Nina Wallerstein, professor and director of the Master's in Public
Health Program at University of New Mexico's School of Medicine,
will speak on "Community Based Participatory Research: Issues
and Dilemmas for Reducing Health Disparities" from noon to
1:15 p.m. Monday in Rosa Parks Room B of the Student Center.
The seminar is funded by The National Center on Minority Health
and Health Disparities.
R.S.V.P. to firstname.lastname@example.org or ext. 8-2978.
The Student Health Advisory Committee invites the campus community
and the general public to the 13th Annual African American Community
Health Fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday on the Main Lawn. In
the event of rain, the fair will be moved to Jack Adams Hall of
the Student Center.
Free services will be available including tests for HIV/AIDS,
sexually transmitted diseases, body fat and blood pressure. Coupons
for free eye exams and diabetes and cholesterol screenings will
also be available. The event also includes prizes and music.
In addition, there will be a spoken word contest with a $200 prize.
To register for the conference, contact N-kei at: email@example.com
Cleve Jones speaks
The campus community is invited to hear Cleve Jones, AIDS activist
and creator of the Names Project (the AIDS Quilt), speak from
2 to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday in Jack Adams Hall of the Student Center.
Classes are welcome.
Brent Malin reading
Brent Malin, assistant professor of broadcast and electronic communication
arts, will read from his book "American Masculinity under
Clinton" at 4 p.m. Tuesday in the SFSU Bookstore.
All about the Fed
The campus community is invited to a symposium on the U.S. Federal
Reserve System from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Tuesday in room 101 of the
Science building. The event will be presented by the Federal
Bank of San Francisco.
R.S.V.P. to Yanchun Zhang at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Said and exile
Mohammad Salama, assistant professor of Arabic, will present "'The
House is Past': Edward Said and the Experience of Exile" from
1:10 to 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 19, in room 473 of the Humanities
The event is part of the Foreign Languages and Literatures Department's
spring foreign language colloquium.
Dean Robinson, associate professor of political science at University of Massachusetts,
Amherst, will speak on "Politics, Inequality, and Black/White Health Disparities" from
noon to 1:15 p.m. Thursday in Rosa Parks Room B of the Student Center.
seminar is funded by The National Center on Minority Health and
to email@example.com or ext. 8-2978.
Andrei Shkvorov, president of Tver InterContact Group, will discuss "Opportunities
for Americans in Russia" from 4:10 to 5 p.m. Thursday, April
20, in room 473 of the Humanities building.
The event is part of the Foreign Languages and Literatures Department's
spring foreign language colloquium.
1906 earthquake symposium
The campus community is invited to a symposium on "Rising
from The Ashes: The Role of Labor in Rebuilding the Bay Area after
the 1906 Earthquake" from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the SFSU Downtown
Center, 425 Market St., San Francisco.
The program includes presentations by Bill Issel, professor of
history; Lee Davis, director of the California Studies Program,
For details, call ext. 8-2885 or visit: www.rebuildingsanfrancisco.org
final spring visit
San Francisco District 7 Supervisor Sean Elsbernd will visit campus
at noon Wednesday, April 26, in room 268 of the HSS building. The
campus community is welcome to attend.
The College of Behavioral and Social Sciences faculty research
series continues with two presentations on India from 1:15 to
2:45 p.m. Wednesday, April 26, in room 361 of the HSS building.
Anoshua Chaudhuri, assistant professor of economics, will present "Socio-economic
and Gender Differences in Living Arrangements and Health Status
of Older Persons in India" and Christopher Chekuri, assistant
professor of history, will present "Pre-Colonial India:
Sovereignty and Kingship."
For details, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Center for Health Disparities Research and Training (CHDRT)
invites faculty, staff and community partners to participate
in "Building Partnerships: an Evaluation of CBPR," a
symposium on community-based participatory research (CBPR) cosponsored
by the Office of Community Service Learning. The symposium will
take place from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, April 28, in the
Richard Oakes Multicultural Center, Cesar Chavez Student Center.
Registration is free. Space is limited and on a first-come, first-served
basis. Priority will be given to those attending with their community/campus
For details and to R.S.V.P., contact CHDRT at email@example.com or
The Center for Teaching and Faculty Development invites faculty
and staff to celebrate its new name, mission and space at a series
of open houses in room 425 of the Library. Open houses will be
held from 2 to 5 p.m. May 2 - 4.
The University Budget Committee will meet from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m.
Thursday, May 18, in the NEC Room of the Administration building.
Members of the campus community are welcome to attend.
Taylor is new dean of Health and Human Services
Don Taylor has been appointed dean of the College of Health and Human
Services, following a national search. He has served as acting dean
of the college since 2004.
joined the SFSU faculty as a lecturer in 1979 and served as department
chair of Recreation and Leisure Studies from 1995 to 2001. He was appointed
interim associate dean for the college from 2002 to 2004 and acting dean
in 2004. He continues to be a team leader for the Fort Miley Ropes Course
and active in community recreation and corporate leadership programs.
"Don Taylor's experience at SFSU spans a broad spectrum of teaching,
community involvement and programmatic leadership," said John Gemello,
provost and vice president for academic affairs. "His deep commitment
to engaged scholarship and exemplary team-building skills will serve
the college very well."
"Everyone in this college is very forward thinking," Taylor
said. "All of our department leaders know where they must take their
programs and what they need to do to get there. Often their results are
cutting-edge. I feel very fortunate to be given the opportunity to lead
a college where the entrepreneurial spirit sparks every department."
Academic Senate meets Tuesday
The Academic Senate meets Tuesday from 2 to 4:30 p.m. in the Nob Hill
Room of the Seven Hills Conference Center.
