2008 iLearn workshops
Academic Technology invites faculty and staff to attend free workshops on iLearn,
SF State's official online learning management system. Faculty and staff may
attend multiple workshops, which are staggered and repeated to accommodate different
schedules. Registration is required. To register, visit: http://power.sfsu.edu.
For details, contact email@example.com or call ext. 5-3536.
The SFSU Bookstore staff reminds all teaching faculty to
inform them of book cancellations, course cancellations or enrollment
changes that may have occurred since textbook orders were placed
for the spring 2008 semester. If a book has not been legitimately
cancelled by an instructor, students will be charged a new 10
percent restocking fee for textbook returns. For more information,
contact the Bookstore at firstname.lastname@example.org or
forum: 'Why Vote?'
KQED Education Network and the SF Freedom School, in partnership with SF State,
present a free community forum exploring the relationship between voting and
active citizenship. Panelists Julian Mocine-McQueen, an SF State alumnus and
founder of the San Francisco League of Young Voters; Phil Hutchings, a member
of Bay Area Civil Rights Veterans; and Lisa Frederiksen Bohannon of the Easy
Voter Guide Project will lead a discussion about voting, citizenship and democratic
participation. The event runs from 7 to 9 p.m. on Jan. 31 in HUM 154. For more
information, contact Kathy Emery at email@example.com or (415) 703-0465.
Soul food coming soon
Jessie's HotHouse has been selected as the official soul food vendor
at SF State. The venue will open soon in the west plaza of the
Cesar Chavez Student Center. For more information, please visit www.sfsustudentcenter.com
The next University Budget Committee (UBC) meeting will take place
from 2 to 3:30 p.m. on Jan. 30 in ADM 560.
Albert Angelo, a health educator for Student Health Services and the 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 how 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
John Blando, associate professor of counseling, and Kitty Millet, assistant
professor of Jewish studies, will lead a workshop on syllabus development from
3 to 5 p.m. on Feb. 14 in HSS 233. They will share their syllabus-planning
strategies and explain why a syllabus can be a teacher's best friend. To register,
call ext. 8-6456, e-mail email@example.com or visit http://power.sfsu.edu
Campus to focus on climate change
Focus the Nation, a teach-in designed to both educate the next generation
of leaders about global warming and identify the most pressing decisions
for the next 10 years, will be held from 9 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Jan.
30, and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Jan. 31 in Jack Adams Hall. SF State
is one of more than 1,000 campuses that will participate in the nationwide
include Michael Glanz of the National Center for Atmospheric Research;
Dennis Martinez of the Indigenous Peoples Restoration Network;
and Van Jones, founder of the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights. Attendees
will learn about climate change solutions taking place in California,
in the business community and on the SF State campus; calculate their
personal carbon footprint; and see how their lifestyle choices directly
affect the environment.
of the teach-in is to bring citizens together with government leaders
to discuss solutions to global warming and to highlight the social
justice issues of climate change. San Francisco Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi
will participate in a policymakers panel, along with other representatives
from local, city and state government.
are encouraged to bring their students to the teach-in. For more information,
including the complete schedule of events, visit http://bss.sfsu.edu/envstudies/schedule.html or
call ext. 5-0326.
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. Faculty members can help ensure a strong
pool of applicants by actively encouraging students to apply. Current
students, as well as those who graduated in spring, summer or fall
2007, are eligible. The deadline for submissions is Feb. 18. The SF
State campus competition will take place Feb. 25-March 7.
will select up to 10 campus winners to compete in the CSU system-wide
competition on May 2-3 at CSU East Bay. SF State students
have done well in past competitions, including three first-place awards
Student registration forms and application guidelines are available
on the Graduate Studies Web site at www.sfsu.edu/~gradstdy. Participants
will also exhibit their work in the Graduate Research and Creative Works
Showcase in May. For questions, contact Lisa White, associate dean of
graduate studies, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 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
News from the Academic Senate
At the last meeting of the Academic Senate, held Dec. 11:
were formally introduced to Steve Kawa, director of the
Willie L. Brown, Jr. Leadership Center.
Garcia, professor and chair of the Geosciences Department
and faculty coordinator of academic program review/academic
planning and educational effectiveness, reported on the
University's plans to join more than 1,000 campuses across
the country in
the Focus the Nation teach-in on climate change, Jan.
The senate passed a resolution supporting the teach-in.
Academic Policies Committee presented a proposal for a
policy on Graduate Continuous Enrollment. The proposal
continue in second reading at the next senate meeting
on Feb. 12.
senate approved two new academic programs: a master's degree
in computer science with a concentration
computing and business,
and a bachelor's degree in English with a concentration
in English education.
senate debated its own reapportionment.
information, visit the Academic Senate Web site at www.sfsu.edu/~senate
Read about the latest published articles by Bill Issel, professor emeritus
of history, and Hsiao-Yun Chu, assistant professor of design and industry;
a new study by Marc O. Anderson, assistant professor of chemistry; a
conference panel on Arab homelands organized by Rabab Abdulhadi, associate
professor of ethnic studies; and a video screened at Sundance created
in part by Jorge Sanchez, research specialist at the Cesar Chavez Institute.
This week in Newsmakers: Engineering Lecturer David Calkins discusses
the robots in our everyday lives; Assistant Professor of Cinema Joseph
McBride's scholarly pursuit of director John Ford is featured;
and Professor of Urban Studies Raquel Pinderhughes provides insights
on the "green-collar" market.
We mark the passing of Jane Zeile, professor of chemistry, and Jack Welpott,
professor emeritus of photography.
about them at In Memoriam:
The Theatre Arts Student Association and the Theatre Arts Department
invite faculty and staff to "Napoli
Milionaria," Jan. 31-Feb. 10 in the Studio Theatre, Creative Arts
building. 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
An exhibition of Chinese paintings and calligraphy to commemorate the
60th anniversary of New Asia College in Hong Kong will be on display
at the Downtown Campus Feb. 8-July 31. The collection, organized
by the New Asia College Alumni Association of Northern California,
includes painting and calligraphy by New Asia College alumni. Lectures
brush painting techniques and hidden meanings in Chinese art will
take place in February and March. An opening reception will be held
For more information, visit www.oaa-cuhk.org/NACAANC or
contact Terry Yip at email@example.com
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