Stories of Engagement
Deep Dive in Five
Read about how Jazz professor, Aaron Lington, puts together the wonderful Black Cab Jazz Concert Series with students in mind
Spartan Film Studios to Produce Short Film in Honor of Japanese American WWII Soldiers
Read about this important topic and how students gain important skills & perspective from this film production
Three Pathways to Dance
Read about the ongoing social justice activities that three of our SJSU Dance majors focus on for their dance careers
The Art of Social Change
Read about recent alum, John Contreras, and his community work
Latin American Choral Festival
Read about "Shining a Light on Inclusivity" through music
ArtBoxSJ Collaboration with SUN Board
Read about our "Spartan Artists Commissioned to Beautify South University Neighborhood"
Water & Fire Ecoacoustics
Listen in as Mark Wong (Master's in Music) describes how he turned wildfire data and his own language into a composition
Diasporic Peoples Writing Collective
This SJSU student group offers an opportunity to engage local voices in significant and exciting ways.
Watch dancers as they enjoy the Beethoven Ball, featuring Danse Libre and the SJSU Symphony Orchestra
Legacy of Poetry Festival '22
SJSU has a long history of poetry & spoken word, which is celebrated every April with this year's theme, "Can Poetry Save the Planet?"
Arts as Emancipatory Education
Susan Verducci collaborated with Santa Clara County Office of Education (SCCOE) to bring the 2022 Young Artist Showcase Competition to this year's conference
Thinking Out Loud
Étienne Brown and Chelsea Thompto say more about big tech in a Newsweek op ed resulting from their QuickBites appearance in Nov 2021
Talkback with Student Dancers
Student dancers grapple with questions about identity in the post-performance talkback after Camille A. Brown & Dancers
SJSU Mural Club @ VivaParksSJ
John Contreras & friends return with the SJSU Mural Club to help kids find their creativity at VivaParksSJ
SJSU Mural Club Slinging Paint @ VivaCalleSJ
Nov. 7, 2021
John Contreras (@john.contreras_91) organizes the SJSU Mural Club's community mural painting corner at the Nov 2021 VivaCalleSJ
San Jose Story Map
Welcome to a sneak peek of the San José Story Map, a cultural map of the San José area through art and literature originated by previously unheard voices
Sounds of El Camino Real bring new, diverse perspectives
Sept 24, 2021
Dean Shannon Miller, Marcela Davison Aviles, and Kat Taylor discuss "How do you sing a song of the open road when the road was never open to begin with?" in this San Jose Mercury News opinion piece.
Covid Bubbles: Californians Dress For Emergence
June 18, 2021
Professor Robin Lasser of the Department of Art and Art History has recently completed an art commission, granted by Governor Gavin Newsom, to represent the city of San José, installed as billboards along Highway 101.
A Community Collection of COVID-19 Experiences
June 23, 2021
How will the Bay Area remember the COVID-19 pandemic? For University Archivist Carli Lowe, the pandemic has offered a unique opportunity to interact with history in real time.
SJSU's Latin Jazz Ensemble plays "Lluvia" on campus safely and enthusiastically
Teeter Totter Building Bridges instead of Walls
Using a teeter totter to connect across the U.S.-Mexico border (Expressions p.26)
Future of Alternative Art Exhibits
May 6, 2021
Dorothy Santos, one of the artists who participated in the roundtable, reflects on the future of art exhibits
David Vickerman tells us about how "Last Breaths" by Armando Bayolo becomes part of the immediate social fabric of the world - with appearance by the artist before the Wind Ensemble plays.
Wish You Here Postcards
"Wish You Were Here: A Postcard from Home" invited communities to design postcards from home (Expressions p.36)
Wall of Song
This 2021 version of Wall of Song Project's latest growing collective video chorus was developed into a virtual multi-channel video installation for our "FEELING GOOD: Celebrating National Girls & Womxn in Sports Day with a Wall of Song"
Lillian-Yvonne Bertram on code and poetry
April 15, 2021
Lillian-Yvonne Bertram, author Travesty Generator, in conversation Dr. Kathi Inman Berens, uses open-source coding to generate haunting inquiring elegies to Trayvon Martin, and Eric Garner, and Emmett Till.
Behind the Scenes of student film "Staying Alive"
How does a student film get made? Who's working behind the scenes?
An Exercise in Trust: Book Club Recap
March 8, 2021
On February 21, at 4 PM, members of the Center for Literary Arts community joined our discussion of Trust Exercise led by Patti Johnson Dorton via Zoom.
Our New Day Begun
Jan 28, 2021
See how the Honors Wind Ensemble played concerts of original scores during out COVID-19 shelter-in-place
Creating "The Living"
February 15, 2021
Learn how directors, actors, stage production created a live theatre production of "The Living" during COVID-19 shelter-in-place
SJSU Dance Behind the Scenes
June 23, 2021
What does it take to create a live site-specific performance across campus during the times of COVID-19 shelter-in-place? See how dancers worked tech, learned choreography, and stayed safe for their livestream performances.
Virtual Exhibit of Beethoven's work
Jan 29, 2021
Walkthrough of the virtual exhibition "Beethoven Beyond Borders" created in Mozilla Hubs in celebration of Beethoven's 200th birthday, Ira F. Brilliant Center for Beethoven Studies
Hammer Theatre Center Hosts Virtual Letter-Writing
Jan 14, 2021
To honor MLK's legacy while addressing the destructive impacts of the current COVID-19 pandemic, staff members from the Hammer Theatre Center invited the public to a virtual gathering to write letters to healthcare workers and patients recovering from COVID-19
The Making of "[dreamer] project: an Undocuplay"
July 10, 2020
Catch a behind-the-scenes look at the SJSU production, [Dreamers] Project: An UnDocuplay.
Bomba: Breaking Barriers with Music and Dance
April 30, 2020
Bay Area Bomba ensemble Taller Bombalele held an online webinar where they taught about the history of Puerto Rican music and dance style Bomba and even showed us a few moves!
It's Alive! Frankenstein Turns 200
As Frankenstein turns 200, San Jose State explores the complex relationship between the humanities, science and technology.