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Volume 51, Number 16   December 8, 2003         

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UBC meets
The University Budget Committee will meet from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Monday, Dec. 8 in the NEC Room, ADM 560.

Semester ends
Fall semester classes end Thursday. Final exams begin Friday

Chamber concert
The SFSU Chamber Ensembles present a free concert at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 9, in Knuth Hall. Chamber musicians will perform works by Bach, Brahms and others. For details, call ext. 8-1432.

Festival of short plays

Theatre Arts will present "Playthings," a festival of short plays running from Wednesday, Dec. 10 through Saturday, Dec. 13, in the Creative Arts Building, rooms 21 and 23. The play-development showcase, directed by Theatre Arts Professor Bill Peters, features more than a dozen plays by theatre arts and creative writing students. Admission is free and performances are at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, and 2 p.m. Sunday.

Night at the symphony

The SFSU Symphony, conducted by Music Assistant Professor Gregory Magie, will present an evening of romantic masterworks at 8 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 11 in Knuth Hall. The symphony will present Wagner's "Prelude to Die Meistersinger" and Sibelius' "Symphony No. 5."Tickets are $3 for students, faculty, staff and seniors, and $5 for others. For more information, call ext. 8-2467.

Coming Up
Flute choir

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

SF State News home

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

Free flu vaccine from Student Health Service
All faculty, staff and students 50 years of age and younger are eligible to receive the flu mist (nasal spray) from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 9 and Tuesday, Dec. 16. The vaccine is free thanks to the Student Health Service.

Those ineligible for the flu mist can still receive a flu shot for $25 on the same days.

Interested faculty, staff and students should check the Student Health Service Web site -- -- and print out a consent form.

Join the fight against hunger this holiday season
The Community Involvement Center (CIC) invites the campus community to join its holiday food drive to benefit the Salvation Army in its work to feed the hungry in the Bay Area.

Canned goods and non-perishable food items can be dropped off at the CIC office, which is located in the gym courtyard. The CIC is housed in a brown trailer with the banner "Community Involvement Center" in front.

The deadline for donations is Wednesday, Dec. 10. For details, call the CIC at ext. 8-1486.

Be safe with fireproofed office greenery
'Tis the season and Facilities Services is providing fireproofed greens from the campus grounds for offices. Trees and garlands that need fireproofing may be brought to the Paint Shop in the Corporation Yard before 9 a.m. Mondays and Wednesdays through Dec. 15 and picked up after 7 a.m. two days later after drying.

A holiday fire safety reminder from Facilities Services: All fresh greens and trees used in campus offices need to be fireproofed. For more information, call ext 8-1845.

Students help bridge the 'Digital Divide'
Students in Design and Industry's "Digital Media 3: Web 7Design" course invite the campus community to celebrate the launching of student-designed, small business/community-based Web sites from 2 to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 10 in FA 123.

Design teams will explain the Web design process and unveil many new Web sites.

For details about the event, call lecturer Kristen Gates at ext. 8-6171.

People on Campus
This month's Insiders include a

presentation by Jo Tomalin on "Physicality and Performance," several poems by Toni Mirosevich, and a presentation by Lu Rehling on bringing awareness of varying conversational styles to work team interaction.

Read the full list of Insiders:

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Academic Senate Action

At its Dec. 2 meeting the Academic Senate...

  • Heard a report from Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs John Gemello on a proposed student fee.
  • Heard and approved a proposal from the Curriculum Review and Approval Committee on a revision of the master's program in economics.
  • Heard a proposal from Curriculum Review and Approval Committee on a revision to the BA program in child and adolescent development.
  • Heard a proposal from Curriculum Review and Approval Committee on a revision of the BA program in recreation and leisure studies.
  • Unanimously approved a motion regarding review of the final report on Summit on Race and Culture.
  • Heard and approved a resolution honoring President Robert Corrigan for 15 years of distinguished service to SFSU. To see the full text of the resolution visit

Read the full Academic Senate meeting report:


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