It's book-ordering time
The SFSU Bookstore is now processing book orders for the winter
and spring terms and 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or ext. 8-7377.
The J. Paul Leonard Library invites students, faculty and staff
to a demonstration of Zotero, a free Firefox browser plug-in
that helps researchers take notes, organize resources and create
bibliographies. The demonstration will take place on Wednesday,
Dec. 5 from noon to 1:30 p.m. in room 434 of the Library. To
register, visit http://power.sfsu.edu/enroll or contact librarians
Mira Foster at email@example.com or Pam Howard at firstname.lastname@example.org
Soul food tasting
The Student Center invites students, faculty and staff to help
evaluate the final candidates vying to run the University's new
Soul Food restaurant on Friday, Dec. 7. Attendees will have the
opportunity to meet the vendors, view and sample their product
lines and anonymously evaluate them. The evaluation for Vendor
No. 1 takes place from 10:15 to 11 a.m. in Rosa Parks F; the
evaluation for Vendor No. 2 runs from 12:15 to 1 p.m. in Rosa
Parks E. A valid SF State ID is required to participate. For
more information, visit www.sfsustudentcenter.com
Freada Kapor Klein discussion
The College of Business invites the campus community to a discussion
with Freada Kapor Klein, author of "Giving Notice: Why the
Best and the Brightest are Leaving the Workplace and How You
Can Help Them Stay," on Dec. 7 from 5:15 to 7:30 p.m., at
the SF State Downtown Campus, 835 Market Street. For more information
and to RSVP online, please visit the
COB Web site.
Faculty and staff who wish to volunteer over the holidays and beyond
can contact CaliforniaVolunteers.org. The statewide agency, supported
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.
Call for nominations
The Institute for Civic and Community Engagement (ICCE) is accepting
nominations for two annual awards: Community Service Learning
Awards and the Jefferson Awards for Public Service.
Community Service Learning Awards recognize one SF State faculty
member, one student per college and one partnering community agency
each year for outstanding participation in community service learning
within San Francisco.
Jefferson Awards for Public Service is a national award program
that recognizes ordinary citizens for acts of courage, commitment,
tenacity or vision that have benefited the community at large.
deadline for nominations for both awards has been extended to
5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7. For information, contact Catherine
Park, program coordinator, at email@example.com or ext. 5-3604,
or visit www.sfsu.edu/~icce
Submarine builders needed
Assistant Professor of Cinema Aaron Kerner seeks volunteers from
the University community to help reconstruct a life-size replica
of a Japanese "Kaiten" submarine for artist Katsushige
Nakahashi's upcoming exhibition "The Depth of Memory." The
exhibition will be held at the Camerawork gallery in San Francisco.
The assembly of the Kaiten, which will involve taping together
small photographs of a model of the submarine, begins Dec. 10
and runs through January. Volunteers may sign up online or
contact Aaron Kerner at ext. 5-3972.
RSCA faculty awards
Applications for the Annual Faculty Awards for Research, Scholarship
and Creative Activity (RSCA) are available at www.academic.sfsu.edu/facaffairs and are due in the college offices on Feb. 1, 2008. For more
information contact the Center for Teaching and Faculty Development
at firstname.lastname@example.org or ext. 8-6456.
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.
Institute for Civic and Community Engagement seeks
A campus-based search is underway for the director of the Institute for
Civic and Community Engagement. Members of the search committee have
been selected. They include:
Lovaas, associate professor of communication studies
Johnson, comptroller, Institute for Civic and Community Engagement
Khani, professor of broadcast and electronic communication arts
Toporek, assistant professor of counseling
student appointee to be named by Associated Students
The position description, application process and application deadline
will be announced shortly. For more information, contact the Office of
the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at ext. 8-2571.
The campus community is invited to the following presentations by candidates
for the Director of the Office of International Programs, the Dean of Undergraduate
Studies, and the Dean of the College of Creative Arts:
of the Office of International Programs
Andresen, associate director of the Office of International
Education at Willamette University; Dec. 3 from 2:30 to 4 p.m.
in HSS 366.
of Undergraduate Studies
- C.G. "Tino" Mendez,
dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at New Mexico Highlands
University; Dec. 3 from 3 to 4:30 p.m. in ADM 460.
