Volume 53, Number 8 October 3, 2005
At the fair, representatives of the following will be on hand to answer questions about health, dental and vision plans; CALPERS Home Loan; Citibank Mortgage; A+ Auto & Home Insurance; and financial planning services.
Faculty and staff have until Monday, Oct. 17, to change health or dental plans and enroll in such programs as FlexCash, Flexible Spending Accounts, Dependent Care (DCRA) and Health Care Reimbursement. Forms must be returned to Human Resources by the deadline; changes go into effect Jan. 1, 2006.
Celebrate faculty tenure and promotion
A campus-wide celebration in honor of the faculty who were granted tenure and/or promoted this year will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 20, at the Towers Conference Center.
The list of faculty tenure and promotions is available at: www.sfsu.edu/~news/cmemo/fall05/promotions05.htm
AmEx Championship to affect traffic this week
The World Golf Championships-American Express Championship will be held at Harding Park Golf Course Oct. 3-9. Organizers expect that pedestrian and vehicular traffic around SFSU will be affected due to the large number of tournament attendees.
Faculty, staff and students will be accommodated first in our public parking lots. If there are available public parking spaces, these spaces will be sold to PGA attendees. Faculty and staff permit holders should not be affected as Lot 19 will not be utilized. Available public parking spaces in Lot 25 (Winston Drive) will also be sold to PGA attendees. On-campus residents (Lot R permit holders) have been advised that they can park their vehicles in Lot 20 during the tournament.
Additional personnel from the Department of Public Safety will be in
place to facilitate parking and traffic flow and will ensure that our
campus community has first priority. The campus community should be prepared
to show their SFSU identification if the need arises to ensure that our
campus community's needs are the first priorty.
Office supply contract update
As previously announced, SFSU will transition its office supply ordering to the CSU system-wide agreement with OfficeMax. The change will be implemented Oct. 25.
All interested campus users are invited to a launch meeting from 10 a.m. to noon on Wednesday, Oct. 12, in the Nob Hill Room of the Seven Hills Conference Center. A presentation and demonstration of the online ordering interfaces will take place and OfficeMax representatives will be on hand to answer questions.
Additional training sessions for online ordering will be held at 8, 9, 10 and 11 a.m. Oct. 17-18 in room 103 of the Administration building. Registration is required and may be done online at the Fiscal Affairs Web page: http://fiscaff.sfsu.edu
Academic Senate meets Tuesday
The Academic Senate will meet from 2 to 4 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 Yenbo Wu and Jennifer Wissink of the Office of International Programs on International Education Week; a report from CSU faculty trustee Craig Smith; a proposed resolution commending the agreement on a general salary increase; a proposed minor in mechanical engineering; a proposed minor in electrical engineering; a proposed minor in civil engineering; a proposed minor in computer engineering; and proposed guidelines for the sixth cycle of program review.
California State Employee Charitable Campaign begins
Every year, SF State employees are given the opportunity to help our friends and neighbors by contributing to the California State Employee Charitable Campaign (CSECC). The chance to participate came with the most recent paycheck, which should have included a letter, pledge form and campaign brochure. Using the pledge form, employees can make a one-time donation, or an ongoing contribution as small as $2 per month.
When making a pledge, designate a recipient from the campaign brochure (all of which have been screened by the State Victim Compensation and Government Claims Board), specify any non-profit, or leave that section blank and the money will go into the United Way of the Bay Area's local fund.
For details, see the SFSU CSECC campaign page at: www.sfsu.edu/~news/campaign.htm
For answers to other questions, contact Inez Bomar at firstname.lastname@example.org or ext. 8-2517
Student Health Service open house
The Student Health Service (SHS) will hold its annual open house from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 12, in the SHS building. This event is an opportunity for students, staff and faculty to come and learn about staff offerings.
As part of the event, SHS will offer a variety of free health screenings
including HIV testing, blood pressure and eye screenings, body fat testing
and nutrition assessments.
In addition, flu vaccinations will be available for $23 (cash only). Those who are eligible can opt for a Biojector needle-less (not ouch-less) flu shot or a FluMist nasal spray. Eligibility requirements for the two forms of vaccination as well as more on the open house can be found on the SHS Web site: www.sfsu.edu/~shs/
For details, contact Albert Angelo at ext. 8-3039.
Banned Books Week continues
The J. Paul Leonard Library's celebration of Banned Books Week continues with afternoon readings by students, faculty and local authors Tuesday, Oct. 5, and Wednesday, Oct. 6. All readings will be held in room 426C of the Library.
For a complete schedule, see: www.library.sfsu.edu/new/BBW/banned.html
For details, contact Susan Hawk at email@example.com or ext. 5-0992.
Read the Newsmakers: www.sfsu.edu/~news/cmemo/fall05/oct3newsmakers.htm
The report is available for review at: www.sfsu.edu/~senate/
The deadline for responses to the final report of the Writing Task Force is 5 p.m., Friday, Oct. 14.
In addition, new ESP coaches are needed. A seven-week training session runs Oct. 6 to Nov. 17. Classes meet from 10 a.m. to noon every Thursday. To volunteer, call ext. 8-1449 or contact Teri Liming at firstname.lastname@example.org ext. 8-1683.
In addition, The Wang Faculty Stipend provides an opportunity for faculty to contribute to business and personal relations between the US, Taiwan and 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, see: www.calstate.edu/ip or contact Johnetta Richards at ext. 8-7589.
Orders can also be e-mailed to email@example.com or faxed to ext. 5-0474.
All applications must be returned to the Women Studies Department by Wednesday, Nov. 2.
In addition, application forms for three $1,000 scholarships awarded to undergraduate and graduate students who are interested in women and gender issues in the Muslim and Arab worlds are available in the Office of the Dean of the College of Humanities, room 484 of the Humanities building, and in the Women Studies Department, room 315 of the Humanities building. SFSU students majoring in any subject may apply, however preference will be given to students majoring in women studies. The completed application form and one letter of recommendation must be submitted to the Women Studies Department by Wednesday, Nov. 2.
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