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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Testing forms change
Faculty who use the IF-AT testing forms are advised that these
forms are now available exclusively in the Testing Center, room
206 of the HSS building.
Faculty, staff, students and their guests are welcome to rent a
one-bedroom hospitality suite in University Park North (across
from the Stonestown Galleria). The one-bedroom suite contains
a full bed and a fold-out couch and can accommodate up to four
people. The suite is available for $90 a night or $550 for seven
Amenities include a fully equipped kitchen, Internet access, cable
television and parking.
For details, contact Tiffany Mikami, administrative coordinator
of Residential Property Management, at email@example.com or (415)
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.
Applicants 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.
For details, contact Beverly Voloshin at: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
For details and registration forms, visit the Graduate Studies
Web site: www.sfsu.edu/~gradstdy/
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.
Rental fees are $31 for doctoral gown/cap, $28 for doctoral hood
and $16.50 for cap/tassel.
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 report from Don Scoble, executive director of
SFSU Foundation Inc., and Leroy Morishita, vice president for administration
and finance, on SFSU Foundation Inc.; a proposed policy on graduate honors
at graduations; a report from Leroy Morishita, vice president for administration
and finance, on the Master Plan; a proposed resolution in support of
the Master Plan; a proposed academic calendar policy; a proposed new
master of science concentration in structural/earthquake engineering;
a proposed new master of science concentration in embedded electrical
and computer systems; and a proposed new autism spectrum graduate certificate.
Axler, Sherwin reviews -- feedback due this week
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.
April retention, tenure and promotion discussions
The Office of Faculty Affairs and Professional Development has scheduled
three informal discussion sessions focused on helping faculty to 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 learning I and II, offered last fall by CTFD and Sonoma State
scholarship of teaching and learning
design of writing assignments, especially for second language learners
and teaching equity and social justice
and teaching diversity, including international diversity
pedagogy of the large classroom
applications of technology
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.
memoriam: Matthew F. Stolz
Matthew F. Stolz, professor emeritus of political science, died of cancer
on Feb. 20 at his home in Berkeley. He was 71.
Stolz, who joined
SF State in 1964 and retired in 2004, was a political theorist who
wrote a 1971 book, "Politics of the New Left," and
various journal articles. Before his death, he was working on a series
of essays on the political thought of Presidents John Adams and John
In the 1970s, Stolz founded the SF State Political Theory Colloquium,
which brought together graduate students, visiting scholars and faculty.
Stolz was known as
a demanding teacher with high standards and expectations for his students.
Visiting British scholar Harro Hopfl, who met Stolz
in the colloquium, characterized him as a "brilliant political theorist" who
imbued his students with a full sense of the seriousness of political
and civic discourse, according to an obituary written by Stolz's family.
Stolz was also politically active, walking picket lines in civil rights
demonstrations and the SF State student strike. He also was active in
protests against the Vietnam War and both Iraq wars.
An Oakland native, Stolz earned his bachelor's, master's and doctoral
degrees at University of California, Berkeley. He taught at University
of California, Davis, before joining SF State.
Stolz is survived by his wife Kathleen Kahn, stepdaughter Sasha Crehan
and two grandchildren.
Funabiki: big plans for 'little media'
first byline was in the school newspaper at Green Oaks Junior High in
East Palo Alto. The newspaper was published with a Ditto machine.
go on to write and edit stories for The New York Times, San Diego Union,
San Diego Tribune, SF State student newspaper The Phoenix and more.
returned to his alma mater in the fall as a journalism professor, with
a focus on what he calls "little media" -- the ethnic, independent
and community-based press gaining significant success and influence.
Funabiki, also the first director of the University's Center for Integration
and Improvement of Journalism (CIIJ)
from 1990 to 1995, is charged with creating a new center or institute
in the Journalism Department that will focus on the community-building
potential of ethnic and other community media. ...
the rest of the Funabiki profile:
The EU at 50
Xenia Stefanidou, the Consul
General of Greece, San Francisco, will present "The European Union, Then
and Now. The 50th Anniversary" at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in room 587 of the Humanities
is sponsored by the Center for Modern Greek Studies. For details, contact
Modern Greek Studies at ext. 8-1892.
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, April 4, 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: email@example.com
An event to honor and celebrate the life of 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.
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 starts at 2 p.m. Members of the campus
community are welcome. There is no entrance fee, and prizes will be awarded.
contact Tom Lyons at firstname.lastname@example.org or
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.
Circumventing writer's block
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.
and the Greek left postponed
The Center for Modern Greek Studies event featuring Andre Gerolymatos,
Hellenic studies at Simon Fraser University, British
Columbia, on"The Civil War Within: The British Intelligence Services
and the Greek Left" has been
rescheduled to 7 p.m. Thursday, May 10. More details will be published in future
issues of CampusMemo.