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Textbooks [09 Jan 2009|03:58pm]

[ mood | hungry ]

I've got a few textbooks up on Craigslist for BUS130, BUS160, GEOL112, and a lot of Japanese books. Please have a look. Thanks!


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Looking for someone to blog about SJSU life [20 Nov 2008|04:01pm]
Hello, I work for a blog network that's looking to hire a student blogger to write about life at SJSU. We'll pay the right candidate $400 a month to write for us. If you're interested, please send a cover letter, resume and two writing samples (published or unpublished) to: GMediaAds@gmail.com.
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Be educated before you vote [03 Nov 2008|03:23am]

Among many important policies in politics, I find improving the education system for all levels to be the most important. So, for those amazing friends of mine that never had the drive to dream big, for those who did and couldn't afford it, for those who are in debt now after it, and for those who have beautiful children who should some day want it:

Obama & Biden's plans for K-12:

# Support High-Quality Schools and Close Low-Performing Charter Schools: Barack Obama and Joe Biden will double funding for the Federal Charter School Program to support the creation of more successful charter schools. An Obama-Biden administration will provide this expanded charter school funding only to states that improve accountability for charter schools, allow for interventions in struggling charter schools and have a clear process for closing down chronically underperforming charter schools. An Obama-Biden administration will also prioritize supporting states that help the most successful charter schools to expand to serve more students.

# Make Math and Science Education a National Priority: Obama and Biden will recruit math and science degree graduates to the teaching profession and will support efforts to help these teachers learn from professionals in the field. They will also work to ensure that all children have access to a strong science curriculum at all grade levels.

# Address the Dropout Crisis: Obama and Biden will address the dropout crisis by passing his legislation to provide funding to school districts to invest in intervention strategies in middle school - strategies such as personal academic plans, teaching teams, parent involvement, mentoring, intensive reading and math instruction, and extended learning time.

# Expand High-Quality Afterschool Opportunities: Obama and Biden will double funding for the main federal support for afterschool programs, the 21st Century Learning Centers program, to serve one million more children.

# Support College Outreach Programs: Obama and Biden support outreach programs like GEAR UP, TRIO and Upward Bound to encourage more young people from low-income families to consider and prepare for college.

# Support College Credit Initiatives: Barack Obama and Joe Biden will create a national "Make College A Reality" initiative that has a bold goal to increase students taking AP or college-level classes nationwide 50 percent by 2016, and will build on Obama's bipartisan proposal in the U.S. Senate to provide grants for students seeking college level credit at community colleges if their school does not provide those resources.

# Support English Language Learners: Obama and Biden support transitional bilingual education and will help Limited English Proficient students get ahead by holding schools accountable for making sure these students complete school.

Obama&Biden's plans for college:

* Create the American Opportunity Tax Credit: Obama and Biden will make college affordable for all Americans by creating a new American Opportunity Tax Credit. This universal and fully refundable credit will ensure that the first $4,000 of a college education is completely free for most Americans, and will cover two-thirds the cost of tuition at the average public college or university and make community college tuition completely free for most students. Recipients of the credit will be required to conduct 100 hours of community service.

* Simplify the Application Process for Financial Aid: Obama and Biden will streamline the financial aid process by eliminating the current federal financial aid application and enabling families to apply simply by checking a box on their tax form, authorizing their tax information to be used, and eliminating the need for a separate application.

For your satisfaction go to johnmccain.com and check out his policies on education. What they offer will never benefit like this will. This is not all they will do. Go to Barackobama.com (and compare with Mccain's policies at Johnmccain.com) and educate yourself.

May you, your wonderful friends, your loving families, and your brilliant young children be blessed with the opportunities I have been.

