Changes to the shuttle service
Starting Oct. 1, the SF State shuttle will stop
only at Daly City BART, University Park North and 19th Avenue.
This will shorten
the route to a 10- to 15-minute loop and increase the frequency
of service. For more information, visit http://sfsu.edu/~parking
Estate planning workshop
On Oct. 23, Susan Jewel, a San Francisco estate planning attorney,
will explain how to implement an economical will or trust and
give tips for creating a secure financial future. All staff,
faculty and students are invited. The workshop will be held in
HUM 587, from noon to 1 p.m.
society seeks members
Sigma Xi, a national society that works to advance scientific research,
encourage cooperation among scientists in all disciplines, and
promote the wider understanding of science, is seeking new members
for its SF State chapter. For an application and information
about election to membership, contact Darlene Yee at email@example.com
The College of Creative Arts recently launched an e-mail newsletter,
Creative Arts E-Lert. The monthly newsletter provides information
on upcoming events in the media arts, performing arts and visual
arts, as well as student, faculty and alumni news. To view the
newsletter online, visit: http://creativearts.sfsu.edu/press
Open Enrollment ends Oct. 12
Faculty and staff have two more weeks to enroll in or make changes
to health, dental, FlexCash, Dependent Care (DCRA) and Health
Care Reimbursement (HCRA) programs. Any changes made during
Open Enrollment will go into effect Jan. 1, 2008. Employees
currently enrolled in dependent care reimbursment (DCRA)
and health care reimbursment (HCRA) programs must re-enroll
for the 2008 calendar year during
For additional information, please contact the Benefits and
Disability Programs unit at ext. 8-1875 or visit the Human
Arts Gallery opens new show
Light: California Watercolor Refracted, 1907-2007," is on
display through Oct. 20 in the Department of Art's Fine Arts
Gallery in FA 238. The exhibit features watercolor works by 50
legendary artists including Ruth Asawa, Chang Dai-chien, David
Hockney, Wayne Thiebaud, Professor Emeritus of Art Robert Bechtle,
Professor Emeritus of Art Richard McLean and Assistant Professor
of Art Gail Dawson. The show highlights the evolving culture,
diversity and artistry of California throughout the past century.
Admission is free. For details and gallery hours, visit http://gallery.sfsu.edu or call ext. 8-6535.
The Vista Room, operated by students in the Hospitality Management
program, is now serving lunch Monday through Friday from 11:45
a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in BH 401. Seating is from 11:45 a.m. to 12:30
p.m. Tickets for lunch are $14 per person; faculty and staff
may purchase discounted blocks of tickets by calling ext. 5-3529.
For more information, please contact Kelly Vuong,
ext. 5-3530 or Charlene Ngo, ext. 8-6087. The Vista Room accepts
OneCard, American Express, Discover and MasterCard. To
make reservations online, visit http://onecardonline.sfsu.edu
faculty given NSF awards
The National Science Foundation (NSF)
has recognized three professors with a Faculty Early Career Development
(CAREER) award this year. The
awards, totaling $1,918,392, were given to Assistant Professor of Chemistry
and Biochemistry Teaster Baird, Jr., Associate Professor of Chemistry
and Biochemistry Andrew Ichimura and Assistant Professor of Computer
Science Rahul Singh.
award is the NSF's most prestigious award for new faculty. Read more
about the award recipients at www.sfsu.edu/~news
Call for workshops
The Office of Student Programs and Leadership Development (OSPLD) is seeking
proposals from faculty and staff interested in designing and leading workshops
for its new Leadership in Action program. Still in the early phases of
development, Leadership in Action will offer a wide range of training for
student leaders over three years that will possibly lead to a certificate.
The first phase of the program will begin this fall. A leadership Web site
is also in development.
Workshop topics may include diversity, social justice, activism, event
planning and stress management, among others. For more information, contact
Joey Greenwell, OSPLD director, at firstname.lastname@example.org. To read the program's
three-year development proposal, please visit www.sfsu.edu/~ospld/leadership/leadership.htm
Input needed for program in lifespan studies
The College of Health and Human Services and the Gerontology Interdisciplinary
Faculty Council (GIFC) are exploring coursework for a possible new
department or concentration in Lifespan Studies. Faculty members
with expertise or interest in the area are invited to a meeting at
10 a.m. on Oct. 19 in HSS 233. Faculty members from all disciplines
are welcome to share their ideas and strategies. For more information,
contact Wanda Lee, acting gerontology program director and associate
dean of the College of Health and Human Services, at email@example.com
News from the Academic Senate
At its Sept. 25 meeting, the Academic Senate:
a report from Marilyn Jackson, assistant director of International
Programs, about International Education Week (November
13-16). Jackson reminded the Senate that SF State is the
leading CSU campus for international students, and she outlined many
internationally themed activities that will take place during the
- Heard a report from Ramon Castellblanch, assistant
professor of Health Education and president of the SF State chapter
Faculty Association, regarding the election of candidates for faculty
hearing panels. More detailed information has been sent to all department
- Heard a report from Gail Whitaker, associate
vice president for Academic Program Development and dean of the College
Learning (CEL), about the growth of CEL programs at the Downtown
Campus and off-campus locations.
a report from Gene Chelberg, associate vice president of Student
Services and director of the Disability
Programs and Resource
Center, concerning the Accessible Technology Initiative (EO 926).
a minor change to Senate Bylaw III.A.10 to bring it into agreement
with Bylaw II.C.8 that was revised in
- Opened first-reading discussion of revisions
to Senate policy S82-90 concerning course syllabi. This item will
continue in first
reading at the next Senate meeting on Oct. 9.
information, visit the Academic Sentate Web site at http://www.sfsu.edu/~senate/
Faculty Development Workshops Announced
The Center for Teaching and Faculty Development has announced the following
faculty-led workshops for the month of October:
Grantwriting Brown Bag Session
Oct. 16, BUS 216
9 to 10:30 a.m.
