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Volume 60, Number 9    October 8, 2012         

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Free flu vaccinations
The Student Health Service will offer free flu vaccines for SF State students, staff and faculty on Monday, Oct. 8 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Walgreens Pharmacy is providing the 200 free vaccines and staff for this vaccination clinic at the Student Health Service.

Retirement planning workshops
Human Resources invites CalPERS members who are within five years of retiring to attend a retirement planning workshop on how retirement benefits are calculated, ways to maximize retirement benefits, the steps that need to be taken prior to retiring and the retirement application process. A workshop will be held Oct. 9 in ADM 560. MyCalPERS login and password are required to register for a workshop online or call (888) 225-7377 to enroll by phone. A limited number of one-on-one meetings with a CalPERS retirement specialist are available after the workshop. More information is available under the "What's New" section of the Human Resources website.

Curriculum Review and Approval Committee
On Oct. 9, the Curriculum Review and Approval Committee will review two proposals in second reading: 1) a proposal from the College of Business to create a concentration in general business under the B.S. in business administration, and 2) a proposal for a new College of Business undergraduate certificate in commercial real estate. Both proposals will be posted on the Curriculum Development website:

Campus Recreation faculty/staff memberships
The Campus Recreation Department has faculty/staff memberships available for those interested in using the pool and strength and conditioning room, or who want to participate in a Group X class. Campus Recreation has added new programs, such as functional fitness, private swim lessons and wellness workshops. Visit for more information or to sign-up.

Volunteer for Discovery Day at RTC
The Romberg Tiburon Center (RTC) seeks volunteers to help with the Discovery Day open house on Sunday, Oct. 21 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The public event offers fun-filled activities, such as science exploration, art events and touch tanks. Volunteers will receive a Discovery Day T-shirt and a box lunch for working three-hour shifts, from either 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. or 1:30 - 4:30 p.m. Volunteers must be 18 or older and can be staff, students, faculty or their friends and family. Visit the RTC website for more details and to sign up.

Feed a Feral Cat Day
National Feral Cat Day is Tuesday, Oct. 16. To support the campus cats, bring unopened cans or bags of cat food to Academic Technology Media and Equipment Distribution and Support in room 85 of the Library. All donations will be used to feed the campus cats. Contact committee members Brigid Duffy or Jeanie Scott for more information.

Spring textbook orders
The SFSU Bookstore is accepting textbook orders for Spring 2013. They ask faculty to submit orders by Oct. 22. Once again, departments and colleges that get 90 percent or more of their orders in by Oct. 22 will benefit from the rewards program. To facilitate ordering, a new online adoption tool has been added. The "online adoptions" link to the tool can be found on the bookstore website at under "Faculty Services" section at the bottom of the page.


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Time running out for free disaster preparedness training Oct. 9, 16
Faculty, staff and students are invited to attend a free Neighborhood Emergency Response Team (NERT) training provided by the San Francisco Fire Department. The free, two-day course will be held Tuesday, Oct. 9 at Seven Hills Conference Center and Tuesday, Oct. 16 at Towers Conference Center. Both classes run from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

The intensive disaster preparedness training will include hands-on instruction in search and rescue, disaster triage, extinguishing fires and how to prepare your home and workplace for emergencies. Those who complete the course will receive a certificate and NERT identification badge.

Register online at or call (415) 970-2024. To learn more about campus emergency preparedness, visit or contact Gayle Orr-Smith in the SF State Office of Emergency Preparedness at or ext. 8-1046.

International Education Week 2012
The Division of International Education and the Office of International Programs invite the campus community to celebrate International Education Week (IEW) 2012 from Tuesday, Nov. 13 through Friday, Nov. 16. Sponsored by the U.S. Departments of State and Education, IEW 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. If you would like to submit a proposal for an activity or event for IEW 2012, complete an Event Proposal Form by Friday, Nov. 2.

Gator men's basketball to face USF in exhibition opener Oct. 27
The SF State men's basketball team will travel to the Hilltop on Saturday, Oct. 27 for a 7 p.m. exhibition game with the University of San Francisco (USF) Dons. Admission to this game is free to everyone.

Prior to the game, there will be an alumni, family and friends reception in the University Crossroads Café on the USF campus beginning at 6 p.m. For more information on the reception, contact the SF State Alumni Association at (415) 338-2217. To follow the SF State Gators, visit

All University Sustainability Committee call for faculty nominations
Nominations are being accepted for two of the four faculty positions on the All University Sustainability Committee. Nominations may be made by faculty, staff, students, co-workers or by self-nomination and they should include information regarding the nominee's experience and commitment to sustainability. Send nominations to Barbara Holzman at by Oct. 19 and they will be forwarded to the Academic Senate Chair for consideration. Appointments are for two years each. Information on the committee and its members can be found at

Screening of First Generation, feature length film
The SF State Student Success/Graduation Initiative, in conjunction with the CSU Chancellor's Office, will host a screening of the film, First Generation, that follows four first-generation students navigating college and provides good insight into the challenges that these students face. For more information on the film, go to

The event will begin with introductions by President Wong and Provost Rosser and will conclude with a discussion facilitated by Jeff Gold of the Chancellor's Office. Admission is free and all faculty and staff are invited, but due to limited seating people will be admitted on a first-come, first-served basis. Join your colleagues for an in-depth look at who our students are and how we might best help them to succeed.

