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Volume 55, Number 10   October 15, 2007         

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Taste of the Bay
The Hospitality Management Program and its students invite the campus community to attend its annual Taste of the Bay fundraiser on Nov. 6. Located at San Francisco's St. Francis Yacht Club, the event features food and wine from fine Bay Area restaurants and Northern California vineyards plus live and silent auctions, raffle drawings and live entertainment.

Some of this year’s participants include Cliff House, Faz, McCormick & Kuleto’s, The Oak Room, The Ritz-Carlton, The Melting Pot, Domaine Chandon, Cole Bailey Vineyards, Quady Winery, Distillery No. 209, and Lotus Vodka. Individual tickets are $90 each or $150 for two ($100 per ticket at the door). For tickets, visit
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Basketball "Tip-Off" dinner
The Men's Basketball Team will host its annual "Tip-Off" dinner and sports auction on Saturday, Nov. 10 at the Seven Hills Conference Center. This year's guest speaker will be Keith Smart, assistant basketball coach of the Golden State Warriors and former basketball standout for Bobby Knight at the University of Indiana Hoosiers. All proceeds benefit the scholarship fund for the team. Tickets are $75 for the general public and $65 for faculty, staff and students. To make reservations, contact Bill Treseler at ext. 8-1729 or

Plan for your future
Susan Jewel, Esq., a San Francisco estate planning attorney, will hold an estate planning seminar on Oct. 23. Jewel will explain how to implement an economical will or trust and will give tips for creating a secure financial future. Staff, faculty and students are invited. The workshop will be held in HUM 587, from noon to 1 p.m. This event is hosted by the University Development Office. Please RSVP to Grace Robinson at ext. 5-3809 or

Haunted health fair
Student Health Services will provide flu shots to students, staff and faculty, along with health screenings, body-fat measurements, eye screenings and blood pressure checks at the annual Haunted Health Fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Oct. 31. The price for the flu vaccine is $25; all other services are free. Information about nutrition, reproductive health, STD/safer sex and counseling services will also be available. For more information, contact Albert Angelo at or ext. 8-3039. Spooky costumes welcome.

Volunteers needed for breast cancer awareness
The "Komen on the Go" breast cancer awareness tour is coming to SF State on Oct. 30. The tour, part of the Susan G. Komen for the Cure organization, seeks 30 volunteers to help disseminate information about breast cancer prevention. For information about volunteering, contact Albert Angelo in Student Health Services at ext. 8-3039 or

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Doctoral program seeks faculty
The College of Education invites University faculty to apply for teaching positions in its new interdisciplinary doctoral program in Educational Leadership -- the CSU system's first independent doctorate. The Ed.D. program welcomed its first cohort of 16 doctoral candidates this semester.

The faculty currently consists of 22 distinguished colleagues drawn from multiple disciplines across the University. Members of the faculty are responsible for providing instruction, advising students, participating in qualifying exams and serving as dissertation chairs or committee members. Negotiated release time from faculty members' home departments and colleges is available.

Qualified candidates should have performed or be engaged in research relevant to educational leadership in at least one of the program’s curricular categories:

  • Leadership and systemic reform;
  • Learning, curriculum and assessment;
  • Equity, diversity and structural inequality;
  • Educational program administration.

Applications will be reviewed by the program’s governing board. Interested faculty should submit a vita to the Ed.D. Program, Burk Hall 522 ( by Nov. 9. For more information, contact the Ed.D. program's Interim Director David Hemphill at ext. 8-2689 or More information about the program is available at

Nominations needed for administrator search committees
The Academic Senate seeks nominations of full-time faculty to serve on search committees for the following administrative positions:

  • Associate Vice President of Human Resources;
  • Associate Vice President for Research and Sponsored Programs;
  • Director of the Institute for Civic and Community Engagement;
  • Managing Director of Disability Programs and Resource Center.

Nominations close at midnight Oct. 17. Please submit your nomination via the electronic nomination system at:

Faculty-led courses this week
The Center for Teaching and Faculty Development will hold the following workshops this week:

Grantwriting brown bag session
Tuesday, 9 to 10:30 a.m., BUS 216
Led by Erik Rosegard, associate professor of recreation and leisure studies, and Jessica Fields, associate professor of sociology, the workshop helps faculty identify and develop their ideas for grants. Attendees can network with other faculty members and find the support needed to help get proposals funded.

Integrating philosophical foundations of social justice and multiculturalism into the counseling curriculum
Tuesday, noon to 2 p.m., LIB 434
John Blando, associate professor of counseling, describes his process for developing learning modules that integrate philosophy -- especially as it relates to social justice and multiculturalism -- into the counseling curriculum.

Wednesday, 4 to 5 p.m., BH 229
Led by Amy Love, lecturer in English, the workshop will focus on how to use Turnitin as a teaching aid, including setting up Turnitin assignments and instructing students in its use. No prior experience with online learning is required.

