SFSU Public Affairs Press Release
Published by the Public Affairs Office at San Francisco State University, Diag Center.
GOOD VISUALS—HUGE BIRTHDAY CAKE, TAIKO DRUMMERS, CHILDREN’S CHORUS SINGING HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO SAN FRANCISCO STATE—ARRIVE BY NOON
WHAT: Monday, March 22nd, begins San Francisco State’s Founders’ Week celebration, and marks the day exactly one hundred years ago when the California State Legislature passed a bill that created what was to become San Francisco State. In honor of this event, the University will host a campus-wide birthday party for students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends of San Francisco State.
WHEN: Monday, March 22, from noon to 2 p.m. is the time when 3,200 pieces of a giant birthday cake will be cut and served. Cake assemblage (46 panels) begins at approximately 10 a.m. Related party activities begin around 11:30 a.m. (see below).
WHERE: Main campus lawn, San Francisco State University, 19th and Holloway Aves, San Francisco.
WHY: The University will celebrate 100 years of SFSU people, possibility and opportunity throughout the year. 185,020 degrees have been granted by SFSU since its first graduating class of 16 in 1901, and virtually everyone in the Bay Area community has been touched by the institution in some way.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:
10 a.m.—giant birthday cake to be assembled on campus lawn
11:40 a.m.—San Francisco Taiko Dojo will play until noon
Noon—Program begins: Welcome from SFSU President Robert A. Corrigan
Brief remarks by Alumna Ina Cokeley, Class of 1928, one of the oldest living graduates
San Francisco State University Chorus and John Muir School Chorus will sing "Hail to San Francisco State" and "Happy Birthday"
Taiko drum roll will precede cutting of first slices of Centennial birthday cake by President Corrigan—GOOD VISUALS
12:30 p.m. until 2 p.m.—President Corrigan, University vice presidents and deans will help serve the cake to the campus
Founders’ Week events continue throughout the week—check the Centennial website at http://www.sfsu.edu/~100years/ for more details.
PLEASE NOTE: Founders’ Week events conclude Sunday, March 28, at 4 p.m. with the implosion of Verducci Hall, an earthquake-damaged dormitory. (Previously reported March 27 date is incorrect).
ACCOLADES POURING IN: Gov. Gray Davis has proclaimed March 22 as San Francisco State University Day throughout California; on March 25 Mayor Brown will issue a proclamation declaring 1999 as SFSU’s Centennial Year, and the San Francisco Board of Supervisors has passed a similar resolution that will be presented by Board President Tom Ammiano on March 25.
COME JOIN THE FUN: FOR DETAILS AND MORE INFORMATION CALL THE SFSU PUBLIC AFFAIRS OFFICE AT 415/338-1665.
SFSU, 1600 Holloway Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94132
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