Support SJSU in “Social Madness”!

Support SJSU in "Social Madness"

There’s just one week left to vote for SJSU in the first round of Social Madness, a social media competition developed by the American City Business Journals chain.

By Pat Lopes Harris, Media Relations Director

There’s just one week left to vote for San Jose State University in the first round of Social Madness, a social media competition developed by the American City Business Journals chain. The contest “showcases the best business social media growth strategies in a tournament-style challenge, played in a series of local and, then, nationwide rounds. More than 50 Silicon Valley businesses and organizations are contestants. Companies compete via online votes at the Silicon Valley Social Madness website [go to the “large companies” tab] and new connections on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn during the contest period,” said the Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal. The national winners will receive a $10,000 donation to the charity of their choice. SJSU is currently in fourth place in its division, right behind the biggest corporate names in Silicon Valley including Cisco, Adobe and Paypal. This puts us in a great position to make the second round. Here’s how to vote now (hit the “Large companies” tab)!

#SJSU Tweets of the Week, 6/8

By Sarah Kyo, Web Communications Specialist

A blue, gold, and white Alaska Airlines plane with Spartan logos. Illustration by @squinte6

We could only imagine what an Alaska Airlines plane with Spartan colors would look like. Then @squinte6 created this photo illustration, helping us and many others visualize it! Join the conversation using #SJSUAir, and let Alaska Airlines (@AlaskaAir) know that #SJSU wants a #SJSUAir plane for San Jose International Airport (@FlySJC)!

We’ve put together the tweets of the week for Spartans to see the exciting, funny, interesting, and spontaneous conversations on Twitter about SJSU. Take a look at what’s happening on campus by exploring the tweets below!

You can follow SJSU on Twitter for more updates at or search for @SJSU.

#SJSUAir (Check out this Facebook post, too!):
@squinte6: I can already picture it! RT @SJSU: @AlaskaAir, we want a #SJSU Spartan plane! #SJSUAir @FlySJC

@SJSU: Before: & After: @denise1134, @mritchie36 & @squinte6 want #SJSUAir! Who else?

@tinango: @AlaskaAir & @SouthwestAir It’d be amazing for @SJSU to rep. SJC airport on your planes! It’d give me more excuses to travel. 🙂 #SJSUAir

@SJSU: Don’t wait ’til 2117! This afternoon, check out rare #VenusTransit near #SJSU Tower Hall:!

@PatrickDutcher: Just looked through a few telescopes set up at SJSU to view the Venus transit. Little black dot going across a big yellow circle. Nice.

@Alex_Barile: Feeling like the coolest nerd at the @SJSU #VenusTransit viewing on tower lawn!! #history #Venushangout

@kingcrux: This is the last time I have to do this…#register #enroll #SJSU #fall12grad

@heymyrene: Just registered for my last semester @SJSU. To think when I went back to school, I had 12-14 classes more to go & now I am down to 2. #PTL

@GAAHitsSAMSON: This can possibly be my last semester registering for classes.. #bittersweet #Sjsu #Senior

@DLCshawty: SJSU!! I just need units.. anyone have any classes or teachers that they loved n would recommend!?!?

@plavka_s: @DLCshawty psych of prejudice with Dr. Arias.You have to take it:) its part of the SJSU studies

@LoveeDre: I’m excited for my #SJSU orientation!! I cannot wait for it!!

@aime_hernandez: As much as it hurts to leave behind 4 amazing years of High School I know the College life is going to be 10x better!! #SJSU #2012

@SJSU: Welcome @LoveeDre & @aime_hernandez to the #Spartan family! Have fun at #SJSU frosh orientation! Anyone else excited?

@ASsjsu: @SJSU @LoveeDre @aime_hernandez We are! Be sure to visit us during the Info Sessions! 🙂 See you there!

@KeshiaK55: The next step…Go Spartans!

Chatter, Photos and More:
@xoxoMarynel: Prospective @SJSU students can check out our website for info on pre-admission counseling and campus tour!

@misseonis: Almost close to the ending, then off I start a new chapter to my story, starting July in san Jose! #sjsu

@JorgeR690: My grand big at his last night in #sanjose @sjsu #sjsugrad2012 proud of him for FINALLY graduating 🙂

@iChellys: Laaaaaid back in my #boyfriend #SJSU #sweater. ✌

@marjotm: #SJSU #GTI2012 #GreatWallofChina #China #Beijing @ Great Wall Of China, Badaling

@MrDaveKeane: 25 years ago I saw Ray Bradbury speak on a rainy night at San Jose State. He was captivating & signed all my worn-out paperbacks. RIP, Ray.

