returns Nov. 29
CampusMemo won't be published Monday, Nov. 22, because of the Thanksgiving holiday.
Items for the Nov. 29 issue must be submitted by 5 p.m. Monday, Nov. 22. Address
submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org
Registration forms for the January 2005 faculty and staff retreat at Asilomar
are available on the Academic Senate Web site at: www.sfsu.edu/~senate
deadline to register is Friday, Nov. 19.
details, contact the Academic Senate at ext. 8-1264.
Faculty interested in applying for CSU resident director opportunities or Wang
Faculty Stipends should apply by Wednesday, Dec 1. Both of these programs provide
opportunities for faculty to pursue work and teaching in a variety of international
details, contact Johnetta Richards at ext. 8-7589.
Employee and dependent fee-waiver applications and information for the spring
2005 semester are now available in Human Resources, room 252 of the Administration
building. Beginning Monday, Nov. 15, eligible employees may submit their fees
and applications to the Bursar/Cashier's Office, room 155 of the Administration
building. Dependent fee-waiver participants should continue to submit their
applications directly to Human Resources.
the Human Resources homepage for updates: www.sfsu.edu/~hrwww/
details, including eligibility requirements, call ext. 8-2678
or e-mail Jackie Bender at email@example.com
Faculty and staff are invited to participate in the Catastrophic Leave Donation
Program, which allows employees to donate vacation or sick-leave credits each
fiscal year to other employees who have experienced a catastrophic illness
or injury, exhausted their own accrued leave credits and are totally incapacitated
from work. Catastrophic illness or injury may also include an incapacitated
member of the employee's immediate family.
the time of request, the employee or a colleague initiates a "campaign" for
individual donations. Faculty and staff may donate to an individual
during a personal campaign and/or to the Catastrophic Leave Bank.
All excess donations to a personal campaign that are not used
by the employee will revert to the Catastrophic Leave Bank unless
Human Resources is notified otherwise.
maximum number of hours that an individual can donate in a fiscal
year is determined by one's collective bargaining identification
unit. For more information or to donate leave to the bank, see
the Human Resources homepage: www.sfsu.edu/~hrwww/
The Community Involvement Center (CIC) will host a canned and nonperishable
food drive Nov. 22-24 in cooperation with the Salvation Army. Drop off items
in the collection bin in the Cesar Chavez Student Center. CIC, located in the
Gymnasium Courtyard, also has information about various volunteer opportunities
over the holidays.
The Stay-In-School Family Resource Center (SISFRC) will hold a toy drive from
Nov. 15 to Dec. 6 to benefit the low-income children and inner-city youth who
will attend the center's first annual holiday party Dec. 11.
should be appropriate for infants through early teens and can
come in the form of new and unwrapped toys, gift wrap, gift certificates
or cash donations. Drop off donations in the SISFRC office, room
120 of the HSS building, or arrange for a pick-up.
details, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or
call ext. 5-0410.
Van Ness retirement
After 35 years of service, Jim Van Ness, internal auditor, is retiring. The
campus community is invited to celebrate his contributions to the University
at a party from 3 to 5 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 2, at the University Club. A donation
of $20 is suggested for a gift and refreshments.
by Friday, Nov. 19, to Irene Donner ext. 8-2763.
SFSU will join college campuses around the world Nov. 15-20 in celebrating
the fifth annual International Education Week with a host of lectures,
film screenings, panel discussions, workshops and more. The Office of
International Programs (OIP) invites the campus community to attend.
A reception to kick off the celebration and welcome international students
will take place from 3 to 5 p.m. Monday, Nov. 15, in the Vista Room.
OIP and the Office of the President will host the event.
Other events include:
- "Francesco Petrarca: A Celebration of His Poetry." A
reading of works by the poet in celebration of the 700th anniversary
of his birth.
12:15 p.m., Monday, Nov. 15. de Bellis Collection, sixth floor of the
J. Paul Leonard Library.
- "Globalization of the Wine Industry." Susan
Cholette, assistant professor of decision sciences, will discuss how
the forces of globalization
and other market trends are changing wine production worldwide. 2 p.m.
Tuesday, Nov. 16. Cesar Chavez Student Center, room T-143.
- "Classical Greece in Modern Greek Poetry." Thanasis
Maskaleris, emeritus professor of comparative literature and creative
founding director of the Center for Modern Greek Studies, will present
his fourth annual lecture on mythology and literature. 8 p.m. Tuesday,
Nov. 16. Humanities building, room 587.
- "A Day in the Life of a Diplomat." A
panel of professional diplomats from various consular offices in San
Francisco will discuss
their jobs. 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 17. Humanities building, room 133.
In addition, internationally themed lunches at the Vista Room will be
offered from noon to 1:30 p.m. from Monday, Nov. 15, to Thursday, Nov.
