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Volume 59, Number 6    September 19, 2011         

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Disaster preparedness training
The San Francisco Fire Department (SFFD) will provide two days of intensive disaster preparedness training from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 22 and Thursday, Oct. 6 at the Seven Hills Conference Center. Registration is required.

Learn more about the campus Emergency Response Team at or contact Emergency Preparedness Coordinator Gayle Orr-Smith at or ext. 8-1046. To sign up, complete the SFFD registration form.

Budget meeting scheduled
The University Budget Committee will meet Wednesday, Sept. 28, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. in the NEC Room.

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

Retention, tenure and promotion
An informal discussion for faculty in their third through fifth probationary year sessions who are preparing for retention, tenure and promotion is scheduled for Friday, Sept. 30, 1 to 3 p.m. in ADM 460. The event is sponsored by the Office of Faculty Affairs and Professional Development and will be led by Dean of Faculty Affairs and Professional Development Sacha Bunge and Chair of the University Tenure and Promotion Committee Nini Yang. To register or request more information, call ext. 8-2204 or e-mail

GBTQQIA conference
The Prevention Education Program and SAFE Place are sponsoring "Queer Yo' Mind," 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. The event will provide educational opportunities for students, staff and general community members about issues and topics surrounding the LGBTQQIA community, and to foster community and leadership on and off campus. Visit for more information or e-mail to register.

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Dean of the College of Business search
Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Sue Rosser has established a search committee for the position of Dean of the College of Business. Sally Baack, professor of management, will chair the committee whose members are listed below.

  • Chair: Sally Baack, professor of management
  • Chase Bargemann, student representative and ASI business representative
  • Mike Braswell, assistant professor of accounting
  • Bo Ferns, associate professor of hospitality and tourism management
  • Hamid Khani, professor of broadcast and electronic communication arts
  • John Kim, associate vice president of academic resources and professor of psychology
  • John Logan, associate professor and director of labor studies
  • Robert Nava, vice president for advancement
  • Lupe Ramos, staff representative and undergraduate advisor
  • Sanjit Sengupta, professor of marketing

Information about the application process, interviews and deadlines will be forthcoming and announced in CampusMemo. Contact Sally Baack at for additional information, or e-mail Regan Gough or David Bellshaw at Isaacson Miller at

Retirement planning workshops scheduled
CalPERS members within five years of retiring are invited to attend a workshop that will present ways to maximize retirement benefits, explain how retirement benefits are calculated, show the steps to take prior to retiring and outline the retirement application process.

The sessions, sponsored by Human Resources, will be held:

  • Sept. 28, 9-11:30 a.m.
  • Sept. 28, 1-3:30 p.m.
  • Oct. 11, 9-11:30 a.m.

One-on-one appointments may also be scheduled Oct. 11 between 1 and 3:30 p.m. and Oct. 18 between 9 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.

RSVP Carol Crociani at or ext. 8-2679 to reserve a workshop or one-on-one session. Visit for more details and registration 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. 6
  • Approval of the agenda for Sept. 20
  • Report from Chair Pamela Vaughn
  • Announcement about International Education Week (Nov. 14-18) from Associate Director of International Programs Jay Ward
  • Report on the Student Life initiative from Vice President of Student Affairs Penny Saffold and Associate Vice President of Students and Director of LEAD Joseph Greenwell
  • Report on high impact practices from Trevor Getz, Nancy Gerber, Helen Goldsmith, Jo Volkert and Venise Wagner (no later than 3 p.m.)
  • Report from Statewide Senators Andrea Boyle, Martin Linder and Darlene Yee-Melichar (no later than 3:30 p.m.)
  • Senate elections for the All-University Committee on International Programs, the Board of Appeals and Review, and the Student Center Governing Board (no later than 3:50 p.m.). The Senate website has information about nominees and nominations will be taken from the floor.

Task forces report
Reports from the four task forces created in response to the UPAC Report and Recommendations released Jan. 20 are complete. The reports regarding the College of Extended Learning, the Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement, Tutoring Services and Curriculum are on the senate website at Until a commenting system is in place, e-mail questions or comments to

Student Center governing board faculty representative needed
Nominations are open for a faculty member to serve as a Senate Representative to the Cesar Chavez Student Center governing board for a three-year term, 2011-2014. The Student Center governing board meets the first Thursday of each month and is responsible for setting Student Center policy on operations and services. Interested parties should contact the Academic Senate office at or ext. 8-1264

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 to the Director of Technical Services Diana Rumjahn, Chair and Professor of Creative Writing Maxine Chernoff, Professor of Creative Writing Michelle Carter, Associate Professor of Foreign Languages and Arabic Program Coordinator Mohammad Salama, Unit Head of Collection Acquisition Management Joan E. Borrelli and Associate Professor of Philosophy Mohammad Azadpur.

Read Insiders:

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This week in Newsmakers: Associate Professor of Economics Philip King, Professor of Cinema Daniel Bernardi and Professor of Race and Resistance Studies Rabab Abdulhadi.

Read Newsmakers:

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SF State received $3,946,176 in grants and contracts in July and August 2011.

Read Grants & Contracts:

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

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

Sept. 22: Neighborhood Emergency Response Team (NERT)

Coming Up
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.

Oct. 1: Theatre: Jump: A Love Story: 8 p.m.

Oct. 2: Ethnic Studies 42nd Anniversary Celebration and Awards Program: 11:30 a.m.

Oct. 2: Theatre: Jump: A Love Story: 8 p.m.

Oct. 3 : Lecture: The Battle for a Fair and Realistic National Labor Policy: 6 p.m.

Oct. 4: Academic Senate: 2 p.m.

Oct. 6 : Neighborhood Emergency Response Team (NERT): 8:30 a.m.

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

Oct. 14: Theatre: Wallflower: 8 p.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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