Blackboard open labs
Faculty who have already attended Blackboard workshops are invited
to take advantage of an open lab from 1 to 4 p.m. Wednesday with
CET support staff to help update spring Blackboard courses.
To register, contact CET at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Last Poets perform
The Last Poets, pioneers of the spoken word and hip-hop scenes,
will perform at 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 10, in Jack Adams Hall of
the Cesar Chavez Student Center.
are $15 for the general public and $8 for students (with ID)
and may be ordered by calling (800) 594-8499 or visiting: http://aspa-sfsu.org
The Ukraine revolution
The History Department's European Area Studies program invites
the campus community to a panel discussion on "The Orange
Revolution: Recent Events in the Ukraine" from 4:10 to 5:30
p.m. Thursday in room 270 of the Science building.
Panel discussants include a vice consul from the San Francisco
Ukrainian Consulate; Andrei Tsygankov, assistant professor of international
relations; Anthony D'Agostino, professor of history, and Kati Bell,
study abroad adviser and former Peace Corps volunteer in the Ukraine.
For details, contact Sarah Curtis at ext. 8-2250.
Rebecca Kukla, a candidate for the tenure-track position in metaphysics
and epistemology in the Philosophy Department, will talk on "Objectivity
and Contingency in Empirical Knowledge" at 3 p.m. Friday in
room 392 of the Humanities building.
Report on Cuba trip
Felix Kury, lecturer in ethnic studies, and nine students who traveled
to Cuba earlier this year will share their experiences from 12:10
to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 16, in room 116 of the Ethnic Studies/Psychology
building. Participants will also discuss plans for a June 2005
trip to Cuba.
For details, call ext. 8-7584.
Sufism in Arabic poetry
Teirab AshShareef, a candidate for a position in Arabic and Islamic
studies in the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures,
will speak on "Sufism in Modern Arabic Poetry" from
3:10 to 4 p.m. Friday, Feb. 18, in room 473 of the Humanities
Interested faculty may also join him and the members of the hiring
committee for lunch from noon to 1 p.m. in room 1 of the University
Early Islamic sectarianism
Jamal Ali, a candidate for the tenure-track position in Arabic
and Islamic studies, will speak on "Early Islamic Sectarianism:
A Ninth Century Ismaili's Views on the Factions of Islam" from
3:10 to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 22, in room 473 of the Humanities
Mohammad Salama, a candidate for the tenure-track position in Arabic
and Islamic studies, will speak on "Reading the Modernist
Event from the Margins of History: Gamila al-Gaza'irriya and
the Question of Egyptian Modernity" from 3:10 to 4 p.m.
Friday, Feb. 25, in room 473 of the Humanities building.
Labor Archives celebration
The Labor Archives and Research Center will celebrate its 19th
anniversary at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 25, in the International Longshore
and Warehouse Union Hall, Local 34, located at Second and King
streets in San Francisco. The program features a talk by Richard
Steven Street, author of "Photographing Farmworkers in California," and
a performance by the Labor Heritage/Rockin' Solidarity Chorus.
Admission is free.
A 6 p.m. reception precedes the event. Refreshments will be served.
Franz Lozano named internal auditor
Following a recent search, Franz Lozano, associate internal auditor at
SFSU since 2001, has been named internal auditor. He replaces Jim Van
Ness, who retired in December.
Lozano will report to Leroy Morishita, vice president for administration
and finance, and assumes the responsibility for managing the University's
audit and tax programs, including the Non-Resident Alien Taxation program.
"Franz Lozano is a respected and knowledgeable member of the SFSU
community and we are very fortunate to have someone with his skills and
abilities fill this very important position," Morishita said. "Franz
brings to his new position a wealth of experience in the areas of accounting,
financial management and auditing. We look forward to working with him
in his new role as internal auditor."
The internal auditor is charged with ensuring the University's compliance
with tax and accounting laws and standards. This includes managing
a rigorous audit program that includes both internal audit reviews
and external audits. The internal auditor also assists University management
and departments in assessing and improving administrative operations
and works to implement policies and procedures that strengthen fiscal
controls and oversight.
Lozano began working at SFSU in 1996 as the associate bursar in Fiscal
Affairs, responsible for the cashiering and accounts receivable functions.
He was later promoted to supervisor of loans and fiscal services, and
in 2001 joined the Internal Audit Department.
