Transportation survey includes chance at $100
The University Transportation Committee asks the community to participate in a comprehensive online transportation survey between the evening of April 27 and May 2 at 5 p.m. Respondents will be entered in a drawing for a $100 gift certificate for the SFSU Bookstore.
The online questionnaire focuses on the Wednesday, April 27 commute. On that date, survey teams counted the number of people who entered and exited campus as well as their mode of transport. The combined data will be analyzed in search of possible improvements. Similar data from 2008 was used to convince BART to move the SF State shuttle stop at the Daly City station.
Visit www.sfsu.edu/transport/ to participate. Contact Wendy Bloom at ext. 8-3838 with questions.
Robert Reich lecture on corporate social responsibility
Robert Reich’s lecture "Will Corporate Social Responsibility Stop a Race to the Bottom in Labor Standards?" takes place Wednesday, May 4, from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Seven Hills Conference Center. Reich is Chancellor's Professor of Public Policy at University of California, Berkeley, former Secretary of Labor and author of the books Supercapitalism and Aftershock. The Labor Studies Program invites the public and the campus community to attend. For more information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
National Physical Education and Sport Week
The National Physical Education and Sport Week is May 2-6. The event aims to increase awareness about the benefits of physical activity throughout one's life. Faculty and staff at SF State will have free access to Group X and Fitness activities, and physical education majors will offer fitness tests and motor skill assessments to Kinesiology Department students.
The week-long series of events is part of First Lady Michelle Obama's, "Let’s Move in the Schools" initiative. For more information, contact Claudia Guedes at email@example.com or ext. 8-2160.
UWA scholarship cruise setting sail
The University Women’s Association (UWA) annual scholarship cruise sets sail May 26 from Barcelona. The 16-day adventure includes visits to ports in Spain, Morocco, Portugal, the coast of France and Copenhagen, Denmark. The fundraising cruise aboard the Marina, Oceania's newest ship, is open to everyone. Proceeds will benefit the Gloria Spencer UWA Scholarship Fund for SF State students.
Prices include round-trip economy air fare, prepaid shipboard gratuities and a shipboard credit. For more information, follow the "events" link at www.sfsu.edu/~uwa or contact Lin Ivory at firstname.lastname@example.org Call Tom Fell, Jr. of the Fell Travel Agency at (800) 321-3355 for the best price on staterooms.
Staff Representative to Academic Senate announcement
The announcement of the 2011-14 Staff Representative to the Academic Senate will be made by 5 p.m. on Monday, May 2 and will be posted on the Academic Senate website at www.sfsu.edu/~senate
The Academic Senate congratulates everyone who participated in the election which raised awareness of the importance of staff participation in shared governance. The Senate also thanks outgoing Staff Representative Tod Arnoldy of the College of Business for his service from 2009 to 2011.
Phi Beta Kappa news
At its annual meeting on April 7, the Omicron chapter members elected the following officers to serve from 2011 to 2013: Pamela Vaughn, president; Michael Goldman, vice president; Masahiko Minami, secretary; Lisa Takeyama, treasurer.
Members of the Omicron chapter of Phi Beta Kappa are encouraged to vote on proposed changes to the national Stipulations Concerning Eligibility for Members in Course issue. Votes must be cast by May 13 at www.surveymonkey.com/s/WWK73JF Persons who did not receive the original e-mail notification should contact Pamela Vaughn at email@example.com
A memorial gathering for Professor Emerita of History Sally Scully will be held at 4 p.m. on Sunday, May 22, at Museo ItaloAmericano, Fort Mason Center, Building C, San Francisco. There is free parking around the entrance near Marina Blvd and Buchanan St. and parking for a fee in the Fort Mason Center lot. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
Gator Youth Sports Summer Camp
The Kinesiology Department will host the Gator Youth Sports Summer Camp for youth ages 7-14. The weekday program runs for six weeks, from June 13 through July 22, from 1 to 5 p.m. For more information, contact David Walsh at email@example.com or 8-7856.
Alumna of the Year announced
Flora Chia-I Chang, president of Tamkang University, has been named the 2011 Alumna of the Year by San Francisco State University. The Alumnus of the Year award recognizes significant contributions in an alumnus' field of work.
