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Volume 61, Number 13    November 12, 2013         

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Become a Safe Zone ally
The SF State Safe Zone program seeks faculty, staff and administrators to become Safe Zone allies for the campus LGBTQ community. The Safe Zone program fosters a safe campus environment through a support network for people of all gender and sexual identities. Safe zone allies are active and visible volunteers open to talking to members of the LGBTQ community in a safe and supportive environment. To become a safe zone ally, interested volunteers must attend the training session on Friday, Dec. 6 from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Breakfast refreshments and a light lunch will be provided. Contact Rick Nizzardini at or ext. 5-4415 for further details about the training. Visit the Safe Zone website for more information.

Annual Health Fitness Expo
The Village Fitness Center invites the campus community to its eighth annual Health Fitness Expo on Tuesday, Nov. 19 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the courtyard outside of Building A, in front of The Village Fitness Center. Participants can meet vendors, enjoy music, snacks and giveaways, as well as learn about the health benefits of fitness and physical activity. For more information, e-mail Mark Penacerrada.

CalPERS 2013 Annual Member Statements
The CalPERS 2013 Annual Member Statements (AMS) for active members are available online. The shift to online delivery of AMS is part of CalPERS efforts to reduce costs and support a green community.

Employees can access their AMS online by logging in to their CalPERS account at The AMS will include the member's accumulated service, a breakdown of contributions and interest, name of employer(s) and retirement formula(s) as of June 30, 2013. CalPERS has also provided this information to members in the fall issue of the CalPERS PERSpective newsletter, as well as on Facebook, Twitter and Google+. Employees who wish to continue to receive a paper copy should contact the CalPERS Customer Contact Center at (888) 225-7377.

Questions should be directed to the appropriate benefits representative in Human Resources.

CSU International Program seeks resident directors
The CSU Chancellor's Office is now accepting faculty applications for four international program resident directors who will each serve full-time for 12 months in China, France, Italy and Spain.

Applications, including references, must be received in the Office of International Programs by Dec. 1. Personal interviews of the finalists will be conducted at the Chancellor's Office in Long Beach Feb. 20-21, 2014; applicants must be available on any of these dates for an interview to be considered for an appointment.

For more information, visit the CSU International Program Web page. Questions? Contact Associate Professor of Social Work Jocelyn Hermoso, the SF State representative to the CSU Academic Council for International Programs, at or ext. 8-6187.

One-on-One with Provost Sue Rosser
Interested faculty are invited to make a 10-15 minute appointment with Provost Rosser to talk about their interests, research, community service, creative projects, etc. An office hour will be scheduled each week to accommodate several individual faculty appointments. Contact Candice Piper in the Provost's Office at or ext. 8-1141 to schedule an appointment.

Frieda Lee retirement celebration, Dec. 6
The campus community is invited to honor and say farewell to Frieda Lee, director of Student Outreach Services (SOS), on Friday, Dec. 6 from 4 to 6 p.m. in Jack Adams Hall, Cesar Chavez Student Center. Lee has worked at SF State for 40 years: 10 years as a Kinesiology faculty member followed by 30 years in SOS. She is a veteran of numerous Sneak Previews, Southern California receptions, high school and community college counselor conferences, and many other events created to reach out to future students at the University. Her boundless enthusiasm and dedication have led generations of students to SF State.

RSVP by Dec. 2 to Stacy Gin or Agnes Barin Participants are encouraged to make a $10 donation for food and gift; checks should be made payable to Stacy Gin and sent to her in SSB 106.

ORSP Research Methods classes this week
Each week, the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (ORSP) offers a series of courses to 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. Classes scheduled for the upcoming week include:

• Funding Searches Using the Sponsored Programs Information Network (SPIN) Database, Nov. 12
• Writing Successful Grants, Nov. 14
• Responsible Conduct of Research, Nov. 14
• Building the NEH Grant Proposal, Nov. 15
• Grant Proposals to the U.S. Department of Education, Nov. 15
• NIH AREA (R15) Grants: How to Write Them, and Yes, You Can Get Them, Nov. 22


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International Education Week 2013 this week
The campus community is invited to join the annual International Education Week celebration that emphasizes the importance of the world's cultures, peoples and languages. The U.S. departments of State and Education sponsor this event. Learn more at the International Education Week 2013 website or contact Jay Ward at or ext. 8-1121. Activities for each day may be found on the University Web Calendar.

Monte named University registrar
Following a search, Renee Monte was appointed University registrar, effective Oct. 31. During the search, Monte served as interim registrar and had previously served as the associate registrar since 2001. Monte has more than 33 years of experience working with youth -- 26 of them at SF State, where she earned both her B.A. in Health Education and her M.A. in Business Administration.

Taste of the Bay this Wednesday
The 17th annual Taste of the Bay gourmet food tasting will be held Wednesday, Nov. 13 in the Julia Morgan Ballroom on the 16th floor of the historic Merchants Exchange Building at 465 California Street, San Francisco. The event will feature hors d'oeuvres, tastings of wine, beer and spirits and a featured mixology demonstration from David Nepove, president of the United States Bartenders Guild.

