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Volume 53, Number 3   August 29, 2005         

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FinesstPlus begins
next month

The faculty/staff wellness program FitnessPlus will offer classes beginning Monday, Sept. 12. Classes include yoga, weight training and cardio. For details, call ext. 8-7572 or see:

Come to the Collaboratory

Enhance student participation in class discussions, encourage critical thinking and collaboration, and promote active student learning by holding a class session in the Collaboratory. To reserve a session, contact Desiree Oliver at or ext. 5-3540.

For details and a registration calendar see:

Library book
sale reopens

The Friends of the J. Paul Leonard Library's used book sale is now open in room 113 of the HSS building. Hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Fridays.

Book donations are welcome. For details, call ext. 8-2408.

Comedy Night
Tickets are still available for SFSU Comedy Night. Shows take place at 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 30, and Saturday, Oct. 1, in McKenna Theatre of the Creative Arts building. Tickets are $30, $45 and $60.

Performers include Shecky Greene, Julius La Rosa, Kaye Ballard, the Unknown Comic, Margaret Smith, Brian Copeland, George Segal and host Ronnie Schell.

For tickets, go to room 102 of the Gymnasium or call ext. 8-2218 or 5-0556.

Grant workshops
The Office of Faculty Affairs and Professional Development has scheduled two workshops for faculty who would like assistance preparing applications for the Affirmative Action, Mini-Grant, Summer Stipend, and Vice President's Assigned Time award programs for fall 2005. The workshops will be led by Michelle Wolf, professor of broadcast and electronic communication arts.

Workshops will be held from noon to 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 2, and from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 15, in room 460 of the Administration building.

Participants should preregister for the workshop by e-mailing Angie Lin at with the date they wish to attend. Participants should also bring copies of the award application materials to the workshop. Applications are available at:

CEL accepting
course requests

The College of Extended Learning is accepting course proposals for the winter session and spring semester. For details, contact Richard Kay at or ext. 5-7772. Course requests should be submitted by 5 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 6.

A ballpark afternoon
The University Women's Association invites the campus community to watch the San Francisco Giants play the Chicago Cubs at 1:05 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10, at SBC Park. Tickets -- for view-reserved seats in section 310, between home plate and first base -- are $25 each.

Tickets must be reserved by Friday, Sept. 2. Checks payable to UWA as well as the names of each guest should be sent to Lin Ivory, 145 Sequoia Drive, San Anselmo, CA 94960.

For details, contact Lin Ivory at or (415) 721-7432.

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Welcome back to campus
Faculty and staff are invited to a welcome-back-to-campus celebration from 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 14, in the Nob Hill Room at Seven Hills Conference Center. The celebration is sponsored by President Robert A. Corrigan, the Office of Academic Affairs, and the University Women's Association.

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

Smoke-free campus
New smoke-free campus brochures are available for members of the campus community. To request copies, contact or ext. 8-1665.

In addition, a smoke-free campus Web site with a map of designated smoking areas and other resources is online:

Academic Senate meets Sept. 6
The first meeting of the Academic Senate will take place at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 6, in the Nob Hill Room of the Seven Hills Conference Center. Members of the campus community are welcome.

The meeting agenda will be published in the Sept. 6 edition of CampusMemo.

Feedback on guidelines for grad program
The sixth cycle of academic program review at SFSU will focus on graduate programs. The Academic Senate invites members of the campus community to comment on the guidelines developed for the sixth cycle review, which was prepared by a task force.

To review the guidelines, go to:

In memoriam: Robert Stone
Robert Stone, professor emeritus of sociology, died July 26 at his Oakland home. He was 86.

Stone taught at SF State from 1963 to 1983, focusing his teaching and scholarly activities on social welfare. During his tenure, he served as director of the Institute for Social Science Research.

He was the author of two books, "Service and Procedure in Bureaucracy" and "Welfare and Working Fathers." The latter, published in 1971, described the lives and lifestyles of 1,200 low-income families in California.

Born in St. Louis, Stone moved to Berkeley with his family as a child. While an undergraduate student at University of California, Berkeley, he was on the fencing team and played violin in the university orchestra.

Stone served in the Air Force during World War II, flying missions in Spitfire fighter planes in North Africa and Italy. He completed his master's degree and doctorate at University of Chicago.

Before joining SF State, he taught at Stanford University, Tulane University and University of Arizona.

An avid outdoorsman, Stone enjoyed boating, fishing, tennis, hiking and skiing. He organized a ski club at the Rossmoor senior adult community in Walnut Creek, where he lived from 1984 to 2000.

Stone is survived by his wife of 63 years Frederica Hatch Stone; sister Ruth Dahlke; children Summer, Tom and Judy; and grandchildren Lucas, Sarah, Serenity, Marcella Stone-Fox, and Sharma (Stone) Peterson.

Race and ethnicity
The College of Behavioral and Social Sciences' course and lecture series on "Social Justice and Social Change: Race, Class, Gender, Disability and Sexuality at Home and Abroad" continues this week with a discussion on "Concepts of Race and Ethnicity" by Bernard Wong, professor of anthropology. The class meets from 7:15 p.m. to 8:55 p.m. Wednesdays in the Humanities Auditorium, room 133 in the Humanities building. It is open to the general public, and can also be taken for course credit either through the University or, for non-students, through CEL.

For details, visit:


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