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Volume 59, Number 16    November 28, 2011         

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Ceramic holiday sale
The Ceramic Guild and Textiles programs are holding their annual holiday sales Monday, Nov. 28 through Friday, Dec. 2. All proceeds benefit the guild and the Art Department.

The Ceramic Guild sale will be held in the Fine Arts building ceramics room, FA 192. Featured items include mugs, planters, art pieces, vases, plates, stoneware and porcelain. Hours are from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Friday. The Textiles program sale will feature hand-dyed silk scarves and takes place in the hallway next to FA 192 during the same hours.

World AIDS Day
SF State will commemorate World AIDS Day on Dec. 1 with a safer sex workshop at 11 a.m., a 12:30 p.m. screening of the feature length documentary, We Were Here, a panel of SF State faculty, scholars and community activists addressing how HIV/AIDS is affecting our diverse communities at 2:10 p.m. and free HIV antibody testing from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

All Events will take place in the Cesar Chavez Student Center. Visit for a complete listing of the day's events or contact Michael Ritter at Extra credit verification will be available.

Gerontology open house
The Gerontology Program invites the campus community to meet our new neighbor Monarch Village on Thursday, Dec. 1 at 11:30 a.m. Tour the innovative senior community, enjoy a free lunch and learn about the collaborative opportunities for faculty involvement, internship placements, student scholarships and alumni employment. To learn about Monarch Village, RSVP by Nov. 28 with an e-mail to After signing up, participants will receive information on the free shuttle service and meeting location.

Happy screening
The SF State chapter of the National Honors Society of Psychology, Psi Chi, is proud to host the screening of the psychology documentary Happy directed by Roko Belic at 7 p.m. (doors open at 6:30 p.m.) on Tuesday, Dec. 6 in Jack Adams Hall. The film will be followed by a short Q&A session moderated by Assistant Professor of Psychology Ryan Howell. Tickets are available for purchase for $9 at the door, or $7 when bought in advance from a Psi Chi officer. For more information, contact Darwin Guevarra at or Jeffrey Cookston at Visit to learn more about the film.

RFSA year-end celebration
La Raza Faculty and Staff Association will host an end of the year celebration for all members and invited guests on Thursday, Dec. 8 at 5 p.m. The event will be catered by San Jalisco restaurant. For more information, contact Nicky Trasvina at or ext. 5-0900.

Betty Lam retirement
A retirement celebration will be held for Betty Lam on Dec. 16 from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. in Jack Adams Hall of the Cesar Chavez Student Center. Well-wishers are asked to RSVP by Dec. 12 with a $10 donation to cover the cost of food and a gift. RSVP to Julie Ngo in SSB 108 or Stacy Gin in SSB 106, and make checks payable to Frieda Lee.

Winter Writing Colloquium
The University Committee on Written English Proficiency (CWEP) invites faculty to a Winter Writing Colloquium on Thursday, Jan. 19, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Faculty can share their work teaching writing in Graduate Writing Assessment Requirement classes in open roundtables, as well as two scheduled workshops. One workshop will focus on the appropriate role of grammar in response to student writing and the other on using peer response. Faculty can attend in the morning, afternoon or both. Morning coffee and lunch will be provided. RSVP to Mary Soliday at by Jan. 15 to reserve a seat and lunch. Visit the Winter Writing Colloquium website for more details.


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Image: President and Mrs. Robert A. Corrigan cordially invide you to a Faculty and Staff Holiday Reception on Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2011 from 3 to 6 p.m. at the Seven Hills Conference Center

SF State community food drive
This holiday season you can make a difference in the life of a family by giving the perfect gift: food. Please join Human Resources, Safety and Risk Management in a holiday food drive through Dec. 22. Food and funds that are collected will be donated to the San Francisco Food Bank to help provide nutritious holiday meals for thousands of needy singles, families and seniors in our community.

We welcome the campus community to join us in making this a successful holiday drive. Food donations can be dropped off at the Human Resources, Safety and Risk Management reception area in ADM 252. Cash donations are also welcome and can be made at Information regarding the most needed non-perishable foods can also be found at that link.

On behalf of Human Resources, Safety and Risk Management, thank you and have a happy holiday season.

