Volume 51, Number 15 December 1, 2003
The Associated Students Inc. and AIDS Coordinating Committee will sponsor World AIDS Day 2003 activities from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 1 in Jack Adams Hall.
The events, designed to promote activism and AIDS awareness, includes the reading of memorials, an appearance by SF Youth Speaks Poets, a discussion with Andre Robertson from the Black Coalition on AIDS, the San Francisco screening of the film "Pills Profits Protest" and a talk by Kisha Montgomery from International Development Exchange.
Co-sponsors of the event include Associated Students' Educational Referral Organization for Sexuality (EROS), Alpha Phi Omega, Cesar Chavez Student Center, Counseling and Psychological Services, Interdisciplinary Studies in Education (ISED), Foreign Languages, Health Education Students Association, Sigma Gamma Rho, the Student Health Advisory Committee (SHAC), Student Health Services and the Division of Student Affairs. For more information, call ext. 8-7339.
Academic Senate meets Tuesday
Agenda items include: a report from the provost on Academic Affairs' request for a $75 per semester SFSU student fee; a revision of the recreation and leisure studies undergraduate major and minor; a revision to the master of arts in economics; a revision to the bachelor's of arts degree in child and adolescent development; a resolution on the final report on the Summit on Race and Culture from Dean Monteiro and a resolution honoring President Robert Corrigan’s 15 years of service to SFSU.
It all adds up
Even small amounts make a difference. With one week left, there is inspiring proof: pledges have grown from about $1,400 to more than $13,400 in just three weeks. The average gift is less than $14 per month. Final figures for the campaign will be posted as soon as they are available.
If you've been putting off making a donation because you thought a few dollars per month didn't make a difference, please reconsider. If you were putting off a donation because you couldn't find your favorite charity listed in the brochure, or because you need more information, or if you are hesitant to participate because of concerns over how the money will be spent, you will find answers at www.sfsu.edu/~news/campaign.htm or you may contact Dave Reddy at 8-1666 or email@example.com.
The University, the State of California and, most important, the beneficiaries of your contributions thank all of those who helped to make this year's campaign a success.
Reception for 'At Work' photography exhibit
The reception will feature a talk by noted photographer and journalist David Bacon.
An associate editor for the Pacific News Service, Bacon is completing a photodocumentary project titled "Transnational Working Committee" with sponsorship from the Rockefeller Foundation. The reception is open to the campus community.
Academia Judaica talk on 'Commemoration in a Cup'
The title of his lecture is "Commemoration in a Cup: Lilith, the Yanuqa and a Kabbalistic Sabbath Ritual in the Sefer ha-Zohar (Book of Brilliance)." Mark lectures in the Jewish Studies Program on campus this semester, teaching a course on Kabbalah and Jewish spirituality.
His talk is sponsored by the Jewish Studies Program. For more information, call ext 8-6075.
Bookstore's gift to faculty and staff
Enjoy food, drink, and a special 20 percent discount on most items in the store. The Bookstore will also offer a special deal on the Apple PowerBook G4. Faculty and staff are asked to present their campus ID at the door.
For details, visit the Bookstore's Web site at www.sfsubookstore.com
holiday fire safety reminder from Campus Grounds
CET to present winter camps
Sign up for the Center for the Enhancement of Teaching's weeklong winter session intensive workshops designed to give faculty time to learn and practice new technical skills. You can choose from sessions which cover topics such as enhancing instructional materials with digital images, creating instructional Web sites or teaching online with Blackboard.
and German culture subject of talk
The lecture, which will be delivered in English, is open to the public.
The event is sponsored by the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures. For more information, call ext. 8-7413 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Education students present their own science fair
During each evening, groups of SFSU students in classes on curriculum and instruction in science (K-8) in elementary education will present science fair projects found in elementary school science fair programs.
The "Mini Science Fair" not only gives students an opportunity to explore their own questions about science but also builds self-esteem and a sense of accomplishment, explains Isabel Quita, assistant professor of elementary education.
After the presentations, the science projects will be on display in the Cahill Learning Resources and Media Laboratory, BH 319. For more information, contact Quita at ext. 8-3416.
new and improved SFSU Faculty Manual has arrived
The new manual is Web-based, organized according to 10 major areas of faculty interest and work, and drawn directly from Academic Senate policy, University policies and guidelines, and other source documents.
The manual is searchable and can be downloaded as a Word document. It also meets the University's draft guidelines for Web accessibility for individuals with disabilities. The manual can be accessed directly at www.sfsu.edu/~acaffrs/faculty_manual
or through the Faculty Affairs Web site www.sfsu.edu/~acaffrs.
For more information, contact Marilyn Verhey, acting dean of Faculty Affairs, at ext. 8-2204 or Scott Jerris, chair of the Faculty Affairs Committee, at ext. 8-6713.
Linda Juang: Understanding acculturation & adolescents
Even when she came home from college as a 21 year old, Linda Juang had to follow a strict curfew set down by her parents, who had immigrated to Minneapolis from Taiwan.
In the culture of her Taiwanese parents, a young woman would never keep late hours. But this was America. "My friends couldn't believe that I needed to be home at a certain time. I had to explain that the culture for Taiwanese people who grew up in Taiwan is very different and it sometimes creates differences in the family," said Juang, assistant professor of psychology.
Things have changed.There's no longer a curfew when she returns home and her mother has even become a big fan of pop culture psychologist Dr. Phil, but those early conflicts moved Juang toward a career studying adolescent development psychology with an emphasis on acculturation and well-being among young Chinese Americans...
Read the full profile of Juang: www.sfsu.edu/~news/cmemo/fall03/dec1people.htm.
The Dec. 1 edition of Newsmakers includes a review of "California Jews," co-edited by Marc Dollinger of Jewish Studies; a column looking at U.S. - British relations by Sanjoy Banerjee of international relations; comments by school of nursing director Bea Yorker on the efforts to satisfy the demand for nurses; a feature on the Garden of Remembrance; Urban Institute director Brian Murphy's comments on the recently passed minimum wage increase; comments on the use of the word "queer" by Caitlyn Ryan of the Cesar Chavez Institute and a profile of Ann Fagan Ginger, lecturer in global peace studies.
Read the Newsmakers: www.sfsu.edu/~news/cmemo/fall03/dec1newsmakers.htm.