a bay view
Need a space for your next faculty meeting or retreat? Don't forget the Bay Conference
Center, located at the Romberg Tiburon Center for Environmental Studies. Located
on the Tiburon peninsula, the Bay Conference Center is a great setting in which
to hold a meeting, conference, retreat or seminar. Reduced rates for SFSU groups
more information, see: rtc.sfsu.edu/bcc/BCCintro.htm
contact the center at email@example.com or ext. 8-3543.
student research competition
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. SFSU students have done very well in this competition
in past years. Faculty are asked to encourage students to apply. Applications
are due Monday, Feb. 21, for the campus competition which will take place Feb.
University will provide travel funds for campus winners to compete
in the CSU systemwide competition to be held April 29-30 at CSU
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.
registration forms and application guidelines may be accessed
on the Graduate Studies Web site: www.sfsu.edu/~gradstdy
details, contact Darlene Yee at firstname.lastname@example.org or
Lisa Hoskins at email@example.com
The Center for Enhancement of Teaching has launched five new online tutorials
for students. Faculty are encouraged to incorporate them into their coursework
to help improve student success.
five tutorials are: Working in Groups: There Is No "I" in
Groupwork; Class Participation: More Than Just Raising Your Hand;
The Citation Challenge: Demystifying APA and MLA; Using Someone
Else's Words: Quote, Summarize and Paraphrase Your Way to Success;
and Presentation Skills: More Than Just PowerPoint.
tutorials can be found at CET's Web site: www.cet.sfsu.edu/index.cfm
details, contact Desiree Oliver at firstname.lastname@example.org or ext. 5-3540.
Faculty who have already attended Blackboard workshops are invited to take
advantage of open lab times with CET support staff to help update spring Blackboard
lab times are from 9 a.m. to noon Thursday, Feb. 3, and from
1 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 9.
register, contact CET at: email@example.com
All faculty members who plan to participate in Commencement may reserve their
academic apparel at the SFSU Bookstore. For details, call ext. 8-2665 or drop
by Mezzanine 113C of the Cesar Chavez Student Center. Office hours are 9 a.m.
to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
deadline to place orders is April 4.
Alice Sowaal, a candidate for the Philosophy Department's
tenure-track position in metaphysics and epistemology, will speak
Rationalist Metaphysics: Motion, Modes and Mechanism" at 3
p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 2, in room 392 of the Humanities building.
Ryan Wasserman, a candidate for the Philosophy Department's tenure-track
position in metaphysics and epistemology, will speak on "Paradoxes
of Transitivity" at 3 p.m. Friday, Feb. 4, in room 392 of
the Humanities building.
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: aspa-sfsu.org
SFSU alumni donate $3 million for arts center
Alumni George and Judy Marcus have given $3 million to SFSU for the creation
of the International Center for the Arts. The center's activities will
include a documentary film institute, an annual international celebration
of the arts and biennial visual art exhibition.
"George and Judy Marcus's extraordinary generosity and support
of the arts usher in a new era in the artistic and cultural life of San
Francisco State University and the greater San Francisco Bay Area," President
Robert A. Corrigan said. "We are proud to be home to a center that
will cultivate and present a broad vision of global arts and culture."
The center will also present the George and Judy Marcus Prizes, three
juried awards each worth up to $50,000. Artists whose work demonstrates
excellence, emerging talent or lifetime achievement will earn the award.
The center's annual
International Celebration of the Arts will feature traditional and
contemporary forms of art from a different region or
country each year. The inaugural event, "To Cuba, With Love," will
take place in early March.
Marcus was born in
Greece and moved to San Francisco at age 4. He earned his bachelor's
degree in economics from SF State in 1965, after two-and-a-half
years of study.
he founded The Marcus & Millichap Co., the
parent company of a diversified group of real estate service, investment
and development firms, including Marcus & Millichap Real Estate Investment
Brokerage Co., which is one of the nation's leading investment real estate
Named SFSU Alumnus of the Year in 1989, George Marcus has long supported
the University and its programs. He has served on the board and as chairman
of the Modern Greek Studies Foundation, which was formed to support the
Nikos Kazantzakis Chair for Modern Greek Studies at SFSU. He previously
donated more than $40,000 to the University for the Center for Modern
Greek Studies, Cinema Department and student scholarships.
Judy Marcus earned her bachelor's degree in education from SF State
in 1964. She is actively involved with several philanthropic endeavors
throughout the Bay Area.
New director for student health services
Dr. Alastair K. Smith, a native of Ayrshire, Scotland, has joined SFSU
as the new director of student health services.
Smith, who holds
a medical degree from University of London and completed his surgical
and family practice residencies in the United Kingdom, brings
nearly 30 years of medical practice and health-care management to the
University’s student health services. He was a ship's doctor for
P&O Princess cruise lines and later served as vice president and
medical director in both the United Kingdom and Los Angeles offices.
Smith was president and chief medical officer for International & Maritime
Health Consultants Inc., where he helped to develop national and international
guidelines, health-care protocols and audit procedures.
Smith plans to apply his experience as a medical director to enhance
integrated health care, occupational health, emergency medicine and health
education at SFSU.
"I am interested in making the Student Health Services an integral
part of the SFSU campus," Dr. Smith said. "We should always
be thinking about what else can be done to improve campus life as a whole."
Smith and his wife Sally, a fifth generation San Franciscan, live in
California Studies discontinuance meeting
The Educational Policies Council (EPC) of the Academic Senate will meet
at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 1, in room 460 of the Administration building
to review the proposal for discontinuance of the California Studies Program.
For details, including guidelines and a rebuttal template, see the Academic
Senate Web site: www.sfsu.edu/~senate