A digest of top, need-to-know dates, deadlines and events for faculty, staff and students, "This Month at CSUEB" is a regular feature of The View e-News. Read on for updates and previews of what’s happening at Cal State East Bay in the coming month:
• Ready to earn that degree you’ve been thinking about – and at a reduced rate? Attend the Aug 22 Employee Fee Waiver Program question-and-answer session to learn who is eligible to participate, how it works and what it costs. Human Resources Analyst Codie Howe leads the discussion from 10 to 11 a.m. in VBT 136. For details, contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
• Gain insight into “Facebook, Twitter: Why Social Media Matters” at the Aug. 14 session of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at California State University, East Bay. The lecture runs from 2 to 3:30 p.m. at the Concord Campus. Free for OLLI Members; $5 for non-members. Register online at www.scholarolli.com or call (925) 602-6776.
• Missed Orientation? Bring your last-minute questions to an Aug. 20 info session at the Concord Campus to help start your Cal State East Bay experience as a well-informed student. Register online at www.csueastbay.edu/concord to attend the event, scheduled from 4 to 6 p.m.
• Sign up by Aug. 8 for a LEEP (Leadership and Employment Enrichment Program) All-Access Fitness Pass to use at the Recreation and Wellness Center on the Hayward campus. Pass holders receive access to all strengthening and conditioning equipment, the indoor gym and track, plus unlimited fitness classes from spinning to yoga, as well as towel service and shower facilities. Monthly cost is $18. Register online to get started and receive a payroll deduction authorization form.
• Summer is a great time for an eye exam! Make an August optometry appointment at Student Health and Counseling Services at (510) 885-3735. Open to CSUEB staff, faculty and enrolled students.
• Who needs a yard to plant a garden? Learn about straw bale gardening from noon to 1 p.m. Aug. 14 in a workshop led by staff member and gardening enthusiast Lynn Traber. Traber will introduce participants to the inexpensive technique, which is great in areas with poor soil and can be used to grow vegetables, herbs and flowers on any flat ground, from an old sandbox to an edge of a driveway. Fill out an online interest form for additional information.