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|In memoriam: Walcott Beatty|
|Founders Day set for May 1
||Commencement 2003||Academic apparel for Commencement|
|Faculty: order texts online
||Plagiarism a concern?||Summer blackboard|
|More defensive driver classes
|Multicultural AIDS Awareness Days: Events all this week||Magdalen Hsu-Li performs
||Perspectives on packaging|
|Casares reads||Cicero's world
||Greek theater under the dictatorship|
|Translations: To educate or entertain?
||Society and sports||Trachtenberg on American Images|
Walcott Beatty, emeritus professor of psychology, died Sunday, March 27. He was 84.
A decorated World War II veteran who participated in the Normandy invasion, Beatty earned a doctoral degree from the University of Chicago. He joined SFSU's Psychology Department in 1955 and later served as chair for many years.
As chair, Beatty facilitated the department's separation from the College of Education. The department became a division and then later joined the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences.
Trained as an educational psychologist, Beatty placed an emphasis on student-directed and group-oriented learning. He edited the 1969 text "Improving Educational Assessment and An Inventory of Measures of Affective Behavior."
"I learned from him the importance of individual faculty-student contact, facilitating a climate which supports students' learning," said Becky Loewy, professor of psychology. "Wally represented the best of San Francisco State's tradition of excellent student-oriented teaching."
Beatty also played a key role in the student strikes of the 1960s. He served as chair of the Academic Senate 1967-68. It was a difficult situation as tensions were high between students and the administration and among varying faculty members.
In December 1967, Beatty told the campus community "the campus is a microcosm of society" and said demonstrations were not likely to end because their root causes, including the Vietnam war and racial tension, were still dominant issues in America.
Eric Solomon, professor of English, served as Senate vice chair during Beatty's time as chair. "He was a rare colleague for me and a role model because he had high principles, integrity, honesty, courage and warmth," he said.
Beatty's wife, Billie Beatty, a popular counseling professor on campus, died in 2001.
"I was saddened to learn of Dr. Beatty's death," President Robert A. Corrigan said. "I have heard from those who knew him during his years here how significant his influence was in building the University's outstanding Psychology program and how important his leadership was at the University during the late 1960s. He and his late wife are remembered as important and widely admired members of the San Francisco State University community."
Beatty is survived by his children Richard, Audrey, Virginia, Susan, Nanci and Barbara.
The campus community will celebrate Founders Day from noon to 2 p.m. Thursday, May 1 on the Main Lawn. Stop by for the presentation of the staff STAR of the Year award, coupons for Bookstore discounts, a performance by the University Chorus, music provided by Music Lecturer Andrew Speight's jazz band and, of course, free cake.
SFSU's 102nd Commencement will take place at 12:15 p.m. Saturday, May 24.
Commencement information is available at www.sfsu.edu/commencement. Material will be added regularly, so visit often. The Commencement Web site is the only place where SFSU Commencement information will be available.
All faculty members who wish to participate in the Commencement ceremony may purchase or rent academic apparel through the Bookstore. Rental orders must be placed by Monday, April 14, to avoid rush shipping charges. To place an order, call the Bookstore at ext. 8-2665 or stop by Mezzanine 113C in the Cesar Chavez Student Center. Office hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Faculty may now submit their textbook orders to the Bookstore via the Web. To submit orders go to facultytext.sfsubookstore.com. Once your order is submitted, it will be confirmed within two business days.
Orders will still be accepted by e-mail to email@example.com, or by phone (ext. 8-7377), fax (ext. 5-0474) or campus mail.
It's not too late this semester to learn how to use turnitin.com, a plagiarism detection service licensed by the University. Workshops are available from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 15, and from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 30. To register, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call ext. 5-3537.
The Center for the Enhancement of Teaching is offering a Blackboard series from 3 to 5 p.m. on April 14, 16, 21, 23 and 28. To register, e-mail email@example.com, or call ext. 5-3537.
Defensive driver training sessions will be held from 8 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 16, and from 1:30 to 5 p.m. Thursday, April 17. Classes are filled on a first-come, first-served basis. R.S.V.P. to ext. 8-1449.
SFSU will celebrate Multicultural AIDS Awareness Days with a series of events held in Jack Adams Hall of the Cesar Chavez Student Center:
Learn about latex
Latex workshops will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday. At the workshops, students will create displays and projects that promote the use of safe sex in informative and fun ways.
Singer-songwriter Magdalen Hsu-Li will perform from 4 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.
