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Volume 55, Number 11   October 22, 2007         

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Childcare survey is online
The Children's Campus, the planned child care and education facility for faculty and staff, has just issued an enrollment planning survey. To complete the survey, visit

Fitness Center celebration
The Village Fitness Center celebrates its second year of operation on campus with the Health and Fitness Expo Thursday, Oct. 25 from 2 to 5 p.m. at its facility in Centennial Square. Enjoy music, food, raffles, membership discounts, chair massages and more. For information call (415) 452-1010 or e-mail

Tea ceremony
The Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures will hold a traditional Japanese tea ceremony (Cha-no-yu) on Nov. 14. Following the Omotesenke tradition, guests will be seated on tatami straw mats in an authentic tea room and served Japanese sweets and matcha green tea prepared according to 400-year old procedures. The Department is holding four ceremonies between noon and 4 p.m. Because space is limited to five guests per session, reservations are required. Admission is $5 (cash) at the door. For reservations and information, contact Professor of Japanese Midori McKeon at ext. 8-1346 or

New workshops
The Center for Teaching and Faculty Development will hold the following faculty-led workshops:

Teaching Large Classes
Oct. 25, HSS 361
2 - 4 p.m.
John Elia, associate professor and associate chair of health education will draw upon his two decades of teaching large classes for this session, which covers how to lecture effectively, encourage meaningful class discussions and manage the logistics of a large class.

iLearn Showcase
Nov. 1, BH 229
2 - 4 p.m.
Bruce Robertson, assistant professor of marketing explains how to maximize iLearn to teach large classes and target individual student needs.

May I Have Your Attention
Nov. 8, HSS 233
Noon - 1:30 p.m.
Erik Rosegard, associate professor of recreation and leisure studies shares teaching strategies and techniques that capture students' attention, no matter the size, level or content of the class.

To register call ext. 8-6456, visit or e-mail For details on additional workshops, visit

Volunteers needed for breast cancer awareness tour
The "Komen on the Go" breast cancer awareness tour is coming to SF State on Oct. 30. and seeks volunteers to help disseminate information about breast cancer prevention. For information, contact Albert Angelo in Student Health Services at ext. 8-3039 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 (cash only); all other services are free. For more information, contact Albert Angelo at or ext. 8-3039. Spooky costumes welcome.

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Call for Nominations: Community Service Learning Awards
The Institute for Civic and Community Engagement (ICCE) is taking nominations for its annual award for community service learning and for the Jefferson Awards for Public Service.

Each year, the ICCE recognizes one faculty member, one student per college and one partnering community agency for outstanding participation in community service learning within San Francisco. The Jefferson Awards for Public Service is a national award program that recognizes ordinary citizens for acts of courage, commitment, tenacity or vision that have benefited the community at large.

Deadline for nominations is Friday, Nov. 16, 2007 by 5 p.m.

To obtain criteria, guidelines and nomination forms for the community service learning award please visit or contact Catherine Park, program coordinator, at ext 5-3604 or To nominate an individual for the Jefferson Awards, please go to

Teaching faculty: Bookstore is returning unsold textbooks
The SFSU Bookstore is returning unsold textbooks to publishers to make room for next semester's books. If you would like the Bookstore to hold a book so it is available for purchase later in the semester or if you plan to re-use a textbook in the Spring 2007 term, please contact the Bookstore immediately at ext. 8-7377 or Please advise students to purchase their textbooks as soon as possible, if they have not done so already.

Academic Senate announces online elections for faculty search committees
This week, the Academic Senate will hold an online election for faculty search committee members for the following positions:

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

The election will take place online from Oct. 22 to 26. To access the online voting system, visit After you enter your SFSU ID and PAC number, a brief introduction to the Voting System will be displayed. For more information, contact the Academic Senate office at ext. 8-1264 or

Ethics Week and sustainable business emphasis bring recognition to MBA
SF State's MBA program has been named by the Aspen Institute's Center for Business Education as one of the top in the world for preparing students for social and environmental stewardship. The Institute listed SF State's MBA program among the top 40 worldwide in its biennial business school ranking "Beyond Grey Pinstripes."

SF State's College of Business, which launched the MBA Emphasis in Sustainable Business this fall, ranked 37th on the Aspen Institute's list of 111 schools providing socially and environmentally responsible business school curricula. Among the West Coast business schools on the list, SF State ranked sixth, and among programs located in the Bay Area, SF State ranked third. The Aspen Institute praised SF State for the number of courses focusing on sustainable business, ethics and socially responsible topics.

