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Volume 59, Number 31    April 9, 2012         

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Angel Island inscriptions and immigrant poetry tour
A tour of the Angel Island Immigration Station will begin at 11 a.m. on Sunday, April 15. Professor of Foreign Languages and Literatures Charles Egan will lead the tour and discuss selected inscriptions in Chinese and other languages, with the focus on texts not previously published. Reservations are required for the University Women's Association-sponsored tour, which begins at the U.S. Immigration Station on Angel Island. Cost of the tour is $10 per person (the ferry fare is not included). To RSVP or obtain more information, contact Lin Ivory at

Bookstore accepting fall textbook orders
The SFSU Bookstore is processing orders for the fall 2012 term. The bookstore will offer a gift card to each department that has submitted at least 90 percent of their fall 2012 textbook orders by April 16. Place orders online at

CATS Regional and Virtual conferences nearing
The CSU Community of Academic Technology Staff (CATS) 15th Annual Regional and Virtual conferences focus on the technological and educational advances, themes and issues influencing the direction of academic technology. The conference showcases successful projects, experiences and strategies. Registration is free for CSU staff and faculty. Get more information and register at the CATS website or e-mail questions to SF State CATS Liaison Noelia Mendoza at

The ticket for fresh food
Tickets are on sale for the third annual Farm to Fork event to be held Wednesday, April 18 on the Quad starting at 11:30 a.m. The event, hosted by Physical Planning and Development and ECOStudents, will feature organic and seasonal produce grown within 250 miles of campus and prepared by Vista Room students and chef Dan Honan. Proceeds will help raise funds for campus sustainable food initiatives.

Buy your tickets online at or pay cash at the Bursar's Office or One Stop Student Service Center. Learn more at or e-mail questions to

Register for Student Life's First Annual 5K Walk/Run
Take part in the Student Life at SF State 5K Walk/Run for Wellness on Sunday, April 22. Rejuvenate your body and energy for the final weeks of the spring semester with a walk or run with fellow SF State students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends in this race around the campus. Event registration is open through 8:45 a.m. on the day of the event along State Drive on campus. All registered participants will receive a complimentary gift bag. The first 50 registrants will receive a free event T-shirt. Registration forms and information and are available online at

Forum on social justice and equity in the academy
The Academic Senate and the Office of Faculty Affairs and Professional Development invite faculty colleagues to join a discussion on the subject of social justice and equity in education. Areas of discussion will include how social justice and equity are conceptualized and manifested in their scholarship, teaching and service; how faculty assess and sustain their social justice and equity initiatives; and what next steps need to be taken to advance social justice and equity in their field of study. The forum will be held Friday, April 27 from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the J. Paul Leonard Library (room to be announced).

Gator Youth Sports Summer Camp
The Department of Kinesiology is once again hosting the Gator Youth Sports Summer Camp for boys and girls ages 7-14. The camp will be held on campus 1 to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday from June 11 through July 20. For more information, visit the Kinesiology website at or contact Dave Walsh at or ext. 8-7856.


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College of Liberal & Creative Arts named
Upon the conclusion of the University Planning Advisory Council (UPAC) process in April 2011, a new college was configured. Consisting of all departments and programs from the former colleges of Humanities and Creative Arts, as well as four departments from the former College of Behavioral and Social Sciences and the Liberal Studies Program, the college was originally designated as "Arts and Humanities,"* with the asterisk indicating that "once departmental placements are confirmed, faculty may wish to consider the college's name and suggest modifications." After a broad consultative process, faculty and staff recently elected to adopt the name College of Liberal & Creative Arts. This change has been approved by Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Sue V. Rosser and President Robert A. Corrigan, and is effective immediately. Websites, forms, and other documents will be updated in due course.

Paul Sherwin, dean of the college, stated that there was a clear consensus that the new name properly reflects the college's broad scope. Although the UPAC proposal had included a separate entity within Arts and Humanities, "School of Creative Arts," the College Council voted unanimously not to single out any sub-unit as part of the larger whole.

"The success of this collaborative decision-making process signals that Liberal & Creative Arts has begun the long-term effort of forging a distinctive identity and mission," Provost Rosser stated. "There are many synergies in the new college that I expect will lead to productive collaborations among academic programs and individual faculty members. We look forward to further college-initiated changes that will strengthen its operations and its ability better to serve our students."

Ribbon cutting to mark initial library opening
The campus community is invited to a special ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the initial opening of the J. Paul Leonard Library on Tuesday, April 10. The ceremony will begin at 2 p.m. at the Quad Entrance to the Library, rain or shine.

The J. Paul Leonard Library closed in 2008 for renovations to expand and seismically upgrade the building. Limited library services began operating in March 2012 and the Library will be fully operational in fall 2012.

Services now available in the Library include 12 group study rooms in the Study Commons area, which includes computers and quiet study space, the Book Pickup/Checkout Desk and some open stacks.

