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Volume 54, Number 16   December 4, 2006         

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Employee craft fair
An SF State employee holiday craft fair will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday in the first floor lobby of the Administration Building. Staff will sell holiday ornaments, notecards, jewelry, knitted items, soaps, candles, bath salts, pottery, cookies, candy and other handcrafted items.

For details, contact Patricia Earley at:

Master plan open house
An open house presenting the University's draft master physical plan will take place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday in the lobby of the Student Center. For more on the master plan, visit:

Bookstore holiday party
The SF State Bookstore's faculty and staff holiday party will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 5, in the Bookstore.

Refreshments will be served, and faculty and staff will be able to enjoy 20-percent discounts on most merchandise (excluding computer hardware, electronic items and textbooks). Complimentary wine glasses will be available to the first 400 visitors.

China and world order

H.L.T. Quan, assistant professor of justice and social inquiry at Arizona State University, will present "China: New Adventures in Africa and the Single World Order" at 4 p.m. Thursday in room 362 of the HSS building.
The lecture is sponsored by the departments of Political Science and International Relations and the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences.

Turkish dance

Moon FIRE/Anatolian Rhythms will present a performance of traditional and modernized dances from the different regions of Turkey and beyond Saturday in McKenna Theatre of the Creative Arts building. Shows are at 3 and 8 p.m.

Tickets are $25 for the general public and $15 for students and seniors. Children 6 and under are free. Tickets can be purchased at:

For details, contact Banu Kocal at ext. 8-1067 or Senem Ozer at ext. 5-2418.

Next Week
Handbell performance
The SFSU Handbell Choir invites the campus community to attend its first on-campus concert of the holiday season from 11:15 a.m. to noon Tuesday, Dec. 12, in August Coppola Theatre of the Fine Arts building.

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President and Mrs. Robert A. Corrigan

Cordially invite you to a

Faculty and Staff Holiday Reception

3-6 p.m.
Thursday, Dec. 14

Seven Hills Conference Center

In memoriam: James F. Schremp
James F. Schremp, professor emeritus of accounting, died Oct. 25 in Moraga. He was 86.

Schremp taught in the Department of Accounting from 1977 to 1988, serving as chair during the latter part of his career.

Prior to joining SF State, Schremp held a public accounting position with Main Lafrentz & Co. He served in the Navy for 27 years, retiring with the rank of captain in 1969.

Schremp held an undergraduate degree from the Naval Academy, master of business degrees from University of California, Berkeley, and Golden Gate University, and a juris doctorate from Georgetown University.

He is survived by his wife Kerstin; daughter Christine; brother Fred; step-children Eric, Leila, and Leif; grandchildren Jeremy, Ari, Adrienne, Ian and Vassilisa; and other relatives. His first wife Betty died in 1973. Memorial gifts can be sent to Disabled American Veterans -- -- or Doctors Without Borders:

In memoriam: Arthur Mejia Jr.
Arthur Mejia Jr., professor emeritus of history, died Nov. 16 at his home in San Francisco after a long battle with leukemia. He was 72.

Mejia, who taught at SF State from 1965 to 1996, focused on 20th century Europe, modern France and modern Great Britain. He taught classes and seminars on such subjects as modern European history, World War II and Winston Churchill. A longtime member of Phi Beta Kappa, Mejia also served as an officer and selection committee member of the honor society's SF State chapter during his tenure.

Mejia wrote and edited several texts on modern European history and the British monarchy, including "Edwardian Conservatism," written with J.A. Thompson and published in 1988. Mejia also served as a director of the California Historical Society, trustee of the Anglo-California Foundation, and a director of the Hearing Society for the Bay Area. At the time of his death, he was on the boards of the San Francisco Museum and Historical Society and the city's branch of the English-Speaking Union.

Mejia earned a law degree in 1959 and doctorate in history in 1968, both from Stanford University. From 1962 to 1963, he studied as a Stanford Fellow in London, then taught Western civilization at Stanford from 1963 to 1965.

Mejia is survived by longtime companion Andre Matsuda of San Francisco; his aunt Ines Mejia Folger of San Francisco; and other relatives.

A memorial service will be held at Grace Cathedral at 4 p.m. Jan. 16.

Memorial donations may be made to the Anglo-California Foundation, c/o Charles Stephenson, 235 Montgomery St., Suite 1035, San Francisco, CA 94104.

Grants & Contracts
SF State was awarded $13,783,318 in August and $652,730 in the first part of September

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CampusMemo schedule
The final fall semester edition of CampusMemo will be published Dec. 11. Submissions must be e-mailed to by 5 p.m. Tuesday of the week preceding publication.

CampusMemo will resume weekly publication Jan. 22.

Undergraduate assessment report
The University Academic Assessment Advisory Committee (UAAAC) conducted a Web-based survey last fall of faculty attitudes regarding undergraduate program assessment activities. The UAAAC reviewed the findings and developed a report that summarizes the survey results and includes recommendations to improve undergraduate program assessment activities.

The report is available at:

Comments on this report can be e-mailed to:

Spring fee waiver
Fee-waiver applications for the spring semester are available online at:

Applications and fees should be submitted to the Bursar's office, room 155 of the Administration building. Eligible employees can check their registration date and time at:

Eligible participants of the dependent fee-waiver program should continue to submit their fee-waiver application packet to Human Resources, room 252 of the Administration building.

For details, contact Jackie Bender at or ext. 8-2678.

Academic Senate Action

At its Nov. 28 meeting, the Academic Senate ...

  • Heard a report from Rob Strong, general manager of the SF State Bookstore, on the timely adoption of textbooks;
  • Heard a report from Russell Kilday-Hicks, chapter president of the CSU Employees Union, on the status of contract negotiations;
  • Elected the following individuals to the University Budget Committee: Derethia DuVal, Shawn Whalen, Genie Stowers, Sudip Chattopadhyay, Nathan Avani and Philip King;
  • Approved revisions to the retention tenure and promotions policy;
  • Unanimously approved revisions to the policy on written English proficiency, #S03-14 B;
    Approved revisions and name change to the minor in Asian area studies;
  • Unanimously approved revisions to the bachelor of science degree in geology; and
  • Unanimously approved revisions to and a name change of the bachelor of arts and minor in geology.

Read the full Academic Senate meeting report:


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