Campus magazine ‘Shift’ updates delivery


The latest edition of the San José State University School of Journalism and Mass Communication’s news magazine “Shift” is out in print on campus and for the first time is also available for download form the iTunes Apple store for viewing on iPads.

The School of Journalism and Mass Communications 'Shift' Magazine is now available in a digital format for iPads.

The School of Journalism and Mass Communications ‘Shift’ Magazine is now available in a digital format for iPads.

The new delivery system of the College of Applied Sciences and Arts’ JMC student-produced magazine was made possible by Professor Tom Ulrich who worked with Adobe to get the software necessary to create the interactive, digital version. For the first digital version of the magazine, released in Winter 2015, the theme of the magazine is “Food Chains: Building sustainable change starts from the bottom up.”

The digital edition includes a letter from Editor Amanda Holst, but it also includes a video welcome from Holst who says, “We are proud to launch our first digital edition. We worked very closely with Adobe this semester in creating this interactive experience. We hope you find it engaging.”

The most recent edition of the news magazine includes news briefs related to food topics as well as feature stories on how activism changes the lives of people who prepare and serve food; a piece that compares lifestyles and food prices in Germany and America; an article that observes the journey of lobsters from Maine to California and more.

Advisers for the magazine include Ulrich, Timothy Mitchell and Dona Nichols, with more than 20 students involved in designing, editing and writing the content of the magazine.

To download the following digital edition to an iPad, visit:

Hard copies of the magazine are also available on campus.

15th Annual Sexual Diversity Events Announced: “Embracing Sexual Diversity: Continuing Activism and Advocacy for Change.”

by Edward Mamary

Dear CASA Students, Faculty, and Staff:

I am pleased to announce our 15th Annual Sexual Diversity events!  Our students have chosen this year’s theme, “Embracing Sexual Diversity: Continuing Activism and Advocacy for Change.”  We have a series of exciting events planned to commemorate 15 years of celebrating sexual diversity.  The main event will be held on Monday, March 11th, 2013 from 5:30 to 8 pm in the Barrett Ballroom in the SJSU Student Union.  

Our featured speaker is Charlene Strong, a nationally respected advocate for social justice and civil rights issues including marriage equality and non-discrimination policies. She is a widely published writer and sought after speaker, presenting to universities, companies, public forums, nonprofits and government agencies across the country including the CIA, the Washington State legislature, and the World Affairs Council. Washington State Governor Christine Gregoire appointed Ms. Strong to the prestigious Washington State Human Rights Commission; she is currently serving a new five year term. Charlene Strong is the subject of the award-winning documentary, “For My Wife…” which tells the story of how she became an advocate for equality following the loss of her wife, Kate Fleming a flash flood in Seattle in 2006.  Please preview the trailer!    Faculty, please encourage your students to attend this main event for extra credit.

No need to RSVP for the main event, but you must RSVP for the LGBT Luncheon with Charlene Strong.

March 11th 12: 30 to 2 pm. LGBT Lunch– for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender identified students, alumni, faculty, and staff.  Please reserve your space for the LGBT luncheon with Charlene Strong.  Space will be limited to the first 25 individuals who register!  Please send in the attached form along with your check and RSVP by March 1st at:

Click here for the Registration Form for the LGBT luncheon with Charlene Strong.

“For My Wife”: Trailer