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Volume 56, Number 29    March 30, 2009         

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Gator Youth Sports Summer Camps
The Department of Kinesiology will host the Gator Youth Sports Summer Camp for boys and girls ages 7 to 14. The camp will take place on campus June 15 to July 24 Monday through Friday from 1 to 5 p.m. For more information, contact Dave Walsh at ext. 8-7856 or or  visit:

Children's Campus enrollment open
The Children’s Campus Child Care Center is now enrolling children (six months to five years) for the summer and fall semesters. The summer program runs from June 8 to Aug. 14. The fall semester starts Aug. 24. The summer pre-K program will focus on skills associated with a successful transition into kindergarten. Information can be found at or by calling ext. 5-4011.

University Park move-in special
The University Park Leasing Office is offering a move-in special for the months of March and April. Faculty and staff are invited to experience living on campus at University Park North and University Park South Apartments. During March and April, the security deposit is only $700 and is offered to qualified new SF State applicants who move in during these months. All apartments are owned and managed by SF State. For more information, including rental applications or to schedule a tour of our properties, contact the University Park leasing office at 415-564-4000, e-mail or visit

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Presentations scheduled for director of Labor Studies Program candidates
Four candidates have been selected to interview for the position of 
director of the Labor Studies Program. Members of the campus community are invited to attend the public presentation and reception for the following candidates:

  • April 2: Helen Worthern, clinical associate professor, Labor Education Program, University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, noon to 2 p.m. in EP 116. Reception: 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in HSS 361.
  • April 3: Fernando Gapasian, lecturer, University of Oregon, Cascade Campus, noon to 2 p.m. in EP 116. Reception: 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in EP 116.
  • April 7: Dawn Addy, director and chief administrator, Center for Labor Research and Studies, Florida International University, 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. in BUS 202. Reception: 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in HSS 361.
  • April 8: John Logan, director of research and member of management team, Labor Center, Institute for Research of Labor and Employment, University of California, Berkeley, noon to 2 p.m. in HUM 587. Reception: 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in HSS 361.

For more information, contact Search Committee Chair Johnetta Richards at ext. 8-7589 or

2009 Graduate Research and Creative Works Showcase
The registration period is now open for the 2009 Graduate Research and Creative Works Showcase. The showcase will take place May 7 from 3 to 5:15 p.m. in the Main Gym. Faculty are encouraged to ask graduate students to participate in the showcase. Participants and their faculty mentors are also invited to attend the dinner reception following the showcase where registered students will be eligible to win prizes, including a laptop computer. Registration forms are due by April 8. Registration forms and additional registration information are available at:

CSU Trustees support propositions on May 19 ballot
The CSU Board of Trustees voted Wednesday to endorse five of the propositions that will come before voters in a May 19 special election. Recognizing the state’s unprecedented fiscal crisis, the Trustees agreed to support Propositions 1A through 1E saying the measures will help solve the state’s critical budget problems and that most of the measures provide new revenues to help balance the state’s General Fund budget over the next several years. This directly impacts the CSU as two-thirds of its budget comes from the state General Fund.

The special election is part of the 2009-10 budget package that legislators passed last month. More information is available on the state’s elections Web site:

Post-Promotion Increase program open
The 2009-10 Post-Promotion Increase (PPI) program is open to individuals hired into Unit 3 on campus on or after August 1, 1988 who currently hold the rank of full professor, lecturer D faculty, SSP/AR-III faculty, head coach or librarian, and who have exhausted their SSI eligibility in their current rank. Participants in the Early Retirement Program and rehired annuitants are ineligible for the PPI program. Funding for this program is pursuant to Article 31.13 of the Collective Bargaining Agreement and is not contingent on budget. For more information, visit

Summer 2009 fee waiver and reduction program
The Fee Waiver and Reduction Program information for summer 2009 is now available in Human Resources, Safety and Risk Management in ADM 252. The Fee Waiver and Reduction Program enables eligible University employees to take courses, which are work-related or are part of an approved individual career development plan, at reduced rates. In many cases, if an employee is not using the benefit they can transfer the benefit to their spouse/domestic partner or dependent child. Fee Waiver and Reduction Program applications are due April 1 by 5 p.m. contact Eric Cannon at prior to the deadline date for more information.

Academic Senate
Staff representative position nominee information

An announcement about nominations for three staff representative positions will be sent no later than April 3. Eligible voting staff includes: Unit 1 physicians; Units 2,5,7 and 9 CSUEU; Unit 4 APC-SSP I and SSP II; Unit 8 SUPA; Unit 12; and confidential. The staff representative position requires attendance at all Academic Senate meetings and assigned Standing Committee meetings on Tuesdays from 2 to 5 p.m. during the fall and spring semesters. An e-mail will be sent to notify all eligible voting staff with nomination directions. Staff should discuss Senate responsibilities with their supervisor before accepting a nomination or running for a Senate position.
E-mail with questions.

Online Education Policy forum created
At its March 17 meeting, the Academic Senate announced that the Strategic Issues Committee (SIC) has opened an iLearn site with a forum for discussion of the proposed Online Education Policy. To be enrolled in the iLearn site and participate in the forum, contact SIC Chair, Barry Rothman, professor of biology, at

Program discontinuance hearing
The Educational Policies Council will meet April 7 in ADM 560 to hear proposals to discontinue the following programs: minor in Family and Consumer Sciences, 2:30 to 3 p.m.; B.S. Clinical Science, 3:10 to 3:30 p.m.; M.A. Social Science with a Concentration in Interdisciplinary Studies, 3:40 to 4 p.m.

