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Volume 51, Number 3   September 2, 2003         


Be fit, be well
Fitness Plus, the on-campus faculty and staff wellness program, offers morning, noon and evening activities and classes to help faculty and staff relieve stress and stay in shape.

For details, visit FitnessPlus on the Web at:

Information you
should know

The S.A.F.E. Place invites faculty and staff to familiarize themselves with the contents of its Web site: The site contains the SFSU sexual assault policy and information about other aspects of sexual violence as well as a list of the S.A.F.E. Place's services.

If you know students who are in need of or could benefit from the information, direct them to the Web site or to the S.A.F.E. Place office, room 205 of the Student Services building.

Don't forget the Web calendar
Remember to include the Web calendar in your planning for fall events and activities. You can submit your item for listing as soon as all the details of time, location and place are firmed up.

To submit an event, go to and click on the "Submit an Event" button.

Labor art exhibit opens
"At Work: The Art of California Labor," an exhibit surveying a century of art relating to labor, opens today at noon in the Fine Arts Gallery of the Fine Arts building. The exhibit, which runs through October 11, is open Tuesday through Saturday from noon to 4 p.m. and from noon to 7 p.m. on Wednesdays.

For details, and events related to the exhibit, see:

The war on terrorism
The College of Behavioral and Social Sciences' course on the United States and the world in the 21st century continues with a presentation on "The American Global War on Terrorism" by David Fischer, diplomat in residence, from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday in room 133 of the Humanities building.

The course is open to faculty, staff and the general public.

Coming Up
Poetry event correction
Creative Writing faculty Peter Orner and Nona Caspers will read from their work at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 17, in the Poetry Center on the fifth floor of the Humanities building. Last week's CampusMemo listed the wrong day and date.

Segment III workshops
Workshops for faculty involved in Segment III clusters that are up for review in 2003-04 or 2004-05 should attend one of the eight cluster review workshops held during the week of Sept. 15. Faculty members who wish to propose new Segment III clusters are also encourage to attend.

Workshops will be held:
Monday, Sept. 15, from 10 to 11 a.m., ADM 455;
Monday, Sept. 15, from 11 a.m. to noon, ADM 455;
Tuesday, Sept. 16, from 11 a.m. to noon, ADM 460;
Tuesday, Sept. 16, from 1 to 2 p.m., ADM 460;
Thursday, Sept. 18, from 1 to 2 p.m., ADM 460;
Thursday, Sept. 18, from 2 to 3 p.m., ADM 460;
Friday, Sept. 19, from 11 a.m. to noon, ADM 455;
Friday, Sept. 19, from 1 to 2 p.m., ADM 455.

To register, contact Paul Breen at ext. 8-2206 or

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.

To send events: call ext. 8-1665 or send e-mail to

Welcome back party
Faculty and staff are invited to a welcome back to campus celebration from 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 23, in the University Club. The celebration is sponsored by President Robert A. Corrigan, the Office of Academic Affairs and the University Women's Association.

For more, see the flier (requires Adobe Acrobat Reader):

SF State News: fresh daily
Looking for a daily dose of campus news? Go to SF State News:

The site, which is updated daily, features stories about SFSU programs and people and links to stories about SFSU that have appeared in regional and national media.

SF State News also makes it easy for faculty, students and staff to find out what's happening on campus by providing links to the campus events calendar and advance notice and coverage of significant events. In addition, there are convenient links to the campus publications CampusMemo, First Monday and e-News.

If you have news or ideas to share, contact Public Affairs ext. 8-1665 or

SF Chronicle ads highlight what's great about SFSU
The great people, programs and alumni that distinguish SFSU are highlighted in a new ad campaign that launched Friday, Aug. 29, in the San Francisco Chronicle.

The series of six full-page color ads will run about every other Friday through November and appear in the San Francisco edition of the "Friday" section.

Each ad opens with the question: "What makes a university great?" The response, varying in each ad, is: alumni, faculty, students, diversity and community connections.

To view the first ad, see:

New tenure-track faculty additions
CampusMemo has two additions to the list of new faculty:

Burcu Akan Ellis, assistant professor of international relations (starts spring 2004). Will teach courses in transnational relations of Muslim societies and core courses in international relations. Ph.D in international relations from American University. Most recent position: assistant professor at American University. Research interests include identity formation within the Muslim communities of the Balkans, and gender and transnationalism among young Turkish elite.

Jassen Todorov, assistant professor of music and dance. Will teach violin lessons as well as history and performance practice classes. M.M. from Eastman School of Music. Most recent position: instructor at Eastman School of Music. Todorov first came to international attention after his Carnegie-Weill Recital Hall debut in 1999. Since then he has released two solo CDs featuring works by Brahms as well as contemporary composers. He tours regularly as a soloist and chamber musician, and has recently performed both the Sibelius and Mendelssohn violin concertos in European venues.

For the complete list of new faculty, see:

Faculty/staff survey results available
Last spring, the second Commission on University Strategic Planning (CUSP II) conducted a survey of SFSU faculty members' perceptions and levels of satisfaction.

The results are now available at:

Results from the fall 2002 staff survey are also available:

For details, contact Richard Giardina, associate vice president for academic planning and assessment, at or Ce Ce Iandoli, coordinator of academic assessment and program review, at iandoli@sfsu.





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