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Volume 55, Number 25   March 10 , 2008         

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Spring into fitness
The faculty and staff Wellness Program has ongoing registration for classes. Offerings include mind-body workouts such as Pilates, Nia, belly dancing, yoga, Feldenkrais, swimming, water aerobics, a walking club and more.  Visit or e-mail for more information. 

Textbook returns
The SFSU Bookstore is now returning textbooks to publishers. Each term, the textbook department must return unsold inventory to the publishers to make room for the texts for the next term. If faculty will be using a book later in the term, they are asked to inform the bookstore as soon as possible (; ext. 8-7377). Books can be held for later purchase. Students should be encouraged to purchase texts as soon as possible.  If a book will be used again for summer or fall 2008, submit an order to the bookstore at to ensure the books will be retained.

Book orders
The SFSU Bookstore is now processing orders for summer and fall terms. The  Bookstore will once again offer every department on campus a $1,000 bookstore gift card if at least 90 percent of fall 2008 textbook orders (as posted in the class schedule) for that department are received by April 15. Orders can be placed online at, sent via e-mail to or faxed to ext. 5-0474.

Stroll through The Garden
The Center for Teaching and Faculty Development's faculty newsletter, The Garden, is celebrating its second year of publication. All issues can be downloaded from the CTFD Web site. For details, visit

iLearn workshops
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: or for more details, e-mail 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

Paper thin
Bohdanna 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 or call ext. 8-2176.

DIVA workshops
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.  For more information and a complete schedule, visit
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Emergency notification test
The University has obtained an emergency notification system to better communicate with the campus community in the event of an emergency. Most faculty, staff and students have updated their contact information making it possible for SF State to reach them when an emergency happens. The University is conducting tests of its emergency notification system to measure performance, quality and effectiveness of the system’s features before performing a full campus test in April. A test of some staff will take place the week of March 10.

Faculty and staff who have not provided key contact information should log onto the secure Inside SF State portal using their nine-digit SF State ID and e-mail password and click on the "emergency contacts" tab. Printable forms are available at or ADM 252.

For more information about the University’s Emergency Preparedness Program, visit the Office of Emergency Preparedness Web site at or contact Emergency Preparedness Coordinator Gayle Orr-Smith at

2008 Panetta Congressional Internship Program
Faculty are encouraged to invite outstanding students to apply for the 2008 Panetta Congressional Internship Program. Offered during the fall semester, the program is open to students who are appointed by the presidents of each of the 23 CSU campuses. Students majoring in any subject are eligible. Interns gain hands-on experience by working in the office of a U.S. Representative from the California delegation during the fall semester.  Applicants must be in their junior or senior year, or in graduate standing by September, registered for fall 2008 and in good academic standing.  Applications require:

  • A letter of interest from the student applicant
  • An official transcript that demonstrates high academic achievement
  • A letter of reference from an SF State faculty member
  • Evidence of community service experience and commitment to public service
  • Department chair signature

The application deadline is April 16. For application forms, contact Bonnie Hale at ext. 5-3841 or

1968 student strike meeting
The College of Ethnic Studies, the Educational Opportunity Program and its partners invite campus, alumni and community friends who wish to participate in the commemorations of the 1968 student strike and the founding of the college to attend an open meeting. Anyone interested in providing program content for the commemorations or serving on one of the logistical support subcommittees is welcome. The meeting will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, in the Richard Oakes Multicultural Center of the Cesar Chavez Student Center. For more

Candidates announced for associate vice president for research and sponsored programs
Three of the four finalists remain to be interviewed for the Associate Vice President for Research and Sponsored Programs position and are scheduled for on-campus visits.  The interview with Jaylan Sheila Turkkan has been completed.  All members of the campus community are invited to attend the remaining candidates’ presentations and receptions afterward on the following dates:

  • Wednesday: Ted Knous, associate vice chancellor for research administration and director, Division of Sponsored Programs Administration, University of Kansas. Campus Presentation: 4 p.m. HUM 587
  • Monday, March 17: Timothy Hushen, chief, Sponsored Research Services, San Diego State University Research Foundation. Campus Presentation: 4 p.m. HUM 587
  • Wednesday, March 19: Pamela O’Neil, associate provost, Brown University.  Campus Presentation: 4 p.m. HUM 587

New Web template available online
SF State's new Web template offers a visually appealing and unifying design for the University's colleges and departments. The template provides unified elements to identify official University Web pages, with options that allow college and department sites to have a unique look and feel. For guidelines on template use, and to download the template for application to University Web sites, visit or e-mail the SF State Web team at

Disability theatre workshop
"Beyond Victims and Villains: Contemporary Plays by Disabled Playwrights" will take place April 4-6, bringing together students from theatre, disability studies and the wider community to explore the impact of disability civil rights and culture on the American stage.

