After the Nov. 13 edition, CampusMemo will take a one-week break because of the
Thanksgiving holiday. Submissions for the Nov. 27 edition must be e-mailed to
firstname.lastname@example.org by 5 p.m. Monday, Nov. 20.
The annual faculty and staff development retreat will take place
Jan. 22, 2007, at the new SF State Downtown Campus, 835 Market
St., San Francisco.
for registration is 5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 1.
For details contact the Academic Senate, at email@example.com ,
ext. 8-1264, or visit: www.sfsu.edu/~senate/retreat
Distinguished faculty awards
The Academic Senate is starting a new program to acknowledge outstanding
faculty members for their extraordinary, meaningful and lasting
contributions in the areas of teaching, professional achievement
and service. The awards include a $3,500 stipend, a commemorative
plaque and a certificate.
Nomination forms are available at: www.sfsu.edu/~senate/
Submit completed nominations by 5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 1, to the
Faculty Honors and Awards Committee, Office of the Academic Senate,
room 551, Administration building.
The nomination period for the upcoming election of two faculty
members to serve on the Search Committee for the Associate Vice
President of Human Resources and Safety and Risk Management ends
Thursday, Nov. 16.
Nominations can be made online at the Academic Senate Web site:
Two faculty are needed to serve as faculty marshals during Commencement. Marshals
meet several times in spring to prepare for the ceremony.
In addition, three faculty representatives are needed for the
Board of Appeals and Review.
Faculty interested in running for the positions should contact
the Academic Senate office at firstname.lastname@example.org or ext. 8-1264 or
Members of the campus community are invited to nominate faculty,
undergraduate students and partnering community agencies for
the Institute for Civic and Community Engagement's community
Nominations are due by 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 17. For award criteria
and nomination forms, visit: www.sfsu.edu/~icce/
Award recipients will be notified Feb. 5, 2007. The awards presentation
will take place in April.
For details, contact Catherine Park at email@example.com or ext
Community partnership award
Nominations are being accepted for the California Campus Compact
Richard E. Cone Award for Excellence and Leadership in Cultivating
Community Partnerships in Higher Education. The deadline for
submission of nominations is 4 p.m., Monday, Nov. 20.
Detailed information about the award can be found on the California
Campus Compact Web site: www.cacampuscompact.org
For details, contact Elaine Ikeda at firstname.lastname@example.org or ext. 8-3983.
Jefferson Awards nominations
Nomination forms, which are due by 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 17, are
available on the ICCE Web site: www.sfsu.edu/~icce
The Institute for Civic and Community Engagement (ICCE) encourages
faculty and staff to nominate individuals for the Jefferson Awards
for Public Service. Candidates' achievements should benefit the
community; show special courage, commitment and vision; and have
not been previously recognized.
For details, contact Catherine Park at email@example.com or ext
The Center for Teaching and Faculty Development invites faculty
to the following workshops and discussions related to faculty
teaching and research:
Learn how to design and evaluate writing assignments that work
in a two-part workshop held Nov. 14 and Nov. 28. From noon to 1:30
p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 14, faculty will learn how to establish clear
writing outcomes and formulate specific writing directions that
reflect grading criteria. In the second workshop from noon to 1
p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 28, faculty are encouraged to bring writing
assignments for peer feedback. The workshops will be held in room
434 of the Library
Learn about Universal Design for Learning (UDL) in a two-part
workshop on meeting the different learning styles of students and
using technology to facilitate learning. Part one of the workshop
takes place from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 15, or Wednesday,
Nov. 29. Part two takes place from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov.
30, or Thursday, Dec. 14. A continental breakfast will be available
beginning at 8:30 a.m. before each workshop. The workshops will
be held in room 229 of Burk Hall.
All full-time faculty who complete both parts of the workshop
will receive a UDL training certificate, $100 SF State Bookstore
gift certificate and eligibility for EnAct contributions with stipends
or assigned time.
For details and registration, visit: www.sfsu.edu/~ctfd/workshops.htm
Now is the time to learn the skills needed to use iLearn for winter
and spring sessions. The calendar of Academic Technology workshops
is available at: www.sfsu.edu/~workshop
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 offerings are staggered and repeated
to accommodate different schedules. R.S.V.P. is required.
