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Volume 52, Number 16   December 6, 2004         

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CET's winter 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.

How fit are you?
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 or ext. 8-2182.

This Week
Student's Iraq
war memorial

"Diamonds in the Sky," a student-created art installation honoring U.S. casualties in the Iraq war, will be on display through Friday beside the Fine Arts Building by the Garden of Remembrance.

The installation is a 24-foot-by-6-foot long corrugated tin wall containing more than 1,000 magnetized porcelain stars, one representing each Coalition casualty suffered in Iraq from March 2003 to Oct. 31, 2004.

Graduate art student Karrie Hovey, who created "Diamonds in the Sky," encourages passersby to remove magnetized stars from the memorial display and to relocate them to other public locations, such as honor boxes, metal signs, fences and doors. The stars can then be tracked at; people are encouraged to e-mail photos of the stars in their new location and to offer their thoughts about the war and the project.

The installation debuted on Veteran's Day at Civic Center in San Francisco and drew widespread attention from the Bay Area media.

Bookstore reception
The SFSU Bookstore invites faculty and staff to its annual reception from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Bookstore. Refreshments will be served, and faculty and staff will receive a 20 percent discount on many items in the store.

SF State News home

President and Mrs. Robert A. Corrigan

Cordially invite you to a

Faculty and Staff Holiday Reception

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

Seven Hills Conference Center

Asilomar: late registration, sponsors and shuttle
Late registrations for the Jan. 25-27 Asilomar faculty and staff retreat will be accommodated through Sunday, Dec. 12; however, room options are growing slim. In addition, Asilomar reserves the right to raise rates until all reservations are paid in full. To register, fill out the form at:

The SFSU Bookstore, Cal State 9 Credit Union, Subway and EAH, the company that manages the Village, are providing financial support for activities and receptions, as well as prizes for a drawing for those who register. Drawing prizes include a $100 gift certificate from the SFSU Bookstore and ceramic works donated by David Kuraoka and Jeff Downing.

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.

Wednesday deadline for Kassiola questionnaires
Wednesday, Dec. 8, is the deadline to submit questionnaires or individual written responses to the chair of the Administrative Review Committee (ARC) for Joel Kassiola, dean of the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences. Questionnaires are available in room 455 of the Administration building, or may be obtained by contacting Stephanie Schwartz at, or printed out at:

Send all questionnaires and written responses to Richard Hoffman, ARC Committee Chair, c/o the Office of the Provost, ADM 455.

The committee will not use any anonymous responses. However, ARC will preserve the confidentiality of those who submit evaluations, within the limits of the law.

Online giving at SFSU
Giving to the University is now easier than ever thanks to a new online service created by the Office of University Development.

To make a donation, go to then click on "Give Online."

Donors will be able to designate the amount of their gift and whether it will be a one-time or recurring donation. Gifts can be made by credit card. Donations also can be made by mail or fax -- a printable form is available at:

All donations are tax deductible, and donors will receive an acknowledgement of their gift. For details, call ext. 8-1042.

This month's Newsmakers include Phil Kipper, chair of broadcast and electronic communication arts, on Dan Rather's retirement; Joe Tuman, professor of speech and communication studies, on Gov. Schwarzenegger's first year in office; a profile of Albirda Rose, professor of dance; Corey Cook, assistant professor of political science, on the Green Party; Gilbert Herdt, director of human sexuality studies, on sexual research in the United States; and music faculty Victoria Neve and Inara Morgenstern on their annual Halloween concert.

Read the Newsmakers:

Academic Senate Action

At its Nov. 30 meeting the Academic Senate...

  • Heard a report from Provost John M. Gemello on the draft of the CUSP II University Strategic Plan;
  • Heard a report on the degree change from a master of arts to master of science in biology;
  • Voted to not approve the discontinuance of the Russian bachelor of arts degree;
  • Approved a resolution in support of renominating Kathy Kaiser for CSU Faculty Trustee;
  • Heard a recommendation to discontinue the NEXA concentration and minor in liberal studies;
  • Approved the revision of the master degree in public administration.

Read the full Academic Senate meeting report:


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