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June 9, 2009 -- Ever wondered how it would feel to win a Pulitzer or an Olympic medal? Look no further than the newly released spring/summer 2009 issue of SF State Magazine.

The cover of the spring/summer 2009 SF State Magazine.

The cover of the Spring 2009 SF State Magazine.

The cover story allows readers to live vicariously through two alumni who have been so honored, along with eight other impressive artists, innovators and adventurers. In their own words, these alumni share how it feels to: catch an art thief, discover planets, identify new species, hike thousands of miles, work on a major Hollywood movie, swim with sharks, conduct a world-renowned orchestra and save a life. Need more excitement? Click on Final Statements and chase a storm with Professor John Monteverdi.

The magazine's Campus Beat department includes the University's latest research findings, a listing of faculty who are retiring and the inside scoop on SF State's longstanding connection to the California Academy of Sciences

In "Sorcerers of Sound," Oscar winner Ethan Van der Ryn discusses his sound work for the soon-to-be released Transformers movie. Readers will learn more about the vast contributions he and other alumni have made to major motion pictures. (Who knew SF State graduated the go-to guy for dinosaur sound?)

In Alumni & Friends, meet a graduate who is working to help speed up the line at Starbucks and another who is at the helm of the largest rafting company in California. Find out which alumna was President Obama's favorite teacher, why Oct.17 will be an exciting day on campus and learn more about an important promise SF State is making to local public school students.

Notes from the Road offers an excerpt from Professor Emeritus Stan Goldberg's moving new book, one of many new offerings from faculty and alumni authors featured in the magazine

Copies of the magazine are also available at several campus locations including the information desks at the Cesar Chavez Student Center and Administration building. The SF State Magazine Web site also includes an easy way to send a class note or a letter to the editor

-- Adrianne Bee

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