Call for honorary degree nominations
The University Honorary Degree Committee invites all members of the campus community to submit nominations for honorary doctoral degrees, to be conferred at the 2010 Commencement ceremony. The nomination deadline is Nov. 20. The lives and significant achievements of nominees should serve as examples of the CSU's aspirations for its diverse student body. Incumbent elected officials are not eligible. Past SF State honorary degree recipients include: Co-founder of the Southern Poverty Law Center, Morris Dees; SF Giants Hall of Famer and humanitarian, Willie Mays; Children's Defense Fund founder, Marian Wright Edelman; and actor-activist, Danny Glover. Nominations, which are confidential, should be accompanied by a statement about the candidate and brief supporting materials. Label nominations "Attn.: Honorary Degree Committee" and send or deliver them to the Office of the University Provost, ADM 455.
International Education Week kicks off Nov. 16
The Office of International Programs will celebrate International Education Week at SF State Nov. 16-20. SF State faculty, students and staff will host a full slate of events emphasizing the importance of increasing knowledge and awareness of the world's cultures, peoples and languages. For a full program see www.sfsu.edu/~oip/internationaleducationalweek/ For questions or more information, contact Marilyn Jackson at ext. 8-3317 or email@example.com
Mural installation takes place Nov. 20
The dedication and unveiling of the Native American mural at the Cesar Chavez Student Center will take place Nov. 20 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the West Plaza of the Student Center. The mural depicts themes of community activism, self determination, resistance and survivance of Native American peoples, and the defense of native lands. Marc Nicely served as the primary artist in collaboration with Larry Sillaway. The event will also feature guest speakers, native leaders, cultural performances and a reception. For more information, contact Jacqueline Mendez, chair of the Native American Arts committee, at ext. 8-2093 or visit www.sfsustudentcenter.com/nativemural.php
Distinguished Faculty Awards nominations sought
Each year, the Academic Senate acknowledges outstanding faculty members for their extraordinary, meaningful and lasting contributions in the areas of teaching, professional achievement and service. These awards, which include a stipend, a commemorative plaque and a certificate, are designed to highlight the accomplishments of these individual faculty members and to showcase a few examples of the consistently exceptional work of the SF State faculty.
To nominate yourself or a colleague, visit the Academic Senate Web site at www.sfsu.edu/~senate Nomination packets are due Dec. 14, to the Academic Senate Office, ADM 551. Contact the Senate office at ext. 8-1264 or firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
This week in Insiders: Assistant Professor of Psychology Ryan Howell published two papers and Professor of Health Education Erik Peper and Assistant Professor of Health Education Richard Harvey published a paper.
In this issue of Newsmakers: Assistant Professor of Biology Vance Vredenberg discusses the steps necessary to save amphibians.
New way to submit events to CampusMemo
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International Education Week: Chinese Culture Day: 9 a.m.
DIVA overview: 10 a.m.
iLearn Quizzes: 11 a.m.
iLearn from 0 to 60: Catching Up to Speed: 1 p.m.
Recital: Creative World Ensemble: 1 p.m.
Old left women, second wave feminism: Organizing Mothers Alone Working (MAW) Bay Area: 2 p.m.
Concert: SF State Wind Ensemble: 8 p.m.
iLearn Gradebook: Track Student Progress Online: 1 p.m.
Recital: Piano students of Victoria Neve: 8 p.m.
International Culture Fest: 9 a.m.
The 20th Anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child: 10 a.m.
International Education Week: "Breaking Barriers," a study abroad film: noon
Recital: Vocal Jazz: 1 p.m.
Turnitin: Turnitin For Written Assignments: 1:30 p.m.
Concert: Fall Into Jazz: Combo Night: 8 p.m.
Concert: Fall Into Jazz: Afro-Cuban Ensemble/Vocal Jazz: 8 p.m.
International Education Week: Peace Walk: noon
Writing a Staff Position Description MPP: 2 p.m.
International Education Week: A Day in the Life of a Diplomat: 2 p.m.
International Education Week: Citizen Diplomacy Peace Corps Panel: 4:30 p.m.
L'Auberge Espagnole: 8 p.m.
Nov. 20: Individual Career Development Program Workshop: noon
Nov. 20: Recital: Debra Lambert, mezzo-soprano: 1 p.m.
Nov. 20: Concert: Fall Into Jazz: SF State Gospel Choir: 8 p.m.
Nov. 30: Recital: Piano students of William Corbett-Jones: 1 p.m.
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