Community Leadership

9/2/13 – Congratulations to Ann Grabowski (2007 Salzburg Scholar), who was appointed to serve on the Santa Clara County Domestic Violence Council by County Supervisor Mike Wasserman last week.  This follows the completion of her 3-year appointment as a member of the Santa Clara County Commission on the Status of Women, where she served as Chair during the past year and recently presided over the celebration of Women’s Equality Day and the 40th birthday of the Commission at San Jose’s Mexican Heritage Plaza last month (8/23/13).  Contact Ann Grabowski for more information.

CSU Graduate Equity Fellowship Awards

6/24/13 – Applications are due from students interested in receiving a Graduate Equity Fellowship, with awards up to $3,000 for the 2013-2014 academic year, which is intended to encourage and assist students in their pursuit and completion of master’s degrees.

Available only to California resident students admitted and enrolled in a master’s degree program (credential-only candidates are not eligible), this is primarily a needs-based scholarship program and students must demonstrate a minimum financial need of $1,000.  Applicants must complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and submit it to the SJSU Financial Aid Office.  A copy of the FAFSA form must be attached to the Graduate Equity Fellowship Program application form.

Applicants must be admitted and enrolled in a master’s degree program at San José State University for the 2013-2014 academic year.  Recipients of these fellowships must be enrolled in both academic terms and complete a minimum of 6 units in each term.  All the requirements are set forth in the application.

Applications will be reviewed by the Graduate Fellowship Program Committee and eligibility will be assessed on the basis of financial need and scholastic excellence.  The completed applications are due in Graduate Studies & Research, Administration Building, Room 223B, no later than Monday (6/24/13) @ 4:00 pm.   Awards will be announced by Monday (8/26/13) and are subject to funding availability.  Contact Dr. David Bruck for additional information about this program.

CA Science & Technology Faculty Award

Brad Stone (2008 Salzburg Fellow and Professor – Chemistry) has been selected as a Top 20 Science & Technology Professor in California by for his contributions beyond scholarship – notably as a 7-time National Programmer of the Year and recipient of a Lifetime Achievement Award by JazzWeek Summit.  The awards highlight post-secondary educators who have been recognized for excellence in the classroom, on campus, and/or in the community.  See Top College Professor story for more information.

Conference Paper

Carmel Weiler (2012 salzburg Scholar and MA Graduate Student – Philosophy) presented a paper on “Marguerite Porete: The Annihilated Performance Artist” at the 48th Annual International Congress on Medieval Studies in Kalamazoo, MI (5/8-13/13), an annual gathering of 3,000+ scholars interested in the full range of medieval studies.  Marguerite Porete was a wandering Beguine in 14th century Europe who wrote a book on The Mirror of Simple Souls, which was deemed by the Catholic Church to be heretical and full of errors.  She ignored the Church’s edict, revised her book, and solicited approval from other members of the Church – which led to her arrest, excommunication, and imprisonment for 18 months before she was tried by the Inquisition and burned at the stake (6/1/1310).

New CoB Associate Dean

Stephen Kwan (2012 Salzburg Fellow and Professor – Management Information Systems) has been appointed to serve as Interim Associate Dean of the Lucas Graduate School of Business, effective July 1, 2013.  In announcing the appointment, David Steele (2010 Salzburg Fellow and Dean – College of Business) emphasized that Steve brings a wealth of experience to this position based on his service as a former Associate Dean, former Department Chair, and current COB Director of Online Program Development.  A 6-time recipient of the IBM Faculty Award, Steve is the co-author of a forthcoming book examining Global Perspective on Service Science and has been the keynote speaker at 9 conferences, including 6 international conferences.  He is also a member of several external committees, including the Committee on Education – American National Standards Institute (ANSI); and a Board Member of the American Red Cross Blood Services – Northern California Region.  Contact Steve directly for more information.