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Volume 62, Number 14    November 14, 2014         

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Help from HR, AP Nov. 18
Accounts Payable (AP) will launch the new AP2U program on Tuesday, Nov. 18. The program, which will join HR2U on the third Tuesday of each month in LIB 242 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., will make AP staff available to answer questions and provide assistance with accounts payables, travel claims, hospitality claims and procurement card use and reporting. The HR2U program makes available Human Resources personnel to answer questions and provide assistance with benefits, payroll, retirement, hiring, classification, HRMS, performance evaluations and employee relations.

Women's Association
2015 cruise

The University Women's Association (UWA) has scheduled its 21st scholarship cruise, which will sail June 27, 2015, from Istanbul, Turkey, to Barcelona, Spain. The 14-day Princess Cruise, the "Mediterranean & Aegean Medley," will stop at ports in Greece, Malta, Italy, Sicily, Tunisia and France. Travelers will experience unforgettable and historic sights, spectacular scenery and pristine beaches.

Group prices for the many stateroom categories begin as low as $2,498 per person. One choice is a two-category upgrade from brochure prices, which includes balcony staterooms starting at $3,598 per person, based on double occupancy. Prices include virtually all shipboard entertainment, activities and superb dining venues. While airfare is not included, Princess will offer an air package at a later date.

The cruise is open to all, and membership in the UWA is not required. For every 16 paid passengers, Princess Cruises will return the equivalent of one fare for the Gloria Spencer UWA Scholarship Endowment Fund -- so all aboard for fun and education support. For more information and a detailed flyer, email Lin Ivory or visit the UWA website.

SF State logo licensing
Interested in featuring San Francisco State University on clothing or other gear? Use of the University name on items other than printed documents -- including the SFSU acronym, logo, seal or mascot -- requires licensing approval. The first step is to register with Strategic Marketing Affiliates (SMA), the University's official licensing coordinator, which now handles approvals of all uses of the University name and logo. The SMA system enables efficient processing of these licensing requests while ensuring that the University maintains consistent branding throughout its many departments and programs. Vendors who wish to enroll should contact Holly White, SMA's university services director, at (317) 669-0805 or


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Invitation to President's employee holiday reception

Physical Planning & Development Senior AVP search begins
A search for a new senior associate vice president of Physical Planning & Development has begun. The position is intended to be filled before the fall 2015 semester. Applications will be accepted and evaluated until the position is filled. For full consideration, applicants are asked to apply by Jan. 20, 2015. The search committee members are:

  • Jason Porth, executive director of the University Corporation
  • Bruce Heiman, associate professor, College of Business
  • Patricia Donohue, assistant professor, Graduate College of Education
  • Andrew Ichimura, associate professor, College of Science and Engineering
  • Patrick Tierney, professor, College of Health and Social Sciences
  • Daniel Bernardi, interim dean, College of Liberal & Creative Arts
  • Caitlin Steele, director of sustainability & energy
  • John Kim, associate vice president, Academic Resources
  • Wendy Bloom, campus planner, Campus Planning and Space Administration (Capital Planning, Design & Construction)

For additional information, visit the Physical Planning & Development website at

SF State to celebrate International Education Week 2014 next week
The campus community is invited to join the annual International Education Week celebration that emphasizes the importance 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 2014 website or contact Jay Ward at or ext. 8-1121. Activities for each day may be found on the University Web Calendar.

Maria Meyer to retire
Maria Meyer, administrative coordinator in the President's Office, has announced her plans to retire. Meyer has worked as a member of the President's Office staff since 1985, serving three SF State presidents: Chia-Wei Woo, Robert Corrigan and Leslie Wong. President Wong noted, "For decades Maria has been essential to the functions of our office and she is a wonderful ambassador of SF State. Her skillful administration and her joyful contributions to our office atmosphere will be missed." A farewell reception in her honor will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 17, on the fifth-floor patio of the Administration Building. To RSVP, email Jennifer Villarreal or call ext. 8-3562.

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 from 2 to 2:10 p.m. will provide an informal opportunity to raise questions or make comments to Senate officers or University administrators. The agenda will include:

  • Overview for SF State Academic Administrators: Your Title IX Responsibilities

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

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This week in Insiders: Professor of Cinema Larry Clark, Assistant Professor of Cinema Cheryl Dunye, Associate Professor of Design and Industry Joshua Singer, Professor and Chair of Geography & Environment Jerry Davis and Associate Professor of Liberal Studies José Acacio de Barros

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This week in Newsmakers: Professor of Women and Gender Studies Nan Alamilla Boyd, Professor Emerita of American Indian Studies Elizabeth Parent, Associate Professor of Biology Vance T. Vredenburg, Assistant Professor of Political Science Jason McDaniel, Director of the Romberg Tiburon Center for Environmental Studies Karina Nielsen, Professor of Political Science Robert C. Smith and Assistant Professor of Finance Shengle Lin.

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

The 27th Annual Leo D. Stillwell Student Exhibition: through Dec. 4

A Witness to Change: Piroska Nagy's Photos of Hungary: through Dec. 22

Coming Home: A Veteran's Experience: through Jan. 15, 2015

Shenny Cruces: Keys: through Jan. 5, 2015


Saturday, Nov. 15
Conference: Fall of the Iron Curtain: Looking Back After 25 Years: 9 a.m.

Women's Basketball Hosting Oregon Tech: 2 p.m.

Film: Third Hungarian Film Festival: 6:30 p.m.

Sunday, Nov. 16
Film: Third Hungarian Film Festival: 4 p.m.

Monday, Nov. 17
International Education Week 2014

Japanese Tea Ceremony: 12:10 p.m.

Recital: David Cates, harpsichord: 1:10 p.m.

Japanese Tea Ceremony: 1:10 p.m.

Japanese Tea Ceremony: 2:10 p.m.

Reading: Writers on Writing: Amina Cain: 7 p.m.

Tuesday, Nov. 18
International Education Week 2014

Discourse Politeness Theory and Second Language Education: 1:30 p.m.

Japanese Tea Ceremony: 4:10 p.m.

Presentation: Boris and Natasha vs. Mister Twister: The Cold War in Cartoons: 4:10 p.m.

Japanese Tea Ceremony: 5:10 p.m.

Concert: Fall Into Jazz: 7 p.m.

Wednesday, Nov. 19
International Education Week 2014

Japanese Tea Ceremony: 12:10 p.m.

Recital: SF State Percussion Ensemble: 1:10 p.m.

Japanese Tea Ceremony: 1:10 p.m.

Japanese Tea Ceremony: 2:10 p.m.

Concert: SF State Orchestra: 7 p.m.

Thursday, Nov. 20
International Education Week 2014

Lecture: Beyond the Citizen: The Biopolitical Subject and the Politics of Settlement in Gauri Gill's 'What Remains': 12:30 p.m.

Reading: Prose at The Poetry Center: Donal McLaughlin: 4:30 p.m.

Women's Basketball Hosting Minnesota State-Moorhead: 5 p.m.

Friday, Nov. 21
International Education Week 2014

Recital: Classical guitar students of Lawrence Ferrara: 1:10 p.m.

Film: Third Hungarian Film Festival: 4 p.m.


For more upcoming events, see the University Calendar



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