San Jose State Retires Darnell Hillman’s #45

 

Spartan alum Darnell Hillman stands with a white basketball uniform number 45

San Jose State University Athletics recently concluded a weekend celebration honoring Darnell Hillman with his #45 jersey being retired

 

San Jose State University Athletics recently concluded  a weekend celebration honoring Darnell Hillman with his #45 jersey being retired.

Hillman played for the Spartans’ freshman team in 1967-68 and the 1968-69 varsity squad that posted a 16-8 win-loss record. After a two-year stint in the U.S. Army, he became the first San Jose State player chosen in the first round of a NBA draft. In the 1971 draft, the Golden State Warriors made him the eighth pick overall. He played 682 professional games in the ABA and NBA for five different teams.

Today, he is the Indiana Pacers’ associate director for community relations and specializes in camps and clinics.

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#SJSU Tweets of the Week, 2/2

By Ryan Whitchurch, Public Affairs Assistant

SJSU break dancers

Students from the break dancing club gather around at the MLK library to watch someone do a one arm handstand.

SJSU Tweets of The Week
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!

Events:
sal_sjsu: Want to learn what kind of writing is expected at an American University? Check out this great workshop on Feb. 6th! ow.ly/i/rbP0

SJSUCareerCntr: Learn to present yourself professionally before, during and after the interview! Interview Skills Workshop 2/14 (Mod A 230-345)

SJSUCareerCntr: Discover resume writing basics to effectively present yourself to employers on paper! Resume 101 Workshop 2/9 (Mod A 3-415pm) #CCTALK

SJSUCareerCntr: Choose a major thats right for you! Learn methods and resources to explore areas of study at SJSU! Choosing A Major Workshop 2/8 (Mod A…

ASsjsu: A.S. 55 Nominations are still open! Pick up an app at the A.S. House! bit.ly/t51LRF #SJSU

Chatter, Photos and More:
VanessaDingillo: I love this View from class @SJSU#CVB #SJSUinstagr.am/p/nP6J

BilllNguyen: For the rest of the semester #sjsu @ Boccardo Business Center instagr.am/p/m50xx/

For the rest of the semester #sjsu @ Boccardo Business Center instagr.am/p/m

BeWell_SJSU: @SJSU @javeeperez the Student Health Center has free 15 min chair massages and an amazing Physical Therapist, but no chiropractor. Thx!

BetterMenGE: Had a great day @SJSU spreading awareness about women’s heart disease.

SJSU_ES: We don’t need a Groundhog Day – EVERY day is Spring in California!

Spartan_Racing: Fresh engine, new dry sump, and (despite weird lighting) San Jose Sharks colors!pic.twitter.com/GE0xvJHM

michaelspero: signing day press conference with Coach Mac #sjsutwitpic.com/8ehrcs


SJSUWSoccer: Spring training is underway. Spartans ❤speed training! #go spartans pic.twitter.com/7gDonked

SJSU: #SJSU break dancers practicing their moves in front of King Library pic.twitter.com/OmcRCY6q

danaacarr: Students Turn Social Media Skills into Social Business Strategy shar.es/f7A6u #IBMsocialbiz@SJSU

ricky1899: Number 14 @SJSU forbes.com/2010/08/27/col…

javeeperez: You are now looking at your new @SJSU Student Union Games Bronze Medalist! Hahahahah

Spartan Pride:
ThinkBiggerSJ: Go Spartans!! @SJSU “@brodiebrazilCSN: Watching my @SJSUHockey team play the rival#scu in the nightcap! twitpic.com/8e8

oohmlou: Yay 5 years later and the next gens are still rocking MLK. RT @SJSU: #SJSU break dancers practicing their moves in front of King Library

may_ville: I kind of miss having class @SJSU… I guess this is the #alumni life

arun_erd: Feeling so proud to be graduated from @SJSU and thank you for providing such a quality education !!

