The Repatriation Task Force (RTF) is finalizing its statement of
purpose and membership and would now like to put out a final call
to University faculty and staff who would like to join. The purpose
of the RTF is to facilitate Native communities' guidance on the
development of resources and facilities for the care and repatriation
of their ancestors and cultural materials and to help SF State
meet its legal and moral responsibilities in all matters related
to the repatriation and care of deceased Native peoples and cultural
Any faculty and staff interested in joining the RTF or who have
any questions can contact any of the current membership, including
Joanne Barker (American Indian Studies); Omar Brodrick (Academic
Resources); Robert Collins (American Indian Studies); Clay Dumont
(Sociology); Jeff Fentress (NAGPRA Program); Mariana Ferreira (Anthropology);
Mark Griffin (Anthropology); John Kim (Academic Resources); David
Kojan (Anthroplogy); Melissa Nelson (American Indian Studies);
Jim Quesada (Anthropology); and Laura Lehua Yim (English).
Help with iLearn
Academic Technology (AT) offers an array of workshops that enable
faculty and staff to create collaborative online teaching and
learning environments, instructional Web sites and digital images.
Faculty are encouraged to learn how to prepare iLearn environments
and online course materials for the summer and fall semester.
Multiple workshops are available and are staggered and repeated
to accommodate different schedules. Workshops are free, but registration
For registration and details, visit: http://power.sfsu.edu/
Technology events can be searched for by selecting "Acad
Tech" in the drop-down organizer box.
Eligible, continuing or newly admitted employees should submit
completed fee-waiver applications and fees to the Cashier's/Bursar's
Office (room 155 of the Administration building) two weeks prior
to their registration date.
Dependent fee-waiver participants should also complete the appropriate
application and submit their application and fees to Human Resources,
room 252 of the Administration building.
For details, including fees, visit the Human Resources Web site:
For specific questions, contact Jackie Bender at firstname.lastname@example.org or ext. 8-2678.
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.
Fifteen departments met this goal for the spring 2007 term.
Orders can be placed online at facultytext.sfsubookstore.com,
sent to email@example.com, or faxed to ext. 5-0474.
Staff travel grants
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
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
Or apply by e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications will be accepted until May 15.
Faculty and staff are asked to encourage students to apply for
the summer South Asian American Community Internship Program.
The program offers students experience working with organizations
that emphasize service to the South Asian and South Asian-American
The internships are unpaid, but interns will receive three units
of semester credit. Internships will take place during June and/or
July and will consist of 80 hours of work.
details and application information, contact Falu Bakrania at email@example.com or
ext. 5-0389. Applications are due by 5 p.m. Friday, May 18.
Faculty, staff and their guests are invited to join the University
Women's Association (UWA) for an end-of-the-academic-year celebration
at 6:30 p.m. Friday, May 18, at the Tonga Room in the Fairmont
Hotel. Tickets are $50 per person for UWA members and guests
and $55 per person for non-members. Price includes dinner and
the entertainment cover charge. Drinks are extra.
R.S.V.P. by Friday, May 11, to Lin Ivory at: firstname.lastname@example.org
University-wide committee elections end Monday
Elections for several University-wide committees close at 5 p.m. Monday,
Faculty may cast votes online at: www.sfsu.edu/senatevote
The online voting system includes save, review and edit features; however,
once votes are submitted, they are final.
Nominee position statements are available at: www.sfsu.edu/~senate/nominate
The elections are for CSU (state-wide) academic senator and at-large
academic senator and for representatives to the following committees:
academic, honorary degree, University advancement, and University promotions.
For details, contact the Academic Senate at email@example.com or ext.
Academic Senate meets Tuesday
The Academic Senate will meet from 2 to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 1, in
the Nob Hill room of the Seven Hills Conference Center.
Agenda items include:
an announcement by Abdiel Oñate, chair
of Faculty Honors and Awards Committee, of the recipients of the 2007
Sarlo Award for Excellence in Teaching and the Distinguished Faculty
Awards for Excellence in Research and Service; a report from Michael
Martin, director of risk management, on the new emergency preparedness
Web site; election of an Academic Senate representative to the All-University
Teacher Education Committee; a proposed meeting schedule for 2007-08;
a recommended discontinuance of participation in the Joint Doctorate
in Educational Leadership Program; a proposed new minor in South Asian
studies; proposed revisions to the bachelor of arts in international
relations; a proposed joint doctorate in audiology; proposed revisions
to the upper-division writing requirements; a proposed charge for the
University Tenure and Promotion Committee; and a proposed discontinuance
of the integrated services specialist certificate.
