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February 3, 2003

Volume 50, No. 19


Year of Civil Discourse February events

Black History Month events


New leadership studies program? International education grants available Release time requests
Help for struggling students Go to the line with Cal State 9 Web calendar workshops update

This Week

Remembering Stan Rice Collaborations and knowledge sharing

Next Week

Gender characteristics and Islam Academic Senate reconvenes


Campus footprint grows Residence Apartment Building update



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New leadership studies program?

A group is forming on campus to discuss the potential development of an interdisciplinary certificate in leadership studies. Join in an initial discussion from 4 to 6 p.m. Monday, Feb. 17, in HUM 587.

For details, contact Elise Earthman at ext. 8-7440.

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International education grants available

The Office of International Programs (OIP) would like to remind tenured and tenure-track faculty not on early retirement to apply for an international education grant. Grants range from $1,000 to $5,000.

Eligible projects are those that have the potential to enhance international education through research and scholarship, creative activities, student and faculty exchanges, foreign language and area studies, curricular innovation, or promotion of international awareness and understanding.

The deadline to apply is Friday, Feb. 28. Pick up applications at OIP in ADM 450 or download from the OIP Web site:

For details, call ext. 8-1293.

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Release time requests

The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs is now accepting requests for reimbursed release time agreements. Use the online form found at:

For details, contact Maria Saquisag-Sid at ext. 8-1973 or

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Help for struggling students

Know students who aren't adapting well to college coursework or who could brush up on a few study skills? Encourage them to attend an Academic Skills Workshop. "Time and Study Skills," the first workshop of the semester, will take place 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 13, in BUS 202. No prior sign-up is required.

For details, contact Jeanne Wick at ext. 8-2575. For a complete list of spring workshops, e-mail

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Go to the line with Cal State 9

Cal State 9 Credit Union is sponsoring a pair of half-time contests. At the half-time of the men's basketball games on Saturday, Feb. 22, and Saturday, March 1, one contestant randomly selected from entries submitted at the door prior to the game, will have the chance to compete for a $5,000 prize. To win the prize the contestant will need to make a lay up, free throw, three pointer and half court shot all within 25 seconds.

For details, contact Dawn Haigh at (925) 363-2700 ext. 2892.

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Web calendar workshops update

The Web calendar workshops scheduled for this week are full. If there is enough interest, the Web calendar team will consider scheduling more workshops. Send an e-mail to to express interest in attending a future workshop. Questions and comments about the Web calendar are also welcome at the same address or call ext. 5-3606.

The Web calendar can be viewed at:

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This Week

Remembering Stan Rice

A tribute to Stan Rice will take place at noon Monday, Feb. 3, in the Humanities Auditorium, HUM 133. Rice, a poet, painter and former chair of the Creative Writing Department, died Dec. 9, 2002.

The memorial will feature readings of Rice's work and tributes by friends and colleagues, including Mark Linenthal who served as director of the Poetry Center when Rice was assistant director.

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Collaborations and knowledge sharing

Bruce Heiman, assistant professor of management, will speak on "Further Adventures in Exploring the Tension between Knowledge Sharing and Knowledge Expropriation in Collaborations: Rough Indications Using Performance as Dependent Variable" from noon to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in BUS 202.

The talk is part of the College of Business Research Roundtable. For details, contact Sally Baack at ext. 8-6421 or

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Next Week

Gender characteristics and Islam

Etin Anwar, Freeman Post-doctoral Fellow in Asian and Religious Studies at Hamilton College, will speak on "Masculinity and Femininity of the Embodied Self in Islam" at 4 p.m. Monday, Feb. 10, in HUM 392.

The event is sponsored by the Philosophy Department.

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Academic Senate reconvenes

The first Academic Senate meeting of the semester will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 11, in Seven Hills Conference Center.

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Campus footprint grows

At its January 28-29 meeting, the CSU Board of Trustees approved San Francisco State University's acquisition of an 8.14 acre parcel from Carmel Properties, owner of the Villas at Parkmerced, determining that "opportunity to purchase this property will allow the campus to address long term planning and program goals."

The property, located southwest of the campus and bounded by Vidal, Font and Lake Merced Boulevard, includes 16 apartments; a baseball field; four tennis, four basketball and six racquetball courts, and a 42-space garage.

This acquisition will be funded from a combination of trust funds and debt issued through the Systemwide Revenue Bond (SRB) program. The bonds will be repaid from rental income.

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Residence Apartment Building update

You may have noticed the scaffolding that has gone up around the Residence Apartment Building. The building has been closed for two years because of mold, the result of faulty construction that allowed water intrusion into the building. Following University litigation, the contractor agreed to a settlement that requires it to remediate and repair the building.

Currently scaffolding is being installed and minor demolition is taking place. The project will completely replace the roof, windows and exterior walls, and upgrade the structure for current code compliance.

According to Capital Planning, the parking lot along the north side of the Residence Apartment Building and the Seven Hills Guest Center will be closed. Access to the parking garage may be congested or delayed due to delivery of construction materials to the site.

Work areas will be enclosed with a plastic sheeting to prevent dust and debris from being released beyond the immediate work area. Some construction-related dust might reach cars in the parking structure nearest the building. Continued air monitoring by an independent testing laboratory will be conducted around the building as well as within the work areas to ensure public safety.

When construction is complete, renovated one- and two-bedroom apartments will again be available, greatly increasing the amount of on-campus living space the University is able to offer students.

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Black History Month events

SFSU will celebrate Black History Month with a series of on-campus events. Admission to all events is free. Highlights are listed here-please see fliers around campus and check the Web calendar ( for more event listings.

Paul Robeson Week

Associated Students Performing Arts presents events celebrating the life and work of Paul Robeson, athlete, singer, actor and international civil rights activist. All events take place in Jack Adams Hall of the Cesar Chavez Student Center.

Black history lecture series

The Department of Black Studies will sponsor a lecture each Friday throughout February from 12:30 to 2 p.m. in PSY 116:

Selected Student Center events

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