Welcome new members of the SF State community
and staff are invited to visit with colleagues and welcome new
faculty and staff to campus at a celebration from 4 to 6 p.m.,
Tuesday, Sept. 11, at the Towers Conference Center. The celebration
is sponsored by President Robert A. Corrigan, the Office of Academic
Affairs and the University Women's Association (UWA). Recipients
of UWA scholarships will be honored at the reception. Refreshments
will be served.
Order books now
The Bookstore is now processing orders for winter session and spring
semester and will once again offer every department on campus
a $1,000 Bookstore gift card if at least 90 percent of spring
2008 textbook orders (as posted in the class schedule) are
received by October 1, 2007. Orders can be placed online
sent via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org,
or faxed to 405-0474.
The College of Creative Arts offers a wide range of midday
entertainment, free of charge for students, staff and faculty.
Join the Brown
Bag Theater Company in CA 104 Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays
at noon for one-hour student-directed works in progress. The
School of Music and Dance holds afternoon recitals each Monday,
Wednesday and Friday at 1:10 p.m. in Knuth Hall. Recitals include
faculty and student solo performances, as well as performances
by such ensembles as the University Chorus and the critically
acclaimed Alexander String Quartet, SF State's quartet in residence.
College of Creative Arts will present more than 100 events this
semester in the performing, visual and media arts. For details,
Ten seconds for child care
Weigh in on the Children's Campus at SF State. Please take
the 10-second survey at: www.sfsu.edu/~acadplan/
to open in January 2009, the Children's Campus will provide quality
child care and education for the children of SF
State faculty and staff. For more information, visit: childrenscampus.sfsu.edu
Grant and contract training
The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs offers Grant
and Contract Training Workshops for new SF State faculty. Training
sessions will be held in ADM 460 at the following times:
Sept. 18, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2 to 4 p.m.
Wednesday, Sept. 26, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Wednesday, Sept. 26, 1 to 3 p.m.
contact Tish Santos (email@example.com,
ext. 5-3995) to reserve a space.
Used book sale
The Friends of the J. Paul Leonard Library are selling used books
and recordings throughout the fall semester in HSS 113. Hardbacks
sell for $2; paperbacks for $1. Sale hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.,
Monday through Thursday; 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Fridays; and 12:30
to 3:30 p.m. on Saturdays.
CSU's Office of International Programs (OIP) and the Academic Council
on International Programs (ACIP) are offering professional development
opportunities abroad for tenured and tenure-track faculty. The
Wang Faculty Fellowship program provides four $10,000 stipends
each year to support research and teaching at four designated
universities in Taiwan and China. Faculty can also apply for
resident director positions in China, France, Israel, Italy,
Japan, Mexico, Spain or Zimbabwe. For more information, contact
SF State's ACIP representative, Trevor Getz, at firstname.lastname@example.org or
visit the CSU Web site at www.calstate.edu/ip/
Open Enrollment reminder
From Sept. 17 through Oct. 12 faculty and staff can 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.
who are currently enrolled in DCRA and HCRA programs,
please remember that you must re-enroll for the 2008 calendar
year during the annual Open Enrollment period.
and staff can explore the full range of employee benefits offered
at the 26th Annual Benefits Fair on Monday,
Sept. 17 in Jack Adams Hall. For additional information,
please contact the Benefits and Disability Programs unit at ext.
or visit the Human Resources Web site at: www.sfsu.edu/~hrwww/
Teaching at CEL
The College of Extended Learning is still accepting courses for
Winter Session and Spring Semester 2008. Faculty interested in
teaching during winter or spring, should contact Richard Kay
at email@example.com or visit www.cel.sfsu.edu/faculty and
select "special sessions" from the righthand navigation
bar to download the course request forms. The deadline for including
Sept. 12. Courses received after that date will be posted online
Campus Master Plan review
will submit the Campus Master Plan for review and approval by the CSU
Board of Trustees at its Sept. 18 and 19 meeting in Long Beach.
