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Volume 57, Number 11    October 26, 2009         

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César E. Chávez Institute's new location
The César E. Chávez Institute (CCI) has moved to new offices. After nine years in the Mission District, CCI relocated to SF State's Pacific Plaza facility in Daly City on Sept. 30.
The move coincides with a strong internal reorganization to launch new initiatives, engage more faculty and students in projects and prepare the Institute for its second decade. The CCI's new address is: César E. Chávez Institute, Pacific Plaza, 2001 Junipero Serra Blvd, Suite 750, Daly City, CA 94014 (Campus Mail: PP750)

Gator winter basketball clinic announced
The Men's Basketball Coaching Staff invitees all boys and girls ages six through 14 to attend its winter basketball clinic. The clinic will consist of teaching and games and will run Dec. 21-22 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Contact Johnathn Weber at ext. 8-7573 or for questions and registration. A brochure is also available at

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Chinese Flagship Partner program seeks students
SF State has been selected for funding by the National Security Education Program (NSEP) in the U.S. Department of Defense to launch a new program that will allow selected students to develop superior Chinese language skills and integrate these into their academic and professional disciplines. The SF State Chinese Flagship Partner program will provide curricular support, scholarships, mentorships, faculty exchanges and speakers, as well as study abroad programs in China. SF State is only the second University in California selected to host a Flagship program and the first in the California State University system.

The four-year intensive program is seeking highly motivated students in any field of study who have a minimum 3.2 grade point average and at least intermediate Chinese language skills. The University will also offer preparatory curricula in Chinese for students who would like to reach the minimum skills required to apply for a spot in the core program. Ten SF students will be chosen this semester. 

Faculty are urged to encourage qualified students to apply. For more information, visit or contact the Chinese Flagship Program Coordinator, Katie Walsh, at ext. 8-7032 or

MBA Program recognized for sustainable business education
SF State's MBA program has again been recognized by the Aspen Institute as one of the world's leaders in socially responsible business education.

The University's MBA program is ranked No. 23 in the U.S. and No. 29 in the world in the Institute's 2009-10 Beyond Grey Pinstripes survey, announced today.  

The biennial survey measures how well institutions prepare students for environmental, social and ethical complexities of modern-day business. This year, business schools from 24 countries participated in the 18-month effort to map the landscape of teaching and research on issues pertaining to business and society.

SF State, the only university in the California State University system to be listed in the top 100 list, improved upon its 2007 marks, when it ranked 27th in the U.S. and 37th in the world. 

"We are extremely proud of our faculty, who continue to place significant emphasis in the curriculum on ethics, corporate social responsibility and sustainability," said Nancy Hayes, dean of the College of Business. "These are increasingly critical success factors for current and future business leaders."

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 and between 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 Academic Senate will meet Tuesday from 2 to 5 p.m. in the Nob Hill Room of the Seven Hills Conference Center. The agenda will include:

  • Approval of the minutes for the Sept. 29 meeting
  • Approval of the agenda for Oct. 27 meeting
  • A report from Debbie Masters, University librarian
  • A recommendation from the Curriculum Review and Approval Committee regarding proposed revisions to the MA degree in Gerontology, first reading
  • A recommendation from the Curriculum Review and Approval Committee regarding proposed revisions to the MA Degree in Early Childhood Education, first reading
  • A recommendation from the Strategic Issues Committee regarding a proposed policy on intellectual property, first reading
  • A recommendation from the Academic Senate Executive Committee regarding a proposed resolution for shared governance in strategic planning, first reading

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. 

This week in Insiders: Professor of Communication Studies Lee Jenkins earned a national award and Professor of Music Victoria Neve performed in San Francisco.

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Grants and Contracts
SF State received $4,972,149 in grants and programs in September.

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In Memoriam
This week we remember
Professor Emeritus of Music Roger Nixon.

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New way to submit events to CampusMemo
CampusMemo will now pick up event listings directly from the University Calendar to streamline the events publicity function for campus units. Departments interested in publicizing an event in CampusMemo simply need to register the event on the University Calendar by 10 a.m. on Wednesday of the previous week. To submit an event, go to and click on "Submit an Event" in the left-hand navigation bar. This new procedure saves event sponsors the extra step of entering information specifically for CampusMemo, and the later deadline for submittal allows more time for event sponsors to submit their items to CampusMemo.

Campus closed due to furlough day

Fall 2009 Japanese Tea Ceremony Workshop Series: 7:10 p.m.

Student Chamber Ensembles concert: 8 p.m.

Student Health Service Haunted Open House: 10 a.m.

Recital: "Student chamber ensembles" 1 p.m.

Reading and singing: Ned Sublette, "The Year Before the Flood": 3:30 p.m.

Artist Lecture Series: Michael Arcega: 7 p.m.

Coming Up
Oct. 30: Recital: "Annual Scary Concert": 1 p.m.

Oct. 30: Lecture: "Peter Schumann": 2 p.m.

Nov. 2: Recital: "Adrian Borcea, piano": 1 p.m.

Nov. 2: Industrial Arts: "Design and Industry Alumni Portfolio Night": 5 p.m.

Nov. 3: Pre-loved Clothing Drive: 8 a.m.

Nov. 3: Fee Waiver Workshop: noon

Nov. 5: FRESCA to Find Me: Creating a Profile in FRESCA: 3 p.m.

Nov. 5: Faculty Workshop: The Informative and Formative Classroom III, Reviewing the Rubric: 3:30 p.m.

Nov. 5: Artist Lecture Series: Adriane Colburn: 7 p.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.

For more upcoming events, see the University Calendar


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