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Volume 53, Number 12   October 31, 2005         

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Halloween blood drive

The campus community is invited to participate in the School of Nursing's third annual Halloween blood drive from noon to 5 p.m. Monday in room 343 of Burk Hall.

Donations will be handled by Blood Centers of the Pacific.

Nonviolent resistance
in Palestine

Ayed Morrar and Jonathan Pollack, members of the nonviolent resistance movement in Palestine, will speak at 2 p.m. Monday in room 587 of the Humanities building.

The event is sponsored by Faculty for Israeli Palestinian Peace.

Israel and local theater

Sinai Peter, Israeli theater director and former artistic director of Haifa Theater, will speak on "The Stage is Burning: Israeli Reality Reflected in Local Theater" at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday in room 587 of the Humanities building.

The event is part of the Jewish Studies Program's Academica Judaica series. The Theatre Arts Department and the Israeli Consulate are cosponsors.

For details, call ext. 8-6075.

Elsbernd visits

San Francisco District 7 Supervisor Sean Elsbernd will visit campus at noon Wednesday in room 268 of the HSS building. Members of the campus community are welcome to ask questions relevant to SFSU, District 7 and the city of San Francisco. Elsbernd's final visit of the semester is scheduled for Dec. 7.

The event is sponsored by the Political Science Students' Association, SFSU President's Office and Office of Government Relations.

Hemphill's pop book
David Hemphill, associate dean of the College of Education, and his co-author Glenn Appell invite the campus community to help celebrate the release of their book "American Popular Music: A Multicultural History," published by Thomson and Schirmer. The event will take place from 3 to 5 p.m. Wednesday in room 503 of Burk Hall.

Social justice
and higher ed

The College of Behavioral and Social Sciences' lecture series on social justice and equity continues this week with a discussion on "Higher Education: Access, Equity and SFSU" from 7:15 to 8:55 p.m. Wednesday in the Humanities Auditorium, room 133 in the Humanities building.

Panelists include: Robert A. Corrigan, president; David Ellis, Mathematics; Ken Monteiro, Ethnic Studies; Jamie Newton, Psychology; and Pauline Velez, Psychology

For details, visit:

Climate change and
indigenous Alaskans

Charles Wohlforth, a finalist for the Kiriyama Prize, will discuss climate change, its effects on the environment, and how the indigenous people of Alaska are experiencing global warming first-hand from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday in room 154 of the HSS building. Wohlforth was nominated for the prize for his book "The Whale and the Supercomputer: On the Northern Front of Climate Change."

The event is sponsored by the Environmental Studies Program and Kiriyama Prize.

Pindar and the
Sicilian monarchy

Kathryn Morgan, associate professor of classics at University of California, Los Angeles, will present the inaugural Bertrand Lecture in Classics at 7 p.m. Thursday in room 133 of the Humanities building. Morgan's lecture is titled "Talking to Tyrants: Pindar and the Construction of Sicilian Monarchy." A reception follows in room 133 of the Humanities building.

The event is sponsored by the Classics Department and is in honor of Professor Emeritus Raoul Bertrand.

Coming Up
Hapa filmmaker
Stuart Gaffney

Wei Ming Dariotis, assistant professor of Asian American studies, will speak on the work of queer Hapa filmmaker Stuart Gaffney in a talk titled "'My Race, Too, Is Queer': Bisexuality and Biraciality in the Work of Stuart Gaffney" from 4 to 5 p.m. Monday, Nov. 7, in room 116 of the Ethnic Studies and Psychology building.

The event is part of the Ethnic Studies Brown Bag Series. For details, call ext. 8-1859.

Insights on Iraq
Gail Presbey, professor of philosophy at University of Detroit, Mercy, will speak on "Questions Concerning the Founding of New Government in Iraq: Reflections on Arendt's Insights" at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 8, in room 391 of the Humanities building.

The event is sponsored by the Critical Social Thought Program; the Philosophy, Humanities and Political Science departments; and the Global Peace Studies Program.

Japanese tea ceremony
As part of SFSU's celebration of International Education Week, members of the campus community are invited to a Japanese tea ceremony Thursday, Nov. 17, in room 117 of the Humanities building. The ceremony, performed in the tradition of the Omote-Senke School of Tea, will be 50 minutes long. Sessions take place at 12:10, 1:10, 2:10, 3:10, and 4:10 p.m.

After a demonstration, traditional Japanese sweets and a bowl of freshly prepared maccha green tea will be served to every participant. Admission is $3, payable at the door. Participants will be seated on tatami straw mats. Special seating in a western-style chair may be arranged upon request.

R.S.V.P. required. For details and reservations, contact Midori McKeon at or ext. 8-7431.

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Academic Senate meets Tuesday
The Academic Senate will meet from 2 to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Nob Hill Room of the Seven Hills Conference Center. Members of the campus community are welcome.