Presented by the Theatre Arts Department, Institute for Disability Studies, and Disability Programs and Resource Center, and directed by artist-activist Victoria Lewis from the University of Redlands, the workshop will include theatre exercises, media analysis, scene studies and readings from contemporary plays by disabled playwrights. The event is free. Sign-language interpretation, wheelchair access and other accommodations are available. Registration deadline is March 14. Theatre Arts majors should apply through the Theatre Arts Department. Students with disabilities and people outside the University can find application details online at or by sending e-mail to

Boot camp fitness
Faculty and staff are invited to participate in the Village Fitness Center's new on-campus program: Boot Camp. The six-week motivational program challenges physical and mental strength and endurance with a variety of drills and exercises involving aerobic and anaerobic conditioning. Classes run from April 7 to May 12 with morning sessions Tuesday and Thursday from 7 to 8 a.m. and evening sessions Monday and Wednesday from 5 to 6 p.m. The registration deadline is April 4. For more information, contact Mark Penacerrada at (415) 452-1010 or by e-mail at

Faculty associate openings
Tenured faculty may apply for one of two faculty associate positions for fall 2008 in the Center for Teaching and Faculty Development. Each position brings .20 assigned time to work on one of several possible projects related to teaching and scholarship, including universal design for learning, the scholarship of teaching and learning, and modeling and teaching equity and social justice. The deadline for proposals is April 25. For more information, contact CTFD at or ext. 8-6456. Applications are available at

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

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

News from the Academic Senate
The Academic Senate will meet Tuesday from 2 to 5 p.m. in the Nob Hill Room of the Seven Hills Conference Center. The agenda will include:                                     

  • Approval of the Agenda for March 11, 2008
  • Approval of the Minutes for February 26, 2008
  • A report from AVP of Academic Planning and Educational Effectiveness Linda Buckley on the CUSP Committee Reports "Internationalizing the Curriculum"
  • A report from Chair of the Graduation Requirements Task Force Susan Shimanoff about educational goals for the baccalaureate degree
  • A recommendation from the Executive Committee regarding a proposed resolution to endorse the educational goals for the baccalaureate degree, first reading
  • A recommendation from the Strategic Issues Committee regarding a proposed policy on mandatory review of Academic Senate policies, first reading
  • A recommendation from the Curriculum Review and Approval Committee regarding proposed revisions to the Undergraduate Management Minor, first reading
  • Recommendation from the Curriculum Review and Approval Committee about proposed revisions to the Bachelor of Science Degree in Hospitality Management, first reading
  • Recommendation from the Academic Policies Committee on a proposed policy on repeat courses, first reading

For more information, visit the Academic Senate Web site at

Educational policies committee meeting
The Academic Senate's Educational Policies Committee will hear proposals to discontinue the following academic programs at its meeting on Tuesday, April 8, from 2 to 5 p.m.:

  • Interdisciplinary Digital Arts Certificate
  • Ed.D. Education: Concentration in Special Education
  • B.S. Hospitality Management: Concentrations in Commercial Recreation and Resort Management; Hotel Management; Restaurant and Institutional Foodservice Management       
The meeting will be held in ADM 460 and proposals will be heard no later than 3:15 p.m. To review the Policy on Program Discontinuance, visit: For more information, please contact the Academic Senate office at

This week's insiders include: Claire Rice, theatre arts lecturer, director of "Serve by Expiration"; Jazz Lecturer Andrew Speight, host of a weekly jazz workshop; and Eric Peper, co-director of the Institute for Holistic Healing, who co-wrote a recent journal article. 

Read Insiders:

Professor Emeritus and alumna Frances Mayes discusses her new passion for producing olive oil; Assistant Professor of Decision Sciences Vijay Mehrotra offers insights regarding Sprint's telecom protocol; Professor Emeritus of Political Science Rich DeLeon comments on the independent party candidacy; and Assistant Professor of Social Work Rashmi Gupta discusses first generation Indian immigrant students.

