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Volume 62, Number 35    May 22, 2015         

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CampusMemo schedule
This is the final spring semester issue of CampusMemo. During the summer, CampusMemo will be published June 19 and July 17. Weekly publication will resume Aug. 21.

University Budget Committee to meet May 28
The University Budget Committee (UBC) will meet Thursday, May 28, from 3:30 to 5 p.m. in the NEC Room of the Administration Building (ADM 560). The UBC is charged with providing the president with advice and recommendations related to budget policy, planning and review. UBC meetings are open to the public. There will be a 10-minute open forum period for interested members of the campus community to speak on budget and funding.

Weight Watchers @ Work
A new 12-week Weight Watchers @ Work program for faculty, staff and students began May 21. Weekly meetings will be held on Thursdays from noon to 1 p.m. in the Cesar Chavez Student Center, T-160. For more information, contact group organizer Linda Bowles-Adarkwa at or ext. 8-6252.

ORSP Faculty Summer Writing Retreat begins 6/1
Start a summer of writing with a two-day facilitated writing retreat, followed by summer-long team and facilitator check-in sessions and peer exchanges. Writing retreats are a great way to get started on projects. Ongoing peer support and critiquing will help writers stay engaged in the process over time. Full-day retreat sessions will be held June 1 and 2. Check-ins will take place throughout July and August, with wrap-up presentations on Aug. 19. Interested? Register for the writing retreat online.

Suicide prevention training
The Counseling and Psychological Services Center in conjunction with San Francisco Suicide Prevention will offer the free two-day Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) workshop on campus from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Thursday, June 4, and Friday, June 5. Snacks will be provided on both days. Participation in the full two days is required.

The training is open to all faculty, staff and administrators. The goal of ASIST is to increase the knowledge and awareness of laypeople in identifying the signs of possible suicidal ideation and providing suicide first aid. More than one million caregivers have taken the two-day workshop, which improves a caregiver's comfort level, confidence and competence when helping to prevent the immediate risk of suicide. The training is highly interactive and practice-oriented, with small group discussions, skills practice based on adult learning principles and powerful videos on suicide intervention.

To register, email Susan Chen in the Counseling and Psychological Services Center. Reasonable accommodations for those with disabilities will be provided upon request.

Life in a Senior-Friendly City lecture
Professor Emerita of Gerontology Anabel Pelham will present "Seniors Advancing Age-Friendly Mountain View" on June 11 from 3 to 4:30 p.m. in the Mountain View Senior Center at 266 Escuela Ave., Mountain View. This is the final lecture in a free series presented by the Gerontology Program in partnership with Mountain View Senior Center about the aspects that make a senior-friendly city, as defined by the World Health Organization, and how Mountain View measures up. Light refreshments will be served. For more information, email the group.

SF State contingent in SF Pride Parade, June 28
Faculty, staff, students, friends and family are invited to celebrate their SF State pride by marching with the University contingent in San Francisco's Pride Parade on Sunday, June 28. The parade starts at 11 a.m. at Market and Beale streets and goes to Market and 8th streets. The theme of this year's citywide celebration is "Equality Without Exception."

Interested participants are asked to pre-register by completing the sign-up form on the SF State Pride Celebration Parade website by June 23. A free SF State Pride Parade T-shirt will be provided to the first 100 people to sign up. Additional opportunities to help build the parade float and participate as a contingent monitor are available.

For further information, please contact Connie Tallerico at ext. 8-3888.

California Higher Education Sustainability Conference at SF State, July 20-24
Registration for the 2015 California Higher Education Sustainability Conference is now open at the conference website. The conference will feature dozens of sessions on best practices in campus sustainability, plus keynote speeches from environmental advocate Van Jones and UC President Janet Napolitano. Attendees can earn a discount by volunteering at the conference.

