Volume 51, Number 20 February 9, 2004
Candidates Marlon Hom, chair of Asian American Studies, and Marilyn Verhey, acting dean of faculty affairs and professional development, have already given their presentations.
A question-and-answer session and reception follow the presentation.
For more information, contact Jan Millsapps, chair of the search committee and professor of cinema, at ext. 8-2518.
A poetic anniversary
The Poetry Center invites the campus community to a golden anniversary celebration and benefit at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 21, in Knuth Hall of the Creative Arts building. The event features readings by major American poets Adrienne Rich, Ishmael Reed, Michael McClure, Robin Blaser and Etel Adnan, a violin performance by India Cooke and the playing of rare recordings from the Poetry Center's archive.
Tickets are $25 for general admission and $15 for students and seniors (with ID). Tickets are also available for a 6 p.m. catered reception with the poets listed above. The cost is $50 per person. Tickets are available at www.sfsu.edu/~poetry/tickets.html or call toll-free 1-866-468-3399 (service charge applies).
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 Leroy Morishita, vice president for administration and finance, on the state budget situation; a report from Marilyn Verhey, acting dean of faculty affairs, on the new online faculty manual; a report from Ann Hallum, acting dean of graduate studies, on new online graduate procedures; proposed revisions to the undergraduate major and minor in recreation and leisure studies; proposed revisions to the bachelor of arts degree in child and adolescent development; and a resolution in support of the final report on the SFSU summit on race and culture.
Proposition 55 info
San Francisco State University would receive nearly $4 million for computers, desks and tables to outfit the soon-to-be remodeled J. Paul Leonard Library if voters approve the statewide education bond measure on the March 2 ballot. The entire bond -- $12.3 billion -- would go toward new construction and building improvements at elementary and secondary schools along with California State University, University of California and community college campuses.
For more, see: www.sfsu.edu/~news/prop55.htm.
Help students exercise their right to vote
Faculty members are encouraged to conduct voter registration in their classes for the March 2 ballot. Faculty may contact the California Faculty Association (CFA) for instructions and voter registration forms. For more information, call the CFA at ext. 8-6232, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the office located in room 331 of the HSS building. Student groups also will conduct voter registration around campus. The last day to register to vote is Tuesday, Feb. 17.
Know students doing great research?
The CSU's 18th annual student research competition provides an opportunity for undergraduate and graduate students to show off their outstanding research projects and papers or creative activity. SFSU students have done very well in this competition in past years. Faculty should encourage students to apply. Applications are due Monday, Feb. 23, for the campus competition which will take place March 1-5.
The University will provide travel funds for campus winners to compete in the CSU systemwide competition to be held April 30 and May 1 at CSU Northridge.
Students may enter the competition in any one of the following areas: behavioral and social sciences; biological and agricultural sciences; business, economics, and public administration; creative arts and design; education; engineering and computer science; health, nutrition, and clinical sciences; humanities and letters; and physical and mathematical sciences.
Student registration forms and application guidelines may be accessed on the Graduate Studies Web site: www.sfsu.edu/~gradstdy. For details, contact Darlene Yee at email@example.com or Lisa Hoskins at firstname.lastname@example.org.
SFSU was awarded an additional $150,000 in June, an additional $159,781 in July, an additional $1,850,169 in October, an additional $538,726 in November, and $3,683,158 in December.
list of grants and contracts: www.sfsu.edu/~news/cmemo/spring04/feb9grants.htm.
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