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Volume 60, Number 15    November 26, 2012         

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CSU international program
The CSU Chancellor's Office is now accepting applications for four international program resident directors and four Wang Family Stipends. Both programs provide eligible faculty with opportunities to work and learn abroad. The application deadline for both is Dec. 1. Visit the CSU International Program website for more information or contact Assistant Professor of Social Work Jocelyn Hermoso, the SF State representative to the CSU Academic Council for International Programs, at or ext. 8-6187.

Ceramic Guild holiday sale
The Ceramic Guild will hold its annual holiday sale of unique and creative student handmade ceramic artwork, including bowls, mugs, planters, vases, plates, stoneware and porcelain. The sale will run from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 26 through Thursday, Nov. 29 and from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30 in the Ceramics Room of the Fine Arts Building (room 192). All proceeds benefit the ceramic art program.

SOLDASI fall symposium
The research affinity group for the Study of Language, Discourse, and Social Interaction (SOLDASI) will hold a symposium on Friday, Nov. 30 from 2 to 6 p.m. in HUM 587. The group was formed to foster research and community among an interdisciplinary group of faculty with shared interests in the study of language use, learning and disability from a range of perspectives. This will be the last symposium for the group, which was funded by a 2010 Office of Research and Sponsored Programs grant. For answers to questions, contact Associate Professor of Communication Studies Leah Wingard.

Holiday luncheon at the Palace Hotel
The University Women's Association (UWA) and its scholarship recipients invite the campus community to a traditional holiday luncheon at the Palace Hotel (2 New Montgomery Street, San Francisco) on Saturday Dec. 8, at noon. The price of lunch, which includes tax and tip, is $55 per person for UWA members and their guests or $60 per person for non-members. Parties of six to eight can purchase full tables. Visit to make reservations and check menu options. E-mail questions to Lin Ivory Reservation deadline is Wednesday, Nov. 28.

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.

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

Volunteer for Sea Lion Bowl
Volunteers are needed for the 2013 Northern California Regional Ocean Sciences Bowl or Sea Lion Bowl, at SF State on Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013 from 8:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. The academic high school competition is focused on all disciplines of ocean sciences in which teams will compete for the chance to go on to the national finals in Milwaukee, Wis. in April. Volunteers are encouraged to attend at least one half-day training session (meal provided) prior to the event. For more information about training sessions or to volunteer, e-mail or call Tatiane Russo-Tait at ext. 5-0940. Visit to learn more about the roles of volunteers in the competition or to sign up.

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


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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

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 or or contact the Children's Campus at ext. 5-4011.

Focus on global education earns University a national award
SF State has received national recognition for its commitment to international education. Staff from the Office of International Programs accepted the Senator Paul Simon Award for Comprehensive Internationalization at a ceremony in Washington D.C. last week, on behalf of University President Les Wong.

"We are proud to be a leader in international education," said Yenbo Wu, associate vice president of international education. "One of our signature programs is long-term study abroad. Studying overseas is an incomparable opportunity to develop a global outlook, and the impact is so much greater when students spend a whole year living in another culture."

Read more about global education at SF State News

Campus celebrates opening of "VETS Corner" in Burk Hall
Student veterans now have a dedicated spot on campus where they can socialize, connect with other vets and use a quiet study room with computer workstations. SF State celebrated the opening of the University's student veterans center, known as the VETS Corner, on Nov. 9.

Congresswoman Jackie Speier and a representative from House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi's office joined members of the campus community to mark the official opening of the new space in Burk Hall 153-155.

Read more about the VETS Corner at SF State News

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This week in Insiders: Associate Professor of Anthropology James Quesada, Assistant Professor of Design and Industry Joshua Singer, Associate Professor of Health Education Vivian Chavez and Associate Professor of Kinesiology David Walsh.

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This week in Newsmakers: Assistant Professor of Management Jennifer Tosti-Kharas, Associate Professor and Director of Labor and Employment Studies John Logan and Africana Studies Lecturer Davey D. Cook.

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SF State received $884,414 in grants and contracts in October 2012.

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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

Ceramic Guild Annual Holiday Sale (through Friday)

Recital: Piano students: 1 p.m.

Lecture: Writers on Writing: Arisa White: 7 p.m.

Author's Talk: Greg Robinson: 11 a.m.

Lecture: Pacific Citizens: Larry and Guyo Tajiri and Japanese American Journalism in the Word War II Era: 11 a.m.

Recital: Piano students: 1 p.m.

Reading: Michael Rubin Book Award Release Party: 7 p.m.

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

Concert: New Moves Choreography Showcase: 8 p.m.

Theatre: Lorenzaccio: 8 p.m.

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

SOLDASI Fall Symposium: 2 p.m.

Basketball Double Header vs. Cal State East Bay: 5:30 p.m.

Screening: Mrs. Judo: Be Strong, Be Gentle, Be Beautiful: 6 p.m.

Theatre: Lorenzaccio: 8 p.m.

Concert: New Moves Choreography Showcase: 8 p.m.

Coming Up
Dec. 1: Basketball Double Header vs. Cal State Monterey Bay: 5:30 p.m.

Dec. 1: Poetry: Alice Notley: 7:30 p.m.

Dec. 1: Concert: San Francisco Wind Ensemble: 7:30 p.m.

Dec. 1: Theatre: Lorenzaccio: 8 p.m.

Dec. 1: Concert: New Moves Choreography Showcase: 8 p.m.

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

Dec. 2: Dance: Village Dancers Children's Concert: 3 p.m.

Dec. 3: Recital: Voice students: 1 p.m.

Dec. 3: Lecture: Writers on Writing: Chris Kraus: 7 p.m.

Dec. 3: Concert: SFSU Handbell Choir Winter Concert: 7 p.m.

Dec. 4: Academic Senate meeting: 2 p.m.

Dec. 4: Lecture: Artist Lecture Series: Tracey Snelling: 7 p.m.

Dec. 5: Recital: Roger Woodward and his piano students: 1 p.m.

Dec. 5: Concert: Afro-Cuban Ensemble of SF State: 7 p.m.

Dec. 6: Panel discussion: The 2012 Presidential Election: Issues and Analysis: 4 p.m.

Dec. 6: Concert: SF State Wind Ensemble: 7:30 p.m.

Dec. 6: Theatre: Lorenzaccio: 8 p.m.

Dec. 7: Master class: Alexander String Quartet: 2:10 p.m.

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

Dec. 7: Theatre: Lorenzaccio: 8 p.m.

Dec. 7: Concert: Morrison Artists Series: Alexander String Quartet: 8 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.


For more upcoming events, see the University Calendar



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