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CSUEB Alumna Named Teacher of the Year for San Ramon Valley School District

Rachael Byron

June 1, 2016 3:00pm

Cal State East Bay alumna Rachael Byron was recently recognized as one of the 2016-17 Teachers of the Year for San Ramon Valley Unified School District. Byron, who earned her MS in Education, Option in Reading Instruction from Cal State East Bay in 2014, teaches Advanced Placement English and serves as a literacy coach at Dougherty Valley High School in San Ramon.

Byron was featured in the local news along with a second honoree. Read the article here.

CSUEB Graduates Share Success Stories at Annual American Language Program GradFest

CSUEB’s American Language Program (ALP) hosts annual GradFest, honoring Class of 2016 graduates who are former ALP students.

June 1, 2016 3:00pm

Cal State East Bay’s American Language Program hosted its seventh annual GradFest on May 25 at the Hayward campus. The event, honoring former ALP students who have matriculated into the university and will graduate from CSUEB in the 2015-16 academic year, provides an opportunity for students to reflect on how far they have come since they first arrived to Cal State East Bay from their home countries.

Former ALP student Anh Tran recalls the challenges she surmounted while pursuing her MBA in a foreign country and juggling school, work and family life. Reflecting on her first couple of months in the U.S. after arriving from her home country of Vietnam, Tran explains she needed to improve her Graduate Management Admissions Test score before applying to CSUEB’s MBA program. All it took was one quarter in ALP’s Pre-MBA program and she was ready to integrate into regular university life.   

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Cal State East Bay Students and Faculty to Present Research Studies at National Science Meeting

May 24, 2016 2:00pm

A Cal State East Bay research team will present two research studies at the 97th annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, Pacific Division, at the University of San Diego, June 14-17.

Using population-based data from the 2003-2012 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, the research team will present the results of two studies that analyze different factors associated with walking impairment in adults.

In one investigation, the researchers found that educational attainment helps to predict whether persons will suffer from a walking impairment, which is defined as difficulty walking one-quarter mile without equipment. Results from the other study showed that diabetes increases the chances that individuals will have difficulty walking one-quarter mile without equipment.

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Cal State East Bay Students Develop Social Media Plan for Local Nonprofit

Melinda Yu and Teresa Ramirez interview their Cat Town clients as part of the final practicum for the CSUEB Social Media Marketing Certificate program.

May 5, 2016 12:00pm

When Ann Dunn, executive director and founder of Cat Town in Oakland, first established her nonprofit in 2011, it served as a means to foster Oakland’s most vulnerable shelter cats in people’s homes, away from a shelter cage, until they could find permanent homes. Fast forward five years and the organization has expanded its reach to include a network of approximately 50 foster homes in and around Oakland. It now operates as a thriving cat adoption center that has helped reduce the euthanasia rate for cats at the Oakland shelter from 42 percent in 2011 to 7 percent today.

However, Dunn was still in need of doing more to bring awareness to her cause. In today’s digital age, optimizing Cat Town’s website and overall social media presence were critical.

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CSUEB Alumna to Speak at National and World Conference on Online Education

Ingrid Steiner, an alumna of CSUEB’s MS in Online Teaching and Learning program, incorporates avatar images of herself into her online courses.

April 19, 2016 12:00am

For Cal State East Bay alumna Ingrid Steiner, 2016 is shaping up to be an exciting year. Steiner, who graduated from CSUEB’s Online M.S. in Education, Option in Online Teaching and Learning (MS-OTL) program in 2015, will present her educational research at four conferences this year, including Online Learning Consortium (OLC) Innovate 2016 and EdMedia 2016: World Conference on Educational Media and Technology.

Steiner will present on how to integrate critical thinking skills into an online art history course at OLC Innovate 2016 in April. Then, in June, she will present on how to engage general education humanities students with the ARCS (Attention, Relevance, Confidence and Satisfaction) method for an international audience at EdMedia 2016, which is expected to include 1,500 participants from 70 countries.

