The Pioneer

ASI Names New Director

Stephanie Spearman

April 4, 2011


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After going the better part of six months without an executive director, ASI has finally found a match in Randy K. Saffold. Saffold was officially named the new executive director on March 18 and will start on April 1. With experience as the Associate Executive Director for San Jose State University...

Success For The RAW Center

Cherie Vargas

April 4, 2011


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The Recreation and Wellness Center Gets 90 Percent Approval Rate. California State University East Bay's Recreation and Wellness (RAW) Center was said to be a success in its first quarter of operation, attracting over 3,600 student members, staff reported. “I've never witnessed so many CSUEB students participating in something the campus has to offer,” said RAW m...

Indie Music Festival A Riot

Amanda Zepeda

March 17, 2011


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A raucous concert with an assortment of music, all of it underground, took place in the Old Union Multipurpose Room last Saturday. The Pukka Indie Arts Festival featured the Oakland hip-hop duo Zion-I and the headliner band Matt & Kim, an indie rock duo from Brooklyn, each putting on ele...

“Naughty Gras” Raises Money for Katrina Victims

Stephanie Spearman

March 10, 2011


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Over five years after Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans, students in a Recreation senior seminar class organized a Mardi Gras-themed event to raise money for victims of the natural disaster. Mardi Gras is a Fat Tuesday party day designated for splurging on sinful activities in prep...

Man wrongfully accused of murder speaks at CSUEB

Richard Duboc

March 10, 2011


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It’s a nightmare scenario taken straight out of a movie—being convicted of a murder that you did not commit. Bruce Lisker lived that nightmare for 26 years until he was finally released from prison two years ago. What is worse is that Lisker had to live with the charge of murdering hi...

New Interim Dean Looks to Increase Enrollment

Kelsey Borgeson and Kelsey Borgeson

March 10, 2011


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Kathleen Rountree, College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences (CLASS) interim dean, faces a legacy of failed predecessors and an initiative that could potentially devastate funding for CLASS, and yet, she is perfectly happy and pleasant about her status. Rountree came to CSU East Bay in July 2010 from Ithaca College in New York, wh...

Sleep Clinic Founded by CSUEB Alumna

Cheyann Elmore

March 10, 2011


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Between working to achieve her master’s degree, moving up in her career field and creating a new resource for students on campus, this CSU East Bay alumna still finds time for herself and volunteer work. Elysse Grossi was born in San Jose, but grew up in Redwood City, where she has lived ever since....

Homeless CSUEB Professor Lives in Van

Stephanie Spearman

March 3, 2011


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Creative writing teacher Aaron Jason says students did not believe him After living in his Volkswagen van for a year and a half, English professor Aaron Jason is advocating for the rights of the homeless while ensuring his students the best education he can provide. A Los Angeles native, Jason moved to the ...

Provost Houpis Relates Climate Change to Students

Richard Duboc

March 3, 2011


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Recently appointed CSU East Bay Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs, Dr. James Houpis, took off his administrator hat on Thursday evening as he addressed a classroom of geography students with a presentation titled “Science and Climate Change.” Houpis, who worked as a scientist in the Health and Ecological Sciences Division at Law...

In CSUEB’s Newest Play, Something Funny Did Happen

Lauren Lola

March 3, 2011


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CSU East Bay’s Theatre and Dance Department, will be displaying the art of farce will be starting this weekend in the upcoming production of “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum.” The show is based roughly off of the ancient Roman comedies of playwright Plautus, whom many conside...

President Visits Churches as Part of Black History Month

Richard Duboc

February 24, 2011


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CSU East Bay’s President Qayoumi reaches out to local churches to recruit more African American students Although CSU East Bay may literally be a university on a hill, metaphorically its campus remains on ground level, firmly entrenched within the communities of Hayward and the surrounding area...

Bottom’s Up!

Stephanie Spearman

February 24, 2011


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Students put on play about alcohol consumption and safe sex Student Health and Counseling Services is pushing the envelope by talking about issues related to alcohol and safe sex in their new play, “Bottoms Up.” Student Health and Counseling Services, in collaboration with University Polic...

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