Faculty development open house
The Center for Teaching and Faculty Development invites faculty and staff to
celebrate its new name, mission and space at a series of open houses in room
425 of the Library. Open houses will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. May 2 - 4.
Student Center closed
The Cesar Chavez Student Center will be closed Monday. All Student Center food
vendors and the SFSU Bookstore will be closed.
its Thursday, April 20, meeting, the Student Center Governing
Board passed a resolution supporting a fair, just and humane
immigration legislation in recognition and support of the immigrant
community of SFSU, and decided to honor the May 1 economic boycott
that has been called for by immigrant rights activists in response
to Senate bill HR4437.
resolution can be found at: http://sfsustudentcenter.com
details, contact the Student Center at May1@sfsustudentcenter.com or ext. 8-1044.
The Community Involvement Center (CIC) invites the campus community to a nonprofit
agency fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 2, on the Main Lawn. A variety
of Bay Area organizations will be on hand to discuss volunteer opportunities.
details, contact CIC at firstname.lastname@example.org or ext. 8-1486.
Leslie Feinberg, author of "Drag King Dreams," will present an author
reading and signing at 2 p.m. Tuesday in room 133 of the Humanities building.
event is sponsored by the SFSU Bookstore.
Women in East
Yvonne Galligan, reader in politics and director of Queen's University Belfast's
Centre for the Advancement of Women in Politics School of Politics, International
Studies and Philosophy, will present "Women Organizing for Change: The
Case of East Central Europe" from 10:30 a.m. to noon Wednesday in room
154 of the HSS building.
event is sponsored by the departments of Political Science, Sociology
and Women Studies.
San Francisco District 7 Supervisor Sean Elsbernd's visit to campus last week
was postponed. Instead, he will visit campus at 11 a.m. Wednesday in room 268
of the HSS building.
Museum Studies invites the campus community to a reception honoring Marian
Bernstein from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday in room 510 of the Humanities building.
Bernstein, lecturer in classics and museum studies and curator of the Sutro
Egyptian Collection, is retiring.
to Christine Fogarty at: email@example.com
Cinco de Mayo celebration
Cal State 9 Credit Union and the Village Fitness Center invite the campus community
to a Cinco de Mayo Fiesta from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday in the Village at Centennial
Square's plaza area. There will be free food, music and prizes.
Don Young retirement
The Public Safety Department invites faculty and staff to a retirement party
in honor of Lt. Don Young from 4 to 6 p.m. Friday, in room 150 of the Lakeview
Center. Monetary contributions are appreciated toward the gift and to support
the cost of the party.
and send donations by 5 p.m. Wednesday, to Frances or Joy in
the Public Safety Department, New Corporation Yard, or call ext.
8-7744 or 8-3388.
God and mystery
D.Z. Phillips, Danforth Professor of Philosophy of Religion at the Claremont
University School of Religion, and William Wainwright, distinguished professor
emeritus of philosophy at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, will discuss
God and mystery from 3:15 to 5:30 p.m. Monday, May 8, in room 133 of the Humanities
lecture is sponsored by the College of Humanities and Department
of Philosophy. For details, call ext. 8-1596.
The College of Behavioral and Social Sciences faculty research series continues
with presentations on China and Japan from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, May
11, in room 361 of the HSS building. Suijan Guo, associate professor of political
science, will present "China's 'Peaceful Rise' and the New Thinking in
Chinese Foreign Policy" and Jean Marc F. Blanchard, assistant professor
of international relations, will present "Yen for Peace: Economics vs.
Politics in the Sino-Japanese Relationship."
The University Budget Committee will meet from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Thursday,
May 18, in the NEC Room of the Administration building. The campus community
Apparel design and merchandising students invite the campus community to "Runway
2006: Intrigue," a fashion show fundraiser at 7 p.m. Friday, May 12, in
McKenna Theatre of the Creative Arts building. Advance ticket purchase is required.
Tickets can be purchased at the McKenna Theatre Box Office or by calling ext.
