California Sate University, Bakersfield - Seal CSUB 35th Anniversary Celebration and Inauguration of Horace Mitchell, Ph.D.



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Day at a Glance

Thursday, May 19th, 2005
Pre-Inauguration Event

Foundation Fine Arts Committee Opening Night Gala to support Fine Arts Merit Award Scholarships


Dinner And Musical Presentation ~ The Boy Friend

Doré Theatre

Dinner: 6:30 P.M.

Curtain: 8:00 P.M.

Reservation Line:


Tickets: $60 Per Person

Friday, May 20th, 2005 (9:30 A.M. to 11:30 A.M.)
Faculty Seminars

9:30 A.M. - 10:15 A.M.
Jackie Kegley, Professor of Philosophy and 2000 Wang Awardee ~ "New Biomedical Technology: Promises and Perils: What Do We Want? What Do We Need?” ~ Cafeteria, Stockdale Room.
Facilitator: Kamel Haddad, Professor of Mathematics.

Roy LaFever, Professor of Chemistry ~ "Cancer, Cosmetics and the Common Cold- What Is the Connection?” ~ Dezember Leadership Development Center, Executive Seminar Room.
Facilitator: Carl Kemnitz, Professor of Chemistry.

Geri Mohler, Assistant Professor of Reading Literacy ~ “A Community Collaboration to Provide Literacy Instruction and Materials for Bakersfield City Preschools” ~ Doré Theatre, Albertson Room.
Facilitator: Cary Larson-McKay, PhD., Child Development Program Coordinator.

Robert Yohe, Professor of Anthropology & Archeology ~ “Who’s Your Mummy? Mummification Practices in Roman Egypt” ~ Student Union, Multi-Purpose Room.
Facilitator: Dan McMillin, Professor of Sociology.

10:30 A.M. - 11:15 A.M.
Mohsen Attaran, Professor of Management and 2004 Ablin Outstanding Professor ~ “From Re-Engineering to E-Engineering - How large and small companies are racing to overhaul operations for the Internet Age" ~ Cafeteria, Stockdale Room.
Facilitator: John Stark, Assistant Professor of Management.

Douglas Davis, Professor of Music and 2003 Wang Awardee ~ “Jazz: The World's Folk Music" ~ Music Building 127, Choir Room.
Facilitator: Robert Provencio, Professor of Music.

Michael Flachmann, Professor of English and 1999 Wang Awardee ~ "Sex, Lies and Shakespeare" ~ Dezember Leadership Development Center, Executive Seminar Room.
Facilitator: John Dirkse, Professor of Mathematics.

Elizabeth K. Jackson, Professor of Communication and 2003-04 Senior Fulbright Scholar, Zimbabwe, Africa ~ "Democracy, Diversity, and Mr. Headley Scales: A Personal Reflection on the Politics of Inclusion" ~ Doré Theatre, Albertson Room.
Facilitator: Judith Pratt, Professor of Communications.

Oliver A. Rink, Professor of History and 1995-96 CSUB Outstanding Professor & Maynard Moe, Professor of Biology and 2002 Leadership Awardee ~ "Plagues, Politics, and the Pursuit of Power" ~ Student Union, Multi-Purpose Room. Facilitator: Cliona Murphy, Professor of History.

Friday, May 20th, 2005
Bird’s Eye View Campus Tours

Take a Bird’s Eye View Campus Tour from the Walter W. Stiern Library!

Tours are given every half hour from 10:00 A.M. to 12:30 P.M. and 1:30 P.M. to 2:30 P.M.

Friday, May 20th, 2005 (12:00 noon to 2:00 P.M.)
35th Anniversary Celebration Luncheon

You and a guest are cordially invited to join the CSUB community at a luncheon to honor our founding faculty, faculty emeriti, staff, and community members who played a role in the founding of the University.  This event will be held in Runner Park.

Come and hear the debut of the CSUB Fight Song!

Friday, May 20th, 2005 (3:00 P.M. to 4:30 P.M.)
Inaugural Ceremony

The installation ceremony of Horace Mitchell, Ph.D. is the highlight of day-long events. The ceremony will include a processional of Delegates who will march in full academic regalia, and the March of Alumni who will process without regalia according to the decade in which they graduated.

CSU Bakersfield’s newly penned alma mater will be performed during the installation ceremony.

Friday, May 20, 2005 (6:30 P.M. to Midnight)
35th Anniversary / Inaugural Dinner and Gala Ball - SOLD OUT!

The day’s celebration will culminate in a black-tie optional dinner and Gala Ball at Seven Oaks Country Club. The receiving line will form at 6:30 P.M., and dinner will be served at 7:00 P.M. with music provided by the CSUB jazz ensemble. CSUB student musical ensembles will perform during dinner. Dancing will begin at 8:30 P.M. to the music of “Kevin Owens & Friends.”


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9001 Stockdale Hwy, Bakersfield, CA 93311