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NASA astronaut, SFSU alumna Yvonne Cagle to cap weeklong celebration of 25th anniversary of SFSU student center

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 21, 2000 - Yvonne Cagle, one of only four female African-American astronauts in NASA's history, a physician and 1981 alumna of San Francisco State University, will speak on campus Sept. 29 as part of a weeklong celebration to honor the 25th anniversary of the Cesar Chavez Student Center.

The week's events also celebrate recent renovations to the building, including a remodeled Malcolm X Plaza and new multicultural center, art gallery and 500-seat auditorium. The Cesar Chavez Student Center, located at 1650 Holloway Ave. on the SFSU campus, was built in 1975 after more than 10 years of planning. In addition to being the social nucleus of student life, the center has been the location of countless student rallies and protests and accommodated visits from such luminaries as Cesar Chavez, R osa Parks, Betty Shabazz and Rigoberta Menchu.

A ribbon-cutting ceremony will take place each day at noon on Malcolm X Plaza. Throughout the week, there will be live music and information tables from student clubs and organizations. A historical exhibit on the Student Center will be on display throughout the semester.

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