After the Nov. 12 edition, CampusMemo will take a one-week break
due to the Thanksgiving holiday. Submissions for the Nov. 26
edition must be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org by 5 p.m. Monday,
Student Art Show
This juried exhibition of new student work in video, photography,
textiles, metal arts, ceramics, sculpture and printmaking opens
at noon on Tuesday, Nov. 13 and runs through Dec. 6 in the Fine
Arts Gallery, FA 238. The campus community is invited to a reception
for the artists from 4 to 6 p.m. The exhibition includes the
annual display of works by Leo D. Stillwell Jr., a post-World
War II watercolor and oil painter. The gallery is open from noon
to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays and from noon to 5 p.m.
on Wednesdays. Admission is free. For more information, call
ext. 8-6535 or visit http://gallery.sfsu.edu
Reception for IEW
The Office of International Programs will hold a reception for
faculty and staff from 3:30 to 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 13 in
ADM 458A. This is an opportunity to celebrate International Education
Week, meet Office of International Program staff and find out
about OIP services and programs.
As part of International Education Week, the campus community is
cordially invited to a celebration of the global studies minors
at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 15 at the Seven Hills Conference
Center. The event recognizes international learning opportunities.
Enjoy complimentary beverages and appetizers from around the
world. For more information, call
OIP director candidate presentations
Hildy Heath, acting director of the office of global affairs at
CSU Stanislaus and a candidate for the director of the Office
of International Programs, will present to the campus community
from 2:30 to 4 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 15 in the NEC Room. The
Nov. 14 presentation by Michael Hindi has been cancelled. For
more information, contact Xi Zhang, special program coordinator,
Division of International Education, ext. 5-4258 or e-mail email@example.com
UWA holiday luncheon
The University community is invited to celebrate the holidays at
the Sheraton Palace Hotel in San Francisco at the University
Women's Association Holiday Luncheon. This festive tradition
will take place at noon on Saturday, Dec. 8. Tickets are $50
for UWA members and their guests; $55 for non-members. The deadline
for reservations is Nov. 24. For more information, contact Lin
Ivory at firstname.lastname@example.org
Erik Rosegard, associate professor of recreation and leisure
studies, will lead "May I Have Your Attention," a workshop
on innovative teaching strategies that capture students' attention
and stimulate learning, from noon to 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov.
15 in HSS 233.
register, visit http://power.sfsu.edu/index,
call ext. 8-6456 or e-mail email@example.com.
For details and updates on additional workshops from the Center
and Faculty Development, please visit www.sfsu.edu/~ctfd/workshops.htm
Deadline looms for honorary
The University's Honorary Degree Committee invites all members
of the campus community to submit nominations for honorary doctoral
degrees to be conferred at Commencement 2008. The nomination
deadline is Friday, Nov. 16. Nominees should be men and women
whose lives and significant achievements serve as examples of
the CSU's aspirations for its diverse student body. Incumbent
elected officials are not eligible. Nominations, which are confidential,
should be accompanied by a statement about the candidate and
any other support materials. Please label nominations "Attn:
Honorary Degree Committee" and send them to the Academic
Senate Office, ADM 551.
Distinguished faculty awards
The Academic Senate is accepting nominations for the Distinguished
Faculty Awards for outstanding accomplishments in professional
development, service and teaching. 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, which is 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. Nomination
forms and additional information are available at: www.sfsu.edu/~senate
RSCA faculty awards
Applications for the Annual Faculty Awards for Research, Scholarship
and Creative Activity (RSCA) are available at www.academic.sfsu.edu/facaffairs
Applications are due in the college offices on Feb. 1, 2008.
The Center for Teaching and Faculty Development will offer workshops
in December to review guidelines and application procedures.
CTFD will also hold consultation hours in late January prior
to the deadline. Please direct all inquiries to CTFD at ext.
8-6456, or firstname.lastname@example.org
Holiday Craft Fair
SF State faculty and staff are invited to shop for
handcrafted wares at the Second Annual SF State Employee Holiday
Crafts Fair on Dec. 4 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on 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 for sale. The
SF State Handbell Choir will perform and add to the holiday mood.
more information, visit http://userwww.sfsu.edu/~tliming
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 Nov. 14 and on Dec. 12, 13 and 18. Seating is limited; please
RSVP (by phone only) to Victoria F. Ramos-Sponza at ext. 5- 3935.
Bookstore holiday party
The SFSU Bookstore invites the campus community to its annual holiday
reception on Dec. 4 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 email@example.com
SF State announces Willie L. Brown Jr. Leadership Center
has announced the formation of the Willie L. Brown Jr. Leadership Center.
Named for one of the most influential African-American
politicians in the late 20th century, the Brown Center will be the first
program at a major university dedicated to mentoring and developing the
next generation of political leaders at the local and regional level.
will be headed by Steve Kawa, a long-time aide to Brown during his
tenure as mayor of San Francisco. Kawa also served as Mayor Gavin
Newsom's chief of staff for three years before joining SF State.
spent 15 years 'under the dome,'" Kawa said, "and
I recognize the need to attract and develop talent in the public sector.
