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Volume 58, Number 9    October 11, 2010         

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Paul Longmore memorial service
A celebration of Paul Longmore’s life and accomplishments will be held Oct. 23 at 2 p.m. at the Seven Hills Conference Center. A reception will follow at 3 p.m. The venue is wheelchair accessible and the event will be open captioned. To request additional reasonable accommodations, contact ext. 8-2954 or by Monday, Oct. 11. In lieu of sending flowers, the family asks those wishing to make a donation to contact Andrea Rouah at or ext. 8-1668.

New Location for the Center for Teaching and Faculty Development
The Center for Teaching and Faculty Development (CTFD) has moved to ADM 450A. Office hours and contact information are the same. The CTFD Media Library is available for faculty check-out during office hours and will offer a slate of new workshops designed to help faculty energize their courses in lean times.

Be a museum volunteer
The University Museum needs volunteers for the "Eat, Drink and Be Buried: Life and Death Among the Etruscans" exhibit, which will run from Nov. 3 through Dec. 3, Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. (closed Thanksgiving week). Volunteers are needed for one to two hours and training is provided. Contact Christine Fogarty at for more information.

Entries sought for award
The Tillie Olsen Award for Writers is being presented for the first time at SF State. This $500 prize will be awarded annually, alternately to an undergraduate student majoring in Creative Writing or Women and Gender Studies, for a piece of socially conscious writing. This year's prize will be given to a Creative Writing undergraduate. This award has been made possible through the daughters and friends of the late Tillie Olsen, social activist and award-winning author of the short-story collection Tell Me A Riddle. The deadline is Friday, Oct. 29. Details are available at the Creative Writing Department in HUM 380 or e-mail

Spring textbook orders
The SFSU Bookstore is processing textbook orders for the spring semester and offering a $750 gift card to every department on campus that submits at least 90 percent of their spring 2011 textbook orders by Oct. 22. Place orders online at or via e-mail to or fax them to ext. 5-0474.


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Utilities extension work
In preparation for the future building of SF State’s Creative Arts Center, the first segment of a utilities extension project will begin approximately Oct. 21, along the south side of Font Blvd., between Lake Merced Blvd. and Arballo Drive. Every effort will be made to minimize disruption during construction, but there will be temporary lane closures requiring auto, bike and pedestrian traffic to be redirected. Updates will be posted regularly to the Capital Planning website at where a map and detailed schedule are available.

Champions of social justice honored
At the Oct. 3 Exemplary Leadership Awards, the College of Ethnic Studies honored four individuals and an art collective for their service to the field of ethnic studies and support of diverse communities. Those honored included Associate Dean of the College of Ethnic Studies Laureen Chew, the late Bernard A. Hoehner, D.V.M., early member of the American Indian Studies faculty, alumna Evelyn Carolina Monico, M.D., Ramona Tascoe, M.D. and the Dignidad Rebelde Graphic Arts Collective. Read more in the SF State News story at

Academic Senate
The following is a list of action items from the Oct. 5 Academic Senate meeting:

  • Heard a report from Provost Sue Rosser on the SF State budget crisis
  • The Senate was introduced to Vice President of University Advancement Robert Nava
  • Heard a report from SFSU Bookstore Manager Rob Strong, a consultant on the CSU initiatives for the Digital Market Place and Affordable Learning Solutions
  • Heard a report from Dean of Faculty Affairs Wanda Lee
  • Approved the Student Affairs Committee resolution in support of the SF State Voter Registration Campaign
  • Approved the Curriculum Review and Approval Committee proposed title change from MSBA with a concentration in Accounting to M.S. in Accountancy (MSA)
  • Approved the Curriculum Review and Approval Committee proposed revisions to the Physics and Astronomy department B.S. in Physics, concentration in Astrophysics.
  • Returned the Academic Policy Committee proposed policy on Declaration of Major to committee with suggestions for revision
  • Approved the Student Affairs Committee proposal to rescind Academic Senate Policy S75-R-8, Family Housing at SF State
  • Approved the Student Affairs Committee proposal to rescind Academic Senate Policy S79-45, plan for the admission of Post Baccalaureate Unclassified Applicants

Senate meeting dates are posted on the University Calendar and on the Senate website at

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This week in Insiders: Associate Professor of Creative Writing Camille Dungy.

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This week in Newsmakers: Director of the Family Acceptance Project Caitlin Ryan, Professor of Management Sally Baack, Assistant Professor of Biology Vance Vredenburg, Political Science Lecturer David Lee, Assistant Professor of Political Science Jason McDaniel and Adjunct Professor of Geosciences Jan Null.

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

National Coming Out Day: 11 a.m.

Straight Talk: Q&A with Panel on Coming Out: 2 p.m.

An Evening with ESPN sports journalist Howard Bryant: 6 p.m.

Community Gathering for Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming People, and Allies: 4 p.m.

Film Screening and Reception: La Mission: 6 p.m.

EDUCAUSE 2010 Online Annual Conference: 7:30 a.m.

Lecture: Gil Magilen: 12:30 p.m.

Discussion: Colonialism, Homophobia, Islamophobia and Racism: 4:10 p.m.

Neighborhood Emergency Response Team training: 8:30 a.m.

Same Gender Lovin': Building Healthy Relationships: 11 a.m.

Workshop: Responding to unmotivated learners: 12:30 p.m.

Lecture: Professor Gilles Dorronsoro (Sorbonne Univ.): 1:30 p.m.

Mexico Solidarity Study Tour report: 2:30 p.m.

Lecture: Professor Richard Swinburne (University of Oxford): 4 p.m.

Theatre: One-Act Fringe: 8 p.m.

Film screening: Taiwan films and filmmakers: 3:30 p.m.

Theatre: One-Act Fringe: 8 p.m.

Coming Up
Oct. 16: Theatre: One-Act Fringe: 8 p.m.

Oct. 18: Screening: "Manos de Esperanza": 7:30 p.m.

Oct. 19: Workshop: Focusing and Refocusing Students Attention: 10 a.m.

Oct. 19: Open house: Osher Lifelong Learning Institute: 12:30 p.m.

Oct. 19: Academic Senate Meeting: 2 p.m.

Oct. 20: Blood Drive: 10 a.m.

Oct. 20: Conference: Creating Histories Through Film: 11 a.m.

Oct. 20: Workshop: Energizing Your Course By Design (Session Two): 12:30 p.m.

Oct. 20: Recital: Voice students: 1 p.m.

Oct. 21: Neighborhood Emergency Response Team Training: 8:30 a.m.

Oct. 21: The Great California ShakeOut Earthquake Drill: 10:20 a.m.

Oct. 21: Safety Awareness Day: 11 a.m.

Oct. 21: Conference: Creating Histories Through Film: 11 a.m.

Oct. 21: All-University Forum on Restructuring: noon

Oct. 21: Disaster Film Festival: 4 p.m.

Oct. 21: Theatre: One-Act Fringe: 8 p.m.

Oct. 22: Conference: Creating Histories Through Film: 11 a.m.

Oct. 22: Theatre: One-Act Fringe: 8 p.m.

Oct. 23: Concert: SF State Wind Orchestra: 7:30 p.m.

Oct. 23: Theatre: One-Act Fringe: 8 p.m.

Oct. 24: Theatre: One-Act Fringe: 2 p.m.


For more upcoming events, see the University Calendar



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