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Volume 53, Number 4   September 6, 2005         

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CEL course
requests due

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.

Gender and sexuality

The College of Behavioral and Social Sciences' course and lecture series continues this week with a discussion on "Concepts of Gender and Sexuality" from 7:15 p.m. to 8:55 p.m. in the Humanities Auditorium, room 133 in the Humanities building.

Panelists include Gil Herdt, director of the National Sexuality Resource Center; James Martel, assistant professor of political science; Jessica Fields, research associateat the Center for Research on Gender and Sexuality; and Minoo Moallem, chair and professor of women studies.

For details, visit:

Jerusalem and
the ideal city

Larry Abramson, professor at the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design in Jerusalem, will speak on "Searching for the Ideal City: Representation and Reality in Jerusalem" at 4:30 p.m. Thursday in room 587 of the Humanities building.

The event is the first of the year in the Jewish Studies Program's Academica Judaica series.

For details, call ext. 8-6075.

Next Week
Post 9/11 world discussion

SFSU faculty will discuss "The Post-September 11 World Four Years Later: Interdisciplinary Perspectives" at 4 p.m. Monday, Sept. 12, in room 587 of the Humanities building.

Panelists include Fred Astren, professor of Jewish studies; Sanjoy Banerjee, professor of international relations; Maziar Behrooz, assistant professor of history; Mohammad Salama, assistant professor of Arabic; Jules Tygiel, professor of history; Lucia Volk, assistant professor of anthropology; and Nicole Watts, assistant professor of political science.

Grant workshop
The final chance for faculty who would like assistance with grant applications is 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 15, in room 460 of the Administration building. The workshop, sponsored by the Office of Faculty Affairs and Professional Development, will cover the Affirmative Action, Mini-Grant, Summer Stipend and Vice President's Assigned Time award programs for fall 2005. It will be led by Michelle Wolf, professor of broadcast and electronic communication arts.

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:

Coming Up
Defensive driving
this month

Defensive driver training classes will be held from 8 to 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 21, and from 8 to 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 to 4 p.m. Friday, Sept. 30.

To register, e-mail or call ext. 8-1449. Participants should provide their name, department and driver's license number.

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Campus celebration
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 University Women's Association.

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

Academic Senate meets Tuesday
The first meeting of the Academic Senate will take place from 2 to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 6, in the Nob Hill Room of the Seven Hills Conference Center. Members of the campus community are welcome.

Agenda items include: a report from Linda Ellis, chapter president of the California Faculty Association; an introduction of new administrators; nominations for Senate representatives to the Board of Appeals and Review, Enrollment Management Committee and the Graduate Council; election for the Academic Senate Elections Committee; a report on a title change of the Black Studies Department; a report on a title change to the Accelerated MBA Program; a resolution on Constitution Day; and a proposed semester calendar for spring 2007.

Greenwell appointed director of student programs
Photo of Joey GreenwellJoey Greenwell was appointed director of the Office of Student Programs and Leadership Development effective Aug. 9.

He comes to SFSU from Stanford University, where he was the associate director of student activities for the past six years.

"I was fortunate to find out early in life that one of my greatest passions is advising students and student organizations, assisting them in leadership development, programming and event planning," Greenwell said.

Greenwell is a graduate of Vanderbilt University where he earned an undergraduate degree in music and psychology and a masters in education. Prior to his position at Stanford he served as assistant director of student activities at Colgate University.

The Office of Student Programs and Leadership Development will hold an open house later this semester, at which the campus community will have the opportunity to meet Greenwell.

Feedback on sixth cycle review
The Academic Senate invites members of the campus community to comment on the proposed guidelines developed for the sixth cycle of academic review.

To review the guidelines, go to:

Constitution Day
In honor of the anniversary of the signing of the U.S. Constitution the History Department will host a day of discussion on Monday, Sept. 19, to raise awareness and gain perspective on the U.S. Constitution.

Led by distinguished faculty, the topics of the lively lectures and discussions will include race and social justice, the constitution in times of war, disability rights and the constitution and voting district reapportionment. Faculty from the political science, history, ethnic studies, English and math departments will participate.

A new federal law requires colleges to present programs about the U.S. Constitution each year on or near the anniversary of the signing of the document, Sept. 17, 1787. The requirement was inserted in a fall 2004 spending bill by Senator Robert C. Byrd, Democrat of West Virginia. The U.S. Department of Education issued guidelines late last May.

This month's Newsmakers include Gerard Heather, professor of political science, on the Karl Rove investigation; Michelle Wolf, professor of broadcast and electronic communication arts, on media literacy; William Cochlan, senior research scientist at the Romberg Tiburon Center, on the Pacific ecosystem; Abdiel Onante, professor of history, on free trade with Central Amercia; and creative writing faculty Michelle Carter and Maxine Chernoff on creative writing programs.

Read the Newsmakers:

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.

Rosa Parks scholarship
Faculty and staff are asked to encourage eligible students to apply for the Rosa Parks Scholarship. This scholarship recognizes graduating women who have demonstrated leadership skills and community involvement and have achieved against the odds.

For details, including an application packet, contact Evelyn Hooker at ext. 8-2032.

Health workshops
The Student Health Service is offering a series of workshops this semester open to the campus community. Topics include stress management, mediation, understanding HIV/AIDS and healthy eating.

The schedule is available by clicking on "Extra Credit Workshops" at:

Participants should sign up for the workshops by writing their names in the program folders outside room 31 of the Student Health Service. Workshops are held in the Student Health Service conference room.

Student success tutorials
The Center for the Enhancement of Teaching offers faculty a variety of online tutorials to promote student success. Topics include class participation, working in groups, making presentations, and including quotes and citations in text.

The tutorials are available at:

For details, contact Desiree Oliver at or ext. 5-3540.

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