UBC meeting rescheduled
The University Budget Committee's (UBC) regular meeting has been rescheduled. The UBC will meet on Thursday, May 10 from 2 to 3:30 p.m. in the NEC Room of the Administration building.
Feminist Follies and Other Fallacies one-night only
Graduate students in performance studies will present the original show Feminist Follies and Other Fallacies on Thursday, May 10 at 8 p.m. in HUM 133. The solo and ensemble scripts will share the perspectives of five young performer-writers on such themes as perceptions of beauty, body image, dating, marriage and meat consumption. The seven scenes will offer humor, sadness, self-reflection and possibilities for the future.
The campus community and friends are invited to the one-night event and faculty are asked to announce it to their students. A $5 donation is requested at the door but no one will be turned away for lack of funds. For more information, contact Professor of Communication Studies Mercilee Jenkins, the class instructor and director, at email@example.com
You & Me Study seeks YOU!
The You & Me Study seeks black and white men in same-sex relationships to participate in a computer survey. The study explores how masculinity, culture and homophobia influence relationships and sexual health. Each partner will receive $40 for time and participation, and privacy is a top priority.
Call toll free (855) 837-4840, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.youandmestudy.com to find out if you and your partner are eligible to participate. Appointments are scheduled at the convenience of participants. You & Me is a study conducted by SF State's Center for Research and Education on Gender and Sexuality.
Supporters are asked to help promote the study by telling friends, liking it on Facebook or following the You & Me Twitter feed
Summer Swim Lessons
Campus Recreation will host Summer Swim Lessons for youth and adults beginning June 11. Lessons will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 12:40 p.m., Monday through Thursday and Saturdays. Visit the Campus Recreation Summer Swim Web page for more information and to register.
Yoga Teacher Training
The Kinesiology department's Physical Education program, in partnership with the College of Extended Learning, will offer a Yoga Teacher Training class this summer. Participants will receive a recognized Yoga Alliance certification of 200 hours training, plus a specialization in teaching children and youth in schools, and 30 Continuing Education Units. Classes begin July 16 and run through Aug. 18.
The main instructor is Pedro Franco of Yoga Tree SF. Guest teachers will give students the opportunity to experience various yoga traditions. Learn more at www.cel.sfsu.edu/yoga/index.cfm
Summer Writing Colloquium
The Committee on Written English Proficiency invites faculty to a Summer Writing Colloquium on Wednesday, Aug. 22 from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in BH 229. The topic will be "Teaching Writing Using 2.0 Technology." Faculty from across disciplines will describe what they do in their classes, leaving time for discussion. Morning coffee and lunch will be provided.
RSVP by Monday, Aug. 20 to Mary Soliday at email@example.com to register and request a lunch. For details, visit http://wac.sfsu.edu/content/
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 to July 20. Visit the Kinesiology website at http://kin.sfsu.edu/gatorCamp.aspx for more information, or contact Dave Walsh at firstname.lastname@example.org or ext. 8-7856.
Women's Association Scholarship Cruise
The University Women's Association invites the campus community to join them for their 20th scholarship cruise, scheduled for next year: June 21 to July 4, 2013. Sailing on AMA Waterways, the cruise will travel from Paris, France to Prague, Czech Republic. Sign up for the entire 14-day package that includes accommodations and tours in Paris and Prague, or just for the 7-night riverboat cruise; cruise only prices, including shore excursions, start at $2,659 per person (excluding airfare). Those interested are encouraged to sign up early because accommodations are limited to 150 people and unsold staterooms will be released to the public after June 15, 2012.
To learn more about the cruise and included amenities, visit www.sfsu.edu/~uwa or e-mail Lin Ivory at email@example.com
Research, Scholarly and Creative Works Symposium
The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (OSRP) invites the campus community to a research, scholarly and creative works symposium presented by faculty winners of the 2011 ORSP small grant and methodology awards competition. This year's presentations include hypertension management in Chinese elderly, history as graphic art and labor relations. The presentations will be held Monday, June 4 from 12:30 to 5 p.m. in Library Events Room 121.
AT Summer Institute adds sessions
May sessions for the Academic Technology Summer Institute 2012 are full, so June sessions have been added to meet faculty demand. The two-day institute is designed to enrich course delivery options and offer customized support for individual teaching needs. The sessions will allow participants to:
• Attend faculty presentations and hands-on workshops
• Meet with peers and explore creative teaching methods
• Review course instructional modes
• Take advantage of campus-supported technologies
• Customized teaching needs support
Space is limited. SF State faculty who register by May 20 will receive free priority registration and lunch. Visit http://at.sfsu.edu/otl/institute/ for more information or send questions and comments to firstname.lastname@example.org or call ext. 5-5550. To register, visit http://atcentral.sfsu.edu/
Study seeks volunteers
Assistant Professor of Health Education Richard Harvey, in collaboration with Menlo Park biotechnology firm Telome Health Inc., is seeking volunteers for a study on telomere length and biological aging. Volunteers will be asked to complete a 30-minute online health survey and make three visits over 12 months to a site on or near the SF State campus to provide blood and saliva samples. Participants will be paid $20 per visit ($60 total) and, at the end of the study, will have the option to receive a report of their telomere length and educational information about telomeres and health.
