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Volume 59, Number 14    November 14, 2011         

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Fighting cancer lecture
Professor of Health Education Erik Peper will deliver a lecture on the topic of fighting cancer on Monday, Nov. 14, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. in HSS 306. Peper, an international authority on biofeedback, self-regulation and stress management, has written numerous scientific articles and books, including one on fighting cancer. RSVP to as space is limited.

Chinese Flagship Program
Faculty are asked to encourage their highly motivated undergraduate students from all academic fields to learn about the Chinese Flagship Program at the general information session on Tuesday, Nov. 15, from 4 to 5 p.m. in HUM 113. The program offers international study and career opportunities for SF State undergraduate students. Knowledge of Chinese language is not necessary for application to the program. Light refreshments will be provided. For additional information, contact or ext. 8-7032.

University Budget Committee meeting
The University Budget Committee will meet Thursday, Nov. 17, from 9:30 to 11 a.m. in the NEC room on the 5th floor of the Administration building.

World AIDS Day
SF State will commemorate World AIDS Day on Dec. 1. Events will include:

  • A safer sex workshop at 11 a.m.
  • A screening of the feature length documentary, We Were Here, at 12:30 p.m.
  • A panel of SF State faculty, scholars and community activists addressing how HIV/AIDS is affecting our diverse communities at 2:10 p.m.
  • Free HIV antibody testing from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

All events will take place in the Cesar Chavez Student Center. Visit for a complete listing of the day's events or contact Michael Ritter at Extra credit verification will be available.

Holiday luncheon at the Palace Hotel
The University Women's Association (UWA) annual holiday luncheon will be held Dec. 3 at the Palace Hotel in San Francisco. The Gloria Spencer UWA Scholarship recipients for 2011-12 will be the special guests. The cost is $50 for UWA members and their guests, and $55 for non-members. Everyone is invited and encouraged to bring friends, co-workers, colleagues and family.

For detailed information, menu and reservation form, visit and click on the "events" link, or contact Lin Ivory at Prospective members should follow the website's "membership" link. Other planned events include a Beach Blanket Babylon Theatre party on Nov. 13 and a tour of the Anchor Brewery on Nov. 21.

Winter Writing Colloquium
The University Committee on Written English Proficiency (CWEP) invites faculty to a Winter Writing Colloquium on Thursday, Jan. 19, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Faculty can share their work teaching writing in Graduate Writing Assessment Requirement classes and workshops. One workshop will focus on the appropriate role of grammar in response to student writing and the other on using peer response. Faculty can attend in the morning, afternoon or both. Morning coffee and lunch will be provided. RSVP to Mary Soliday at by Jan. 15 to reserve a seat and lunch. Visit the winter writing colloquium website for more details.


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CSU international program opportunities for faculty
The CSU Chancellor's Office is accepting applications for five international program Resident Directors and four Wang Family Stipends. Both programs provide eligible faculty with opportunities to work and learn abroad.

Resident Director
The CSU Resident Director positions provide qualified faculty with the opportunity to be a vital part of the special experience of students involved in intercultural learning, develop administrative skills and utilize their international communicative skills in a rewarding professional environment. Faculty from all disciplines are encouraged to apply by the Dec. 1 deadline. Candidates will be interviewed Feb. 23-24 at the Chancellor's Office in Long Beach.

Resident Directors are needed for 2013-14 in China, France, Italy, Japan and Spain. Faculty eligibility requirements are:

  • Tenured or on a tenure track in a full-time teaching or administrative position (FERP faculty are not eligible)
  • Appropriate terminal degree for the candidate's discipline
  • Appropriate overseas experience
  • Appropriate foreign language skills

For more information, go to

The Wang Family Faculty Stipends
The Wang Family Scholarship program will award four annual stipends of $10,000 each to faculty for research or teaching at one of the four designated host universities in China or the Republic of China (Taiwan). The fund is to provide an opportunity for faculty study, teaching and research. Eligibility requirements include:

  • Full-time tenured or tenure track faculty with Ph.D. or appropriate terminal degree
  • Teaching applicants must have a formal invitation from one of the designated universities in the Republic of China (Taiwan) or the People's Republic of China
  • Former Wang stipend recipients are not eligible to reapply

Visit for more information or contact Assistant Professor of Social Work Jocelyn Clare R. Hermoso, the SF State Representative to the CSU Academic Council for International Programs, at or ext. 8-6187.