These themes will be carried out further during Ethics Week II, Nov 5-9. Faculty in the College are encouraged to include case studies, readings, speakers, exercises and discussions about business ethics issues. MBA events at the Downtown Campus will feature guest speakers Jon Hoak, chief ethics and compliance officer at Hewlett-Packard, and Kim Winston, manager of civic and community affairs at Starbucks Coffee Co. For more information on Ethics Week, contact Denise Kleinrichert at

News from the Academic Senate
At its Oct. 23 meeting, the Academic Senate will:

  • Hear a report from David Meredith, chair of the Committee on Committees (CoC);
  • Hear recommendations from the Academic Policies Committee on the proposed academic calendar for summer 2008;
  • Hear recommendations from the Curriculum Review and Approval Committee on revisions to the bachelor of arts degree in child and adolescent development;
  • Hear recommendations from the Strategic Issues Committee to rescind policies regarding the Long-Range Planning Commission, the Outstanding Professor Awards Program, and Academic Mission and Goals;
  • Hear recommendations from the Strategic Issues Committee regarding a proposed resolution on the Collegiate Learning Assessment;
  • Hear a recommendation from the Executive Committee on a proposed resolution to support International Education Week;
  • Hear a recommendation from the Faculty Affairs Committee regarding a proposed Statement on Professional Ethics.

For more information, contact the Academic Senate office at ext. 8-1264 or

This week's Insiders include History Lecturer S.T. Georgiou's book readings in San Francisco and Berkeley; a new book from Marketing Lecturer Jeff Saperstein and two art shows from visiting Art Lecturer Lisa Solomon.

Read Insiders:

Soccer Coach Joe Hunter talks about the Gators' newest recruits; Professor of Kinesiology Mark Gorelick and Kinesiology Lecturer Anne Thilges explain the body's physiological response to running in extreme heat; and Career Counselor Alan Fisk, who was born without arms or legs, discusses his membership in a group called "Stumps 'R' Us."

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Plan for your future
Susan Jewel, Esq., a San Francisco estate planning attorney, will hold an estate planning seminar. 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 University Development. Please RSVP to Grace Robinson at ext. 5-3809 or

Poetry reading
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.

Women Studies lecture
Join Parama Roy, professor of English at UC Davis, for her talk: "Allimentary Tracts: Food, Filth and Anglo-Indian Flesh in the Mutiny of 1857" from 11 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. in HUM 587. The series continues each Thursday through Dec. 13. Lecture topics include "Archeologies of Sexuality," "Citizenship and Empire: South Asian Muslim Immigrant Youth After 9/11," and "Youth Culture and 'Hybrid' Identity: Gendered Negotiations of British Asian Music." For more information, contact Assistant Professor of Women Studies Kasturi Ray at ext. 8-3128 or

Greener fashion design forum

The College of Business and the Apparel Design and Merchandising Program in the Consumer and Family Studies/Dietetics Department challenge the fashion apparel industry to adopt greener manufacturing and design. The forum convenes at SF State's Downtown Campus from 9 a.m. to noon. For more information, contact Assistant Professor of Consumer and Family Studies Connie Ulasewicz at or ext. 8-1860.

Coming Up
Poetry Center events
Poets Jayne Cortez and Latasha N. Nevada Diggs converse with Giovanni Singleton at 4:30 p.m. on Oct. 30 in the Cesar Chavez Student Center. Cortez will also appear with the band The Firespitters on Monday Oct. 29 at a Poetry Center event at the Victoria Theatre, 2961 16th Street; $10. For more information, visit

Torture Taxi: A Halloween Thriller
Join the Department of Journalism for a presentation by artist Trevor Paglen and investigative journalist A.C. Thompson, authors of "Torture Taxi: On the Trail of the CIA's Rendition Flights" (Melville House 2006). Paglen and Thompson will expose the secret network of airplanes, companies, prisons and cover stories used by the CIA to transport terrorism suspects around the world. The talk begins at 7 p.m. on Oct. 31 in Knuth Hall, Creative Arts building.

Shoot, Rip and Burn: Cinema's Digital Insurgency
The annual conference of the Cinema Studies Graduate Student Association, Nov. 1-2, will explore the political and aesthetic changes brought about by new advances in digital cinema. The event will feature a special keynote address by filmmaker and SF State alumna Lynn Hershman Leeson, one of the world's foremost new media artists. Leeson, professor emeritus at University of California Davis, a professor-at-large at Cornell University, and chair of the Film Department at the San Francisco Art Institute, will screen her 2007 film "Strange Culture." For additional information about "Shoot, Rip & Burn: Cinema's Digital Insurgency," please contact David Church or visit

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 along with 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). To purchase tickets online, visit For more information about Taste of the Bay, visit

Basketball team's "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 standout on Bobby Knight's legendary Hoosiers basketball team. 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, head basketball coach, at ext. 8-1729 or


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