SFSU Public Affairs Press Release
Published by the Public Affairs Office at San Francisco State University, Diag Center.
SAN FRANCISCO, CA-- January 15, 1999 --San Francisco State University will kickoff its series of centennial year celebrations by honoring the achievements of San Francisco's Chinese American community at a banquet sponsored by the Chinese Historical Society of America (CHSA) on Saturday, Jan. 23.
SFSU President Robert A. Corrigan will be the keynote speaker at the banquet, which will be held at the Gold Mountain Restaurant, 644 Broadway Street.
The celebration will begin at 10 a.m. with an open house which features a pictorial exhibit on the founding of the Asian American Studies Program at SFSU in 1969. A dim sum luncheon will follow the open house and begin at noon. The banquet also will honor Dr. Rolland C. Howe for lifetime achievement, Beatrice C. Wong for outstanding leadership, and the Square and Circle Club for distinguished community service.
One of the first ethnic studies programs formally established in the United States, the Asian American Studies Program at SFSU began 30 years ago as a minor field of study. The program has expanded over the years and now also offers a bachelor's degree.
Throughout the year SFSU, which was founded in 1899, will work closely with the CHSA to promote the organization's message of service to the community. SFSU will sponsor a year-round exhibit on the founding of the Asian American Studies Program and its evolution over three decades. The University will also cosponsor with the society a series of lectures by SFSU alumni and faculty on Chinese America over the next year.
General ticket prices for the banquet are $35 for CHSA members, $40 for non-CHSA members, $20 for students, and $15 for children ages 12 and under. For more information, contact Lorraine Dong, SFSU Asian American Studies program at (415) 338-7590 or the CHSA at (415) 391-1188 for more details. All proceeds from the day's events go to the Chinese Historical Society of America.
This release was co-written by student writer, Chris Kilkes.
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