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Volume 59, Number 1    July 25, 2011         

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CampusMemo summer schedule
CampusMemo will return to its regular weekly schedule with the Aug. 22 issue.

Youth sailing and kayaking camps
The Department of Recreation, Parks and Tourism offers weeklong sailing and kayaking camps for youth ages 8-12. Children may register for half- or full-day sailing and kayaking camps, or full-day sailing and science camps to be held at Lake Merced. No previous sailing or kayaking experience is required. All equipment and certified instructors will be provided. For more information and online registration, visit

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

Nextbus reminder
The campus community is reminded that predictions for Muni buses, such as the 28/28L line, are available from and can be accessed from computers and smart phones. The service may be of particular help to BART riders who usually rely on the SF State shuttle for transport between campus and the Daly City BART station. To access the information, visit or to see listings for multiple Muni lines. Transit information can also be obtained by calling 511.


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Construction updates
Library plaza
The area bounded by the Library, Business building, Cesar Chavez Student Center and the quad is fenced off for construction on the Library plaza and accessible pathway to 19th Avenue. Pedestrian traffic has been rerouted to the pathway/courtyard between the Business and HSS buildings. Adjoining buildings will remain open during construction and only some entry points will be affected. Combining the plaza and pathway projects will expedite their completion and ensure the pedestrian core of campus will be open and welcoming to students when they arrive this fall.

A map of the construction area and detours can be viewed at

Parking garage
The intersection between the Student Services building and Student Health Center will be closed Thursday and Friday, July 28 and July 29, as part of the parking garage pathway re-grading project. Traffic entering and exiting Lot 6 will use the service road east and north of Cox Stadium that connects to North State Drive. The service road will be one-way in both directions, with flaggers stationed at both ends to allow traffic to move alternately in each direction. Drivers are advised to allow extra time to reach or leave Lot 6.

Pedestrians going to and from the core of campus and the garage and Library Annex buildings should use the pathway between the Village Apartments and the Student Services building.

For a map of the area and detours, visit

Human Resources initiatives
Human Resources, Safety and Risk Management (HR) has implemented several key customer service initiatives as a result of campus survey responses. HR has resumed walk-in customer service on Wednesdays, and has implemented several new self-service programs and website enhancements. Approved University drivers can also complete required defensive driver training online, without the need to attend in-person class training.

Customers may now use the SF State portal at to:

  • Update their home address
  • Add or change emergency contact information
  • Enter sick and vacation time, and view leave balances
  • Verify benefits enrollment
  • View and apply for open jobs
  • Complete and submit various online request forms

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This week in Insiders: Creative Arts Technical Services staffer Diana Rumjahn, Associate Professor of Creative Writing Camille Dungy, Associate Professor of Creative Writing Nona Caspers, Creative Writing Lecturer Donna De La Perriere, Creative Writing Lecturer Barbara Tomash, Assistant Professor of Race and Resistance Studies Jason Ferreira, International Relations Lecturer Margaret Leahy, Associate Professor of Geography Ellen Hines and Professor of Holistic Healing Studies Erik Peper.

Read Insiders:

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This week in Newsmakers: Associate Professor of Biology and Director of The Great Sunflower Project Gretchen LeBuhn, Professor of English Michael Krasny, Associate Professor and Director of Labor Studies John Logan and Geosciences Lecturer Jan Null.

Read Newsmakers:

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SF State received $14,875,844 in grants and contracts in May and June 2011.

Read In Grants & Contracts :

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

Coming Up
Aug. 18: Theatre: The Barber of Seville: 7 p.m.

Aug. 19: Theatre: The Barber of Seville: 7 p.m.

Aug. 20: Theatre: The Barber of Seville: 2 p.m.

Aug. 20: Theatre: The Barber of Seville: 7 p.m.

Aug. 22: Fall '11 Academic Semester Begins

Aug. 22: Fall '11 Faculty Development/Department Meetings

Aug. 23: Fall '11 First Day of Instruction

Aug. 25: Theatre: The Barber of Seville: 7 p.m.

Aug. 26: Theatre: The Barber of Seville: 7 p.m.

Aug. 27: Theatre: The Barber of Seville: 7 p.m.

Sept. 5: Labor Day: No Classes; Offices Closed

Sept. 6: Academic Senate: 2 p.m.


For more upcoming events, see the University Calendar



About CampusMemo
CampusMemo is published weekly during the school year by University Communications and provides news, information and on-campus events listings to the faculty and staff of San Francisco State University.

This publication is available in alternative formats upon request. Contact University Communications at the number listed below. The deadline for submissions other than events is 5 p.m. Tuesday the week preceding publication. Items may be sent via e-mail:, faxed to ext. 8-1498, or sent through campus mail to: CampusMemo, University Communications, ADM 156. Submit events directly to the University Calendar by 10 a.m. on Wednesday the week prior to publication. Please direct any questions to the e-mail address above, or call ext. 8-1665.


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