Sweatshop Awareness Day

4/15/14 – The United Students Against Sweatshops (USAS) hosted Sweatshop Awareness Day, including an Awareness Workshop and an Awareness Movie Event.  Contact USAS for more information.


Think Globally – Dig Locally | Full Circle & Veggielution

4/4/14 – More than 230 SJSU students and faculty participated in a great day of service with fellow Spartans to learn more about urban farming and assist local organic communities.  There was such overwhelming interest that the group had to visit two site locations – spending the morning at Full Circle Farm and the afternoon at Veggielution Community Farm, which is run by SJSU alums.  Organized by Mary Poffenroth (2013 Salzburg Fellow) with the assistance of James Morgan (2013 Salzburg Fellow) and Laura Schilling (2013 Salzburg Fellow), the event was organized to help support SJSU’s celebration of sustainability and Earth Day – a worldwide phenomenon that has been celebrated annually since 1970 and originated with a proposal by San José State alumnus and US Senator Gaylord Nelson.


HUM 128 | 20th Century From a Global Perspective (Europe)

6/11-30/14 – Applications are invited from students to participate in a 3-unit | 3-week study abroad course course on The 20th Century From a Global Perspective led by Cynthia Rostankowski (2010 Salzburg Fellow & Director | Humanities Honors Program).  Participants in HUM 128 will visit historic sites in Germany, Belgium, France, and the Netherlands to explore the impact of major European events and developments from a humanistic point of view.  All-inclusive costs are approx $4,950, but this may be less if more students enroll.  Participants must have successfully passed the WST to receive credit for this course.  Applicants should submit the FLP Application Form as soon as possible.  Contact Dr. Rostankowski directly via email, campus phone (408-924-4508), or at her campus office (CL 441).


Cultural Showcase | Salzburg Scholars Club

4/17/14 @ 6:00-9:00 PM @ Student Union Ballroom – The Salzburg Scholars Club invites you to celebrate the rich cultural diversity we have here at San José State University!  Come and enjoy SJSU’s 1st annual Cultural Showcase featuring performances by various student groups who engage in cultural art forms as part of their focus.  This event will offer you a unique glimpse into the many cultural perspectives that can be found here at SJSU – featuring everything from Chinese, Mexican, and Eritrean music and dance to modern and contemporary ballet, traditional Filipino music, German, Italian and French opera, hip hop, and much, much more!  Bring your friends, bring a date, and join us for an evening of multicultural celebration!  Spartan Shops Street Eats will be selling fusion tacos outside of the Student Union.  See the attached flyer for more information, join the event on Facebook, or RSVP directly.


Mini-Salzburg Conference | West Valley College

4/11/14 – West Valley College hosted its 3rd annual Mini-Salzburg Conference in cooperation with the SJSU Salzburg Program, part of its growing partnership with San Jose State to promote global citizenship.  Confronting Urgent Issues: Globalization, Community Colleges, and Immigration featured an opening talk on “Globalization and the Community College” by Jochen Fried (Director of Education | Salzburg Global Seminar) and also included presentations on the “SJSU Global Certificate” by Steve Branz (2007 Salzburg Fellow) and Kate Davis (2012 Salzburg Fellow) and a presentation on the “Global Citizenship Pipeline Project” by Ken Hawthorn (2012 Salzburg Scholar).  Contact Cynthia Napoli-Reiss (2010 WVC Salzburg Fellow) for more information.