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Volume 60, Number 21    February 4, 2013         

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Volunteers needed for Sea Lion Bowl, Feb. 9
Faculty are asked to encourage students to volunteer for the 2013 Northern California Regional Ocean Sciences Bowl, also known as the Sea Lion Bowl. The academic high school competition will be held at SF State on Saturday, Feb. 9 from 8:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

The competition is focused on all disciplines of ocean sciences. Teams will compete for the chance to go to the national finals in Milwaukee, Wis. in April. Volunteers are encouraged to attend at least one half-day training session (meal provided) prior to the event.

For more information about training sessions or to volunteer, e-mail or call Tatiane Russo-Tait at ext. 5-0950. Visit the 2013 SLB Volunteer sign-up form to learn more about volunteering or to sign up.

Faculty/staff bowling league
Dust off that bowling ball and connect with colleagues across campus. The Campus Recreation Department is hosting the Spring 2013 Faculty/Staff Bowling League. The deadline to register is Feb. 1. For more information and to register a team, visit the Campus Recreation bowling league page.

Join Campus Recreation
Want to follow through on that New Year's resolution? Campus Recreation is offering faculty and staff memberships for use of the pool, strength and conditioning room, and Group X classes during the spring semester. For more information or to sign up, visit

Lunar New Year celebration and book party
Asian American Studies invites the campus community to celebrate the Lunar New Year and the publication of books by Asian American Studies faculty members. The "In Focus Lunar New Year Celebration and Book Party" will be held Friday, Feb. 15 from noon to 2 p.m. in the Library Faculty Commons (LIB 286).

Authors and books will include:
Kilusan 4 Kids, Allyson Tintiangco-Cubales
Handbook of Asian American Health, Mai Nhung Le, Alan Oda, and Grace J. Yoo
For the City that Nearly Broke Me, Barbara Jane Reyes
War Baby Love Child, Wei Ming Dariotis and Laura Kina
San Francisco Chinatown, Philip Choy
Laotians in the Bay Area, Jonathan H.X Lee and the Center for Lao Studies
Sustaining Faith Traditions in America: Race, Ethnicity, and Religion Among the Latino and Asian American Second Generation, Carolyn Chen and Russell Jeung

Meet the authors and enjoy light refreshments at the event.

Turkish Studies Day at SF State
Middle East and Islamic Studies faculty and students from the International Relations Student Association (IRSA) invite members of the campus to attend two Turkey-related events on Thursday, Feb. 7:

A panel discussion on the topic "Bridges and Fissures: The Politics of Belonging in Turkey," from 10 a.m. to noon in Rosa Parks B&C in the Cesar Chavez Student Center. The panelists will be Kabir Tambar (Anthropology, Stanford University), Kelda Jamison (Anthropology, University of Chicago), Carel Bertram (Humanities, SF State) and Muna Guvenc (Architecture, UC Berkeley). Lucia Volk (International Relations, SF State) will chair the session.

A second panel, "Turkey Today and Tomorrow: Current Events and Future Implications," will be held from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the International Relations Briefing Theater (HSS 362). Mahmood Monshipouri (International Relations, SF State), Andrei Tsygankov (International Relations, SF State), Nicole Watts (Political Science, SF State) and Sinan Ciddi (Political Science, Georgetown University) will be the panelists. Turkish refreshments will be offered from 4 to 4:30 p.m. in HSS 362.

View the Turkish Studies Day flyer or e-mail or for more information.

Speech and language evaluations for children and adults
The Communicative Disorders Program is offering speech and language evaluations for children and adults throughout the spring semester. Evaluations will be held on Thursdays and Fridays from 9 to 11 a.m. Faculty and staff are encouraged to invite family members, relatives or friends who would benefit from a comprehensive speech and language evaluation to obtain an application form at the Communicative Disorders Program office in BH 114, via e-mail from or by calling 338-1001. There is a minimal fee based upon ability to pay.

Tax time is VITA time
The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program (VITA), a national program providing free assistance to low income, elderly, limited English proficient and disabled individuals who require assistance in preparing their tax returns, will open to the general public Monday, Feb. 4 in SCI 205. The campus community is encouraged to refer to VITA qualifying persons who need tax assistance. To qualify, participants’ income must be $51,000 or less and they cannot have a rental income. For more information, visit the VITA website.

Leadership in Action Workshop Series
The Student Involvement and Career Center is seeking presenters for the Spring 2013 Leadership in Action Workshop Series. These workshops serve as an opportunity for student leaders to further develop their personal leadership skills and interact with other student leaders, faculty and staff. Any ideas for topics are welcome. Past topics include budgeting, stress relief, civic engagement, leadership styles and programming for social justice.

