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Volume 61, Number 12    November 4, 2013         

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Purple Fridays perk
Beginning Nov. 1, faculty and staff who wear purple gear 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

International Education Week 2013
The Division of International Education and the Office of International Programs seek proposals for activities and events for International Education Week 2013, Nov. 12-15. Submit an activity or event proposal by Monday, Nov. 4 by completing the online Event Proposal Form.

The campus community is invited to join in this annual celebration that emphasizes the importance of knowledge and awareness of the world's cultures, peoples and languages. The U.S. departments of State and Education sponsor this event. Learn more at the International Education Week 2013 website or contact Jay Ward at or ext. 8-1121.

Become a Safe Zone ally
The SF State Safe Zone Program seeks faculty, staff and administrators to become safe zone allies for the campus LGBTQ community. The safe zone program fosters a safe campus environment through a support network for people of all gender and sexual identities. Safe zone allies are active and visible volunteers open to talking to members of the LGBTQ community in a safe and supportive environment. To become a safe zone ally, interested volunteers must attend the training session on Friday, Dec. 6 from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Breakfast refreshments and a light lunch will be provided. Contact Rick Nizzardini at or ext. 5-4415 for further details about the training. Visit the Safe Zone Program website for more information.

Employee discount for COB workshops
The College of Business is offering a 10 percent discount to the campus community for two upcoming workshops: "Culture of Ethics & Compliance," Nov. 6-8 and "Spreadsheet Analytics," Nov. 8-9.

The "Culture of Ethics & Compliance: FCPA and Global Bribery Challenges" workshop (Nov. 6-8) will be practitioner-directed by industry and academic experts, and will address key challenges facing companies that operate in global contexts that are rich in cultural distinctions and values. Visit the Culture of Ethics & Compliance Web page for complete details and to register.

The "Spreadsheet Analytics" workshop (Nov. 8-9) will focus on the efficient use of Microsoft Excel as an analytical and presentation tool. Sessions will be customizable to meet the needs of participants who may enroll for all or part of the workshop sessions. Visit the Spreadsheet Analytics Web page for details.

Both workshops will be held at the SF State Downtown Campus, 835 Market Street, San Francisco, on the fifth floor.

Free recital and master class with Alexander String Quartet and Joyce Yang, piano, Nov. 8
The Morrison Chamber Music Center, in association with Music at Kohl Mansion, invites the campus community to a free recital and master class with the Alexander String Quartet and pianist Joyce Yang on Nov. 8 in Knuth Hall. The event is free but attendees must RSVP online or by calling the box office at ext. 8-2467.

The performance will begin at 1:10 p.m., with Brahms' Piano Quintet in F minor, Op. 34. At 2:15 p.m. the artists will conduct a master class with students from SF State, Young Chamber Musicians, the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Crowden School of Music and Ruth Asawa School of the Arts.

The Alexander String Quartet is a major artistic presence in San Francisco, serving as directors of the Morrison Chamber Music Center and SF State’s ensemble-in-residence. Described as "the most gifted young pianist of her generation" with a "million-volt stage presence," Joyce Yang captivates audiences with her stunning virtuosity combined with heartfelt lyricism and interpretive sensitivity.

Taste of the Bay two weeks away
The 17th annual Taste of the Bay gourmet food tasting will be held Wednesday, Nov. 13 in the Julia Morgan Ballroom on the 16th floor of the historic Merchants Exchange Building at 465 California Street, San Francisco. The event will feature hors d’oeuvres, tastings of wine, beer and spirits, and a featured mixology demonstration from David Nepove, president of the United States Bartenders Guild.

Faculty and staff tickets, available for the discounted price of $100, may be purchased up to the night of the event. Visit the Taste of the Bay tickets page for purchasing information. For more information, contact David Fierberg, assistant director of Development for the College of Business, at or ext. 5-3966.

Annual Health Fitness Expo
The Village Fitness Center invites the campus community to its eighth annual Health Fitness Expo on Tuesday, Nov. 19 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the courtyard outside of Centennial Village Building A, in front of The Village Fitness Center. Participants can meet vendors, enjoy music, snacks and giveaways, as well as learn about the health benefits of fitness and physical activity. For more information, e-mail Mark Penacerrada.