Contact Academic Technology at firstname.lastname@example.org or ext. 8-6906.
CTFD faculty associates
The Center for Teaching and Faculty Development (CTFD) is accepting
proposals for faculty associates (tenured faculty) for spring
2007. The deadline for submission is Friday, Nov.17. Details
can be found on the CTFD Web site at: http://academic.sfsu.edu/facaffairs/ctfd/
Human subjects chair needed
The Committee for the Protection of Human Subjects (CPHS) is looking
for chairpersons for its two Institutional Review Boards (IRB)
for spring semester and beyond. Chairpersons must be tenured
faculty members. Each IRB meets from 10 a.m. to noon twice a
month on alternate Wednesdays. Chairs receive 40 percent RRT
and the time commitment is 16 hours per week.
Interested faculty should contact the CPHS office at email@example.com or ext. 8-2093.
The Village Fitness Center will give a free Thanksgiving turkey
to anyone who signs up for membership by Wednesday, Nov. 15.
New members will also receive a complimentary meeting with a
For details, call (415) 452-1010.
UWA holiday luncheon
The University Women's Association (UWA) invites faculty and staff
to a holiday luncheon at the Garden Court of the Palace Hotel
from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2. The hotel is located at
2 New Montgomery Street in San Francisco.
are $45 for UWA members and guests and $50 for non-members.
The deadline for reservations is Wednesday, Nov. 22. For details
and a reservation form, contact Lin Ivory at: firstname.lastname@example.org
SF State joins campuses throughout the country this week to celebrate
the seventh annual International Education Week with a variety of workshops,
lectures, film screenings, art exhibitions and ceremonies that promote
the benefits of studying global cultures at home and overseas. Most
events are free.
and a complete list of events, call the Office of International Programs
(OIP) at ext. 8-1293 or visit: www.sfsu.edu/~oip/iewhome.htm
A reception to welcome international students will take place from 3
to 5 p.m. Monday, Nov. 13, in the Vista Room. OIP and the Office of the
President host the event. The campus community is invited to learn about
OIP programs and activities at its open house from 2 to 4 p.m. Tuesday
in room 450, Administration building.
Highlights for the week include:
A lecture by Wen-Chao
Li, associate professor of Chinese, on "What
Did Chinese Sound Like 1,000 Years Ago, and How Do We Know?: An Empirical
Reassessment of Chinese Reconstruction Methodologies" from 4:10
to 5 p.m. Monday in room 473 of the Humanities building.
Marilyn J. Jackson,
assistant director of international programs, will present " Traveling Shoes: Study Abroad Experience of African American
Students Participating in California State University International Programs" from
11:10 a.m. to noon in room 473 of the Humanities building.
A lecture by Efthalia
Papadaki, visiting scholar in Modern Greek Studies, on "The Delphic Festivals of 1927 and 1930 in Greece: An Attempt
at Greek Revivalism" from 2 to 4 p.m. Tuesday in room 473 of the
Meet representatives of the San Francisco Consular Corps and learn more
about the realities of working as a diplomat from 2 to 4 p.m. Thursday
in Rosa Parks Rooms B and C in the Student Center.
A Japanese tea ceremony will take place Friday in room 117 of the Humanities
building. There will be three sessions: Omote-senke style tea by Midori
McKeon from 11:30 a.m. to 12:20 p.m.; Yabunouchi-style tea by Yufuko
Kurioka from 1:10 to 2:00 p.m.; and Ura-senke-style tea by Yoshie Kukimoto
from 2:10 to 3 p.m. Reservations are required. Send an e-mail to: email@example.com
Japanese sweets and a bowl of whisked macha powder green tea will be
served to all participants. For each session, there are four Japanese-style
seats (on tatami mats with the live tea ceremony) and six Western-style
seats (a video will be shown introducing the tea ceremony). Interested
participants should indicate their preference and wear socks or stockings
(no bare feet) and refrain from using fragrances. Admission is payable
at the door and is $5 for the Japanese-style seat and $3 for the Western-style
A demonstration of Kusae, the Japanese art of paper collage, will be
held by artist Kikuyo Sekino from 2:10 to 3 p.m. in room 484 of the Humanities
building. A reception will follow. Sekino's art may be purchased at the
State celebrates the Great American Smokeout
The Smoking Policy Task Force, in association with the Office of the
President and the Student Health Service, will celebrate the Great American
Smokeout from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 16, by providing anyone
wishing to quit smoking the information, resources and referral sources
to help kick the habit.
