Volume 53, Number 6 September 19, 2005
She has served three University of California campuses in leadership positions in both fundraising and alumni relations. Since relocating to San Francisco, she has worked as vice president of advancement at the California Institute of Integral Studies and development director at SFJAZZ and San Francisco Ballet.
"I am very pleased to welcome Donna Blakemore to our team," University Advancement Vice President Lee Blitch said. "With her proven track record in both the nonprofit sector and in higher education, she will add another dimension of expertise that can help bring San Francisco State to new levels in fundraising and community support."
In her new position, Blakemore is tasked with leading all fundraising efforts for the University, including planned giving, major gifts, annual fund, alumni relations, corporate and foundation relations and capital campaigns.
Blakemore's goals include expanding the overall fundraising program and increasing annual support.
"We need to engage our various constituents in the life of the campus -- to discover what they care about deeply and match their talents and resources with the needs of the University," Blakemore said. "Our alumni population is growing exponentially, and it is essential that we find new ways to engage them in supporting the campus in ways in which they can contribute even more."
SFSU commemorates Constitution Day Monday
A new federal law requires that all colleges that receive federal funds formally recognize the anniversary of the signing of the U.S. Constitution. On Monday, SFSU faculty and students will devote a 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 in the SF State News story: www.sfsu.edu/~news/2005/fall/109.htm
For details, contact Robert Cherny at firstname.lastname@example.org or ext. 8-7162.
Katrina-related blood drive
The Student Health Advisory Committee (SHAC) and Student Health Service invite the campus community to join in a blood drive from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 27, and Wednesday, Sept. 28, at the Student Health Service.
The blood will be collected by Blood Centers of the Pacific which will work with its sister organizations in hurricane-affected areas to ensure the optimal use of donations. SHAC will receive $5 per unit of blood if 50 units per day are donated and will donate any money received to the Red Cross.
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 John Gemello, provost and vice president for academic affairs; a report from the writing task force by Dan Buttlaire, task force chair; election of representatives to the Board of Appeals and Review, Enrollment Management Committee, Graduate Council and University Budget Committee; a proposed academic calendar for spring 2007; a proposed academic calendar for summer 2006; a resolution in support of an SFSU voter registration campaign; and a proposed revision to the bachelor's of science degree in kinesiology.
Feedback on sixth cycle review, writing program
The Academic Senate invites members of the campus community to comment on the proposed guidelines developed for the sixth cycle of academic review and for the final report of the Writing Task Force.
The documents are available for review at: www.sfsu.edu/~senate/
New office-supplies contract
The CSU system has entered into a new office-supplies contract with OfficeMax, based on a competitive solicitation process and in partnership with Educational and Institutional Cooperative Purchasing.
SFSU will participate in this new agreement, which replaces the current contract with Corporate Express and the E-Way system for online ordering. Under the OfficeMax contract, campus users will receive significant discounts as well as the continued benefits of online ordering and next-day delivery.
Transition to the new contract is scheduled for late October. A launch meeting, demonstration and training workshops will be announced in future editions of CampusMemo.
The School of Nursing kicks off its 50th anniversary celebration with the sale of a commemorative "cozy throw." Proceeds will go toward programs of the school's alumni association. The cost is $50.
For details, including a photo of the throw and the order form, go to (Acrobat Reader required): www.nursing.sfsu.edu/cozyanniversarythrows.pdf
New College of Business faculty
The full list of new tenure-track faculty for fall 2005 has been updated to include all of new hires in the College of Business.
For details, see: www.sfsu.edu/~news/cmemo/fall05/newfaculty05.htm
This month's Insiders include a presentation by Dee Spencer, Music and Dance, on female jazz singers; an award for the Center for the Integration and Improvement of Journalism's Prime Movers project; a survey of World-War II-Era provenance research in American art museums by Edward M. Luby, Museum Studies; and a presentation by Deborah Masters and Darlene Tong, Library, on library building projects.
Read the Insiders: www.sfsu.edu/~news/cmemo/fall05/sept19insiders.htm
Panelists include: Jane Bernard-Powers, professor of elementary education; Kathy Emery, author of "Why Is Corporate America Bashing Our Public Schools?"; Marty Conrad, assistant professor of elementary education; Debra Luna, assistant professor of elementary education; and Josie Arcy, associate professor of elementary education.
For details, visit: bss.sfsu.edu
This event is part of the fall 2004 Health Disparities Seminar Series funded by the National Center on Minority Health and Health Disparities.
Seating is limited. R.S.V.P. to email@example.com or ext. 8-2978.
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.
Seating is limited. R.S.V.P. by Thursday, Sept. 23, to Victoria F. Ramos at firstname.lastname@example.org or ext. 5-3935.
The event is the first in the fall 2005 Foreign Language Colloquium series.
For details, contact Midori McKeon at email@example.com or ext. 8-7413.
To register, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call ext. 8-1449. Participants should provide their name, department and driver's license number.
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