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CSUF Alumni Association names 2004-05 Board of Directors
Attorney Ed Hays (B.A. business administration-finance ’89) of West Covina is the new president of the Cal State Fullerton Alumni Association 2004-05 Board of Directors, effective July 1.
University honors faculty and staff retirees
On behalf of Cal State Fullerton, President Milton A. Gordon hosted faculty and staff members during a special May 11 retirement dinner at El Dorado Ranch.
Trio honored as outstanding staff
Three campus staff members from widely divergent fields and backgrounds are this year’s Outstanding Staff Award recipients.
Recognized this month during Staff Recognition and Appreciation Day festivities were staff members with jobs that range from computer security and taking the pulse of the public to overseeing a desert wilderness. All were selected because of their creativity, initiative, leadership, teamwork and special contribution to the university
Parking structure nears completion
Students next fall will find some welcome relief when parking on campus, thanks to the projected summer completion of the Nutwood Parking Structure located in Parking Lots C and D. The five-level structure is scheduled to be ready for use on the first day of fall classes, Aug. 23.
University celebrates 45th Commencement
Under clear skies with flags snapping in the breeze, the heady perfume of floral bouquets, the dazzle of hundreds of colorful balloons and scores of proud spectators on hand, about 8,000 students achieved an important milestone in their lives. They were the 45th class to participate in commencement ceremonies at Cal State Fullerton.
Sociology professor named to lead CSUF's Academic Senate
Sociology professor John W. Bedell took to his new position as chair of the Academic Senate with aplomb – after all, this is his fourth time in the role.
Gustavo Vargas: Management professor dead at 61
Gustavo A. Vargas, 61, professor of management and associate director of the Center for International Business at Cal State Fullerton, died Sunday, June 13, after suffering a massive stroke.
Performing and visual arts students making an impact in professional arenas
University ranks sixth for number of minority degrees awarded
Cal State Fullerton is sixth in the nation for the number of bachelor’s degrees awarded to minority students, as reported in the June 3 issue of Black Issues in Higher Education.
Cal State Fullerton to close Friday, June 11
In observance of Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s proclamation declaring Friday as a Day of Remembrance for the late President Ronald Reagan, Cal State Fullerton will be closed Friday, June 11, and classes scheduled for that day are canceled.
CSUF electrical engineering professor named NASA Fellow
Shahin Ghazanshahi, a professor of electrical engineering whose research interests include modeling, simulation and analysis of biomedical systems, has been named a fellow in the 2004 NASA Administrator’s Fellowship Program.
High school juniors in home stretch of six-year program, one in a series awarded $1.1 Million by Dept. of Education
More than 560 juniors at Anaheim High School are wrapping up their fifth year of GEAR UP, a Cal State Fullerton program they began at Anaheim’s Sycamore Junior High.
Continuing Learning Experience announces 2004-05 Officers
Harold “Hal” Henry of Brea has been elected vice president of administration of Continuing Learning Experience (CLE), a Cal State Fullerton support group of approximately 750 retired and semiretired individuals dedicated to the pursuit of lifelong learning.
Six Cal State Fullerton student scientists headed to labs in England and Thailand
Six outstanding Cal State Fullerton students will spend the summer conducting research with top scientists at Oxford and Cambridge universities in Great Britain, and at Chiang Mai University in Thailand, as participants in the Minority International Research Training (MIRT) program.
Two members of Class of 2004 named Fulbright Scholars
Two students who will take part in commencement ceremonies at Cal State Fullerton this weekend soon will be packing their bags for trips abroad as Fulbright Scholars.
Faculty leadership in collegial governace award presented to longtime professor and campus leader
Sandra Sutphen, acting director of the Faculty Development Center and professor of political science, is this year’s winner of Cal State Fullerton’s Faculty Leadership in Collegial Governance Award.
Overcoming life's challenges, six Guardian Scholars to graduate
They are motivated to better their lives and, more significantly, the lives of others. The future aspirations of six graduating Guardian Scholars include homicide detective, giving back to foster youth, clinical psychology and business management.
Sociology professor named to lead Cal State Fullerton’s Academic Senate
Sociology professor John W. Bedell took to his new position as chair of Cal State Fullerton’s Academic Senate with aplomb — after all, this is his fourth time in the role.
'Killer Algae' study leads to outstanding thesis award
Susan Frisch, a Cal State Fullerton alumnus whose master’s thesis on the potential introduction of “killer algae” into Southern California waters has been used to inform and influence public policy, has been selected to receive the university’s 2004 Giles T. Brown Outstanding Thesis Award.
Actor, businessman and national teacher award recipient among CSUF Commencement speakers
Stepping up to the podium for Cal State Fullerton’s school-based commencement ceremonies May 29-30 will be guest speakers ranging from the 2002 National Teacher of the Year to the founder and CEO of a global organization.
Swedish student offers insight while preparing to graduate
Solveig Haugen is among 459 international students who are members of Cal State Fullerton’s Class of 2004.
Honoring a grad who spent half a century pursuing her degree
The 70-years-young graduate, who will be recognized at the university’s May 28 Honors Convocation and take part in commencement exercises Saturday, May 29, is this year’s recipient of CLE’s annual award to one of the oldest graduating seniors
10th annual Dean’s Summer Golf Classic
Cal State Fullerton’s College of Business and Economics hosts the 10th annual Dean’s Summer Golf Classic to raise funds for student scholarships.
