Civic engagement workshop
Faculty are invited to a workshop on civic engagement from 9 a.m.
to 3 p.m. Wednesday, March 7, at Suite 750 Pacific Plaza, 2001 Junipero
Serra Blvd., Daly City.
Battistoni, professor of political science at Providence College
and the author of numerous articles and books on community service
learning, will speak. The workshop will also include interactive
activities and discussion and cover several topics related to curriculum
development and community service learning.
Registration is $15 and must be completed by 5 p.m. Feb. 16. To
register, contact Cathy Park at firstname.lastname@example.org
or ext. 5-3604.
workshop is sponsored by the Institute for Civic and Community Engagement,
California Campus Compact, and Learn and Serve America.
The Office of University Development invites faculty to a workshop
on principles of raising major gifts from individuals from 10 to
11:30 a.m. Feb. 22 or 2:30 to 4 p.m. March 15 in room 587 of the
workshop will also cover how to work with Development staff, identify
potential donors, obtain approval for prospects and more.
to email@example.com by 5
p.m. Feb. 9.
back in action
FitnessPlus, the faculty and staff on-campus fitness and wellness
program, kicks off Monday, Jan. 29, with a variety of swim, yoga,
weight training and cardio classes. Classes are designed for and
available to faculty and staff only.
register, visit the FitnessPlus Web site: www.sfsu.edu/~fitplus
or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
or call ext. 8-7572.
The CSU Student Research Competition provides an opportunity for
both undergraduate and graduate students to present their research
projects and creative works. Faculty members are asked to encourage
students to apply.
students, as well as those who graduated in spring, summer or fall
2006, are eligible. The deadline for submissions is Monday, Feb.
19, for the campus competition, which will take place Feb. 26 -
registration forms and application guidelines are available on the
Graduate Studies Web site: www.sfsu.edu/~gradstdy
questions, contact Lisa White, associate dean of graduate studies,
Library book sale
The used book sale room sponsored Friends of J. Paul Leonard Library's
is open for the spring semester. The book sale is located in room
113 of the HSS building. Hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through
Thursday and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Fridays.
volunteer or to donate used books, contact Friends of the Library
at email@example.com or ext. 8-2408.
Most books are priced at only $1.
State named a Community Engagement Institution
SF State is among the first colleges and universities classified as "Community
Engagement Institutions" by The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement
is one of 76 colleges and universities nationwide to receive the designation
and one of 62 such institutions awarded the classification in two categories:
Curricular Engagement and Outreach and Partnership. Three Bay Area colleges
and universities received the new designation, which was developed to
paint a more accurate picture of the complexity and diversity of higher
foundation selected SF State for its substantial commitments to "teaching,
learning and scholarship which engage faculty, students and community
in mutually beneficial and respectful collaboration."
Classification of Institutions of Higher Education is the leading classification
system used by researchers, policymakers, charitable foundations, and
magazines that rank colleges, including U.S. News and World Report. Unlike
The Carnegie Foundation's other classifications that rely on national
data, the new Community Engagement is an "elective" classification.
SF State submitted required documentation describing the nature and extent
of its engagement with the community.
Francisco State is honored to be included in this important new classification,
which recognizes the obligation of higher education to engage in community
and civic affairs, for the betterment of society," President Robert
A. Corrigan said. "Our students and faculty, with tremendous support
from the entire San Francisco Bay Area, continue to carry on the spirit
of service in their personal and professional lives years after they graduate."
Police receive accreditation
The University Police Department has been accredited by the Commission on
Law Enforcement Accreditation (CALEA). During the process the Police Department
had to conform to 367 of the 446 standards.
Amalia Borja, who managed the accrediting process, said that the SF State
Police Department is one of only 14 police agencies in California and
one of the three CSU police departments accredited.
The assessment process began in June, when three police executives from
police agencies outside of California examined the policies and practices
of the SF State Police Department. They inspected the entire police staff,
policies and equipment and held a public hearing.
CALEA was founded in 1979 by an association of law enforcement professional
organizations including the International Association of Chiefs of Police,
the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives, the National
Sheriffs' Association, and the Police Executive Research Forum. CALEA
aims to improve the delivery of law enforcement services, primarily through
a law enforcement agency accreditation program organized and maintained
in the public interest.
contact the San Francisco State University Police Department at (415)
of undergraduate studies candidates
Four candidates have been selected to interview for dean of undergraduate
studies. All members of the campus community are invited to hear the candidates
speak about their vision for undergraduate studies. A reception will follow
each presentation. All presentations will be held at 3 p.m. in room 202
of the Business building on the following dates:
Henry Villanueva, executive director of first-year programs and transition
services at the College of Education, University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
Andrew Grosovsky, vice provost of undergraduate education at University
of California, Riverside.
David Schoem, faculty director of the Michigan Community Scholars Program,
University of Michigan.
Michelle Behr, associate provost for academic initiatives at Western New
Newsmakers include John Sullivan, professor of management, on Google's
job quiz; Michael Meeks, assistant professor of management, on family
business ownership strategies; Shawn Ginwright, associate professor of
African studies, on the divide between the black middle class and black
poor; Jonathon Stillman, assistant professor of biology, on how porcelain
crabs are affected by warmer temperatures; and Pamela Wolfberg, assistant
professor of special education, on the value of children's play groups.
Reduce extra anxiety with a new workshop sponsored by the Center for Teaching
and Faculty Development. Richard Harvey from the Institute for Holistic
Healing Studies will present a two-hour session on how to recognize and
manage stress from noon to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 31, in room 306 of the
to firstname.lastname@example.org or ext. 8-6456
or enroll online at: http://power.sfsu.edu
center's next workshop will be "Did My Students Actually Learn It?"
from noon to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 13. For a full workshop schedule,
visit the center's Web site: www.sfsu.edu/~ctfd/workshops.htm
Cavafy translation reading
Aliki Barnstone will read from her recently published volume of translations
of Greek writer C.P. Cavafy's poetry at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 6, in
room 512 of the Humanities building.
reading is sponsored by the Center for Modern Greek Studies and Poetry
Joseph McBride, assistant professor of cinema, will speak about his book
"What Ever Happened to Orson Welles?" at 3:30 p.m. Thursday,
Feb. 8, in McKenna Theatre of the Creative Arts building.
event is sponsored by Friends of the J. Paul Leonard Library. For details,
Whether they attended the University together or years apart, all alumni
couples are invited to celebrate their love (and their Gator connection)
at a pre-Valentine's Day dinner at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 10, in Seven
Hills Conference Center. The evening will include music, mingling and
a love story contest. For details on the love story contest, visit: www.sfsu.edu/~sfsumag/love.html
are $50 per person and can be purchased by contacting Adele Demler in
University Development at email@example.com
or ext. 5-3648.