Malcolm X celebration
The campus community is invited to a Malcolm X El Hajj Malik El
Shabazz Celebration from noon to 2 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday
on Malcolm X Plaza.
The event includes music and dance performances, readings from
Malcolm X's speeches, speakers and more.
A full schedule of activities is available at the Student Center
Web site: www.sfsustudentcenter.com/
Sponsors include the General Union of Palestine Students, Muslim
Student Association, Africana Studies and the Black Student Union,
African-Culture Student Organization and Youth Speaks.
God and mystery
D.Z. Phillips, Danforth Professor of Philosophy of Religion at
Claremont Graduate University's School of Religion, and William
Wainwright, distinguished professor emeritus of philosophy at University
of Wisconsin, Madison,
will discuss God and mystery from 3:15 to 5:30 p.m. Monday in room
133 of the Humanities building.
The lecture is sponsored by the College of Humanities and Department
of Philosophy. For details, call ext. 8-1596.
Friends of the Library meeting, lecture
The campus community is invited to a lecture by Stephen Tobriner,
professor of architectural history at University of California,
Berkeley, on "Bracing for Disaster: Earthquake-resistant Architecture
and Engineering in San Francisco, 1838-1933." The lecture
takes place after the Friends of the J. Paul Leonard Library's
annual membership meeting which begins at 2 p.m. Thursday in room
270 of the Science building. The lecture will begin around 2:15
For details, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call ext. 8-2408.
China and politics
The College of Behavioral and Social Sciences faculty research
series continues with presentations on China and Japan from 4
to 5:30 p.m. Thursday 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," Jean-Marc
F. Blanchard, assistant professor of international relations,
will present "Yen for Peace: Economics vs. Politics in the
Peter Haikalis retirement
The J. Paul Leonard Library invites the campus community to a reception
in honor of Peter Haikalis from 2:30 to 4 p.m. Friday in the DeBellis
Collection on the sixth floor of the Library. Haikalis, a librarian,
has completed the early retirement program.
For details, contact Caroline D. Harnly at email@example.com or
The campus community is invited to a silent auction and fundraiser
for Washington High School's Visual Art Department from 5:30
to 9:30 p.m. at the Canvas Gallery and Lounge, 1200 Ninth Ave.
in San Francisco.
The silent auction features work by Bay Area artists and Washington
High students. The silent auction ends at 7:30 p.m.; DJs will spin
music until 9:30 p.m.
The event is sponsored by No Art Left Behind, a group project
organized by SF State students.
Apparel design and merchandising students invite the campus community
to "Runway 2006: Intrigue," a fashion show fundraiser
at 7 p.m. Friday 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 Bay Area women 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. Exhibition
hours are 4 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, May 16, from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Wednesday, May 17, and Thursday, May 18, and from 9 a.m. to noon
Friday, May 19.
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 is welcome.
Jan Gregory, lecturer of English and member
of the Academic Senate is retiring after nearly 30 years of service
to the University. The campus community is invited to a retirement
party from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday, May 22, in the Towers Conference
details, contact Ernie Vasquez at firstname.lastname@example.org or ext. 8-2128.
Working older Americans?
The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute is sponsoring a symposium
on "Older Americans: To Work or Not to Work" from 9:30
a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, June 16, at the Jewish Community Center,
3200 California St., San Francisco.
The workshop includes keynote talks, roundtables and small workshop
discussions to explore the growing trend of older workers who continue
working into the retirement years.
Admission is $35 before June 16 and $50 at the door and includes
a box lunch.
To register, call ext. 5-7700.
Brosnahan to receive honorary degree
Trial lawyer James Brosnahan, a senior partner at San Francisco-based
Morrison and Foerster, will receive an honorary doctor of law from
the CSU at SF State's May 27 Commencement.
is one of the nation's most respected and recognized trial lawyers,
with expertise in civil and criminal trial work. Although he
has represented some of the largest and most powerful organizations in
the nation, he has also devoted himself to serving the poorest and least
fortunate Americans. In 1977, as president of the Bar Association of
San Francisco, Brosnahan established the Volunteer Legal Services Program,
which provides free legal aid for traditionally underserved Bay Area
residents. In 2004 the program provided more than $10 million worth of
pro bono legal assistance.
"James Brosnahan embodies the values of community engagement that
we hope to strengthen in our students," President Robert A. Corrigan
said. "As exemplified by his long and distinguished legal career,
he has been committed to social justice and equity. His mission in life
resonates deeply with our own commitment to both civil and human rights."
Brosnahan has taken on some of the nation's most controversial cases.
In 1992 he served as an associate member of the Office of Independent
Counsel, which prosecuted Caspar Weinberger in the Iran-Contra case.
Recently Brosnahan stepped forward to represent John Walker Lindh, the
young American charged with fighting with the Taliban in Afghanistan.