The Brown Center will become a prototype for training future leaders
on how to tackle some of our nation's most challenging problems -- education,
public safety, housing, transportation, economic development and public
the Brown Center will focus on placing and mentoring 40 SF State students
public sector positions and will host the Brown Speaker
Series, focusing on the 2008 local, state and national elections. In
addition, SF State will be the recipient of Brown’s large and diverse
collection of artifacts, videotapes and state legislative papers compiled
during his nearly four decades of public service.
For further details, visit the center's Web site at www.sfsu.edu/~wbcenter
SF State-led astronomy team discovers planet
A team of scientists led by Assistant Professor of Astronomy Debra Fischer
announced the discovery of a fifth planet orbiting the star 55 Cancri
last week. The discovery is a significant step toward demonstrating
that planets capable of sustaining life as we know it may exist beyond
our solar system. A paper on the discovery authored by Fischer, Adjunct
Professor Geoff Marcy and colleagues was accepted for publication in
Read more about this ground-breaking discovery at: www.sfsu.edu/~news/2007/fall/80.htm
Survey may help fund faculty work-life programs
The Center for Teaching and Faculty Development is completing an application
for a $200,000 grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation to fund its
Bridge Initiative, which provides opportunities and programs that improve
the work-life balance for faculty and staff.
To qualify for the grant, 40 percent of University faculty must complete
a survey by Nov. 30. CTFD would like a response rate higher than 40 percent,
which they feel will reflect favorably on the University community's
commitment to these issues.
The survey is available at: https://survey2.clearpicture.com/sloan_faculty_2007
The Bridge Initiative is available online at the Center for Teaching
and Faculty Development Web site at http://www.sfsu.edu/~ctfd
Documentary film, other events celebrate International Education Week
"Breaking Barriers," a new documentary film featuring SF State
students studying abroad, premiers Wednesday, Nov. 14 in celebration
of International Education Week. The film, created jointly by the Office
of International Programs (OIP), the SF State Cinema department and the
department of Broadcast and Electronic Communication Arts, documents
the hopes, fears and dreams of a diverse group of SF State students before
they leave for their study-abroad experiences and one year after they
return. The 35-minute film screens at noon in the Coppola Theatre, FA
is just one of many events celebrating International Education Week
(IEW) Nov. 13 - 17. Launched in 2000, IEW is an annual
nationwide celebration of international education, exchange programs
and intercultural understanding. For more information, see the Events
and Announcement sections of CampusMemo, visit the OIP Web site
or contact the OIP at ext. 8-1293 or firstname.lastname@example.org
News from the Academic Senate
At its Nov. 6 meeting, the Academic Senate:
that Faculty Trustee Craig Smith will visit campus on Dec. 4;
the Bridge Initiative to improve career flexibility and the University's
family-friendly environment. Pamela Vaughn, Director
of the Center for Teaching and Faculty Development, said potential
funding for the initiative could come from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.
the first step in applying to Sloan, CTFD is asking all faculty
to fill out a survey online at www.sfsu.edu/~ctfd
Andrea Boyle, associate professor of nursing, to the Enrollment Management
resolution regarding the Collegiate Learning Assessment;
changes to the minor, bachelor's and master's in Chinese;
a proposal from the Faculty Affairs Committee to endorse the American
Association of University Professors Statement on Professional
For more information, visit the Academic Senate Web site at www.sfsu.edu/~senate
Assistant Professor of Biology Felipe-Andres Ramirez-Weber lost his battle
with leukemia on Nov. 1.
Read more about his life and work at In Memoriam.
This week's Insiders include Nina Roberts, assistant professor of recreation
and leisure studies, who received an honor for her contributions
to experiential education; Associate Dean of Creative Arts Ron
Caltalbiano, who released a composition for solo marimba; Professor
and Electronic Communication Arts Betsy Blosser, who wrote about
her experiences in South America for a new book on service learning;
and Professor of Music Richard Festinger, who had several works performed
in the U.S. and internationally earlier this year.
This week in Newsmakers: Professor of Cinema Jan Millsapps discusses Laika,
the Soviet pooch that was the first living creature to orbit the earth;
Nancy Hayes, dean of the College of Business, and Murray Silverman,
professor of management, provide some of the reasons behind the 25
percent increase in M.B.A. students at SF State; Professor of Africana
Studies Wade Nobles talks about the benefits of a child-centered family
structure; Assistant Professor of Biology Jonathon Stillman talks about
how even slight increases in temperature can damage the marine ecosystem;
Terry Jones, a lecturer in secondary education, imparts the value of
putting student teachers into school classrooms as early as possible;
and Professor Emeritus Richard DeLeon predicts Gavin Newsom's next
Critical social thought readings
SF State's experts on critical and social thought will read excerpts from
their recent or forthcoming books from 4 to 6 p.m. in EP 116. The event
features post-reading discussions and refreshments. Readers include Anatole
Anton, professor of philosophy; Sandra Luft, professor of humanities; James
Martel, assistant professor of political science; Roberto Rivera, professor
of raza studies; and Joel Schechter, professor of theatre arts.
