Spring into fitness
The faculty and staff wellness program is registering students
for its spring fitness classes. Offerings include mind-body workouts
such as Pilates, Ni (fitness through expressive movement), belly
dancing and yoga; as well as Feldenkrais, swimming, water aerobics,
a walking club and more. For more information, visit www.sfsu.edu/~fitplus or
send e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
CSU Student Research Competition
The CSU Student Research Competition provides an opportunity for
both undergraduate and graduate students to present their outstanding
research projects and creative works. Current students and those
who graduated in spring, summer or fall 2007 are eligible to
compete. The deadline for submissions is Feb. 18. The SF State
campus competition will take place Feb. 25-March 7.
The University will select up to 10 campus winners to compete
in the CSU system-wide competition on May 2-3 at CSU East Bay.
Faculty members can help ensure a strong pool of applicants by
actively encouraging students to apply.
For questions, contact Lisa White, associate dean of graduate
studies and professor of geosciences, at email@example.com or visit
the Graduate Studies Web site at www.sfsu.edu/~gradstdy to obtain
registration forms and guidelines.
Textbook return policy
The SFSU Bookstore has implemented a 10 percent restocking fee
for textbook returns. Students will not be charged the fee if
they were enrolled in a course that they subsequently dropped,
or if the book is for a course that was cancelled by the instructor.
Please inform the SFSU Bookstore staff of any course or book
cancellations via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling ext.
Stress management workshop
Albert Angelo, a health educator for Student Health Services and
Counseling and Psychological Services Center, will lead a workshop
on stress management from noon to 2 p.m. on Feb. 13 in BH 223.
Participants will learn to identify causes of stress and create
a balanced lifestyle and work environment. To register, call
ext. 8-6456, visit http://power.sfsu.edu or e-mail email@example.com
Effective syllabus workshop
John Blando, associate professor of counseling, and Kitty Millet,
assistant professor of Jewish studies, will lead a workshop on
syllabus development and effective usage from 3 to 5 p.m. on
Feb. 14 in HSS 233. To register, call ext. 8-6456, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit http://power.sfsu.edu
Assessment rubrics workshop
Michael Laurie Bishow, director of assessment, academic planning
and educational effectiveness, will lead a workshop on assessment
rubrics from 3 to 5 p.m. on Feb. 21 at a location to be announced.
Participants are asked to bring a course syllabus and assignment
description. To register, call ext 8-6456, email email@example.com or
Academic Technology invites faculty and staff to attend free workshops
on iLearn, the University's official online learning management
system. Faculty and staff may attend multiple workshops. Registration
is required. To register, visit: http://power.sfsu.edu. For details,
contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call ext. 5-3536.
seeks director for Institute for Civic and Community Engagement
campus-based search is under way for the director of the Institute for
Civic and Community Engagement. Review of application materials will
begin in mid-February. For more information, contact Anh Tran, staff
liaison to the search committee, at ext. 8-7165. The position description
is available on the Academic Affairs Web site at http://academic.sfsu.edu/positions.php
Professor to give speech on Filipino migratory labor
assistant professor of history, will be the featured speaker at the Labor
Archives and Research Center's 22nd anniversary program Friday, Feb.
29 at 7 p.m. The event takes place at ILWU, Local 34, 4 Berry St. Refreshments
will be served at 6 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.
Tuesday California primary event
of Behavioral and Social Sciences invites the campus community and
general public to watch the results of the California primary and 22
other states on big-screen television, 6-10 p.m. Tuesday in the McKenna
Theatre, 129 Creative Arts Building. Real-time analysis will be provided
by a panel of experts from the Political
Science Department. For more information, call ext. 5-2418 or 5-2402.
This week's insiders include Vicki Anderson, creative arts technical
service IT consultant, who won a contest held by American Conservatory
Theater; Gail Dawson, assistant professor of art, whose solo exhibition
is on display at Dominican University; Richard Festinger, professor
of music, whose composition will be performed at the Herbst Theatre;
and Wayne Peterson, professor emeritus of music, whose compositions
were performed on the Alexander String Quartet's new CD.
Assistant Professor of Bioinformatics Christopher D. Smith
comments on synthetic life; Assistant Professor of Cinema Aaron Kerner
discusses a sculpture
made entirely of photographs; and Professor of Communication Studies
Joseph Tuman offers political expertise about the upcoming election.
'Sanchez Celebrates: Latin America'
The SF State Afro-Cuban Jazz Ensemble will perform at "Sanchez
Celebrates: Latin America," a benefit concert for Sanchez Elementary
School's Primary Intervention Program (PIP), which provides services
for at-risk students. The Feb. 4 concert takes place at Sanchez Elementary,
16th and Sanchez streets. The concert is produced by Ray Isola and
will honor jazz legend Yancy Taylor, who will perform with the ensemble.
The Theatre Arts student association, The Players
Club and Theatre Arts Department present "Napoli Milionaria" at
the Studio Theatre, Creative Arts building, 7 p.m. Feb. 7-9 and
2 p.m. Feb. 10. Set
in Naples, Italy, at the height of World War II, this satirical tale
follows the Jovine family's perseverance through Mussolini's fascist
regime and post-war occupation by the Allies. Tickets are $10; $8 for
students and seniors. For information, visit http://theatre.sfsu.edu and http://creativearts.sfsu.edu or
call ext. 8-1341.
'Celebrating Traditions': Art exhibition and lectures
of Chinese paintings and calligraphy to commemorate the 60th anniversary
of New Asia College in Hong Kong will open Friday
and will be on display through July 31 at the Downtown Campus. The
collection, organized by the New Asia College Alumni Association of
Northern California, includes painting and calligraphy by New Asia
College alumni. Lectures on Chinese brush painting techniques and hidden
meanings in Chinese art will take place in February and March. For
more information, visit www.oaa-cuhk.org/NACAANC or contact Terry Yip
'The Return of the Three Muses'
for Modern Greek Studies will celebrate the 25th anniversary of the creation
the Nikos Kazantakis Chair at SF State with "The
Return of the Three Muses" 4 p.m. at the McKenna Theatre. The
afternoon of song, poetry and dance will feature the Festival Folk Singers.
Reserved tickets are $50, with $25 open seating tickets for adults, $15
for students and $10 for children. A limited number of tickets will be
available at the door. For more information, call Titika Koplos at (925) 946-1810
or the Modern Greek Studies Center at ext. 8-1892.
'Criminal: Art and Criminal Justice in America'
The second professional show of the academic year comes to the Fine Arts
gallery Feb. 16-March 15. The exhibition focuses on aspects of criminal
justice, including incarceration, the death penalty and prison labor
-- with works of painting, sculpture, photography, video, sound and installation.
Featured artists include Sandow Birk, Jonathan Borofsky, Boym Partners,
Alex Donis, Kota Ezawa, Julie Green, Dread Scott, Jackie Sumell and more.
An opening reception with artist William Pope.L will be held from 1 to
3 p.m. Feb. 16 in the Fine Arts Gallery, FA 238. For details, call ext.
8-6535 or visit http://gallery.sfsu.edu
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