Workshops should last approximately one hour and are scheduled for Wednesday and Thursday afternoons. Visit the workshop signup page for more information or to sign up, or contact Arnold Paguio at or ext. 5-4428.

Time for Love with the Gay Couples Study
The Center for Research and Education on Gender & Sexuality (CREGS) at SF State seeks gay male couples to participate in a study that will examine sex and relationship dynamics. Participation involves completing four computerized surveys over 18 months. Finishing each survey takes 60-90 minutes. Both partners must participate. Each partner is paid $40 for every visit. Appointments are scheduled at the participants' convenience. To participate, call (888) 688-1777 or visit the Gay Couples Study website.

Join the You & Me Study for Valentine's Day
The Center for Research and Education on Gender & Sexuality at SF State is seeking gay male couples to participate in You & Me, a study that seeks to identify and examine relationship dynamics between white, black, and interracial black and white couples. Topics will include culture, health, sex, masculinity and homophobia. Participants will complete one computer survey, which takes 60-90 minutes, and be compensated $40 per person. Call (855) 837-4840 or visit the You and Me Study website.

One-on-one with Provost Sue V. Rosser
Interested faculty are invited to make a 10-15 minute appointment with Provost Sue V. Rosser to talk about such topics as their interests, research, community service and creative projects. An office hour will be scheduled each week to accommodate several individual faculty appointments. Contact Candice Piper in the Provost's Office at or by calling ext. 8-1141 to schedule an appointment.


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19th Avenue Transit Study Community Meeting on campus Feb. 13
The first community meeting to discuss transit and related improvements to the M-Ocean View line and 19th Avenue will be held on campus Feb. 13, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. in the Nob Hill Room of the Seven Hills Conference Center.

The 19th Avenue Transit Study builds on recent planning efforts to develop transportation improvements along the southern portion of the corridor. The main points of focus are:

  • Shifting the M-Ocean View light rail line to the west side of 19th Avenue
  • Pedestrian enhancements
  • Bus and shuttle improvements, including strengthened Daly City BART transit connections

The San Francisco County Transportation Authority is leading this study in collaboration with multiple public and private transportation and land use partners, including SF State. At the meeting, the study team will share draft conceptual designs for community feedback from SF State and its neighbors.

For more information on the study, go to

15th annual Panetta Congressional Internship Program announced
Each fall semester, The Panetta Institute for Public Policy, located in Monterey, provides select CSU students with an intensive two-week training course on the workings of the U.S. Congress, then sends them to Washington, D.C., for 11 weeks to serve a California member in the House of Representatives. In Washington, interns will attend special seminars with government leaders, journalists and policy experts. One student from each of the 23 CSU campuses will be nominated by its president. Students majoring in any subject are eligible to apply.

The internship covers all expenses, including air travel, food and lodging while in Monterey and in Washington, D.C. Each intern also will receive a stipend to help cover other expenses. Interns may earn up to 20 credits through CSU Monterey for the semester.

To be eligible, students must:

  • Be a U.S. citizen and a California resident
  • Be an upper-division undergraduate (a junior or senior during the fall 2013 semester, with a maximum of 120 units)
  • Have superior academic achievement (3.3+ GPA)
  • Demonstrate commitment to community and public service and leadership
  • Have excellent English oral and written skills to interact with constituents appropriately
  • Be willing to live in assigned group housing during the entire 11-week program
  • Never have been disciplined under the California Code of Regulations, Title 5, Article 2, Sec. 41301
  • Undergo a background check

Tasks will include:

  • Willingness to accept entry-level work and take on assigned tasks as a team player
  • Provide tours of the Capitol Building
  • Draft correspondence, attend hearings, take notes and provide reports
  • Conduct issue/legislative research

For more information and an application packet, contact Bonnie Hale in the Institute for Civic and Community Engagement at The application deadline is Monday, Feb. 18.

University Museum to reopen
The University Museum will reopen on Tuesday, Feb. 5. Located on the fifth floor of the Humanities building (HUM 510), the museum is open Tuesdays and Thursdays from noon to 4 p.m. and noon to 7 p.m. on the first Thursday of each month. School field trips for grades 3-12 and group tours are available with at least three weeks notice. Admission is free. Current exhibits include:

  • On View: Fearless Voyagers: Women Who Challenged the Middle East 1870-1940, which will run through Feb. 15
  • South Italian (Gnathia) ceramics from the 4th century B.C.E, an exhibit of newly donated materials, which will run from Feb. 5 through May 2
  • Significant antiquities from the famous Sutro Egyptian Collection, including a 3,000-year-old mummy with a rare triple-nesting sarcophagus

Volunteers are being sought to work as Gallery Attendants in the museum, a great opportunity for people to see what Museum Studies is all about. For more information or to volunteer, contact Program Coordinator Christine Fogarty at or ext. 5-0599. Follow the University Museum on their Facebook page.

