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summer schedule

The next edition of CampusMemo will be published July 18. It resumes weekly publication Aug. 22. E-mail items by 5 p.m. Tuesday of the week preceding publication to or fax to ext. 8-1498.

Help with faculty
grant proposals

The Office of Faculty Affairs and Professional Development has scheduled two workshops for faculty who would like assistance preparing applications for the Affirmative Action, Mini-Grant, Summer Stipend and Vice President's Assigned Time award programs for fall 2005. Michelle Wolf, professor of broadcast and electronic communication arts, will lead the workshops.

The workshops will take place from 1 to 3 p.m. on Monday, June 27, and Thursday, July 14 in room 460 of the Administration building.

Registration is required. R.S.V.P. (include the date of the workshop) to Wolf at:

Bring a hard copy of the award application materials, which are available on the Office of Faculty Affairs Web site:

Order textbooks
for fall 2005

The Bookstore is now processing orders for the fall semester. Thus far, the Bookstore has received less than 50 percent of the orders for fall. Orders can be placed online at, sent via e-mail to or faxed to ext. 5-0474.

Stay in shape
FitnessPlus, the faculty/staff wellness program, offers morning and lunchtime activities this summer, including yoga, cardio classes, abdominal strengthening sessions and individual assistance in the weight room. A master's swim program (coached workout for all level of swimmers) is offered at 6:45 a.m. and 5 p.m.

The summer schedule and registration materials are available online at:

Summer eats
During summer session, campus dining options are on different schedules than during the spring or fall. Campus eateries and cafés are open during the following summertime hours Mondays through Fridays.

Cesar Chavez Student Center:

  • Asia Express (Chinese cuisine): 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Café 101 (coffee, pastries): 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Carmelina La Petite (coffee, pastries): 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Gold Coast Grill (breakfast, grilled sandwiches, soups and salad): 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. (8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Fridays only)
  • Italian Creations (pasta and pizza): 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Natural Sensations (bagels, smoothies, salads): 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • New York Minute (deli sandwiches): 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Taqueria Girasol (burritos and taco bar): 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
  • Lobby Shop (convenience store): 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. (8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays only)
  • The Pub (beer, pastas and salads): 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Monday, Wednesday, Friday), noon to 4 p.m. (Tuesday, Thursday)
  • Around campus:

  • Café Rosso: 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Taza Smoothies and Wraps: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Station Café: 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Village Market and Pizzeria: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Subway: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • SF State News home

    SFSU receives largest gift ever: $10 million
    Photo of Manny and Neda MashoufSFSU has received the largest private individual gift pledge in its history: a $10 million donation from alumnus Manny Mashouf, founder and chairman of bebe stores inc., and his wife Neda, bebe vice chair and also an SF State alum. The gift, announced by President Robert A. Corrigan on May 28 at Commencement, will go toward a new performing and electronic media arts building for the College of Creative Arts.

    The gift will provide private funding needed for the new building, which will be named in honor of the Mashouf family. The private funding will enable the building project to be included on a future statewide ballot initiative that would, if passed, fund a variety of capital construction projects in public education through California bonds.

    "Neda and I are excited to be a part of an innovative University that understands the changing needs of its community and the impact that technology has on every aspect of life such as music, art and business," Manny Mashouf said. "The balance of career-focused education and 'liberal' education is fundamental to SF State."

    The gift is the second largest alumni donation ever to a CSU campus. Manny Mashouf earned a bachelor's degree in political science in 1966. Neda Mashouf earned her bachelor's degree in computer science in 1984.

    "Manny and Neda Mashouf exemplify the San Francisco State spirit with their innovation, accomplishment and commitment to community," Corrigan said. "Their great generosity honors the University, and, coming as it does from two graduates, stands as a testament to their appreciation of their San Francisco State experience."

    For more on the gift and the new building, see the SF State News story:

    College of Business welcomes Dean Nancy Hayes
    Photo of Nancy HayesNancy Hayes, a senior executive with nonprofit and for-profit management experience, was recently named dean of the College of Business. She begins Aug. 1.

    "With her extensive background in the business and nonprofit sectors, Hayes brings added vitality to the College of Business," said Provost John Gemello. "As her track record shows, Hayes is particularly adept at forging new partnerships and directions for an organization while continuing to effectively serve its existing clients and maintain its core mission. I look forward to working with her."

    Hayes' most recent position has been as president and CEO of WISE Senior Services, a southern California organization that provides hands-on services to low-income and at-risk elders. Previously she served as CEO of the Starbright Foundation, which develops technology projects -- videos, CD-ROMs, and other programs -- to help seriously ill children combat the medical and emotional challenges that accompany their illnesses.

    Before entering the nonprofit world, Hayes worked in management and marketing at IBM, rising through the ranks to become general manager of international operations for the company's Worldwide Sales and Services division.

    During her time at IBM, Hayes helped shepherd major changes in company operations. As general manager she was responsible for a massive sales and services reengineering effort to ensure consistent, common execution worldwide. Earlier, as general manager of IBM Northern California, Hayes helped transform the unit in response to market feedback that indicated IBM was no longer responsive to customer concerns. The restructuring effort was later adopted by other IBM units across the United States.

    Hayes said she is excited to bring her skills to an academic setting.

    "I think the first and most important thing is to get to know the people and get to know what they're thinking about the opportunities and challenges the college faces and what barriers are in their way currently on executing their role," she said.

    A Chicago native, Hayes earned a master of business administration in finance from the University of Chicago and a bachelor of arts in English and marketing from the University of Dayton.

    CSU unveils new impact Web site
    The CSU system has launched a Web site to help faculty, staff and other supporters of the system communicate the impact it has on California. In addition, such campuses as SFSU have participated in forums with industry leaders demonstrating that the CSU supplies the majority of California's workers in many industries.

    Full details are in a message from CSU Chancellor Charles B. Reed, which can be found at:

    STAR of the Month

    June STAR of the Month: Tania Beaudet
    Photo of Tania Beaudet
    In early 2001 Tania Beaudet, office coordinator for the Geography Department and Human Environmental Studies Program, was on the dot-com fast track as a buyer for an online furniture startup. Then the dot-com crash happened, and Beaudet found herself looking for a new direction.

    She enrolled in SFSU, applied to the temp pool, and landed a job as office coordinator in the Geography Department in Jan. 2002. The job quickly became a permanent position.

    It's a decision she doesn't regret -- even though the startup she was with survived and is still in business.

    "I don't miss it," she said. "I love being in the academic world."

    As office coordinator Beaudet assists faculty and students, manages the budget and supplies, and helps chair Nancy Wilkinson with other administrative duties.

    She enjoys the work -- even though her workload increased last fall when the Human Environmental Studies Program became part of her responsibilities.

    "I love the intellectual stimulation," she said. "We have a lot of young faculty so it has really invigorated our department. And the older faculty are great too -- it's a nice balance."

    "Tania is a supportive, efficient person who takes care of business for all of us while maintaining a warm, welcoming environment, said Ellen Hines, assistant professor of geography and human environmental studies. "She keeps us all going."

    Beaudet is pursuing an undergraduate degree in art on campus. But she will be taking a break from both her job and studies next month -- a baby girl is due this fall.

    Beaudet lives in West Portal with her husband Michael. She paints and likes to cook, garden and sew.

    Nominate a staff STAR:


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