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Volume 57, Number 2    August 24, 2009         

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Call for instructors -- OLLI 2010 sessions
The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute is searching for faculty members interested in teaching at the Downtown Campus.  OLLI is particularly interested in instructors in the fields of science, history, music appreciation, philosophy, health sciences and mathematics. Sessions are six weeks long, two hours each week or by arrangement. For further information, contact Debra Varner at ext. 7-4243, or visit

ACCESS Support Team Web launch
The ACCESS Support Team in the Disability Programs and Resource Center has redesigned its Web site, which can be found at The site serves as a hub for accessible electronic and information technology resources. For more information, call ext. 5-4099 or e-mail

New faculty Thursdays
Colleges and departments are reserving every Thursday from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. for new faculty members. A variety of departments will offer workshops, seminars and meetings in a semester-long continuation of faculty orientations. For details or to sign up, visit

Cat feeders sought
The Campus Cat Committee is seeking campus staff and faculty to feed the campus cats on weekends. The committee welcomes new volunteer members to help with the small feline population that lives on campus.  All cat food is provided by the committee. Cat committee volunteer feeders deliver the food and water on Saturdays and/or Sundays once a month. Contact Brigid Duffy at ext. 8-1493 or to sign up.

University Budget Committee meeting scheduled
The University Budget Committee will meet Aug. 28 from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in the NEC Conference Room.

Advertise in Golden Gate [X]Press
The Golden Gate[X]Press newspaper is published every Thursday throughout the semester. It reaches 32,000 readers. Advertise your event. 
Contact Dottie Katzeff at

Compensated Faculty Development Opportunity
The Center for Teaching and Faculty Development (CTFD) seeks tenured or tenure-track faculty to develop an online video case story that exemplifies the successful implementation of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) in higher education. Each faculty member will receive $300 as compensation and reimbursement for any development expenses. Proposals are due Sept. 30. For more information, visit

SF State ranks No. 1 for Gilman scholarship recipients
SF State students have been awarded a record 31 Gilman scholarships to study abroad in the 2009-10 academic year, ranking the University as the top recipient among all U.S. universities.

Based on both need and merit, Gilman International Scholarships support students of limited financial means and those from diverse ethnic backgrounds by defraying the cost of studying abroad. SF State has a strong track record of sending diverse students overseas.

Gilman scholarships also encourage study abroad in non-traditional countries such as those outside of Western Europe. This year's recipients at SF State include an art major who will study in Korea, an anthropology major who will study in Ghana and a creative writing major who will study in Mexico.

Opening faculty meeting to be held Aug. 24
The fall faculty meeting will be held at 9 a.m. Aug. 24 in the McKenna Theatre of the Creative Arts building. The agenda will include the University’s Distinguished Faculty Awards for excellence in teaching, research and service. The Distinguished Faculty Awards comprise the $5,000 Sarlo Excellence in Teaching Award sponsored by the Sarlo Foundation of the Jewish Community Endowment Fund and the $4,000 Excellence in Research Award and the $4,000 Excellence in Service Award, both sponsored by SF State. A breakfast reception begins at 8:15 a.m. in CA 153. New faculty members will also be introduced during the meeting.

New tenure-track faculty
More than 30 new tenure-track faculty members are joining SF State this fall, representing a variety of teaching and research interests and academic backgrounds. Brief profiles of new faculty members are available at:

Call for one staff nomination to the All University Sustainability Committee
One of the two staff positions on the All University Sustainability Committee is open to nominations of staff members by faculty, students, co-workers or by self nomination. Include information regarding the nominee's experience and commitment to sustainability. E-mail all submissions to Caitlin Steele, sustainability coordinator, at by Sept. 3. The nominations will be forwarded to Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Leroy Morishita for consideration. At this time all other positions are filled until Summer 2010. Information on the Sustainability Committee and its members can be found by visiting

ORSP launches CoSE Satellite Office 
The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (ORSP) has launched its first satellite office, which will house the grants support team for the College of Science and Engineering. The new office, located in TH 434, opened Aug. 18. It will be staffed by a team of seven grant administrators: Joshua Calder, Candy Mou, Raman Paul (to be housed at Romberg Tiburon Center), Noam Pines, LiLi Sue, Kirsten Upson and Emily Wang. ORSP personnel specialist Kari Wong will support the team from ORSP's central office in ADM 471. The central office will continue to house the remaining teams of college-specific grant administrators pending the opening of other satellite offices on campus.

Greenwell named acting AVP for Student Affairs
As previously announced, Eugene R. Chelberg, associate vice president for Student Affairs and director of the Disability Programs and Resource Center (DPRC) will be participating in the American Council on Education Fellows program for the 2009-10 academic year. Joseph Greenwell, director of LEAD (Leadership, Engagement, Action, and Development), has been named acting associate vice president for Student Affairs and Nicole Bohn, managing director of the DPRC, has been named acting director of the DPRC.

Faculty retention and tenure sessions scheduled
The Office of Faculty Affairs and Professional Development has scheduled four informal discussion sessions focused on helping faculty prepare for retention, tenure and promotion.  The sessions will be conducted by Wanda Lee, dean of faculty affairs and professional development, and Nancy "Sami" Reist, chair of the University Tenure and Promotion Committee (UTPC). The discussions will be held  in ADM 460 on:

  • Sept. 2 from 10 a.m. to noon
  • Sept. 3 from 3:30 to 5 p.m. (First year faculty only)
  • Sept.11 from10 a.m. to noon
  • Sept.14, from 1 to 3 p.m.
  • Sept. 24, from 10 a.m. to noon (Faculty applying for tenure and promotion only)

To register or for more information, call ext. 8-2204 or e-mail

This week in Insiders: Chair of Secondary Education Nathan Avani delivered a keynote address at a national conference and Music Lecturer John Calloway performed in San Francisco.

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This week in Newsmakers: Professor of Communication Studies Joseph Tuman discusses the national debate on health care reform and Assistant Professor of Geosciences Tim Janssen describes his new research on freak ocean waves.

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SF State received $6,564,985 in grants and contracts in July.

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New way to submit events to CampusMemo
CampusMemo will now pick up events listings directly from the University Calendar, to streamline the events publicity function for campus units. Departments interested in publicizing an event in CampusMemo simply need to register the event on the University Calendar by 10 a.m. on Wednesday of the previous week. To submit an event, go to and click on "Submit an Event" in the left-hand navigation bar. This new procedure saves event sponsors the extra step of entering information specifically for CampusMemo, and the later deadline for submittal allows more time for event sponsors to submit their items to CampusMemo.

Click on the link for each event to view full listing in the University Calendar.

Free Exhibit of Student Work in Central America

Turnitin Workshop: 1 p.m.

Achieving Learning Objectives with Technology: 10 a.m.

Teach with Tech: Develop a Personalized Teaching-with-Technology Plan: 1 p.m.

Meta Analytic Research Methods: 3:30 p.m.


For more upcoming events, see the University Calendar


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