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Volume 59, Number 12    October 31, 2011         

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Last week for health benefits open enrollment
The open enrollment period for benefit-eligible faculty and staff to enroll in or make changes to health, dental and vision plans, Flex Cash, Dependent Care (DCRA) and Health Care Reimbursement (HCRA) is nearing an end: forms must be received no later than Friday, Nov. 4.

Employees currently enrolled in DCRA and HCRA programs must re-enroll for the 2012 tax year during this open enrollment period. Open enrollment also includes the CSU Voluntary Benefits Plans MetLaw, Aflac, The Standard and California Casualty. Changes made during open enrollment will go into effect Jan. 1, 2012. Visit the Human Resources, Safety and Risk Management website at for more information.

IEW event proposals due
International Education Week (IEW) 2011 will be celebrated Monday, Nov. 14 through Friday, Nov. 18. IEW emphasizes the importance of increasing knowledge and awareness of the world's cultures, peoples and languages. To learn more about IEW 2011, visit the International Education Week website or contact Jay Ward at or ext. 8-1121. If you would like to submit a proposal for an activity or event for IEW 2011, complete an event proposal form by Tuesday, Nov. 1.

CSL award nominations sought
The Community Service Learning (CSL) program seeks nominations for the Community Service Learning Award (three categories), the Bay Area Jefferson Award for Public Service and the Community Engagement Award for Staff and Students. Submit your nominations by 5 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 7. The awards will be presented at CSL's annual Awards for Excellence dinner in April 2012. Visit for guidelines and nomination forms.

Retirement Association luncheon
Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Sue Rosser will speak at the annual SFSU Retirement Association fall luncheon on Tuesday, Nov. 15 at The Basque Cultural Center, 599 Railroad Ave., South San Francisco. RSVP by Nov. 8 by sending a $30 check to Ms. Yolanda Thompson, 156 Lunado Court, San Francisco, CA 94127. Make your check payable to "SFSU Retirement Association" and indicate your meal preference in the memo line of the check (turkey, veal, vegetarian pasta or green salad). For more information, call (415) 334-1130.


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Community meeting on 19th Avenue transportation improvements
The SF State Neighborhood Taskforce and the Transportation Committee invite you to a community-wide forum to discuss the 19th Avenue Transit Corridor Investment Study on Wednesday, Nov. 2 at 6 p.m. in the Towers Conference Center.

In coordination with other agencies, the San Francisco County Transportation Authority is exploring the feasibility of transit improvements along the corridor's southern portion. The focus is on re-aligning the M-Ocean View light rail line to the west side of 19th Avenue and related multimodal improvements, with some attention to strengthening the transit connection to the Daly City BART Station.

Planners seek to inform the community of the coming process and solicit input on the area's transportation conditions, needs, issues and goals. A short presentation will outline the study's focus, activities and schedule, as well as discuss ties to relevant previous planning work in the corridor, including at SF State and Parkmerced.

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 Oct. 18
  • Approval of the agenda for Nov. 1
  • Chair's Report
  • Recommendation from the Executive Committee on the proposed Resolution in Support of Principles of Shared Governance in Reorganization, first reading
  • Recommendation from the Academic Policies Committee regarding the proposed Principles Regarding College Naming, first reading
  • AVP for Academic Planning and Development and Interim Director of the College of Extended Learning Linda Buckley and AVP for Enrollment Management Jo Volkert will report on the Student Success and Graduation Initiative Milestone Study (at 3 p.m.)
  • Recommendation from the Curriculum Review and Approval Committee on proposed revisions to the Graduate Program M.S. in Psychology, Concentration in Clinical Psychology, consent item (by 3:45 p.m.)
  • Recommendation from the Executive Committee on the proposed revision to Retention Tenure and Promotion Policy to Agree with current contract language (Section 1.4 regarding rebuttal timeline), first reading (by 4 p.m.)
  • Discussion of the Task Force Report on Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement (GWAR) (by 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 Art Matt Lipps, Associate Professor of Art Paul Mullins, Geosciences Lecturer Jan Null and Professor of Music Roger Woodward.

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This week in Newsmakers: Professor of Health Education Erik Peper and Associate Professor and Director of Labor and Employment Studies John Logan.

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

Recital: Annual Scary Concert: 1 p.m.

Business Ethics Week 2011

Bay Area Science Festival: San Francisco Math Circle Teachers' Circle: 5:30 p.m.

Film/Lecture: Contact, Reel and Real-Humanity's Search for Extra Terrestrial Intelligence: 6 p.m.

Web Accessibility Manual Assessment Clinic: 1 p.m.

Women and Gender Studies Fall 2011 Colloquia: 2 p.m.

Artist Lecture Series: Anna Sew Hoy: 5:30 p.m.

Film Screening: Mavi Susel "In the Wrong Body" (En El Cuerpo Equivocado): 7 p.m.

Google webinar: Modern search literacy: Leveraging literacies to get the most from popular tools: 9 a.m.

Master class: In Post-Chromodal Discourse: 1 p.m.

Master Class: Morrison Artists Series: Lincoln Trio: 2 p.m.

Executive MBA 10-Year Anniversary: 6 p.m.

Concert: In Post-Chromodal Discourse: 7 p.m.

Pre-Concert Talk: Morrison Artists Series: Lincoln Trio: 7 p.m.

Concert: Morrison Artists Series: Lincoln Trio: 8 p.m.

Coming Up
Nov. 7: Museum Exhibition: Tree of Life - Preserving 3,000 Years of Family Heritage: 11 a.m.

Nov. 7: Recital: Piano students: 1 p.m.

Nov. 7: Lawrence Ferlinghetti and Gary Snyder Benefit Reading for the Poetry Center: 7 p.m.

Nov. 9: Lecture: How to Travel Better, Cheaper and Smarter: 12:10 p.m.

Nov. 9: Recital: SF State Orchestra: 1 p.m.

Nov. 10: Introduction to Microsoft Word Accessibility: 9 a.m.

Nov. 10: Women and Gender Studies Fall 2011 Colloquia: 2 p.m.

Nov. 10: Dance: Student Choreography Showcase: Solos and Duets: 6:30 p.m.

Nov. 10: Concert: Harvest Concert: 7 p.m.

Nov. 11: Veterans Day Observed: No Classes; Offices Closed

Nov. 11: Poetry Reading: Does the secret mind whisper?: 7:30 p.m.

Nov. 14: International Education Week

Nov. 14: Cultural Food Fair: 10 a.m.

Nov. 14: Chinese Culture Day: noon

Nov. 14: Recital: Piano students: 1 p.m.

Nov. 14: Japanese Tea Ceremony: 1:10 p.m.

Nov. 15: Cultural Food Fair: 10 a.m.

Nov. 15: Academic Senate: 2 p.m.

Nov. 15: Concert: Vocal Jazz: 7 p.m.


For more upcoming events, see the University Calendar



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