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December 3

Volume 49, No. 15
This Week The gift of reading World AIDS Day
Dean of Humanities Goodbye to K-9 Officer Max Final Academic Senate Meeting
End of semester reception Bookstore reception Spring fee waivers
Last chance for 'The Balcony' 'Cubamor' film fundraiser Check out these moves
Announcements Be involved this holiday season CSEC deadline approaches
Order textbooks asap Next Year Split-finger crab feed
Segment II proposals International education grants Academic Senate Action

This Week

The gift of reading

The Office of Civic Engagement, Jumpstart, America Reads, the Library, the SFSU Bookstore, and ZPT Sorority are sponsoring "Books for Kids," a children's book drive beginning today through Dec. 18.

New and lovingly used books for ages 3 to 11 will be wrapped and given to children in child development centers and elementary schools served by SFSU tutoring programs.

The Bookstore has an extensive collection of children's books for sale. See the display near the checkout.

Look for baby blue collection boxes in the Library, the Bookstore and other prominent places on campus. During the collection period, there also will be a table on Malcolm X Plaza for monetary contributions.

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World AIDS Day

World AIDS Day 2001 will be observed today on campus beginning with the "Reading of the Names" from 10 a.m. to noon in Memorial Grove.

Students from the College of Business' Marketing 432 class have organized a "Tribute to Justice Rally" from noon to 2 p.m. on Malcolm X Plaza. The rally includes speakers, such as Dan Gonzales, associate professor of Asian American studies, and performances by hiphop and spoken word artists.

The Cesar Chavez Student Center, AIDS Coordinating Committee, Student Affairs and Associated Students will present South African filmmaker Xoliswa Sithole Nayanaya and the U.S. premiere of "Shouting Silent," her film about AIDS orphans in Africa seen through her eyes, who lost her mother to AIDS in 1996. "Shouting Silent" will be screened at 2 p.m. in Jack Adams Hall of the Cesar Chavez Student Center.

Following the film, there will be an interview with Sithole and a faculty panel discussion on the global and local issues of HIV/AIDS. A reception for Sithole will be held at 4 p.m. in the Rigoberta Menchu Room on the terrace level of the student center.

SFSU's panel of the AIDS Quilt will be on display all week in the student center. For more information, contact Michael Ritter at ext. 87339.

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Dean of Humanities

Paul Sherwin, dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Long Island University C.W. Post Campus, will be the third candidate to interview for the dean of humanities position. All members of the campus community are invited to attend his open forum and reception from 4 to 6 p.m. today in the University Club.

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Goodbye to K9 Officer Max

Dept. of Public Safety K9 Officer Max (Wasley) died Oct. 22 after battling cancer. Max was a 10yearold German shepherd who served with the Department for almost nine years. Trained as a masterprotection and humanscent dog, Max is credited with solving several burglaries on campus.

"He was a partner and my best friend," said Max's handler Sgt. Patrick Wasley. "He was a member of my family."

Max's son Ike is currently a K9 officer with the Sebastopol Police Department.

A memorial service for Max will be held 11:30 a.m. Tuesday in Memorial Grove. The campus community is invited to attend. For more information, contact Lt. Molly Borja at ext. 86035.

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Dean of Humanities

Jonathan Veitch, the second candidate for Dean of Humanities, will discuss his candidacy at an open forum and reception from 4 to 6 p.m. today in the University Club. Veitch is chair of humanities at New School University in New York.

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Final Academic Senate meeting

The final Academic Senate meeting of the fall 2001 semester will take place from 2 to 4 p.m. Tuesday in the Nob Hill Room of the Seven Hills Conference Center.

Agenda items include a report from Jackie Kegley, chair of the CSU Academic Senate; proposed revisions to the bachelor of arts in music - jazz emphasis; proposed revisions to the curricular requirement for the major and minor in international relations; proposed revisions to the master of arts degree in international relations; proposed revisions to the master of arts degree in education - early childhood concentration; and proposed revisions to the educational therapy certificate program.

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End of semester reception

The Academic Senate and the California Faculty Association invite the campus community to a reception to be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday at the windows area of the University Club.

Bookstore reception

The SFSU Bookstore invites faculty and staff to its 10th annual reception. Present your SFSU ID at the door from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday and receive a 25 percent discount on most items in the store. Some items, such as electronics and computer software, are excluded but are already available at discount prices.

