San Jose State University

University Personnel presents health and
well-being tips for the campus community.
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Vaccinated SJSU staff and faculty as well as auxiliary employees and those in volunteer or other unpaid appointments are eligible for on-campus COVID-19 testing. Individuals participating in this program must have a completed vaccination attestation on file in SJSU @ Work. (It is not yet required to have the booster shot to participate in this voluntary testing program.) Those who have attested that they are not accessing campus may not participate at this time. Those with approved exemptions will continue to test through the mandatory testing program.

Please note, if you recently tested positive via a PCR test, you should not participate in this testing as the positive result will continue to show up for 90 days.

If you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 you should not come to campus and should not participate in this testing. Contact our Leaves Unit for appropriate guidance and direction for next steps at 924-2155, 924-2148), or 924-2243.
Testing Steps and Requirements

You must be affiliated with SJSU to participate.

Voluntary testing will be available Monday - Friday with anticipated end date in February, to be determined.
  • TIME: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM each day
  • LOCATION: Event Center
  • YOU MUST BRING: Valid photo ID (SJSU Tower Card is recommended)

Appointments are required. You will be asked to enter your insurance information in order to be tested; there will be no out of pocket cost to you.
Did you already receive your booster shot?

Make sure your SJSU @ Work COVID-19 Attestation Record is updated with the new information. See the User Guide for step-by-step guidance.
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Hello Spartans!

The AS Transportation Solutions team is happy to welcome you back. If you were not able to attend the Employee Commute Town Hall event on February 2, 2022, we are including the recording here. SJSU Parking Services and AS Transportation Solutions presented and answered a variety of questions from the audience about transportation options to campus.

As an employee of SJSU you have access to many programs, services, and discounts to help you commute sustainably. For more information visit the  Transportation Solutions website and the  Employee Commute Resource Guide. Additionally, we would like to invite you to provide feedback on the San Jose Downtown Transportation Plan online through their open house. The deadline to provide feedback is February 15, so please share your thoughts to help make downtown a safe and easy-to-access place for everyone!
University Personnel would like to spotlight well-being activities in the lives of our employees. We want to know what you're doing to maintain balance and bring you joy. Did you attend an event from our What's UP? section - tell us about it. Did you volunteer your time or find a new hobby? Do a fun activity with family or friends? Find a yummy new recipe you'd like to share?

Share your story with us and be highlighted in a future Well-being Wednesday newsletter (photos are not required).

LifeMatters by Empathia Services

Has the pandemic left you feeling lonely, depressed and needing to talk to professionals who can provide resources?

We have help for you.

SJSU has partnered with LifeMatters by Empathia for your counseling and employee assistance needs.

For more information: 1-800-367-7474
Learn about events and activities happening now or coming soon!
CSU Systemwide Steps Challenge

It’s time to join the first CSU Systemwide Steps Challenge!

For this challenge, you’ll virtually travel from San Diego State to Cal Poly Humboldt, visiting all CSU locations along the way, and logging your steps as you go.

You can participate as an individual, or create a team of up to six colleagues where you can support and track each other’s progress. The challenge is self-paced, so you can virtually visit as many campuses as you’d like on your own schedule.

The CSU Steps Challenge will kick off on Monday, February 14 and end on Friday, May 20. So, get ready to grab your walking shoes and visit the website today to set up or join a team.

We’re looking forward to traveling the virtual journey together across the CSU system!
5 Ways to Treat Yourself on Valentine’s Day
Article by: The Wonder Forest Blog; Photo by: Canva

Another Valentine’s Day is coming, and if you have mixed feelings about it, there’s no shame in celebrating yourself, loving yourself, and spoiling yourself. Whether you’re in a relationship, married, or single, here are 5 ways to treat yourself this Valentine’s Day!
  • Visualize Your Perfect Day
  • Celebrate Yourself
  • Have a Date Night With Yourself
  • Buy Yourself a Gift
  • Indulge Yourself

In addition to the required training courses, CSULearn has numerous optional courses available to employees such as:
Membership Drive for SJSU Faculty & Staff

The Spartan Recreation and Aquatic Center is hosting a Membership Drive for SJSU Faculty & Staff to visit the SRAC facility for FREE between February 14 through February 25, 2022.

Check out the state-of-the-art facility and all that it has to offer! Visit the SRAC Front Desk to get started.
Easy Strawberry Cake with Strawberry Sauce 
Article and photo by: Natasha's Kitchen

This strawberry cake is winning in every way: simple ingredients, easy to make, perfect for entertaining, and completely yummy. Everything about this cake is good. This is a crowd-pleasing dessert, but (so you can’t say we didn’t warn you) it disappears fast!

Strawberry Cake Ingredients:
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup light olive oil, or vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 12 oz strawberries, hulled
  • 1 tsp powdered sugar, for dusting, optional
Strawberry Sauce Ingredients:
  • 16 oz strawberries, hulled and halved
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar, or to taste

Cake Prep:
  1. Butter a 9" springform pan and line the bottom with parchment paper. Preheat oven to 375˚F. Prepare 12 oz of strawberries for the cake: dice 6 oz of strawberries and slice the second 6 oz into halves.
How to Make Strawberry Cake:
  1. In a large mixing bowl, using an electric hand mixer (or stand mixer), beat together 2 eggs with 1 cup sugar on high speed for 5 minutes or until light in color and thick.
  2. Add 1 cup sour cream, 1/2 cup oil, 1 tsp vanilla and beat on low speed until well combined.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk together: 2 cups flour, 2 tsp baking powder and 1/4 tsp salt until well incorporated. With the mixer on med/low speed, add flour mixture to the batter 1/3 at a time, letting the flour incorporate with each addition and continue mixing just until well combined. Do not over-mix.
  4. Pour half of the batter into prepared pan. Top with 6 oz of diced strawberries then spread remaining batter over the top. Cover the surface with 6 oz of halved strawberries (cut-side-down), pressing them down just slightly into the batter. Bake at 375˚F for 45-55 minutes (mine was perfect at 50 min), or until a toothpick inserted into center comes out clean. Let cake rest in pan 15-20 min then remove ring and cool to room temp or until just lightly warm.
  5. Run a thin spatula around cake edges to loosen from pan. then transfer to a cake platter. Cool until just warm or at room temperature. To serve, dust with powdered sugar if desired. Drizzle individual slices generously with strawberry syrup.
How to Make Strawberry Sauce:
  1. While the cake is baking, make the strawberry sauce: In a blender or food processor, combine 16 oz strawberries and 1/4 cup sugar (or add sugar to taste) and blend until pureed.
Homebuying Information

Landed: Home buying assistance through shared equity down payment program

Campus Sustainability Additional Resources 
  • Find more health and well-being resources in MyWell-being on the UP website
  • Email for full complimentary audiological evaluations and counseling regarding hearing conservation
  • SJSU Staff Council encourages staff campus engagement, promotes a positive staff culture and actively participates in University affairs

  • Employee Affinity Groups provide opportunities to make identity-specific connections and build community with other employees
  • WEBCAST: CSU's Got Talent: Fostering Wellness Starting With The Brain - Wednesday, February 23 - 10:00am - 11:00am - Register Now
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Last Updated Apr 11, 2023