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Volume 57, Number 9    October 12, 2009         

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Calling campus crafters
The fourth annual San Francisco State Employees' Craft Fair will be held Dec. 8 in the lobby of the Administration Building from 10 a.m to 2 p.m. Staff or faculty employees interested in participating can find detailed sign-up information and snapshots of previous year's event at
Items offered for sale at past fairs have included: handmade ornaments, jewelry, glass and beadwork, fashion accessories, soaps, candles, bookmarks, stationery, and  baked goods. All items provided for sale must be handmade by the employee. Staff must arrange with their supervisors for leave permission, taking either vacation or comp time. Contact Teri Liming with questions at ext. 8-1683 or

Register Now for OLLI Fall Session II
The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute provides non-credit classes, activities and discussion forums for anyone older than 50 at the Downtown Campus. Fall Session II courses include: Exploring the Current Situation in Pakistan, Exploring Aging through Film, Mesoamerican Art Appreciation, Social Networking, Writers Workshop, and Great Comic Songs from Stage and Screen and much more.  For complete course descriptions and more information about OLLI, visit or call OLLI Director Debra Varner at ext. 7-4243. Fall Session II begins Oct. 29.

Morrison Artists Series kicks off 54th year on Oct. 9
The 54th year of the Morrison Artists Series will feature free world-class chamber music performances with plenty of SF State ties. The Morrison Artists Series concert program presents six free performances each year by acclaimed chamber music ensembles on the SF State campus.

This year's six-concert schedule kicks off Oct. 9 at 8 p.m. with the Eroica Trio, which returns to the site where it made its West Coast debut in 1990. The Alexander String Quartet, SF State's quartet-in-residence, celebrates its 20th year at the University with a special program that will include compositions by SF State faculty and alumni on Dec. 13 at 3 p.m.

On Feb. 7, The Afiara String Quartet will return to SF State a year after serving as the Morrison Fellowship Quartet-In-Residence. For the second year, free lectures will take place one hour before each of the six concerts. SF State faculty members, including composer and Associate Dean of the College of Creative Arts Ronald Caltabiano, will discuss the performers and the music they will play. Each concert will take place in McKenna Theatre in the Creative Arts building. The 2009-10 Morrison Artists Series includes:

Oct. 9: Eroica Trio: 8 p.m.  
Nov. 8: The Kavafian-Schub Shifrin Trio: 3 p.m.
Dec. 13: Alexander String Quartet: 3 p.m.
Feb. 7: Afiara String Quartet: 3 p.m.
March 14: New Century Saxophone Quartet: 3 p.m.
April 11: Brasil Guitar Duo and soprano Sara Wolfson: 3 p.m.

For more information on the Morrison Artists Series, visit:

Academic Senate
Budget town hall meeting announced
The Academic Senate announces a town hall meeting focused on the ongoing budget crisis to be held in the Seven Hills Conference Center, Nob Hill Room, Oct. 13 from 2:15 to 4:30 p.m. A primer for the discussion and supporting documents are available on the Senate Web site. All members of the campus community are invited to attend. For more information, contact the Senate office at

This week in Insiders: Associate Professor of Creative Writing Nona Caspers gave a public reading and Associate Professor of Recreation Parks and Tourism Nina Roberts was a featured speaker at a national conference.

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In this issue of Newsmakers: Dean of the College of Ethnic Studies Kenneth Monteiro discusses the state of Ethnic Studies and Professor of Biology Dennis Desjardin discusses his newest glow-in-the-dark mushroom discoveries.

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New way to submit events to CampusMemo
CampusMemo will now pick up event 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.

Symposium: The U.S. and Guantanamo Bay: Noon

Recital: "Advanced Ear Training and Musicianship": 1 p.m.

Lecture & Discussion: Len Saputo, M.D.: A Return to Healing: 2 p.m.

Lecture: Palimpsests of globalization: 2 p.m.

Lecture & Discussion: Swine Flu Vaccination: Local Physicians Voice Concerns: 5 p.m.

Objectives & Tech: Achieving Learning Objectives with Technology: 10 a.m.

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

Fall 2009 Japanese Tea Ceremony Workshop Series: 5:10 p.m.

Completing Your CalPERS Application: 9 a.m.

Teach with Tech: Develop a Personalized Teaching-with-Technology Plan: 10 a.m.

Objectives & Tech: Achieving Learning Objectives with Technology: 1:30 p.m.

Lecture: The Greek Diaspora Today: 7 p.m.

Completing Your CalPERS Application: 9 a.m.

DIVA Overview: 10 a.m.

Teaching with DIVA: 11 a.m.

Neighborhood Empowerment through Community-Based Scholarship part 1: 3:30 p.m.

Theatre: "Proof": 8 p.m.

Coming Up
Oct. 16: Theatre: "Proof": 8 p.m.

Oct. 17: Alumni Day Events - Speaker Series, reunions, mixers and more

Oct. 17: All Alumni Luncheon: 11:30 a.m.

Oct. 17: Theatre/Lecture: "Backstage to Hanamichi": 2 p.m.

Oct 17: Theatre: "Proof": 8 p.m.

Oct. 18: Theatre: "Proof": 2 p.m.

Oct 19: Workshop: The Role of Beauty, Art & the Deep Feminine -- Inspiring Change & Possibility: 4 p.m.

Oct. 19: Fall 2009 Nursing Symposium: 11 a.m.

Oct. 19: Recital: "Trio Fibonacci": 1 p.m.

Oct. 20: Facilitating Large Classes with iLearn, facilitated by Cyrus Ginwala: 11 a.m.

Oct. 20: Campus MovieFest at San Francisco State University: 7:30 p.m.



For more upcoming events, see the University Calendar


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