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Volume 60, Number 16    December 3, 2012         

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The Dec. 17 edition of CampusMemo will be the final issue of the fall semester. Weekly publication of CampusMemo will resume Jan. 21.

Book donations for nurses in Lesotho
SF State is collecting books to send to a nursing library in rural Lesotho through the African Library Project. The collection effort will run through Dec. 6. The Maluti Nursing School in Lesotho has requested textbooks, research, reference books, manuals and recent journals on anatomy, CPR, medical-surgical nursing, pediatrics, nutrition, psychiatry, sociology, psychology, fundamentals of nursing practice, ethics, epidemiology, biostatistics, healthcare management and related sciences.

Donate gently used books at BH 348, GYM 101 or LIB 321. For more information, contact librarians Pam Howard or Mira Foster or visit the African Library Project website.

Toys for Tots at Children's Campus
The Children's Campus has partnered with Toys for Tots and the SF Firefighters to host a toy drive during this holiday season. Collection of new, unwrapped toys for children of all ages will take place from Nov. 26 through Dec. 14 in the lobby of the Children's Campus on North State Drive, just off of Lake Merced Boulevard. The campus community is asked to participate in the toy drive and to spread the word. For further information, visit the Toys For Tots website or the San Francisco Fire Department page or contact the Children's Campus at ext. 5-4011.

Winter Writing Colloquium
The Committee on Written English Proficiency invites faculty to its annual Winter Writing Colloquium on Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in HUM 587. Morning coffee and lunch will be provided.

This year, the topic will be "Managing the Paperload: New Ways of Responding to Student Writing." Amy Conley (Child and Adolescent Development) and Wen Chuang (Academic Technology) will discuss how to use TurnItIn on iLearn. Mary Soliday (English) will simulate a peer review workshop.

Attendees should RSVP by Jan. 15, 2013 to Mary Soliday and indicate if they wish to reserve lunch. To learn more about writing across the curriculum at SF State, visit

Research and creative activities retreat
Academic Affairs invites faculty to attend the 2013 Faculty Research and Creative Activities Retreat Jan. 23-24, 2013 in the new J. Paul Leonard Library. The theme is "Innovate and Create," with activities building on the retreat held four years ago.

How-to workshops will be held Jan. 23, while the Jan. 24 schedule will include panels, poster sessions, showcased faculty work and a keynote lecture. Visit for details or to request a room for an affinity/collaborative group meeting. Questions? E-mail

Information Security Awareness contest
Faculty are asked to encourage their students to submit a short video or poster to the EDUCAUSE and Internet2 Higher Education Information Security Council information security awareness contest. Nine cash prizes will be awarded and the winning materials may be used in information security awareness campaigns on campuses across the country. The contest deadline is March 8, 2013. Students should visit the contest website for details.


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Image: President and Mrs. Les Wong cordially invite you to a faculty and staff holiday reception Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012 from 3 to 6pm at the Seven Hills Conference Center

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 has changed this year, it is important to change your address of record so that your 2012 W2 form is mailed to the correct address. The deadline for submitting address changes is Wednesday, Dec. 12. There are two ways for reporting an address change:

Electronic address change reporting through SF State Gateway

  1. Visit
  2. Enter your SF State ID and password
  3. Choose the "Employee Services tab"
  4. Under the heading "Address and Emergency Contact Information," click the "profile" link
  5. Select the "change your home address" link
  6. Update your information, click "Save" and then log out

Paper address change reporting

  • Faculty and staff may complete an Employee Action Request form in the Human Resources office in ADM 252
  • Student employees may complete a Student Payroll Action Request form in the Human Resources office in ADM 252

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.

World AIDS Day at SF State
SF State's 24th World AIDS Day observance, "It Starts with Me: Working Together to End AIDS," will be held Tuesday, Dec. 4. Activities will include:

  • Free HIV antibody testing from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Student Health Center
  • Workshop "Me, You, Us: Fostering Dialogue" at 10 a.m.
  • "HIV 101, Safer Sex Workshop" at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. in Library 121
  • "Rhodessa Jones and the Medea Project: Women Living with HIV," in Jack Adams Hall at 12:30 p.m. followed by a reception
  • "Spoken Word and Poetry" in the Depot of the Chavez Student Center at 4 p.m.

The SF State AIDS Quilt is hanging in the lobby of the Cesar Chavez Student Center until Dec. 10. For a complete schedule, check the University Calendar or contact

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 to Senate officers or University administrators. The agenda will include:

  • Chair's Report
  • Report from Budget Officer Franz Lozano: update regarding Governor Jerry Brown's Pension Reform Bill, AB 340
  • Recommendation from the Executive Committee regarding the proposed resolution in honor of Director of Undergraduate Advising Brett Smith, consent item (by 3:15 p.m.)
  • Recommendation from the Educational Policies Committee regarding the resolution endorsing the Program Outcomes for Baccalaureate Degrees at SF State, consent item

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

Distinguished Faculty Awards 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. These awards, which include a stipend, a commemorative plaque and a certificate, are designed to highlight the accomplishments of these individual faculty members and to showcase a few examples of the consistently exceptional work of the SF State faculty. The awards are presented at the Opening Faculty Meeting at the beginning of each academic year in August.

Award categories are:

  • The Sarlo Award for Excellence in Teaching ($5,000 stipend, pre-tax)
  • Excellence in Professional Achievement ($4,000 stipend, pre-tax)
  • Excellence in Service ($4,000 stipend, pre-tax)

For more information on the Faculty Honors and Awards Policy, visit To nominate yourself or a colleague, visit the Academic Senate Web site at The Academic Senate office in ADM 551 will accept nomination packets until 4 p.m. on Friday, March 1, 2013. Contact the Senate office at ext. 8-1264 or with questions.

