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 https://orgsync.com/13745/forms/51097 by end of business Aug. 1.
Questions? Contact Arnold Paguio at email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
More information on the SOTA site acquisition can be found at http://news.sfsu.edu/university-purchases-school-district-property
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.
Read Insiders: www.sfsu.edu/~news/cmemo/summer12/july23insiders.htm
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.
SF State received $17,150,506 in grants and contracts in May 2012.
Grants & Contracts: www.sfsu.edu/~news/cmemo/summer12/july23grants.htm
Submitting events to CampusMemo
CampusMemo picks up event listings directly from the general interest section of the University Calendar. 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 www.sfsu.edu/calendar/ and click on "Submit an Event" in the left-hand navigation bar. This 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.
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