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 faculty and staff are invited to both shop for and sell
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. For more information, visit http://userwww.sfsu.edu/~tliming
retirement plan information session
University employees who are eligible for CalPERS retirement
benefits are invited to a free introductory workshop covering
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. 8 and 14; and Dec. 12, 13 and 18. Seating is limited;
please RSVP (by phone only) to Victoria F. Ramos-Sponza at
ext. 5- 3935 before Nov. 7.
The Office of the President announces two staffing changes: Elogeanne
Grossman, formerly staff assistant to the president, has been
appointed executive assistant to the president. Patricia Bartscher
will assume the role and responsibilities of chief of staff,
in addition to her role as University counsel.
Roman military exhibit opens
The Museum Studies Program's new exhibit "Strength and Honor:
The World of The Roman Soldier" opens this Monday, Nov. 5
in HUM 510. The exhibit explores the soldier's view of military
life during the Roman Empire. The exhibit will be open to the public
Monday – Friday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. through Dec. 7. Admission
is free. The Department of Museum Studies invites all members of
the campus community to celebrate the exhibit's opening with a
reception and Roman banquet from 3 to 6 p.m., Thursday, Nov.
8 in HUM 510. For information, visit www.sfsu.edu/~museumst
Erik Rosegard, associate professor of recreation and leisure
studies, will lead "May I Have Your Attention," a workshop
on innovative teaching strategies, on Nov. 15 from noon to 1:30
p.m. in HSS 233. Please note: the workshop scheduled for Nov.
8 has been cancelled. To register, visit http://power.sfsu.edu/index,
call ext. 8-6456 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. For details and
updates on additional workshops from the Center for Teaching
and Faculty Development, please visit www.sfsu.edu/~ctfd/workshops.htm
Every year, SF State employees are given the opportunity to contribute to the
California State Employee Charitable Campaign (CSECC). Employees can make a one-time
donation or an ongoing contribution as small as $2 per month. All employees should
have received a
letter about the campaign and a pledge form with their last paycheck. For details,
see the CSECC campaign page or
contact Inez Bomar at email@example.com or ext.
Applications for the Annual Faculty Awards for Research, Scholarship
and Creative Activity (RSCA) are now available at http://academic.sfsu.edu.
Nominations 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
Child care survey is online
The Children's Campus, the planned child care and education facility
for faculty and staff, has issued an enrollment planning survey.
To complete the survey, visit http://childrenscampus.sfsu.edu
The Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures will hold a
traditional Japanese tea ceremony (Cha-no-yu) on Nov. 14. Guests
will enjoy Japanese sweets and matcha green tea prepared according
to 400-year old procedures. For reservations and information,
contact Professor of Japanese Midori McKeon at ext. 8-1346 or
email@example.com Admission is $5 (cash) at the door.
to honor distinguished faculty
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.
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
Last years' honorees were Michelle Wolf, professor of broadcast and
electronic communication arts (teaching); Dennis Desjardin, professor
of biology (professional achievement); and Darlene Yee-Melichar, professor
of gerontology (service).
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
Senate selects committees
Senate completed elections for several committees. The individuals elected to
serve appear below.
Committee for AVP for Research and Sponsored Programs:
Ellis, professor of mathematics
Desjardin, professor of biology
Simonis, professor of chemistry
Committee for Managing Director of Disability Programs and Resource
Hong, assistant professor of special education
DuVal, counseling and psychological services
Gomes, professor of design and industry
Committee for Director of the Institute of Civic and Community Engagement:
Lovaas, associate professor of communication studies
Khani, professor of broadcast and electronic communication arts
Toporek, assistant professor of counseling
Committee for the AVP of Human Resources:
Marks, assistant professor of management
Bugayong, advisor, business
Prive, assistant professor of nursing
Senate Elections Committee:
Chattopadhyay, associate professor of economics
Ming Dariotis, assistant professor of Asian American studies
Modirzadeh, associate professor of music
News from the Academic Senate
At its Nov. 7 meeting, the Academic Senate will hear a report from Pamela
Vaughn, associate dean of professional development and director of
the Center for Teaching and Faculty Development, regarding the ACE/Sloan
Award for Faculty and Career Flexibility; hold an election for the
Enrollment Management Committee (one nominee: Andrea Boyle, associate
professor of nursing); hear recommendations for a resolution on the
Collegiate Learning Assessment and a University statement on professional
ethics; hear recommendations from the Curriculum Review and Approval
Committee on proposed revisions to the Chinese B.A. and M.A. degree programs.
will take place at Seven Hills Conference Center from 2 to 4 p.m. A
10-minute open floor period will begin promptly at 2 p.m.
