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April 30

Volume 48, No.30
Program discontinuance review Celebrating Dean Kelley Academic Senate hoopla-you're invited Still time to represent Psychology Department relocation Workplace writers workshop
A philosopher returns Campus nomads Get your arts and crafts A call for EVEN Summer sports Be a championship volunteer
Kids on campus Recognition for outstanding students, alumni Commencement stories Feline philanthropy Campus Maintenance Funding Academic Senate Action

Program discontinuance review

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The Educational Policies Council is scheduled to review three proposals for program discontinuances: minor in positive health, fitness and leisure; the master of science in taxation; and the master of arts in creative arts: concentration in interdisciplinary arts and concentration in creativity and arts education.

The meeting will be held tomorrow at 2 p.m. in the Verducci Room of the University Club. All members of the campus community are welcome. All interested individuals may submit comments to the Educational Policies Committee by the end of the day today.

For details, contact the Academic Senate Office at EXT 8-1264.

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Celebrating Dean Kelley

The College of Science and Engineering will hold a retirement party for Dean James C. Kelley, who is retiring after 26 years of service to SFSU, on May 23. It is open to the campus community and will run from 4 to 7 p.m. at the University Club.

Contributions to help finance the affair are welcome and should be delivered to Sherri Ng by Friday. She can be reached at EXT 8-1571 or Personal checks should be made payable to the "SFSU Foundation."

In lieu of gifts, the College of Science and Engineering is accepting donations for the James C. Kelley Scholarship Fund. Dean Kelley has graciously offered to match all donations. For more information, contact Ng at EXT 8-1571.

Geosciences Professor Ray Pestrong will serve as master of ceremony for the event and is looking for volunteers to share photos, memories and stories about the dean. If you have something good, contact Pestrong at EXT 8-2080 or

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Academic Senate hoopla-you're invited

The Academic Senate invites all faculty and staff to the Senate's annual "End-of-Year" reception on Tuesday, May 8,from 4 to 6 p.m. at the University Club. For more information, call the Academic Senate Office at EXT 8-1264.

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Still time to represent

During the May 8 Academic Senate meeting, elections will be held for faculty representatives to the following committees: Alumni Association Board; Franciscan Shops Board of Directors; and Students, Faculty and Staff with Disabilities Committee. Nominations for faculty representation to the committees will be accepted until 5 p.m. on Monday, May 7.

Nominations may be submitted to the Academic Senate Office, ADM 551, or via e-mail to

Contact the Academic Senate Office at EXT 8-1264 for more information.

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Psychology Department relocation

The administrative offices (PSY 301) of the Psychology Department have moved to ADM 355. The move is in anticipation of the Psychology Building retrofit this summer. All telephone numbers and e-mail addresses remain the same.

Psychology faculty will remain in the Psychology Building until the end of the semester. Faculty with summer teaching and research commitments will relocate after commencement.

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Workplace writers workshop

The Technical and Professional Writing Program will hold its annual Career Work-shop, "Opportunities for Workplace Writers," this Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. in HUM 471. The workshop will begin with a panel of speakers from the field, followed by a Q & A session. Light refreshments will be served. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call EXT 8-7025.

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A philosopher returns

Michigan State University Professor Richard Peterson will deliver the annual V.J. McGill Memorial Lecture on May 7 at 3:30 p.m. in HUM 392. His lecture will be on "Race, Critical Theory and Human Rights."

Professor Peterson received his master's degree from SFSU and his doctorate from SUNY Buffalo. He is the author of num-erous articles in philosophy and a recent book on philosophy and the division of labor.

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Campus nomads

The Audio-Visual/Instructional Television Center presents a satellite conference this Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in Room 28 of the Library basement. Titled "Wire or Wireless: Nomadic Computing Hits the Campus," the event is part of a series of distance education conferences from CSU Monterey Bay. The event will also be taped and cataloged for future viewing.

The conference will explore what happens when, because of mobile technology, education tools become ubiquitous, flexible and pervasive, as well as the short- and long-term consequences of educational technology for students, faculty, staff and administrators.

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Get your arts and crafts

The Associated Students Spring Arts and Crafts Fair takes place today through Thursday. More than 40 vendors of handcrafted goods will exhibit and sell their products from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on the Main Lawn. There will also be live music daily at noon.

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A call for EVEN

The Campus Emergency Voluntary Employee Network (EVEN) will meet Thursday, May 10, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. in the Department of Public Safety.

EVEN was established after the 1989 Loma Prieta Earthquake to ensure adequate response and assistance in the event of a future emergency. Previous members will receive individual notices of the meeting. Anyone interested in participating in EVEN is encouraged to attend the meeting.

EVEN members will complete new voluntary emergency-response forms and distribute identification cards that will facilitate access to University facilities during emergencies.

For questions or additional information, please contact Denise Fox, EVEN coordinator/director human resources, at EXT 8-2043 or e-mail Jackie Bender at .

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Summer sports

The Athletics Department is offering two summer sports camps this year.

Baseball will conduct a clinic from July 9 to July 13. The camp will run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. For more information, contact Josh Pearson or Ron Rakowski at EXT 8-2548.

Volleyball will hold a skills clinic for grades 6 through 8 from July 29 to Aug. 1, a skills clinic for grades 9 through 12 from Aug. 5 to 8, and a setters clinic for grades 9 through 12 on Aug. 3 and 4. For more information, contact Kathy Argo at EXT 8-2707.

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Be a championship volunteer

The Athletic Department is proud to announce that the 2001 California Collegiate Athletic Association Track and Field Championships will be held at Cox Stadium on May 11 and 12. Anyone interested in volunteering at the meet can contact Doug Hupke at EXT 8-1193.

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Kids on campus

Volunteers are still needed for JumpStart's "Kidsfest Day" on campus on May 11. Over 650 children are signed up to attend-make their day by helping with one of the many learning booths planned for the event. For details, contact Jessica Taisey at EXT 5-3593 or

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Recognition for outstanding students, alumni

Know of any SFSU students who have won significant awards or honors or alumni who have gone on to a distinguished career? If so, please send details to the Office of Public Affairs at Each month a limited number of items focusing on student and alumni accomplishments will be included in e-News, SFSU's monthly alumni e-mail newsletter, and considered for SFSU Magazine, a twice-yearly publication that reaches more than 100,000 SFSU alumni and friends.

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Commencement stories

Know any top students graduating this May who have excelled like no man or woman has before, broken the chains of adversity to achieve beyond the call of duty, or just have interesting or unusual life stories? If so, faculty and staff are asked to contact the Office of Public Affairs, who will try to get these students the visibility that they deserve. Call EXT 8-1665.

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Feline philanthropy

The campus feral cats need two new caretakers. The volunteers will feed the cats on alternate weekends, provide food for the gym cats' feeder, and see to the health care of all the cats. Occasionally, a stray cat will move on campus from the surrounding community or someone will drop off a kitten that needs to be rescued, so constant vigilance is necessary. All of the current cats have been either neutered or spayed.

For details, contact Kathleen Fornason at EXT 8-7227.

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Campus Maintenance Funding

Campus Maintenance Funding

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Highest Number of Foreign Students at Master's-Degree-Granting Institutions: 1998-99

Heard a report from Chair Pamela Vaughn:

In the action part of the meeting, the Senate:

The next meeting of the Academic Senate will be held Tuesday, May 8, from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Nob Hill Room of the Seven Hills Conference Center. All are welcome to attend.

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