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Cal State L.A. to Dedicate
Sculpture of Golden Eagle Mascot
A dedication ceremony to celebrate the unveiling of the sculpture of Cal State L.A.Âs Golden Eagle mascot.
Among those attending the dedication include Cal State L.A. President James M. Rosser; Cal State L.A.Âs 1995 Distinguished Alumnus Hayden C. Eaves III Â72 (president/CEO, Hayden Holdings, Inc.); CSULAÂs 2001 Alumnus of the Year Ronald Okum Â63, Â70 (owner/president, Ron Okum Insurance Agency); and Olympic gold medalist/CSULA alum Mal Whitfield Â57.
TOMORROWÂWednesday, February 8, 2006, 3 p.m.
Where: Cal State L.A. Main Walkway (front of University Bookstore).
The University is located off the Eastern Avenue exit, San Bernardino (I-10) Freeway, at the interchange of 10 and 710 Freeways. Public permit parking available in Lot F and upper level of Parking Structure 2.
Info: Free to the public. For further information, call (323) 343-4879.
Los Angeles, CA --California State University, Los Angeles will be holding a dedication ceremony to celebrate the unveiling of the sculpture of Cal State L.A.Âs Golden Eagle mascot on Wednesday, February 8, as part of the UniversityÂs Homecoming Week festivities. A final component of the Golden Eagle building, it will be located centrally on the Cal State L.A. campus, in front of the University Bookstore and near the John F. Kennedy Memorial Library.
The striking bronze sculpture, created by nationally-established artist Ken Bjorge, depicts the Golden Eagle at the moment of landing. Set on a nine-foot base with a seven-foot wing span, the Golden Eagle sculpture will soar over 15 feet in height.
Identified as an important point of pride for the extended CSULA community, the Golden Eagle sculpture is a fitting symbol of the spirit and strength of the University. The Golden Eagle was adopted as Cal State L.A.Âs official mascot and team name in January 1981.
Names of University alumni and major donors will be engraved on a plaque at the sculptureÂs base. For more information on the dedication ceremony, call (323) 343-4879.
Working for California since 1947: The 175-acre hilltop campus of California State University, Los Angeles is at the heart of a major metropolitan city, just five miles from Los AngelesÂ civic and cultural center. More than 20,000 students and 185,000 alumniÂwith a wide variety of interests, ages and backgrounds--reflect the cityÂs dynamic mix of populations. Six colleges offer nationally recognized science, arts, business, criminal justice, engineering, nursing, education and humanities programs, among others, led by an award-winning faculty. Cal State L.A. is home to the critically-acclaimed Luckman Jazz Orchestra and to a unique university center for gifted students as young as 12. Among programs that provide exciting enrichment opportunities to students and community include an NEH- and Rockefeller-supported humanities center; a NASA-funded center for space research; and a growing forensic science program, to be housed in the Los Angeles Regional Crime Lab now under construction. www.calstatela.edu