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Volume 51, Number 17   December 15, 2003         

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Happy holidays
All University offices will be closed Christmas Day through Sunday, Jan. 4. The campus will reopen on Monday, Jan. 5.

CampusMemo on break
The next edition of CampusMemo will appear on Monday, Jan. 26.

Flute choir
The SFSU Flute Choir, led by conductor Gail Edwards, will perform the works of McMichael, Beethoven, Corelli and others in a free concert on Monday, Dec. 15 at 7:30 p.m. in Knuth Hall. For details, call ext. 8-1431.

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President and Mrs. Robert A. Corrigan

Cordially invite you to a

Faculty and Staff Holiday Reception

Thursday, December 18, 2003
3-6 p.m.

Seven Hills Conference Center


Last chance for free FluMist at SHS
The Student Health Service (SHS) can help protect you against the flu. Faculty, staff and students 50 years of age and younger are eligible to receive the FluMist nasal spray vaccine at no charge from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 16 at the SHS office.

Faculty, staff and students interested in the FluMist nasal spray should check the Student Health Service Web site -- -- and print out a consent form to bring with them. The vaccine is restricted to healthy persons age 5 to 50. Everyone is urged to read the information on the SHS Web site.

Dr. Marie Schafle, medical director of the Student Health Service, said that due to unexpected media coverage of the flu season this year the company with which the health service contracted to give flu shots has run out of its supply, as have most clinics in the county.

There will be no flu shots available on Tuesday, Dec. 16 for those who are not eligible for the free FluMist. The SHS suggests calling the San Francisco Department of Public Health to see if any vaccine is still available at its clinic on 101 Grove Street, Room 102. The phone number is (415) 554-2625. Walk-ins are seen from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Flu shots are $16.

Regarding concerns about those who have been vaccinated with FluMist attending classes with, or taught by, persons who are immunosuppressed: The transmission rate of the attenuated virus used in the vaccine is extremely small - only one incident reported in all of the studies done before the vaccine was approved. In that incident, Dr. Schafle said, the child to whom the virus was transmitted did not become ill, but only demonstrated the vaccine virus in the nasal mucus membranes. This transmission occurred in a day care center between two toddlers.

Dr. Schafle said the FDA requires that the Student Health Service warn everyone that the FluMist is a live virus vaccine and therefore can theoretically be transmitted to others for up to 21 days. However, the risk of infecting another person with this virus is extremely small and the transmitted disease, if any, would be mild, she said.

For more information, call Karmal Harb, health educator, at ext. 8-2191.

Forgivable loans for potential CSU faculty
Applications are now available from Faculty Affairs and Professional Development for the 2004-05 CSU Forgivable Loan/Doctoral Program.

The program is designed to increase the pool of qualified individuals needed to teach the diverse student body in the California State University by providing loans of up to $10,000 per year for a total of $30,000 for doctoral students.

The loans will be canceled or forgiven at a rate of 20 percent for each year of service as a full-time instructional faculty member in the CSU after completion of the Ph.D program.

In the event a student does not obtain a faculty position with the CSU, the loan is due for repayment at the timeline and the interest rate comparable to other graduate student loans. Last year the interest rate was 8 percent.

Applications must be submitted to the Office of Faculty Affairs and Professional Development, ADM 451, by Friday, February 13, 2004.

Still time to sign up for CET's winter camps
The Center for the Enhancement of Teaching has extended the registration deadline for its winter camps to Friday, Dec. 19.

The weeklong, winter session intensive workshops in January are designed to give faculty time to learn and practice new technical skills. Faculty can choose from sessions that cover topics such as enhancing instructional materials with digital images, creating instructional Web sites or teaching online with Blackboard.

For more information, visit For payment and registration information, email, or call ext. 5-3537.

People on Campus
SFSU was awarded an additional $438,480 in April, an additional $169,757 in July, an additional $458,110 in September, $2,608,084 in October, and $409,236 in November.

View the list of grants and contacts:

STAR of the Month

December STAR of the Month: Jemi Lie
Photo of Jemi LieJemi Lie, the December STAR of the Month, works in the College of Extended Learning as a registration special assistant. His main duty is to provide information to students interested in CEL and Open University courses. He also answers phone queries and guides students through the registration process at the One-Stop Student Center.

His job requires people skills, patience and experience in dealing with students -- and Lie fits the role perfectly.

"His customer service skills are top notch. I have yet to hear him complain of his workload or to say he does not have time to help someone," said Jackie Gray, a colleague.

Prior to taking on his current job, Lie worked as a student assistant for two years in the same department. Impressed with Lie's work, Julie Faquilar, who then supervised CEL's Registration Department, offered him a full-time job after he graduated from SFSU in 2002 with bachelor’s degrees in marketing and information systems.

Born in Indonesia, Lie arrived in the United States in 1992. During his free time, he enjoys movies and listens to all types of music, from pop tunes by Britney Spears to rap by Tupac Shakur. Lie says he’s a "big kid" because he loves video games and collects comic books and action figures.

Lie, 29, says the best part of his job is the interaction with students and co-workers.

"People here are really friendly," said Lie, who enjoys the feeling of accomplishing a task. "I’ve had the best experience working here."

Lie also takes pleasure in helping students because he understands what a challenge it is to be a student – working and taking classes. "I've been a student all my life," said Lie. "It's neat to be able to help students and it's a way of giving back to the University."

During the holiday break, Lie will return to Indonesia for the first time since 1994 and visit with family members. He hopes to put his marketing degree to good use, helping his family expand a jewelry business in Indonesia.

As the STAR of the Month, Lie will enjoy four free lunches on campus, a free parking pass or equivalent in one month's public transportation costs, and more. He will also be eligible for the STAR of the Year award.

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