CalPERS 2013 Annual Member Statements
The CalPERS 2013 Annual Member Statements (AMS) for active members are available online. The shift to online delivery of AMS is part of CalPERS efforts to reduce costs and support a green community.

Employees can access their AMS online by logging in to their CalPERS account at The AMS will include the member's accumulated service, a breakdown of contributions and interest, name of employer(s) and retirement formula(s) as of June 30, 2013. CalPERS has also provided this information to members in the fall issue of the CalPERS PERSpective newsletter, as well as on Facebook, Twitter and Google+. Employees who wish to continue to receive a paper copy should contact the CalPERS Customer Contact Center at (888) 225-7377.

Questions should be directed to the appropriate Benefits Representative in Human Resources.

CSU International program seeks resident director applicants
The CSU Chancellor's Office is now accepting faculty applications for four international program resident directors. The resident directors will each serve full-time for 12 months in China, France, Italy and Spain.

CSU resident directors assist students involved in intercultural learning, develop administrative skills and use their international communicative skills in a rewarding professional environment. Faculty from all disciplines and those who have never had the opportunity to serve in one of these positions are encouraged to apply.

Applications, including references, must be received in the Office of International Programs by Dec. 1. Personal interviews of the finalists will be conducted at the Chancellor’s Office in Long Beach. Interviews will be conducted Feb. 20-21, 2014; applicants must be available on any of these dates for an interview to be considered for an appointment.

Eligibility requirements:
• Tenured or tenure track faculty in a full-time teaching or administrative position (FERP faculty are not eligible)
• Appropriate terminal degree for the candidate's discipline
• Appropriate overseas experience
• Appropriate foreign language skills

For more information, visit the CSU International Program Web page. Questions? Contact Associate Professor of Social Work Jocelyn Hermoso, the SF State representative to the CSU Academic Council for International Programs, at or ext. 8-6187.

ORSP Research Methods classes this week
The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (ORSP) is offering a series of courses to help faculty hone their research skills. For more information, schedule and registration instructions, visit the ORSP Research Methods Course Web page. Many classes require advance reservations. Ucoming classes include:

• Methodological and Multivariate Analysis Support Group Kick-Off (Toolkit module), Nov. 4
• University Crowdfunding Review Web-Workshop (I Need Money and Time module), Nov. 6
• Funding Searches Using the Sponsored Programs Information Network Database (I Need Money and Time module), Nov. 12
• Writing Successful Grants (I Need Money and Time module), Nov. 14
• Responsible Conduct of Research (Do No Harm module), Nov. 14
• Building the NEH Grant Proposal (I Need Money and Time module), Nov. 15
• Grant Proposals to the US Department of Education (I Need Money and Time module), Nov. 15
• NIH AREA (R15) grants: How to write them, and yes, You Can Get Them (I Need Money and Time/Writing, Writing, Writing, Nov. 22)


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CalPERS 'Planning Your Retirement' workshops
Human Resources, Safety & Risk Management will sponsor a CalPERS "Planning Your Retirement" Workshop in the NEC Room/ADM 560 on two dates in November:

  • Wednesday, Nov. 13 from 1:30 to 4 p.m.
  • Thursday, Nov. 14 from 9 to 11:30 a.m.

The workshop is designed for CalPERS members who are within five years of retiring and will cover how to maximize retirement benefits, how retirement benefits are calculated, the steps to take prior to retiring and the retirement application process.

Limited one-on-one sessions with a CalPERS Retirement Specialist following the workshop are available; e-mail Carol Crociani at to schedule an appointment. Appointments are made on a first e-mail, first served basis.

Enroll online at or call CalPERS at (888) 225-7377. To enroll online:

  1. Visit
  2. Type in your username, click the "log in" button
  3. Follow the "My Education" link on the left
  4. Click on the "Select a class" link
  5. Click the "View all instructor led classes" link
  6. Check the box beside "Display classes sponsored by employers"
  7. Use your browser's "find" function to locate "San Francisco" on the page (CTRL-F on PCs or CMD-F on Macs)
  8. Select the preferred class

When using the CalPERS automated system at (888) 225-7377, state "member" at the first prompt, then "agent" and then ask to register for the "Planning Your Retirement" employer-sponsored workshop at CSU-San Francisco.

