Gerard Heather, professor of political science, will speak at 1:15
p.m. Monday in the Rosa Parks Room of the Student Center.
The event is sponsored by the Beta Chapter of the Sixty Plus club.
Margit Mayer, a visiting professor in political science, will speak
on "Combating Social Exclusion with Empowerment" from
4 to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday in room 361 of the HSS building. Mayer is
a professor of political science at the Freie Universität
The event is part of the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences'
faculty research lecture series.
Five faculty from the Creative Writing Department will read from
new work at 4 p.m. Tuesday in the Bookstore. Participants
include Maxine Chernoff, Paul Hoover, Tori Mirosevich, Truong
Tran and Barbara Tomash.
For details, call ext. 8-2650.
San Francisco District 7 Supervisor Sean Elsbernd will visit campus
at noon Wednesday in room 268 of the HSS building. Members of the
campus community are welcome to ask questions relevant to SFSU,
District 7 and the city and county of San Francisco. This will
be Elsbernd's final campus visit this semester.
The event is sponsored by the Political Science Students' Association,
SFSU President's Office and Office of Government Relations.
The College of Behavioral and Social Sciences' lecture series on
social justice and equity wraps up this week with a discussion
on "Social Change and Diverse Social Movements" from
7:15 to 8:55 p.m. Wednesday in the Humanities Auditorium, room
133 in the Humanities building.
Panelists include: Sheila Tully, Anthropology/Labor Studies; Rebecca
Toporek, Counseling; Robert Cherny, History; Jean-Marc F. Blanchard,
International Relations; Jillian Sandell, Women Studies; and Cyrus
Ginwala, Music and Dance.
For details, visit: http://bss.sfsu.edu
Student fashion show
The Student Fashion Association invites the campus community to
its winter runway fashion show from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday on
Malcolm X Plaza.
A Havana year
Bay Area writer Margot Eve Pepper will discuss her book "Through
the Wall: A Year in Havana" at 4 p.m. Thursday in the Bookstore.
details, call ext. 8-2650.
George Ayala has withdrawn his application for the Health Equity
Initiative director position. The final candidate will instead
be David Takeo Takeuchi,
professor of sociology and social work at University of Washington. He will
give a presentation from 2:30 to 3:45 p.m. Monday, Dec. 5, in room 460 of
the Administration building.
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.
For details, call ext. 8-2665.
'Eyes of a Child'
Cinema student Delphine Suter's award-winning film "Eyes of
a Child" will screen at 7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 11, in the Coppola
Theater of the Fine Arts building.
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 to attend.
New Downtown Campus set for 2007
SFSU will have a new presence in downtown San Francisco beginning Jan.
2007. The University will open a new Downtown Campus at the Westfield
Centre, the office component of a development under construction at 835
The College of Extended Learning and College of Business graduate programs
will be moved to the new spaces, which include the historic portion of
the building that originally comprised the Emporium department store.
SFSU will occupy the entire sixth floor and a portion of the fifth floor.
Huntsman Architectural Group is architect for the project, which will
involve creating classrooms, computer labs, faculty offices, conference
space, meeting rooms and staff offices.
on the Downtown Campus, see the SF State News story: www.sfsu.edu/~news/2005/fall/135.htm
Honorary degree nominations deadline Nov. 28
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 5 p.m. 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.
World AIDS Day at SFSU
The University's commemoration of World AIDS Day will take place from
10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 1.
Events will be held in Jack Adams Hall of the Cesar Chavez Student Center:
10:10 to 11 a.m.:
Rita Melendez, Human Sexuality Studies, will discuss "Women
of Color and HIV Risk and Treatment."
12:10 to 2:00 p.m.: Derethia DuVal, Counseling and Psychological Services,
will screen a series of short films from the Steps for the Future Series
2:10 to 2:30 p.m.:
Ann Auleb, Biology/Human Sexuality Studies, will present "A Brief
Overview of the HIV/AIDS Pandemic from 1980 to Present."
2:30 to 3:30 p.m.:
Andrew Jolivette, American Indian Studies, will present "Beneath
the Wings of a Dove: People of Color, AIDS and the Social Context of
Risk, A Personal Reflection."
Faculty should note that extra credit and attendance verification will
be available for all of the above events.
In addition, an exhibit
of the impact of HIV/AIDS on the campus and the world will be on display
on the Quad all day Thursday, Dec, 1. The
SFSU AIDS Quilt and a video diary "SFSU Responds to the HIV/AIDS
Pandemic, 1985-2005" will be on display in the lobby of the Cesar
Chavez Student Center Nov. 28 through Dec. 2.
For details, contact Michael Ritter at firstname.lastname@example.org or ext. 8-7339.
Academic Senate meets Tuesday
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 Johnetta Richards on the All University
Committee on International Programs; a resolution reaffirming SFSU's
commitment to social justice; a resolution in support of new doctoral
degree authority for SFSU; a proposed policy revision regarding membership
of the General Education Committee; proposed revisions to the minor in
sociology; and proposed revisions to the minor in critical and social
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
To comment on the proposal, see the Academic Senate Web site: www.sfsu.edu/~senate
For details, call the Academic Senate office at ext. 8-1264.
Galjour: Inspired by Southern roots
and heavy rains were par for the course in Lafourche Parish, La., where
Creative Writing Lecturer Anne Galjour was born and raised. Power outages
and flooding streets meant school cancellations and running home to huddle
with parents, aunts, uncles and grandparents. By the light of a gas-burning
lamp, Galjour listened to elder relatives swap stories of the Galveston,
Texas Great Hurricane of 1900. "Parents tied children to the branches
of tall trees. … The water would rise and they would have to untie
them and hope their children would make it," Galjour said.
five years have passed since she left Louisiana, but the landscape
of her childhood
lives on in her award-winning solo show "Hurricane." The
play, which Galjour wrote in 1992 following Hurricane Andrew, was inspired
by time spent along the Mississippi Delta ...
Read more about Galjour: www.sfsu.edu/~news/cmemo/fall05/nov28people.htm
CSU 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).
In 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.
The 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.
Creating class Web sites
Faculty are invited to attend two free workshops on using 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 and password.
R.S.V.P. by 5 p.m. Nov. 28 to Pony Smith at email@example.com or ext.
Spring fee-waiver applications
Employee and dependent fee-waiver applications/information for the
spring 2006 semester are now 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.
Lunch at the Palace
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 at: firstname.lastname@example.org
A musical tour of France
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 pre-arranged 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
For details, contact Brie at ext. 8-1431.
Two-week yoga series
The Village Fitness Center is offering a special two-week yoga series.
Classes will be held at 5 p.m. Dec. 5, 7, 12 and 14. Fitness Center
members can take the class for $5 prepaid or $8 drop in. Guests are
$8 prepaid or $10 drop in. All fitness levels are welcome.
For details, call the Fitness Center at 452-1010.