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Volume 58, Number 14    November 15, 2010         

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CampusMemo schedule
CampusMemo will not be published Monday, Nov. 22, due to the Thanksgiving holiday. Items for the Nov. 29 issue must be submitted by 5 p.m. Monday, Nov. 22. Address submissions to

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 and individual camp registration is $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.

Call for honorary degree nominations
The University Honorary Degree Committee invites members of the campus community to submit nominations for honorary doctoral degrees to be conferred at the 2011 Commencement ceremony. The nomination deadline is Monday, Nov. 15.

Nominees should be men and women whose lives and significant achievements serve as examples of the CSU's aspirations for its diverse student body. Incumbent elected officials are not eligible. Past SF State honorary degree recipients include: Co-Founder of the Southern Poverty Law Center Morris Dees; San Francisco Giants Hall of Famer and humanitarian Willie Mays; Children's Defense Fund founder Marian Wright Edelman; and actor-activist Danny Glover.

Nominations, which are confidential, should be accompanied by a statement about the candidate and brief supporting materials. Send nominations to with the following subject line: "Attn.: Honorary Degree Committee."

Nominations sought for distinguished faculty awards
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 for the awards, visit the Academic Senate website at For more information, contact or ext. 8-1264.

Sea Lion Bowl volunteers needed
Volunteers are needed for the 2011 Sea Lion Bowl, an academic ocean science competition for high school students to be held at SF State on Saturday, Feb. 26. Training sessions begin on Saturday, Dec. 11. For more information, go to or contact Erin Blackwood at or ext. 8-3757.

Chancellor's Doctoral Incentive Program
Applications are 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 faculty positions by providing financial assistance to graduate students with the motivation, skills and experience needed to teach the CSU's diverse student body. This competitive program is directed by the CSU but open to doctoral students across the country. Visit
to apply.

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

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International Education Week
The Division of International Education and the Office of International Programs invite the campus community to celebrate International Education Week (IEW) 2010 from Monday, Nov. 15 through Friday, Nov. 19. Sponsored by the U.S. Departments of State and Education, IEW is an international event that emphasizes the importance of increasing knowledge and awareness of the world's cultures, peoples and languages. This year's theme is "International Education: Striving for a Sustainable Future." Some highlights of planned events include:

  • Chinese Culture Day on Monday, Nov. 15
  • Cultural Food Fair from Monday-Wednesday, Nov. 15-17
  • Study Abroad Certification ceremony on Tuesday, Nov. 16
  • Reception for international students on Wednesday, Nov. 17
  • CultureFest in Malcolm X Plaza on Wednesday, Nov. 17
  • Diplomat panel discussion on Thursday, Nov. 18
  • Office of International Programs open house on Friday, Nov. 19
  • International lunches at the Vista Room throughout the week
  • A wide variety of symposia, lectures and other events

For more info about IEW 2010, visit or contact Jay Ward at or ext. 8-1121.

Spring textbook orders deadline
The SFSU Bookstore is processing orders for the spring semester and reminds teaching faculty to turn in textbook orders and reader requests as soon as possible. A new federal act, effective July 2010, requires college campuses to have course material information available for students at the time they register for classes. Student registration begins Dec. 6.

The earlier a book order is turned in, the better chance the Bookstore has of buying books from students at the end of the semester. Buyback dates for the end of the Fall semester are Dec. 6-20.

Submit textbook orders at For more information, contact the textbook department at or ext. 8-7377.

Academic Senate Meeting, Tuesday, Nov. 16
The Academic Senate will hold its regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 16 from 2 to 5 p.m. in the Seven Hills Conference Center.

Check the Academic Senate website for the agenda and attachments Call the Academic Senate office at ext. 8-1264 for more information.

