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Volume 60, Number 14    November 12, 2012         

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CampusMemo schedule
CampusMemo will not be published Monday, Nov. 19, due to the Thanksgiving holiday. Items for the Nov. 26 issue must be submitted by 5 p.m. Monday, Nov. 19. Address submissions to

University Budget Committee meeting
The University Budget Committee will meet Thursday, Nov. 15, from 9 to 10:30 a.m. in the NEC room on the 5th floor of the Administration building.

Health Fitness Expo at The Village Fitness Center
Join The Village Fitness Center for the 7th Annual Health Fitness Expo at Tuesday, Nov. 13, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Enjoy free refreshments, prizes, vendor giveaways and membership specials. Contact (415) 452-1010 for more information.

Holiday luncheon at the Palace Hotel
The University Women's Association (UWA) and its scholarship recipients invite the campus community to a traditional holiday luncheon at the Palace Hotel (2 New Montgomery Street, San Francisco) on Saturday Dec. 8, at noon. The price of lunch, which includes tax and tip, is $55 per person for UWA members and their guests or $60 per person for non-members. Parties of six to eight can purchase full tables. Visit to make reservations and check menu options. E-mail questions to Lin Ivory Reservation deadline is Wednesday, Nov. 28.

Volunteer for Sea Lion Bowl
Volunteers are needed for the 2013 Northern California Regional Ocean Sciences Bowl or Sea Lion Bowl, at SF State on Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013 from 8:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. The academic high school competition is focused on all disciplines of ocean sciences in which teams will compete for the chance to go on to the national finals in Milwaukee, Wis. in April. Volunteers are encouraged to attend at least one half-day training session (meal provided) prior to the event. For more information about training sessions or to volunteer, e-mail or call Tatiane Russo-Tait at ext. 5-0940. Visit to learn more about the roles of volunteers in the competition or to sign up.

CSU international program
The CSU Chancellor's Office is now accepting applications for four international program resident directors and four Wang Family Stipends. Both programs provide eligible faculty with opportunities to work and learn abroad. The application deadline for both is Dec. 1. Visit the CSU International Program website for more information or contact Assistant Professor of Social Work Jocelyn Hermoso, the SF State representative to the CSU Academic Council for International Programs, at or ext. 8-6187.

New museum exhibits
Museum Studies has opened two new exhibits. "Fearless Voyagers: Women Who Challenged the Middle East 1870-1940" is curated by Professor of Museum Studies Linda Ellis. It will run through Dec. 5 in HUM 510. "Occupation! Economic Justice as a Civil Right in San Francisco 1963-1964" is open through Feb. 15, 2013 in LIB 462. Visit the Museum Studies exhibit page for more information.

Ceramic Guild holiday sale
The Ceramic Guild will hold it's annual holiday sale of unique and creative student handmade ceramic artwork, including bowls, mugs, planters, vases, plates, stoneware and porcelain. The sale will run from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 26 through Thursday, Nov. 29 and from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30 in the Ceramics Room of the Fine Arts Building (room 192). All proceeds benefit the ceramic art program.

SOLDASI fall symposium
The research affinity group for the Study of Language, Discourse, and Social Interaction (SOLDASI) will hold a symposium on Friday, Nov. 30 from 2 to 6 p.m. in HUM 587. The group was formed to foster research and community among an interdisciplinary group of faculty with shared interests in the study of language use, learning and disability from a range of perspectives. This will be the last symposium for the group, which was funded by a 2010 Office of Research and Sponsored Programs grant. Contact Associate Professor of Communication Studies Leah Wingard at with questions or to RSVP for the reception by the Nov. 16 deadline.


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International Education Week begins
International Education Week (IEW) 2012, Tuesday, Nov. 13 through Friday, Nov. 16, is a joint initiative of the U.S. Department of Education and the U.S. Department of State.

The annual event combines activities and events that emphasize the importance of increasing knowledge and awareness of the world's cultures, peoples and languages in order to build understanding and respect, which will ultimately enhance constructive leadership in the global community.

To learn more about IEW at SF State or watch a special message from U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, visit the IEW website or contact Jay Ward at or ext. 8-1121.

2013 Faculty Research and Creative Activities Retreat
Academic Affairs invites faculty to attend the 2013 Faculty Research and Creative Activities Retreat Jan. 23-24, 2013 in the new J. Paul Leonard Library. The theme is "Innovate and Create," with activities building on the retreat held four years ago.

How-to workshops will be held Jan. 23, while the Jan. 24 schedule will include panels, poster sessions, showcased faculty work and a keynote lecture. Visit for details or to request a room for an affinity/collaborative group meeting. Questions? E-mail

Mental Health First Aid training
The Counseling and Psychological Services Center will host Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) training classes through the winter break and into the spring 2013 semester. In this interactive course, participants will learn methods for assisting someone who may be in the early stages of developing a mental health problem or in a mental health crisis. They will also learn risk factors/warning signs of mental illness and about available interventions and referrals.

