Soliciting sustainability submissions
Faculty, staff and students are invited to submit
proposals for presentations and posters for the seventh annual
UC, CSU, CCC Sustainability Conference at CalPoly San Luis Obispo
July 31-Aug. 3. Organizers are looking for integrative, trans-disciplinary
and research activities that address sustainability and the environment.
Presentation proposals are due Feb. 26. Poster proposals are due
June 1. For more information, visit http://sustainability.ucsb.edu or
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, yoga, Feldenkrais, swimming, water aerobics, a walking
club and more. Visit www.sfsu.edu/~fitplus or
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.
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.
Academic Technology invites faculty and staff to
attend free workshops on iLearn, the University's official online
learning management system. Registration is required. To register,
visit: http://power.sfsu.edu or
for more details, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or
call ext. 5-3536.
Advertise your event
Faculty and staff can let 32,000 students know about
their important events by way of an ad in the Golden Gate [X] Press.
For more information, contact Advertising Manager Dottie Katzeff
at ext. 8-3133 or email@example.com
Kesala's "Paper Thin: New Works on
Paper" is on display on the first floor of the Administration
building through May 31. Kesala earned her Master of Fine Arts
from SF State in 2004 and has exhibited her work in Chicago, New
York and Italy. For more information, visit www.bohdanna.com or
call ext. 8-2176.
Faculty and staff are invited to attend one-hour
workshops to learn about the Digital Information Virtual Archive
(DIVA), a new resource supporting management and sharing of digital
files and collections. The sessions will provide overviews, assistance
and teaching tips for using the new resource. To RSVP, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information and a complete schedule, visit http://diva.sfsu.edu
1968 student strike meeting
The College of Ethnic Studies and Educational Opportunity Program invite
faculty, staff and students who wish to participate in the commemorations
of the 40th anniversary of the 1968 student strike and the founding of
the College of Ethnic Studies to a campus-wide meeting Thursday from
2 to 5 p.m. in the Richard Oakes Multicultural Center in the Cesar Chavez
Student Center. Those interested in providing program content or joining
logistical support subcommittees should attend this meeting. For more
information, contact Associate Professor of Asian Studies Daniel Phil
Gonzales at ext. 8-7591 or email@example.com
Community service kudos
For the second consecutive year, SF State was named to the President's
Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for its public service efforts.
The Honor Roll recognizes institutions of higher education that support
innovative, effective, and exemplary community service programs. For more
information, visit www.learnandserve.gov/about/programs/higher_ed_honorroll.asp
Applications available for California Pre-Doctoral Program
Faculty are encouraged to invite students to apply for the California
Pre-Doctoral Program. The deadline for filing completed applications
is 4 p.m. Friday, March 21, in the English Department Office, HUM 289.
For more information, contact Professor William Christmas, campus coordinator
for the California
Pre-Doctoral Program at ext. 8-7463 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Faculty grant opportunities
The Office of International Programs is offering two grant opportunities
for faculty who wish to introduce an international perspective into traditionally "non-international
courses" and help promote international awareness on campus. Applications
may be obtained from the OIP, ADM 458A. The application deadline is March
14. For more information, visit www.sfsu.edu/~oip/
University seeks director for Institute for Civic and Community Engagement
A campus-based search is under way for the director of the Institute for Civic and Community Engagement. Review of application materials will begin this week. 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
News from the Academic Senate
Here is a summary of action items from the Academic Senate's Feb. 12 meeting.
For more information, visit the Academic Senate Web site at www.sfsu.edu/~senate
- President Corrigan, Provost Gemello and Vice President Morishita discussed the 2008-09 campus budget in light of California's current budget crisis. The key points were (a) the University could have a deficit around $16.5M depending on final legislative action; (b) a class schedule for next year will be developed that can be supported under current budget projections; and (c) all members of the campus community including faculty, staff, students and alumni are encouraged to write letters (not e-mails) to their representatives in the California Assembly and Senate urging restoration of essential funds to CSU. The Senate will host a Town Hall meeting on the budget later in the spring.
- Senate Chair James Kohn spoke briefly in memory of Representative Tom Lantos, who was an Professor Emeritus of Economics and a member of the Academic Senate.
- The Senate passed a policy requiring that graduate students be enrolled continuously (except for one-semester exceptions) while earning a degree at SF State. A copy of the policy can be found at http://www.sfsu.edu/~senate/current
- The Senate approved changes to the creative writing concentration for the BA in English.
- A proposed revision to the Academic Senate Bylaws, Section IIC
Read about Librarian Ned Fielden, who presented a paper on medieval and
renaissance university libraries; Professor of Secondary Education Penelope
V. Flores, who discussed her new book on a Filipino TV station; Assistant
Professor of Cinema Joseph McBride, who won a prestigious international
honor; Theatre Arts Professors Carlos Barón and Rhonnie Washington,
who are cast in a local theatre production; Music Lecturer John Calloway
and Associate Professor of Music Hafez Modirzadeh, who will perform in
March, and Professor of Art Lewis de Soto whose work is on display in
This week in Newsmakers: three Romberg Tiburon Center researchers examine
half of the world’s oxygen supply; Professor of Political Science
David Tabb discusses super-delegates; American Indian Studies Lecturer
Phil Klasky comments on California’s gambling expansion; Professor
of Management Rick Castaldi offers benefits of the weakened U.S. dollar.
