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Volume 60, Number 13    November 5, 2012         

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Adobe Creative Suite presentations
Adobe Education Solutions Consultant Rick Miller will present an overview of Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, Premiere and Acrobat on Wednesday, Nov. 7. The presentations in LIB 121 will be open to faculty, staff and students.
• 8:10 to 9 a.m.: Photoshop CS6; edit digital photos and images
• 9:10 to 10 a.m.: Acrobat Pro; create or convert accessible PDFs
• 10:10 to 11 a.m.: InDesign CS6; create PDFs, publish books, magazines and iOS and Android apps
• 11:10 a.m. to noon: Premiere Pro CS6; edit digital video from a variety of sources

SF State has an agreement with Adobe to provide Creative Suite Web and Design Premium software to faculty, staff and students using campus computer labs. For more information about the Adobe agreement, including how to obtain the software, visit the SF State Creative Suite subscription page. To RSVP for any session, e-mail

Edelman Town Hall meeting
The Marian Wright Edelman Institute invites the campus community to join them Nov. 7 from 4 to 5 p.m. in LIB 222 for an important discussion about the inclusion of children with disabilities in early childhood settings. The discussion will include several inclusion experts:
• Professor of Early Childhood Special Education Marci Hanson
• Assistant Professor in Early Childhood Special Education Amber Friesen
• Program Director for Life Steps Foundation Children and Family Services Cynthia Fong-Wan

To complement the discussion, a segment of the nationally recognized documentary, Including Samuel, will be screened. The documentary describes a family's journey having their child with a disability included in a general education setting. RSVP to

Reading and discussion of recent works
The SF State Bookstore will host a reading and discussion of recent works by the authors Maxine Chernoff, Allen LeBlanc and Sue V. Rosser on Thursday, Nov. 8 at noon in the general books area.
• Professor and Chair of Creative Writing Maxine Chernoff will read from her two most recent poetry collections, Without and To Be Read in the Dark, and from an unfinished manuscript titled A House in Summer.
• Health Equity Institute Professor of Sociology Allen LeBlanc will talk about his current National Institute of Health-funded study, "Minority Stress and Mental Health among Same-Sex Couples," and his long-term interest in the relationship between social stress exposure and health.
• Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Sue V. Rosser will discuss her most recent book based on her work on women in the sciences, Breaking Into the Lab: Engineering Progress for Women in Science, published by New York University Press.
• Dean of Faculty Affairs and Professional Development Sacha Bunge will introduce the speakers and facilitate discussion.

Refreshments will be provided courtesy of the SF State Bookstore.

Meet the new iLearn and join AT's open house
The new iLearn for spring 2013 includes enhancements such as smarter and easier ways to build iLearn courses, use drag-and-drop functionality to quickly add and group related files, engage students and provide feedback on their performance. New shells will be available Tuesday, Nov. 13 for users to get an early start for spring 2013. Learn more at the Academic Technology iLearn website.

Academic Technology will hold an open house for faculty and staff Thursday, Nov. 8, from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. in LIB 240 . The team will demonstrate technology, lead tours of their services and facilities, present the new iLearn and facilitate discussions about how they can support all stages of instruction in the classroom and online.

For more information on the open house and the new iLearn, e-mail, call ext. 5-5550 or visit the Academic Technology website.

Phi Beta Kappa nominations
The Nominations Committee of the SF State chapter of Phi Beta Kappa seeks nominations for the offices of president, vice president, secretary and treasurer. Current officeholders are eligible for nomination for an additional two-year term until spring semester 2015. Those who are interested in serving should contact Patricia Bartscher or Eva Sheppard Wolf by Dec. 1. Questions about officer duties should be directed to the Chapter President Pamela Vaughn.

International Education Week
International Education Week (IEW) 2012, Tuesday, Nov. 13 through Friday, Nov. 16, emphasizes the importance of increasing knowledge and awareness of the world's cultures, peoples and languages. To learn more about IEW 2012, visit the International Education Week website or contact Jay Ward at or ext. 8-1121. To submit a proposal for an activity or event for IEW 2012, complete an IEW event proposal form by Friday, Nov. 2.

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.

Winter Writing Colloquium
The Committee on Written English Proficiency invites faculty to its annual Winter Writing Colloquium on Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in HUM 587. Morning coffee and lunch will be provided.