As part of the School of Music and Dance's "Fall
Into Jazz" program, the University Gospel Choir will perform
from 7:30 to
Hall in the
Creative Arts building. For more
information call ext. 8-1431 or visit http://musicdance.sfsu.edu
Blockbuster culture and Chinese cinema
In celebration of International Education Week, the Department of Foreign
Languages and Literatures will present "Hero: The Real Crouching
Tiger Hidden Dragon and Blockbuster Culture in Chinese Cinema," with
guest speaker Jenny Lau, associate professor of cinema from 3 to 4
p.m. in HUM 473.
Foreign language learning and teaching
Assistant Professor of Foreign Languages and Literatures H. Lin Domizio
presents "Mother Tongue Maintenance, Foreign Language Education
and U.S. Government’s National Security Initiatives: A Chinese
Case" from 4:10 to 5:30 p.m. in HUM 473. The event is part of
International Education Week.
Poetry Center event
Matthew Clark Davison and Dustin Heron will read their fiction at the
Poetry Center at 7 p.m. in HUM 512. The event is free.
Chorus and Afro-Cuban Ensemble in concert
part of the School of Music and Dance's "Fall Into Jazz" program, the
University Jazz Chorus will perform a lunch-time concert along with
from 1:10 to 2 p.m. in Knuth Hall in the Creative Arts building.
At 7:30 p.m. the Afro-Cuban Ensemble and Creative World Ensemble
also in Knuth Hall. For more information call ext. 8-1431 or visit http://musicdance.sfsu.edu
China Rising and the World
Dean of Behavioral and Social Sciences Joel Kassiola
and Assistant Professor of International Relations Kathleen McAfee
will lead the seminar "The
Chinese Environment and Sustainable Development." The lecture
is part of the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences' free public
lecture series, "China Rising and the World," held each Wednesday
evening from 7:15 to 8:55 p.m. in HSS 154 through Dec. 5. Lectures
explore the impact of China's rising status in the global economy.
For more information, including a complete list of lectures, visit
http://bss.sfsu.edu or call ext.
The Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures
holds a traditional Japanese tea ceremony (Cha-no-yu). Guests will
enjoy Japanese sweets
and matcha green tea prepared according to 400-year-old procedures.
Admission is $5 (cash) at the door. For reservations and information,
contact Professor of Japanese Midori McKeon at ext. 8-1346 or email@example.com
Big band and jazz combo concert
The University's big band and jazz
combo will perform from 7:30 to 9 p.m. in Knuth Hall in the Creative
Arts building. The performance is part of the School of Music and Dance's
"Fall Into Jazz" program. For more information call ext. 8-1431 or
Women studies lecture
Shannon Steen, assistant professor of theatre, dance and performance
studies at University of California, Berkeley presents "Racial
Geometries: Black Asian Internationalism" from 11 a.m. to 12:15
p.m. in HUM 115. Steen's talk is part of a weekly series of women studies
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
The Poetics of the Library
This public lecture and presentation for curators, archivists, librarians,
scholars and students features Sara Wingate Gray, the Itinerant Poetry
Librarian and the Poetry Center's 2007 Visiting Research Scholar. Gray
travels the world with a library of lost and forgotten poetry and records
the sounds and poetry of the people, cities, and countries she meets.
Her lecture and presentation begin at 7 p.m. in HUM 512. For more information
The Gates of Hell"
This debut adaptation of Homer's classic myth combines the past and present
day. The victims of the battle of Troy -- caught in limbo and awaiting
their final destination after death -- are the Chorus. The show begins
at 8 p.m. and runs through Dec. 2 in the Little Theatre, Creative Arts
building. Thursday's show is a preview. Additional performances this
week are Friday, Nov. 15 (opening night) and Saturday, Nov. 16, both
at 8 p.m. For tickets, call ext. 8-2467 or visit www.ticketweb.com.
For more information, visit http://creativearts.sfsu.edu or call ext.
Based on celebrated French playwright Moliére’s comedy of
the same name, Kirke Mechem’s comic opera involves students and
faculty from the Theatre Arts Department and the School of Music and
Dance. Set in 17th century Parisian high society, "Tartuffe" tells
the story of a religious hypocrite and bad houseguest. Performances are
Thursday, Nov. 15 – Sunday, Nov. 18 at 8 p.m. in the Studio Theatre,
Creative Arts building. For tickets, call ext. 8-2467 or visit www.ticketweb.com.
For more information, visit http://creativearts.sfsu.edu or call ext.