San Francisco State UniversityA-ZSearchCalendarNeed help?News

Volume 53, Number 16   December 5, 2005         

CampusMemo Home    Announcements    Events    News    Newsmakers

Final health
equity candidate

David Takeo Takeuchi, a director candidate for the Health Equity Initiative, will give a presentation from 2:30 to 3:45 p.m. Monday in room 460 of the Administration building. Takeuchi is professor of sociology and social work at University of Washington.

Clinic fundraiser
Felix Kury and the students in his Latino Health Care Perspectives class invite the campus community to a fundraiser for the Martin-Baro Clinic in the Mission District from 6 to 9:30 p.m. Monday in Jack Adams Hall of the Cesar Chavez Center. The event features live entertainment by the Afro-Cuban Ensemble of SFSU, directed by John Calloway, and will include food, beverages and a prize drawing.

Admission is $7 for SFSU students, $10 for general public and $20 for physicians. For details, contact Kury at ext. 8-7584.

Cleve Jones talk

Alumnus Cleve Jones, creator of the AIDS Quilt and founder of the Names Project, will speak from 2:10 to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday in room 101 of the Science building. In addition, SFSU's panel of the AIDS Quilt will be displayed in the Chavez Student Center through Wednesday.

The event is sponsored by the Biology Department and AIDS Coordinating Committee.

Bookstore reception
The SFSU Bookstore invites faculty and staff to its annual reception from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday. During the reception the Bookstore will offer a 20-percent discount on most items in the store as well as complimentary food and drink.

For details, call ext. 8-2665.

Schifrin on humor

Author, essayist and columnist Daniel Schifrin will speak on "Yiddish, Humor and the Literary Impulse" at 4 p.m. Thursday in room 512 of the Humanities building.

The event is part of the Jewish Studies Program's Academica Judaica lecture series and is cosponsored by the Creative Writing Department.

For details, call ext. 8-6075.

Film screening fiesta
The Raza Faculty and Staff Association invites the campus community to an end of the semester party from 6:30 to 10 p.m. Thursday in the Blakeslee Room of Thornton Hall. The event includes dinner, conversation and a film screening.

For details, e-mail:

'Eyes of a Child'

Cinema student Delphine Suter's award-winning film "Eyes of a Child" will screen at 7 p.m. Sunday in the Coppola Theatre of the Fine Arts building.

Coming Up
Budget meeting

The University Budget Committee will meet from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Friday, Dec. 16, in the NEC Room of the Administration building. The campus community is welcome.

SF State News home

SFSU tops for international students
SFSU has more international students than any other master's degree-granting institution in the United States, according to 2004-05 figures released last month by the Institute of International Education.

This marks the first time that SFSU has been ranked No. 1 for international students. The University was No. 2 in each of the previous five years.

Town hall on graduate programs
The campus community is invited to discuss the proposed Indicators and Criteria for Graduate Program Viability and Quality from 2 to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 13, in the Nob Hill room of the Seven Hills Conference Center.

To comment on the proposal, visit the Academic Senate Web site:

For details, call the Academic Senate office at ext. 8-1264.

This month's Newsmakers include Jassen Todorov, assistant professor of music, on tutoring Richard Gere for a movie role that required violin playing; a profile of Toni Mirosevich, associate professor of creative writing; John Burks, chair of journalism, on the Rolling Stones and Altamont; Jerald Combs, professor of history, on the debate over the Iraq war and troop morale; a BusinessWeek "WebSmart 50" award for SFSU; and Steve Ujlaki, chair of cinema, on the film "Brokeback Mountain."

Read the Newsmakers:

Immunizations Dec. 14
A Student Health Service Immunization Clinic will be held from 10 to 11:15 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 14. Flu vaccines are still available.

Spring fee-waiver applications
Employee and dependent fee-waiver applications and information for the spring 2006 semester are available in Human Resources, room 252 of the Administration building (ADM).

Employees should submit their completed applications and fees to the Bursar's Office, ADM 155. Dependent applications and fees should be submitted to Human Resources, ADM 252. Students who wish to avoid paying a late registration should complete and submit their applications before Friday, Dec. 23.

iLearn winter workshops
Faculty, staff and graduate teaching assistants are invited to participate in a winter workshop on teaching and learning with iLearn, an online system for teaching, collaborating and managing coursework.

Weeklong workshops will be held Jan. 9-13 and Jan. 16-20. Participants will develop an online component for their course. Prerequisites are experience using the Web and sending and receiving e-mails with attachments.

R.S.V.P. by 5 p.m. Dec. 21 to Noelia Mendoza at or ext. 8-6906.

Tour France with SFSU choir
The SFSU Chamber Singers welcome guests to travel with them on their June 28-July 8, 2006, performing tour of France. Stops include Aix-en-Provence, Rouen and Paris. Guests receive such benefits as group airfare rates and reserved hotel accommodations. Side trips will also be available. The cost for the trip is $3,080.

The group also welcomes singers who would like to perform with the choir.

For details, contact Brie at ext. 8-1431.

Village Fitness Center incentive
The Village Fitness Center invites everyone on campus to get an early start on New Year's health and fitness resolutions. Anyone joining the Village Fitness Center by Dec. 16 will pay no monthly fees until February. For details and to sign up, drop by the Village Fitness Center or call 452-1010.

Academic Senate Action

At its Nov. 29 meeting, the Academic Senate ...

  • Heard a report from My Yarabinec and Johnetta Richards on international programs;
  • Heard a report from Dan Buttlaire, chair of the Writing Task Force, on the final recommendations of the task force;
  • Approved a resolution reaffirming SFSU's commitment to social justice;
  • Approved a resolution in support of new doctoral degree authority for SFSU;
  • Approved a policy revision regarding membership of the General Education Committee; and
  • Approved revisions to the minor degree programs in sociology and critical and social thought.

Read the full Academic Senate meeting report:

About CampusMemo
CampusMemo provides news, information and on-campus events listings to the faculty and staff of SFSU.

CampusMemo is published weekly during the school year by the Office of Public Affairs & Publications. This publication is available in alternative formats upon request. Contact Public Affairs & Publications at the number listed below. Submissions are welcome. Deadline for submissions is 5 p.m. Tuesday the week preceding publication. Items may be sent via e-mail:, faxed to ext. 8-1498, or sent through campus mail to: CampusMemo, Office of Public Affairs & Publications, Lakeview Center 110. Please direct any questions to the e-mail address above, or call ext. 8-1665.

To send events: call ext. 8-1665 or send e-mail to

San Francisco State University Home     Search     Need Help?    

1600 Holloway Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94132 415/338-1111
Last modified December 5, 2005, by the Office of Public Affairs & Publications