Events archive

Thursday, April 20
Film Screening: "Beyond Measure"
Sponsored by the CSUS School Psychology Program and Doctorate in Educational Leadership.

Monday, April 10
Visiting scholar Dr. José Nicolás Jiménez Escamilla
From Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla, Mexico, Dr. Escamilla spoke about the Náhuatl philosophy and the struggles for identity formation and other issues in southern Mexico.

Friday, April 7
4th Annual Outstanding Dissertation Showcase Panel
Honoring the authors (Rachelle Cypher, Jeffrey Mrizek, and Joseph Williams) of three outstanding dissertations completed as part of the requirements for the Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) degree, the College of Education and the College of Social Sciences & Interdisciplinary Studies. View their linked presentations on our YouTube channel.

Wednesday, April 5
Brown Bag Lunch Series: Jamal Cooks
“Writing the Next Chapter: Utilizing a writing program for incarcerated to build expository writing skills, to improve critical thinking, and to make life plans.” See the archived video.

Monday, March 20
Debate Series: "Charters and Vouchers are the Answer"
Julian Vasquez Heilig and Chris Stewart debate the motion. See the archived debate.

Wednesday, March 8
Journal of Transformative Leadership & Policy Studies Issue 6.1 Launch Party
The doctoral community and editors of the Journal launch the latest issue and honor the contributions of Dr. Juliana Raskauskas, co-author of one of the issue’s reviewed books on the topic of bullying.

Friday, March 3
One World Initiative Speaker: Christine Sleeter
"Family History, Identity, and Teaching in Multicultural America"
Christine Sleeter, Professor Emerita in the College of Professional Studies at California State University, Monterey Bay, will discuss her novel, “White Bread: Weaving Cultural Past into the Present,” a multifaceted work in Critical Multiculturalism and Ethnic Studies through the lens of one teacher’s journey. Presented by One World Initiative at Sacramento State.

Friday, March 3
Leaders in Education Speaker Series: Darrick Hamilton
“The Political Economy of Race and Education:  Why Economic Disparity Persists Even for High Achieving Black Americans”
Darrick Hamilton is the director of the doctoral program in public and urban policy, and jointly appointed as an associate professor of economics and urban policy at The Milano School of International Affairs, Management and Urban Policy and the Department of Economics, The New School for Social Research at The New School in New York. See the archived video.

Thursday, March 2
Free movie screening: “Stolen Education”
“Stolen Education” documents the untold story of Mexican-American school children who challenged discrimination in Texas schools in the 1950’s and changed the face of education in the Southwest. This event is co-sponsored by Dr. Enrique Alemán Jr., the Office of the President, the Serna Center and the Doctorate in Educational Leadership.

Wednesday, March 1
Brown Bag Lunch Series: Rose Borunda
"Cuentos de Exito: Stories of Success"
Based on the doctoral dissertations of Fermin Irigoyen and Viridiana Diaz, this free bilingual story download tells of several families’ experience with the educational system in the United States. Dr. Borunda will provide an overview of the story and the elements that are critical for families to know so they can, in turn, promote their children’s success. See the archived video.

January 27, 2017
Leaders in Education Speaker Series: Dr. Sara Goldrick-Rab
"Paying the Price: College Costs, Financial Aid, and the Betrayal of the American Dream"
The problem of paying for college is causing thousands of young adults to drop out before earning a degree, a disheartening truth that must change if the nation is to have the educated workforce it needs, argues sociologist Sara Goldrick-Rab. She will share solutions to the problem of college affordability and financial aid access.

November 15, 2016
EdD Brown Bag Lunch Series: Dr. Melissa Repa and Dr. Shelby Moffat
“From Scholars to Officers: A 21st Century Solution Addressing Graduation Rates and Workforce Needs”
This Brown Bag session by two Sacramento State EdD Program Alumni discusses a new research study and program launched at California State University, Sacramento entitled the Law Enforcement Candidate Scholars' (LECS) Program, designed to address graduation rates, recruitment and hiring gaps in law enforcement and police-community relations.
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November 14, 2016
Visiting Scholar: Dr. Juan Carlos Andrade
“Education Policy in Mexico and ‘Otherness’ and Community Citizenship”
Eureka Hall 329: 4:30 p.m.
Dr. Andrade will discuss current Mexican educational policy with particular emphasis on the education of native peoples in the south of Mexico. He will also discuss the nature of “otherness” and attempts at promoting community citizenship.
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November 1, 2016
EdD Brown Bag Lunch Series: Dr. Aaminah Norris
“Laptop or Canvas: How Design Thinking Supports Male Students' Technology Use”
Eureka Hall Rm 223: Noon
A qualitative study Dr. Norris conducted that analyzes ways two focal male secondary school teachers supported their 40 predominately Latino and African American male students in making digitally mediated projects. This talk will also examine how teachers develop new literacies in urban schools using design thinking processes.
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October 13, 2016
Ed.D. Brown Bag Lunch Series: Dr. Stephen E. Brock
“Comprehensive School Safety and Crisis Response”
Dr. Brock discusses the PREPaRE model of school crisis prevention and intervention, and essential elements of these school safety plans. Consistent with guidance offered by President Obama's Policy Directive 8, Dr. Brock addresses five “mission preparedness” areas: Prevention, Mitigation, Protection, Response, and Recovery.
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