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April 2

Volume 48, No.27
Final finalist for undergrad studies dean In memory of Charles Jackson 'Racial Violence on Trial'
Academic Senate agenda 'STAR' staffers Extended deadline for committee nominations
DRC celebrates Health fair tomorrow Are you aware of AIDS?
Regalia time Info on info technology Health starts now!
Ask Apple Enrollment for new benefit Spring cleaning
Notes and reminders SFSU Course Section: Fall 1989-Present

Final finalist for undergrad studies dean

James A. Anderson, the final candidate for the dean of undergraduate studies posi-tion to visit SFSU, will be on campus today and tomorrow. His presentation and recep-tion will be held today from 4 to 5:30 p.m. in the University Club. Anderson is the vice provost in the Division of Undergraduate Affairs at North Carolina State University.

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In memory of Charles Jackson

A celebration of the life of Charles Jackson, who directed the News Watch project at SFSU’s Center for Integration and Improvement of Journalism last year, will be held April 10 at 6 p.m. in Knuth Hall.

Jackson, who was a lecturer and adviser in the Journalism Department and previously worked in the University's Office of Public Affairs as news bureau manager, died March 7 at age 55.

The memorial begins at 6 p.m. with a musical tribute followed by the program at 6:30 p.m.

The Robert C. Maynard Institute for Journalism Education in Oakland has created a fellowship in memory of Jackson. For more information about contributing to the Charles Jackson Fellowship, call (510) 891-9202.

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'Racial Violence on Trial'

Christopher Waldrep, who holds the Jamie and Phyllis Pasker Chair in History at SFSU, will present the inaugural Pasker Chair Lecture on "Racial Violence on Trial: Our Legal War Against Hate" this Wednesday at 4 p.m. at the Seven Hills Conference Center.

The lecture is free and open to the public.

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Academic Senate agenda

The Academic Senate will meet tomorrow from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Nob Hill Room of the Seven Hills Conference Center. Agenda items include: elections for faculty representatives to senate committees, proposed revisions to the legal nurse consultant academic certificate program (LNC), a proposed revision of the bachelor of science in health science, a proposed academic affairs faculty recruitment and hiring handbook, and a report from College of Education Dean Jacob Perea.

There will also be a discussion of Chancellor Charles Reed's proposal that the CSU offer a doctorate in education. The discussion will begin no later than 3:30 p.m. and may begin earlier. All faculty are welcome.

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'STAR' staffers

The Office of Human Resources is kicking off a program to recognize outstanding contributions by SFSU staff members with a request for nominations.

Each month, a Service and Teamwork Award Recognition (STAR) Program winner will receive a free reserved parking spot on campus for one month or the equivalent in public-transportation expenses, a gift certificate for four full lunches at a campus restaurant of the winner's choice, a thank you letter from President Robert A. Corrigan, and an article in a University publication and on the University's Web site.

The program is open to most staff members who have temporary, probationary or per-manent positions at SFSU. The program is accepting nominations now and will present its first award in May. Staff, faculty, supervisors and students may make nominations.

The STAR program will be administered by the Human Resources Professional Development unit with nominations and selection conducted by the 10-member STAR Program Committee, which will be made up of representatives from all areas of the University. Winners will be selected at random from all eligible nominees.

Each year, the committee will select a staff member for the STAR of the Year Award from the previous 12 STAR of the Month winners. The STAR of the Year winner will receive season tickets to College of Creative Arts performances, honors at a University STAR reception and a $500 cash bonus.

Nomination forms and guidelines are available in the Office of Human Resources in ADM 252 or on the Web at

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Extended deadline for committee nominations

During tomorrow's Academic Senate meeting, the Senate will elect faculty representatives to the: Academic Affirmative Action Committee; Alumni Association Board; All-University Teacher Education Committee; Campus Safety Committee; Children's Center Advisory Board; Center for the Enhancement of Teaching-Board of Directors; Educational Technology Advisory Committee; Franciscan Shops-Board of Directors; Graduate Council; Professional Development Council; Student Center Governing Board; and Students, Faculty and Staff with Disabilities Committee.

Nominations for faculty representation to the committees will be accepted until 5 p.m. today. Nominations may be submitted to the Academic Senate Office (ADM 551) or to Contact the Academic Senate Office for more information at EXT 8-7105.

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DRC celebrates silver anniversary

The Disability Resource Center (DRC) at SFSU will hold a series of events this month to celebrate its 25th anniversary:

Today: The DRC will sponsor a teleconference titled "Psychological Disabilities on Campus: What You Need to Know" from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in AV 36 of the J. Paul Leonard Library. Advance registration is necessary due to limited seating. To register, call Deidre Defreese at EXT 8-6356.