Learn about the available resources and techniques to help write a successful
Philosophical Foundations of Social Justice and Multiculturalism into
the Counseling Curriculum
Oct. 16, LIB 434
noon to 2 p.m.
John Blando, assistant professor in the counseling department describes
ways to integrate philosophy--especially as it relates to social justice
and multiculturalism--into the counseling curriculum and other courses.
Oct. 17, BH 229
4 to 5 p.m.
Learn how to use the plagiarism-detection tool Turnitin as a teaching
aid, including how to set-up the tool, create assignments and instruct
students in its use.
Teaching Large Classes
Oct. 25, HSS 361
2 to 4 p.m.
John Elia, associate professor and associate chair of health education,
will draw upon his two decades of teaching large classes for this session,
which covers how to lecture effectively, encourage meaningful class discussions
and manage the logistics of a large class.
Pre-registration is required for all CTFD workshops. 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 CTFD workshops, please visit www.sfsu.edu/~ctfd/workshops.htm
We mark the passing of Frank Best, emeritus professor of
design and industry.
more about his life and work:
This week in Newsmakers: Professor Emeritus William Mason recounts his
experience fighting in WWII; Melissa Camacho, associate professor
of broadcast and electronic communication arts, discusses Latino-themed
television dramas; and Professor of English and "Forum" host
Michael Krasny talks about his new memoir.
Insiders include Assistant Professor of Art Victor de la Rosa and his talk
at the de Young Museum, and Professor of Art Paul Pratchenko's solo show
in Lake Tahoe.
China Rising and the World
The College of Behavioral and Social Sciences invites the campus
community to attend its 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 class topics, visit http//bss.sfsu.edu or call
Join Kate Millet, assistant professor of Jewish studies,
for her lecture "An
Old Family Narrative: Rethinking Testimonio and Gender" from 11
a.m. to 12:15 p.m. in HUM 383. The lecture is part of a 14-week series.
For more information, contact Assistant Professor Kasturi Ray at email@example.com or at ext. 8-3128.
The School of Music and Dance presents the second annual Opera Gala at
7:30 p.m. The gala will showcase performances from SF State's opera
and vocal programs. Guests will enjoy highlights from popular operas featuring
student and alumni soloists and ensembles, along with refreshments
style." The Opera Gala benefits the School of Music and Dance
Opera Fund and will take place in Jack Adams Hall in the Student Center.
is $25 per person. For details, call ext. 8-1431 or visit http://creativearts.sfsu.edu
Symposium for Bettina Stockton
"Art as Social Praxis: The Bettina Stockton Memorial Symposium" on
Oct. 8 will bring together distinguished faculty from SF State and
other universities who were inspired by Stockton's interdisciplinary doctoral
dissertation on sociology, art and the work of German artist and activist
Joseph Beuys. Speakers include Professor Sue-Ellen Case, an SF State
alumna and chair of critical theory in UCLA's Theatre Department; John
Bellamy Foster, professor of sociology at University of Oregon; and
Lichtman, emeritus professor of the Wright Institute. The symposium
will take place in HUM 587, from 1 to 6 p.m. and is free to all faculty, staff
and students. For more information, contact Professor of Humanities
Luft at firstname.lastname@example.org. Or visit http://www.sfsu.edu/~collhum/events.html#1
Coming out event
The National Sexuality Resource Center and the Queer Alliance are cosponsoring
a coming out informational event open to the campus community on Oct.
11, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Jack Adams Hall. Information booths will
include the SAFE place, EROS, LYRIC, PFLAG and the Community United
Against Violence. For more information visit: http://nsrc.sfsu.edu
The History Department will host Rhodri Jeffreys-Jones, an FBI expert
and lecturer at the University of Edinburgh, on Oct. 11 at 4 p.m. in
SCI 270. Jeffreys-Jones is the author of "The FBI: A History" (Yale
University Press, 2007). Students, staff and faculty are welcome.
Greek poet and artist Demosthenes Agrafiotis will make his first San
Francisco appearance at SF State on Oct. 11 at 4 p.m. in HUM 512. Agrafiotis
is an experimentalist who combines poetry, painting, photography, intermedia,
and performance with the written poem. The event is cosponsored by
the Poetry Center and the Department of Modern Greek Studies.
Crimes of the Heart
The Theatre Arts Department presents a main-stage production of Beth
Henley’s Pulitzer Prize-winning "Crimes of the Heart," Oct.
11 - 21 in the Little Theatre, Creative Arts building. The play, directed
by Professor Rhonnie Washington, captures the lives of tragic yet comedic
small-town characters in their journey to overcome despair with hope.
Tickets range between $12 and $20. For details, visit: http://creativearts.sfsu.edu/events