The annual Latexhibition will be on display from 9 to 4 p.m. Wednesday. The exhibit features displays created in Tuesdays latex workshops.
Multi-artist HIV/AIDS event
Issues related to HIV/AIDS will be addressed through music, poetry, dance, hip-hop performances and the spoken word from 2 to 4 p.m. Wednesday.
Cindy Kolb fund-raiser
"7-inch Heels and a Microphone," a fund-raiser for the Queer Alliance and the Cindy Kolb AIDS Donation Fund, will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday. Admission is $5 for students and $7 general admission.
Event sponsors include AIDS Coordinating Committee, Alpha Phi Omega, A.S. Performing Arts, Associated Students Inc., Biology Department, CEASE, Counseling Department, Counseling and Psychological Services, EROS, Queer Alliance, The S.A.F.E. Place and Student Affairs.
Singer-songwriter Magdalen Hsu-Li will perform from 4 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in Jack Adams Hall of the Cesar Chavez Student Center. The performance is in tribute to Multicultural AIDS Awareness Days, Rape Awareness Month and Asian Pride Month.
The event is sponsored by the AIDS Coordinating Committee, A.S. Performing Arts and The S.A.F.E. Place. For details, call ext. 8-2819.
Priya Rughabir, assistant professor of marketing at University of California, Berkeley, will present "Can Bottles Speak Volumes? The Effect of Package Shape on How Much to Buy" from noon to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in room 202 of the Business building.
The event is part of the College of Business Research Roundtable. For details, contact Sally Baack at ext. 8-6421 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Oscar Casares, author of the collection "Brownsville: Stories," will give a reading and book signing at 12:15 p.m. Wednesday in the Cellar of the Bookstore.
For details, call ext. 8-2650.
Richard Hoffman, professor of history, will present "De Inimicitia: Cicero and His Political World" at 7 p.m. Thursday in room 133 of the Humanities building.
The event is part of the Classics Students Association's "Friends and Enemies in the Ancient World" lecture series. For details, call ext. 8-7444.
Gonda Van Steen, associate professor of classics and modern Greek at the University of Arizona, will present "Theater and the Theatrical Paradigm under the Greek Military Dictatorship (1967-1974)" at 7:30 p.m. Friday in room 587 of the Humanities building.
The event is sponsored by the Center for Modern Greek Studies. For details, call ext. 8-1892 or e-mail email@example.com.
Chris Wen-Chao Li, assistant professor of Chinese, will present "Educating the Reader or Entertaining an Audience? Domesticating and Foreignizing Strategies in Translation" from noon to 1 p.m. Monday, April 14, in room 131 of the Humanities building.
This event is a part of the spring Foreign Language Colloquium Series presented by the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures. For details, contact Midori McKeon at ext. 8-7413 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The campus community is invited to attend a conference on "Sport as a Vehicle for Social Transformation" from 1 to 5 p.m. Monday, April 14, in room 471 of the Humanities building. The conference features presentations about sports and diversity, gender, identity and more.
The conference is sponsored by the Research Group for Studies in Sport and Physical Culture, which is affiliated with the Kinesiology Department. For details, contact Louisa Webb at ext. 8-2160 or email@example.com.
Alan Trachtenberg, professor of English and American studies, at Yale University, will speak on "American Images" at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 19, in room 133 of the Humanities building.
The event is sponsored by the Humanities Department. For details, call (415) 786-9838.
At it's meeting of April 1, the Academic Senate...
Heard from Brian Murphy, executive director of the San Francisco Urban Institute:
- Murphy briefed the Senate on the state budget process from now onward, focusing on how the budget will pass through the legislature and to the governor.
In the action part of the meeting, the Senate:
- Approved the joint doctoral program in physical therapy.
- Approved the certificate in the study of public accountancy.
- Approved the revision of the policy on evaluation of teaching effectiveness.
- Approved a resolution urging use of University-assigned identification numbers in place of social security numbers.
- Approved revision of the bachelor's degree in liberal studies.
- Approved the designation of community service learning courses in the bulletin and on students' transcripts.
- Discussed a resolution mitigating the effects of the budget crisis. The resolution will return for a second reading on April 15.
- Discussed a resolution opposing certain provisions of the USA Patriot Act of 2001 and endorsing corrective legislation.
- Discussed an external review of the University's literacy program.
The next meeting of the Academic Senate will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 15, at Seven Hills Conference Center. All are welcome to attend. Visit the Academic Senate Web site.
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