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October 15

Volume 49, No. 9
Love is stronger than hate: Academic Senate response Sept. 11: Another way to help Feeding the world
Career fair Seven Hills on display RSVP for Ott
Free health services Grammar workshop Humanities dean finalist
Online course design Nonresident alien taxation Japanese American draft resisters
Reggae angels Conserving artifacts A quorum is needed
Benefits enrollment Looking for stars Correction Academic Senate Action

Academic Senate resolution responding to tragic events of Sept. 11

Be it resolved,

That the Academic Senate of San Francisco State University (SFSU) express its sympathy and concern for all those who were affected, directly or indirectly, by the horrific events of Sept. 11, 2001; and

That the Academic Senate commend all the members of the campus community who have provided extraordinary assistance in response to those events; and

That the Academic Senate condemn responses stigmatizing members of any religious, ethnic, racial or national group; and

That the Academic Senate join with the University administration in affirming that harassment or intimidation of students, staff, faculty, administrators or guests of the University on this campus will not be tolerated; and

That the Academic Senate reaffirm its strong support for international students presently studying at SFSU and its desire to encourage all students, whether domestic or international, to enhance their academic pursuits in study-abroad programs whenever possible; and

That the Academic Senate urge federal and state officials not to propose any moratorium on international student visas and to continue to seek advice from and consultation with higher education officials on this issue; and

That the Academic Senate strongly support all campus efforts to provide assistance to members of the SFSU community who have been directly affected by the events of Sept. 11, 2001; and

That the Academic Senate urge all individual faculty, staff, students, and administrators to contribute as best they can to these endeavors; and

That copies of this resolution be sent to the SFSU campus community, the chancellor of the CSU, the chair of the Board of Trustees of the CSU, Gov. Gray Davis, Sen. Dianne Feinstein, Sen. Barbara Boxer, Rep. Tom Lantos and Rep. Nancy Pelosi.

*** Approved unanimously Oct. 9, 2001 ***

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Sept. 11: Another way to help

The campus community is invited to unite against hate and celebrate diversity with a dinner and performance from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, in Jack Adams Hall in the Cesar Chavez Student Center. All funds raised by the Unite Against Hate benefit dinner will help the Sept. 11 victims and their families.

The evening will feature appetizers, a buffet dinner, three different desserts, music, speakers and belly dancing by Raks Sahibat Dance Ensemble and Silan Tribal Dance. Guests are encouraged to wear ethnic dress. Suggested donation is $35-$50.

Seating is limited. The deadline to RSVP is Oct. 19. The event is organized by students from the University of San Francisco. For more information, please call 673-6840, or e-mail

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Feeding the world

The 18th Annual World Food Day Teleconference will take place from 9 a.m. to noon Tuesday in AV 28 in the J. Paul Leonard Library. The program will feature a conversation with Wenche Barthe Eide, a longtime leader in international "right to food" efforts. Continuing education credits are available.

For details, contact Ryszard Dziadur at ext. 8-3331 or

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Career fair

Faculty and staff are asked to encourage students to attend the Career Center's Career Fair, which will take place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday in Jack Adams Hall in the Cesar Chavez Student Center. Students will have the opportunity to meet prospective employers, discuss job opportunities and present their resumes.

For details, call ext. 8-1761.

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Seven Hills on display

Seven Hills Catering and Conference and Residential Services invite all faculty and staff to an open house from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Seven Hills Conference Center.

Sample items from Seven Hills' new extensive catering menu and see examples of table settings, decorations and floral displays.

For details, contact Peter Oshinski at ext. 8-2104.

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RSVP for Ott

The deadline to RSVP for the retirement party for Judy Ott, curriculum coordinator in the Office of Academic Affairs, is Wednesday. Please send a donation of $5 to Stephanie Schwartz, Provost's Office, ADM 455. Checks can be made payable to Schwartz. The party is scheduled for 4 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 24, at the University Club. For details, call ext. 8-2571.

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Free health services

The campus community is invited to attend the Student Health Service Third Annual Open House, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday in and around the Student Health Center. Free massages, medical screenings, HIV tests and information packets regarding smoking and stress management are available. Student Health Service doctors will be on hand to answer questions.

