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John W. Boyd, senior adviser for history and ombudsman at the NASA-Ames Research
Center, will discuss "What's Happening at NASA-Ames?" at 2 p.m. Tuesday
in the Rosa Parks Room of the Cesar Chavez Student Center.
event is sponsored by the Sixty Plus Club.
A memorial concert in honor of singer/songwriter Lee Mallory will take place
from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 17, in the Depot of the Student Center. The concert
features several Bay Area singer/songwriters.
Gonda Van Steen, associate professor of classics and modern Greek at University
of Arizona, will present "Delphic Festivals: An American Staging Aeschylus
in Greece of the late 1920s" at 5 p.m. Thursday in room 587 of the Humanities
event is sponsored by the Center for Modern Greek Studies.
University Budget Committee will meet from 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday, May 24,
in the NEC room on the fifth floor of the Administration building.
The offices of Community Service Learning and Faculty Affairs and Professional
Development invite faculty to the following workshops on civic engagement.
workshop entitled "Faculty and Community as Co-educators" will
be held from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, May 31.
training workshop on developing service learning courses will
be held from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, June 3.
details, contact Perla Barrientos at email@example.com or
The Center for the Enhancement of Teaching invites faculty to participate in
one of its three June workshops on SFSU's new online learning system, Moodle.
The five-day workshops will be held June 6-10, 13-17 and 20-24.
a full schedule, and to register, see: http://cet.sfsu.edu/summer
details, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or
call ext. 5-3537
Defensive driver training courses will be held from 8 to 11:30 a.m. and 12:30
to 4 p.m. Monday, June 6, in the Plant Operations Training Room, Corporation
Yard. Classes are filled on a first-come, first-served basis.
make a reservation, e-mail email@example.com or
call ext. 8-1449.
The campus community is invited to a farewell sale from noon to 3 p.m. Monday,
June 6, in the University Club. Items are available on a first-come, first-served
basis. Purchasers should make their own arrangements to move items out of the
club. For details, contact David Apelt at firstname.lastname@example.org or
Darlene Yee at: email@example.com
The National Sexuality Resource Center and Human Sexuality Studies Program
invite faculty and staff to the following summer events.
International Association for the Study of Sexuality, Culture
and Society will hold its annual conference June 21-24 on campus.
Topics of discussion include abortion, sex education, marriage
equality, reproductive rights, AIDS/HIV and sexual trafficking.
To register, see: visit http://iasscs.sfsu.edu to
details, contact Jennifer Feeney at firstname.lastname@example.org or
annual Summer Institute on Sexuality, Society and Health will
be held June 27 through July 22. Academic and continuing education
credits are available. Registration is through the College of
Extended Learning and is on a first-come, first-served basis.
Register at: nsrc.sfsu.edu/summerinstitute
details, contact Joy O'Donnell at email@example.com or
for AIDS Walk
Oscar Gardea, financial aid counselor, is coordinating an SFSU team for AIDS
Walk San Francisco which takes place July 17. To sign up with the team go to www.aidswalk.net/sanfran,
click "Register Now," then click "Join A Team" and select "San
Francisco State University - 1333" on the drop down menu.
details, contact Gardea at firstname.lastname@example.org or
to receive President's Medal
Ralf Hotchkiss, co-founder and chief engineer of Whirlwind Wheelchair,
Inc. (WWI), will receive the prestigious President's Medal at this year's
Commencement exercises. Awardees, who are selected by President Robert
A. Corrigan, are honored for outstanding contributions to the University
and San Francisco that have long-lasting and widespread benefits to SFSU
students and faculty.
has traveled to developing countries worldwide since 1980 to train
workers to produce wheelchairs custom-made for local terrain,
from local materials. He and SFSU engineering Professor Peter Pfaelzer
formally founded WWI as a non-profit organization in 1989. WWI, a program
of SFSU's Urban Institute, has trained more than 500 people from 40 countries
throughout Latin America, Africa and Asia.
earning a degree from Oberlin College, Hotchkiss traveled to Washington,
D.C. where he became a consumer affairs consultant to Ralph Nader and
one of the Nader Raiders. An Oakland resident, Hotchkiss is also a recipient
of the MacArthur "genius award."