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Social Media Marketing Information Session on April 7

March 24, 2016 11:00am

Attend an upcoming information meeting on Cal State East Bay’s Certificate in Social Media Marketing from 6-7 p.m. on April 7 at the newly renovated Oakland Center. Participants will meet the program director and learn more about course offerings, as well as 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.  

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, start-up idea or nonprofit. 

For more information or to RSVP for the upcoming information session, visit the program’s website

Cal State East Bay Named A Top School for Online Master’s in Education Management

March 14, 2016 3:00pm

Cal State East Bay’s Online Master of Science in Educational Leadership program was recently ranked among the “Top 50 Online Education Management Degree Programs” in 2016 by Top Management Degrees.

Known for providing information about business and management education, Top Management Degrees’ ranking criteria includes reputation, prestige, accreditation, flexibility and estimated cost.  

Cal State East Bay’s Online Master of Science in Educational Leadership provides students with the knowledge and practical training needed to assume a leadership role in an educational environment. Program objectives include greater insight into site leadership and organizational behavior; instructional leadership; and supervision and staff development.

CSUEB Celebrates Grand Reopening of Oakland Center

From left: Kate White, director of CSUEB’s Oakland Center and Continuing Education; Debbie Chaw, vice president for Administration and Finance and CFO; CSUEB President Leroy M. Morishita; Carolyn Nelson, interim provost and VP of Academic Affairs; and Brian Cook, associate vice president of University Extension, at the ribbon-cutting ceremony.

February 22, 2016 12:00am

After nearly five months of renovation, Cal State East Bay’s Oakland Center celebrated its grand reopening Feb. 12 with a reception hosted by President Leroy M. Morishita. Approximately 125 guests were in attendance, including Debbie Chaw, vice president for Administration and Finance and Chief Financial Officer; Carolyn Nelson, interim provost and vice president of Academic Affairs; deans from Cal State East Bay; and representatives from local Oakland businesses and nonprofits.

“I am so proud of what we were able to accomplish in a relatively short amount of time,” said Kate White, director of CSUEB’s Oakland Center and Continuing Education. “Since we opened, it has been gratifying to see students using the space as it was designed — to study, collaborate and socialize. I have heard nothing but positive feedback from students and faculty; they really love the new space!”

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CSUEB’s Nonprofit Management Program Partners with Local Nonprofit ‘Board Match’ Event

February 12, 2016 3:00pm

Cal State East Bay’s Nonprofit Management Certificate Program will act as a community partner for the upcoming Board Match event in San Francisco. The Board Match offers an impactful networking opportunity for people interested in serving on a local nonprofit board of directors. Participants will get a chance to meet face-to-face with executive and board leaders from a variety of Bay Area nonprofits, ranging from the arts and youth to the environment and social justice.

The event will host approximately 150 nonprofits, including: A Home Away From Homelessness, Ability Now Bay Area, Art Works for Change, Breast Cancer Action, First Graduate, Global Alliance for Health, Mission YMCA, San Francisco Aid for Animals, Super Stars Literacy and more.               

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Info Sessions on Paralegal Studies Certificate Program to be Held Winter Quarter

January 13, 2016 12:00am

Cal State East Bay will host information sessions on its Certificate in Paralegal Studies program on Jan. 28, Feb. 4 and Feb. 11. Participants will meet the program director, learn more about program requirements and course offerings, as well as network with other professionals.

The American Bar Association (ABA)-approved CSUEB Certificate in Paralegal Studies qualifies aspiring paralegals for entry-level positions in the field, whether in law offices, corporations, government agencies or other organizations. Earning a certificate is also an excellent option for existing paralegals who seek to differentiate themselves, increase earning potential, and meet or exceed the educational requirements dictated by California law.

For a complete list of upcoming information sessions and to RSVP for an info session, visit

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