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November 4, 2002

Volume 50, No. 12

Year of Civil Discourse events In memoriam: Peggy Smith


Yes, you too can say: 'I
gave at the office'
Golden handshake update Yue elected to CET board Resident directorships
Service learning awards Bulletin revisions

This Week

Academic Senate meeting Helping women in Afghanistan Celebrating Angela Wu Printing in Rome
Gutierrez's goodbye MeetingMaker explained A fund-raiser with flair Arthur Dong launch party


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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:

Interfaith dialogues

The Edge (formerly the Ecumenical House) presents a series of Wednesday interfaith dialogues with clerics and lay leaders. The events take place at 7 p.m. at the Edge, which is located at 190 Denslowe just across 19th Avenue from campus. The dialogue this Wednesday will be on Buddhism.

Upcoming dialogues include:

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, Nov. 13, 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.

Noyes, former deputy assistant secretary of defense for Near Eastern, African and South Asian affairs, is the author of a 2001 study on threat assessments and security interests in Southwest Asia for the Strategic Studies Institute of the U.S. Army.

Professor al-Qazzaz, a native of Iraq and a specialist on the politics and societies of the Middle East, is the author of "Women in the Middle East and North Africa: An Annotated Bibliography."

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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In memoriam: Peggy Smith

Peggy SmithCounseling Professor Peggy Smith died Thursday, Oct. 24.

After graduating with a doctoral degree in counseling psychology from Stanford, Smith began her SFSU career in 1976 as a faculty member in the Counseling Center (now Counseling and Psychological Services). In 1983, she worked to establish and served as the first director of the Counseling Clinic, a joint program with the Counseling Department that offers field experience to counseling graduate students.

While Smith had been teaching counseling courses since she began her tenure on campus, in 1990 she joined the Counseling Department to teach full time in its grad program.

In addition to her work at SFSU, Smith practiced psychology privately for 10 years at the Career and Personal Development Institute alongside her campus colleague, counseling Professor Robert Chope.

"She was a terrific colleague with keen clinical acumen and a self-effacing, dry wit,"Chope said. "She was determined, focused and strong in her confrontation of adversity. She was characteristically 'salty.' And, whenever she made some outlandish statement, she added, 'History never remembers well-behaved women.' Clearly, we will never forget her."

Smith also took an active role in campus governance, serving multiple terms as a member of the Academic Senate and co-chairing the Toward a User-friendly Campus planning group during the first round of CUSP.

"Her many long time friends, both on and off campus, are left with memories of a woman of uncommon forthrightness and great integrity, who above all stood up for what she believed in, faced life squarely and embraced it fully,"said Penelope Warren, associate clinical director in Counseling and Psychological Services. "I miss her terribly."

At the time of her death, Smith was finishing a book commissioned by the H.B. McDaniel Foundation on the history of counseling in California.

A CampusMemorial service will be held at 4 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14, in the University Club. The campus community is invited.

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Yes, you too can say: 'I gave at the office'

The California State Employee Charitable Campaign (CSECC) is now underway, and this is an excellent opportunity to help those in need with a minimum of effort. Every employee should have received a letter from President Corrigan and Dean Platt, a pre-printed form and an information booklet with the October paycheck.

Donations may be made by check, money order or payroll deduction.

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.

For details, contact Dave Reddy at ext. 8-1666, or see

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Golden handshake update

Because of significant enrollment growth, the CSU system will not be able to participate in the Early Retirement Program that was made official by Gov. Gray Davis on Oct. 4.

The program creates cost savings for California state units through permanent workforce reductions. The CSU system's attempts to retain both faculty and staff and add tenure-track positions mean it is unable to provide the documentation of savings necessary to implement the plan.

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Yue elected to CET board

Singkin Yue, Counseling and Psychological Services, was elected at the Oct. 22 Academic Senate meeting to the board of directors of the Center for the Enhancement of Teaching. Yue will serve out the remainder of the 2001-04 term.

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Resident directorships

Applications for resident directorships for the CSU study-abroad program are due in less than a month. Applications, which are due Dec. 1, can be found at

For details, contact Johnetta Richards at ext. 8-7589 or

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Service learning awards

The Office of Community Service Learning is accepting nominations to honor one faculty member and a student from each college for contributions to service learning.

The deadline for nominations is 5 p.m. Monday, Nov. 28. Forms and guidelines have been mailed to all faculty members and can also be found at

For details, contact Perla Barrientos at ext. 8-3282 or

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Bulletin revisions

Colleges (via associate deans) and other campus units should submit revisions for the 2003-04 SFSU Bulletin by Friday, Nov. 15. Send revisions to curriculum coordinator Ramona Knowles in ADM 477.

