CampusMemo will not be published Monday, March 22, because of spring
break. Events and deadlines that occur in late March should be
submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
details, contact Public Affairs at ext. 8-1665 or email@example.com.
Faculty members who wish to participate in the 2004 Commencement
may purchase or rent academic apparel through the SFSU Bookstore.
To purchase, orders must be placed by Wednesday, March 17, through
Amber Wilson (ext. 8-7369). To rent, orders must be placed by
Monday, April 5. Call the Bookstore at ext. 8-2665 or come to
113C on the mezzanine level of the Cesar Chavez Student Center.
Hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
to be returned
The Bookstore is beginning to return textbooks to the publishers.
Each term the textbook department must return unsold inventory
to the publishers to make room for the next term. If you will
be using a book later in the term, please inform the Bookstore
as soon as possible at firstname.lastname@example.org or ext. 8-7377. Encourage
your students to purchase their texts now if they have not already.
If you know that a book will be used again for summer or fall
2004, submit an order to the Bookstore to ensure the books will
The Bookstore is now processing orders for summer and fall 2004.
Faculty who submit fall orders by Thursday, April 1, will receive
a 20 percent discount coupon from the Bookstore. Faculty who
taught a class in summer or fall 2003 should have received a
requisition form in their campus mailbox last week. Indicate
any changes and then sign and return the form to the Bookstore.
Orders can also be placed online at facultytext.sfsubookstore.com,
faxed to ext. 5-0474 or e-mailed to email@example.com.
Enhance student participation in class discussions, encourage critical
thinking and collaboration, and promote active student learning
by holding a class session in the Collaboratory. To reserve a
session, contact Desiree Oliver at firstname.lastname@example.org or ext. 5-3540
or drop by room 435 of the Library. More details and a registration
calendar are available at: cet.sfsu.edu/.
careers for students
Faculty and staff are encouraged to inform students that if they
are interested in a career with the U.S. State Department, they
can take the Foreign Service Written Exam on campus Saturday,
April 24. Ambassador Janet Sanderson will discuss the nature
of a career as a Foreign Service Officer from 3:30 to 6 p.m.
Thursday, March 11 in room 310 of the HSS building.
All applicants must register for the exam by 5 p.m. Wednesday,
March 24. To register and for more information on the exam visit
A fresh look at Spinoza
Peggy Sandel, a candidate for the tenure-track position in the
Jewish Studies Program, will present "Understanding Religious
Language: A Fresh Look at the Philosophy of Spinoza" at noon
in the Verducci Room of the University Club.
The event is part of the Academic Judaica series sponsored by
the Jewish Studies Program. For details, contact Jewish Studies
at ext. 8-6075.
Paul Alivisatos, professor of chemistry and materials sciences
at University of California, Berkeley and director of the Materials
Sciences Division at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, will speak
on "The Future of Nanotechnology and Its Impact on Business" from
noon to 1 p.m. in room 202 of the Business building. Alivisatos
will discuss the multi-million dollar Lawrence Berkeley Nanotechnology
The event is part of the College of Business Research Roundtable.
For details, contact Sally Baack at 8-6421.
The United Nations Association International Film Festival comes
to campus for a program on "Women, War, Refugees, Children
and Images" from 6:30 to 10 p.m. Thursday in room 362 of the
HSS building. Admission is $10 for the general public and $6 for
The event is
the second of a three-part series, "Perspectives
on Gendered Violence: Women, Resistance and Globalization," held
during March in honor of Women's History Month and International
Women's Day. It features a screening of the films "Discovering
Dominga" and "Behind the Labels: Garment Workers in U.S.
Saipan." A discussion featuring the producers of the films
will also take place.
For details, contact Kathryn Johnson at email@example.com or ext.
Defensive driver classes
Defensive driver training classes will be held from 8:30 a.m. to
noon and from 1 to 4:30 p.m. Friday, March 26. To sign up, call
ext. 8-1449 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rally for higher education in Sacramento March 15
Faculty and staff are invited to join students in a Monday, March 15, rally
in Sacramento, organized by the student associations of the California
Community Colleges, the California State University, and the University
of California. Last year the community college students brought 7,500 to
Sacramento and saved themselves from higher fees and deeper cuts. This
year the students from all three public systems are working together to
send a message to the governor and legislature -- higher education is the
future of our state, and the state depends on maintaining quality in, and
access to, our colleges and universities.
The University will facilitate staff joining the March 15 rally, but
in order to do so, staff must use accrued leave such as vacation.
Faculty and staff: if you cannot attend, please join a fund-raising
effort to provide buses and insurance for SFSU students going to Sacramento.
The CFA, the Academic Senate and the University Administration are joining
together to raise funds to support the student trip to Sacramento.
give generously. Write checks payable to "The SFSU Foundation" and
note "March to March 2" at the bottom of the check. Checks
should be sent or delivered by Wednesday, March 10, to the Office of
University Development, Lakeview Center.
requests that students, faculty and staff interested in reserving space
on the buses to Sacramento should e-mail their name and phone number
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 Provost John Gemello on the budget
situation; a report from Human Relations Dean Ken Monteiro on the outcomes
from the Summit on Race and Culture; a proposal for an off-campus bachelor
of science in nursing degree program; a revision to the University's
grade appeal practices and procedures; a resolution in support of the
March 15 events in Sacramento; and approval of the Academic Senate meeting
schedule for fall 2004.
Final AVP for research candidates present this week
The last two finalists for the position of associate vice president for
research and sponsored programs present this week. All members of the
campus community are invited to attend.
Paap, associate dean and director of the Arts and Sciences
Research Center at New Mexico State
University, from 4 to 5:30 p.m. today in the
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.
Three other finalists for the position already gave presentations:
Gerald Sonnenfeld, associate dean for basic sciences and graduate studies
and professor and chair of microbiology, biochemistry and immunology
at Morehouse School of Medicine; 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.
with academic resources finalists
Five finalists have been selected to interview for the position of associate
vice president for academic resources and they are invited to meet
with SFSU representatives. All members of the campus community are
invited to attend the reception for each candidate.
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.
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.
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.
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.
former provost and vice president for academic affairs at Evergreen
State College, has already presented.
Dean of graduate studies finalists announced
Three finalists have been selected for dean of graduate studies and they
are invited to meet with campus representatives. All members of the
campus community are invited to attend the presentations and receptions
for each candidate.
C. Rodriguez, interim campus executive officer (president)
of Dona Ana Community
College and professor and director of the Community
College Doctoral Program in the Department of Educational Management
and Development at New Mexico State University, from 4 to 5 p.m.
Monday, March 15, in the University Club.
Hallum, acting dean of graduate studies at San Francisco State
from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Thursday, March 18, in the University Club.
Adenrele, dean of the School of Architecture and director of
the Community Design and Research Center at Southern University
in Baton Rouge, from 4 to 5 p.m. Monday, March 29, in the University Club.
SFSU was awarded
$1,544,893 in the first part of January.
list of grants and contracts: www.sfsu.edu/~news/cmemo/spring04/march8grants.htm.