The campus community is invited to two showings of the new Robert
Greenwald film "Wal-Mart, the High Cost of Low Price." The
first is at 4 p.m. Monday, Nov. 14, in Jack Adams Hall in the Student
Center. A panel discussion will follow the film.
The second screening is at 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 17, in room
133 of the Humanities building, and is part of the Philosophy 440
Ethics at Work class. The screening is sponsored by the CSU Employees
Union and Philosophy Department. A panel discussion follows the
The fall 2005 Foreign Language Colloquium Series presents the following
three lectures in celebration of the Year of Languages:
founder and director of Paris through Expatriate Eyes, will speak
on "Americans in Paris from Benjamin Franklin
to Terrance Gelenter" from 2:10 to 3:30 p.m. in room 473 of
the Humanities building.
For details, contact Anita Axt at firstname.lastname@example.org or ext. 8-1073.
lecturer of German, will speak on "Wladimir
Kaminer: A Russian Writer in Postwall Berlin" from 12:10 to
1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 15, in room 283 of the Humanities building.
assistant professor of Arabic, will speak on "A
Salary of Death: Badr Shakir al-Sayyab's 'Haffar al-Qubur' (The
Gravedigger) and the Crisis of Modern Iraq" from 4:10 to 5:00
p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 15, in room 473 of the Humanities building.
For details, contact Midori McKeon at email@example.com ext. 8-7413.
The campus community is invited to hear William Mendoza talk about
human rights violations in Colombia by the Coca-Cola Co. from noon
to 2 p.m. Monday in Jack Adams Hall of the Student Center.
For details, contact Amrah Salomon Johnson at: firstname.lastname@example.org
The campus community is invited to attend or participate in an
open-mike night at 5 p.m. Tuesday in the Depot of the Student Center.
At the event, the S.A.F.E. Place will collect items to benefit
women and children of La Casa de las Madres shelter in San Francisco.
For details, contact Nina Jo Smith at email@example.com or ext. 8-2819.
and public art
Horst Hoheisel, a German artist and designer of public commemorative
works, will speak on "Holocaust Memory, Public Art and Cultural
Stewardship" at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday in room 587 of the Humanities
The event is part of the Jewish Studies Program's Academica Judaica
lecture series and is cosponsored by the Art Department.
For details, call ext. 8-6075.
The College of Behavioral and Social Sciences' lecture series on
social justice and equity continues this week with a discussion
on "What Does/ Should/Could Social Justice Mean?" from
7:15 to 8:55 p.m. Wednesday in the Humanities Auditorium, room
include: Robert Cherny, History; Gil Herdt, Human Sexuality Studies;
Robert Smith, Political Sciences; James Martel, Political Science;
Jessica Fields, Sociology; Christopher Bettinger, Sociology;
and Raquel Rivera Pinderhughes, Urban Studies.
For details, visit: http://bss.sfsu.edu
for cold turkey
The Student Health Service will sponsor campus participation of
the Great American Smokeout from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursday
by the lawn near the Library. The campus community is invited to
learn more about quitting smoking, "staying quit," and
how to help friends or loved ones kick the tobacco habit. As a
first step in the process, smokers are invited to turn in a pack
of cigarettes for a turkey sandwich.
For details, contact Albert Angelo at firstname.lastname@example.org or ext.
Cynthia Gomez, the second finalist for the Health Equity Initiative
director position, will give a presentation from 11 a.m. to 12:15
p.m. Thursday in room 560 of the Administration building. Gomez
is associate professor in the Department of Medicine and codirector
of the Center for AIDS Prevention Studies at University of California,
Japanese tea ceremony
As part of SFSU's celebration of International Education Week,
members of the campus community are invited to a Japanese tea
ceremony Thursday in room 117 of the Humanities building. The
ceremony, performed in the tradition of the Omote-Senke School
of Tea, will be 50 minutes long. Sessions take place at 12:10,
1:10, 2:10, 3:10, and 4:10 p.m.
After a demonstration, traditional Japanese sweets and a bowl
of freshly prepared maccha green tea will be served to participants.
Admission is $3, payable at the door. Participants will be seated
on tatami straw mats. Special seating in a western-style chair
may be arranged upon request.
R.S.V.P. required. For details and reservations, contact Midori
McKeon at email@example.com or ext. 8-7431.
The Office of Student Programs and Leadership Development invites
the campus community to an open house from 3 to 6 p.m. Thursday
in room 105 of the Student Services building.
