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March 19

Volume 48, No.25
WASC team visits campus this week Get a piece of Founders Day fun Represent on Senate committees
Revised schedule for dean's visit Goldman chair candidate on campus It takes just 'One Stop'
BECA production airs on KTVU Gladiators: Prepare for lecture! Multiculturalism-in honor of Richard Oakes
Gender and media Last call for student papers Glimpse of Cuba's Chinatown
Conserving art Need help with travel funds? What's on the Senate's agenda?
Notes and reminders SFSU Instructional Equipment Expenditures 1993-2000

WASC team visits campus this week

A nine-person team from the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) will be on campus for a 10-year reaccreditation visit tomorrow through Friday.

WASC team chair William DeLauder, president of Delaware State University, and President Robert Corrigan request that interested students, faculty and staff participate in the following meetings:

Open Meeting with Students: Wednesday, 2 - 3 p.m. Rosa Parks Room, Cesar Chavez Student Center.

Open Meeting with Faculty: Thursday, 11 a.m. - noon, LIB 426C.

Open Meeting with Staff: Thursday, 2 - 3 p.m., HUM 587.

SFSU's WASC self-study can be viewed on the Web at:

Any questions regarding the visit may be addressed to Richard Giardina at EXT 8-2073 or

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Get a piece of Founders Day fun

In celebration of SFSU's 102nd birthday - also known as Founders Day - the campus community is invited to free cake and music tomorrow from noon to 2 p.m.

Festivities begin with a performance by Caribbean music band Shabang. At noon, administrators and staff will serve a 3,000-piece birthday cake. The event will also include a few words from President Corrigan and a profile of the University's new leadership role with Head Start, featuring a performance by children from the program. The theme of this year's event is SFSU's century-long tradition of teaching and teacher training.

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Represent on Senate committees

The Academic Senate seeks nominations for faculty representation to several University-wide committees. During the April 3 meeting, the Senate will elect faculty representatives to the: Academic Affirmative Action Committee; Alumni Association Board; All-University Teacher Education Committee; Campus Safety Committee; Children's Center Advisory Board; Center for the Enhancement of Teaching-Board of Directors; Educational Technology Advisory Committee; Franciscan Shops-Board of Directors; Graduate Council; Professional Development Council; Student Center Governing Board; and Students, Faculty and Staff with Disabilities Committee.

Nomination forms will be placed in faculty mailboxes no later than today. All interested faculty should submit nominations to the Academic Senate Office (ADM 551), or to by March 26. Contact the Academic Senate Office for more information at EXT 8-7105.

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Revised schedule for dean's visit

Ellen Belton, one of four finalists for the dean of undergraduate studies position, has rescheduled her campus visit to April 23-24. Her presentation and reception will be held April 23 from 4 to 5:30 p.m. in the University Club.

Belton is dean of undergraduate studies at Brooklyn College.

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Goldman chair candidate on campus

All members of the campus community are invited to attend the presentation of the first of four candidates for the Richard and Rhoda Goldman Chair in Jewish Studies and Social Responsibility.

On Monday, March 26, Michael Lerner, editor of Tikkun Magazine (a bimonthly Jewish critique of politics, culture and society), will give a talk on "The Return of the Sacred and the Challenge to Jewish Secularism: Can Social Psychology and Social Theory Engage an Emancipatory Spirituality?" at 12:45 p.m. in HUM 587. Lerner is also the author of several books, including "Jewish Renewal: A Path to Healing and Transformation."

For further information, call EXT 8-7395.

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It takes just 'One Stop'

The campus community is invited to a ribbon-cutting ceremony today at 2 p.m. to mark the opening of the One-Stop Student Services Center.

President Corrigan will speak briefly and give a special prize to the first student who uses any of the Center's services.

The new One-Stop Student Services Center, located on the first floor of the Student Services Building, includes the Registrar's Office, Undergraduate and Graduate Admissions, Financial Aid, a service window for the College of Extended Learning, and a second Cashier's Office. The Center will be open Mondays through Thursdays from 8:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. and Fridays from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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BECA production airs on KTVU

On Wednesday at 7:30 p.m., KTVU-Channel 2 will broadcast "Bay Area Stories," a half-hour community affairs program produced by students in the Broadcast and Electronic Communication Arts (BECA) Department.

