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Volume 61, Number 15    December 2, 2013         

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CampusMemo winter schedule
Three more issues of CampusMemo will be published in December before the start of winter break: Dec. 9, 16 and 23. CampusMemo will resume regular weekly publication with the start of the spring 2014 semester on Jan. 27, 2014.

Exhibit reception tonight
The Labor Archives and Research Center will hold an opening reception on Dec. 2 for the exhibit "Striking Images: San Francisco State 1968." The reception will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. in LIB 460. Strike veterans Roger Alvarado, Clarence Thomas and Professor of Ethnic Studies Laureen Chew will participate in a Q&A panel moderated by Professor of Asian American-Studies Daniel Gonzales. The exhibit features the photographs of Phiz Mezey and will be open Monday through Friday from 1 to 5 p.m. through Dec. 20.

Ceramic Guild annual holiday sale this week
The Ceramic Guild's annual holiday sale of unique and creative student handmade ceramic artwork -- including bowls, mugs, planters, vases, plates, stoneware and porcelain -- will run from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 2 through Thursday, Dec. 5 and from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6 in FA 192. All proceeds benefit the ceramic art program.

ASI Town Hall on SF State Strategic Planning tomorrow
Associated Students Inc. (ASI) invites the campus community to a Town Hall meeting in support of the SF State Strategic Planning initiative, "Building Our Identity, Building Our Future," on Tuesday, Dec. 3 from noon to 2 p.m. in LIB 121. For more information, visit the ASI Facebook page or the Strategic Planning website.

Frieda Lee retirement celebration, 2 p.m. Friday
The campus community is invited to honor and say farewell to Frieda Lee, director of Student Outreach Services (SOS), on Friday, Dec. 6 from 2 to 4 p.m. in Jack Adams Hall, Cesar Chavez Student Center.

Those who plan to attend are asked to RSVP by Dec. 2 to Stacy Gin or Agnes Barin and are encouraged to make a $10 donation for food and a gift; checks should be made payable to Stacy Gin and sent to her in SSB 106.

Lee has worked at SF State for 40 years: 10 years as a Kinesiology faculty member followed by 30 years in SOS. She is a veteran of numerous Sneak Previews, Southern California receptions, high school and community college counselor conferences and many other events created to reach out to future students at the University. Her boundless enthusiasm and dedication have led generations of students to SF State.

Register for the WAC Conference
The Northern California Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC) Conference will be held Friday, Jan. 24, 2014 in the J. Paul Leonard Library from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and will include light refreshments in the morning.

The conference will feature workshops that showcase best practices from across disciplines for integrating writing into all facets of the curriculum. Register online for the free conference. For more information, visit or e-mail Mary Soliday.

One-on-One with Provost Sue Rosser
Interested faculty are invited to make a 10-15 minute appointment with Provost Rosser to talk about their interests, research, community service, creative projects, etc. An office hour will be scheduled each week to accommodate several individual faculty appointments. Contact Candice Piper in the Provost's Office at or ext. 8-1141 to schedule an appointment.

Upcoming ORSP Research Methods classes
The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (ORSP) Research Methods series of courses to help faculty hone their research skills continue. For more information, schedule and registration instructions, visit the ORSP Research Methods Course Web page. Some classes require reservations in advance. Classes scheduled for the upcoming week include:

• Edelman Town Hall on Ethics of Research with Children, Dec 11

Purple Fridays perks
Faculty and staff who wear SF State branded purple gear (such as T-shirts, sweatshirts and pullovers) on Fridays to show their SF State spirit and pride will get another perk: a 10 percent discount at Café 101 and Natural Sensations. Questions? Contact Jack Mizirawi at

U.S. Bank branch to open January 2014
A new, full service U.S. Bank branch will open in Building C of the Village at Centennial Square in January 2014. Stay tuned for more details, including exclusive discounts for faculty and staff.

Campus Cat chow volunteers needed
For nearly 40-years, the SF State Campus Cat Committee has fed the small, friendly cat population on campus, and volunteers are needed to continue the tradition. Volunteers choose a weekday or a once-a-month weekend rotation and one of three feeding sites. Food is provided. The greatest need is volunteers for feeding, particularly on weekends. Donations are also sought for food and veterinarian bills. Other ways to help include cat food runs, accepting cash and in-kind donations and scheduling volunteers. For further information, contact Irene Donner by e-mail or telephone ext. 8-2521.


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President and Mrs. Les Wong cordially invite you to a faculty and staff holiday reception Thursday, Dec. 5, 3-6pm in the Seven Hills Conference Center. Guests are invited to bring donations of new school supplies to benefit local children in need.

For a list of donation suggestions, please click here.

World AIDS Day tomorrow
SF State will commemorate World AIDS Day on Tuesday, Dec. 3 in the Cesar Chavez Student Center's Jack Adams Hall. Events will include talks by Health Equity Institute Director Cynthia Gomez and American Indian Studies Chair Andrew Jolivette, a Safer Sex workshop, a dance performance and free rapid HIV testing.

For the complete program, visit the University Calendar. Attendance verification will be available for classes that offer course credit for participation. E-mail Michael Ritter for more information.

