Volume 54, Number 10 October 16, 2006
Introduced by state Sen. Carole Migden, D-San Francisco, on Aug. 7, the bill increases the appropriation for preliminary plans, working drawings and construction of SF State's Library and the California State Library's Sutro Library to a total of $116,553,000.
Funding for the project comes from the state's Public Buildings Construction Fund and will be available through June 30, 2010. The University requested the additional state support due to increased construction costs for the Library project.
"This bill not only secures funding for a crucial facility on one of the largest campuses in the California State University system, but also for a library that will benefit the public at large," Migden said.
"The J. Paul Leonard Library is the heart of the San Francisco State campus, serving as a vital resource for learning and research," President Robert A. Corrigan said. "The University is grateful to Sen. Migden, the Legislature and Gov. Schwarzenegger for support of this great public asset. I would also like to extend my gratitude to University Advancement and its office of Government Relations for their work to secure this much-needed funding."
Ground breaking for the renovation and expansion is expected in 2008, completion by 2012. The Library will remain open during construction.
SF State is seeking private support for the Library project in addition to the state funding.
Campus master plan Environmental Impact Report
SF State is preparing a campus master plan that will guide the physical growth and development of the campus, and will provide for an increase in building space and other improvements to meet the needs of the anticipated campus population through 2020. A Notice of Preparation (NOP) under the California Environmental Quality Act has been issued by the University indicating that an Environmental Impact Report (EIR) will be prepared for the proposed master plan.
Comments on the scope and contents of the EIR are being requested during the 30-day NOP review period. The NOP is available for public review at the Reference Desk of the J. Paul Leonard Library or at: http://sfsumasterplan.org/eir.html
A copy can also be requested by calling ext. 8-3838.
Public meetings to receive comments on the scope and content of the EIR will be held at 3 p.m. and at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 24, in room 101 of the Capital Planning, Design & Construction building.
Comments on the scope of the EIR may be submitted until Nov. 10, 2006. Comments received after this date will be disregarded. Submit written comments to: Richard Macias, Capital Planning, Design & Construction, San Francisco State University, 1600 Holloway Ave., San Francisco, CA 94132.
Call for honorary degree nominations
The University's 2006-07 Honorary Degree Committee invites all members of the campus community to submit nominations for honorary doctoral degrees to be conferred at commencement 2007 in the names of SF State and the California State University. The nomination deadline is Monday, Nov. 13.
According to CSU guidelines, honorary degrees may be conferred for several purposes: to recognize "excellence and extraordinary achievement in significant areas of human endeavor" embodying the objectives and ideals of the CSU; to honor "meritorious and outstanding service" to the CSU or one of its campuses, the state, nation or humanity at large; or to recognize individuals whose lives and achievements exemplify "the CSU's aspirations for its diverse student body."
SF State's past honorary degree recipients include composer/singer Neil Young and Bridge School co-founder Pegi Young (2006), Habitat for Humanity founder Millard Fuller (2002), nationally known historian and scholar John Hope Franklin (1998), sculptor Ruth Asawa (1998), alumnus/actor/activist Danny Glover (1997), and Delancey Street co-founder Mimi Silbert (1993).
Nominations, which are confidential, should be accompanied by a statement about the candidate and any other materials that would support the nomination. Please label nominations "Attn: Honorary Degree Committee" and send them to the Academic Senate Office, room 551 of the Administration building.
Center for U.S.-China Policy Studies reception postponed
The Center for U.S.-China Policy Studies kick-off reception previously scheduled for Friday, Oct. 27, has been postponed.
An announcement about the new date will be made at a later time. The organizers apologize for any inconvenience this has caused.
Eisman named interim director of ICCE
Gerald Eisman, professor of computer science, will assume the role of acting director of the Institute for Civic and Community Engagement (ICCE), effective Dec. 1. Eisman has been serving as the service-learning faculty scholar at the Chancellor's Office. He will hold the interim director position until June 30, 2008.
Perla Barrientos, director of community service learning, will serve as interim director of ICCE until Dec. 1.
Redesigned scholarship Web site
Faculty and staff are asked to direct students to the Office of Student Financial Aid's redesigned scholarship Web site: www.sfsu.edu/~finaid/scholarships/
The new site is easier to use and provides more scholarship-related information and resources.
This month's Insiders include a lecture on the Anza expedition by Lee Davis, associate professor of California studies; a dance performance featuring choreography by Jerry Duke, professor of dance; a presentation on freedom and the right not to be normal by Anita Silvers, professor of philosophy; and a poetry reading featuring several faculty from the Creative Writing Department.
Read Insiders: www.sfsu.edu/~news/cmemo/fall06/oct16insiders.htm
Indigenous Hawaiian political theory
Native Hawaiian Noenoe K. Silva will speak on "Indigenous Hawaiian Political Thought: How to Begin" from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Monday in the the Richard Oakes Multicultural Room of the Cesar Chavez Student Center. Silva teaches at University of Hawai'i, Manoa and is the 2006-07 Katrin H. Lamon Resident Scholar at the School of American Research in Santa Fe, N.M.
The event is sponsored by the American Indian Studies Department. For details, call ext. 8-1054.
The event is part of the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures colloquium series.
The event is part of the Jewish Studies Program's Academica Judaica series and is also sponsored by the departments of Creative Writing and English and the Human Sexuality Studies Program.
For details, call ext. 8-6075.
As part of the event, SHS will offer a variety of free health screenings including HIV testing, blood pressure and eye screenings, body fat testing and nutrition assessments. Ultrasound bone mineral density tests will be available for women over 40 for $20. The student-created latex exhibition will also be presented.
For details, contact Albert Angelo at ext. 8-3039.
To be added to the guest list, contact Edward Vicedo at firstname.lastname@example.org or ext. 8-2104.
For details, call the Bookstore at ext. 8-2650.
The event is part of the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures colloquium series. For details, e-mail email@example.com or call ext. 8-7413.
Panelists include Velia Garcia, chair and professor of Raza studies, and Daniel Macallair, lecturer of criminal justice.
The event features renowned chefs from around the Bay Area and representatives from top restaurants and California wineries presenting their cuisine and wines. Guests will also enjoy live and silent auctions, musical entertainment and a raffle. Mistress of ceremonies will be Shirley Fong-Torres, the "Wok-Wiz."
The event includes a performance of highlights from popular operas featuring arias and ensembles and is followed by a dessert reception.
Tickets are $10 for the general public and $8 for students and seniors. For tickets, call ext. 8-2467.
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.
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