Cruise the Caribbean
The University Women's Association (UWA) invites the campus community
to sign up for its annual fund-raising cruise. This year's cruise
sets sail from Puerto Rico Jan. 3, 2005 for an 11-night cruise
of the Caribbean including stops at 10 islands.
The UWA cruise generates money for scholarships. Prices begin
at $940/person for an outside stateroom.
For a flier about the cruise, contact Lin (Bushart) Ivory at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For details and to reserve a spot, contact Tom Fell Sr. of Fell
Travel at (800) 321-3355.
Emotion and choice
Barbara Mellers, professor of marketing at the Haas School of Business
at University of California, Berkeley, will present "Emotion
and Choice" from noon to 1 p.m. in room 202 of the Business
The event is part of the College of Business research roundtable.
For details, contact Sally Baack at ext. 8-6421.
Literature's 'too much'
Catherine Gallagher, Eggers Professor of English at the University
of California, Berkeley, will speak on "Daniel Deronda:
The Too Much of Literature" at 4 p.m. Wednesday in room
512 of the Humanities building.
The event is sponsored by the English Language and Literature
Department. A reception follows.
Talking about the
"Generation E," a documentary by SFSU cinema major Le Sheng
Liu about rave culture, will be screened from 3 to 5 p.m. Thursday
in room 133 of the Humanities building. The documentary tracks
the publicity that has surrounded rave culture in recent years
and compares alternatives for dealing with drug-related youth issues.
event is sponsored by the CEASE (Creating Empowerment through Alcohol and Substance
Abuse Education) Program. For details, contact
Bita Shooshani at ext. 5-3953.
Health and Hunters Point
Kevin Grumbach, chair of the Family and Community Medicine Department
at University of California, San Francisco, will speak on "From
Health Services Research to Participatory Community-Based Research:
Experiences at Bayview-Hunters Point" from noon to 1:30
p.m. Friday in room 104 of the HSS building.
The event is the sixth in a seminar series on health disparities
research and is funded by the National Institutes of Health Research
Infrastructure in Minority Institutions (RIMI) program. For details,
contact the Public Research Institute at ext. 8-2978 or email@example.com.
Students in apparel design and merchandising invite the campus
community to their Runway 2004 Kaleidoscope Fashion Event at 7:30
p.m. Sunday at Stonestown Galleria. Admission is $5 for the general
public and $3 for students. A portion of the proceeds will be donated
to A Miner Miracle, a local nonprofit whose mission is to assist
men and women with clothing as they re-enter the work force.
For details, contact Connie Ulasewicz at ext. 8-1860.
Keiji Onodera, president of the Shodo Journal Research Institute in Japan, will
discuss "Modern Japanese Calligraphy" from 3 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, May
of the Humanities building. Midori McKeon, chair of the Department of Foreign
Languages and Literatures, will translate. A reception follows the lecture.
lecture is a companion event to an exhibit of new work by 20
Japanese master calligraphers in celebration of the 150th anniversary
of the signing of the U.S.-Japan Treaty of Peace and Amity. The
exhibit, sponsored by Foreign Languages and Literatures and the
College of Humanities, can be viewed from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday,
April 26, through Friday, May 7, in the College of Humanities
office reception area on the fourth floor of the Humanities building.
details, contact Midori McKeon at ext. 8-7413 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Defensive driving training classes will be available for staff
and faculty from 8 to 11:30 a.m. and from 12:30 to 4 p.m. Thursday,
To sign up, call ext. 8-1449 or e-mail email@example.com.
Town Hall to save the CSU
A town hall meeting to highlight the importance of the CSU system will
be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday in Jack Adams Hall of the Cesar Chavez
Student Center. The meeting will feature business leaders and members of
the SFSU community talking to elected officials about the importance of
the CSU to the California economy and community.
A light dinner will be served. R.S.V.P. to ext. 8-6232 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The event is sponsored by the SFSU chapter of the California Faculty
Association, Educational Opportunity Program, California State Employees
Association Chapter 305-SFSU, President Robert A. Corrigan, Academic
Senate Chair Jim Edwards and the Asian Student Union.
Academic Senate meets Tuesday
The Academic Senate will meet from 2 to 4 p.m. Tuesday in the Nob Hill
Room of the Seven Hills Conference Center.