For details, contact Knowles at ext. 5-3568 or

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This Week

Academic Senate meeting

The Academic Senate will meet from 2 to 4 p.m. Tuesday in the Nob Hill Room of the Seven Hills Conference Center.

Agenda items include: election of a senate representative* to the Student Center governing board of directors; a report from Johnetta Richards to the CSU Academic Council on International Programs; a report from Helen Goldsmith on campus implementation of S.B. 2042, the new California state law on teaching preparation standards; a proposed policy on the temporary suspension of academic programs; approval of changes in the requirements for the B.A. degree program in drama; approval of master plan projection and implementation for a new B.S. degree program in computer engineering; approval of changes in the requirements for the B.S. degree program in kinesiology, concentrations in human movement studies and in exercise science and fitness; approval of discontinuance of the B.A. degree program in science, concentration in meteorology; amendments to the policy on the All-University Committee on International Programs; an amendment to the policy on the All-University Committee on Honorary Degrees; a resolution on international education; and amendments to the policy on the protection of human subjects.

*Larry Medcalf, professor of speech and communication studies, has been nominated for the position by the Senate Executive Committee.

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Helping women in Afghanistan

Awadia Mohamed, coordinator of CARE's Women's Program in Aghanistan, will present a guest lecture on her work from 9 to 10 a.m. Wednesday in room 362 of the HSS building.

The event is sponsored by the International Relations Department. For details, call ext. 8-2055.

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Celebrating Angela Wu

The Institute for Holistic Healing Studies invites the campus community to join Angela Wu in celebrating her retirement at 2 p.m. Thursday in room 306 of the HSS building. The event will feature keynote speaker Michael Smith, director of the Lincoln Hospital Recovery Center in New York City.

Wu taught for many years at SFSU and is acclaimed as a practitioner of Chinese healing, with a special emphasis on infertility. A fund has been established in her name at SFSU to promote education and research in Chinese Healing Studies.

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Printing in Rome

Master printer Peter Koch will speak on "Buffalo Rome: Fine Printing in the Real West"at 3 p.m. Thursday in the de Bellis Collection on the sixth floor of the J. Paul Leonard Library. Koch's lecture, a part of the History of the Book Series, is sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

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Gutierrez's goodbye

A retirement party for Rick Gutierrez, director of the Educational Opportunity Program, will be held from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Seven Hills Conference Center.

For more information or to RSVP, contact Willie Mullins or Yvette MacPhee at ext. 8-1646. Donations are kindly requested.

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MeetingMaker explained

The Division of Information Technology Training Center will offer a MeetingMaker workshop from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8, in ADM 103.

RSVP to ext. 8-6916 or

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A fund-raiser with flair

Mediterraneo, a fund-raiser that supports scholarships and student organizations for students in hospitality management, interior design, fashion design and dietetics, will be held from 6 to 9:30 p.m. in the Vista Room on the fourth floor of Burk Hall. The event features catering by FAZ Restaurants, a silent auction and Mediterranean music. Dancing is highly encouraged. Admission is $25 per person.

For details, contact Helen Fink at ext. 8-7010 or

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Arthur Dong launch party

The campus community is invited to a launch party for cinema alumnus Arthur Dong's film "Forbidden City USA."The event takes place 6:30 p.m. Saturday in McKenna Theatre of the Creative Arts building.

Tickets are $100 for VIP, $50 for preferred seating, $35 general, and $15 for SFSU students with ID (maximum two tickets). VIP ticket holders also receive an autographed DVD. Proceeds benefit the Asian American Studies Department.

The launch party features a screening of the film, which chronicles the achievements of Asian American performers at the all-Chinese Forbidden City nightclub; guest appearances by Forbidden City artists; a silent auction; and a reception with live music.

For tickets, call the Creative Arts Box Office at ext. 8-2467.

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An easy way to support SFSU

Faculty and staff members are invited to support SFSU and its mission to provide an excellent education to students through a payroll deduction gift. A small monthly deduction can add up to significant support. For example, a $10 per month payroll deduction adds up to a gift of $120 in one year's time.

Donors can choose to make an unrestricted gift, which enables the University to respond wherever the need is greatest, or can designate their gift to a particular college, program or purpose.

All donors are acknowledged in the Annual Report to Contributors, and certain gifts receive special honor for significantly strengthening the life of the University. The President's Circle recognizes those who contribute $1,000 or more during the year; the Alexander C. Roberts Society honors those who include SFSU in their estate plans. Through newsletters and University publications, members of The President's Circle and Roberts Society are kept informed of matters of importance to the campus.

Members also receive library privileges as well as invitations to receptions, athletic events, presentations and other special events.

For details on payroll deduction or to discuss other giving opportunities, contact the Office of University Development at ext. 8-1042 or

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About CampusMemo

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