Nominees for Faculty Trustee
The Academic Senate office is seeking faculty members interested in serving as a California State Universities Faculty Trustee. The CSU Faculty Trustee is a 12-month position. Faculty Trustees are required to attend the CSU Academic Senate as well as all Board of Trustee meetings and CSU Senate Executive Committee meetings. The Faculty Trustee is a two-year term that also includes visiting several CSU campuses to meet with faculty and discuss Board of Trustee actions.

Each campus is eligible to submit nominees who both meet the criteria for Faculty Trustee and have submitted a completed application no later than Friday Jan. 11, 2013 following the established application process available at

Interested faculty are asked to contact the Academic Senate office as soon as possible by calling ext. 8-1264 or sending an e-mail to Completed applications must be received in the Academic Senate office by Friday, Jan. 4, 2013. More information on eligibility criteria, the selection process and timeline can be found at

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This week in Insiders: Asian American Studies faculty Adjunct Professor Philip Choy, Professor Lorraine Dong, Professor Marlon K. Hom, Associate Professor Russell Jeung, Associate Professor Isabelle Pelaud, Assistant Professor Eric Pido, Assistant Professor Valerie Soe and Assistant Professor Wesley Ueunten, and Professor Emerita of Anthropology Karen Olsen Bruhns, Assistant Professor of Management Caterina Tantalo, Associate Professor and Chair of American Indian Studies Andrew Jolivette, Professor of International Relations Andrei Tsygankov and Associate Professor of Recreation, Parks and Tourism Nina Roberts.

Read Insiders:

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This week in Newsmakers: Associate Professor of Gerontology Brian De Vries and Associate Professor and Director of Labor Studies John Logan.

Read Newsmakers:

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

The 25th Annual Leo D. Stillwell Student Exhibition: 11 a.m., Wednesday-Saturday, Nov. 13 through Dec. 6

Fearless Voyagers: Women Who Challenged the Middle East, 1870-1940: Monday-Friday, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. through Dec. 5

Emily Payne: Last Year of a Rebel: 8 a.m., Monday-Friday through Jan. 15, 2013

Occupation: Economic Justice as a Civil Right in San Francisco, 1963-1964: through Feb. 15, 2013

Recital: Voice students: 1 p.m.

Lecture: Writers on Writing: Chris Kraus: 7 p.m.

Concert: SFSU Handbell Choir Winter Concert: 7 p.m.

World AIDS Day Workshop: Me, You, Us: Fostering Dialogue: 10 a.m.

World AIDS Day, HIV 101: Safer Sex Workshop: 11 a.m.

World AIDS Day, Rhodessa Jones and Medea Project: Women Living with HIV: 12:10 p.m.

Academic Senate meeting: 2 p.m.

World AIDS Day, Spoken Word and Poetry: 4 p.m.

Lecture: Artist Lecture Series: Tracey Snelling: 7 p.m.

GGNRA Mobile Trailhead on Campus:10 a.m.

ReTalk: Sterkfontein Caves: Dr. Dominic Stratford: 12:10 p.m.

Recital: Roger Woodward and his piano students: 1 p.m.

Reading: Gianfranco Palmery's Garden of Delights: 1:30 p.m.

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

Panel discussion: The 2012 Presidential Election: Issues and Analysis: 4 p.m.

Concert: SF State Wind Ensemble: 7:30 p.m.

Theatre: Lorenzaccio: 8 p.m.

Master class: Alexander String Quartet: 2:10 p.m.

Pre-concert talk: Morrison Artists Series: Alexander String Quartet: 7 p.m.

Theatre: Lorenzaccio: 8 p.m.

Concert: Morrison Artists Series: Alexander String Quartet: 8 p.m.

Coming Up
Dec. 8: Panel discussion: Women Who Work in Movie Sound: 1 p.m.

Dec. 8: Men's Basketball Hosting Sonoma State: 4 p.m.

Dec. 8: Concert: Candlelight Concert: 8 p.m.

Dec. 8: Theatre: Lorenzaccio: 8 p.m.

Dec. 9: Theatre: Lorenzaccio: 2 p.m.

Dec. 9: Concert: Candlelight Concert: 4 p.m.

Dec. 10: Recital: Chamber Music Ensembles: 1 p.m.

Dec. 10: Panel: Being Trans and Under 30 in the San Francisco Bay Area: 6 p.m.

Dec. 10: Lecture: Writers on Writing: Stoyan Vassilev: 7 p.m.

Dec. 11: Pashto Dreams: staged reading of a new play by Roberta D'Alois: 7:30 p.m.

Dec. 11: Poetry: Homage to Etel Adnan book release party: 7:30 p.m.

Dec. 12: Opera Workshop and University Orchestra: 1:10 p.m.

Dec. 12: Recital: Opera Workshop: 7 p.m.

Dec. 13: Panel discussion: The 2012 Presidential Election: Issues and Analysis: 4 p.m.

Dec. 13: Recital: Chamber Music Ensembles: 7 p.m.

Dec. 14: Concert: Works by Student Composers: 1 p.m.

Dec. 15: Fall '12 Final Exams begin

Dec. 15: Lecture: George Oppen Memorial Lecture: Myung Mi Kim: 7:30 p.m.

Dec. 17: Fall '12 Last Day of Classes

Dec. 17: Concert: Works by Student Composers: 7 p.m.

Dec. 17: Lecture: Writers on Writing: Lemony Snicket: 7 p.m.

Dec. 18-22: Fall '12 Final Exams


For more upcoming events, see the University Calendar



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