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THE NEWS OF CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, LOS ANGELES                                                                            WINTER 1998




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         Campus News



New Faces and People in New Places

     Kyle Button Named                          Rocha comes to Cal State L.A. from
      Vice President for                   CSU San Bernardino, where she was ex-
 Institutional Advancement
                                           ecutive director of University Devel-
                                           opment. She has been director of devel-
                                           opment and director of major gifts for
                                                                                           New CSU Chancellor
                                           the School of Medicine at the Univer-                                                     oversees ten public universities.
                                           sity of Southern California, executive                                                    Reed previously was deputy chief of
                                           director of the Foundation for the Los                                                    staff, chief legislative advisor, and
                                           Angeles Community Colleges, and as-                                                       educational policy coordinator for
                                           sistant dean of research and development                                                  Florida governor (now U.S. senator)
                                           for Los Angeles Southwest College.                                                        Bob Graham and an administrator
                                                Rocha’s connection with the CSU                                                      in the Florida Department of Edu-
                                           dates back to her undergraduate days as                                                   cation for eight years.
                                           a student at CSU Long Beach, where she                                                          “What attracted me to the CSU
                                           earned a bachelor’s degree in Sociology.                                                  is that it has the opportunity to be
                                           She holds a college instructor credential                                                 one of the most important economic
                                           in Public Administration from UCLA                                                        engines for the state of California by
       n April 1997, Kyle C. Button was    Extension.                                                                                preparing its workforce — both at the
 I     appointed vice president for                                                               he CSU Board of Trustees has       entry level and through retraining
Institutional Advancement, after
                                                                                            T     appointed Charles B. Reed          those already employed. In addition,
serving as acting vice president for                                                       chancellor of the California State        the CSU is the vehicle that will be
Institutional Advancement since                                                            University. Reed will begin his new       able to improve all of public educa-
                                                 Dean Appointed for
September of the previous year. He                                                         duties on March 1, 1998. His prede-       tion in the state,” Reed said.
joined the University as executive                 School of Health                        cessor Barry Munitz, who held the              Commented Chancellor
director of Development in April 1996.           and Human Services                        post for six years, has recently as-      Munitz: “There could be no greater
     Button earned his bachelor’s degree                                                   sumed leadership of the J. Paul           compliment to the California State
in Psychology and English at Colgate                                                       Getty Trust as president and chief        University system, or any stronger
University and his master’s degree in                                                      executive officer. Munitz and June        reason to believe that its extraordi-
Public Administration at New York                                                          Cooper, senior vice chancellor and        nary momentum will continue,
University. He previously was develop-                                                     interim chief of staff, will share        than to have Charlie Reed as my
ment director and director of Corporate                                                    oversight of the CSU through Feb-         successor. He has been a wonderful
and Foundation Relations at CSU Long                                                       ruary 1; Cooper will serve as interim     colleague and good friend and one
Beach, development associate for the                                                       chancellor through March 1.               of my mentors and heroes in higher
California Institute of the Arts, grants                                                        Charles Reed earned his              education for many years. Since he
coordinator for the New Jersey State                                                       bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral de-    is currently responsible for Florida’s
Council on the Arts, and program de-                                                       grees at George Washington Univer-        equivalent of both CSU and UC, and
velopment associate for the New York                                                       sity in Washington, DC, and served        has built extraordinary relation-
State Council on the Arts and has con-                                                     on its faculty for seven years. As        ships with that state’s corporate and
sulted for the CSU Chancellor’s Office.            n September 1997, Cal State L.A.        chancellor of the State University        political leadership while leading
     As vice president for Institutional
                                             I     welcomed James J. Kelly as the          System of Florida since 1985, he has      their wonderful faculty and presi-
Advancement, Button oversees day-to-       University’s newest dean. His appoint-          been the chief executive officer of       dents, he is the perfect choice for
day operations of the Division of          ment as dean of the School of Health and        the Florida Board of Regents, which       California.”
Institutional Advancement, which           Human Services followed the retirement
creates and implements the University’s    of Ruth Wu, now dean emerita.
advancement program through the                 Most recently, Kelly was the direc-
efforts of the University Development,     tor of, and a professor in the Department
Publications/Public Affairs, and Alumni
Relations offices. The advancement
                                           of Social Work at CSU Long Beach. Be-
                                           fore that, he taught at San Diego State                 Editor’s Note                         CAL STATE L.A.
program comprises overall fundraising      University and the University of Hawaii.
efforts, which include planned giving           Kelly received his doctorate in
                                                                                                We are tremendously proud to
and capital campaigns, directed by the     Social Welfare from the Florence Heller         publish the second in a series of              The News of California State
University Development Office, and         Graduate School of Policy, Planning and         three Cal State L.A. TODAY 50th                   University, Los Angeles
ensures a strong, positive image with      Administration at Brandeis University.          Anniversary issues, with special              published three times a year for
University and external constituencies     A licensed clinical social worker, he           color covers and inserts that               alumni and friends of the University
through the Office of Publications/        completed a predoctoral clinical                continue a focus on the history and                          Editor
Public Affairs.                            fellowship in psychiatry at UCLA/               legacy of one of the nation’s premier                      Carol Selkin
     In his capacity as vice president,    Sepulveda Veterans’ Administration              urban universities. Our last issue                     Contributing Editor
Button is also executive director of The   Medical Center between 1977 and 1979.           informed you about eminent alumni                     Mary Kacmarcik Baker
CSLA Foundation.                           He is a fellow of the Gerontological            and recent graduates who are                          Contributing Writers
                                                                                           beginning to make their mark on our                     Jacqueline Mejia
                                           Society of America.                                                                                        Margie Yu
                                                                                           society, locally and globally. The
                                                Kelly serves on the Community              next issue will examine some of                           Copy Editor
                                           Advisory Council for the County of              the technological initiatives the
                                                                                                                                                    Linda Trevillian

  Collette Rocha, Assistant                Los Angeles Department of Children’s            University will be undertaking to                       Design/Graphics
                                                                                                                                                    David F. McNutt
                                           Services and the Senior Care Action             meet the challenges of the future.
   V.P. for Development                    Network Health Plan Board of Gover-                  This issue pictures many of the
                                                                                                                                                    Yuri Watanabe
                                                                                                                                                    Photography
                                           nors. From 1994 to 1997, he was presi-          University’s outstanding and award-                     Stan Carstensen
                                           dent of the California Association of           winning faculty and introduces you
                                                                                                                                                    Editorial Board
                                           Deans and Directors of Schools of So-           to the most recent recipients of its
                                                                                           Outstanding Professor Award. In this                Mary Kacmarcik Baker
                                           cial Work. He is currently president of                                                       Executive Director of Alumni Relations
                                                                                           issue, we also include more L.A. State
                                           the National Association of Deans and                                                                    Carol M. Dunn
                                                                                           “originals” — 1954 alumnus Marty                            Director of
                                           Directors of Schools of Social Work and         Halperin, an original cheerleader, and               Intercollegiate Athletics
                                           president-elect of the Chapter of the           1951 alumna Ruthe Busch Gluckson,                          Carol Selkin
                                           National Association of Social Workers.         our first homecoming queen.                       Director of Public Information/
                                                In 1987, Kelly was named U.S.                   If there ar e articles you                         Editorial Services
                                           Social Worker of the Year by the                particularly enjoyed—or subjects              David F. McNutt, Executive Director,
                                                                                           you’d like us to include in the future,            Publications/Public Affairs
                                           National Association of Social Workers.
                                           He received the 1981 Award of Merit             we’d appreciate hearing from you.                Kyle C. Button, Vice President
                                                                                                                                              for Institutional Advancement
                                           for Outstanding Achievement for his             Fifty years strong, California State
      ollette Rocha joined the Univer-     research and publications in the area of        University, Los Angeles continues its                    Published by:
 C    sity as assistant vice president     lesbian and gay aging. He is the editor
                                                                                           half-century anniversary celebration         The Office of Publications/Public Affairs
                                                                                           this year with special events for our       Forward inquiries and submissions to:
for University Development on Sep-         of the Journal of Gay and Lesbian               students, alumni, staff, and friends
tember 15, 1997. In this capacity,         Social Services and on the editorial                                                                       Cal State L.A.
                                                                                           in the community. Keep in touch!                Office of Publications/Public Affairs
Rocha works with the vice president        board of the Journal of Women and                                                                   5151 State University Drive,
for Institutional Advancement and          Aging. He has worked internationally                        — Carol Selkin, editor                 Los Angeles, CA 90032-8580
                                                                                                                                                  Voice: (213) 343-3050
manages a staff of ten to oversee ex-      for the United States and the Taiwan                                                                    Fax: (213) 343-6405
ternal development to raise funds for      government and is the exter nal                                                               E-mail: cselkin@cslanet.calstatela.edu
                                                                                                                                               http://www.calstatela.edu/
the University’s educational, research,    reviewer for the Chinese University of
and community service programs.            Hong Kong.


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          Campus News



1996-1997 Outstanding Professor Award Recipients

                                             as an educator. One of a very few Ameri-                  Martin G. Brodwin                  Development and Change in the
                                             can experts in his field, Burstein had                                                       Modern World, and published essays,
                          highly
    O ne of the most the startantici-
         pated events at          of the     agreed to direct the doctoral disserta-                                                      “Revolution, Racism and Sexism: Chal-
  new academic year is the announce-         tion of a student at a “large Eastern                                                        lenges for World-System Analysis,” and
  ment of the Cal State L.A. Outstand-       university,” after the death of the                                                          “Gender, Race and Ethnicity: Let’s Not
  ing Professor Awards. Five distin-         student’s adviser. An excerpt from a let-                                                    Forget Class.” For 10 years, he was
  guished recipients for 1996-1997           ter by that student—today a successful                                                       editor of The California Sociologist,
  were honored at the annual Fall Fac-       scholar—testifies to Stanley Burstein’s                                                      a professional peer-review journal
  ulty Day program and at a special          devotion to teaching and learning and                                                        published by Cal State L.A.’s Depart-
  reception hosted by President Rosser       echoes endorsements he has received                                                          ment of Sociology, and continues to
  and the Academic Senate.                   from numerous students: “From the                                                            serve it and six others as a referee.
        Each year, a selection commit-       start, Professor Burstein proved to be an                                                         Throughout his 29 years at Cal State
  tee of former recipients is charged        incredibly gifted mentor. He knew the                   Professor of Education               L.A., Kandal has served as principal
  with choosing a maximum of four            scholarship better than anyone I had                                                         undergraduate adviser, associate chair
  Outstanding Professor Award (OPA)          known and understood clearly what had                Martin G. Brodwin, a Cal State L.A.     and graduate studies committee chair for
  recipients and one President’s Dis-        to be done. He was generous with his            alumnus, who earned his Ph.D. at Michi-      the Department of Sociology. He is a
  tinguished Professor. All full-time        time, but very exacting and forthright.         gan State University, is well-known for      member of the American Sociological
  faculty are eligible for nomination        . . . His personal impact on my life and        his work in rehabilitation counseling.       Association, an honorary member of
  by faculty, students, and alumni.          career is a strong measure of his con-          Since joining the faculty in 1988, Brodwin   Golden Key National Honor Society,
  This year’s selection committee            cern for teaching, research, and service.       has served as coordinator for the            and is listed in Who’s Who Among
  chair was Dale Carter (Modern Lan-         No student ever had a better mentor,            University’s undergraduate program in        America’s Teachers.
  guages and Literatures).                   and no university ever had a more out-          rehabilitation services and graduate pro-         “The professor was special,” said a
        The highest academic honor the       standing professor to honor for a life-         gram in rehabilitation counseling. In        student, who praised Kandal for
  University bestows, the Outstanding        time of service.”                               1996, he and a Cal State L.A. colleague      “bringing to life” subject matter that
  Professor Award is granted for con-                                                        received a $750,000 four-year Depart-        was “difficult” and potentially “less
  tinuing excellence in teaching, re-                                                        ment of Education grant for a training       than scintillating.” Said other students:
  search, and contributions to higher               Francisco E. Balderrama                  program directed toward rehabilitation       “His general knowledge of the subject
  education. The President’s Distin-                                                         counseling and special education gradu-      is amazing” and “He is quite possibly
  guished Professor Award, formerly the                                                      ate students.                                the best overall professor I’ve had the
  CSU Outstanding Professor Award,                                                                Brodwin received the 1996 Outstand-     opportunity to work with in all my
  recognizes previously selected OPA                                                         ing Rehabilitation Educator Award from       courses in sociology. He also was very
  recipients who have continued to dis-                                                      the National Association of Rehabilita-      influential in my deciding to continue
  tinguish themselves through superla-                                                       tion Professionals in the Private Sector.    at Cal State L.A. for graduate school.”
  tive teaching and exceptional commit-                                                      He is president of the California Reha-
  ment to students, service to campus                                                        bilitation Counseling Association, a
  and community, and outstanding pro-                                                        member of the executive council of the                 Nancy L. McQueen
  fessional accomplishments.                                                                 California Association for Counseling
                                                                                             and Development, and serves on the edi-
                                                  Professor of Chicano Studies               torial board of several professional coun-
                                                          and History                        seling and rehabilitation journals. His
      President’s Distinguished                                                              textbook, Medical, Psychosocial, and Vo-
          Professor Award                         Francisco Balderrama earned his            cational Aspects of Disability, published
         Stanley M. Burstein                 M.A. and his Ph.D. at UCLA. He began            in 1993, has been used in more than 70
                                             teaching at Cal State L.A. in 1984 and          colleges and universities.
                                             was chair of the Chicano Studies De-                 After arriving at Cal State L.A.,
                                             partment from 1984 to 1993. A Chicano           commented Dale Carter, Brodwin “was
                                             historian with interest in the American         able within three years to make [reha-
                                             West, California, and Los Angeles,              bilitation counseling] among the stron-       Associate Professor of Microbiology
                                             Balderrama has focused his research on          gest programs in his school.” Repeat-
                                             the Mexican-American community                  edly referring to him as “an excellent            Nancy L. McQueen earned her B.S.
                                             during the early 20th century, with par-        professor,” students write: “It is clear     in Microbiology at Cal Poly Pomona
                                             ticular attention to its relations with         that he really loves what he does; he        and her Ph.D. in Microbiology and
                                             Mexico. He has received several re-             has much respect for his students.”          Immunology at the UCLA School of
                                             search grants and professional awards,          “This professor is the best I have ever      Medicine. She completed a postdoctoral
          Professor of History               including the Senior Fulbright Lecture-         had. He loves his work in this field, and    fellowship at the Beckman Research
                                             ship in American Immigration at the             it shows.”And finally, “How can any-         Institute at City of Hope. Her research
     Stanley M. Burstein holds B.A.,         University of Rome. He has consulted            one improve on perfection?”                  areas include cloning, medical
M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from UCLA. He         for the Ford Foundation, the Western                                                         microbiology, pathogenic bacteriology,
joined the Cal State L.A. faculty in 1968    Association of Colleges and Universi-                                                        hematology, and virology. Since joining
and is chair of the Department of His-       ties, the Fund for the Improvement of                       Terry R. Kandal                  the Depar tment of Biology and
tory. An internationally-known scholar       Post Secondary Education, and the Edu-                                                       Microbiology in 1989, McQueen has
of ancient history, especially the Hel-      cational Testing Service and recently                                                        received over $650,000 in grants for her
lenic and Hellenistic periods, Burstein      completed a term as managing editor                                                          research and has been extraordinarily
has done extensive research on the his-      of Ethnohistory, the journal of the                                                          active in faculty governance at the
tory of Greece and its relations with        Ethnohistory Association.                                                                    department, school, and University
Egypt and Nubia. He has published nine            In 1966, Balderrama received the                                                        levels. She has held numerous
books to his credit, including Ancient       Gustavus Myers Center for the Study                                                          administrative positions within the
African Kingdoms: Kush and Axum,             of Human Rights in North America                                                             department and has been a mentor to
which was published in November,             book award for co-authoring, with                                                            many graduate students. A California
1997. He is president of the Association     Raymond Rodríguez, Decade of Be-                                                             Registered Medical Technologist,
of Ancient History and the California        trayal: Mexican Repatriation in the                                                          McQueen is a member of the American
Classical Association-Southern Section       1930s. This prestigious award is                         Professor of Sociology              Society of Microbiology, the American
and was a Cal State L.A. Outstanding         given annually to the best scholar-                                                          Society of Biochemistry and Molecular
Professor in 1992-93.                        ship on the subject of intolerance in                A Phi Beta Kappa graduate of UC         Biology, the American Association for
     Burstein was recognized for his         North American.                                 Berkeley, Terry R. Kandal went on to         the Advancement of Science, and the
devotion to his students, his willingness         Balderrama’s “student and peer             earn his M.A. and Ph.D. in sociology at      American Society of Clinical Pathology.
to spend long hours in both scholarly        evaluations place him consistently              that institution. His areas of specializa-        McQueen’s “performance as teacher
and academic advisement, and the high        among the best in his school,” com-             tion are classical sociological theory of    and adviser . . . makes her stand out even
quality of his instruction. Current and      mented Dale Carter. Students have               the 19th century and early 20th century,     in this select company,” said Dale
former students have praised Burstein        called Balderrama’s teaching “excellent,        Marxian theory, theories of social change    Carter, adding, “her student evaluations
for the clarity of his teaching as well as   totally informed” and “outstanding.” “I         and revolution, sex and gender role is-      were among the very best that the
his “informative and entertaining”           hope my grandchildren may have the              sues, and the sociology of knowledge and     committee members had ever seen.”
lectures.                                    opportunity to hear Professor                   science. A leading sociologist, Kandal       Students’ comments consistently refer
     An incident, recounted by Dale          Balderrama’s lectures and read his              has published widely in his field. He has    to McQueen’s “compassion,” “under-
Carter at the awards ceremony, exem-         books,” wrote one student.                      authored and edited four books, includ-      standing” and commitment of personal
plifies Burstein’s outstanding attributes                                                    ing The Woman Question in Classical          time in the interests of teaching.
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          Campus News



