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Volume 54, Number 7  September 25, 2006         

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Nominees for
faculty trustee
The CSU is now accepting nominees for faculty trustee. Nominating materials must be received by Dec. 18 for forwarding to the Academic Senate CSU Faculty Trustee Recommending Committee, which will review campus nominations. It is expected that the faculty trustee will be appointed in summer 2007.

For details, criteria and an application, contact the Academic Senate office at or ext. 5-4037. training
The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs invites faculty to learn how to use, a tool for finding grant opportunities, from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. Oct. 24-25 in room 460 of the Administration building. Attendees are welcome to bring lunch; beverages will be provided.

For details, contact Christine Ramos at or ext. 86478

Academic Technology
workshops continue

The fall calendar of Academic Technology workshops is available at:

Academic Technology offers an array of workshops that enable faculty and staff to create collaborative online teaching and learning environments, instructional Web sites and digital images. Multiple workshops are available and offerings are staggered and repeated to accommodate different schedules. R.S.V.P. is required.

Contact Academic Technology at or ext. 8-6906.

Mascot tryout
Athletics' spirit team is hosting tryouts for campus mascot at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 30, in room 140 of the Gymnasium. Any member of the campus community who is athletic and willing to serve as mascot is welcome to try out.

R.S.V.P. to Jamil Sheared at or ext. 8-3036.

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Academic Senate meets Tuesday
The Academic Senate will meet from 2 to 4 p.m. Tuesday in the Nob Hill room of the Seven Hills Conference Center.

Agenda items include: a report from Linda Ellis, chapter president of the California Faculty Association; a report from Linda Buckley, associate vice president for academic assessment and educational effectiveness, on the handbook for the sixth cycle of academic program review; a proposed revision to the bachelor of arts in mathematics with three concentrations; an introduction to the proposed revision to the retention tenure and promotions policy; and a proposed educational doctorate program.

Faculty/staff retreat proposals
Program proposals for the Jan. 22, 2007, faculty and staff development retreat are now being accepted by the planning team. Faculty and staff are encouraged to share their visions of the University future by presenting research, creative endeavors or service projects or sparking discussions on new approaches to professional and personal development.

Proposals are due by 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 27.

Proposal forms are available at the Academic Senate Web site:

For details, call ext. 5-4037.

Voter registration drive
The California Faculty Association invites faculty and staff members to help register students to vote in the Nov. 7 election. Volunteers are needed to staff voter registration tables in front of the J. Paul Leonard Library and the Humanities building from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Thursday, Oct. 9-23. Shifts are generally one or two hours.

To volunteer for the Humanities location, contact Jan Gregory at:

To volunteer for the Library location, contact Mitch Turitz at:

For details, contact Eloise McQuown at or ext. 8-2131.

Discover RTC
The Romberg Tiburon Center for Environmental Studies (RTC) invites faculty, staff and their family and friends to its annual Discovery Day from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 1, at RTC, 3150 Paradise Drive, Tiburon. Admission is free.

Discovery Day offers the public a unique opportunity to spend the day behind the scenes at RTC and learn about the center's scientific research activities. The day features marine animal touch tanks, scientific exhibits, live music, art and more. Food, drink and snacks will be available.

For details, visit or call ext. 8-3543.

People on Campus

Beverly Voloshin -- literature, scholarships, painting
Photo of Beverly VoloshinEnglish Professor Beverly Voloshin has made SF State's Office of Academic Honors and Scholarships a worthwhile investment for the University. Since the office was established in 2001 with Voloshin as faculty coordinator, students have garnered a wide range of prestigious national honors often reserved for so-called "elite" universities.

"It is professors like Beverly Voloshin who exemplify the real spirit of SFSU by supporting not only the regular students, but also the students taking the road less traveled, by reaching out and helping us get the tools we need to succeed at whatever path we choose," said Rebekah Enoch...

