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November 11, 2002

Volume 50, No. 13

Year of Civil Discourse events


Campus can post events on new web calendar CSECC reminder Honorary degree committee
Defensive driver training Winter CET resources

This Week

The value of a Jewish presence RSVP today for Scoble party Two cloning discussions
An active Shakespeare Smith memorial

Next Week

International Education Week


Academic Senate Action

About CampusMemo

Year of Constructive Civil Discourse events

President Corrigan has identified the 2002 - 2003 academic year as "The Year of Constructive Civil Discourse." The campus community is invited to participate in events that explore how we can promote the use of civil discourse on campus.

The next Year of Civil Discourse events are:

Dialogue: Islam

An interfaith dialogue on Islam with clerics and lay leaders will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Edge, located at 190 Denslowe just across 19th Avenue from campus.

For details, contact the Rev. Jeffrey Reed at (415) 333-4920 or

'Forum on Iraq'

A 'Forum on Iraq' featuring James H. Noyes of the Hoover Institution and Ayad al-Qazzaz, sociology professor at CSU Sacramento, will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Wednesday in the International Relations Briefing Theater, HSS 362.

Diplomat-in-Residence David Fischer, international relations Professor Dwight Simpson, and history Assistant Professor Maziar Behrooz will serve as interlocutors. History Professor Jerry Combs will serve as moderator.

The forum is sponsored by Academic Affairs, the Year of Civil Discourse and the International Relations Graduate Student Association.

For details or to suggest a civil discourse event, contact Jerry Combs at ext. 8-7563 or

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Campus can post events on new web calendar

SFSU's new University Events Calendar ( makes it easy for the campus community to learn about and publicize campus events.

The calendar is searchable, printable and contains 11 different calendar categories that focus on specific audiences or types of events.

If you are planning a campus event that you would like to publicize, submit it to the calendar by clicking the "Submit an Event" icon at the top of the screen and filling out the online form.

Events must be sponsored by an official campus department, program or registered student group. Be sure to follow the instructions using the examples provided on the form.

Event organizers should continue to submit events for publication in CampusMemo to

The calendar may be viewed as a chronological list of events, in compliance with the Americans With Disabilities Act. Click "list" to view the calendar this way.

For a complete list of instructions, click the "How to Use" icon at the top of the screen.

Before posting, all events are reviewed by either the Public Affairs office or by designated "calendar administrators" who have responsibility for specific calendars. Areas that have such responsibility include Athletics, College of Creative Arts, Student Outreach Services, Center for the Enhancement of Teaching, Office of Student Programs and Leadership Development, and Testing.

The calendar is a collaborative effort of SFSU's Division of Information Technology and the offices of Public Affairs and Publications.

For details, contact William Morris, calendar editor, at ext. 5-3606 or, or Janet Wade, director of publications, at or ext. 8-7108.

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CSECC reminder

Don't let California State Employee Charitable Campaign forms gather dust on your desk or become buried in your inbox. Drop off completed donation forms between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. at the Human Resources reception desk, ADM 252, or between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. at the Office of Public Affairs, Lakeview Center 110.

Forms can also be returned via campus mail to Public Affairs. For details, contact Dave Reddy at ext. 8-1666.

Have questions? Try the CSECC FAQ (frequently asked questions) at:

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Honorary degree committee

The Academic Senate invites nominations of staff members to serve on the All-University Committee on Honorary Degrees. Submit the name of the staff member being nominated, that person's position and e-mail address to the Academic Senate office, care of Angela Sposito, to The deadline for nominations is Friday at noon.

For more on the Honorary Degree committee, visit:

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Defensive driver training

The Office of Risk and Insurance Management will offer another round of defensive driver training courses in late November and December. All classes will be held in the Plant Operations Training Room in the Corporation Yard. Reserve a class space by calling ext. 8-1449.

Classes will be held:

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Winter CET resources

The Center for the Enhancement of Teaching is offering week-long and one-day courses in January for faculty who haven't had the opportunity to take advantage of semester classes.

Week-long workshops include such topics as teaching with, using video to enhance learning and creating an instructional Web site. One-day workshops range from one to three hours and include such topics as using to detect plagiarism and using rubrics to enhance learning.

For details or to register, contact CET at ext. 5-3537 or

For registration information and a complete course list for the week-long workshops, visit:

For day courses, visit: http://cet.sfsu. edu/workshops/oneshots_w03.html.

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This Week

The value of a Jewish presence

Avraham Infeld, consul for Jewish affairs at Hillel, will present "The Value of a Dynamic Jewish Presence on Campus" at noon today in the Verducci Room of the University Club.

The event is part of the Academica Judaica series, sponsored by the Jewish Studies Program.

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RSVP today for Scoble party

Those interested in attending a party celebrating the almost 50-year SFSU career of Don Scoble should RSVP to Teri Liming by 5 p.m. today at ext. 8-1683 or

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Two cloning discussions

The NEXA Program invites the campus community to two presentations on the implications of human cloning. Michael Goldman, professor of biology, and Susan Connell, a lawyer and a lecturer in information system and business analysis, will present "Persons or Products?" from 2 to 3:15 p.m. Tuesday. Teaster Baird, assistant professor of chemistry and biochemistry; Gregg Rickman, lecturer in cinema; Anita Silvers, professor of philosophy; and Laurie Zoloth, professor of Jewish studies, will present a roundtable discussion on "Knowledge and Conscience" from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday. Both events will be held in HUM 587.

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An active Shakespeare

Bruce Avery, professor of English, will speak on "Doing Things with Shakespeare" from 5 to 6 p.m. Wednesday in HUM 203.

The event, sponsored by the Graduate Literature Association, is part of the Literature of this Century Colloquia series.

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Smith memorial

A CampusMemorial service for Peggy Smith will be held at 4 p.m. Thursday in the University Club. The campus community is invited.

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Next Week

International Education Week

SFSU will join college campuses around the world Nov. 18-23 in celebrating the third annual International Education Week with a host of lectures, film screenings, panel discussions, workshops and symposia. The Office of International Programs invites the campus community to attend.

The Foreign Languages and Literatures Department will hold a Japanese tea ceremony from 2:10 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 20, in HUM 117.

For reservations, contact Midori McKeon at ext. 8-7413 or by 5 p.m. Friday.

Reservations are also required for internationally themed lunches at the Vista Room, to be held from 11:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. from Monday, Nov. 18, to Friday, Nov. 22. Lunches cost $12. For reservations, call Helen Fink at ext. 8-7010.

For information and a list of events, see next week's CampusMemo or go to: .htm.

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Academic Senate Action

At the November 5 meeting, the Academic Senate...

Heard announcements from:

Heard a report from Professor Johnetta Richards, SFSU representative to the CSU Academic Council on International Programs:

In the action part of the meeting, the Senate:

The next meeting of the Academic Senate will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19, at

Seven Hills Conference Center. All are welcome to attend. Visit the Academic Senate Web site at:

About CampusMemo

CampusMemo provides news, information and on-campus events listings to the faculty and staff of SFSU.

CampusMemo is published weekly during the school year by the Office of Public Affairs. This publication is available in alternative formats upon request. Contact Public Affairs at the number listed below. Submissions are welcome. Deadline for submissions 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, Office of Public Affairs, Lakeview Center 110. Please direct any questions to the e-mail address above, or call ext. 8-1665.

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