The campus community is invited to a memorial event in honor of
Greek American short story writer and novelist Helen Zeese Papanikolas
at 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 19, in room 133 of the Humanities building.
The event includes dramatic readings of her work accompanied by
For details, contact the Center for Modern Greek Studies at ext.
Two Bookstore readings
Five faculty from the Creative Writing Department will read from
new work at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 29, in the Bookstore. Participants
include Maxine Chernoff, Paul Hoover, Tori Mirosevich, Truong Tran
and Barbara Tomash.
Bay Area writer
Margot Eve Pepper will discuss her book "Through
the Wall: A Year in Havana" at 4 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 1, in
For details, call ext. 8-2650.
George Ayala, the third finalist for the Health Equity Initiative
director position, will give a presentation from 11 a.m. to 12:15
p.m. Thursday, Dec. 1, in room 560 of the Administration building.
Ayala is director of the Institute for Gay Men's Health.
The SFSU Bookstore invites faculty and staff to its annual reception
from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 6. During the reception the Bookstore
will offer a 20-percent discount on most items in the store as
well as complimentary food and drink.
details, call ext. 8-2665.
Campus e-mail change
SFSU's e-mail accounts will be moved to new, robust e-mail servers
over the next several months. The campus community's participation
is needed to make this change work.
Users will receive an e-mail regarding steps that need to be taken to
update their e-mail software settings. The e-mail will direct them to
a Web page that will help walk them through the process.
Present e-mail addresses will not change. E-mail accounts will be moved
to the new servers in a phased approach over the next several months.
The changes are part of an over-all campus technology upgrade. Additional
plans include a new system for both Web-based and client-based (i.e.
lives on your computer hard drive) e-mail and calendaring (the new
calendar system replaces MeetingMaker); an SFSU portal with connections
to frequently used applications for every user; and collaboration systems
such as instant messaging and Web conferencing.
For more information, contact the Help Desk at firstname.lastname@example.org or
Celebrate international education Nov. 14-19
SFSU will join college campuses around the world Nov. 14-19 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.
Nearly all of the events are free.
A reception to welcome international students will take place from 3
to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 16, in the Vista Room. OIP and the Office of
the President will host the event.
Internationally themed lunches at the Vista Room will be offered from
noon to 1:30 p.m. throughout the week. Lunches cost $14. 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
Katrina teach-in Nov. 15
The campus community is invited to a "Katrina Teach-in: Rebuilding
on a New Foundation of Justice" from noon to 10 p.m. in Jack Adams
Hall of the Student Center. Admission is free.
The forum, open to students, faculty and community members, will be
led by SFSU faculty and guest speakers from the Gulf Coast. Presentations
will address the social, political, cultural and health-related issues
that arose in the aftermath of hurricanes Katrina and Rita. Discussions
will focus on how issues of race and class determine the impact and response
to disaster as well as ways in which rebuilding efforts can be designed
and supported by grassroots, community-based efforts.
The event includes
live music and a Cajun buffet and "dinner dialogue." In
addition to SFSU faculty, speakers include Malik Rahim, a Bay Area community
organizer and native of the Algiers district of New Orleans; Curtis Muhammed
from Community Labor United, People's Hurricane Relief Fund and Oversight
Coalition of New Orleans; Judith Maxwell of Tulane University, an authority
on the African American community in New Orleans; and Dr. Tomas Aragon
of the San Francisco Department of Health, an expert on disaster preparedness.
The event is organized by the Health Education Department, Public Health
Organization of Graduate Students, Health Education Student Association,
Health Education Access Link, College of Health and Human Services, Community
Health Works and College of Behavioral and Social Sciences.
full schedule, visit www.sfsu.edu/~urbins/katrina/ or
call ext. 8-1413.
The Academic Senate will meet from 2 to 4:15 p.m. Tuesday in the Nob
Hill Room of the Seven Hills Conference Center. Members of the campus
community are welcome.
Agenda items include: a report from Gene Chelberg on the Committee on
Committees and 2005 annual reports; a report from Associate Dean of Undergraduate
Studies Helen Goldsmith on facilitating graduation; draft guidelines
for the external review of graduation requirements; a proposed discontinuance
of the master of arts degree in physiological psychology; proposed revisions
to the bachelor of arts degree in sociology; and proposed revisions to
the master of arts degree in human sexuality studies.