Faculty and staff tickets -- available for the discounted price of $100 -- may be purchased up to the night of the event. For more information, contact David Fierberg, assistant director of Development for the College of Business, at or ext. 5-3966.

Dean of Undergraduate Studies candidates to visit campus
The final two candidates selected to interview for the position of Dean of Undergraduate Studies will visit campus this week. All members of the campus community are invited to attend presentations to hear each candidate speak about a "Specific Emerging Issue or Opportunity for Undergraduate Education." Presentations will be held in LIB 244 followed by a reception in LIB 286.

  • Wednesday, Nov. 13, 3-4:15 p.m.: Matthew Taylor, associate vice president for Academic Affairs and associate dean of Undergraduates, Rice University, Houston, Texas
  • Thursday, Nov. 14, 3:15-4:30 p.m.: Angela Haddad, associate dean for Academic Programs, School of Arts and Sciences, Hunter College, NY

University increases Daly City BART Shuttle service
SF State has increased the number of shuttles that provide service between the Daly City BART Station and campus. Two shuttles have been added to ease the commute: one during the day and the other in the evenings. The increased service will result in three additional shuttle runs between BART and campus each hour.

More than 20 percent of SF State commuters take BART to and from Daly City Station as a part of their commute, so the SF State shuttle program provides a critical connection between the campus and the station for these commuters. For more information, visit

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 from 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 Academic Policies Committee regarding the proposed Academic Freedom Policy, first reading
  • Recommendation from the Academic Policies Committee regarding proposed revisions to S11-255, Section II.B, Minimum Grade Requirement in all Basic Skills courses (Areas A1-3; B4) in General Education, first reading
  • Recommendation from the Faculty Affairs Committee regarding revisions to the Policy on Temporary Faculty, #F99-160, first reading

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 Cinema Julian Hoxter, Professor of Cinema Jan Millsapps, Assistant Professor of Cinema Ben Ridgway, Professor of Cinema Britta Sjogren, Assistant Professor of Communication Studies Samuel McCormick and Assistant Professor of Social Work Rashmi Gupta.

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This week in Newsmakers: Dean of the College of Ethnic Studies Kenneth Monteiro and Africana Studies Lecturer Dave "Davey D" Cook.

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

The 26th annual Leo D. Stillwell Student Exhibition: Nov. 12 - Dec. 5

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

Fall '13 Veterans Day: No Classes; Offices Closed

International Lunches at the Vista Room: noon

Chinese Culture Day: noon

Women's Basketball vs. Pacific Union: 5 p.m.

Screening: Electronic Media and Social Justice: 5:30 p.m.

International Lunches at the Vista Room: noon

CultureFest Celebration: noon

Panel: A Day in the Life of a Diplomat: 12:30 p.m.

Recital: Piano students of Victoria Neve: 1:10 p.m.

Reception: President's Reception for International Students & Scholars: 2:30 p.m.

Concert: Contemporary chamber music: 7 p.m.

International Lunches at the Vista Room: noon

Workshop: H-1b/U.S. Permanent Residency: 1p.m.

Lecture: Tribute to Jayne Cortez featuring Robin D.G. Kelley, in conversation with Justin Desmangles: 4:30 p.m.

Concert: Classical guitar students: 7 p.m.

International Lunches at the Vista Room: noon

Recital: Almir Cortes, Brazilian instrumental music: 1:10 p.m.

Master class: Almir Cortes, Brazilian instrumental music: 2 p.m.

Master class: Morrison Chamber Music Center: St. Petersburg String Quartet with Mack McCray, piano: 2:10 p.m.

Concert: Harvest Concert: 8 p.m.

Coming Up
Nov. 16: Tea Ceremony Conference: Second Ocha Zanmai: 2013 San Francisco International Conference on Chanoyu and Tea Cultures: 6:30 p.m.

Nov. 16: Concert: San Francisco Wind Ensemble: 7:30 p.m.

Nov. 17: Lecture: Morrison Chamber Music Center: St. Petersburg String Quartet with Mack McCray, piano, Pre-Concert Talk: 2 p.m.

Nov. 17: Concert: Morrison Artists Series: St. Petersburg String Quartet with Mack McCray, piano: 3 p.m.

Nov. 18: Recital: Classical voice students: 1:10 p.m.

Nov. 18: Lecture: Writers on Writing: Anhvu Buchanan and Roxane Johnson: 7 p.m.

Nov. 19: Women's Basketball vs. Holy Names: 5 p.m.

Nov. 20: Concert: Jazz Combos: 7:30 p.m.

Nov. 22: Volleyball Hosting Cal State East Bay: 7 p.m.

Nov. 22: Concert: Opera Workshop presents Benjamin Britten: 7:30 p.m.

Nov. 23: Volleyball Hosting Cal St. Monterey Bay: 7 p.m.

Nov. 24: Film: The SF State of Cinema: Shorts from SFSU Alumni: noon

Nov. 24: Wrestling Hosting Cal Poly San Luis Obispo: 1 p.m.


For more upcoming events, see the University Calendar



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