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Volume 59, Number 8    October 3, 2011         

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Benefits fair
Human Resources, Safety and Risk Management will host a Benefits Fair from noon to 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 4 in the first floor lobby of the Administration building. Faculty and staff are encouraged to explore the range of employee benefits and speak with representatives from University-sponsored health, dental, life, vision and financial plans. For more information, visit

LGBTQQIA conference
"Queer Yo’ Mind" is a free conference for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex and straight allies (LGBTQQIA) scheduled for Oct. 15 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Cesar Chavez Student Center. Sponsored by the Prevention Education Program and SAFE Place, the event will provide educational opportunities and foster community and leadership on and off campus. E-mail to register or visit for more information.

University working group on Latino educational progress
The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs and the César E. Chávez Institute invite the campus community to a campus-wide meeting on research and Latino educational progress on Friday, Oct. 21, from noon to 1:30 p.m. in ADM 460.

Faculty with research interests in Latino educational progress -- preschool, K-12 or higher education -- and administrators of campus programs serving Latino students will gather for an informal lunch and round table conversation. Participants will briefly share backgrounds and interests in this area, discuss ideas and possible funding opportunities, and identify common needs. It is hoped that a permanent University-wide working group to foster research and program development will emerge. Pizza and refreshments will be provided. Interested persons should contact the César E. Chávez Institute at

Volunteer for Discovery Day
The Romberg Tiburon Center (RTC) seeks volunteers to staff various activities at the Discovery Day open house, scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 30. Volunteers work in 3-hour shifts between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. and receive a free T-shirt and lunch (include shirt size when signing up). There is no scheduled public transit to RTC, so also reserve a space on the free SF State shuttle (departs SF State parking garage at 8:30 a.m. and returns at 4:30 p.m., space is limited).

To volunteer, contact Erin Blackwood at or call ext. 8-3757 by Oct. 10.

Emergency training scheduled
The Office of Emergency Services and Human Resources Safety and Risk Management has scheduled emergency training on the subject of "Active Shooter Awareness." Two training sessions per day are scheduled on three consecutive days: 10-11:30 a.m. and 2-3:30 p.m. on Oct. 18, 19 and 20 in the Towers Conference Center.

The UC Davis Police Training Team will teach student, staff and faculty participants the skills and strategies needed to survive threats to campus safety, specifically the threat of an active shooter.

Early registration is recommended due to limited space. Register by sending an e-mail with your preferred training date and time to Katon Dalton at

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MBA program recognized as a world leader in social responsibility
SF State's Master of Business Administration program has once again been recognized as one of the world's leaders in educating students about the social, environmental and ethical impacts of business decisions.

The MBA program was ranked 13th in the U.S. and 16th in world by the Aspen Institute's Beyond Grey Pinstripes survey, which was released last week.


Executive program for CIOs
The College of Business will offer its new CIO Executive Development Program to help IT professionals increase their competencies and continue lifelong professional learning. The action-oriented program includes practical models, strategy and business alignment, planning and management, budgeting and tracking, leadership, and communications planning. The program will also enable CIOs, peers and executives to share and discuss their own experiences. Course content is written and presented by Silicon Valley CIOs.

The program will be held at the SF State Downtown Campus, Monday, Oct. 24 through Wednesday, Oct. 26. Visit for more information.

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 Sept. 20
  • Approval of the agenda for Oct. 4
  • Chair's Report
  • Statewide (CSU) Senators Andrea Boyle, Martin Linder and Darlene Yee-Melichar will answer questions on CSU Academic Senate Issues (attendees are asked to review the Power Point presentation from the Sept. 20 Senate Plenary)
  • Discussion of the Task Force Report on Curriculum (by 2:30 p.m., attendees are asked to review the Final Report of the Task Force to Review Curriculum)
  • Recommendation from the Executive Committee regarding the proposed Resolution in Support of Principles of Shared Governance in Reorganization (by 3:15 p.m.)
  • Elections for a temporary appointment on the Board of Appeals and Review (BoAR)
    • Nominee: Courtney Donovan
    • Nominations may be taken from the floor
  • Recommendation from the Faculty Affairs Committee regarding proposed revisions to the Policy on Department Chairs and Equivalent Unit Directors, #S00-145 (by 4 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: Director of the Rehabilitation Engineering Technology Project (RET) Ray Grott and Professor and Director of Museum Studies Linda Ellis.

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This week in Newsmakers: Associate Professor of Creative Writing Camille Dungy, Professor of Political Science Robert Smith and Assistant Professor of Political Science Jason McDaniel.

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

Lecture: The Battle for a Fair and Realistic National Labor Policy: 6 p.m.

Lecture: Community, Memory, and Queer Desires: 1 p.m.

Academic Senate: 2 p.m.

Neighborhood Emergency Response Team (NERT) Training

Open house, Information Session: Osher Lifelong Learning Institute: noon

Rae Armantrout Open Workshop: 3:30 p.m.

Rae Armantrout & Rachel Loden Poetry Reading: 7:30 p.m.

Lecture: Descartes: 3 p.m.

Coming Up
Oct.10: Concert: SF State Contemporary Chamber Ensemble: 7 p.m.

Oct.12: Brown Bag Lunch and Discussion: Our Bodies Ourselves: noon

Oct. 13: Lecture: Al Cowell: 2 p.m.

Oct. 13: Open house: Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, Faculty preview: 2 p.m.

Oct.13: Come Together 2011: A Community Gathering for Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming People and Allies: 4 p.m.

Oct. 13: Theatre: Wallflower (preview): 8 p.m.

Oct. 14: Theatre: Wallflower: 8 p.m.

Oct. 15: Queer Yo Mind Conference: 8:30 a.m.

Oct. 15: Theatre: Wallflower: 8 p.m.

Oct. 16: Theatre: Wallflower: 2 p.m.

Oct. 18: Academic Senate: 2 p.m.


For more upcoming events, see the University Calendar



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