Evans, associate dean for undergraduate studies at San Jose
State University; Dec. 7 from 3 to 4:30 p.m. in ADM 460.
Wormuth, associate dean of the College of Humanities at SF
State; Dec. 10 from 3 to 4:30 p.m. in ADM 460.
Saitta, professor in the department 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.
for each candidate for Dean of Undergraduate Studies will
be held immediately following each presentation.
of the College of Creative Arts
- Carol Richardson, professor,
School of Music, and assisting associate dean for research and planning,
University of Michigan; Dec. 3 at 4 p.m. in Knuth
Hall, Creative Arts building.
- James Moy,
dean and chair, School of Creative Media, City University of Hong Kong;
Dec. 7 at 4 p.m. in CA 146.
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.
for each candidate for Dean of the College of Creative Arts will
be held immediately following each presentation in the Casablanca
Room, Creative Arts building.
News from the Academic Senate
At the Nov. 28 meeting of the Academic Senate:
Buckley, associate vice president for Academic Planning and
on the findings of the University Task Force on Assessment of CUSP
II Goal 3, Post-Baccalaureate Education. Buckley said that graduate
are recovering and that graduation rates, particularly among students
from underrepresented groups, are improving.
- The Senate approved changes to the liberal studies bachelor of arts
degree, which called for replacing six units of electives with a specific
gateway course (LS 300) and capstone course (LS 690).
- The Senate debated a proposal to charge a continuing enrollment fee
to graduate students who have completed their culminating experience
courses but have not finished their thesis or creative work. The proposal
will be discussed at the Dec. 11 meeting.
- Elise Wormuth, associate dean of humanities and acting coordinator of
Writing Across the Curriculum/Writing in the Disciplines, and Robert
Cherny, interim dean of undergraduate studies, reported on the progress
of the Committee for Written English Proficiency in preparing an outcomes
statement and course criteria for the required upper-division writing
courses that will replace JEPET/ENG 414 by Fall 2010. Departments are
encouraged to send representatives to a colloquium on the new requirement
on Jan. 23. For more information, contact Elise Wormuth at email@example.com
- The Senate voted to endorse the American Association of University Professors'
(AAUP) statement on Professional Ethics.
information, visit the Academic Senate Web site at www.sfsu.edu/~senate
This week's Insiders include Professor of Special Education Stanley Goldberg,
who read his essay on a tour with National Public Radio; and Associate
Professor of Cinema Jenny Kwok Wah Lau and Assistant Professor of Cinema
Weimin Zhang, who were selected to document the 2008 Olympics.
This week in Newsmakers: Assistant Professor of International Relations Andrei
Tsygankov comments on Vladimir’s Putin’s political potential;
Professor of Gerontology Brian de Vries offers insights about the oldest
generation of the LGBT community; Cinema Professor James Kitses defends
the film "The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford";
and Assistant Professor of Broadcast and Electronic Communication Arts
Dina Ibrahim comments on President Bush’s peace talks in the Middle
Lois P. Flynne, professor emerita of social science, died in
an automobile accident on Sept. 8. She was 73 years old.
about her life and work at In Memoriam:
"Science on TV" with
science writer Timothy Ferris will be on campus as a guest
of the Physics and Astronomy Department. His talk, "Presenting
Science on TV," begins at 4 p.m. in SCI 210. Books by Ferris
include the Pulitzer Prize-nominated "Coming of Age in the
Milky Way," "Seeing in the Dark" and "The
Red Limit." He wrote and narrated the television specials: "The
Creation of the Universe," "Life Beyond Earth" and "Seeing
in the Dark." Ferris also produced the Voyager phonograph
record, an artifact of human civilization containing music,
sounds of Earth and encoded photographs launched aboard the
Roman history exhibit -- final week
The Museum Studies Program's exhibit "Strength and Honor:
The World of The Roman Soldier" is on display in HUM 510.
