We asked alumni and students who posed for our cover collage: What makes you a Spartan? Here are their responses: “I am a Spartan through my ambition to be the best. This school is historical; it’s the first state university in California and ranking among the best schools. This school just makes me feel like a winner.” —Kristine Ecal, ’14 Behavioral Science “Being involved at SJSU and making a difference in the community.” —Maritza Valencia, ’18 Recreational Therapy “The dedication to success and ability to adapt.” —Daan Giron, ’11 Health Science “My involvement and passion for the university and the...
Washington Square: The Stories of San Jose State University
Mark Foutch, ’63 Journalism, remembers his Tau Delta Phi initiation.
Mo Stevens, ’60, offers his take on some of the iconic misunderstandings about fraternity and sorority life.
Bertha Kalm Scholarship recipients “demonstrate a desire to make a difference for humanity.”
Sociology alumna Jessica Pellegrini’s roller derby-inspired community service.
UPD and Spartan volunteers will deliver personalized presents to a projected 550 children from 200 low-income families this year.
Reflecting on the most important reason for Spartans to come together.
A few words from our distinguished campus speakers and visitors.
Five personal stories prove that we are much more than the sum of our experiences.
SJSU’s first-ever women’s track team gets going.
A message from SJSU President Mo Qayoumi.
Thanks, readers, for sharing your stories and thoughts!
The first time Richard Vo, ’14 Physics, looked into a telescope was last summer.
Publications from alumni and faculty members.
The Job Maestro asks Anita Manuel for her take on change in the workplace.
Science 2 guides students from orientation to graduation.
Janet Stemwedel’s step-by-step ethical guide for addressing mistakes.
Durthy Washington says: “Great literature can nourish the soul and inspire us to become better human beings.”
Jonathan Huang uses art to advocate for victims of sex trafficking.