Faculty are invited to raise questions or make comments to the Senate
during this time. For more information, visit the Academic Senate Web
the director of SF State's Holistic Healing Institute, is a practitioner
of meditation and traditional East Asian medicine, as well as a popular
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This week's insiders include Dean of Creative Arts Ronald Compesi, who
received a career achievement award from the CSU; and Professor of
Health Education Erik Peper, who gave a lecture on biofeedback in
This week in Newsmakers: Professor Emeritus of International Relations
Marshall Windmiller warns against the United States sanctions on Iran;
Professor of Secondary Education Mark Phillips builds a case for more
arts education in public schools; Professor of Management John Sullivan
provides tips for writing an attention-grabbing résumé;
and English Lecturer James Boyd speculates about the sexual orientation
and Peppermint Patty.
Psychology brown bag
Students, faculty and staff are invited to bring their lunch to a weekly
lecture on developmental psychology. Each talk takes place at noon in
EP 503. Assistant Professor of Psychology David Gard will lead the Nov.
6 workshop, "Writing Personal Statements for Ph.D. Programs in Developmental
Psychology and Related Areas."
Faculty research series
Students, faculty and staff are invited to attend the presentations of
the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences annual Faculty Research
Series. This year's series, "Revitalizing a Field and a Curriculum:
New Directions in Research and Teaching in Regional Studies," will
feature the research of Political Science Professor Tiffany Willoughby-Herard
and International Relations/Africana Studies Professor Aguibou Yansane.
Willoughby-Herard will present "U.S. Foreign Affairs in Africa
before World War II" and Yansane will present "African Americans
and the Urban Marketplace: A Case Study of Oakland." The event
runs from 4 to 5:30 p.m. in HSS 361.
Business ethics lecture
Jon Hoak, chief ethics and compliance officer at Hewlett-Packard, will
speak on business ethics from 5 to 6:15 p.m. at the Downtown Campus,
DTC 609. The event is part of Business Ethics Week. Faculty, students
and staff are welcome to attend. Please RSVP to Tod Arnoldy at firstname.lastname@example.org
Taste of the Bay
The Hospitality Management Program and its students invite the campus
community to attend its annual Taste of the Bay fundraiser on Nov.
6. Located at San Francisco's St. Francis Yacht Club, the event features
food and wine from fine Bay Area restaurants and Northern California
vineyards along with live and silent auctions, raffle drawings and
live entertainment. Tickets are $90 each or $150 for two ($100 per
ticket at the door). To purchase tickets online, visit https://www.applyweb.com/public/contribute?sfutaste. For
more information, visit http://cob.sfsu.edu/hm/tasteofthebaysf.cfm
for "14 Hills"
Authors Kim Addonizio, SF state alumna and author of "Little Beauties" (Simon
and Schuster, 2005), and Assistant Professor of Creative Writing Nona Caspers,
author of "Heavier Than Air" (University of Massachusetts Press, 2006),
read from their latest books in this benefit supporting the SF State literary
magazine "14 Hills." The event takes place at 7 p.m. in Hum 514. A
$10 donation is requested.
Lecture: hard-core art film
Linda Williams, professor of film studies and rhetoric at UC
Berkeley and an authority on moving-image genre studies,
will present the talk, "Hard-Core
Art Film: the Contemporary Realm of the Senses," in HUM
133 at 6 p.m. The event is free and open to the public, and a
Williams has published extensively on feminist film criticism,
race and film, and surrealist cinema. The event is cosponsored
by the Departments of Humanities, English and Women Studies.
For more information,
please contact Humanities Lecturer Robert Thomas at email@example.com
China Rising and the World
Assistant Professor of Geography and Environmental Studies Qian Guo
will present "The Impact of Rural Development and Urban Migration in
Chinese Society." 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.
for "Spanning the Gate" exhibit
Award-winning writer and historian John Van der Zee, author of "The
Gate," will be at the J. Paul Leonard Library from 5 to 7 p.m. at
the opening reception for "Spanning the Gate," a photography
exhibition from the Labor Archives and Research Collection. The exhibit,
which runs through Jan. 15, celebrates the 70th anniversary of the Golden
Gate Bridge with a behind-the-scenes look at the bridge's dangerous and
complex construction process. For more information, contact Catherine
Powell at (415) 564-4010 or (415) 488-7295.
