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Volume 52, Number 3   August 30, 2004           

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Budget Committee meeting changed
The time and date for the University Budget Committee meeting has changed since it was announced in last week's CampusMemo. The committee will meet from 3 to 5 p.m. Thursday in room 560 of the Administration building.

Help applying for grants and awards
The Office of Faculty Affairs and Professional Development invites faculty who would like assistance preparing their applications for the Affirmative Action, Mini-Grant, Summer Stipend and Vice President's Assigned Time award programs to attend one of its September workshops. Workshops will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 9, and from 1 to 3 p.m. Friday, Sept. 24, in room 460 of the Administration building.

The workshops will be conducted by Michelle Wolf, professor of broadcast and electronic arts, and Peggy Benton, professor of instructional technology.

R.S.V.P. to Michelle Wolf at

The Vista Room returns
The Vista Room, a restaurant for fine dining located on the fourth floor of Burk Hall, will begin fall semester service Sept. 20. Chef Daniel Honan returns to supervise students from the departments of Hospitality Management and Consumer and Family Studies/Dietetics.

Lunch is $13 per person and includes choice of soup or salad, entree, dessert and beverage. Tickets must be purchased in advance by calling ext. 5-3530 or ext. 8-7010. Blocks of tickets are available beginning at $312 for 25 lunches.

More information and weekly menus can be found at:

Defensive driving training
Defensive driver training classes are available from 8 to 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 to 4 p.m. Friday, Sept. 10.

To register, call ext. 8-1449 or e-mail

Fall CET workshops
The Center for the Enhancement of Teaching (CET) is offering a series of workshops this semester for faculty. Among the topics are using Blackboard for online teaching, e-mail viruses and spam protection and facilitating large classes.

For a full schedule and to register, visit:

Can't make any of the scheduled times? Contact CET's Training Coordinator at ext. 5-3537 to find out about customized workshops.

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Valerie Perry named director of undergraduate admissions
Valerie Perry, a native San Franciscan who has worked at SFSU for more than 30 years, has been named director of undergraduate admissions. Perry had been an assistant director of undergraduate admissions. She succeeds Patricia Schofield, who retired in June after 12 years as director of the office.

The office, which has a staff of 40, is responsible for processing admissions applications, monitoring and adding units to student transcripts and reviewing graduation applications to ensure that students have met the University's general education requirements.

"Perry brings a wealth of experience and great enthusiasm to the job," said Leroy Morishita, vice president for administration and finance. "Her extensive knowledge of the admissions process is especially important as we work to help students navigate the college admissions process. We feel confident that Valerie will be able to adapt to the changing times while enhancing the excellent work the office has been doing."

Perry holds a bachelor's degree in social work from SFSU.

AVP for research recap
As reported in the July edition of CampusMemo, Kenneth Paap, an administrator and psychology professor with a 29-year tenure at New Mexico State University, has been named associate vice president for research and sponsored programs.

For more, see:

Welcome back party
Faculty and staff are invited to a welcome-back-to-campus celebration from 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 22, in the University Club. The celebration is sponsored by President Robert A. Corrigan, the Office of Academic Affairs and the University Women's Association. Refreshments will be served.

Academic Senate meets next week
The first meeting of the Academic Senate will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 7, in the Nob Hill Room in the Seven Hills Conference Center. All are welcome and encouraged to attend.

Program discontinuance/suspension meeting
The Educational Policies Council of the Academic Senate will review the proposal for the discontinuance of the bachelor's degree in kinesiology and the proposal for the suspension of the master's degree in gerontology from 2 to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 14, in room 460 of the Administration building. The meeting is open to the campus community.

For details, see the Academic Senate Web site:

The political conventions

The College of Behavioral and Social Sciences is offering a two-unit course/public lecture series on the presidential election this semester. Held from 7:15 to 8:55 p.m. Wednesdays in room 133 of the Humanities building, the course features panel discussions by SFSU faculty experts.

This week, David Tabb of Political Science and Eileen Mahoney of Broadcast and Electronic Communication Arts will discuss "The Republican and Democratic Conventions: Platforms and Campaign Strategies." The class will also watch Vice President Dick Cheney's acceptance speech for the Republican vice presidential nomination.

For details, see:

Job fair

Faculty and staff are asked to encourage students to attend a part-time jobs Career Center fair from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday in the walkway between the Humanities and Fine Arts buildings. Faculty and staff wanting to recruit students for part-time jobs are welcome to participate. For details, call ext. 8-1764.

For more on this and other Career Center events, see:


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