This is the final edition of CampusMemo for the fall semester. CampusMemo
will resume weekly publication Jan. 21. Submissions for the Jan.
21 issue must be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org by 5 p.m. Jan. 15.
The Department of Athletics and Gator Student-Athlete Advisory
Committee are holding a toy drive to benefit children at the
University of California, San Francisco Children’s Hospital.
They are accepting a wide range of new, unwrapped toys, games,
and electronics (CD players, DVDs, iPods and accessories),
as well as infant toys and clothes. Gifts can be dropped off
Gym 208 or 203 until Dec. 19. For more information, please contact
Toni West at email@example.com or (925) 209-6683.
Center for Teaching and Faculty Development offers several workshops
this month for faculty applying for awards in support
of research, scholarship and creative activity, including Vice
President's Assigned Time, Faculty Diversity Support (formerly
Affirmative Action), CSU Summer Stipend, and CSU Mini Grant.
are due in college offices Feb. 1.
workshops will review guidelines and application procedures,
and will be held in LIB 434 on Dec. 12 and 13 from 10 a.m. to
and on Dec. 17 and 18 from 2 to 4 p.m. CTFD will also hold consultation
hours in late January. For more information contact the CTFD
at firstname.lastname@example.org or ext. 8-6456.
The SFSU Bookstore asks all teaching faculty to turn in textbook
orders and reader requests as soon as possible. The earlier a
book order is submitted, the better chance the Bookstore has
of buying books from students at the end of the semester. Buy-back
dates for the end of the fall semester are Dec. 10 - 21.
For details, contact email@example.com or ext. 8-7377.
Faculty and staff who wish to volunteer during the holidays and
beyond can contact CaliforniaVolunteers.org. The statewide
by the Governor's office, pairs individuals, groups and organizations
with local agencies in need of volunteers. For general information,
visit www.californiavolunteers.org or visit www.thevolunteercenter.net for opportunities in San Francisco and San Mateo counties.
The Department of Athletics needs volunteers to help plan and organize
Homecoming festivities, which revolve around a double-header
basketball game against Chico State on Feb. 8. For information,
Jamil Sheared at ext. 8-3036.
New chemistry course
Jasvinder Kaur, a lecturer in chemistry and biochemistry, announces
a new course available to non-science majors that meets the GE
physical sciences requirement: Fundamentals of Food Chemistry
(Chem 109 and 110). Faculty and advisors are encouraged to inform
students of the new course, which has no prerequisites and can
be taken with or without labs. It covers information about the
chemicals that exist in food, including additives, preservatives
and pesticides. Contact Jassikaur@aol.com for
Cycling team forming for AIDS LifeCycle
Rob Strong, general manager of the SFSU Bookstore, and Don Taylor,
dean of the College of Health and Human Services, are forming
an SF State team of cyclists to take part in the AIDS LifeCycle,
a 545-mile bicycle ride from San Francisco to Los Angeles in
June 2008. The ride raises funds for the San Francisco AIDS
Foundation. Contact Rob Strong at firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
For information about the AIDS LifeCycle visit www.aidslifecycle.org
Otter Bowl needs volunteers
Volunteers are needed for the 2008 "Otter Bowl," at Monterey
Peninsula College (MPC) on Feb. 23. The Otter Bowl is an academic
high school competition sponsored by the Consortium for Ocean Leadership
and part of the National Ocean Science Bowl. Volunteers are needed
for part or all of the day to serve as moderators, judges, scorekeepers,
timers, runners and set-up helpers. Training will be provided prior
to the event at SF State's Romberg Tiburon Center for Environmental
Studies (RTC) and MPC.
information, visit http://www.nosb.org/?anchor=roles or contact
Erin Blackwood, RTC outreach coordinator,
at email@example.com or ext. 8-3757.
Distinguished Faculty Awards -- nomination deadline Dec. 14
The Academic Senate is accepting nominations for the Distinguished Faculty
Awards for outstanding accomplishments in professional development, service
and teaching. The awards celebrate the University's climate of excellence
and showcase examples of exceptional faculty work.
Honorees receive a $4,000 stipend for the Excellence in Professional
Achievement Award and the Excellence in Service Award, and a $5,000 stipend
for the Sarlo Excellence in Teaching Award, sponsored by the Sarlo Foundation.
Please submit nominations by Dec. 14 to the Faculty Honors and Awards
Committee, Office of the Academic Senate, ADM 551. Visit www.sfsu.edu/~senate for nomination forms and information.
Have you tried Inside SF State?
"Inside SF State" is the University's new Web portal. A single login
to http://inside.sfsu.edu/portal provides secure access to a growing
collection of online features and campus resources.
The portal integrates e-mail, calendar and instant messaging and offers
personalized applications such as class schedules for students, health
benefits selections for faculty and staff, and emergency contact information
entry. Users can customize their portal view with Google Gadgets, which
provide weather and traffic reports, translations, world clocks and more.
Online systems and new content are continuously being added and integrated.
Log in to http://inside.sfsu.edu/portal using your nine-digit SFSU ID
and e-mail password. (If you have not yet moved to the enterprise e-mail
servers, first visit www.sfsu.edu/email.) If you have suggestions
for additional content or features, please fill out the feedback form
linked from the Help page.
