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Volume 52, Number 5   September 13, 2004         

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This Week
Nonprofit agencies

Faculty and staff are asked to encourage students to attend the Nonprofit Agency Fair from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. today, Tuesday and Wednesday, in the Centennial Parkway (the walkway in front of the Humanities building). More than 30 agencies in a variety of fields -- including education, health and arts -- will participate.

The event is co-sponsored by the Community Involvement Center and Students for Community Service.

For details, contact Michelle Peñez at ext. 8-1486 or:

A look at Bay
Area Muslims

The Hohenthal Gallery invites the campus community to the opening of "Freedom and Fear: Bay Area Muslims after 9/11," an exhibit of photographs by Rick Rocamora, from 4 to 7 p.m. today. The gallery is located on the third floor of the Science building.

The exhibit is sponsored by the Anthropology Department, Muslim Student Association and College of Ethnic Studies and runs through Oct. 15. Hours are 9 to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

For details, contact Lucia Volk at ext. 5-1468.

Degree changes review

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 in room 460 of the Administration building. The meeting is open to the campus community.

For details, see the Academic Senate Web site:

Campaign issues: foreign policy

The College of Behavioral and Social Sciences' class/public lecture series continues this week with a discussion on "Campaign Issues: Foreign Policy and International Affairs -- The War in Iraq and the War on Terrorism," from 7:15 to 8:55 p.m. Wednesday in room 133 of the Humanities building.

Participants include Maziar Behrooz, assistant professor of history, and David Fischer, diplomat in residence in international relations.

For details, see:

Coming Up
CSU 'mission creep'?

Joel Kassiola, dean of the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences (BSS) will speak on "Why It Is Important to Understand that There Is No Research 'Mission Creep' at the CSU: Teaching and Research in the 21st Century" from 12:30 to 1:45 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 23, in room 361 of the HSS building.

The presentation is the first in the BSS Faculty Brown Bag Research Lunch Series. For details, contact Kathy Johnson at:

Final grant workshop
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 a workshop 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 communication arts, and Peggy Benton, professor of instructional technology.

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

SF State News home

Welcome new members of the SFSU community
Faculty and staff are invited to visit with colleagues and welcome new faculty and staff to campus at a 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 University Women's Association.

Recipients of University Women's Association scholarships will be honored at the reception.

Refreshments will be served.

Program discontinuance meeting
The Educational Policies Council of the Academic Senate will review the proposal for the discontinuance of Design and Industry's bachelor's degree in vocational education and bachelor's of science in industrial technology and the master's of arts in social science from 2 to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 28, in room 460 of the Administration building. The meeting is open to the campus community. For details, see the Senate Web site:

A fond farewell to Helene Whitson
Librarian and SFSU archivist Helene Whitson has retired after 38 years of service to the University. An open house in her honor will be held from 1:30 to 5 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 23, in the de Bellis Collection on the sixth floor of the Library.

Stop by for refreshments, music and the chance to write a few words to Whitson.

For details, contact LaVonne Jacobsen at:

From Istanbul to Athens
Because of the success of its Caribbean cruise, University Women's Association (UWA) is sponsoring a second 2005 cruise fundraiser -- a 12-day cruise from Istanbul to Athens, including stops at many of the Greek Isles.

UWA was only able to negotiate this cruise package for a limited time so bookings must be made by Sunday, Oct. 31. Prices begin at $2,550/person, plus taxes and port charges.

For details and to reserve a spot, contact Tom Fell Sr. of Fell Travel at (800) 321-3355. For a flier about the cruise, contact Lin (Bushart) Ivory at:

Be well, get fit
FitnessPlus, the SFSU faculty and staff wellness program, is offering such classes as Pilates, aerobics, yoga, swimming and weight training this semester. For details and a registration form, see the FitPlus Web site:

Grants & Contracts
SFSU was awarded $394,456 for the second part of April, $1,041,064 in May and $5,117,377 in June.

View the list of grants and contracts:

Academic Senate Action

At its Sept. 7 meeting the Academic Senate:

  • Heard a report from Marilyn Verhey, dean of faculty affairs, on the Boyer Model of faculty scholarship.
  • Heard a report from Yenbo Wu, director of international programs, on
    International Education Week.
  • Heard a report on campus voter registration efforts from Chris Treadway,director of government and community relations; Susan Alunan, acting executive director of the San Francisco Urban Institute; and David Abella, president of Associated Students.
  • Heard a report from Robert Cherny, past CSU Academic Senate chair, on the rights and responsibilities of academic freedom.
  • Approved a revision to the women studies minor and major.
  • Approved the summer semester 2005 calendar.

Read the full Academic Senate meeting report:


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