Starbucks and community
Kim Winston, manager of civic and community affairs for Starbucks Coffee
Company, will speak about the company's community relations efforts from
5 to 6:15 p.m. at the Downtown Campus, DTC 609. The event is part of
Business Ethics Week. Faculty, students and staff are welcome to attend.
Please RSVP to Tod Arnoldy at firstname.lastname@example.org
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. Alissa Deeter,
assistant professor in the school of music and dance, and Roy Conboy,
professor of theatre arts and associate professor of creative writing,
co-direct the production. The show runs through Nov. 18 at the Studio Theatre,
Creative Arts building. For tickets, call ext. 8-2467 or visit
For more information, visit http://creativearts.sfsu.edu or
call ext. 8-1431.
Barbara Voss, assistant professor of cultural and social anthropology
at Stanford University, presents "Archeologies of Sexuality" from
11 a.m. to 12: 15 p.m. in HUM 115. The series continues 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 email@example.com
Lecture: The earliest women in music
Join Diane Touliatos, professor of music and director of the Center for
the Humanities at the University of Missouri, for her lecture on
the earliest known women composers. Touliatos will share her research
the historical, visual and musical legacy of more than 20 women composers
who lived during the epochs of Ancient Greece and Medieval Byzantium.
The event takes place at 7:30 p.m. in HUM 587. For more information,
contact the Center for Modern Greek Studies at ext. 8-1892 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Amiri Baraka on campus
Students, faculty and staff will have two opportunities to meet poet,
playwright and activist Amiri Baraka on campus. Baraka will hold an
informal discussion from noon to 2 p.m. in the Phillip D. McGee Conference
Room (EP 116) and will also appear in conversation with poet Douglas
Kearney at 2:30 p.m. in Jack Adams Hall in the Cesar Chavez Student
Center. Both events are free and sponsored in part by the College of
Ethnic Studies and Department of Africana Studies. At 7:30 p.m., the
Poetry Center presents Baraka and Roscoe Mitchell in performance with
poet Douglas Kearney at the Victoria Theatre, 2961 16th Street. Tickets
are $10 in advance; $15 at the door; $10 for students with ID.
World cultures dance and music celebration
SF State students, faculty and guest artists will perform dances and
music from the genres of flamenco, Filipino, Polynesian, Afro-Puerto
Rican, African-Haitian, Hungarian gitani and hip-hop. The show begins
at 8 p.m. in the McKenna Theatre, Creative Arts building. Tickets are
$14; $8 for students and seniors. For tickets call ext. 8-2467 or visit
www.ticketweb.com. For more information, visit http://creativearts.sfsu.edu or call ext. 8-1431.
Basketball team's "Tip-Off" dinner
The Men's Basketball Team will host its annual "Tip-Off" dinner
and sports auction on Saturday, Nov. 10 at Seven Hills Conference Center.
This year's guest speaker is Keith Smart, assistant basketball coach
of the Golden State Warriors and former basketball standout for the Indiana
Hoosiers. All proceeds benefit the scholarship fund for the team. Tickets
are $75 for the general public and $65 for faculty, staff and students.
To make reservations, contact Bill Treseler, head basketball coach, at
ext. 8-1729 or email@example.com
Mainstage production: "Troy: The Gates of Hell"
Professor of Theatre Arts Mohammad Kowsar creates a modernized, revisionist
view of Homer’s classic myth in "Troy: The Gates of Hell." This
debut adaptation blends the past and present day as a chorus of recent
victims of the fall of Troy find themselves in limbo as they await their
final destination. The show runs Nov. 15 – Dec. 2 in the Little
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. 8-1431.
Critical social thought readings
SF State's experts on critical and social thought will read excerpts
from their recent or forthcoming books on Nov. 13 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.
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, on Nov. 13
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 National Security Initiatives: A Chinese
Case" on Nov. 13 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 on Nov. 13. The reading begins at 7 p.m. in HUM 512. The
event is free.