Newsmakers include Melissa Camacho, assistant professor of broadcast
and electronic communication arts, on media coverage of immigration stories;
Jules Tygiel, professor of history, on Jackie Robinson; Kevin Bowman
and Willie Mullins of Counseling & Psychological Services on college
counseling; Russell Jeung, assistant professor of Asian American studies,
on Buddhism in Indiana; and John Elia, associate professor of health
education, on couples who sleep in separate bedrooms.
Human rights summit
The human rights summit "Power & Pleasure: The Expressions & Repressions
of Sexuality & Reproductive Rights" takes place Monday through
Wednesday on campus. Events include panel discussions and performances
from 9 to 5 p.m. Monday in Jack Adams Hall of the Cesar Chavez Student
Center. Tuesday and Wednesday's events take place from 9 to 5 p.m. in the
Hohenthal Gallery, on the third floor of the Science building.
Organizers will provide attendance slips in the event that faculty are
willing to offer students extra credit for attending.
A full schedule of events, is available at: http://humanrights.sfsu.edu/summit4.html
The summit is sponsored by the Anthropology Department, Human Rights
Class of 2007, Students for Critical Anthropology, Global Peace, Human
Rights & Justice Studies Program, National Sexuality Resource Center,
Center for Research on Gender & Sexuality, and Treganza Anthropology
The Center for Teaching and Development invites faculty to a workshop
about Turnitin, an online plagiarism detection tool. Presented by Amy
Love, lecturer in English, the workshop will be held from 3 to 4 p.m.
Tuesday and then repeated from 3 to 4 p.m. Wednesday in room 229 of
Burk Hall. No prior experience with online learning is required.
To sign up for any CTFD workshop, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or
visit the CTFD Web site: www.sfsu.edu/~ctfd/workshops
Racial cleansing in America
Reporter and author Elliot Jaspin and filmmaker Marco Williams will discuss
racial cleansing of African-American communities in America from the
1860s to the 1920s from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Tuesday in room 133 of the
Jaspin will read from his book, "Buried in the Bitter Waters: The
Hidden History of Racial Cleansing in America," and Williams will
screen his film, "Banished," which premiered at the Sundance
Film Festival this year.
The event is sponsored by the Center for Integration & Improvement
of Journalism, Journalism Department, Broadcast and Electronic Communication
Arts Department, and the colleges of Humanities, Ethnic Studies and
Behavioral and Social Sciences.
Slavery, freedom and law
Sue Peabody, associate professor of history at Washington State University,
Vancouver, will present "Free Soil in the Atlantic World" at
3 p.m. Wednesday in room 270 of the Science building.
The event is sponsored by the History Department and the European Studies
Science and engineering showcase
The College of Science & Engineering Student Project Showcase will
be held from 3 to 6:30 p.m. Friday, May 4, in the Gymnasium. The event
is sponsored by Kenneth and Pamela Fong, Acutate, Alfatech Cambridge
and RingCentral. They have donated a total of $8,100 to be awarded to
48 of the best projects.
Ken Fehrman retirement
The Consumer and Family Studies/Dietetics Department will honor Professor
Ken Fehrman's retirement with a reception from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, May
8, in the Vista Room, room 401 of Burk Hall. The campus community is
R.S.V.P. to Nancy Rabolt at email@example.com or ext. 8-2060. A $20 donation
to support the cost of a gift and the event can be dropped off in room
329 of Burk Hall.
Short-term study abroad
Faculty are invited to attend one of the College of Extended Learning's
Short-Term Study Abroad Program information sessions at 10 a.m. or
2 p.m. Wednesday, May 9, in room 455C of the Administration building.
The sessions will cover the process of offering a Short-Term Study
Abroad program for faculty and their students.
Faculty who aren't able to attend can receive an information packet
by e-mailing Jim Bryan at: firstname.lastname@example.org
The campus community is invited to several May showcases of student work:
The Graduate Research and Creative Projects Showcase will be held from
3 to 6 p.m. Thursday, May 10, in the Gymnasium. More than 100 exhibits
will be on display. The showcase is sponsored by Graduate Studies.
Design and Industry's spring exhibit will be held May 15-18 in Jack
Adams Hall of the Cesar Chavez Student Center. An opening reception will
be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, May 16. Exhibit hours are from 3
to 9 p.m. Tuesday, May 15, from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday,
May 16-17. and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, May 18.
The campus community is invited to a meeting of the University Budget
Committee from 10 a.m. to noon Friday, May 11, in the NEC room on the
fifth floor of the Administration building.