Show Your Spartan Spirit at Feb. 25 Interdivisional Competition

Event flier

Event flier

SJSU staff and faculty are invited to attend the second annual interdivisional competition Feb. 25 at the Spartan Women’s Basketball game against Boise State, in the SJSU Event Center. Doors open at 1 p.m. and the game starts at 2 p.m. RSVP online.

Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs Andy Feinstein and Vice President for Student Affairs Reggie Blaylock launched the event last year when they competed to see which division could fill more seats in the stands during a women’s basketball game. Faculty and staff, along with their families, were invited to attend. The pair provided a meal and lots of entertainment throughout the evening, including a free throw competition, a cheer off and a relay race. At the end of the evening, Academic Affairs was crowned victorious for the evening’s competition and Provost Feinstein accepted a trophy on behalf of the division. This year’s event promises even more fierce competition as invitations have been extended to include University Advancement and Administration and Finance colleagues – all four divisions will compete to take home the trophy and the title of most Spartan Spirit.

Celebrate SJSU Authors on Nov. 7

Attendees of the Annual Author Awards look at the 2015 publications.

Attendees of the Annual Author Awards look at the 2015 publications. Photo by Brandon Chew.

The Annual Author Awards will celebrate 27 San Jose State University faculty who have published a book or other major work in this year on Nov. 7, from 3 to 5 p.m. in the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Library Room 225/229.

This year’s authors have penned textbooks, directed a young adult film, recorded classical music and more. Authors who wrote scholarly books, works of fiction or non-fiction, poetry, art books, textbooks, anthologies, edited books, plays, video or music published between Jan. 1 and Dec. 31, 2016 were invited to submit information about their publication and a brief description of their work earlier this year. (Vanity press, self-published books, unpublished manuscripts, pamphlets, brochures, custom-published course anthologies, book chapters and course packs do not qualify.)

The Annual Author Awards is sponsored by the Office of the Provost, University Library and the Spartan Bookstore. The event is free and open to the public. For more information or questions, call Library Dean Tracy Elliott at 408-808-2419or Outreach Librarian Elisabeth Thomas at 408-808-2193.

Candidates for Dean of Business Visit Nov. 2-9

The search committee for the Dean of the Lucas College and Graduate School of Business has selected four finalists who will be visiting campus in November. Campus community members are invited to attend open forums for each of the candidates and to provide feedback on each person. Videos of each forum will be posted online following the last visit for those who are unable to attend in person.

Wednesday, Nov. 2, in BBC 032, from 2 to 3 p.m.
Dr. Janice Joplin
Associate Dean of the School of Business, Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville
Joplin CV / Joplin Bio 

Thursday, Nov. 3, in BBC 032, from 2 to 3 p.m.
Dr. Dan Moshavi
Professor of Management, Dominican University of California
Moshavi CV / Moshavi Bio 

Monday, Nov. 7, in Student Union Meeting Room 2A, from 2 to 3 p.m.
Dr. Don Capener
Dean of the Davis College of Business, Jacksonville University
Capener CV / Capener Bio 

Wednesday, Nov. 9, in Student Union Meeting Room 2A, from 2 to 3 p.m.
Dr. James Payne
Dean of the J. Whitney Bunting College of Business, Georgia College and State University
Payne CV / Payne Bio 

Experience SJSU Music and Dance at KALEIDOSCOPE!



San Jose State University’s School of Music and Dance invites students, staff and faculty to attend the first KALEIDOSCOPE! program at the Hammer Theatre in downtown San Jose on Sat. Oct. 22, at 7:30 p.m. The 70-minute live production features non-stop performances from two dozen SJSU musical and dance soloists and ensembles, from jazz orchestra to string orchestra, from choraliers to opera theater, from contemporary to modern dance. For someone who has never attended a music or dance performance KALEIDOSCOPE!  presents a fast-paced, exciting introduction to the performing arts. There is something for newcomers and connoisseurs alike.

Tickets are $6 for students, $16 for SJSU employees and $26 for the general public. Purchase tickets online.

Candidates for Dean Of Engineering Visit Oct. 17-21

The College of Engineering Dean Search Committee is pleased to announce four candidates for the position of dean in the Charles W. Davidson College of Engineering with dates of their campus visits. Students, staff and faculty are invited to attend Open Forums that will allow campus community members to hear from and ask questions of each candidate. Campus community members will have an opportunity to provide feedback on each candidate to the search committee. The Forums are scheduled as follows:

Dr. Godfrey Mungal

Dean of Engineering and Sobrato Professor, Santa Clara University

Mon. Oct. 17, 2:00 – 3:00 pm, Engr. 285/287

Dr. Stacy Gleixner

Interim AVP, Student Academic Success Services and Professor, Biomedical, Chemical and Materials Engineering, San Jose State University

Wed. Oct. 19, 2:00 – 3:00 pm, Engr. 285/287

Dr. Sheryl Ehrman

Keystone Professor and Chair, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, University of Maryland

Thurs. Oct. 20, 2:00 – 3:00 pm, Engr. 285/287

Dr. Theodosios Alexander

Director, Interdisciplinary Research Collaborations, Saint Louis University and Former Dean of Parks College, Saint Louis University

Fri. Oct. 21, 10:00 – 11:00 am, Engr. 488

Candidate’s biographies and evaluation forms will be distributed at the open forum. The presentations will be videotaped and available for viewing after the last presentation.


College of Engineering Dean Search Committee

Muhammed Chaudhry

Molly Crowe

Yasser Dessouky

Khalil Estell

Rod Fatoohi

Claire Komives

David Parent

Michael Parrish, committee chair

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