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Volume 58, Number 23    February 21, 2011         

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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 SF State and the larger community. Four awards are presented each year: Outstanding Student Leader, Outstanding Student Organization, Outstanding Faculty/Staff Advisor, and Social Justice. 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 Direct questions to Sarah Bauer, acting managing director of LEAD, at or ext. 8-2174.

Design and Dressmaking Center supplies needed
The Apparel Design and Merchandising program asks for donations of never used or gently used paper patterns, buttons, zippers, ribbons and other trim to go to a planned Design and Dressmaking Center for professional designers in Tajikistan. Donations will help to improve the originality and ingenuity of designers who work under challenging conditions in a developing country. Donations will be accepted on the first floor entrance of Burk Hall from Feb. 21 - Feb. 24. For more information, contact Connie Ulasewicz at ext. 8-1860.

Oscar documentaries to be screened
The DOC Film Institute at SF State, in collaboration with The Balboa Theater, will present "Oscar Docs 2011," a three-day screening of short and feature documentary films nominated for 2011 Academy Awards. The event, now in its fifth year, is the only opportunity in the Bay Area to watch these exceptional films collectively in a cinema hall. Screenings will be held at The Balboa Theater.

Screenings will run from noon to 10 p.m., Feb. 22 - 24. For more information, including a list of the films to be screened and a link to buy tickets online, visit

National clothing drive
The SustainU oneSHIRT National Collegiate Clothing Drive will be held on campus Feb. 21 - 23. Unwanted clothing may be dropped off in the Goodwill bins at the Cesar Chavez Student Center, Dining Center and the Student Services Building. Donations will benefit Goodwill Industries' back-to-work programs and items that cannot be resold will be recycled by Goodwill. For more information, contact Connie Ulasewicz at ext. 8-1860 or Caitlin Steele at ext. 5-3868.

CalPERS 'Planning Your Retirement' workshops scheduled
CalPERS members who are within five years of retiring are invited to attend a workshop that will cover how to maximize retirement benefits, how retirement benefits are calculated, the steps to take prior to retiring and the retirement application process. Limited one-on-one sessions with a CalPERS retirement specialist are available after the workshop. Sessions will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. on March 11, 14, 21 and 23. More details and registration information can be found at



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Feedback wanted on college reorganization
President Corrigan has asked the Academic Senate to conduct an advisory referendum on alternatives for reorganizing the University from its current eight-college structure. Voting began Feb. 11 and will conclude on Feb. 22.

Voting is limited to members of faculty, who were notified of their eligibility by e-mail from the Senate. Comments on the three options in the referendum are welcome from the entire University community.

To view the proposals and provide feedback, please visit This page will accept feedback through Friday, Feb. 25.

ICCE 2010-11 awards
The Institute for Civic and Community Engagement (ICCE), on behalf of the Community Service Learning program, announced recipients of the 2010-11 awards and honors in the following categories: Community Service Learning Award, Community Engagement Award, Jefferson Award for Public Service and Civic Engagement Recipients. Those honored include:

  • Assistant Professor of Design and Industry Steve Jones: Faculty Award for Outstanding Community Service Learning
  • Khary Dvorak-Ewell, College of Business: Community Service Learning Student Award
  • Stacey Jones, College of Creative Arts: Community Service Learning Student Award
  • Saul Anaya, Si Se Puede, Cesar Chavez Elementary School: Community Service Learning Community Partner Award
  • Nicky Trasvina, Counselor, Student Resource Center, College of Behavioral and Social Sciences: Community Engagement Staff and Student Award
  • Christopher M. Zepeda, English Department, College of Humanities: Community Engagement Staff and Student Award
  • Andy Cho, Division of Information Technology: Bay Area Jefferson Awards for Public Service Civic Engagement Initiative

The Community Service Learning program, a unit of the Institute for Civic and Community Engagement, will honor the award recipients at an award ceremony in April. Visit for more information about the awards and honorees.

