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Volume 58, Number 7    September 27, 2010         

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Volunteer for Discovery Day
Volunteers are needed for Romberg Tiburon Center's (RTC) Discovery Day on Oct. 10, when the marine research lab opens its doors to the public for a day of science exploration, art activities, lectures, touch tanks and more. Volunteers are needed for all activities and will work in three-hour shifts (10 a.m. - 1 p.m. or 1 - 4 p.m.). To volunteer, contact Jennifer Viale at or ext. 8-6063 by Sept. 30. All volunteers will receive a Discovery Day T-shirt, lunch and soft drink. Ask about transportation options when you sign up, as there is no public transit to RTC.

Annual Benefits Fair coming soon
Faculty and staff can explore the full range of employee benefits offered by SF State at the 29th annual Benefits Fair on Oct. 6. The event coincides with the beginning of the open enrollment period when employees can add or change their University-sponsored insurance coverage.

Attendees will have the opportunity to speak with representatives from University-sponsored health, dental, life, vision and financial plans, including CSU’s Health Care/Dependent Care Reimbursement Program administrator, CalPERS Home Loan, the Patelco Credit Union and the Golden 1 Credit Union.

The fair runs from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the first and second floors of the Administration building.

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 2006-10 and are willing to donate or lend a copy for possible display, should bring a copy to Faculty Affairs, ADM 451. Contact Wanda Lee, dean of Faculty Affairs and Professional Development, with questions at or ext. 8-2204.

Memorial for Zoe Clayson
The Health Education Department will host a gathering to honor the memory of Professor of Health Education Zoe Cardoza Clayson on Sept. 28 from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Vista Room. For information on how to make a contribution in her name, contact the department at or ext. 5-3969.

New location for the Center for Teaching and Faculty Development
The Center for Teaching and Faculty Development (CTFD) has moved to ADM 450A. Office hours and contact information remain the same. The CTFD Media Library is available for faculty check-out during office hours and this fall, CTFD will offer a slate of new workshops designed to help faculty energize their courses in lean times.

University Park North move-in incentives
Faculty, staff and alumni are invited to experience living on campus in the University Park North tower apartments, on Buckingham Way (across from Stonestown Galleria). During the fall semester, the University Park North leasing office is offering move-in incentives to qualified new SF State applicants. All apartments are owned and managed by San Francisco State University and many units offer lakeside and ocean views. For more information or to schedule a tour, see or contact the leasing office at or (415) 564-4000.

Spring textbook orders
The SFSU Bookstore is processing textbook orders for the spring semester and offering a $750 gift card to every department on campus that submits at least 90 percent of their spring 2011 textbook orders by Oct. 22. Place orders online at or via e-mail to or fax them to ext. 5-0474.

September is EOP month
California State Assembly Concurrent Resolution 124 praises the accomplishments of the Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) in the UC, CSU and community college systems, and declares September as EOP Month. The SF State EOP thanks the campus community for its continued support. For more information on upcoming events, check the University Calendar or contact the EOP office at ext. 8-1646.

Ethnic Studies anniversary
The campus community is invited to join the College of Ethnic Studies' 41st anniversary celebration on Oct. 3. Visit
for tickets and information.

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Reception to celebrate faculty tenure, promotion
A campus-wide celebration in honor of faculty granted tenure and/or promoted this year will be held Sept. 29 from 4 to 5:30 p.m. at the Seven Hills Conference Center. The faculty tenure and promotions list is available at

SF State Fair
The SF State Fair, a showcase for cultural and artistic talent, as well as the competitive and philanthropic spirit of the University, will be held from Sept. 29 through Oct. 2. A collaborative effort between LEAD (Leadership, Engagement, Action, Development), Associated Students Inc., the Cesar Chavez Student Center, the College of Creative Arts, Campus Recreation, Residential Life, Athletic Department and Alumni Relations, some of the events to be included are: Carnival Day and variety show, sports and fitness showcase, SF State's got talent
, spoken word showcase, DJ challenge, art show.