Be smart. :) It will do you well.
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Living Situation. [25 Aug 2008|04:49pm]

I was looking into attending SJSU in the fall of 09 for a grad program. It looks like living in San Jose (or California in general) is super expensive. I was wondering where do people live if they choose to live off-campus? And how much is it per month? 
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wait listing? [20 Jun 2008|03:34pm]

after a year studying abroad, this whole online enrollment thing has got me confused again. what is the point of wait listing a class? is it if someone happens to drop, my name is the next one to possibly be enrolled in the class? I'm trying to get in a design class and the wait list is already five, what do you guys think the likelihood of me actually getting the class is? and does this mean on the first day I still show up the class and attempt to add or something?

thanks in advance!!!
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[17 Jun 2008|05:41pm]


The Gender Public Advocacy Coalition is pleased to announce the release of its 2008 GENIUS Survey in partnership with Ernst & Young. GenderPAC works to ensure that classrooms, communities and workplaces are safe for everyone to learn, grow and succeed.

The Gender Equality National Index for Universities & Schools (GENIUS), GenderPAC’s most recent effort to end discrimination and promote awareness, encourages colleges and universities to recognize the benefits of a GenderSAFEtm campus - supportive equitable and protective for all students. Choosing to participate in GENUIS sends a strong public statement that bullying or discriminating based on the race, sex or gender of a student, faculty, or staff member is not tolerated at your institution

Fill out the survey at: www.gpac.org/GENIUS2008survey, and make sure that we have data for as many schools as possible. Your voice will help us continue to work towards a safe and welcoming environment for every student.

*While we greatly appreciate the interest taken in GENIUS by students, staff, and faculty at academic institutions outside of the United States, at this time GENIUS is only able to track schools based in the U.S.

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proofreading/editing service? [12 May 2008|09:38pm]

I'm thinking about the possibility of making some money by offering my skills as a proofreader to fellow students, but I am wondering whether or not this is a good idea. Or if this is even allowed. I'm curious to know what you people think. Ethical/unethical? I know some teachers, especially english teachers would be against the idea, but what if I required an email stating permission from the teacher in such cases? Or maybe for all academic work? I know quite a few teachers want students to get their papers proofread.

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Just an update [09 May 2008|06:12am]

I successfully withdrew.

I wrote a letter stating why I wanted to withdraw with reasonable cause. I attached the loan documents that showed my parents were in severe debt, as well as my letter of employment stating my salary and benefits, and intents to assist my parents with their debts (which I already gave my first paycheck towards). I also provided points of contact so they can verify the information I've submitted.

I also attached my financial aid exit document stating that I've taken the exit counseling, along with my extensive resume showing that I'll be okay without schooling.

My account shows I'm no longer registered for classes, and my transcript lists the classes as 'W'.
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ACCESS Trailer 2 [04 May 2008|03:54am]

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ever ride 545 miles on a bike??? [02 May 2008|11:01pm]

Well that's what Valerie, my roommate/wifey is doing. For AIDS. She works for the AIDS foundation in SF where we live, in addition to doing the ride, and has been training like a super-human. Please support her!!!


Even 5$ is a lovely contribution. Whatever you can give is appreciated. Plus she buys me a burger if a do things for her, so alternately you can call this "Sadie's Burger fund".

Anyway, DONATE, it's good karma!!!!!!

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Access Magazine: Launches 5/5/08 [29 Apr 2008|01:30pm]


Click banner to access website!

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24 Hours of prayer for SJSU: Today at 5PM [27 Apr 2008|12:18pm]

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Withdrawing from the semester [08 Apr 2008|07:52am]

I've received an employment offer from my current employer to work full time with them for a "deal-you-can't-refuse" situation, and I'm strongly considering withdrawing from the semester.

Does anyone have any experience with doing this, and can give me advice on a successful withdrawl?
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Applying for Graduation [19 Mar 2008|06:56pm]

[ mood | confused ]


I'm currently a double major and I should be finishing the requirements for one of those majors spring semester next year. However, I was wondering if that meant I should apply for graduation for that specific major, or do I wait until I'm a year away from finishing my second major as well?

Thanks to anyone that can be of help!

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Be featured in The Spartan Daily! [19 Mar 2008|03:27pm]

This is for ALL SJSU students

I am looking for SJSU students who are fans of TV shows, movies, music, anime, or all other kinds of entertainment. The fans I am looking for are the ones who like to get creative with their fandoms.

And by creative, I am talking about people who like to make forum banners, music videos, or possibly even covering some songs from their favorite artists. Even written creations like poems or fanfics are great too! Anything creative!

