Chinese American Faculty Association of Southern California (CAFA) Newsletter, October 31, 1999



Presidentís Message


Dear Members and Friends:


As President and President-elect of the Chinese American Faculty Association of Southern California (CAFA), we would like to thank you for the wonderful supports that you provided in the past years to CAFA and its activities. In the coming year, we hope you continue to support us by attending CAFA functions, suggesting activities that CAFA should carry, and introducing new faculty members to join CAFA.


We would like to thank Professor Tu-Nan Chang to create and maintain our CAFA homepage ( visit our homepage and give us suggestions. We are pleased to inform you that we will have three activities in the next four months: (1) a seminar on "Roads to College Education" on Saturday, November 13, 1999; (2) the "Mandarin Speech Contest for College Students in Southern California" on Saturday, February 19, 2000; and (3) the year 2000 CAFA convention on Saturday, February 26, 2000, with the two-time CAFA President Sunney I. Chan as the keynote speaker. Please mark your calendar for these three important dates.


We also need your help to raise more money for our CAFA Scholarship Fund, and to identify good candidates for our CAFA scholarship.(A copy of the CAFA scholarship application form is attached to this newsletter).We would like to take this opportunity to express our deepest appreciation to numerous donors for their generous contributions, especially Mr. Henry Chi and Dr. Lois Chi, Dr. Tu-Nan Chang and Mrs. Hsiao-Lin Chang, Drs. Harry and Ruth Hsiung, Dr. Sunney Chan, Dr. Mimu Yu, Mrs. Minn Poe and her family.Without their unlimited devotion and boundless charity, the CAFA scholarship foundation would not become a reality at all.


We encourage your continued support to CAFA. With your participation and support, our organization will stay viable and active to serve our colleagues and the local community.We are counting on you, our loyal members, to provide leadership and make our organization grow.


Our best wish to you for a productive and rewarding year!





Haw-Jan Wu††††††††††† Thomas W. Lin

President††††††††††††††††† President-elect



CAFA Officers for 1999-2000


President: Haw-Jan Wu;; Tel: (562) 907-4931

President-Elect: Thomas W. Lin;; Tel: (213) 740-4851

Vice President: Hsing Fang;; Tel: (323) 343-2846

Treasurer: Jean Loo;; Tel: (323) 343-2872

Secretary: Horng-Yi Lee;; Tel: (626) 307-5393

Liaisons: Julia Wu; Tel: (213) 891-2044

Immediate past President: Otto Chang;; Tel: (909) 880-5721






CAFA Homepage


You are also invited to take a look at the CAFA homepage at


††† ""


and find out more detailed information of this year's upcoming CAFA activities and the year 2000 convention.†† In Particular, from the "CAFA - Post Office", you will be able to find out the e-mail address and the home page (if available) of many Chinese-American colleagues.The homepage for CAFA e-mail list is: ""






Mark Your Calendar for the Upcoming Activities


1.     Seminar: Roads to College Education

Date: Saturday, November 13, 1999, 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Place: Chinese Culture Center, 9443 Telstar Ave., El Monte, CA 91731

†††††††††† Tel: (626) 443-9999

Co-sponsors: Chinese-American Faculty Association of Southern California (CAFA) and

††††††††††††††††††††† The Chinese Culture Center

Moderator: Professor Thomas W. Lin, USC (CAFA President-elect)

Speakers: Professor Horng-Yi Lee, California State University, Los Angeles

†††††††††††††††† Professor Cathy J. Wei, Pasadena City College

Who Should Attend: High School Students and Their Parents or Relatives

†††††† Free Admission!



2.     Seminar: Mandarin Speech Contest for College Students in Southern California

Date: Saturday, February 19, 2000, 10:00 a.m.

Place: Chinese Culture Center, 9443 Telstar Ave., El Monte, CA 91731

†††††††††† Tel: (626) 443-9999

Sponsor: Chinese-American Faculty Association of Southern California (CAFA)

Moderator: Professor Horng-Yi Lee, California State University, Los Angeles

†††††††††††††††††† Tel: (626) 307-5393

Who Should Apply: College Students Who Are Currently Enrolled in Chinese Class or

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Who's Parents Are CAFA Members.

†††††† Free Admission!



3.     Year 2000 CAFA Convention

††††† Date: Saturday, February 26, 2000

††††Keynote Speaker: Professor Sunney I. Chan, Vice President of Academic Sinica in Taiwan

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† and George Grant Hoag Professor of Biophysical Chemistry, California

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Institute of Technology

††† Topic: Science for the Next Millennium: Where Are the Frontiers?





Chinese American Faculty Association (CAFA), a non-profit professional Organization, is awarding several scholarships ($500 each) to undergraduate students to provide encouragement in their studies and assistance with their financial needs.


Undergraduate students who are interested in Chinese culture and meeting following qualifications are invited to apply for the scholarships:

1.     an undergraduate currently enrolled in an accredited institute of higher learning in Southern

2.     California, should have completed at least 36 quarter units or 25 semester units at the present institution;

†††† 3.†† with graduation date scheduled after September 2000; and

†††† 4.†† carrying at least 12 quarter units or 8 semester units load with a GPA of 3.5 or above.


The selection criteria are based on:

1.     academic record,

2.     personal statement,

†††† 3.extra-curriculum activities involvement in Chinese culture or community;

†††† need.


Completed applications must be postmarked no later than Tuesday, February 1, 2000.Please mail a hard copy of the application along with personal statement, transcripts, and letters of recommendation, to the following address.Awardees must appear in person at the annual CAFA convention to receive the scholarship awards.The award banquet will be on Saturday February 26, 2000, in the evening.The exact location and time of the banquet will be announced at a later date.


For application forms and information, please contact:


†††† †††††† Professor Dorothy Chen-Maynard

††††††††††† Chair, CAFA Scholarship Committee

††† ††††††† Department of Health Science

††† ††††††† California State University

†††† †††††† 5500 University Parkway

†††† †††††† San Bernardino, CA 92407

Phone: 909-880-5340






Name ___________________________________________________________________________

††† (English)†††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††††††††††† (Chinese, optional)


Date of Birth ____/____/____ Place of Birth _______________Phone:__________________


Fax: ___________________________e-mail:_____________________________________




City __________________State _________________Zip Code ______________________




College: ____________________________†† Date Entered: __________________________


Major____________________________Anticipated graduation date: __________________


Grade Point Average __________ on a scale of _________ (Attach Transcript)


Extra-curricular Activities:








(Attach another sheet if necessary)


Please include 2 letters of reference from:

Name†††††††† ††††††††††††††††† Title†††††††††† †††††††††††††††† Institution†††††††††††† †††††††††††††††††† Phone number

_________________ __________________ _________________________________________


_________________ __________________ _________________________________________


I will attend the banquet on February 26, 2000._____ yes††† ____no

Please attach a one-page typed narrative stating your professional goals, financial situation, and any information you would like the committee to know.†† Mail the application with the post-mark of February 1, 2000 to (no FAX or email for submission of application): Dorothy Chen-Maynard, Ph.D., RD; Chair, CAFA Scholarship Committee, Department of Health Science, California State University, 5500 University Parkway, San Bernardino, CA 92407