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.
The College of Social Sciences Applied Research Center will host the College of Social Sciences Dean’s Symposium, on Wed., Nov. 18, from 4-6 p.m. in the Central Classroom Building 100.
Amy Leisenring, an associate professor of sociology and interdisciplinary social sciences will present “Factors that Shape Parental Engagement in Low-Income Elementary Schools: Results from a Communtiy-based Research Project,” with her student Saul Zepeda.
Students enrolled in Leisenring’s spring 2015 Advanced Qualitative Research Methods worked in collaboration with CommUniverCity (a partnership with the university and the city of San Jose) to research what factors shaped parental involvement in low-income school districts. During the presentation, she and Zepeda wil share central findings and discuss their implications.
Matt Spangler, a professor of performance studies will present “Fall and Recover: The Ethics and Poetics of Making Modern Dance with Refugees and Asylum-Seekers in Dublin, Ireland.”
Spangler will discuss how the Irish Modern Dance Theatre members held dance workshops with refugees and asylum seekers at Dublin’s Centre for the Care of Survivors of Torture in 2003 that led to notable performances.
The event is open to the campus community; light refreshments will be served.
Other upcoming events:
Working effectively with students registered with the Accessible Education Center
Nov. 23 and 24, from noon to 1 p.m., in IRC 210
Panelists will include faculty colleagues as well as AEC staff. The conversation will include best practices and lessons learned, as panelists and participants discuss ways to “reach and teach” all of SJSU students. Lunch provided. RSVP by Nov. 20.
SJSU Office of Research: Town Hall – Impact of Future Campus RSCA Funding
Nov. 24 and 25, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., in MLK 225
Help plan future SJSU Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity (RSCA) support and growth. Share how different disciplines define RSCA; what specific supports and initiatives have helped; and what supports and initiatives are important in the future. Lunch provided. RSVP by Nov. 17 to firstname.lastname@example.org