Childcare survey is online
The Children's Campus, the planned child care and education facility
for faculty and staff, has just issued an enrollment planning
survey. To complete the survey, visit http://childrenscampus.sfsu.edu
Fitness Center celebration
The Village Fitness Center celebrates its second year of operation
on campus with the Health and Fitness Expo Thursday, Oct. 25
from 2 to 5 p.m. at its facility in Centennial Square. Enjoy
music, food, raffles, membership discounts, chair massages and
more. For information call (415) 452-1010 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
The Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures will hold a
traditional Japanese tea ceremony (Cha-no-yu) on Nov. 14. Following
the Omotesenke tradition, guests will be seated on tatami straw
mats in an authentic tea room and served Japanese sweets and
matcha green tea prepared according to 400-year old procedures.
The Department is holding four ceremonies between noon and 4
p.m. Because space is limited to five guests per session, reservations
are required. 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
The Center for Teaching and Faculty Development will hold the following
25, HSS 361
2 - 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.
Nov. 1, BH 229
2 - 4 p.m.
Bruce Robertson, assistant professor of marketing explains how
to maximize iLearn to teach large classes and target individual
May I Have Your Attention
Nov. 8, HSS 233
Noon - 1:30 p.m.
Erik Rosegard, associate professor of recreation and leisure studies
shares teaching strategies and techniques that capture students'
attention, no matter the size, level or content of the class.
register call ext. 8-6456, visit
or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org For
details on additional workshops, visit
needed for breast cancer awareness tour
The "Komen on the Go" breast cancer awareness tour is
coming to SF State on Oct. 30. and seeks volunteers to help disseminate
information about breast cancer prevention. For information, contact
Albert Angelo in Student Health Services at ext. 8-3039 or email@example.com
Haunted Health Fair
Student Health Services will provide flu shots to students, staff
and faculty, along with health screenings, body-fat measurements,
eye screenings and blood pressure checks at the annual Haunted
Health Fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Oct. 31. The price for
the flu vaccine is $25 (cash only); all other services are free.
For more information, contact Albert Angelo at firstname.lastname@example.org or
ext. 8-3039. Spooky costumes welcome.
for Nominations: Community Service Learning Awards
The Institute for Civic and Community Engagement (ICCE) is taking
nominations for its annual award for community service learning and for
Awards for Public Service.
Each year, the ICCE recognizes one faculty member, one student per college
and one partnering community agency for outstanding participation in
community service learning within San Francisco. The 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 is Friday, Nov. 16, 2007 by 5 p.m.
criteria, guidelines and nomination forms for the community service
learning award please visit www.sfsu.edu/~icce or
contact Catherine Park, program coordinator, at ext 5-3604 or email@example.com
To nominate an individual for the Jefferson Awards, please go to www.sfsu.edu/awards_jefferson.html
Teaching faculty: Bookstore is returning unsold textbooks
SFSU Bookstore is returning unsold textbooks to publishers to make room
for next semester's books. If you would like the Bookstore to hold
a book so it is available for purchase later in the semester or if
you plan to re-use a textbook in the Spring 2007 term, please contact
Bookstore immediately at ext. 8-7377 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Please advise students to purchase their textbooks as soon as possible,
if they have
not done so already.
Senate announces online elections for faculty search committees
week, the Academic Senate will hold an online election for faculty search committee
members for the following positions:
Vice President of Human Resources;
Vice President for Research and Sponsored Programs;
for the Institute of Civic and Community Engagement;
Director of Disability Programs and Resource Center.
will take place online from Oct. 22 to 26. To access the online voting
system, visit www.sfsu.edu/senatevote After
you enter your SFSU ID and PAC number, a brief introduction to the
Voting System will be displayed. For
more information, contact the Academic Senate office at ext. 8-1264
Week and sustainable business emphasis bring recognition to MBA
State's MBA program has been named by the Aspen Institute's Center
as one of the top in the world for preparing students
for social and environmental stewardship. The Institute listed SF State's
MBA program among the top 40 worldwide in its biennial business school
ranking "Beyond Grey Pinstripes."
SF State's College of Business, which launched the MBA Emphasis in Sustainable
Business this fall, ranked 37th on the Aspen Institute's list of 111
schools providing socially and environmentally responsible business school
curricula. Among the West Coast business schools on the list, SF State
ranked sixth, and among programs located in the Bay Area, SF State ranked
third. The Aspen Institute praised SF State for the number of courses
focusing on sustainable business, ethics and socially responsible topics.
will be carried out further during Ethics Week II, Nov 5-9. Faculty
in the College are encouraged to include case studies,
readings, speakers, exercises and discussions about business ethics issues.
