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Volume 59, Number 18    December 12, 2011         

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CampusMemo schedule
The Dec. 19 issue of CampusMemo will be the final issue of the fall semester. Weekly publication of CampusMemo will resume Jan. 23.

Call for papers/panels
Paper and panel proposals for the third Global Conference on Genocide are being accepted through Dec. 15. The conference will begin June 28, 2012 at SF State and is titled "Genocide: Knowing the Past, Safeguarding the Future."

Employees urged to check their address of record
The State Controller’s Office mails W2 forms to the address of record for State employees during January of each year. If your home address changed this year, it is important to change your address of record so that your 2011 W2 form is mailed to the correct address.

The deadline for submitting address changes is Thursday, Dec. 15. The Human Resources website has instructions for reporting an address change at

Contact your department's Payroll and Benefits representative in Human Resources for answers to questions or call the Human Resources switchboard at ext. 8-1873.

Village Fitness Center New Year's promotion
The Village Fitness Center is offering FREE enrollment for faculty and staff who join by Dec. 21. They will also pay no monthly dues until Jan. 1, 2012. For more information, contact a Service Advisor or e-mail


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Image: President and Mrs. Robert A. Corrigan regret to announce that the Faculty and Staff Holiday Reception scheduled for Wednesday, December 14, 2011 has been cancelled. We wish all Faculty and Staff the best during this holiday season.

Hayes appointed Vice President for Administration and Finance/CFO
Nancy K. Hayes, who has served as interim vice president for administration and finance and chief financial officer while a search for a successor to Leroy Morishita has been underway, will continue in the role. "I am delighted that Nancy has agreed to stay on as vice president through the remainder of my tenure and until a new vice president is appointed," President Corrigan said. "She has served the University with distinction in this role, and we are delighted to benefit from her continued leadership."

Hayes' appointment follows an extensive search for a successor to Morishita, which was ultimately unsuccessful. The search committee will renew the search once a new president has been named.

Library Annex I and Library @ HSS closed during Winter Intersession
In preparation for reopening the J. Paul Leonard Library in spring 2012, Library Annex I and Library Media Services and Laptop Checkout in HSS will be closed during the winter intersession, Jan. 3-22, 2012.

Library collections will be available throughout the winter intersession with the exception of current periodicals and print reference collections in Library Annex I. Book Pickup and Checkout in HSS 102 will be available Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. with the exception of Monday, Jan. 16, the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday when the campus is closed. Book Pickup and Checkout services will be temporarily unavailable during the period that they relocate to the J. Paul Leonard Library. Dates for that relocation are still to be determined.

Academic Senate
Following is a list of action items from the Dec. 6 Academic Senate meeting:

  • Approved revisions to the Chair's Selection and Review Policy
  • Approved revisions to the definition of Schools and Departments Policy, #S94-190
  • Approved a resolution in support of nonviolent protest on California university and college campuses
  • Discussed the proposed Online Education Policy in its first reading; the item will return for consideration in the spring

Senate meeting dates are posted on the University Web calendar and on the Senate website at

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This week in Insiders: Assistant Professor of Social Work Rashmi Gupta and Director of the Rehabilitation Engineering Technology Project Ray Grott.

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This week in Newsmakers: Assistant Professor of Finance Todd Feldman and Assistant Professor of Geography Jason Henderson.

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We mark the passing of professor Emeritus of Theatre Arts Alex Flett.

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

Fall '11 Last Day of Classes

Recital: Vocal students: 1 p.m.

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

Concert: Student composers: 7 p.m.

Fall '11 Final Exams (Dec. 13-19)

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Lecture Series: Nader Shabahangi: noon

Recital: Opera Workshop: 7 p.m.

Google Webinar: Extending your search skills - Staying relevant in a changing world: 9 a.m.

Coming Up
Dec. 20-21: Fall '11 Department Meetings

Dec. 22: Fall '11 Evaluation Day

Dec. 23: Fall '11 Grading Day

Jan. 3, 2012: Fall '11 Grading Day

Jan. 3, 2012: Fall '11 Semester Ends: Grades Due


For more upcoming events, see the University Calendar



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