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Volume 60, Number 3    August 27, 2012         

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Online tax specialist scheduling
Foreign individuals who need an interview with Internal Audit Tax Specialist Young Kim can schedule an appointment online at Interviews are required for all foreign new hires and foreign students receiving a stipend, honorarium, scholarship or any other funds.

Register for OLLI sessions
Registration is open for fall classes offered by the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI). A preview for faculty is scheduled 2-4 p.m. on Aug. 30; classes begin Sept. 10. OLLI provides non-credit classes, lectures, activities and discussion forums for anyone over 50. Course subjects include pre-retirement financial planning, investments, Afghanistan, creative writing, art history, theatre performance, photography, film and filmmakers, memoir and non-fiction writing and brain function. Visit for complete course offerings and registration information or call (415) 817-4243.

CEL AVP interviews
The campus community is invited to attend presentations by candidates selected to interview for the position of Associate Vice President/Dean of Extended Learning. Presentations will be held from 4 to 5 p.m. in BUS 202 and will be followed by receptions.

• Monday, Aug. 27: Jose Galvan, dean, College of Extended Studies and International Programs, California State University, Los Angeles
• Wednesday,
Aug. 29: Geraldine de Berly, senior associate dean, Continuing Education, Syracuse University
• Thursday, Aug. 30: Mark Novak, associate vice president, International and Extended Studies, San Jose State University
• Tuesday, Sept. 4: Sonia Feigenbaum, director, Hispanic-Serving Institutions Division, U.S. Department of Education


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Opening faculty meeting Friday, Aug. 31
The annual fall faculty meeting will be held on this fall's faculty development day, Friday, Aug. 31 at 9 a.m. in the McKenna Theatre, Creative Arts building. The meeting will feature remarks by President Les Wong, Academic Senate Chair Lawrence Hanley, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Sue Rosser and CFA Chapter President Wei Ming Dariotis. The recipients of the Distinguished Faculty Awards will be presented and the new faculty will be introduced.

A morning reception will be held prior to the meeting in the space between the Creative Arts, Fine Arts and Student Center buildings. Light refreshments will be served from 8:15 to 8:50 a.m.

Note that due to fire and safety regulations, once seating capacity has been reached in McKenna Theatre, attendees will be seated in Knuth Hall.

Saffold retirement farewell
The campus community is invited to a reception to honor and celebrate the legacy of J.E. "Penny" Saffold who is retiring after 31 years of leadership and service to the University as Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students.

The reception will be held Wednesday, Sept. 12 from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Seven Hills Conference Center. Those who plan to attend are asked to RSVP by Sept. 5 by e-mail to or by telephone to ext. 8-2032. A contribution to defray the cost of the reception is requested with a suggested contribution of $20 (checks should be made payable to "SF State").

In lieu of gifts, Saffold has requested that donations be made to the Berry and Vera Lee Clanton Endowed Scholarship or the Dr. J.E. (Penny) Saffold Scholarship. Visit to learn more or make a donation.

Public lecture series focuses on presidential election
The campus community is invited to hear expert faculty analysis on the presidential election at a course/public lecture series (PLSI 276) presented by the College of Liberal & Creative Arts.

The 14-session series will explore how campaigns operate, including media coverage and campaign finance, and will discuss such issues as the economy, health care, immigration and foreign policy. The first two sessions coincide with the Republican National Convention (Aug. 30) and the Democratic National Convention (Sept. 6), and participants will have the opportunity to watch the presidential nominees' acceptance speeches.

The lectures are free and open to the campus community and the public on a drop-in basis. Videos of the lectures will be available at

The series runs from Aug. 30 through Dec. 13. Lectures take place Thursdays, 4 to 5:40 p.m. in HUM 133. Note that the first two lectures (Aug. 30 and Sept. 6) take place at the later time of 5 to 7:30 p.m.

For more information, visit or

Look for the latest version of the campus map
The map of the main campus has been updated to reflect recent construction. It is available at to view online and for download. The high-quality, print-ready map can be downloaded in color or gray-scale by following the links on the left and is suitable for distribution. Note that if you need a master for photocopying, print settings need to be changed; an explanation of the process, as well as a way to request such a master, can be found by following the B&W photocopy link. Questions or special map needs? Contact Russell Kilday-Hicks at or ext. 8-3008.

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This week in Insiders: Associate Professor of American Indian Studies Melissa Nelson, Associate Professor of Asian American Studies Russell Jeung, Biology Lecturer Gloria Nusse, Associate Professor of Cinema Joseph McBride, Professor of Cinema Bill Nichols, Assistant to the Director of Creative Arts Technical Services Diana Rumjahn, Professor of Design and Industry Martin Linder, Professor of Health Education Erik Peper, Associate Professor of Mathematics Mariel Vazquez, Assistant Professor of Social Work Rashmi Gupta and Associate Professor of Social Work Eileen Levy.

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This week in Newsmakers: Associate Professor of Biology Grechen LeBuhn, Assistant Professor of Biology Andrew Zink and Professor and Chair of Computer Science Dragutin Petkovic.

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SF State received $5,881,115 in grants and contracts in June and July 2012.

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

Aug. 27: Fall '12 Academic Semester Begins

Aug. 27: Fall '12 First Day of Instruction

Aug. 28: Information Session: Osher Lifelong Learning Institute: noon

Aug. 29: Recital: Winners of the San Francisco Young Pianists Competition: 1 p.m.

Aug. 30: Faculty Preview: Osher Lifelong Learning Institute: 1 p.m.

Aug. 31: Fall '12 Faculty Development/Department Meetings; Friday only classes meet

Aug. 31: Open Faculty Meeting: 8 a.m.

Coming Up
Sept. 3: Fall '12 Labor Day: No Classes; Offices Closed

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

Sept. 4: Volleyball Hosting Seattle Pacific: 7 p.m.

Sept. 10: Recital: Afro-Latin Percussion Clinic with John Santos: 1 p.m.

Sept. 11: Women's Soccer vs. UC Santa Cruz: 3:30 p.m.

Sept. 14: Volleyball Hosting Cal State East Bay: 7 p.m.

Sept. 15: Volleyball Hosting Cal State Monterey Bay: 7 p.m.


For more upcoming events, see the University Calendar



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