The nine San Francisco mayoral candidates will present their ideas
and answer questions at a forum from noon to 3 p.m. today in Jack
Adams Hall of the Student Center. The schedule of appearances is:
Tom Ammiano (noon), Angela Alioto (12:20), Jim Reid (12:40), Tony
Ribera (1:00), Gavin Newsom (1:20), Matt Gonzalez (1:40), Michael
Denny (2:00), Roger Schulke (2:20), and Susan Leal (2:40).
The event is sponsored by the Golden Gate [X]press.
The 1965 Chicano protests
Ian Haney Lopez, a law professor at UC Berkeley, will read from
his book "Racism on Trial: The Chicano Fight for Justice" at
2 p.m. Tuesday in "The Cellar" of the Bookstore. Haney
Lopez's book analyzes the 1965 Chicano protests for better schools
and against police brutality in East Los Angeles.
The event is sponsored by the Bookstore and the La Raza Staff
and Faculty Association.
A wicker Halloween
The 1973 classic British horror film "The Wicker Man" will
be screened at 7:45 p.m. Tuesday in Coppola Theatre of the Fine
Arts building. A $2 donation is requested.
The event is co-sponsored by Associated Students, Cinema Department,
International Education Exchange Council, and Office of International
The Center for the Enhancement of Teaching invites faculty to attend
a workshop on how to effectively use storytelling in the classroom.
The workshop will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Wednesday in room 433
of the Library.
To register, e-mail email@example.com or call ext. 5-3537.
Religion and the media
The campus community is invited to a forum on "The Coverage
of Religion in the U.S. News Media: A Faith-based Perspective" from
6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in room 133 of the Humanities building. Religious
leaders and scholars will discuss how the media covers faith, religion
Speakers include Fred Astren, professor of Jewish Studies, Melissa
Nelson, assistant professor of American Indian Studies, the Rev.
Sally Bingham, founder and director of the Regeneration Project
and Environmental Minister at Grace Cathedral, Hamid Mayani, director
of the Islamic Cultural Center of Northern California, and the
Rev. Heng Sure, Institute for World Religions at Berkeley Buddhist
The event is sponsored by the Society of Professional Journalists
and SFSU's Center for the Integration and Improvement of Journalism.
The U.S. and Africa
Aguibou Yansane, professor of international relations and Black
Studies, Edna Wangui, assistant professor of geography and human
environmental studies, and Trevor Getz, associate professor of
history, will discuss "The United States, Africa and the War
on Terrorism" from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday in room 133 of the
Humanities building. The event is part of the College of Behavioral
and Social Sciences' course on the United States and the world
in the 21st century and is open to faculty, staff, students and
the general public.
They want to
suck your blood
The School of Nursing invites the campus community to donate blood
from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday in rooms 374-376 of Burk Hall.
East meets West
Some of the top Vietnamese American writers, poets and choreographers
in the country will read and perform their works during a celebration
of the arts of Vietnamese America at 6:30 p.m. Saturday in McKenna
Theatre of the Creative Arts building. Admission is $10 per person.
"East Coast/West Coast II" will feature authors Le thi
diem thuy, ("The Gangster We Are All Looking For”};
Monique T.D. Truong, (“Book of Salt”); the young slam
poets group Mai Piece; and choreographer director Minh Tran. Tony
Bui, writer, producer and award-winning film director of “Three
Seasons” will emcee the event.
The event is sponsored by the Vietnamese American Studies Center
at SFSU. For details, call ext. 8-2998.
Films explore the
Middle East conflict
The Year of Civil Discourse presents "Exploring the Israeli-Palestinian
Issue through Film," featuring six films on the longstanding
conflict in the Middle East. The films will be shown Nov. 4-6 and
two films will be screened from 3:45 to 7 p.m. each day in room
133 of the Humanities building. Admission is free and open to the
A panel that will discuss the films and issues following each
screening includes: Fred Astren, professor and director of Jewish
Studies; Matthew Shenoda, lecturer of ethnic studies and faculty
adviser to the General Union of Palestinian Students; Noura Khoury,
co-leader of the SFSU Jewish-Palestinian Dialogue group; and Seth
Brysk, director of San Francisco Hillel. History Professor Jerald
Combs will serve as moderator.
