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Volume 54, Number 3  August 28, 2006         

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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.

The 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 attend.

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 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 campus colleagues. Faculty and staff are invited to join the planning committee. For details, attend the Aug. 31 meeting.

Coming Up
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 Street in San Francisco. Sandwiches and drinks will be provided.

R.S.V.P. with the number of adults and children, by Sept. 1 to Maika Watanabe at:

The 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, e-mail:

Veterans 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 SF State Athletics and College of Creative Arts scholarship programs.

Tickets are $30, $45 and $60. For details, call ext. 8-2218.

Virtual 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.

Cost is $30 for UWA members and guests and $35 for nonmembers.

R.S.V.P. by Sept. 8 to Lin Ivory at:

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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.

Institute launch
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.

R.S.V.P. online at:

The institute integrates the resources of the San Francisco Urban Institute, Office of Community Service Learning, California Campus Compact, and related projects.

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.

Interested 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 at:

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.

July issue:

  • Kenneth Monteiro appointed dean of the College of Ethnic Studies
  • In memoriam: George S. Araki, emeritus professor of biology
  • The Research Infrastructure to Minority Institutions initiative seeks applications for faculty fellowships for research on health disparities.

For details, visit:

June issue:

  • Alum Kenneth Fong named CSU Trustee
  • Changes to the SWAP Shop

For details, visit:

Campus Graphics correction
The new main number for Campus Graphics was printed incorrectly in the July 24 edition of CampusMemo.

The correct 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 academic backgrounds.

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:

For details, contact Richard Kay at or ext. 5-7772.

Fall academic technology workshops
The fall calendar of Academic Technology workshops is available at:

Academic 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 different schedules.

To contact Academic Technology, e-mail or call ext. 8-6906.

National 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 science.

For an application and information about election to membership, contact Darlene Yee at, Andrea Boyle at, or Ralph Larson at:

FitnessPlus classes begin
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 or see:


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