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Volume 56, Number 18    December 15, 2008         

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The Dec. 22 edition of CampusMemo will be the final issue of the fall semester. The next edition will be published Jan. 12. CampusMemo will resume publication on a weekly basis beginning Jan. 27.

Space available at Children's Campus for spring 2009
Children's Campus has space available in all classrooms for children from 6 months of age through preschool for spring 2009. Enrollment is open to the campus as well as to the community. To apply, download and complete the application packet found at and submit to the Bursar's office along with the $25 application fee. This same process applies for those who would like to have their child's name placed on the wait list for fall 2009. Contact Byron Sigal, director of Children's Campus, at with questions.    

Holiday break basketball clinic
The men's basketball program will run a two-day basketball clinic during the holiday break. The clinic for boys and girls takes place Dec. 22 and 23. The clinic will consist of offensive instruction, drills, games and other competition. The clinic costs $80 for the two days and will go from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. All proceeds will benefit the men’s basketball scholarship fund. If interested, contact Johnathn Weber at ext. 8-7573 or

New Year’s resolution solution
Fitness classes, wellness programs and personal training are just a few services offered during the winter break to all faculty and staff. Pre-enrollment for winter/spring 2009 is now available at The Village Fitness Center through Dec. 24. Contact for more information.

Syllabus accessibility reminder
As faculty prepare syllabi for the spring 2009 semester, remember that Academic Senate Policy #F07-244 (Syllabus Disability Statement Policy) requires the following information to be included: "All syllabi will include the University’s statement regarding disability access: Students with disabilities who need reasonable accommodations are encouraged to contact the instructor." The Disability Programs and Resource Center (DPRC) is available to facilitate the reasonable accommodations process. The DPRC is located in the Student Service Building and can be contacted at ext. 8-2472 or

December toy drive
The Stay In School Family Resource Center will host a toy drive through Dec 17. Those who wish to donate a toy to a child of a low-income student parent can do so in HSS 120 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Organizers will accept new, unwrapped toys for children ages 2-10.

Seeking leadership development program submissions
The Office of Student Programs and Leadership Development (OSPLD) is seeking submissions from faculty and staff to create and facilitate workshops for the spring 2009 Leadership in Action weekly workshop series. Leadership in Action is a campus-wide initiative focused on providing leadership development opportunities for all SF State students. For more information or to submit a proposal, visit
or contact Sarah Bauer at ext. 8-2174 or


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Provost search committee update
The provost search committee has met five times this semester and is actively
reviewing candidate files. Committee Chair Joel Kassiola, dean of the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences reports that the committee aims to have finalists visit the campus beginning in early February. The campus community will be notified of these visits with sufficient time given to maximize the opportunities for members of the San Francisco State community to observe and meet the finalist candidates for the Provost position and to give feedback to the search committee.

Search for College of Education dean 
Nominations and applications are invited for the position of Dean of College of Education. The position description, including application instructions, is available on the Academic Affairs Web site at
For additional information, contact Christine Nagaya at ext. 8-1142 or

Celebrating 20 years of service
An off-campus San Francisco community benefit honoring President and Mrs. Robert A. Corrigan for their 20 years of service to San Francisco State University and the City and County of San Francisco is scheduled for the evening of February 4, 2009. The net proceeds from the evening will be used to create the Robert and Joyce Corrigan SF Promise Endowed Scholarship Fund. SF Promise is a partnership with the City and County of San Francisco and the San Francisco Unified School District that guarantees admission to SF State to all qualified San Francisco public high school students. To learn more about this event or to purchase tickets visit

Research Scholarship and Creative Activity (RSCA) Awards workshops
From Dec. 15 to 19, the Center for Teaching and Faculty Development will offer a daily RSCA Awards workshop from 12:30-1:30 p.m. in BH 333. All sessions will be facilitated by Associate Dean of Faculty Affairs and Center Director Pamela Vaughn. Workshops are intended to address faculty questions and provide an overview of the RSCA application process and guidelines. A prior review of the pertinent documents (available on the Faculty Affairs Web site) is recommended.
Faculty can reserve a seat by calling ext. 8-6456, e-mailing or enrolling online through POWER at

This week in Insiders: Professor of Cinema Jan Millsapps will sing in the chorus for Colors of Christmas.

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This week in Newsmakers: Professor of Political Science Robert Smith discusses Mayor Gavin Newsom's online State of the City address and Professor of Art Mark Dean Johnson and Art Department Visual Curator Irene Poon discuss Asian American art. 

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Morrison Artists Series: Time for Three
Time for Three, a dynamic string trio transcending traditional genres with unique arrangements of classical, bluegrass, Hungarian gypsy, rock, jazz and country-western standards plus its own works, will perform as part of SF State's Morrison Artists Series Dec. 14 at 3 p.m. in McKenna Theatre, Creative Arts building. The musicians, graduates of the Curtis Institute of Music, have performed with many of the world’s preeminent conductors and orchestras. Time for Three will announce its program from the stage, selecting from its original compositions as well as arrangements of works by Bach, Brahms, The Beatles, Jay Unger, Charlie Rouse and Leonard Cohen. Admission is free. For details, visit:

Flute concert
The San Francisco State Flute Choir will perform "Aurora for 16 Flutes" Monday at 7:30 p.m. in Knuth Hall, Creative Arts building. The choir will also perform works by Tchaikovsky, Corelli and Bizet. Admission is free with a reception to follow.


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