Faculty and staff are asked to encourage students to enroll in
Cinema 325 Section 6, and earn one unit of course credit for watching
all six films and writing a paper about it.
For a complete schedule and list of films, see: www.sfsu.edu/~news/civil.htm.
The Multicultural North
Danielle Juteau, professor of sociology and chair of Ethnic Studies
at the University of Montreal, will present "The Serpent
Bites Its Tail or, How Recent Critiques of Canadian Multiculturalism
Meet with the Past!" from 2:10 to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Nov.
5, in room 473 of the Humanities Building.
The event is part of the Foreign Language Colloquium Series and
co-sponsored by the departments of Women Studies and Foreign Languages
Sandra Rudnick Luft, professor of humanities, will speak on "The
Creative Word: Vico on the Divinity of Human Language" at
3 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 5, in the de Bellis Collection on the sixth
floor of the Library. Luft is the author of a recent book which
radically reinterprets the work of 18th century philosopher Giambattista
The event is sponsored by the Frank V. de Bellis and the Friends
of the Library.
Reading the SF
The San Francisco Urban Institute invites the campus community
to a discussion on "Reading the Mayoral Election Results" from
6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 5, in room 219 of the HSS building.
The discussion, which will be led by Calvin Welch of the San
Francisco Information Clearinghouse, is part of the Urban Institute's
course "San Francisco: The Politics of Development, Housing
Celebrate faculty promotions Tuesday
Faculty who were granted tenure or received promotion for the 2003-04 academic
year will be honored at a campus-wide celebration hosted by President Corrigan
and the Office of Academic Affairs from 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 28, at
the University Club.
The entire campus community is invited to attend. Refreshments will
For a complete
list of faculty tenure/promotions, see: www.sfsu.edu/~news/cmemo/fall03/tenure03.pdf (Adobe Acrobat required).
HTML version, see: www.sfsu.edu/~news/cmemo/fall03/oct27faculty.htm.
Friday is open enrollment deadline
The open enrollment period for faculty and staff benefits programs ends
Friday, Oct. 31. Faculty and staff can change health or dental plans
and enroll in such programs as Flex Cash, Flexible Spending Accounts,
and Dependent Care and Health Care Reimbursement. Changes go into effect
Jan. 1, 2004.
For details, see the Human Resources Web site: www.sfsu.edu/~hrwww/.
Missed Michael Moore? See SF State News
If you missed last Monday's event with political humorist Michael Moore,
check out the coverage on SF State News: www.sfsu.edu/~news/.
You'll also find stories on alum Paul Butler and adjunct faculty member
Geoff Marcy's recent award from Discover magazine, the vivid computer-generated
art of grad student Shirley Shor, and the latest issue of The Black
the Michael Moore story: www.sfsu.edu/~news/2003/fall/187.htm.
campaign kicks off
California State Employee Charitable Campaign is starting. University
employees will receive a pledge form with their pay checks on Thursday,
Oct. 30. Pledge forms must be returned via campus mail or in person
to Human Resources, room 252 of the Administration building, or Public
Affairs, room 110 of the Lakeview Center, by Monday, Dec. 1.
can make a one-time donation or a monthly contribution through
payroll deduction. Gifts can be directed to specific organizations
(SFSU's code is 70555) or allowed to go into the Bay Area fund
that supports local charities.
the right track: Head Start thrives
In the five years since the University won federal designation to manage
Head Start operations in San Francisco, the program has improved dramatically,
showing a 21 percent increase in the number of children served throughout
the City and more services offered to families.
"We're doing many creative things here that are not being done
elsewhere," said Jean van Keulen, executive director of San Francisco
Head Start and a longtime SFSU education professor," she said. "We've
become the beacon Head Start program for the nation."
Through contracts with San Francisco childcare agencies and providers,
1,404 Head Start children, ages 3- to 5-years-old, now receive free full-day,
year-round services. The arrangement allows parents who are moving from
welfare to work to attend school or job training knowing that their children
are in safe, nurturing environments preparing them for school. In addition,
the Early Head Start Program, which assists pregnant women, infants and
toddlers, includes slots for 64 children that are part of the overall
total number of youngsters served.
