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American Language Program-Sponsored Soccer Group Fosters Diverse Community, Inclusion on Campus

March 13, 2017 3:00pm

It’s Friday afternoon at Cal State East Bay, and a group of students has gathered at Pioneer Stadium, as they do every week, for a soccer meet up sponsored by the university’s American Language Program.

One of these participants is 19-year-old Bernard Elendu, an international student from Nigeria pursuing a degree in health sciences. As Elendu finishes lacing up his cleats, he glances up at one of the players on the field and motions that he’s ready to join in. The player signals to Elendu in return — an unspoken language between teammates — and he seamlessly joins the game.

“It’s fun to come and join them and feel part of the group,” Elendu says. “It also helps me connect with other people and learn about what else is going on around campus. Everyone shares what they know with the group.”

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Cal State East Bay to Offer One-Day Notary Public Training Course Feb. 25

February 13, 2017 12:00pm

Start your own business, become a more valuable employee, earn additional income or get re-commissioned with Cal State East Bay’s selection of upcoming Notary Public Training courses.

Course titles include “Become a Notary in One Day” and “Renewing Your Notary Commission.” Both courses will take place at the Hayward Hills Campus on Feb. 25. The enrollment deadline is Feb. 21.

Cal State East Bay’s intensive one-day seminar is designed to equip you with everything you need to know to become an effective notary. During the course, participants gain hands-on and practical experience with notarizations, including journal entries and identifying signers. Students also meet the educational requirement mandated by California law and take a practice Notary Public Exam to solidify their expertise. After completing the course, students have the opportunity to sit for the official notary exam while the material is still fresh in their mind.

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Cal State East Bay to Offer New Certificate in Global Digital Marketing

January 31, 2017 11:00am

Cal State East Bay will launch a new Certificate in Global Digital Marketing this spring.

The certificate program is designed to provide a comprehensive, formal body of knowledge in the principles and practice of global digital marketing, ethics and legal practices, digital technology infrastructure and digital marketing analytics. Students enrolled in the program will gain the ability to craft, implement and measure global digital marketing strategies.

Participants can look forward to learning from practical applications in the industry, guided by subject matter experts in both industry and academia.

Courses are conveniently delivered online in a cohort format, and the entire program can be completed within 9-12 months.

For more information about the program, including curriculum and enrollment information, visit the Global Digital Marketing Certificate website.  

Social Media Marketing Info Session Jan. 31

Cal State East Bay’s Certificate in Social Media Marketing offers a dynamic curriculum, including an opportunity for students to research, develop and write a social media strategy plan for a current business, startup idea or nonprofit.

January 26, 2017 12:00am

Attend an upcoming information meeting on Cal State East Bay’s Certificate in Social Media Marketing from 6-7 p.m. Jan. 31 at the newly-renovated Oakland Center. Participants will meet the program director, learn more about course offerings and have the opportunity to network with other professionals.

Whether participants want to jump-start a career in social media or incorporate new marketing techniques and skills into their current position, Cal State East Bay’s Certificate in Social Media Marketing provides students with hands-on training in the practical and strategic components of social media marketing.  

Visit the social media marketing website for more information or to RSVP for the upcoming information session.

— Erin Merdinger

Cal State East Bay Students Participate in MLK Day of Service

January 20, 2017 12:00am

On Jan. 16, 24 Cal State East Bay student volunteers rolled up their sleeves for the Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service Project. The community service project was co-sponsored by the university’s Center for Community Engagement in partnership with the Downtown Streets Team, a Bay Area nonprofit that works to end homelessness.   

Students came from a variety of student clubs and organizations, including Pioneers for Change, Cal State East Bay Transfer Ambassadors, American Language Program, Tau Sigma Honor Society and Lambda Theta Phi. 

Streets Team members who are either currently or at-risk of becoming homeless and Cal State East Bay students worked side-by-side to learn about the efforts of the Hayward Downtown Streets Team. Their efforts focused on trash capture and waste reduction to help prevent litter from ending up in the Hayward storm drains.

