Registration forms and proposal submission forms for the January 2005 faculty
and staff retreat at Asilomar are available on the Academic Senate Web site at: www.sfsu.edu/~senate
details, contact ext. 8-1264.
Academic Affairs is conducting administrative searches for dean of the College
of Business and the dean of the College of Health and Human Services. Search
Committee membership lists and descriptions for the two positions are posted
on the Faculty Affairs Web site: http://tinyurl.com/5u3vd
details, contact Stephanie Schwartz at firstname.lastname@example.org or
Ann Hallum, dean of graduate studies, and Gerontology Program faculty invite
members of the campus community to participate in discussions about the future
of gerontological education at SFSU. Faculty members who have an interest and/or
expertise in aging are especially encouraged to participate by serving as members
of a task force or as members of a discussion group that will forward information
to the task force.
you are interested, please send your name, contact information
and area of interest to Julia Keller-McIntyre at: email@example.com
future CSU faculty?
Applications are now available in the Office of Faculty Affairs and Professional
Development, room 451 of the Administration building, for the CSU Forgivable
Loan/Doctoral Incentive Program.
program aims to increase the pool of individuals with the qualifications,
motivation and skills to teach the diverse student body in the
CSU by providing loans to doctoral students of up to $10,000
per year up to a total of $30,000. The loan will be canceled
(forgiven) at a rate of 20 percent for each year of service rendered
as a full-time instructional faculty member in the CSU after
completion of the Ph.D. Faculty and staff are encouraged to let
qualified, motivated students know about this program.
are due Friday, Feb. 11, 2005.
Enhance student participation in class discussions, encourage critical thinking
and collaboration, and promote active student learning by holding a class session
in the Collaboratory. To reserve a session, contact Desiree Oliver at firstname.lastname@example.org,
ext. 5-3540, or room 435 of the Library. For details and a registration calendar
history questions answered
How did we get the Gator as a mascot? Why are SFSU's colors purple and gold?
If you have a question about SFSU history or culture, don't be shy. SFSU Magazine
is still looking for these kinds of questions from alumni, faculty and staff.
advertised in the last issue, your question may be answered in
the upcoming fall/winter issue of the magazine. So whatever you've
wondered about, now's your chance to ask.
may be e-mailed to: email@example.com
Magazine encourages reader feedback and also welcomes letters
to the editor to the same address.
The Center for the Enhancement of Teaching has launched a Student Learning
Resources Web site. The resources include several interactive tutorials, which
have been developed as a supplement for faculty. The first tutorial, The Citation
Challenge: Demystifying APA and MLA, has been posted. More tutorials will be
released on the site later this month and in November.
tutorials are available at: http://tinyurl.com/4or5m
details, contact Jo Tomalin at firstname.lastname@example.org or
The University Women's Association (UWA) is sponsoring a 12-day cruise from
Istanbul to Athens, including stops at many of the Greek Isles. The cruise
package includes free airfare, but bookings must be made by Sunday, Oct. 31.
Prices begin at $2,550/person (plus taxes and port charges). Prices will go
up significantly after the Oct. 31 deadline.
details and to reserve a spot, contact Tom Fell Sr. of Fell Travel
at (800) 321-3355. For a flier about the cruise, contact Lin
(Bushart) Ivory at: email@example.com
The Community Involvement Center and Students for Community Service asks faculty
and staff to encourage students to attend a nonprofit agency fair from 10 to
3 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 3, and Thursday, Nov. 4, on Malcolm X Plaza.
Celebrate faculty promotions Tuesday
Faculty who were granted tenure or received promotions for the 2004-05
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. 26, at the University Club. The entire campus community
is invited to attend. Refreshments will be served.
For a complete list of faculty tenure/promotions, see: www.sfsu.edu/~acaffrs/celebration.htm
In memoriam: Randall Nakayama
Randall Nakayama, associate professor of English, died June 22.
Nakayama earned a
doctorate from University of California, Berkeley in 1986. He joined
the SFSU faculty in 1991 as a specialist in early
modern literature with a particular interest in drama and film. His published
work includes essays on Shakespeare, Marlowe and Joe Orton, as well as
an edition of an anonymous play from 1662 -- "The Life and Death
of Mistress Mary Frith, alias Moll Cutpurse."
In addition to teaching
courses on Shakespeare and the age of humanism, Nakayama enlivened
the English Department curriculum by offering courses
such as "Tragedy of Blood, Comedy of Humors," "Gender
and Text: 16th Century English Literature," and "Literature
and Psychology." He was also very active in the Shakespeare Association
of America, delivering many papers at national and international conferences.
will be held from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 25, in room 587 of the
Humanities building. All members of the campus community are invited.
Program discontinuance meetings
The Educational Policies Council (EPC) of the Academic Senate will meet
at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 26, in room 460 of the Administration building
to discuss a proposal to temporarily suspend the Clinical Laboratory
Science Internship Program.
The EPC will meet at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 9, in room 460 of the Administration
building to discuss the proposal to discontinue the master's and bachelor's
of arts degrees in Russian.
The EPC 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 more, including guidelines and a rebuttal template, see the Academic
Senate Web site: www.sfsu.edu/~senate
week of open enrollment
During October, faculty and staff can change health or dental plans and
enroll in such programs as FlexCash, Flexible Spending Accounts, Dependent
Care (DCRA) and Health Care Reimbursement (HCRA). Forms must be returned
by Friday, Oct. 29; changes go into effect Jan. 1, 2005.