Academic Senate
The Academic Senate will meet Tuesday from 2 to 5 p.m. in the Nob Hill Room of the Seven Hills Conference Center. An open floor period will be held from 2 to 2:10 p.m., providing an informal opportunity to raise questions or make comments directed to Senate officers or University administrators. The agenda will include:

  • Approval of the minutes for Feb. 8
  • Approval of the agenda for Feb. 22
  • Report on the Faculty Referendum regarding academic reorganization
  • Recommendation from the Academic Policies Committee on proposed revisions to the requirements for Baccalaureate Degrees Policy: Addition of Culminating Experience, second reading
  • Recommendation from the Curriculum Review and Approval Committee on proposed revisions to the English M.A. Program, Concentration in Linguistics, first reading
  • Recommendation from the Faculty Affairs Committee on proposed revisions to the policy on Selection, Appointment and Review of Department Chairs and Equivalent Unit Directors, first reading
  • Recommendation from the Academic Policies Committee on proposed revisions to the Liberal Studies Council Membership, first reading
  • Recommendation from the Academic Policies Committee on the proposed academic calendar for summer 2012, first reading

Senate meeting dates are posted on the University Calendar and on the Senate website at

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This week in Insiders: Creative Writing Lecturer Anne Galjour, Associate Professor of Labor Studies John Logan, Unit Head for Collection Acquisition Management Joan E. Borrelli, Professor Emerita of Italian Natalia Costa-Zalessow, Professor of Health Education Erik Peper and Political Science Lecturer David Lee.

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This week in Newsmakers: Director of Government Relations Lisbet Sunshine, Associate Professor of Biology Gretchen LeBuhn and Associate Professor of Broadcast and Electronic Communication Arts Dina Ibrahim.

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SF State received $4,078,702 in grants and contracts from November 2010 through January 2011.

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Click on the link for each event to view full listing in the University Calendar.

Graduation Fair 2011: 9 a.m.

Recital: Vijay Iyer, jazz piano: 1 p.m.

Theatre: One-Act Fringe: 7 p.m.

Conference: Leading IT into the future: 11 a.m.

Film: Oscar Docs: noon

Academic Senate Meeting: 2 p.m.

Theatre: One-Act Fringe: 7 p.m.

Conference: Leading IT into the future: 6:30 a.m.

Film: Oscar Docs: noon

Sustaining the Relevance of General Education Courses: 12:30 p.m.

Theatre: One-Act Fringe: 7 p.m.

Conference: Leading IT into the future: 6:30 a.m.

Assessing Students' Professional Formation: 12:30 p.m.

Film: Oscar Docs: 2 p.m.

Poetry Reading: Steve Katz & Barbara Henning: 3:30 p.m.

Theatre: One-Act Fringe: 7 p.m.

Lecture: Addressing the Legacy of Agent Orange: noon

Recital: Quartet Rouge: 1 p.m.

Theatre: One-Act Fringe: 7 p.m.

Coming Up
Feb. 26: Science Competition: Sea Lion Bowl

Feb. 27: Concert: The Return of the Three Muses: 4 p.m.

March 1: Panel: Why is Ethnic Studies Outlawed in Arizona?: 12:30 p.m.

March 1: Academic Senate Meeting: 2 p.m.

March 2: Recital: ImprovisAsians: 1 p.m.

March 2: Workshop: Strategies for Teaching Large Classes: 2:30 p.m.

March 3: Poetry Reading by Tisa Bryant & Ronald Palmer: 3:30 p.m.

March 4: Recital: ImprovisAsians: 1 p.m.

March 6: Lecture: Socio-economic Conditions in the U.S. Today: 1 p.m.

March 6: Lecture: Morrison Artists Series pre-concert talk: 2 p.m.

March 6: Concert: Morrison Artists Series: San Francisco Contemporary Music Players: 3 p.m.

March 6: Poetry: Tisa Bryant , Jen Hofer, Jennifer Nellis, Ronald Palmer, Konrad Steiner, Erin Morrill and C.S. Giscombe: 7:30 p.m.

March 7: Double Sided Quilt: Gender and Crossing Borders: 10 a.m.

March 8: Black Womanist Activism, A Fact of Life-From the Past to the Present: noon

March 8: Academic Senate Meeting: 2 p.m.

March 8: Women of Color Poetry: 7 p.m.


For more upcoming events, see the University Calendar



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