Agenda items include: a report from Gene Chelberg on the Committee on Committees and 2005 annual reports; a report from Scott Patterson on the University Promotions Committee; a report from Jo Volkert and Jim Kohn on enrollment management for 2006-07; a report from Sandra Radtka on an online evaluation of assessment activities; a proposed name change to the bachelor of arts degree in criminal justice; proposed revisions to the bachelor of arts degree in criminal justice; proposed revisions to the minor in criminal justice; a proposed bachelor of arts degree in American Indian studies; and draft guidelines for the external review of graduation requirement.

Candidates for director of academic technology
Three finalists have been selected for the position of director of academic technology. All members of the campus community are invited to attend a public forum for each candidate.

All forums will be from 4:10 to 5:10 p.m. in AV 36 (the basement of the Library).

Monday, Nov. 7: Judith Baker, executive dean of the Virtual College in the Open Campus at Florida Community College at Jacksonville.

Tuesday, Nov. 8: James Phillips, director of educational technology services at University of the Pacific, Stockton.

Wednesday, Nov. 9: Glenda Morgan, director of academic technology initiatives, CSU Office of the Chancellor, Long Beach.

Survey of academic assessment activities
The University Academic Assessment Advisory Committee of the Academic Senate invites faculty to complete a three-minute Web survey on the effectiveness of undergraduate academic assessment activities.

A graduate survey will be conducted in the near future.

The deadline to complete the survey is 5 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 15. It can be found at:

Candidates for Health Equity Initiative director
Three finalists have been selected for the Health Equity Initiative director position and will make on-campus visits. All members of the campus community are invited to attend.

Each candidate will present their vision for the Health Equity Initiative, a program coordinated by the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs to enhance SFSU's capacity to obtain extramural funds to address existing health disparities through research, community intervention, curricular offerings and training programs.

Thursday, Nov. 10: Gopal Singh, senior epidemiologist/health care administrator at the Health Resources and Services Administration and Maternal and Child Health Bureau at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Singh's presentation will be from 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. in room 116 of the Ethnic Studies and Psychology building.

Thursday, Nov. 17: Cynthia Gomez, associate professor in the Department of Medicine and co-director of the Center for AIDS Prevention Studies at University of California, San Francisco. Gomez's presentation will be from 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. in room 560 of the Administration building.

Thursday, Dec. 1: George Ayala, director of the Institute for Gay Men's Health. Ayala's presentation will be from 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. in room 560 of the Administration building.

Physiological psychology discontinuance
The Academic Senate plans to hear a proposal to discontinue the master of arts degree in physiological psychology at its Tuesday, Nov. 15, meeting in the Nob Hill Room of the Seven Hills Conference Center.

The meeting is scheduled to run from 2 to 5 p.m.

Graduate program review
The next step in considering the final report of the Task Force on the Sixth Cycle of Program Review is the review of the "Indicators and Criteria of Graduate Program Viability and Quality." The campus community is encouraged to carefully read this document and provide feedback online.

The document is available on the Academic Senate's Web site at:

FitnessPlus' half-semester special
FitnessPlus is now offering half-semester memberships for $55 beginning Monday, Oct. 31. Classes offered include weight training, body sculpt, aerobics, and yoga.

For details, call ext. 8-7572 or visit:

Israeli/Palestinian peace group
Faculty and staff are invited to join the SFSU chapter of Faculty for Israeli Palestinian Peace (FFIPP). An international organization, FFIPP is dedicated to working with students, faculty and staff on local campuses on behalf of peace in the Middle East.

For details, contact Deborah Gerson at:

Service learning nominations
Members of the campus community are invited to nominate faculty, undergraduate students and partnering community agencies for the Office of Community Service Learning's community service learning awards.

Nominations are due by 5 p.m. Monday, Nov. 7. For award criteria and nomination forms, visit:

For details, contact Perla Barrientos at or ext. 8-3282.

STAR of the Month

October STAR of the Month: Eddy Quijada
Photo of Eddy QuijadaEddy Quijada, vendor and hospitality coordinator in the Loans and Fiscal Services Department, enjoys meeting people from across campus. Fortunately, his job provides him with many opportunities to do so as it touches on three things that affect many people on campus: hospitality, outside vendors and student aid deposits.

Quijada audits all of the University's hospitality transactions, making sure that food and drink purchasing happens within state and campus rules. He enters new or updated vendor information in the financial system. And, finally, he deals with student issues related to automatic deposit of their financial aid and refunds, helping correct direct deposit information and making sure students get a check cut if needed.

"Eddy is efficient and thorough," said Wayne Kuhaupt, manager of accounts payable and collections. "[He is] very conscientious and communicates extremely well with students, faculty and staff, and outside vendors. It is important to Eddy to provide the best customer service possible."

Quijada enjoys his interactions with customers. "Dealing with people, you have many variables," he said. "I enjoy working with those variables. ... I love it when I can help people with a problem they can't solve."

Quijada has been in his position for seven months. He started his SFSU career in 1998 by working at the front desk of the Office of International Programs and later moved to a position in accounts payable. He earned an associate degree in business from Heald College.

Quijada lives in San Pablo. He is the proud owner of three dogs and enjoys playing tennis and hiking. He also pitches and plays first base and all three outfield positions for the Oakland Oaks of the Bay Area Men's Senior Baseball League.

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