faculty and staff at more than 16 locations throughout the campus will
materials for smokers who wish to quit smoking.
about the Student Health Service’s smoking cessation
counseling program for SF State students.
cessation counseling resources for faculty, staff and administrators.
maps highlighting the locations of the designated smoking areas.
including free t-shirts and $100 gift certificates to the SFSU
turkey sandwich to smokers in exchange for their cigarettes.
with the project is still needed. Students, staff, faculty and administrators
are all encouraged to volunteer some time to staff a table.
To volunteer or for more information, contact Albert Angelo at firstname.lastname@example.org or ext. 8-3039.
Memoriam: Deborah Lowe
Deborah Lowe, professor of marketing, died Oct. 22. An on-CampusMemorial
will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 17, in room 202 of the Business
Lowe joined SF State's marketing department in 1983. She taught classes
on Internet marketing, digital advertising, public relations and advertising.
"Deborah Lowe was an outstanding teacher," Dean Nancy Hayes
said. "She contributed greatly to the growth and development of
the Marketing Department, and was passionately committed to teaching
and to serving students."
Prior to joining
SF State, Lowe spent 15 years in the media business as a television
and radio reporter, anchor, news director and national
correspondent. She worked as an anchor for Westinghouse broadcasting,
and was the national correspondent for the Patricia Hearst trial. She
was the morning anchor for NBC in San Francisco and was the first woman
news director for the ABC-owned and operated chain in San Francisco.
She worked in all major markets including Chicago, Los Angeles and San
Francisco. She earned several national awards for her work including
an UPI Best Investigative Series award for her landmark work "Rape:
An American Perspective."
Lowe coauthored the
Prentice Hall textbook "Internet Marketing
in a Digital Economy" and published articles on Internet and interactive
marketing and crisis communications. She held a doctorate in business
administration from Golden Gate University.
Insiders include presentations by several faculty members from Behavioral
and Social Sciences who visited China in June; a book by Ayse Pamuk,
associate professor of urban studies, on GIS methods; the performance
of a composition by Ronald Caltabiano, professor of music; a paper
on Google by Ned Fielden, library education coordinator and assistant
a wireless educator of the year award for Todor Cooklev, assistant
professor of engineering.
New/old in the Middle East
Barry Rubin, professor of international affairs at Interdisciplinary
University in Herzliya, Israel, will speak on "Springtime for
Bashar and Ahmadinejad? The Middle East's New/Old Era" at 3:30
p.m. Thursday in room 512 of the Humanities building.
The event is part of the Jewish Studies Program's Academica Judaica
series and is also sponsored by faculty in Middle East and Islamic
Studies, and the departments of History, International Relations
and Political Science.
Writer and journalist Andrew Lam will speak from 12:10 to 1 p.m.
Friday in room 133 of the Humanities building. Lam is the author
of "Perfume Dreams: Reflections on the Vietnamese Diaspora," which
recently won the Pen American Beyond the Margins Award.
The event is sponsored by the Vietnamese American Studies Center
and English Department.
The Critical Social Thought Program invites the campus community to a symposium
on "The Thought of Walter Benjamin" from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov.
28, 2007, in the Phil McGee Ethnic Studies Conference Room, room 116 of the Ethnic
details, call ext. 8-1846.
Employee craft fair
An SF State employee holiday craft fair will be held from 11 a.m.
to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 5, in the first floor lobby of the Administration
Building. Staff will sell holiday ornaments, notecards, jewelry,
knitted items, soaps, candles, bath salts, pottery, cookies, candy
and other handcrafted items.
For details, contact Patricia Earley at: email@example.com
Bookstore holiday party
The SF State Bookstore's faculty and staff holiday party will be
held from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 5, in the Bookstore.
Refreshments will be served and faculty and staff will be able to
enjoy 20-percent discounts on most merchandise (excludes computer
hardware, electronic items and textbooks). Complimentary wine glasses
will be available to the first 400 visitors.