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February 17, 2003

Volume 50, No. 21


Year of Civil Discourse February events


Two chances to attend updates on the CSU budget


Upcoming college elections Provost candidates open meetings Asilomar thanks
Nominations requested for
U.S. Professor of the Year
Stay resolved with Fitness Plus!

This Week

Help plan leadership studies certificate How effective is Web advertising? Discontinuance of psychological
services minor and certificate
Film on Mexico, NAFTA, free trade 'Let's Talk About Teaching' returns Discussing diversity, campus community


Academic Senate Action


About CampusMemo



Faculty budget briefing

The Presidet's Office and the Academic Senate are co-hosting two CSU Budget Update Presenttions for the campus community. Everyone is invited and encouraged to attend, including students, staff, faculty and administrators. Both pressentations will be held in McKenna Theatre.

They will take place:

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Upcoming college elections

The Academic Senate office has forwarded a notice outlining all expiring and vacant positions for committee and Senate positions to the colleges. All eligible faculty interested in serving should let their dean's office know and be aware of upcoming college elections.

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Provost candidates open meetings

The campus community is invited to meet with the three provost candidates during their campus visits. Candidates will present their views on challenges facing higher education and the role of the provost in addressing these challenges. All the meetings take place from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. in the University Club as follows:

Note: The campus visit for John Gemello will be March 4-5 and not March 3-4 as was reported in last week's CampusMemo.

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Asilomar thanks

The Academic Senate office would like to acknowledge and thank the following people who contributed both financial and collegial support to the Asilomar conference:

Subsidies for lecturers and probationary faculty
President Robert Corrigan
California Faculty Association

California Faculty Association
John Gemello, Academic Affairs
Sheldon Axler, Science and Engineering
Joel Kassiola, Behavioral and Social Sciences
Paul Sherwin, Humanities
Gail Whitaker, Extended Learning
don Zingale, Health and Human Services

Shuttle transportation
Penny Saffold, Student Affairs

Accomodations for keynote speaker Bernie Goldstein
President Robert Corrigan

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Nominations requested for U.S. Professor of the Year

Robert Cherny, chair of the Academic Senate, and Dan Buttlaire, dean of undergraduate studies, invite you to nominate faculty candidates for the U.S. Professor of the Year program.

The program honors faculty who show an outstanding commitment and an innovative approach to undergraduate education. If you know of a faculty member who should be nominated, consult with your college dean or department chair. They have received a memo outlining the eligibility requirements and submission materials. Nominations are due to the Office of Undergraduate Studies by March 5.

A Nominations Committe, composed of members of the Academic Senate Executive Committe and the Dean of Undergraduate Studies, will select up to three finalists to submit to the national program.

The U.S. Professor of the Year program is sponsored by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education. Among the many supporters of the program include the National Association of State Universities and Land-Grant Colleges, the American Association of University Professors and the American Association of State Colleges and Universities.

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Stay resolved with Fitness Plus!

Fitness Plus!, the campus fitness and wellness program, reminds faculty and staff that they offer a variety of classes to help you achieve better health. Classes are offered at convenient hours in the morning and at noon.

Interested? You can try out a class for free. For details or to register for classes, see the FitPlus Web site.

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This Week

Help plan leadership studies certificate

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. today in room 587 of the Humanities building.

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

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How effective is Web advertising?

Subodh Bhat, professor of marketing, will speak on "Measuring the Effectiveness of Advertising on the Web" from noon to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in room 202 of the Business building. The event is part of the College of Business Research Roundtable. All members of the campus community are welcome.

For details, contact Sally Baack at ext. 8-6421 or

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Discontinuance of psychological services minor and certificate

The Educational Policies Council will meet from 2:10 to 3 p.m. Tuesday in room 460 of the Administration building to discuss the discontinuance of the minor in psychological services and certificate in psychological field services. Interested parties are welcome to attend.

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Film on Mexico, NAFTA, free trade

The campus community is invited to the screening of a documentary on protests against NAFTA and free trade in Mexico at 2:10 p.m. Tuesday in room 259 of the HSS building. A discussion on Mexico and free trade follows the screening.

For details, contact Teresa Carillo at ext. 8-3028.

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'Let's Talk About Teaching' returns

The popular series "Let's Talk About Teaching" emerges from hibernation with a luncheon meeting from noon to 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Verducci Room at the University Club.

All faculty members are welcome to join Ray Pestrong for "Defining Moments: How We Got Here," a discussion of those significant decision-making moments in a person's life that help to define who she or he is.

Come and share why you are a teacher at SFSU and listen to your fellow faculty members discuss how they got here.

For details, contact Ray Pestrong at

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Discussing diversity, campus community

The offices of Community Service Learning and Civic Engagement and the Department of Speech and Communication Studies invite the campus community to "Raise Your Voice: Dialogues on Diversity" from noon to 2 p.m. Thursday in the Rosa Parks Room of the Cesar Chavez Student Center.

The event features a student panel moderated by Victoria Chen, associate professor of speech and communication studies, and small group discussions on how to build a greater feeling of community on campus.

The event is part of the Raise Your Voice Student Action for Change Campaign sponsored by Campus Compact.

For details, contact the Office of Community Service Learning at ext. 5-3809 or

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SFSU will celebrate homecoming with a women's basketball game at 6 p.m. Friday in the Main Gym and a men's basketball game at 8 p.m. The homecoming court, which will be voted on earlier in the week, will be presented at halftime of the men's game.

In addition, there will be homecoming-related events throughout the week, including an art contest, raffles and a rally. For a complete schedule of events, contact the Student Empowerment and Involvement Center at ext. 5-2188 or

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Academic Senate action

At it's meeting of Feb. 11 the Academic Senate...

Heard an announcement from:

Robert Cherny, Academic Senate chair, commented on a possible war with Iraq:

In the action part of the meeting, the Senate:

The next meeting of the Academic Senate will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Tuesday, March 11 at Seven Hills Conference Center. All are welcome to attend. Visit the Academic Senate Web site .

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