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Volume 52, Number 17   December 13, 2004         

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and winter break

The final CampusMemo of the semester will be published Monday, Dec. 20. Submit items by 5 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 14, to:

CampusMemo will return Monday, Jan. 25. Items are due by 5 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 18.

Fireproof your
holiday greens

The paint shop is again offering fireproofing for holiday greens. Bring them by the paint shop in the Corporation Yard from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Drop tagged greens or trees off by 10 a.m. and leave a voice mail at ext. 8-6019. They'll be ready for pick up the following morning. The shop also offers already-fireproofed greens for decorations.

In addition, staff and faculty should remember to follow fire safety protocols by not overloading extension cords and unplugging holiday lights, electric heaters, hot plates, coffee makers and other appliances whenever offices will be unoccupied.

Teaching workshops
The Center for the Enhancement of Teaching is offering weeklong and one-shot workshops in January 2005. Weeklong workshops include online teaching with Blackboard, creating an instructional Web site, and working with digital images. One-shot workshops include classroom assessment techniques, using portfolios, facilitating large classes and protecting computers from viruses and spyware.

For the complete schedule and registration, visit:

For details, contact CET at or ext. 5-3537.

Fitness testing
The Kinesiology Department faculty and graduate students are making the services of the Exercise Physiology Lab available to the public. Faculty, staff and students receive a 20 percent discount. Services include body composition assessment via BodPod, Skin-Fold Caliper or Hydrostatic Weighing and maximal oxygen consumption or lactate response measurement. Appointments are available Dec. 17-19.

For details and to schedule an appointment, contact Matt Lee at ext. 8-2182 or

Live music

An open mike night will be held at 8 p.m. Tuesday in the Depot of the Cesar Chavez Student Center. The event will also feature Last Stop Records recording artist Lee Mallory.

Interested participants should contact Nina Jo Smith by noon Tuesday at or ext. 8-2819 or drop by the Depot after 5 p.m. and sign up in person.

SF State News home

President and Mrs. Robert A. Corrigan

Cordially invite you to a

Faculty and Staff Holiday Reception

Thursday, Dec. 16, 2004
3-6 p.m.

Seven Hills Conference Center

Asilomar: register by this Wednesday
Late registrations for the Jan. 25-27 Asilomar faculty and staff retreat must be made by 5 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 15. To register, fill out the form at:

Vice President for Student Affairs Penny Saffold is providing shuttle service again this year, but space is limited. Contact the Senate office to reserve a seat on the shuttle at or ext. 8-1264.

Academic Senate meets Tuesday
The Academic Senate will meet from 2 to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Nob Hill Room in the Seven Hills Conference Center.

The Senate agenda includes: a proposal to discontinue the NEXA concentration in the bachelor of arts degree in liberal studies; a proposal to discontinue the NEXA minor; a resolution in recognition of the SFSU Bookstore's 50th anniversary; a proposal for a new interdisciplinary minor in modern Greek studies; a proposal for a new digital media production certificate to be offered through the College of Extended Learning; and a revision to the master of science degree in recreation.

This month's Insiders include a book on travel and late antiquity co-edited by Linda Ellis, professor of museum studies, and Frank Kidner, professor of history; an award for distinguished performance for Mercilee Jenkins, professor of speech and communication studies; an article on the effects of posture on thought recall by Erik Peper, professor of health education; and a presentation on Islam on network news programs by Dina Ibrahim, assistant professor of broadcast and electronic communication arts.

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Grants & Contracts
SFSU was awarded an additional $4,079,101 in September.

Awards include grants to James Wiley, director of the Public Research Institute, to develop infrastructure for research in health disparities; a grant to Sarah Cohen, assistant professor of biology, for genetic data collection; a grant to Shawn Ginwright, associate professor of black studies, for research on youth, community and social justice; and a grant to Jane Zeile, professor of chemistry and biochemistry, to study silicon tetraazaannulene complexes.

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