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Volume 57, Number 25    March 8, 2010         

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Emergency counseling services available to campus community
The Counseling and Psychological Services Center is offering emergency counseling services for campus community members experiencing distress or traumatic symptoms from the earthquake in Chile. The Counseling and Psychological Services Center is located in SSB 208 and open Monday to Thursday from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. More tips on stress reduction are available at or by calling ext. 8-2208.

Human Resources follow-up survey
The associate vice president and the staff of Human Resources, Safety & Risk Management are committed to continually improving the Human Resources experience. Complete a five-minute follow-up survey, which will be sent to faculty, staff and administrators by e-mail on March 5. Participation is confidential. Feedback will be used to help drive positive and beneficial change in Human Resources. For more information, contact the HR Labor and Employee Development Workgroup at ext. 5-4366 or visit  

Offering students educational seminars
The Wise Wishes Institute is offering students a series of free educational seminars in the College of Ethnic Studies, designed to address life challenges students face as they explore ways to strengthen their skills and abilities. The Wise Wishes Institute is part of a study by Robert Keith Collins, assistant professor of American Indian Studies. For more information, visit


University to offer more than 550 summer session classes
SF State's summer session 2010 will offer more than 550 classes through the College of Extended Learning to help students progress toward a degree. More classes may be added depending on demand.

Classes will be available in three sessions: June 7 to July 9, June 21 to Aug. 13, and July 12 to Aug. 13. Summer registration time notices will be mailed to eligible students on March 22, with priority registration taking place April 12 to 16. For a full schedule of summer 2010 classes, visit:

For more information on the summer session, visit

SF State 13th in national Reyclemania competition
Out of the 600 schools competing in Recyclemania, a national college and university recycling competition, SF State sits in 13th place. It’s easy to participate: recycle all bottles, cans, paper and hard plastics in the blue bin. Composting helps too, so place all food, coffee cups, paper plates and paper towels in the green compost bins. Visit the recycling Web site for more info on how and what to recycle/compost on campus:

2010 conference dates announced for Community of Academic Technology Staff The 13th annual Community of Academic Technology Staff (CATS) conference, held April 13-15, showcases projects, experiences and interests of CSU staff and faculty using online and classroom technologies in higher education. CATS 2010 conference details, registration and updates are available at Participation is free for CSU staff and faculty. 

For inquiries, contact Noelia Mendoza, SF State's CATS liaison, at ext. 8-6906 or

Retention, tenure and promotion workshops scheduled
The Office of Faculty Affairs and Professional Development has scheduled five informal discussion sessions focused on helping faculty to prepare for retention, tenure and promotion. The sessions will be conducted by Wanda Lee.

During these sessions, participants will have the opportunity to share information with colleagues, compare notes and strategies, and discuss issues of retention, tenure and promotion.

Faculty in their second through fifth year can RSVP for the following sessions: April 20 from 10:10 a.m. to noon in ADM 460; April 22 from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. in ADM 458A; and April 28 from 10:10 a.m. to noon in ADM 460.

Faculty applying for tenure and promotion can RSVP for a session on April 30 from 2:10 p.m. to 4 p.m. in ADM 460.

To register for one of these discussion sessions or for more information, call ext. 8-2204 or e-mail

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

This week in Insiders: Professor of Professional and Technical Writing Lu Rehling, Assistant Professor of Professional and Tehnical Writing Neil Lindeman, and Associate Professor of American Indian studies
Joanne Barker.

Read Insiders:

In this issue of Newsmakers: Profesor of English Rachelle Waksler
and Professor of Psychology David Matsumoto.

Read Newsmakers:

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.

Lecture: The shaping of Dubai: 2:10 p.m.

Enhancing Student Participation: 12:30 p.m.

Public conversation: Dave Eggers on Panorama: 8:30 p.m.

CTFD Workshop: Stress management and rejuvenation techniques: 12:30 p.m.

Lecture: Aging Explorers' Lecture Series: Long-term care insurance: 12:30 p.m.

Faculty Learning Community: Teaching unprepared students: 12:30 p.m.

Theatre: "Juliet": 8 p.m.

Coming Up
March 12: Symposium: Intellectual Economies, Interdisciplinary responses to the CSU budget crisis: 9 a.m.

March 12: Recital: Ryan Fogg, piano: 1 p.m.

March 12: Theatre: "Juliet": 8 p.m.

March 13: Theatre: "Juliet": 8 p.m.

March 14: Lecture: Morrison Artists Series Pre-Concert Talk: 2 p.m.

March 14: Theatre: "Juliet": 2 p.m.

March 14: Concert: Morrison Artists Series: New Century Saxophone Quartet: 3 p.m.

March 15: Faculty Learning Community for New Faculty: Challenges and strategies: noon

March 15: College of Education brown bag education talk series: noon

March 15: Recital: Percussion students: 1 p.m.

March 16: CalPERS planning your retirement: 9:10 a.m.

March 16: Faculty Learning Community: Student engagement techniques: 12:30 p.m.

March 16: Theatre: "Two on a Party": 8 p.m.

March 17: Defensive driver training: 8:30 a.m.

March 17: Symposium: Critical Blackness and Indigeneity: 9 a.m.

March 17: Faculty Learning Community: Designing and implementing hybrid courses: noon

March 17: Defensive driver training: 1 p.m.

March 17: Recital: SF State Chamber Singers and University Chorus: 1 p.m.

March 17: Performance: SF State speech and debate team: 2 p.m.

March 17: Lecture: Coming Out as Black - Discourse of Power, Gratefulness in Transracial Adoption: 5:30 p.m.

March 17: Recital: New Music by SF State Composers: 8 p.m.

March 18: Symposium: Critical Blackness and Indigeneity: 9 a.m.

March 18: CalPERS planning your retirement: 9:10 a.m.

March 18: Raza Studies Speaker Series: Role of Central American Cultural studies in Latino studies: 12:30 p.m.

March 18: Theatre: "Juliet": 8 p.m.

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

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




For more upcoming events, see the University Calendar


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