Agenda items include: proposed revisions to the Academic Senate advising
policy; proposed revisions to the bachelor of science degree in business
administration, concentration in management; proposed revisions to the
master of arts degree in gerontology; proposed revisions to the bachelor
of arts degree in industrial arts and a proposed concentration in visual
communication design; a review of feedback to the proposed revision to
the retention, tenure and promotions policies; and a discussion on implementing
Academic Senate Resolution RF05-242 on the incident of Oct. 25, 2005.
Sneak peek for future students April 22
Prospective students can learn about SFSU's academics, support services
and campus life during Sneak Preview Day from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Saturday, April 22.
The annual open house offers campus tours, financial aid information,
and advice on housing options to prospective students and their parents.
Representatives from eight SFSU colleges will introduce future students
to the more than 100 majors offered at the University and discuss career
possibilities. Information on student services and organizations will
also be available.
In addition, SFSU applicants can check the status of their admission
and financial aid.
Last year more than 7,000 prospective students and parents visited SFSU
on Sneak Preview Day. This year, the event is expected to draw more students
For details, visit: www.sfsu.edu/outreach/sneakpreview/index.htm
Community Service Learning awards
The Office of Community Service Learning has announced its awards for
Betsy Blosser, professor of broadcast and electronic communication arts,
and Felix Kury, lecturer of raza studies, are the recipients of the faculty
award for outstanding service.
Steve Cochrane, director of the Community Involvement Center, is the
recipient of a lifetime achievement award for service/volunteer programs.
Jessica Lagedrost, Creative Arts, is the recipient of the student award.
L. McGinnis, California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform, is the recipient
of the community partner award.
for Academic Senate committees
Faculty are needed to serve on the following committees: Academic
Freedom Committee, Honorary Degree Committee, University Search Committee
Dean of Undergraduate Studies, and University Search Committee for
Director of Academic Institutional Research. In addition, there is
for an at-large Academic Senator.
should be made by 5 p.m. Wednesday, April 26, at: www.sfsu.edu/~senate/nominate
Senate representative election
Staff members are encouraged to vote in the election for a representative
to the Academic Senate. Voting begins Monday, April 17, and closes
at 5 p.m. Monday, April 24.
To review a list of nominees and their position statements and vote
in the election, visit: www.sfsu.edu/~senate
received an additional $888,269 in January and $1,045,364 in February.
& Contracts: www.sfsu.edu/~news/cmemo/spring06/april17grants.htm
Bengier scholarships correction
The due date for students to apply for the Gary and Cynthia Bengier University
Scholarships was incorrect in last week's edition of CampusMemo. The
deadline is May 5. Students may apply for the Gary and Cynthia Bengier
University Scholarships by using the University Scholarship application
form, available online at: www.sfsu.edu/~finaid/scholarships
CSU Academic Senate vote
The CSU Academic Senate has begun the elections process to change the
constitution of the CSU Academic Senate with regard to membership.
Please visit the Academic Senate Web site in order to review the proposed
changes and submit your vote to the CSU Academic Senate office. More
information is available at: www.sfsu.edu/~senate
Counseling and Psychological Services is conducting interviews with selected
candidates for three tenure-track positions. The Student Affairs' Counseling
and Psychological Services Hiring Committee invites the campus community
to participate in the candidates' presentations. The 20-minute presentations
are followed by question-and-answer periods. They will all be held
at 4 p.m. in room 401 of the Student Services building.
The remaining candidates and the dates they present are:
* Thursday, April 20: Jondra Pennington
* Thursday, April 27: Patricia Davis
For details, contact Derethia DuVal at ext. 8-2208.
Faculty regalia rental
Faculty may still rent regalia for Commencement 2006, for an additional
$15 charge for rush shipment. Faculty members who need to rent regalia
should call ext. 8-2023 or visit room 113C on the Mezzanine Level of
the Student Center. Office hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through
Friday. Orders placed by April 28 will require the $15 rush charge.
Orders placed after May 1 will require additional charges.
West Side Story party
Faculty and staff (and friends) are invited to the University Women's
Association (UWA) spring theatre party at 6 p.m. Friday, May 5. The
event begins with a Cinco de Mayo Mexican buffet dinner in Rosa Parks
Rooms A - C in the Student Center. Following dinner, the group will
view an 8 p.m. performance of "West Side Story" in McKenna
Theatre of the Creative Arts building. Cost for the event is $30 per
person for UWA members and guests and $35 for nonmembers and guests.
R.S.V.P. by Friday, April 21, to Lin Bushart Ivory at firstname.lastname@example.org and send a check payable to UWA to Lin Ivory, 145 Sequoia Drive, San
Anselmo, CA 94960.
Get advising early
The Undergraduate Advising Center asks faculty and staff to encourage
students to participate in the "Get Advising Early" campaign
so they can avoid class scheduling mistakes, double counting errors,
unit deficiency and other issues. Students can receive free general
advising from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 18, and Wednesday, May
3, on the Main Lawn and from 3 to 6 p.m. April 25-26 in the Cantina.
Free concert tickets
Faculty and staff are invited to request a pair of complimentary tickets
to a concert at 8 p.m. Friday, April 21, at Herbst Theater, 401 Van
Ness Ave., San Francisco. The concert features vocalist Thomas Buckner
as well as other vocalists, musicians and a Butoh dancer.
To secure a complimentary pair of tickets, interested participants should
e-mail their name, address and telephone number to email@example.com or fax the information to (510) 601-6183. Tickets will be held at the
Herbst Theatre box office to be picked up the evening of the concert
between 6:30 and 7:30 p.m. Attendees should be age 6 or over.
The program is sponsored by Four Seasons Concerts.