Robert A. Corrigan calls the Head Start program "an inspiring,
national example'' of what can be achieved when a community-oriented
university and a receptive community pool talents and resources. More
than 30 agencies partner with Head Start to provide health, social, nutritional
and educational services for children.
During a visit to a center last month, Sen. Barbara Boxer, impressed
with the improvements, bestowed her highly prestigious Excellence in
Education award to the Head Start program.
SF State News story for more on SFSU and Head Start: www.sfsu.edu/~news/2003/fall/190.htm.
Corrigan's comments on the five-year anniversary: www.sfsu.edu/~news/corrigan/headstart.htm.
Academic Senate nomination needed
The Academic Senate seeks nominations for one at-large senator to serve
on the Executive Committee through the spring 2004 term. The Senate
is losing a member, Penelope Warren of Counseling and Psychological
Services, who retires next month. She will be sorely missed, but the
Senate wants to wish her luck, happiness, and thanks for her years
Direct nominations to the Academic Senate Office at firstname.lastname@example.org or room 551 of the Administration building.
Nominations requested for service learning awards
The Office of Community Service Learning (OCSL) is calling for nominations
to recognize one faculty member, one partnering community organization,
and one SFSU student from each college for their outstanding participation
in community service learning in the San Francisco community.
Nominations are due by 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 21. For forms and award criteria,
contact Rosa Terrazas at ext. 8-3867 or email@example.com or visit the OCSL
Web site: www.sfsu.edu/~ocsl.
SFSU was awarded
an additional $249,982 in May, $94,464 in June, and $1,560,088 in July.
the list of grants and contracts: www.sfsu.edu/~news/cmemo/fall03/oct27grants.htm.
Are students learning what they should?
Faculty are invited to a workshop led by Mary Allen, faculty director
of the CSU Institute for Teaching and Learning, on "Rubrics That
Work" from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Friday, Nov. 7, in room 434 of the Library.
The workshop will help faculty develop tools that assess student learning
of the course material.
R.S.V.P. by Friday, to ext. 8-7615 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The event is sponsored by the offices of Academic Planning and Assessment
and Faculty Affairs and Professional Development and the Center for the
Enhancement of Teaching.
The Friends of the Library have several 60-drawer card catalog units
available (a donation is requested). The cabinets are on display in
the south hallway of the Library's fourth floor and near the "Q" section
on the first floor.
To claim a cabinet, post your name and phone number on your choice,
and contact Suzanne Taylor at ext. 8-2408 or email@example.com or stop by
the Friends of the Library office on the sixth floor.
Claimants are responsible for transporting the cabinets. A dolly is
Help students maintain academic integrity
Faculty members are encouraged to refer students to a new workshop on
academic integrity. It will demonstrate how to use the plagiarism detection
service turnitin.com, avoid plagiarism, and access writing resources
and information on proper use of copyrighted material. No prior registration
Workshops will be held from 1 to 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 13, and from
10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 19, in room 433 of the Library.
Faculty members: not familiar with turnitin.com but interested in using
it? Find out how at a turnitin.com workshop for faculty. Workshops will
be held from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 5, and from 2 to 3:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Nov. 11, in room 433 of the Library.
To register, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call ext. 5-3537.
For details, visit: cet.sfsu.edu/academicintegrity/.
Reminders from the S.A.F.E. place
Did you know that more students seek help on campus for domestic violence
during midterms and finals? Faculty and staff should let students know
that help is available at the S.A.F.E. Place in room 205 of the Student
Services building. Drop by and pick up information and a purple ribbon
that shows you support efforts to prevent interpersonal violence and
aid its victims.
The S.A.F.E Place is collecting hygiene items for women, children and
infants to help battered women and children at the Center for Domestic
Violence Prevention, which serves San Mateo County. Drop items off
at the S.A.F.E. Place by Friday.
see www.sfsu.edu/~safe_plc or
call ext. 8-2819.