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COSTA MESA

An Education on Wheels Pays Off

You may not need a college education to sell cars, but it didn't hurt a team of 10 marketing students from Southern California College who won the second-place award and a $1,000 business scholarship in a recent national competition.

Working with Southern California College business professor Greg Smith, the students' "Showcase '94" promotional campaign culminated in a daylong event on campus including a concert and barbecue.

The competition was sponsored by General Motors.

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IRVINE

Concordia Ranks High in Survey

The Oct. 3 issue of U.S. News and World Report ranks Concordia University fourth among the best liberal arts universities in the western United States.

The ratings are based on a survey of educators at 1,400 four-year colleges and universities.

Concordia shared a fourth-place ranking with LeTourneau University in Longview, Tex.

Evaluations of the universities were based on academic accomplishments, faculty members, graduation rates and reports from alumni.

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FULLERTON

University Gets Mass Spectrometer

Hewlett-Packard Co. has given Cal State Fullerton a $62,600 gas chromatography-mass spectrometer that will be used by chemistry students.

The spectrometer is used to analyze air, water and soil samples. The university already owns one such device. It is especially useful in the study of environmental science, university officials said.

Such equipment has been used at CSUF to identify organic compounds in oil refinery waste, in forensic analysis for criminal cases and to analyze indoor air samples.

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HUNTINGTON BEACH

Sculptor's Art Turns to Stones

Is there a story in every stone?

Japanese sculptor Seiji Kunishima believes so, and an admission-free exhibit of his work at Golden West College through Nov. 11 gives the public a chance to see his interpretations.

"Kunishima believes that each stone holds its own story and therefore its own history," said Golden West College Fine Arts Gallery Director Donna Sandrock. "Each stone is personally selected by the artist, who then incorporates the natural stone within the lathed and highly polished granite."

Two of Kunishima's commissioned sculptures are at San Francisco International Airport and in Brea. He has displayed his creations throughout Japan and the United States since 1937.

The exhibit at the Golden West College Fine Arts Gallery will be open week days from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., with additional hours, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

--COMPILED BY RUSS LOAR, MIMI KO AND DEBRA CANO

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