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Volume 57, Number 26    March 15, 2010         

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Campus Recreation offering Intensive Training Push program for faculty and staff
The Intensive Training Push (ITP) Week is five days of physical training that will push faculty and staff toward personal fitness goals. The first week is March 15-19. To register, visit

SFSU Bookstore processing orders for summer, fall terms
The Bookstore is now processing orders for summer and fall terms. The Bookstore will once again offer every department on campus a $750 Bookstore gift card if at least 90 percent of Fall 2010 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.

CSU to honor Nisei students
The California State University (CSU) plans to award Special Honorary Bachelor of Humane Letters degrees to CSU students of Japanese ancestry who were forced from their academic studies due to internment during World War II.

SF State plans to honor affected students or their families who live in the San Francisco Bay Area at the University's Commencement on May 22.  Potential honorees would include any affected emigrants of Japanese ancestry or their descendants who attended a CSU and now live in the Bay Area and were impacted by federal Executive Order (EO) 9066. EO 9066, signed by President Franklin D. Roosevelt, authorized military authorities to exclude "any and all persons of Japanese ancestry" from designated areas as necessary for national defense. EO 9066 was the first step in a program that uprooted Americans of Japanese ancestry from their West Coast communities.

SF State is asking for assistance in identifying individuals who qualify for the honorary degree. Former SF State students or families of students whose studies were interrupted due to the internment are urged to contact Teresa Ono at ext. 5-3770 or

For more information, visit

Proposals for a stronger, leaner SF State under review
The University Planning Advisory Council (UPAC), has received 55 proposals from the SF State community on cost-saving and revenue-generating measures as well as ideas to re-envision the university as a stronger, leaner institution directed by its values. UPAC is a 17-member group established by President Robert A. Corrigan to consider and recommend to the president ways the University might re-envision itself in light of new fiscal realities. The Council has completed an initial prioritization of the proposals received to date and continues its discussions. Community members are encouraged to continue to submit proposals, which will be reviewed on a rolling basis. The proposal form, along with UPAC's charge, membership and helpful resources can be found at:

2010 conference dates announced for Community of Academic Technology Staff (CATS)
The 13th annual CATS online conference, held April 13 to 15, showcases projects, experiences and interests of CSU staff and faculty using online and classroom technologies in higher education. SF State CATS members and guests are invited to the conference viewing lounge in BH 170. The room will be available from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., April 13 to 15 to view conference presentations as a group or on individual workstations. RSVP for the CATS lounge by enrolling via POWER at or e-mail

Participation is free for CSU staff and faculty. More information is available at

Travel grant renewals open
The San Francisco State University Retirement Association is renewing its travel grant awards. This year the awards will go to members of the faculty (next year to staff members). The awards are for travel during 2010 and have a $700 maximum value. The association expects to fund up to seven grants.

The criteria for a grant award are: presentation or participation at a conference, summer field work, or research at an institute. Other types of research will be considered.

Send applications to Tom Spencer, chair of the travel grant committee, via e-mail: and indicate if you have other sources of funding for your travel request. Applications are due April 7.

Introduction to retirement planning with tax sheltered annuities (403B)
Benefit and Retirement Services will present a Tax Shelter Annuity (403B) lunch hour workshop with ING fund sponsor, Barbara Gruenwald of Zuk Financial Group, on March 26 from noon to 1 p.m. in ADM 460. The workshop is designed for anyone who wishes to learn about saving pre-tax dollars by enrolling in a Tax Sheltered Annuity (403B) plan. To register, visit and click on "what's new." Seating is limited to 20 employees per workshop. One-on-one sessions with Gruenwald are also available for March 26. RSVP by e-mail to

Discontinuance meeting scheduled
The Educational Policies Council will meet March 23 in ADM 560 to hear proposals to discontinue the following two programs: BS in Clinical Science at 2:30 p.m.; and the minor in Gerontology at 3 p.m. Contact the Academic Senate office with any questions at ext. 8-1264 or

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 dinner reception following the showcase 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

Faculty development opportunity from Cesar Chavez Institute
Faculty from the College of Ethnic Studies (CoES), or research teams with at least one CoES member, that are developing proposals for external funding are encouraged to apply to Cesar Chavez Institute's (CCI) Fall 2010 Proposal Development Group. Advanced proposals are of particular interest, even if previously rejected. Research must relate to one of CCI’s three areas of socially engaged scholarship in communities of color: self-determination, health or education.
Mentorship, peer support, office space, networking possibilities, and limited support for research-related expenses
will be provided(e.g., replacement and release time, RA support or intersession pay) for a maximum of $5,125. Three research projects will be selected by the end of April. Applications will be evaluated based on the following criteria:

  • A social justice focus, especially as relating to communities of color (30 percent)
  • Real community impact -- explicit, detailed focus on community engagement, potential to affect policy, create a program, or clarify a critical issue in our communities  (30 percent)
  • Reasonable probability of getting funding (20 percent)
  • Need for support (20 percent)

Applicants should submit the following in electronic form to by April 5, 2010:

  • A current Curriculum Vitae
  • Proposal of at least two pages (draft, or final version with comments if submitted and rejected)
  • A one-page cover sheet summarizing the research and specifying what is needed to complete the proposal
  • If known, the name of the institution to which the proposal will be submitted

Academic Senate
The Academic Senate will meet March 16 from 2 to 5 p.m. in the Nob Hill Room of the Seven Hills Conference Center. The agenda will include:

  • Approval of the Minutes for the March 2 meeting
  • Approval of the Agenda for the March 16 meeting
  • A report from Ramon Castellblanch, SF State chapter president of the California Faculty Association
  • A recommendation from the Faculty Affairs Committee regarding proposed revisions to the policy on temporary faculty, second reading
  • A recommendation from the Academic Policies Committee regarding the proposed policy on the requirements for the baccalaureate degree: discussion restricted to sections VI-VIII, first reading
  • A recommendation from the Strategic Issues Committee about proposed revisions to the bylaws regarding elections, first reading

The following is a list of action items from March 2 Academic Senate meeting:

  • Approved the minutes for the Feb. 16 meeting
  • Approval of the agenda for the March 2 meeting
  • Approved a resolution in support of AS 2919-09/FGA call for adequate and sustainable funding in support of public higher education
  • Reviewed proposed revisions to the policy on temporary faculty, first reading
  • Reviewed the proposed policy on the requirements for the baccalaureate degree:  discussion restricted to sections I-V

This week in Insiders:
Associate Professor of Accounting Theresa Hammond, Professor Emeritus of Broadcast and Electronic Communication Arts Arthur Asa Berger, Associate Professor of Creative Writing Camille Dungy and Assistant Professor of Raza Studies Jeffrey Duncan-Andrade.

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In this issue of Newsmakers: Professor of Communication Studies Joe Tuman and Assistant Professor of Health Education Emma Sanchez-Vaznaugh.

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College of Education brown bag education talk series: noon

Recital: Percussion students: 1 p.m.

Theatre: "One-Act Fringe": 6 p.m.

CalPERS planning your retirement: 9:10 a.m.

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

Theatre: "One-Act Fringe": 6 p.m.

Lecture: Research in Tribal Communities, my story as a native researcher: 7 p.m.

Theatre: "Two on a Party": 8 p.m.

Defensive driver training: 8:30 a.m.

Symposium: Critical Blackness and Indigeneity: 9 a.m.

Faculty Learning Community: Designing and implementing hybrid courses: noon

Defensive driver training: 1 p.m.

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

Performance: SF State speech and debate team: 2 p.m.

Lecture: Coming Out as Black - Discourse of Power, Gratefulness in Transracial Adoption: 5:30 p.m.

Theatre: "One-Act Fringe": 6 p.m.

Recital: New Music by SF State Composers: 8 p.m.

Symposium: Critical Blackness and Indigeneity: 9 a.m.

CalPERS planning your retirement: 9:10 a.m.

Raza Studies Speaker Series: Role of Central American Cultural studies in Latino studies: 12:30 p.m.

Lecture: Oregon's indigenous farmworkers, improving environmental health conditions: 3 p.m.

Theatre: "One-Act Fringe": 6 p.m.

Theatre: "Juliet": 8 p.m.

Coming Up
March 19: Symposium: Interdisciplinary group report on progress: 8:30 a.m.

March 19: Recital: Mas Koga, Jimmy Biala and John-Carlos Perea: 1 p.m.

March 19: Lecture: Technology for Sustainable Economic Development: 2 p.m.

March 19: Theatre: "One-Act Fringe": 6 p.m.

March 19: "Juliet": 8 p.m.

March 20: Spring Tea: 1:30 p.m.

March 20: Theatre: "One-Act Fringe": 2 p.m.

March 20: Theatre: "Juliet": 8 p.m.

March 21: Theatre: "Juliet": 2 p.m.

March 22: Lecture: A comparative analysis of public long-term care insurance: 10 a.m.

March 24: Faculty workshop: Strategic decision making and change management: 12:30 p.m.

March 24: Lecture: Climate change and landscape conservation: 5:30 p.m.

March 25: Recital: Chamber music student ensembles: 8 p.m.

March 26: Recital: Chamber music student ensembles: 1 p.m.




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