American Jews and
Marc Dollinger, Richard and Rhoda Goldman Chair in Jewish Studies
and Social Responsibility, will present "Until You Can Fight
as Generals: American Jews and Black Nationalism, 1958-1964" at
3 p.m. Tuesday in room 587 of the Humanities building.
The program is part of Jewish Studies' Academica Judaica lecture
series. For details, call ext. 8-6075.
Student travel programs
The Office of International Programs is sponsoring a travel fair
on the Quad from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Faculty and staff are asked
to encourage students to stop by and learn about study, work and
travel abroad programs from more than 30 organizations.
For details, see: www.sfsu.edu/~studyabr
Cramming for careers
Faculty and staff are asked to encourage students to attend Career
Cramming 101 from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Cesar
Chavez Student Center. This workshop series is designed to help
students prepare for effective participation in upcoming Career
Center fairs. Students learn such skills as resume writing, job
searching, effective interviewing and graduate school planning.
details, see: www.sfsu.edu/~career
Faculty and staff are invited to CommUnity in Diversity, a reception
to introduce some of the organizations supporting the diverse
interests of faculty and staff, from 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday in
the University Club. Refreshments will be served.
Sponsors and hosts include: Black Faculty and Staff Association,
Raza Faculty and Staff Association, Chinese American Faculty Association,
California Faculty Association, Academic Senate, National Sexuality
Resource Center, College of Science and Engineering, Institute
for Disability Studies, Office of International Programs and University
For details, contact Kenneth Monteiro at ext. 8-6794.
Presidential campaign and social issues
The College of Behavioral and Social Sciences' class/public lecture
series on the presidential elections continues this week with
a discussion on the election and the campaign issues of same-sex
marriage and reproductive rights from 7:15 to 8:55 p.m. Wednesday
in room 133 of the Humanities building.
include Human Sexuality Studies faculty Christopher Carrington,
Gilbert Herdt and Deborah Tolman and Political Science
faculty member Robert Smith. The lecture series is open to the
campus community and the general public.
details, see: http://bss.sfsu.edu
District 7 candidates for the San Francisco Board of Supervisors
will participate in a forum from 10 a.m. to noon Friday in Jack Adams Hall of
the Cesar Chavez Student Center. The forum is free and open to the public.
event is sponsored by President Robert A. Corrigan, Political
Science Student Association, Department of Political Science,
Political Science Graduate Student Union and San Francisco Urban
Bring your child
to school day
The Urban Institute's Stay in School Family Resource Center invites
faculty, staff and students to participate in its annual "Bring
your Child to School Day" from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Oct.
11, in Malcolm X Plaza. Activities include face painting, story
time, Halloween mask making, a coloring contest and three-legged
For details, contact Stay in School at ext. 5-0410 or: email@example.com
The Office of Community Service Learning invites members of the
campus community to participate in a five-day workshop presented
by the Grantsmanship Training Center Oct. 18-22. The training
combines expert instruction with practical exercises. Registration
for the workshop includes a one-year membership to the center,
including proposal review services and access to funding databases.
For details and to register, contact the Grantsmanship Center
at (800) 421-9512 or at: www.tgci.com
Flu shots and
The Student Health Service will hold its annual open house from
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 20. Free health screenings
will be available as well as a needle-free flu vaccination for
Open enrollment is here, benefits fair Wednesday
During October, faculty and staff can change health or dental plans and enroll
in such programs as FlexCash, Flexible Spending Accounts, Dependent Care (DCRA)
and Health Care Reimbursement (HCRA). Forms must be returned by Friday, Oct.
29; changes go into effect Jan. 1, 2005.
Anyone currently enrolled in DCRA and HCRA programs must re-enroll for
2005 during this open enrollment period.
To provide faculty and staff with information on the full range of programs
available to them, Human Resources will hold a benefits fair from 11
a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 6, on the first and second floors of the
Representatives from SFSU's ergonomics program, the HCRA/DCRA/FlexCash
programs, and Scholar Share's college savings program will conduct workshops
at 11:30 a.m., noon, and 12:30 p.m. in room 201 of the Administration
fair, representatives of the following will be on hand to answer questions:
and vision plans; CALPERS Home Loan; Citibank
Mortgage; A+ Auto & Home Insurance; tax shelter companies; and the
Benefits, Employment, Payroll, Environmental Health and Occupational
Safety and Risk Management.
Academic Senate meets Tuesday
The Academic Senate will meet from 2 to 5 p.m. Tuesday in the Nob Hill
Room in the Seven Hills Conference Center.
Agenda items include: a report from Ned Fielden on the Committee on
Committees annual report; a report from Lorraine Dong, chair of the University
Promotions Committee; an election to the Segment II Committee on Lifelong
Development; a resolution on voter registration; a proposed discontinuance
of the vocational education bachelor of education degree; a proposed
discontinuance of the bachelor of science in industrial technology degree;
and a proposed discontinuance of the bachelor of arts in social sciences
Proposal for discontinuance of Russian degree programs
The Educational Policies Council (EPC) of the Academic Senate will review
the proposal for the discontinuance of the bachelor of arts and master
of arts degrees in Russian at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 12, in room 460
of the Administration building.
The meeting is open to the campus community. For details, including
guidelines and a rebuttal template, see the Senate Web site: www.sfsu.edu/~senate/
Newsmakers include an excerpt from a story in progress by Peter Orner,
assistant professor of creative writing; Miriam Smith, associate professor
of broadcast and electronic communications art, on the broadcasting business;
Lu Rehling, director of the Technical and Professional Writing Program,
on workplace writing; Mary Beth Love, chair of health education, on the
importance of strong social networks; and Jassen Todorov, violinist
and School of Music and Dance faculty member, on performing Mozart's complete
sonatas for violin and piano with pianist William Corbett-Jones.
the Newsmakers: www.sfsu.edu/~news/cmemo/fall04/oct4newsmakers.htm
the Asilomar retreat
Registration forms and proposal submission forms for the January 2005 faculty
and staff retreat at Asilomar are available on the Academic Senate Web site at: www.sfsu.edu/~senate
are due to the Academic Senate Office by Friday, Oct. 29.
The California Faculty Association seeks volunteers to help register students
to vote by staffing tables on the Library plaza and in the Humanities building.
Coverage is needed from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 4-7, 11-14 and 18.
for the Library plaza location on any of the selected dates, contact
Jeff Rosen at firstname.lastname@example.org or
ext. 8-1811. For Oct. 4-7 at the Humanities building, contact Pam Hood
at email@example.com or ext. 8-7436.
For Oct. 11-14 and 18 at the Humanities building, contact Jan Gregory
at firstname.lastname@example.org or ext.
for early textbook orders
Faculty who submit textbook orders for winter or spring semesters to the Bookstore
by Friday, Oct. 15, will receive a $5 gift card. Textbook ordering information
packets have been mailed to each academic department. Orders can be faxed to
ext. 5-0474, e-mailed to email@example.com or
placed online at: facultytext.sfsubookstore.com
Know any "All-USA" students?
USA Today is now accepting nominations for its 2005 All-USA College Academic
Team. Faculty and staff are encouraged to nominate outstanding full-time,
undergraduate students who are strong academically and are also active
in leadership roles on campus and in the community. A major factor the
judges will use in deciding the members of the team is a student's "outstanding
original academic or intellectual product." Individuals can nominate
more than one student.
named to the First Team will receive a $2,500 cash award. All students
named to the Academic Team will be featured in USA Today.
a qualified student, go to: http://allstars.usatoday.com