Morrison Artists Series kicks off 54th year on Oct. 9
The 54th year of the Morrison Artists Series will feature free world-class chamber music performances with plenty of SF State ties. The Morrison Artists Series concert program presents six free performances each year by acclaimed chamber music ensembles on the SF State campus.
This year's six-concert schedule kicks off Oct. 9 at 8 p.m. with the Eroica Trio, which returns to the site where it made its West Coast debut in 1990. The Alexander String Quartet, SF State's quartet-in-residence, celebrates its 20th year at the University with a special program that will include compositions by SF State faculty and alumni on Dec. 13 at 3 p.m.
On Feb. 7, The Afiara String Quartet will return to SF State a year after serving as the Morrison Fellowship Quartet-In-Residence. For the second year, free lectures will take place one hour before each of the six concerts. SF State faculty members, including composer and Associate Dean of the College of Creative Arts Ronald Caltabiano, will discuss the performers and the music they will play. Each concert will take place in McKenna Theatre in the Creative Arts building. The 2009-10 Morrison Artists Series includes:
Oct. 9: Eroica Trio: 8 p.m.
Nov. 8: The Kavafian-Schub Shifrin Trio: 3 p.m.
Dec. 13: Alexander String Quartet: 3 p.m.
Feb. 7: Afiara String Quartet: 3 p.m.
March 14: New Century Saxophone Quartet: 3 p.m.
April 11: Brasil Guitar Duo and soprano Sara Wolfson: 3 p.m.
For more information on the Morrison Artists Series, visit: http://creativearts.sfsu.edu/morrison
Budget town hall meeting announced
The Academic Senate announces a town hall meeting focused on the ongoing budget crisis to be held in the Seven Hills Conference Center, Nob Hill Room, Oct. 13 from 2:15 to 4:30 p.m. A primer for the discussion and supporting documents are available on the Senate Web site. All members of the campus community are invited to attend. For more information, contact the Senate office at firstname.lastname@example.org
This week in Insiders: Associate Professor of Creative Writing Nona Caspers gave a public reading and Associate Professor of Recreation Parks and Tourism Nina Roberts was a featured speaker at a national conference.
In this issue of Newsmakers: Dean of the College of Ethnic Studies Kenneth Monteiro discusses the state of Ethnic Studies and Professor of Biology Dennis Desjardin discusses his newest glow-in-the-dark mushroom discoveries.
New way to submit events to CampusMemo
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Symposium: The U.S. and Guantanamo Bay: Noon
Recital: "Advanced Ear Training and Musicianship": 1 p.m.
Lecture & Discussion: Len Saputo, M.D.: A Return to Healing: 2 p.m.
Lecture: Palimpsests of globalization: 2 p.m.
Lecture & Discussion: Swine Flu Vaccination: Local Physicians Voice Concerns: 5 p.m.
Objectives & Tech: Achieving Learning Objectives with Technology: 10 a.m.
Teach with Tech: Develop a Personalized Teaching-with-Technology Plan: 1 p.m.
Fall 2009 Japanese Tea Ceremony Workshop Series: 5:10 p.m.
Completing Your CalPERS Application: 9 a.m.
Teach with Tech: Develop a Personalized Teaching-with-Technology Plan: 10 a.m.
Objectives & Tech: Achieving Learning Objectives with Technology: 1:30 p.m.
Lecture: The Greek Diaspora Today: 7 p.m.
Completing Your CalPERS Application: 9 a.m.
DIVA Overview: 10 a.m.
Teaching with DIVA: 11 a.m.
Neighborhood Empowerment through Community-Based Scholarship part 1: 3:30 p.m.
Theatre: "Proof": 8 p.m.
Oct. 16: Theatre: "Proof": 8 p.m.
Oct. 17: Alumni Day Events - Speaker Series, reunions, mixers and more
Oct. 17: All Alumni Luncheon: 11:30 a.m.
Oct. 17: Theatre/Lecture: "Backstage to Hanamichi": 2 p.m.
Oct 17: Theatre: "Proof": 8 p.m.
Oct. 18: Theatre: "Proof": 2 p.m.
Oct 19: Workshop: The Role of Beauty, Art & the Deep Feminine -- Inspiring Change & Possibility: 4 p.m.
Oct. 19: Fall 2009 Nursing Symposium: 11 a.m.
Oct. 19: Recital: "Trio Fibonacci": 1 p.m.
Oct. 20: Facilitating Large Classes with iLearn, facilitated by Cyrus Ginwala: 11 a.m.
Oct. 20: Campus MovieFest at San Francisco State University: 7:30 p.m.
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