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Volume 57, Number 19    January 25, 2010         

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University Budget Committee to meet
The University Budget Committee will meet Jan. 29 from 10:30 a.m. to noon in the NEC Room on the fifth floor of the Administration building.

Faculty admitted free of charge to California Academy of Sciences
From Feb. 1 through March 15, educators receive free admission to the California Academy of Sciences in honor of their service to the community. To participate, show proof of occupation and a valid ID at the ticket window. To learn more about other teacher opportunities, visit 

Defensive driver training scheduled
The next Defensive Driver Training will be held Feb. 25, from 1 to 4:30 p.m., in the Facilities Training Room (TR-101) in Corporation Yard. To sign up, call the Office of Environmental Health & Occupational Safety at ext. 8-7888 or e-mail  Attendees are requested to provide their name, department, e-mail address, phone number, California driver's license number and class of license when registering.

Volunteers needed for Sea Lion Bowl
Volunteers are needed for a Northern California regional ocean science competition for high school students, to be held at SF State on March 6 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. A variety of roles and tasks are available. For more information and a training schedule, visit For most roles, training is required. Potential volunteers should plan to attend at least one training session, ideally including a team practice session. If interested, contact Erin Blackwood, regional coordinator, at ext. 8-3757 or

New faculty and staff e-mail system launched
SF State launched a new Microsoft Exchange e-mail and calendar system for faculty and staff in summer 2009. Faculty and staff pilot users have reported the new system is reliable and ready for all faculty and staff to switch. Existing faculty and staff e-mail systems will be decommissioned later this semester.

Individuals can sign up to switch at any time. For more information on making the switch, visit

The Exchange system supports:

  • Web access via
  • Outlook, Entourage, Apple Mail and Thunderbird e-mail programs
  • Access to e-mail, calendar and contacts using iPhones and other mobile access devices

Contact your local IT support or the Division of Information Technology Help Desk at or ext. 8-1420 with questions.

13th CSU Symposium on University Teaching: call for proposals
CSU faculty from all disciplines are invited to submit proposals for the 13th CSU Symposium on University Teaching, hosted by CSU San Bernardino,  and co-sponsored by the CSU Institute for Teaching and Learning and the Chancellor’s Office.

The CSU Symposium is a peer-reviewed conference for teaching and learning. These conferences have proven to be inspiring, energetic events that renew and invigorate CSU's commitment to teaching and learning. The conference offers the following content areas for conference proposals:

•    Active learning and communication   
•    Learners and diversity   
•    E-Learning and technology
•    Community and group collaboration
•    Teaching strategies and communication   
•    Scholarship of teaching and learning
•    Assessment and evaluation
•    Course design for lesson/learning continuity (during campus closures, emergencies, class cancellation)
•    Wild Card (for topics that don't fit the above content areas)

Proposals are due at the Teaching Resource Center, CSU San Bernardino by Feb. 8. To submit a proposal, and for more information visit
For questions, please contact the Teaching Resource Center at CSUSB at (909) 537-7424 or

24th annual CSU Student Research Competition announced
The CSU Student Research Competition provides an opportunity for undergraduate and graduate students to present research projects and creative works. To help ensure a strong pool of applicants, faculty members are asked to encourage students to apply. Current students, as well as those who graduated in spring, summer or fall 2009, are eligible.  The deadline for submissions is Feb. 15 for the campus competition, which will take place from Feb. 23 to March 1.

The University will select as many as 10 campus winners to compete in the CSU system-wide competition to be held April 30 to May 1 at San Jose State University. SF State students have done well in this competition in the past, including awards in four categories last year. Winners receive cash awards.

Student registration forms and application guidelines are available on the Graduate Studies Web site: All participants are also invited to exhibit their work in the Graduate Research and Creative Works Showcase in May. Contact Maria Conrad, Division of Graduate Studies, at with questions.

Academic Technology announces spring schedule
iLearn workshops during the spring 2010 semester will help participants develop an online component for their course, either to supplement face-to-face delivery, for hybrid delivery, or for complete online delivery. Upcoming workshops include:iLearn Start Up Kit: introduction; iLearn Grand Tour: setting up resources, assignments and gradebook; iLearn Forums: create and facilitate online class discussions; iLearn Assignments: provide students feedback on work they submit; and iLearn Quizzes. The workshops are free-of-charge to SF State faculty and staff. For more information or to schedule a workshop, call ext. 5-3536, or e-mail

Benefit for athletic scholarship endowment
The SF State Athletic Department will host its 10th annual Comedy Night on Feb. 27 at 7:30 p.m. in the McKenna Theatre, Creative Arts building. The lineup of comedians will include Tim Conway, Rich Little, Tommy Smothers, Kevin Pollack, Will Durst, Ronnie Schell, Steve Rossi and music by the Andrew Speight Quartet. The event is a benefit for the SF State Athletics Scholarship Endowment. For more information, or for tickets, visit

This week in Insiders: Erik Peper, director of the Institute for Holistic Healing Studies, published a paper and Professor Emeritus of Philosophy Jacob Needleman recently published a book.

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In this issue of Newsmakers: Associate Professor of Creative Writing Camille Dungy discusses her new book and Professor of Biology Frank Bayliss is honored at the White House.

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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.

Workshop: iLearn Start Up Kit: 10 a.m.

iLearn Assignments: Provide students feedback on work they submit: 1 p.m.

Workshop: Turnitin for written assignments: 10 a.m.

iLearn from 0 to 60: Catching Up to Speed: 1 p.m.

iLearn Forums: Create and facilitate online class discussions: 10 a.m.

iLearn Quizzes: 1 p.m.

iLearn Forums: Create and facilitate online class discussions: 10 a.m.

iLearn Gradebook: Track student progress online: 1 p.m.

Coming Up

Jan. 29: Workshop: iLearn Grand Tour: 1 p.m.

Feb. 1: iLearn Start Up Kit: 10 a.m.

Feb. 1: iLearn Forums: Create and Facilitate Online Class Discussions: 1 p.m.

Feb. 2: iLearn Grand Tour: 10 a.m.

Feb. 3: iLearn Grand Tour: 10 a.m.

Feb. 4: iLearn Gradebook: Track Student Progress Online: 10 a.m.

Feb. 4: iLearn Assignments: Provide Students Feedback on Work They Submit: 1 p.m.

Feb. 4: Colloquium: Student writing and the new literacies: 3:30 p.m.

Feb. 4: Opera: "Cosi Fan Tutte": 8 p.m.

Feb. 5: Opera: "Cosi Fan Tutte": 8 p.m.



For more upcoming events, see the University Calendar


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