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Volume 60, Number 1    July 23, 2012         

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CampusMemo schedule
CampusMemo will resume its weekly publication schedule at the start of the fall semester with the Aug. 20 issue.

Accent modification clinic
The Department of Special Education and the Communicative Disorders program will offer an accent modification clinic on Thursdays from 1 to 2:50 p.m. through Aug. 2 in BH 115. The clinic is free for faculty and staff who would like to modify their accent or who are having difficulty being understood. Contact Communicative Disorders Office Manager Mallorie Desimone at to obtain additional information and an application form.

Summer Writing Colloquium
The Committee on Written English Proficiency invites faculty to a Summer Writing Colloquium on Wednesday, Aug. 22 from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in BH 229. The topic will be "Teaching Writing Using 2.0 Technology." Faculty from across disciplines will describe what they do in their classes, leaving time for discussion. Morning coffee and lunch will be provided.

RSVP by Monday, Aug. 20 to Mary Soliday at to register and request a lunch. Read more.

Infant care available at Children's Campus
The Children's Campus has a few spaces open for infants aged 6 to 10 months. The infant classrooms have a 1:3 ratio with six children in each classroom per day and offers M – F, MWF and T/TH spaces for the school year, Aug. 20 to May 24, 2013. An optional summer program for those who would like to continue through the summer is also available. Priority is given to SF State faculty and staff. E-mail Director Tracy Farstad at or call the office at ext. 5-4011 to attend an upcoming tour or visit the Children's Campus website for more information.

National research society seeks members
Faculty are invited to join SF State's chapter of Sigma Xi, the national research society that seeks to advance scientific research, encourage cooperation among scientists in all disciplines and assist the broader understanding of science.

For an application and information about election to membership, contact Darlene Yee at

SF State-BART shuttle
The SF State shuttle will resume service on Aug. 27, with the start of fall semester classes.

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Welcome Days volunteers, table reservations
Welcome Days 2012 will begin Aug. 23 with student move-in day and will continue through Tuesday, Aug. 28. In preparation for this annual event, the Welcome Days Committe seeks volunteers and has announced deadlines:

Volunteers sought for Welcome Days
Volunteers are needed to greet students and their families, assist with registration and provide directions to events on Friday, Aug. 24. Sign up online for the flexible work hours.

Reserve tables at Student Life Resource Fair by Aug. 1
Departments and offices on campus are invited to promote their departments and services to students at the Student Life Resource Fair during Welcome Days. The Resource Fair will be held in two locations on three days and tables may be reserved for any or all days:

  • Move-in Day, Thursday, Aug. 23, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., Residence Hall area
  • First day of classes, Monday, Aug. 27, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., Malcolm X Plaza
  • Second day of classes, Tuesday, Aug. 28, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., Malcolm X Plaza

Be sure to take advantage of this opportunity to welcome incoming students and promote the programs and services available to them. To participate, register online at by end of business Aug. 1.

Questions? Contact Arnold Paguio at or ext. 5-4428.

Brian Beatty appointed AVP for Academic Affairs Operations
Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Sue V. Rosser announced the appointment of Brian Beatty as associate vice president for Academic Affairs Operations, effective Aug. 20.

Currently Beatty serves as associate professor and chair of the Department of Instructional Technologies in the Graduate College of Education. Beatty joined the faculty in 2003 and is an expert in online education and e-learning, particularly "HyFlex" courses that allow students to combine in-class and online learning.

Beatty earned a master's in education and a teaching credential at SF State before earning a Ph.D. in instructional systems technology from Indiana University. In addition to his academic career, he has provided instructional design consultancy to corporate, university and government clients.

"I am confident that Brian Beatty's leadership will help us employ cutting-edge technologies to enhance the University's scholarship and teaching and enrich the student learning experience," Provost Rosser said.

Reporting directly to the Provost, the AVP for Academic Affairs Operations will collaborate on the conversion to the student module of PeopleSoft, as well as in setting priorities for the efficient and effective use of funds, facilities and technologies to support the mission of Academic Affairs.

Demolition at SOTA site
In early July, the demolition contractor began removing hazardous material, loose furniture, trash and debris from the former San Francisco Unified School District School of The Arts (SOTA). Demolition of the structure located on Font Blvd. at Tapia Drive, is scheduled to begin in early August and will be completed by November. Concrete from the demolished building will be moved to Lot 25 for crushing and storage.

Rough grading of the site for a multi-purpose outdoor recreation area for students is expected to begin in November. Design of the recreation area is currently underway. Questions about the demolition process and schedule should be referred to the project manager Greg Mowbray at

More information on the SOTA site acquisition can be found at

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This week in Insiders: Associate Professor of Asian American Studies Russell Jeung, Professor of Broadcast and Electronic Communication Arts Dina Ibrahim, Associate Professor of Cinema Joseph McBride and Professor of Health Studies and Director of the Institute for Holistic Health Adam Burke.

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This week in Newsmakers: Professor of Sexuality Studies Colleen Hoff, Professor of Health Education Mary Beth Love, Professor of Health Education and Director of the Institute for Holistic Health Adam Burke and Associate Professor of Biology Gretchen LeBuhn.

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SF State received $17,150,506 in grants and contracts in May 2012.

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

Aug. 1: Finding PhD Programs - Part 2: 10 a.m.

Aug. 10: Summer '12 R2 Instruction Ends

Aug. 10: Summer '12 R3 Instruction Ends

Aug. 10: Summer '12 R4 Instruction Ends

Aug. 10: NSF Grant Writing - Part 2: 10 a.m.

Aug. 14: Summer '12 R2 Grades Due

Aug. 14: Summer '12 R3 Grades Due

Aug. 14: Summer '12 R4 Grades Due

Aug. 27: Fall '12 Academic Semester Begins

Aug. 27: Fall '12 First Day of Instruction

Aug. 27: Minor in Persian Studies Commences

Aug. 31: Fall '12 Faculty Development/Department Meetings; Friday only classes meet

Sept. 1: Women's Soccer vs. Pacifica College: 3 p.m.

Sept. 3: Fall '12 Labor Day: No Classes; Offices Closed

Sept. 4: Volleyball Hosting Seattle Pacific: 7 p.m.


For more upcoming events, see the University Calendar



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