Volume 53, Number 27 March 27, 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) courtesy of 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; and "Working Together to Make SFSU a Smoke-Free Campus" T-shirts donated by the Academic Senate.
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, table in the BUS/HSS courtyard; Russell Kilday-Hicks, California State Employees Union, table near 19th Station Cafe; Department of Public Safety; Pre-Health Professional Student Association; Learning Assistance Center, table near 19th Station Cafe; 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 SFSU Bookstore General Manager Rob Strong on California Assembly bill 2477 on textbook prices; revisions to the bachelor of science degree in nursing; a revision to the Academic Senate advising policy; revisions to SFSU's retention, tenure and promotions policies; and a discussion on the Renne-Brown report.
Bone marrow drive
The College of Science and Engineering and Biology Department, together with the Heart of America Bone Marrow Donor Registry, will hold a campus-wide bone marrow drive from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 29, at the Biology Department office in the Franciscan Building. No appointment is necessary. All it takes is 30 minutes and a simple blood draw.
Organizers hope that the drive will lead to a donor match for Felipe-Andres Ramirez-Weber, assistant professor of biology, who is in need of a bone marrow transplant. Hispanic registrants are especially encouraged to participate, but potential donors from all ethnic backgrounds are needed.
For details, contact Colleen Francis at firstname.lastname@example.org or ext. 8-1696.
Free 1906 earthquake field trips offered
In commemoration of the centennial of the 1906 earthquake, the College of Science and Engineering and Geosciences Department are sponsoring two free field trips to nearby active faults, hosted by faculty experts. Both tips take place Saturday, April 15, and depart from campus at 9 a.m. They will last about four hours.
Accessible bus transportation will be provided. The events are open to all members of the campus community. There will be no strenuous hiking, but wheelchair accessibility is limited at some stops.
Field trip 1: "The San Andreas Fault -- Geologic Hazards of the San Francisco Peninsula" will be led by Geosciences Professor Ray Pestrong and includes visits to Mussel Rock (where the San Andreas Fault cuts the Daly City cliffs), Devils Slide, Princeton Harbor, Crystal Springs Dam and Doran Bridge, Junipero Serra on Highway 280, San Francisco Bay tidelands and the San Francisco subsidence area.
Field trip 2: "Earthquake Geology of the San Andreas Fault System in the SF Bay Region" will be led by Associate Professor of Geosciences John Caskey and includes visits to San Andreas fault landforms along the 1906 San Andreas earthquake rupture trace including Mussel Rock (where the San Andreas fault leaves shore for Bolinas), San Gregorio fault, Half Moon Bay terrace and the Seal Cove faults and Hayward Fault.
Participants must reserve a seat on the bus. Participants should R.S.V.P. to Stephanie Louie at email@example.com, indicating which field trip they wish to attend.
Sneak peek for future students April 22
Prospective college students can learn about SFSU's academics, support services and campus life during Sneak Preview Day from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 22.
The annual open house offers campus tours, financial aid information, and advice on housing options to prospective students and their parents. Representatives from eight SFSU colleges will introduce future students to the more than 100 majors offered at the University and discuss career possibilities. Information on student services and organizations will also be available.
In addition, SFSU applicants can check the status of their admission and financial aid.
Last year more than 7,000 prospective students and parents visited SFSU on Sneak Preview Day. This year, the event is expected to draw more students and parents.
For details, visit: www.sfsu.edu/outreach/sneakpreview/index.htm
Dean Perea administrative review responses due soon
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, or on the Academic Affairs Web site: www.sfsu.edu/~academic/aprq.htm
Counseling and Psychological Services is conducting interviews in the coming weeks with selected candidates 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 remaining candidates and the dates they present are:
For details, contact Derethia DuVal at ext. 8-2208.
Gorzycki -- animated dreams
"Animation can be born from everything: architecture, cartography, sand, glass, whatever," said Gorzycki, assistant professor and animation coordinator for the Cinema Department.Read more about Gorzycki: www.sfsu.edu/~news/cmemo/spring06/march27people.htm
Staff representative election
Look for the official e-mail announcement for more details.
CEL course proposals due Wednesday
Course requests should be submitted by 5 p.m., Wednesday, March 29.
Early retirement workshop
R.S.V.P. to Victoria F. Ramos at ext. 5-3935.
Textbook orders due this week
Faculty regalia deadline
Pricing and ordering information is available on the Bookstore's Web site: www.sfsubookstore.com
Summer fee-waiver info
The Employee Fee-Waiver Program enables eligible University employees to take regular courses which are considered "work related" or are part of an approved Individual Career Development Plan at reduced rates. The Dependent Fee Waiver Program enables eligible University employees to transfer their fee-waiver benefit to their legal spouse, registered domestic partner or unmarried dependent child under age 23.
All fee-waiver participants enroll through the touch-tone or online registration process. Only those individuals that were enrolled in the fall 2005 or spring 2006 semesters, or have been newly admitted to the University, are eligible to utilize the summer fee-waiver benefit.
Participants may begin submitting fees to the Bursar/Cashier's Office on Wednesday, March 29.
Employees with eligibility questions or concerns should call the fee-waiver help line at ext. 8-2678 or e-mail Jackie Bender at: email@example.com
Discount at FitnessPlus
Summer travel study
Brochures are available at: www.cel.sfsu.edu/studyabroad/
An information session for the Paris program will held at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 22, in room 302 of the Downtown Center, 425 Market St., San Francisco. No reservations are necessary.
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.
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
1600 Holloway Avenue, San Francisco,
CA 94132 415/338-1111