Archive for November 2013

Repaving 24th Street

It’s fun seeing the bones of the neighborhood slowly change.

24th Street was repaved on August 23rd, 2013. Here are some photos

I don’t know why they dug up this section all the way to dirt. They later filled it with concrete and then repaved it in asphalt. It’s interesting to see that there isn’t any gravel and the concrete is only about 6 inches deep. That’s not the best road construction but it’ll do well enough.

I love the asphalt Zamboni!

Live Action Bob the Builder

My Kinetic Helmets at Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design

Cool news:
I told you that I worked on the kinetic elements of Desiree Holman’s most recent art piece, Sophont. The installation, along with my bits are at the Philip J. Steele Gallery at the Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design in Denver until November 23rd!

See the whole catalog in PDF here!

I’m going to make an admission. When I first saw her art, I it didn’t really excite me but I thought, “Sure, let’s make art, let’s make it kinetic!” After hanging around it for a while and most recently reading the catalog, it’s seeping in. I’m starting to get it and I like it! Art is funny that way.

I Am Going To Grad School!

I got a phone call from San Jose State today. I was accepted into their Master’s of Occupational Therapy program!!!The program begins fall 2014. I am over the moon!

Some folks have asked what OT is… You might start with the idea of a Physical Therapist. A PT gets your body working, an OT focuses on helping you do whatever it is you do in your life, your “occupation”. Some quick examples: kids need to grow, amputees need to relearn shoe tying, elderly want to keep living independently. It’s a rather broad field!

CASA | Student Affairs Committee

CASA | Student Affairs Committee


OT students take action!

  • Academic technology is making a concerted effort to fix Wi-Fi deficits on campus.  Please note exact locations where you experience Wi-Fi problems and report them to your SAC representative: Sara Wykoff at
  • Help represent the Occupational Therapy Department by donating ornaments that represent OT for the CASA sponsored tree in Christmas in the Park


College update from CASA Interim Dean Hines:

*Acting Associate Dean, Dr. Pam Richardson gave an update on the behalf of Dean Hines.

  • Rededication of Yoshihiro Uchida Hall
    • Yoshihiro Uchida established the first judo team at SJSU, coached 1964 Olympic team, and continues to coach at SJSU at age 94!
  • International initiative
    • International experience requirements – study abroad will be required for ELM Occupational Therapy, Nursing and Journalism students, who are starting the program in FALL 2015.
    • Helen L. Stevens Faculty-Led Program Scholarships – (12) $500 scholarships for Summer 2015 study abroad classes.


Q&A with Associate Dean Greg Payne.

  • The New Health Center will feature medical care, counseling, sports medicine and physical therapy.
    • Did you know that counseling is free for students?
  • CASA is considering eliminating CASA computer labs.
  • Construction update:
    • Yoshihiro Uchida Hall: Complete
    • Spartan Complex: Fall 2015
    • Student Health and Counseling: Fall 2015
    • Student Union Phase 1: Complete
    • Student Union Phase 2: Fall 2015
    • Aquatic Facility: Planning stages
    • Addition to Campus Village: Planning stages


SAC announcements:

Upcoming Events

Rededication of Yoshihiro Uchida Hall, YUH Building on Campus

Friday, November 7, 3-5pm. More about the rededication



Use your Rep!

How can OT use CASA to the fullest?

  • Advocate for OT (Ex. Universal design in newly constructed buildings)
  • Have your campus concerns addressed (Ex. Elimination of computer labs around school)
  • Share events (Ex. Fundraisers!)
  • Connect with nine other CASA Departments and Schools:
    • Health Science & Recreation
    • Hospitality Management
    • Journalism & Mass Communication
    • Justice Studies
    • Kinesiology
    • Library & Information Science
    • Nursing
    • Nutrition, Food Science & Packaging
    • Social Work

**Contact your representative, Sara Wykoff via email at**


College of Applied Sciences and Arts

How much do you know about CASA?

  • CASA offers a variety of resources for Occupational Therapy students located in MacQuarrie hall.
  • Computer lab (MH Room 321) can be reserved for classes
  • Student Success Center (MH Room 332) is designed to be a “home away from home” and has the ever so coveted meeting rooms


Student Affairs Committee

The primary function of the committee is to advise the Dean of the College of Applied Sciences and Arts of any student problems or needs, to recommend policy or suggest courses of action, and to suggest improvements to the College.


Interested in representing the OT students at SAC for the 2015-2016 school year? 

Contact Sara Wykoff:

Looking For Fabrication Shop Space In San Francisco

My friend Ben is looking for a small metal fabrication space in San Francisco. Can you help? Here’s some of his work:

He’d prefer a totally private workspace but affordability and access to larger equipment like a CNC plasma cutter are a factor. Looking to move in January or February

Reply or contact Ben directly at kibogoyo at gmail dat com

Have You Heard About The High Line In NYC? How About The Low Line?

A few years ago New York City converted an unused above-ground rail system into a 1.5 mile long park! It’s awesome.

The next park? Underground! The Lowline Park on the East Side!