Study abroad fair
More than 40 organizations specializing in study, work and travel
abroad programs will staff booths from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday
on the Quad in front of Malcolm X Plaza. The Office of International
Programs asks faculty and staff to encourage students to stop by
and learn about the wide variety of available opportunities.
For details, see: www.sfsu.edu/~studyabr.
A civil summer in Mexico
Teresa Carrillo, professor of Raza studies, and eight students
who traveled to Mexico with her this summer, will talk about
their experiences from 1 to 2 p.m. Wednesday in room 116 of the
Psychology building. The group will discuss the newly emerging
Mexican civil society, and the role of feminist, housing, environmental,
Zapatista and human rights activists in this society.
Faculty tenure and promotion panel
The California Faculty Association's Faculty Rights Panel will
present a workshop on retention, tenure and promotion at 4 p.m.
Wednesday in room 1 of the University Club.
The panel will review the process of completing retention, tenure
and promotion requirements and discuss strategies for success.
Participants are encouraged to bring their department's RTP policy
and criteria document if the department has one.
For details and to R.S.V.P., contact the CFA at email@example.com or ext. 8-6232.
Asian Americans and sex
Amy Lam, a doctoral student in health psychology at UC San Francisco,
will present "Asian Americans and Sex: Breaking the Model
Minority Stereotype" from 10:30 a.m. to noon Thursday in the
Richard Oakes Multicultural Center of the Cesar Chavez Student
Center. The presentation, based on research Lam conducted among
Asian and white American women on four Northern California campuses,
examines the sexual attitudes, behaviors and communication patterns
of Asian American students.
Space is limited. R.S.V.P. to Michael Ritter at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The event is sponsored by Counseling and Psychological Services,
the Richard Oakes Multicultural Center and AIDS Coordinating Committee.
The U.S. and the
Middle East conflict
Lucia Volk, assistant professor of anthropology; Dwight Simpson,
professor of international relations; and Fred Astren, professor
of Jewish studies, will discuss "The United States and the
Middle East Conflict since September 11—and the Future" 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.
Celebrate Visitacion Valley
The San Francisco Urban Institute invites faculty and staff and
their families to help "Celebrate Visitacion Valley" from
11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Visitacion Valley Playground
at Leland Avenue and Cora Street in San Francisco. There will be
story telling, free food, face painting, science activities, and
music, poetry and dance performances. Participants are also invited
to tour the brand new Visitacion Valley Recreation and Park Clubhouse.
Discover the Romberg Tiburon Center
The Romberg Tiburon Center for Environmental Studies (RTC) opens
its doors to the public from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday for its annual "Discovery
Day on the Bay" festival.
Day offers a behind-the-scenes look at the scientific research
conducted at the Center, which
is the only academic research
institute on the Bay. In addition to exhibits and presentations
by RTC scientists and students there will be science- and art-related
activities for children, a performance by the SFSU Jazz Band,
and barbecue prepared by the Tiburon Volunteer Fire Department
is $5). There is plenty of free parking on site at 3150 Paradise
Dr. in Tiburon.
directions and more information, visit the RTC Web site at www.rtc.sfsu.edu or call ext. 8-6063.
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 SFSU Bookstore.
Bluegrass artist Hazel Dickens and labor folklorist Archie Green
will explore the lifework of Dickens at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday,
Oct. 8, in Jack Adams Hall of the Cesar Chavez Student Center.
Admission is free.
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.
Kopelman Quartet performs
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 free.
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Two opportunities to hear budget update
The President's Office and Academic Senate invite all faculty and staff
to attend one of two town hall meetings for the latest news about the CSU
and SFSU budgets. There will be a question and answer period.
The meetings will be held from noon to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday and from
2 to 3:30 p.m. Thursday in McKenna Theatre of the Creative Arts building.
Vice President for Administration and Finance Leroy Morishita will give
a brief budget summary. Morishita, President Robert A. 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.
Recreation and Leisure Studies fund-raiser
"Rethinking Leadership," a fund-raiser for the Recreation and Leisure
Studies Department and Pacific Leadership Institute, will be held at
7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 17, at Landmark Building A in the Fort Mason Center,
San Francisco. Tickets are $25 and are available at the door.
participants will learn to use games and activities that foster teamwork
leadership and communication skills. Highlights
of the night include demonstrations of such games as "Switch, Change
and Rotate" and "Zip, Zap, Zoe" which are used in Pacific
Leadership Institute programs and designed to encourage use of positive
A variety of items will be auctioned, including artwork, fine wines,
outdoor adventure trips and sporting event tickets.
For details, contact the Pacific Leadership Institute at ext. 5-3737
or visit www.pliprograms.org.
Think spring -- Faculty textbook orders due soon
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. Faculty members
who taught a winter or spring 2003 course should have received a requisition
form in their campus mailbox. Indicate any changes, then sign and return
the form to the Bookstore.
Orders can also be placed online at http://facultytext.sfsubookstore.com,
faxed to ext. 5-0474, or sent to email@example.com.
Workshops for RTP committee members
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. Facilitated by Jane Bernard-Powers,
professor of elementary education; Helen Gillotte-Tropp, professor of
English; and Marilyn Verhey, acting dean of faculty affairs, 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. Facilitated by Verhey and Michael
Goldman, professor of biology, it will provide resources and guidance
to faculty in departments that are in the process of or thinking about
developing RTP criteria.
= EOP month
The California State Legislature recently approved a measure that
declares September "Educational Opportunity Program Month" and
expresses the Legislature's appreciation for accomplishments of EOP
and EOPS (Extended
Opportunity Programs and Services) in the UC, CSU and community college
systems. SFSU's EOP has been active since 1968.
FitPlus instructor offers SFSU-centric kayak event
Laura Brands, a FitnessPlus yoga instructor and kayak leader, has organized
two discounted Sea Trek kayak events specifically for SFSU faculty,
staff and their family and friends. The first event takes place from
5 to 10 p.m. Friday, Oct. 10, and includes dinner and an evening paddle
along the Sausalito waterfront. Cost is $75 per adult and $50 for kids
under the age of 16. The second event takes place from 5:30 to 8:30
p.m. Saturday, Oct. 18, and includes a sunset Sausalito paddle. Cost
is $50 per adult and $30 for kids under the age of 16.
For details and to register, contact Sea Trek at (415) 332-8494.