Youth sailing and paddling summer camps on Lake Merced
Faculty and staff are invited to enroll their children ages 8-15 for the SF State Summer Community Youth Sailing and Paddling Camps. At the camps, children will learn about sailing, kayaking and stand-up paddle-boarding safety and activity skills as well as learn about the wildlife of beautiful Lake Merced near the main campus. The program is popular because of its proximity, low cost and high quality.

The program offers half-day Monday-Friday youth Sailing Camps and half-day youth Paddling and the Lake Environment Camps. The sailing and kayaking camps can be combined into an adventurous full-day multi-activity camp.

A full-day, week-long Sailing and Science camp is also available for youth 8-12, which places a special emphasis on learning science through sailing and other fun hands-on activities.

Participants in the week-long day camps will not only have fun, be taught safe operation of small boats and learn about the lake's wildlife, they will also gain self-confidence, practice teamwork and socialize with other campmates.

For information or to make a reservation, visit the Recreation Department website.

Fit Into Summer program
Faculty and staff are invited to jump-start the summer with a fitness program guaranteed to achieve results at a reduced price. The Fit Into Summer program includes a variety of fitness programs, classes and membership benefits that will challenge participants' physical and mental strength and endurance with a bit of fun included.

New members who take advantage of the membership special will receive unlimited access to The Village Fitness Center from June 1 through Aug. 31 for only $129. Additional membership options are available for those seeking greater challenges and levels of access. For more information or to register, email Dana Merritt.

Gator Youth Sports Camp
The Department of Kinesiology will again host the Gator Youth Sports Summer Camp for children ages 7-14. The camp will take place on campus Monday through Friday from June 15 to July 24. This year, a morning program called Gator Start will be added to create a full-day option that runs from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information and the registration paperwork, visit the Department of Kinesiology website or call the department at ext. 8-2244.

Athletic Department summer sports camps
This summer, the SF State Athletic Department will offer several sports camps for children 6 to 18 years of age. Current coaches and student athletes will run the camps, which will teach basketball, baseball, soccer, wrestling and volleyball at several levels. To see the offerings and pricing or to register, visit the Athletic Department's summer camp page.

Campus Cats Committee volunteers needed
The Campus Cat Committee that has fed the small, friendly cat population on campus for more than 40 years needs volunteers to continue the tradition. Volunteering is easy: Simply choose a weekday or a once-a-month weekend rotation of two feeding sites. Food is provided. The greatest need is volunteers for feeding on various days of the week and weekends. Donations for food and veterinarian bills are also being sought. Other ways to help include sending cash and in-kind donations and scheduling volunteers. For additional information, contact Irene Donner at or ext. 8-2763.

SF State logo licensing
Interested in featuring San Francisco State University on clothing or other gear? Use of the University name on items other than printed documents -- including the SFSU acronym, logo, seal or mascot -- requires licensing approval. The first step is to register with Learfield Licensing Partners, the University's official licensing coordinator, which handles approvals of all uses of the University name and logo. The Learfield system enables efficient processing of these licensing requests while ensuring that the University maintains consistent branding throughout its many departments and programs. Vendors who wish to enroll should contact Jared Harding, university services director at Learfield Licensing Partners at (765) 404-1770.


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Nominations sought for faculty Athletics representative
Faculty interested in serving as SF State's next faculty athletics representative are encouraged to nominate themselves. The faculty athletics representative role is an NCAA requirement, and the person filling that role provides oversight of the academic integrity of the athletics program and serves as an advocate for student-athlete well-being. For more details on the responsibilities, download the FAR Study report.

Those wishing to nominate themselves should send a brief email to stating their interest by June 1.

Lollini named senior associate vice president, Physical Planning & Development
Thomas Lollini has been appointed senior associate vice president, Physical Planning & Development. Lollini comes to SF State from UC Merced, where he has served as associate vice chancellor, Physical Planning, Design & Construction since 2005. Lollini has more than two decades of leadership experience in facilities planning, design and construction in the higher education, public and private sectors. His projects and planning efforts -- which have received more than 50 regional and national awards for design excellence, leadership and sustainability -- have involved building community engagement and involvement in large, complex projects. As senior associate vice president for Physical Planning & Development, Lollini will lead one of the University's largest and most dynamic divisions, which includes Facilities Service Enterprises, Capital Planning Design and Construction and University Property Management.

