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Volume 58, Number 6    September 20, 2010         

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Volunteer for Discovery Day
Volunteers are needed for Romberg Tiburon Center's (RTC) Discovery Day on Oct. 10, when the marine research lab opens its doors to the public for a day of science exploration, art activities, lectures, touch tanks and more. Volunteers are needed for all activities and will work in three-hour shifts (10 a.m. - 1 p.m. or 1 - 4 p.m.). To volunteer, contact Jennifer Viale at or ext. 8-6063 by Sept. 30. All volunteers will receive a Discovery Day T-shirt, lunch and soft drink. Ask about transportation options when you sign up, as there is no public transit to RTC.

Hepatitis B screening and vaccinations
The Sexual Health P.E.A.C.H. (Peer Educators Advocating Campus Health) program from Student Health Services invites faculty, staff and students to get free screenings and vaccinations for Hepatitis B. Free Hepatitis B screening and vaccinations by California Pacific Medical Center will be available at the Student Health Center from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sept. 21 and 22.

Hepatitis B is a liver disease that results from infection with the Hepatitis B virus and is 100 times more infectious than HIV. For more information, visit To volunteer at the event, contact Ingrid Ochoa at or ext. 8-2191 by Sept. 17.

Annual Benefits Fair coming soon
Faculty and staff can explore the full range of employee benefits offered by SF State at the 29th annual Benefits Fair on Oct. 6. The event coincides with the beginning of the open enrollment period when employees can add or change their University-sponsored insurance coverage.

Attendees will have the opportunity to speak with representatives from University-sponsored health, dental, life, vision and financial plans, including CSU’s Health Care/Dependent Care Reimbursement Program administrator, CALPERS Home Loan, the Patelco Credit Union and the Golden 1 Credit Union.

The fair runs from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the first and second floors of the Administration building.

Counseling support for San Bruno trauma
The Counseling and Psychological Services Center is offering individual and group support counseling for any students, staff and faculty who are experiencing a stress reaction to the San Bruno explosion and fire. Be aware that, in sudden surprise disasters, the mind may not register distress until days or weeks later. Anyone who feels they are experiencing post-disaster distress or trauma should contact the Counseling and Psychological Services Center for a same day appointment. Call ext. 8-2208 or visit SSB 208.

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All-University forums on restructuring
The Academic Senate will host two all-University forums on University restructuring, on Monday, Sept. 20 from noon to 1:30 in Jack Adams Hall, and another on Thursday, Oct. 21 from noon to 1:30 in Knuth Hall. Members of the campus community are encouraged to attend and to contribute to the dialogue on these important issues. Please bring your questions, ideas and concerns. Members of the University Planning Advisory Council (UPAC) and the Academic Senate will be available to answer questions at these meetings. Specific information about UPAC and its proposals can be found at

With the help of Academic Technology, those wishing to participate remotely can do so through Elluminate by visiting

AVP candidates to visit campus
The campus community is invited to meet the top candidates for the AVP Facilities Service and Enterprises position in ADM 354 per the following schedule (each candidate's most recent professional appointment is listed):

  • Sept. 20, 4:10 p.m.: Sal M. Genito, III, UC Davis director of Campus Planning and Community Services
  • Sept. 22, 4 p.m.: Nancy Losey, California Academy of Sciences director of operations
  • Sept. 23, 4 p.m.: Chris Cioni, UC Davis associate director of Facilities Management
  • Sept. 24, 4 p.m.: Jay Kahn, Central Michigan University director of Facilities Operations

Reception to celebrate faculty tenure, promotion
A campus-wide celebration in honor of faculty granted tenure and/or promoted this year will be held Sept. 29 from 4 to 5:30 p.m. at the Seven Hills Conference Center. The faculty tenure and promotions list is available at

SF State Fair
The SF State Fair, a showcase for talent and the competitive and philanthropic spirit of the University, will be held from Sept. 29 to Oct. 2. A collaborative effort between LEAD (Leadership, Engagement, Action, Development), Associated Students Inc., the Cesar Chavez Student Center, the College of Creative Arts, Campus Recreation, Residential Life, Athletic Department and Alumni Relations, some of the events to be included are:

  • Carnival Day
  • Best dance crew
  • Art showcase
  • Variety show
  • Sports and fitness showcase
  • SF State Idol
  • Spoken word showcase

All students, alumni, faculty and staff are encouraged to participate in the event. Visit the LEAD website for more information, as well as performer, artist and team registration forms. For more information, contact Arnold Paguio at or ext. 5-4428.

