EOP director named
Vice President of Student Affairs and Dean of Students Penny Saffold announced the appointment of Oscar Gardea as director of the Educational Opportunity Program (EOP). Gardea, who served as the admissions coordinator of EOP for three years, replaces Ginger Yamamoto, who retired. He joined the University in September 2004 as a financial aid counselor. Previously, he served as a program coordinator and then assistant director at AACE Upward Bound in San Francisco, and filled several roles in the EOP at University of California, Santa Barbara. Gardea recently earned a master's degree in public administration at SF State.
RSCA award consultations available
Submitting for a Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity (RSCA) award this year? The Center for Teaching and Faculty Development (CTFD) can help assess projects and offer guidance on writing a successful proposal. CTFD will hold special consultation hours for RSCA applicants from 1 to 3 p.m., Monday, Feb. 7, through Friday, Feb. 11. Visit ADM 450A during consultation hours or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule an appointment. The deadline to submit proposals for RSCA mini-grants up to $5,000 is Monday, Feb. 14.
Leadership in Action Awards nominations
The sixth annual Leadership in Action Awards recognize the outstanding service that student leaders, student organizations and faculty/staff advisors provide to the SF State and the larger community. Four awards have been established to recognize these contributions and service:
- Outstanding Student Leader
- Outstanding Student Organization
- Outstanding Faculty/Staff Advisor
- Social Justice Award
The nomination deadline is 5 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 28. For additional information about the awards and the online nomination process, visit the Leadership in Action Awards website at www.sfsu.edu/~lead/leadership/awards/index.html Direct questions to Sarah Bauer, acting managing director of LEAD, at email@example.com or ext. 8-2174.
Free tickets for the Music of Living Composers
Four Seasons Concerts invites faculty, staff and students to order a pair of complimentary tickets to the Music of Living Composers concert at 4 p.m. on Sunday, March 6 at Herbst Theatre. Baritone Thomas Buckner and his company will introduce the audience to music written by contemporary composers Peter Garland, Michael Byron, Fred Ho and Rosco Mitchell.
R.S.V.P. by e-mail to ccarpenter@FSArts.org with your name, address and telephone number or send a fax to (510) 549-3504. Tickets may be picked up at the Herbst Theatre box office between 2:30 and 3:30 p.m. the day of the concert. Guests must be at least 6 years old. Herbst Theatre is located at 401 Van Ness Ave. in San Francisco. Visit the Four Seasons website at www.fsarts.org/ for more information.
Construction begins on fuel cell complex
PG&E, in collaboration with SF State, will install, operate and maintain a 1.6-megawatt fuel cell complex on campus which will contribute to campus energy savings. The complex will be located in the decommissioned steam boiler plant attached to the Gym.
Work modifying the existing plant to receive the fuel cell equipment will begin in late February and will involve saw-cutting and concrete removal, both of which typically generate noise and dust. A crane will be stationed near the boiler building to lift the equipment into place.
PG&E will also begin installation of a high-voltage electrical connection to its distribution grid at the intersection of 19th and Holloway Avenues. The buried conduit will be installed along 19th Avenue and below-ground vaults at the edge of the sidewalks on 19th and Holloway. This work will require some parking restrictions along 19th Avenue. To minimize disruption, all work in the bus stop area will take place at night during the week of spring break (March 28 - April 1). Signs will be clearly posted. Construction is expected to be complete in late summer.
For more information on the project and construction updates, visit www.sfsu.edu/~build/construct.htm
The following is a list of action items from the Feb. 8 Academic Senate meeting:
- The Academic Senate approved the minutes for Dec. 7, 2010
- The Academic Senate approved the agenda for Feb. 8
- The Academic Senate elected Assistant Professor of Foreign Languages and Literatures Mohammad Salama to the position of At-Large Executive Committee Member
- The Academic Senate approved the recommendation from the Academic Policies Committee on the proposed revisions to the Reasonable Accommodations Policy for Employees with Disabilities
- The Academic Senate discussed the recommendation from the Academic Policies Committee on the proposed revisions to the Requirements for Baccalaureate Degrees Policy: Addition of Culminating Experience, first reading
- The Academic Senate approved the recommendation from the Curriculum Review and Approval Committee on the proposed title change and revisions to the Labor Studies BA Program Curriculum
- The Academic Senate approved the recommendation from the Curriculum Review and Approval Committee on the proposed revisions to the Core Curriculum and Concentrations in Child and Adolescent Development BA Program; Young Child and Family; Youth and Family Services; Research and Public Policy
- The Academic Senate approved the recommendation from the Executive Committee on the proposed reapportionment for 2011-12 Academic Senate College Representatives
- The Academic Senate approved the recommendation from the Student Affairs Committee on the proposal to rescind the American Ethnic Heritage Committee's Policy #S81-79
Senate meeting dates are posted on the University Calendar and on the Senate website at www.sfsu.edu/~senate
This week in Insiders: Professor of Biology Thomas Parker and Director of the Family Acceptance Project Caitlin Ryan.
Read Insiders: www.sfsu.edu/~news/cmemo/spring11/feb14insiders.htm
This week in Newsmakers: Associate Professor of Broadcast and Electronic Communication Arts Dina Ibrahim, Professor of Political Science Robert Smith and Assistant Professor of Foreign Languages Mohammad Salama.
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Leadership Academy Series (part one): 2:10 p.m.
Faculty Learning Community: Program Evaluation and Renewal: 2:10 p.m.
Talk: Does Recent Legal Philosophy Rest on an Oversight?: 5 p.m.
Faculty Learning Community: Research and Publication: 2:10 p.m.
Panel discussion: Mexico and Mexico-ness: 2 p.m.
Poetry Reading: Gloria Gervitz: 3:30 p.m.
Film: ¡Soy Mexico!: 5 p.m.
Comedy: Donald Lacy's Colorstruck: 8 p.m.
Recital: James Witzel and friends: 1 p.m.
Feb. 20: Panel discussion: Contemporary Conceptual
Feb 20: Film: ¡Soy Mexico!: 3 p.m.
Feb. 20: Recital: William Corbett-Jones, piano: 3 p.m.
Feb. 21: Commencement: Graduation Fair 2011: 9 a.m.
Feb. 21: Recital: Vijay Iyer, jazz piano: 1 p.m.
Feb. 22: Academic Senate Meeting: 2 p.m.
Feb. 23: Sustaining the Relevance of General Education Courses: 12:30 p.m.
Feb. 24: Assessing Students' Professional Formation: 12:30 p.m.
Feb. 24: Poetry Reading: Steve Katz & Barbara Henning: 3:30 p.m.
Feb. 25: Lecture: Addressing the Legacy of Agent Orange: noon
Feb. 25: Recital: Quartet Rouge: 1 p.m.
Feb. 26: Science Competition: Sea Lion Bowl
Feb. 27: Concert: The Return of the Three Muses: 4 p.m.
March 1: Academic Senate Meeting: 2 p.m.
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