Gift Advances California Teaching Reform

Cal State L.A. Charter School of
Education helps develop an accel-
erated school in South Central
L.A. and facilitates a $6.8 million
site donation from Carole Little’s
California Fashion Industries.

       n September 25, 1997, a $6.8
 O     million gift to the Cal State L.A.
Foundation formalized an historic
partnership among higher education,
the K-12 public school system, and
private enterprise that moves California
education reform a giant step forward.
     The gift is the sprawling South
Central Los Angeles site that was for-
merly the administrative headquarters
and warehouse of California Fashion
Industries (CFI). Donated by CFI co-
presidents—fashion designer Carole
Little and her business partner Leonard
Rabinowitz—the facilities at Main and
Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard are
now the permanent home for The
Accelerated School , a unique Los
Angeles public charter school.
     The unprecedented donation also
underscores the role of Cal State L.A.      At the gifting ceremony: (l-r) Simeon Slovacek; Allen A. Mori; Kevin M. Sved; Johnathan X. Williams; an Accelerated School student; Lieutenant Governor Gray Davis; Pamela Erwin;
and its Charter School of Education         Lynda Guber; Carole Little; Hekima Jaliwa; Leonard Rabinowitz; James M. Rosser; and CSU Chancellor Barry Munitz.
as a leading force in education reform
efforts to improve California’s pre-
K-through-12 schools.                            With the further support of Dean                       Schools model. The new public school                              Guber connected The Accelerated
     Cal State L.A., The Accelerated        Mori and Cal State L.A. President James                     administrators and University faculty                        School and Cal State L.A. with
School, the Los Angeles business            M. Rosser, the University became Will-                      worked together to create innovative                         Rabinowitz, who had been looking for
community, educators, parents, and          iams and Sved’s primary guide and ad-                       curricula, prepare grant proposals, and                      a substantial way to repay the commu-
students will develop the four-acre,        vocate through the process of applying                      develop contacts for corporate support.                      nity that had protected his property
five-building site as a preschool-          for charter status. (An LAUSD charter                       The University contributed financial                         during the Los Angeles riots. Finally, the
through-high school learning center         grants policy and fiscal independence to                    and in-kind resources that, among                            gift was made to the Cal State L.A.
and teacher professional development        a public school, but demands greater ac-                    other things, helped pay the salary of a                     Foundation, with a $1-per-year lease
center.                                     countability for outcomes.)                                 fundraising professional.                                    agreement to The Accelerated School.
     “The new buildings will accom-              In September 1994, The Acceler-                             The results were noteworthy. Over                       At this time, in addition to Cal State
modate major on-site and distance           ated School opened its doors at the tiny                    the first two years, parents volunteered a                   L.A.’s long-term commitments, exten-
learning facilities for Cal State L.A.      St. Stephen’s Church, establishing itself                   record number of hours, corporations and                     sive program, curriculum, architectural,
faculty research and teaching, as well      as the only school with a charter in                        foundations committed funds, and the                         funding, and organizational commit-
as intensive hands-on classroom expe-       South Central Los Angeles and the only                      school showed measurable increase in                         ments have been made by each of the
rience for undergraduate, graduate, and     charter school in the country to em-                        student reading and math performance.                        other partners in this endeavor, and a
credential program candidates,” says        brace the Accelerated Schools approach                           An important contact at this time                       capital campaign is planned.
Allen Mori, dean of the Charter School      to education. (The Accelerated Schools                      was established with Lynda Guber,                                 “This is more than a simple lease-
of Education. Plans include renovation      model treats all students as gifted, chal-                  for mer president of EDUCATION                               for-space or student-teacher arrange-
and expansion of the already-substan-       lenging them to excel in academics.)                        FIRST! and a teacher herself. Guber,                         ment,” reflects Dean Mori, “and it could
tial facilities so it can function as a          Cal State L.A. faculty members                         wife of film producer Peter Guber and                        not have happened without the direct
community resource center after             from the Los Angeles Accelerated                            a friend of Leonard Rabinowitz, was                          support of the CSU Chancellor, the
school hours and on weekends.               Schools Center, operating in the Char-                      impressed with the energy, vision, and                       President of Cal State L.A., and the aca-
     From 1994 to this past September,      ter School of Education, continued to                       dedication of Williams and Sved and                          demic leadership of this campus.
The Accelerated School (profiled in the     coach teachers, parents, and staff, and                     the strong commitment of Cal State                           Leonard Rabinowitz and Carole Little’s
Winter 1997 issue of Cal State L.A.         help them implement the Accelerated                         L.A.’s Charter School of Education.                          major gift engages our institution in one
TODAY: “Learning to Change, Chang-                                                                                                                                   of the most extensive public/private
ing to Learn”) occupied temporary                                                                                                                                    partnerships in education, merging Uni-
quarters not far from its present loca-                                                                                                                              versity research and campus life with
tion. In September, 140 kindergarten-                                                                                                                                business, media, and a grassroots com-
through- sixth grade students began the                                                                                                                              munity public school on the south side
academic year in the CFI complex, by                                                                                                                                 of Los Angeles. There is no doubt in my
then complete with outdoor play                                                                                                                                      mind that The Accelerated School will
equipment, in addition to its fully-                                                                                                                                 have a profound and enduring positive
linked computer lab and state-of-the-                                                                                                                                impact on our children and on public
arts stainless steel cafeteria. “We are                                                                                                                              education, leading the way for the real-
thrilled that Larry Ellison, president                                                                                                                               ization of education reform in Los An-
and CEO of Oracle, has pledged net-                                                                                                                                  geles and the nation.”
worked computers for every classroom
in the new school,” comments Kyle
Button, Cal State L.A. vice president
for Institutional Advancement.
     In the early 1990s, the passion of
two young L.A. Unified School District
educators for a place of learning that
embodied the new education reform
movement was ignited by the work of
faculty members from the Charter
School of Education. Already active in
establishing the first Southern Califor-
nia, and second national, elementary
school based on the Accelerated Schools
model at the 99th Street School, pro-
fessors Sabrina Mims and Simeon
Slovacek (Educational Foundations
and Interdivisional Studies) sparked
the interest of teachers Johnathan Wil-     Lynda Guber and Lieutenant Governor Davis watch as students demonstrate the computers in the Accelerated School          Touring the Accelerated School.
liams and Kevin Sved.                       ACCESS Center lab.



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              Alumni News



Through Megaphone or Radio,
the Message is Still “Team Spirit”
       arty Halperin (’51, ’54 M.A., Edu-                   students because they knew how to                             After the ar my,                                               yes, he is involved in
 M     cation) is definitely one of the top                 manage their time.”                                           while working for the                                          the KNX Drama Hour’s
candidates to embody our University’s                             Marty Halperin ought to know. He                        Armed Forces Radio Services                                   old-time broadcasts, for
“team spirit.”                                              contributed mightily to campus life                           as a civilian, he resumed his                                which he does all the
     “I was going for my master’s in                        through top student government posts,                         major at LACC but found no                                   mastering.
education in 1953-54,” said Marty                           and founded L.A. State’s first integrated                     corresponding field of study                                      Last year, in prepara-
recently. “Dr. Floyd Eastwood suggested                     fraternity (Kappa Phi Sigma). But Marty                       open at L.A. State on entering.                            tion for Cal State L.A.’s
I research the topic of whether the grade                   was most visible (and audible!) when he                            Although Marty majored in                             50th Anniversary, David
point averages of college students suffer                   was helping to put a little pep in the                        education, with a minor in                                Sigler, special collections li-
if they’re very active in student                           student body at various L.A. State ath-                       English, and received his                                brarian at the University’s
government or involved in campus extra                      letics events, as one of the college’s                        teaching credential, he never                              John F. Kennedy Library,
curricular activities or sports. I surveyed                 original cheerleaders.                                        taught in elementar y or                                    discovered some original
about 200 students and discovered that                            “By the time L.A. State was                             secondary schools. However,                                  radio discs of L.A. State’s
it was just the reverse—the ones that                       c r e a t e d o n the L.A. City College                       he notes, “in 1956, while I                                   first Homecoming (bas-
were active were generally the successful                   campus, a bunch of us, including our                          was working for Nor th                                         ketball) game. He con-
                                                            rally commissioner, Billy Barty (’52),                        American Aviation doing                                         tacted Marty, who had
                                                            were putting on terrific pep rallies. We                      sound for films, I got a call                                    originally arranged to
                                                            had top-notch entertainers, like Sara                         from LACC asking me to                                           have the game re-
                                                            Vaughan. The rally would be packed.                           teach evening classes.”                                          corded and broadcast
                                                            Then we’d have the game, and, to our                          The experience agreed                                            internationally by the
                                                            surprise, very few people would show                          with him, and he wound                                           Armed Forces Radio
                                                            up. We finally figured out that those                         up teaching broadcasting at LACC           Service. Marty volunteered to put the
                                                            were all City College students at the pep                     during the evenings for 37 years while     original recording on tape for the
                                                            rally—they were enjoying the                                  working in the field during the day.       University’s archives. The tape includes
                                                            entertainment, but didn’t care at all                              Marty’s love of radio has never di-   much of the pivotal game against the
                                                            about L.A. State’s teams!”                                    minished. He’s shared his talent with      Pepperdine Waves for the league cham-
                                                                  A radio fanatic “since the age of                       some of the greatest names in the busi-    pionship (sorry— the Diablos didn’t
                                                            five,” Marty had a taste of radio life as                     ness and now sits on the boards of Pa-     win), an interview with Marty as cheer-
                                                            a page for NBC during high school.                            cific Pioneer Broadcasters and the Big     leader, and announcement of the crown-
                                                            Drafted shortly after he entered LACC                         Band Academy of America, alongside         ing of the first Homecoming Queen,
                                                            as a broadcasting major in 1945, Marty                        many broadcasting notables. Today,         Ruthe Busch, (see article below).
                                                            was “educated” in the medium through                          among his many projects, he works               It’s clear that with Marty Halperin’s
                                                            the Armed Forces Radio Services—                              with syndicators and radio stations,       team spirit, the University will always be
Marty Halperin, with his college memorabilia, at the        beginning what would become a                                 mastering old radio programs from          the winner!
archives of Pacific Pioneer Broadcasters in Los Angeles.    lifelong career as a recording engineer.                      disc to tape. In case you’re wondering,




Ruthe Busch Gluckson:
Our First Homecoming Queen Teaches Us That Life Shouldn’t Stand Still
       uthe (Busch)                                                                                                                                                  Hodek, and psychology with Fritz
 R     Gluckson                                                                                                                                                      Perls, co-founder of Gestalt Therapy.
(’52) had just re-                                                                                                                                                        Combining dance therapy and psy-
turned from a visit                                                                                                                                                  chotherapy, she has taught classes for
to her daughter in                                                                                                                                                   children with severe behavior disorders
New Zealand when                                                                                                                                                     and developed movement classes for
we called her for an                                                                                                                                                 the limited-movement elderly. An ad-
interview. Although                                                                                                                                                  vocate of dance as a means to expand
she hadn’t even                                                                                                                                                      the self, she coauthored, with Anne
unpacked her bags, she was as gracious,                                                                                                                              Barlin, Teaching Your Wings to Fly, a
charming, and fascinating as she must                                                                                                                                guidebook for teachers who want to
have been 46 years ago, when she was                                                                                                                                 bring dance into the classroom.
crowned “Lucifer’s Lass,” L.A. State’s                                                                                                                                    With seemingly inexhaustible en-
first Homecoming Queen, in 1951. An                                                                                                                                  ergy, Ruth continues to educate, with
education major, the former “Ruthie”                                                                                                                                 the accent on movement. She currently
Busch was involved in many aspects                                                                                                                                   teaches a class (called Moving Experi-
of campus life, holding office in Las                                                                                                                                ences) at the Creativity Center in La-
Damacitas, the official L.A. State host-                                                                                                                             guna Beach. Over the last 20 years, she
ess organization; Tri Alpha, a social and                                                                                                                            discovered a talent for helping non-
service organization for kindergarten-                                                                                                                               swimmers learn to swim. Two books—
primary education majors; the Schol-                                                                                                                                 one, “an accumulation of my experi-
arship Society; and CST, the Califor-                                                                                                                                ences teaching,” and the other about
nia Student Teachers Association. “I                                                                                                                                 her swimming teaching style—are in
also helped found the first integrated                                                                                                                               the works.
sorority on campus, Tau Sigma Nu,”                                                                                                                                        “You know,” says Ruthe, “I’m not
Ruthe recalls.                                                                                                                                                       a painter—I can’t even draw—but I be-
     Ruthe’s husband, Leonard, whom                                                                                                                                  lieve there is artistic expression in all
she married soon after graduation, was                                                                                                                               of us. And I know my art is teaching.”
a psychiatrist who, she sadly reports,
passed away seven years ago. She




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                                                            raised three children, “all of whom”                          knowledge of education pedagogy with
                                                            she says, with understandable pride,                          dance and movement techniques. Dur-
                                                            “received degrees in education!”                              ing the 1960s, she led encounter
                                                                 Ruthe’s interest in dance (she stud-                     groups, was a substitute teacher, and
1951 Homecoming Queen Candidates: (l-r) Ruthe Busch;
Marian Pittman; judges, Carol Wallenburg of Rose Marie      ied with Anne Barlin, a student of the                        taught adult education. By the 1980s,
Reid bathing suits, and Tex Benecke, band leader; Nancy     renowned Charles Weidman and Lester                           she had studied mime with noted mas-       The crowning of Lucifer’s Lass, 1951 Homecoming
Baum; Dorothy Lister; Irma Tadini; Earl Dunstan, alumnus.   Horton) impelled her to combine her                           ters Marcel Marceau and Antonin            Queen Ruthe Busch, in the men’s gym.


