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Social Innovation Leadership Forum | College of Business

April 22nd, 2014 by Huong
4/25/14 @ 8:00 AM-4:30 PM @ City Hall | City of San Jose (200 East Santa Clara street) - Members of the campus and community are invited to participate in the 3rd Annual Silicon Valley Innovational Leadership Forum, which will explore ideas for addressing Homelessness and Education in the region.  Organized as part of the Social Innovation Initiative of the Global Leadership Advancement Center (GLAC) in the College of Business,  SILF convenes social entrepreneurs, thinkers, and leaders from non-profits, business, government, education, and the community to collaborate on creating strategies and formulating innovative solutions to local social and economic issues.  See the attached flyer or contact Bobbi Makani (2014 Salzburg Fellow), SILF Director, for more information.

SJSU Earth Day | SJSU Sustainability Board

April 22nd, 2014 by Huong
4/22/14 - Members of the campus and community are invited to attend a variety of activities to celebrate Earth Day.  Organized by SJSU’s Sustainability Board, highlights include a day-long Sustainability Fair (Tower Lawn), a Water-Wizeworkshop (3:00 PM in MLK 255), and a Sustainability@SJSU workshop (4:30pm in TH 110).  Contact Lynne Trulio orMichael Fallon (2010 Salzburg Fellow) for more information.


Cultural Showcase | Salzburg Scholars Club

April 22nd, 2014 by Huong
4/17/14 - The Salzburg Scholars Club hosted the 1st Annual SJSU Cultural Showcase, a wonderful celebration of SJSU’s rich cultural diversity that attracted 300+ attendees from all over the University - students, faculty, staff, and administrators alike.  The event, funded by Associated Students, featured eleven performances of dance and song from student groups that engage in cultural performance as part of their activities.  The event was organized through an impressive team effort led by Erin Enguero (2013 Salzburg Scholar) as Showcase Coordinator with intensive support from the following collaborators:  Sophia Guitierrez (2013 Salzburg Scholars) led the Cultural Postcard Exhibit and Scavenger Hunt,  Avesta Sabetian (2013 Salzburg Scholar) presided as Master of Ceremonies,  Akos Meggyes (2012 Salzburg Scholar) is leading the creation of a documentary on the event and the performers, with support from his camera crew, and the interviewer team comprised of Scholars;  Codi Mills (2013 Salzburg Scholar) led photography for the event; Mary Okin (2013 Salzburg Scholar) coordinated volunteers, food by Street Eats, and public relations outreach;  Nichole Yang (2013 Salzburg Scholar) presided as Creative Director for Marketing Collateral including fliers, posters, and programs for the show; Laura Hart (2013 Salzburg Scholar) created the educational Prezi Presentation that accompanied each cultural performance; Jonathan Perez (2013 Salzburg Scholar | Salzburg Scholars Club President) helped design and print marketing materials, helped coordinate funding and manage Showcase budget, interfaced with student organizations, assisted in planning and implementation meetings, and managed the Salzburg Scholars Club table at the Showcase; Sophie Powers (2012 Salzburg Scholar) was Backstage Manager, helped coordinate volunteers with Mary Okin, and assisted in planning and implementation meetings. 
        Additional support was provided by Joey Ruth (2013 Salzburg Scholar), Skylar Lewandowski (2013 Salzburg Scholar),Megan Leckie (2013 Scholar Jess Sandoval (2013 Scholar), Andy Dang (2013 Salzburg Scholar), Paolo Listana (2013 Salzburg Scholar), Debby Ng (2014 Salzburg Scholar), Judith Durden (2014 Salzburg Scholar) and Hilary Shauf (2014 Salzburg Scholars).  Jessy Goodman (2013 Salzburg Scholar) recruited additional student volunteers.
Brad Stone (2008 Salzburg Fellow) created the cultural music compilation which was played before the event, during intermission, and after the event.
        Additional ideas and support were provided by Cynthia Rostankowski (2010 Salzburg Fellow), Carmel Weiler (2012 Salzburg Scholar), Laura Schilling (2013 Salzburg Fellow), and Bill Reckmeyer (Director | SJSU Salzburg Program).


Sweatshop Awareness Day

April 22nd, 2014 by Huong
4/15/14 - The United Students Against Sweatshops (USAS) hosted Sweatshop Awareness Day, including an Awareness Workshop and an Awareness Movie Event.  Contact USAS for more information.


Think Globally – Dig Locally | Full Circle & Veggielution

April 22nd, 2014 by Huong

4/4/14 - More than 230 SJSU students and faculty participated in a great day of service with fellow Spartans to learn more about urban farming and assist local organic communities.  There was such overwhelming interest that the group had to visit two site locations – spending the morning at Full Circle Farm and the afternoon at Veggielution Community Farm, which is run by SJSU alums.  Organized by Mary Poffenroth (2013 Salzburg Fellow) with the assistance of James Morgan (2013 Salzburg Fellow) and Laura Schilling (2013 Salzburg Fellow), the event was organized to help support SJSU’s celebration of sustainability and Earth Day – a worldwide phenomenon that has been celebrated annually since 1970 and originated with a proposal by San José State alumnus and US Senator Gaylord Nelson.