For details, call ext. 8BOOK.

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Spring fee waivers

Feewaiver participants should submit feewaiver applications and fees to the Cashier's Office by Wednesday to ensure that touchtone deadlines are met. A $25 lateregistration fee will be go into effect Friday, Jan. 18, 2002. Applications for the spring semester feewaiver program are available in Human Resources, ADM 252.

Employees with eligibility questions or concerns should contact the FeeWaiver HelpLine at ext. 82678.

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Last chance for 'The Balcony'

Theatre Art's production of Jean Genet's "The Balcony" continues this week. Performances will be held 8 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Matinees are at 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday in the Little Theatre.

Tickets are $10 for general admission and $8 for students and seniors. Tickets may be purchased at the Creative Arts Box Office or by calling ext. 82467.

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'Cubamor' film fundraiser

Associated Students, in conjunction with the Cuba Educational Project, present "Cubamor," an independent film by Joshua Bee Alafia.

The film will be screened at 6:30 p.m. Friday in Jack Adams Hall of the Cesar Chavez Student Center. Admission is $5 for members of the campus community.

"Cubamor," filmed in Havana, takes a new perspective in documenting the strengths and realities of Cuba from an insider's point of view.

A majority of the funds raised will be donated to the Cuba Educational Project to buy and bring medical and educational supplies directly to the people of Cuba.

For details, call ext. 50951 or send an email to

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Check out these moves

The New Moves Dance Showcase presents original choreography by advanced SFSU dance majors at 8 p.m. Friday and 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday in McKenna Theatre. Tickets for the 8 p.m. performances are $8/10.

The matinee performance is free and features dancers from the Visitacion Valley Boys and Girls Club in their debut concert. Albirda Rose directs.

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Be involved this holiday season

The Community Involvement Center (CIC) is accepting canned food, unwrapped toys and warm clothing to help support the many people of San Francisco who are in need. There are also many holiday volunteer opportunities available. Visit the CIC office in Building TA in front of the gym for more information or contact CIC at ext. 81486 or

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CSEC deadline approaches

This year's California State Employees Campaign will end on Dec. 15. If you have not yet turned in a form, but would like to support an agency that reflects your charitable interests, please don't hesitate to act now.

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Order textbooks asap

All instructors teaching during the spring semester who have not yet submitted a textbook order are encouraged to do so as soon as possible to help students with disabilities who require alternate versions of their textbooks.

If no alternate versions are available through the Bookstore, the Disability Resource Center must coordinate the process of document conversion to an appropriate format.

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Next Year

Split-finger crab feed

The SFSU baseball team will hold its third annual crab feed dinner at 6 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, 2002 at Rich Inc., 207 Skyline Blvd.(next to the San Francisco Zoo), San Francisco. The cost is $40 per person. Proceeds benefit Gator baseball.

For details, call head coach Matt Markovich at ext. 81226.

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Segment II proposals

Friday, Feb. 15, 2002 is the deadline for faculty to submit course proposals via department chairs to their college deans (copy to the Office of Undergraduate Studies) for General Education Segment II: Arts and Sciences. All existing Segment II courses as well as new applicants must submit a proposal.

Feb. 15 is also the deadline for those Segment III clusters under mandatory review as well as faculty wishing to propose new clusters to submit their proposals to the Office of Undergraduate Studies.

Procedures and details for both Segment II and Segment III proposals can be found on the undergraduate studies Web site at

Paper copies of proposal instructions and forms can be obtained from college deans and department chairs.

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International education grants

The Office of International Programs (OIP) invites proposals for grants to foster international education at SFSU. OIP welcomes proposals for projects that have the potential to enhance international education and promote international awareness through research, creative activities and scholarship.

Tenured and tenuretrack faculty who are not on FERP are eligible to apply. Grants range between $1,000 and $5,000.

Applications may be picked up at OIP in ADM 450 or downloaded from the OIP Web site:

The application deadline is Friday, Feb. 1, 2002. For details, contact the OIP office at ext. 81293.

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Academic Senate Action

Dean of Human Relations Ken Monteiro who announced:

The next meeting of the Academic Senate will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 4, at the Seven Hills Conference Center. All are welcome to attend.

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