Corporate food policies
Nicholas Freudenberg, professor and director of the Program in Urban Public
Health at Hunter College, City University of New York, will speak from noon to
1:15 p.m. Monday in Rosa Parks E of the Cesar Chavez Student Center. His topic
is "Corporate Policies in the Food, Alcohol and Tobacco Industries as Determinants
of Socioeconomic and Racial/Ethnic Inequities in Health: Implications for Public
event is part of the fall 2004 Health Disparities Seminar Series
funded by the National Center on Minority Health and Health Disparities.
is limited. R.S.V.P. to email@example.com or ext. 8-2978.
A retirement party in honor of Richard Giardina, associate vice president for
academic planning and assessment, will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Monday in the
Nob Hill Room of the Seven Hills Conference Center.
Hurricane relief benefit
The campus community is invited to an open-mike night and hurricane relief
benefit from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at The Depot in the Cesar Chavez Student Center.
Donations will benefit the Family Violence Prevention Fund's Katrina Relief
Fund, which helps three
Louisiana and Mississippi domestic violence and rape crisis centers continue
can sign up at The Depot after 4:30 p.m. with Nina Jo Smith,
who will lead off the night with her new song "Morning in
details, contact Smith at ext. 8-2819.
SHS memorial tribute
The Student Health Service invites the campus community to a memorial
tribute for long-time employees Joe Lopopolo and Evelyn Bacud at
8:30 a.m. Wednesday in the grove by the Gym. Both Lopopolo, the
SHS storekeeper, and Bacud, a health records technician, died earlier
For details, contact Sandi Devencenzi at ext. 8-2754.
The Public Safety Department invites faculty and staff to a retirement party
in honor of Jenny C. Leung, assistant director of public safety for fiscal
and parking/transportation, from 4 to 6 p.m., Wednesday in room 150 of the
Lakeview Center. Donations toward a gift and to support the cost of the party
and send donations by 5 p.m. Monday, Sept. 26, to Frances Hui
or Joy Manaois in the Public Safety Department, New Corporation
Yard. For details, call ext. 8-7744 or ext. 8-3388.
and the media
The College of Behavioral and Social Sciences' course and lecture series on
social justice and equity continues this week with a discussion on "Social
Justice and the Media: Representations of Race/Ethnicity, Gender, Sexuality,
and Disability" from 7:15 to 8:55 p.m. Wednesday in the Humanities Auditorium,
room 133 in the Humanities building.
include: Dina Ibrahim, Broadcast and Electronic Communication
Arts; Michelle Wolf, Broadcast and Electronic Communication Arts;
and Venise Wagner, Journalism.
details, visit: http://bss.sfsu.edu
Angel Island poetry
Charles Egan, associate professor of Chinese, will give a presentation on "New
Discoveries at Angel Island" from 3:35 to 4:50 p.m. Thursday in room 133
of the Humanities building. The presentation includes photos, transcriptions
and translations of Chinese poems carved by detainees on the walls of the Angel
Island Immigration Station.
event is the first in the fall 2005 Foreign Language Colloquium
details, contact Midori McKeon at firstname.lastname@example.org or ext. 8-7413.
Faculty and staff are invited to attend a defensive driver training class from
8 to 11:30 a.m. or 12:30 to 4 p.m. Friday.
register, e-mail email@example.com or call ext. 8-1449. Participants
should provide their name, department and driver's license number.
The Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) invites
the campus community to an open house from noon to 2 p.m. in room
202 of the Students Services building.
celebration is in honor of September's status as EOP Month, a
designation created by Assembly Concurrent Resolution No.
124, passed by the California State Legislature in 2003.
with African, Middle Eastern students
The Office of Community Service Learning asks faculty and staff to encourage
students to attend a brown bag luncheon to meet with student leaders from the
Near East and Northern Africa from noon to 1 p.m. in the Chartwell Conference
Room on the fifth floor of the Administration building.
leaders are in San Francisco as participants in the Department
of State's International Visitor Leadership Program. The topics
of discussion will be civic responsibility, engagement and leadership.
by 5 p.m. Wednesday to firstname.lastname@example.org or ext. 8-3283.
Students and professors who traveled to Mexico last June on a solidarity study
tour will discuss their trip from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 3, and Tuesday,
Oct. 4, in room 116 of the Ethnic Studies and Psychology building.
response systems workshop
The Center for the Enhancement of Teaching and Academic Technologies invites
faculty to attend a workshop on Student Response Systems from noon to 1 p.m.
Monday, Oct. 3, in room 433 of the Library. Student Response Systems allow
instructors to pose questions to a class of any size, gather results and display
them to the class in real time. The workshop will include a demonstration of
the two most commonly used systems on campus and a discussion for faculty on
how to best incorporate this technology into the classroom.
register, e-mail email@example.com or call 5-3537. For details,
Faculty are invited to attend a workshop on student assessment tools and techniques
from 3 to 5 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 6, in room 437 of the Library.
register, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 5-3537. For more information
-- grad school and summer research
Christopher Michael Jones, assistant dean for graduate students at Massachusetts
Institute of Technology (MIT), will discuss MIT graduate life and summer research
opportunities from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 18, in the Richard Oaks Multicultural
Center of the Student Center. Faculty and staff are asked to encourage students
details, contact Will Flowers at email@example.com or ext. 5-3662.
Faculty tenure and promotion
A campus-wide celebration in honor of the faculty who were granted tenure
and/or promoted this year will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct.
20, at the Towers Conference Center.
The list of faculty tenure and promotions is available at: www.sfsu.edu/~news/cmemo/fall05/promotions05.htm
Benefits program enrollment and benefits fair
From now until Oct. 15, 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 Monday, Oct. 17; changes go into effect Jan. 1, 2006.