8-2467. A percentage of the proceeds will be donated to The Princess Project,
which provides free prom dresses and accessories to young women in the Bay
Area who could not otherwise afford them.
The Design and Industry Department invites the campus community to INVENIAM,
an exhibit of student inventions and illustrations. A reception will take place
from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, May 17, in Jack Adams Hall of the Student Center.
Exhibitions hours are 4 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, May 16, from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday
and Thursday, May 17-18, and from 9 a.m. to noon Friday, May 19.
College of Business teams up with University of Nice
The College of Business and University of Nice-Sophia Antipolis (UNSA)
Institute for the Administration of Enterprises announced Wednesday,
April 26, the creation of a dual Master of Business Administration
(MBA) and Master in International Business (MIB) program. The program
is the first of its kind to have a European/American focus and is geared
toward bilingual working professionals who have already done graduate
studies in management.
is designed for working professionals who have already earned the Certificat
d'Aptitude a l'Administration des Entreprises, which
typically covers the core courses that are required for the first year
of study for an American MBA. The dual MBA/MIB degree goes into more
depth on such management topics as international business, information
systems, finance, strategic management and marketing.
The MBA/MIB program is comprised of 10 courses, of which the first eight
will be taught partially online. Two courses will be taught each term
over a 13-week period, one by an UNSA faculty member and one by an SF
State faculty member. All courses will be taught in English, and the
program will take 14 months to complete.
contact Robert Nickerson at firstname.lastname@example.org or ext. 8-7477.
Lisbet Sunshine joins government relations
Lisbet Sunshine has been named director of government relations, effective
April 3. Sunshine has nearly two decades of experience in public service,
largely in San Francisco.
Sunshine is a mayoral appointee and chair on the San Francisco Public
Utilities Commission Revenue Bond Oversight Committee, which is charged
with the voter-approved $4-billion rebuilding of the Hetch Hetchy water
system. She also serves on the board of the Bay Area Sports Organizing
Sunshine was most recently vice president for public policy at the San
Francisco Chamber of Commerce, where she communicated, educated and lobbied
on behalf of chamber members with the San Francisco Mayor's Office, Board
of Supervisors and city commissions. She also led the chamber's 21st
Century Political Action Committee and developed public/private initiatives
including the Health Care Committee on the Working Uninsured.
"Lisbet Sunshine's extensive experience in public service and community
outreach will serve the University well as we work to strengthen involvement
with the residents and leadership of San Francisco," said Lee Blitch,
vice president for university advancement.
At SF State, Sunshine is charged with generating support for the University
and its interests by working with the campus community, the CSU system,
and national, state and local governmental entities on projects and initiatives
of mutual benefit.
Prior to the Chamber of Commerce, from 2001 to 2004, Sunshine was executive
director of the Municipal Fiscal Advisory Committee to the Mayor, a nonprofit
organization that provides pro bono consulting services to San Francisco
public agencies in management and fiscal matters.
Creative Arts dean candidates visit
Four candidates have been selected to interview for dean of the College
of Creative Arts. The campus community is invited to attend each candidate's
presentation and reception:
Monday, May 1: Joseph Lewis, dean of Alfred University's School of Art
and Design, from 3:30 to 5 p.m. in Knuth Hall of the Creative Arts building.
Wednesday, May 3: Wan-Lee Cheng, acting dean of SFSU's College of Creative
Arts, from 3:30 to 5 p.m. in Knuth Hall of the Creative Arts building.
Tuesday, May 9: Bert Brouwer, dean of University of Alabama at Birmingham's
School of Arts and Humanities, from 3:30 to 5 p.m. in Coppola Theatre
of the Fine Arts building.
Wednesday, May 17: John Laughton, dean of University of Massachusetts,
Dartmouth's College of Visual and Performing Arts, from 3:30 to 5 p.m.
in Knuth Hall of the Creative Arts building.