Brosnahan's many awards and accolades include 2001 Trial Lawyer of the
Year from the American Board of Trial Advocates.
Creative Arts dean candidate visits continue
Two of the candidates selected to interview for dean of the College of
Creative Arts will visit campus in the next two weeks. The other candidates
have already given presentations. The remaining visits are:
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.
Community service learning faculty awards
The Office of Community Service Learning (OCSL) recently awarded Faculty
Curriculum Development Grants to seven faculty members. OCSL was awarded
$22,000 from the CSU Community Service Learning Infrastructure Development
Initiative to support efforts to foster faculty community scholarships
and to support the expansion of community service learning courses
at SF State. The grants are designed to support nondesignated community
service learning courses with special emphasis on civic engagement
and/or community partners as co-educators.
associate professor of anthropology, and Greta Snider, assistant professor
of cinema, were
awarded $7,000 to support and develop
their course Visual Anthropology I and II (Anth/Cine 595-596).
Wampler, associate professor of physical therapy, and Grace Yoo,
assistant professor of Asian American studies, were awarded
$4,000 toward the development of a course that will address both
and psychological needs of African American breast cancer victims.
Chavez, assistant professor of health education, was awarded $4,000
for release time toward drafting a book titled "Making the News:
Youth Radio and Education" in conjunction with the Berkeley-based
organization, Youth Radio.
Ulasewicz, associate professor of consumer and family studies, and
Richard McCline, associate
professor of management,
$7,000 toward the development of a cross-disciplinary course
on socially responsible management.
Alvarado -- democratizing media production
Alvarado's work days begin at 6 a.m. every morning and end well after
9 p.m. In between he races to meetings with educational leaders, technology
execs and government officials. "I just try not to be late," he
As the founding
director of SF State's Institute for Next Generation Internet (INGI),
Alvarado's networking has brought the University powerful allies in its
efforts to use emerging computer technology to improve education, employment
opportunities and economic development throughout the Bay Area. ...
about Alvarado: www.sfsu.edu/~news/cmemo/spring06/may8people.htm
Online elections for University-wide committees
Elections for University-wide committess are now taking place online
Voting closes at midnight Friday, May 12.
statements from the nominess can be read online at:
For details, contact the Academic Senate Office at email@example.com or at
Honor retiring faculty
Faculty and staff are invited to honor retiring faculty at the annual
Rites of Passage celebration held from 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 23,
at the Towers Conference Center.
General education forum
The Academic Senate and General Education Council invite faculty
to participate in an online forum to discuss the current structure
of general education and the future of 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 graduation
The forum can be found on the Academic Senate Web site: www.sfsu.edu/~senate
Responses should be made by 5 p.m. Saturday, May 15.
Summer and fall textbook orders
The SFSU Bookstore textbook department is processing orders for summer
and fall semesters. Faculty who still need to turn in textbook
and reader requests should do so at their earliest convenience.
Textbook orders may be submitted online at: http://facultytext.sfsubookstore.com
reader orders may be submitted online at: http://sfsubookstore.com/catalog/cpo.php
The earlier a book order is turned in, the better chance the department
has of buying back used books from students at the end of the semester.
This benefit allows students to sell back books that will be used
again the following semester and get up to 50 percent of what they
paid for the book. Buy-back dates for this semester are May 15-20
and May 22-26.
Civic engagement workshop
The Office of Community Service Learning and California Campus Compact
invite faculty to a workshop on civic engagement from 9 a.m. to
4 p.m. Tuesday, June 6, in Suite 750 of the Pacific Plaza, 2001
Junipero Serra Blvd., Daly City.
The workshop will cover a combination of topics such as envisioning
engagement and integration of civic engagement activities into courses.
With each topic, faculty will have an opportunity to learn about
tools and resources that can be used and adapted for their specific
Jackie Schmidt-Posner, director of public service education at Stanford
University and director of the Public Service Scholars Program, a
program for students wishing to connect public service with their
academic work and research interests through an honors thesis.
Karin Cotterman, director of the Service Learning Program at the
Haas Center for Public Service, Stanford University. Cotterman is
responsible for providing leadership, direction and strategy for
all Haas Center service-learning activities related to course and
community-based research and teaches a service-learning pedagogy
course at Stanford's School of Education.
Breakfast and lunch will be provided. There is a fee of $20 for
details, contact Justin Chandra at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit:
Pacific 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.
- San Francisco:
Tuesday, May 23. For tickets, call (415) 292-1233.
To receive the discount, provide the promotional code SFSU-MA.
For details on venue locations and programs, visit: www.pacificchambersymphony.org
FitnessPlus, the faculty and staff fitness and wellness program,
will offer summer swim, yoga, weight training and cardio classes
in the early morning, at noon, and after work. Classes begin June
12. For details and to register, contact FitnessPlus at www.sfsu.edu/~fitplus or email@example.com or ext. 8-7572.