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June 2002 edition

Did you know?
78 percent of CSUS students say CSUS was their first or only choice in a university.

Alumni News

Green and Gold gala
The Yamshon Alumni Center will host a fundraising gala for Hornet athletics on Friday, June 7. The event will feature dinner catered by Outback Steakhouse, a raffle and auction. For tickets and more information call (916) 278-5839.

'Gruve' on campus 
The CSUS Alumni Association will host a tent with prizes, facepainting and more at the free "Pops in the Park" concert on campus at 6 p.m., Saturday, June 29. The event, in the Main Quad on the north end of campus, will feature the band Funkengruven. For more information, call (916) 278-6295.

Campus News

Boring books? 
The overemphasis on test scores and standards - to the exclusion of everything else - may be turning teenagers off reading, warns CSUS professor Renee Golanty-Koel. She says the literature used in English classes can affect student motivation to read. 
Full story

What goes up ...
In a remarkable form of mountain metabolism, the Earth's highest peaks seem to be washing away at the same rate they're growing, says geology professor Kevin Cornwell. He collected data from stream drainages around Nanga Parbat, one of the highest peaks in the Himalayas.
Full story

Tech smarts
Communication studies professor Barbara O'Connor recently led an international group of experts to complete work that will ultimately lead to testing of students in 31 nations for "technology literacy." The tests will be much like current international tests that compare students in math and science competency. Full story


'Mama Africa' at CSUS
South Africa's music legend and Grammy winner Miriam Makeba brings her world-renowned vocal stylings to CSUS at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, June 22. Makeba's concert takes place in the University Union Ballroom. Hailed as "Mama Africa," Makeba has authored many popular songs including "Wimoweh," which, when performed with English lyrics, is called "Where The Lion Sleeps Tonight." Full story


New athletic director
Terry Wanless, who spent nine years building the University of North Dakota athletics program into one of the best Division II programs in the nation, has been named the new director of intercollegiate athletics at CSUS. Full story

Dynamic duo
Senior Sherif Zaher, a member of the men's tennis team, and senior Mieke Boynton, a member of the women's rowing team, have been selected as the Hornet Bookstore Student-Athletes of the Year
Full story

CFL signs another Hornet
Former CSUS quarterback Ricky Ray has been signed by the Edmonton Eskimos of the Canadian Football League. Ray was with the team as it began training camp on June 1. Full story