due next week
The Bookstore is now processing orders for the winter and spring
2004 terms. Faculty who submit their order by Wednesday, Oct. 15,
will receive a 20 percent discount coupon for Bookstore purchases.
can also be placed online at facultytext.sfsubookstore.com,
faxed to ext. 5-0474, or sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Reward a student interested in
Application forms for two $1,000 Marjorie Hefter Stern Scholarships
-- one for undergraduates, one for graduates -- are available
in the offices of the dean of the College of Humanities, room
484 of the Humanities building, and in the Women Studies Department
office, room 315 of the Humanities building. SFSU students majoring
in any subject may apply, but preference at the undergraduate
level will be given to students majoring in women studies, labor
studies or other programs examining social change. The scholarship
donor is especially interested in encouraging women to continue
their education. Know a student deserving of this award? Please
pass this information on to him or her.
All applications must be returned to the College of Humanities
office by 5 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 5.
offers faculty/ staff discounts
Borders Stonestown invites faculty and staff to take advantage
of its Educator Appreciation Days on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
Save 25 percent on books, DVDs, CDs, calendars and more. Electronics
and video games will be discounted at 10 percent. There will
be free coffee and tea, raffles and a special grand prize drawing.
Show your SFSU ID to receive the discount.
The discount excludes previous purchases, gift cards, periodicals,
comics, special orders not in stock and shipping.
SFSU in-door recycling containers have been moved. Beverage containers
are now in building restrooms and mixed paper containers are
located in department offices and mailrooms.
For details, call ext. 8-1947.
Jacob Needleman, professor of philosophy, will read from his book "American
Soul" at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 7, in "The Cellar," the
lower level of the Bookstore.
This is your life,
Bluegrass artist Hazel Dickens and labor folklorist Archie Green
will explore the lifework of Dickens at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in
Jack Adams Hall of the Cesar Chavez Student Center. Admission is
For details, call (415) 564-4010.
The event is sponsored by the Labor Archives and Research Center,
the Poetry Center and Associated Students Performing Arts.
Iraq, a first-hand account
Gary Selnow, professor of business, will discuss "Challenges
to Nation-building in Iraq: A First-hand Account" 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.
The Morrison Artists Series continues with a performance by the
Kopelman Quartet at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 12, in McKenna Theatre
of the Creative Arts building. Comprised of four graduates of the
prestigious Moscow Conservatory, the quartet will perform Schubert's
String Quartet No. 12 (Quartettsatz) and No. 14 (Death and the
Maiden), and Shostakovich's String Quartet No. 3. Admission is
Professor Ralf Hotchkiss of Whirlwind Wheelchair Inc. and Design
and Industry Department Chair Ricardo Gomes will lead a discussion
on universal design (UD) in San Francisco from noon to 1:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 15, in the Verducci Room of the University Club.
Universal design is the design of products and environments that
are usable by all people at the highest capacity and lowest possible
cost. Find out how UD is implemented and what obstacles designers
face in San Francisco.
The program is part of the San Francisco Urban Institute's brown
bag discussion series.
The Bookstore invites faculty members and academic department coordinators
to Bookstore 101, a welcome reception and informal forum for
bookstore information, from 2 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 15, in "The
Cellar," the lower level of the Bookstore. Have questions
about submitting a textbook adoption or ordering a reader? Want
to better understand how to control textbook costs for your students?
Looking for a special deal on a new computer or computer software?
The Bookstore will be prepared to answer these questions and
more. Refreshments will be served.
More defensive driver training classes
Defensive driver training sessions will be held from 8:30 a.m.
to noon Monday, Oct. 20, and from 1 to 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct.
23. Classes are held in the Plant Operations Training Room at
the Corporation Yard and filled on a first-come first-served
R.S.V.P. to ext. 8-1449.
SF State News: week in review
What did SF State News readers learn last week? The recent voter registration
efforts netted 50 percent more registered voters than last year. Asian
American Studies Professor Danilo Begonia led a group of students to
the Philippines over the summer where they witnessed an attempted coup.
