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Volume 61, Number 16    December 9, 2013         

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CampusMemo winter schedule
Two more issues of CampusMemo will be published in December before the start of winter break: Dec. 16 and 23. CampusMemo will resume regular weekly publication with the start of the spring 2014 semester on Jan. 27, 2014.

Celebrating JoAnn Perryman
The campus community is invited to a festive open house from 3 to 5 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 13 in HUM 587, to bid farewell and bon voyage to Administrative Support Coordinator JoAnn Perryman and to thank her for her 40-plus years of service to SF State and the Classics and Comparative & World Literature departments.

Children's Campus openings
The Children’s Campus at SF State has a few openings for preschool-age children (3 to 5-year-olds) beginning in January 2014. The second semester begins Monday, Jan. 6. Openings include Monday-Friday, Monday-Wednesday-Friday and Tuesday-Thursday opportunities.

In addition to the current vacancies, staff and faculty who want to enroll their infant, toddler or preschooler for the 2014-15 program year are encouraged to signup on the online wait list as soon as possible. Children will be selected for 2014-15 enrollment based on wait list date order. For more information or to access the online waitlist, visit the Children's Campus website, e-mail, call ext. 5-0411or visit the center on North State Drive at Lake Merced Boulevard.

Campus Cat chow volunteers needed
For nearly 40 years, the SF State Campus Cat Committee has fed the small, friendly cat population on campus, and volunteers are needed to continue the tradition. Volunteers choose a weekday or a once-a-month weekend rotation and one of three feeding sites. Food is provided. The greatest need is volunteers for feeding, particularly on weekends. Donations are also sought for food and veterinarian bills. Other ways to help include cat food runs, accepting cash and in-kind donations and scheduling volunteers. For further information, contact Irene Donner by e-mail at or by telephone at ext. 8-2521.

Coming soon: new U.S. Bank perk at work
Beginning Jan. 21, 2014, U.S. Bank will offer the SF State community the convenience of a new, full-service branch at the Village at Centennial Square (Building C). Stay tuned for more details and exclusive SF State discounts and services.

Upcoming ORSP Research Methods classes
The ongoing Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (ORSP) Research Methods courses help faculty hone their research skills. For more information, schedule and registration instructions, visit the ORSP Research Methods Course Web page. Some classes require reservations in advance. Upcoming classes include:

• Edelman Town Hall on Ethics of Research with Children, Dec 11
• Methodological and Multivariate Analysis (MAMA) Support Group, Jan. 6, 2014, noon-1 p.m., LIB 286


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Faculty Retreat 2014: "Create and Collaborate"
Thursday, January 23; 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
J. Paul Leonard Library

Faculty are invited to engage with their colleagues about their scholarship and creative works at this year's Faculty Retreat. The program includes: affinity groups, panel on how to manage collaborations, poster session, book author reception, and a new campus arts and lectures series: conversations with faculty about creative works.

Submissions for books, posters, creative works, and affinity groups are now being accepted on the Faculty Retreat 2014 website:

Submissions deadline: Thursday, Dec. 12.

Register for the January 2014 WAC Conference
The Northern California Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC) Conference will be held Friday, Jan. 24, 2014 in the J. Paul Leonard Library from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and will include light refreshments in the morning.

Conference workshops will showcase best practices from across disciplines for integrating writing into all facets of the curriculum. Register online for the free conference. For more information, visit or e-mail Mary Soliday.

Engineering students get lessons in leadership
Five SF State students were invited to the Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement Student Leadership Conference held in San Diego in October, where they connected with industry representatives and polished their leadership skills.

Read more at SF State News:

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: brief updates
  • Recommendation from the Academic Policies Committee regarding the proposed summer calendar for 2014, first reading
  • Recommendation from the Academic Policies Committee regarding the proposed All-University Online Education Committee, first reading
  • Recommendation from the Strategic Issues Committee report on the Formal Grievance and Informal Complaint Processes for Faculty and Staff at SF State, and resolution to accept the report, first reading

Distinguished Faculty Awards nominations sought
The Academic Senate acknowledges outstanding faculty each year for their extraordinary, meaningful and lasting contributions in the areas of teaching, professional achievement and service. The Distinguished Faculty Award categories are:

  • Excellence in Teaching
  • Professional Achievement and Growth
  • Community Service

Faculty who are interested in applying or would like to nominate a colleague are asked to review the application process and candidate criteria on the Academic Senate website, as well as the Faculty Honors and Awards policy page.

The Academic Senate office (ADM 551) will accept nomination packets until 4 p.m., Friday, March 14, 2014. One nomination packet must be completed for each person being nominated. Questions? E-mail or call the Academic Senate office at 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 Professor of Women and Gender Studies Evren Savci, Associate Professor of Political Science Nicole Watts, Turkish Studies Lecturer David Selim Sayers, Assistant Professor of Recreation, Parks, & Tourism Jackson Wilson and Professor of Design and Industry Martin Linder.

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This week in Newsmakers: Professor and Chair of the Cinema Department Daniel Bernardi, Associate Professor and Director of Labor Studies John Logan, Senior Director of Strategic Technology Joellen Fung and Professor of Political Science Aaron Belkin.

Read Newsmakers:

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

Egypt-Greece-Rome: Commerce, Colonies and Conquests Across the Ancient Mediterranean: through Dec. 10

Striking Images: San Francisco State in 1968: through Dec. 20

Toru Sugita: Bay Area Lines and Shadows: through Jan. 15, 2014

Recital: Jassen Todorov, violin, and Roger Woodward, piano: 1:10 p.m.

Recital: Chamber music ensembles: 7 p.m.

Lecture: Writers on Writing: Alice Jones and Rusty Morrison: 7 p.m.

The Many Sounds of Christmas: 7 p.m.

Theatre: Fringe Goes Long: Mediapocalypse: 7 p.m.

Recital: Chamber music ensembles: 7 p.m.

Recital: SF State Orchestra: 1:10 p.m.

Women's Basketball vs. William Jessup: 5 p.m.

Concert: SF State Wind Ensemble performs Star Wars: 7:30 pm.

Theatre: A Chorus Line: 8 p.m.

Recital: Schola Civilis: 1:10 p.m.

Women's Basketball vs. Sonoma State: 5:30 p.m.

Theatre: Fringe Goes Long: Adaptation of The Glass Essay: 7 p.m.

Theatre: A Chorus Line: 8 p.m.

Coming Up
Dec. 14: Theatre: A Chorus Line: 8 p.m.

Dec. 15: Theatre: A Chorus Line: 2 p.m.

Dec. 16: Fall '13 Last Day of Classes

Dec. 16: Lecture: Writers on Writing: Dodie Bellamy and Steven Seidenberg: 7 p.m.

Dec. 17: Fall '13 Final Exams begin

Dec. 18: Theatre: Fringe Goes Long: Under Some Other Heaven: 7 p.m.

Dec. 19: Theatre: Fringe Goes Long: The M. Documents: 7 p.m.

Dec. 23: Winter '14 J1 Session Instruction Begins (actual start dates may vary by class)

Dec. 25-Jan. 1, 2014: Winter '14 Campus Closed. Winter Break

Dec. 25-Jan. 1, 2014: Winter '14 J1 (fully-online and hybrid) classes remain in session during campus closure for holidays. The SF State library is available electronically

Dec. 25-Jan. 22, 2014: Winter '14 J2 Session Instruction

Jan. 2: Winter '14 J2 Session Instruction Begins

Jan. 3: Fall '13 Grading Day

Jan. 3: Wrestling Hosting Mercyhurst College: 3 p.m.


For more upcoming events, see the University Calendar



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