Hayes to be honored as Alumnus of the Year
Filmmaker and environmentalist Randy Hayes (M.A. '80) has been named the 2010 Alumnus of the Year by San Francisco State University.
Once described by the Wall Street Journal as an "environmental pitbull," Randy Hayes has dedicated his life to protecting the environment and shedding light on environmentally destructive business practices by some of the world's largest companies. SF State will honor Hayes at the University's 109th Commencement exercises to be held Saturday, May 22 in Cox Stadium on campus.
Hayes made a splash while earning his master's degree in environmental studies at SF State in 1980. Armed with a 16 millimeter camera, he and two other students produced the documentary "The Four Corners," which examined the social, cultural and environmental effects of energy development in the U.S. Southwest. The film's examination of strip-mining on Native American land moved viewers and won the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences award for "Best Student Documentary" in 1983.
"Randy Hayes has been a tireless champion for environmentalism, sustainability and responsible business practices throughout his career," President Robert A. Corrigan said. "His advocacy has ensured that future generations will inherit a cleaner, more just world."
SF State student e-mail moving to Microsoft Live@edu
All student e-mail accounts will be moving to Microsoft's Live@edu service after the spring semester. Student e-mail addresses will change from @sfsu.edu to @mail.sfsu.edu. Students who forward e-mail will continue to have e-mail forwarded. To assist with the transition, messages sent to student e-mail addresses @sfsu.edu will be temporarily forwarded to @mail.sfsu.edu addresses until September 2010. After that time, messages addressed to @sfsu.edu will be returned to the sender. Faculty and staff e-mail addresses will not change.
Honoring emeritus/emeriti faculty
Faculty and staff are invited to honor retiring faculty at the annual Rites of Passage celebration May 18, from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Seven Hills Conference Center. An MS Word 2007 list of emeritus/emeriti faculty is available at http://academic.sfsu.edu/CMS_uploads/files/27faff-663.docx
May 10 deadline for ORSP internal funding
Applications are being accepted for two new programs to support the professional development of SF State faculty in the areas of research and creative activity for the 2010-11 fiscal year: Individual Investigator or Collaborative Grants for research and creative projects (anticipated award size is about $10,000 to $15,000 per project), and Intensive Methodological Training Grants for statistical training and/or consultation (up to $3,000 per applicant). Eligible faculty may apply to either or both programs. Deadline for submission is May 10, with awards to be announced in early June. For more information, visit http://research.sfsu.edu/findfunding/orsp_foa_2010_01/orsp_foa_2010_01.html or contact Jackie White at firstname.lastname@example.org or ext 8-3578.
The Academic Senate will meet May 11 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 May 4, 2010 meeting
- Approval of the agenda for the May 11, 2010 meeting
- A recommendation from the educational policies council regarding proposed revisions to the discontinuance policy, second reading
- A recommendation from the student affairs committee regarding proposed revisions to the board of appeals and review charge, second reading
- A recommendation from the curriculum review and approval committee regarding proposed revisions to the BS in computer science
- A recommendation from the curriculum review and approval committee regarding proposed revisions to the Ed.D. in educational leadership
- A recommendation from the executive committee regarding a proposed resolution in honor of Lee Blitch, vice president of University Advancement
- A recommendation from the executive committee regarding a proposed resolution in honor of outgoing senators
The following is a list of action items from the May 4 Academic Senate meeting:
- Faculty Honors and Awards Committee Chair Genie Stowers presented the winners of the 2010 Distinguished Faculty Awards as follows: The Excellence in Professional Achievement Award, Edward S. Conner (Biology); The Sarlow Excellence in Service Award, Gail Weinstein (English); and The Sarlow Excellence in Teaching Award, John Elia (Health Education).
- An amendment to add Environmental Sustainability as an overlay requirement to the requirements for the baccalaureate degree: majors, concentrations, minors and certificates passed.
- An amendment to specify who appoints the Advising Center and Student Affairs representatives to the BRC, LDCC and UDCC; and to clarify that the committees certify courses as meeting specific graduation requirements as part of the requirements for the baccalaureate degree: majors, concentrations, minors and certificates passed.
- The proposed requirements for baccalaureate degrees, majors, concentrations, minors and certificates policy passed.
Minutes from the inaugural 2010-11 Academic Senate meeting include:
- Senate Chair Shawn Whalen was re-elected by acclamation to serve a third term
- Wei Ming Dariotis was elected to serve as senate vice-chair on the second ballot
- Robert Collins was elected to serve as senate secretary on the second ballot
- Sugie Goen-Salter was elected by to serve as first senator at-large to the Executive Committee on the second ballot
- Pamela Vaughn was elected to serve as first senator at-large to the Executive Committee on the third ballot
- The following Senators were elected to Chair the Standing Committees of the Academic Senate: Academic Policies Committee: Trevor Getz; Curriculum Review and Advisory Committee: Genie Stowers; Faculty Affairs Committee: Eileen Levy; Student Affairs Committee: Bridget McCracken; Strategic Initiatives Committee: Barry Rothman
This week in Insiders: Associate Professor of Biology Gretchen LeBuhn and Librarian Ned Fielden.
In this issue of Newsmakers: Professor of Communication Studies Joseph Tuman.
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 www.sfsu.edu/calendar/ 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.
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Film: Film Previews: 9 a.m.
School of Nursing Open House: 11 a.m.
Faculty Learning Community for New Faculty: Challenges and strategies: noon
Recital: Chamber music student ensembles: 1 p.m.
Social Action & Change (SAC) Student Showcase: 7 p.m.
Film: Film Previews: 9 a.m.
Lecture: Visions of Israel -- Zionism Beyond the Mideast Conflict: 2:30 p.m.
Lynn Fox and Sandra Elliot on how substitute and beginning teachers can make a difference: noon
Performance: The Booming, Blooming Creative Talent of Seasoned Adults: 12:30 p.m.
Recital: Student compositions: 1 p.m.
Film: Casino Jack and the United States of Money: 6:30 p.m.
May 13: Screening: BECAfest 2010: 7 p.m.
Performance: Califabrication, a Budget Crisis: 8 p.m.
May 14: Recital: Tuba and bassoon students: 1 p.m.
May 14: Film screenings: The 50th Film Finals: 5:30 p.m.
May 17: Discussion: The current state of California: 5 p.m.
May 18: Museum Sale: noon
May 18: Film: Screening of student documentaries: 7 p.m.
May 23: Concert: Wesley Farrand Day Piano Competition: winners concert: 3 p.m.
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