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Volume 53, Number 21   February 13, 2006         

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This Week
Elmslie retrospective

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.

Greek fiction

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 or ext. 8-1892.

Coming Up
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 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 or (415) 564-4010.

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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 7:30 p.m.

R.S.V.P. by 5 p.m. Monday, Feb. 13, to Doug Hupke at 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 Science building.

3:30 - 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.

Grants & Contracts
This months 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.

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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:

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:

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 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 or ext. 8-1106.

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