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Volume 53, Number 20   February 6, 2006         

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This Week
Korean American film

SFSU will be one of the four venues for the San Francisco Korean American Film Festival held Tuesday through Sunday. The festival will showcase 38 films and include four public forums.

Tickets are $6-10 and available online or by phone at (415) 286-8447. For a full schedule, visit:

FitnessPlus begins

FitnessPlus, the SFSU faculty and staff fitness and wellness program, begins its spring session Monday. Classes include yoga, swimming, weight training, salsa/samba and kickboxing. For a complete schedule e-mail or see:

Village Fitness
Center programs

New group fitness programs at the Village Fitness Center start Monday. Available programs include mat Pilates, cardio kickboxing, cardio-FUNK, hip-hop and more. Advance registration for classes is required. Programs are free for Village Fitness Center members and $10 per class for non-members.

The Fitness Center has also started a free walking club for staff and faculty. Club members meet at noon at the Fitness Center every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. Trainers lead a 20-minute course.

For details, call (415) 452-1010 or visit:

the Democrats

David Tabb, professor of political science, will present "Do the Democrats Stand a Chance?" at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Rosa Parks Room of the Cesar Chavez Student Center.

The event is sponsored by the Sixty Plus club.

Coming Up
Free piano performance

Faculty and staff are invited to order a pair of complimentary tickets to a concert by pianist Jeanne Stark-Iochmans held at 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 19, in Herbst Theatre. Stark-Iochmans will perform solo works by Mozart, Chopin and Ravel. The tickets are courtesy of Four Seasons Concerts.

R.S.V.P., including name, address and telephone number, by Wednesday, Feb. 8, to or by fax to (510) 601-6183.

Tickets will be held at the Herbst Theatre box office to be picked up the day of the concert between 2:30 and 3:30 p.m. Guests must be at least 6 years of age. Herbst Theatre is located at 401 Van Ness Ave. in San Francisco.

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.

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Homecoming invitation
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 begin this week
Five finalists have been selected to interview for dean of the College of Health and Human Services. All members of the campus community are invited to attend the presentations. Receptions will follow each presentation.

3:30 - 5 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 8: Barry Eckert, dean and professor, College of Health Professions, Armstrong Atlantic State University, Savannah, Ga. His presentation will take place in room 135 of the HSS building.

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
SFSU was awarded an additional $1,603,882 in September and $2,118,701 in October.

Read Grants & Contracts:

Student research competition
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:

OIP faculty grants
The Office of International Programs (OIP) invites tenured and tenure-track faculty to apply for two grant opportunities.

The two grants are:

The World in the Classroom: Course Internationalization Incentive Awards
This grant initiative provides funds for faculty to infuse an international perspective into traditionally "noninternational" courses. Awards of $1,000 to $3,000 will be granted for projects by faculty members from any discipline who propose, either individually or collectively, to add international components to an existing non-internationally themed course.

2006 Faculty International Development Grant
The international development grant is awarded for faculty proposals that have the potential to enhance international education and promote international awareness at SFSU through research and scholarship and/or creative activities. Grants of $1,000 to $4,000 will be based on the merits of proposals, financial need and availability of funds.

Applications are available in room 450 of the Administration building or found at:

The deadline for both grants is 5 p.m. March 15. For details, contact Marilyn Jackson at or ext. 8-3317.

Community scholarship grants
The Office of Community Service Learning (OCSL) 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 at all ranks. 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.

Teaching development workshops
The Center for Teaching and Faculty Development and the Office of Academic Technology have posted their workshop schedules. Teaching workshops include facilitating large classes, assessing student learning and using assessment rubrics. The academic technology workshops include many aspects of using the learning management system iLearn including, Wikis and forums and using iLearn to assess student performance. Advanced courses on Dreamweaver and Photoshop are also offered.

For a complete schedule, visit:

Booksale Room reopens
The Friends of the J. Paul Leonard Library has reopened its Booksale Room, room 113 of the HSS building. Spring semester hours are 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday - Thursday and 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Fridays.

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