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Volume 58, Number 11    October 25, 2010         

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Retirement celebration for Jonathan Rood
Chief Information Officer and Associate Vice President for the Division of Information Technology Jonathan Rood will retire after 10 years at SF State. A farewell celebration will be held Wednesday, Oct. 27 from 3:30 to 5 p.m. in the first floor lobby of the Administration building. For more information, contact or ext. 8-1133.

Academic Technology workshops online
Academic Technology has added online versions of the iLearn Startup Kit and iLearn Quiz workshops. The workshops are the first in a growing series of online workshops that offer convenience and flexibility to fit the demanding schedules of faculty and staff. Visit
to register.

Faculty books on display
The Office of Faculty Affairs and Professional Development plans to highlight the work of SF State faculty authors in the exhibit case on the fourth floor of the Administration building. Faculty members who have published books between 2006 and 2010 are invited to bring a copy to ADM 451. For more information, contact Wanda Lee, dean of Faculty Affairs and Professional Development, at or ext. 8-2204.

CTFD faculty needs assessment survey
The Center for Teaching and Faculty Development (CTFD) is conducting an assessment survey through Nov. 12 that will determine which professional development activities faculty most need. The survey is intended for all faculty -- tenured, tenure-track, part- or full-time lecturers. All specific information is confidential and the survey is fully accessible. To participate, visit Aggregate results of the survey will be announced later in the semester. Send questions to

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


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MBA program recognized for minority opportunities
SF State's MBA program was ranked seventh in the country for providing the greatest opportunity for minority students according to rankings released by the Princeton Review in "The Best 300 Business Schools." Read the full MBA program story at SF State News.

Record number of Pre-Doctoral Scholars on campus
A record number of SF State students were appointed California State University Pre-Doctoral Scholars this year. Eleven of the 70 students selected for this program, which prepares students for academic careers, are SF State students. Read the full Pre-Doctoral scholars story at SF State News.

Academic Senate
The following is a list of action items from the Oct. 19 Academic Senate meeting:

  • Heard a report from Emergency Preparedness Coordinator Gayle Orr-Smith on Campus Safety Awareness Week
  • Approved the recommendation from the Academic Policy Committee regarding the proposed policy on Declaration of Major, second reading
  • Discussed the recommendation from the Academic Policy Committee regarding the proposed Course Syllabus Policy, first reading, this item will return in second reading Nov. 2
  • Discussed the recommendation from the Academic Policy Committee on the proposed revisions to the Written English Proficiency Policy, first reading
  • Adopted the recommendation from the Executive Committee regarding the proposed resolution on Mandatory Early Start

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

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This week in Insiders: Professor of Anthropology Bernard Wong, BSS Coordinator Nicky Trasvina and Assistant Professor of Social Work Rashmi Gupta.

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This week in Newsmakers: Professor of Biology Zheng-Hui He, Associate Professor of Political Science Aaron Belkin, Assistant Professor of Biology Ravinder Sehgal, Humanities Lecturer Peter Richardson and Professor of Political Science Robert Smith.

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SF State received $4,941,430 in grants and contracts in August and September 2010.

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

Recital: Piano music of Robert Schumann: 1 p.m.

Recital: Piano music of Robert Schumann: 7:30 p.m.

5th Annual Business Ethics Week - College of Business

Colloquium: Making up bodies, literature of the constructed body: noon

Film: Race to Nowhere: 5 p.m.

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

Flu Vaccinations: 10 a.m.

Recital: Chamber Singers, University Chorus and Women's Chorus: 1 p.m.

Theatre: Money: A Comedy with Songs: 7:30 p.m.

Workshop: Assessing and Grading Your Students in Lean Hours (Session I): 12:30 p.m.

International Faculty Learning Community: 2 p.m.

Fundraising Event: Biology Department: 4 p.m.

Poetry Center Book Award Reading: Barbara Guest on Video: 4:30 p.m.

Recital: Annual Scary Concert: 1 p.m.

Halloween at the Museum: 2 p.m.

Theatre: Money: A Comedy with Songs: 8 p.m.

Coming Up
Oct. 30: Theatre: Money: A Comedy with Songs: 2 p.m.

Oct. 31: Theatre: Money: A Comedy with Songs: 2 p.m.

Nov. 1: Sustainability Week kickoff: 11 a.m.

Nov. 1: Recital: Chamber music student ensembles: 1 p.m.

Nov. 2: Academic Senate Meeting: 2 p.m.

Nov. 3: Talk: Brain Storm - The Flaws in the Science of Sex Differences: noon

Nov. 3: Recital: SF State Wind Ensemble: 1 p.m.

Nov. 3: Recital: Chamber music student ensembles: 7:30 p.m.

Nov. 5: Recital: Small studio highlights: 1 p.m.

Nov. 5: Asian American Studies: Fridays in Focus: 11 a.m.

Nov. 6: Theatre: Shotgun!: 7 p.m.

Nov. 7: Lecture: Morrison Artists Series pre-concert talk: 2 p.m.

Nov. 7: Concert: Morrison Artists Series: Peabody Trio: 3 p.m.


For more upcoming events, see the University Calendar



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