                                                                                                                      5
         Class Notes



                                            He is a professor of mechanical engi-             can-American male socialization–was                Martha E. Lujan (’88 B.S. Rehabili-
    1950S                                                                                                                                   tation Counseling ’91 M.S. Counseling)
                                            neering at CSU Fullerton.                         published recently.
                                                 David B. Riles (’64 Psychology) re-               Linda Blanton-Treydte (’73 Sociol-       is a program clinical coordinator of the
    Sam V. Curtis (’50 Social Science       tired after 29 years as an administrator          ogy), a resource specialist for Paloma        adolescent day treatment program for
’61 M.A. Education), a former Rialto        at Cal State L.A.                                 Elementary School in Temecula, CA,            the Margarita Mendez Children’s Men-
City Councilman and school board                 Carolyn Fox (’65 B.S. Business Ad-           recently was nominated as Teacher of          tal Health Center, Plaza Community
member, recently was honored at a           ministration–Accounting), owner of a              the Year for the Temecula Unified             Center/College Hospital in East Los
ground-breaking ceremony for a $16          CPA firm in Encino, CA, received an               School District.                              Angeles. She has seven children and
million elementary school in Rialto         accounting award from the U.S. Small                   Ruben Zacarias (’73 M.A. Educa-          six grandchildren.
that will bear his name.                    Business Administration.                          tion–School Administration and Super-              Paul Yalnezian (’89 B.S. Business
    Richard G. (Dick) Frohnen (’54 B.A.          Thomas Debley (’67 B.S. Journal-             vision) was named superintendent of           Administration–Entrepreneurship) re-
Journalism) is a consultant for institu-    ism) has been appointed director of               the Los Angeles Unified School District       cently was inducted as president of the
tional advancement in the Seattle area.     media relations for the California Di-            in May 1997.                                  California Association of Mortgage Bro-
He is a retired university professor and    vision of Kaiser Permanente, the larg-                 John Bernardi (’74 B.S. Engineer-        kers, San Gabriel Valley chapter.
administrator, Marine Corps colonel,        est nonprofit health maintenance orga-            ing–Civil) recently retired after spend-
and newspaper reporter and editor.          nization in the U.S.                              ing 30 years in public life as a city engi-
    Frank J. De Santis (’54 ’72 M.S.             William H. McFarland (’67 M.B.A.)            neer, public works director, and city
                                                                                              manager. He recently became a real es-
                                                                                                                                                1990S
Business Administration) is president of    recently was named president and chief
                                            executive officer of Irvine Apartment             tate broker and purchased the Century
                                            Communities.                                      21 Office in Colton, CA.                           Harrison Lapahie, Jr. (’90 M.S.
                                                 Bev W. Morant (’67 Industrial Edu-                Victor H. Okumoto (’75 M.S. Elec-        Electrical Engineering) is a programmer
                                            cation) recently retired after teaching for       trical Engineering) recently was ap-          analyst at USC.
                                            the past 25 years at John Muir High               pointed general counsel for Credence               Dean Gatons (’92 M.S. Health Care
                                            School.                                           Systems Corporation, a leading manu-          Management) is an area account man-
                                                 Richard R. Orosco (’67 B.S. Busi-            facturer of automatic test equipment for      ager for managed health care with
                                            ness Administration–Accounting) is a              the semiconductor industry.                   Wyeth-Ayerst Laboratories. He was
                                            principal consultant for Price                         Yoshiko Fong (’76 B.S. Business          married in December 1996 and lives in
                                            Waterhouse in Los Angeles. He is a                Administration–Accounting              ’89    Highland, CA.
                                            former district director for the IRS in           M.B.A.) is the director of accounting for          Arthur P. Johnson, Jr. (’92 Business
                                            Los Angeles, Austin, TX, and Boise, ID.           the Los Angeles School District and a         Administration) is an associate in the
                                                 Dean P. Collins (’68 B.S. Business           member of the board of directors of the       Investment Banking Group for Salomon
the Harbor-UCLA Research and Educa-         Administration) is completing his                 Los Angeles School Classified Employ-         Brothers Inc., New York, NY.
tion Institute in Torrance, CA. He re-      master’s degree at CSU Dominguez                  ees Federal Credit Union.                          Braulio Paiz (’92 B.S. Computer
cently was elected national president of    Hills while working at Boeing Aircraft                 James B. Griffin (’77 B.S. Industrial    Science) joined the Navy in 1991. He
the Order of Sons of Italy in America at    in Long Beach, reports his mother,                Technology–Printing Management) is            recently returned from a six-month de-
the organization’s 45th biennial na-        Thelma Brown (’66 Sociology).                     an account executive with Superior            ployment to the Mediterranean Sea
tional convention in Palm Beach, FL.             Lloyd Wood (’68 ’71 M.S. Police              Lithographics in Los Angeles. He              with Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squad-
    Frank Soyejima (’57 B.S. Engineer-      Science), a former chief of the Pomona            founded the American Single Parents           ron 3, aboard the aircraft carrier USS
ing–Mechanical) is retired and living in    and Azusa police departments, was ap-             Network (ASPN), a nonprofit member-           John F. Kennedy.
Mililani, HI.                               pointed by Governor Pete Wilson as                ship group dedicated to serving single             Carmen R. Torres (’92 Criminal
                                            inspector general of the California               parents and their children.                   Justice) received her Juris Doctor (J.D.)
                                            Youth and Adult Correctional Agency.                   Richard A. Naylor (’77 B.A. English,     degree from University of West Los
                                                 John Crowe (’69 B.A. Journalism,             ’81 M.A. Music) is a practicing licensed      Angeles School of Law in June 1997.
    1960S
                                            ’85 American Studies) is senior associ-           marriage-family-child counselor, and               Glen J. Barbee (’93 Biology) is a
                                            ate dean of external relations for USC’s          past president of the Ventura County          fourth-year medical student at the
     Donald J. Zuk (’61 Psychology) is      Marshall School of Business.                      chapter of the California Association of      Medical College of Pennsylvania and
president and chief executive officer of         Ray Lyon (’69 Business Education)            Marriage and Family Therapists                Hahnemann School of Medicine in
SCPIE Holdings, Inc., and a member of       recently had his 70-page handbook,                (CAMFT), and the chapter’s legislative        Philadelphia. This past year, he was
the board of directors. He has been with    “How to Make a Bad Letter Good,”                  liaison. He is writing a crime novel set      state chair of the Pennsylvania Medi-
SCPIE (a health care professional liabil-   published. He has taught business                 in Hawaii.                                    cal Society. He plans to return to Los
ity insurer based in Beverly Hills, CA)     communication at East Los Angeles                      Andrea Fuchs Sumiyoshi (’77 B.A.         Angeles soon to begin a residency in
since 1989.                                 College for 30 years.                             German) is founder and president of the       family medicine or pediatrics.
     Lily Rivera (’63 Education) recently        Nick Sternad (’69 Art) has been              AF International School of Languages               Jon Palmer (’93 Theatre Arts) re-
completed her Ph.D. in Education at UC      employed by U.S. Bank for 28 years                Inc. in Westlake Village, CA. After           cently played Major Robbie Ross in the
Riverside.                                  and is vice president of business                 graduating from Cal State L.A., she re-       Colony Studio Theatre’s production of
     Franklin Benjamin Robinson III         banking. He recently became a grand-              ceived a Ph.D. at UCLA and an M.A. at         Our Country’s Good. His television
(’63 Art) is an artist/collector who        father and is a certified instructor in           Cal Lutheran University.                      credits include Gabriel’s Place,
                                            karate/kung fu.                                        Stephen R. Marsh (’79 B.A. Eco-          Matlock, D.E.A., Murder She Wrote,
                                                 Elena Loredo Velarde (’69 Music ’79          nomics) writes that after losing three        Who’s the Boss, General Hospital, Days
                                            Education) is a teacher with the Los              young daughters to unrelated medical          of Our Lives, Highway to Heaven, New
                                            Angeles Unified School District and is            conditions, he started a “Web Ring” of        Adam-12, Winds, F.B.I., Untold Stories,
                                            an arts volunteer for the Los Angeles             parents whose children have died. His         L. A. Law, and a recurring role on The
                                            County Music Center and About Pro-                home page address is: http://adrr.com/        Bold and the Beautiful.
                                            ductions Theater Company.                         living/index.htm.                                  Joe Shaw (’94 B.A. Journalism) is
                                                                                                                                            communications coordinator of the
                                                                                                                                            AIDS Service Center in Pasadena, one
                                                1970S                                             1980S                                     of the country’s largest providers of di-
                                                                                                                                            rect free services to men, women, and
                                                                                                                                            children with HIV/AIDS.
                                                 Randall L. Carter (’70 Industrial                 Rose M. Davis (’80 M.A. Business              James J. Zboravan (’94 Criminal
specializes in oil paintings. His gal-      Arts) is a senior show producer and di-           Education) has retired from the Los           Justice) was one of the many members
lery, Franklin Studios, is located in       rector for Walt Disney Imagineering and           Angeles Unified School District. Owner        of the LAPD (North Hollywood Divi-
Azusa, CA.                                  has spent the past 24 years designing             and executive producer of RM Davis            sion) who were involved in, and
    Jerry Gaines (’64 Business Educa-       theme park attractions in France, Japan,          Productions/Dilyle Records, she is seek-      wounded at, the February 1997 Bank of
tion) was appointed a commissioner for      Florida, and California.                          ing talent for the annual new artist          America robbery. He has spoken about
the City of Los Angeles Charter Reform           Alan Paul Haskvitz (’70 M.A.                 music expo held at the Los Angeles            his experiences throughout Southern
Commission whose members are                American Studies) is a teacher at                 Convention Center.                            California, particularly at schools and
studying how to streamline and im-          Suzanne Middle School in Walnut, CA,                   John W. Andrews (’80 M.A. Educa-         for police departments.
prove city government.                      and recently was inducted into the Na-            tion), founding provost of the Norco
    Timothy W. Lancey (’64 B.S. Engi-       tional Teachers Hall of Fame as part of           campus of Riverside Community Col-
neering–Mechanical) was named a Fel-        National Teacher Day in Emporia, KS.              lege, will become provost of RCC’s
                                                                                                                                                In Memoriam
low of the ASME International (Ameri-            George Nakano (’70 Mathematics               Moreno Valley campus.
can Society of Mechanical Engineers).       ’79 M.A. Education) was confirmed as                   Gerry Gaba (’82 B.A. Industrial
                                            an alternate representative on the                Arts) lives in Singapore and is a man-             Daniel J. Geary (’63) passed away
                                            Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA)’s            ager of technical operations for Chrysler     last year. He was a former president
                                            13-member board of directors. He also             International of Southeast Asia.              and adviser to the
                                            serves on the regional council of South-               Pamela L. Murphy (’82 Nursing)           Cal State L.A.
                                            ern California Association of Govern-             joined the Navy in 1983 and recently          chapter of the
                                            ments (SCAG). He is a four-term city              returned from a six-month deployment          national social
                                            council member from Torrance, CA.                 to the Western Pacific and Indian             frater nity Phi
                                                 Herman Sanders (’70 M.S. Educa-              Oceans and the Persian Gulf. While on         Sigma Kappa.
                                            tion) is an education consultant, lec-            deployment, Murphy visited Australia,
                                            turer, and writer whose book, Daddy               Bahrain, Malaysia, Oman, Singapore,
                                            We Need You Now!–a primer on Afri-                and Thailand.



                                                                                          6
The Founding Faculty Reminisce

    T      wenty years ago, a group of
           retired professors from the
   variously-called Los Angeles State
   College of Applied Arts and Sci-
   ences-“L.A. State”-California State
   College at Los Angeles-“Cal State
   L.A.” and, finally, California State
   University, Los Angeles, became a
   single force to be reckoned with.
         On February 9, 1978, after more
   than a year of planning initiated by
   professor of philosophy Sidney
   Albert, who had not yet retired, the
   Cal State L.A. Emeriti Association
                                                                     John M. Austin
   was officially established. The fledg-
   ling organization played a significant
   role in establishing a voice for re-
   tired faculty in the University’s
   Academic Senate and reforming
   University policy to create strong
   ties between the University and its
   retired faculty members.
         Clearly ahead of its time, the
   campus-based association was the
   first such major organization in the
   California State University system.
   As pioneers in the emeriti move-
                                                                                                            Vernon Leidig
   ment, leaders of the Cal State L.A.
   Emeriti Association helped to found
   associations on sister campuses, and
                                                                                                                                                                 Carol J. Smallenburg
   were instrumental in the foundation
   of the statewide Emeritus and
   Retired Faculty Association (ERFA).
         At Cal State L.A., retired
   professors who are nominated by
   their academic department —with
   approval from their school dean, the                Warren E. Reeves
   provost and vice president of Academic
   Affairs and the president—are
   awarded the status of emeritus or
   emerita professor. Of nearly 400
   faculty members who currently hold
   the emeritus designation, about 200
   former faculty members belong to the
   Emeriti Association at Cal State L.A.
   Today, emeritus professors continue                                                                                                                                       Sidney P. Albert
   to bring recognition to the University
   and are active in all phases of campus
   academic and cultural life. Their                               Mary W. Huber
   professional activities are regularly
   reported in the University’s faculty/
   staff monthly newsletter, University                                                          Our offices were usually in two-story flats off
   Reports, and in their own publication,
   The Emeritimes.                                                                            campus that were formerly private homes. I can
         Below are the memories of
   some of our earliest faculty mem-
                                                                                              remember hearing a secretary inform a student
   bers, excerpted from a larger series of                                                    that he could find Dr. Shroyer in the “front
   reminiscences published recently in
   The Emeritimes.                                                                            upstairs bedroom.” — Mary W. Huber
                                                                           Ake Sandler




