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Volume 58, Number 2    August 23, 2010         

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University Budget Committee to meet
The University Budget Committee will meet Sept. 3 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. in the NEC Conference Room.

Academic Technology workshop schedule available
This fall, Academic Technology (AT) will offer workshops related to iLearn, SF State's learning management system. Use iLearn to engage students with online discussions and assignments, and manage course documents. AT workshops are free to faculty and staff. Workshop information and registration is available at For more information, contact AT at or ext. 5-3536.

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

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Opening faculty meeting Monday
The fall faculty convocation will be held Aug. 23 at 9 a.m. in McKenna Theatre, Creative Arts building.

The meeting will feature remarks by President Robert A. Corrigan, Academic Senate Chair Shawn Whalen and Provost Sue V. Rosser.

Refreshments will be available in room CA153 of the Creative Arts building beginning at 8:15 a.m.

Transit and parking changes
As we prepare for the beginning of the fall semester, changes have been made that may impact the daily commute:

M-Line light rail service temporarily replaced with buses
Muni’s M-Line light rail service between West Portal and Balboa Park stations has been suspended because of a summer construction project to upgrade St. Francis Circle. The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) is operating alternative service via bus from West Portal station (outbound) and from Balboa Park station (inbound) to campus. Buses from West Portal stop at the University's main entrance at 19th and Holloway, in front of the Station Café. Buses to West Portal stop on the east side of the 19th Avenue, just north of Holloway.

Light rail service is expected to resume in early September and information about service resumption will be posted in Muni stations. More information can be found at: For trip planning assistance, contact 511.

SF State shuttle relocated at Daly City BART station
The University has worked with BART and SFMTA to improve commuter wait times by relocating the SF State shuttle stop at Daly City BART. Shuttles will now stop in the first bus bay on the station’s east side (where the Muni 28-line buses previously stopped). The 28-line buses will stop just behind the shuttles, allowing SF State commuters to take the 28 or the shuttle. For those arriving at Daly City BART Station via BART, remember to take a free roundtrip Muni transfer, which is available inside the station before exiting the fare gates. Save the return portion of the transfer to use on the 28 from campus back to Daly City BART.
Shuttle service begins Aug. 24. For more information, visit

Parking on 19th Avenue
For those who drive to campus and park along 19th Avenue, note that the SFMTA has made the east side of 19th Avenue between Holloway Avenue and Winston Drive a no parking zone. Cars parked in this area may be ticketed and/or towed. For more information about on-campus parking, see

Contact the University Transportation Committee by e-mail at with any questions.

Wong-Nickerson appointed associate vice president for fiscal affairs
Agnes Wong-Nickerson has been appointed associate vice president for fiscal affairs, effective July 1.

Wong-Nickerson held the position of interim AVP for fiscal affairs following the departure of the Associate Vice President for Fiscal Affairs, Larry Ware in September 2009.

Wong-Nickerson serves under the direction of Leroy M. Morishita, executive vice president and CFO for administration and finance, and is responsible for business and financial services including accounting, accounts payable, auxiliary business services, cashiering, student accounts, business systems, OneCard, mail and distribution services, property, financial reporting, procurement, and student loans and collections.

Faculty retention, tenure and promotion sessions
The Office of Faculty Affairs and Professional Development has scheduled three informal discussion sessions focused on helping faculty to prepare for retention, tenure and promotion. The sessions will be conducted by Wanda Lee, dean of faculty affairs and professional development, and Tom Parker, chair of the University Tenure and Promotion Committee (UTPC). During these sessions, participants will have the opportunity to:

  • ask questions about the organization of the Working Personnel Action File (WPAF)
  • share information with colleagues and compare notes and strategies
  • discuss issues of retention, tenure and promotion

The discussion sessions will be held in ADM 460.

Faculty in their first through sixth probationary year can RSVP for Aug. 27, 10:10 a.m. - noon.

Faculty applying for tenure and promotion can RSVP for Sept. 9, 9:30 - 10:50 a.m.

Faculty in their third, fourth or fifth probationary year can RSVP for Oct. 1, 3:35 - 4:50 p.m.

To register for one of these discussion sessions or for more information, call ext. 8-2204 or e-mail

New tenure-track faculty
Three 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:

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This week in Insiders: Professor of Chinese Charles Egan, Associate Professor of Economics Anoshua Chaudhuri, Associate Professor of International Business Bruce Heiman, Assistant Professor of International Business Lihua Wang, Professor of International Business Nini Yang, Assistant Professor of Marketing Minu Kumar, Associate Professor of Nursing Grace Hardie, Associate Professor of Recreation, Parks and Tourism Nina Roberts, and Professor of Political Science Sujian Guo.

Read Insiders:

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This week in Newsmakers: Professor of Physics Roger Bland discusses the pitch-perfect calls of blue whales, and Professor of Political Science Robert Smith comments on Oakland Mayor Ron Dellums' decision not to seek a second term.

Read Newsmakers:

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We mark the passing of Kim Foreman, professor of instructional technology, Paul Longmore, professor of history, and Newby Schweitzer, professor of economics.

Read In Memoriam:

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.

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

Faculty development/department meetings

Workshop: iLearn Start Up Kit: 10 a.m.

Blood Drive: 10 a.m.

iLearn Assignments: Provide students feedback on work: 10 a.m.

iLearn Forum: Create and Facilitate Online Class Discussions: 11 a.m.

Theatre: The Penny Dreadful Project: 8:30 p.m.

Workshop: iLearn Start Up Kit: 10 a.m.

iLearn Assignments: Provide students feedback on work: 1 p.m.

iLearn Forum: Create and Facilitate Online Class Discussions: 2 p.m.

Theatre: The Penny Dreadful Project: 8:30 p.m.

Academic Technology Open Lab: 10 a.m.

Recital: Winners of the San Francisco Young Pianists Competition: 1 p.m.

Academic Technology Open Lab: 10 a.m.

Theatre: The Penny Dreadful Project: 8:30 p.m.

Coming Up
Aug. 28: Theatre: The Penny Dreadful Project: 8:30 p.m.

Aug. 31: Workshop: iLearn Start Up Kit: 10 a.m.

Sept. 2: Open house: Osher Lifelong Learning Institute: 3:30 p.m.


For more upcoming events, see the University Calendar


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