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Volume 51, Number 23   March 1, 2004         

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Prop. 55 vote tomorrow
The March 2 ballot will include Proposition 55, the statewide education bond measure that if passes would provide nearly $4 million for computers, desks and tables to outfit the soon-to-be remodeled J. Paul Leonard Library. The entire bond -- $12.3 billion -- would go toward new construction and building improvements at elementary and secondary schools along with CSU, UC and community college campuses.

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Nonprofit, government jobs fair
The Career Center asks faculty and staff to encourage student attendance at a career fair for all majors interested in nonprofit and government agency careers. The fair will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday in Jack Adams Hall of the Cesar Chavez Student Center.

For details, including a list of participants, see:

Holocaust witnesses

Kitty Millet, lecturer in comparative and world literature and a candidate for the tenure-track Jewish Studies position, will speak on "The Stakes of Holocaust Witness" at noon Wednesday in the Verducci Room of the University Club.

The event is part of the Academic Judaica speaker series sponsored by the Jewish Studies Program. For details, contact Jewish Studies at or ext. 8-6075.

Open house for
folk singer Ritchie

The campus community is invited to an open house for folk singer Jean Ritchie from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday in Jack Adams Hall of the Cesar Chavez Student Center. Admission is free. Ritchie will perform the following day (see below).
For details, contact Associated Students Performing Arts at ext. 8-2444.

Presenting folk
artist Jean Ritchie

Traditional American folk singer/songwriter Jean Ritchie will perform at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 4, in Jack Adams Hall of the Cesar Chavez Student Center. Admission is $5 for students with ID and seniors and $12 for the general public.
The event is sponsored by Associated Students Performing Arts. For tickets, call 1-800-594-8499 or go to:

Gendered violence discussion

The colleges of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Humanities present a Women's History Month panel on "Understanding Gendered Violence" from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Friday in room 362 of the HSS building.

Panelists include:

Margaret Henderson, visual artist and senior research scholar at Manchester University on "Beautiful Ugly"; Deborah Cohler, assistant professor of women studies, on "Keeping the Home Front Burning: Women's National Identities in post-9-11 Ameriaca"; Grace Yoo, associate professor of Asian American studies, on "The Not-So-Forgotten War: Memories of Mothers Who Survived the Korean War"; and Karen Hossfeld, associate professor of sociology, on "The Not-So-Cutting Edge: Gendered and Raced Labor Patterns in the High-Tech 'Revolution.'"

Jillian Sandell, assistant professor of women studies, moderates.

The event is the first in a three-part series on gendered violence and women, resistance and globalization. For details, contact Kathryn Johnson at or ext. 5-2402.

Greek memoir reading
Anca Vlasopolos, professor of English literature at Wayne State University, will read from her book "No Return Address: A Memoir of Displacement" at 4 p.m. Friday in room 587 of the Humanities building.

The event is sponsored by the Modern Greek Studies Program. For details, contact Modern Greek Studies at ext. 8-1892 or

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No CampusMemo during spring break
CampusMemo will not be published Monday, March 22, because of spring break. Events and deadlines that occur in late March should be submitted to by 5 p.m. Tuesday, March 9, for publication in the March 15 issue. Items for the March 29 issue should be submitted by 5 p.m. Tuesday, March 23.

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Budget town hall meetings to be held this week
All staff and faculty are invited to attend one of the two town hall meetings on the University budget this week. The meetings will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Wednesday and 2 to 4 p.m. Thursday in McKenna Theatre of the Creative Arts building. President Robert Corrigan, Provost John Gemello, Vice President for Administration and Finance Leroy Morishita and Academic Senate Chair James Edwards will be on hand to provide budget information and respond to questions and comments.

HHS dean takes job at Maritime Academy
Photo of Dean ZingaleDon Zingale, dean of the College of Health and Human Services for eight years, has been named vice president of academic affairs at the California Maritime Academy in Vallejo. Zingale will remain at the University through the spring semester and expects to begin his new job in July.

Zingale will oversee all of Cal Maritime's academic programs, as well as enrollment and library services, continuing education, athletics and physical education, institutional research and ship simulation programs at the 650-student academy. Cal Maritime, a campus of the California State University, is one of only seven degree-granting maritime academies in the United States, and the only one on the West Coast. Tucked away in San Pablo Bay's Morrow Cove in Vallejo, the academy offers students four-year degrees in business administration, facilities engineering technology, global studies and maritime affairs, marine engineering technology, marine transportation, and mechanical engineering.

"Cal Maritime has long been recognized for its experiential learning curriculum and is now perfectly poised to serve as a California State University model for seamlessly relating general education and professional preparation in ways that integrate teaching, research and service," said Zingale. "I am honored to have been chosen to guide those and other efforts aimed at producing graduates who are informed, empowered and responsibly engaged as practicing professionals and global citizens."

A 31-year veteran of the CSU system, Zingale joined the University in 1996 as founding dean of the College of Health and Human Services. Under his leadership, the College grew to become respected nationally as a community of scholars who are scholars for the community. For example, students currently tend to the health care needs of underserved San Franciscans in the Mission District and provide aquatic recreation opportunities throughout the Bay Area. More than 75 percent of the College’s current sponsored-projects portfolio of $7 million involves some form of public service with opportunities for students to address critical urban issues.

"Don Zingale is one of the most effective team-builders with whom I have ever worked. At San Francisco State University, he built a new grouping of faculty and departments into a College with high morale, mutual support, and outstanding effectiveness," said President Robert A. Corrigan. "He has shown himself to be both practical and visionary -- a rare combination that has served us very well and promises fine things for his academic leadership at the Maritime Academy. We will miss him."