AKE SANDLER                                  ing for permission to smoke in my semi-          in the division, so each of us had to teach a    men’s team defeated USC in a dual golf
Professor of Government/Political            nar. MacDonald must have thought it              few courses in which we had little back-         match at Annandale Country Club—a first
Science from 1949-1980                       was my idea. The petition had been               ground. Exercise physiology was my               for any [L.A. State College] sports team.
     In the summer of 1949, when I           handed to Mort Renshaw, dean of stu-             specialty. I was L.A. State’s first baseball
started as a part-time instructor in the     dents, who had put it on MacDonald’s             coach in Spring 1950. Opposing teams             VERNON LEIDIG
nonexistent department of political sci-     desk. I had not the slightest inkling what       would scoff at us because the players per-       Professor of Music from 1950-1982
ence, I was allotted “office space” in a     my students were up to; I guess they             formed in gray sweatsuits, baseball caps,             In the 1950s, the objectives of the
drawer of a desk that belonged to the        thought it a reasonable request, not             and baseball shoes but no regular uniforms.      Los Angeles State College were to serve
man who recruited me, Raymond                knowing MacDonald’s fanatic position                   In 1955 or 1956, the division office       the needs of business, industry, and edu-
Rydell, chair of the new department of       on smoking.                                      moved from an old brick building close           cation. In September 1950, four new fac-
history and, much later, the executive            While I read the petition, which he         to the campus incinerator to a bunga-            ulty members joined the L.A. State
vice chancellor of the whole university      finally handed me, he harangued me               low on Berendo Street, just north of the         Music Department: Hugh Mullins,
system of some 22 institutions. We           with statistics about the dangers of             LACC campus. I shared an office with             theory; Maurine Timmerman, music
were then located on the Vermont cam-        smoking—how they had caused fires,               [coach] Sax Elliot. In the autumn of             education; Francis Baxter, choral mu-
pus . . . . it was an exciting time, and I   how schools had burned. I was made to            1957, the division finally located on the        sic; and me, instrumental music edu-
always look back on it with nostalgia.       believe L.A. State might have burned             Ramona campus with our faculty of-               cation. The department had three other
     But my most vivid memories are of       to the ground if the petition had been           fices on the second story of the Fine Arts       members. I taught my classes in a
President Howard S. MacDonald . . . .        granted. I still have it, for anybody to         building. I remember teaching golf on a          Quonset hut on the corner of Vermont
My most dramatic “encounter” with            see and read. Across it in red ink, the          patch of grass just north of the build-          and Normal where the H car turned
MacDonald was one day on the new             president had written “ABSOLUTELY                ing. The present gymnasium was com-              around to go south on Vermont—noisy!
campus on Eastern Avenue when I was          NOT!” and signed it. You might say I             pleted in 1958, so we began the fall se-         The LACC campus was surrounded by
heading for the library, and he charged      learned my lesson the hard way, but we           mester in the new facility . . . .               Quonset huts for the L.A. State classes,
me like a bull, red-faced and angry, wav-    remained friends till the day he left.                 The first football team was formed         including the library. The rooms were
ing a paper in my face. At first, I didn’t                                                    in Fall 1951 with Leonard “Bud” Adams            hot in summer and cold in winter, with
comprehend why he was so angry and           WARREN E. REEVES                                 as its coach. Its first victory was the defeat   low ceilings, no acoustical treatment,
what the paper was he was practically        Professor of Physical Education and              of La Verne College . . . . the team’s only      and no air conditioning . . . .
throwing in my face. It was a petition       Recreation from 1950-1982                        victory that year. I was the second golf
my graduate students had signed, ask-            We only had a few faculty members            coach, from 1953 to 1963. In 1957, the                              (Continued on page 10)


                                                                                          7
         Cal State L.A. Salutes
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                   Roysher                                                                                                                                                                                                             76-77
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                                                                                                           68-69                                     Anthony An
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                                                                                                                                                                                                        74-75;
                                      Sacher                                                                      Richard
                                       66-67                                                                                                                                                             76-77
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          Leidig                                                                                                                  Thomas On                                                                                       Helen
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         William                                                                Fred Marcu
          Leary                                                                    67-68
          64-65
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                                                                                                                                            Sigmund Ja               73-74
                                                                                                                                                73-74                                                             Margaret
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                      Joseph                   Milton                                 Leon Pape                       Arthur Sm                                                                       wey
                       Phelan                   Stern                                     68-69                           69-70                                                             Donald De
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                        64-65                   66-67                                                                                                                                                                                                        Donald Pa
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                or more than half a century at California State University, Los Angeles, some of the most                                                                        Thomas P. Onak (Chemistry)                                  1973-1974
            F   gifted and honored educators in the nation have given students the benefit of their expertise                                                                    Leon Pape (Physics)                                         Daniel Crecelius (History)
          and wisdom. Undergraduates and graduate students pursuing degrees have been guided in their                                                                            Harold Goldwhite (Chemistry)—                               Leonard F. Heath (Art)
          specific disciplines while learning critical thinking skills from the prominent scientists, scholars,                                                                     CSU Outstanding                                          Sigmund Jaffe (Chemistry)
          and artists who teach at Cal State L.A.                                                                                                                                   Professor Nominee                                        Jean Utley Lehman
               Faculty at Cal State L.A. involve students in their research projects in a way rarely found at the                                                                                                                               (Education)
          private and larger public universities. Whether in the laboratory, the dance studio, or the elementary                                                                 1969-1970                                                   Lloyd N. Ferguson (Chemistry)
          school classroom, whether collecting data for surveys or gathering oral histories in the community,                                                                    Anthony J. Andreoli (Bio-                                      —CSU Outstanding
          students have been able to work side by side with these experts—among the most honored professors                                                                         chemistry)                                                  Professor Nominee
          in the California State University system.                                                                                                                             Henri Coulette (English)
               We take this opportunity to recognize the excellence of all Cal State L.A. faculty members and                                                                    Norman Fruman (English)                                     1974-1975
          salute those who have been especially honored by the University and the CSU over the years.                                                                            Caro Hatcher (Education)                                    Matilde O. Castells (Foreign
               Listed here are recipients of Cal State L.A.’s Outstanding Professor Award, as well as those                                                                      Thomas McEnroe (Political                                      Languages—Spanish)
          professors who have received the CSU Trustees OPA, the CSU/CSLA OPA and the President’s                                                                                   Science)                                                 Robert D. Kully (Speech
          Distinguished Professor Award. They have written major books and textbooks, led                                                                                        Arthur L. Smith (History)                                      Communication)
          internationally-honored research projects, or served on national committees or as editors of                                                                           Joseph Casanova, Jr. (Chemis-                               Jane S. Lewis (Home Economics)
          significant journals in their fields. All have been active on the many committees that exist at                                                                           try)—CSU Outstanding                                     Stanley H. Pine (Chemistry)
          the University. But first and foremost, they are outstanding teachers—honored for their devotion                                                                          Professor Awardee                                        William Leary (English)—
          to students and to the communication of knowledge. Because of them, we can approach the                                                                                                                                               CSU Outstanding
          next century with confidence in our University’s mission to provide excellence in education.                                                                           1970-1971                                                      Professor Nominee
                                                                                                                                                                                 No campus awards
                                                                                                                                                                                 Norman Fruman (English)—                                    1975-1976
          1963-1964                                         1965-1966                                             Frederick Shroyer (English)                                       CSU Outstanding                                          Donald O. Dewey (History)
          Donald A. Bird (English)                          Eugene Benedetti (Education)                          Milton Stern (Music)                                              Professor Nominee                                        David Lindsey (History)
          Joseph A. Casanova, Jr.                           William G. Byron (Geography)                          William Leary (English)—                                       Gilbert Geis (Sociology)—                                   Margaret McWilliams
             (Chemistry)                                    Eugene H. Kopp (Electrical                               CSU Outstanding                                                CSU Outstanding                                             (Home Economics)
          Vernon F. Leidig (Music)                             Engineering)                                          Professor Nominee                                              Professor Awardee                                        Leon Schwartz (Foreign
          Marvin Laser (English)—                           Samuel McSeveny (History)                                                                                                                                                           Languages—French)
             CSU Outstanding                                Paul M. Zall (English)                                1967-1968                                                      1971-1972                                                   Marian E. Wagstaff (Education)
             Professor Nominee                              Robert G. Cathcart (Speech                            Georgia S. Adams (Education)                                   No awards
          Solomon Diamond                                      Communication)—                                    Allen P. Bristow (Criminal                                                                                                 1976-1977
             (Psychology)—                                     CSU Outstanding                                       Justice)                                                    1972-1973                                                   Demetrius J. Margaziotis
             CSU Outstanding                                   Professor Nominee                                  Leslie Cromwell (Electrical                                    Butrus Abd al-Malik (History)                                  (Physics)
             Professor Awardee                              Hudson Roysher (Art)—                                    Engineering)                                                Walter M. Askin (Art)                                       Rolando Santos (Education)
                                                               CSU Outstanding                                    Gilbert Geis (Sociology)                                       Robert L. Douglass (Speech                                  Robert Strassburg (Music)
          1964-1965                                            Professor Awardee                                  Evelyn J. Malkin (Nursing)                                        Pathology)                                               Helen D. Truher (Education)
          Marvin Laser (English)                                                                                  Fred H. Marcus (English)                                       Delwyn G. Schubert                                          Jane Sanford Lewis (Home
          William G. Leary (English)                        1966-1967                                                                                                               (Education)                                                 Economics)—CSU
          Herman J. O. Loether (Sociology)                  Arthur A. Attwell (Education)                         1968-1969                                                      Richard J. Vogl (Biology)                                      Outstanding Professor
          Joseph G. Phelan (Psychology)                     Robert G. Cathcart (Speech                            Gerhard Albersheim (Music)                                     Allen Bristow (Criminal                                        Awardee
                                                               Communication)                                     Anthony Fratiello (Chemistry)                                     Justice)—CSU Outstanding
                                                            Harold Goldwhite (Chemistry)                          Richard G. Lillard (English)                                      Professor Nominee                                        1977-1978
                                                            Joseph A. Sacher (Biology)                            Francis E. Lord (Education)                                                                                                Richard Dean Burns (History)



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                                      John                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Marilyn
                                     Weston                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Elkins
                                      80-81                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 95-96
                                                                                                                                               Margaret
                                                                                                                                               Jefferson
                                                          William                                                                              86-87
                                                           Cohen                                                                                                                                            Yuen-Sang                                                                                                                       anty
                                                           82-83;                                                                                                                                                       ung                                                                                                    Madhu Moh
                                                                                                                                                                                                            (Philip) Le                                                                                                            95-96
                                                            94-95                                                                                                                                            88-89

                                                                                                                 s                                                                                               Ann Garry
                                                                                                      Linda Evan                                                                                                     90-91
                                                                                                         84-85                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Ricardo
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Gomez
                                   Gerald Beer                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  95-96
                                      81-82                                                                                                                                                                                                         Young Kim
                                         Stewart                                                                                                                     inski                                                                              93-94
                      ly                                                                                                                                   Alan Muchl
           Saralyn Da                        Venit                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           E. Balderra
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              79-80                                                                                                                                             87-88                                                                                                                                              Francisco
                                            81-82                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           96-97
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             James
                                                                                                                                                                              Torres
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Wiebe
                                                                                               Hong                                                                            de Peralta
                                                                                      Lawrence                                        David Laird                                                                                                                             93-94
                                                                                          82-83                                                                                87-88
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                                                                                                                     ldberg                                                                      Roberto Ca                         Peter Brier
                                                                                                           Edward Go                                                                                90-91                             92-93
                                                                                                                84-85                                                                                                                                                                                 Barbara
                                                                                                                                     Jagdish
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Sinclair
                                                                                                                                     Prasad
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Stanley                                                         95-96
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                   Sin Fong Ha           Alan Craw
                                                   ford                                                                                                                                                                                Burstein
                       79-80                 81-82                                                                                                                                                                                      92-93;
                                                                      Elaine Osio                                                                                                                                                       96-97                                                          Robert
                                                                         82-83                                                                                       Betsy
                                                                                                                                                                      Peitz                                                                                                                            Zahary
                                                                                                                                                                     88-89                                                                                                                              93-94
                                                                                                      Yu
                                                                                          Eui-Young
                                                                                              84-85
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          Wilmer                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Janet Fish
          Maedke                                                                          Roger                                                                                                            Richard                                         92-93
                                                                                                                                                           ini                                                                                                                                                                  Martin G.
           79-80                                                                          Bowers                                                 Olga Term                                                 Roberto                                                                                                              Brodwin
                                                                                                                             Rosemary                        0                                               91-92
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Judith Ham
                                                          Malcolm                                                                      Kazumitsu                                            ry                                                                                             94-95
                                                          McClain                                                                           Kato                                  Teris Sche
                                                                                               Byong-Kon                                   88-89                                      90-91
                                                          83-84                                                                                                                                           iedman                                                                                            Terry R. Ka
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        ndal
                                                                                               Kim                                                                                          Marilyn Fr                                                             salis                                         96-97
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               Phoebe De
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                                                                                                                     David Perr
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                                  rde                                                                                                                                                                     Morales                     Timothy St                         94-95
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          Joan D. Johnson (Physical                                       1981-1982                                                     1986-1987                                                         Ann Garry (Philosophy)                                             Thomas P. Onak (Chemistry)
             Education)                                                   Gerald A. Beer (Mathematics)                                  Mary A. Falvey (Education)                                        Teris Schery (Communication                                          —CSU Outstanding
          Ronald H. Silverman (Art)                                       Alan N. Crawford (Education)                                  Margaret Jefferson (Biology)                                         Disorders)                                                             Professor Awardee
          Alice C. Thompson (Psychology)                                  Stewart M. Venit (Mathematics)                                David Laird (English)                                             Byong-Kon Kim (Music)—
          Anthony J. Andreoli (Biochem-                                   Anthony J. Andreoli (Biochem-                                 Jagdish Prasad (Mathematics)                                         CSU Outstanding                                                 1994-1995
             istry)—CSU Outstanding                                          istry)—CSU Outstanding                                     Hendrik Keyzer (Chemistry)—                                          Professor Nominee                                               Mohammad Ala (Management)
             Professor Nominee                                               Professor Nominee                                             CSU Outstanding                                                Phoebe Dea (Chemistry)—                                            Helen R. Boussalis (Electrical
          Harold Goldwhite (Chemistry)                                                                                                     Professor Awardee                                                 CSU Outstanding                                                    Engineering)
             —CSU Outstanding                                             1982-1983                                                                                                                          Professor Awardee                                               Judith Hamera (Speech
             Professor Awardee                                            Gary A. Best (Education)                                      1987-1988                                                                                                                               Communication)
                                                                          William A. Cohen (Marketing)                                  G. Roy Mayer (Education)                                          1991-1992                                                          Carole Srole (History)
          1978-1979                                                       Lawrence K. Hong (Sociology)                                  Alan Muchlinski (Biology)                                         Marilyn Friedman (Nursing)                                         William A. Cohen (Marketing)
          Barbara J. Clark (Education)                                    Elaine Osio (English)                                         Elba R. Torres de Peralta                                         Jeanine Gaucher-Morales                                               —CSU/CUSLA
          Mary Conroy (Physical                                           Donald R. Paulson (Chemistry)                                    (Foreign Languages—                                               (Foreign Languages—                                                Outstanding Professor
             Education)                                                      —CSU Outstanding                                              Spanish)                                                          Spanish/French)
          Marcella Oberle (Speech                                            Professor Nominee                                          Olga Termini (Music)                                              Richard D. Roberto                                                 1995-1996
             Communication)                                                                                                             Alan N. Crawford (Education)                                         (Mechanical Engineering)                                        Marilyn R. Elkins (English)
          Donald R. Paulson (Chemistry)                                   1983-1984                                                        —CSU Outstanding                                               Timothy Steele (English)                                           Ricardo J. Gomez (Philosophy)
          Margaret McWilliams (Home                                       Carlos G. Gutierrez (Chemistry)                                  Professor Nominee                                                                                                                 Madhu S. Mohanty (Economics)
             Economics)— CSU                                              Hendrik Keyzer (Chemistry)                                                                                                      1992-1993                                                          Barbara Peterson Sinclair
             Outstanding Professor                                        Rosemarie Marshall (Microbi-                                  1988-1989                                                         Peter A. Brier (English)                                              (Nursing)
             Nominee                                                         ology)                                                     Derek K. Chang (Mathematics)                                      Stanley M. Burstein (History)                                      Donald R. Paulson
                                                                          Malcolm McClain (Art)                                         Kazumitsu Kato (Foreign                                           Janet C. Fisher-Hoult                                                 (Chemistry)—CSU/CSULA
          1979-1980                                                       Barbara Clark (Education) —                                      Languages—Japanese)                                               (Education)                                                        Outstanding Professor
          Saralyn Daly (English)                                             CSU Outstanding                                            Yuen-Sang (Philip) Leung                                          Kon Sun Lai (Economics and
          Sin Fong Han (Geography)                                           Professor Nominee                                             (History)                                                         Statistics)                                                     1996-1997
          Wilmer O. Maedke (Business                                                                                                    Betsy Peitz (Biology)                                             Rosemarie Marshall                                                 Francisco E. Balderrama
             Education and Office                                         1984-1985                                                                                                                          (Microbiology)—CSU                                                 (Chicano Studies/History)
             Administration)                                              Charles E. Borman (Art)                                       1989-1990                                                            Outstanding Professor                                           Martin G. Brodwin (Education)
          C. Lamar Mayer (Education)                                      Linda Evans (Health and                                       E. Dale Carter, Jr. (Foreign                                         Awardee                                                         Terry R. Kandal (Sociology)
                                                                             Safety)                                                       Languages—Spanish)                                                                                                                Nancy L. McQueen (Microbi-
          1980-1981                                                       Edward M. Goldberg                                            Dorothy L. Keane (Education)                                      1993-1994                                                             ology)
          Phoebe Dea (Chemistry)                                             (Political Science)                                        John Y. Lee (Accounting)                                          Barbara Ann Boyer (Art)                                            Stanley M. Burstein (History)—
          Edward C. Forde (Art)                                           Eui-Young Yu (Sociology)                                      Janet A. Seaman (Physical                                         Young C. Kim (Civil                                                   President’s Distinguished
          Martin S. Roden (Electrical                                     Butrus Abd al-Malik (History)—                                   Education)                                                        Engineering)                                                       Professor
             Engineering)                                                    CSU Outstanding                                            Olga Termini (Music)—                                             James H. Wiebe (Education)
          John H. Weston (English)                                           Professor Nominee                                             CSU Outstanding                                                Robert Gene Zahary                                                 NOTE: CSU Outstanding Pro-
          Barbara Clark (Education) —                                                                                                      Professor Awardee                                                 (Accounting)                                                    fessor Awards are listed under
             CSU Outstanding                                              1985-1986                                                                                                                       Martin S. Roden (Electrical                                        dates effective; nominations were
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             made at Fall Faculty Day of the
             Professor Nominee                                            Roger R. Bowers (Biology)                                     1990-1991                                                            Engineering)—CSU
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             previous academic year. Archive
          Lloyd N. Ferguson (Chemistry)                                   Rosemary L. Hake (English)                                    Theodore Anagnoson (Political                                        Outstanding Professor
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             photos do not necessarily date
             —CSU Outstanding                                             Byong-Kon Kim (Music)                                            Science)                                                          Nominee
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             from year of awards.
             Professor Awardee                                            David R. Perrott (Psychology)                                 Roberto Cantú (Chicano
                                                                                                                                           Studies)


