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
honors faculty and staff retirees
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.
honored as outstanding staff
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
structure nears completion
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,
celebrates 45th Commencement
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
professor named to lead CSUF's Academic Senate
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.
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.
and visual arts students making an impact in professional arenas
ranks sixth for number of minority degrees awarded
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.
State Fullerton to close Friday, June 11
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.
electrical engineering professor named NASA Fellow
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
school juniors in home stretch of six-year program, one in a
series awarded $1.1 Million by Dept. of Education
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.
Learning Experience announces 2004-05 Officers
“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
Cal State Fullerton student scientists headed to labs in England
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
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.
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.
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
professor named to lead Cal State Fullerton’s Academic
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.
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
businessman and national teacher award recipient among CSUF
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.
student offers insight while preparing to graduate
Solveig Haugen is among 459 international
students who are members of Cal State Fullerton’s Class
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
students seeking career changes win Miles McCarthy Health Profession
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.
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.
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.
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
grant to explore how the trace element copper finds its way
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.
and Ohl are heading for Japan as part of CSU International Faculty
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
$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.
ranks sixth nationally for undergraduate degrees awarded to
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.
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.
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.
memorial service May 21 for Leroy Joesik-Mandeville, emertus
Leroy Joesink-Mandeville, emeritus professor
of anthropology at Cal State Fullerton, died May 8 of heart
failure. He was 69.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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,
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
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.
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.