Monte named University registrar
Following a search, Renee Monte has been appointed University registrar, effective Oct. 31. During the search, Monte served as interim registrar and had previously served as the associate registrar since 2001. Monte has more than 33 years of experience working with youth -- 26 of them at SF State, where she earned both her B.A. in Health Education and her M.A. in Business Administration.

Jones appointed associate dean, College of Extended Learning
Angela D. Jones was appointed associate dean of the College of Extended Learning and International Affairs, effective Oct. 21. She comes to SF State from Argosy University and the Art Institute of California, San Francisco, where she served as associate vice president of Regional Accreditation and associate dean of Academic Affairs.

As associate dean for the College of Extended Learning, Jones will be responsible for developing the curriculum of the self-support arm of the University, including special sessions and summer and winter sessions. Jones reports to Jose L. Galvan, associate vice president and dean of the College of Extending Learning and International Affairs.

Jones was a post-doctoral fellow at Stanford University, assistant professor of English at Cornell College and a National Endowment for the Humanities Fellow at the Graduate School of the City University of New York. She earned a B.A. in English from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and an M.A. and Ph.D. in English from the University of Rochester.

Dean of Undergraduate Studies candidates to visit campus
Four candidates have been selected to interview for the position of Dean of Undergraduate Studies. All members of the campus community are invited to attend presentations to hear each candidate speak about a “Specific Emerging Issue or Opportunity for Undergraduate Education.” Presentations will be held in LIB 244 followed by a reception in LIB 286.

  • Monday, Nov. 4, 3-4:15 p.m.: Jennifer Summit, director of Integrated Learning, Stanford University
  • Thursday, Nov.7, 3-4:15 p.m.: Carl Kemnitz, associate vice president for Academic Programs, CSU Bakersfield
  • Wednesday, Nov.13, 3-4:15 p.m.: Matthew Taylor, associate vice president for Academic Affairs and Associate Dean of Undergraduates, Rice University, Houston, Texas
  • Thursday, Nov.14, 3:15-4:30 p.m.: Angela Haddad, associate dean for Academic Programs, School of Arts and Sciences, Hunter College, NY

Business Ethics Week 2013 prepares agents of change
The eighth annual Business Ethics Week -- a weeklong event intended to create a shared focus among students and faculty on business ethics, corporate social responsibility and sustainable business practices -- will begin Monday, Nov. 4 and run through Friday, Nov. 8. "We're teaching students how businesses can be agents of ethical, social and environmental change in society and we are equipping students to be part of that change," Assistant Professor of Management Denise Kleinrichert said.

The weeklong series of programs will feature 19 speakers from both industry and government at 10 events to be held at locations on the main and downtown campuses. That week, COB faculty will also include classroom activities such as relevant readings, case studies, speakers, exercises and discussions of ethical dilemmas in business practice.

Learn more about Business Ethics Week 2013 and view the calendar of events at For more information, e-mail Denise Kleinrichert.

Academic Senate
Following is a list of action items from the Oct. 29 Academic Senate meeting:

  • Senate Chair Hanley provided a brief Chair’s Report
  • Heard updates and presentation on the new Baccalaureate Program and Implementation Process from Helen Goldsmith, interim dean of Undergraduate Studies, and Nancy Gerber, interim associate dean of Undergraduate Studies and director of General Education
  • Heard brief reports from Standing Committee Chairs and CSU Senators
  • Heard a report from Ron Cortez, vice president and chief financial officer for Administration & Finance, who also answered questions. Franz Lozano, associate vice president for University Budget Operations provided a budget report

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

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This week in Insiders: Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Sue Rosser, Professor of Health Education Erik Peper, Associate Professor of Health Education Rick Harvey, Associate Professor of History Maziar Behrooz and Vice President for University Advancement Robert J. Nava.

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This week in Newsmakers: Professor of Women and Gender Studies Nan Alamilla Boyd, Associate Professor and Director of Labor and Employment Studies John Logan and Associate Professor of Women and Gender Studies Jillian Sandell.

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We mark the passing of Professor Emeritus of Art Melvin O. Henderson.

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

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

Wrestling Hosting Annual Alumni Match: 11 a.m.

Violations in Foreign Corrupt Practices Act - Deep Sengupta, FedEx: noon

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

Lecture: Can cities ethically yet successfully partner with private interests?: 5 p.m.