Tomorrow: A symposium on disability studies and the humanities, titled "What's Disability Got To Do With It?," will be held from 9 to 11:30 a.m. in the Rosa Parks Room of the Cesar Chavez Student Center and will be moderated by Paul Longmore, SFSU professor of history and director of SFSU's Institute on Disability. In addition, Mairian Corker of the University of Lancashire will give a talk on "Disability: The Unwelcome Ghost at the Banquet … and the Conspiracy of Norma Lity." Other symposium participan ts include UC Davis history Associate Professor Catherine Kudlick and UC Berkeley English Associate Professor Susan Schweik. For more information, call EXT 8-3382.

Wednesday, April 18: Catherine Campisi, director of the California Department of Rehabilitation, will give the DRC anniversary celebration's keynote speech at noon in Jack Adams Hall of the Student Center. Campisi will present "Hiring Personnel with Disabilities: A Value-Added Experience." The program also includes a historical dramatization on the treatment of people with disabilities during slavery by oral historian Afi-Tiombe Kambon and a performance on facing life with a visible disability by Terri Tate and David Roache.

Throughout April, DRC also will show a display about its history and services on the first floor of the Library. For more information about any of the events, call EXT 8-2472.

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Health fair tomorrow

The African American Community Health Fair will be held tomorrow from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Malcolm X Plaza.

The campus community is invited for an array of free health screenings, including sickle-cell trait testing and diabetes screen-ing. There will also be free food and the chance to donate blood.

At 12:30 p.m., poet Wanna Wright will share her story of how she has dealt with breast cancer. The first round of the Health Poetry Slam will be held at 1 p.m. Poetry Slam entrance forms can be picked up at the Student Center Info Desk. Finally, a screening of the African American film series will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. in Jack Adams Hall.

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Are you aware of AIDS?

This year's Multicultural AIDS Awareness Day will be held this Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Malcolm X Plaza, the quad and in Jack Adams Hall. The event will feature the world-famous Latexhibition, music, dance, films, speakers and area community organizations.

In addition, the Health Poetry Slam finals will be held at 1 p.m. on Malcolm X Plaza.

Event co-sponsors include Alpha Phi Omega, the AIDS Coordinating Committee and EROS, with support from Associated Students, the Cesar Chavez Student Center, Office of Student Affairs and other student organizations. For details, call EXT 8-7339.

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Regalia time

All faculty members who plan to participate in this year's Commencement may reserve their academic apparel at the SFSU Bookstore.

Please call the administration office at EXT 8-2665 or stop by Mezzanine 113C of the Cesar Chavez Student Center. Office hours are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. All orders must be placed by Friday, April 13. All late orders will be assessed a $15 second-day air charge or a $30 next-day air charge depending on how late the order is placed. On-time orders will be ready for pickup Monday, May 14.

For more information, please call Kristin Symes at EXT 8-2064.

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Info on info technology

The campus community is invited to SFSU's first campus-wide IT (Information Technology) Day on Tuesday, April 24, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the quad.

The day's events and activities include IT-related workshops, lectures, recruiting and demonstrations/exhibitions of IT products and services. Faculty, staff and students who are interested in displaying their IT-related projects or demonstrations are welcome to participate in this event. To participate or for more information, send an e-mail to by April 13, or visit

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Health starts now!

Want a tighter tummy? Come to HealthStart's new Core Class (abdominals and back) starting this Wednesday from 5:15 to 5:45 p.m. in Gym 100J.

Other HealthStart classes that help with abdominal strength include yoga, weight training, swimming, tai chi and aerobics.

HealthStart also offers an Outdoor Conditioning Class, intended for beginners who want to learn the basics of an exercise program, on Tuesdays starting tomorrow from 5 to 6 p.m. at Cox Stadium. Find out how easy it is to tone and tighten, lose excess body fat, and increase aerobic fitness. This class and others like it are free with HealthStart membership.

Join HealthStart now for only $55! Register online at or call EXT 8-7874 for more information.

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Ask Apple

Specialists from Apple Computer will be available to discuss end-of-year purchase options this Thursday in the University Club. If you have any year-end funds to designate for Macintosh hardware purchases, and would like information regarding new products and releases, please stop by between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.

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Enrollment for new benefit

The Office of Human Resources announces the new Health Care Reimbursement Account Plan (HCRA).

HCRA is a voluntary benefit that offers all employees the ability to establish an account with pre-tax dollars to pay for eligible out-of-pocket health care expenses, in accordance with Internal Revenue Code Section 125.

Open enrollment runs through April 30. Employees who do not enroll this month may enroll during the annual fall open enrollment. For details, visit the Office of Human Resources, ADM 252, or its Web site at:

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Spring cleaning

In celebration of Earth Day, Campus Recycling introduces the first "Clean Up Your Files Week" during spring break.

From April 9 to 13 between 8:30 a.m. and 1 p.m., Campus Recycling staff will make special trips to each building to collect recycled paper. To schedule a pickup, call EXT 8-1947.

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Notes and reminders

CampusMemo will not publish an issue next week due to Spring Break. Please submit items for the April 16 issue by Tuesday, April 10.

Fee-waiver forms for Summer Semester are now available in Human Resources, ADM 252.

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