scholarship and teaching
Ronald E. Purser, professor of management, will present "MERLOT: The Integration
of Digital Scholarship with Teaching" from 12:45 to 2 p.m. Tuesday in room
AV 36 in the basement of the Library. An associate editor of the Multimedia Educational
Resource for Learning and Online Teaching (MERLOT) Business Editorial Board,
Purser will show how this free gateway of peer-reviewed digital materials can
be used in course development.
workshop is sponsored by the Center for Teaching and Faculty
to firstname.lastname@example.org or
ext. 8-6456 or enroll online at: http://power.sfsu.edu
center's next workshop, "iLearn Faculty Showcase: iLearn
for Homework Discussions and Multimedia Demonstration," takes
place noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday, March 20.
a full workshop schedule, visit: academic.sfsu.edu/facaffairs/ctfd
In honor of Women's History Month and International Women's Day, SF State will
host a number of panel discussions and film screenings throughout March on
the theme of "Women Crossing Borders: Work, Family & Nation." All
events are free and open to the public.
week's event is a screening of "Thirst," a video about
the commoditization of water and the struggles for water rights
in Bolivia, India and the U.S., from 7 to 10 p.m. Tuesday in
the Humanities Auditorium (room 133 of the Humanities building).
A panel discussion follows, with Raquel Rivera-Pinderhughes,
professor of urban studies; Barbara Nielson of the Women's International
League for Peace and Freedom; and moderators Kasturi Ray and
Jillian Sandell, assistant professors of women studies.
College of Behavioral and Social Sciences, College of Humanities
and Women Studies Department are sponsoring the events. For a
full list of events, visit the College of Behavioral and Social
Sciences Web site: http://bss.sfsu.edu
The forum, "A Multidisciplinary Integrated Approach to Intimate Partner
Violence," will be held from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Thursday in room T-160 of
the Student Center. The forum will present three perspectives on intimate partner
violence screening. Presenters include Karin Rhodes, assistant professor and
director of health-care policy research at Penn State's School of Medicine;
Catherine Cerulli, director of the Laboratory of Interpersonal Violence and
Victimization at University of Rochester's School of Medicine; and Cathy Kothari,
director of family and community studies at Michigan State University's Kalamazoo
Center for Medical Studies.
forum is funded by the National Center on Minority Health and
Reporter and author Andrew Lam will discuss his book "Perfume Dreams:
Reflections on the Vietnamese Diaspora" from 11 a.m. to noon Friday in
room 133 of the Humanities building. Lam is a commentator on NPR's "All
event is sponsored by the Vietnamese American Studies Center
and English and Journalism departments. For details, contact
Isabelle Thuy Pelaud at ext. 8-7592 or Harriet Rafter at ext.
Jacquie Proctor will discuss and sign copies of her book, "San Francisco's
West of Twin Peaks," at 3 p.m. Tuesday, March 20, in the Bookstore. The
book is a pictorial history of the campus neighborhood.
in Native America
A roundtable discussion of the book, "Cultural Representation in Native
America," edited by Andrew Jolivette, assistant professor of American
Indian studies, will take place from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Thursday, March 22, in
room 116 of the Ethnic Studies/Psychology building. Copies of the book will
be available for sale following a roundtable discussion by the contributors.
event is sponsored by the American Indian Studies Department.
For details, contact Jolivette at email@example.com or
EU at 50
Xenia Stefanidou, the honorable consul general of the San Francisco Greece
consulate, will speak on "The European Union, Then and Now: The 50th Anniversary" at
7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 27, in room 587 of the Humanities building.
event is sponsored by the Center for Modern Greek Studies. For
details, contact Modern Greek Studies at ext. 8-1892.
An event to honor and celebrate the life of Emeritus Professor Dwight Simpson
will be held at 5 p.m. Thursday, April 5, 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 is hosting a one-mile campus run at 12:30
p.m. Friday, April 6, starting at the Cox Stadium track. The event
will kick off the festivities for the Johnny Mathis Invitational
which start at 2 p.m. Members of the campus community are welcome.
