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Volume 58, Number 16    December 6, 2010         

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Youth basketball camps
The Athletics Department has scheduled basketball camps for Saturday, Dec. 4, Friday, Jan. 7 and Saturday, Jan 8. The two-hour clinics will help boys and girls ages 6-12 with their fundamental skills. Saturday camps include admission to the Gator Basketball games that evening, the opportunity to meet the men's team and to play during halftime of the men's game. Registration is $150 for all three camps, $60 each for the Saturday clinics and $50 for the Friday camp. For more information and to register, contact Damon Potter at or (707) 337-4860.

Survey participants needed
Help the Department of Kinesiology to better understand the physical activity patterns of the SF State community by taking part in its physical activity survey. The Web-based survey will ask about physical activity habits and take about 20 minutes to complete. Participants will be registered in a random drawing for one of five $20 gift cards. Take the Physical Activity Survey at or contact Matt Lee at for more information.

Upcoming UBC meeting
The University Budget Committee (UBC) will meet Friday, Dec. 17 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. in the NEC Room (ADM 560).

Distinguished faculty awards nominations
Nominations for faculty honors and awards in teaching, professional achievement and service will be accepted through Feb. 11, 2011. The awards, which include a stipend, a commemorative plaque and a certificate, are designed to highlight the consistently exceptional work of SF State faculty. To nominate yourself or a colleague, visit the Academic Senate website at For more information, contact or ext. 8-1264.

Community Service Learning Award nominations
Each year, the Community Service Learning program recognizes leadership efforts that promote community service learning on campus and within the surrounding community. Awards will be presented at the annual Awards for Excellence dinner in April 2011 to:

  • One SF State faculty member ($1,000)
  • One student from each college ($250 each)
  • One nonprofit community organization ($250)

The nomination deadline is 5 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 13. Visit the ICCE website for criteria, guidelines and to download nomination forms:

Bay Area Jefferson Awards nominations
The Institute for Civic and Community Engagement (ICCE) is accepting nominations for the local Jefferson Award, which recognizes unsung heroes who make a difference daily by performing community service. Faculty, staff, students and community partner organization staff may nominate an individual for the award. The deadline is 5 p.m. Dec. 13.

A plaque will be awarded to the winners at ICCE's annual Awards for Excellence dinner in April. For information about award criteria, guidelines and to download nomination forms, visit

Community Engaged Scholarship Award nominations
The Community Service Learning program, a unit within the Institute for Civic and Community Engagement, established the Award for Excellence in Community Engagement to recognize and encourage exceptional engagement within the surrounding community by a member of the University staff and student body. Faculty, staff and students may nominate staff or students for this award.

Awards will be presented at the annual Awards for Excellence dinner in April 2011. The award, given to one student and one staff member, will include a $250 honorarium.

The deadline for nominations is Dec. 13, at 5 p.m. Downloadable nomination criteria, guidelines and nomination forms are available at

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Invitation to President Corrigan's holiday party, Wednesday, Dec. 15 from 3 to 6 p.m. at Seven Hills

Meeting of the Faculty of the University
The Academic Senate will host an all-faculty meeting on Friday, Dec. 10 at 2 p.m. to be held in the McKenna Theatre.

The reports and discussions on the agenda include:

  • Budget reports and comments
  • Impact of budget projections for units outside of Academic Affairs
  • Impact of budget projections on the 2011-12 Academic Affairs budget
  • Strategies for addressing budget shortfalls within Academic Affairs

Visit the Academic Senate website at to read the full announcement and check the faculty list. Send questions to or call ext. 8-1264.

Academic Technology Winter Institute and Expo
Spring into 2011 with the help of the Academic Technology (AT) Department. During the AT Winter Institute and Expo, AT staff will demonstrate innovative ways to use technology to teach and engage students, faculty will share tried and true methods to capture and share streamed video lectures, provide accessible online resources and more. Most demonstrations are interactive and no prior experience is required. AT consultants will be available to help faculty get started on a customized teaching-with-technology plan for spring 2011.

Featured events on Jan. 11 will include:

  • Teaching with Technology Showcase and Academic Technologies Expo: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (priority registration and lunch are free for faculty who register before Dec. 23)
  • Faculty Showcase of tried and true methods, successes and challenges: 9 a.m. to noon, HSS 130
  • Lunch: noon to 1 p.m., BH 168/170
  • Academic Technologies Expo, 30-minute concurrent sessions: 1 to 4 p.m., various rooms in Burk Hall

Visit the Winter Institute and Expo Web page for more information and to see the full schedule. For information on other workshops, visit

Executive Director named for Head Start
Marjorie Weiss has been appointed as the new executive director of Head Start at SF State. Weiss garnered the support of the University
Head Start Board, Policy Council, Head Start Program staff and was approved by the federal Administration for Children and Families, as well as the Policy Council and Board.