Academic Senate
Following is a list of action items from the April 3 Academic Senate meeting:

  • Heard a report from Chair Vaughn, "recalling -- in the wake of the murder of Trayvon Martin and students at Oikos University -- 1968 and the inspired leadership and inspirational words of the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Robert F. Kennedy, urging us all to reject the destructive power of lawlessness, revenge and hatred, and instead to conduct ourselves with love, with justice, and with wisdom, keeping our eyes ever fixed on the mountaintop"
  • Heard a report on Metro Academy by CoPI Metro Health Academy and Chair of Health Education Mary Beth Love and Chair of CAD and Metro CAD leader Rene Dahl
  • Elected Assistant Professor of Social Work Jocelyn Hermoso for a three-year term to the CSU Academic Council on International Programs
  • Elected Music History Lecturer Paul Ellison for a four-year term to the position of Faculty Graduation Marshall
  • Heard an update from the Educational Policies Council regarding the ongoing review of the Academic Program Discontinuance Policy (S93-177)
  • Heard a report from CSU/Statewide Senators Andrea Boyle and Darlene Yee-Melichar
  • Approved the Faculty Affairs Committee recommendation regarding proposed revisions to the Retention, Tenure and Promotion Policy (F11-241)
  • Approved unanimously the Curriculum Review and Approval Committee's recommendation regarding proposed revisions to the B.A. Degree in Cinema
  • Approved unanimously the Executive Committee recommendation regarding the proposed resolution Opposing Discontinuation or Suspension of State University Grants to Financially Needy Graduate Students in the CSU

Nominations open for Staff Representative to Academic Senate
The Academic Senate is accepting nominations for the Staff Representative. The nomination period will run through Friday, April 13 and is open to units 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9. The Staff Academic Senate Representative is elected to a term of three years and is required to attend all Academic Senate meetings and all assigned Standing Committee meetings every working Tuesday from 2 to 5 p.m. during the fall and spring semesters.

Nomination ballots must be submitted to the Academic Senate by 5 p.m. on Friday, April 13. To complete and submit the online nomination form, visit or learn about eligibility and procedure at

The election for the Academic Senate Staff Representative will run from Friday, April 20 through Friday, April 27. Election results will be made available by close of business Monday, April 30.

Refer questions to Bridget McCracken, chair of the Academic Senate staff election committee, at

Senate meeting dates are posted on the University Web calendar and on the Senate website at

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This week in Insiders: Technical Services Specialist Marty Masters, Librarian Ned Fielden and Professor of Marketing Bill Perttula.

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This week in Newsmakers: Director of the Family Acceptance Project Caitlin Ryan and Assistant Professor of Asian American Studies Valerie Soe.

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We mark the passing of Professor Emeritus of Biology Claude Gordon Alexander.

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

Recital: Piano students: 1 p.m.

Book-reading: Driving Down the Cost of Drugs: 3 p.m.

J. Paul Leonard Library and Sutro Library Ribbon Cutting: 2 p.m.

Cancer Support Group for Faculty and Staff: 4 p.m.

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

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Lecture Series: Grandparents and Family Relationships: 12:30 p.m.

Recital: Piano students: 1 p.m.

Recital: Voice students: 1 p.m.

Fulbright Information Workshop: 2 p.m.

Marriott's Corporate Culture of Employee Inclusion and the Peer Workplace Issues Resolution Process: 5 p.m.

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

Roundtable Discussion: Incorporating Community Service Learning (CSL) in Your Courses: 10 a.m.

Colloquium: Participatory Action Research as a Science for Community-based Social Change: noon

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

Conference: Driving Commitments - From Occupy to Occupations in Responsibility

Baseball vs. Cal State Monterey Bay: 3 p.m.

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

Concert: SF State Gospel Choir and SF State Orchestra: 8 p.m.

Coming Up
April 14: Fishing for Words: The Pacifica Pier Poetry Walk: 1 p.m.

April 14: Concert: SF State Chamber Singers: Then and Now: 8 p.m.

April 15: Baseball vs. Cal State Monterey Bay: 11 a.m.

April 16: ORSP Post-Award Forum: noon

April 16: Recital: Piano students and Professor Roger Woodward: 1 p.m.

April 17: Academic Senate: 2 p.m.

April 17: Theatre: One-Act Fringe: 7 p.m.

April 18: Recital: Piano students and Professor Roger Woodward: 1 p.m.

April 18: Softball Hosting Notre Dame de Namur in a Doubleheader: 1 p.m.

April 18: Talk: A negotiated landscape: The transformation of San Francisco's waterfront since 1950: 5 p.m.

April 18: Theatre: One-Act Fringe: 7 p.m.

April 19: A Tribute to Stacy Doris on behalf of the SFSU community: 3:30 p.m.

April 19: Double Change Collective in honor of Stacy Doris featuring members of the Paris-based poetry collective: 4:30 p.m.

April 19: Theatre: One-Act Fringe: 7 p.m.

April 19: Concert: Jazz Combos and Big Band: 7 p.m.

April 20: Softball Hosting Sonoma State in a Doubleheader: 1 p.m.

April 20: Recital: Kudrat Kamilijanov, piano: 1 p.m.

April 20: Theatre: One-Act Fringe: 7 p.m.

April 20: Theatre: CockTales: Fathers and Sons: 7 p.m.

April 20: Theatre: Hamlet: 8 p.m.

April 20: Theatre: Greenhouse 2012: 8 p.m.

April 21: Moss Landing Marine Labs Open House: 9 a.m.

April 21: Baseball vs. Cal State Stanislaus Double Header: 11 a.m.

April 21: Softball Hosting Sonoma State in a Doubleheader: noon

April 21: Theatre: Hamlet: 8 p.m.

April 21: Theatre: Greenhouse 2012: 8 p.m.

April 22: Theatre: Greenhouse 2012: 2 p.m.

April 22: Theatre: Hamlet: 2 p.m.

April 22: Pre-Concert Talk: Morrison Artists Series: Trio Valtorna: 2 p.m.

April 22: Concert: Morrison Artists Series: Trio Valtorna: 3 p.m.

April 22: Moss Landing Marine Labs Open House: 9 a.m.


For more upcoming events, see the University Calendar



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