Government leaders coming for summer series
In a first for the organization, Continuing Learning Experience (CLE) is co-sponsoring a lecture series with the university’s Political Science Department. Open to the public, the “Summer 2004 Political Series,” beginning June 10, will bring government leaders to campus to present issues facing the governments of surrounding cities, Orange County, California and the nation.
EOP student achieves dream of College Education
thanks to three special programs, including the Educational Opportunity Program — a statewide program to assist students with limited financial resources — Christina Galindo will be taking part in Cal State Fullerton’s 45th annual commencement exercises on Saturday, May 29.
Future doctor wins top award for health professions community service
Algele Cid Sumulong, a graduating biological science major who founded a program in which students of the university visit and help terminally ill patients, is the 2004 winner of the Kenneth L. Goodhue-McWilliams Award for Outstanding Community Service in the Health Professions.
Returning students seeking career changes win Miles McCarthy Health Profession Award
A former Broadway actress seeking a career as a physician involved in the drama of a hospital emergency room and a registered nurse, who wants to make medical decisions for patients as a doctor and caregiver, are winners of the 2004 Cal State Fullerton Miles D. McCarthy Health Professions Award.
Four chosen for top awards at CSUF Commencement
Four graduating Cal State Fullerton students will be honored this month with President’s Associates awards in recognition of their scholastic excellence, as well as dedication to the university and community.
Student embassador wins International Understanding Award
A business administration major who traveled abroad and became a student ambassador for British Council USA has the added honor of being this year’s recipient of Cal State Fullerton’s International Understanding Award.
ROTC Commissioning Ceremony slated May 29
Fifteen Army cadets — including four who are Distinguished Military Graduates — will be commissioned as second lieutenants during a May 29 ceremony
Linder receives grant to explore how the trace element copper finds its way to newborns
Professor of chemistry and biochemistry investigation is funded by a five-year National Institutes of Health grant of which first-year funding is $244,332.
Hickok and Ohl are heading for Japan as part of CSU International Faculty Partnership Seminar
Two faculty members will join 16 CSU colleagues in Tokyo this summer for the International Faculty Partnership Seminar, “Progress and Tradition: Japan and the United States.”
Alumnus pledges $3 million to College of Business and Economics
A Cal State Fullerton business administration graduate, who went from being the sole employee in a one-man shop to leader of a global organization, has made a $3 million pledge to the College of Business and Economics — the largest pledge of cash in the university’s history.
University ranks sixth nationally for undergraduate degrees awarded to Hispanics
Cal State Fullerton has moved up to sixth place in the nation for awarding bachelor’s degrees to Hispanics, according to the May 3 Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education’s annual “Top 100,” a national listing of colleges and universities.
Emeritus professor Otto J. Sandovszky dies
Otto J. Sadovszky, emeritus professor of anthropology at Cal State Fullerton, died May 12 of a brain aneurism. The Fullerton resident was 78 years old.
Cal State Fullerton celebrates commencement May 29-30
More than 8,000 students, including January graduates, are eligible to take part in Cal State Fullerton’s 45th annual commencement May 29-30.
Campus memorial service May 21 for Leroy Joesik-Mandeville, emertus professor
Leroy Joesink-Mandeville, emeritus professor of anthropology at Cal State Fullerton, died May 8 of heart failure. He was 69.
Professor provides insight into Middle Eastern cultures
English professor believes that sending Fulbright scholars to these regions is critical because it provides Americans with a different point of view on the Middle East.
College of Education proposal scheduled for referendum vote
The Academic Senate voted to receive and endorse the report of an ad hoc committee established to review a proposal to restructure the College of Human Development and Community Services in order to create a College of Education.
Education college moving toward reality
In a move to expand leadership in teacher preparation on campus, President Milton A. Gordon will formally designate the School of Education as the College of Education, effective July 1. The Academic Senate voted April 22 to recommend to the president the formation of the College of Education.
Proposed cuts to EOP: What that means
Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has targeted Educational Opportunity Program and other outreach programs for elimination while attempting to balance the state’s budget.
Predicting school success center grant continues to support long-term study
Nature or nurture? Which is more useful in predicting whether a child will be a success in school? In 1979, a group of professors and students embarked on an ambitious project to answer this and other questions about how children develop. And so began the Fullerton Longitudinal Study led by Allen Gottfried, professor of psychology.
“The Man Who Walked Across Africa” to visit Cal State Fullerton May 10 to describe his adventures
J. Michael Fay, who has been called “the world’s most adventurous explorer” and “the ultimate survivor,” will discuss his 15-month, 2,000-mile walk through Central Africa in a special presentation Monday, May 10.
WorkAbility program puts students, alumni to work
Students and alumni with physical or learning disabilities are successfully finding jobs thanks to the WorkAbility IV program. Currently in its seventh year, WorkAbility IV is funded with a $97,825 grant from the California Department of Rehabilitation.
CLE members volunteer to show the way at Titan athletic events
This year more than a dozen members of CLE, a campus group made up of more than 700 semi- and retired professionals, have been serving as ushers at baseball, basketball and softball games.
Amending the Constitution: What happens?
President George W. Bush recently announced that he supports a constitutional amendment to outlaw same-sex marriages. But what does amending the Constitution really mean? How does this affect states’ rights? Gordon Bakken, professor of history and an expert on constitutional law, answers some of the most commonly asked questions surrounding this controversy.

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