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Volume 62, Number 18    December 19, 2014         

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CampusMemo publication schedule
CampusMemo will not be published during the winter break. Publication will resume on Jan. 23, 2015. The submissions deadline for that issue will be 5 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 20.

Chancellor's Doctoral Incentive Program 2015-16
The CSU Chancellor's Doctoral Incentive Program is accepting applications, which are due by Feb. 6, 2015. For more information, visit the Doctoral Incentive Program website or contact the SF State program coordinator Angie Mendoza at

Weight loss support group
Faculty and staff who are interested in forming a weight-loss support group, beginning January 2015, should contact Linda Bowles-Adarkwa at or ext. 8-6252.

Women's Association 2015 cruise
The University Women's Association (UWA) has scheduled its 21st scholarship cruise, which will sail June 27, 2015, from Istanbul, Turkey, to Barcelona, Spain. The 14-day Princess Cruise, the "Mediterranean & Aegean Medley," will stop at ports in Greece, Malta, Italy, Sicily, Tunisia and France. Travelers will experience unforgettable and historic sights, spectacular scenery and pristine beaches.

Group prices for the many stateroom categories begin as low as $2,498 per person. One choice is a two-category upgrade from brochure prices, which includes balcony staterooms starting at $3,598 per person, based on double occupancy. Prices include virtually all shipboard entertainment, activities and superb dining venues. While airfare is not included, Princess will offer an air package at a later date.

The cruise is open to all, and membership in the UWA is not required. For every 16 paid passengers, Princess Cruises will return the equivalent of one fare for the Gloria Spencer UWA Scholarship Endowment Fund -- so all aboard for fun and education support. For more information and a detailed flyer, email Lin Ivory or visit the UWA website.


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Holiday giveaway drawing winners announced
Results of the drawing held at the President and First Lady's Holiday Reception have been announced:

  • Erik Rosegard
  • Robert E. Quimbo
  • Barbara Enes
  • Todd Higgins
  • Clay Calder
  • Britnee Poghe
  • Jeanie Wong
  • Caroline Bailer
  • Ben Yang
  • Chi Kuan
  • Nhien Vy
  • Lizett Lopez
  • Nancy Rabolt
  • Connie Carr
  • Josh Singer

Those who have not yet received their prize are asked to contact the Office of the President at ext. 8-1381. The giveaways included lunch for two at the Vista Room and the City Eats Dining Center, gift cards to Stonestown Galleria, cookbooks, ground coffee from Henry's House of Coffee and a SF State hoodie sweatshirt.

Academic Technology Winter Series Institute 2015
All faculty and staff are invited to attend any or all of the Academic Technology (AT) Winter Institutes, Webinar or Boot Camps to explore instructional strategies that enrich courses. Participants will also receive customized support to meet individual teaching needs.

AT Mini-Series

  • Quick Start Webinar: Monday, Jan. 12, from noon to 1 p.m.
  • Gradebook Boot Camp: Tuesday, Jan. 13, from noon to 2 p.m.
  • Video Boot Camp: Friday, Jan. 16, from noon to 2 p.m.

Register for any or all three of the mini-series at

AT Winter Institutes

  • Two-day Winter Institute: Wednesday, Jan. 14, and Thursday, Jan. 15, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (first-time Institute attendees receive priority registration)
  • Quality Online Learning and Teaching (QOLT) Advanced Institute: Tuesday, Jan. 20, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Peer Review Quality Online Learning and Teaching (QOLT) Institute: Wednesday, Jan. 21, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Register for any or all three institutes at

Visit for more information. Email questions to or call ext. 5-5550. Enrollment is limited. SF State faculty who register by Jan. 2, 2015, will receive priority. Lunch and refreshments will be provided.

Faculty Retreat 2015
"Teach to Learn: Making Connections – Building Community"
All faculty are invited to join and participate in the Faculty Retreat 2015 on Thursday, Jan. 22, from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the J. Paul Leonard Library.

Join colleagues for a stimulating day of collaboration and exchange to explore our core values and shared experiences in teaching as it relates to learning and scholarship at SF State.

The program includes:

  • Plenary session
  • Workshops
  • Affinity groups
  • Faculty-student scholarship
  • Author reception

For the retreat program, author submission, registration for specific events and RSVPs for lunch and the reception, go to

For answers to questions, contact the Faculty Retreat 2015 Steering Committee:

  • Sacha Bunge, Dean, Faculty Affairs and Professional Development
  • Troi Carleton, Vice Chair, Academic Senate; Professor, Linguistics
  • Jennifer Summit, Dean, Undergraduate Studies

Distinguished Faculty Awards 2015: Application Deadline is March 16
SF State annually acknowledges outstanding faculty members for their extraordinary, meaningful and lasting contributions in the areas of teaching, professional achievement and service. Honorees receive a $4,000 stipend (pre-tax) for the Excellence in Teaching awards, and a $3,000 stipend (pre-tax) is awarded for both the Excellence in Professional Achievement award and the Excellence in Service award. (Please note: There will be two Excellence in Teaching awards. Individual awards will be offered for Excellence in Teaching for Tenured/Tenure-Track Faculty and Lecturers.)

The awards were first instituted in 2007 and are designed to highlight the tremendous accomplishments of faculty members and to showcase a few examples of the consistently exceptional work of the SF State faculty.

For more information or to download an application, go to

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This week in Insiders: Assistant Professor of Communication Studies Javon Johnson and Professor of Music Theory and Composition and Morrison Artist Series Artistic Director Richard Festinger

Read Insiders:

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This week in Newsmakers: Associate Professor of Health Education and Director of the Welcome Back Initiative José Ramón Fernández-Peña, Professor of History and Director of the Paul K. Longmore Institute on Disability Catherine Kudlick, Director of the Cesar E. Chavez Institute Belinda Reyes, Criminal Justice Lecturer Jim Dudley, Professor and Chair of Management Sally Baack and Professor of Recreation, Parks and Tourism Nina Roberts.

Read Newsmakers:

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We mark the passing of Professor Emerita of Women Studies Chinosole and Professor Emeritus of Music Laszlo Varga.

Read In Memoriam:

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

Shenny Cruces: Keys: through Jan. 5, 2015

Coming Home: A Veteran's Experience: through Jan. 15, 2015


Monday, Dec. 22
Fall '14 Department Meetings

Wednesday, Dec. 24 through Jan. 1, 2015
Winter '15 - Campus Closed. Winter Break

Friday, Jan. 2, 2015
Campus Reopens

Men's Basketball vs. Cal State East Bay: 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, Jan. 3
Men's Basketball vs. Cal State Monterey Bay: 7:30 p.m.

Monday, Jan. 5
Fall '14 Grading Day

Tuesday, Jan. 6
Fall '14 Semester Ends; Grades Due

Monday, Jan. 19
Spring '15 Martin Luther King Jr. Day; No Classes; Offices Closed

Thursday, Jan. 22
Spring '15 Academic Semester Begins

Spring '15 Faculty Development

Friday, Jan. 23
Spring '15 Department Meetings

Wrestling Hosting Embry Riddle: noon

Sunday, Jan. 25
Winter '15 - Grades Available

Monday, Jan. 26
Spring '15 First Day of Instruction


For more upcoming events, see the University Calendar



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