Anyone currently enrolled in DCRA and HCRA programs must re-enroll for
2005 during this open enrollment period.
For details, see the Human Resources Web site: www.sfsu.edu/~hrwww/
Town meeting on SFSU Athletics
The Task Force on the Future of Athletics at SFSU invites the campus
community to a town meeting from 1 to 3 p.m. Friday, Oct. 29, in the
Nob Hill Room of the Seven Hills Conference Center. Speakers will be
accommodated on a first-come, first-served basis. There will be a two-minute
The task force is made up of students, including student-athletes; faculty,
including a coach; administrators, including the director of athletics;
and an alumnus who is a former student-athlete. It is charged with evaluating
alternatives for student athletics and recommending a future structure
for student athletics consistent with the availability of non state funding.
Those unable to attend the meeting may submit comments via e-mail to
task force coordinator Gary Hammerstrom at: firstname.lastname@example.org
With viruses, spam, worms, pop-ups and spyware running rampant, the danger
that computers will be hijacked, overloaded or compromised is high.
The Association for Computing Machinery, SFSU Bookstore and Division
of Information Technology invite faculty, staff and students to learn
about safe computing by visiting an information table that will be
stationed near the Cesar Chavez Student Center this week from noon
to 5 p.m. Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, and 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
In addition, the Bookstore will hold a costume contest for the best
computer virus/bug costume at noon Thursday in Malcolm X Plaza.
For more on safe computing, visit: www.sfsu.edu/safecomputing
contact the help desk at email@example.com or
Request for comments on University writing program
The University Writing Program Task Force invites comments from the campus
community on the recommendations made by three nationally known writing
specialists who visited campus last year and evaluated SFSU's writing
An online questionnaire, along with the report and recommendations and
other support materials, can be found at: www.sfsu.edu/~ugs/wtf.html
The task force requests
that faculty, staff, students and administrators fill out the questionnaire
by Wednesday, Nov. 1.
Assistant Librarian David Hellman is trying to rid people of
the stereotypes in his profession.
this weird perception about librarians," he says. "People
think we have all this time on our hands."
the door open to his office in the J. Paul Leonard Library, Hellman
adds -- in his louder-than-average conversational tone -- that
librarians are not quiet, staid types who read all day, only
putting their books down to remind customers to keep their voices
low. A librarian's job is actually much more complex and busy,
he says, noting the many hours spent in teaching roles...
the entire profile: www.sfsu.edu/~news/cmemo/fall04/oct25people.htm
Performers and listeners are invited to an acoustic music open-mike event from
5 to 7 p.m. in the Depot of the Cesar Chavez Student Center.
details, contact Nina Jo Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org or
David Mohr, a candidate for the director of the Bio-behavioral Research Institute,
will present a lecture on "Psychosocial Intervention as a Tool in Bio-behavioral
Research" from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Wednesday in the NEC room on the fifth floor
of the Administration building.
reception for Mohr will be held at 2:30 p.m. in room 302
of the Ethnic Studies/Psychology building.
and health care
The College of Behavioral and Social Sciences' class/public lecture series
on the presidential elections continues this week with a discussion of the
presidential campaigns and issues related to health care and social welfare
from 7:15 to 8:55 p.m. Wednesday in room 133 of the Humanities building.
include Anoshua Chaudhuri, assistant professor of economics,
Roma Guy, lecturer in health education and Deborah LeVeen,
professor of urban studies.
details, see: http://bss.sfsu.edu
Modern Jewish identity
Israeli novelist Orly Castel Bloom will discuss "The Modern Ambiguities
of Jewish Identity In and Out of Israel" from 3 to 4:15 p.m. Thursday
in room 587 of the Humanities building.
lecture is part of the Academica Judaica series. For details,
contact the Jewish Studies Program at email@example.com or
Halloween blood drive
The School of Nursing invites the campus community to participate in its annual
Halloween blood drive from noon to 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 29, in room 374 of Burk
The Bay Area uses more blood than it donates in part because of the many large
teaching hospitals in the region. All blood types are needed. Donors must bring
some form of identification and should weigh at least 110 pounds and be in
good health. It is also advised that donors drink extra water or juice that
day and have a snack before donating. Donors will receive one free pass to
Six Flags Marine World.
are welcome, or schedule an appointment at: www.bloodheroes.com
Defensive driver training
Defensive driver training classes are available from 8 to 11:30 a.m. and 12:30
to 4 p.m. Monday, Nov. 1. To register, call ext. 8-1449 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
The campus community and general public are invited to watch the returns of
the Tuesday, Nov. 2, election from 7 to 10 p.m. at Jack Adams Hall in the Cesar
Chavez Student Center. Political Science faculty members Corey Cook, Richard
DeLeon, Robert Smith and Francis Neely will offer real-time analysis moderated
by College of Behavioral and Social Sciences Dean Joel J. Kassiola.
A conference titled "The Future of Medicine 2004: Integrating Alternative
and Conventional Health-Care in the 21st Century" will be held from 9
a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 13, in Jack Adams Hall of the Student Center.
details, contact Kenn Burrows at email@example.com or