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February 22, 2001
Contact: Tim Woodhull



California State University, Dominguez Hills, to celebrate presidential inaugural with series of special programs

To celebrate the inaugural of President James E. Lyons, Sr., seventh president of California State University, Dominguez Hills, the university’s schools and colleges have scheduled special programs throughout the month. They will include featured speakers, faculty panel discussions, and highlight examples of student success.

The scheduled events include:

Joycelyn Elders, 4 p.m. Thursday, March 1, University Theater
Formerly the U.S. Surgeon General and currently professor, College of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Elders will address “Health in the 21st Century,” sponsored by the University Library, School of Health, Women’s Center, and Student Health Center.

Robert McChesney, 7 p.m., Thursday, March 8, Extended Education Complex. A research professor in the Institute of Communications Research and the Graduate School of Library and Information Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. An author, guest lecturer on university campuses, and radio and television commentator, McChesney will address “Technology’s Impact on Teaching and Learning,” focusing extensively on the history and political economy of communication and examining the role that media play in democratic and capitalistic societies.

Panelists of distinguished Arts and Sciences Alumni, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Loker University Student Union sponsored by the Division of Student Affairs and the College of Arts and Sciences. They include: Margaret Quinones, counselor, El Camino College; Stephen Bradford, city councilman, Gardena; Frankie Stewart, entertainer, lecturer and motivational speaker; Michael McNeary, Spectro Lab; and, Victoria Balet, program director, Children of the Night. In addition, LeJon Stewart, actor, who matriculated three years at CSU Dominguez Hills, will join the panel.

William Doll, 4 p.m., Wednesday, March 21, Loker University Student Union  The Vira Franklin and J. R. Eagles Professor of Curriculum at Louisiana State University, Doll co-directs the Curriculum Theory Project and directs the College of Education Holmes' Elementary Teacher Education program.  His book, A Post-Modern Perspective on Curriculum (Teachers College, 1993) is in its third printing and has been translated into six languages.  His interests are curriculum theory, teacher education, and cognition in children with a special emphasis on mathematics education. Sponsored by the School of Education, he will speak to “The Spirit of Education.”

Further information can be obtained by contacting Stan Hebert, vice president, University & Government Relations, at  (310) 243-2556.