The Board will be asked to approve the Master Plan, the final Environmental
Impact Report (EIR) and the University's request to increase its enrollment
by 2010 to 25,000 full-time equivalent students.
Campus Master Plan establishes a long-term vision for the physical
environment of SF State and proposes significant improvements to
the campus and surrounding areas through 2020. The revised Master Plan
responds to public comment from city and government representatives,
members, and University faculty, students and staff. It includes
provisions for additional on-campus housing, a significantly scaled-back
conference center and guest accommodations.
copies of the revised Master Plan and EIR are available in the J.
Paul Leonard Library
and in the San Francisco Public Library
branches listed on the Master Plan home page at www.sfsumasterplan.org
about the Master Plan and EIR or requests for copies of the reports
may be directed to Jason Porth, associate director for community
relations, at ext. 8-6880 or Wendy Bloom, campus planner, at ext. 8-3838.
For information on the CSU Board of Trustees meeting, please visit: http://calstate.edu/BOT/agendas/
New name for Public Affairs and Publications
The Office of Public Affairs and Publications has a new name: University
Communications. The name better reflects the department's scope of responsibilities
for promoting the University's reputation and brand, encompassing media
relations, design for print and the Web, advertising and related marketing.
The name will be phased in as new materials are produced. Contact information
for University Communications remains the same: ext. 8-1665, ADM 156.
Send general news tips to firstname.lastname@example.org; requests for graphic services
or logos to email@example.com; and items for inclusion in CampusMemo to
BECA Digital Video Editing Lab re-opens
The Broadcast and Electronic Communication Arts department invites the
campus community to a ribbon-cutting ceremony at noon Thursday, Sept.
13, to celebrate the re-opening of the Digital Video Editing Lab. The
ceremony will take place in CA 200.
The state-of-the-art editing lab enables students to utilize the latest
technology including high-definition video for editing news, sports,
documentaries, promotional spots and experimental pieces. Technology
upgrades in the facility, which include 47 new Mac Pro computers updated
with Final Cut Pro Studio 2, were made possible in part from a grant
from the CSU Entertainment Industry Initiative. For details, call ext.
News from the Academic Senate
The Academic Senate will hold its first meeting of the semester on Sept.
11 at the Seven Hills Conference Center, Nob Hill Room, from 2 to 4
p.m. The Alexander String Quartet, SF State's quartet in residence, will
perform at the beginning of the meeting.
agenda will include:
introductions of Maggie Beers, director of Academic
Technology, and Alex Katz, curriculum coordinator
of members of the Academic Senate Elections Committee
- An update
on the SF State Budget and Master Plan from Provost John Gemello
and Vice President of Administration and
Finance Leroy Morishita
- A report
from Ramon Castellblanch, president of the California Faculty Association
- A report
from Susan Shimanoff, chair of the Graduation Requirements Task Force
of the new Liberal Studies faculty by Helen Goldsmith, associate
dean of Undergraduate
information, visit the Academic Senate Web site at www.sfsu.edu/~senate/
week's Newsmakers include a book review by David Hellman of the J. Paul
Sociology Professor Jennifer Reck discussing the growth of Lesbian, Gay,
Bisexual and Transgender education; and Recreation and Leisure Studies
Assistant Professor Nina Roberts commenting on recreational use of public
Meet this week's Insiders,
both lecturers from the Art department: Lisa Solomon, who participated
in an installation show in Nagano, Japan; and
Katherin McInnis, whose video "a clear story" is screening at
an international film festival this month.
Prepare for retention, tenure and promotion
Attend an informal discussion about faculty retention, tenure and promotion,
with Marilyn Verhey, dean of Faculty Affairs and Professional Development,
and Lorraine Dong, chair of the University Tenure and Promotions Committee,
from 1 to 3 p.m., in ADM 460.