University magazine is best in the West
SF State Magazine has received its second consecutive Gold Circle of Excellence Award from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education's (CASE) District VII, which includes colleges and universities in the western United States.

Judges evaluated the last two issues of SF State Magazine, which featured cover stories about University President Les Wong and a pair of alums who create art and make wine at Charter Oak Winery. These issues were judged on a range of criteria including content, layout and design, creativity, innovation and effective use of resources.

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Academic Senate
The Academic Senate will meet Tuesday from 2 to 5 p.m. in the Nob Hill Room of the Seven Hills Conference Center. An open floor period will be held from 2 to 2:10 p.m., providing an informal opportunity to raise questions or make comments to Senate officers or University administrators. The agenda will include:

  • Chair's Report
  • Report from standing committee chairs and CSU Senators: brief updates
  • Report from the Committee on Committees
  • Recommendation from the Curriculum Review and Approval Committee regarding the proposed curriculum revisions to the Master's in Public Administration Program, first reading
  • Recommendation from the Curriculum Review and Approval Committee regarding the proposed Graduate Certificate in Business, first reading
  • Recommendation from the Executive Committee regarding the proposed resolution in memoriam for Professor Emeritus of Mathematics David Meredith.

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. The 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 To nominate yourself or a colleague, visit the Academic Senate Web site at The Academic Senate office in ADM 551 will accept nomination packets until 4 p.m. on Friday, March 1, 2013. Contact the Senate office at ext. 8-1264 or with questions.

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

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This week in Insiders: Professor of Kinesiology Susan Zieff, Assistant Professor of Management Peter Melhus, Associate Professor Management Bruce Paton and Assistant Professor of Social Work Rashmi Gupta

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This week in Newsmakers: Professor of Management John Sullivan, Director of Labor Studies John Logan and Professor of Communication Studies Joseph Tuman.

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Voices from Japan: Tanka after the Tsunami: Through Feb. 14

Occupation: Economic Justice as a Civil Right in San Francisco, 1963-1964: through Feb. 15

Lecture: Writers on Writing: Trevor Getz: 7 p.m.

University Museum opens with spring hours: noon

Academic Senate meeting: 2 p.m.

Fukushima/Tanka/San Francisco: The Voice of NOW in an Ancient Poetic Form: 4:30 p.m.

SFMC Teachers' Circle: 5:30 p.m.

Recital: Todd Rewoldt, saxophone: 1:10 p.m.

Theatre: Eurydice: 7 p.m.

Wrestling Hosting Menlo: 7 p.m.

Poetry: Allison Adelle Hedge Coke with John-Carlos Perea and Jimmy Biala: 4:30 p.m.

Edelman Town Hall: Infant Mental Health: 4:30 p.m.

Theatre: Eurydice: 7 p.m.

Baseball Hosting Holy Names: 2 p.m.

Master class: Juilliard String Quartet: 2:10 p.m.

Basketball Double Header vs. Chico State: 5:30 p.m.

Theatre: Eurydice: 7 p.m.

Coming Up
Feb. 9: NOSB Sea Lion Bowl: 8 a.m.

Feb. 9: Basketball Double Header vs. Cal State Stanislaus: 5:30 p.m.

Feb. 9: Theatre: Eurydice: 7 p.m.

Feb. 10: Baseball Hosting Holy Names: 1 p.m.

Feb. 10: Theatre: Eurydice: 2 p.m.

Feb. 10: Pre-concert talk: Morrison Artists Series: Juilliard String Quartet: 2 p.m.

Feb. 10: Concert: Morrison Artists Series: Juilliard String Quartet: 3 p.m.

Feb. 11: Lecture: Writers on Writing: Jacqueline Luckett: 7 p.m.

Feb. 13: Recital: The Pyramids: 1:10 p.m.

Feb. 13: 19th Avenue Transit Study Community Meeting/Conceptual Designs: 5:30 p.m.

Feb. 15: Lunar New Year celebration and book party: noon

Feb. 18: Lecture: Writers on Writing: Brian Thorstensen: 7 p.m.

Feb. 19: Academic Senate meeting: 2 p.m.


For more upcoming events, see the University Calendar



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