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October 14, 2002

Volume 50, No. 9

Year of Civil Discourse events


Senate election results Task Force seeks input Service learning awards

This Week

Cal State 9's new digs Edward Curtis and U.S. myth Studying western culture Daisy in the Outback

Coming up

MeetingMaker workshops Digital copier demonstration Scientific realism All about Kazantzakis
Celebrate faculty promotions


Academic Senate action

About CampusMemo

Year of Constructive Civil Discourse events

President Corrigan has identified the 2002 - 2003 academic year as "The Year of Constructive Civil Discourse." The campus community is invited to participate in events that explore how we can promote the use of civil discourse on campus.

The next Year of Civil Discourse events are:

The bereaved speak

Two individuals who lost loved ones as a result of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict will talk about peace in the Middle East at 1:10 p.m. Wednesday in HSS 102. The discussants are Yitzhak Frankenthal, an orthodox Jew whose 19-year-old son, an IDF soldier, was kidnapped and killed, and Ghada Muna, an administrator at Al Quds University in East Jerusalem, who lost her brother.

The event is sponsored by the Parents' Circle, Israeli and Palestinian Bereaved Families' Forum for Peace, and SFSU's Year of Constructive Civil Discourse.

Best campus practices

Robert M. O'Neil, former president of the universities of Wisconsin and Virginia, will speak on "Civil Discourse and Freedom of Speech: Best Campus Practices" from 2 to 4 p.m. Thursday in Seven Hills Conference Center.

For questions or comments about the speakers or if you are planning an event that may fit into "The Year of Constructive Civil Discourse," contact Jerry Combs at ext. 8-7563 or

Stay tuned to CampusMemo for more events in this series.

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Senate election results

Karen Johnson-Carroll, associate professor of consumer and family studies, and Willie Mullins, clinical director of counseling and psychological services, were re-elected to the Board of Appeals and Review Committee. Rick Houlberg, professor of broadcast and electronic communication arts, was elected as a new member of the committee.

Jim Edwards, professor of design and industry, was elected as the Academic Senate representative to the Graduate Council Committee.

Caran Colvin, professor of psychology, was elected to the University Budget Committee.

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Task Force seeks input

The President's Task Force on Inter-group Relations with an Initial Focus on Middle East Issues on Campus Life is soliciting input from all members of the campus community regarding their concerns or ideas as they pertain to the Task Force's charge, which can be found on the Web at:

Members of the campus community are invited to share comments with the Task Force at a series of listening sessions. Individuals will be heard on a first-come, first-served basis. These reports are confidential and private, so each individual will meet separately with the Task Force listening group.

In addition, you can contact the Task Force at ext. 8-7922 or

The listening sessions are as follows:

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Service learning awards

The Office of Community Service Learning (OCSL) is accepting nominations to honor one faculty member and one student from each college for contributions to service learning.

The OCSL Faculty Award recognizes and honors faculty members for contributing to the integration of community service learning into the curriculum and for efforts to institutionalize community service learning at SFSU.

An award of $1,000 will be granted to each of the winners and will be presented in an awards ceremony hosted by President Corrigan in the spring.

The OCSL Student Award recognizes and honors one student per college for outstanding work and the impact their work had on a particular community organization while taking a community service learning course. Each student will receive a $250 cash award.

The deadline for nominations is 5 p.m. Monday, Nov. 28. Forms and guidelines will be mailed to all faculty members and can also be found at: For details, contact Perla Barrientos at ext. 8-3282 or

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This Week

Cal State 9's new digs

The grand opening of the Cal State 9 credit union in its new location at The Village at Centennial Square will be held from 9:45 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday. Representatives of the SFSU Foundation, The Village at Centennial Square, President Corrigan's office and Cal State 9 will be present for the 9:45 a.m. ribbon-cutting ceremony. Refreshments will be served.

There will be a drawing for prizes, including a mini-refrigerator, digital camera and $50 Cal State 9 savings account. Winners will be announced at 2 p.m.

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Edward Curtis and U.S. myth

Alan Trachtenberg will speak on "Ghostlier Demarcation: Edward S. Curtis and the Myth of America" from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Humanities Auditorium, HUM 133. Trachtenberg, the Neil Grey Professor of American Studies and English at Yale University, will discuss Edward Curtis' photographs of American Indians and their relationship to American history and culture.

The lecture is sponsored by the American Studies Program, the departments of English and Humanities and the College of Humanities.

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Studying western culture

Father Francis Tiso of the St. Thomas More Church in San Francisco will speak on "Why Study Western Culture in this Time and Place Anyway?" from 3 to 4 p.m. Wednesday in the Frank V. de Bellis Collection on the sixth floor of the Library.

The lecture is sponsored by the Friends of the Library and departments of Art, Classics, English, History and Comparative and World Literature.

The event also includes the opening of the de Bellis Collection exhibit "Aldus Manutius: Exemplars of Aldine Editions from 1501Š1592," which runs from Wednesday, Oct. 16, to Nov. 29. The exhibit can be viewed from 1 to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday or by appointment.

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Daisy in the Outback

"Daisy in the Dreamtime," a play featuring student actors and directed by Roy Conboy of Theatre Arts, continues this week with performances at 8 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday and at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Little Theatre. Written by alumna Lynne Kaufman, the play is based on the true story of Daisy Bates, an Irish emigre who lived for 30 years with Aborigines in the Australian Outback.

For tickets, call the Creative Arts Box Office at ext. 8-2467.

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Coming up

MeetingMaker workshops

The Division of Information Technology Training Center will offer two Meeting-Maker workshops in late October. The workshop will be held from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18, and from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 31. RSVP to ext. 8-6916 or

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Digital copier demonstration

The Procurement Department's Reprographics Program invites you to a demonstration of new digital copiers and printers from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 23, in BUS 202 and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24 in ADM 460.

The program is especially suited for small departments, which can lease a machine that will handle all their copying, printing, scanning and faxing needs. The deadline to sign up for the program is Wednesday, Nov. 27. For details, contact Haro Kagemoto at ext. 8-2547.

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Scientific realism

Jarrett Leplin, professor of philosophy at the University of North Carolina, Greensboro, will speak on "Re-conceiving Scientific Realism" at 4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25, in HUM 391. Leplin has written extensively on the philosophy of science.

The lecture is sponsored by the Philosophy Department.

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All about Kazantzakis

George Stassinakis will give a talk and video presentation on Greek author Nikos Kazantzakis at 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, in HUM 115. Stassinakis is president of the International Society of Friends of Nikos Kazantzakis.

The event is sponsored by the Modern Greek Studies Program and the Consulate General of Greece in San Francisco.

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Celebrate faculty promotions

Faculty who were granted tenure or received promotion for the 2002Š03 academic year will be honored at a campus-wide celebration hosted by President Corrigan and the offices of Academic Affairs and Student Affairs. The event will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 30, at the University Club. The entire campus community is invited to attend. Refreshments will be served.

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Senate Academic action

At the October 8, 2002 meeting, the Academic Senate...

Heard announcements from:

Heard a report from International Programs:

The next meeting of the Academic Senate will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 22, at Seven Hills Conference Center. All are welcome to attend. Visit the Academic Senate Web site:

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