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Hole-in-One by CSUEB's A.J. Hebert highlights first day of CCAA Golf Championships

A.J. Hebert made Pioneer history on Tuesday by sinking an ace on  the 17th hole at the CCAA Championships. (Photo: Kelley Cox)

April 24, 2014 5:00am

Cal State East Bay junior A.J. Hebert sank a hole-in-one on the 17th hole at Brookside Country Club in Stockton to highlight the first day of play at the 2014 California Collegiate Athletic Association Men's Golf Championships.

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Environmentalist and activist Winona LaDuke to speak at CSUEB May 1

Winona LaDuke

April 23, 2014 4:15pm

Winona LaDuke -- American Indian activist, environmentalist, economist and writer of Anishinabe descent -- will be on Cal State East Bay's Hayward campus Thursday, May 1, to speak on "Creating a multicultural democracy, environmental justice activism, and future generations."

The talk by LaDuke, nominee for vice president of the United States on the Green Party ticket headed by Ralph Nader in 1996 and 2000, will take place in the New University Union beginning at 4 p.m. Her appearance is sponsored by CSUEB's Department of Ethnic Studies and the Associated Students, Inc. Diversity Center.

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CSUEB Alumni invited to tour Hayward campus, see all the changes

April 23, 2014 8:00am

Cal State East Bay has launched a new program, Pioneer Discovery Tours, to host alumni, their family and friends on the Hayward campus. Those who take the tour will be provided with refreshments and a unique souvenir, according to Penny Peak, director of alumni relations.  While supplies last, tour guests will receive a limited edition Warren Hall Souvenir Box.

The program was announced April 22 via the CSUEB Alumni Facebook page and LinkedIn account as well as via the university Massmail system.

Tours will take place the last Friday of every month, beginning Friday, April 25, at 9 a.m.  Subsequent tours are at different times of day,  to be convenient for different schedules, according to Peak.

More information about the tour program is available at   

Tour reservations are required. CSUEB alumni should contact Peak at (510) 885-4156 or via email to

CSUEB hosting 'Relay for Life' in support of American Cancer Society May 16-17

April 22, 2014 12:00am

Cal State East Bay will be hosting an event May 16-17 to support cancer survivors while helping participants learn more about how to fight back against cancer through the American Cancer Society.

The event is called Relay for Life. The campus community and the general public are encouraged to participate in this event by either forming a team or being a volunteer to help out with the event. It will commence commence adjacent to the Agoura Stage on the Hayward campus.

For more information, contact Kealoha Pomerantz at or (415) 515-8626 or by visiting the event Web site at

CSUEB Philosophy Society to present 'Why Copyright Requires Philosophy?' April 24

April 21, 2014 8:00am

The next meeting of Cal State East Bay's Philosophy Society will tackle the issue of "why copyright requires philosophy" with the help of a lecture by Craig Derksen, a professor with the University of Victoria. Derksen's presentation will take place from 2 to 3 p.m. on Thursday, April 24 in room 4075 of Meiklejohn Hall.

Related questions, including "What is intellectual property?" and "How can we tell who owns what and why?" are on the list for being answered by the guest lecturer.

Derksen's studies include many areas of philosophy, but his primary interest is the philosophy of popular art. He received a bachelor's degree from the University of Manitoba and an M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Maryland.

The Cal State East Bay campus community and general public are invited to hear Derksen's lecture. Admission is free.

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Summer applications for BSBA online completion program due May 1

April 18, 2014 5:00am

Finish your Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA) through CSUEB Continuing Education’s AACSB-accredited Online Business Administration Degree Completion Program. The program, which can be completed in as little as two years, is structured around a set of core courses enabling students to develop general business perspective and skills.

Students can choose from program options in Finance, Supply Chain Management, Corporate Management and Operations and Enterprise Resource Management.

Cal State East Bay’s BSBA program is highly regarded and honored by The Best Colleges, which ranked the online BSBA Program six in the nation. The Princeton Review also named Cal State East Bay as one of the country's 294 "Best Business Schools" in 2011, for the sixth consecutive year.

Applications for summer enrollment in the Online BSBA Degree Completion Program are due May 1, so apply today!

--Erin Merdinger

Wycliffe Gordon at 29th annual CSU East Bay Jazz Festival April 18-19

Wycliffe Gordon

April 16, 2014 7:00am

Renowned trombonist Wycliffe Gordon will headline the 29th Annual Cal State East Bay Jazz Festival that begins Friday, April 18 and continues through Saturday, April 19, on the Hayward Campus. The performance is in the University Theatre.

Admission to the festival is free to CSUEB students, faculty and staff members with a university ID card.

The festival opens with a Friday 7:30 p.m. performance by Gordon, a special guest, with the CSU East Bay Jazz Band. Festival activities on Saturday for registered jazz bands.

Wycliffe Gordon, in  addition to his credentials as a trombonist, is an arranger, composer, band leader, and music educator. With the trombone, he can scat, multi-note, and plunge, as musicians did in the 1930s. Gordon has played with many music luminaries including Dizzy Gillespie, Joe Henderson, Branford Marssalis, Lionel Hampton, Tommy Flanagan and Shirley Horn.

More information is available by calling (510) 885-3167.

-- Barry Zepel

California Voters Support Some Changes to Proposition 13

Carl Stempel

April 15, 2014 1:00pm

EDITOR'S NOTE: This news blog was submitted by CSUEB Sociology Professor Carl Stempel following research he conducted with colleagues Patricia Jennings and Susan Ingram.

Proposition 13 is often called the third rail of California politics, but a recent poll found that many Californians disapprove of parts of that landmark ballot initiative. Passed in 1978, Proposition 13 reduced property taxes for homeowners and business property owners, limited future increases to property taxes, and instituted supermajority rules to pass tax measures.

The poll of California registered voters, conducted by researchers at California State University, East Bay, found that a strong majority support changes to Prop 13’s rules for assessing commercial and business property taxes. It also found substantial disapproval of Prop 13’s method of assessing homeowners’ property taxes. However, a clear majority want to keep the 2/3 supermajority requirement for passing local tax measures.

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Geron to take part in U.S. Dept. of Education roundtable with Secretary Arne Duncan

Kim Geron

April 14, 2014 7:00am

Kim Geron, chair of Cal State East Bay's Political Science Department and a member of the university's faculty since 1999, has been invited to participate in a U.S. Department of Education Roundtable discussion with Education Secretary Arne Duncan on Monday, May 5, in Washington, D.C. The rountable discussion is part of the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. His invitation said that the goal of the roundtable is "to facilitate key partnerships and focused policy discussions with Asian Americans, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander (AANHPI) leaders."

Geron has been invited to Washington "because of my work with the National Education Association, CSUEB's AANAPISI (Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institutions) grant, and my membership on the board of the Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance (APALA)."

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CSUEB to offer one-day notary training course May 10

April 11, 2014 5:00am

Start your own business, become a more valuable employee, provide customer service for your business or organization, earn additional income or get recommissioned. Cal State East Bay’s intensive one-day seminars are designed to equip you with everything you need to know to become an effective notary or to renew your notary commission. In addition, students have the option to take the Notary Public Exam immediately after each training session.

Course titles include: Become a Notary in One Day, Renewing Your Notary Commission and Become a Certified Loan Signing Agent.

Notary classes are offered at the Hayward Hills Campus, and participants must be at least 18 years old. Courses during the spring quarter will take place on May 10 and May 17, so enroll soon!

Additional information on CSUEB’s Notary Public Training classes can be found online.

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