Events are free and open to the public unless otherwise indicated.

All month - "Bridge the Century: In celebration of SFSU history"
A self-guided tour of SF State's history. In the Library's display cases and lobbies.
Info: contact the Library's Archives/Special Collections Department, sixth floor, M-F, 1-5 p.m., 338-1856.
Sponsored by the Friends of J. Paul Leonard Library

Begin here for a timeline of SFSU history. First floor circulation lobby.

The Strike of 1968-69
Sampling points of view and events that shaped one of SF State's most controversial periods. First floor exhibit corridor.

San Francisco State Normal School
Artifacts from SF State's earliest years. Includes the text of the 1899 establishing act, the Ritual of the Teachers Guild Service, and the Teacher's Creed. First floor elevator lobby.

A Century of Campus Fashions
This mini-exhibit traces the history of fashions on campus from our earliest years to the present day and examines the concept of anti-fashion. Second floor elevator lobby.

University Clubs and Organizations
Get to know some of the groups that bring the campus community together to share common interests and objectives. Third floor elevator lobby.

Meet Past Faculty
Get to know 15 people who have served the campus community. Fourth floor elevator lobby.

The Women of SF State
This exhibit consists of two visual collages: the first depicts the past contributions of faculty and staff women to the evolution of the University, and the second highlights the careers of selected women who have attended SF State. Fourth floor wall case near room 426C.

History of the Land (Lake Merced Campus)
Explore the acquisition and development of SF State's physical plant, and see what was here before SFSU. Fifth floor elevator lobby.

All month --"Chang Dai-chien in California"
Exhibition of 50 paintings by acclaimed Chinese artist Chang Dai-chien. This is the first exhibit of work made by Chang during his residency on the Monterey Peninsula from 1967 to 1977, when he developed a "splash color and splash ink" technical and radical media handling technique evocative of abstract expressionism. Art Department Gallery, Fine Arts (formerly Arts & Industry). Gallery hours: Tuesday-Saturday, noon-4 p.m., Wednesday, noon-7 p.m. Through Nov. 20.
Info: 415/338-1442 or Chang Web page
Sponsored by the SFSU Art Department Gallery, the SFSU College of Creative Arts, the Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco, China Airlines, and the E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Foundation.

All month -- "Dreams, Realities, and Challenges"
A pictorial exhibition on the founding of Asian American Studies at San Francisco State University. Chinese Historical Society of America Museum, 644 Broadway, San Francisco.
Hours: Mon. 1-4, Tue.-Fri. 10:30-4, closed Sat. and Sun.
Info: 415/391-1188 or
Sponsored by the CHSA and the Asian American Studies Department.

6 -- "History of the SFSU Bookstore"
Holloway Historians Centennial Year Lecture Series, noon-2:30 p.m., Verducci Room, University Club.
Info: 415/338-1856.
Sponsored by Holloway Historians

7 -- "A Century of Voices"
A reading of poetry and fiction celebrating the creative spirit and accomplishments of the Poetry Center and American Poetry Archives. Event marks the 45th anniversary of the Center/Archives. Reception, 5 p.m.; readings by Maxine Chernoff, Greg Sarris, Melba Beals, and Marilyn Hacker, 6 p.m. San Francisco Main Public Library Koret Auditorium, 100 Larkin St., between Grove and Fulton, San Francisco.
Info: 415/ 338-2227 or Poetry Center
Sponsored by the Poetry Center, the American Poetry Archives, and the San Francisco Public Library

11 -- "Re-unite"
Luncheon honoring supporters of the Jewish Studies Program at SFSU. Jewish alumni are invited to return to campus to celebrate SFSU's centennial. By invitation only. Noon-2 p.m., Richmond Room, Guest Center
Info: 415/338-6075.
Sponsored by the Jewish Studies Program.

12 -- "History of Parking and Transportation"
Holloway Historians Centennial Year Lecture Series, 2-4 p.m. This is a "fireside chat," meet by the fireside in the University Club.
Info: 415/338-1856.
Sponsored by Holloway Historians.

14 -- "Higher Education in the New Millennium: The Future of SFSU"
SFSU President Robert Corrigan moderates a colloquium featuring Annette Kolodny, author of "Failing the Future: A Dean Looks at Higher Education in the 21st Century"; David Spence, CSU executive vice chancellor and chief academic officer, others. 4-6 p.m., Sunset Room, Guest Center.
Info: 415/338-1264
Sponsored by the Office of the President and the Academic Senate

15 -- "From University to Community"
Lecture by Gordon Chin, executive director of the Chinatown Community Development Center, focusing on the linkage between academe and community. Part of the yearlong Chinese Historical Society/SFSU in the Community Lecture Series. 7-9 p.m., CHSA Museum, 644 Broadway, 4th floor, San Francisco.
Info: 338-7590 or
Sponsored by the Asian American Studies Department and the Chinese Historical Society of America

20 -- "History of General Education"
Holloway Historians Centennial Year Lecture Series, 2-4 p.m. This is a "fireside chat," meet by the fireside in the University Club.
Info: 415/338-1856.
Sponsored by Holloway Historians.

21 -- "Mass Luminosity"
Join fellow Bay Area technology experts and employers for three hours of networking, refreshments, and serious fun. Get the industry's latest news and forecasts in categories like e-business, digital media design and content, and network architecture. 5-8 p.m., SFSU's Downtown Center, 425 Market St. at Fremont (1/2 block from Embarcadero BART/Muni).
If you are an SFSU alum, or employ SFSU alums working in multimedia, wireless, cable, client/server, music recording, Web technology or content design, telecommunications, e-business, network technologies, or related technologies, you'll get special recognition. "SFSU makes the Bay Area work" celebrates SFSU's connections and commitments to the greater Bay Area community.
Info: 415/405-7780 or luminous or e-mail:
Sponsored by the College of Extended Learning.

27 -- "Getting to Know You"
An evening with recent SFSU graduate Lisanne Skyler, screen writer and director of the 1999 feature Getting to Know You, a moving meditation on storytelling and truth set in a grimy upstate New York bus station. Skyler will show her innovative and multi-layered drama which was inspired by Joyce Carol Oates' anthology "Heat" and discuss her script-writing and directing processes. Coppola Theatre, Fine Arts, 7:30 p.m.
Info:415/ 338-1629.
Sponsored by the Cinema Department.

28 -- "History of the CSU Chancellor's Office and Board of Trustees"
Holloway Historians Centennial Year Lecture Series, 2-4 p.m. This is a "fireside chat," meet by the fireside in the University Club.
Info: 415/338-1856.
Sponsored by Holloway Historians.

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