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Volume 53, Number 5   September 12, 2005         

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Retirement party for Richard Giardina
Academic Affairs invites faculty and staff to a retirement party in honor of Richard Giardina, associate vice president for academic planning and assessment, from 4 to 6 p.m. Monday, Sept. 26, in the Nob Hill Room, Seven Hills Conference Center. A donation of $20 is appreciated as a contribution toward the gift and to support the cost of the party.

The Provost's Office will also collect personal retirement cards, which will be given to Giardina at the end of the party. R.S.V.P. and submit donations and cards by 5 p.m. Monday, Sept. 19, to Stephanie Schwartz in room 455 of the Administration building.

Considering retiring?
Paul K. Alires, senior benefits analyst, will present "Introduction to the CalPERS program" from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 27, in room 352 of the Administration building. The workshop is the first in a series of four for those considering retiring before the end of the year.

Seating is limited. R.S.V.P. by Thursday, Sept. 23, to Victoria F. Ramos at or ext. 5-3935.

Banned Books Week
The J. Paul Leonard Library will celebrate Banned Books Week (Sept. 24-Oct. 1) this year by making opportunities available to speak, read from banned works, or work with SFSU students on their writing projects. Members of the campus community are invited to participate. Skits, spoken word recitations, music performances and other activities are also welcome.

For details, contact Susan Hawk at or ext. 5-0992.

Cruise for scholarships
The University Women's Association (UWA) invites faculty and staff to help raise funds for UWA scholarships by signing up for a 10-night cruise of the Caribbean. The cruise, which begins Jan. 10, 2006, will explore many of the lesser-known ports on Radisson's Seven Seas Navigator, including including Key West, Cozumel, Belize City, Santo Tomas de Castilla (Guatemala), Roatan Bay Islands (Honduras), and Costa Maya (Mexico).

The Navigator is an all-suite, all-ocean-view vessel featuring marble baths and separate showers--and 90 percent of the suites have private balconies. Prices begin at $3,198 per person for the 10-night cruise, not including round-trip airfare to Ft. Lauderdale, port charges, taxes and transfers. Radisson will return the equivalent of one cruise fair for every 10 people who sign up for the UWA cruise, and 100 percent of this money goes towards scholarships for SFSU students.

Guests who book by Sept. 30 receive a two-category suite upgrade.

For details, contact Lin Ivory, or Tom Fell Jr. at (800) 321-FELL.

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SFSU responds to Hurricane Katrina
Members of the campus community are invited to assist with SFSU's efforts to aid those affected by Hurricane Katrina.

For details, see the Hurricane Katrina response page:

Cesar Chavez Student Center celebrates 30 years
The Student Center kicks off its 30th anniversary celebration from noon to 2 p.m. Monday at Malcolm X Plaza. The event includes performances by Aztec dancers and Native American drummers, speakers and free cake.

Other events include a film festival Sept. 26-28, a series of lectures on the 1968 strike every Thursday from Oct. 6 to Nov. 17, exhibits and an Oct. 7 anniversary gala.

For details, see the Student Center Web site:

Welcome to campus celebration Wednesday
Faculty and staff are invited to a welcome-back-to-campus celebration from 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 14, in the Nob Hill Room at Seven Hills Conference Center. The celebration is sponsored by President Robert A. Corrigan, the Office of Academic Affairs, and University Women's Association.

Recipients of University Women's Association scholarships will be honored at the reception.

Constitution Day at SFSU
A new federal law requires that all colleges that receive federal funding formally recognize the anniversary of the signing of the U.S. Constitution. On Monday, Sept.19, SFSU faculty and students will devote a whole day to the U.S. Constitution, which was signed on Sept. 17, 1787.

The day of lectures and discussion will be led by senior faculty representing history, psychology, political science, Africana studies, Raza studies, Asian American studies, mathematics and English. Topics for the eight sessions include: the Supreme Court, civil rights and affirmative action, disability rights, race and social justice, tensions and meanings of the Constitution, the Constitution in time of war, and the Constitution and voting. The talks, coordinated by Robert Cherny, acting dean of undergraduate studies, kick off at 10:15 a.m. in the Humanities Auditorium with sessions to follow in the auditorium and in Humanities rooms 277 and 386.

The complete schedule is available on the SFSU Web calendar:

For details, contact Robert Cherny at or ext. 8-7162.

Grants & Contracts
SFSU was awarded an additional $361,474 in April, $427,676 in May and $215,003 in the first part of June.

Read Grants & Contracts:

Supervisor Elsbernd on campus

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 attend and ask questions relevant to SFSU, District 7 and the city of San Francisco. The next event will take place Oct. 12.

The event is sponsored by the Political Science Students' Association, SFSU President's Office and Office of Government Relations.

Class and disability
The College of Behavioral and Social Sciences' course and lecture series continues this week with a discussion on "Concepts of Class and Disability " from 7:15 to 8:55 p.m. Wednesday in the Humanities Auditorium, room 133 in the Humanities building.

Panelists include: Robert Cherny, professor of history;
Paul Longmore, professor of history; and Gene Chelberg, director of disability programs.

For details, visit:

FitnessPlus open house

The faculty/staff wellness program FitnessPlus will hold an open house from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday in room 138 of the Gymnasium. Faculty and staff are invited to tour the facilities, meet the staff, learn about classes and enter a raffle for a free membership.

Coming Up
Defensive driving

Faculty and staff are invited to attend defensive driver training classes held from 8 to 11:30 a.m. or 12:30 to 4 p.m. Friday, Sept. 30.

To register, e-mail or call ext. 8-1449. Participants should provide their name, department and driver's license number.

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