Cultural food fair
The campus community is invited to an activities fair and fundraiser for student
organizations from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday on the Main
Lawn. Student organizations will sell cuisine reflective of their organizations.
All proceeds benefit the student organizations and their programming.
details, contact Alberto Olivares at ext. 8-3887.
Philosophy and wine
The Philosophy Department and American Philosophical Association's (APA) Pacific
Division will hold an all-day miniconference on "Philosophy and Wine" on
Wednesday at the Westin St. Francis hotel at Union Square in San Francisco.
Professor Emeritus of Philosophy Kent Bach, who has published journal articles
and presented lectures on philosophy and wine, is the chief organizer of the
miniconference, which is part of the APA-Pacific annual meeting. Session topics
include: detecting tastes and aromas in wine, the nature of taste, analyzing
and categorizing wines, evaluating wines, and the aesthetics of wine.
for the daylong mini-conference, which begins at 9:30 a.m. is
$10 at the door. A tutored tasting, with a fee of $50, will be
held from 6 to 8 p.m. For tickets to the tasting, contact Linda
Smallbrook at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dwight Simpson tribute
An event to honor and celebrate the life of Professor Dwight Simpson will be
held at 5 p.m. Thursday in the Nob Hill Room of the Seven Hills Conference
Center. Simpson died Dec. 22.
details, visit: http://bss.sfsu.edu
The cross country team hosts a one-mile campus run at 12:30 p.m. Friday starting
at the Cox Stadium track. The event will kick off the festivities for the Johnny
Mathis Invitational, which starts at 2 p.m. Members of the campus community
are welcome. There is no entrance fee, and prizes will be awarded.
details, contact Tom Lyons at email@example.com or ext. 8-2219.
Dr. Sabina S. Zimering will read from her book "Hiding in the Open: A Holocaust
Memoir" from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 18, in room 317 of
the HSS building.
details, contact Marion Gerlind at firstname.lastname@example.org or ext.
event is supported by the Ingrid Tauber Philanthropic Fund of
the Jewish Community Federation of San Francisco, the Peninsula,
Marin and Sonoma Counties; History Department; Jewish Studies
Program; San Francisco Hillel; Gerlind Institute for Cultural
Studies; and DRAGA design.
The French Program invites the campus community to a talent show from 4 to
7:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 24, in room 587 of the Humanities building. The
students in upper division classes will present skits, songs, dances, stand-up
comedy, and more in French. A potluck dinner will also be part of the fun.
details, contact Bérénice Le Marchand at email@example.com or ext. 8-7419.
CTFD presents a brown bag discussion on "Grant Writing: Asking Critical
Questions" from noon to 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 25, in room 202 of the
Business building. The discussion will be led by Fred Astren, professor of
Jewish studies; Chris Chekuri, assistant professor of history; and Lutfus Sayeed,
professor of information systems. All three faculty have extensive experience
in writing large, successful grant proposals.
CTFD invites faculty to a discussion led by Toni Mirosevich, associate professor
of creative writing, on "Alternative Routes: Getting Around Writer's Block" from
12:30 to 2 p.m. Thursday, April 26, in room 434 of the Library. Mirosevich
will explore how to take a different route around writer's block instead of
trying to push through it.
Help redesign the SF State Web site
The Office of Public Affairs and Publications is leading the effort
to create a new design system for the University Web site and would
like to hear the thoughts, opinions and ideas of the campus community.
Faculty and staff are invited to fill out a survey at: www.sfsu.edu/websurvey/
For details, contact Miles Orkin at firstname.lastname@example.org or ext. 8-7108.
April retention, tenure and promotion discussions
The Office of Faculty Affairs and Professional Development has scheduled
three informal discussion sessions focused on helping faculty prepare
for retention, tenure and promotion. Marilyn Verhey, dean of faculty
affairs and professional development, will conduct the sessions.
Each session will be held in room 460 of the Administration building
and will take place:
2 to 4 p.m. Monday, April 2
10 a.m. to noon Thursday, April 5
2 to 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 17
Faculty may register for one of the sessions by e-mailing email@example.com or calling ext. 8-2204.
Fall 2007 faculty associate position proposals
All tenured faculty are encouraged to apply for one of two possible fall
2007 faculty associate positions in the Center for Teaching and Faculty
Each position brings .20 assigned time to work on one of several possible
projects related to teaching and scholarship. Suggested areas of emphasis
design for learning (eligible applicants who choose this focus
must have completed the two workshops on universal design for
I and II, offered last fall by CTFD and Sonoma State University)
scholarship of teaching and learning
design of writing assignments, especially for second language
and teaching equity and social justice
and teaching diversity, including international diversity
pedagogy of the large classroom
applications of technology
More information is available in the call for proposals on the CTFD
Web site at: www.sfsu.edu/~ctfd
Applicants should submit a proposal not to exceed two, single-spaced
letter-size pages and a current curriculum vitae, by noon Friday, April
27, to Pamela Vaughn, associate dean for faculty development, Library
room 435. For details, contact Vaughn at ext. 5-4030.
Successful applicants will be notified by Monday, May 14.