Lollini earned a master of architecture with distinction from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. He is a registered architect in the State of California and is a LEED-accredited professional. Lollini has served as adjunct faculty at the UC Berkeley College of Environmental Design. He begins his work at SF State on June 29.

Limited availability of retirement specialist
Human Resources Retirement Specialist Mary Saw will be off campus from June 15 through September 15. To schedule an appointment with Saw prior to her time away, contact her at or call ext. 5-0572. Saw is currently on campus Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. During her absence, Human Resources benefits staff will provide limited retirement counseling. For interim assistance, contact Nikki Onipede at or ext. 8-7152, Carol Crociani at or ext. 8-2679, or Wanda Humphrey at or ext. 8-2628.

U.S. Department of Education awards $2.7 million
The U.S. Department of Education awarded a $2,750,320 grant to SF State in support of Professor of Special Education/Communicative Disorders Pam Hunt's research on implementing an emergent literacy program for K-4 students with severe intellectual disabilities and autism. Designed to replicate and extend the investigation begun in previous studies of the Early Literacy Skills Builder (ELSB) program in special class settings, this project proposes to study the effects of using ELSB in general classroom settings.

Instruction will occur in small group contexts during each classroom's literacy block. A special education teacher at each school site will carry out the ELSB lessons. One to two classmates serving as "reading buddies" will participate in the reading lessons on a rotating daily schedule, with all classmates having the opportunity to take part. Outcome measures will address not only the development of emergent reading skills by the students with disabilities, but also changes in the attitudes of peers who participate as reading buddies towards their classmate with disabilities.

Green Colleges 2015 includes SF State
SF State is one of 353 schools selected for the 2015 edition of The Princeton Review's annual Guide to Green Colleges. To be included on the elite list schools must be environmentally aware and sustainable. Considerations include the level of environmental responsibility of the school's policies as well as how well the school is preparing students for employment in the clean-energy economy of the 21st century.

Second Annual Spring Clean-up, May 26-29
Administration & Finance will again host a campus-wide spring clean-up event from Tuesday, May 26 through Friday, May 29. During that time, faculty, staff and administrators are encouraged to dispose of large/bulky items, electronic waste, hazardous waste and universal waste.

Hazardous materials and universal waste: Submit a work order for free pick up to
Get rid of chemicals that are no longer needed or used, such as old/expired/unknown chemicals, chemical containers that are damaged or nearly empty, batteries, lamps and other specialty items.

Once the work order has been submitted, Environmental Compliance Manager Marsha Elliott will follow-up to arrange a pick-up time.

Large/bulky items: Submit a work order for a free pick up of large/bulky items, such as refrigerators and furniture at

Electronic waste (old and/or non-working electronics) may be dropped off at the Fine Arts Loading Dock at no charge for a limited time on two days:

  • May 27, noon to 2 p.m.
  • May 28, noon to 2 p.m.

Questions? Contact Caitlin Steele or Marsha Elliott.

Day of Civic Hacking
The National Day of Civic Hacking is an international event that will take place June 6-7 in cities around the world. It will bring together citizens, software developers and entrepreneurs to collaboratively create, build and invent new solutions using publicly released data, code and technology to improve local communities and the governments that serve them. Anyone can take part; participants don't have to be experts in technology, they just have to care about their neighborhood and community. This year's theme is "Resilience & Equity."

The National Day of Civic Hacking at SF State will be held in the Cesar Chavez Student Center. Interested in joining the effort? Register now for the Hackathon, space is limited.

This year, SF State will also host a Workshop on Civic Technologies and Smart Cities on Monday, June 8. Space is limited, so register for the workshop today.

Friday, May 22, is the last day to submit challenges for the Hackathon.

Know a company or brand that would make a good sponsor? Ask them to express their interest in an email to Tom Kelleher.

