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Cultural Showcase | Salzburg Scholars Club

April 22nd, 2014
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
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

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.


Mini-Salzburg Conference | West Valley College

April 15th, 2014
4/11/14 - West Valley College hosted its 3rd annual Mini-Salzburg Conference in cooperation with the SJSU Salzburg Program, part of its growing partnership with San Jose State to promote global citizenship.  Confronting Urgent Issues: Globalization, Community Colleges, and Immigration featured an opening talk on “Globalization and the Community College” by Jochen Fried (Director of Education | Salzburg Global Seminar) and also included presentations on the “SJSU Global Certificate” by Steve Branz (2007 Salzburg Fellow) and Kate Davis (2012 Salzburg Fellow) and a presentation on the “Global Citizenship Pipeline Project” by Ken Hawthorn (2012 Salzburg Scholar).  Contact Cynthia Napoli-Reiss (2010 WVC Salzburg Fellow) for more information.


Global Career Day | College of Business

April 15th, 2014
4/9/14 - The College of Business hosted its first Global Career Day, which was attended by 450+ participants and featured a keynote address by SJSU alumna Jenny Ming, President & CEO of Charlotte Russe.  Conceived and organized by Malu Roldan (2013 Salzburg Fellow) and Tanvi Kothari 2013 Salzburg Fellow), with the assistance of Skylar Lewandowski (2013 Salzburg Scholar) and other students in CoB, the event included 3 panels addressing academic and practical aspects of global careers as well as a networking lunch and resource fair.  CoB Dean David Steele (2011 Salzburg Fellow) and Bill Reckmeyer (SJSU Salzburg Program Director) presented brief welcoming remarks and served on the panel examining the Value of Global Education, which also included presentations by Alice Hines (2011 Salzburg Fellow) and Travis Lopez(2012 Salzburg Scholar).  Contact by Malu Roldan or Tanvi Kothari for more information.