All students, alumni, faculty and staff are encouraged to participate in the event. For more information, check the University Calendar at or contact Arnold Paguio at or ext. 5-4428. Registration forms for performers, artists and teams are available through the LEAD website.

CalPERS 'Planning Your Retirement' workshops scheduled
CalPERS members who are within five years of retiring are invited to attend a workshop that will cover how to maximize retirement benefits, how retirement benefits are calculated, the steps to take prior to retiring and the retirement application process. Limited one-on-one sessions with a CalPERS retirement specialist are available after the workshop. Sessions will be held from 8:30 to 11 a.m. on Sept. 28 and Oct. 4, and 9-11:30 a.m. on Oct. 21. More details and registration information can be found at

Whirlwind Wheelchair in Haiti
Recovery efforts continue in Haiti where SF State's Whirlwind Wheelchair program is providing mobility to people injured in the Jan. 12, 2010 earthquake. So far, 350 patients with spinal cord injuries and amputations have received Whirlwind's RoughRider wheelchair, designed specifically for the rough terrain found in developing countries. An additional 360 chairs will arrive in Haiti later this fall. See the full story at to learn about Whirlwind's work in Haiti and for a link to a video report.

Academic Senate
The following is a list of action items from the Sept. 21 Academic Senate meeting:

  • Heard a report from Jay Ward, Office of International Programs, on International Education Week, Nov. 15-19, 2010.
  • Heard a report from Ramon Castellblanch, SF State CFA president, who gave an update on CFA activities, discussed the importance of the voter registration campaign and urged faculty and staff to get involved with the efforts.
  • Heard a report from CSU Statewide Academic Senators Andrea Boyle, Martin Linder and Darlene Yee-Melichar on the action of the first plenary meeting of the year, which included reports from CSU liaisons and committee resolutions.
  • Elected the following senators to serve on the University Graduate Council: Ed Luby (HUM) for a two-year term and Diane Harris (BSS) for a one-year term.
  • Approved the recommendation from the Academic Policy Committee on the proposed revisions to the Administrative Review Policy.
  • Approved the recommendation from the Curriculum Review and Approval Committee on the proposed program revision to the B.S. in Business Administration.
  • Approved the resolution in honor of Professor Zoe Cardoza Clayson in memoriam.

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

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This week in Insiders: Associate Professor of Art Paula Levine, Assistant Professor of Design and Industry Hsiao-Yun Chu and Professor of English Michael Krasny.

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This week in Newsmakers: Professor of International Relations Juanita Darling.

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

Lecture: Escrituras Subversivas: 4 p.m.

Lecture: Sweatshops and the Global Economy: 4:10 p.m.

Blood Drive: 10 a.m.

Blood Drive: 10 a.m.

LearningLAB Multimedia Training Conference: 8:30 a.m.

Coming Up
Oct. 2: Alumni Day Luncheon: 11:30 p.m.

Oct. 5: Lecture: California Surf Shops and the Transfer of Girl Localist Knowledge: noon

Oct. 5: Academic Senate Meeting: 2 p.m.

Oct. 6: Artist reception: Paintings and drawings by Beverly Voloshin: 3 p.m.

Oct. 8: Lectures: Asian American Studies' Fridays in Focus: 11 a.m.

Oct. 10: Lecture: Morrison Artists Series pre-concert talk: 2 p.m.

Oct. 10: Concert: Morrison Artists Series: Czech Nonet: 3 p.m.

Oct. 14: Neighborhood Emergency Response Team training: 8:30 a.m.

Oct. 14: Workshop: Responding to unmotivated learners: 12:30 p.m.

Oct. 15: Theatre: One-Act Fringe: 8 p.m.

Oct. 16: Theatre: One-Act Fringe: 8 p.m.


For more upcoming events, see the University Calendar



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