Bay Area Science Festival under way
SF State is taking part in the first Bay Area Science Festival (BASF), offering the campus community and public a series of free, interactive events that focus on science and technology. Take your child to check out the remaining events and ignite their interest in the sciences:
The Bay Area Star Party will start at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 5 in Thornton Hall. Activities on tap include viewing the night sky through telescopes from the rooftop observatory, with tips from professional astronomers, and shows in the University's planetarium.
Discovery Days at AT&T Park will be a science carnival comprised of three exhibits: a booth with interactive chemistry experiments hosted by students, a presentation on movement research by Professor of Kinesiology Kate Hamill and the math faculty's hands-on activities with ropes, ribbons and bubbles that will enable visitors -- from kindergarteners to adults -- to learn how mathematics can help us understand DNA. The event will start at 11 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 6 in AT&T Park.
Read more at SF State News: www.sfsu.edu/~news/2011/fall/24.html
Veterans Services Center celebrates success
The Veterans Services Center will celebrate its first anniversary throughout the day on Nov. 9 with refreshments and a Resource Fair that features, among other things, an "Ask a Vet" table staffed by SF State veterans from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the Centennial Walkway near the Student Services building.
During the past year, the center has provided valuable support and assistance to the 430 veterans on campus, as well as the 323 dependents of veterans. "These are very motivated students, who are eager to pursue careers," Veterans Services Coordinator Rogelio Manaois said. "Most of them already have college or community college credits and want our help to focus on the classes and requirements they need to graduate in the most efficient amount of time."
The Veterans Services Center is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, visit the Veterans Services Center website, call est. 8-2336 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Read more at SF State News: www.sfsu.edu/~news/2011/fall/30.html
Following is a list of action items from the Nov. 1 Academic Senate meeting:
- Approved the Executive Committee recommendation regarding the proposed Resolution in Support of Principles of Shared Governance in Reorganization
- Approved the Academic Policies Committee recommendation regarding the proposed Principles Regarding College Naming
- Heard a report from AVP for Academic Planning and Development and Interim Director of CEL Linda Buckley and AVP for Enrollment Management Jo Volkert on the Student Success and Graduation Initiative Milestone Study
- Approved the Curriculum Review and Approval Committee recommendation regarding the proposed Revisions to the Graduate Program M.S. in Psychology, Concentration Clinical Psychology
- Approved the Executive Committee recommendation regarding the proposed Revision to Retention Tenure and Promotion Policy to Agree with Current Contract Language (Section 1.4 regarding rebuttal timeline)
- Discussed the Task Force Report on Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement (GWAR)
Senate meeting dates are posted on the University Web calendar and on the Senate website at www.sfsu.edu/~senate
This week in Insiders: Professor of Cinema Jameson Goldner, Associate Professor and Director of Labor and Employment Studies John Logan, Assistant Professor of Social Work Yeon-Shim Lee Assistant Professor of Social Work Candy Madrigal and Assistant Professor of Social Work Jocelyn Hermoso.
Read Insiders: www.sfsu.edu/~news/cmemo/fall11/nov7insiders.htm
This week in Newsmakers: Professor and Chair of Recreation, Parks and Tourism Patrick Tierney and Associate Professor of Biology Gretchen LeBuhn.
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Museum Exhibition: Tree of Life: Preserving 3,000 Years of Family Heritage: 11 a.m.
Recital: Piano students: 1 p.m.
Lawrence Ferlinghetti and Gary Snyder Benefit Reading for the Poetry Center: 7 p.m.
Panel: Farmer Voices from Across the Country: Fighting for Sustainability and Justice: 7 p.m.
Lecture: How to Travel Better, Cheaper and Smarter: 12:10 p.m.
Recital: SF State Orchestra: 1 p.m.
Opening Reception for Museum Exhibition: Tree of Life: 3 p.m.
Introduction to Microsoft Word Accessibility: 9 a.m.
Women and Gender Studies Fall 2011 Colloquia: 2 p.m.
A reading by poets Will Alexander and Maria Damon: 4:30 p.m.
Dance: Student Choreography Showcase: Solos and Duets: 6:30 p.m.
Concert: Harvest Concert: 7 p.m.
Fall '11 Veterans Day Observed: No Classes: Offices Closed
Poetry Reading: Does the secret mind whisper?: 7:30 p.m.
Nov. 14: International Education Week
Nov. 14: Cultural Food Fair: 10 a.m.
Nov. 14: Chinese Culture Day: noon
Nov. 14: Recital: Piano students: 1 p.m.
Nov. 14: Japanese Tea Ceremony: 1:10 p.m.
Nov. 15: Cultural Food Fair: 10 a.m.
Nov. 15: Academic Senate: 2 p.m.
Nov. 15: Concert: Vocal Jazz: 7 p.m.
Nov. 16: Cultural Food Fair: 10 a.m.
Nov. 17: Workshop: PDF Accessibility: 9 a.m.
Nov. 17: Office of International Programs Open House: 10 a.m.
Nov. 17: A Day in the Life of a Diplomat: 1 p.m.
Nov. 17: Artist Lecture Series: Allan deSouza: 5:30 p.m.
Nov. 17: Concert: Jazz Combos and Big Band: 7 p.m.
Nov. 18: Google Webinar: Believe it or not: Authority and credibility (about Google search results): 9 a.m.
Nov. 21-23: Fall '11 Recess: No Classes: Campus Open
Nov. 24-25: Fall '11 Recess: No Classes: Campus Closed
For more upcoming events, see the University