Are you one of those, or know any classmates that are?

We're working on a Student Culture feature in a couple weeks and it would be great to get as many interested students as possible.

Be featured in The Spartan Daily!

Comment if you are interested or e-mail me.

Samuel Lam
Senior Staff Writer- The Spartan Daily

PS. Thanks for helping out! A few of my initial sources didn't work out.
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enrollment appointments [15 Mar 2008|08:40pm]

[ mood | curious ]

Does anyone know when enrollment for the summer session will start and when enrollment appointments for fall will show up on MYSJSU? Please let me know if you know.

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OCEANIA: local San Jose student film @ CINEQUEST 2008! [22 Feb 2008|04:39pm]

Hey guys, we REALLY need some local support! Please check our film out at the Cinequest Film Festival March 6th and March 8th. More info below:

Two teenagers deal with their shattered family-life in a small California coastal town.

We started filming when we were in high school (I was 17). Many of the people involved went to Piedmont Hills High School in San Jose, and some have since moved on to currently attend San Jose State.

It was a rather large volunteer effort. The final budget was around $3,500 or so. Shooting took place on and off for a whole year and editing took me about nine more months. This will be our first and possibly last major screening...

We will be having two screenings:

OPENING NIGHT: 03/06/08 Thursday 7:00 PM
San Jose Repertory Theatre

101 Paseo De San Antonio
San Jose, CA 95113

CLOSING NIGHT: 03/08/08 Saturday 7:30 PM
Camera 12 Cinema San Jose

288 S 2nd St
San Jose, CA 95113

For more info go directly to the Cinequest 2008 site:

Also, please feel free to bring friends! It would mean a lot to us to get more locals out to see the film!

Check the event @ FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=7808269626
Visit http://www.hdehal.com for more info, pictures, and a trailer!


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1098 t forms [19 Feb 2008|10:23pm]

[ mood | moody ]

i graduated in may, so i'm kinda outta the loop
but does anyone know when the 1098 forms are gonna be sent out?
i wanna finish my taxes!!!!

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Californians... YES YOU CAN vote for president! [30 Jan 2008|04:18am]

If you were previously registered to vote at a prior address in California, and/or do not currently have a ballot for your current address, in most cases you should be able to vote with a provisional ballot! Please contact or visit your county registrar for more information. 

Are you registered as a "Decline-To-State" voter in California? Did you know that you have the right to vote in the Democratic Party's presidential primary?

You just need to ask for a "Democratic Party ballot." It's that easy. 

When you walk into your polling location, ask for a "Democratic Party ballot" after the polling place worker asks you for your name. If you are handed a ballot that does not include presidential candidates, just hand the ballot back to the poll worker and ask for a "Democratic Party ballot" instead.

If you vote-by-mail, and have not mailed in your ballot already, you can bring your non-voted, vote-by-mail ballot to a polling place in the county in which you are registered in or to the County Registrar's office and give it to a polling place worker in exchange for a Democratic Party ballot. Contact or visit your county registrar -- listed below -- for more information or to request a Democratic Party ballot. 

If, for any reason, a poll worker refuses to exchange your ballot, you may request to cast a "provisional" ballot which will not be counted until the county elections official can determine that you have not also voted a vote-by-mail ballot. 

For all those who want to vote by mail, please do so immediately! Ballots that are received after 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 5th will NOT be counted! If your ballot is not in the mail by Thursday, Feb. 1st, it is recommended that you drop them off at your county registrar. This can be done anytime from now until 8 p.m. on Tuesday.
If you have any questions, please contact your local county registrar, listed below the cut:

It is important that this information get into the hands of as many voters as possible. Please consider taking a few minutes to copy-and-paste this information around the Internet and/or into your journal or blog and to let others know that they can vote in the upcoming election!  
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Bus 170 Fundamentals of Finance [21 Dec 2007|03:23pm]
Do any of you business majors out there have a recommendation for who I should take for Bus170??? I'm looking for an easy A on this one and I've found ratemyprofessors.com to sometimes be unreliable. Thanks!
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