This year, the topic will be "Managing the Paperload: New Ways of Responding to Student Writing." Amy Conley (Child and Adolescent Development) and Wen Chuang (Academic Technology) will discuss how to use TurnItIn on iLearn, and Mary Soliday (English) will simulate a peer review workshop.

Attendees should RSVP by Jan. 15, 2013 to Mary Soliday and indicate if they wish to reserve lunch. To learn more about writing across the curriculum at SF State, visit

Information Security Awareness contest
Faculty are asked to encourage their students to submit a short video or poster to the EDUCAUSE and Internet2 Higher Education Information Security Council information security awareness contest. Nine cash prizes will be awarded and the winning materials may be used in information security awareness campaigns on campuses across the country. The contest deadline is March 8, 2013. Students should visit the Information Security Awareness contest website for details.


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CSU international program opportunities for faculty
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. Additional information and the application forms are available at the websites below.

Resident Director
The CSU Resident Director positions provide qualified faculty with the opportunity to be a vital part of the special experience of students involved in intercultural learning, develop administrative skills and utilize their international communicative skills in a rewarding professional environment. Faculty from all disciplines are encouraged to apply by the Dec. 1 deadline. Candidates will be interviewed Feb. 21-22, 2013 at the Chancellor's Office in Long Beach.

Four Resident Directors will be needed for 2014-15 in China, France, Italy and Spain. To be eligible, faculty must:

  • Be tenured or tenure-track faculty in a full-time teaching or administrative position (FERP faculty are not eligible)
  • Have the appropriate terminal degree for the candidate's discipline
  • Have the appropriate overseas experience
  • Have appropriate foreign language skills

For more information, go to

The Wang Family Faculty Stipends
The Wang Family Scholarship program will award four annual stipends of $10,000 each to faculty for research or teaching at one of the four designated host universities in mainland China or Taiwan. Eligible faculty must:

  • Be a full-time tenured or tenure track faculty with Ph.D. or appropriate terminal degree
  • Have a formal invitation from one of the designated universities in the Republic of China (Taiwan) or the People's Republic of China
  • Have never been a Wang stipend recipient

Visit 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.

Panel and live election coverage
The campus community is invited to watch national, statewide and Bay Area election returns and enjoy real-time analysis by faculty experts, including Associate Professor of Political Science Francis Neely. This event is part of a course and public lecture series intended to help the campus community and general public better understand the social and public policy issues raised by the 2012 presidential election. Faculty will examine the electoral process and the campaign issues in light of their historical, social, economic, political and cultural context. Joel Kassiola and Kathryn Johnson will facilitate the discussion.

The event will begin at 5 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 6 in the McKenna Theatre of the Fine Arts Building and it will run until 10 p.m. Visit the election panel information page to learn more.

Business ethics examined
SF State's College of Business prepares students to become business leaders who also know how to address social issues in the workplace and their community. That focus on social good will be highlighted from Nov. 5 through 9 during the seventh annual Business Ethics Week, a series of discussions, classroom exercises and presentations on the topics of business ethics and environmental sustainability.

Continue reading about Business Ethics Week on SF State News.

Call for honorary degree nominations
The University Honorary Degree Committee invites the campus community to submit nominations for honorary doctoral degrees to be conferred at the 2013 Commencement ceremony. The nomination deadline is Friday, Nov. 16.

Nominees should be women and men whose lives and significant achievements serve as examples of the CSU's aspirations for its diverse student body. Incumbent elected officials are not eligible. Past SF State honorary degree recipients include: philanthropist Barbro Osher; U.S. Ambassador to Australia and former chair of the CSU Board of Trustees Jeffrey Bleich; co-founder of the Southern Poverty Law Center Morris Dees; SF Giants Hall of Famer and humanitarian Willie Mays; novelist Isabel Allende; Children's Defense Fund founder Marian Wright Edelman; and actor-activist Danny Glover.

Nominations, which are confidential, should be accompanied by a statement about the candidate and brief supporting materials. Send nominations to with the following subject line: "Attn.: Honorary Degree Committee."