Address changes for tax information
Each year the State Controller’s Office mails W2 forms to the address of record for state employees. If your home address changed this year, it is important to change your address of record so that your 2011 W2 form is mailed to the correct address. The deadline for submitting address changes is Thursday, Dec. 15. There are two ways for reporting an address change:

Electronic address change reporting through SF State Gateway

  • Visit
  • Choose "Login" in the upper right and enter your SF State ID and password
  • Choose the "Human Resources" tab
  • Under the heading "My Home Address" choose "Select to change your home address"
  • Scroll down, select the "Edit" button
  • Update your information, select "Save" and then log out

Paper address change reporting

Contact your department's Payroll and Benefits representative in Human Resources for answers to questions or call the Human Resources switchboard at ext. 8-1873.

Academic Senate
Distinguished Faculty Award nominations sought
Each year, the Academic Senate acknowledges outstanding faculty members for their extraordinary, meaningful and lasting contributions in the areas of teaching, professional achievement and service. The awards, which include a stipend, a commemorative plaque and a certificate, are designed to highlight and showcase examples of the consistently exceptional work of the SF State faculty.

Nominations must be received by Friday, Feb. 3, 2012. To nominate yourself or a colleague, visit the Academic Senate website at Questions? Contact the Senate office at ext. 8-1264 or

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 Biology Tom Parker, Associate Professor of Apparel Design and Merchandising Connie Ulasewicz, President Robert A. Corrigan, Associate Professor of Creative Writing Peter Orner, Creative Writing Lecturer Alice LaPlante and Associate Professor of Ethnic Studies Rabab Abdulhadi.

Read Insiders:

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This week in Newsmakers: Geosciences Lecturer Jan Null and Professor of International Relations Andrei Tsygankov.

Read Newsmakers:

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

Sale: Annual Art Department Holiday Sale: 9 a.m.

Recital: Piano students: 1 p.m.

Sale: Annual Art Department Holiday Sale: 9 a.m.

Sale: Annual Art Department Holiday Sale: 9 a.m.

Recital: Vocal students: 1 p.m.

Anne Waldman in conversation, on her major work The Iovis Trilogy, cultural memory, and archives: 1:30 p.m.

Concert: Classical Percussion: 7 p.m.

World AIDS Day 2011, 30+ Years of HIV/AIDS

Sale: Annual Art Department Holiday Sale: 9 a.m.

Visit Monarch Village: 11:30 a.m.

New Moves Dance Showcase: 8 p.m.

Theatre: Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead: 8 p.m.

Sale: Annual Art Department Holiday Sale: 9 a.m.

Google Webinar: More Google resources for education: Scholar, Books, Patents (and more!): 9 a.m.

Recital: Student composers: 1 p.m.

Master Class: Morrison Artists Series: Alexander String Quartet: 2 p.m.

New Moves Dance Showcase: 8 p.m.

Coming Up
Dec. 3: Anne Waldman with live music by Ambrose Bye: a performance in celebration of her major work, The Iovis Trilogy: 7:30 p.m.

Dec. 3: New Moves Dance Showcase: 8 p.m.

Dec. 3: Theatre: Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead: 8 p.m.

Dec. 4: Theatre: Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead: 2 p.m.

Dec. 4: Pre-Concert Talk: Morrison Artists Series: Alexander String Quartet: 2 p.m.

Dec. 4: Concert: Morrison Artists Series: Alexander String Quartet: 3 p.m.

Dec. 5: Recital: SF State Wind Ensemble: 1 p.m.

Dec. 6: Academic Senate: 2 p.m.

Dec. 7: Recital: Student chamber music ensembles: 1 p.m.

Dec. 7: Sea Lion Bowl 2012 Volunteer Orientation: 3:30 p.m.

Dec. 7: Concert: Afro-Cuban Jazz Ensemble of SF State: 7 p.m.

Dec. 8: Recital: Student chamber music ensembles: 7 p.m.

Dec. 8: Theatre: Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead: 8 p.m.

Dec. 9: Recital: SF State Orchestra: 1 p.m.

Dec. 9: Concert: SF State Gospel Choir: 8 p.m.

Dec. 9: Theatre: Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead: 8 p.m.

Dec. 9: Concert: SF State Gospel Choir: 10 p.m.

Dec. 10: The George Oppen Memorial Lecture presented by Peter Nicholls: 7:30 p.m.

Dec. 10: Theatre: Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead: 8 p.m.

Dec. 11: Theatre: Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead: 2 p.m.

Dec. 11: Concert: Edwin Kruth Memorial Concert: 3 p.m.

Dec. 12: Fall '11 Last Day of Classes

Dec. 12: Recital: Vocal students: 1 p.m.

Dec. 12: SFSU Handbell Choir's Winter Holiday Concert: 7 p.m.

Dec. 12: Concert: Student composers: 7 p.m.


For more upcoming events, see the University Calendar



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