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Founding Faculty (cont. from page 7)
     Even with our questionable                       speech pathology classes consisted of a        That’s a Good One!
facilities, the students in the ’50s were             small group: Robert Douglass, Lou
outstanding in scholarship and                        Guardemal, James Stansell, and me.
motivation. Many were Korean War                      Others came soon after. Douglass and I
vets. A number of the students became                 specialized in speech disorders, but
well-known professional people, such                  since the program was limited at that
as supervisors in education, professors,              time we also taught voice and diction
and L.A. Philharmonic members. One                    classes. At the time, we were on the
of our graduates was Lennie Niehaus,                  LACC campus, although most of us
who writes the music for Clint                        carried on our duties in what were
Eastwood movies and recently wrote                    referred to as barracks or Quonset huts.
the music for the made-for-TV movie,                  Our offices were usually in two-story
Titanic. Another was Irving Bush,                     flats off campus that were formerly
trumpet soloist and later personnel                   private homes. I can remember hearing
manager of the L.A. Philharmonic.                     a secretary inform a student that he
Others were Rober t Delwarte and                      could find Dr. [Fred] Shroyer in the
James Ostrem, professors of music at                  “front upstairs bedroom.”
Cal State Northridge.                                      Many of our students were young
                                                      married couples working full or part
CAROL J. SMALLENBURG                                  time, some with children of preschool
Professor of Secondary Education from                 age. Often, one would baby-sit a child
1950-1985                                             in the car while the spouse attended
     Equipped with fresh G.I. Bill of                 classes, then trade places while the
Rights-access to college, post-World War              other went to class. Some even
II veterans were impatient to activate                brought their children to class. One                 onald O. Dewey (Dean               Walter Askin (Emeritus—Art).
their programs. Often from or to a swing              evening, in a voice and diction class
                                                                                                      D    Emeritus and Emeritus                  “Universities are solemn and
or graveyard shift in industry, they filed            in which students were assigned small          Professor of History) was dean of Cal    scholarly,” says Dean Dewey in
into class. Many wrestled with multiple               informative speeches, a seven-year-            State L.A.’s School of Natural and       his preface, “but they can also be
frustrations: returning to civilian life,             old announced that he had a speech             Social Sciences (and before that, the    fun and funny—sometimes most
managing finances, balancing family                   to share, also. The offer was accepted,        School of Letters and Sciences) for      notably when they are being sol-
pressures, and saving scant time for                  and he gave a very detailed expertise,         35 years—longer than any other           emn.” Besides anecdotes on un-
study. They were a conglomerate of                    “The Breeding of Hamsters.”                    dean at the University. Relying on       usual art projects (a room-sized
nationalities and cultures. Men and                        I enjoyed our students and still am       his expertise as a historian and         pizza, for instance), or stories of
women from various occupational                       in touch with quite a few of them.             journalist, Dewey has written and        the basketball team’s incredible
backgrounds were eager in their                                                                      edited That’s a Good One!—Cal            escapades or a biology professor’s
struggle toward degrees, credentials, and             SIDNEY P. ALBERT                               State L.A. at 50, a compilation of       encounter with a boa constrictor,
futures. Among the unforgettable was                  Professor of Philosophy from 1956-1979         infor mal reminiscences and              the book contains lists of out-
the G.I. who hung his paratrooper boots                    The year 1996 marked an unnoted           anecdotes from his own experiences       standing alumni and faculty, and
on the bulletin board so his student                  and uncelebrated anniversary: our              and those of his colleagues, in fact,    valuable information on the devel-
teaching class would know how tough                   University’s completion of 40 years            from “every Cal State L.A. citizen       opment of the University. The
he could be. There was the student who                on its present campus. When I                  whom I could reach,” writes Dewey.       book is available at the University
had driven his family out of Beirut during            arrived at Los Angeles State College           Illustrations were provided by           Bookstore, (213) 343-2500.
a barrage of shell fire covering the only             i n 1 9 5 6 , I discovered that—like
road to escape. A Japanese man served                 Gaul—it was divided into three parts:
as a spy in numerous Asian locales so                 the untransferred remnant at Los
his military unit could reunite with the              Angeles City College, the new Ramona        which may explain why the result seems      years. A major stipulation was that the
main force; his student teaching class                campus on the present site, and the         to epitomize what might be expected         new college should serve the Los
pleaded for anecdotes during Friday                   about-to-be-launched San Fernando           from an edifice designed by a committee.    Angeles metropolitan area.
share-and-tell time . . . . Many of the               Valley campus (now CSU Northridge)          The faculty doubted that any other               The administration of the new
young people who had been instructors                 to which the faculty who so desired         classroom building would be                 college was housed in an old two-story
in the service discovered that the wiggly             could migrate as its initial cadre.         constructed, so they wanted it to be        home near the community college
pupils “under their command” were not                 (LACC faculty had sought to become          capable of meeting every conceivable        campus. Dr. MacDonald treated me as
as easy to control as their service-                  a four-year institution by appending        need . . . . The only convenient mode of    if I were the superintendent of public
classroom counterparts had been.                      an upper-level state college on its         passage from one floor to another is an     instruction himself. After a pleasant
     Sights and sounds from all over the              premises, only to learn to their chagrin    escalator, so narrow as to be able to       discussion, he invited me to meet his
world turned up in the classrooms of                  that their fledgling tenant—not they—       accommodate on each rung one faculty        faculty. There was a room in the house
Southern California, thanks to the                    could attain that status.)                  member or two intimate students.            set aside for a faculty lounge, and about
enterprise of those pioneer student                        The Ramona site, which overlooks—      Moreover, normally the escalator can be     12 faculty members gathered for an
teachers. A young woman’s flight from                 or, in its other sense, tries to—the        expected to be out of order between one     informal discussion. I recall Ed Neale,
Soviet Russia via the Trans-Siberian                  intersection of two freeways, at the        floor and another . . . .                   Gerald Prindiville, and Don Mortensen
railroad lent vividness to European                   time had no buildings, only prefab               Ere long, it became necessary to       being in that group. Roy Simpson, state
history lessons. Another woman’s                      bungalows. That accounted for no            designate a Philosophy Department           superintendent of instruction, was very
childhood years in Indonesia and                      illustrated campus literature having        chairman. James Wilson, the senior          impressed with the early organization
migration to South America before                     been sent to me in advance of my            member, had no interest in assuming         of Los Angeles State College.
settling in Southern California brought               arrival. It was the second time that I      that post. Gabriel Zimmerman, my                 I didn’t get back to L.A. State right
international and intercultural meaning               found myself teaching in makeshift          predecessor, proposed to me that he fill    away, having been hustled back to active
into the classroom student. Diversity                 classrooms. All the while, much ground      the position for three years, after which   duty with the Air Force during the
was a hallmark of those early years at                shifting was taking place. A hill at the    I would succeed him. I agreed to the        Korean conflict. By 1958 I, was home
Los Angeles State College of Applied                  north end of the grounds was flattened      arrangement.                                again and on permanent assignment to
Arts and Sciences, and it continues to                as earth movers noisily raced across the                                                the Air Force Reserve Training Center,
be a distinction of today’s California                campus, transporting its soil to the        John M. Austin                              headquartered at UCLA.
State University, Los Angeles.                        south end to produce a level playing        Professor of Education from 1960-1982            Marian Wagstaff called on me to be
                                                      field for athletics and physical                 The state colleges were under the      her personal guest at a culminating
MARY W. HUBER                                         education.                                  Department of Education, and I sat          banquet for a summer workshop on
Professor of Speech from 1952-1971                         North (now King) Hall was among        in on the planning and organizing of        aviation education she had been
    Members of the Speech staff were                  the first permanent classroom buildings     this rapidly-developing system in           conducting. “And John, be sure to wear
actually part of the Language Arts                    to be erected. A faculty committee          Southern California [Austin had been        a uniform!” she instructed. By that
Division. Those who taught speech or                  actively contributed to the planning,       employed by the Califor nia State           time, L.A. State was in temporaries on
                                                                                                  Department of Education for about           the spot known as the Ramona campus.
                                                                                                  three years, in 1949].                      The function was held in a beautifully
                                                                                                       My boss, Frank Lindsay, chief of the   decorated cafeteria. I was seated across
                                                                                                  Bureau of Secondary Education, asked        the room from the speakers’ table next
                                                                                                  me to deliver some course proposals and     to the only other uniformed person
                                                                                                  outlines to Howard MacDonald, newly-        there, a striking Air Force colonel who
                                                                                                  appointed president of Los Angeles          had served in the Pentagon during the
                                                                                                  State College . . . . There was             war. The commanding officer in his Air
                                                                                                  considerable indecision about [the new      Force Reserve Training Center was
                                                                                                  college’s] structure: would the existing    Jimmy Stewart. We exchanged war
                                                                                                  junior college add on two more years        experiences, and the colonel spent
                                                                                                  and become the four-year institution it     much of the evening describing the
                                                                                                  was hoping to be? Would the state           interesting assignment he now had at
                                                                                                  college coexist with the junior college     L.A. State. His name was Fred C.
                                                                                                  and thus bring in the third and fourth      Rhodes. By 1960, Marian Wagstaff, Fred
                                                                                                  years to complete the new college? In       C. Rhodes, and I were working together
                                                                                                  the end, a search was begun for an          in an ever-expanding Department of
                                                                                                  entirely new campus with its own lower      Secondary Education at L.A. State.
                                                                                                  and upper division, as well as graduate,
The Way We Were . . . school spirit in the sixties.


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               Alumni News



Cal State L.A. Annual Fund

      his past summer, the Cal State                                                                                                                                                    standing job: as of December 18, 1997,
  T   L.A. Annual Fund made its way                                                                                                                                                     they had received over $124,000 in
onto campus. A staff of 12 Cal State                                                                                                                                                    pledges, putting the Annual Fund well
L.A. students began phoning alumni                                                                                                                                                      on the way toward the 1997-98 goal of
and friends to bring them back in                                                                                                                                                       $250,000. The success of the Annual
touch with campus and ask them to                                                                                                                                                       Fund has been directly related to the
support Cal State L.A. with a gift to                                                                                                                                                   telephone work of these exceptional
the Annual Fund.                                                                                                                                                                        students. Student-callers include Renee
     The funds raised by the Annual                                                                                                                                                     Barrow (broadcasting); Andrea Pearson
Fund are unrestricted dollars that the                                                                                                                                                  (business administration),Tony Smith
University will use in the areas of great-                                                                                                                                              (speech communication), and Matilde
est need. Because the total cost of stu-                                                                                                                                                Verbera (art), who have accumulated
dents’ education is greater than tuition                                                                                                                                                over $10,000 in pledges each so far on
alone, the Annual Fund can help defray                                                                                                                                                  this campaign.
the additional costs. Money contributed                                                                                                                                                      Calling is scheduled to continue
through the Annual Fund may become                                                                                                                                                      throughout the year to reach our
available to support scholarships, to                                                                                                                                                   alumni, friends, parents, faculty, and
purchase special equipment, to be                                                                                                                                                       staff. We want to thank all of you who
awarded as grants for specific projects,                                                                                                                                                have graciously aided this effort, and
and for other special needs of the cam-                                                                                                                                                 look forward to the support of those we
pus community. We also are able to pro-                                                                                                                                                 will be calling in the future. With
vide on-campus jobs to help current stu-                                                                                                                                                everyone’s help, we will make the ex-
dents subsidize their own education.                                                                                                                                                    perience of all Cal State L.A. students
                                                               Student callers (l-r): Lorena Ramirez, Jermaine Junius, Matilde Verbera, Andrea Pearson, and Juan Loaysa.
     The student-callers did an out-                                                                                                                                                    better than ever.




50th Anniversary Series at the Luckman                                                                                      Football Team Reunion
James Newton Big Band featured; Stevie Wonder makes surprise appearance
                                                                                                                                   n July 26, 1997, 100 former football players, coaches, and a number of spouses
                                                                                                                              O
       lumni and friends gathered on
  A Night at the Luckman with the October 25, 1997, for a unique Alumni
                                      James Newton Big Band performing the
                                                                                                                                   gathered at Mijares Restaurant in Pasadena for a milestone reunion. It had
                                                                                                                            been 20 years since the last gathering! The first team (1951) was well represented
music of Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn. The event kicked off the                                                       by ten players and a coach. According to one of the players, “Although our bodies
Luckman’s 50th Anniversary Series, part of its 1997-98 season, which                                                        may be slower and eyesight not as sharp, it was still easy to recognize former
commemorates the University’s half-century mark with performances by noted                                                  teammates and coaches.
alumni. The audience was treated to a surprise when music great Stevie Wonder                                               Of course, name tags were
joined Newton on stage as a guest performer. Alumni ticket-holders enjoyed                                                  a big help.” Former play-
meeting the artist, alumnus James Newton (B.A. ’81 Music), and Stevie Wonder                                                ers were overheard remi-
after the performance.                                                                                                      niscing about that “big
                                                                                                                            play,” the “famous prank,”
                                                                                                                            and especially how great it
                                                                                                                            was to see each other
                                                                                                                            again. Players came from
                                                                                                                            all over to attend—even as
                                                                                                                            far as Tennessee and Penn-
                                                                                                                            sylvania. The general feel-
                                                                                                                            ing was, “this was so much
                                                                                                                            fun, let’s do it again—but
                                                                                                                            sooner!”                       (L-r) Fred and Chris Gillett, Ray and Bonnie Grieshaber, and Dennis Vick (our
                                                                                                                                                                      Tennessee alumnus!).