Service learning awards
The Institute for Civic and Community Engagement has announced the recipients
of its 2006-07 community service learning awards:
Velia Garcia, associate professor of Raza studies, is the recipient
of the faculty award for community service learning.
Erin Frey, College of Behavioral and Social Sciences, Natalie Gee, College
of Health and Human Services, and Kernit Seaton, College of Business,
are winners of community service learning student awards.
Calvin Welch and Rene Cazenave, both of the San Francisco Information
Clearinghouse, are the winners of the community service learning community
The Institute for Civic and Community Engagement will honor the award
recipients at an April 25 award ceremony.
New faculty file-sharing resource
The Digital Information Virtual Archive (DIVA), a new SF State electronic
resource, can help faculty manage and share the digital files they
use in teaching and research.
Faculty and staff are invited to attend one of the following one-hour
workshops to learn more about this resource. All workshops will be held
in room 380 of the HSS building.
3:30 p.m. Thursday, April 5
11 a.m. Monday, April 9
3:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 10
2 p.m. Wednesday, April 18
Attendees should R.S.V.P. to: firstname.lastname@example.org
For details, visit: http://diva.sfsu.edu
Tools to help use new logo
The Office of Public Affairs and Publications reminds faculty and staff
that the new SF State logo is available for use in all forms of University
communication. The following links provide direct access to a variety
of helpful assets and guidelines. For additional questions about the
logo or the new identity system, contact Miles Orkin at email@example.com or ext. 8-7108.
Review the logo and identity system guidelines:
Download a logo kit, logo usage tip-sheet, desktop wallpaper and other
Download various templates, including PowerPoint, fax cover sheet, Word
document and official letterhead: www.sfsu.edu/~logo/templates.html
Order letterhead, business cards and notepads online: www.sfsu.edu/~logo/stationery.html
Help for students who stutter
The Communicative Disorders Program will offer a new clinic beginning
in the fall semester to support the needs of SF State students who
stutter. It will be housed in the Communicative Disorders Clinic in Burk
Oral communication is at the heart of many educational interactions.
Students who stutter often feel isolated, and may be uncomfortable participating
in the crucial experiences assumed to be taking place for all students,
or may not fully benefit from those experiences.
Faculty and staff are asked to refer students who stutter to the clinic.
There is no fee for the service. The clinic can be reached at ext. 8-1001.
received $6,367,427 in January and $1,554,781 in the first part of February.
The SFSU Bookstore will offer every department on campus a $1,000 Bookstore
gift card if at least 90 percent of fall 2007 textbook orders (as posted in
the class schedule) for that department are received by April 30.
departments met this goal for the spring 2007 term.
can be placed online at http://facultytext.sfsubookstore.com, sent
to firstname.lastname@example.org, or faxed to ext. 5-0474.
The SFSU Bookstore invites faculty to a publisher fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Thursday, April 19, in Rosa Parks Rooms A-C in the Student Center. The fair
features representatives from a variety of academic publishers as well as refreshments
and a raffle.
call ext. 8-7377.
There will not be an April 9 edition of CampusMemo because of spring break.
Items for the April 16 edition of CampusMemo should be submitted by 5 p.m.
Tuesday, April 10, to: email@example.com
Faculty and staff are invited to the Community-Based Participatory Research
(CBPR) Symposium from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, April 27, at 2001 Junipero
Serra Blvd., Suite 750, in Daly City.
will be led by Vivian Chavez, associate professor of health education,
who has extensive media experience and has worked at integrating the
study of media literacy with policy advocacy. In addition, service
learning advocates Nadinne Cruz and Marie Sandy will give a presentation
on their CBPR findings. Attendees will take a closer look at the practice
of CBPR, asking how well CBPR has served its participants, and where
the methodology can be improved. The workshop will focus on the workings,
experiences and best practices of campus community research partnerships.
must be completed by 5 p.m. April 20. A fee of $15 must be sent in
with the registration form in order to reserve a seat. To register
online, please go to: www.sfsu.edu/~icce/
Cathy Park at firstname.lastname@example.org or ext. 5-3604 for questions.
with travel funds?
The SF State Retirement Association is again providing support for approved,
job-related travel. The award cycle alternates between faculty and staff; this
year's awards will be made to staff.
Letters of application should contain the purpose of the travel as well as
travel plans and costs and should be addressed to: SFSU Retirement Association
in care of Franklin Sheehan, Mathematics Department.
by e-mail to: email@example.com
will be accepted up until May 15.
showcase deadline Thursday
Faculty and staff are asked to encourage graduate students to register for
the Graduate Research and Creative Works Showcase. The registration deadline
is Thursday, April 5. The showcase will be held from 3 to 6 p.m. Thursday,
May 10, in the Gymnasium.
and registration forms, visit the Graduate Studies Web site: www.sfsu.edu/~gradstdy/
rental deadline Monday
Faculty may sign up to rent regalia for the May 26 Commencement through April
2. Orders may be placed at the SFSU Bookstore Office, M113 of the Student Center.
fees are $31 for doctoral gown/cap, $28 for doctoral hood and $16.50