In Memoriam: Corwin and Nancy Bjonerud
A University couple who together gave more than five decades of service
to San Francisco State before they retired, died last month within
days of each other. Corwin "Corky" Bjonerud, 81, professor
emeritus of education, died following a heart attack Jan. 22. Nancy
Bjonerud, 76, died Jan. 28 after a battle with cancer.
The couple retired officially in 1989 but never broke their ties with
the University. Both were active in the SFSU Retirement Association,
serving as co-presidents for a term. Nancy continued her vigorous involvement
with the University Women's Association, serving as president of the
organization and on many committees.
who held an Ed.D. from Wayne State University, began his career at
SF State in 1958 as principal of the Frederic Burk School,
the University's laboratory school. As director of Overseas Projects
at SF State, a government-funded exchange program, he helped to establish
a school system in Monrovia, Liberia. He served as associate dean of
education and later as chair of elementary education. He became director
of admissions and records in 1986.
Nancy joined SF State in 1969 and served under six deans of students,
including Vice President of Student Affairs Penny Saffold. For several
years Nancy was chair of Staff Council and served on the Student Center's
Bob Craig, professor emeritus of design and industry, spoke warmly
about Corky at his funeral Jan. 27. "Some people when
meeting Corky for the first time, with his rather loud and sometimes
gruff voice, might have thought they were in the middle of the forest
facing a grizzly bear. But it was really a teddy bear with a kind heart
and a great love for his many friends."
A funeral for Nancy Bjonerud will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, Feb. 7,
at Calvary Lutheran Church in Millbrae.
Academic Senate meets Tuesday
The Academic Senate will meet from 2 to 4 p.m. Tuesday in the Nob Hill
Room in the Seven Hills Conference Center.
The Senate agenda includes: a report from statewide senators; a proposed
title change to the gay, lesbian and bisexual studies minor; a report
from the Path to Graduation Task Force; and a proposed discontinuance
of the minor in California studies.
The Vista Room returns
The Vista Room, a restaurant for fine dining located on the fourth floor
of Burk Hall, begins spring semester service Monday, Feb. 21. Chef
Daniel Honan returns to supervise students from the departments of
Hospitality Management and Consumer and Family Studies/Dietetics.
Lunch is $13 per person and includes choice of soup or salad, entree,
dessert and beverage. Tickets must be purchased in advance by calling
ext. 5-3530 or ext. 8-6087. Blocks of tickets are available beginning
at $312 for 25 lunches.
Newsmakers include Lena Zhang, assistant professor of broadcast and electronic
communications arts, on Chinese cinema; Marc Dollinger, Richard and Rhoda
Goldman Chair in Jewish Studies and Social Responsibility, on Jewish
liberalism; David Meredith, chair of mathematics, on banks recycling
account numbers; Robert C. Smith, professor of political science, on
doing research at the Reagan Library; Joanathan Rood, associate vice
president for information technology, on SFSU's new partnership with
IBM; and Ramón Castellblanch, assistant professor of health education,
on Gov. Schwarzenegger's proposed California State Pharmacy Assistance
Read the Newsmakers: www.sfsu.edu/~news/cmemo/spring05/feb7newsmakers.htm
FitnessPlus, SFSU's on-campus faculty/staff wellness program, offers morning,
noon and evening classes, such as weight training, yoga, pilates, step aerobics
and masters swimming. For details and to register, visit: www.sfsu.edu/~fitplus
Faculty and staff are asked to encourage students to drop by the Volunteer
Internship Fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 15-16 on the Quad near Malcolm
will have the opportunity to explore internships with a variety of
agencies -- more than 50 will participate -- as well as learn about
academic service learning programs offered through the Community
contact Michelle Peñez at email@example.com or
in the Collaboratory
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,
ext. 5-3540, or room 435 of the Library.
and a registration calendar see: http://cet.sfsu.edu/collaboratory
The CSU's annual student research competition provides an opportunity for undergraduate
and graduate students to show off their outstanding research projects and papers
or creative activity. Faculty are asked to encourage students to apply. Applications
are due Monday, Feb. 21, for the campus competition,which will take place Feb.
will provide travel funds for campus winners to compete in the CSU
systemwide competition to be held April 29-30 at CSU Sacramento.
forms and application guidelines may be accessed on the Graduate
Studies Web site: www.sfsu.edu/~gradstdy
contact Darlene Yee at email@example.com or
Lisa Hoskins at firstname.lastname@example.org