                                                                                                                            Eating with Eagles—Dining with Diablos

                                                                                                                              O    n the occasion of the University’s 50th anniversary, the Alumni Associa-
(L-r) President James M. Rosser, Stevie Wonder, Luckman Executive Director Clif Harper, and flutist/composer/band-                 tion and the Student Alumni Association have initiated an exciting new
leader James Newton, at the Alumni Reception after the performance. Photo by Guy Fadollone.                                 program, designed to bring together alumni, students, and faculty. As part of the
                                                                                                                            pilot program of Eating with Eagles–Dining with Diablos, six alumni have already
                                                                                                                            hosted students and faculty for dinner in their homes.
                                                                                                                                 In Spring 1998, we will expand this program and hope to reach our goal of 25
                                                                                                                            dinners. Alumni hosts (who host dinners in their homes) and co-hosts (who assist
40-Year Reunion a Hit for the Classes of ’57 and ’58                                                                        with dinner cost and preparation) are needed to make this goal a reality.
                                                                                                                                 If you enjoy meeting new people, like to cook, or just want to share your
      olden Eagles and Diablos alike danced it up the Alumni Association-spon-                                              experiences—at or after— Cal State L.A., call your Alumni Relations office at
 G    sored 40-Year Reunion on June 14 at the Pasadena Hilton Hotel. Grads and                                              (213) 343-4980.
guests came from as far as Hawaii, Arizona, and Oregon to join in the fun.
Thanks to all of the reunion planning committee volunteers who made the evening
successful. Forty-year reunion-goers plan to meet again. Call the Alumni Rela-
tions office for the latest information!




Members of the Classes of ’57 and '58 pose for a group picture during reunion festivities.                                  Students, faculty, and alumni enjoy dinner at the home of Frank Saito ’79. (L-r) faculty members William Cohen and
                                                                                                                            Sunil Sapra; students Gerado Gallegos, Matilde Verbera, and William Rivera; and Frank Saito.


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           Alumni News



Join Us at the Silver                                                                                  Alumni Career Panel Series - A Hit With Students!
and Gold Gala                                                                                           M     ore than 125 students, alumni, and faculty attended our first three programs
                                                                                                              and gained practical and valuable knowledge about career options and trends
                                                                                                       in their major and field of interest. Students who participated received a free busi-
       he Alumni Association’s Silver and Gold Gala, set for Tuesday, March 3,                         ness card holder and business cards for the networking part of the panel program.
 T     1998, marks a special double celebration—the 25th anniversary of the alumni                           Three additional pan-
awards ceremony and the University’s 50th anniversary. At that time, the Asso-                         els, “Careers in Engineering
ciation will bestow the University’s highest alumni honor on eight recipients dur-                     and Technology,” “Careers
ing a reception and program at the Luckman Fine Arts Complex. For the first                            in Education,” and “Careers
time, the Alumni Association and the Student Alumni Association will present                           in Health and Human Ser-
awards for Outstanding Senior and Outstanding Graduate Student.                                        vices,” will be offered this
     This is a perfect time for all alumni to visit the beautiful Luckman complex,                     spring. For more informa-
learn more about Cal State L.A.’s great progress over the last half-century, and                       tion, call the Alumni Rela-
share their memories with faculty, staff, administrators, and some of the                              tions office at (213) 343-
University’s most outstanding alumni. Guests will enjoy a strolling dinner and                         4980. The Alumni Associa-
gala reception in the Luckman Gallery and then proceed to the Luckman Theatre                          tion thanks the following
for the awards program. The evening will conclude with a dessert reception on the                      alumni for participating as
Luckman Theatre stage.                                                                                 panelists in the first three
     This year’s honorees include 1997 Outstanding Alumnus, Sharon Hutson                              workshops of the new
Morris, ’76 B.A., Interim General Manager, City of Los Angeles, Department of                          Alumni Career Panel Series.
Animal Regulation.
     The Alumni Award of Merit recipient will be Toni Spagnola, ’72 B.A., CEO                              Careers in Business and Economics (pictured above): Javier F. Bitar (’84 B.S.
and Founder of The Music Source, an entertainment agency.                                              Business Administration–Accounting), senior vice president, Maguire Partners;
     At this event, each of the academic schools honors a distinguished alumnus                        James H. Fletcher, CFA (’68 B.A., ’69 M.A., ’85 M.S. Business Administration–
or alumna. The 1997 recipients are:                                                                    Finance), senior vice president, Institutional Investment Services Dept., Smith
                                                                                                       Barney Co.; Ona Jones, (’71 B.S.) Business Administration–Marketing, independent
School of Arts and Letters                                                                             insurance agent; Mikael Kinell, (’95 B.S.) Business Administration–Marketing,
Raymond P. Gleason (’77 B.A., ’79 M.A Speech Communication)                                            marketing manager, Cloetta USA, Inc.; Juan Salguero (’94 B.S.) Computer
Executive-in-residence/and Professor of                                                                Information Systems, network engineer, Deep Space Network, NASA/Allied
Business and Economics,                                                                                Signal; Grace White (’84 B.A. Theatre Arts, ’94, M.B.A.), manager, Project
George Fox/University; Chairman, eMedia Inc.                                                           Administration, Hill International, Inc.
School of Business and Economics
                                                                                                            Careers in Natural and Social Sciences: Jackie Hams (’84 B.A. Geology, ’87
The Honorable Thomas A. Nassif (’65 B.S.
     Business Administration)                                                                          M.S. Geology), environmental practice specialist, O’Melveny & Myers, LLP; Rob-
Chairman and CEO,                                                                                      ert L. McDermott (’81 B.S. Physics, ’93 M.S. Health Care Management), medical ra-
Gulf International Consulting Inc.                                                                     diation physicist, Southern California Permanente Medical Group; Jill Russom, M.D.
                                                                                                       (’84 B.S. Biology, ’90 M.S. Biology), coordinator of medical data, Childhood Cancer
Charter School of Education                                                                            Survival Study, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, and researcher, Comprehensive Sickle
Dr. Martin G. Brodwin (’69 M.S. Counseling)                                                            Cell Center, USC School of Medicine; Lisa T. Morales (’91 B.A. Geography), project
Associate Professor of Education,                                                                      manager, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Regulatory Branch; Linda J. Spilker (’83
Division of Administration and Counseling                                                              M.S. Physics), Cassini deputy project scientist, Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
California State University, Los Angeles
                                                                                                            Careers in Arts and Letters: Paul Gomez (’88 B.A. Journalism), supervisor,
School of Engineering and Technology
Carl D. Haase (’65 B.S. Engineering-Civil)                                                             Broadcasting and Publications, Los Angeles Dodgers; Aurora M. Johnson, APR
Executive Officer, Energy Services,                                                                    (’88 B.A. Speech Communication), president, AMJ Communications; Tony Pinto
Los Angeles Department of Water and Power                                                              (’91 M.F.A. Art), art director, Grey Advertising; Norma Roque (’92 B.A. Journal-
                                                                                                       ism), reporter, KMEX Channel 34; Laurentino Méndez Zárate (’87 B.A., ’92 M.A.
School of Health and Human Services                                                                    Spanish), teacher, Los Angeles Unified School District.
Eleanor M. Vargas (’78 B.A. Child Development,
     ’81 M.A. Special Education, ’86 M.A.
     Educational Administration)
Resource Specialist,
Murchison Street Elementary School, LAUSD

School of Natural and Social Sciences
                                                                                                          50th Anniversary Membership Campaign
Dr. Luis P. Villarreal (’71 B.S. Biochemistry)                                                                 For the first time in its history, the Cal State L.A. Alumni Association has em-
Professor, Department of Molecular Biology            For invitation and ticket informa-                  barked on a major membership recruitment campaign. During October 1997, the As-
     and Biochemistry                            tion, contact the Alumni Relations of-                   sociation contacted all alumni who were included in the 50th Anniversary Alumni
University of California, Irvine                 fice at (213) 343-4980.                                  Directory and asked them to join the Association in honor of our alma mater’s 50th
                                                                                                          anniversary. We believe that joining the Association is easy and inexpensive and one
                                                                                                          of the best ways to support the University! We are pleased to report that so far more
                                                                                                          than 700 alumni have joined the 4,000-plus alumni who are already members.
Lifetime Membership— The Best Way to Endorse
the University’s Golden Anniversary
                                                                                                                                                                   Join Us!
                                                                                                                          Alumni Association Membership and Information Form
    The Alumni Association welcomes the following alumni who joined the other
720 life members during Fall 1997. By becoming life members, these friends of the
                                                                                                          Name __________________________________________________________________________________
University are helping form a strong foundation on which the future of Cal State
L.A. and our students will rest.                                                                          Home address ____________________________________________________________________________
                                                                                                          City ___________________________________________ State _____________ ZIP Code ______________
Larry Adamson ’74                Juliuo Guzman ’92             Kathleen M. Omeda ’84                      Home phone (             ) _______________________________________________________________________
Pamela S. Avila ’74              Debra L. Hicks ’93            Gina Orozco-Mejia ’91
                                                                                                          Occupation ______________________________________________________________________________
Paula J. Banda ’71 ’6            Wanda Houchin ’69 ’89         Pamela Payne ’81 ’90
Daisy Barrero ’90                John Huerta ’65               Michelle F. Perlman ’86                    Employer _______________________________________________________________________________
Brandon K.J. Boyce ’95           George R. Hulbert ’69         Richard D. Roberto ’61                     Business address __________________________________________________________________________
Danna B. Campbell ’76            Laura P. Kan ’97              Winifred T. Salinas ’81                    Business phone (             ) ____________________________________________________________________
Roland Carpenter ’50             Frank Takeshi Kawashima ’67   Valerie Siu ’93
                                                                                                          Degree(s) __________________________________________________ Year(s) ______________________
Mr. & Mrs Timothy Cleath ’79     Willard C. Kearney ’58 ’65    Debra Steward ’79 ’90
Daniel P. Coffman ’79            John T. Kelleher ’71          David Strauss ’52                          Major(s) ________________________________________________________________________________
John Cole ’79                    James J. Kelly                Marianne Stutz ’76
James R. Deboard ’75             Phillip King ’89              William V. Tascher ’63                     Membership:
Ruth Doddy ’66                   Charles Lloyd ’57             Thomas N. Tayamori ’77                     Membership is open to anyone who attended Cal State L.A.                           two quarters or more and to University administrators,
David A. Dusenbury ’70 ’76       Miriam F. Lubet ’71 ’82       Diane Truly ’68                            faculty, and staff.
A.B. Epstein ’87                 Richard J. Luciano ’72        Sandra Tufts ’69                              New or Renewal
                                                                                                             Annual membership .................................................... $25      Current student ........................................................... $10
America Espinosa ’76             Dolores B. McDavid ’71        Francois and Debra Ann Verin ’92
                                                                                                             Senior (60 or over) ..................................................... $15   Life member .............................................................. $250
James Flether ’68 ’69 ’85        Robin Merlo ’82 ’94           Jon and Arline Veteska ’60 ’59                Joint membership ....................................................... $40    Joint Life membership .............................................. $350
David Godoy ’72                  Richard M. Meza ’86 ’90       Gerald L. Wasson ’86                          Chapters .................................................. (additional $10)
Alfredo G. Gonzalez              Mark Miller ’70 ’74           Raymond Williams ’91                                ____ Business and Economics                                                 _____ Educational Administration
                                                                                                                   ____ Engineering and Technology                                             _____ Foods and Nutrition
Glenn Gregory ’73 ’84            John and Sharon Morris ’76    Ronald N. Williams ’86
Lora Jones Griffin ’57           David Musil ’74               Mark K. Witherspoon ’74
                                                                                                          Other news for Cal State L.A. TODAY ____________________________________________________________
Ernest E. Guerra ’80             Victor J. Naylor, Jr. ’55     Vincent L. Wong ’91
Rosemary Gutierrez ’80 ’84       Judy Ng ’94                   Sara Yeung ’94                              ______________________________________________________________________________________
                                                                                                           ______________________________________________________________________________________
    Current annual Alumni Association members who wish to upgrade their mem-                              Mail to: Cal State L.A. Alumni Association, 5154 State University Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90032-8602.
bership to lifetime status can do so now by submitting $225 to the Association
or–when their annual membership expires–may join for a one-time fee of $250.


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          Sports Update



Athletics Hall of Fame to Induct Three at
14th Annual Event
        he Cal State L.A. Athletics Hall     Collegiate Athletic Association               country teams from 1985 to 1990. In          WALT WILLIAMSON
 T      of Fame will grow by three mem-      (NCAA) Division I golf championships.         fact, Tansley guided the Golden Eagles            Williamson held a variety of posi-
bers with the induction of Rod Faurot        In 1965, Cal State L.A. had its best          men’s track and field teams to four con-     tions while at Cal State L.A., includ-
(golf), John Tansley (track and field) and                                                 secutive California Collegiate Athletic      ing: assistant football coach, assistant
Walt Williamson (coach/athletics direc-                                                    Association (CCAA) conference titles
tor) at an awards ceremony on Wednes-                                                      (1986-89). He also helped his teams to
day, February 11, 1998.                                                                    five Top 5 nationally-ranked finishes
     The 1998 honorees will be inducted                                                    at the National Collegiate Athletic
at a banquet at the Tower Restaurant                                                       Association (NCAA) outdoor champi-
in the Transamerica Building, down-                                                        onships and four Top 9 indoor crowns.
town Los Angeles. Tickets are $75 each                                                     In cross country, Cal State L.A. was a
and may be purchased through the Cal                                                       two-time West Regional champion
State L.A. Division of Intercollegiate                                                     (1987-88) and four-time NCAA Top
Athletics, (213) 343-3080.                                                                 10 finisher. In all, Tansley coached
     Since its inception in 1985, Cal        showing ever, finishing second in the         60 All-Americans. Among his other
State L.A. Athletics has honored 78 men      nation behind All-American and Cal                                                         track and field coach, head track and
and women — including Wimbledon              State L.A. Athletics Hall of Famer Arne                                                    field coach, associate athletics director,
and U.S. Open champion Billie Jean           Dokka. For the next five years, Faurot’s                                                   athletics director, and physical educa-
King, three-time track Olympian and          teams finished within the Top 7 pro-                                                       tion instructor. In 1978, he coached Cal
1954 Sullivan Award-winner Mal               grams nationally and produced several                                                      State L.A. to its only national champi-
Whitfield, two-time Green Bay                more All-Americans, such as Ken                                                            onship trophy in any sport — men’s
Packers Super Bowl participant Jim           Ellsworth and Bob Clark. In 1970,                                                          track and field. For his efforts, he was
Weatherwax, and 1984 Olympics swim           Faurot received Coach of the Year                                                          chosen the nation’s “Coach of the
coach Don Grambril — to highlight            honors for his outstanding coaching                                                        Year.” From there, he led L.A. to three
just a few.                                  efforts. League championships also                                                         Top 7 national finishes at the outdoor
     Here’s a closer look at our 1998        accumulated as Faurot collected three                                                      championships (1977—3rd place;
award honorees:                              titles (1966, 1969-70) and four runner-       accomplishments, Tansley is a South-         1979—7th place; 1980—2nd place).
                                             up trophies (1964-65, 1968, 1971). In all,    ern California Coaches Hall of Fame          Since his departure from Cal State L.A.,
ROD FAUROT                                   he finished with an 126-51-8 match-           honoree, a member of the International       he has been selected as the 1994 head
     Faurot began his Cal State L.A.         play record versus other universities.        Track Coaches Association board of           track and field coach for the Bahrain
coaching career in 1959 as an assistant      Currently, Faurot is a professor of           directors (Atlanta Olympics, 1996), and      Asian Games in Hiroshima, Japan, and
football and baseball coach. However,        physical education at Cal State L.A.          a lead instr uctor for the Amateur           has been a two-time Malaysa strength
he received his greatest accolades as the                                                  Athletic Foundation for USA Track            and conditioning coach in the South
school’s varsity golf coach (1964-71).       JOHN TANSLEY                                  and Field. Currently, he is involved         East Asian Games. He is now an in-
During his tenure, Faurot guided his             Tansley had a stellar career with         with the national high school track          structor and coach at the Alabama
teams to eight consecutive National          the men’s track and field and cross           and field coaching education program.        School of Mathematics and Science.