18. Lunches cost $13. For reservations, call ext. 8-6067. The lunches
are sponsored by the departments of Hospitality Management and Consumer
and Family Studies/Dietetics.
For details and a complete list of International Education Week events,
call OIP at ext. 8-1293 or visit: www.sfsu.edu/~oip/iewhome.htm
Academic Senate meets Tuesday
The Academic Senate will meet from 2 to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Nob
Hill Room in the Seven Hills Conference Center.
The Senate agenda includes: a report on the suspension of the clinical
lab sciences internship program; a proposal to discontinue the bachelor
of science degree in industrial technology; a proposal to discontinue
the master of arts degree in Russian; and a proposal to discontinue the
bachelor of arts degree in Russian.
NEXA discontinuance meeting
The Educational Policies Council (EPC) of the Academic Senate will meet
at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 23, in room 460 of the Administration building
to review the proposal for discontinuance of the NEXA concentration
and minor degree.
For details, including guidelines and a rebuttal template, see the Academic
Senate Web site: www.sfsu.edu/~senate
Charitable campaign continues
Don't let California State Employee Charitable Campaign forms gather
dust on your desk or become buried in your inbox. The pledge form distributed
with the October paycheck can be used to make a one-time donation or
an ongoing contribution as small as $2 per month. Forms should be returned
to Human Resources in room 252 of the Administration building or University
Advancement, room 203 of the Lakeview Center.
Concerns? Check out the SFSU CSECC campaign page at: www.sfsu.edu/~news/campaign.htm
For details, contact Inez Bomar at email@example.com or ext. 8-2517.
Flu vaccines available
The Student Health Service has a modest number of flu vaccines for high-risk
staff and faculty. The flu vaccine is available for high risk persons
on a first-come, first-served basis from 10 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. Wednesdays
and from 8:30 to 11:15 a.m. Fridays up until the Thanksgiving break.
The cost of the vaccine is $20.
Center for Disease Control parameters for high-risk persons are
available at the Student Health Service Web site: www.sfsu.edu/~shs/what's
Insiders include a Smithsonian lecture by Dawn Mabalon, assistant professor
of history on Filipino-American women;
a book on the Cold War and grassroots politics edited by Robert W. Cherny,
professor of history, and William Issel, professor of history; California
State Senate testimony on prescription drugs delivered by Ramon Castellblanch,
assistant professor of health education; and the appointment of Edward
J. Carpenter, professor of biology, as a fellow of the California Academy
the Insiders: www.sfsu.edu/~news/cmemo/fall04/nov15insiders.htm
Ruth King, author of "Healing Rage: Making Inner Peace Possible," will
give a book reading and signing from noon to 1:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 15, in Rosa
Parks B of the Cesar Chavez Student Center.
is sponsored by Counseling and Psychological Services' Prevention Education
Programs and the Office of International Programs. For details and
to R.S.V.P., contact Bita Shooshani at firstname.lastname@example.org or
Report on Mexico trip
Teresa Carrillo, associate professor of Raza studies, and seven students who
traveled to Mexico last summer will report on their trip from 2:10 to 3:25
p.m. Tuesday in room 116 of the Ethnic Studies/Psychology building.
The event includes discussion of the struggles of the most active Mexican movements
and activists, including feminists, environmentalists, Zapatistas and advocates
for housing and human rights.
contact Carrillo at email@example.com or
Richard Oakes celebration
The Richard Oakes Multicultural Center presents a celebration from noon to
5 p.m. Wednesday in Jack Adams Hall of the Cesar Chavez Student Center. The
event includes cultural presentations, film screenings, speakers from the Ohlone
tribe and presentations on the Red Power movement and the occupation of Alcatraz.
contact Aimee Barnes at ext. 5-0700.
is also sponsored by Associated Students Performing Arts and the Student
Kouncil of Intertribal Nations.
Political Science Professors Richard DeLeon, Francis Neely and Robert Smith
will facilitate a roundtable discussion on "Why Did the President Win?
A Post-Election Analysis and Debriefing" from 12:30 to 1:45 p.m. Wednesday
in room 361 of the HSS building.
is part of the BSS Faculty Brown Bag Research Lunch Series.
Presidential campaign analysis
The College of Behavioral and Social Sciences' class/public lecture series
on the presidential elections continues this week with post-election analysis
by Political Science faculty members Richard DeLeon, David Tabb and Corey Cook
from 7:15 to 8:55 p.m. Wednesday in room 133 of the Humanities building.
Children's dance concert
The New Moves Children's Dance Concert will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday in McKenna
Theatre of the Creative Arts building. The event features original choreography
developed by SFSU dance majors and performed by children from Visitacion Valley's
Boys and Girls Club, Rover After School Program and John McLaren Elementary
School. Admission is free.
is sponsored by the San Francisco Urban Institute and Office of Community