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Memorial Set for Wiseman

February 9th service scheduled to honor Richard Wiseman

January 29, 2007


A memorial service will be held Friday, Feb. 9, for Richard Wiseman, professor of human communications studies and 2003-04 Outstanding Professor Award recipient, who died in November.

The 3 p.m. service will be held on campus in the Titan Student Union.
In addition to the university’s top faculty honor, Wiseman also received the 2005 California State University Wang Family Excellence Award, which recognizes outstanding achievements of faculty members and administrators in the 23-campus CSU. During his career, Wiseman received numerous honors, authored nine books, was awarded more than 25 grants for his research efforts and was a founding fellow for the International Academy for Intercultural Research.
Among those who will speak at the memorial service are University President Milton A. Gordon; Ephraim Smith, vice president of academic affairs; Rick Pullen, dean of the College of Communications; Kurt Kitselman, chair  and professor of the human communication studies; Irene Matz, assistant professor of human communications, and Judi Sanders, Wiseman’s wife. Several of Wiseman’s former students will remember the educator and Bob Gass, professor of human communication studies, will serve as master of ceremonies.
Donations in Wiseman’s honor may be made to the CSUF Philanthropic Foundation, Richard Wiseman Memorial Scholarship Fund. They may be sent to Annette Bow, Department of Human Communication Studies, California State University, Fullerton, CP-420-1, Box 6868, Fullerton, CA 93834-6868.
For more information, contact Irene Matz at 657-278-4418.

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