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Volume 52, Number 6   September 20, 2004           

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It's the economy ...

The College of Behavioral and Social Sciences' class/public lecture series continues this week with a discussion on the presidential election and economic issues from 7:15 to 8:55 p.m. Wednesday in room 133 of the Humanities building.

Participants include International Relations faculty Jean-Marc Blanchard and Burcu Akan Ellis and Economics faculty member Yanchun Zhang.

For details, see:

Research and the CSU

Joel Kassiola, dean of the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences (BSS) will speak on "Why It Is Important to Understand that There Is No Research 'Mission Creep' at the CSU: Teaching and Research in the 21st Century" from 12:30 to 1:45 p.m. Thursday in room 361 of the HSS building.

The presentation is the first in the BSS Faculty Brown Bag Research Lunch Series. For details, contact Kathy Johnson at:

Go for the grants

The Office of Faculty Affairs and Professional Development invites faculty who would like assistance preparing their applications for the Affirmative Action, Mini-Grant, Summer Stipend and Vice President's Assigned Time award programs to attend a workshop from 1 to 3 p.m. Friday in room 460 of the Administration building.

The workshops will be conducted by Michelle Wolf, professor of broadcast and electronic communication arts, and Peggy Benton, professor of instructional technology.

R.S.V.P. to Wolf at:

Coming Up
EOP open house

SFSU's Educational Opportunity Program invites the campus community to an open house from 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 29, in room 201 of the Student Services building.

Last year, the California State Legislature designated September as EOP month, in honor of its efforts to improve access for and retention of low-income and educationally disadvantaged students at UC, CSU and community college campuses.

For details, call ext. 8-1085.

Towers ribbon-cutting
The campus community is invited to a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the newly reopened and renamed Towers at Centennial Square and Science and Technology Theme Community at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 29, in the circle area on the south side of the building (the side facing the Village).

The event is sponsored by the President's Office and Housing and Residential Services. Refreshments will be served.

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Wednesday's the day to welcome new faculty and staff
Faculty and staff are invited to visit with colleagues and welcome new faculty and staff to campus at a celebration from 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday in the University Club. The celebration is sponsored by President Robert A. Corrigan, the Office of Academic Affairs and University Women's Association.

Recipients of University Women's Association scholarships will be honored at the reception.

Refreshments will be served.

AVP for advancement leaves for Sac State
Photo of Carole HayashinoCarole Hayashino, associate vice president for university advancement and development, has been appointed California State University, Sacramento's vice president for advancement.

"Carole Hayashino's strong leadership and team-building skills have brought our Advancement effort to new heights of success," said President Robert A. Corrigan. "Her strong community orientation and deep understanding of the California State University's mission have made her even more valuable to San Francisco State. We will miss her, but I applaud the wisdom of Sacramento State's choice."

Hayashino began her SFSU career in advancement when she was hired in 1997 as director of development. At the time the University had a modest fundraising operation. Since then she has shepherded a period of growth in giving to SFSU, helping to secure funding for the first endowed chairs in campus history as well as other large gifts from individual donors and private foundations and increasing the rate of giving to the annual fund.

One of Hayashino's legacies that is close to her heart is the Garden of Remembrance, a garden and monument on campus that honors the Japanese Americans interned during World War II -- including the 19 students who were forced to leave their SF State studies.

Hayashino is also an SFSU alum and has taught classes in Asian American Studies. She begins her new position in late October.

Academic Senate meets Tuesday
The Academic Senate will meet from 2 to 4 p.m. Tuesday in the Nob Hill Room in the Seven Hills Conference Center.

The Senate agenda includes: a report from CSU Academic Senate Chair David McNeil regarding a project on lower division transfer patterns by major; a report from Marilyn Verhey, dean of faculty affairs and professional development, on faculty professional development awards; an information item on the suspension of the master's degree program in gerontology; a recommendation for a spring 2005 Academic Senate meeting schedule; a recommendation on general education policy consolidation; elections to fill Academic Senate committee vacancies; and a recommendation on the discontinuance of the bachelor's of arts degree in kinesiology.

Immediately following the meeting, a reception for CSU Academic Senate Chair David McNeil will be held on the fifth floor of the Administration building. The reception is co-sponsored by the Academic Senate Office and the History Department.

Proposals for program discontinuances
The Educational Policies Council (EPC) of the Academic Senate will review the proposal for the discontinuance of Design and Industry's bachelor's degree in vocational education and bachelor of science in industrial technology and the bachelor of arts in social science from 2 to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 28, in room 460 of the Administration building.

The EPC will review the proposal for the discontinuance of the bachelor of arts and master of arts degrees in Russian at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 12, in room 460 of the Administration building.

Both meetings are open to the campus community. For details, see the Senate Web site:

A fond farewell to Helene Whitson
Librarian and SFSU archivist Helene Whitson has retired after 38 years of service to the University. An open house in her honor will be held from 1:30 to 5 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 23, in the de Bellis Collection on the sixth floor of the Library.

Stop by for refreshments, music and the chance to write a few words to Whitson.

In her role as archivist, Whitson has worked to document and preserve campus history, in particular sources related to the student strike of 1968-69. She is also responsible for building the San Francisco Bay Area Television Archives, which preserves Northern California's broadcasting history.

In lieu of gifts, Whitson has asked for donations to a fund for transcribing campus oral histories.

For details, contact Georgianna Wong at: or LaVonne Jacobsen at:

This month's Insiders include an article on identity politics and local political culture by Richard DeLeon, professor of political science, and Katherin Naff, assistant professor of public administration; a fellowship award given by the National Council of Teachers of English to Jamal Cooks, assistant professor of secondary education; a presentation on the use of Roman art by the Romanian Communist Party by Linda Ellis, professor of museum studies; and a photo essay by Meredith Eliassen, library assistant in special collections and archives, for California History.

Read the Insiders:

Academic Senate elections
The Academic Senate is accepting nominations for vacancies to the Enrollment Management; GE Segment I: BS; GE Segment II: Life Long Development; and University Budget committees. Nominations can be sent to the Senate office by 5 p.m. today at and will also be taken from the floor at Tuesday's Senate meeting.

The Executive Committee is also looking for nominations for representatives to the Educational Technologies Advisory Council, Professional Development Council, Research Council and Richard Oakes Multicultural Center Program Council.

Send nominations to by 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 24.

Bring your child to school
The Urban Institute's Stay in School Family Resource Center invites faculty, staff and students to participate in its annual "Bring your Child to School Day" from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Oct. 11, in Malcolm X Plaza. Activities include face painting, story time, Halloween mask making, a coloring contest and three-legged race.

For details, contact Stay in School at ext. 5-0410 or:

Good grantsmanship
The Office of Community Service Learning invites members of the campus community to participate in a five-day workshop presented by the Grantsmanship Training Center Oct. 18-22. The training combines expert instruction with practical exercises. Registration for the workshop includes a one-year membership to the center, including proposal review services and access to funding databases.

For details and to register, contact the Grantsmanship Center at (800) 421-9512 or at:

Training for the digital age
The College of Behavioral and Social Sciences invites the campus community to attend its "On-the-spot" 30-minute technology-training classes. Topics include how to use the Google search engine effectively, buy a digital camera and speed up your computer's performance.

The schedule of classes is available at:

Health Service open house
The Student Health Service will hold its annual open house from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 20. Free health screenings will be available as well as a needle-free flu vaccination for $15.


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