Lecture: Environmental Sustainability and Employee Engagement at Genentech: 5 p.m.

Lecture: Writers on Writing: May-Lee Chai: 7 p.m.

Lecture: In Defense of Ethics: Customer Acquisition Cost and Lifetime Value for Start-up Entrepreneurs: noon

Lecture: Social Entrepreneurship - Unplugged: 4 p.m.

Lecture: Ethics in Banking, a Community Bank Perspective: 5 p.m.

Concert: Vocal Jazz: 7 p.m.

Recital: Chamber music ensembles: 1:10 p.m.

Ethics Game: Animal Cloning, The Case of The Cloned Cats: noon

Lecture: Thinking Outside the Plastic Bubble: Entrepreneurship at an Eco-Startup: 5 p.m.

Panel: Helping You Navigate Moral and Ethical Standards In Business: 5 p.m.

Volleyball Hosting Sonoma State: 7 p.m.

Concert: Chamber music ensembles: 7 p.m.

Lecture: Stephanie Syjuco: 5:30 p.m.

Theatre: Stage Mutineers: 8 p.m.

Lecture: Ethical Relationships: It's Not All About You: noon

Recital: Alexander String Quartet with Joyce Yang, piano: 1:10 p.m.

Master class: Alexander String Quartet with Joyce Yang, piano: 2:10 p.m.

Philosophy Talk: The Arguments of On Liberty: 3 p.m.

Theatre: Stage Mutineers: 8 p.m.

Coming Up
Nov. 9: Lecture/Poetry Reading: Wandering - Homecoming: 2 p.m.

Nov. 9: Theatre: Stage Mutineers: 2 p.m.

Nov. 10: Theatre: Stage Mutineers: 2 p.m.

Nov. 11: Fall '13 Veterans Day: No Classes; Offices Closed

Nov. 12: International Education Week

Nov. 12: Festival: Chinese Culture Day Celebration: 10 a.m.

Nov. 12: International Lunches at the Vista Room: noon

Nov. 12: Chinese Culture Day: noon

Nov. 12: Women's Basketball vs. Pacific Union: 5 p.m.

Nov. 12: Screening: Electronic Media and Social Justice: 5:30 p.m.

Nov. 13: International Education Week

Nov. 13: International Lunches at the Vista Room: noon

Nov. 13: CultureFest Celebration: noon

Nov. 13: Panel: A Day in the Life of a Diplomat: 12:30 p.m.

Nov. 13: Recital: Piano students of Victoria Neve: 1:10 p.m.

Nov. 13: Reception: President's Reception for International Students & Scholars: 2:30 p.m.

Nov. 13: Concert: Contemporary chamber music: 7 p.m.

Nov. 14: International Education Week

Nov. 14: International Lunches at the Vista Room: noon

Nov. 14: Workshop: H-1b/U.S. Permanent Residency: 1p.m.

Nov. 14: Lecture: Tribute to Jayne Cortez featuring Robin D.G. Kelley, in conversation with Justin Desmangles: 4:30 p.m.

Nov. 14: Concert: Classical guitar students: 7 p.m.

Nov. 15: International Education Week

Nov. 15: International Lunches at the Vista Room: noon

Nov. 15: Recital: Almir Cortes, Brazilian instrumental music: 1:10 p.m.

Nov. 15: Master class: Almir Cortes, Brazilian instrumental music: 2 p.m.

Nov. 15: Master class: Morrison Chamber Music Center: St. Petersburg String Quartet with Mack McCray, piano: 2:10 p.m.

Nov. 15: Concert: Harvest Concert: 8 p.m.

Nov. 16: Tea Ceremony Conference: Second Ocha Zanmai: 2013 San Francisco International Conference on Chanoyu and Tea Cultures: 6:30 p.m.

Nov. 16: Concert: San Francisco Wind Ensemble: 7:30 p.m.

Nov. 17: Lecture: Morrison Chamber Music Center: St. Petersburg String Quartet with Mack McCray, piano, Pre-Concert Talk: 2 p.m.

Nov. 17: Concert: Morrison Artists Series: St. Petersburg String Quartet with Mack McCray, piano: 3 p.m.


For more upcoming events, see the University Calendar



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