Agenda items include:
a report from President Corrigan and Provost Gemello on plans to meet
the budget deficit; a report from Health Path director
Amy Hittner, Jumpstart faculty director Dawn Terrell, and Counseling
Center clinical director Willie Mullins on the comprehensive campus transitions
program; a report from Mark Sekelick, a member of the California Faculty
Association's board of directors, on the CFA coalition to save the CSU;
a proposed resolution in support of the CFA coalition to save the CSU;
elections to seven Senate committees; a proposal to offer the certificate
in teaching post-secondary reading through the College of Extended Learning
at Cañada College; a proposed revision to the University's grade-appeal
practice and procedures; a proposed resolution on blocking e-mail spam;
a proposed policy on principles and procedures regarding graduate admission
of students with three-year bachelor's degrees; a proposed University
academic calendar for 2005-06; a proposed Academic Senate meeting schedule
for fall 2004; a proposed resolution on a ban on smoking on the SFSU
campus; and a proposed resolution on the high cost of textbooks.
and Cultures lecture series
In celebration of World Languages and Cultures Month, the Department
of Foreign Languages and Literatures presents a series of events during
The events are:
Siskron, lecturer of Russian, discusses "Horizontal
Castles: Gothic Elements in the Novels of Pushkin, Gogol and Lermontov" from
5 to 6 p.m. Monday, May 3, in room 473 of the Humanities building.
Wakabayashi, research coordinator in the Center for Infant Studies
at Stanford University, discusses "My Child Speaks 'Martian':
Exploring gibberish utterances produced by children raised in Japanese
bilingual context" from 2 to 3 p.m. Thursday, May 6, in room
473 of the Humanities building.
Calligraphy: Geometry of the Spirit," an exhibit featuring
the work of Fayeq Oweis, lecturer of Arabic, will be on display
from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, May 10, through Friday, May 21,
in the dean's reception
area on the fourth floor of the Humanities building.
Ershov, professor emerita of Russian, will discuss "Italian
Architects in Russia" from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday,
May 12, in room 473 of the Humanities building.
Holloway, adjunct professor of education at University of California,
Berkeley, will discuss "Contested Childhood: Diversity
and Change in Japanese Preschools" from 2 to 3 p.m.
Thursday, May 13, in room 473 of the Humanities building.
follows the lecture.
will discuss his exhibit "Arabic
Calligraphy: Geometry of the Spirit" from 11:10 a.m.
to noon Friday, May 14, in room 202 of the Humanities building.
A reception follows
the lecture from noon
to 1 p.m. in room 485 of the Humanities building.
Wright, professor of French, will discuss "Dance and
Education in Renaissance Europe" from 12:35 to 1:25
p.m. Tuesday, May 18, in room 477 of the Humanities building.
For details, contact Midori McKeon at ext. 8-7413 or email@example.com.
Muata Kenyatta – Keeping the beat alive
the culturally diverse and unique personalities to be found on the SFSU campus,
Muata Kenyatta stands out. On a day so cold and windy that everyone on campus
has their hats pulled down over their ears, Kenyatta heads for his office
in the Cesar Chavez Student Center with a black, wide-brimmed cowboy hat
resting securely just above his ears. "A Stetson," he'll tell anyone
who inquires, "the real thing."
who descends from Choctaw, Creek, Creole and African roots, knows a
lot about "the real thing" when
it comes to American music. While a fan of every kind, he is a walking,
on jazz, folk and country music...
full profile of Kenyatta at: www.sfsu.edu/~news/cmemo/spring04/april26people.htm.
of the Month: Justo Sotomayor
all appreciate receiving our mail and paychecks, but many of us are
not aware of the amount of work that goes on behind the scenes.
Justo Sotomayor, this month's STAR, has been working in SF State's
Mail Services, a part of the University's Procurement department,
for 12 years. Sotomayor's day starts at 7.30 a.m., when he supervises
the sorting and distribution of incoming mail to the entire campus.
It is quite a feat, considering that the mail room receives 80,000
to 100,000 pieces of mail each week.
Sotomayor ensures that all incoming and outgoing mail is handled
promptly and efficiently sent to both local and international destinations
like Vietnam and Ethiopia. He places care and attention to his
"Every day is a challenge because every piece of mail is
important," Sotomayor said.
Once a month, Sotomayor makes sure that the Payroll Office receives
all employee paychecks from Sacramento and is then responsible
for delivering the paychecks to departments in the University in
a timely manner.
A familiar face among the campus community, Sotomayor makes weekly
visits to different departments, personally addressing any problems
the department may be having with mail services.
"Justo is an outstanding employee in the mail services operation.
He is a go-to guy; he always has the answer to a question. He goes
above and beyond whenever called upon to ensure the continued excellent
service that is provided by he and all the mail room staff, while
always maintaining his warm, gregarious and genuinely good natured
spirit," said Stephen C. Smith, director of the Procurement
Sotomayor lives with his wife in Daly City, where their three
children were raised. During the weekends, Sotomayor enjoys spending
time with his four grandchildren.
"Being a grandparent is the most beautiful thing that can
happen to anyone," Sotomayor said.
a staff STAR: www.sfsu.edu/~news/star/starform.htm