His time prior to SFSU was spent as dean of the School of Health and Human Services and California State University, Los Angeles, associate vice president for research and graduate studies at CSU Sacramento and associate dean of the School of Health and Human Services at CSU Sacramento during its formative years.

Zingale grew up in the Flatbush section of Brooklyn, N.Y. and early on developed a passion for skiing. He was a fully certified ski instructor for more than a decade and on average could be found on the slopes about 100 days every year.

But he put aside the boards when he met his wife 18 years ago. She didn't ski and they needed a hobby they could enjoy as a couple. How about sailing? They took lessons, set out on a few trips and before long bought a 30-foot Hunter sloop that now is berthed at the Richmond Yacht Club.

Zingale lives up the hill from the harbor in Point Richmond with his wife, Lydia, and daughter, Isabella, and keeps watch on his boat, aptly named the Flatbush Flyer.

Marilyn Verhey named dean of faculty affairs
Marilyn Verhey, who has been acting dean of faculty affairs since 2002, has been appointed dean of faculty affairs and professional development, announced John Gemello, provost and vice president for academic affairs.

"As interim dean, Marilyn Verhey has brought structure and organization and a high degree of professionalism to the Office of Faculty Affairs and Professional Development," Gemello said. "She has earned the respect of the University community in her dedication to supporting faculty throughout their careers."

Verhey joined the SFSU faculty in 1991 as an assistant professor of nursing. While in the School of Nursing, Verhey taught courses in quality management in the master's degree program and supervised graduate students in public health. Prior to her appointment as acting dean of faculty affairs, Verhey served as coordinator of academic assessment for two years.

"I am honored to have the opportunity to serve the faculty and the University," Verhey said of her appointment. "I'm looking forward to collaborating with individuals across campus to create an environment of enhanced faculty development, enrichment and professional affirmation. I am also excited about the opportunity to continue to work with our outstanding faculty in formal and informal ways to plan and implement a vision of faculty development that is characterized by trust and respect of individual differences as persons and as scholars."

Before coming to SFSU, Verhey was associate administrator for nursing education, quality assurance and research at McLean Hospital in Belmont, Mass. Verhey, who started her career as a librarian in the Biomedical Library at UCLA, earned her doctorate in curriculum, instruction and administration from Boston College in 1992.

Third finalist for research, sponsored programs presents
Five finalists have been selected to interview for the position of associate vice president for research and sponsored programs and invited to campus to meet with SFSU representatives. All members of the campus community are invited to attend the presentations and receptions for each of the candidates.
  • Gerald Sonnenfeld, associate dean for basic sciences and graduate studies and professor and chair of microbiology, biochemistry and immunology at Morehouse School of Medicine, from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Thursday in the University Club.
  • Kenneth Paap, associate dean and director of the Arts and Sciences Research Center at New Mexico State University, from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Monday, March 8, in the University Club.
  • Bruce Macher, interim associate vice president of research and sponsored programs at San Francisco State University, from 4 to 5:30 Thursday, March 11, in room 460 of the Administration building.

Marianne Rinaldo Woods, assistant vice president for research and director of the Office of Research at University of Texas, Arlington, and A. S. Rao, senior associate vice provost for research and graduate studies at Drexel University and vice dean for research administration, biomedical graduate studies and information technology at Drexel University College of Medicine have already given their presentations.

Finalists for academic resources position announced
Five finalists have been selected to interview for the position of associate vice president for academic resources and invited to campus to meet with SFSU representatives. All members of the campus community are invited to attend the reception for each of the candidates.
  • Enrique Riveros-Shäfer, former provost and vice president for academic affairs at Evergreen State College, from 3 to 5 p.m. Wednesday in room 460 of the Administration building.
  • Heidi Schmidt, academic information systems director of the Library and Center for Knowledge Management at University of California, San Francisco, from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 9, in the University Club.
  • Alan Jung, acting associate vice president for academic resources at San Francisco State University, from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Thursday, March 11, in the University Club.
  • Vincent Beach, executive director of community development in the Office of Institutional Advancement at Ottawa University, from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, March 16, in the University Club.
  • Wayland Winstead, executive director of institutional planning and budget at University of Idaho, from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Thursday, March 18, in the University Club.

People on Campus
This month's Newsmakers include a San Francisco Chronicle story on the Poetry Center turning 50; Jewish Studies lecturer Nitzhia Shaked on the hype surrounding Mel Gibson's film "The Passion of the Christ"; and Journalism Professor J.T. Johnson on the sale of the Examiner.

Read the Newsmakers:

Academic Senate Action

At its Feb. 24 meeting the Academic Senate...

  • Heard an informal report on budget issues from President Robert A. Corrigan and Provost John M. Gemello.
  • Heard a report from the All-University Committee for Students, Faculty, and Staff with Disabilities, from co-chairs Oswaldo Garcia and Paul Longmore, and Disability Programs and Resource Center Director Gene Chelberg.
  • Heard a report from Brian Murphy, director of the San Francisco Urban Institute, on the state budget situation.
  • Heard a report from CSU statewide academic senators, Eunice Aaron, Jan Gregory and Robert Cherny.
  • Approved a resolution in support of getting out the vote for the March 2 and 3 student fee referendum.
  • Approved a resolution in support of getting out the vote for the March 2 primary election.
  • Heard an information item on a previously passed Resolution in support of Proposition 55: The Kindergarten-University Public Education Facilities Bond Act of 2004.

Read the full Academic Senate meeting report:


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