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Volume 58, Number 15    November 29, 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 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.

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.

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 or contact Matt Lee, Ph.D. at for more information.

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.

Community Service Learning Award call for nominations
Each year, the Community Service Learning program, recognizes leadership efforts that promote community service learning at SF State 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 deadline for nominations is 5 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 13. Visit the ICCE website for nomination criteria, guidelines and to download nomination forms at

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

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 sought
The Community Service Learning (CSL) program, a unit within the Institute for Civic and Community Engagement (ICCE), 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 to nominate someone for this award is Monday, Dec. 13 at 5 p.m. Downloadable nomination criteria, guidelines, and nomination forms are available at

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

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.

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

CIO search under way
A search committee has been formed to help select the next Chief Information Officer and Associate Vice President for the Division of Information Technology. This management position provides leadership in all areas of information technology in support of the academic and administrative mission of the University. The search committee consists of Sheldon Axler, David Bao, Andrea Boyle, Wei Ming Dariotis, Nancy Hayes, Lisa Ho, Alex Mock (student member), Agnes Wong Nickerson, Scott Patterson, Raymond Trautman, Sameer Verma, Jo Volkert (chair) and Nancy Wilkinson.

The campus community is encouraged to share information about this position opening with qualified candidates. A complete job description can be found at:

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, 2011. For information, criteria, guidelines and proposal forms visit

Annual holiday arts sale this week
The Ceramic Guild and Textiles program are holding their annual holiday sales this week. All proceeds benefit the guild and the Art Department.

The Ceramic Guild sale will be held in the Fine Arts building ceramics room, FA 192. Featured items include mugs, planters, art pieces, vases, plates, stoneware, porcelain and more. Hours are from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Friday. The Textiles program sale will feature hand-dyed silk scarves and takes place in the hallway next to FA 192 during the same hours.

Retirement Association elects new board
The University Retirement Association's annual all member meeting was held Nov. 16 where elections were held for officers and board members. The following officers were elected for two-year terms, starting in November 2010: Tom Spencer, president; Julian Randolph, vice president; Donna Ryan, secretary; Jim Van Ness, treasurer; and Lana Thomson, past president. The following at-large members were elected to the board for two-year terms: Dan Buttlaire, Richard Giardina, Ilze Goodfield, Larry Ianni, Bernice Lawry, and Yolanda Thompson. The newly elected board members join current at-large members Gene Michaels and Grace Robinson, who are starting the second year of their two-year terms.

Academic Senate
The following is a list of action items from the Nov. 16 Academic Senate meeting:

  • Approved the minutes for Nov. 2
  • Approved the agenda for Nov. 16
  • Elected Assistant Professor of Social Work Jocelyn Clare R. Hermoso to the position of CSU Representative to the Academic Council on International Programs
  • Heard a report from CSU Senators Andrea Boyle, Martin Linder and Darlene Yee-Melichar on the statewide Academic Senate Meeting proceedings
  • Approved the recommendation from the Academic Policies Committee regarding the proposed revisions to the Committee Structure for Baccalaureate Degree Requirements
  • Approved the recommendation from the Curriculum Review and Approval Committee to rescind Academic Senate Policy #S82-89, Entry Level Skills and Remedial Courses
  • Approved the Academic Senate Executive Committee's recommendation regarding the proposed agenda for the all-University faculty meeting
  • Approved the recommendation of the Curriculum Review and Approval Committee regarding the Meteorology Certificate name change
  • Discussed the recommendation from the Curriculum Review and Approval Committee regarding the proposed title change to the Special Majors M.A. and M.S. programs, first reading
  • Discussed the recommendation from the Strategic Issues Committee regarding the proposed Online Education Policy, first reading
  • Approved the recommendation from the Student Affairs Committee to rescind Academic Senate Policy #S93-188, Ad Hoc Advisory Committee on Campus Safety

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

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This week in Insiders: Associate Professor of Recreation, Parks and Tourism Nina Roberts, Professor of Recreation, Parks and Tourism Patrick Tierney, Professor of Management Ron Purser, Assistant Librarian Nicole Allensworth, Electronic Journals Assistant Eric Castro-Calderon, Professor of Health Education and Director of the Institute for Holistic Healing Studies Erik Peper, Creative Arts Information Technology Consultant Warren Haack and Assistant Professor of Broadcast and Electronic Communication Arts Jeff Jacoby.

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This week in Newsmakers: Adjunct Professor of Meteorology Jan Null, Associate Professor of Political Science Francis Neely, Associate Professor of Sexuality Studies Rita Melendez, Assistant Professor of Journalism and Director of the Center for Integration and Improvement of Journalism Cristina Azocar, Associate Professor of Geography Jason Henderson and Professor Emeritus of Africana Studies Oba T'Shaka.

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SF State received $340,568 in grants and contracts in October 2010.

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

Recital: Student sampler: 1 p.m.

Academic Senate Meeting: 2 p.m.

World AIDS Day program: 2 p.m.

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

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

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

Theatre: Engaged: 8 p.m.

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

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

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

Coming Up
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.

Dec: 6: Intensive Training Push (ITP) begins: noon

Dec: 6: Workshop: Food for Thought: noon

Dec. 6: Recital: Student Compositions: 1 p.m.

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

Dec. 7: De-Stressing Workouts: noon

Dec. 7: Academic Senate Meeting: 2 p.m.

Dec. 8: Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Lecture Series: Nader Shabahangi: 12:30 p.m.

Dec. 8: Recital: SF State Orchestra: 1 p.m.

Dec. 9: Theatre: Engaged: 8 p.m.

Dec. 10: Theatre: Engaged: 8 p.m.

Dec. 10: Concert: Candlelight Concert: 8 p.m.

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


For more upcoming events, see the University Calendar



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