to the Editor
to be a Gator
Bravo on another excellent issue of
SFSU Magazine. I particularly enjoyed the behind-the-scenes
look at the production of "Assassins" ("Killer Performance,"
Spring/Summer 2004). I always knew the University's theatre arts department
was a standout.
Recently, I was wearing my SFSU alumni sweatshirt when a woman ran up
to me and proudly pointed out her own SFSU alumni sweatshirt. "Isn't
that a great school?" she said. "I loved the time I spent
It certainly was wonderful to chat with an alumna who also thinks the
world of SFSU.
Christina La Russa Holmes
One for the Books
A friend shared the latest issue of
SFSU Magazine with me and I was fascinated with the article
on the plans to remake the library into a state-of-the-art facility
("Extreme Makeover," Spring/Summer 2004). The book retrieval
system with a robotic crane sounds like an amazing asset to students
on the go.
Good to know that your university is focusing its attention on its library.
I can't think of a more important place on a college campus!
Serving the City
Thanks for the article on the Urban Studies degree
program for Delancey Street participants ("No Longer a Dream,"
Spring/Summer 2004). The program epitomizes what a university should
be: not an ivory-tower enclave, separate from the city that surrounds
it, but an integral part of its community and a learning resource for
all of its citizens. I also like the fact that the teachers are practitioners,
not just academics. Good things happen when an institution like SF State
pairs its intellectual capital with the real-life experience of the
community it serves.
us a letter, we'll send you a poster.
Dale Perkins (B.A., '51; M.A., '53) has made
a generous donation to help SFSU Magazine continue building a bridge
to its readers near and far: 11" x 17" posters of his "City
by the Bridge" watercolor painting, shown at left. Getting one
is easy. Posters will be mailed to readers who send letters to the editor
in response to this issue.
a nationally acclaimed watercolor artist, has captured memorable scenes
around the world but those closest to his heart show the beauty of his
native San Francisco. His paintings can be viewed at: www.sanfranciscowatercolors.com
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