Read more about Voloshin:

This Week
Student groups fundraiser
The campus community is invited to an activities fair and fundraiser for SF State student organizations from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday on the Main Lawn. Student organizations will be selling food, and there will be music and dance performances.

All proceeds benefit the student organizations to help support their missions on campus.

For details, contact Alberto Olivares at ext. 8-3887.

China presentations

The College of Behavioral and Social Sciences invites the campus community to attend a BSS Faculty Research Series event on China from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Monday in room 361 of the HSS building. Dean Joel J. Kassiola will present "The Dilemma of Western Industrial Civilization and China's Path in the 21st Century: Should China Follow the West?" and Sujian Guo, associate professor of political science and director of the Center for U.S.-China Policy Studies, will present "Center for U.S.-China Policy Studies: Outreach to China."

For details, e-mail Kathy Johnson at:

Mexico election observers report

Students and faculty who traveled to Mexico in July to observe the general election will report on their trip from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday in room 116 of the Ethnic Studies and Psychology building.

Faculty awards workshop
The Center for Teaching and Faculty Development (CTFD) invites faculty to a workshop on preparing applications for the Affirmative Action, Mini-Grant, Summer Stipend and Vice President's Assigned Time award programs. It will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. Tuesday in room 460 of the Administration building.

Faculty who plan to attend the workshop should read in advance and bring with them a copy of the application guidelines and, ideally, a draft or outline of their proposal that addresses the five evaluative criteria. Directions and application forms are available on the Faculty Affairs Web site -- -- by clicking on the link "On-Line Forms/Applications."

CTFD will also have drop-in hours from 1 to 3 p.m. Sept. 25-29 for faculty who would like additional assistance. Proposals are due in college offices Oct. 2. For details, e-mail:

Annual Benefits Fair

The Annual Benefits Fair will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday in Jack Adams Hall of the Student Center. Representatives will be on hand to answer questions regarding health and dental plans, CALPERS Home Loan, A+ Auto and Home Insurance, and financial planning services such as VALIC and TIAA/CREF.

This year's fair will also feature a free blood pressure check, back and posture analysis, biofeedback testing, body mass analysis and flexibility training, five-minute back massages and door prizes.

The open enrollment period for faculty and staff to change health and/or dental plans runs through Oct. 13.

EOP celebration

The Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) invites the campus community to an open house in celebration of EOP Month from 2 to 4 p.m. Friday in room 201 of the Student Services Building. September was declared EOP month in 2003 by Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 124.

Coming Up
Study/work abroad fairs

The Office of International Programs asks faculty and staff to encourage students to attend two October fairs that offer a variety of opportunities for them to gain international experience.

A study/work/travel abroad fair will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 4, on Malcolm X Plaza. More than 40 organizations specializing in study, work and travel abroad will be participating. There will also be an information table on certified CSU/SF State study abroad programs.

An International Education Exchange Council study abroad fair will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 18, on Malcolm X Plaza. Information for study abroad opportunities as part of the certified CSU and SF State programs will be available. SF State international students will be on hand to talk about their home countries and universities.

'The Da Vinci Code' discussion
The University Women's Association sponsors a discussion of "The Da Vinci Code" from noon to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 4, in room 473 of the Humanities building. Faculty and staff are encouraged to read the book by Dan Brown and/or watch the film and join in the discussion.

Voloshin exhibit
Faculty and staff are invited to a reception for an exhibit of "Paintings and Works on Paper by Beverly Voloshin" from 3 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 4, in room 484 of the Humanities building. Voloshin, professor of English, works in oil, charcoal, and acrylic in both figurative and abstract modes. The exhibit runs through Nov. 3 in room 484 and can be viewed from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

German colonialism and postcards
Volker Langbehn, associate professor of German, will present "Going Postal or How to Conquer the World -- German Colonialism and Postcards" from 3:10 to 4 p.m. Monday, Oct. 16, in room 473 of the Humanities building.

The event is part of the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures colloquium series.


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