History department's sixth annual September 11
The History department will host "The Post 9/11 World: An International
and Interdisciplinary View," Tuesday, Sept. 11, from 3 to 5 p.m.
in Science 270. All students, faculty and staff are welcome. The forum
will feature the following panelists:
- Uri Bar-Joseph, Jewish Studies/Political Science
Banerjee, International Relations
Kassiola, Political Science
Skonieczny, International Relations
China Rising Fall lecture series
The economic, social, political and cultural changes taking place in
contemporary China and how these changes influence China's rising
status as a world power and its relations with other nations are the
subjects of a fall lecture course led by Joel L. Kassiola, dean of the
College of Behavioral and Social Sciences.
275: "China Rising and the World" is
held on Wednesday evenings from 7:15 to 8:55 p.m. through December
in HSS 154. The course
is free to the general public and campus community on a drop-in basis
or for two units of academic credit on a pass/no-pass basis through the
Open University, College of Extended Learning for a reduced fee of $150.
For more information including a complete list of class topics, visit
http//bss.sfsu.edu or call ext. 5-2402.
Thursday - Saturday
Ken Burns film events
Join acclaimed filmmaker Ken Burns for an exclusive preview screening
of his 15-hour World War II documentary, "The War," hosted by SF State's International Center for the Arts, Sept. 14, 15
and 16 at Letterman Digital Arts Center in the Presidio. Burns will be
present at selected screenings during the three-day event to introduce
the episodes and answer questions. Admission is free for SF State faculty,
staff and students with a current SF State ID. Seating is limited and
reservations are required. To e-mail your reservation request and view
the event schedule, visit the ICA Web site at http://ica.sfsu.edu
On Friday, Burns will be on the SF State campus discussing the film
in the Coppola Theatre (FA 101) from noon to 1:30 p.m. Seating is open
to all, and is available on a first-come, first-served basis.
The Women Studies Lecture Series continues with "Who is the Subject?:
Queer Theory Meets Oral History" by Nan Alamilla Boyd of SF State's
Women Studies Department. The series runs Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 12:15
p.m. in HUM 383 through Dec. 13. For more information, contact Assistant
Professor Kasturi Ray at ext. 8-3128 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Second Annual Reentry Summit
The SF State Institute for Civic and Community Engagement, in partnership
with the San Francisco Safe Communities Reentry Council, is sponsoring
a one-day summit: "Working Together to Support San Franciscans
After Incarceration: The Second Annual Reentry Summit" on Sept.
19 at Jack Adams Hall.
Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom will be on campus to give the opening remarks.
Ross Mirkarimi, Sheriff Michael Hennessey, District
Attorney Kamala Harris and Public Defender Jeff Adachi are also scheduled
to speak. Luis J. Rodriguez, activist and author of "Always Running:
La Vida Loca, Gang Days in LA," will give the keynote lunchtime
address on how successful reentry of the incarcerated can reduce violence
in society. RSVP by Sept. 12 to www.sfpublicdefender.org/scrc/,
or (415) 553-9349.
Promotion and tenure celebration
A campus-wide celebration in honor of the faculty and student services
professionals granted tenure and/or promoted this year will be held from
4 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 20, in the Nob Hill Room at the Seven Hills
Conference Center. The campus community is invited to attend.
The tenure and promotions list is available at: http://academic.sfsu.edu/facaffairs/announce.php
80th birthday bash for Wayne Peterson
The College of Creative Arts pays tribute to Pulitzer Prize-winning music
Professor Emeritus Wayne Peterson, Thursday, Sept. 20 with a
series of events in Knuth Hall. Peterson will lead a master class with
graduate students at 2 p.m. He will give a lecture on his work
in music composition at 3 p.m. His lecture will feature performances
String Quartet. Admission to the master class and lecture is
free. At 7 p.m. new music ensemble Earplay will perform a concert featuring
selection of compositions by Peterson. Admission to the evening
is $20; students may attend free of charge. For tickets,
SF State Box Office at ext. 8-2467.