Gilman Scholarships awarded to 12 students at SF State
The Office of International Programs is proud to announce that 12 SF State students have been awarded a Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship to help fund their study abroad programs for spring 2014. Only two other universities had more students receive grants than SF State. The selected students have applied to study abroad through the SF State Exchange Programs at one of our partner universities abroad or through the California State University International Programs.

The Gilman Scholarship continues to be an important source of funding for SF State students to study abroad. The Gilman Scholarship Program offers undergraduate, Pell-Grant awardees up to $2,500 for the semester and up to $5,000 to study abroad for the year. For spring 2014, SF State students received awards ranging from $1,000 to $5,000 for a total of $38,500 in grant money.

For a complete list of Spring 2014 Gilman awardees, visit the Gilman website.

SF State is #1 for study abroad
SF State is the top master's institution in the U.S. for long-term study abroad programs, according to an annual census of international students. With international programs available in every academic discipline and in more than 20 countries, SF State sends more students abroad for a full academic year than any other master's granting university. Currently, there are 227 SF State students abroad.

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SF State named top producer of Fulbright Students
According to the Oct. 28 issue of the Chronicle of Higher Education, SF State has been named one of the nation's top universities for successful applicants to the Fulbright U.S. Student Program.

With three graduates accepted into the program during the 2013-14 academic year, SF State ranked 19th nationwide among master's granting institutions. This distinction continues a legacy of success for SF State's students and faculty in the Fulbright Program.

Read more at SF State News:

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This week in Insiders: Associate Professor and Chair of American Indian Studies Andrew Jolivette, Assistant Professor Amy Conley Wright, Professor of Journalism Jon Funabiki and Professor and Chair of Secondary Education Natalio (Nathan) Avani.

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This week in Newsmakers: Associate Professor and Director of Labor and Employment Studies John Logan, Professor of Management John Sullivan and Associate Professor of Management Denise Kleinrichert.

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We mark the passing of Journalism Lecturer Raul Ramirez.

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

The 26th annual Leo D. Stillwell Student Exhibition: Nov. 12 - Dec. 5

Egypt-Greece-Rome: Commerce, Colonies and Conquests Across the Ancient Mediterranean: through Dec. 10

Striking Images: San Francisco State in 1968: through Dec. 20

Toru Sugita: Bay Area Lines and Shadows: through Jan. 15, 2014

Ceramic Guild Annual Holiday Sale: 9 a.m.

Recital: Roger Woodward and his piano students: 1:10 p.m.

Lecture: Writers on Writing: Anita Amirrezvani: 7 p.m.

Concert: Clarinet students: 7:30 p.m.

Ceramic Guild Annual Holiday Sale: 9 a.m.

World AIDS Day 2013: 11 a.m.

Presentation: SAP Enterprise Mobility: 5 p.m.

Concert: Classical guitar students: 7 p.m.

Ceramic Guild Annual Holiday Sale: 9 a.m.

Recital: Roger Woodward and his piano students: 1:10 p.m.

Ceramic Guild Annual Holiday Sale: 9 a.m.

Open house: Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Course/Faculty Preview: 3 p.m.

Poetry: Alli Warren and Evan Kennedy: 4:30 p.m.

Lecture: How Anti-Realists Could Learn to Stop Worrying and Love Unobservables: 6 p.m.

Theatre: A Chorus Line: 8 p.m.

Dance concert: New Moves Choreography Showcase: 8 p.m.

Ceramic Guild Annual Holiday Sale: 9 a.m.

Recital: Piano students of Victoria Neve: 1:10 p.m.

Women's/Men's Basketball Doubleheader Hosting Chico State: 5:30 p.m.

Dance concert: New Moves Choreography Showcase: 8 p.m.

Theatre: A Chorus Line: 8 p.m.

Coming Up
Dec. 7: Women/Men's Basketball Doubleheader Hosting Cal State Stanislaus: 5:30 p.m.

Dec. 7: Gospel Gators Fall Concert: 6 p.m.

Dec. 7: Theatre: A Chorus Line: 8 p.m.

Dec. 7: Dance concert: New Moves Choreography Showcase: 8 p.m.

Dec. 8: Theatre: A Chorus Line: 2 p.m.

Dec. 9: Recital: Jassen Todorov, violin, and Roger Woodward, piano: 1:10 p.m.

Dec. 9: Recital: Chamber music ensembles: 7 p.m.

Dec. 9: Lecture: Writers on Writing: Alice Jones and Rusty Morrison: 7 p.m.

Dec. 9: The Many Sounds of Christmas: 7 p.m.

Dec. 10: Recital: Chamber music ensembles: 7 p.m.

Dec. 11: Recital: SF State Orchestra: 1:10 p.m.

Dec. 12: Women's Basketball vs. William Jessup: 5 p.m.

Dec. 12: Concert: SF State Wind Ensemble performs Star Wars: 7:30 pm.

Dec. 12: Theatre: A Chorus Line: 8 p.m.

Dec. 13: Recital: Schola Civilis: 1:10 p.m.

Dec. 13: Women's Basketball vs. Sonoma State: 5:30 p.m.

Dec. 13: Theatre: A Chorus Line: 8 p.m.

Dec. 14: Theatre: A Chorus Line: 8 p.m.

Dec. 15: Theatre: A Chorus Line: 2 p.m.


For more upcoming events, see the University Calendar



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