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Volume 57, Number 15    November 23, 2009         

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CampusMemo schedule
Because campus will be closed Nov. 23-27, there will be no Nov. 30 edition of CampusMemo. The next issue of CampusMemo will be Dec. 7

Gator winter basketball clinic announced
The men's basketball coaching staff invites all boys and girls ages six through 14 to attend its winter basketball clinic. The clinic will consist of teaching and games and will run Dec. 21-22 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Contact Johnathn Weber at ext. 8-7573 or for questions and registration. A brochure is also available at

Invite to the Dec. 17 Holiday reception.

School of Nursing receives federal earmark
A $329,670 grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Health Resources and Services Administration, authorized by the U.S. Congress, will enable the SF State School of Nursing to update its Technology Learning Classrooms, which provide students with practical training and exercises in critical thinking. Congresswoman Jackie Speier was instrumental in obtaining the authorization.

The School of Nursing’s Technology Learning Classrooms are where students can practice their skills in a simulated clinical setting. Rooms of hospital beds and up-to-date medical equipment are also home to patient simulators, computerized mannequins that can be programmed to present a variety of health problems.

Emergency care events such as cardiac arrest can be programmed in the mannequins to give nursing students experience that might not occur during their required clinical rotations in hospitals and clinics. Undergraduate and graduate nursing students also have the opportunity to hone their skills on the latest in health monitoring technology.

Cameras, recording devices and playback equipment allow students to review and analyze their reactions and decisions during exercises with the simulators.

SF State Foundation informational meeting Dec. 1
The campus community is invited to learn more about the San Francisco State University Foundation, the University’s newest auxiliary organization dedicated solely to philanthropy, at an informational meeting Dec. 1 from 2 to 3:30 p.m. in the Towers Conference Center. As the general fund budget continues to decrease, the SF State Foundation will focus on fundraising and endowment management. RSVP by e-mail to

Academic Senate
The Academic Senate will meet Dec. 1 from 2 to 5 p.m. in the Nob Hill Room of the Seven Hills Conference Center. The agenda will include:

  • Approval of the minutes for the Nov. 10 meeting
  • Approval of the agenda for the Dec. 1, meeting
  • Final report from the Graduation Requirements Task Force by Susan Shimanoff
  • Recommendation from the Curriculum Review and Approval Committee regarding proposed revisions to the title of the B.A. in English: Concentration in Language Studies
  • A recommendation from the Academic Policies Committee regarding the proposed Course Capacity Policy, first reading
  • A recommendation from the Senate Executive Committee regarding a proposed policy on Enrollment Control Tools and Declaration of Major, first reading

This week in Insiders: Rashmi Gupta, assistant professor of social work, published two papers and Professor of Health Education Erik Peper delivered a keynote lecture.

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This week in Newsmakers: Biology Lecturer J.R. Blair's fungi education efforts are featured.

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SF State received $823,071 in grants and contracts in October.

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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.

Coming up
Nov. 30: Recital: Piano students of William Corbett-Jones: 1 p.m.

Dec. 1: Individual Career Development Program workshop: Noon

Dec. 2: Experimental Funk Ensemble: 1 p.m.

Dec. 2: Documentary film national tour: The People Speak: 2 p.m.

Dec. 2: Recital: Opera Scenes Workshop: 8 p.m.

Dec. 3: NIH New Guidelines for Proposals: 3 p.m.

Dec. 3: Recital: Classical guitar students: 5 p.m.

Dec. 3: New Moves Dance Showcase: 8 p.m.

Dec. 4: Panel discussion on healthcare policy issues: 10:30 a.m.

Dec. 4: Recital: Piano students of Roger Woodward: 1 p.m.

Dec. 4: New Moves Dance Showcase: Intersections of Old and New: 8 p.m.

Dec. 5: New Moves Dance Showcase: Intersections of Old and New: 8 p.m.

Dec. 6: Concert: Village Dancers: 2 p.m.

Dec. 6: Theatre: "Henry IV": 2 p.m.


For more upcoming events, see the University Calendar


About CampusMemo
CampusMemo is published weekly during the school year by University Communications and provides news, information and on-campus events listings to the faculty and staff of San Francisco State University.

This publication is available in alternative formats upon request. Contact University Communications at the number listed below. The deadline for submissions other than events is 5 p.m. Tuesday the week preceding publication. Items may be sent via e-mail:, faxed to ext. 8-1498, or sent through campus mail to: CampusMemo, University Communications, ADM 156. Submit events directly to the University Calendar by 10 a.m. on Wednesday the week prior to publication. Please direct any questions to the e-mail address above, or call ext. 8-1665.


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