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Volume 57, Number 7    September 28, 2009         

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Tickets available for Taste of the Bay
Tickets are available for faculty and staff for the 13th Taste of the Bay. The event will be held Oct. 21 at 6 p.m. aboard the San Francisco Belle at Pier 3. For ticket information and a list of participating restaurants, breweries and wineries, visit

2009 SF State employee benefits fair
The 2009 Benefits Fair, featuring essential materials, resources and tools will take place Sept. 29 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Towers Conference Center. For more information, call ext. 8-1872.

September Declared EOP Month
Assembly Concurrent Resolution 124 praises the accomplishments of the Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) in the UC, CSU and community college systems and declares September "EOP month." For more information on upcoming EOP events this month, call ext. 8-1646.

Volunteers sought for Romberg Tiburon Center’s Discovery Day 2009
Volunteers are sought for this event on Oct. 4, when SF State’s marine research lab opens its doors to the public for science exploration, art activities, storytelling, touch tanks, food and more. Volunteers are needed in four-hour shifts (8 a.m. to noon, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and noon to 4 p.m.). Those interested in volunteering can contact Jennifer Viale at or ext. 8-6063. All volunteers will receive a Discovery Day T-shirt and lunch. There is no scheduled public transportation to RTC. Ask about transportation options when signing up.

Benefits open enrollment ends Oct. 9
From Sept. 14 to Oct. 9, faculty and staff may enroll in or make changes to health, dental and vision plans, FlexCash, Dependent Care (DCRA) and Health Care Reimbursement (HCRA). Forms must be received by Oct. 9. Changes made during open enrollment will go into effect Jan. 1, 2010. Employees currently enrolled in DCRA and HCRA programs must re-enroll for the 2010 year during this open enrollment period. For more information, contact the benefits and retirement services unit at ext. 8-1875 or visit the Human Resources, Safety and Risk Management Web site at

Performers and artists for SF State Fair Arts Festival needed
LEAD (Leadership, Engagement, Action, Development) in collaboration with the College of Creative Arts, Associated Students Inc., Cesar Chavez Student Center, University Housing, Campus Recreation, Government Relations and University Development will host the SF State Fair (formerly known as the Student Activities/Cultural Food Fair). The event will continue to host the student activities and cultural food as a component but will broaden its scope to include an art and music festival for the entire campus and surrounding communities. The fair is an opportunity to showcase the many talents of SF State students, student organizations, departments, faculty, staff, administrators and alumni. The SF State Fair is scheduled for Oct. 14 to 17 in Malcolm X Plaza, Creative Arts Building, University Housing and the Cesar Chavez Student Center.

If an individual, department or student group wishes to participate in SF State Fair as a performer or to showcase media or artwork, visit the appropriate link below. The deadline for submissions is Oct. 1.

Call for performers:

Call for artists

Contact Monolito Twyman at with questions.

Academic Technology invites faculty and staff to workshops
During the Fall 2009 semester, Academic Technology (AT) is offering workshops related to using technology in physical and virtual environments. The topics range from making a teaching-with-technology plan to using technology for collaboration, coursework and research. All SF State faculty and staff are welcome to attend AT workshops free of charge.

Registration and workshop information is available at

For questions or further details, please e-mail or call 415-405-3536 and press option "5."

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:

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:

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 September 15 meeting
    • Approval of the Agenda for September 29
    • Statewide Senate Report: CSU Senators Andrea Boyle, Jerry Shapiro and Darlene Yee
    • Recommendation from the Curriculum Review and Approval Committee: Proposed Name Change to the Minor, B.A. and M.A. in Women Studies, First Reading
    • Recommendations from the Academic Policies Committee: Proposed Revision to the Administrative Search Policy, #S09-180
    • Recommendation from the Strategic Issues Committee: Proposed Policy on Intellectual Property, First Reading

This week in Insiders: Professor of Biology Tom Parker, Professor of Kinesiology Susan Zieff and Associate Professor of Nursing Anastasia Fisher are featured.

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In this issue of Newsmakers: Professor of Political Science Robert Smith discussed the developing race to become mayor of Oakland.

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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.

Click on the link for each event to view full listing in the University Calendar.

Recital: Piano Music of George Crumb: 1 p.m.

Lecture: Is there a nexus between indigenous women and feminism?: 2 p.m.

FRESCA to Find Me: Creating a Profile in FRESCA: 1 p.m.

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

Planning Your Retirement with CalPERS: 12:10 p.m.

Recital: Jassen Todorov, violin, and William Corbett-Jones, piano: 1 p.m.

Faculty Workshop: The Informative and Formative Classroom I, Outcomes and Objectives: 3:30 p.m.

Video screening: Smile Foundation of India: 7:30 p.m.

Coming Up
Oct. 2: Brown Bag Theatre Co.

Oct. 4: Open House: Discovery Day

Oct. 6: DIVA Overview: 1 p.m.

Oct. 6: Teaching with DIVA: 2 p.m.

Oct. 7: Ethnic Studies 40 Years Later: An International Conference

Oct. 7: FRESCA to Find Me: Creating a Profile in FRESCA: 11 a.m.

Oct. 8: Jumpstart's Read for the Record

Oct. 8: Faculty Workshop: The Informative and Formative Classroom II, Assessing Skills: 3:30 p.m.

Oct. 8: Poetry Reading: Giancarlo Campagna & Clive Matson: 3:30 p.m.

Oct. 8: Theatre: Proof : 8 p.m.



For more upcoming events, see the University Calendar


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