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Volume 58, Number 12    November 1, 2010         

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CampusMemo schedule
Campus will be closed Thursday, Nov. 11, in observance of Veteran's Day. Because of this, submissions for the Nov. 15 issue must be received by 5 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 8.

Sustainable Eats
Take advantage of a special meal on the quad Thursday, Nov. 4. Prepared by Vista Room chefs at the special price of $12, the "100 Mile Eat-in" will showcase vegetarian dishes prepared from produce sourced from within a 100-mile radius of San Francisco. Purchase tickets in BH 329, BUS 306 or at

CTFD faculty needs assessment survey
The Center for Teaching and Faculty Development (CTFD) is conducting an assessment survey through Nov. 12 that will determine which professional development activities faculty most need. The survey is intended for all faculty -- tenured, tenure-track, part- or full-time lecturers. All specific information is confidential and the survey is fully accessible. To participate, visit Aggregate results of the survey will be announced later in the semester. Send questions to

Chancellor's Doctoral Incentive Program
Applications are now being accepted for the Chancellor's Doctoral Incentive Program. The program is designed to increase the pool of individuals who show promise of becoming strong candidates for CSU instructional faculty positions by providing financial assistance to graduate students with the motivation, skills and experience needed to teach the diverse student body in the CSU. It is a competitive program directed by the CSU, but open to doctoral students across the country. To apply, visit

Applications are due Feb. 4, 2011, and should be submitted to ADM 451. For more information, call ext. 8-2204 or the Office of the Chancellor at (562) 951-4426, or visit

Retirement Association luncheon
The San Francisco State University Retirement Association will hold its annual fall luncheon Tuesday, Nov. 16. Catch up with former colleagues and hear former CSU Sacramento President Don Gerth discuss his new book "The People's University; A History of the California State University."

The luncheon will be held at The Basque Cultural Center, 599 Railroad Avenue, South San Francisco. RSVP by Nov. 10 by sending a $30 check payable to "SFSU Retirement Association." In the memo line of the check, indicate your meal preference (turkey, veal or vegetarian), and mail it to Ms. Yolanda Thompson, 156 Lunado Court, San Francisco, CA 94127. For more innformation see
or call (415) 334-1130 for more information.

UWA marathon team
The University Women's Association, sponsor of SF State runners and walkers in the recent Nike Marathon and Half-Marathon for Women benefiting the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, seeks to connect with those participants and other members of the campus community who would like to participate in 2011. Interested persons should contact Ilona Vandergriff at or ext. 8-1106.

Faculty books on display
The Office of Faculty Affairs and Professional Development plans to highlight the work of SF State faculty authors in the exhibit case on the fourth floor of the Administration building. Faculty members who have published books between 2006 and 2010 are invited to bring a copy to ADM 451. For more information, contact Wanda Lee, dean of Faculty Affairs and Professional Development, at or ext. 8-2204.

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Business Ethics Week 2010
The College of Business is hosting its fifth annual Business Ethics Week through Nov. 3 with a full slate of classes and guest speakers to create a focus among students and faculty on business ethics, corporate social responsibility and sustainable business practices. Classroom activities will include relevant readings, case studies, speakers, exercises and discussions. Guest speaker Leo Sosa from One Economy Corporation will speak on "Technology-led Community Development Efforts in Underserved Communities" on Wed., Nov. 3. For more information and a full list of Business Ethics Week events, 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 Oct. 19, 2010
  • Approval of the agenda for Nov. 2, 2010
  • Report from Executive Vice President of Administration and Finance Leroy Morishita and Associate Director of Government Relations Derek Aitken regarding California budget projections and the fiscal implications for SF State
  • Recommendation from the Academic Policy Committee regarding the proposed Course Syllabus Policy, second reading
  • Recommendation from the Academic Policy Committee regarding the proposed revisions to the Written English Proficiency Policy, second reading
  • Recommendation from the Curriculum Review and Approval Committee regarding the proposal to revise the Advanced Placement Option in Nursing Program, first reading
  • Recommendation from the Curriculum Review and Approval Committee regarding the proposal to rescind Academic Senate Policy #S82-89, Entry Level Skills and Remedial Courses, first reading
  • Recommendation from the Academic Policies Committee regarding the proposed revisions to the Committee Structure for Baccalaureate Degree 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: Professor of Creative Writing Toni Mirosevich, Professor and Creative Writing Chair Maxine Chernoff, Professor of Creative Writing Paul Hoover, Professor of Creative Writing Michelle Carter, Creative Writing Lecturer Dodie Bellamy, Associate Professor of Hospitality and Tourism Management Colin Johnson, Associate Professor of Management Sylvia Flatt, Assistant Professor of Management Jason Harris-Boundy, Associate Professor of Management Mitchell Marks and Assistant Professor of Management Antoaneta Petkova.

Read Insiders:

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This week in Newsmakers: Professor of Art Steve Wilson, Professor of Labor Studies John Logan, Associate Professor of Political Science Martin Carcieri, Director of the Family Acceptance Project Caitlin Ryan, Associate Professor of Management Tom Thomas and Political Science Lecturer David Lee.

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

Sustainability Week kickoff: 11 a.m.

Recital: Chamber music student ensembles: 1 p.m.

Academic Senate Meeting: 2 p.m.

Talk: Brain Storm - The Flaws in the Science of Sex Differences: noon

Recital: SF State Wind Ensemble: 1 p.m.

Recital: Chamber music student ensembles: 7:30 p.m.

Recital: Small studio highlights: 1 p.m.

Asian American Studies: Fridays in Focus: 11 a.m.

Coming Up
Nov. 6: Theatre: Shotgun!: 7 p.m.

Nov. 7: Conference: Pacific Division of the Society for Women in Philosophy: 8:30 a.m.

Nov. 7: Lecture: Morrison Artists Series pre-concert talk: 2 p.m.

Nov. 7: Concert: Morrison Artists Series: Peabody Trio: 3 p.m.

Nov. 8: Recital: Piano students: 1 p.m.

Nov. 9: Reception: 21st Annual Stillwell Student Show: 4 p.m.

Nov. 10: Lecture: Virginia Woolf and the Greek tradition: noon

Nov. 10: Recital: Piano students: 1 p.m.

Nov. 10: Center for Integration and Improvement of Journalism 20th Anniversary fundraiser: 6 p.m.

Nov. 10: Recital: Voice students: 7:30 p.m.

Nov. 11: Veterans Day: No Classes, Offices Closed

Nov. 12: Recital: Piano students: 1 p.m.

Nov. 13: Poetry Center event: A Community Writing Itself: 7:30 p.m.

Nov. 15: International Education Week 2010

Nov. 15: Chinese Culture Day: 10 a.m.

Nov. 15: Japanese Tea Ceremony

Nov. 15: Recital: SF State Funk Ensemble: 1 p.m.


For more upcoming events, see the University Calendar



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