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Volume 59, Number 24    February 20, 2012         

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Student Research Competition
Faculty are asked to encourage students to apply for the CSU Student Research Competition by the Monday, Feb. 20 deadline. Current students, as well as those who graduated in spring, summer or fall 2011, are eligible. The CSU Student Research Competition provides an opportunity for both undergraduate and graduate students to present their outstanding research projects and creative works. The campus competition will take place Feb. 27-March 2. Up to 10 winners will be selected to represent SF State in the CSU system-wide competition held May 4-5 at CSU Long Beach. Winners receive cash awards.

Registration forms and application guidelines are available at Participants are also invited to exhibit their work in the Graduate Research and Creative Works Showcase April 26. Send questions to Maria Conrad at

Panetta Congressional Internship
The Institute for Civic and Community Engagement (ICCE) is accepting applications for the 2012 Panetta Congressional Internship until Feb. 20. The internship for sophomores and juniors includes an expenses-paid two-week training retreat at the Panetta Institute at CSU Monterey in August, and an 11-week internship in the Washington D.C. office of a California member of the U.S. House of Representatives during the fall 2012 semester. Travel to and from Washington, housing expenses and a stipend will be covered by the program. Faculty are urged to recommend qualified students for this opportunity. E-mail or call ext. 8-6419 for program and application details.

Daly City BART station improvements
Bay Area Regional Transit (BART), in partnership with various agencies, including SF State, has undertaken a station improvement plan to address increased capacity and operational efficiency of the Daly City station for buses and shuttles, as well as improved pedestrian and bicycle access and way-finding. As part of that effort, the SF State Transit Committee is soliciting comments from members of the campus community, more than 5,000 of whom use the Daly City BART station daily.

Plans will build on recent improvements for the safety and convenience of riders, such as the fall 2010 relocation of the SF State Shuttle stop to a location adjacent to the Muni 28 bus stop. Draft concepts for planned improvements to the Daly City BART station are posted at

Submit comments and questions by Feb. 20 to

Student Leadership Awards nominations now open
The Student Leadership Awards Ceremony highlights the outstanding service that student leaders, student organizations and faculty/staff advisors provide to the campus and larger communities. The four awards include the Outstanding Student Leader Award, the Outstanding Student Organization Award, the Outstanding Faculty/Staff Advisor Award and the Social Justice Award. To submit a nomination, complete the appropriate award form at
by 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 29. Award recipients will be announced at the Dean of Students Leadership Awards Ceremony on Thursday, April 19.

The Gay Couples Study
The Center for Research and Education on Gender and Sexuality (CREGS) at SF State seeks gay male couples to participate in a study examining sex and relationship dynamics. Participation involves completing five computerized surveys over a three-year period. Finishing each survey takes 60-90 minutes. Both partners must participate. Each partner is paid $40 for every visit. Interested couples may schedule their first appointment by calling toll-free (888) 688-1777. For more information, visit

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Presidential Search Committee to hold first meeting
The California State University Board of Trustees begins the search this month for a new president of San Francisco State University to succeed President Robert Corrigan, who is retiring.

The first meeting of the search committee will be held in an open forum from 10 a.m. to noon on Monday, Feb. 20 at the Seven Hills Conference Center. It will be followed by a closed meeting of the committee at 1 p.m. The 10 a.m. forum is the only meeting of the committee that is an open meeting.

The purpose of the open forum is to review the role of the committee, receive comments and input from the public and campus community, explain the search process and confidentiality, confirm the schedule of meetings, discuss preferred attributes of the next president, review the descriptions and needs of the campus and presidential position, and discuss any other business related to the search process.

The campus community is invited to attend the open forum, which will also be streamed live via the Internet. Please check the Presidential Transition website for the URL and for more information about the presidential search at

Dean of College of Business candidates visit
Candidates have been selected to interview for the position of Dean of the College of Business. All members of the campus community are invited to attend presentations to hear each candidate speak about their vision for the the College of Business. A reception will follow each presentation.

View the list of candidates (login required) at

Academic Senate
Following is a list of action items from the Jan. 31 Academic Senate meeting:

  • Heard Chair's report on the importance of collegiality and campus visits during searches
  • Heard a report from Director of Government Relations Lisbet Sunshine
  • Heard a report from Bookstore Manager Rob Strong and Textbook Specialist Wendy Johnson: Update on the Affordable Textbooks Initiative Senate Resolution RS11-285
  • Approved the recommendation from the Executive Committee regarding the proposed University Reapportionment for Academic Senate Representation
  • Discussed the recommendation from the Executive Committee regarding the proposed Library Advisory Committee Policy in the first reading
  • Approved the recommendation from Curriculum Review and Approval Committee regarding a proposed Minor in Persian Studies
  • Discussed the recommendation from Curriculum Review and Approval Committee regarding the proposed Online Education Policy in the first reading

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

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This week in Insiders: Associate Professor of Geography and Human Environmental Studies Ellen Hines and Professor of Theatre Arts Jo Tomalin.

Read Insiders:

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This week in Newsmakers: Journalism Lecturer Brenda Payton and English Lecturer Jennifer Arin.

Read Newsmakers:

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SF State received $1,235,989 in grants and contracts in December 2011 and January 2012.

Read Grants & Contracts:

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

Presidential Search Committee, First Meeting: 10 a.m.

Recital: Jassen Todorov, violin, and William Corbett-Jones, piano: 1p.m.

Koreans in America Book Launch: 1:30 p.m.

Exhibit: SmART Space: An interactive exhibit at the intersection of art and technology: through March 15

Graduation Fair 2012: 9 a.m.

Performance: Pamela Z: 5 p.m.

Recital: University Dance Theater preview: 1 p.m.

Women's Basketball vs. Cal State Dominguez Hills: 5:30 p.m.

Lecture: Artist Lecture Series: Andrew Schoultz: 5:30 p.m.

Men's Basketball vs. Cal State Dominguez Hills: 7:30 p.m.

Concert: SF State Wind Ensemble and Chabot College Wind Ensemble: 7 p.m.

Softball Hosting UC San Diego in a Doubleheader: noon

Program: Race-Baiting, Red-Baiting or Queer-Baiting: 1 p.m.

Recital: Lawrence Ferrara, guitar: 1 p.m.

The Multivalent Body: Varying Perspectives of the Human Form: 5 p.m.

Women's Basketball vs. Cal State L.A.: 5:30 p.m.

Men's Basketball vs. Cal State L.A.: 7:30 p.m.

Coming Up
Exhibit: Head of the Table: through Feb. 25

Feb. 25: Softball Hosting UC San Diego in a Doubleheader: 11 a.m.

Feb. 27: Recital: Student jazz combos: 1 p.m.

Feb. 28: Academic Senate: 2 p.m.

Feb. 29: Joseph McBride: Writing in Pictures: noon

Feb. 29: Panel discussion: Then and Now: Circa 1980-2012+: 5:30 p.m.

March 1: Dance: University Dance Theater: 8 p.m.

March 2: Recital: SF State Orchestra: 1 p.m.

March 2: Dance: University Dance Theater: 8 p.m.

March 3: Baseball vs. Cal State LA: 11 a.m.

March 3: Dance: University Dance Theater: 8 p.m.

March 4: Baseball vs. Cal State LA: 11 a.m.

March 4: Pre-Concert Talk: Morrison Artists Series: Parker Quartet: 2 p.m.

March 4: Concert: Morrison Artists Series: Parker Quartet: 3 p.m.


For more upcoming events, see the University Calendar



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