Reunion Celebration and Scholarship Fund                                                   Reading is Fun With the Golden Eagles
Highlight Athletics Hall of Fame Event
                                                                                                  he Division of Intercollegiate        dren at a local elementary school (Fre-
                                                                                            T     Athletics has developed a pro-        mont Elementary School in Alhambra).
  I n recognition of Cal State L.A.’s
      Athletics Hall of Fame inductees
                                             there will be a memorabilia board with
                                             photos of all past induction ceremonies       gram, “Let’s Read With the Golden                  The program began in October
and in celebration of the University’s       and honorees displayed.                       Eagles,” to help motivate elementary         when members from the women’s track
50th anniversary, the Division of                 During the “Reunion Celebration,”        school children to read.                     and field team went to Fremont and
Intercollegiate Athletics is hosting a       an announcement will be made about                 “We are very excited about this         read stories such as Billy Goat’s Bluff
“Reunion Celebration.” This event will       the “Hall of Fame Inductees Scholarship       new program because it is a perfect way      and Five Little Monkeys.
be held in conjunction with the 1998         Fund” which is being established in the       for our student-athletes to show young-            “It was good for our young people
Hall of Fame Induction ceremonies on         name of all Golden Eagle inductees. The       sters that success in the classroom is       to give a little back, and they were re-
Wednesday, February 11, 1998, at the         named scholarship will be presented at        just as important as success on the play-    ally excited when the children re-
Tower Restaurant in the Transamerica         the dinner and will be used to assist Cal     ing fields,” said Carol M. Dunn, athlet-     sponded to them,” said women’s track
Building in Los Angeles.                     State L.A. student-athletes.                  ics director. “These young adults prove      and field head coach Tony Veney. Stu-
    The festivities will include a                For ticket information, to attend        that education and athletics can go hand     dent-athlete Rashida Green added, “I
complimentary dinner for past                the induction ceremonies, or to contrib-      in hand.”                                    had a lot of fun...it was interesting to
inductees (including a guest), a             ute to the scholarship fund, please call           The program aims to promote com-        see the kids interact with us.”
celebration gift, and a special edition      the Division of Intercollegiate Athlet-       munity service, to enrich the lives of             In addition to this interaction, each
commemorative program. Additionally,         ics at (213) 343-3080.                        student-athletes by involving them in        child receives tickets to a Cal State L.A.
                                                                                           efforts to help others, and to support lo-   sporting event. Below is the schedule
                                                                                           cal teachers’ and administrators’ efforts    of student-athlete volunteers at
                                                                                           to develop the learning skills of our el-    F r e mont: December 16-Baseball;
                                                                                           ementary school children.                    January 27-Women’s Soccer; February
Corporate Partnership in Full Swing With Athletics                                              Each month, two student-athletes,       2 5 - Vo l l e y b a l l ; M a rc h 3 1 - M e n ’s
                                                                                           accompanied by their respective sport’s      Soc cer; April 29-Men’s Basketball;
      he Division of Intercollegiate         of Water and Power, Holiday Inn,              head coach, spend time reading to chil-      May 26-Men’s and Women’s Tennis.
 T    Athletics (DIA) has developed a        First USA Bank, Felix Chevrolet,
business relationship with various           Carl’s Jr., Cal State L.A. Federal
corporations in the Los Angeles area         Credit Union, Cal State L.A. Resi-
for the purpose of providing more            dence Life and Housing Services, and
opportunities for student-athletes to        the University Bookstore.
                                                                                           Play Ball . . . and                                   SAVE THE DATE
receive a quality education while par-           Based on their contribution, a            Other Sports!
ticipating in an athletics atmosphere        named scholarship has been estab-
of national caliber.                         lished for Southern California Edison,               olden Eagle alumni who partici-             XIX ANNUAL MICHELOB/PEPSI
     All dollars raised through the          Carl’s Jr., the University Bookstore,
                                                                                            G     pated in volleyball, soccer, and
“Corporate Partnership” campaign             and the USC University Hospital (in           basketball recently have been enjoying
                                                                                                                                               GOLDEN EAGLE
benefit scholarships for student-athletes,   the name of the Dr. Marshall Schiff           friendly, competitive encounters with             GOLF TOURNAMENT
while helping corporations achieve           Memorial Fund).                               current student athletes in their sports
their marketing and business goals                                                         and “meet-and-greet” receptions with
through advertising and promotion.                                                         all the trimmings at Cal State L.A. We
                                                                                                                                                                     Monday
     The DIA wishes to thank all of its                                                    invite all Golden Eagle alumni to our
                                                                                                                                                                     May 11, 1998
corporate partners: U.S. Navy, U.S.                                                        upcoming receptions: February 28-
                                                                                                                                                                     Via Verde
Marine Corps, USC University Hospi-                                                        Men’s and Women’s Track and Field
                                                                                                                                                                     Country Club
tal, Southern California Edison,                                                           and Tennis. For more information, call
Sheraton Rosemead, Monterey Park                                                           (213) 343-3080.
Golf Course, Los Angeles Department


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          Calendar



  Calendar subject to change without              MUSIC—Faculty-Artist Recital: The              LECTURE—”Science and Practice of               EVENT—Chicano/Latino Student
notice.                                        Anderson Quartet. Fri., Feb. 6, 8 p.m.         Sport Psychology.” Thu., Feb. 12, 4:30        Resource Center Fifth Anniversary
                                               Music Hall. An evening of chamber              p.m. Los Angeles Rm. A, U-SU. Free.           Event. Tue., Feb. 24, noon-2 p.m. Second
   ART—Leonardo da Vinci’s Codex               music by this international award-win-         Presentation by Robert Singer, chair,         floor, U-SU. Free. (213) 343-5047.
Atlanticus. Ongoing through (the end of        ning ensemble, the quartet-in-residence        Department of Exercise and Sport Sci-             LECTURE—Faculty Colloquium.
Winter Quarter) Sat., Mar. 21, Library         at Cal State L.A. General: $10, Stu-           ences, University of Florida. P.E. Dept.,     Tue., Feb. 24, 3:15-5 p.m. University
North, first floor. Mon.-Thu., 8 a.m.-10       dents/Seniors: $5. (213) 343-4060.             (213) 343-4650.                               Club. Free. Qingyun Wu (Modern
p.m.; Fri., 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m.-5        MUSIC—Luckman Season—Die                       EVENT—Homecoming 1998—                     Languages and Literatures): “ Same-Sex
p.m.; Sun., noon-8 p.m. Free. A magnifi-       Fledermaus. Sun., Feb. 8, 3 p.m.               Mardi Gras and Golden Eagle Pep               Love Among Chinese Women.” (213)
cent 12-volume facimile edition, the           Luckman Theatre. The Los Angeles               Rally. Fri., Feb. 13: Mardi Gras, 6-10        343-3820.
Codex Atlanticus is the largest collection     Concert Opera presents Strauss’ hilari-        p.m.; Pep Rally, 7 p.m. Program Area,             LECTURE—Physics and Astronomy
of Leonardo’s papers ever assembled. It        ous comedy, the pace setter for the            2nd fl. U-SU. Student and one guest:          Colloquium. Wed., Feb. 25, 4:30 p.m.
contains Leonardo’s most spectacular           Golden Age of the Viennese operetta.           free. Additional guests: $5. Sponsored        PS 306. Free. John Fang (Cal Poly
drawings of technological innovations,         Conducted by Todd Helm, this semi-             by Athletics and ASI. (213) 343-4780.         Pomona): “On the Law of Force.” (213)
weapons and fortifications, hydraulic          staged concert version in English fea-            T H E AT R E — L u c k m a n F a m i l y   343-2100.
devices, flying machines—encompass-            tures the Los Angeles Performing Arts          Se ries—A Winnie-The-Pooh Birthday                LECTURE—Seminar: “Retirement
ing the full range of the artist’s life from   Orchestra and an award-winning cast.           Tail. Sat., Feb. 14, 2 p.m. Luckman           P l a n n i n g : D o n ’t W a i t f o r Yo u r
1478 to his death in 1519. The Codex           Luckman: (213) 343-6610. Tickets:              Theatre. An enchanted trip to the             Retirement . . . Plan for It.” Wed., Feb.
has had a remarkable history of chang-         TicketMaster, (213) 365-3500.                  Hundred Acre Wood through the tal-            25, 6:30 p.m. U-SU. Third of a series
ing ownership; today, the original re-            ART/EVENT—Black               History       ented hands and voices of deaf and            from B&E Alumni Chapter-sponsored
sides in the Ambrosiana Library where          Month—African Art Display and Per-             hearing actors. Luckman: (213) 343-           financial planning seminars. Reservations
it made its last stop in 1815. John F.         formance. Mon., Feb. 9, noon-2 p.m.            6610. TicketMaster: (213) 365-3500.           required. (213) 343-5262.
Kennedy Library, (213) 343-3974.               display: Alhambra Rm., U-SU; perfor-              EVENT—Homecoming 1998—                         EVENT—Symposia of Student
   ART—50th Anniversary Event—                 mance: Los Angeles Rm., U-SU. Free.            Doubleheader Basketball Games and             Research, Scholarship and Creative
Exhibition: 50 Years of Faculty                Pan African Student Resource Center,           50th Anniversary Receptions. Sat., Feb.       Activity. Fri., Feb. 27, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., U-
Scholarship & Creativity. Ongoing              (213) 343-5131.                                14. Eagles’ Nest Gymnasium. Games:            SU. For the sixth consecutive year, Cal
through Sat., Jun. 13. Library Bridge,            LECTURE—Executive Speaker Se-               5:30 p.m.-women’s basketball vs. Cal          State L.A. undergraduate and graduate
second fl. Free. Faculty achievements and      ries. Tue., Feb. 10, 7 p.m. Alhambra Rm.       Poly Pomona; 7:30 p.m.-men’s basket-          students across the disciplines will give
contributions from 1947 to the present         A, U-SU. Free. James Barber, MPH,              ball vs. Cal State Bakersfield. Promo-        presentations and display posters on
are presented in this exhibit of               President and CEO of the Healthcare            tion: “Pepsi/Golden Eagle $1,000 Shoot-       their research. Winners compete in the
memorabilia and publications, curated by       Association of Southern California:            Out.” Eagles’ Pride Award winners (cur-       CSU statewide research competition.
Mary Gormly (Emerita—Library) with             “The Future of Health Care.” Sponsored         rent designation for Homecoming King          Graduate Studies and Research, (213)
the help of Carol Smallenburg (Emerita—        by the Student Chapter of the Ameri-           and Queen) will be announced. Recep-          343-3820.
Education) and Leon Schwartz                   can College of Healthcare Executives           tions, hosted by Intercollegiate Athlet-          THEATRE/MUSIC—Iolanthe. Feb.
(Emeritus—Modern Languages and                 and the Health Care Management In-             ics and Alumni Association will take          27-Mar. 1. State Playhouse. Fri. & Sat.,
Literatures). Sponsored by the Cal             stitute. (213) 343-5262.                       place at halftimes and after each game.       8 p.m., Sun., 2:30 p.m. Fairies take over
State L.A. Emeriti Association. (213)             MUSIC—Black History Month—                  Reservations for receptions needed:           the English parliament in this delightful
343-2109.                                      Gospel Fest. Tue., Feb. 10, 11 a.m.-3          (213) 343-4980. Game tickets: (213)           Gilbert and Sullivan operetta. A joint
   EVENT—Retirement Party. Sun.,               p.m. Maxwell Theatre, U-SU. Free. Pan          343-3080.                                     production with Cal State L.A.’s Opera
Feb. 1. Brookside Country Club, 5:30           African Student Resource Center, (213)            EVENT—Homecoming 1998—Home-                Theatre. Directed by René Aravena.
p.m. cocktails, 6:30 p.m. dinner, 7:30         343-5131.                                      coming “After” Party. Sat., Feb. 14, 10:30    General: $10, Students/Seniors: $5.
p.m. program. Honoring Jo Ann Johnson,            EVENT—Homecoming 1998—                      p.m.-1 a.m. Program Area, 2nd fl., U-SU.      Tickets: (213) 343-6600.
former acting dean of the School of            Kick-Off Event. Tue., Feb. 10, 11 a.m.-        Homecoming Spirit Awards will be pre-             ATHLETICS—50th Anniversary
Health and Human Services and chair            3 p.m. Union Walkway. Free. Featuring          sented. Call ASI, (213) 343-4780.             Event—Men’s and Women’s Tennis:
of Nursing. (213) 343-4600.                    music, games, student club fair, and              MUSIC—Luckman Season—                      Alumni vs. Alumni. Sat., Feb. 28, 9
   EVENT—Black History Month                   barbecue. Center for Student Life, (213)       American Youth Symphony Concert.              a.m.-game; noon-reception. Tennis
Celebration. Kick-off: Mon., Feb. 2,           343-3390.                                      Sun., Feb. 15, 8 p.m. Luckman Theatre.        Courts. (213) 343-3080.
noon-2 p.m. Los Angeles Rm., U-SU.                EVENT—Homecoming Happy                      Free with reservations. In Los Angeles            ATHLETICS—50th Anniversary
Free. Pan African Student Resource             Hour—Tue., Feb. 10, 4-9 p.m. Baby              for 32 years, this youth training             Event—Men’s and Women’s Track &
Center, (213) 343-5131.                        Doe’s Restaurant, Monterey Park. ASI,          orchestra—directed by the illustrious         Field/Cross Country: Alumni Barbecue.
   LECTURE—Philosophy                  Club    (213) 343-4780.                                Mehli Mehta—will present a full               Sat., Feb. 28, 5 p.m. Jesse Owens
Lecture. Mon., Feb. 2, 2-4 p.m. Maxwell           LECTURE—Tupac Enrique. Tue.,                concert of classical music performed by       Stadium. (213) 343-3080.
Theatre, U-SU. Free. Susan Finsen              Feb. 10, 6-8 p.m. Los Angeles Rm. A,           some of Los Angeles’ most talented                DANCE—Cal State L.A. 50th
(CSU San Bernardino): “Discrimination          U-SU. Free. Co-sponsored by Chicano/           young perfor mers. Tickets are free,          Anniversary Series—Danza Floricanto
and Morally Relevant Differences: Is           Latino Student Resource Center and             but must be reserved. Luckman: (213)          USA with Loretta Livingston. Sat., Feb.
Speciesism Defensible?” Philosophy             MEChA. S*U*P*E*R, (213) 343-5110.              343-6610.                                     28, 8 p.m. & Sun., Mar. 1, 3 p.m.
Department, (213) 343-4180.                       LECTURE—Physics and Astronomy                  MUSIC—Composers’ Forum. Tue.,              Luckman Theatre. Two award-winning
   ART—Black            Photographers          Colloquium. Wed., Feb. 11, 4:30 p.m.           Feb. 17, 8 p.m. Music Hall. John M.           choreographers, Cal State L.A. alumna
Exhibition. Feb. 2-Feb. 28, Fine Arts          Physical Sciences 306. Free. Douglas           Kennedy, director. Tickets: $5. (213)         Gema Sandoval and Loretta Livingston,
Gallery. Mon.-Thu. & Sat., noon-5 p.m.         Mills (UC Irvine): “Designer Materials:        343-4060.                                     team up for the first time to
Free. Recent work by 19 emerging, mid-         Magnetic Superlattices as an Example.”            LECTURE—Physics and Astronomy              commemorate the universality of the
career and established photographers,          (213) 343-2100.                                Colloquium. Wed., Feb. 18, 4:30 p.m.          message of Cesar Chavez. Luckman: (213)
curated by LaMonte Westmorland.                   EVENT—Homecoming 1998—                      PS 306. Oscar Bernal (Cal State L.A.):        343-6610. TicketMaster: (213) 365-3500.
(213) 343-4023.                                Athletics Hall of Fame Induction               “Kondo Disorder in Electron-Correlated            EVENT—50th Anniversary Event—
   LECTURE—Faculty Colloquium.                 Ceremonies and Reunion Celebration             Alloys.” (213) 343-2100.                      Optimistic Child Conference. Date
Tue., Feb. 3, 3:15-5 p.m. University           (See page 13). Wed., Feb. 11, 6 p.m.              MUSIC—Chamber Winds Concert.               TBA. Cosponsored by Young and
Club. Free. Daniel Crecelius (History).        Tower Restaurant, Transamerica                 Thu., Feb. 19, 8 p.m. Music Hall.             Healthy. (213) 343-2470.
“The Assault by Fundamentalists on             Building. Intercollegiate Athletics,           Thomas Verrier, director. Tickets: $5.            EVENT—Women’s History Month.
the Egyptian Regime.” (213) 343-3820.          (213) 343-3080.                                (213) 343-4060.                               Kick-off: Tue., Mar. 3, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
   LECTURE—Executive Speaker Se-                  EVENT—Career Center Open                       MUSIC—Cal State L.A. 50th                  Free Speech Area/U-SU Walkway. Free.
ries. Tue., Feb. 3, 7 p.m. Alhambra Rm.        House. Thu., Feb. 12, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.           Anniversary Series—Jazz with B Sharp          Co-sponsors include Women’s Resource
A, U-SU. Daniel Willick, Ph.D., J.D.,          Career Center. Free. Guest alumni, business    and Lennie Niehaus Octet. Sat., Feb.          Center, ASI. (213) 343-3770.
Healthcare attorney: “Legal Issues in          representatives, tours, refreshments, and      21, 8 p.m. Luckman Theatre. B Sharp is            EVENT—50th Anniversary—Silver
Health Care.” Sponsored by the student         prizes. (213) 343-3237.                        one of the best of Los Angeles’ young         and Gold Gala Alumni Awards
chapter of the American College of                EVENT—Homecoming 1998—                      post-bop bands; Lennie Niehaus is an          Ceremony. Tue., Mar. 3, 6 p.m.-
Healthcare Executives and the Health           Thu., Feb. 12, 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Union         award-winning jazz soloist and film           reception; 7 p.m.-program. Luckman
Care Management Institute. Alumni              Walkway. Free. Featuring wacky                 composer. Luckman: (213) 343-6610.            Theatre. Celebrating the University’s
Office, (213) 343-5262.                        Olympics, shopping carts parade, and           TicketMaster: (213) 365-3500.                 50th anniversary and the 25th
   LECTURE—Physics and Astronomy               student talent show. Center for Stu-              MUSIC—First Chair Honor Band and           anniversary of the Alumni Awards, this
Colloquium. Wed., Feb. 4, 4:30 p.m.            dent Life, (213) 343-3390.                     Section Leader Honor Chorus Concert.          annual ceremony honors alumni
Physical Sciences 306. Free. Antonio H.           EVENT—Homecoming 1998—                      Sun., Feb. 22, 3 p.m. State Playhouse.        and friends of the University, two
Castro Neto (UC Riverside): “New Elec-         Doubleheader Basketball Games.                 Free. Thomas Verrier and William Belan,       outstanding students, and 15 alumni
tronic States of Matter: The Physics of        Thu., Feb. 12, Eagles’ Nest Gym.               conductors. (213) 343-4060.                   scholarship recipients. This year’s event
Strongly Correlated Systems.” (213)            Women’s vs Grand Canyon: 5:30                     EVENT—Engineering and Technology           will also feature a silent auction. (See
343-2100.                                      p.m.; Men’s vs CSU San Bernardino.             Week Events. Mon., Feb. 23-Fri., Feb. 27.     article, pg. 12.) (213) 343-4980.
   LECTURE—Science Series. Wed.,               Tickets: Athletics, (213) 343-3080.            Times and locations: TBA. Keynote                 MUSIC—Small Jazz Ensembles
Feb. 4, 8 p.m. Physical Sciences 158.             MUSIC—Black History Month—                  speaker: Donna Shirley, manager, Mars         Concert. Tue., Mar. 3, 8 p.m. Music
Free. Wayne Tikkanen (Chemistry):              Poetry and Jazz with the Anderson              Exploration Program, Jet Propulsion           Hall. Paul De Castro, director. Tickets:
“Werewolves and Vampires: An Intro-            Quartet. Thu., Feb. 12, noon, Maxwell          Laboratory. E&T Career Day: Feb. 26.          $5. (213) 343-4060.
duction to Metabolic Diseases.” Phys-          Theatre, U-SU. Free. Pan African Stu-          (213) 343-4500.
ics and Astronomy Department, (213)            dent Resource Center, (213) 343-5131.
343-2100.