Limited flu vaccine shots available
The Student Health Service has a limited number of flu vaccine shots
available to students, faculty and staff. Vaccines will be available
from 10 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 16, and from 8:30 to 11:30
a.m. Friday, Nov. 18.
The cost is $20. A few FluMist vaccines are still available at $27.
Interested persons should visit the Student Health Service Web site to
learn which vaccine is appropriate: www.sfsu.edu/~shs
Call for honorary degree nominations
The University's 2005-06 Honorary Degree Committee invites all members
of the campus community to submit nominations for honorary doctoral
degrees to be conferred at Commencement 2006 in the names of SFSU and
the CSU. The nomination deadline is Monday, Nov. 28.
are confidential, should be accompanied by a statement about the candidate
and any other materials that would support the nomination.
The committee will meet during the next several weeks. Label nominations "Attn:
Honorary Degree Committee" and send them to the Academic Senate
Office, room 551 of the Administration building.
SFSU was awarded $2,882,593 in August and $1,429,273 in September.
Grants & Contracts: www.sfsu.edu/~news/cmemo/fall05/nov14grants.htm
CampusMemo Nov. 28
CampusMemo will not be published Monday, Nov. 21, during Thanksgiving week. Items
for the Monday, Nov. 28, edition should be e-mailed by 5 p.m. Monday, Nov. 21,
to email@example.com or faxed to ext. 8-1498.
a Thanksgiving host
The Office of International Programs seeks volunteers to host an international
student or scholar for a Thanksgiving meal on Thursday, Nov. 25. Hosts may
be families or individuals from the campus community who would like to share
this holiday with a student from another country who is interested in learning
more about U.S. culture and traditions.
host an international guest, contact Ko Aoshima at firstname.lastname@example.org or ext. 5-3512.
The University Academic Assessment Advisory Committee of the Academic Senate
invites faculty to complete a three-minute Web survey on the effectiveness
of undergraduate academic assessment activities.
survey will be conducted in the near future.
deadline to complete the survey is 5 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 15. It
can be found at: www.sfsu.edu/~acadplan/UAAAC/UAAACsurvey.htm
international posts due Dec. 1
Tenured and tenure-track faculty are invited to apply for one-year resident
director positions with CSU's international program. Positions for 2007-08
are available in China, France, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Spain and Israel (subject
to position availability and program reinstatement).
addition, the Wang Faculty Stipend provides an opportunity for
faculty to contribute to business and personal relations between
the United States and Taiwan or the People's Republic of China.
The fund provides four $10,000 stipends for faculty.
deadline for both opportunities is Dec. 1. For details, visit:
www.gateway.calstate.edu/csuienet/faculty/index.shtml or contact
Johnetta Richards at ext. 8-7589.
The College of Extended Learning is now accepting course proposals for the
summer semester. Information can be requested from department chairs, or contact
Richard Kay at email@example.com or ext. 5-7772.
Course requests should be submitted by 5 p.m. Tuesday, November 15. Forms are
also at: www.cel.sfsu.edu/faculty/specialsessions.cfm
class Web sites
Faculty are invited to attend a series of two free workshops on how to use
Macromedia Dreamweaver to create instructional Web pages. The workshops will
be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 1, and from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday,
Dec. 8, in room 433 of the Library. Participants must have an SFSU e-mail account
by 5 p.m. Nov. 28 to Pony Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org or ext. 5-3542.
It's not too late to sign up for FitnessPlus' half-semester memberships for
$55. Classes offered include weight training, body sculpt, aerobics and yoga.
details and to fill out a survey on what types of classes FitPlus
should offer, call ext. 8-7572 or visit: www.sfsu.edu/~fitplus
holiday weight gain
The Village Fitness Center invites the campus community to avoid the average
holiday weight gain of 8 to 15 pounds by joining its' Great Holiday Weigh-in
Challenge. No membership is necessary. Prizes will be awarded to the top three
male and female finishers who keep the weight off or lose the most during the
receive a discount on private training sessions. Registration is
Nov.14 -22. Weigh-ins to determine the winners will be Jan.16 to
Feb. 3. Drop in at the Village Fitness Center to register or call
452-1010 for more information.
luncheon at the Palace Hotel
The University Women's Association invites members and nonmembers to a luncheon
at the Garden Court of San Francisco's Palace Hotel at noon Saturday, Dec.
3. The cost is $40 per person for members and their guests, and $45 per person
for nonmembers. For details, menu choices and to R.S.V.P., contact Lin Ivory