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Volume 57, Number 29    April 12, 2010         

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Registration open for 2010 Graduate Research and Creative Works Showcase
Registration is now open for the 2010 Graduate Research and Creative Works Showcase, to be held May 6 from 3 to 5:15 p.m. in the Main Gym. Graduate faculty members are asked to encourage students to participate in the showcase. Participants and their faculty mentors are also invited to attend the post-showcase dinner reception where registered students will be eligible to win prizes, including a laptop computer. Registration forms are due by April 9. Registration forms and additional registration information are available on the graduate studies Web site at

Campus network upgrade schedule announced
The University is upgrading its network equipment and cable infrastructure, resulting in 100 Mbps network connection speed to the desktop and gigabit speed between buildings. This upgrade will enable the campus to provide additional wireless capability.
The following is the schedule for the network upgrade:
Project Schedule:
March 22-24, Business; March 25-April 7, Burk Hall; April 8-13, Ethnic Studies and Psychology; April 13-14, Gymnasium; April 14, Children's Center; April 14-19, Science; April 20-22,Thornton Hall; April 23-27 New Admin; April 27-28, Old Admin; April 28-29, Corp Yard; April 29, Central Plant; April 30-May 10, Humanities; May 10-13 HSS; May 14-18, Fine Arts; May 18, Greenhouse; May 27-28, Hensill Hall.
For more details on this project, visit:

SF State smoking policy enforcement begins April 12
University Police will begin enforcing the SF State smoking policy -- which allows smoking only in designated areas -- with $58 fines for each violation. Enforcement begins April 12, 2010.

The smoke-free campus policy originally went into effect on Aug. 23, 2004. It prohibits smoking on all University-owned and leased property with the exception of designated smoking areas. In conjunction with the new stronger enforcement, the number of designated smoking areas on campus has been reduced. Four designated smoking areas remain on campus effective April 12: those at Font Boulevard, North State Drive and State Drive that serve the residence hall community.

Academic Senate
The following is a list of action items from April 6 Academic Senate meeting:

  • Senate Election: Alex Schuster, Lisa Hines and Karen Johnson-Carroll were elected to serve on the Board of Appeals and Review; Michelle Wolf, professor of broadcast and electronic communication arts, was elected to serve as the Academic Senate representative to the Center of Teaching and Faculty Development Advisory Board.
  • Heard a proposal to approve a resolution in support of a smoke-free campus.
  • Approved the degree name change from Radio and Television to Broadcast and Electronic Communication Arts.
  • Approved a new interdisciplinary minor in Race and Resistance Studies.
  • Approved the discontinuance of the minor in Gerontology.
  • Reviewed the proposed policy for baccalaureate degree requirements. This item returns April 20 in second reading.
  • Reviewed the proposed discontinuance of the BS in Clinical Science. This item returns April 20 in second reading.

Nomination period open for staff representative to Academic Senate
The Academic Senate is accepting nominations for the staff representative. The nomination period will run from March 25 to April 14. Eligible voting staff includes: Unit 1 physicians, Units 2, 5, 7, 9, 10, 12 and 13 CSUEU, Unit 4 APC-SSP I and SSP II; Unit 6 SECT, Unit 8 SUPA and Confidential.

The Staff Academic Senate Representative position requires attendance at all Academic Senate meetings and all assigned Standing Committee meetings every working Tuesday from 2 to 5 p.m. during the fall and spring semesters. Visit the Academic Senate Web site for more details regarding eligibility and procedure, and a link to the nomination ballot.

Academic Senate committee nominations now accepted
The Academic Senate will accept University-wide nominations for committee vacancies through April 13. Vacancies include:

  • Academic Freedom Committee (two positions)
  • At-large Academic Senator (four positions)
  • CSU/Statewide Academic Senator (two positions)
  • Honorary Degree Committee (one position)

For more information, nomination forms and committee information, visit

This week in Insiders:
Professor of Counseling Robert Chope, Ned Fielden, Library education coordinator and Erik Peper, director of the Institute for Holistic Healing Studies.

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In this issue of Newsmakers: Associate Professor of Cinema Joseph McBride and Professor of Psychology David Matsumoto.

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New way to submit events to CampusMemo
CampusMemo now picks up event listings directly from the University Calendar to streamline the events publicity function for campus units. Departments interested in publicizing an event in CampusMemo simply need to register the event on the University Calendar by 10 a.m. on Wednesday of the previous week. To submit an event, go to and click on "Submit an Event" in the left-hand navigation bar. This new procedure saves event sponsors the extra step of entering information specifically for CampusMemo, and the later deadline for submittal allows more time for event sponsors to submit their items to CampusMemo.

Click on the link for each event to view full listing in the University Calendar.

Recital: Trumpet students: 1 p.m.

Lecture: Claiming the Academy: 3:30 p.m.

Concert: SF State Wind Ensemble: 8 p.m.

Community of Academic Technology Staff (CATS) Online Conference, 13th Annual: 9 a.m.

Faculty Learning Community: Student engagement techniques: 12:30 p.m.

Workshop: Make the interview count: 4 p.m.

Reading: The Golden Ring, a novel: 4:10 p.m.

Community of Academic Technology Staff (CATS) Online Conference, 13th Annual: 9 a.m.

Promoting Creativity in the Classroom: 12:30 p.m.

Lecture: Aging Explorers' Lecture Series: Understanding Depression in Older Adults: 12:30 p.m.

OLLI lecture: Senior population depression: 12:30 p.m.

Recital: SF State Chamber Singers and University Chorus: 1 p.m.

Lecture: The Middle Assyrian period in the second millennium: 5:30 p.m.

Community of Academic Technology Staff (CATS) Online Conference, 13th Annual: 9 a.m.

Public Lecture: The Climate Links to Pentagon: 10:30 a.m.

Faculty Workshop: Teaching writing in class: noon

Workshop: iLearn Quizzes: 1 p.m.

Teacher Symposium and Recruitment Fair: 4 p.m.

Workshop: Make the interview count: 4 p.m.

Second Annual Gina Berriault Award Reading: 7 p.m.

Artist Lecture Series: Ann Weber: 7 p.m.

Concert: SF State Orchestra: 8 p.m.

Coming Up
April 16: Recital: Victoria Neve and Inara Morgenstern, piano: 1 p.m.

April 16: Film Screening: The Oak Park Story: 5:30 p.m.

April 17: Concert: Retirement Celebration for Professor Albirda Rose: 8 p.m.

April 19: Lecture: College of Education Brown Bag: noon

April 19: Recital: Maiko Nishio, piano: 1 p.m.

April 20: 17th annual African American community health fair: 10 a.m.

April 20: Brown bag talk: Recognizing unanticipated teaching moments: 12:30 p.m.

April 20: Workshop: Make the interview count: 4 p.m.

April 21: Faculty Learning Community: Designing and implementing hybrid courses: noon

April 21: Recital: Alexander String Quartet, Tony Striplen, Jassen Todorov, Roger Woodward: 1 p.m.

April 21: Workshop: Fulbright Scholarships: 2 p.m.

April 21: Workshop: Make the interview count: 4 p.m.

April 21: Movie screening and discussion: "City of the Shark," with filmmaker David McGuire: 5:30 p.m.

April 22: Workshop: Make the interview count: 4 p.m.

April 23: Recital: Piano students: 1 p.m.

April 23: Performance: "Cock Tales": 6:30 p.m.




For more upcoming events, see the University Calendar


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