To register, visit For more information on these and other courses, visit

News from the Academic Senate
Here is a summary of action items from the Academic Senate's Oct. 9 meeting.

SF State's new Emergency Preparations Coordinator Gayle Orr-Smith explained her intent to review all emergency preparedness plans on campus and prepare for a campus emergency drill later in the year.

Rob Strong, manager of the SFSU Bookstore, and Corless Smith, chair of the Franciscan Shops Board, reported on efforts to reduce textbook prices, stressing that receiving book orders on time is the most important cost-saving factor.

The Senate passed proposed revisions to the bachelor of arts degree in journalism that will divide the degree into two concentrations: one in print and online journalism, and one in photojournalism.

The Senate also passed a policy requiring every class syllabus to contain a specific statement about reasonable accommodations for disabled students.

For more information, visit the Academic Senate Web site at

This week's Newsmakers include Jimmie Wilder, associate director of financial aid, discussing new financial aid legislation; Vance Vredenburg, assistant professor of biology, confirming the endangered status of California's mountain yellow-legged frog; Joel Kassiola, dean of behavioral and social sciences, commenting on consumerism; and Teaster Baird, assistant professor of chemistry and biochemistry, discussing his National Science Foundation CAREER award and minority students in pursuit of science careers.

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A conversation with André Aciman

The Jewish Studies Department will host award-winning author André Aciman at 4 p.m. in HUM 587. Aciman will discuss his memoir "Out of Egypt," hailed by The New York Times as "a mesmerizing portrait of a now vanished world." The memoir depicts the devastation of the Jewish community during its expulsion from Egypt in the 1950s. For more information, call the Jewish Studies Program at ext. 8-6075.

Poetry reading by Peter Cole

Peter Cole reads from his anthology, "The Dream of the Poem," which features Cole's translations of Hebrew Golden Age poems and recreates the world of medieval Spain, in which Jewish artistic and intellectual communities flourished under Islamic rule. Co-sponsored by the Jewish Studies Program, the reading begins at 4:30 p.m. in HUM 512. Admission is free.

Crimes of the Heart
The Theatre Arts Department presents its main-stage production of Beth Henley's Pulitzer Prize-winning play in the Little Theatre, Creative Arts building, from Oct. 18 to 21. The play, directed by Theatre Arts Professor Rhonnie Washington, captures the lives of tragic yet comedic small-town characters on their journey to overcome despair with hope. Tickets range between $12 and $15. For details, visit:

Film screening: “Dead in the Sierra/Muerto en la Sierra:
The Legend of Two Joaquíns"

Directed by Warren Haack of the Cinema Department and starring Theatre Arts Professor Carlos Barón, this film presents the story of two men whose resistance fed the legend of outlaw and rebel Joaquín Murieta. Screenings are at 1 and 2 p.m. in the August Coppola Theatre, Fine Arts building. A discussion with Haack, Barón and Fr. Alberto Huerta, professor of modern and classical languages at USF, immediately follows each screening. The 1 p.m. event will be in Spanish and the 2 p.m. event will be in English. For details, visit:

One-Act fringe
The Theatre Arts department presents "One-Act Fringe," a compilation of one-act plays penned by student playwrights, from 6 to 9 p.m. in the Studio Theatre, Creative Arts building. This year, "Fringe" features collaborations with the Creative Writing and Theatre Arts departments, as well as a short opera created with Theatre Arts and the School of Music and Dance. Admission is $5. For details, visit:

An evening with Justin Lin and friends
Acclaimed filmmaker Justin Lin and actors from his film "Finishing the Game" will visit Knuth Hall in the Creative Arts building from 7 to 9:30 p.m. for a special guest lecture. Admission is free. For details, visit

Coming Up
Poetry reading
On Oct. 25, Patrick Durgin, Jesse Seldess, Dolores Dorantes and poet-translator Jen Hofer will read from their recently published works at SF State's Poetry Center. The free event begins at 3:30 p.m. in HUM 512.

Greener fashion design
The College of Business and the Apparel Design and Merchandising Program in the Consumer and Family Studies/Dietetics Department will co-sponsor a forum to challenge the fashion apparel industry to adopt greener manufacturing and design. The Oct. 26 event will be held at SF State's Downtown Campus at Westfield San Francisco Centre from 9 a.m. to noon. For more information, contact Assistant Professor of Consumer and Family Studies Connie Ulasewicz at or ext. 8-1860.

Ferry Building walking tour
Join the University Women's Association at the Ferry Building at 10:30 a.m. on Oct. 27 for an hour-long guided walk that covers the rise, fall and modern rebirth of the building. A no-host lunch follows. The deadline for reservations is Saturday, Oct. 20. Tickets are $10/person. Contact Lin Ivory at


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