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Volume 62, Number 15    November 21, 2014         

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CampuMemo on hiatus Thanksgiving week
There will be no CampusMemo during Thanksgiving week, Nov. 24-28. Regular publication will resume with the Dec. 5 issue. The last CampusMemo of the fall semester will be the Dec. 19 edition. It will resume publication on Jan. 23, 2015.

Evaluations to begin
Student Evaluations of Teaching Effectiveness (SETE) will open Nov. 24. Visit the SETE website for a calendar of events, staff and faculty FAQs and tips for increasing response rates.

World AIDS Day commemoration
SF State's 26th commemoration of World AIDS Day will be held Monday, Dec. 1, and Tuesday, Dec. 2. This year's activities will include:

• Memorials on the main lawn to honor members of the SF State community who have died of HIV/AIDS, Dec. 1 and 2
• "Not a Faceless Disease," Sexual Health PEACH (Peer Educators Advocating Campus Health) on Dec. 1, from 1 to 2 p.m. and 3 to 4 p.m. in LIB 121
• Program at Malcolm X Plaza from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Dec. 1
• Free HIV antibody testing in the Student Health Center from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Dec. 1
• The SF State AIDS quilt will hang in the lobby of the Cesar Chavez Student Center throughout the week

To remember someone in a memorial, please send their name, affiliation (student, faculty, staff, friend, family member, etc.), department (if appropriate) and dates to

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, Dec. 1, through Thursday, Dec. 4, and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Dec. 5, in the ceramics room of the Fine Arts building (room 192). All proceeds benefit the ceramic art program. Questions? Contact Jeff Downing at or ext. 8-1437.

One-on-One with Provost Sue Rosser
Interested faculty are invited to make a 10- to 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.

What's up on campus?
The first stop for faculty and staff seeking to publicize events is the University Calendar. The calendar's reach and appeal goes beyond its Web presence: Items submitted to the calendar are also considered for promotion in CampusMemo and on the University-operated Digital Displays. To submit an event, visit, follow the "submit an event" link in the left column, enter times using a 24-hour clock and complete all fields marked with an asterisk.


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Invitation to President's employee holiday reception
We are continuing our SF State holiday tradition of helping out our local public schools and those in need in our community. So, please remember to bring new school supplies and/or canned food goods to this year's holiday celebration.

Emergency notification system settings
Faculty, staff and students are encouraged to review their emergency notification preferences to ensure that they receive timely alerts about campus emergencies. The University emergency notification system automatically sends notification emails to the campus community, but also supports other methods of communication, such as text and telephone. To check or change settings:

  1. Visit and log in
  2. Follow the "Employee Services" link
  3. Press the "CS and HR Self Service" button
  4. Click on the "My Personal Information" link
  5. Follow the "My Home Address" link to verify/update the information, then return to the personal information screen
  6. Click on the "My Phone Number(s)" link to check, update, add or delete telephone numbers as necessary, then click "save"

Note that only SF State business telephone numbers are displayed in SF State search results.

For more information, including step-by-step instructions with screen captures, visit

Apply for Willie L. Brown Fellowship by Dec. 1
The School of Public Affairs and Civic Engagement at SF State has announced that the Willie L. Brown, Jr. Fellowship Program is again accepting student applications. The fellowship was created to provide SF State students who face barriers to completing their college education with an opportunity to develop and gain professional experience in their fields of interest and in the public sector. Through the program, selected students are placed in internships within city and county of San Francisco government agencies and departments, such as Muni, the airport and the Public Utilities Commission. Students receive three units of credit and a stipend.

Faculty and staff are asked to encourage undergraduate students to apply by the Dec. 1 deadline. For more information and application details, visit the Willie L. Brown, Jr. Fellowship Program website. Questions? Email Julie Perez.

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

The CSU resident director positions provide qualified faculty with the opportunity to develop administrative skills, be a vital part of the special experience of students involved in intercultural learning and utilize their international communication skills in a rewarding professional environment. Faculty from all disciplines 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. To be considered for an appointment, applicants must be available for an interview on Feb. 19 or Feb. 20, 2015.

Faculty selected for the appointments will continue to be campus employees during the year they are abroad and will be paid by their campus during that time. If the faculty member is currently in a 10-month (academic year) position, they will be moved to a 12-month position, resulting in an increase of approximately 15 percent, plus an additional 10 percent for the overseas assignment. The additional 10 percent is designed partially to compensate the resident director for expenses associated with overseas service, as no additional compensation for such expenses is provided. CSU International Programs will also provide round-trip airfare and limited travel expenses for resident directors, but not for dependents.

To be eligible, faculty must:

  • Be tenured or tenure-track faculty in a full-time teaching or administrative position (FERP faculty are not eligible)
  • Have the appropriate terminal degree for the candidate's discipline
  • Have appropriate overseas experience
  • Have appropriate foreign language skills

Faculty members who have already served as resident directors may not apply for a resident director position for the next two years. Applicants will submit self-evaluations of their language skills and a language professional will conduct a 15- to 20-minute independent interview with each applicant prior to the applicant's interview with the Faculty Affairs Committee.

For more information and the 2016-17 application packet, visit 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.

Academic Senate
Following is the action item from the Nov. 18 Academic Senate meeting:

  • Participated in a Title IX Training for SF State Academic Leaders

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 Health Education Erik Peper, Associate Professor of Health Education Richard Harvey, Professor of History Trevor Getz, Associate Director of the Office of International Programs Jay Ward, Professor and Chair of Consumer & Family Studies/Dietetics Nancy J. Rabolt, Professor of Consumer & Family Studies/Dietetics Connie Ulasewicz and Assistant Professor of Consumer & Family Studies/Dietetics Kelly L. Reddy-Best

Read Insiders:

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This week in Newsmakers: Professor of Management John Sullivan, Associate Professor of Biology Vance Vredenburg, Criminal Justice Lecturer Jim Dudley, Associate Professor and Director of Labor and Employment Studies John Logan and Professor of Biology Jonathon Stillman.

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SF State received $19,015,816 in grants and contracts in October 2014.

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Submitting events to CampusMemo
CampusMemo picks up event listings directly from the University Calendar. Departments interested in publicizing an event in CampusMemo simply need to register the event on the University Calendar by 10 a.m. on Wednesday of the previous week. To submit an event, go to and click "Submit an Event" in the left-hand navigation bar.

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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. 22
Film: Third Hungarian Film Festival: 9 a.m.

Monday, Nov. 24
Fall '14 Recess: No Classes; Campus Open

Tuesday, Nov. 25
Fall '14 Recess: No Classes; Campus Open

Men's Basketball vs. Academy of Art: 7 p.m.

Wednesday, Nov. 26
Fall '14 Recess: No Classes; Campus Open

Thursday, Nov. 27
Fall '14 Recess: No Classes; Campus Closed (Thanksgiving)

Friday, Nov. 28
Fall '14 Recess: No Classes; Campus Closed


For more upcoming events, see the University Calendar



About CampusMemo
CampusMemo is published weekly during the school year by University Communications and provides news, information and on-campus events listings to the faculty and staff of San Francisco State University.

This publication is available in alternative formats upon request. Contact University Communications at the number listed below. The deadline for submissions other than events is 5 p.m. the Tuesday preceding publication. Items may be sent via e-mail:, faxed to ext. 8-1498, or sent through campus mail to: CampusMemo, University Communications, ADM 156. Submit events directly to the University Calendar by 10 a.m. on the Wednesday prior to publication. Please direct any questions to the e-mail address above, or call ext. 8-1665.


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