Homegrown documentary airs on PBS
A documentary film produced by the campus-based DOC Film Institute will air on PBS's American Masters Sept. 20. "Cachao: Uno Más," documents the life and work of Afro-Cuban music innovator Israel "Cachao" Lopez.

A bassist and classical music prodigy, Cachao is credited with inventing the Mambo. The multiple Grammy-winner died in 2008 at the age of 89.

The filmmaking began in 2005 when the University-based International Center for the Arts (ICA) presented a Lifetime Achievement Award to Cachao. The DOC Film Institute, a project of the ICA, documented the occasion and several live performances that Cachao gave in San Francisco. Screened at several prestigious film festivals, the 68-minute film was expanded to 82 minutes for airing on American Masters and edited on campus.

"Cachao: Uno Más " can be viewed locally on KQED television on Monday, Sept. 20 at 10 p.m.

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. An open floor period will be held from 2 to 2:10 p.m., providing an informal opportunity to raise questions or make comments directed to Senate officers or University administrators. The agenda will include:

  • Approval of the agenda for Sept. 21, 2010
  • Approval of the minutes for Sept. 7, 2010
  • Report from Jay Ward, Office of International Programs: International Education Week, Nov. 15-19
  • Report from Ramon Castellblanch, SF State CFA Chapter president
  • Report from CSU Academic Senators: Darlene Yee, Andrea Boyle and Martin Linder
  • Academic Senate representatives are needed to serve on the University Graduate Council: two representatives are needed, one to serve a one-year term (AY2010-11) and one to serve a two-year term (AY2010-12)
  • Recommendation from the Academic Policy Committee: Proposed Revisions to the Administrative Review Policy, second reading
  • Recommendation from the Curriculum Review and Approval Committee: Proposed Program Revision in the BS of Business Administration, first reading (proposal to be heard no later than 4 p.m.)

Senate meeting dates are posted on the University web calendar and on the Senate website at

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This week in Insiders: Professor of Art Paul Pratchenko, Professor of Art Steve Wilson, Assistant Professor of Broadcast and Electronic Communication Arts Jeff Jacoby, Professor of Broadcast and Electronic Communication Arts Marty Gonzalez, Professor of Health Education and Director of the Institute for Holistic Health Studies Adam Burke and Professor of Theatre Arts Jo Tomalin.

Read Insiders:

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This week in Newsmakers: Instructional Technologies Lecturer Patricia Donohue, Research Professor Wim Kimmerer and retired staff member Bettye Roos.

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We mark the passing of Zoe Cardoza Clayson, professor of health education, and Mark Linenthal, professor emeritus of English and creative writing.

Read In Memoriam :

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

Hepatitis B Awareness and Screening: 10 a.m.

Sweets Social: Community Gathering for LGBT people and allies on campus

Author visit, book signing: Jonathan Safran Foer: 1 p.m.

Academic Senate Meeting: 2 p.m.

Hepatitis B Awareness and Screening: 10 a.m.

Workshop: Energizing Your Course By Design (Session One): 12:30 p.m.

Lecture: Annual John Gagnon Distinguished Lecturer on Sexuality: 6 p.m.

Faculty Learning Community: Scholarship for Teaching and Learning: 12:30 p.m.

Coming Up
Sept. 25: Concert: Pacific Chamber Symphony: 8 p.m.

Sept. 28: Blood Drive: 10 a.m.

Sept. 29: Blood Drive: 10 a.m.

Oct. 1: LearningLAB Multimedia Training Conference: 8:30 a.m.

Oct. 2: Alumni Day Luncheon: 11:30 p.m.

Oct. 5: Academic Senate Meeting: 2 p.m.


For more upcoming events, see the University Calendar



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