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May 2002 edition

Did you know?
Of more than 5,000 students graduating this year, 895 will earn honors of some type. At the annual Honors Convocation on May 5, 42 students will be recognized as the top graduates in their major. Full story

Alumni News

Boxing honors
The CSUS Alumni Association will host a special evening honoring the great Hornet boxing teams of 1955-1960 at 6 p.m., Tuesday, May 14, at the Yamshon Alumni Center. For tickets, call (916) 278-6295. Full story

Rowing and refreshments 
Cheer on the rowing team at a special gathering May 19 during the Pacific Coast Rowing Championships at Lake Natoma. The Hornets will compete against the PAC-10 and other West Coast schools May 18-19. And on May 19 the CSUS tent will have free food and drink for students, alumni and other friends of the University. For more, call (916) 278-6295
. Full story

Announcements
Volunteers are needed for a variety of events during 
Homecoming Week, which will be Oct. 14-19. The week will culminate with a football game against Portland State at 1 p.m., Oct. 19. 
Call Linda Scott at (916) 278-4899
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There will be a meeting of alumni chapters on May 21 at the Yamshon Alumni Center to discuss future chapter plans. Call Linda Scott at (916) 278-4899.


Campus News

Potent produce
Could a tomato, one day, keep cholera away? Or produce therapeutic antibodies to treat cancer? Researchers at CSUS think so, and they recently patented part of a gene that could turn tomatoes into low-cost, disease-relieving agents. Full story

Dot.coms: Boom, bust and beyond
Marketing professor Craig Kelley has been selected as the 41st recipient of the annual Scholarly Achievement Award. He will receive the award and give a lecture on "Click, Click, Clack: Lessons Learned from the E-Marketing Experience" at 4 p.m., Wednesday, May 8 in the University Union Hinde Auditorium. Full story

Top honors for Dorman
William Dorman, a longtime CSUS professor and a favorite among students, has been named as a 2002 recipient of the prestigious Wang Family Excellence Award from the CSU system. Dorman has a national reputation for his research on American mass media and its relationship to American foreign policy.  Full story


Events

Puppets star in 'Medea'
Medea, a classic Greek tragedy of intrigue and terror, has been given an innovative twist by the Richard Bay Puppet Theatre and the CSUS department of theatre and dance. Using original music and stylized movement, the play features life-size puppets that interact with actors on stage. The play's subject matter contains violence and death, and is not suggested for children. Full story

Mozart on love
At 8 p.m., Friday, May 10, the CSUS Opera Theatre opens a "School for Lovers" - the subtitle of Mozart opera Cosi fan tutte - scheduled for four performances, ending May 18. "It's going to be a fun-filled, innovative approach to opera performance," says Lynn Stradley, CSUS music professor and stage director for the showFull story


Sports

Hornet legends
CSUS will honor a pair of Hornet greats -- coach and administrator Cal Boyes and women's two-sport star Sue Digitale -- at the annual Images of Excellence/Hall of Fame Banquet on Wednesday, May 15. The year's top student-athletes also will be honored. For tickets, call (916) 278-6348 by May 8. Full story

What a racket!
CSUS has clinched both the men's and women's Big Sky Conference tennis championships this year. Each team receives an automatic berth to the NCAA Championships, which begin May 11. This marks the second-consecutive year the men have won the Big Sky Conference and the first-ever title for the women. 
Full story

Pair of pros
CSUS center Terence Wagner and defensive back Ed Canonico have each agreed to NFL free agent contracts. Wagner was signed by the New York Giants while Canonico will suit up for the Cleveland BrownsFull story