Halloween blood drive
The campus community is invited to participate in the School of
Nursing's third annual Halloween blood drive from noon to 5 p.m.
Monday in room 343 of Burk Hall.
will be handled by Blood Centers of the Pacific.
Ayed Morrar and Jonathan Pollack, members of the nonviolent resistance
movement in Palestine, will speak at 2 p.m. Monday in room 587
of the Humanities building.
The event is sponsored by Faculty for Israeli Palestinian Peace.
Israel and local theater
Sinai Peter, Israeli theater director and former artistic director
of Haifa Theater, will speak on "The Stage is Burning: Israeli
Reality Reflected in Local Theater" at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday in
room 587 of the Humanities building.
event is part of the Jewish Studies Program's Academica Judaica
series. The Theatre Arts Department and the Israeli Consulate are
For details, call ext. 8-6075.
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 of San Francisco. Elsbernd's
final visit of the semester is scheduled for Dec. 7.
The event is sponsored by the Political Science Students' Association,
SFSU President's Office and Office of Government Relations.
David Hemphill, associate dean of the College of Education, and
his co-author Glenn Appell invite the campus community to help
celebrate the release of their book "American Popular Music:
A Multicultural History," published by Thomson and Schirmer.
The event will take place from 3 to 5 p.m. Wednesday in room
503 of Burk Hall.
and higher ed
The College of Behavioral and Social Sciences' lecture series on
social justice and equity continues this week with a discussion
on "Higher Education: Access, Equity and SFSU" from
7:15 to 8:55 p.m. Wednesday in the Humanities Auditorium, room
133 in the Humanities building.
Panelists include: Robert A. Corrigan, president; David Ellis,
Mathematics; Ken Monteiro, Ethnic Studies; Jamie Newton, Psychology;
and Pauline Velez, Psychology
For details, visit: http://bss.sfsu.edu
Climate change and
Charles Wohlforth, a finalist for the Kiriyama Prize, will discuss
climate change, its effects on the environment, and how the indigenous
people of Alaska are experiencing global warming first-hand from
7 to 9 p.m. Thursday in room 154 of the HSS building. Wohlforth
was nominated for the prize for his book "The Whale and the
Supercomputer: On the Northern Front of Climate Change."
The event is sponsored by the Environmental Studies Program and
Kathryn Morgan, associate professor of classics at University of
California, Los Angeles, will present the inaugural Bertrand
Lecture in Classics at 7 p.m. Thursday in room 133 of the Humanities
building. Morgan's lecture is titled "Talking to Tyrants:
Pindar and the Construction of Sicilian Monarchy." A reception
follows in room 133 of the Humanities building.
The event is sponsored by the Classics Department and is in honor
of Professor Emeritus Raoul Bertrand.
Wei Ming Dariotis, assistant professor of Asian American studies,
will speak on the work of queer Hapa filmmaker Stuart Gaffney in
a talk titled "'My Race, Too, Is Queer': Bisexuality and Biraciality
in the Work of Stuart Gaffney" from 4 to 5 p.m. Monday, Nov.
7, in room 116 of the Ethnic Studies and Psychology building.
The event is part of the Ethnic Studies Brown Bag Series. For
details, call ext. 8-1859.
Insights on Iraq
Gail Presbey, professor of philosophy at University of Detroit,
Mercy, will speak on "Questions Concerning the Founding
of New Government in Iraq: Reflections on Arendt's Insights" at
3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 8, in room 391 of the Humanities building.
The event is sponsored by the Critical Social Thought Program;
the Philosophy, Humanities and Political Science departments; and
the Global Peace Studies Program.
As part of SFSU's celebration of International Education Week,
members of the campus community are invited to a Japanese tea
ceremony Thursday, Nov. 17, 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 every participant.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or ext. 8-7431.
Academic Senate meets Tuesday
The Academic Senate will meet from 2 to 4:30 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 Scott Patterson on
the University Promotions Committee; a report from Jo Volkert and Jim
Kohn on enrollment management for 2006-07; a report from Sandra Radtka
on an online evaluation of assessment activities; a proposed name change
to the bachelor of arts degree in criminal justice; proposed revisions
to the bachelor of arts degree in criminal justice; proposed revisions
to the minor in criminal justice; a proposed bachelor of arts degree
in American Indian studies; and draft guidelines for the external review
of graduation requirement.
Candidates for director of academic technology
Three finalists have been selected for the position of director of academic
technology. All members of the campus community are invited to attend
a public forum for each candidate.
will be from 4:10 to 5:10 p.m. in AV 36 (the basement of the Library).
Nov. 7: Judith Baker, executive dean of the Virtual College
in the Open Campus at Florida Community College at Jacksonville.
Nov. 8: James Phillips, director of educational technology
services at University of the Pacific, Stockton.
Nov. 9: Glenda Morgan, director of academic technology initiatives,
CSU Office of the Chancellor, Long Beach.
Survey of academic assessment activities
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
Candidates for Health Equity Initiative director
Three finalists have been selected for the Health Equity Initiative director
position and will make on-campus visits. All members of the campus
community are invited to attend.
candidate will present their vision for the Health Equity Initiative,
a program coordinated by the
Office of Research and Sponsored Programs to enhance SFSU's capacity
to obtain extramural funds to address existing health disparities
through research, community intervention, curricular offerings
Nov. 10: Gopal Singh, senior epidemiologist/health care administrator
at the Health Resources and Services Administration and Maternal and
Child Health Bureau at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Singh's presentation will be from 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. in room 116 of
the Ethnic Studies and Psychology building.
Nov. 17: Cynthia Gomez, associate professor in the Department
of Medicine and co-director of the Center for AIDS Prevention Studies
at University of California, San Francisco. Gomez's presentation will
be from 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. in room 560 of the Administration building.
Dec. 1: George Ayala, director of the Institute for Gay Men's
Health. Ayala's presentation will be from 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. in room
560 of the Administration building.
Physiological psychology discontinuance
The Academic Senate plans to hear a proposal to discontinue the master
of arts degree in physiological psychology at its Tuesday, Nov. 15,
meeting in the Nob Hill Room of the Seven Hills Conference Center.
The meeting is scheduled to run from 2 to 5 p.m.
Graduate program review
The next step in considering the final report of the Task Force on
the Sixth Cycle of Program Review is the review of the "Indicators
and Criteria of Graduate Program Viability and Quality." The
campus community is encouraged to carefully read this document
and provide feedback online.
The document is available on the Academic Senate's Web site at:
FitnessPlus' half-semester special
FitnessPlus is now offering half-semester memberships for $55 beginning
Monday, Oct. 31. Classes offered include weight training, body
sculpt, aerobics, and yoga.
For details, call ext. 8-7572 or visit: www.sfsu.edu/~fitplus
Israeli/Palestinian peace group
Faculty and staff are invited to join the SFSU chapter of Faculty
for Israeli Palestinian Peace (FFIPP). An international organization,
FFIPP is dedicated to working with students, faculty and staff
on local campuses on behalf of peace in the Middle East.
For details, contact Deborah Gerson at: email@example.com
Service learning nominations
Members of the campus community are invited to nominate faculty,
undergraduate students and partnering community agencies for the
Office of Community Service Learning's community service learning
Nominations are due by 5 p.m. Monday, Nov. 7. For award criteria
and nomination forms, visit: www.sfsu.edu/~ocsl/awards.html
For details, contact Perla Barrientos at firstname.lastname@example.org or ext.