To learn more or to enroll, visit www.telomehealth.com/research-study/ or contact Richard Harvey at email@example.com or ext. 8-3478, or Shalini Mukherjee at Telome Health Inc. at firstname.lastname@example.org or (650) 289-0289, ext. 218. Be sure to add "SFSU" in the comments section when registering online.
Barbro Osher to receive honorary with degree
Barbro Osher, a local philanthropist with an extraordinary record of generosity, will be awarded an Honorary Degree at San Francisco State University's 111th Commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 19.
As Chairman of the Board, Barbro Osher has led the Osher Foundation to become one of the nation's leading charitable foundations. At SF State and at more than 150 other colleges and universities across the United States, the Oshers have established Osher Lifelong Learning Institutes to provide educational opportunities to seasoned adults and Osher Reentry Scholarships to help students whose studies have been interrupted for five or more years to earn their baccalaureate degree.
Read more at www.sfsu.edu/~news/prsrelea/fy12/042.html
June 1 Clipper card required for free Muni 28 transfer at Daly City BART
Beginning June 1, free transfers between BART and the Muni 28 line at Daly City Station will no longer be done via paper transfer. In order to get the free transfer from BART to the Muni 28 line, fares will have to be paid with a Clipper card. The Muni return fare will also be free if the return trip takes place within 24 hours, regardless of whether the BART-to-SF State trip was on the Muni 28 bus or the SF State shuttle.
To receive the free Muni fare transfer from the Daly City BART Station to campus, and/or the return trip, do the following:
- Tap your Clipper card when exiting Daly City BART
- For the SF State-bound trip on Muni, tap your Clipper card when boarding a Muni 28 bus leaving Daly City BART Station
- For the Daly City BART-bound trip on Muni, tap your Clipper card upon boarding the Muni 28 bus toward Daly City BART within 24 hours
The SF State shuttle will not run during the summer; service will end on May 18 and resume on Aug. 27, at the beginning of fall semester.
For more information on how to obtain a Clipper card, call (877) 878-8883 or visit www.clippercard.com Clipper cards are available on campus at the Cesar Chavez Student Center information desk. Contact Wendy Bloom at email@example.com with questions about the transfer.
Honoring emeritus and emerita faculty
Faculty and staff are invited to honor retiring faculty at the annual Rites of Passage celebration Tuesday May 15, from 4 to 6 p.m. at Seven Hills Conference Center. A list of emeritus and emerita faculty is available on the Faculty Affairs website: http://academic.sfsu.edu/CMS_uploads/files/27faff-757.docx
Contact Stephanie Schwartz at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Bookstore rewards early textbook adoption
The SFSU Bookstore congratulates the colleges of Science and Engineering, Business, and Health and Human Services for earning $27,750 combined for submitting more than 90 percent of the fall textbook adoptions by the campus deadline. A total of $36,750 in early adoption rewards were earned by 34 departments. Early textbook adoptions reduce textbook costs and improve accessibility for students with disabilities.
Staff Representative to the Academic Senate announced
The Academic Senate congratulates those who participated in the Academic Senate Staff Election. The election raises awareness regarding the importance of staff participation in shared governance.
The campus community is asked to join the Senate in congratulating the newly elected Staff Senator V. Paul Mendolla.
The Academic Senate thanks Bridget McCracken, public administration, for her service as the Staff Representative to the Academic Senate (2006-12). Her experience in the department greatly contributed to the Academic Senate.
Questions? Contact the Academic Senate Staff Elections Committee at email@example.com or ext. 8-1264.
Final Senate Meeting for the 2011-12 Academic Senate
The Academic Senate will meet Tuesday May 8, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. in the Nob Hill Room of the Seven Hills Conference Center. The agenda will include:
- Recommendation from the Educational Policies Council regarding proposed revisions to the Academic Program Discontinuance Policy (#S93-177), second reading
- Recommendation from the Executive Committee regarding the proposed resolution marking a GWAR Milestone and Offering Commendation and Affirmation, consent item
- Recommendation from the Executive Committee regarding the proposed resolution in Support of Dean Perea, consent item
- Recommendation from the Executive Committee regarding proposed resolution thanking and commending outgoing Senators, consent item
Inaugural Academic Senate Meeting Agenda for May 8
The Academic Senate will meet Tuesday from 3:30 to 5 p.m. in the Nob Hill Room of the Seven Hills Conference Center. The agenda will include:
- Approval of the Meeting Schedule for 2012-13
- Election of Academic Senate Executive Committee Officers, following the procedures specified by the Senate's bylaws (V., D., 1.)
