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Volume 59, Number 5    September 12, 2011         

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Post-9/11 forum
Faculty from Middle East and Islamic Studies, and Jewish Studies will hold the 10th Annual Jules Tygiel Memorial Forum on Post-9/11 World Affairs from 3 to 5 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 12 in SCI 270.

Professor of History Barbara Loomis will deliver the opening remarks. Other faculty participants include Maziar Behrooz, Eran Kaplan, Joel Kassiola, Mahmoud Monshipouri, Mohammad Salama and Lucia Volk. The panel will be moderated by Chris Chekuri and a question and answer session will follow.

PARK(ing) Day
PARK(ing) Day, an international event where metered parking spots are turned into temporary public parks, will be observed on campus Sept. 15. Seven PARK(ing) Day installations across campus will be built by Design and Industry students. The event will include a raffle for prizes from local stores and campus community members are invited to sign a pledge to commute to campus for at least one week in lieu of driving alone.

World AIDS Day
The 2011 World AIDS Day Planning Committee invites the campus community to attend the first meeting of the semester on Sept. 16 from 11 a.m. to noon in SSB 207. The observance will be held the week of Nov. 28-Dec. 2 and will mark 30 years of struggle against HIV/AIDS.

Those who plan to dedicate a class or host a related event on the subject of HIV/AIDS during that week are asked to submit the information to so that it can be included in the plans.

Reception to celebrate faculty tenure, promotion
A campus-wide celebration in honor of faculty granted tenure and/or promoted this year will be held Wednesday, Sept. 28, from 4 to 5:30 p.m. at the Towers Conference Center. The faculty tenure and promotions list is available at

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New leadership for CEL
Associate Vice President for Academic Planning and Development Linda Buckley will serve as interim director of the College of Extended Learning (CEL) effective Sept. 19, when current Director of CEL Jim Bryan retires. Chief of Operations for University Advancement Debbie Chaw will serve as interim chief financial officer for CEL, also effective Sept. 19. Buckley and Chaw will assume these duties for one year in addition to their ongoing current responsibilities.

"We are fortunate to have two exceptionally qualified individuals to guide CEL during this time of transition," said Provost Sue Rosser. "I thank them for their willingness to lead this vital component of our academic program and provide steady leadership through this next year."

Buckley joined SF State in 2006 and oversees the areas of academic planning, assessment, accountability, regional and professional accreditation, program review, and institutional research. Prior to joining SF State, she served as director of curriculum planning, assessment and accreditation at Sacramento State. Her extensive experience, including directing The International Training and Education Center for University of California, Davis College of Continuing Education, have prepared her well for leadership of CEL.

Chaw has vast financial management experience, having led financial and administrative operations at the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce and AT&T prior to joining SF State in 2006. She restructured and manages the SF State University Foundation as well as the University Advancement budget. Chaw will use her experience and knowledge to review the financial operation and potential of CEL.

Vista Room reopens
The Vista Room, managed and staffed by foodservice management students, will reopen Sept. 13. Hours are 11:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, and seating is from 11:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. To purchase individual tickets for $15 each, or blocks of tickets at a reduced price, call ext. 8-1219. Contact Kelly Vuong at ext. 5-3530 or BH 329 for more information or to buy tickets, or contact the Hospitality Tourism Management Department at ext. 8-6087 or BUS 306. Payment is by check or OneCard only.

The Vista Room features California cuisine, serving the highest quality food prepared from fresh ingredients purchased from reputable vendors. Menu items are prepared by Chef Daniel Honan who has been with the Vista Room since 1998.

Disaster preparedness training
As part of the continuing development of a Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) on campus, the San Francisco Fire Department (SFFD) will provide two days of intensive disaster preparedness training this fall. The training sessions will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 22 and Thursday, Oct. 6 at the Seven Hills Conference Center.

Students, faculty, staff and alumni are encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity, which is geared toward people who live and work in San Francisco.

View the SFFD neighborhood emergency response training materials for the course outline and registration instructions. Additional information is also available at the fire department website at Learn more about SF State campus-CERT by visiting or contact Emergency Preparedness Coordinator Gayle Orr-Smith at or ext. 8-1046.

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

  • Heard a report from Chair Pamela Vaughn: on actions taken by the summer senate, appointments to the Faculty Honors and Awards Committee and University Research Council, decision on senate parliamentarian, and the need to craft a new policy on department chairs
  • Heard a report from Interim Vice President of Administration and Finance Nancy Hayes: Overview of the SF State Budget with a question and answer period
  • Heard a comprehensive report from Provost Sue Rosser: trends in tenure, tenure track faculty from 2000 to 2010
  • Discussed the status of the University reorganization
  • Approved the Academic Senate Executive Committee recommendation regarding the proposed resolution on Selection of Presidents in the California State University
  • Elected Ali Borjian as an Academic Senate representative to serve a one-year term on the All-University Teacher Education Committee, 2011-12
  • Elected Jeff Snipes as an Academic Senate representative to serve a three-year term on the Enrollment Management Committee, 2011-14
  • Elected Harvey "Skip" Davis and Martin Linder as Academic Senate representatives to serve three-year terms on the University Budget Committee, 2011-14
  • Approved the Academic Senate Executive Committee recommendation regarding approval of proposed standing committee assignments

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

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This week in Insiders: Professor of History Trevor Getz and Professor of Kinesiology Susan Zieff.

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This week in Newsmakers: Associate Professor of Economics Philip King and Professor of Cinema Britta Sjogren.

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

Forum: The 10th Annual Jules Tygiel Memorial Forum on Post-9/11 World Affairs: 3 p.m.

San Francisco State University Rights Conference

Park(ing) Day: 2 p.m.

Coming Up
Sept. 20: Academic Senate: 2 p.m.

Sept. 22: Neighborhood Emergency Response Team (NERT)

Sept. 26: Recital: Victoria Neve, piano: 1 p.m.

Sept. 30: Academic Senate: 2 p.m.

Sept. 30: Theatre: Jump: A Love Story: 8 p.m.


For more upcoming events, see the University Calendar



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