Good job, @SJSU UPD! Suspect in SJSU dorm gropings arrested – San Jose Mercury Newsrapp81.us/

News:
SJSU: #SJSU Chosen to Participate in @NASAAmes AIr and Space Travel Research, Awarded $73 Million for Effort go.sjsu.edu/jordan-jan2012

Athletics:
SJSUAthletics: Wallace Named WAC Gymnast Of The Week –SJSUSpartans.com – Official Web Site of San Jose State Athletics: bit.ly/wAZsYa

SJSUAthletics: Women’s Soccer Signs Three For 2012 – find the full list at SJSUSpartans.com bit.ly/AslNXW

SJSUAthletics: Check out the full list of San Jose State’s 2012 Football NLI Signees as well as comments from coach MacIntyre at – SJSUSpartans.com

MRBIGFELIX1: JUST CHECKED OUT #STANFORDS & #SJSU2012 FOOTBALL RECRUITING CLASS & THEY LOOK VERY PROMISING I’M EXCITED CAN’T WAIT 2 THEM ON THE FIELD

You can follow SJSU on Twitter for more updates at https://twitter.com/SJSU or search for @SJSU.

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

Tweets of the Week, 1/19

By Ryan Whitchurch, Public Affairs Assistant

Photo taken of a garden on the SJSU campus with the Smith and Carlos statue in the background.

Photo taken of a garden on the SJSU campus with the Smith and Carlos statue in the background, tweeted out by @SJSU

SJSU Tweets of The Week
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!

Events:
@MikeNazWright: SJSU Basketball home tonight at 5PM, guest appearances by local mascots so bring the kids! @SJSU_Spartans @SJSU @bayareacheap

@ModelSkinny: Hello @SJSU students and faculty! Come IGNITE your <3 & souls this March. AmaZing event! hayhouse.com/tour_details.p…

Chatter, Photos and More:
@ProfessorVC : Need a sharp motivated unpaid intern for your SV startup or venture firm? I’ve got them! Please RT. ELAB program @SJSU sjsuelab.com

@kingcondojeff: Nice photo ~ RT @SJSU: Garden outside Clark Hall is looking great this chilly morning! #SJSU pic.twitter.com/gHiEJHXX

@Mark_T_Rivera: HOLY. CRAP. Leilani just told me that @SJSU staff play basketball *everyday* on main campus at Spartan Gym. How did I not know this till now

@halfconformist: Want food and entertainment discounts around #SJSU ? Text your name to 4088377035 to get Campus Daily Deals text alerts to your phone!

@Marco_Henry: New blog post + video summarizing my experience in HK- I’m Coming Home: Hong Kong Final Post wp.me/sWezR-525 #StudyAbroad #sjsu

Spartan Pride:
@Moolaforshort: My professor marched in the civil rights movement. Got her Phd and later became the first black woman granted tenure in the #cob @sjsu.

@ylaixDCLXVI: I can’t wait to go back to school at #SJSU; you don’t understand how much I want to be there and not here.

News:
@calstate: IBM and @SJSU collaborate to turn social networking skills into business success skills ow.ly/8y1ze

Athletics:
@TJRice: Congrats to #19 #SJSU Gymnastics for finishing VERY close 2nd to #14 Stanford at NorCal Quads yesterday in Palo Alto goo.gl/YRtlH

You can follow SJSU on Twitter for more updates at https://twitter.com/SJSU or search for @SJSU.

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

Tweets of the Week, 12/16

By Ryan Whitchurch, Public Affairs Assistant

A younger sister smiles with her graduating brother who is wearing his cap and gown.

Congratulations to all graduating Spartans, photo taken by @missrosaaa.

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!

#Finals:
@clawcasta: Officially done w Fall 11 semester!! See you in the Spring, @SJSU!!

@michaelroggers: Done with my first semester @SJSU (:

@SJ_DowntownIce: We’d like to wish all our friends @SJSU best wishes as finals start tomorrow. Hopefully u come down & skate after you take that last final!

@MarvTheTweet: My care package for #finals @sjsu. #hi-chew #monster #energy #iphone #instagram instagr.am/p/Yyxc_/

@popesbeats: The library @SJSU was packed!! Everyone is studying very hard.

@Markiss408: Finals are done and over with. First semester at #SJSU was a success.

Chatter, Photos and More:
@CiscoVideo:#Cisco director @eschroedercisco explains how @sjsu students brought CIsco the power of fresh thinking about #video

@PalomarTech: So clever & fun! Nice job @SJSU! RT @SEMICONWest: So much fun! Applied Materials @Applied_Blog Holiday e-Card ow.ly/81YdN

@clawcasta: Another Hammy Holiday Special!

Best of SJSU mark

Best of SJSU: Best Place to Study on Campus

By: Ryan Whitchurch, Public Affairs Assistant

Photo of the university side entrance of the Martin Luther King Library with students entering and exiting the building.

