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Volume 60, Number 19    January 22, 2013         

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Meredith memorial Jan. 20
A memorial service for Professor Emeritus of Mathematics David Meredith has been scheduled for Jan. 20, 2013 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Ed Roberts Campus, 3075 Adeline Street, Berkeley, CA. View additional details.

New Year’s resolution fitness specials
Just in time for New Year's resolutions, The Village Fitness Center is offering enrollment discounts on various memberships and programs. Join by Jan. 31, 2013 and choose from the following options:
• Free enrollment with a Smart Start 12-month membership
• Half price enrollment for all other new memberships
• 10 percent off fitness program packages

Restrictions apply, so contact for more information.

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.

Volunteers needed for Sea Lion Bowl, Feb. 9
Faculty are asked to encourage students to volunteers 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.



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President's holiday drive benefits local schoolchildren
President and Mrs. Wong send their thanks to all of the faculty and staff who donated school supplies for local children at this year's holiday reception. Ten boxes of school supplies and outdoor equipment were delivered to SF State's neighbor, Jose Ortega Elementary School.

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"Innovate and Create" research and creative activities retreat
Academic Affairs invites faculty to attend the 2013 Faculty Research and Creative Activities Retreat Jan. 23-24, 2013 in the J. Paul Leonard Library. The theme is "Innovate and Create," with activities building on the retreat held four years ago.

How-to workshops will be held Jan. 23, while the Jan. 24 schedule will include panels, poster sessions, showcased faculty work and a keynote lecture. Visit for details or to request a room for an affinity/collaborative group meeting. Questions? E-mail

High Impact Teaching workshops: Spring 2013
The Center for Teaching and Faculty Development (CTFD) invites faculty to the High Impact Teaching Workshops that will continue in the spring 2013 semester. The hour-long workshops focus on topics grounded in contemporary pedagogical research and provide new and veteran instructors across colleges with the opportunity to learn from each other and collaborate on innovative initiatives. Each session is offered twice to accommodate faculty schedules. All sessions meet in ADM 452. The tentative schedule and topics for the spring semester include:

  • Student Advising: Monday, Jan. 28, 3:30 p.m. or Tuesday, Jan. 29, 10 a.m.
  • The Effective Lecture: Monday, Feb. 4, 3:30 p.m. or Tuesday, Feb. 5, 10 a.m.
  • Improving Students' Literacy: Monday, Feb. 11, 3:30 p.m. or Tuesday, Feb. 12, 10 a.m.
  • Improving Students' Writing: Monday, Feb. 18, 3:30 PM or Tuesday, Feb. 19, 10 a.m.
  • Character Formation in the Classroom: Monday, Feb. 25, 3:30 p.m. or Tuesday, Feb. 26, 10 a.m.
  • Creating an Effective Review of the Literature: Monday, March 4, 3:30 p.m. or Tuesday, March 5, 10 a.m.
  • Integrating Social Justice into the Curriculum: Monday, March 11, 3:30 p.m. or Tuesday, March 12, 10 a.m.
  • Responding to Student Conflict and Distress: Monday, March 18, 3:30 p.m. or Tuesday, March 19, 10 a.m.
  • Designing Effective Field Experiences: Monday, April 8, 3:30 p.m. or Tuesday, April 9, 10 a.m.
  • Developing a Philosophy of Teaching: Monday, April 15, 3:30 p.m. or Tuesday, April 16, 10 a.m.
  • Marking the Most of Student Evaluations: Monday, April 22, 3:30 p.m. or Tuesday, April 23, 10 a.m.

CTFD welcomes questions and suggestions for future workshops via e-mail to Meg Gorzycki at

The CTFD website also offers a robust collection of modules and tutorials on a variety of topics related to teaching and professional development, including course and curriculum design, implementing Universal Design for Learning, creating effective assessments, student advising resources, best practice case stories, instructional strategies and links to professional development opportunities.

Academic Senate
The Academic Senate will resume its meeting schedule Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013 from 2 to 5 p.m. in the Nob Hill Room of the Seven Hills Conference Center. Senate meeting dates are posted on the University Web calendar and on the Senate website at

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 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.

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This week in Insiders: Professor Emeritus of Anthropology Bernard P. Wong, Professor of Design and Industry Martin Linder, Professor and Coordinator of Gerontology Darlene Yee-Melichar, Professor of Health Education Erik Peper, Associate Professor of History Charles Postel, Associate Professor of History Eva Sheppard Wolf, Associate Professor of Political Science Aaron Belkin and Professor and Chair of Recreation, Parks and Tourism Patrick Tierney

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This week in Newsmakers: Professor of Biology Gretchen LeBuhn, Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice Studies Alex Gerould, Whirlwind Wheelchair Chief Engineer Ralf Hotchkiss and Campus Emergency Coordinator Gayle Orr-Smith.

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SF State received $1,573,668 in grants and contracts in November and December 2012.

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

Occupation: Economic Justice as a Civil Right in San Francisco, 1963-1964: through Feb. 15, 2013

Winter/Spring '13 Holiday: Martin Luther King Jr. Day: No Classes; Offices Closed

Winter '13 Last Day of Winter Session Instruction

Winter '13 Grades Due From Faculty by 5 p.m.

Spring '13 Academic Semester Begins

Spring '13 Faculty Development

Open House: Osher Lifelong Learning Institute class preview: noon

Spring '13 Department Meetings

Basketball Double Header vs. UC San Diego: 5:30 p.m.

Coming Up
Jan. 26: Baseball Hosting Alumni: noon

Jan. 26: Basketball Double Header vs. Cal State San Bernardino: 5:30 p.m.

Jan. 27:Wrestling Hosting Three Duals: 1 p.m.

Jan. 28: Spring '13 First Day of Instruction

Feb. 1: Wrestling Hosting Cal Baptist: 1 p.m.

Feb. 1: Baseball Hosting Fresno Pacific: 2 p.m.

Feb. 1: Concert: Morrison Chamber Music Center: Yehudi Menuhin Chamber Music Seminar and Festival: 8 p.m.

Feb. 2: Wrestling Hosting California Collegiates: 9 a.m.

Feb. 2: Baseball Hosting Fresno Pacific in a Doubleheader: 11 a.m.

Feb. 2: Master classes: Morrison Chamber Music Center: Yehudi Menuhin Chamber Music Seminar and Festival: 10 a.m.

Feb. 2: Baseball Hosting Fresno Pacific in a Doubleheader: 11 a.m.

Feb. 2: Concert: Morrison Chamber Music Center: Yehudi Menuhin Chamber Music Seminar and Festival: 8 p.m.

Feb. 3: Master classes: Morrison Chamber Music Center: Yehudi Menuhin Chamber Music Seminar and Festival: 1 p.m.

Feb. 3: Concert: Morrison Chamber Music Center: Yehudi Menuhin Chamber Music Seminar and Festival: 7 p.m.

Feb. 5: Academic Senate meeting: 2 p.m.

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

Feb. 6: Wrestling Hosting Menlo: 7 p.m.

Feb. 8: Baseball Hosting Holy Names: 2 p.m.

Feb. 8: Master class: Juilliard String Quartet: 2:10 p.m.

Feb. 8: Basketball Double Header vs. Chico State: 5:30 p.m.

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

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

Feb. 10: Baseball Hosting Holy Names: 1 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.


For more upcoming events, see the University Calendar



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