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September 16, 2002

Volume 50, No. 5
STAR of the Month: Karon Menicucci Education bond act to appear
on Nov. 5 ballot
Announcements Resident directorships
This Week The scoop on faculty promotions For your benefit: the Benefits Faire eWay has a new way
Know students who need skills? University budget meeting Welcome Roger Woodward Next Week
The Vista Room returns Welcome newcomers to our community Hollywood and Arabs Coming Up
Discover the Romberg Tiburon Center Meteorology discontinuance Full Time Equivalent (FTE) Student Enrollment Since 1990

Education bond act to appear on Nov. 5 ballot

Prop. 47, the Kindergarten-University Public Education Facilities Bond Act of 2002, will appear on the Nov. 5 state ballot. If the measure is passed by a majority of statewide voters, the $13.5 billion bond measure would fund a range of K-12 and higher education projects throughout California.

The largest chunk of the general obligation bond -- $11.4 billion -- would be dedicated to kindergarten through high school facilities. Another $1.65 billion would fund higher education with the largest piece going toward community colleges at $746 million. The California State University system would receive $496 million and the University of California system $408 million. SFSU would receive $14.8 million.

Public education in California relies on voter-approved state education bond measures to fund most of its facility needs. If approved, the cost of Prop. 47 would be paid through state revenues, not tax increases.

If approved, the bond measure would fund these SFSU projects:

Telecommunications infrastructure

As part of a CSU system-wide update of its telecommunications network, this project will fund the installation of fiber-optic and copper wire lines to the SFSU campus. As a result, access to high-bandwidth multimedia resources -- including online video and audio streaming -- would be available in many laboratories and classrooms. In addition, connections to the Internet and system-wide computer networks would be faster and more reliable. Cost: $14,593,000.

Hensill Hall renovation

As part of an ongoing seismic retrofit of Hensill Hall, this project will furnish laboratories and classrooms with new desks, tables and equipment to better serve the many students and faculty who rely on the building's facilities. Cost: $225,000.

For more details on Prop. 47, visit the Secretary of State Web site. Adobe Acrobat Reader is required to view the voter's guide.

Or visit the Legislative Analyst's Office Web site.

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Resident directorships

Applications for resident directorships for the CSU study abroad program are now available. Applications, which are due Dec. 1, can be found online.

For details or a hard copy, contact Johnetta Richards at ext. 8-7589 or

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This Week

The scoop on faculty promotions

Lilly Berry, chair of the University Promotions Committee, invites faculty to attend one of two informational meetings and group discussions about the promotions committee and the promotions process.

The meetings will be held from 2:30 to 4 p.m. Tuesday in SSB 401 and from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 25, in ADM 552.

For details, contact the Academic Senate office at ext. 8-1264.

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For your benefit: the Benefits Faire

Human Resources' 21st annual Benefits Faire will run from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday in the second floor lobby of the Administration building.

The Benefits Faire provides an opportunity to learn about all the various programs and options that are available to faculty and staff. Campus representatives will also be on hand to answer questions.

For details, contact Angelica Fausto at ext. 5-3712.

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eWay has a new way

For those who were unable to attend the first round of eWay workshops last month, makeup workshops about the new version of the eWay Web site will be held from 9 to 10:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. to noon Wednesday in the NEC Room on the fifth floor of the Administration building.

To make a reservation, contact Mike Getman at ext. 8-7139 or

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Know students who need skills?

The Testing Center asks faculty and staff to encourage students to attend an academic skills workshop on "Study and Test Skills" from 12:30 to 2 p.m. Thursday in BUS 202. No prior sign-up required.

For details, call ext. 8-2575.

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University budget meeting

The University Budget Committe will hold an open meeting at 10 a.m. Friday in the University Club.

Members of the campus community are welcome to attend.

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Welcome Roger Woodward

The Alexander String Quartet, SFSU's quartet-in-residence, and Roger Woodward, internationally acclaimed pianist and director of SFSU's new School of Music and Dance, will perform a recital at 1 p.m. Friday in Knuth Hall.

Admission is free.

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Next Week

The Vista Room returns

The Vista Room, a restaurant for fine dining located on the fourth floor of Burk Hall, will begin service Monday, Sept. 23. Chef Daniel Honan will return to supervise students from the departments of Hospitality Management and Consumer and Family Studies/Dietetics.

Lunch is $12 per person and includes choice of soup or salad, entree, dessert and beverages. Tickets must be purchased in advance by calling ext. 5-3530 or ext. 8-7010. Blocks of tickets are available beginning at $287.50 for 25 lunches.

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Welcome newcomers to our community

President Corrigan, the Office of Academic Affairs and University Women's Association invite the campus community to join them in welcoming new faculty and staff to campus from 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 25, at the University Club.

Recipients of University Women's Association scholarships will be honored at the reception.

Refreshments will be served.

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Hollywood and Arabs

Jack G. Shaheen, an author and film consultant, will present "Hollywood's Dirty Little Secret: The Arab Boogeyman" at noon Thursday, Sept. 26, in Jack Adams Hall of the Cesar Chavez Student Center.

Admission is free.

The lecture is part of the Year of Civil Discourse and sponsored by Associated Students Performing Arts and the Office of Human Relations.

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Coming Up

Discover the Romberg Tiburon Center

The Romberg Tiburon Center for Environmental Studies (RTC) invites faculty and staff and their families to Discovery Day from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 6.

RTC is located at 3150 Paradise Dr. in Tiburon. Plenty of free parking is available.

Discovery Day offers a behind-the-scenes look at the scientific research RTC conducts. There will be exhibits and presentations by RTC scientists and students, and science- and art-related activities for children.

There will also be a performance by the SFSU Jazz Band and a barbeque prepared by the Tiburon Volunteer Fire Department.

For details, contact RTC at ext. 8-3540.

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Meteorology discontinuance

The Academic Senate's Educational Policies Council will meet from 2:10 to 3 p.m Tuesday, Oct. 29, in ADM 552 to review a proposal for the discontinuance of the B.A. in science: concentration in meteorology. The proposal was submitted by the Geosciences Department.

The meeting is open to the campus community.

For details, contact the Academic Senate Office at ext. 8-1264.

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Full Time Equivalent (FTE) Student Enrollment Since 1990

A graph showing that SFSU's full time equivalent student enrollment has reached a high not seen since 1990

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