Emmy winners headline alumni day
Peter Casey, (B.A. '75), and Glen Charles, (M.A. '68), who defined comedy as producers of the hit comedy series "Cheers," will kick-start a day of celebration and rediscovery for alumni on Oct. 17. The pair will reflect on their time at SF State and careers in the entertainment industry during a luncheon at 11:30 a.m. in the Cesar Chavez Student Center. The conversation between the longtime collaborators will be moderated by alum and CBS 5 anchor Ken Bastida (B.A.'80).
"Glen Charles and Peter Casey are representative of the thousands of talented, successful alumni who have passed through the halls and classrooms of this University," said Lee Blitch, vice president of University Advancement. "Throughout their careers, Glen and Peter have shown the world the power of an education from SF State."
Current faculty will discuss the work being done at SF State during a daylong speaker series. Attendees can hear about groundbreaking research on facial recognition by Professor of Psychology David Matsumoto, the strides made by Caitlin Ryan and the Family Acceptance Project or a presentation on literary creativity by notable creative writing alums and faculty. For a speaker series schedule, visit: www.sfsu.edu/~alumni/simons_alumni_days/speakers.html
In addition to the speaker series and luncheons, numerous colleges and departments will host their own reunions and open houses for alumni. For more information, visit www.sfsu.edu/~alumni/simons_alumni_days/college_events.html
PARK(ing) Day comes to SF State
On Oct. 6 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., 25 car parking spaces on the top deck of the parking garage will be transformed into a park-like environment as part of the campus' PARK(ing) Day, an event to raise awareness of the alternative transportation options available to the campus and the University’s commitment to reducing its carbon footprint. Faculty and staff are invited to visit the temporary 'park' where there will be hay bale seats, sculptures made from recycled materials, food vendors and information about alternative transportation.
Celebrate faculty tenure, promotion
A campus-wide celebration in honor of faculty granted tenure and/or promoted this year will be held Oct. 6 from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Seven Hills Conference Center. The faculty tenure and promotions list is available at: http://academic.sfsu.edu/facaffairs/announce.php
Open calls for CSU Media Arts Festival entries
Faculty and staff are asked to encourage students to apply for the 19th annual Media Arts Festival (MAF), which will be held Nov. 7 at CSU Fullerton. All CSU students in film, video and interactive media are encouraged to participate in this competition. Deadline for submissions is Oct. 5. Entry forms, rules, qualifications, category definitions and submission requirements are available at http://www.mediaartsfestival.org/
The following is a list of action items from the Sept. 29 Academic Senate meeting:
- CSU Senators Andrea Boyle, Jerry Shapiro and Darlene Yee, presented a report on the recent activities of the Statewide Senate.
- The Curriculum Review and Approval Committee presented a Name Change to the minor, B.A. and M.A. in Women Studies. The item was heard in first reading and second reading and was approved.
- The Academic Policies Committee proposed a revision to the Administrative Search Policy, #S09-180. This item was heard in first and second reading and was approved.
- The Strategic Issues Committee presented a proposed Policy on Intellectual Property. The item was heard in first reading and is anticipated to return for further discussion Oct. 13.
This week in Insiders: Professor of Anthropology Bernard Wong was named Distinguished Lecturer at an International Conference.
New way to submit events to CampusMemo
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DIVA Overview: 1 p.m.
Teaching with DIVA: 2 p.m.
Ethnic Studies 40 Years Later: An International Conference
FRESCA to Find Me: Creating a Profile in FRESCA: 11 a.m.
Community Engaged Scholarship at RTP Review: Indicators and Measures of Quality: 4 p.m.
DIVA Overview: 3 p.m.
Faculty Workshop: The Informative and Formative Classroom II, Assessing Skills: 3:30 p.m.
Poetry Reading: Giancarlo Campagna & Clive Matson: 3:30 p.m.
Theatre: "Proof" : 8 p.m.
Oct 9: Lecture: "Morrison Artists Series Pre-Concert Talk": 7 p.m.
Oct. 9: Concert: "Morrison Artists Series: Eroica Trio": 8 p.m.
Oct. 10: Lecture: "Gordon H. Chang": 1 p.m.
Oct 10: Theatre: "Proof": 8 p.m.
Oct. 11: Theatre: "Proof": 2 p.m.
Oct. 12: Symposium: The U.S. and Guantanamo Bay: Noon
Oct. 12: Lecture: Palimpsests of globalization: 2 p.m.
Oct. 13: Objectives & Tech: Achieving Learning Objectives with Technology: 10 a.m.
Oct. 13: Teach with Tech: Develop a Personalized Teaching-with-Technology Plan: 1 p.m.
Oct. 13: Fall 2009 Japanese Tea Ceremony Workshop Series: 5:10 p.m.
Oct. 14: Teach with Tech: Develop a Personalized Teaching-with-Technology Plan: 10 a.m.
Oct. 14: Recital: "Parno Graszt": 1 p.m.
Oct. 14: Objectives & Tech: Achieving Learning Objectives with Technology: 1:30 p.m.
Oct. 14: Lecture: The Greek Diaspora Today: 7 p.m.
Oct. 15: DIVA Overview: 10 a.m.
Oct. 15: Teaching with DIVA: 11 a.m.
Oct. 15: Neighborhood Empowerment Through Community-Based Scholarship part 1: 3:30 p.m.
Oct. 15: Theatre: "Proof": 8 p.m.
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