Volume 52, Number 19 January 24, 2005
"This gift is in recognition of the significant role that San Francisco State University has played in providing a great education to students from California and elsewhere," said Stephen M. Dobbs, executive vice president of the Bernard Osher Foundation. "The scholarship assistance is directed toward students of high academic achievement and promise."
The Osher Foundation has donated to several SFSU programs, including
a previous million-dollar gift to the Presidential Scholars program in
the mid-1990s and several grants of $100,000 each for the Osher Lifelong
Learning Institute, a College of Extended Learning program for people
age 50 and up.
For more about the gift, read the SF State News story: www.sfsu.edu/~news/2005/spring/3.htm
CSU impacts California to tune of $50 billion
The 23-campus California State University system has an annual $53 billion impact on the state, according to a recent report conducted by ICF Consulting. The figure represents the combined total annual economic impact of CSU expenditures, the enhanced earnings of its graduates and the indirect effect both have on the state.
A 2003 study by Michael J. Potepan, associate professor of economics, found that SFSU and its students contributed nearly $1.2 billion to the San Francisco Bay Area economy and supported about 15,150 Bay Area jobs in fiscal year 2002-03 through direct and indirect spending.
For every dollar received from California's General Fund, SFSU returns $3.82 back to the local and state economy.
"What makes the CSU so effective is that its product -- higher education -- is itself a critical engine for the state's economy," said CSU Chancellor Charles B. Reed. "The CSU provides the majority of the skilled professionals for the state’s critical knowledge-based industries such as agriculture, engineering, business, technology, media, and computer science. The CSU graduates more students in these fields than all other California universities and colleges combined."
More on the CSU report can be found at: www.calstate.edu/BudgetCentral/
Flu vaccine available to campus community
The Student Health Service has acquired 200 flu vaccinations. The California Department of Health Services has lifted previous restrictions and all SFSU students, staff and faculty are now eligible for a vaccination. Vaccinations will be available on a first-come, first-served basis from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 26, and Wednesday, Feb. 2, at the Student Health Service. The cost is $20.
The flu season is starting late this year so it is not too late to take advantage of the vaccine's effects.
For details, see the Student Health Service Web site: www.sfsu.edu/~shs/index.htm
For more about the association, see: http://online.sfsu.edu/~cafa/
To join, contact Sujian Guo at: sguo@sfsu
For details and a registration calendar see: http://cet.sfsu.edu/collaboratory
The office advises students who are applying for nationally competitive scholarships. The many funding opportunities it has on file encompass a broad range of undergraduate, graduate and study-abroad scholarships as well as internships.
For details, see: www.sfsu.edu/~honors
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