Corrigan will present the medal to Hotchkiss at this year's Commencement
held Saturday, May 28, in Cox stadium.
SFSU Presidents Medal recipients include Senator Diane Feinstein,
philanthropist Richard Goldman, actress Annette Benning, author Ernest
Gaines and Former San Francisco mayor Willie Brown.
Rites for retiring faculty
Faculty and staff are invited to honor retiring faculty at the annual
Rites of Passage celebration held from 4 to 6 p.m., Tuesday, May 24,
at the University Club. President Robert A. Corrigan and Provost John
Gemello will host the event.
of this year's honorees can be found on the Faculty Affairs Web site
In memoriam: Vicente Urbistondo
Vicente Urbistondo, emeritus professor of Spanish, died April 13. He
Born in Chile, Urbistondo earned a law degree in Chile and then emigrated
to the United States where he earned a master of arts degree in art at
Northwestern University and a doctorate in romance philology from University
of California, Berkeley.
Urbistondo joined San Francisco State in 1965. He taught classes in
the Spanish and NEXA programs.
"In the Spanish Program we knew Vicente as a demanding teacher
and a colleague who led an active and rigorous life of the mind," said
Edwin Williams, professor of foreign languages and literatures. "His
extensive culture and intellectual rigor attracted many of our best Spanish
students. Over the years many of them owed their later academic success
to his generous support."
and published widely on cultural, social and political issues. His
essay collection "Bitácora" ("Binnacle"),
published in 1970, explored Hollywood icons and the social tensions of
the '50s and '60s. His novel about Chile's military coup "Nina
in 1984, caused quite a stir and was a success in Chile.
Urbistondo is survived by his sister Alicia Urbistondo de Hara and his
partner Jerrold Davis.
The holiday schedule for 2005-06 has been published on the Human
Resources Web site.
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Senate election results and health equity search
Spring 2005 election results may be found on the Academic Senate's Web
site at: www.sfsu.edu/~senate
In addition, faculty nominations are needed for an upcoming election
to fill spots on the search committee for the director of health equity
initiatives. The director will seek to enhance the University's capacity
to obtain extramural funds in order to address existing health disparities
through research, community interventions, curricular offerings and training
can be made online at: www.sfsu.edu/~senate/nominate
Academic Senate at email@example.com or
Insiders include a distinguished alum award from Claremont Graduate School
for Paul Longmore, professor of history; a presentation by Raquel River-Pinderhughs,
urban studies, on sustainable
urban development; an award presented to Minnie Graham, associate professor
of special education, by the California Speech-Language-Hearing Association;
by Ned Fielden, associate librarian, on University libraries in the 14th
to 18th centuries.
Read the Insiders: www.sfsu.edu/~news/cmemo/spring05/may16insiders.htm
The final 2004-05 issue of CampusMemo will be published May 23. The deadline
for submission is 5 p.m. Tuesday, May 17. E-mail items to firstname.lastname@example.org or
fax to ext. 8-1498.
the summer, CampusMemo will be published June 20 and July 18. It
resumes weekly publication Aug. 22. For details, call ext. 8-1665.
community is also encouraged to submit items to the SFSU Web event
calendar. Fill out the online form at: www.sfsu.edu/calendar/submit.htm
The SFSU Bookstore encourages faculty to submit textbook orders before the
textbook buyback period (May 16-27) as this gives students the best chance
to recover some of the cost of the books.
orders may be submitted online at www.facultytext.sfsubookstore.com or
e-mailed to: email@example.com
Employee and dependent fee-waiver applications for the fall semester are now
available in Human Resources, room 252 of the Administration building. Employees
should submit their competed applications and fees to the Bursar's Office,
room 155 of the Administration building. Dependent applications should be submitted
to Human Resources.
contact Jackie Bender at firstname.lastname@example.org or
The College of Extended Learning's summer schedule is now available. Classes
of interest to faculty and staff include summer study programs in Paris, Florence,
Madrid, the Sierra-Nevadas and Tiburon, classes on learning Photoshop and how
to digital DJ, and a summer institute on sexuality, society and health. For
details, see: www.cel.sfsu.edu