The campus community is invited to the following presentations by candidates
who are interviewing for Dean of Undergraduate Studies or Dean of the
College of Creative Arts:
Dean of Undergraduate Studies
- Elise Wormuth,
associate dean of the College of Humanities at SF State; Dec. 10 from
3 to 4:30 p.m. in ADM 460.
- Dean Saitta,
professor of anthropology and president of the faculty senate
at the University of Denver; Dec. 13 from 3 to 4:30 p.m.
in ADM 460.
will be held immediately
following each presentation.
of the College of Creative Arts
Hood, dean, College of Fine Arts, Indiana University of Pennsylvania;
Dec. 10 at 4 p.m.
in CA 146.
Estrin, executive vice president, American Film Institute; Dec. 12
at 4 p.m. in Knuth Hall, Creative Arts building.
be held immediately
following each presentation in the Casablanca
Room, Creative Arts building.
News from the Academic Senate
The Academic Senate will meet Dec. 11 in the Nob Hill Room of
the Seven Hills Conference center from 2 to 4 p.m. A reception
immediately follows from 4 to 5 p.m. The meeting agenda will include:
floor period from 2 to 2:10 p.m.;
report from Oswaldo Garcia on the Focus the Nation Climate
Change Teach-in, and a recommendation
from the Executive Committee
on a proposed resolution for the event;
from the Academic Policies Committee regarding graduate continuous
from the Executive Committee regarding Academic Senate reapportionment;
from the Curriculum Review and Approval Committee regarding
proposed revisions to the master's
of science degree
in computer science and a new concentration in computing
from the Curriculum Review and Approval Committee regarding
proposed revisions to the
English and a new concentration in English education.
information, visit the Academic Senate Web site at www.sfsu.edu/~senate
This week in Newsmakers: Political Science Professor Robert Smith explains
the origins of the terms left and right wing; and Associate Professor of
Creative Writing Toni Mirosevich discusses her new non-fiction collection.
Concluding its semester of site-specific installations, the
Art Gallery in the Cesar Chavez Student Center presents new
work by Oakland-based artists Scott Hove and Christine Lee.
Hove presents rope installations inspired by his work as
a traditional ship rigger, tugboat worker and rock climber.
Lee's work combines sculpture, woodworking, furniture and
ordinary objects. For more information, visit www.sfsustudentcenter.com/artgallery
Stillwell Student Art Show -- closing day
This juried exhibition of new student work in video, photography,
textiles, metal arts, ceramics, sculpture and printmaking runs
through Dec. 11 in the Fine Arts Gallery, FA 238. The exhibition
includes the annual display of works by Leo D. Stillwell Jr., a
post-World War II watercolor and oil painter. For more information,
visit http://gallery.sfsu.edu or call ext. 8-6535.
Katsushige Nakahashi and Zero Project Kaiten
Japanese artist Katsushige Nakahashi discusses his newest exhibit "The
Depth of Memory: Zero Project Kaiten" at 4 p.m. on Dec. 12
in FA 344. The exhibit involves reconstructing a full-scale Japanese
war submarine from photographs, and ceremoniously burning it afterward.
Nakahashi, who has created several Zero Projects across the globe,
his work and take questions from the audience. SF State students,
faculty and staff are invited to help construct the submarine beginning
Dec. 10 at the Cameraworks gallery in San Francisco. For more information,
contact Assistant Professor of Cinema Aaron Kerner at ext.8-1629.
Introduction to CalPERS
University employees who are eligible for CalPERS retirement benefits
are invited to a free introductory workshop covering the basics of
the plan, how to receive benefits after retirement and other topics.
Sessions will be held from noon to 1 p.m. in HSS 233 on Dec. 12, 13
and 18. Seating is limited; please RSVP (by phone only) to Victoria
F. Ramos-Sponza at ext. 5-3935.
Women Studies lecture
Falu Bakrania, assistant professor of ethnic studies, presents "Youth
Culture and 'Hybrid' Identity: Gendered Negotiations of British Asian
Music" from 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. in HUM 115. This is the final
lecture in the Women Studies Lecture Series. For more information, contact
Professor of Women Studies Kasturi Ray at ext. 8-3128 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The annual Candlelight Concert features the SF State Chamber Singers
and University Chorus performing amid the glow of candles at Most Holy
Redeemer Parish in San Francisco. The Chamber Singers, conducted by
Professor Joshua Habermann, will perform chants of many spiritual traditions,
new music from Australia and Scandinavia, and music for double chorus.
The University Chorus, conducted by David Xiques, will perform Gerald
Finzi’s "Magnificat." The concert begins at 8 p.m.
at 100 Diamond St. (at 18th St.). For
more information, call ext. 8-1431 or visit http://creativearts.sfsu.edu/events
Brown bag it with The Teaching Professor
Associate Dean of Faculty Affairs and Professional Development Pamela
Vaughn will lead a discussion on "Teaching Masks," Dec. 17
from noon to 1 p.m. in LIB 435. Vaughn's talk will explore teaching personas,
should reveal about themselves to their students. The talk is based
on an article
in the current issue of The Teaching Professor, which is available
online to SF State faculty free of charge for this semester only.
are encouraged (but not required) to read the article before the
discussion. For free access to The Teaching Professor, go to www.magnapubs.com/aboutus/grouponlinereg.html and enter the code: CALSTATE and the Group's PIN number: 1009.
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