Volume 51, Number 6 September 22, 2003
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CSU budget update meetings
The President's Office and the Academic Senate invite all faculty and staff to attend one of two budget update town hall meetings for the latest news about the CSU and SFSU budgets. There will also be a question and answer period.
The meetings will be held from noon to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 1, and from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 2, in McKenna Theatre of the Creative Arts building.
Vice President for Administration and Finance Leroy Morishita will give a brief budget summary. Morishita, President Corrigan and Provost John Gemello will respond to questions. The format of the meetings emphasizes exchange and the days and times have been chosen to fit the greatest range of schedules.
Academic Senate meeting Tuesday
The Academic Senate will meet from 2 to 4 p.m. Tuesday in the Nob Hill Room of the Seven Hills Conference Center.
Agenda items include: a report from faculty trustee Kathy Kaiser, a report from Provost John Gemello on the budget impact, a report from the statewide Academic Senate, proposed changes to the M.A. in art, and a resolution in support of the K-12/University Public Education Facilities Bond Act.
A tribute to Malonga Casquelord
The campus community is invited to pay tribute to dancer and lecturer Malonga Casquelord from noon to 2 p.m. Thursday. The campus community will form a procession at noon in front of the Gym and then proceed to McKenna Theatre for a program. Following the program, a reception will be held in Jack Adams Hall of the Cesar Chavez Student Center.
Casquelord, who died last June, taught music, dance and African Studies courses on campus for more than two decades. The performance group Fua Dia Congo, which was formed in 1977 under Casquelord's tutelage, will join in the campus celebration.
For an updated obituary on Casquelord, see: www.sfsu.edu/~news/cmemo/summer03/july14.htm#mc
Vista Room opens today
The Vista Room, a restaurant for fine dining located on the fourth floor of Burk Hall, will begin fall semester service today.
Tickets must be purchased in advance by calling ext. 5-3530 or ext. 8-7010. Lunch, served between noon and 1 p.m., costs $12 per person and includes choice of soup or salad, entree, dessert and beverage. Blocks of tickets are available beginning at $287.50 for 25 lunches.
International opportunities for faculty
Applications are available for several programs that allow faculty to work or study overseas. Faculty can apply for resident director positions in such countries as France, China, Italy, Japan, Spain or Mexico.
In another program, faculty from diverse disciplines can gain international experience through the CSU's international partnership seminars, which have been held in Germany, Mexico and France.
And finally, Wang faculty stipends are available for research or teaching at four designated universities in either Taiwan or China.
For more information about the programs, contact Johnetta Richards,
chair of the faculty affairs committee of the CSU's Academic Council
on International Programs, at ext. 8-7589 or visit the Web site: www.calstate.edu/ip.
1600 Holloway Avenue, San Francisco,
CA 94132 415/338-1111