The MLK library was voted SJSU's best place to study. (Photo by @may_ville via Twitter)

Looking for a place to study for finals? Last week we asked SJSU’s nearly 13,000 Facebook fans “Where’s the best place to study on campus?” About 35 Spartans posted tips including Kyle Chak, who said his favorite place to go is in the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Library.

“The top most floor of the SJSU King library is my place to study because I want some quiet time in addition to studying on campus,” Chak said.

Many Spartans like the mixture of studying environments the library provides on its different floors. Some said the quieter sixth, seventh, and eighth floors helped them focus; while others preferred the background noise of the lower levels to get their studies done.

“I loved to sit in the Library on 7th floor by the window overlooking 4th street and then going to La Vic to eat Chicken Quesadilla at night,” said alumnus Nikhil Paul.

And while many students will head over to King Library this week, others like Diana Barrientos prefer a different option during finals.

“Most definitely the Computer Services Center inside the Associated Students because everything you need is accessible from here: scanning, printers, computers, desk, HELP & FOOD,” Barrientos said.

The Student Union, Clark Hall, SJSU Newman Center and various classrooms around campus were also included as good options. You can see the full thread with Spartan recommendations on the SJSU Facebook post.

Thanks to all those who participated, and best of luck with finals. Go SJSU!

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SJSU alumnus Adrian Oliver prepares to shoot a basketball with the American flag hanging behind him.

Adrian Oliver Signs With Sacramento Kings

SJSU Alum Adrian Oliver takes a shot in a Spartan uniform with the American flag hanging behind him.

Adrian Oliver is one of five Sacramento Kings rookies. (Photo by Terrell Lloyd)

Sacramento, Calif.—–Adrian Oliver, second on the San Jose State career scoring list, signed a free agent contract with the Sacramento Kings. Geoff Petrie, the Kings’ President of Basketball Operations made the announcement.

Oliver completed his San Jose State career scoring 1,750 points in 80 games during the 2009 through 2011 seasons. He was a two-time first-team All-Western Athletic Conference selection and the first Bay Area men’s college basketball player to finish in the top five nationally in scoring average twice.

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Tweets of the Week, 12/7

By Ryan Whitchurch, Public Affairs Assistant

A photo taken at night from fifth street looking at a sign that says "San Jose State University"

Cool photo of the fifth street entrance of SJSU taken by @imagraphicartist, thanks for sharing!

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!
Happening Around #SJSU (Events, Services and More):
@BeWell_SJSU: @SJSU @SJSUCareerCntr Last NEAT info session tonight 5-6, HB 208. Get involved with nutrition education at #SJSU sjsu.edu/studenthealth/…

@lovegoodbyes: @ASsjsu @sjsu @SpartanDaily #SJSU Next #BoardMeeting will be held Wed Dec 14th at 3 pm in the AS House. Last of the semester! Come speak out

Chatter, Photos and More:
@may_ville: Survival of the fittest out here! Good luck @SJSU Spartans on finals! #SJSU pic.twitter.com/TiSDUEoR

@lovegoodbyes: Teacher evaluations remind me:Don’t just do bad professors on RateMyProfessor! Give kudos to the profs you learned from! @SJSU #SJSU @ASsjsu

@SJSUGateways: #winter in san jose. 🙂 #SJSU pic.twitter.com/6pB7zIlI

@imgraphicartist: #sjsu #nightphotography @ San Jose, CA instagr.am/p/XjyF_/

@clawcasta: Last full week at @SJSU!

@cmedders: Beautiful walk through campus this evening. #sjsu twitpic.com/7ncl0d

Spartan Pride:
@SpeakOutSJSU: today is a good day to be a spartan! @SJSU @ASsjsu

@harvey_ranola: Good luck Carl. Go Spartans! “The Raiders have signed RB Lonyae Miller and LB Carl Ihenacho to their practice squad” via @RAIDERS #sjsu

@HoachX: Looks like the legendary 40 year old QB is coming back! #Texans signed the great Jeff Garcia #SJSU represent!