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      THEATRE—Cal State L.A. 50th              Gallery. Mon.-Thu. and Sat., 12                                                 Publications/Public Affairs
   Anniversary        Event—Finian’s           noon-5 p.m. Free. Opening recep-                                                Carol Selkin, Editor, Cal State L.A. TODAY
   Rainbow. Fri., May 8; Sat., May 9, 8        tion: Sat., May 16, 5-8 p.m. If Frank                                           5151 State University Drive
   p.m.; Sun., May 10, 3 p.m. Luckman          Romero’s paintings look familiar,                                               Los Angeles, CA 90032-8580
   Theatre. Cal State L.A. theatre arts,       they should—Angelinos pass his
   dance, and music majors; Los                mural each day as they drive                                              Please Print
   Angeles High School for the Arts;           through downtown L.A. eastbound
   and Cal State L.A. faculty, staff, and      on the 101 Freeway. The mural,                                            Name _____________________________________________
   alumni star on the Luckman stage            commissioned for the 1984 Olym-
   in this lively Broadway hit musical         pics on the freeway’s north retain-                                       Year(s) of Graduation _______ Major(s) ____________
   that premiered in 1947—the same             ing wall between Los Angeles and
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   year that marked the founding of            Alameda Streets, is known as one
   L.A. State College! Make a date             of the city’s few public monuments                                        City ______________________________________________
   with your old classmates or new             to the automobile. Cal State L.A.
   friends on May 8, 9 or 10, as a             alumnus Frank Romero is one of the                                        State ____________ ZIP Code ________________________
   leprechaun, a magic pot of gold,            founders of “Los Four,” the group
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   dazzling dancing and the beguiling          of artists that sprang from the early
   song, “How Are Things in Glocca             Chicano movement and gained
   Morra?,” make this classic a high-          fame with a landmark exhibition at                                        News for Class Notes Cal State L.A. TODAY:
   stepping celebration to remember.           the Los Angeles County Museum of
   Luckman: (213) 343-6610. Tickets:           Art in 1973. Romero was born in                                            __________________________________________________
   TicketMaster, (213) 365-3500.               East Los Angeles, and his painter’s                                        __________________________________________________
      A RT — C a l S t a t e L . A . 5 0 t h   “vocabulary,” which includes cars,
   Anniversar y Event—Works by                 hearts, palm trees, and skeletons, re-                                     __________________________________________________
   Frank Romero.                                       flects his Hispanic roots and
   Sat., May 16 -                                           his love of Los Angeles.                                      __________________________________________________
   Mon., Jun. 22,                                                      Luckman
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   man Fine Arts                                                        343-6604.                                         __________________________________________________

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                                               Art by Frank Romero
                                                                                                                                                                  Key to cover
                                                                                                                                                                     1     –    Eleanore Wilson
                                                                                                                                                                     2     –    Louis Gardemal
                                                                                                                                                                     3     –    Bernard Epstein
                                                                                                                                                                     4     –    George Francis
   LECTURE—Physics and Astronomy                  EVENT—Sev-                                                                                                         5     –    Ben Gmur
Colloquium. Wed., Mar. 4, 4:30 p.m.            enth Annual Chi-                                                                                                      6     –    Bertha Gregory
PS 306. Free. Edwar d L. W right               nese Poetry Recitation Con-                                                                                           7     –    Richard Whiting
(UCLA): “Darkness at Dawn: Dark                test. Mon., Mar. 9, 2-5 p.m. Maxwell                                                                                  8     –    Raymond Pitts
Matter and the Origin of the                   Theatre, U-SU. Free. Registration                                                                                     9     –    Cameron Deeds
Universe.” (213) 343-2100.                     deadline: Mar. 8. Call Professor                                                                                     10     –    Patti Schliestett
   LECTURE—Science Series. Wed.,               Qingyun Wu (Modern Languages and
                                                                                                                                                                    11     –    Virginia Hoffman
Mar. 4, 8 p.m. PS 158. Free. Oscar Bernal      Literatures). (213) 343-4242.
                                                                                                                                                                    12     –    Charles Wang
(Physics and Astronomy): “The Use of              ART—Women’s History Month—                                                           Ballet
                                                                                                                                                                    13     –    Charles Clark
Magnetic Resonance from Metals to              International Women’s Day Display.                                                    Hispanico
                                                                                                                                                                    14     –    Frieda Stahl
Biological Imaging.” (213) 343-2100.           Mon., Mar. 9, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Free
                                                                                                                                                                    15     –    Keith Gummere
   MUSIC—L.A. Symphonic Camerata.              Speech Area/Union Walkway. Free.
Wed., Mar. 4, 8 p.m. Luckman Theatre.          Sponsored by the Women’s Re-                                                                                         16     –    Kenneth Sweetnam
David Buck, conductor. General: $10,           source Center. (213) 343-3770.                 Miyake, director. General: $8, Students/                              17     –    Barbara Osborn
Students/Seniors: $5. (213) 343-4060.             LECTURE—Seminar: “Advance-                  Seniors: $5. (213) 343-4060.                                          18     –    Eugene Dvorin
   EVENT—InterCultural Proficiency             ment Investment Strategies: Taking                DANCE—Luckman Season—                                              19     –    Thelma Graves
Project Spring Conference. Mar. 5 & 6.         You Beyond the Basics.” Wed., Mar. 11,         Universal Ballet of Korea. Swan Lake:                                 20     –    William Plumtree
Burbank Hilton, times TBA. (213)               6:30 p.m. U-SU. Last in a series of B&E        Fri., Mar. 13, 8 p.m.; Shim Chung                                     21     –    Walter Beaver
343-4631.                                      Alumni Chapter-sponsored financial             (Korean folktale): Sat., Mar. 14, 8 p.m.                              22     –    Clarence Sandelin
   MUSIC—All-Day Jazz Festival. Sat.,          planning seminars. Reservations re-            & Sun., Mar. 15, 3 p.m. Luckman                                       23     –    Mary Bany
Mar. 7. Luckman Theatre. Jeffr ey              quired. (213) 343-5262.                        Theatre. Luckman is the only Los                                      24     –    Leonard “Bud” Adams
Benedict, director. The 8 p.m. concert            MUSIC—Symphonic Band and Wind               Angeles-area stop on the Universal                                    25     –    Laird Allison
features the Clayton Hamilton Jazz             Ensemble Concert. Wed., Mar. 11, 8             Ballet’s world tour. Shim Chung was                                   26     –    Leonard Mathy
Orchestra. (213) 343-4060.                     p.m. State Playhouse. Thomas Verrier,          commissioned as an original ballet in                                 27     –    Hugh Bonar
   MUSIC—Luckman Season—                       conductor. General: $8, Students/              1986 for the Asian Games in Seoul.                                    28     –    Lydia Takeshita
Clayton Hamilton Jazz Orchestra.               Seniors: $5. (213) 343-4060.                   Luckman: (213) 343-6610. TicketMaster:                                29     –    John Rathbun
Sat., Mar. 7, 8 p.m. Luckman Theatre.             THEATRE—Arena New Works                     (213) 365-3500.                                                       30     –    John LaMonica
Bassist John Clayton, band’s arranger,         Festival. Thu., Mar. 12-Sat., Mar. 14,            MUSIC—Golden Eagle Singers                                         31     –    Kenneth Courtney
is emerging as the finest jazz creator         7:30 p.m. Music Hall. Five short, one-         Concert. Sun., Mar. 15, 3 p.m. Music                                  32     –    Louis DeArmond
in America; “drummers don’t stick it           act scripts presented by Theatre Arts          H a l l . W i l l i a m B e l a n , d i r e c t o r.
                                                                                                                                                                    33     –    Jessie Gustafson
any better than Jeff Hamilton; and             and Dance play writing students: A             General: $8, Students/Seniors: $5.
                                                                                                                                                                    34     –    Rudolph Sando
alto sax players can’t touch John              Coffee Shop on Destiny’s Road by Kara          (213) 343-4060.
                                                                                                                                                                    35     –    Anthony Hillbruner
Clayton,” according to reviewers               Brock, Going to California by Robin               DANCE—Luckman Season—Ballet
                                                                                                                                                                    36     –    Betty Blackwell
and fans. Luckman: (213) 343-6610.             Wilcox, Danny’s by Chris Dulace, Love          Hispanico. Sat., Mar. 21, 8 p.m.
                                                                                                                                                                    37     –    Charles Beckwith
TicketMaster: (213) 365-3500.                  Triangle: The Third Side of the Story          Luckman Theatre. Ballet Hispanico
   ART—Graduate Exhibition. Mon.-              by Eli Vitalle, and a script by Francine       presents the West Coast debut of Idol                                 38     –    James Williamson
Thu., Mar. 9-21, noon-5 p.m. Fine              Ferrara. General: $8, Students/Seniors:        Obsession , a story about Tejano                                      39     –    Robert Ewald
Arts Gallery, Art Building. Free. An           $5. Tickets: (213) 343-6600.                   superstar Selena. Luckman: (213) 343-                                 40     –    Maxine Miller
exhibition of works by graduate                   MUSIC—Concert Choir and                     6610. Ticket-Master: (213) 365-3500.                                  41     –    Gene Tipton
students in studio art and design. (213)       University Chorus Concert. Fri., Mar.                                                                                42     –    George Mann
343-4023.                                      13, 8 p.m. State Playhouse. Thomas                                                                                   43     –    John Cox




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California Dreamin’




                                                          ith a theme of dreams becoming reality—the University-
                                                   W      Student Union reopened after a major $7.4 million
                                                   remodeling project. Clowns, balloons, and festivities on January
                                                   15 and 16 culminated in a grand-opening, ribbon-cutting program
                                                   and reception and a sold-out performance by comedian Paul
                                                   Rodriguez. Alumni are welcome to drop in at the newly-
                                                   redesigned second floor Alumni Lounge—or visit the friendly
                                                   staff in the Alumni Relations suite on the U-SU fourth floor.




                               CAL STATE L.A.

Celebrate!   ’
Cal State L.A.s 50th Anniversary Homecoming
Monday, February 9 - Saturday, February 14                                     Queen Ruthe
                                                                               Busch, 1951
With our 50th Anniversar y
Homecoming approaching, the
Cal State L.A. TODAY staff
decided to look for alums who
embodied “team spirit” — and
we found the perfect people —
see page 5.




            Queen Cheryl
            Miller, 1978           Queen Michele
                                    Logan, 1962




          Queen Martha
      Khatchatooriantz, 1988




                                Queen Jannette
                                Sanchez, 1991

								
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