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Volume 52, Number 4   September 7, 2004           

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Grants/awards workshops
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 one of its September sessions. Workshops will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. Thursday and from 1 to 3 p.m. Friday, Sept. 24, in room 460 of the Administration building.

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

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

Beat LA! (with UWA)
A few tickets are still available for the the University Women's Association (UWA) outing to see the Saturday, Sept. 25, San Francisco Giants game against the Los Angeles Dodgers. The game begins at 1:05 p.m.

Tickets cost $25 per person for UWA members and their guests and $30 per person for non-members. For details, contact Lin (Bushart) Ivory at or (415) 721-7432.

Caribbean cruise

The University Women's Association (UWA) invites the campus community to be part of its annual fund-raising cruise -- if one more person signs up, then the cruise line will donate the amount of one fare to the UWA scholarship fund.

This year's trip sets sail from Puerto Rico Jan. 3, 2005, for an 11-night cruise of the Caribbean including stops at 10 islands. Fees begin at $1,539 per person, which includes round-trip air from San Francisco and all taxes and port fees. Deposits are due as soon as possible and final payment is due Thursday, Sept. 30.

For a flier about the cruise, contact Lin (Bushart) Ivory at For details and to reserve a spot, contact Tom Fell Sr. of Fell Travel at (800) 321-3355.

Book-sale room relocates
In anticipation of renovations to the J. Paul Leonard Library, the Friends of the Library's book-sale room has been moved to room 113 of the HSS building. It opens today. Prices remain $1 for paperbacks and $2 for hardbacks. Hours this semester will be 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Fridays.

Fall CET workshops
The Center for the Enhancement of Teaching (CET) is offering a series of workshops this semester for faculty. Among the topics are using Blackboard for online teaching, e-mail viruses and spam protection and facilitating large classes.

For a full schedule and to register, visit:

Can't make any of the scheduled times? Contact CET's Training Coordinator at ext. 5-3537 to find out about customized workshops.

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Celebrate a new academic year
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, Sept. 22, 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.

Academic Senate meets today
The first meeting of the Academic Senate will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. today in the Nob Hill Room in the Seven Hills Conference Center.

The Senate agenda includes: An introduction of new administrators; a report from Yenbo Wu, director of international programs, on International Education Week; a report from Chris Treadway, director of government and community relations, on on-campus voter registration; a report from Robert Cherny, former chair of the CSU Academic Senate, about SB 1335, a Senate bill dealing with academic freedom and California public higher education; proposed revisions to the Women Studies Program; and a proposed calendar for summer semester 2005.

This month's Newsmakers include Jules Tygiel, professor of history, on Barry Bond's chances of wining a fourth MVP award; Elise Ann Earthman, professor of English and associate dean of the College of Humanties, on the importance of punctuation; History lecturer Tina Steven's San Francisco Chronicle opinion piece on Prop. 71; and Debra Fischer, assistant professor of astronomy, on finding a Neptune-sized extra-solar planet.

Read the Newsmakers:

Share your acoustic side

An acoustic music open-mic night will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. today in the Depot of the Cesar Chavez Student Center.

For details, contact Nina Jo Smith at ext. 8-2819 or

Media and the elections

The College of Behavioral and Social Sciences' class/public lecture series continues this week with a discussion on "The Role of the Media, Ads and Polls in Presidential Elections," from 7:15 to 8:55 p.m. Wednesday in room 133 of the Humanities building.

Participants include Political Science faculty Richard DeLeon and Francis Neely.

For details, see:

Defensive driving training

Defensive driver training classes are available from 8 to 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 to 4 p.m. Friday.

To register, call ext. 8-1449 or e-mail

Coming Up
Bay Area Muslims photo exhibit

The Hohenthal Gallery invites the campus community to the opening of "Freedom and Fear: Bay Area Muslims after 9/11," an exhibit of photographs by Rick Rocamora, from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 13. The gallery is located on the third floor of the Science building.

The exhibit is sponsored by the Anthropology Department, Muslim Student Association and College of Ethnic Studies and runs through Oct. 15. Hours are 9 to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

For details, contact Lucia Volk at ext. 5-1468.

Degree changes review
The Educational Policies Council of the Academic Senate will review the proposal for the discontinuance of the bachelor's degree in kinesiology and the proposal for the suspension of the master's degree in gerontology from 2 to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 14, in room 460 of the Administration building. The meeting is open to the campus community.

For details, see the Academic Senate Web site:


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