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 first class will be held from 7:15 to 8:55 p.m. Wednesday in room
133 of the Humanities building.
course, which will be held weekly through Dec. 6, 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
The Academic Senate will hold a planning meeting for the 2007 Faculty and Staff
Development Retreat from noon to 1:30 p.m. Thursday in room 552 of the Administration
building. The retreat will be held Monday, Jan. 22, 2007.
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
campus colleagues. Faculty and staff are invited to join the
planning committee. For details, attend the Aug. 31 meeting.
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 Street in San Francisco. Sandwiches and drinks will be provided.
with the number of adults and children, by Sept. 1 to Maika Watanabe
event 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,
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 SF State Athletics
and College of Creative Arts scholarship programs.
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.
is $30 for UWA members and guests and $35 for nonmembers.
by Sept. 8 to Lin Ivory at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Opening faculty meeting Monday
The fall faculty convocation will be held at 9 a.m. Monday, Aug. 28,
in McKenna Theatre of the Creative Arts building.
The meeting will feature remarks by President Robert A. Corrigan, Academic
Senate Chair David Meredith and Provost John Gemello.
Refreshments will be available in room 153 of the Creative Arts building
beginning at 8:15 a.m.
The Institute for Civic and Community Engagement will hold a launch reception
from 3 to 5 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 31, in the Towers Conference Center.
online at: www.sfsu.edu/~urbins/RSVP/index.html
integrates the resources of the San Francisco Urban Institute, Office
of Community Service Learning, California Campus Compact, and
Commuter Check now available
The Commuter Check program is now available to faculty and staff. Program
users can save up to 30 percent on transit expenses by deferring up
to $105 of pretax salary. Home delivery of tickets is available and
the program can be managed online.
persons need to complete a payroll deduction authorization form
(#CD-88) in the Office of Parking and Transportation on North State
Drive. After filling out the form, they can then enroll in the program
For details, call Commuter Check at (800) 559-7909.
News from a busy summer
Here are selected headlines from the two summer issues of CampusMemo.
Monteiro appointed dean of the College of Ethnic Studies
- In memoriam:
George S. Araki, emeritus professor of biology
Research Infrastructure to Minority Institutions initiative seeks
applications for faculty
fellowships for research on health disparities.
For details, visit: www.sfsu.edu/~news/cmemo/summer06/july24.htm
Kenneth Fong named CSU Trustee
to the SWAP Shop
For details, visit: www.sfsu.edu/~news/cmemo/summer06/june19.htm
Campus Graphics correction
The new main number for Campus Graphics was printed incorrectly in the
July 24 edition of CampusMemo.
number is (415) 502-6454.
New tenure-track faculty
More than 70 new tenure-track faculty members are joining SF State this
fall, representing a variety of teaching and research interests and
Brief profiles of new faculty members are available at:
CEL course proposals
The College of Extended Learning is accepting course proposals for the winter
sessions and spring semester. Course requests are due by 5 p.m. Wednesday, Sept.
6. Information and forms are available at: www.cel.sfsu.edu/faculty/specialsessions.cfm
contact Richard Kay at email@example.com or ext. 5-7772.
The fall calendar of Academic Technology workshops is available at: www.sfsu.edu/~workshop
Technology offers an array of workshops that enable faculty and staff
to create collaborative online teaching and learning environments,
instructional Web sites and digital images. Multiple workshops are
available and the schedule is staggered and repeated to accommodate
Academic Technology, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call ext. 8-6906.
research society invite
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
application and information about election to membership, contact Darlene
Yee at email@example.com, Andrea Boyle at firstname.lastname@example.org, or Ralph Larson
FitnessPlus, the faculty and staff fitness and wellness program, begins its
fall session Tuesday, Aug. 29. Classes include yoga, weight training, and cardio
classes. For a complete schedule, e-mail email@example.com or see: www.sfsu.edu/~fitplus