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Volume 56, Number 18    December 22, 2008         

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The Dec. 22 edition of CampusMemo will be the final issue of the fall semester. The next edition will be published Jan. 12. CampusMemo will resume publication on a weekly basis beginning Jan. 27.

Young children's basketball league announced
SF State will offer the Lay-ups League for Kindergarteners and first graders from Jan. 25 through March 15. Participants will play one game and practice each Sunday using eight-foot hoops and age-appropriate basketballs. The teams will be 4-on-4. Participants will receive a free membership in the Junior NBA/Junior WNBA as well as a Lay-Ups T-shirt. The registration fee is $85. To register, visit For more information, contact Assistant Men's Basketball Coach Johnathn Weber at ext. 8-7573 or

Space available at Children's Campus for spring 2009
Children's Campus has space available in all classrooms for children from six months of age through preschool for spring 2009. Enrollment is open to the campus as well as the community. To apply, download and complete the application packet found at and submit to the Bursar's office along with the $25 application fee. This same process applies for those who would like to have their child's name placed on the wait list for fall 2009. Contact Byron Sigal, director of Children's Campus, at with questions.    

Seeking leadership development program submissions
The Office of Student Programs and Leadership Development (OSPLD) is seeking submissions from faculty and staff to create and facilitate workshops for the spring 2009 Leadership in Action weekly workshop series. Leadership in Action is a campus-wide initiative focused on providing leadership development opportunities for all SF State students. For more information or to submit a proposal, visit
or contact Sarah Bauer at ext. 8-2174 or


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Celebrating 20 years of service
An off-campus San Francisco community benefit honoring President and Mrs. Robert A. Corrigan for their 20 years of service to San Francisco State University and the City and County of San Francisco is scheduled for the evening of Feb. 4, 2009. The net proceeds from the evening will be used to create the Robert and Joyce Corrigan SF Promise Endowed Scholarship Fund. SF Promise is a partnership with the City and County of San Francisco and the San Francisco Unified School District that guarantees admission to SF State to all qualified San Francisco public high school students. To learn more about this event or to purchase tickets, visit

SF State Magazine hot off the presses
Read the latest issue of SF State Magazine online and follow a professor on her search for an Earth-like planet, uncover newly published books from faculty and alumni, and step back in time to the longest student-led strike in the history of American higher education. Published twice-a-year, the University magazine focuses on pathbreaking faculty research, exciting alumni accomplishments and major SF State news and milestones. Letters to the editor are encouraged. E-mail feedback, including story suggestions for the future, to

Clinton Global Initiative University invites student applications
The Clinton Global Initiative is accepting student applications for the Clinton Global Initiative University's (CGI U) meeting at the University of Texas at Austin, Feb. 13-15, 2009. The meeting will bring together young leaders, university presidents and activists to address pressing global challenges in the areas of education, energy and climate change, global health, human rights and peace, and poverty alleviation. Hosted by President Bill Clinton, the Global Initiative supports young people and higher educational institutions as they turn ideas into action. The deadline for applications is Dec. 29. Attending CGIU is free and limited travel assistance is available to those who qualify. To attend, all students must make a commitment to a new, measurable plan for addressing a specific problem on their campuses or around the world. To apply, visit

Pacific Leadership Institute receives new status
The Pacific Leadership Institute (PLI), based in the Department of Recreation, Parks and Tourism in the College of Health and Human Services, has been officially designated an institute and has joined the prestigious ranks of other SF State research and service organizations. For nearly 30 years PLI has offered experiential learning programs that have provided diverse groups of participants with challenging experiences and teaching tools for building self-esteem and teamwork. The new designation signifies new programs for high school and college students, more unique research opportunities across disciplines and increased prospects for collaborations in the community. For more information about PLI, visit

Search for College of Education dean 
Nominations and applications are invited for the position of dean of the College of Education. The position description, including application instructions, is available on the Academic Affairs Web site at

For additional information, contact Christine Nagaya at ext. 8-1142 or

Didactic skill-building sessions announced
Internationally-renowned visiting scholar Nina Wallerstein will teach a graduate course in Community-Based Participatory Research (CBPR) this spring. The course, Community-Based Participatory Research in Public Health / Health Education (HED 665), is part of a special semester of focused study on CBPR and engaged scholarship that has been built around Wallerstein's area of expertise. Wallerstein will also facilitate a bimonthly faculty development program on CBPR. This program will consist of didactic skill-building sessions and a professional development series focusing on learning through case studies. Faculty forum dates will be announced in early 2009.  

Faculty awards deadline extended
The Academic Senate annually acknowledges outstanding faculty members for their extraordinary, meaningful and lasting contributions in the areas of teaching, professional achievement and service. 

Honorees receive a $4,000 stipend (pre-tax) for the Excellence in Professional Achievement award and the Excellence in Service award, and a $5,000 stipend (pre-tax) for the Sarlo Excellence in Teaching award, which is sponsored by the Sarlo Foundation. In addition, honorees receive a commemorative plaque and certificate.

The awards are designed to highlight the tremendous accomplishments of these individual faculty members and to showcase a few examples of the consistently exceptional faculty work.

Completed nominations should be submitted to the Faculty Honors and Awards Committee, Office of the Academic Senate, ADMIN 551, San Francisco State University, 1600 Holloway Avenue, CA 94132, by Dec. 22. Nomination forms and additional information are available at:

2009 Faculty & Staff Development Retreat
Those thinking about attending the faculty and staff retreat on Jan. 22 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Downtown Campus, now have more incentive to sign up. 

Faculty and staff who register for the retreat by Jan. 6 will be entered into a drawing to win one of the following prizes donated by the SFSU Bookstore: a 2-night stay in a Bayview Junior Suite at the San Francisco Hilton, a $100 gift card to the SFSU Bookstore or four lunches to the Vista Room.

The $30 per person registration fee includes entry to all sessions, retreat materials, continental breakfast and afternoon reception. Registration will close Jan. 9 Lunch is not provided; however, attendees can bring their lunch or eat in the Westfield Shopping Centre.

An evening event in the Westfield Centre under the historic dome will immediately follow the retreat. Food, refreshments, music, and a special program roasting Provost John Gemello are included for those who would like to attend. Because of limited space, SF State participants may invite one guest to attend the dinner. The cost for the evening event is $45 per person.

To register, visit

This week in Insiders: Assistant Professor of Oceanography Tim Janssen delivered a presentation at the American Geophysical Union national meeting in San Francisco and Dina Ibrahim, assistant professor of broadcast and electronic communication arts, was recently named to the board of directors of the Arab Cultural and Community Center of San Francisco.

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This week in Newsmakers: Assistant Professor of Management Mitchell Marks comments on job loss and Assistant Professor of Astronomy Joseph Barranco discusses his research on planet formation.

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This week we remember Professor Emeritus of Geography and Environmental Studies Georg Treichel and Professor Emeritus of Broadcast and Electronic Communication Arts Arthur Lloyd France.

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