Join English Lecturer Amy Love for a workshop on Turnitin, the
plagiarism detection tool. The workshop will focus on how to
use Turnitin as a teaching aid. No prior experience with online
learning is required. Upcoming dates for the workshop are Oct.
2, from 3 to 4 p.m. and Oct. 17, from 4 to 5 p.m. Both workshops
are held in BH 229.
Oct. 4, Professor of Social Work Rita Takahashi and Assistant
of Social Work Jocelyn Hermoso will hold "Got Diversity?
Pedagogy in a Global Context," from noon to 2 p.m. in
BUS 216. The workshop will present ways to make course content
teaching methods relevant and accessible for diverse audiences.
register, visit http://power.sfsu.edu/index,
call ext. 8-6456 or e-mail email@example.com.
For information on more workshops
from the Center for Teaching and Faculty Development, please
fit on campus
Want to try yoga or tone up your abs? Don't forget about FitnessPlus,
the University's wellness program for faculty and staff. An
$88 semester membership ($70 for a single membership if you join
with a friend) includes classes in yoga, cardio, Feldenkrais,
body sculpting, Pilates and access to the pool and weight room.
Fall registration for classes is underway. For information,
ext. 8-7572, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Crafts Fair seeks exhibitors
SF State will hold its second annual Crafts Fair on Dec. 4. Faculty
and staff interested in exhibiting or participating should
contact Patricia Earley at email@example.com or
books by Oct. 1
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 Oct. 1, 2007. Orders can be placed online at http://sfsubookstore.com,
sent via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or faxed to ext. 5-0474.
Open Enrollment has begun
From now 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
that you must re-enroll for the 2008 calendar year
during the annual Open Enrollment period. For additional information,
please contact the Benefits and Disability Programs unit at ext.
8-1875 or visit the Human Resources Web site at http://www.sfsu.edu/~hrwww
to the SF State shuttle service
Starting Oct. 1, 2007 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, please visit the Parking and Transportation Web site
Vista Room is open
SF State's on-campus venue for fine dining is
open for the fall semester. The Vista Room, operated by students in the
Hospitality Management program,
serves 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
person; faculty and staff may purchase discounted blocks of tickets by
calling ext. 5-3529. For more information about tickets, please contact
Kelly Vuong, ext. 5-3530 or Charlene Ngo, ext. 8-6087.
make reservations online, visit http://onecardonline.sfsu.edu/webapps/sfsulogin/
Room accepts OneCard, American Express, Discover and MasterCard.
Arts Gallery opens fall show
SF State's International Center for the Arts and the Fine
Arts Gallery present "Pacific Light: California Watercolor Refracted, 1907-2007," from
Sept. 22 to Oct. 20. The exhibit features works from 46 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 Fine Arts Gallery is
located in FA 238.
Humanities scholars to hold memorial symposium
"Art as Social Praxis: The Bettina Stockton Memorial Symposium" on
Oct. 8 will honor Bettina Stockton, who received a master's degree in
interdisciplinary humanities at the University in 1993. She died of ovarian
cancer while pursuing her doctorate in sociology at the University of
Oregon in 2005.
symposium will bring together distinguished faculty from SF State and other
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 Richard Lichtman, Ph.D., emeritus professor of the Wright Institute.
SF State faculty include Assistant Professor of Liberal Studies Tanya
Augsburg performing "Learning: A Social Sculpture" at 4:10
p.m.; and Professor of Philosophy Anatole Anton, Associate Professor
and Chair of Sociology Edward McCaughan, and Professor of Theatre Arts
Joel Schechter, who will hold an open discussion at 4:30 p.m.
will take place in HUM 587 from 1 to 6 p.m. and is free and open
to all faculty, staff and students. For more information, contact
Professor of Humanities Sandra Luft at email@example.com.
Or visit http://www.sfsu.edu/~collhum/events.html#1
News from the Academic Senate
The Academic Senate will meet on Tuesday, Sept. 25 in the Seven Hills
Conference Center from 2 to 4 p.m. The agenda will include:
of the agenda for Sept. 25, 2007
of the minutes for the Academic Senate meeting on Sept. 11, 2007
- An update
on International Education Week from Marilyn Jackson, assistant
director, Office of International Programs
- An update
on the College of Extended Learning and the Downtown Campus from
Gail Whitaker, dean of the College of Extended Learning and associate
vice president of academic
- An update
on the Accessible Technology Initiative from Gene Chelberg, associate
student affairs and director of the
Disability Programs and Resource Center
Executive Committee's proposed revisions to the Academic Senate Bylaws
Executive Committee's proposed revisions to the Faculty Statement
on Course Requirements
- A review
of senator responsibilities
information, visit the Academic Sentate Web site at http://www.sfsu.edu/~senate/
Anthony James Bravar, emeritus professor and former dean of the College
of Creative Arts, passed away at home in Youngsville, N.C., on July
9. He was 76 years old.
more about his life and work:
Newsmakers this week include Professor of Communications Studies Joseph
Tuman, who commented on Retired General Wesley Clark's endorsement
of Hilary Clinton for president; and SF State President Robert Corrigan,
who discussed SF Promise.
This week in Insiders: Professor of Creative Writing Toni Mirosevich's
new book; exhibits by Art Department Chair Barbara Foster and Assistant
Professor Paul Mullins; and a speaking engagement in Athens, Greece, for
Florence Alberts, a lecturer in the College of Business.
China Rising and the World
The exploration of China's rising status in the global economy continues
this week with "The Rise of China: Implications for the U.S. and
the World." The lecture, which runs from 7:15 to 8:55 p.m. in
HSS 154, is part of the public lecture series "China Rising and
the World (BSS 275), led by Joel J. Kassiola, dean of the College of
Behavioral and Social Sciences.
runs through Dec. 5. It 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.
Challenges and opportunities for faculty in China
Joel J. Kassiola, dean of the College of Behavioral and
Social Sciences and professor of political science, will present "A
Report on the China Trip 2007: Challenges and Opportunities for
our Faculty," from
4 to 5:30 p.m. in HHS 351. The talk is part of the BSS Faculty Research
Series "Revitalizing a Field and a Curriculum: New Directions in Research
and Teaching in Regional Studies." The series provides an interdisciplinary
context for faculty to learn about the research of their colleagues,
to engage in scholarly exchanges and to share ideas. Faculty, students
staff are invited. Light refreshments will be served. For more information,
Sexuality lecture: Shame comes out of the closet
Internationally renowned sexuality researcher Janice M. Irvine will present
the inaugural John H. Gagnon Distinguished Lecture co-sponsored by
the Department of Human Sexuality Studies and the Institute of Sexuality,
Inequality and Health. Irvine is professor of sociology at the University
of Massachusetts. Her lecture "Shame comes out of the closet:
Sexual politics in a shifting emotional culture" will explore
how sexual shame has changed over the last four decades. The lecture
begins at 7 p.m. in Room 609 of the Downtown Campus at 835 Market St.
A reception immediately follows. Please RSVP to ext. 5-3570 or e-mail
Join Professor of Women Studies MA Jaimes Guerrero
for her lecture "Native American Origins, Genetics, and Indigenous
Women," 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or
at ext. 8-3128.
The School of Music and Dance presents the second annual Opera Gala
at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 5. The gala will showcase performances
State's opera and vocal programs. Guests will enjoy highlights
from popular operas featuring student and alumni soloists and ensembles,
refreshments served "cabaret style." The
Opera Gala benefits the School of Music and Dance Opera Fund and
place in Jack
Adams Hall in the Student Center. Admission is $25 per person. For
details, visit http://creativearts.sfsu.edu or
call ext. 8-1431.