Volume 53, Number 26 March 20, 2006
Those who stop by a table can also enter random drawings for such prizes as: an iPod donated by Student Affairs; a one-month free reserved parking space on campus (or one-month Muni pass) donated by President Robert A. Corrigan; two one-month passes (with personal trainer sessions) at the Village Fitness Center; Gourmet three-course lunch for two at the Vista Room courtesy of Hospitality Management; four tickets to Dell'Arte Co.'s presentation of "Shadow of Giants" courtesy of Dell'Arte Company; and "Working Together to Make SFSU a Smoke-Free Campus" T-shirts donated by the Academic Senate.
Students, staff, faculty and administrators are encouraged to volunteer to staff tables.
To participate, contact Albert Angelo at firstname.lastname@example.org or ext. 8-3039.
The event is sponsored by the Smoking Policy Task Force in association with the Office of the President. The SFSU Bookstore donated the balloons that decorate the tables.
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 Program; 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; Health Education and Access Link (HEAL); Student Athletic Committee; BSS Students of Color; Russell Kilday-Hicks; Department of Public Safety; Pre-Health Professional Student Association; Learning Assistance Center; and Student Affairs.
Director of Health Equity Initiatives named
Cynthia A. Gomez, Ph.D., will join the campus community April 3 as the first director of Health Equity Initiatives. She will lead efforts to enhance and integrate campus research, curricula, community service and training programs that address health disparities.
A leading scientist in HIV prevention, Gomez was codirector of the Center for AIDS Prevention Studies at University of California, San Francisco, for the past four years. She has served on several national committees, including the Centers for Disease Control's HIV and STD Advisory Council, and is a member of the boards of trustees of the National AIDS Fund and the Guttmacher Institute. She was an appointed member of the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS under both the William J. Clinton and George W. Bush administrations.
"One of San Francisco State's strategic goals is to address, intervene and positively change the profile of health disparities in the United States," said John Gemello, provost and vice president for academic affairs. "Cynthia Gomez's perspective on and prominence in the highly competitive arena of research funding will help us to make this goal a reality."
In memoriam: Richard Westkaemper
Professor Emeritus Richard B. Westkaemper died of cancer Feb. 7 in Carmel. Westkaemper was director of the Health, Physical Education and Recreation division for 17 years beginning in 1966. In semiretirement he returned to teach physical education. Westkaemper came to SF State from Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas. He also chaired the Physical Education Department at University of Wisconsin, LaCrosse.
Services were held in February. Memorial contributions may be sent to the Lymphoma-Leukemia Society, P.O. Box 4072, Pittsfield, MA 01202 or the College of St. Benedict Sister Remberta Westkaemper Endowed Scholarship Fund, 37 South College Ave., St. Joseph, MN 56374.
In memoriam: Harry Freeman
Harry Freeman, emeritus director of international programs, died Feb. 14. He was 85.
Freeman was appointed director of international programs in 1968 and served in that position until his retirement in 1988.
Freeman earned an undergraduate degree at University of Pennsylvania and, after serving in World War II, earned a doctorate of education from Columbia University.
He served as director of training for the Peace Corps before joining SFSU.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Freeman's name to the donor's favorite charity.
Administrative review for Dean Perea
A reminder that administrative review questionnaires for College of Education Dean Jacob Perea are due by 5 p.m. Monday, April 3.
Questionnaires are available in the Office of the Provost, room 455 of the Administration building, by e-mailing Stephanie Schwartz at email@example.com, or on the Academic Affairs Web site: www.sfsu.edu/~academic/aprq.htm
Individual written responses may also be directed to Administrative Review Committee (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.
Two more Women's History Month events
SFSU's celebration of Women's History Month continues with two panel discussions.
"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.
Counseling and Psychological Services is conducting interviews in the coming weeks with selected candidates applying 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 candidates and the date the present are:
For details, contact Derethia DuVal at ext. 8-2208.
Submissions should be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or faxed to ext. 8-1498.
Course requests should be submitted by 5 p.m., Wednesday, March 29.
R.S.V.P. to Victoria F. Ramos at ext. 5-3935.
tenure and promotion discussions
The sessions will be conducted by Marilyn Verhey, dean of faculty affairs and professional development.
The sessions will take place from 10 a.m. to noon Thursday, March 23; from 10 a.m. to noon Friday, March 24; and from 1 to 3 p.m. Monday, March 27; in room 460 of the Administration building.
To register, e-mail email@example.com or call ext. 8-2204.
orders due soon
regalia for Commencement
Pricing and ordering information is available on the Bookstore's Web site: www.sfsubookstore.com
classes for beginners
are available at: www.cel.sfsu.edu/studyabroad/
An information session for the Florence program will be held at 12:10 p.m. Monday, March 27, in room 152 of the HSS building. R.S.V.P. to firstname.lastname@example.org or ext. 5-3532.
symphony tickets discount
To receive the discount, provide the promotional code SFSU-MA.
For details on venue locations and programs, visit: www.pacificchambersymphony.org
1600 Holloway Avenue, San Francisco,
CA 94132 415/338-1111