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Students Awarded at Paralegal Studies Certificate Program Graduation

Sarah Jupina, with Paralegal Studies Director Dwight Dickerson, was one of 35 students honored during the Paralegal Studies Certificate program graduation ceremony in December.

January 5, 2017 12:00am

More than 200 attendees gathered on Dec. 9 in the Hayward campus’ University Union for this year’s Paralegal Studies Certificate Program graduation ceremony. Friends and family cheered as 35 graduates walked the stage to receive their certificates. 

“I’ve been doing this for over 10 years and this was one of our best events,” said Dwight Dickerson, Paralegal Studies Certificate Program Director and event host. “We were excited to have everybody [here].”

Attendees were welcomed to the event with drinks and a buffet-style dinner. Before the award ceremony, instructor Jimmy Ly addressed the audience. The evening’s keynote speaker was instructor and Alameda County Superior Court Judge Jacob Blea III, who spoke about his own career path and encouraged all graduates to plan their future in order to prepare for any obstacles along the way. 

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CSUEB to Offer New Cyber Security Awareness and Response Course

December 1, 2016 3:00pm

Cal State East Bay will launch a new Cyber Security Awareness and Response course this winter. The course is designed for professionals who want to gain insight into the dynamic cyber environment while acquiring the knowledge to make risk-based decisions to protect and defend their organization against cyber threats.

The course is offered at Cal State East Bay’s downtown Oakland Center and is comprised of five, three-hour sessions. Participants will learn from a mix of lecture and discussion.

For more information about the course, including curriculum and enrollment information, visit the Cyber Security Awareness and Response course website.

Five CSUEB Students Awarded Prestigious Gilman Scholarship to Study Abroad

Cal State East Bay communication major Melissa J. Medina received the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship to study in London for a five-week summer program. (Photo by William Lawson, Assistant Professor, Department of Communication)

September 27, 2016 12:00am

Gaining a different outlook on life — that’s how Cal State East Bay communication major and Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship recipient Melissa J. Medina described her takeaway from a recent five-week stay in London. Medina was one of 25 participants in CSUEB’s Summer London Program, during which students studied the history and practice of documentary filmmaking in the United Kingdom while exploring London’s rich multicultural environment.

“I already feel different now,” explained Medina, a first-generation student and single mother of two who credits the Gilman Scholarship program for helping fund her study abroad experience. “I want to travel the world and meet new people. Before, because I am a single mother, I did not think that it was possible and now I know I can. I want to teach my girls that with hard work and dedication, anything is possible.”

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CSUEB Launches New Courses in Cybersecurity

September 8, 2016 12:00pm

Cal State East Bay will launch three new courses in cybersecurity this fall. The courses, which serve to prepare students for industry-recognized certification exams, will encompass the latest tools and techniques in cybersecurity.

Course offerings include Information Systems Security Pro (CISSP), Information Security Manager (CISM) and Information Systems Auditor (CISA).

For more information about the courses, or to enroll in a class, visit the Cybersecurity Professional course website.

Cal State East Bay Co-sponsors Training for Teachers of Students with Dyslexia

September 1, 2016 10:00am

A workshop to help teachers support students with dyslexia was held at the Cal State East Bay Concord campus last month.

Cal State East Bay, Decoding Dyslexia CA and the Northern California Branch of the International Dyslexia Association sponsored 32 participants, including many CSUEB alumni, at a four-day Yoshimoto Orton-Gillingham workshop.

"The departments of Teacher Education and Educational Psychology at Cal State East Bay are proud to be the first university in California to offer the Yoshimoto Orton-Gillingham training,” CSUEB lecturer Kathy Futterman said. “This training is accredited by the International Dyslexia Association and will begin to prepare teachers to become Certified Structured Literacy Teachers with the Center for Effective Reading Instruction.” 

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