There is no entrance fee, and prizes will be awarded.
For details, contact Tom Lyons at firstname.lastname@example.org or ext. 8-2219.
Budget Committee meeting
A special meeting of the University Budget Committee (UBC) is scheduled
for 2 to 4 p.m. Thursday, March 15, in the Seven Hills Conference Center.
President Robert A. Corrigan and Vice President for Administration and
Finance Leroy Morishita will give a presentation on the entire University
meeting is intended to provide both UBC members and the broader campus
community with detailed information about and
understanding of the University's budget.
Academic Senate meets Tuesday
The Academic Senate will meet from 2 to 4 p.m. Tuesday in the Nob Hill
room of the Seven Hills Conference Center.
Agenda items include: a discussion open to all faculty on maintaining
collegiality and civil discourse during a contract dispute; a report
from Linda Buckley, associate vice president for academic planning and
educational effectiveness, and Sandra Radtka, chair of the University
Academic Assessment Advisory Committee; a proposed policy on graduate
honors at graduation; a proposed discontinuance of the bachelor of science
in business administration with a concentration and minor in human resources
management; a proposed discontinuance of three bachelor of arts concentrations
in communication studies: intercultural communication, organizational
communication and individual major in communication studies; a proposed
discontinuance of the certificate in educational therapy; proposed revisions
to the bachelor of arts in philosophy; and proposed revisions to the
bachelor of arts in philosophy and religion.
School of Engineering establishes Tau Beta Pi chapter
On March 10, the School of Engineering launched a new collegiate chapter
of Tau Beta Pi, the national engineering honor society, during a series
of day-long ceremonies. The new honor society chapter will provide
SF State engineering students with access to scholarships, national
recognition of academic achievement, and opportunities to attend networking
events and workshops on leadership and professional development. Founded
in 1885 to honor distinguished scholarship in the field of engineering,
Tau Beta Pi has 231 collegiate chapters and a membership that includes
such notables as Sally Ride, Michael Bloomberg and Buzz Aldren as well
as 74 Rhodes Scholars and 19 Nobel Prize winners.
"Tau Beta Pi is the nation's second oldest honor society after
Phi Beta Kappa," said Sung C. Hu, professor and associate dean of
the College of Science and Engineering. "Establishing a collegiate
chapter is an honor highly regarded in the engineering community."
apartment in Village at Centennial Square
SF State is home to the first "green" college student housing
unit in San Francisco, equipped with energy-efficient and sustainable
appliances; furniture and carpet made from highly recycled materials;
low-toxic paint; highly efficient lighting; and eco-friendly personal
will hold a grand opening celebration and offer tours of the green
residence apartment from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Friday,
March 16, at the Village at Centennial Square courtyard. The campus
community is welcome.
Axler, Sherwin reviews
Academic administrative reviews are under way for College of Science
and Engineering Dean Sheldon Axler and College of Humanities Dean Paul
The Administrative Review Committees (ARCs) are soliciting input from
members of the campus community. Questionnaires have been distributed.
Those who have not received an administrative review questionnaire and
would like to participate in the process should contact Stephanie Schwartz
at email@example.com or ext. 8-2571.
Individual written responses should be sent to the ARC chairs c/o the
Office of the Provost, ADM 455. The deadline to respond for Axler's review
is noon Tuesday, March 27. The deadline to respond for Sherwin's review
is 5 p.m. Wednesday, March 28.
Arek Goetz, associate professor of mathematics, is the chair of the
Axler ARC; Maxine Chernoff, chair of creative writing, is chair of the
Sherwin ARC. The committees will not use any anonymous responses, but
they will preserve the confidentiality of those who submit evaluations,
within the limits of the law.
New certificate program in Jewish service learning
The Jewish Studies Program and College of Extended Learning, in association
with the nonprofit organizations Bureau of Jewish Education (BJE) of
San Francisco and Spark Center for Jewish Learning at Jewish Funds
for Justice, have established a first-of-its-kind graduate certificate
program in Jewish service learning. The two-semester, four-unit program
begins this month. It will train working professionals to create and
sustain community service projects that make a difference in the community
and inspire Jewish learning. Enrollment in the program is open to students,
Jewish community professionals and volunteers, and anyone interested
in Jewish service learning.
