Time running out for free disaster preparedness training Oct. 9, 16
Faculty, staff and students are invited to attend a free Neighborhood Emergency Response Team (NERT) training provided by the San Francisco Fire Department. The free, two-day course will be held Tuesday, Oct. 9 at Seven Hills Conference Center and Tuesday, Oct. 16 at Towers Conference Center. Both classes run from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
The intensive disaster preparedness training will include hands-on instruction in search and rescue, disaster triage, extinguishing fires and how to prepare your home and workplace for emergencies. Those who complete the course will receive a certificate and NERT identification badge.
Register online at www.sf-fire.org/index.aspx?page=879 or call (415) 970-2024. To learn more about campus emergency preparedness, visit www.sfsu.edu/emergency or contact Gayle Orr-Smith in the SF State Office of Emergency Preparedness at email@example.com or ext. 8-1046.
International Education Week 2012
The Division of International Education and the Office of International Programs invite the campus community to celebrate International Education Week (IEW) 2012 from Tuesday, Nov. 13 through Friday, Nov. 16. Sponsored by the U.S. Departments of State and Education, IEW emphasizes the importance of increasing knowledge and awareness of the world’s cultures, peoples and languages.
To learn more about IEW 2012, visit the International Education Week website or contact Jay Ward at firstname.lastname@example.org or ext. 8-1121. If you would like to submit a proposal for an activity or event for IEW 2012, complete an Event Proposal Form by Friday, Nov. 2.
Gator men's basketball to face USF in exhibition opener Oct. 27
The SF State men's basketball team will travel to the Hilltop on Saturday, Oct. 27 for a 7 p.m. exhibition game with the University of San Francisco (USF) Dons. Admission to this game is free to everyone.
Prior to the game, there will be an alumni, family and friends reception in the University Crossroads Café on the USF campus beginning at 6 p.m. For more information on the reception, contact the SF State Alumni Association at (415) 338-2217. To follow the SF State Gators, visit www.sfstategators.com
All University Sustainability Committee call for faculty nominations
Nominations are being accepted for two of the four faculty positions on the All University Sustainability Committee. Nominations may be made by faculty, staff, students, co-workers or by self-nomination and they should include information regarding the nominee's experience and commitment to sustainability. Send nominations to Barbara Holzman at email@example.com by Oct. 19 and they will be forwarded to the Academic Senate Chair for consideration. Appointments are for two years each. Information on the committee and its members can be found at www.sfsu.edu/~sustain
Screening of First Generation, feature length film
The SF State Student Success/Graduation Initiative, in conjunction with the CSU Chancellor's Office, will host a screening of the film, First Generation, that follows four first-generation students navigating college and provides good insight into the challenges that these students face. For more information on the film, go to http://firstgenerationfilm.com/
The event will begin with introductions by President Wong and Provost Rosser and will conclude with a discussion facilitated by Jeff Gold of the Chancellor's Office. Admission is free and all faculty and staff are invited, but due to limited seating people will be admitted on a first-come, first-served basis. Join your colleagues for an in-depth look at who our students are and how we might best help them to succeed.
First Generation will be screened Oct. 29, from 2 to 4:30 p.m. in the August Coppola Theatre, Fine Arts Building.
Following is a list of action items from the Oct. 2 Academic Senate meeting:
- Chairs from the various standing committees provided updates on their work in progress
- Vice President for Administration and Finance and CFO Nancy Hayes reported on the state of the campus budget and the effect of possible ballot initiative outcomes
- Associate Director of International Programs Jay Ward reported on planned events for International Education Week Nov. 13-16 and issued a call for programs
- California Faculty Association Chapter President Wei Ming Dariotis reported on recent accomplishments and current work
- Amended and approved by majority vote the Online Education Policy (F12-264) proposed by the Curriculum Review and Approval Committee
Senate meeting dates are posted on the University Web calendar and on the Senate website at www.sfsu.edu/~senate
This week in Insiders: Associate Professor of Anthropology James Quesada, Associate Professor of Biology Vance T. Vredenburg, Professor of Holistic Health Erik Peper, Professor of Kinesiology David Anderson and Professor of Kinesiology Mi-Sook Kim.
Read Insiders: www.sfsu.edu/~news/cmemo/fall12/oct8insiders.htm
This week in Newsmakers: Associate Professor of Geography and Human Environmental Studies Jason Henderson and Professor of International Relations Andrei Tsygankov.