For more information, contact the Academic Senate office at ext. 8-1264 or

This week in Insiders: Assistant Professor of Holistic Healing Studies Adam Burke published two papers.

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Musical tribute to Provost Gemello
The School of Music and Dance will pay tribute to retiring Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs John Gemello at a free concert Wednesday at 1 p.m. in Knuth Hall, Creative Arts building. Performers include violinist and School of Music and Dance Director Jassen Todorov, saxophonist and Music Lecturer Andrew Speight and pianist and Professor of Music Roger Woodward. For more about the School of Music and Dance's free afternoon concerts, call ext. 8-1431.

Community engagement publishing guidelines skill-building session
Visiting Scholar Nina Wallerstein will facilitate a session Wednesday from 3:30 to 5 p.m. in HSS 306 that will address how to move community-based participatory research (CBPR) into publications. The session will be combined with a meeting to discuss the creation of a CBPR Collaborative, and will discuss refining goals and identifying desired outcomes for the proposed initiative and how to approach the Office of Research and Sponsored Program's available seed funding.

'Walk in her Heels'
The SAFE Place will host a variety of events for Sexual Assault Awareness Month in April. "Walk in Her Heels" will take place Wednesday from noon to 2 p.m. in the Malcolm X Plaza, Cesar Chavez Student Center. The event is a fundraiser where men walk to stop and raise awareness about rape, sexual assault and gender violence.

'Caravan across Persia: An archaeological Tour of Iran'
The Museum Studies Program presents "Caravan across Persia: An Archaeological Tour of Iran," an exhibition that juxtaposes ancient and medieval ceramics from Persia with historical photographs of 1930s Iran. The exhibition opens Wednesday and runs through May 8. The exhibition is free and open to the public from 11 to 4 p.m. in HUM 510. For more information, visit

Anthropology brown bag
Graduate Student Natalie Cox will present findings and personal experiences from doing community-based participatory research in the non-profit world during the Anthropology Department's Brown Bag Series. The talk takes place Wednesday from 12:10 to 1 p.m. in BUS 218.

Managing stress at work and play
Albert Angelo, health educator in student health/counseling and psychological services, will lead the seminar, "Manage Stress at Work and Play," April 2 from 3:30 to 5 p.m. in BH 333. The session will provide tips for managing stress, identifying its causes and developing coping techniques. The session is sponsored by the Center for Teaching and Faculty Development. To register, call ext. 8-6456, e-mail or enroll online at
Mitra Fabian artist lecture

The Artist Lecture Series event with Mitra Fabian will take place Thursday at 7 p.m. in FA 193. The lecture is presented by the Art Department and KQED. Admission is free. For details, call ext. 8-2176.

Coming Up
Center for Teaching and Faculty Development brown bag session
The Center for Teaching and Faculty Development will host its weekly brown bag session April 3 with Pamela Vaughn, associate dean of Faculty Development, from noon to 1:30 p.m. in BH 333. Beverages and fruit will be provided.

Cordelia (from Town to Town)
The Theatre Arts Department’s production of "Cordelia (from Town to Town)," follows the adventures of the remnants of a theatre troupe, represented by the characters of Lear, Cordelia and The Fool, as they travel from town to town in search of performance gigs. It plays at 8 p.m. April 8-11 and 2 p.m. April 12 in the Little Theatre, Creative Arts building. The original script, by Argentinean playwright Alberto Adellach, is an adaptation of Shakespeare's "King Lear." Professor of Theatre Arts Carlos Barón has translated the play to English and added a new scene and lyrics. Tickets are $10. For details and tickets, call ext. 8-2467.

'Cocktales,' a storytelling project examining and exploring men's experience of masculinity will take place April 10 at 7 p.m. in the Studio Theatre, College of Creative Arts. Tickets are $10 for the public and $7 for students. Contact Ismael de Guzman at ext. 8-1203 or for more information.

LGBT/Queer presentation, event
The campus community is invited to a LGBT/Queer mixer, with a presentation by Caitlin Ryan, director of the Family Acceptance Project, on her work with LGBT youth and their families, on April 14 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. in Jack Adams Hall, Cesar Chavez Student Center. Following the presentation, campus groups and academic programs addressing LGBT/Queer concerns will have an opportunity to share ideas and experiences. The event is presented by Safe Zone/Allies Project, Counseling and Psychological Services, ASI EROS, The Caesar Chavez Institute and the California Faculty Association. For more information or to RSVP, contact Mary Cavagnaro at Those requiring disability accommodations should contact Shannon Ulrike at ext. 8-2208.

Environmental studies colloquium
The Department of Environmental Studies will host a colloquium on sustainability, the economy and its effects on American society on April 16 from 7 to 9 p.m. in HSS 310. Professor of Urban Studies Raquel Pinderhughes will make an initial presentation on the green transition, followed by discussion. Attendees are encouraged to bring something to share for the event's potluck.

Informal writing workshop
Betsy Blosser, professor of broadcast and electronic communication arts, and Mary Soliday, director of writing across the curriculum (WAC), will lead a workshop to show how SF State faculty -- as well as faculty in other WAC programs nationwide -- teach using informal writing. The workshop will take place April 22 from 1 to 3 p.m. in BH 333. They will also provide examples of how professors use informal writing to teach content, engage students in discussion and prepare classes for more formal assignments. To register, call ext. 8-6456, e-mail or enroll online at


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