Summer 2015 Academic Technology Faculty institutes and workshops
All faculty are invited to attend Academic Technology's summer events. The events offer the opportunity to meet colleagues and expand skills and knowledge. The institutes are hands-on, with interactive demonstrations and engaging activities that include lunch and refreshments. Register for any institute or workshop at

Academic Technology Summer Institute
In these two-day institutes, participants will explore campus-supported technologies and examine strategies for integrating technology into courses. The institute is designed for those who would like to learn more about iLearn and the wide array of technology tools and services available to instructors:

  • Session 1: June 3 and 4 (9 a.m. to 4 p.m.)
  • Session 2: July 8 and 9 (9 a.m. to 4 p.m.)
  • Session 3: Aug. 12 and 13 (9 a.m. to 4 p.m.)

Advanced Quality Online Learning and Teaching (QOLT) Institute
The QOLT institute to be held June 9 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. will focus on effective teaching strategies and best design practices for hybrid and fully online courses. Participants will learn specific, concrete ways to quickly evaluate and improve their courses.

Quality Online Learning and Teaching (QOLT) Peer Review Institute
In this June 10 (10 a.m. to 3 p.m.) institute, participants will learn about campus and system-wide initiatives that support quality online courses. Gain valuable skills, join a vibrant faculty learning community and take an online course to the next level.

Academic Affairs begins search for college deans, ORSP AVP
Academic Affairs is conducting searches for the associate vice president/dean of the College of Extended Learning and International Affairs, the dean of the College of Health & Social Sciences, the dean of the College of Liberal & Creative Arts and for the associate vice president of Research and Sponsored Programs. The positions are intended to be filled before July 2016. The screening of applications will begin on September 14. Applications will be accepted and evaluated until the positions are filled.

Complete position descriptions and application procedures will be available on the Academic Affairs website by mid-June.

The Search Committee members include the following:

AVP/Dean, College of Extended Learning & International Affairs

  • Chair, Brian Beatty, associate vice president, Academic Affairs Operations
  • Cathy Flight, administrative analyst/specialist, CELIA
  • Hildy Heath, director, International Education
  • Bruce Heiman, associate professor, International Business
  • Julian Hoxter, associate professor, Cinema
  • Maureen Pasag, associate vice president, Fiscal Affairs
  • Jennifer Shea, associate professor, School of Public Affairs and Civic Engagement (PACE)
  • Mary-Ann Van Dam, chair/associate professor, School of Nursing

Dean, College of Health & Social Sciences

  • Andreana Clay, associate professor, Sociology
  • Tianne Feliciano, administrative analyst/specialist, Academic Operations, College of Health & Social Sciences
  • Sheldon Gen, associate professor/program director, Public Administration
  • Ann Hallum, dean, Division of Graduate Studies
  • Mi-Sook Kim, chair/professor, Kinesiology
  • Chair, Judith Munter, dean, Graduate College of Education
  • Erik Rosegard, chair/professor, Recreation, Parks & Tourism
  • Dawn Terrell, professor, Psychology
  • Co-Chair, Darlene Yee-Melichar, professor, Gerontology

Dean, College of Liberal & Creative Arts

  • John Cleary, administrative analyst/specialist, Collegewide-LCA
  • Philip Dreyfus, chair/associate professor, History
  • Co-Chair, Sugie Goen-Salter, chair/professor of English Language & Literature
  • Hamid Khani, professor, Broadcast and Electronic Communication Arts
  • Martin Linder, professor, Design and Industry
  • Ed Luby, professor/director, Museum Studies
  • Chair, Linda Oubre, dean, College of Business
  • Allyson Tintiangco-Cubales, associate professor, Asian American Studies
  • Jennifer Summit, dean, Division of Undergraduate Studies
  • Venise Wagner, associate professor, Journalism

