Campus: CSU, Long Beach -- August 28, 2000

California State University, Long Beach Dedicates 50th Anniversary Time Capsule

HSPACE=4California State University, Long Beach dedicated its 50th anniversary time capsule, which will be opened Jan. 28, 2049 on the occasion of the campus' centennial celebration. President Robert C. Maxson unveiled the time capsule on Friday in the lobby of the North Campus Center.

The capsule contains about 75 items suggested by Cal State Long Beach students, faculty, staff and alumni. Among the items are 50th anniversary memorabilia, including one of the large banners that hung throughout the city, a class ring, 2000 Gold Mine yearbook, pages printed from the CSULB Web site, a plaque from The Pyramid's opening night, a history of CSULB, a parking ticket, photos, a CD of music played by Long Beach State's former marching band known as the "Big Brown Music Machine" and several issues of the Daily 49er campus newspaper.

Staff members in the university's Facilities Management area were responsible for the construction of the time capsule and the glass and wooden case in which it is housed. Welding technician Phil Zamora made the 36 by 16 by 16-inch aluminum capsule, and carpenter Mike Sanders built the case.

The time capsule is available for viewing in the North Campus Center lobby.

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