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Volume 53, Number 17   December 12, 2005         

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and winter break

This is the final fall semester edition of CampusMemo. CampusMemo will return Monday, Jan. 23. Items for the Jan. 23 edition should be submitted to by 5 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 17.

CIIJ celebration
The Center for the Integration and Improvement of Journalism (CIIJ) invites the campus community to a 15th anniversary fundraiser at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 1, in the Seven Hills Conference Center. Tickets are $60.

CIIJ founder and former Journalism Department Chair Betty Medsger is the guest speaker for the fundraiser, which is part of the center's efforts to match a $38,000 grant from the Challenge Fund for Journalism.

To sponsor a table or purchase an individual ticket, contact CIIJ at ext. 8-2083.

Spring fee-waiver applications
Applications and information for employee and dependent fee-waivers for spring 2006 are available in Human Resources, room 252 of the Administration building (ADM).

Employees should submit their completed applications and fees to the Bursar's Office, ADM 155. Dependent applications and fees should be submitted to Human Resources, ADM 252. Students who wish to avoid paying a late-registration fee should complete and submit their applications before Friday, Dec. 23.

iLearn winter workshops
Faculty, staff and graduate teaching assistants are invited to participate in a winter workshop on teaching and learning with iLearn, an online system for instruction, collaboration and managing coursework.

Weeklong workshops will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Jan. 9-13 and Jan. 16-20. Lunch will be provided by Academic Resources. Participants will develop an online component for their courses. Prerequisites: experience using the Web and in sending and receiving e-mails with attachments.

R.S.V.P. by 5 p.m. Dec. 21 to Noelia Mendoza at or ext. 8-6906.

Clothes line shirts
ready for
pick up
Students, staff or faculty who painted T-shirts for The Clothesline Project during Domestic Violence Awareness Month may retrieve their shirts from The SAFE Place, room 205 of the Student Services Building.

Village Fitness
Center discount

The Village Fitness Center invites everyone on campus to get an early start on New Year's health and fitness resolutions. Anyone joining the Village Fitness Center by Dec. 16 will pay no monthly fees until February.

For details and to sign up, drop by the Village Fitness Center or call 452-1010.

SF State News home

President and Mrs. Robert A. Corrigan

Cordially invite you to a

Faculty and Staff Holiday Reception

Thursday, Dec. 15
3-6 p.m.

Seven Hills Conference Center

Tuesday town hall on graduate programs
The campus community is invited to discuss the proposed Indicators and Criteria for Graduate Program Viability and Quality from 2 to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 13, in the Nob Hill room of the Seven Hills Conference Center.

To comment on the proposal, visit the Academic Senate Web site:

For details, call the Academic Senate office at ext. 8-1264.

Helping students deal with sexual violence
The SAFE Place reminds faculty and staff that the end of semester is a time when some students may bring up problems related to sexual violence. The SAFE Place has resources for relationship violence, sexual assault and sexual harassment. Faculty and staff are invited to consult with the SAFE Place at ext. 8-2819 should the need arise.

The University policy on sexual assault can be found at:

The University policy on sexual harassment can be found at:

Online ordering at Campus Graphics
The Campus Graphics online ordering system is now fully functional. Currently SFSU business cards can be ordered online at:

Online ordering for letterhead and envelopes will be available soon.

For details, contact Campus Graphics at ext. 8-2434.

This month's Insiders include a paper by Bernard Wong, Anthropology, on Chinese cuisine in America; an outstanding professor award for James Edwards, Design and Industry; a presentation by Susan Zieff, Kinesiology, on youth sports in Sao Paulo; and a presentation by Ned Fielden, Library, on University libraries in late medieval Europe.

Read Insiders:

This Week
Friends of the Library sale

The Friends of the Library invites the campus community to a half-price book sale. New DVDs will also be offered. The sale is open 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Friday in room 113 of the HSS building.

Genji paintings
The exhibit "Yayoi Takizawa: Paintings based on the 'Tale of Genji'" is on display through Thursday in room 481 of the Humanities building. Admission is free.

For details, contact Midori McKeon at or ext. 8-7413.

Illustrating for children

Artist Sarah Klise will speak on "Illustrating Children's Books" at 1:15 p.m. Monday in the Rosa Parks Room of the Cesar Chavez Student Center.

The event is sponsored by the Beta Chapter of the Sixty Plus club.

Flu vaccines

A Student Health Service Immunization Clinic will be held from 10 to 11:15 a.m. Wednesday. Flu vaccines are still available.

Professors 'Peace Dreams'

The San Francisco chapter of the International Animation Film Association presents the world premiere of "Peace Dreams," a new film by Martha Gorzycki, assistant professor of cinema, at 7:30 p.m. Thursday. Gorzycki has spent 15 years sketching images from her dreams and assembling them into a cohesive seven-minute journey into her mind's eye. The event will be held at 42 Decatur (off Bryant Street between Seventh and Eighth streets) in San Francisco. Admission is free.

For details, contact Karl Cohen at:

Budget meeting

The University Budget Committee will meet from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Friday in the NEC Room of the Administration building. The campus community is welcome.

STAR of the Month

November STAR of the Month: Rebecca Sanchez
Photo of Rebecca SanchezAfter working for four and a half years in Human Resources, Rebecca Sanchez moved to the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs to work as a preaward coordinator.

Sanchez is the first contact for faculty members submitting grant proposals. She matches proposals with the appropriate federal and University guidelines and routes them to the specialists/analysts who work with the faculty members on applying for grants.

It's a role she is comfortable in -- one of her duties in Human Resources (HR) was to work the front desk.

"I like helping people," she said. "I'm a great person to calm people down. I have a soft voice and I use it to my advantage."

Lindsay McGlenon worked with Rebecca at the HR front desk. "Rebecca trained me in HR when I started in November," McGlenon said. "She worked extremely hard at balancing the training of her new position and finishing training me before she moved on. ... she showed grace, commitment and patience throughout this whole process."

Sanchez has been at SFSU since 2000. Previously she worked in the cashier's office at City College of San Francisco. She said that it's particularly gratifying when students she helped at City College recognize her here on campus. She earned a bachelor of arts in psychology from SFSU and hopes to also work on a master of arts degree in counseling and eventually become a college counselor.

Sanchez lives in San Francisco with her husband Daniel and step-children Daniel Jr. and Danelly.

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