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Volume 58, Number 18    December 20, 2010         

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CampusMemo schedule
The Dec. 20 edition of CampusMemo is the final issue of the fall semester. Weekly publication of CampusMemo will resume Jan. 24.

Women's basketball camp
The SF State Women's Basketball team will host a basketball camp Dec. 20-21, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The camp is open to all girls from the third grade to the eighth grade and will help develop techniques and fundamental skills. The cost for the two-day clinic is $120 per child. For more information, download the PDF document:
or contact Nicole Schutte at or at ext. 8-1084.

University Park offering short-term housing for visiting scholars, faculty
Furnished two-bedroom apartments are available at University Park North for visiting scholars or visiting faculty members affiliated with a University department or college. Apartments are furnished and include Internet access, basic cable and a flat-screen television. For information on price and availability, contact the University Park Leasing office at (415) 564-4000.

Syllabus Help from CTFD
The Center for Teaching and Faculty Development (CTFD) has added an online guide to help faculty create or revise syllabi. This developmental resource represents a summary of current University policies, best pedagogical practices and a practical methodology to construct or reconstruct a syllabus.

Make the most of winter break and get a head start on course design and syllabi. To access the tool, visit the CTFD website at

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SF State Magazine now online
The newest edition of SF State Magazine is now online. Featured in this issue are a photo essay about Afghanistan, a look back at the tenure of the late August Coppola, a report on Whirlwind Wheelchair International's efforts in Haiti, an introduction to SF State's latest NSF CAREER grant awardee and a list of the latest publications and recordings by faculty and alumni. To read the magazine, visit

On-campus search for new Dean of Faculty Affairs and Professional Development
Academic Affairs is seeking applications and nominations for Dean of Faculty Affairs and Professional Development. Applicants must be tenured, full professors. The complete position description is posted on the Academic Affairs website at

The search committee members are: Dean of the College of Ethnic Studies Kenneth Monteiro (Committee Chair), Dean of the Division of Undergraduate Studies Gail Evans, Chair/Professor of BECA Scott Patterson, Assistant to the Dean of the College of Business Janet Remolona-Blecha, Chair/Professor of Public Administration Genie Stowers, Professor of Chemistry Ray Trautman and Chair/Associate Professor of Journalism Venise Wagner.

Review of applications and nominations will begin Feb. 15, 2011. Direct questions to Christine Nagaya, staff liaison to the committee, at or ext. 8-1142.

Web template update scheduled
The University is planning its next annual modification of the standardized Web template. The template is used by colleges and departments to present a unified identity on official University Web pages and to ensure compliance with section 508 accessibility requirements.

To suggest features or functions to be addressed in this update, please complete the survey at

Suggestions for modifications will be reviewed by the Disability Programs and Resource Center, Division of Information Technology and University Communications. Suggestions that meet accessibility, functional and branding requirements will be implemented in version 1.06 of the template code.

Revised code will be ready for use by March 1. Notification of the new code's availability will be made in CampusMemo. To be alerted when version 1.06 is ready, subscribe to the Web Development e-mail list at

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This week in Insiders: Associate Professor of Creative Writing Nona Caspers, Librarian Ned Fielden, Librarian Mira Foster and Senior Director of Development Mark Kelleher.

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This week in Newsmakers: Associate Vice President for Student Affairs Gene Chelberg and Director of the Family Acceptance Project Caitlin Ryan.

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We mark the passing of Professor Emeritus and former Dean of the College of Humanities Jane Gurko and Professor of English Gail Weinstein.

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

Fall '10 Final Exams

Fall '10 Department Meetings

Fall '10 Evaluation Day

Fall '10 Grading Day

Coming Up
Jan. 3: Fall '10 Semester Ends; Grades Due: 1 p.m.

Jan. 11: AT Winter Institute: A Teaching with Technology Showcase and Academic Technologies Expo: 9 a.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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