AVP, Research and Sponsored Programs

  • Sheldon Axler, professor, Mathematics
  • Chair, Cynthia Gomez, director, Health Equity Institute
  • Andrew Ichimura, associate professor, Chemistry
  • Shirin Khanmohamadi, associate professor, Comparative and World Literature
  • John Kim, associate vice president, Academic Resources
  • Allen LeBlanc, professor, Sociology
  • Alison Ng, administrative analyst/specialist, Research & Sponsored Programs
  • Jay Orendorff, executive director, University Budget and Operations
  • Gloria Soto, professor, Special Education and Communicative Disorders

Questions should be directed to Kathleen Kelly, staff liaison to the committees, at

Retirement Association announces 2015 travel award winners
The SFSU Retirement Association has awarded 2015 travel grants of $500 each to the following staff members:

  • Holly Logan, communications manager, Department of Biology, Health Equity Institute and SF BUILD (National Institutes of Health-funded project)
  • Jenna French, disability specialist, Disability Programs and Resource Center
  • Amber Johnson, undergraduate laboratory manager, Department of Biology
  • Xiao-su Li, director, Foreign Language Laboratory, Department of Foreign Languages & Literatures
  • Jay Ward, associate director, Office of International Programs

The Travel Grants Committee received a large number of excellent applications and regrets that it could not fund more of them. To help support future grant programs for faculty and staff, or to join the Retirement Association and enjoy its programs that offer an ongoing connection to SF State, please contact Retirement Association President LaVonne Jacobsen at

Academic Senate
Following are the results from the May 19 Senate election for officers and executive committees:

  • Chair: Troi Carleton, professor, Linguistics
  • Vice Chair: Sara Hackenberg, associate professor, English Literature
  • Secretary: Brigitte Davila, lecturer, Latina/Latino Studies
  • At-Large: Marilyn Mitchell, professor, Kinesiology
  • At-Large: Julia Lewis, professor, Psychology
  • Academic Policies Committee: Michael Hammer, associate professor, Foreign Languages & Literature
  • Curriculum Review and Approval Committee: Erik Rosegard, professor, Recreation, Parks, & Tourism
  • Faculty Affairs Committee: Pino Trugo, assistant professor, Design & Industry
  • Strategic Issues Committee: Mohammad Azadpur, professor, Philosophy
  • Student Affairs Committee: Kim Schwartz, associate professor, Theatre Arts

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

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This week in Insiders: Chair and Professor of Africana Studies Dorothy Tsuruta, Professor of Cinema Larry Clark, Assistant Professor of Cinema Cheryl Dunye, Communication Studies Lecturer Ryan Lescure, Professor of Communication Studies Gust A. Yep, Assistant Professor of Consumer & Family Studies/Dietetics Kelly Reddy-Best, Professor of Health Education Erik Peper, Professor Emeritus of Marketing Bill Perttula and Professor of Recreation, Parks and Tourism Patrick Tierney.

Read Insiders:

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This week in Newsmakers: Professor of Cinema Jameson Goldner, Dean of the College of Liberal & Creative Arts Daniel Bernardi, Associate Professor of Public Administration Sheldon Gen, Lead Groundsworker Tim Beall, Grounds Operation Manager Anthony Benson, Director of Sustainability and Engergy Caitlin Steele, Professor Emeritus of Political Science Richard DeLeon and Assistant Professor of Biology Pleuni Pennings.

Read Newsmakers:

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Luke Damiani: Between Spaces: through July 15

Kaleidoscope: The 26th Annual Design and Industry Exhibition: through July 15

Dual Views: Labor Landmarks of San Francisco: through Aug. 7


Monday, May 25
Spring '15 Memorial Day; offices closed

Monday, June 1
Spring '15 grading day

Tuesday, June 2
Spring '15 semester ends; grades due

Monday, June 8
Summer '15 R1 and R4 instruction begins

Friday, June 19
Summer '15 R1 and R4 census

Monday, June 22
Summer '15 R2 instruction begins

Friday, July 3
Summer '15 Independence Day observed: University closed


For more upcoming events, see the University Calendar



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