MBA events at the Downtown Campus will feature guest speakers Jon Hoak,
at Hewlett-Packard, and Kim Winston, manager of civic and community affairs
at Starbucks Coffee Co. For more information on Ethics Week, contact
Denise Kleinrichert at email@example.com
News from the Academic Senate
At its Oct. 23 meeting, the Academic Senate will:
a report from David Meredith, chair of the Committee on Committees
recommendations from the Academic Policies Committee on the proposed
for summer 2008;
recommendations from the Curriculum Review and Approval Committee
on revisions to the bachelor of arts degree
in child and adolescent
recommendations from the Strategic Issues Committee to rescind policies
regarding the Long-Range Planning Commission, the
Professor Awards Program, and Academic Mission and Goals;
recommendations from the Strategic Issues Committee regarding a proposed
on the Collegiate Learning Assessment;
a recommendation from the Executive Committee on a proposed resolution
to support International
a recommendation from the Faculty Affairs Committee regarding a proposed
Statement on Professional Ethics.
For more information, contact the Academic Senate office at ext. 8-1264
week's Insiders include History Lecturer S.T. Georgiou's
book readings in San Francisco and Berkeley; a new book from Marketing
Lecturer Jeff Saperstein and two art shows from visiting Art Lecturer
Soccer Coach Joe Hunter talks about the Gators' newest recruits; Professor
of Kinesiology Mark Gorelick and Kinesiology Lecturer Anne Thilges
explain the body's physiological response to running in extreme heat;
and Career Counselor Alan Fisk, who was born without arms or legs,
discusses his membership in a group called "Stumps 'R' Us."
Plan for your future
Susan Jewel, Esq., a San Francisco estate planning attorney, will
hold an estate planning seminar. Jewel will explain how to implement
an economical will or trust and will give tips for creating a secure
financial future. Staff, faculty and students are invited. The
workshop will be held in HUM 587, from noon to 1 p.m. This event
is hosted by University Development. Please RSVP to Grace Robinson
at ext. 5-3809 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Patrick Durgin, Jesse Seldess, Dolores Dorantes and poet-translator
Jen Hofer will read from their recently published works at SF State's
Poetry Center. The free event begins at 3:30 p.m. in HUM 512.
Women Studies lecture
Join Parama Roy, professor of English at UC Davis, for her talk: "Allimentary
Tracts: Food, Filth and Anglo-Indian Flesh in the Mutiny of 1857" from
11 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. in HUM 587. The series continues each Thursday
through Dec. 13. Lecture topics include "Archeologies of Sexuality," "Citizenship
and Empire: South Asian Muslim Immigrant Youth After 9/11," and "Youth
Culture and 'Hybrid' Identity: Gendered Negotiations of British
Asian Music." For more information, contact Assistant Professor
of Women Studies Kasturi Ray at ext. 8-3128 or email@example.com
Greener fashion design forum
The College of Business and the Apparel Design and Merchandising
Program in the Consumer and Family Studies/Dietetics Department
challenge the fashion apparel industry to adopt greener manufacturing
and design. The forum convenes at SF State's Downtown Campus from
9 a.m. to noon. For more information, contact Assistant Professor
of Consumer and Family Studies Connie Ulasewicz at firstname.lastname@example.org or ext. 8-1860.
Poetry Center events
Poets Jayne Cortez and Latasha N. Nevada Diggs converse with Giovanni
Singleton at 4:30 p.m. on Oct. 30 in the Cesar Chavez Student
Center. Cortez will also appear with the band The Firespitters
on Monday Oct. 29 at a Poetry Center event at the Victoria Theatre,
2961 16th Street; $10. For more information, visit www.sfsu.edu/~poetry
Torture Taxi: A Halloween Thriller
Join the Department of Journalism for a presentation by artist
Trevor Paglen and investigative journalist A.C. Thompson, authors
of "Torture Taxi: On the Trail of the CIA's Rendition Flights"
(Melville House 2006). Paglen and Thompson will expose
the secret network of airplanes, companies, prisons and cover
stories used by the CIA to transport terrorism suspects around
the world. The talk begins at 7 p.m. on Oct. 31 in Knuth Hall,
Creative Arts building.
Shoot, Rip and Burn: Cinema's Digital Insurgency
The annual conference of the Cinema Studies Graduate Student
Association, Nov. 1-2, will explore the political and aesthetic
about by new advances in digital cinema. The event will feature
a special keynote address by filmmaker and SF State alumna Lynn
Hershman Leeson, one of the world's foremost new media artists.
Leeson, professor emeritus at University of California Davis,
at Cornell University, and chair of the Film Department at the
San Francisco Art Institute, will screen her 2007 film "Strange
Culture." For additional information about "Shoot, Rip & Burn:
Cinema's Digital Insurgency," please contact David
Church or visit http://userwww.sfsu.edu/~cinegsa
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. Some of this
year's participants include Cliff House, Faz, McCormick & Kuleto's,
The Oak Room, The Ritz-Carlton, The Melting Pot, Domaine Chandon,
Cole Bailey Vineyards, Quady Winery, Distillery No. 209, and
Lotus Vodka. Individual tickets are $90 each or $150 for two
($100 per ticket at the door). To purchase tickets online, visit
more information about Taste of the Bay, visit http://cob.sfsu.edu
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 the Seven Hills Conference
Center. This year's guest speaker will be Keith Smart, assistant
basketball coach of the Golden State Warriors and former standout
on Bobby Knight's legendary Hoosiers basketball team. All proceeds
benefit the scholarship fund for the team.
$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