The program is also funded in part by the Koret Foundation and Richard
and Rhoda Goldman Fund.
$500 per semester. For details, contact Professor Marc Dollinger, Goldman
Chair in Jewish Studies and Social Responsibility, at
firstname.lastname@example.org or ext. 8-3160.
Insiders include a distinguished teaching award for Darlene Yee, Gerontology;
animation work for "Charlotte's Web" by Raquel Coelho, Cinema; a poetry
series curator position for Paul Hoover, Creative Writing; and a talk on
teaching undergraduates by Kendra Van Cleave and Athena Nazario, Library.
Bookstore begins text returns
The Bookstore is beginning to return textbooks to publishers. Faculty using
a book later in the term should inform the Bookstore as soon as possible at
email@example.com or ext. 8-7377 so books will be held for later purchase.
Faculty are also asked to encourage students to buy texts now. If a book will
be used again in summer or fall, submit an order to the Bookstore so it will
be retained. Orders can be placed online at http://facultytext.sfsubookstore.com,
faxed to ext. 5-0474, or e-mailed to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Hall of Fame
The annual Athletics Hall of Fame dinner and induction ceremony will take place
at 5 p.m. Saturday, March 24, in the Seven Hills Conference Center. This year's
inductees include John J. Burton, Mario DeCaro, Pete Dearborn, Amy Hamel, Rudy
Lapera, John Monolakis, William Partlow and George Powles.
contact the Athletics Department at ext. 8-2218.
Faculty who know students who hope to earn a Ph.D. are asked to let them know
about the California Pre-Doctoral Program. Applications for the program are
available at www.calstate.edu/predoc and in the Office of Academic Honors and
Scholarships, room 573 of the Humanities building.
selected as Pre-Doctoral Scholars receive monetary and mentoring support
to engage in activities that will help them prepare for enrollment
in a Ph.D. program. The deadline for applications is 5 p.m. Tuesday,
March 27. Completed applications should be turned in to room 573 of
the Humanities Building.
contact Beverly Voloshin at: email@example.com
adventure at sea
Women who want to sail an 85-foot schooner and promote the Recreation and Leisure
Studies department's Tall Ship Education Academy (TSEA) are invited to take
up the three-day Women's Sailing Challenge April 19-22.
will provide scholarships for TSEA's Tall Ship Semester for Girls program,
which gives high school girls the opportunity to build confidence and
self-esteem while learning to sail.
or to register, contact the Tall Ship Academy at ext. 5-3703 or visit: www.tallshipacademy.org
The Gator sports camp welcomes boys and girls ages 8 to 14 to summer sports
camps held June 18 through July 27 on campus. Participants will be grouped
by age and offered a variety of developmentally appropriate sports and physical
activities, including swimming (with Water Safety Instructor and lifeguard
certifications), tennis, basketball, volleyball, soccer, track and field, yoga,
meditation, Tai Chi and martial arts.
fee is $600 for all six weeks. Single weeks are also offered at $125
and a full schedule, contact David Walsh at firstname.lastname@example.org or
Faculty and staff are asked to encourage graduate students to register for
the Graduate Research and Creative Works Showcase. The deadline to register
is Thursday, April 5. The showcase will be held from 3 to 6 p.m. Thursday,
May 10, in the Main Gym.
and registration forms, visit the Graduate Studies Web site: www.sfsu.edu/~gradstdy/
cap and gown info
Faculty sign-up to rent regalia for the May 26 Commencement ends April 2. Orders
may be placed at the SFSU Bookstore Office, M113 of the Student Center.
to purchase a cap and gown is March 19. Contact Amber Wilson at ext.
5-4092. Custom regalia orders take about six to nine weeks to fill.
fees are $31 for doctoral gown/cap, $28 for doctoral hood and $16.50
for cap/tassel. Contact the Bookstore for other rental options.