Volume 53, Number 25 March 13, 2006
Look to the master plan Web site and CampusMemo for announcements of meetings and opportunities to review concepts and proposals.
Armstrong named director of development
James Armstrong joined SFSU March 6 as director of development. Armstrong has more than three decades of experience in nonprofit fundraising in the Bay Area.
He had served as vice president of Oakland Children's Hospital and Research Center Foundation since 1997. During his tenure he grew the program from three staff members to 27 and the amount of annual giving increased more than tenfold.
"The development director is a key position for the University's fundraising efforts," said Donna Blakemore, associate vice president for University advancement. "We are pleased that James Armstrong is joining Advancement and know that we will benefit from his wealth of experience. He not only knows how to connect with potential donors, but he also brings strong management and organizational skills."
Armstrong will lead a small team of major gifts officers focused on individual gifts of $25,000 or more.
Prior to Children's Hospital, Armstrong held development-related positions at University of San Francisco, Roman Catholic Archdiocese of San Francisco, St. Vincent De Paul Society and Sacred Heart Cathedral Preparatory. He has also provided consulting services to several clients, many of which are located in the Bay Area.
Smoke-free campus event March 20
The campus community is invited to participate in a smoke-free campus event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday, March 20. Students, faculty and staff at more than 20 locations throughout the campus will provide educational resources for smokers who wish to quit and distribute campus maps highlighting the locations of designated smoking areas.
Those who stop by a table can also enter random drawings for such prizes as: an iPod donated by Student Affairs; a one-month reserved parking space on campus (or one-month Muni pass); two one-month passes (with personal trainer sessions) at Village Fitness Center; lunch for two at the Vista Room; 4 tickets to Dell'Arte Company's presentation of "Shadow of Giants;" special smoke-free t-shirts and more.
Students, staff, faculty and administrators are encouraged to volunteer to staff tables.
To participate, contact Albert Angelo at email@example.com or ext. 8-3039.
The event is sponsored by the Smoking Policy Task Force in association with the Office of the President.
The following departments, organizations, individuals and student groups have signed up to host a table for the event: Student Health Advisory Committee; Michael Ritter, AIDS Coordinating Committee; Mary Keller, Student Center; Criminal Justice Studies; Public Administration Program; College of Behavioral and Social Sciences; Student Health Service; Biology Lecturer Ann Auleb; College Students in Broadcasting; Environmental Health and Occupational Safety; Blue Cross/Somerton Insurance; Academic Senate; Health Education Students Association; HEAL; Student Athletic Committee; Department of Public Safety; Pre-Health Professional Student Association; Learning Assitance Center; and Student Affairs.
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: a report from Donna Blakemore, associate vice president for University advancement, on a University development mission statement; a proposal recommending dissolution of the Athletic Advisory Board; a proposed pre-health professions certificate; and proposed revisions to the retention, tenure and promotions policies.
Administrative review for Dean Perea
College of Education Dean Jacob Perea's Administrative Review Committee (ARC) is soliciting input from members of the campus community.
Administrative review questionnaires are available in the Office of the Provost, room 455 of the Administration building, by e-mailing Stephanie Schwartz at firstname.lastname@example.org, or at the Academic Affairs Web site: www.sfsu.edu/~academic/aprq.htm
Questionnaires should be returned by 5 p.m. Monday, April 3.
Individual written responses may also be directed to ARC Chair Nathan Avani c/o the Office of the Provost, ADM 455.
The ARC will not use any anonymous responses. However, the committee will preserve the confidentiality of those who submit evaluations, within the limits of the law.
Women's History Month continues
SFSU's celebration of Women's History Month continues with three panel discussions.
"Environmental Justice and Women's Health" will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday, March 15, in room 362 of the HSS building. Presentations will focus on Asia's "missing women," Hurricane Katrina and the breast cancer epidemic.
"Women Resisting Militarism and Violence" will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday, March 22, in room 362 of the HSS building. The event includes a screening of the video "Women in Black" and a discussion of Women in Black, an international group that holds vigils for peace around the world.
"Women, Power and Representation" will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday, March 29, in room 133 of the Humanities building. Presentations will focus on women and change, women and politics, missed opportunities in a post-feminist age, and a tribute to a Zapista woman named Ramoa.
The series is sponsored by the colleges of Behavioral and Social Sciences, Ethnic Studies, and Humanities; Women Studies Department; and Marian Wright Edelman Institute for the Study of Children, Youth and Families.
The March Insiders include the appointment of Ramon Castellblanch, Health Education, to a California State panel on medication errors; a discussion by Chul Heo, Broadcast and Electronic Communication Arts, on Korean cinema; a Cooper Prize award for Nona Caspers, Creative Writing; and a Wired Magazine top 10 for David Caulkins, Engineering, and Robogames.
Read Insiders: www.sfsu.edu/~news/cmemo/spring06/march13insiders.htm
Submissions should be e-mailed to email@example.com or faxed to ext. 8-1498.
Center for Health Disparities open house
Center staff will be on hand to explain how working with the center can help faculty members develop their careers. Refreshments will be served.
R.S.V.P. by 5 p.m. Tuesday, March 14, to: firstname.lastname@example.org
CEL course proposals
Course requests should be submitted by 5 p.m., Wednesday, March 29.
Early retirement overview
R.S.V.P. to Victoria F. Ramos at ext. 5-3935.
Fitness Center intense makeover
For details, contact the Village Fitness Center at email@example.com or (415) 452-1010.
Pacific symphony tickets discount
To receive the discount, provide the promotional code SFSU-MA.
For details on venue locations and programs, visit: www.pacificchambersymphony.org
Workshops on resume writing, interviewing and job searching will be held from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 1 to 2:30 p.m. Thursday, March 16, in the Rosa Parks rooms of the Cesar Chavez Student Center. Resume critique sessions will be held in the same locations from 11 a.m. to noon and 1 to 3 p.m.
A workshop on employment issues for the Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgendered community will be held from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 28, in the Richard Oakes Multicultural Center of the Student Center.
This event is cosponsored by the Queer Alliance student organization and the Career Center.
Alum Dan Sandford, director of graduate admissions at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, will conduct information sessions for students seeking advanced degrees in film, production design, screenwriting and media arts. Sandford will give a presentation from noon to 1 p.m. Monday, March 20, in room 101 of the Fine Arts building and then will do informational interviews from 2 to 7 p.m. in room 206 of the Student Services building.
This event is cosponsored by the College of Creative Arts and Career Center.
For details, contact Will Flowers at firstname.lastname@example.org or ext. 5-3662.
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