@CityStudies: And after the pass down meeting I am the new president of @sjsu urban planning coalition

@LupiitaBonita: Congrats grad I am so proud of my little sister future police officer/ border patrol officer #sjsu #2012

@VoltNorCal: Preparing for an employer panel at @sjsu tomorrow. Oh, the things I would’ve done differently in college…

@ayoshi24: Final transcript sent to sjsu & I got straight A’s #happycamper

@racocity: Excited to be back in the bay tomorrow and for summer session #nerd #abnormalpsych #sjsu #summersession

@vTinaB: @SJSU @SJSUathletics look who is on twitter now! @Jack_Zones04 lets welcome him to the #tweetlife

Spartan Pride:
@Bookcharmer: @wired Flush with post-IPO millions? Make a significant donation to #SJSU our students are a better investment than any sportscar!

@johnny12style: Met a guy going to @sjsu (he actually got in!) taking marketing/advertising as his major! Woo hoo! Dwight Bentel Hall all the way!

@dan_sce: Just drove by SJSU, oh the nostalgia such a soothing balm at times

@naudiax3: Happy birthday to John Carlos! True #inspiration for Spartans and people everywhere #SJSU #hero

@robcleezy: #courage #heroes #sjsu

@ShreyansDesai: – Check photo #7..

@exactlyAllan: Tough to beat being outside the #SJSU campus on a sunny day

@cree23: It was cool to see the @SJSU Cesar Chavez Monument in the #cefcu commercial on HGTV #proudalum

@v2boi: Loved Beth Ching’s performance at the #APINCORE open mic, plus she’s a @SJSU alum, woot woot! #ncore2012.

@SofiaMoede: Love the #sustainability video from @ourgreenninja – these #SJSU students rock!

@SamuelYLam: It’s crazy to think that one year ago this week, we had Camp Alex at SJSU — the beginning of the team’s new success. Love my alma mater!

@SJSU: @SVSJbizjournal selected @SJSU for #socialmadness. Please vote #SJSU for “Large companies”

@ryokumoto: #MBA I met Stiglitz 2 years ago: Euro Crisis -> #SiliconValley #Babyboomers #Strategy

@SJSU: #SJSU alum @brodiebrazilCSN nominated for #NorCal #Emmys, including piece about 1941 #Spartans #football:

@FBallGameplan: Don’t be surprised if #SJSU TE Ryan Otten ends up being the Top TE in this Class #EarlyObservations

@SJSUAthletics: San Jose State football vs. Colorado State (9/15) and Utah State (10/13) on ESPN family of networks.

@arod0908: #MLB I know this guy! #sjsu

@ButchHusky: A hometown boy! @SJSU RT @aarongleeman: Twins take San Jose State right-hander Zach Jones with No. 130 pick. BA ranked him 199th.

@SJSUAthletics: Congrats to Mike Aldrete! “Aldrete Chosen By Cardinals On Day 3 Of MLB Draft” – http://SJSUSpartans.com

@jeremiahoshan: That’s San Jose State alum Peter Ueberroth singing soccer’s praises.

@the_martini22: Week 1 in the books. Filling the shoes of a legend is tough work but @SJSU_Equipment taught me all I needed to know #thankyou #IGotThis

@TheWCatSJSU: The Writing Center will open for the summer on Monday, June 11th! You can make a tutoring appointment now at

@SJSU_KingLib: This Sat, 10-6: Dia de Portugal Festival @ Kelley Park. We’ll have a table showcasing Portuguese Heritage Collection:

@ckluu: @dianakluu @rlfurtkamp “Free art walk this Sunday in historic neighborhood near #SJSU! Naglee Park Open Studios:

Note:  The opinions and views in these posts are those of the independent Twitter users and not of San Jose State University.

UPD Expands Evening Guide Escort Program

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The new SJSU Evening Shuttle will offer campus community members safe transportation to nearby destinations.

Jan. 25, 2012 – San Jose, Calif. – The San Jose State University Police Department has expanded its Evening Guide Escort Program to include an Evening Shuttle that provides service beyond the previous two-block off-campus limit.

The new boundaries for the Evening Guide Escort Program and Evening Shuttle include South 16th Street, Julian Street, First Street, and Interstate 280.

The Evening Guide Escort Program and Evening Shuttle provide a safe means of nighttime travel for campus community members who need to get to their nearby residences, workplaces, classrooms, study areas, cars, or public transportation stations.

The off-campus Evening Shuttle is only available to current SJSU faculty, staff, students with Tower Cards or on-campus employment identification, and it will operate Monday through Friday from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m., excluding holidays. Traditional on-campus Evening Guide services do not require ID.

The Evening Shuttle is limited to groups of three at a time and one single round-trip per rider/group per night. The Evening Shuttle does not provide transportation to and from alcohol related establishments, such as nightclubs, bars, or taverns, and visibly intoxicated individuals will not be allowed to ride.

Those wishing to receive an Evening Guide escort on or off campus must call the UPD directly at the Evening Guide Hotline at (408) 924-2000, or use a campus blue light phone. The Evening Shuttle will not stop for flag-downs.

Read more on the Evening Guide Escort Program and Evening Shuttle Service.