A Message from President Corrigan
event. That's how Professor Stanley Goldberg came to think of
community service during his work as a hospice volunteer. His essay
provides just one example of the many ways our faculty and students
continue to touch the lives of others, sometimes quietly and sometimes
As our nation enters a new year and remains engaged in war, I take comfort
in San Francisco State University's continued commitment to civic
engagement. The strife of the world may be beyond our control, but we
can find ways to help our local communities thrive. I am continually
inspired by the efforts of our faculty and students who find time to
do this in addition to their work and family responsibilities.
Professor Goldberg writes that when it comes to service, we receive
infinitely more than we give. Indeed, the best part of volunteering
our time and energy to serve others is the life lessons we receive.
Good citizenship comes in many forms. I am proud that this University
graduates citizens who understand the importance of both making their
voices heard and putting action behind their beliefs. During the past
semester, the campus was abuzz with student volunteers registering their
peers to vote and there were long lines at our on-campus polling place.
In this issue, you will find many other reasons to take pride in a connection
to SFSU. There is no better proof of the quality of our education than
the success of our students. Emmy-nominated actor Jeffrey Tambor and
acclaimed jazz singer Kitty Margolis are just two alumni who developed
their talents under the guidance of SFSU faculty.
From our outstanding SF
State News Web site, recently ranked by Google as one of the top
ten most popular college and university news services in the nation,
to our creative uses of technology in and outside the classroom, San
Francisco State makes the most of the potential of the electronic information
age. In this issue, we have included a feature on some of the ways that
we are using the Web to make life easier for SFSU students, whether
in applying for admission, registering for classes or getting grades.
We hope that once again, SFSU Magazine will inspire, educate
and entertain you. Take a break, peruse these pages and take pleasure
in the knowledge that there continues to be abundant good news coming
out of 19th and Holloway.
Robert A. Corrigan