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Published by the Public Affairs Office at San Francisco State University, Diag Center.

#064--December 9, 1999; FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Ted DeAdwyler
phone: 415/338-1665

Murals by school children help deck the halls at S.F. State

More than 100 school children to visit S.F. State on Friday, Dec. 10 to unveil their art

WHAT: More than 100 San Francisco school-age youngsters from nine schools visit San Francisco State University to unveil 12 colorful nine-foot-wide by five-foot-tall colorful murals they have drawn to celebrate S.F. State's Centennial.

WHEN AND WHERE: Friday, Dec. 10, from 11 a.m.- 1 p.m. in Burk Hall, Room 319 on the S.F. State campus, 1600 Holloway Ave.

DETAILS: In celebration of S.F. State's Centennial, the university's College of Education invited schoolchildren from San Francisco Unified School District to create colorful murals for display in Burk Hall, the university's education building. In all, nearly 200 schoolchildren --- from second grade on up --- at nine schools worked during art classes this fall to create the murals, which have themes ranging from preserving the environment to celebrating diversity.

The participating schools include John Muir Elementary School, Guadalupe Elementary School, Jose Ortega Elementary School, New Traditions Elementary School, Herbert Hoover Middle School, the Claire Lilienthal Learning Academy, Ida B. Wells High School, Lincoln High School and McKinley Elementary School, which will have four murals on display.

At the Friday morning program, the schoolchildren will be recognized for their work. And it will be an opportunity for the children to visit a college campus. "The murals will help strengthen our bond between the university and the schools. This is very fitting as the university celebrates its Centennial because San Francisco State started as a college to prepare teachers and that continues to be our strength," said Anna-Lisa van der Valk, coordinator of the exhibition. Throughout the year, San Francisco State University has been celebrating its founding in 1899.

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Call Anna-Lisa S. van der Valk at (415) 338-6985. For additional assistance, call Ted DeAdwyler of the S.F. State Public Affairs Office at (415) 338-7110.


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