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Volume 55, Number 36    June 23 , 2008         

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Summer CampusMemo schedule
The final summer edition of CampusMemo will be published July 21. Send submissions to by July 15. The fall CampusMemo schedule will begin Aug. 25. Submissions for the first fall edition are due Aug. 19.

Fall textbook orders
The SFSU Bookstore textbook department is processing orders for the fall semester. Faculty who still need to submit textbook and reader requests should do so at their earliest convenience. Orders received by mid-July will have the best chance of being on the shelves in time for courses. Orders may be submitted online at:

The SF State Faculty Book Club returns
Faculty are invited to join the SF State Faculty Book Club, organized by the Center for Teaching and Faculty Development. This summer's selection is "The Battle of The Books and other Short Pieces" by Jonathan Swift. For details, visit the CTFD Web site: and select "Faculty Book Club" from the navigation bar.










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Summer session Library updates
The J. Paul Leonard Library expansion and renovation project began immediately after the May 24 Commencement ceremony. However, the Library remains open for use throughout the summer. Changes in access to Library collections and services during the summer session are:

  • The Media Access Center computer lab is closed for the summer. It will reopen in a new temporary space for the fall semester. The John F. True Computer Lab and Quiet Study Area will remain open 24 hours from June 9 to Aug. 15. with the exception of closing for the Fourth of July. Other campus computer labs are also available.
  • The faculty/graduate reading room, 426C, and silent study room, 438, are no longer available as study space because Library offices and the Center for Teaching and Faculty Development offices have been relocated to those spaces.
  • Government publications are available on request from the research assistance desk on the first floor of the Library. Because of construction, only Library staff can retrieve these collections from the fifth floor.
  • Most of the de Bellis Collection on the sixth floor is being packed for storage and will be unavailable, but the circulating collection will remain available.
  • The construction buffer zone on the west side of the Library is walled off and no longer available.
  • The Rapid Copy Center will remain open through the summer session, but will close its retail operation Friday, Aug. 22. Services supported by the center that will continue to be offered after Aug. 22 are self-service networked printing from computers, self-service copiers, both black and white and color, self-service microform scanning/printing, large format poster printing and binding and microfilming Library copies of master's theses. The only form of payment for these services will be the OneCard, with the exception of student fees for thesis binding.

After Aug. 22, there will no longer be over-the-counter services including: copying; faxing; binding (other than master's theses); printing non-SF State business cards; sales of supplies such as pens, pencils and paper; copying and printing jobs for campus departments; and producing transparencies and course readers.

Library services and access to Library collections will be available throughout the project to the greatest degree possible. For updates on the project, visit the Library's building project Web site at


Lee to become dean of Faculty Affairs and Professional Development
Wanda Lee will officially take over as dean of Faculty and Professional Development July 1. Lee currently serves as associate dean of the College of Health and Human Services and is responsible for curriculum and student concerns and serves as the acting Gerontology Program director. Lee came to SF State in 1980, working first in the Counseling Center and subsequently teaching as a part-time lecturer in the Department of Counseling (DOC). She returned to SF State as a full-time lecturer in 1989 and accepted a tenure-track DOC associate professor appointment in 1990. Lee served in the Academic Senate for four years and led her department for three years as acting chair and later department chair. She is active in the American Psychological Association and is a licensed psychologist.

Candidate for associate vice president for Academic Resources
The campus is invited to associate vice president for Academic Resources candidate John Kim's presentation on Tuesday at 11 a.m. in ADM 460. The 15-minute presentation will be followed by a question-and-answer period.

Announcing Research, Scholarship and Creative Activities awards for 2008-09
Several faculty and staff members won Research, Scholarship and Creative Activities (RSCA) awards for faculty diversity support and vice president's assigned time.

Winners for faculty diversity support include: Antwi Akom, Africana Studies; Sheldon Gen, Public Administration; Gitanjali Shahani, English; Sunggye Hong, Special Education; Deanna Wang, Marketing; Amy Smith, Psychology; Asta Sveinsdottir, Philosophy; Tendai Chitewere, Liberal Studies; Priyanvada Abeywickrama, English and Hsiu-huei Lin Domizio, Foreign Languages.

Winners for vice president's assigned time are: Sarah Curtis, History; Clare Sears, Sociology; Sonja Lenz Rashid, Social Work; Eric Zeemering, Public Administration; Alexis Filippini, Special Education; Graeme Boushey, Political Science; Gwen Allen, Art; Maicel Santos, English; Jasper Rubin, Urban Studies; Edward McCaughan, Sociology; Sara Hackenberg, English; David Olsher, English; Megan Williams, History; Justin Tiwald, Philosophy; Jun Wang, Health Education and Benjamin Martin, History. 

Nonresident alien taxation workshops
Internal Audit will conduct three workshops on nonresident alien taxation: sessions on Aug. 12 or Sept. 18 from 9:30 a.m. to noon, or a session Aug. 18 from 1:30 to 4 p.m.  All sessions will be held in the NEC conference room on the fifth floor of the administration building. The workshop will educate and update appropriate campus department staff about nonresident alien taxation. The workshop will provide an overview of nonresident alien taxation issues, including what it is, why we have to comply, risks for non-compliance, federal and state tax withholding rates and revised procedures and forms all departments must use when making payments to nonresident aliens. To register, please contact Irene Donner at ext. 8-2763 or   

In this week's insiders: Professor of Urban Studies Raquel Pinderhughes was a guest speaker at the Phi Theta Kappa Honors Institute.

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This week in Newsmakers: Adjunct Professor of Meteorology Jan Null discusses his research on hyperthermia; Professor of Jewish Studies Marc Dollinger talks about the opening of the Contemporary Jewish Museum and Professor of Music Roger Woodward's career is featured.

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