The exhibit explores the soldier's view of military life during
the Roman Empire. The exhibit is open to the public Monday through
Friday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. through Dec. 7. Admission is free
and faculty are invited to bring their classes. In addition,
the department is raising funds for scholarships by selling ancient
Roman cookbooks, Roman history books, exhibit T-shirts, cards
and more. For information, visit www.sfsu.edu/~museumst
Developmental psychology brown bag meeting
Students, faculty and staff are invited to bring their lunch
to the weekly Developmental Psychology Brown Bag meeting featuring
a new speaker and topic each week. Associate Professor of Psychology
Avi-Ben Zeev will present a topic to be announced at
noon in EP 503.
Holiday Crafts Fair
SF State faculty and staff are invited to shop for handcrafted
wares at the Second Annual SF State Employee Holiday Crafts
Fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the first and second floor
lobbies of the Administration building. Ornaments, jewelry,
soaps, candles, note cards, cookies, candy and other items
-- all made by SF State employees -- will be sold. The SF
State Handbell Choir will perform and add to the holiday
mood. For more information, visit http://userwww.sfsu.edu/~tliming
Bookstore holiday party
The SFSU Bookstore invites the campus community to its annual
holiday reception from 4:30 to 7 p.m. The store will offer
discounts on most merchandise (not including computer hardware),
as well as catered snacks and beverages. Wine glasses and goody
bags will be distributed to the first 300 attendees. For more
information, contact Rob Strong at ext. 8-7372 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Student Art Show (through Saturday)
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,
call ext. 8-6535 or visit http://gallery.sfsu.edu
The Center for Teaching and Faculty Development is offering a
Turnitin workshop, led by Amy Love, lecturer in English, from
3 to 4 p.m. in BH 229. The workshop will focus on how to use
Turnitin as a teaching aid, including setting up Turnitin assignments
and instructing students in its use. The pedagogy of plagiarism
will also be covered. No prior experience with online learning
is required. To register, visit http://power.sfsu.edu/index,
call ext. 8-6456 or e-mail email@example.com
Rising and the World --
the final segment of the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences'
free public lecture series, "China Rising and the World," Yenbo
Wu, associate vice president of international education, will present "Challenges
and Opportunities Facing China in the 21st Century." For more
information visit http://bss.sfsu.edu or
call ext. 5-2402.
New Moves Dance Showcase (through Saturday)
The New Moves Dance Showcase, under the leadership of Professor
Albirda Rose, features performances of original student choreography
and diverse dance genres including lyrical jazz, modern, Afro-modern
and hip-hop/urban fusion. The preview performance is at 7:30 p.m.
Dec. 6 in the McKenna Theatre, Creative Arts building. The showcase
continues Dec. 7 - 8 at 8 p.m., also in the McKenna Theatre. For
information, call ext 8-1431 or visit http://creativearts.sfsu.edu/events
studies lecture series
Maira, associate professor of Asian American studies at the
University of California, Davis presents "Citizenship
and Empire: South Asian Muslim Immigrant Youth After 9/11." The
talk is part of a weekly series of lectures held each Thursday
through Dec. 13. For the complete schedule, visit www.sfsu.edu/~woms
or contact Assistant Professor of Women Studies Kasturi Ray
at ext. 8-3128 or firstname.lastname@example.org
George Oppen Memorial Lecture
The Poetry Center presents the 22nd annual George Oppen Memorial
Lecture, presented by Michael Palmer, a San Francisco poet
deemed by The Village Voice as "the most influential avant-gardist
working." Palmer will read at 7:30 p.m. at the Unitarian
Center, 1187 Franklin St. For details, visit www.sfsu.edu/~poetry
Morrison Artists Series: Alexander String Quartet
The Alexander String Quartet, the University's quartet-in-residence,
will perform at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9, as part of the Morrison Artists
Series at McKenna Theatre, Creative Arts building. The Quartet will perform
Mozart's Divertimento, K. 136, Dmitri Shostakovich's String Quartet No.
9 and Franz Schubert's String Quartet in D minor, D. 810 "Death
and the Maiden." For more information, visit www.morrisonseries.org or call ext. 8-1358.
The annual Candlelight Concert features the SF State Chamber Singers
and University Chorus performing amid the glow of candles. At 8
p.m. Dec. 14 and 15, 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
takes place at Most Holy Redeemer Parish, 100 Diamond St. (at 18th
St.), San Francisco. For more information, call ext. 8-1431 or
more upcoming events, see the University