For details, contact Eva Wise at ext. 8-2574.

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Grammar workshop

This week's academic skills workshop will take place at noon Wednesday in BUS 202. Nathalie Destandau will lead a workshop on grammar skills. Return to top

Humanities dean finalist

Patrician Lorimer Lundberg, a finalist in the search for the dean of the College of Humanities, will be on campus Wednesday and Thursday. Her presentation and reception will take place from 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday in the University Club. All members of the campus community are invited to attend.

Lundberg is interim associate vice chancellor for academic affairs (on leave) at Indiana University, Northwest.

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Online course design

Faculty can join in a PBS satellite seminar, "Surviving and Thriving in Your First Online Course," and pick up dozens of timesaving, stress-reducing tips on Web course design. This seminar will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday in AV 36, in the basement of the J. Paul Leonard Library. All new or prospective online educators are welcome to attend.

In response to faculty interest, the seminar will also be broadcast live on Campus Channel 3, and a taped copy will be available in the Library's media collection.

To register or for more information, contact Val Sakovich at ext. 8-2634 or or Brigid Duffy at ext. 8-1493 or

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Nonresident alien taxation

Internal Audit will conduct four workshops on nonresident alien taxation. Workshop attendees can choose to attend either a morning or an afternoon workshop (9 to 11 a.m. or 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.) on one of two days, either Friday or Tuesday, Oct. 23. All workshops will be held in the NEC Conference Room on the fifth floor of the Administration building.

The workshop will provide an overview of nonresident alien taxation issues including why and how to comply with federal and state tax requirements.

To register, please contact Irene Donner at ext. 8-2763 or

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Japanese American draft resisters

Eric Muller will present "Free to Die for Their Country: The Story of the Japanese American Draft Resisters in World War II" at noon Monday, Oct. 22, in HUM 133. Muller is a professor of law at University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

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Reggae angels

Don Carlos and the Reggae Angels will perform at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 23, in Jack Adams Hall of the Cesar Chavez Student Center. Tickets are $8 for students and $12 for general admission.

For tickets, call ext. 8-2467. For details, contact Scott Davey at ext. 8-2444.

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Conserving artifacts

Candis Griggs will present a lecture and slides on conserving artifacts at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25, in SCI 270. Griggs will discuss her experiences creating an artifact convservation field laboratory for excavations in Pakistan and in Mesoamerica.

For details, contact Niccolo Caldararo at 453-9064 or

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A quorum is needed

The deadline for voting on the proposed change in the faculty constitution has been extended to Friday, Nov. 2, because a quorum (50 percent plus 1) of eligible voting faculty has not yet been achieved. Additional ballots are available in the Academic Senate Office, ADM 551.

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Benefits enrollment

The benefits open enrollment period continues through Oct. 31. Employees enrolled in Aetna, Cigna, Lifeguard and Maxicare must change plans.

If you have questions, please call the Benefits Help Line at ext. 8-1875.

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Looking for stars

The STAR (Service and Teamwork Award Recognition Program) Committee requests that members of the campus community submit nominations of staff employees that you feel should be recognized for his/her outstanding contribution to the University.

Each month, a STAR of the Month is randomly selected from the pool of nominees. Nomination forms and guidelines are available in Human Resources, ADM 252, or at:

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The correct number to call to order Entertaiment Books, which benefit the Kolb AIDS Donation fund, is ext. 8-2032.

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Academic Senate Action

Heard announcements from Chair Pamela Vaughn:

Heard two reports from University Librarian Debbie Masters and Acting Head of Collection Management Services Lavonne Jacobsen:

Heard report from Ron Compesi, chair of the 2001-2002 University Promotions Committee, on the deliberations during the past promotion cycle:

In the action part of the meeting, the Senate:

Heard a report from state-wide senators:

The next Academic Senate meeting will be held in the Seven Hills Conference Center Tuesday, Oct. 23, from 2 to 4 p.m. All are welcome to attend. Visit the Academic Senate Web site at . Return to top

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