Read Newsmakers:

America and the Muslim World
Students, faculty and staff are invited to attend a one-day forum on U.S. relations with the Muslim world and its impact on American society. Sessions will address such topics as U.S. foreign policy, Islamaphobia in the news media and the Arab-Israeli peace process under President Bush. Speakers include faculty from history, international relations, broadcast and electronic communication arts, and Jewish studies, including Uri Bar-Josef, visiting professor in Israel Studies from Haifa University. The first session takes place from 10 a.m. to noon and the second session from 2 to 4 p.m., both in HUM 587. A reception from 4:30 to 6 p.m. in SCI 270 follows. For a full schedule, visit

Protest music as dialogue
Author Elaine Brown, Assistant Professor of Sociology Andreana Clay, Assistant Professor of Africana Studies Dawn Elissa Fischer and protest music historian Pat Thomas will discuss protest music and how it connects across generations from 7 to 10 p.m., HUM 587. Assistant Professor of Political Science Tiffany Willoughby-Herard will moderate as part of the continuing 2008 Public Lecture Series in honor of Women’s History Month. For more information, e-mail

'Kinetic Resonance'
"Kinetic Resonance," a repertory showcase of the SF State School of Music and Dance's University Dance Theater, takes place at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, 8 p.m. Friday, March 14, and Saturday, March 15. The show will premiere choreography by faculty members and advanced students, exploring issues of identity, female relationships and one's inner struggles. Tickets are $14 general admission and $8 for students and seniors. For details, call ext. 8-1341 or visit For tickets, call ext. 8-2467, visit or the McKenna Theatre Box Office.

Pair to read poetry
The Poetry Center presents poets Eleni Stecopoulos and Robert Kocik, who will give two readings, 3:30 p.m. at the Poetry Center, HUM 512 and 7:30 p.m. at the Unitarian Center, 1187 Franklin St., in San Francisco. Admission for the 7:30 p.m. reading is $5. For more information, visit

Greek lecture
The Center for Modern Greek Studies and the Nikos Kazantzakis Chair presents "Witches and Wonders: Magical Realism in Modern Greek Literature," a lecture by Andromache Karanika, a professor at University of California, Irvine, 7:30 p.m. HUM 587. For more information, visit

Chol Soo Lee commemoration
The symposium "Remembering a Movement: The Free Chol Soo Lee Movement 25 Years Later," will take place from 10 a.m to 3 p.m. in the Seven Hills Conference Center and commemorate the pan Asian American movement that advocated for the release of a man wrongly convicted of murder. Speakers include investigative reporter K.W. Lee and Mike Suzuki, a Los Angeles County public defender. The film "A Question of Justice" will be shown. The event is sponsored by the Asian-American Studies Department, the Korean Students Association and the California Wellness Foundation.  For more information, visit: or e-mail

Criminalization symposium
"Challenging the Myth, Uniting Community," a free symposium open to the public, will focus on the issues of Southeast Asian youth criminalization and incarceration, including prevention, intervention and re-integration beginning at 9 a.m in the Seven Hills Conference Center. Social service providers, community organizers and family members will share personal stories, best practices and ideas for future collaborations. The event is sponsored by the Asian American Studies Department, Vietnamese American Studies Center, Rosenberg Foundation, The California Wellness Foundation and G-Scholars. For more information, contact Loan Dao at or (510) 813-9156 or visit

Poetics and healing
The Poetry Center presents, "The New Asklepion Poetics and Healing," an afternoon program guest-curated and introduced by Eleni Stecopoulos includes presentations by writer-practitioners Eric Greenleaf and Robert Kocik. The event takes place from 2 to 6 p.m. at the Unitarian Center, 1187 Franklin St. in San Francisco. Admission is $5. For more information, visit

Coming Up
Chamber music ensembles
The School of Music and Dance presents a concert featuring student ensembles 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 18, in Knuth Hall, Creative Arts building. The ensembles -- coached by the Alexander String Quartet, SF State's Quartet-in-Residence -- will perform selections of classical chamber music. Admission is free. For details, visit: or call ext. 8-1431.

Contesting boundaries
Amy Bank, executive producer of "Sexto Sentido;" Julie Cosenza, graduate student in Women Studies; Candace Falk, director and editor of the Emma Goldman Papers at California, Berkeley; and Jenn Olivia, graduate student in Women Studies, will present during the panel, "Contesting Boundaries: Performing Sex/Gender Politics Across Time and Space" from noon to 2 p.m. Tuesday March 18, HSS 362. Sheila R. Tully, lecturer in Anthropology, will moderate. The panel is part of the continuing 2008 Public Lecture Series in honor of Women's History Month.  For more information, e-mail

SWAN Day performances
Bay Area visual and performance artists will convene Wednesday March 19 from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Art Gallery, Terrace Level, Cesar Chavez Student Center, for "Artists in Action: An Evening of Art and Performance in Honor of SWAN (Support Women Artists Now) Day." For more information, e-mail

Law, culture and humanities conference
SF State will co-sponsor the 11th annual conference of 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

Greek lecture
The Center for Modern Greek Studies and the Nikos Kazantzakis Chair presents a lecture by Susanna Hoffman titled, "The Peopling and the Feasting of Greece: From Neanderthal Man to Modern Times," 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 10 in HUM 587. The lecture will discuss the many people who have settled in Greece and the foods they consume. Visit for more information.




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