May 3rd, 2015 by
The KSJS booth
On Thursday, April 30, KSJS held its first ever “KSJS Music Showcase,” funded primarily through a Dean’s Global Grant from SJSU’s College of Humanities & Arts. KSJS’s commitment is to programming that includes a wide range of eclectic information and music from different musical and co-cultural traditions. The station provides an alternative to commercial radio programming by offering a diverse selection of under-represented music and unique public affairs.
The showcase was held in the CVB Quad. That’s on the southeast corner of the SJSU campus, between dormitories, where approximately 1,700 students live.
Students enjoying the Music Showcase
On stage at the Music Showcase
Thanks to the leadership of KSJS’s Jessica (Jazzy) O’Loughlin and a whole host of KSJS students working hours to support the event, it came together and provided SJSU students–current and incoming alike–with an enjoyable afternoon.
April 19th, 2015 by
Lauren Serpa at BEA 2015
Congratulations to RTVF alum Lauren Serpa (currently earning an MFA in SJSU’s Creative Writing Program in the English Department). Lauren’s screenplay Where We Start won Second Prize in Narrative Feature Scriptwriting in the Broadcasting Education Association’s Student Scriptwriting Competition.
The BEA is the nation’s largest organization of RTVF programs and its Festival of Media Arts is the nation’s most important student film competition.
Click for a full list of this year’s winners.
April 16th, 2015 by
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Zoot Suit, an award-winning play by SJSU alum Luis Valdez, is being directed by his son, Kinan Valdez and staged at the University Theatre, beginning April 23. A landmark work of Chicano theatre, Zoot Suit also features work by musical director Emiliano Valdez.
Luis Valdez has this to say about the production:
“I wish to thank [David Kahn], Barnaby [Dallas], Buddy [Butler] and the entire support staff at San Jose State for staging such a thrilling production of Zoot Suit at the University Theatre. I am, of course, enormously proud of Kinan’s direction, and particularly impressed by his ability to distill the best talents of student actors, dancers, designers, technicians, etc. For me to see Zoot Suit at my alma mater is to close a very large circle of dreams and aspirations 50 years wide. I can only hope the students will be inspired to go out and take on the world when they graduate, taking with them as I did fond memories of their high times at San Jose State. Abrazos, Luis Valdez.”
Click for a closer look at this amazing production at SJSU.
And check out this news story from NBC Bay Area News and Telemundo’s Comunidad Del Valle.
April 14th, 2015 by
Congratulations to TA major Lisa Laymon. As one of 420 President’s Scholars being saluted at this year’s Honors Convocation, she has been nominated by Professor Amy Glazer and selected as one of 10 students featured by SJSU and the Office of the Provost.
Please check out this inspiring interview with Lisa, whose accomplishments and achievements are many and varied. “When an unexpected door opens,” advises Lisa, “walk through it with confidence in yourself. Be curious: ask good questions and listen with an open mind. Never stop learning.”
April 7th, 2015 by
Colin Heim with reporter and evening news anchor Lauren Seaver
Recent RTVF graduate Colin Heim wrote recently with the following good news:
I’ve been a Production Assistant at KSBW in Salinas since mid-February 2015. When I was hired, it was only temporary until June and I was working evenings. My temporary job now has become a permanent part time position as of last week. I’m now moving to mornings Yay for 4:30 am start times!