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October 11, 2011 > Fall library exhibitions

Fall library exhibitions

Submitted By Diane Daniel

Ever visited the Cal State University, East Bay (CSUEB) campus in Hayward and wondered about the names of rooms and halls, such as the Biella Room, Meiklejohn Hall, or why the main routes to campus are named Harder Road and Carlos Bee Boulevard? Also, why does the Senior Court contain tributes to Charles Schultz and Aldous Huxley? Did a Lucas crew really film on campus in 1979 and why does Theatre and Dance use "Highlands" in the title of its summer series?

The answers to these and many other campus quandaries are revealed by "Hidden Gems of the CSUEB Campus," one of two fall exhibitions at the University Library, 25800 Carlos Bee Boulevard, Hayward.

"Hidden Gems" delves into the campus' early spaceman mascot, a hall named for a professor who taught at CSUEB for two years and the ranch that became our stomping grounds.

"Our campus, though relatively young, has a rich history of personalities who have helped shaped where we are, today, and what we aspire to be in the future. This exhibit reveals CSUEB's past contributors and highlights our hillside's natural beauties," said Linda Dobb, University librarian and interim Associate Provost.

The exhibition evolved from brainstorming sessions by Dobb and Richard Apple, Library Special Collections and Archives Coordinator, with input from Craig Wilson, Professor Emeritus of Education, who provided Dobb with information, the Senior Court plaques and other forgotten tidbits.

"It's amazing what you notice, if you look, such as the tree named for Ted Pelatowski or the 9/11 memorial on campus," said Dobb.

"Hidden Gems" will be on display through the end of 2011. For those unable to attend in person, the information is available at

This fall's second library exhibition honors the United States Constitution and includes a challenging 10-point quiz on our fundamental rights.

Hidden Gems of the CSUEB Campus
Through end of 2011
University Library
25800 Carlos Bee Boulevard, Hayward

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