Week of events in celebration of President Wong's investiture (updated)
Faculty, staff and students are invited to attend the investiture of Leslie E. Wong as SF State's 13th president, which will take place in McKenna Theatre at 2 p.m. on March 14. Doors open at 1:15 p.m. A reception in Jack Adams Hall will immediately follow the ceremony. The ceremony will be preceded by activities in the Quad for students, faculty and staff.
The formal investiture ceremony is one of several events scheduled during March 9-15. The week's theme is "XLR8@SF State," and events are aimed at both celebrating the accomplishments of recent years and looking toward the University's future. Highlights include a day of community service on March 9, a 5K Walk/Run on March 10, a faculty/student panel on science, technology, engineering and mathematics research on March 11, a special theatre performance on March 12 and a lecture on March 13 by Kevin Starr, University Professor and Professor of History, University of Southern California and California State Librarian Emeritus. Faculty members are also invited to a reception with President and Mrs. Wong from 4 to 6 p.m. March 11 in the library faculty commons.
A celebration dinner honoring President Wong and the 2013 inductees into the Alumni Hall of Fame will be held on the evening of March 15 in downtown San Francisco. Fee and advance registration by March 1 is required. For more information and to RSVP, visit the presidential investiture website (see link below) and click on "Event Schedule."
Those interested in participating in the "One Community" day of service, which will include beautification projects throughout San Francisco Supervisorial District 7, are asked to RSVP by March 6. Online registration for the XLR8@SF State 5K Walk/Run, which will take place on campus Sunday, March 10, continues through March 8. An advance fee of $15 for faculty and staff is required.
Bargaining unit employees wishing to attend the investiture events during work hours must seek approval from their supervisor.
Visit http://presidentialinvestiture.sfsu.edu for more information.
Alumni Hall of Fame inductees announced
Four distinguished graduates will be welcomed into the University's Alumni Hall of Fame on March 15. The ceremony will take place in downtown San Francisco as part of a celebration dinner honoring these alumni and the investiture of University President Leslie E. Wong.
The honorees are:
- Award-winning director and screenwriter Lisa Cholodenko (B.A. '87). Cholodenko's Oscar-nominated hit, "The Kids are All Right," comes after several acclaimed independent films and writing credits for television, including HBO's "Six Feet Under."
- Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Al Martinez (attended '47-'50). In a six-decade-long writing career, this former Marine was a longtime columnist at the Los Angeles Times, a reporter for the Oakland Tribune and has written novels, nonfiction and television scripts.
- Deaf theatre artist Bernard Bragg (M.A. '59). A pioneer in deaf theatre, Bragg taught at California School for the Deaf in Berkeley before becoming a prominent mime artist and co-founding the National Theatre of the Deaf.
- Philanthropist Judy Marcus (B.A. '62). A leader and volunteer with numerous community organizations, Marcus serves on the SF State Foundation's Board of Directors and together with her husband, George Marcus (B.A. '65), is a longtime supporter of the University.
More details on investiture week are at http://presidentialinvestiture.sfsu.edu
Call for Nominations: Dean of Students Leadership Awards
The Dean of Students is proud to recognize the outstanding leadership at SF State. The annual Leadership Awards Ceremony highlights the outstanding service that student leaders, student organizations and faculty/staff advisors provide to SF State and to larger communities. Four awards have been established to thank and recognize the outstanding talent in the campus community: Outstanding Student Leader Award, Outstanding Student Organization Award, Outstanding Faculty/Staff Advisor Award and Social Justice Award.
Campus community members may nominate individuals and student organizations; all eligible nominees will be submitted to the Awards Committee for review, which is based solely on the content of nominations received from SF State faculty, staff and students via the online form. After review, the Committee will make a recommendation to the Dean of Students who will determine the award recipient(s). Students and faculty/staff advisors may not nominate themselves for the individual awards, however they may nominate their own organization for the Outstanding Student Organization Award and/or the Social Justice Award.
Online nominations forms for each category are available as follows:
2013 Retreat Survey
The Retreat Planning Committee would like to thank everyone who attended the Faculty Research and Creative Activities Retreat Jan 23-24, 2013 and welcomes feedback via a brief Qualtrics survey. The survey should take about 5-10 minutes to complete. Thank you for helping us with future planning.
Following is a list of action items from the Feb. 19 Academic Senate meeting:
- Chairs from standing committees and Statewide CSU Senators reported on action and information items
- Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs Operations Brian Beatty and CMS Conversion Project Director Don Krueger provided a report and overview of the SIMS Conversion to Common Management System (CMS)
- Reviewed the Faculty Affairs Committee's proposed revisions to the Evaluation of Tenured Faculty for Professional Development and Support policy (S00-122), first reading (this item is expected return on March 5)
- Reviewed the Faculty Affairs Committee's proposed revisions to the Retention, Tenure and Promotion Policy (F11-241), first reading (this item is expected to return on March 5)
- Approved the proposed Academic Senate meeting schedule for Academic Year 2013-14
Distinguished Faculty Awards nominations sought
Each year, the Academic Senate acknowledges outstanding faculty members for their extraordinary, meaningful and lasting contributions in the areas of teaching, professional achievement and service. These awards, which include a stipend, a commemorative plaque and a certificate, are designed to highlight the accomplishments of these individual faculty members and to showcase a few examples of the consistently exceptional work of the SF State faculty.
The awards are presented at the Opening Faculty Meeting at the beginning of each academic year in August.