Academic Senate meets Tuesday
The Academic Senate meets Tuesday from 2 to 5 p.m. in the Nob Hill Room
of the Seven Hills Conference Center.
Agenda items include: proposed revisions to the bachelor of arts degree
in industrial arts and a proposed concentration in visual communication
design; proposed revisions to the master of arts degree in kinesiology;
proposed revisions to the University Committee on Written English Proficiency;
proposed revisions to SFSU's retention, tenure and promotions policies;
and proposed revisions to the Academic Program Review Committee.
In Memoriam: David Clay Whitney
David Clay Whitney, professor emeritus of business analysis and computing
systems, died March 15. He was 69.
Whitney earned a bachelor of science in chemistry from San Diego State
in 1959 and a doctorate in chemistry from University of California, Berkeley,
in 1963. After teaching chemistry at University of California, Davis,
for two years, Whitney joined Shell Development Co. at a time when the
computer industry was in its infancy. He discovered an interest in the
field, switched his career focus, and became part of the first generation
of business computing professionals.
He served as director of computing services at Systems Applications
Inc. from 1973 to 1977 and then joined SF State in 1977. He retired in
Whitney was a founding member of the San Francisco Bay Area chapter
of the Mensa Society and served in a variety of leadership positions
in the organization.
After retiring, he moved to Twain, Calif., where he taught algebra,
worked as postmaster relief, and served as trustee and treasurer of the
Plumas County Museum. He also volunteered with the Plumas Animal Welfare
Whitney is survived by his wife Emily Jane Williams, three children
from a previous marriage -- Sara Lynn, Sandra and David, and five grandchildren.
Donations in Whitney's memory can be made to PAWS, P.O. Box 125, Quincy,
Newsmakers include Marlon Hom, chair of Asian American studies, on reubilding
Chinatown after the 1906 San Francisco quake; A San Francisco Examiner
story on SF State's master plan for campus growth; Joseph Tuman, professor
of speech and communication studies, on former White House spokesperson
Scott McClellan; John Sullivan, professor of management, on the battle
for business talent; and Rachele Kanigal, assistant professor of journalism,
on a proposed bill limiting administrators ability to interfere with
the Newsmakers: www.sfsu.edu/~news/cmemo/spring06/may1news.htm
The Academic Senate and the General Education Council invite faculty to participate
in an online forum to discuss the current structure of general education
and what they would like general education and University-wide graduation requirements
The information collected will be included in the General Education Council's
self-study and used to help inform the upcoming review of university-wide baccalaureate
can be found on the Academic Senate Web site: www.sfsu.edu/~senate
should be made by 5 p.m. Saturday, May 15.
Faculty and staff are asked to inform students that applications are now available
for the Leon and Sylvia Panetta Seventh Annual Congressional Internship Program
in Washington, D.C. The internship takes place during the fall 2006 semester
and participants receive free lodging, board and transportation. Only students
who will be juniors, seniors or graduate students by September are eligible.
The deadline to apply has been extended to 5 p.m. Tuesday, May 9.
and an application, call ext. 8-6419.
Faculty and staff are asked to remind students that Monday, May 1, is the deadline
for students from all majors to apply for study abroad in Australia, New Zealand
South Africa. Application deadline extensions will be granted on a case-by-case
basis after today, based on GPA and course preparation.
visit the Office of International Programs in room 450 of the Administration
building or: www.sfsu.edu/~studyabr
symphony tickets discount
The SFSU Student Marketing Association is offering to the campus community
a 50 percent discount on single tickets for the Pacific Chamber Symphony's
spring concert series. The dates and locations are as follows:
Wednesday, May 17. For tickets, call (925) 484-9783.
Saturday, May 20. For tickets, call (707) 226-7372.
Sunday, May 21. For tickets, call (510) 352-3945.
Francisco: Tuesday, May 23. For tickets, call (415) 292-1233.
the discount, provide the promotional code SFSU-MA.
on venue locations and programs, visit: www.pacificchambersymphony.org