@taaaaabios: #15 just had the highlight of his career with that block #SJSU

@tshutton: Yay! SJSU got my tuition payment! Not easy being a Canadian student. Thank you to the nice person in the Bursar’s Office. @SJSU

News:
@RobMayeda: #SJSU Natalie Batalha quoted here in NPR: Found: Earth-Like Planet That Might Be Right For Life #GoSpartans-More at n.pr/vPzWjs

@SJSUGateways: #SJSU honored for #international student recruitment efforts! 🙂 go.sjsu.edu/intl-student-a… @repzoelofgren

@lovegoodbyes: @ASsjsu @SJSU #SJSU @SpartanDaily #AcademicSenate Budget available to view at sjsu.edu/budget/reports/

@yezel_PR: “Hemp Plastic Water Bottles” Steals the Show at Innovation Challenge – SJSU News shar.es/oinL8 GO @SJSU!

Athletics:
@Mark_T_Rivera: 70 yrs ago today, the San Jose State football team found itself in the middle of World War II — “Witnesses to History” pressdemocrat.com/article/201112…

@rycnorris: The biggest game in the Bay Area tonight has to be SJ State vs Cal at Haas Pavilion stadiumjourney.com/stadiums/haas-… #sjsu #calbears #Pac12 #Spartans

@cmedders: Wow, I’ve got #ASU, #WVU, #Wyoming and #NIU in bowls this year. All that’s missing is #SJSU…and they still had a great season! #fb

@InsideSparta: Christian Tago Visits San Jose State – sanjosestate.scout.com/2/1136656.html #sjsu #sanjosestaterecruiting #sjsufootball #highschoolrecruiting

@kingsfeedr: SB Nation – Sactown Royalty: San Jose State’s Adrian Oliver Invited to Kings’ Training Camp ffd.me/uh0tlF #kings #SacKings

@safetykoo: bit.ly/rDdX3B Local sports digest: San Jose State safety Duke Ihenacho named first-team all-Western Athletic Conference for third ti

You can follow SJSU on Twitter for more updates at https://twitter.com/SJSU or search for @SJSU.

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

Image of the SJSU blue and gold spartan helmet.

147 Student-Athletes Recognized For Academic Achievement

A group of SJSU students standing together receiving awards for outstanding academic achievement.

Women's gymnastics had the top GPA for the fall and spring semesters combined. (Photo by Terrell Lloyd)

San Jose State University recognized 147 student-athletes for success and excellence in the classroom at the 2011 Arm &amp; Pat Hanzad Scholar-Athlete Celebration in the Event Center on Thursday, December 1.

Student-athletes who earned a cumulative grade-point average of 3.00 or higher on a 4.00 scale for the 2010-11 academic year were eligible for recognition from the University’s athletics department.

“This event is one of our department’s finest,” Athletics Director Tom Bowen said.  “Seven years ago, when I arrived at San Jose State, we made a commitment to academic excellence.  I could not be prouder of what our athletes have accomplished in the classroom and on the field of play.”

Of the 147 Scholar-Athletes, 106 also received academic All-Conference honors from the Western Athletic Conference or the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation. These Scholar-Athletes maintained a 3.00 or better cumulative grade-point average and participated in at least 50 percent of their team’s contests during the academic year.

Darci Anderson of the swimming and diving team; and Kelly Stewart, water polo, were cited as the five female student-athletes with the highest grade-point average. Basketball player Wil Carter; Luis Esparza, cross country, Blake McFarland, baseball, Nick Murphy, soccer and Joey Ruth, football, registered the top-five grade-point averages among the six men’s sports teams. Four of the ladies and one of the men have a cumulative grade-point average above 3.9.

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SJSU student Darcie Anderson is swimming in a pool wearing her SJSU swimming cap and goggles.

Andrerson, Trammell Qualify For Olympic Trials

SJSU Spartan Darcie Anderson is swimming in a pool wearing her SJSU swimming cap and goggles.

Darcie Anderson is headed to the 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials in the 100 breaststroke. (Photo by Terrell Lloyd)

Senior Kirsten Trammell and sophomore Darcie Anderson of the San Jose State University women’s swimming and diving team swam qualifying times in the 100 breaststroke for the 2012 U.S. Olympic Team trials at the AT&T Winter National Championships.

Trammell (Goodyear, Ariz./Xavier College Prep) was timed in 1:11.30 and Anderson (Willows, Calif./Orland HS) in 1:11.31 in the long course preliminary heats at the Georgia Tech Aquatic Center. The qualifying time for the Olympic Team trials next June in Omaha, Neb., is 1:12.19.

In the 100 breaststroke final (courtesy of USA Swimming & youtube.com) later in the day, Anderson posted a faster time of 1:11.29 to finish in 23rd place. Trammell placed in 26th place with a 1:12.04 time.

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