Academic Senate
Following is a list of action items from the Oct. 30 Academic Senate meeting:

  • Associate Vice President for Academic Planning and Development Linda Buckley provided a report and engaged in a discussion on the current draft of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) report and upcoming WASC visit
  • Executive Director for the San Francisco Labor Council Tim Paulson provided a brief report and engaged in a discussion on initiatives and partnerships between the Labor Council and SF State, as well as current sentiments around public sector employment
  • Chairs from the various Academic Senate standing committees and CSU Academic Senators provided updates on current work being undertaken
  • Adopted by majority vote the Strategic Issues Committee revisions to the Academic Program Review Committee membership composition, as amended

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

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This week in Insiders: Professor of Health Education and Director of the Institute for Holistic Health Studies Adam Burke, Professor of Health Education Erik Peper, Assistant Professor of Health Education Richard Harvey, Professor and Chair of Health Education Mary Beth Love, Professor Emeritus of History William Issel, Associate Professor of Psychology Chris Wright and Assistant Professor of Urban Studies Jasper Rubin.

Read Insiders:

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This week in Newsmakers: Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs Sue V. Rosser and Assistant Professor of Broadcast and Electronic Communication Arts Grace Provenzano.

Read Newsmakers:

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

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

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

Lecture: Does Business Ethics Pay? And How You Can Know: noon

Master class: ARTefact: noon

Recital: SF State Creative World Ensemble: 1 p.m.

Lecture: Ethical Issues in Marketing and Pricing: 5:30 p.m.

Lecture: Sujatha Jesudason: Feminists Talking Sex Selection, Politics, Language and Parenting: 6 p.m.

Lecture: Writers on Writing: Sarah Riggs: 7 p.m.

Bertrand Lecture: The Embryology of Central Italian Cities: 7:30 p.m.

Poetry: Election Day Reading with Peter Orner and Chanan Tigay: 4:30 p.m.

Panel discussion: The 2012 Presidential Election: Issues and Analysis: 5 p.m.

Lecture: Ethical Issues in Social Media: 6 p.m.

Adobe Photoshop CS6 presentation; edit digital photos and images: 8:10 a.m.

Adobe Acrobat Pro; create or convert accessible PDFs: 9:10 a.m.

GGNRA Mobile Trailhead: 10 a.m.

Adobe InDesign CS6; create PDFs, publish books, magazines and iOS and Android apps: 10:10 a.m.

Adobe Premiere Pro CS6; edit digital video from a variety of sources: 11:10 a.m.

Lecture: Student Ethics Game: noon

Recital: SF State Orchestra: 1 p.m.

Lecture: A Poetry That is Life: 3:10 p.m.

Edelman Town Hall: Inclusion in Early Childhood Settings: 4 p.m.

Lecture: HR & Workplace Diversity: 6 p.m.

Lecture: Empowering Ethics in the Workplace: noon

A Reading and Discussion of Recent Works: noon

Lecture: Ethics in Finance & Banking: 5 p.m.

Lecture: Artist Lecture Series: Travis Somerville: 5 p.m.

Lecture: Global Labor & Workforce Supply Chain Issues: 6 p.m.

Lecture: Social Entrepreneurs Unplugged: 11 a.m.

Master class: Debra Chasnoff: Social Activism and Documentary Film: 6 p.m.

Coming Up
Nov. 10: 2012 San Francisco International Conference on Chanoyu and Tea Cultures: 9 a.m.

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

Nov. 13: Academic Senate: 2 p.m.

Nov. 13: Screening of My Perestroika documentary by Robin Hessman: 2:10 p.m.

Nov. 13: Lecture: Reading Moby Dick: 5 p.m.

Nov. 13: Concert: SF State Vocal Jazz: 7 p.m.

Nov. 14: Festival: Chinese Culture Day: 10 a.m.

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

Nov. 14: Reading: New American Writing 30: 3 p.m.

Nov. 15: Lecture: Sophie Clavier: A Day in the Life of a Diplomat: 1 p.m.

Nov. 15: Panel discussion: The 2012 Presidential Election: Issues and Analysis: 4 p.m.

Nov. 15: Poetry: Aja Couchois Duncan and Gail Scott: 4:30 p.m.

Nov. 15: Concert: Jazz Combos and Afro-Cuban Jazz Ensemble of SF State: 7:30 p.m.

Nov. 16: Recital: Piano students: 1 p.m.

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

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

For more upcoming events, see the University Calendar



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