Tamkang University (TKU), which serves 28,000 students annually, is known for a global approach to higher education that combines tradition and innovation. Chang will be honored by SF State at the University's 110th Commencement exercises held Saturday, May 21, in Cox Stadium on campus.
Since becoming president of TKU in 2004, Chang has applied her expertise in total quality management and distance learning technology to streamline university operations. In 2009, TKU was the first academic institution in the world to receive international accreditation for its comprehensive information technology data and service management.
Chang's administration has also focused on ensuring that students are prepared for the global workforce. The language of instruction at TKU's pioneering Lanyang Campus in eastern Taiwan is predominantly English. Communications technology and multicultural awareness are required fields of study at all four TKU campuses. Chang has initiated academic partnerships and exchanges in 28 countries with 110 universities, including SF State.
TKU is consistently ranked among the 50 best universities in Asia. In 2009, the university was awarded its 19th National Quality Award from the Taiwan Ministry of Economic Affairs.
A native of Taipei City, Chang earned a master’s degree in economics from SF State in 1982 and a master’s degree in education from Stanford University in 1983. Prior to becoming TKU's eighth president, Chang was vice president for administrative affairs and taught banking and finance. After earning a doctor of education degree from Stanford University in 1995, she became an associate professor in TKU's teacher education program and Graduate Institute of Educational Policy and Leadership.
Read more at www.sfsu.edu/~news/prsrelea/fy11/026.html
Honoring emeritus/emerita faculty
President Robert A. Corrigan and University Provost Sue V. Rosser cordially invite faculty and staff to join them in honoring our 2011 Emeritus/Emerita Faculty on Tuesday, May 17, from 4 to 6 p.m. The annual Rites of Passage celebration will be held at the Seven Hills Conference Center. A list of emeritus/emerita faculty is available at http://academic.sfsu.edu/CMS_uploads/files/27faff-715.docx
Retirement Association travel grants awarded
The San Francisco State University Retirement Association has awarded travel grants to seven staff members:
- Sharon Bliss, Fine Arts Gallery
- Lisa Galli, Biology Department
- Shimina Harris, University Park South
- Bridget McCracken, Public Administration Department
- Angelica Portacio, Academic Technology
- Joy Viveros, Pre-Doctoral Program
- Yoshiko Yamamoto, Anthropology Department
The Travel Grant Committee received a large number of applications and it regrets that it could not fund more of the many excellent proposals. It you would like to support the Retirement Association's grant giving or become a member, contact Thomas Spencer, president, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Following is a list of action items from the April 26 Academic Senate meeting:
- The Academic Senate approved the minutes for April 12
- The Academic Senate approved the agenda for April 26
- The Academic Senate discussed the information item regarding temporary suspension of the Business Administration's Concentration and Minor in Entrepreneurial/Small Business, B.S. Program
- The Academic Senate approved the recommendation from the Academic Policies Committee regarding the proposal to temporarily suspend Academic Senate Policy #S94-190 on the Designation of Colleges and the Redefinition of Schools and Departments, through December 31, 2011
- The Academic Senate approved the recommendation from the Student Affairs Committee regarding the proposed resolution calling for the creation of an Affordable Textbook Task Force
- The Academic Senate approved the recommendation from the Academic Policies Committee regarding proposed revisions to the Perpetual Academic Calendar Policy, #S07-242
- The Academic Senate discussed the recommendation from the Faculty Affairs Committee regarding proposed revisions to the Policy on Selection, Appointment and Review of Department Chairs and Equivalent Unit Directors, #S00-145, in first reading
- The Academic Senate approved the recommendation from the Executive Committee regarding the proposed resolution honoring Professor of Theatre Arts Yukihiro Goto and the Office of International Programs