We mark the passing of Professor Emerita of Psychology Norma Louise McCoy and Professor Emerita of Classics Barbara McLauchlin.
In Memoriam: www.sfsu.edu/~news/cmemo/fall12/oct8memoriam.htm
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Out of Print: A celebration of the book in honor of Banned Books Week: Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. through Oct. 11
Faculty Art Exhibition 2012: 11 a.m., Wednesday-Saturday through Oct. 18
The 25th Annual Leo D. Stillwell Student Exhibition: 11 a.m., Wednesday-Saturday through Dec. 6
Emily Payne: Last Year of a Rebel: 8 a.m., Monday-Friday through Jan. 15, 2013
Free Flu Vaccines at Student Health: 10 a.m.
Recital: Alexander String Quartet and Andreas Werz, piano: 1 p.m.
Lecture: Robert Hurwitt: The Art of Theatre Criticism: 3 p.m.
CREGS Seminar Series presents Andrew J. Jolivette, Indian Blood: Mixed-Race Gay Men, Transgender People and HIV: 6 p.m.
Lecture: Writers on Writing: Peter Orner: 7 p.m.
Emergency Preparedness Training: 8 a.m.
Talk: The Battle of Adwa: 11 a.m.
Information Session: Osher Lifelong Learning Institute: noon
Recital: Jazz Band: 1 p.m.
Lecture: In-Gallery Talk: Lewis deSoto, Matt Lipps, Julia Marshall: noon
Faculty Preview: Osher Lifelong Learning Institute: 2 p.m.
Panel discussion: The 2012 Presidential Election: Issues and Analysis: 4 p.m.
Poetry: David Abel and Chris Daniels: 4:30 p.m.
Lecture: Artist Lecture Series: Amir H. Fallah: 5 p.m.
Video: HardtHaven Children's Home and United: 7 p.m.
Theatre: One-Act Fringe: 8 p.m.
MGSA Greek Language Pedagogy Workshop: 2 p.m.
Volleyball Hosting Humboldt State: 7 p.m.
Theatre: One-Act Fringe: 8 p.m.
Oct. 13: Volleyball Hosting Cal Poly Pomona: 7 p.m.
Oct. 13: Theatre: One-Act Fringe: 8 p.m.
Oct. 14: Theatre: One-Act Fringe: 2 p.m.
Oct. 14: Pre-concert talk: Morrison Artists Series: Jasper String Quartet: 2 p.m.
Oct. 14: Concert: Morrison Artists Series: Jasper String Quartet: 3 p.m.
Oct. 15: Master class: Jasper String Quartet: noon
Oct. 15: Lecture: Writers on Writing: Jim Nelson: 7 p.m.
Oct. 16: Emergency Preparedness Training: 8 a.m.
Oct. 16: Emergency Notification System Test: 12:30 p.m.
Oct. 16: Academic Senate: 2 p.m.
Oct. 16: Performance by Ross Daly and Kelly Thoma: lecture and demonstration: 7:30 p.m.
Oct. 17: Recital: Chamber Music Ensembles: 1 p.m.
Oct. 18: The Great California ShakeOut Earthquake Drill: 10:10 a.m.
Oct. 18: Lecture: In-Gallery Talk: Paula Levine, Francisco Perez, Susan Belau: noon
Oct. 18: Open House: Paul K. Longmore Institute on Disability: noon
Oct. 18: Panel discussion: The 2012 Presidential Election: Issues and Analysis: 4 p.m.
Oct. 18: Poetry: Maxine Hong Kingston and Sean Mclain Brown: 4:30 p.m.
Oct. 18: Lecture: Artist Lecture Series: Tracey Snelling: 5 p.m.
Oct. 18: Recital: Chamber Music Ensembles: 7 p.m.
Oct. 18: Theatre: One-Act Fringe: 8 p.m.
Oct. 19: Men's Soccer vs. Cal St. Monterey Bay: 12:30 p.m.
Oct. 19: Recital: Sylvia Cuenca Jazz Trio: 1 p.m.
Oct. 19: Women's Soccer vs. Cal St. Monterey Bay: 3 p.m.
Oct. 19: Lecture: TESOL Talk: Marnie Holborow: 3 p.m.
Oct. 19: Theatre: One-Act Fringe: 8 p.m.
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