- Adjournment followed by Election of Standing Committee Chairs
- Refreshments will be served
Senate meeting dates are posted on the University Web calendar and on the Senate website at www.sfsu.edu/~senate
Action Items from May 1 Academic Senate Meeting:
Following is a list of action items from the May 1 Academic Senate meeting:
- Approved the Academic Policies Committee recommendation regarding proposed revisions to the Committee on Written English Proficiency Policy (#F10-14)
- Approved the Executive Committee recommendation regarding the proposed policy on a Graduate Council (formerly Graduate Council Guidelines)
- Approved the Executive Committee recommendation regarding proposed revisions to the All-University Committee on International Programs Policy (#S87-151)
- Approved the Executive Committee recommendation regarding proposed revisions to the University Interdisciplinary Council Policy (#S09-74)
- Approved the Academic Policies Committee recommendation regarding proposed revisions to the Course Repeat Policy
- Discussed the Educational Policies Council recommendation regarding proposed revisions to the Academic Program Discontinuance Policy (S93-177), second reading
- Unanimously Approved the Executive Committee recommendation regarding the proposed resolution in honor of David Meredith, Retiring Former Senate Chair (2006-07) as a consent item
- Unanimously Approved the Executive Committee recommendation regarding the proposed resolution in honor of Robert Cherny, Retiring Former Senate Chair (2002-03), as a consent item
- Presented the Distinguished Faculty Awards for Excellence in Service, Teaching and Professional Development to:
- Excellence in Teaching: Associate Professor of Sociology Karen Hossfeld
- Excellence in Service: Professor of Biology Barry Rothman
- Excellence in Professional Development: Professor of Creative Writing Camille Dungy
- Paid tribute to San Francisco State University President Robert A. Corrigan, 1988-2012, including a proclamation in his honor read by Senate Chair Pamela Vaughn
This week in Insiders: Assistant Professor of Design and Industry Joshua Singer.
Read Insiders: www.sfsu.edu/~news/cmemo/spring12/may7insiders.htm
This week in Newsmakers: Professor of Kinesiology Susan Zieff, and Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Sue Rosser.
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May 7: Film: Film Previews: 10 a.m.
May 7: Recital: Happy Concert: 1 p.m.
May 7: San Francisco Greek Film Festival: 7 p.m.
May 7: Concert: Works by SF State composers: 7 p.m.
May 8: Film Previews: 10 a.m.
May 8: Emergency Preparedness Day: 12:30 p.m.
May 8: Academic Senate: 2 p.m.
May 8: Concert: SF State Wind Ensemble: 7 p.m.
May 8: Theatre: Simply Shaw: 8 p.m.
May 9: Theatre: Storytelling Studio: 10:30 a.m.
May 9: Lecture: Naked at Our Age: Talking Out Loud about Senior Sex: 12:30 p.m.
May 9: Recital: SF State Orchestra: 1 p.m.
May 9: Concert: Afro-Cuban Jazz Ensemble of SF State: 7 p.m.
May 9: Theatre: Simply Shaw: 8 p.m.
May 10: Book Launch: The Shackles of Modernity: 4 p.m.
May 10: Media arts: BECAFest 2012: 7 p.m.
May 10: Theatre: Simply Shaw: 8 p.m.
May 11: Spring '12 Last Day of Classes
May 11: Film: The 52nd Film Finals: 7 p.m.
May 11: Theatre: Asia in Motion 2012: 8 p.m.
May 11: Theatre: Simply Shaw: 8 p.m.
May 12: Spring '12 Final Examinations begin
May 12: Theatre: Asia in Motion 2012: 2 p.m.
May 13: Theatre: Asia in Motion 2012: 2 p.m.
May 14: Spring '12 Final Examinations continue
May 15: Spring '12 Final Examinations continue
May 16: Spring '12 Final Examinations continue
May 17: Spring '12 Final Examinations continue
May 18: Spring '12 Final Examinations continue
May 19: Commencement
May 21: Spring '12 Evaluation Day
May 25: Spring '12 Grading Day
May 28: Memorial Day -- offices closed
May 29: Spring '12 Grading Day
May 29: Spring '12 End of Semester
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