Message from AVP for Human Resources Lori Gentles
The California Faculty Association (CFA), the bargaining unit representing faculty employees for CSU, has voted to strike on Nov. 17 at two of the 23 CSU campuses -- CSU East Bay and Dominquez Hills. San Francisco State University will remain open during any and all job actions initiated by CFA. Student instruction and other student services will continue during this activity. The University and its employees are committed to providing services to our students.

To ensure the continuation of services during the CFA job action scheduled for Nov. 17, we know that you will come to work and perform your job duties, unless you have previously requested and have been granted leave time.

The CSU understands that this is a difficult time for all CSU employees. We are all frustrated by the massive cuts in state support to the CSU's budget and what the system has endured just to keep campus doors open. As a result, we need to focus our collective energy on advocating for the state to reinvest in higher education and to make funding for the CSU a priority in the state budget. The University appreciates your loyalty and your cooperation during this period.

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 to Senate officers or University administrators. The agenda will include:

  • Approval of the minutes for Nov. 1
  • Approval of the agenda for Nov. 15
  • Chair's report
  • Report from Statewide Senators Boyle, Linder and Yee-Melichar
  • Recommendation from the Executive Committee regarding proposed Revised Standing Committee Assignments, first reading (no later than 2:45 p.m.)
  • Recommendation from the Curriculum Review and Approval Committee regarding proposed revisions to the B.S. in Nursing, Special Sessions B.S. degree for Advanced Placement Option (SS-APO) Program at SF General Hospital, first reading (no later than 3 p.m.)
  • Recommendation from the Strategic Issues Committee regarding proposed revisions to the Faculty Constitution, Article IV, first reading
  • Recommendation from the Strategic Issues Committee regarding proposed revision to the by-laws of the Academic Senate, Article V, first reading
  • Recommendation from the Faculty Affairs Committee regarding proposed revisions to the Chairs Selection and Review Policy, first reading
  • Recommendation from the Academic Policies Committee regarding proposed revisions to the Definition of Schools and Departments Policy, #S94-190, first reading
  • Recommendation from the Student Affairs Committee regarding proposed Policy on Student and Applicant Complaints Against San Francisco State University and/or its Employees, first reading
  • Discussion Item: Task Force Report on Tutoring Services (no later than 4:15 p.m.)

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 Cinema Julian Hoxter, Chair and Professor of Creative Writing Maxine Chernoff, Professor of Health Education and Director of the Institute for Holistic Health Studies Erik Peper, Professor of Information Systems Sameer Verma, Professor and Chair of Recreation, Parks and Tourism Patrick Tierney, Associate Professor of Recreation, Parks and Tourism Nina Roberts and Professor of Theatre Arts Rhonnie Washington.

Read Insiders:

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This week in Newsmakers: Professor of Communication Studies Joe Tuman, Assistant Professor of Hospitality and Tourism Management Sybil Yang and Political Science Lecturer David Lee.

Read Newsmakers:

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International Education Week

Cultural Food Fair: 10 a.m.

Chinese Culture Day: noon

Recital: Piano students: 1 p.m.

Japanese Tea Ceremony: 1:10 p.m.

Lecture: Fighting Cancer: 5 p.m.

Cultural Food Fair: 10 a.m.

Academic Senate: 2 p.m.

Concert: Vocal Jazz: 7 p.m.

Cultural Food Fair: 10 a.m.

Women and Gender Studies Fall 2011 Colloquia: 12:30 p.m.

Informal Conversation with the Director of the Rangel Fellowship Program: 2 p.m.

Celebration: Study Abroad Certification Ceremony and Reception: 4 p.m.

International Fellowships: Graduate Language and Area Studies Abroad: 4 p.m.

Workshop: PDF Accessibility: 9 a.m.

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

A Day in the Life of a Diplomat: 1 p.m.

Artist Lecture Series: Allan deSouza: 5:30 p.m.

Concert: Jazz Combos and Big Band: 7 p.m.

Google Webinar: Believe it or not: Authority and credibility (about Google search results): 9 a.m.

Coming Up
Nov. 21-23: Fall '11 Recess: No Classes: Campus Open

Nov. 24-25: Fall '11 Recess: No Classes: Campus Closed

Nov. 28: Recital: Piano students: 1 p.m.

Nov. 30: Recital: Vocal students: 1 p.m.

Nov. 30: Anne Waldman in conversation, on her major work The Iovis Trilogy, cultural memory, and archives: 1:30 p.m.

Nov. 30: Concert: Classical Percussion: 7 p.m.

Dec. 1: New Moves Dance Showcase: 7 p.m.


For more upcoming events, see the University Calendar



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