Campus employees are invited to receive free ergonomic assessments
of their office work environment by peer Ergonomic Safety Program
In addition, new ESP coaches are needed. A seven-week training
course runs Sept. 28 through Nov. 9. Classes meet from 10 a.m.
to noon every Thursday. To volunteer, call ext. 8-1449 or contact
Teri Liming at email@example.com or ext. 8-1683.
For details, and to request an assessment, visit the Ergonomic
Safety Program Web site at: www.sfsu.edu/~ergo
Still time for academic technology workshops
Academic Technology is still offering workshops and drop-in hours
for faculty and staff looking for a jump start on preparing for
the fall semester.
For registration and details, visit: http://cet.sfsu.edu/summer or contact Academic Technology at firstname.lastname@example.org or ext. 8-6906.
National research society seeks nominees
Faculty are invited to join the SF State chapter of Sigma Xi, the
national research society that seeks to advance scientific research,
encourage cooperation among scientists in all disciplines, and
assist the wider understanding of science.
For an application and information about election to membership,
contact Darlene Yee at email@example.com, Andrea Boyle at firstname.lastname@example.org,
or Ralph Larson at: email@example.com
Campus cats volunteers
The Campus Cats Committee, which cares for the campus feral cat
population, seeks volunteers to help feed the cats on the weekends.
Cat food is provided. Volunteers put out food and water at two
feeding stations once a month on a Saturday or Sunday.
volunteer, contact Brigid Duffy at firstname.lastname@example.org or
Women's Association scholarships cruise
The University Women’s Association (UWA) invites faculty,
staff, and guests on a 14-night cruise of Northern Europe June
2-16, 2007. The cruise raises funds for scholarships for SF State
students. Participants who make reservations by Aug. 31 receive
free roundtrip airfare.
June 2007 cruise begins in Stockholm. Ports of call include Estonia,
three days in St. Petersburg, Helsinki, Gdansk, Copenhagen,
Berlin, Amsterdam, Bruges and London. It will be on Oceania's Regatta,
a mid-sized ship with room for 684 guests. Prices begin at $3,499
per person (plus taxes/fees and transfers). For details and reservations,
contact the Fell Travel Agency at www.felltravel.com or
(800) 321-FELL. For a cruise flier, contact Lin Ivory at: email@example.com
The SFSU Handbell Choir has several vacancies. The group rehearses
on Monday nights from 6:15 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the Choir Room,
lower level of the Education Building, Temple United Methodist
Church, 65 Beverly St., San Francisco.
Rehearsals begin Aug. 28; no experience in handbell ringing is
For details, contact Caroline Harnly at firstname.lastname@example.org or ext.
Internal Audit move
The Internal Audit Office will return to its location in room 258 of
the Administration building Tuesday, Aug. 22. Departments hiring an
individual who is a non-resident alien will need to have the non-resident
alien meet with Tax Specialist Young Kim in the Internal Audit Office.
Internal Audit provides audit, tax, and advisory services to University
departments and auxiliary organizations on campus.
ESL name change
The English as a Second Language Program has officially changed its name
to Composition for Multilingual Students (CMS). This new name more
accurately reflects the purpose of the program to provide college-level
reading and writing courses parallel to those in the Composition Program.
The courses remain the same, but the names will change from "ESL" to "Multilingual."
CMS staff can be reached at email@example.com or ext. 8-1320.
Faculty/staff retreat planning
The Academic Senate will hold a planning meeting for the 2007 Faculty
and Staff Development Retreat from noon to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug.
31, in room 552 of the Administration building. The retreat will be
held Monday, Jan. 22, 2007.
Pauline Velez, vice chair of the Academic Senate, is leading this year's
planning effort. The retreat is an opportunity to learn new things, get
updates about campuswide initiatives, meet and/or reconnect with colleagues,
and learn about the talents and interests of colleagues around the campus.
Faculty and staff are invited to join the planning committee. For details,
attend the Aug. 31 meeting.
Institutional Review Board survey
The Institutional Review Board (IRB), also known as the Committee for
the Protection of Human Subjects, is conducting a quality improvement
survey of faculty and staff researchers. Researchers will receive an
e-mail with a link to the survey site, on Wednesday, Aug. 23, and are
encouraged to fill the survey out as soon as possible.
For details, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
IRB office has published an online newsletter at
fall semester updates (Adobe Reader require). The newsletter will
also be e-mailed to graduate advisors, coordinators, and research
instructors this week.
Public lecture series
The California gubernatorial race will be the subject of a special fall
lecture course taught by Joel Kassiola, dean of the College of Behavioral
and Social Sciences. The class will be held 7:15 to 8:55 p.m. Wednesdays
from Aug. 30 to Dec. 6 in room 133 of the Humanities building.
The course will feature a variety of SF State faculty experts and can
be taken for two-units of credit through the College of Extended Learning.
Members of the campus community and general public are also welcome to
Newsmakers include John Sullivan, professor of management, on human resources
managers and budgeting; Melissa Camacho, assistant professor of broadcast
and electronic communication arts, on talk shows; Andrew DeVigal, assistant
professor of journalism, on teaching students to work with new media;
and adjunct geosciences Professor Jan Null's research on heat deaths
the Newsmakers: www.sfsu.edu/~news/cmemo/fall06/aug21news.htm
Faculty and families event
Faculty and their families are invited to a "Faculty With Kids" mixer
from noon to 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 10, at the playground at 28th Avenue and Vicente
in San Francisco. Sandwiches and drinks will be provided.
with the number of adults and children, by Sept. 1 to Maika Watanabe
is sponsored by the Center for Teaching and Faculty Development. Faculty
are also welcome to join an online discussion group on raising children
while working in academia. To join the group send an email to SFSUfacultywithkidsemail@example.com
of Comedy Wars IX
Comedy Night returns to campus at 8 p.m. Sept. 15 and 16 in McKenna Theatre
with performances by comic legends Carol Channing, Steve Landesberg, Ronnie
Schell, Tom Ammiano and Ron Morey. Proceeds benefit the San Francisco State
University Athletic Endowment Fund.
are $30, $45 and $60. For details, call ext. 8-2218.
tour of the De Young Museum
The University Women’s Association (UWA) invites faculty and staff to
a luncheon and virtual tour of the newly rebuilt De Young Museum at 11:30 a.m.
Sunday, Sept. 24, at The Club at McInnis Park in San Rafael. Julia Geist, docent,
lecturer and training assistant at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco since
1979, will share insights and a presentation of the building's architecture
and extensive art collections.
$30 for UWA members and guests and $35 for nonmembers.
by Sept. 8 to Lin Ivory at: firstname.lastname@example.org