Award categories are:
- The Sarlo Award for Excellence in Teaching ($5,000 stipend, pre-tax)
- Excellence in Professional Achievement ($4,000 stipend, pre-tax)
- Excellence in Service ($4,000 stipend, pre-tax)
For more information on the Faculty Honors and Awards Policy, visit www.sfsu.edu/~senate/documents/policies/S05-233.html To nominate yourself or a colleague, visit the Academic Senate website at www.sfsu.edu/~senate
The Academic Senate office in ADM 551 will accept nomination packets though 4 p.m. on Friday, March 1. Contact the Senate office at ext. 8-1264 or firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
Senate meeting dates are posted on the University Web calendar and on the Senate website at www.sfsu.edu/~senate
This week in Insiders: Associate Professor of Health Education Vivian Chávez and Assistant Professor of Design and Industry Joshua Singer.
Read Insiders: www.sfsu.edu/~news/cmemo/spring13/feb25insiders.htm
This week in Newsmakers: History Lecturer Mark Sigmon, Professor of Recreation, Parks and Tourism Nina Roberts and Associate Professor of Anthropology James Quesada.
SF State received $1,245,791 in grants and contracts in January 2013.
Grants & Contracts: www.sfsu.edu/~news/cmemo/spring13/feb25grants.htm
Submitting events to CampusMemo
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Click on the link for each event to view full listing in the University Calendar.
Bren Ahern: An Early Sampling: Through Aug. 1
Fearless Voyagers: Women who Challenged the Middle East, 1870-1940: through May 2
Recital: Dmitry Rachmanov, piano: 1:10 p.m.
Forgotten Populations of Colombia: Internal Displacement of Indigenous and Afro-Descendants: 5 p.m
Lecture: Writers on Writing: Dean Rader: 7 p.m.
Film: Snow Falling on Cedars and Lloyd A. Silverman: 4:10 p.m.
Concert: SF State Wind Ensemble: 7:30 p.m.
Poetry: Rosa Alcala and Roberto Tejada: 4:30 p.m.
Baseball Hosting Cal State Stanislaus: 2 p.m.
Edelman Town Hall: Supporting Language & Literacy Development of Young Dual Language Learners: 4 p.m.
March 2: Concert: San Francisco Wind Ensemble: 7:30 p.m.
March 3: Baseball Hosting Cal State Stanislaus: 11 a.m.
March 4: Forum on Reducing Gun Violence: 9 a.m.
March 4: Recital: Van Cliburn Commission with Victoria Neve, piano: 1:10 p.m.
March 4: Lecture: Writers on Writing: Mary Winegarden: 7 p.m.
March 5: Academic Senate meeting: 2 p.m.
March 6: Recital: Chamber music ensembles: 1:10 p.m.
March 7: WASC Educational Effectiveness Review: Faculty Open Meeting: 11:15 a.m.
March 7: Dance: University Dance Theatre: 8 p.m.
March 7: Theatre: Our Town: 8 p.m.
March 8: WASC Educational Effectiveness Review: Institutional Exit Interview: noon
March 8: Softball Hosting Cal State Dominguez Hills in a Doubleheader: 1 p.m.
March 8: Recital: Roberto Turrin, piano: 1:10 p.m.
March 8: Dance: University Dance Theatre: 8 p.m.
March 8: Theatre: Our Town: 8 p.m.
March 9: One Community day of service: 8 a.m.
March 9: Softball Hosting Cal State Dominguez Hills in a Doubleheader: 11 a.m.
March 9: Baseball Hosting Pacifica University: 1 p.m.
March 9: Dance: University Dance Theatre: 8 p.m.
March 9: Theatre: Our Town: 8 p.m.
March 10: 5K Fun Run with President Wong and Campus Community: 8 a.m.
March 10: Baseball Hosting Pacifica University: noon
March 10: Theatre: Our Town: 2 p.m.
March 11: Celebration of Faculty as Teacher-Scholars in STEM Education Symposium: noon
March 11: Recital: Facade -- An Entertainment: 1:10 p.m.
March 11: Faculty Reception with President and Mrs. Wong: 4 p.m.
March 11: Lecture: Writers on Writing: Mary Johnson: 7 p.m.
March 12: Theatre: You Know When the Men Are Gone: 7 p.m.
March 13: Recital: SF State Orchestra: 1:10 p.m.
March 13: Lecture: The Sutro Library: Mirror for Global California: 2 p.m.
March 13: Concert: Student chamber music ensembles: 7 p.m.
March 14: Students/Staff Activities on the Quad: noon
March 14: Investiture of President Leslie E. Wong: 2 p.m.
March 14: Post-Investiture Reception: 4:10 p.m.
March 14: Lecture: Arthur Dong: Documentary Beyond Documentary Film: 4:10 p.m.
March 14: Poetry: The Last VisPo Anthology with editors Craig Hill, Nico Vassilakis and guests: 4:30 p.m.
March 14: Master class: Trio con Brio Copenhagen: 7 p.m.
March 14: Theatre: Our Town: 8 p.m.
March 15: Recital: Clarinet students: 1:10 p.m.
March 15: Baseball Hosting Cal Poly Pomona: 3 p.m.
March 15: Celebration Dinner Honoring President Wong and 2013 Inductees to the SF State Alumni Hall of Fame: 6 p.m.
March 15: Pre-concert talk: Morrison Chamber Music Center: Trio con Brio Copenhagen: 7 p.m.
March 15: Concert: Morrison Artists Series: Trio con Brio Copenhagen: 8 p.m.
March 15: Theatre: Our Town: 8 p.m.
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