First Generation will be screened Oct. 29, from 2 to 4:30 p.m. in the August Coppola Theatre, Fine Arts Building.

Academic Senate
Following is a list of action items from the Oct. 2 Academic Senate meeting:

  • Chairs from the various standing committees provided updates on their work in progress
  • Vice President for Administration and Finance and CFO Nancy Hayes reported on the state of the campus budget and the effect of possible ballot initiative outcomes
  • Associate Director of International Programs Jay Ward reported on planned events for International Education Week Nov. 13-16 and issued a call for programs
  • California Faculty Association Chapter President Wei Ming Dariotis reported on recent accomplishments and current work
  • Amended and approved by majority vote the Online Education Policy (F12-264) proposed by the Curriculum Review and Approval Committee

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

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This week in Insiders: Associate Professor of Anthropology James Quesada, Associate Professor of Biology Vance T. Vredenburg, Professor of Holistic Health Erik Peper, Professor of Kinesiology David Anderson and Professor of Kinesiology Mi-Sook Kim.

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This week in Newsmakers: Associate Professor of Geography and Human Environmental Studies Jason Henderson and Professor of International Relations Andrei Tsygankov.

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In Memoriam
We mark the passing of Professor Emerita of Psychology Norma Louise McCoy and Professor Emerita of Classics Barbara McLauchlin.

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Out of Print: A celebration of the book in honor of Banned Books Week: Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. through Oct. 11

Faculty Art Exhibition 2012: 11 a.m., Wednesday-Saturday through Oct. 18

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

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

Free Flu Vaccines at Student Health: 10 a.m.

Recital: Alexander String Quartet and Andreas Werz, piano: 1 p.m.

Lecture: Robert Hurwitt: The Art of Theatre Criticism: 3 p.m.

CREGS Seminar Series presents Andrew J. Jolivette, Indian Blood: Mixed-Race Gay Men, Transgender People and HIV: 6 p.m.

Lecture: Writers on Writing: Peter Orner: 7 p.m.

Emergency Preparedness Training: 8 a.m.

Talk: The Battle of Adwa: 11 a.m.

Information Session: Osher Lifelong Learning Institute: noon

Recital: Jazz Band: 1 p.m.

Lecture: In-Gallery Talk: Lewis deSoto, Matt Lipps, Julia Marshall: noon

Faculty Preview: Osher Lifelong Learning Institute: 2 p.m.

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

Poetry: David Abel and Chris Daniels: 4:30 p.m.

Lecture: Artist Lecture Series: Amir H. Fallah: 5 p.m.

Video: HardtHaven Children's Home and United: 7 p.m.

Theatre: One-Act Fringe: 8 p.m.

MGSA Greek Language Pedagogy Workshop: 2 p.m.

Volleyball Hosting Humboldt State: 7 p.m.

Theatre: One-Act Fringe: 8 p.m.

Coming Up
Oct. 13: Volleyball Hosting Cal Poly Pomona: 7 p.m.

Oct. 13: Theatre: One-Act Fringe: 8 p.m.

Oct. 14: Theatre: One-Act Fringe: 2 p.m.

Oct. 14: Pre-concert talk: Morrison Artists Series: Jasper String Quartet: 2 p.m.

Oct. 14: Concert: Morrison Artists Series: Jasper String Quartet: 3 p.m.

Oct. 15: Master class: Jasper String Quartet: noon

Oct. 15: Lecture: Writers on Writing: Jim Nelson: 7 p.m.

Oct. 16: Emergency Preparedness Training: 8 a.m.

Oct. 16: Emergency Notification System Test: 12:30 p.m.

Oct. 16: Academic Senate: 2 p.m.

Oct. 16: Performance by Ross Daly and Kelly Thoma: lecture and demonstration: 7:30 p.m.

Oct. 17: Recital: Chamber Music Ensembles: 1 p.m.

Oct. 18: The Great California ShakeOut Earthquake Drill: 10:10 a.m.

Oct. 18: Lecture: In-Gallery Talk: Paula Levine, Francisco Perez, Susan Belau: noon

Oct. 18: Open House: Paul K. Longmore Institute on Disability: noon

Oct. 18: Panel discussion: The 2012 Presidential Election: Issues and Analysis: 4 p.m.

Oct. 18: Poetry: Maxine Hong Kingston and Sean Mclain Brown: 4:30 p.m.

Oct. 18: Lecture: Artist Lecture Series: Tracey Snelling: 5 p.m.

Oct. 18: Recital: Chamber Music Ensembles: 7 p.m.

Oct. 18: Theatre: One-Act Fringe: 8 p.m.

Oct. 19: Men's Soccer vs. Cal St. Monterey Bay: 12:30 p.m.

Oct. 19: Recital: Sylvia Cuenca Jazz Trio: 1 p.m.

Oct. 19: Women's Soccer vs. Cal St. Monterey Bay: 3 p.m.

Oct. 19: Lecture: TESOL Talk: Marnie Holborow: 3 p.m.

Oct. 19: Theatre: One-Act Fringe: 8 p.m.

For more upcoming events, see the University Calendar



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