Opening faculty meeting
The opening faculty meeting will be held today in McKenna Theatre
in the Creative Arts building. A reception with coffee and refreshments
begins at 8:15 a.m. in the lobby and the meeting begins at 9 a.m.
Speakers include Academic Senate Chair James Edwards; President Robert
A. Corrigan; Mitch Turitz, chapter president of the California Faculty
Association; and Provost John Gemello.
now accepting release time requests
The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (ORSP) is now accepting
requests for fall 2003 Reimbursed Release Time agreements. Faculty
should submit information online at www.sfsu.edu/~orspwww/.
Click on the Personnel Administration link.
For details, contact Maria Saguisag-Sid at ext. 8-1973 or email@example.com.
Help encourage research cooperation
Faculty are invited to join the SFSU chapter of Sigma Xi, the national
research society that seeks to advance scientific research, encourage
cooperation among scientists in all disciplines and assist the
wider understanding of science.
For an application and information about membership, contact Andrea
Boyle at firstname.lastname@example.org, Ralph Larson at email@example.com or Darlene
Yee at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Feed the felines
The campus cat committee is looking for new volunteers to help
feed the small feline population that lives on campus. Food is
provided. Volunteers only need to provide water. They also should
be available to do a feeding one weekend a month.
For details, contact Brigid Duffy at ext. 8-1493 or email@example.com.
Peace Corps: join a Gator tradition
than 1,000 San Francisco State Alumni have served as Peace Corps
volunteers since 1961. President Bush is encouraging the
Peace Corps to double the number of its volunteers nationawide
by 2007 so there are plenty of positions available. Interested? Know
graduating students) who might be? Couples and individuals over
18 are encouraged to apply.
details, visit the on-campus Peace Corps office from 3:30
to 5 p.m. every Tuesday beginning Sept. 2 in room 450 of the
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Never too late to learn defensive driving
Faculty and staff are encouraged to take advantage of three more
defensive driver training classes. All classes are held in the
Plant Operations Training Room in the Corporation Yard.
Class sessions will be held:
Tuesday, Aug. 26 from 1 to 4:30 p.m.;
Friday, Sept. 12 from 8:30 a.m. to noon;
Monday, Sept. 22 from 8:30 a.m. to noon.
To register, call ext. 8-1449.
Hear from our poetic newcomers
New Creative Writing faculty Peter Orner and Nona Caspers will
read from their work at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 17, in the Poetry
Center on the fifth floor of the Humanities building. All are welcome
Segment III workshops
Faculty members who teach and/or coordinate Segment III courses
in clusters that are slated for review during the 2003-04 and
2004-05 academic years are encouraged to attend one of the cluster
review workshops held during September. Faculty members who wish
to propose new Segment III clusters should also attend.
will be held:
Monday, Sept. 15, from 10 to 11 a.m., ADM 455;
Monday, Sept. 15, from 11 a.m. to noon, ADM 455;
Tuesday, Sept. 16, from 11 a.m. to noon, ADM 460;
Tuesday, Sept. 16, from 1 to 2 p.m., ADM 460;
Thursday, Sept. 18, from 1 to 2 p.m., ADM 460;
Thursday, Sept. 18, from 2 to 3 p.m., ADM 460;
Friday, Sept. 19, from 11 a.m. to noon, ADM 455;
Friday, Sept. 19, from 1 to 2 p.m., ADM 455.
To register, contact Paul Breen at ext. 8-2206 or email@example.com.
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sketches of new
Brief profiles of the more than 70 new tenure-track faculty members joining
SFSU this fall are available on the SF State News site: www.sfsu.edu/~news/cmemo/fall03/newfaculty.htm.
In memoriam: Morris Lewenstein
Morris Lewenstein, emeritus professor of social science who retired
in 1988, died Aug. 9. He was 79.
Lewenstein, who earned a doctorate in social science from University
of Illinois, was instrumental in setting the rich interdisciplinary tone
present at the University. Appointed to the faculty in 1953 by then President
J. Paul Leonard, he served as an architect for the nationally known interdisciplinary
general education program in the 1950s. As SF State grew in the early
1960s and education became more specialized, Lewenstein reorganized the
interdisciplinary social science faculty into the Interdisciplinary Social
Science program, to this day an integral program in the College of Behavioral
and Social Sciences.
Lewenstein's influence as an educator is not only felt within the University
community but throughout the Bay Area.
"Professor Lewenstein was primarily interested in teaching and
learning," said Raymond Miller, professor of international relations
and social science. "His specialization was the preparation of high
school social studies teachers. During his entire 35-year career at San
Francisco State, he taught courses in general social science for aspiring
teachers and courses in curriculum and instruction for students already
in the secondary credential program. As a consequence there are scores
of high school teachers in the Bay Area who were influenced by 'Morrie's
approach' -- student centered, pragmatic, high standards, interdisciplinary."
Lewenstein wrote "Teaching Social Studies in Junior and
Senior High Schools: An End and Means Approach" and co-wrote the
high-school textbook "Our American Government Today" in 1966.
He is survived by his wife, Ida, and sons, Jay Lewenstein and Dan Jenkins.
Contributions may be sent to the Samaritan House Free Medical Clinic,
117 N. San Mateo Dr., Suite 2, San Mateo, Calif. 94401.
Got change? Muni raises fares
Beginning Sept. 1, it will cost more to ride Muni.
San Francisco's transit agency is increasing adult fares from $1 to
$1.25. Fares for seniors and the disabled will remain 35 cents.
The cost of adult monthly passes will increase from $35 to $45. The
cost of monthly passes for youth ages 5 to 17, seniors age 65 and older,
and the disabled will increase from $8 to $10.
Weekly passes and monthly adult, senior and disabled passes are sold
on campus at the Student Center information desk.
about Muni and its fare increase, visit its Web site at
www.sfmuni.com or call (415) 673-MUNI.