Teaching technology workshops
Academic Technology (AT) would like to remind faculty that it's
not too early to start preparing materials for the summer and
fall semester. To help, 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. Workshops are staggered and repeated to accommodate different
registration and details, visit: www.sfsu.edu/~workshop
Textbook orders due soon
The Bookstore is now processing orders for summer and fall semesters.
Orders can be placed online at http://facultytext.sfsubookstore.com,
faxed to 405-0474, or e-mailed to: email@example.com
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
Join an 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
Money raised 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.
previous sailing experience is required. Participants will learn
to sail the schooner Seaward, a traditionally rigged ship,
on San Francisco Bay and along the neighboring coastline. The challenge
is limited to 12 women who are each required to raise a minimum
of $1,200 to enter. Pledges are tax-deductible.
Shipboard overnight accommodations and meals will be provided.
details or to register, contact the Tall Ship Academy at ext.
5-3703 or visit: www.tallshipacademy.org
Gator sports camps
The Gator sports camp welcomes boys and girls ages 8 to 14 to summer
sports camps held on campus June 18 through July 27. Participants
will be grouped by age and offered a variety of developmentally
appropriate sports and physical activities, including swimming
(with WSI and lifeguard certifications), tennis, basketball,
volleyball, soccer, track and field, yoga, meditation, Tai Chi
and martial arts.
The program fee is $600 for all six weeks. Single weeks are also
offered at $125 per week.
For details and a full schedule, contact David Walsh at email@example.com or ext. 8-7856.
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.
details and registration forms, visit the Graduate Studies Web
Faculty cap and gown info
Faculty rentals of regalia for the May 26 Commencement run March
5 through April 2 at the SFSU Bookstore Office, M113 of the Student
The deadline 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.
Rental fees are $31 for doctoral gown/cap, $28 for doctoral hood
and $16.50 for cap/tassel. Contact the Bookstore for other rental
Swap Shop hours change
The Swap Shop's new hours are 1 to 3:50 p.m. Mondays and 8 a.m.
to noon Thursdays.
As a reminder, always call the SWAP Shop at ext. 8-6862 to verify
hours before dropping off items.
Vivienne Westwood tour
The University Women's Association invites faculty and staff to
a docent-led tour of an exhibit of work by fashion designer and
global icon Vivienne Westwood at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, March 18,
at the de Young Museum.
An optional no-host brunch follows at the Beach Chalet.
Reservations are required. The fee for the docent tour is $5 for
Fine Arts Museum Members, $20 for the general public, and $17 for
seniors. R.S.V.P. by Friday, March 9, to Lin Ivory at: firstname.lastname@example.org
The University Women's Association invites faculty and staff to
a walking tour from Union Square to North Beach that traces San
Francisco's coffee roots at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 24.
An optional no-host brunch follows at a North Beach restaurant.
Reservations are required. The fee for the walking tour is $20
per person. R.S.V.P. by Friday, March 9, to Lin Ivory at: email@example.com
Draft EIR hearings Tuesday
The draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the SF State Campus Master
Plan is available for public review through April 2.
Public hearings on the EIR will be held at 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. Tuesday,
March 6, in Jack Adams Hall in the Cesar Chavez Student Center.
The draft EIR is available at the J. Paul Leonard Library and at the
main branch and nearby area branches of the San Francisco Public Library.
It can also be found at: www.sfsumasterplan.org/eir.html
on the draft EIR may be sent by campus mail to Richard Macias, Capital
Planning, Design & Construction.
Following public review, a final EIR will be prepared that will respond
to oral and written comments. The CSU Board of Trustees will review and
consider the final EIR prior to any decision to approve, revise or reject
the Campus Master Plan.
For details, contact Macias at ext. 8-3838.
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) will solicit input from
members of the campus community. Questionnaires will be distributed shortly.
Those who do not receive an administrative review questionnaire and would
like to participate in the process should contact Stephanie Schwartz
at firstname.lastname@example.org or ext. 8-2571.
Individual written responses should be sent to the ARC chairs c/o the
Office of the Provost, ADM 455. Deadline dates for responses will be
included on each of the questionnaires. 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. However the ARCs
will preserve the confidentiality of those who submit evaluations, within
the limits of the law.
Witness to War exhibit
As part of the International Center for the Arts "Witness to War" festival,
the Fine Arts Gallery is featuring the exhibit "Revisiting Vietnam
in Contemporary Art." Admission is free. The Fine Arts Gallery is
open from noon to 4 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays and
from noon to 6 p.m. Wednesdays.
details, visit the Fine Arts Gallery Web site: www.sfsu.edu/~gallery/
Women's History Month events
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.
The first event -- a panel presentation on women and Islam -- takes
place from 2 to 4 p.m. Thursday, March 8, in room 362 of the HSS building.
Presenters include Rabab Ibrahim Abdulhadi, associate professor of ethnic
studies; Melike Acar, SF State alumna and Ph.D. candidate in education
at University of California, Berkeley; Rahima Haya, director of the Afghan
Women's Literacy Project; and moderator Lucia Volk, assistant professor
The College of Behavioral and Social Sciences, College of Humanities
and Women Studies Department are sponsoring all the events. For a full
list of events, visit the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences Web
received an additional $447,438 in November and $1,065,354 in December.
Doug Pearson, localization engineer at Enterprise Language Solutions, will
present "Localizing Publications for a Global Audience: What Translators
and Professional Writers Need to Know" from 4:10 to 5 p.m. Monday
in room 587 of the Humanities building.
The lecture is sponsored by the Technical and Professional Writing Program
and the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures. For details
contact Lu Rehling at email@example.com or ext. 8-3988 or Midori McKeon
at firstname.lastname@example.org or ext. 8-7413.
Tommie Smith book signing
Tommie Smith, Olympic medalist and human rights activist, will discuss
and sign copies of his autobiography, "Silent Gesture," at
3 p.m. Friday in the Richard Oakes Multicultural Center of the Student
The event is sponsored by the Africana Studies Department, Black Student
Union and Cesar Chavez Student Center.
For details, contact Francine Shakir at email@example.com or ext. 5-3407.
Violet Robinson service
A memorial service honoring the life of Violet Robinson, emerita professor
of elementary education, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Towers
Conference Center. A lunch follows the service.
MERLOT: digital 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, March 13, 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.
The workshop is sponsored by the Center for Teaching and Faculty Development.
R.S.V.P. to firstname.lastname@example.org or ext. 8-6456 or enroll online at: http://power.sfsu.edu
The center's next workshop, "iLearn Faculty Showcase: iLearn for
Homework Discussions and Multimedia Demonstration," takes place
noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday, March 20.
For a full workshop schedule, visit: academic.sfsu.edu/facaffairs/ctfd
Forum on Domestic Violence
The forum "A Multidisciplinary Integrated Approach to Intimate Partner
Violence" will be held from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Thursday, March 15, 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.
R.S.V.P. to: email@example.com
The forum is funded by the National Center on Minority Health and Health
Cultural representation 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 following a roundtable discussion by the
The event is sponsored by the American Indian Studies Department. For
details, contact Jolivette at firstname.lastname@example.org or ext. 8-1664.