Anyone currently enrolled in DCRA and HCRA programs must re-enroll for
2006 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. 5, on the first and second floors of the
At the fair, representatives
of the following will be on hand to answer questions about: health,
dental and vision plans; CALPERS Home Loan;
Citibank Mortgage; A+ Auto & Home Insurance; and financial planning
Door prizes will be awarded, and the following free services will be
offered: blood pressure-check; back and posture analysis by a chiropractor;
biofeedback testing by SFSU Ergonomic Safety Program representatives;
and body mass analysis and flexibility training by the Village Fitness
Books Week at SFSU
The J. Paul Leonard Library will celebrate Banned Books Week with afternoon
readings by students, faculty and local authors Monday through Wednesday,
Sept. 26-28, and Tuesday, Oct. 5, and Wednesday, Oct. 6. All readings
will be held in room 426C of the Library. Participants include Jewelle
Gomez, author and former director of the Poetry Center; Toni Mirosevich,
award-winning poet and associate professor of creative writing; and
Dorothy Bryant, playwright and author of "Literary Lynching."
For a complete schedule, see: www.library.sfsu.edu/new/BBW/banned.html
For details, contact Susan Hawk at firstname.lastname@example.org or ext. 5-0992.
Harding Park event to affect SFSU traffic
The World Golf Championships-American Express Championship will be held
at Harding Park Golf Course Oct. 3-9. Organizers expect that pedestrian
and vehicular traffic around SFSU will be affected due to the large
number of tournament attendees.
A limited number of parking spaces in Lot 20 (parking structure) will
be made available to PGA attendees Oct. 7-9. In addition, parking spaces
in Lot 25 (Winston Drive) will also be made available to attendees Oct.
Additional personnel from the Department of Public Safety will be in
place to facilitate parking and traffic flow during the tournament.
For details, call Parking and Transportation at ext. 8-1441.
Hurricane-related blood drive
The Student Health Advisory Committee (SHAC) and Student Health Service
invite the campus community to join in a blood drive from 10 a.m. to
4 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday at the Student Health Service.
The blood will be collected by Blood Centers of the Pacific, which will
work with its sister organizations in hurricane-affected areas to ensure
the optimal use of donations. SHAC will receive $5 per unit of blood
if 50 units per day are donated and will donate any money received to
the Red Cross.
In memoriam: Kenneth Croft
Kenneth Croft, professor emeritus of English and anthropology, died Sept.
6 in San Francisco. He was 88.
who taught at SF State from 1966 to 1990, was a founder of the
master's program in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
one of the first in the United States. SFSU's program is now one of the
largest in the country, with about 240 students and a nationally recognized
faculty of 14 members.
Croft wrote a wide range of articles and textbooks on the pedagogy and
study of the English language.
Jim Kohn, chair of
the English Language and Literature Department, remembers Croft fondly
as a prolific writer, scholar and "one of the early
pioneers in the field of TESOL."
"Ken Croft was always a cheerful person, but a bit shy with his
colleagues," Kohn said. "It surprised me to learn that away
from the campus he was a devoted square-dance caller, and was sought
after by local square-dance clubs to call out the instructions for the
Croft served in the U.S. Army during World War II, from 1943 to 1945.
Before joining SF State, he taught at the American Language Institute
at Georgetown University and the American University Language Center,
both in Washington, D.C.
Croft earned his doctorate in linguistics and anthropology from Indiana
University, where he earned a master's degree in linguistics. He also
held a master's degree in library science from University of Michigan
and a bachelor's degree in Spanish and French from University of Oklahoma.
Croft is survived by his children Mark, Meredith and Kimberly; grandchild
Alexandra Croft-Melendez, and sister Sara Isaacs.
say that Warren Haack is such an integral part of the Cinema Department
that they sometimes think of him as an assistant chair or member of the
faculty. As information technology consultant, Haack manages the maintenance
and inventory of film and recording equipment for the department.
is the link between all the facets of our department," Cinema
Chair Stephen Ujlaki said. "He's contributed a huge amount to
the direction we are taking and due to his dedication we have been
able to offer students a great number of technical opportunities that
would not otherwise have been available."
Read more about Haack: www.sfsu.edu/~news/cmemo/fall05/sept26people.htm
on sixth cycle review, writing program
The Academic Senate invites members of the campus community to comment on the
proposed guidelines developed for the sixth cycle of academic review and for
the final report of the Writing Task Force.
are available for review at: www.sfsu.edu/~senate/
for responses to the proposed guidelines is 5 p.m., Monday; the deadline
for responses to the final report of the Writing Task Force is 5
p.m., Friday, Oct. 14.
Campus employees are invited to request free ergonomic assessments of their
office work environment by peer Ergonomic Safety Program (ESP) coaches, to
reduce the risk of serious injury and promote healthful work styles. For details,
call ext. 8-1449.
new ESP coaches are needed. A seven-week training session runs Oct.
6 to Nov. 17. Classes meet from 10 a.m. to noon every Thursday. To
volunteer, call ext. 8-1449 or contact Teri Liming at email@example.com ext. 8-1683.
Faculty and staff are invited to participate in the Catastrophic Leave Donation
Program by donating vacation or sick leave credits to an individual or the
Catastrophic Leave Bank. Credits are used by employees who have experienced
a catastrophic illness or injury, exhausted their own accrued leave credits
and are totally incapacitated from work.
number of hours employees can donate in a fiscal year is determined
by their collective bargaining identification unit but ranges normally
from 16 to 40 hours. For details and to donate, see the Human Resources
Web page: www.sfsu.edu/~hrwww/directives/pd413.htm
The Bookstore is now processing textbook orders for winter and spring 2006.
For details and an online ordering firm, see: http://facultytext.sfsubookstore.com
can also be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or faxed to ext. 5-0474.