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Volume 57, Number 36    June 28, 2010         

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CampusMemo summer schedule
CampusMemo will publish two more monthly issues during the summer. Publication dates are July 26 and August 23.  

Fall textbook orders
The SFSU Bookstore textbook department is processing orders for the fall semester. Faculty who still need to turn in textbook and reader requests should do so at their earliest convenience. Orders received by mid-July will have the best chance of being on the shelves in time for courses. Textbook and reader orders may be submitted online at:

CTFD Summer Institute underway
The Center for Teaching and Faculty Development (CTFD) is hosting tracks in its Summer Institute. Each track will be a three-day intensive program offering suggestions and solutions to help with curriculum development, instructional strategies, student engagement and pedagogical research. Two tracks remain in the series: Teaching Research, Research Teaching: the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (June 29 to July 1) and Engaging the At-Risk Student (July 6 to July 8). A box lunch is provided. For more information and to register, visit

Meeting space available in CTFD
The Center for Teaching and Faculty Development (CTFD) makes its facilities in BH 333 available for formal or informal gatherings on campus, special meetings, projects or faculty retreats. The area, which can serve groups of up to 25 people, features tables, couches, a projection screen and Internet access.
To reserve the room, call ext. 8-6456 or e-mail

Students donate items in Sustainable Move Out
SF State students donated more than 50,000 pounds of items to Goodwill and 1,500 pounds of non-perishable food to the San Francisco Food Bank during the 2010 Sustainable Move out.

The total amount of food donated to the SF Food Bank doubled from a year ago, providing enough food for about 1,000 meals for low-income individuals. This year, organizers also collected household cleaning products and toiletries. More than 400 bottles of dish detergent, shampoo and conditioner were collected by Green Hotel, an organization that redistributes the products to local homeless and women's shelters.
Students donated items at drop boxes in residence halls throughout May. On move-out day, a large Goodwill truck and collection tent, along with plenty of volunteers, made it easy for students to know where to drop off different items.

Now in its fourth year, the Sustainable Move Out program allowed University Housing to recycle 56 percent of its waste in May 2010, compared to 19 percent in May 2006, the year before the program began.

For more information about sustainability at SF State, visit

SF State ranks among national leaders for producing minority graduates
SF State again ranks among the leaders in the nation for awarding undergraduate degrees to minority students. In a report published in Diverse Issues in Higher Education on June 10, SF State ranked 14th nationally by awarding 2,615 baccalaureate degrees to minorities during the 2008-09 academic year.

The Diverse Issues in Higher Education report reflects data collected for the 2008-09 academic year and is the second round in a three-year transition to new racial/ethnic categories. All colleges and universities are now required to ask students if they are Hispanic.

The University also ranked ninth for awarding undergraduate degrees to Asian Americans in all disciplines and 27th for awarding undergraduate degrees to Hispanic students in all disciplines.  

The complete data can be found at

SF State is second in nation for Gilman International Scholarships
Twenty-five students are going overseas this fall with support of the Gilman International Scholarships. SF State is second in the nation for the number of scholarships awarded for the fall semester this year.

Scholarships of $5,000, $3,000 and $1,500 will be applied toward students' fall semester work in Asian, European and African countries, as well as Australia. The awards, based on need and merit, help defray the costs of studying abroad for students of limited means and diverse backgrounds.

Established in 2000, the Gilman Scholarship Program provides awards for undergraduate study abroad to students receiving federal Pell Grants.  Sponsored by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs at the U.S. Department of State, the scholarships help foster mutual understanding between the people of the United States and other countries.

Mentored CBPR grant development award competition announced
The Community Based Participatory Research (CBPR) Collaborative Center will hold a Mentored CBPR Grant Development Award Competition for 2010-11. The competition will provide SF State faculty and a designated mentor up to $5,000 to support their collaborative development of a CBPR grant. These awards will provide $1,500 to a mentor selected by the SF State faculty member from any institution (including SF State), and up to $3,500 to the faculty member. The faculty-mentor team will be expected to develop a mentorship agreement with a work plan for regular consultations about the development of the proposal. Mentors should be willing to confer with the mentee at least monthly and provide feedback throughout grant proposal development.

Two-page proposals for this mentored award are due September 15 to Juliana van Olphen at and should include:

  • A brief description of your mentor and your mentor/mentee relationship
  • Topic for the grant proposal
  • Brief background of experience in this area and the area’s significance
  • Proposed or existing CBPR partnership
  • Proposed granting agency and (if identified) Program Announcement (PA) or Request for Proposals (RFP), and
  • Expected date of final proposal submission.
All proposals must be finalized and submitted to the funding agency by June 2011 to receive full award.

This week in Insiders: Professor of Asian American Studies Grace Yoo, Creative Writing Chair Maxine Chernoff, Professor of Creative Writing Paul Hoover, Director of the Family Acceptance Project Caitlin Ryan, Professor of Health Education Erik Peper, Christopher Waldrep, the Pasker Chair in History and Professor Emeritus of History Bill Issel.

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This week in Newsmakers: Eurania Lopez, coordinator of the Step to College Program, and Geosciences Chair Oswaldo Garcia.

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Grants and Contracts
SF State received $3,260,600 in grants and contracts in May.

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New way to submit events to CampusMemo
CampusMemo now picks up event listings directly from the University Calendar to streamline the events publicity function for campus units. Departments interested in publicizing an event in CampusMemo simply need to register the event on the University Calendar by 10 a.m. on Wednesday of the previous week. To submit an event, go to and click on "Submit an Event" in the left-hand navigation bar. This new procedure saves event sponsors the extra step of entering information specifically for CampusMemo, and the later deadline for submittal allows more time for event sponsors to submit their items to CampusMemo.

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

CTFD Summer Institute: Teaching Research, Research Teaching: 9 a.m.

Coming Up
July 6: CTFD Summer Institute: Engaging the At-Risk Student: 9 a.m.


For upcoming events, see the University Calendar


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