Poet and librettist Kenward Elmslie will perform a retrospective
of poetry and song, accompanied by Steven Taylor, at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 18, in Knuth Hall of the Creative Arts building.
Tickets are $10 for general admission and $5 for students.
Taylor also presents a solo performance of poetry and song at
4:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 16, in the Poetry Center, room 512 of
the Humanities building. Admission is free.
Thomas J. Doulis, professor emeritus at Portland State University,
will present "Greek Fiction: From the Greco-Greek Wars to
Reconciliation" at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 17, in room 587
of the Humanities building.
For details, contact the Center for Modern Greek Studies at firstname.lastname@example.org or ext. 8-1892.
Supervisor Elsbernd visit
District 7 Supervisor Sean Elsbernd begins monthly visits to campus
for the spring semester at noon Wednesday, Feb. 22, in room 268
of the HSS building. The campus community is welcome to attend.
Other visits this semester will be March 22 and April 26.
The Catholic priesthood and homosexuality
The campus community is invited to a panel discussion titled "Fitness
for Priesthood? Shifting Vatican Teachings on Homosexuality" from
7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 23, at Grace Cathedral's Wilsey Conference
Center, 110 California St., San Francisco. Seating is limited.
The event is sponsored by SFSU's National Sexuality Resource Center
(NSRC), Grace Cathedral and the Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies
in Religion and Ministry.
For details, contact NSRC at email@example.com or (415) 437-5121.
Labor Archives anniversary
The Labor Archives and Research Center celebrates its twenty years
of service with an event at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 24, at UA Local
38, 1623 Market St., San Francisco. The event includes a presentation
by Grace Palladino, author of "Skilled Hands, Strong Spirits:
A Century of Building Trades History," a performance by
the Labor Heritage/Rockin' Solidarity Chorus and an exhibit of
building trades photography by Joseph A. Blum.
For details, contact the Labor Archives at firstname.lastname@example.org or (415)
Academic Senate meets Tuesday
The Academic Senate will meet from 2 to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Nob
Hill Room of the Seven Hills Conference Center. Members of the campus
community are welcome.
Agenda items include: a report from Vice President for Administration
and Finance Leroy Morishita on the CSU budget; a report from CEL Dean
Gail Whitaker and Confucius Institute Director Christy Lao on the Confucius
Institute at SFSU; election of one member to the All University Committee
on International Programs and one member to the Enrollment Management
Committee; a recommendation from the Academic Program Review Committee
on sixth cycle review criteria and standards; and a discussion of a revision
to the retention, tenure and promotion policy led by Pauline Velez, chair
of the Faculty Affairs Committee.
Homecoming invitation for faculty and staff
Athletics invites faculty and staff to a free reception at the SFSU Homecoming
on Friday, Feb. 17, in the Gymnasium. The reception will take place
between the women's and men's homecoming basketball games (vs. Cal
State Los Angeles). The women's game starts at 5:30 p.m. The men's
game starts 30 minutes after the completion of the women's game around
R.S.V.P. by 5 p.m. Monday, Feb. 13, to Doug Hupke at email@example.com or ext. 8-1193.
HHS dean finalist visits continue
Four of the five finalists selected to interview for dean of the College
of Health and Human Services have upcoming visits. The first finalist
-- Barry Eckert -- gave his presentation Feb. 8. All members of the
campus community are invited to attend the presentations. Receptions
will follow each presentation.
3:30 - 5 p.m. Monday, Feb. 13: Santos Hernandez, dean and professor,
School of Social Work, University of Texas, Arlington. His presentation
will take place in room 210 of the Science building.
3:30 - 5 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 16: Mary Beth Love, chair and professor
of health education, College of Health and Human Services, SFSU. Her
presentation will take place in room 278 of the HSS building.
3:30 - 5 p.m. Monday, Feb. 20: Robert Otto Valdez, senior fellow, Leonard
Davis Institute for Health Economics, Wharton School of Business, University
of Pennsylvania. His presentation will take place in room 210 of the
5 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 22: Don Taylor, acting dean, College of Health
and Human Services, SFSU. His presentation will take place in
room 135 of the HSS building.
Insiders include Bill Issel, History, on religion and politics in California
history; a book by Andrew Dubin, Administration and Interdisciplinary
Studies, on principals and their thoughts on current issues and values;
the debut of a film by Martha Gorzycki, Cinema; and a talk by Kitty
Millet, Jewish Studies, on Jewish Communities in South America.
Senate committee opportunities
The Academic Senate will hold elections at its meeting Tuesday, Feb.
14, for faculty representatives to Senate committees. A representative
is needed to serve the remainder of a three-year term (2004-2007)
on the Enrollment Management Committee, and one is needed to serve
a three-year term as the state-wide representative to the All University
Committee on International Programs (2005-2008). Candidates should
contact the Academic Senate at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Student research competition reminder
Faculty and staff are reminded to encourage students to enter the
the CSU's 20th annual Student Research Competition. Current students
as well as those who graduated in spring, summer or fall 2005 are
eligible. The deadline for submissions for the campus competition
is 5 p.m. Monday, Feb. 20. The campus competition will take place
Feb. 27 - March 3.
Student registration forms and application guidelines are available
on the Graduate Studies Web site: www.sfsu.edu/~gradstdy
Community scholarship grants due Feb. 27
The Office of Community Service Learning has received new funding
for its Community Scholarship Faculty Grant Program. The grants
will support faculty community scholarship and the expansion of
community service learning courses at SFSU. The awards are open
to all part-time and full-time faculty. Faculty must submit applications
by 5 p.m. Monday, Feb. 27. Guidelines are available online at:
For details, contact Perla Barrientos at email@example.com or 8-3282.
Women's association discussion series
The University Women's Association (UWA) invites faculty and staff
to its inaugural lunch-time discussion series from noon to 1:30
p.m. Wednesday, March 29. The first meeting will feature a discussion
of "Memoirs of a Geisha" led by Bérénice
Le Marchand, assistant professor of French. Participants are encouraged
to read the book and/or view the film.
Web volunteer needed
The University Women's Association is looking for a volunteer with
Web publishing skills to maintain its Web site. The position would
require 5 to 10 hours per semester.
To volunteer, contact Ilona Vandergriff at firstname.lastname@example.org or ext.