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California State University, East Bay

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California State University, East Bay (CSUEB and Cal State East Bay, formerly California State University, Hayward, and called Cal State Hayward or Hayward State) is a branch of the California State University system. It was founded in 1957 as part of charter authorization by the Master Plan for Higher Education as proposed by Clark Kerr. CSUEB's main campus is located in Hayward, California. Warren Hall, its signature building on top of the Hayward hills, overlooks the scenic eastern portion of the San Francisco Bay Area. The building is visible from the city of San Francisco and Oakland, serving as a landmark for Hayward and the surrounding East Bay. CSUEB also has a campus in Concord in Contra Costa County, and a professional development center in Oakland. Continuing education programs are available at all three locations.

The university is best known for its strong business and education departments, where a large portion of California teachers receive their certification. CSUEB has a thriving music department where the CSUEB Jazz Ensemble, directed by Dave Eshelman holds annual performances in Yoshi's of Oakland. CSUEB also has a biotechnology program that allow the university serve as an economic and educational powerhouse in the East Bay.

Princeton Review selected California State University, East Bay, as a "Best in the West" college in 2005.

The university publishes The Pioneer newspaper, its name referring to the school mascot, Pioneer Pete. CSUEB also participates in the Internet2 project.

The California State University Board of Trustees approved the proposal to rename the campus to California State University, East Bay on January 26, 2005. [1] (http://www.calstatehaywardnews.com/news/publish/article_388.shtml)

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