Jesse Jackson visited campus last week to rally opposition to Proposition
54. And the legendary "man with a sax" at Giants homes games
is an alum.
All these items -- plus more news, events, photos and sightings of University
people and programs in the press -- can be found at: www.sfsu.edu/~news.
New associate dean of human relations appointed
The Office of Human Relations is pleased to announce the appointment
of Susan Sung as associate dean of human relations: academic
programs and initiatives. In addition to addressing human relations
on campus, Sung will participate in a range of important strategic
plans and programs, including support to the diversity initiatives
that are being developed by the Commission on University Strategic
Planning (CUSP II). She will also provide leadership in expanding the
Office's role in alternative dispute resolution.
professor of social work, Sung has previously served as chair of Women
Studies, acting director of the School of Social Work, director of
Multicultural Institute of Social Work Practice and Research, and associate
dean of the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences. Her professional
interests include multicultural approaches to pedagogy and learning,
cross-cultural approaches to social research, and global perspectives
on higher education.
Academic Senate meets Tuesday
The Academic Senate will meet from 2 to 4 p.m. Tuesday in the Nob Hill
Room of the Seven Hills Conference Center.
items include: a report from International Programs Director Yenbo
Wu on International Education Week; a report from Gerontology Professor
Darlene Yee and AVP for Enrollment Planning and Management Jo Volkert
on the Enrollment Management Committee's 2002-03
a recommendation on the Executive Committee meeting schedule for spring
2004; and a resolution on protecting academic programs at SFSU.
Search committee elections
Ballots for election of members to various campus search committees were
distributed last week. Return ballots by 5 p.m. Wednesday to the Academic
Senate Office, room 551 of the Administration building.
For details, contact the Academic Senate Office at ext. 8-1264.
Open enrollment in full swing
From now through 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. The
deadline to return forms is Friday, Oct. 31. Changes go into effect Jan.
faculty and staff make informed decisions about health plans and other
programs, Human Resources will hold its 22nd Annual
Benefits Faire from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 16, on the first
and second floors of the Administration building. Learn about the health
plan changes for 2004; meet and speak to representatives of health, dental
and vision plans, CALPERS Home Loan, Citibank Mortgage, A+ Auto & Home
Insurance, some tax shelter companies and much more. Representatives
from the Benefits, Employment, Payroll, Environmental Health and Occupational
Safety and Risk Management offices will be on hand to answer questions.
Civil Discourse event: 'Better the Pains of Peace'
The University's Civil Discourse programming continues this semester
with "Better the Pains of Peace than the Agonies of War" at
noon Friday in room 408 of the Humanities building. The program features
Ghazi Brigieth, a Palestinian Muslim, and Rami Elhanan, an Israeli
Jew, speaking about their personal losses as the result of the Middle
East conflict and their work to seek a just and sustainable peace.
All about retention, tenure and promotion
The Office of Faculty Affairs and Professional Development is offering
two workshops for faculty serving on Retention, Tenure and Promotion
The first workshop will be held 9 to 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 16, in room
460 of the Administration building. It will provide the basic information
that every RTP committee member needs to know and will explore the relationship
between advocacy and evaluation in the RTP process.
The second workshop will be held 1 to 3 p.m. Monday, Oct. 20, in room
460 of the Administration building. It will provide resources and guidance
to faculty in departments that are in the process of, or thinking about
developing, RTP criteria.
Cooks -- Hip-hop and writing
a teen-ager growing up in Oakland in the late 1980s, Jamal Cooks
was a standout on the track and football teams at Skyline High
School. He listened to rap, hung out with friends and all while
had his eyes set on the CEO position of a Fortune 500 company.
he thought, now that's where it's at...
the full profile on Cooks.
marketers dislike telemarketing
Telemarketers are pushing the whole concept of marketing downhill, said Sanjit
Sengupta, professor of marketing, in an article that appeared in the
Oct. 2 edition of the Contra Costa Times. All that may change if the federal
do-not-call list goes into effect, but so far telemarketers are fighting it. Sengupta deplores
full item on Sengupta and more Newsmakers.