Volume 51, Number 32 May 10, 2004
When you are able to hear Leonardo DiCaprio shout "I'm king of the world!" over the sound of soaring violins, you have sound editor and engineer Christopher Boyes (B.A., Cinema, '85) to thank. He has worked on more than 40 major motion pictures and earned three Oscars during his nearly 20-year career. Boyes lives in Inverness in Marin County, where he often works with Lucas Films' Skywalker Sound.
San Francisco native Heather Fong is the first female police chief in the city's history and the first Asian American woman in the country to preside over a large urban department. In 1988, after 11 years on the force and five years investigating child abuse for the juvenile division, Fong entered the master's of social work program at SFSU. Her degree changed the way she looked at abuse and family interventions, enabling her to see not just the police work but the "healing part" as well. Fong was named chief in April by Mayor Gavin Newsom after a national search.
Known as the first lady of children's music, Ella Jenkins' career spans more than four decades. With her devotion to cross-cultural understanding and respect, and her signature call and response style, Jenkins is as much an educator as she is an entertainer. Her most well known song, "You'll Sing a Song, And I'll Sing a Song," is the best-selling record in the history of her record label Smithsonian Folkways. She earned a bachelor's degree in sociology from SF State in 1951
During his 50-year career, broadcaster Carter B. Smith has been on almost every radio and television station in the Bay Area. He started in broadcasting in 1954 at KBLF in Red Bluff, Calif. He can currently be heard from 3 to 7 p.m. weekdays on oldies station KABL (960AM). After earning his bachelor's degree in radio and television broadcasting at State in 1959, he went on to a career that included disc jockeying, news reporting and television hosting. He lives in Tiburon with his wife, Barbara.
Chosen by the Alumni Association, the Hall of Fame recognizes alumni who have earned the respect of their peers through professional, cultural and civic achievements.
AVP for Academic Resources named
Enrique Riveros-Schäfer, vice president for academic affairs and provost at Evergreen State College in Olympia, Wash., has been named the associate vice president for academic resources.
Riveros-Schäfer is well-acquainted with the California higher education scene. He earned a doctorate in comparative literature from University of California, San Diego, and has taught at Occidental College in Los Angeles; University of California, Los Angeles; California Institute of the Arts; and University of California, Berkeley. Prior to his appointment at Evergreen, Riveros-Schäfer served as dean of the Division of Language Arts at De Anza College.
As associate vice president for academic resources, Riveros-Schäfer will report directly to Provost Gemello and will provide administrative support in resource utilization, including facilities and the use of academic technologies. To that end he will work closely with college deans, the Library, faculty members and the Provost's office.
Riveros-Schäfer will begin work June 1.
Faculty attending Commencement
Faculty members participating in the Saturday, May 29, Commencement ceremony should line up no later than 12:15 p.m. next to the Student Services building (the north side of the Centennial Village roadway). This will guarantee you a seat on the staging area.
For details, contact Norma Urcuyo-Siani at ext. 8-6141.
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 Dean of Human Relations Ken Monteiro; a report from Gerontology Professor Darlene Yee and AVP for Enrollment Planning and Management Jo Volkert on enrollment management; a report from Geosciences Professor Oswaldo Garcia on the Academic Program Review Committee, a report from CSU Academic Senate Chair Robert Cherny on the workload task force; a recommendation on changes to the bachelor's degree in philosophy and the bachelor's degree in philosophy and religion; a proposal for revisions to the master's of science degree in computer science; a proposal for a business proficiency certificate to be offered through the College of Extended Learning; a proposed revision to 800-level functional courses in the MBA program; a recommendation on changes to the bachelor's degree in journalism; a resolution on collegiality; a resolution on thanking and commending departing senators; and an information item by Accounting Professor Scott Jerris and Faculty Affairs Dean Marilyn Verhey on Ernest Boyer's model for reconsidering scholarship and the priorities of the professoriate.
The 2003-04 Senate will then end its term and the 2004-05 Senate will convene. Agenda items for the 2004-05 Senate include: the election of senators to the 2004-05 Academic Senate and a resolution on the summer Senate.
SFSU was awarded $1,512,726 for the second part of February, and $2,667,823 in March and $927,167 in April.
View the list of grants and contracts: www.sfsu.edu/~news/cmemo/spring04/may10grants.htm.
Participants should meet at 9:30 a.m. at Pier 41 in San Francisco to catch the ferry to Alcatraz.
Reservations are required. Tickets are $20 per person for UWA members and their guests and $25 per person for non-members. Reduced rates for seniors and children are also available. Ticket prices include the ferry ride to and from Alcatraz as well as the tour. At McConnell's request, a portion of each ticket sold will be donated to the Golden Gate National Park Service.
For tickets, contact Lin Ivory at firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, May 21.
1600 Holloway Avenue, San Francisco,
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