Stumped for the perfect holiday gift? SF State Magazine is at your service with ideas that showcase the talents of alumni and faculty.
For the jazz afficionado: San Francisco pianist Larry Vuckovich’s (B.A., ’75) latest album “Somethin’ Special” is exactly that, according to jazz critic Andrew Gilbert, who calls it “the work of a master.”
For the shutterbug: Goodbye red eye and weird dark shadows in your photos. Professor Ken Kobre’s Lightscoop, an affordable snap-on light diffuser for Nikon, Pentax or Canon digital cameras, bounces the flash off a ceiling to cast soft, even light over subjects.
For the locavore: “The Bay Area Homegrown Cookbook: Local Food, Local Restaurants, Local Recipes,” compiled by Sunny Side Café’s chef-ecologist Aaron French (M.S. ’04), offers recipes from Bay Area restaurants that work with local farmers.
For parents: What better way to showcase pride of both the parental and University kind than an SFSU Mom or Dad mug from the Campus Bookstore?
For the environmentalist: Cutting down on the waste accumulated from wrappers, Amy Hemmert’s (M.A. ’87) lead- and BPA-free Laptop Lunch boxes come with healthful recipes and your choice of colorful reusable containers. We suggest purple and gold.
For the nature lover: Noel Pugh, well known for his scientific illustrations, collaborated with Associate Professor Gretchen LeBuhn to create a collection of bee-autiful note cards to help raise money for her Great Sunflower Project.
For the new grad: Give the SF State alum on your list an Alumni Association membership, and they will enjoy lifelong Library and Career Center access, discounted medical benefits and opportunities to reconnect with fellow Gators.
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