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This week in Insiders: Professor of Broadcast and Electronic Communication Arts Marty Gonzales, Assistant Professor of Photography Matt Lipps, Associate Professor and Chair of American Indian Studies Andrew Jolivette, Associate Professor of Health Education Ramón Castellblanch, Professor of Health Education and Director of the Institute for Holistic Healing Studies Erik Peper, Dean of Behavioral and Social Sciences Joel Kassiola, Professor of Political Science Sujian Guo, Associate Professor of Recreation Parks and Tourism Nina Roberts, Assistant Professor of Recreation, Parks and Tourism Jackson Wilson, Professor Emeritus of Urban Studies and Planning Richard LeGates.

Read Insiders:

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This week in Newsmakers: Associate Professor of Hospitality and Tourism Management Colin Johnson, Associate Professor of Economics Philip King and Associate Professor of Secondary Education Jamal Cooks.

Read Newsmakers:

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

International Education Week 2010

Chinese Culture Day: 10 a.m.

Colloquium: Queer Pathos and the Melodrama of Democratic Exceptionalism: noon

Japanese Tea Ceremony

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

Lecture: Foxconn, Honda and the Transformation of Chinese Labor Relations: 4:10 p.m.

Informational session: International fellowships for graduate students

Academic Senate Meeting: 2 p.m.

Study Abroad Reception: Certification Ceremony: 3 p.m.

Lecture: Criminalization and Normalization: Picturing Jews in the News, 1933-1948: 3 p.m.

Concert: Fall Into Jazz: Vocal Jazz: 7:30 p.m.

CultureFest 2010: 10 a.m.

Workshop: Energizing Your Course By Design (Session Three): 12:30 p.m.

Recital: New Moves Dance preview: 1 p.m.

Poetry reading: Karen Tei Yamashita: 2 p.m.

Informational session: Chinese Flagship Partner Program

Lecture: Working with Voices with Ron Coleman: 4 p.m.

Concert: Fall Into Jazz: Combo Night: 7:30 p.m.


Workshop: Assessing and Grading Your Students in Lean Hours (Session II): 12:30 p.m.

Diplomat Day: 2 p.m.

Poetry Reading: Cedar Sigo and Simon Pettet:4:30 p.m.

Concert: Fall Into Jazz: Afro-Cuban Ensemble: 7:30 p.m.

Open House: Office of International Programs: 10 a.m.

Recital: Women's Chorus: 1 p.m.

Concert: Harvest Concert: 8 p.m.

Coming Up
Nov. 22: Fall '10 Recess: No Classes; Campus Open

Nov. 23: Fall '10 Recess: No Classes; Campus Open

Nov. 24: Fall '10 Recess: No Classes; Campus Open

Nov. 25: Fall '10 Recess: No Classes; Campus Closed

Nov. 26: Fall '10 Recess: No Classes; Campus Closed

Nov. 29: Recital: Student sampler: 1 p.m.

Nov. 30: Academic Senate Meeting: 2 p.m.

Dec. 1: World AIDS Day program: 2 p.m.

Dec. 1: Recital: SF State Creative World Ensemble: 1 p.m.

Dec. 2: WGS brown bag presentation: Cinema Criticism from a Subaltern Perspective of Hollywood: noon

Dec. 2: Concert: New Moves Dance Showcase: 8 p.m.

Dec. 2: Theatre: Engaged: 8 p.m.

Dec. 3: Recital: SF State Wind Ensemble: 1 p.m.

Dec. 3: Lecture: Morrison Artists Series pre-concert talk: 7 p.m.

Dec. 3: Concert: Morrison Artists Series: Alexander String Quartet: 8 p.m.

Dec. 3: Theatre: Engaged: 8 p.m.

Dec. 4: Theatre: Engaged: 8 p.m.

Dec. 4: Concert: New Moves Dance Showcase: 8 p.m.

Dec. 5: Theatre: Engaged: 2 p.m.

Dec. 5: Concert: New Moves Dance Showcase: 8 p.m.


For more upcoming events, see the University Calendar



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