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Volume 57, Number 12    November 2, 2009         

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Campus Rec spring enrollment begins Jan. 25
Campus Recreation will have new classes, weight room equipment and additional workout hours for the spring semester. Faculty and staff must be members to utilize these amenities. Spring enrollment begins Jan. 25. For more information, contact the Campus Recreation department at or visit (click on Membership for details).

Chancellor’s Doctoral Incentive Program applications available now
The Chancellor's Doctoral Incentive Program is designed to increase the pool of individuals who show promise of becoming strong candidates for CSU instructional faculty positions by providing financial assistance to graduate students with the motivation, skills and experience needed to teach the diverse student body in the CSU. It is a competitive program directed by the CSU, but open to doctoral students across the country. To apply, visit

Information about the Chancellor's Doctoral Incentive Program is available at: 

Applications are due Feb. 5.  Applications should be submitted to ADM 451. For more information, call ext. 8-2204 or the Office of the Chancellor at (562) 951-4426.

SF State first for students in Americorps scholarship listings
SF State placed first out of 89 participating schools in the western United States for the distribution of Students In Service (SIS) Americorps Scholarships by enrolling 108 students in the program for the 2008-09 academic year. The geographical area includes California, Oregon, Washington, Nevada, Idaho, Montana, Hawaii and Alaska. Students enrolled in the program volunteer at service-oriented organizations for a minimum of 300 hours, for which they earn scholarships of up to $2,300 to apply toward tuition, student loans and/or school supplies.  At SF State, the Institute for Civic and Community Engagement oversees the SIS program.

Presidential Scholars Program faculty director sought
The SF State Presidential Scholars Program is seeking a new faculty director, beginning in fall 2010. The program, in existence since 1995, brings a diverse group of 25 academically outstanding first-time freshmen to campus each year. The faculty director participates in the selection and orientation of new presidential scholars, provides academic advising for the scholars, plans and manages a schedule of co-curricular and extracurricular enrichment events and conducts periodic meetings of the scholars to provide information and promote interactions among the scholars. Additionally, the director will teach the first-year seminar course as part of the nine-unit scholars' learning community, and help to envision an academically stimulating experience for the scholars throughout their careers at SF State. The position carries .40 re-assigned time (directing the program and teaching the FYE seminar in the fall). The faculty director works in close consultation with the dean of undergraduate studies. Interested tenured faculty members should send a letter of interest and current curriculum vitae to Gail Evans, dean of undergraduate studies, ADM 447, no later than Dec. 1. For more information on the Presidential Scholars Program, visit

Academic Senate
The following is a list of action items from the Oct. 27 Academic Senate meeting:

  • Heard a report from University Librarian Debbie Masters
  • Approved a proposal to revise the MA degree in Gerontology
  • Approved revisions to the MA Degree in Early Childhood Education
  • Discussed a proposed policy from the Strategic Issues Committee on intellectual property. The item was returned to committee to review suggested revisions
  • Approved a resolution for shared governance in strategic planning

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 Nomination packets are due Dec. 14, to the Academic Senate Office, ADM 551. Contact the Senate office at ext. 8-1264 or with questions.

In this issue of Newsmakers: Professor of Management Sally Baack discusses business ethics and Professor of Criminal Justice Studies Michael Musheno talks about police taser policies.

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Recital: "Adrian Borcea, piano":  1 p.m.

Sustainable SF State BBQ: 1 p.m.

Guest Speech by Consul General of Japan: 1:10 p.m.

Industrial Arts: "Design and Industry Alumni Portfolio Night": 5 p.m.

Pre-loved Clothing Drive: 8 a.m.

Fee Waiver Workshop: noon

Business Ethics Week - Genentech's Responsibility and Sustainability Efforts: 7 p.m.

Sustainable SF State Bike Path Welcome: noon

CBPR and Ethnography on Cancer Prevention Among Chinese Americans: 4 p.m.

Business Ethics Week: Business Ethics and Corporate Strategy: 5 p.m.

Symposium: Technology-driven Entrepreneurship: 7 p.m.

Fair Trade Coffee Tasting at City Eats Dinning Center: 8 a.m.

Turnitin: Turnitin For Written Assignments: 10 a.m.

Sustainable SF State Informational Fair: 11 a.m.

Mental Imagery in the Classroom: noon

iLearn Assignments: Provide students with feedback on work they submit: 1:30 p.m.

Informational Meeting: Program for SF State Undergrads seeking China-related Careers: 3:30 p.m.

Town Hall Meeting: Rebooting California: 4 p.m.

Artist Lecture Series: Adriane Colburn: 7 p.m.

Coming Up
Nov. 6: Public Policy Research Group: Preschool Education Policy Discussion: 10:30 a.m.

Nov. 6: Recital: "Afro-Cuban Ensemble of SF State": 1 p.m.

Nov. 7: Concert: "The Voice of Margery Tede": 3 p.m.

Nov. 8: Lecture: "Morrison Artists Series Pre-Concert Talk": 2 p.m.

Nov. 8: Concert: "Morrison Artists Series: Kavafian-Schub-Shifrin Trio": 3 p.m.

Nov. 9: iLearn Gradebook: Track Student Progress Online: 10 a.m.

Nov. 9: Objectives & Tech: Achieving Learning Objectives with Technology: 1 p.m.

Nov. 9: Recital: "Borealis String Quartet": 1 p.m.

Nov. 9: Symposium: Holistic Health Career Day: 1:30 p.m.

Nov. 10: Concert: Sufism, A Muslim's Mystic Journey: 5 p.m.

Nov. 10: Fall 2009 Japanese Tea Ceremony Workshop Series: 5:10 p.m.

Nov. 10: Theatre: "Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare": 8 p.m.

Nov. 12: The Informative and Formative Classroom: Session IV: 3:30 p.m.

Nov. 12: Lecture: "Twelfth Night pre-show talk": 7 p.m.

Nov. 12: International film screening: 8 p.m.

Nov. 12: "Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare": 8 p.m.



For more upcoming events, see the University Calendar


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