This three-session course for faculty and staff is scheduled for Nov. 19 and 20 from 1 to 5 p.m. and Nov. 21 from 9 a.m. to noon. Training will be provided by Sarah Bauer, director of Student Involvement and Career Center, and Shimina Harris, assistant director of Residential Life. To register, send an e-mail to by Nov. 14.

Additional MHFA courses will be announced as they are scheduled. For more information about MHFA, visit the MHFA website at

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:

  • Chair's report
  • Report: standing committee chairs and CSU Senators provide brief updates
  • Employee Assistance Program presentation by Lori Gentles, AVP for Human Resources, Safety and Risk Management
  • Recommendation from the Curriculum Review & Approval Committee regarding a proposed revision to the Sustainable Business Emphasis to a Concentration in Sustainable Business under the MBA, second reading
  • Recommendation from the Curriculum Review & Approval Committee regarding a proposed revision to the BS in Nursing, first reading

Senate meeting dates are posted on the University Calendar and on the Senate website at

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This week in Insiders: Health Education faculty members Professor Erik Peper, Professor Adam Burke, Assistant Professor Jun Wang, Associate Professor Juliana van Olphen, Assistant Professor Emma Sanchez-Vaznaugh, Assistant Professor Richard Harvey, Associate Professor Lisa Moore and Associate Professor Jose Ramon Fernandez-Pena.

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This week in Newsmakers: President Les Wong, Associate Professor of Ethnic Studies and Chair of American Indian Studies Andrew Jolivette and Associate Professor of Public Administration Sheldon Gen.

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392 faculty and staff donors have contributed gifts to the University since July 1, 2011.

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

The 25th Annual Leo D. Stillwell Student Exhibition: 11 a.m., Wednesday-Saturday, Nov. 13 through Dec. 6

Fearless Voyagers: Women Who Challenged the Middle East, 1870-1940: Monday-Friday, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. through Dec. 5

Emily Payne: Last Year of a Rebel: 8 a.m., Monday-Friday through Jan. 15, 2013

Occupation: Economic Justice as a Civil Right in San Francisco, 1963-1964: through Feb. 15, 2013

Fall '12 Veterans Day Observed: No Classes; Offices Closed

Academic Senate: 2 p.m.

Screening of My Perestroika documentary by Robin Hessman: 2:10 p.m.

Lecture: Reading Moby Dick: 5 p.m.

Concert: SF State Vocal Jazz: 7 p.m.

Festival: Chinese Culture Day: 10 a.m.

Recital: Piano students: 1 p.m.

Reading: New American Writing 30: 3 p.m.

Lecture: Sophie Clavier: A Day in the Life of a Diplomat: 1 p.m.

Panel discussion: The 2012 Presidential Election: Issues and Analysis: 4 p.m.

Poetry: Aja Couchois Duncan and Gail Scott: 4:30 p.m.

Concert: Jazz Combos and Afro-Cuban Jazz Ensemble of SF State: 7:30 p.m.

Recital: Piano students: 1 p.m.

Coming Up
Nov. 17: Women's Basketball Hosting Nebraska-Kearney: 2 p.m.

Nov. 17: Poetry: Gail Scott and Norma Cole: 6 p.m.

Nov. 19-21: Recess: No Classes; Campus Open

Nov. 20: Women's Basketball Hosting Sonoma State: 6 p.m.

Nov. 22-23: Thanksgiving Recess: No Classes; Campus Closed

Nov. 26: Recital: Piano students: 1 p.m.

Nov. 26: Lecture: Writers on Writing: Arisa White: 7 p.m.

Nov. 27: Author's Talk: Greg Robinson: 11 a.m.

Nov. 28: Lecture: Pacific Citizens: Larry and Guyo Tajiri and Japanese American Journalism in the Word War II Era: 11 a.m.

Nov. 28: Recital: Piano students: 1 p.m.

Nov. 29: Panel discussion: The 2012 Presidential Election: Issues and Analysis: 4 p.m.

Nov. 29: Concert: New Moves Choreography Showcase: 8 p.m.

Nov. 29: Theatre: Lorenzaccio: 8 p.m.

Nov. 30: Recital: Roger Woodward and his piano students: 1 p.m.

Nov. 30: Basketball Double Header vs. Cal State East Bay: 5:30 p.m.

Nov. 30: Screening: Mrs. Judo: Be Strong, Be Gentle, Be Beautiful: 6 p.m.

Nov. 30: Concert: New Moves Choreography Showcase: 8 p.m.

Nov. 30: Theatre: Lorenzaccio: 8 p.m.

Dec. 1: Basketball Double Header vs. Cal State Monterey Bay: 5:30 p.m.

Dec. 1: Poetry: Alice Notley: 7:30 p.m.

Dec. 1: Concert: San Francisco Wind Ensemble: 7:30 p.m.

Dec. 1: Theatre: Lorenzaccio: 8 p.m.

Dec. 1: Concert: New Moves Choreography Showcase: 8 p.m.

Dec. 2: Theatre: Lorenzaccio: 2 p.m.

Dec. 2: Dance: Village Dancers Children's Concert: 2 p.m.


For more upcoming events, see the University Calendar



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