Come by the HOB and put your thoughts on our chalkboard! It is located on the first floor near the AH Student Center.
From February 15 through 17, 2018, 29 CSUB Music majors and two Music faculty attended the California All-State Music Education Conference (CASMEC) in San José, California. CASMEC is an annual music educators conference organized through a collaboration between the California Music Educators Association (CMEA), the California Band Directors Association (CBDA), the California Choral Directors Association (CCDA), the California Orchestra Directors Association (CODA), and the California Alliance for Jazz (CAJ). CSUB faculty members Dr. Leo Sakomoto and Dr. Angel Vazquez-Rámos both led separate, acclaimed sessions attended by primary and secondary music educators, collegiate students, and arts administrators.
Educators and professionals across the country submit proposals to present at CASMEC on an annual basis, and it is an honor to be chosen. Dr. Vazquez-Rámos also co-coordinated the Choral Leadership Academy (a two-day workshop for select collegiate choral music students), and Dr. Sakomoto moderated a panel meeting for members of CMEA in university/college teaching positions.
CSUB’s Collegiate Chapter of the National Association for Music Education hosted a dinner for current and past students during the conference. Forty-seven students and alumni attended the dinner, allowing current students to network with educators from Bakersfield and surrounding areas, as well as celebrating the tradition of excellence of CSUB. In addition to fostering professional development for its students and faculty, the CSUB Music Program looks forward to continue growing its program through community service, collaboration with local, state, and regional music organizations, and alumni engagement.
Last week, you may have noticed eerily realistic homeless figures peeking out from the bushes or huddled in a corner in and around the Visual Arts building and the Dome. These figures were the result of an art project done by Mercedes Zamora, a senior Art student. When asked about her work, she stated,
"The intention of my art piece was to help bring awareness about the rise of people living on the streets. Specifically eastern Bakersfield, since it seems to be a normal thing to see homeless people wandering around the area.
As for my inspiration, it was from spotting a homeless man laying on the freezing pavement with only a thin blanket to protect him from the cold. I know I can't solve the problem but I hope that at least addressing the issue could help a bit."
The Zaninovich Fund, Todd Madigan Gallery
and Department of Art and Art History at CSUB present
Spring 2018 Visiting Artist Lecture Series
March 13, 5pm
Gala Porras-Kim (Bogotá, Colombia, 1984) lives and works in Los Angeles. Her work questions the social and political contexts that influence the representation of language and history. The work comes from a research-based practice that aims to consider how intangible things, such as sounds, language and history, have been represented through different methodologies in the fields of linguistics, history and conservation. She received an MFA from CalArts and an MA in Latin American Studies from UCLA. Recent work has been shown at LACMA, Seoul City Museum, Whitney Museum, Hammer Museum's Made in L.A., the Los Angeles Public Art Biennial. She has received awards from Artadia and Rema Hort Mann in 2017, Joan Mitchell Foundation in 2016, Creative Capital and Tiffany Foundation in 2015 and a California Community Foundation in 2013.
All lectures in Visual Arts building Room 103 at 5 pm
Free and open to everyone
Contact and questions: email@example.com
Location: CSU Bakersfield, 9001 Stockdale Hwy, Bakersfield, CA
Dr. Kim Flachmann presented a special honor to CSUB President Horace Mitchell during their Building Bridges event at the Four Points Sheraton on Friday, March 2nd. The event was well attended with about 135 teachers and several administrators including the Arts & Humanities Dean, Dr. Bob Frakes. During the morning breakfast, the Building Bridges participants presented President Mitchell with a bag of their favorite books for him to read in his retirement (between his tennis games) and recognized him for his work in education excellence, partnerships, and community relations.
Each spring, Dr. Flachmann leads Building Bridges, a program which provides a forum for sharing best practices in English, from grade 9 through college level. This year marks 28 years of exchanging ideas between representatives from colleges and high schools in the area. Friday's event included about 140 English faculty participants from Porterville College, Taft College, BC, CSUB, BC second language program, CSUB second language program, and the Bakersfield Adult School.
Check out the new chalkboard in the HOB reception area near the AH Student Center. Each month will include a new prompt! Please add your thoughts!
Professors Marit MacArthur (English Department) and Maryann Parada (Modern Languages and Literatures) were recognized along with graduate student Estrella Amaro Jeppesen (Modern Languages and Literatures) at the California State University, Bakersfield, 2018 Research Excellence Award Dinner.
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