- The Academic Senate approved the recommendation from the Student Affairs Committee regarding the proposed resolution on Standardized Student Response System Clickers
- The Academic Senate approved the recommendation from the Curriculum Review and Approval Committee regarding proposed revisions to the B.A. in Recreation, Parks and Tourism Administration
- The Academic Senate approved the recommendation from the Curriculum Review and Approval Committee regarding proposed revisions to the B.A. and Minor in Anthropology
- The Academic Senate approved the recommendation from the Curriculum Review and Approval Committee regarding a proposed new Concentration in Energy Systems for the M.S. Program in Engineering
- The Academic Senate approved the recommendation from the Educational Policies Council regarding the proposed discontinuance to the Minor in Ethnographic Methods in Anthropology
- The Academic Senate approved the recommendation from the Educational Policies Council regarding the proposed discontinuance of the B.S. in Business Administration's Concentration in Electronic Commerce Systems, B.S. Program
- The Academic Senate approved the recommendation from the Executive Committee regarding the proposed Meeting Schedule for 2011-12
- The Academic Senate approved the recommendation from the Faculty Affairs Committee regarding the proposed policy to Create a Fellowship Committee
- The Academic Senate Approved the recommendation from the Student Affairs Committee regarding the proposed Resolution on Sustainable Transportation
Senate meeting dates are posted on the University Calendar and on the Senate website at www.sfsu.edu/~senate
Faculty Honors and Awards
Faculty Honors and Awards Committee Chair Genie Stowers will present the winners of the 2011 Distinguished Faculty Awards at the final Academic Senate meeting of the year on Tuesday, May 10. Recipients of the honors and awards are:
- The Excellence in Professional Achievement Award, Gustavo Yep, Communication Studies
- The Sarlo Excellence in Teaching Award, Erik Rosegard, Recreation, Parks and Tourism
- Excellence in Service Award, Allyson Tintiangco-Cubales, Asian American Studies
This week in Insiders: Professor of Cinema Bill Nichols and Associate Professor and Director of Labor Studies John Logan.
Read Insiders: www.sfsu.edu/~news/cmemo/spring11/may2insiders.htm
This week in Newsmakers: Assistant Professor of Biology Vance Vredenburg, Biology Lecturer Jonathan Stern and Associate Professor of Political Science Aaron Belkin.
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8th Annual SFSU Human Rights Summit: Building a Health Revolution Peace by Peace
Recital: Piano students: 1 p.m.
Theatre: The Barber of Seville: 8 p.m.
Recital: SF State Orchestra: 1 p.m.
Lecture: Robert Reich on corporate social responsibility and labor standards: 4 p.m.
Theatre: The Barber of Seville: 8 p.m.
Leadership Academy Series 3: Become a Leader of Change in the Academy: 2:10 p.m.
Poetry Reading by Joseph Stroud & Peter Weltner: 3:30 p.m.
Theatre: The Barber of Seville: 8 p.m.
CSU Student Research Competition
Public Policy Research Group research presentation and discussion: 10 a.m.
Recital: Osvaldo De Leon, piano: 1 p.m.
Play: Dragons & Dresses & Ducklings: 7 p.m.
Theatre: The Barber of Seville: 8 p.m.
May 7: Play: Dragons & Dresses & Ducklings: 7 p.m.
May 7: Theatre: The Barber of Seville: 8 p.m.
May 8: Theatre: The Barber of Seville: 2 p.m.
May 9: Film: Film Previews: 10 a.m.
May 9: Recital: Student composers: 1 p.m.
May 10: Academic Senate Meeting: 2 p.m.
May 11: Lecture: Sally Shannon: noon
May 11: Recital: Student Chamber Music Ensembles: 1 p.m.
May 11: Concert: Afro-Cuban Jazz Ensemble: 7 p.m.
May 12: Recital: Student Chamber Music Ensembles: 7 p.m.
May 13: Spring 2011 Last Day of Classes
May 13: Recital: Happy Concert: 1 p.m.
May 13: Film: The 51st Film Finals: 7 p.m.
May 13: Concert: Carmina Burana: 7 p.m.
May 14: Spring 2011 Final Exams Begin
May 14: Concert: Carmina Burana: 7 p.m.
May 14: Poetry Reading by Susan Thackrey & Robert Duncans The H.D. Book: 7:30 p.m.
May 16: Spring 2011 Final Exams Begin
May 18: Film: Documentary for Health and Social Justice: 7 p.m.
May 21: 2011 Commencement
For more upcoming events, see the University