Weiss began her career as a preschool teacher and then center director. She has also worked in business and has extensive experience with grant writing, budgeting and management. She has a bachelor of science degree in home economics/early childhood education and a master's degree in Public Management. Weiss also served as Executive Director of two large Head Start/Early Head Start programs, in Arizona and in Texas. The Arizona program has been recognized nationally as a Program of Excellence.

Community Engaged Scholarship Faculty Grant program
The Community Service Learning Program (CSL), a unit within the Institute for Civic and Community Engagement (ICCE), is soliciting applications/proposals for the Community Engaged Scholarship Faculty Grant program. These $4,500 faculty grants are designed to support the development of courses not yet designated as community service learning courses. Funding for this program comes from California's Call to Service Initiative to foster engaged scholarship. All part-time and full-time faculty are eligible to apply, however, lecturers and faculty who are on early retirement (FERP) are not eligible.

The vision of this grant program is to cultivate and sustain strong, collaborative partnerships that model excellence in University and community engagement. ICCE is particularly interested in courses that propose working with nonprofit organizations in the priority neighborhood areas of Oceanview, Merced, Ingleside (OMI), Excelsior, Outer Mission and Crocker Amazon.

The application deadline is Jan 21. For information, criteria, guidelines and proposal forms visit

Academic Senate
The Academic Senate will meet Tuesday from 2 to 5 p.m. in the Nob Hill Room of the Seven Hills Conference Center. An open floor period will be held from 2 to 2:10 p.m., providing an informal opportunity to raise questions or make comments directed to Senate officers or University administrators. The agenda will include:

  • Approval of the Minutes for Nov. 16
  • Approval of the Agenda for Dec. 7
  • Report from Chair of the Academic Senate Shawn Whalen
  • Presentation from the Student Affairs Committee regarding a pilot study for online teaching evaluations
  • Discuss the Curriculum Review and Approval Committee's recommendation regarding the proposed title change to the Special Majors MA and MS programs, second reading
  • Discuss the Academic Policies Committee's recommendation regarding the proposed revisions to the Reasonable Accommodations Policies for Employees with Disabilities, first reading
  • Discuss the Academic Policies Committee's recommendation regarding the proposed revisions to the Requirements for Baccalaureate Degrees Policy: Addition of Culminating Experience and Capstone Course Requirements, first reading

Senate meeting dates are posted on the University Calendar and on the Senate website at

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This week in Insiders: Assistant Professor of Foreign Languages and Literatures Hsiu-huei Lin Domizio, Public Health Lecturer Savita Malik, Assistant Professor of Health Education Jun Wang, Professor of Health Education and Director of Holistic Healing Studies Adam Burke, Health Education Lecturer Bill Jesdale, Associate Professor of Health Education Juliana van Olphen, Assistant Professor of Health Education Michele Eliason, Health Education Chair Mary Beth Love, Health Education Lecturer Rama Kased, Associate Professor of Health Education Lisa Moore, Associate Professor of Health Education Vivian Chavez, Health Education Lecturer Marty Martinson, Assistant Professor of Health Education Emma Sanchez-Vaznaugh, Associate Professor of Health Education Ramón Castellblanch, Professor of Health Education Erik Peper and Assistant Professor of Social Work Rashmi Gupta.

Read Insiders:

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This week in Newsmakers: English Lecturer David Gill, Adjunct Professor of Meteorology Jan Null and Professor of Social Work Anabelle Pelham.

Read Newsmakers:

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We mark the passing of Professor Emeritus of Philosophy John Glanville and Professor Emerita of Philosophy Mary Anne Warren.

Read In Memoriam :

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

Intensive Training Push (ITP) begins: noon

Workshop: Food for Thought: noon

Recital: Student Compositions: 1 p.m.

City Chic: ReVamped: A Fashion Event: 6:30 p.m.

De-Stressing Workouts: noon

Academic Senate Meeting: 2 p.m.

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Lecture Series: Nader Shabahangi: 12:30 p.m.

Recital: SF State Orchestra: 1 p.m.

Theatre: Engaged: 8 p.m.

Theatre: Engaged: 8 p.m.

Concert: Candlelight Concert: 8 p.m.

Coming Up
Dec. 11: Dance: Village Dancers Children's Concert: 3 p.m.

Dec. 11: Rob Halpern, George Oppen Memorial Lecture: 7:30 p.m.

Dec. 11: Concert: Candlelight Concert: 8 p.m.

Dec. 11: Theatre: Engaged: 8 p.m.

Dec. 12: Theatre: Engaged: 2 p.m.

Dec. 12: Recital: Happily Ever After: Fables, Fairy Tales and Fantasies in Opera and Song: 2 p.m.

Dec. 13: Fall '10 Last Day of Classes

Dec. 13: SFSU Handbell Choir's Winter Holiday Concert: 7 p.m.

Dec 14: Fall '10 Final Exams begin

Dec. 16: Nathaniel Dorsky, four films: 7 p.m.

Dec. 18: Concert: SF State Gospel Choir: 7:30 p.m.


For more upcoming events, see the University Calendar



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