We mark the passing of Congressman and Professor Emeritus of Economics
Paul Woodruff, Daryl K. Royal professor of ethics and American society
at the University of Texas at Austin, will give the third annual Raoul
Bertrant Lecture in Classics at 7:30 p.m. Monday in HUM 587. Woodruff's
talk, "The Necessity of Plato's Metaphysics," will be followed
by a reception.
Chamber Singers at Grace Cathedral
The San Francisco State Chamber Singers, an advanced choral group in
the School of Music and Dance, will perform an a cappella concert at
Grace Cathedral at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. Admission is free. Special guests
The Australian Voices, San Ramon Valley High School Chamber Singers and
San Jose State University Concert Choir will join them. The concert will
feature works by Australian composers and traditional folk-song arrangements
from Cuba and the Philippines. For details, visit http://creativearts.sfsu.edu or
call ext. 8-1431.
Assessment rubric workshop
Michael Laurie Bishow, director of assessment, academic planning and educational
effectiveness, will host a workshop on effective use of rubrics from 3
to 5 p.m. Thursday in BUS 202. Attendees must bring a course syllabus and
assignment description to the workshop. To register, call ext. 8-6456,e-mail email@example.com or
Music and Dance Showcase
Students and faculty in the School of Music and Dance will gather at 7:30 p.m. Friday to showcase talent and raise funds for scholarships and academic programs. The second annual School of Music and Dance Showcase, to be held in Knuth Hall, will feature performances by the Alexander String Quartet, SF State’s quartet-in-residence, with pianist and faculty member Roger Woodward; Afiara String Quartet, SF State’s Morrison fellowship quartet-in-residence; and the SF State Chamber Singers.
The debut performance of the SF State percussion ensemble will highlight a festival at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 23 at Knuth Hall, Creative Arts building. The event will feature Steel Bands from Marin City and other professional percussionists and young performers from the Bay Area. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Allen Biggs at firstname.lastname@example.org
Scholarship Concert Series
Professor of Classical Piano William Corbett-Jones will launch a scholarship
fund in his name with the William Corbett-Jones Scholarship Concert Series
at 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 24 and Sunday, April 6 in Knuth Hall, Creative
Arts building. Tickets for each concert are $15 for general admission
and $10 for students and seniors. For tickets, call ext. 8-2467 or visit www.ticketweb.com or
the McKenna Theatre box office. To donate to the fund, call Sandra Halladey
at ext. 5-2849 or visit http://creativearts.sfsu.edu/give
Professor to give speech on Filipino migratory labor
Dawn Mabalon, assistant professor of history, will be the featured speaker
at the Labor Archives and Research Center's 22nd anniversary evening
program at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 29. The event, free and open to the public,
takes place at ILWU, Local 34, 4 Berry St. Refreshments will be served
at 6 p.m.
Prize-winning poet to give public reading
Translator and poet Clayton Eshleman will read and discuss his work
from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m Wednesday, Feb. 27 in the Poetry Center, HUM 512.
The event, free and open to the public, is sponsored by the Wordsmith
Guild, Creative Writing Department and College of Humanities.
Philosophy Department is sponsoring a talk by Lecturer Kirk Nutting
titled, "Torture as Mental Pain: The Torture Convention, the U.S.
Reservations, and the Problem of Other Minds," at 4 p.m. Friday,
Feb. 29 in HUM 587.
departments of Africana Studies and Women Studies present, "The
Mammy Project," a one-woman performance by Michelle Nicole Matlock,
from 4 to 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 29 in HUM 133. The performance will use
original music, storytelling and historical speeches to transform the "mammy
stereotype." A discussion and reception will follow. For more information,
contact Deborah Cohler at ext. 8-1238 or email@example.com
'Prison Culture: Art, Ideas and Dialogue'
conjunction with the "Criminal: Art and Criminal Justice in
America" exhibit, a March 1 symposium, "Prison/Culture: Art,
Ideas and Dialogue," will feature panel discussions and workshops
with artists, scholars and activists in criminal justice. The symposium
will take place from noon to 6 p.m. in Jack Adams Hall of the Cesar Chavez
Student Center. Admission is free, but pre-registration is required.
Register at: www.theintersection.org.
For details, call ext. 8-6535 or visit http://gallery.sfsu.edu
The Center for Integration and Improvement of Journalism will present
this year's Founder's Award to Walt Swanston, director of diversity management
at National Public Radio, at 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 4 in the Seven Hills
Conference Center. Barbara Rodgers, anchor of CBS Eyewitness News, will
emcee the event. For more information, visit www.ciij.org
Law, culture and humanities conference
SF State will co-sponsor the 11th annual conference for the Association
of Law, Culture and the Humanities March 28 and 29 in Boalt Hall on the
University of California, Berkeley campus. For more information, visit www.law.syr.edu/academics/centers/lch/conference.html
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