"Bay Area Stories" is composed of five magazine-style television feature stories that profile local people who have made a positive difference in the community through volunteer efforts and contributions to innovative educational programs.

The stories were produced by students in the advanced video and audio production classes last fall under the supervision of BECA professors Ron Compesi, Larry Whitney and Josh Hecht.

This year's program marks the eighth annual KTVU broadcast of programs produced by BECA students.

Gladiators: Prepare for lecture!

The Classics Students Association lecture series presents UC Davis classics Assistant Professor Emily Albu, who will present "Gladiator: America's Role in Film" this Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. in HUM 133.

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Gladiators: Prepare for lecture!

The Classics Students Association lecture series presents UC Davis classics Assistant Professor Emily Albu, who will present "Gladiator: America's Role in Film" this Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. in HUM 133.

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Multiculturalism-in honor of Richard Oakes

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Gender and media

The final event celebrating Women's History Month will take place this Wednesday from 2 to 4 p.m. in HSS 362. A video screening of "Dreamworlds: Desire/Sex/Power in Music Video" will be followed by a panel discussion on "Gender and Media Literacy." Panelists include women studies Professor Inderpal Grewal, BECA Professor Michelle Wolf and Caren Kaplan of UC Berkeley.

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Last call for student papers

Submissions for the History Students Association's (HSA) upcoming forum titled "Latin America: History, Society, and Culture" are due this Sunday. Faculty are asked to encourage students who have recently written a paper on Latin America to submit proposals.

Papers should be approximately 10 pages and based on original research in primary sources. All disciplines are welcome. Students should submit a one-page proposal that includes their name, major, phone number, e-mail address, title, thesis statement, description of sources and class for which the paper was written. Proposals may be submitted via e-mail to or dropped off in the HSA box in SCI 276.

The forum will be held April 20 from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. in SCI 270.

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Glimpse of Cuba's Chinatown

The Treganza Anthropology Museum on campus will be exhibiting work that focuses on the contribution of Chinese immigrants to Cuban culture. The exhibit, which opens this Wednesday, is called "A Walk on the Town: Art and Identity in Havana's Chinatown." The museum, located in SCI 388, is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

For more information, contact museum director Miko Yamamoto at EXT. 8-1642 or See a description of the exhibit online

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Conserving art

Nathan Stolow, an internationally known art conservation consultant, will lecture on the nature of conservation treatments March 31 at 10 a.m. in HSS 130. Stolow's projects have included designs for environmental control for exhibits of the Books of Kells, the Magna Carta, the Bill of Rights and the Gettysburg Address.

The lecture is sponsored by the Anthropology Department and the Bay Area Art Conservation Guild. For more information, call EXT 8-2046.

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Need help with travel funds?

Last year the SFSU Retirement Association provided support for travel to faculty members. The association is now accepting applications for similar support for approved job-related travel for University staff members. Up to $1,000 is available.

Letters of application should contain the purpose of the travel as well as travel plans and cost. Send applications to the SFSU Retirement Association in care of Franklin Sheehan, Mathematics Department, by March 30.

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What's on the Senate's agenda?

The Academic Senate will meet tomorrow from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Nob Hill Room of the Seven Hills Conference Center. Agenda items include: a report from state-wide senators, proposed implementation plan for the bachelor of science degree in atmospheric and oceanic sciences, proposed revisions for the bachelor of arts degree in economics, and a proposed revision of the faculty elections and referenda procedures.

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Notes and reminders

Humanities Professor Sandra Luft will present a free lecture on "Hannah Arendt, Pariah Among Jews" this Wednesday at noon in University Club Room 1. Sponsored by Jewish Studies, Luft's lecture is part of the Academica Judaica series.

Know students who need help writing research papers? Inform them of this Thursday's academic skills workshop at 12:30 p.m. in BUS 202. The workshop will teach students how to determine the theme and conduct research for papers. No prior sign-up is required.

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State-supported management personnel plan positions

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