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April 16

Volume 48, No.28
One more candidate for undergrad studies dean Are you being served? Join the U Club SFSU makes the top 10 Twenty-five years of DRC
Goldman chair candidate presents Committee elections Faculty: Look for ballots 'Sunrise, Sunset' reception The Holocaust in films of the last decade
Two great poets; one fabulous Thursday Videos to help cure student procrastination Students research Latin America Judicial Q & A Welcome to the new procurement chief
Review of possible program discontinuances Get a sneak peek at 'Twilight' A salute to Dave McElhatton Office relocations Use your appetite to support student groups
Volunteering in the Bay Area Composition and reading conference Student leaders to be honored 2002-2003 Fulbright Grant information Be a KidsFest volunteer
Academic Senate A future SFSU dean? Breakfast goes wireless Academic Senate Action

One more candidate for undergrad studies dean

Contrary to what was reported in the April 2 issue of CampusMemo, James Anderson was not the final candidate for the dean of undergraduate studies position to visit campus. That distinction belongs to Ellen Belton, dean of undergraduate studies at Brooklyn College. Dr. Belton will visit campus April 23 and 24. Her presentation and reception will take place April 23 from 4 to 5:30 p.m. in the University Club. CampusMemo regrets the error.

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Are you being served?

University Club members and their guests are invited to join President Robert A. Corrigan, vice presidents, deans and other celebrity servers at the sixth annual "Are You Being Served?" luncheon. Seating is limited, so lunch reservations are required and available on a first-come, first-served basis.

The event takes place Monday, April 30, at noon in the University Club. The cost is $11 per guest and includes a choice of veal scallopini, seafood pasta or vegetarian lasagna accompanied by Caesar salad, assorted beverages and dessert.

Check your campus mailbox for an announcement and reservation form. Forms must be returned with payment by April 25, or earlier if reservations are full. Please do not RSVP by campus mail; instead drop off your form with one of the following people:

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Join the U Club

You say you like the idea of University administrators waiting on your table at the "Are You Being Served?" luncheon, but aren't yet a member of the University Club. Join today and you can still reserve a spot for the luncheon. The Club is open to all staff and faculty. It receives no state funding, but is kept in operation by the monthly dues of its members.

To sign up, fill out the "Are You Being Served?" flyer in your campus mailbox or call EXT 8-1267.

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SFSU makes the top 10

Ten of the nation's top 20 fund-raising colleges in the category of public master's institutions are California State University campuses, according to a national report by the Council for Aid to Education. SFSU is rated ninth on the list with $14 million raised for the 1999/2000 fiscal year. In the early 1990s, the CSU Trustees began to encourage external fund raising by the CSU campuses. Private donations have nearly tripled over the past seven years as a result.

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Twenty-five years of DRC

The Disability Resource Center continues its silver anniversary celebration with a program this Wednesday at noon in Jack Adams Hall. Catherine Campisi, director of the California Department of Rehabilitation, will give the DRC anniversary celebration's keynote speech, "Hiring Personnel with Disabilities: A Value-Added Experience." After Campisi's presentation, President Corrigan will offer remarks.

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.

For more information, call EXT 8-2472.

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Goldman chair candidate presents

All members of the campus community are invited to attend the presentation of the second of four candidates for the Richard and Rhoda Goldman Chair in Jewish Studies and Social Responsibility. Hillel Levine, professor of sociology and religion at Boston University, will give a talk on "Rabbi Yose's Laundry: Human Rights and Responsibility in Judaism" Wednesday at 1 p.m. in Room One of the University Club.

Levine is the author of several books, including "In Search of Sugihara: The Elusive Japanese Diplomat Who Risked His Life to Rescue 10,000 Jews from the Holocaust" and "The Death of an American Jewish Community: A Tragedy of Good Intentions." For further information, call EXT 8-3152.

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Committee elections

During its April 24 meeting, the Academic Senate will hold elections for faculty representatives to the following committees: Alumni Association Board; All-University Teacher Education Committee; Franciscan Shops-Board of Directors; Graduate 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. on April 23. Nominations may be submitted to the Academic Senate Office, ADM 551, or via e-mail to

Contact the Academic Senate Office for more information at EXT 8-1264.

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Faculty: Look for ballots

Ballots for several University-wide elections will be delivered to faculty mailboxes today. Completed ballots must be submitted to the Academic Senate Office no later than 5 p.m. on April 20. Contact the Academic Senate Office at EXT 8-1264 for additional information.

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'Sunrise, Sunset' reception

Faculty and staff are invited to the opening reception for "Sunrise, Sunset: Life and Death in Ancient Egypt-Treasures of the Sutro Egyptian Collection" tomorrow from 4 to 7 p.m. in the Becker-Colonna Egyptian Gallery, HUM 510. This exhibit of Egyptian artifacts is open to the public and will run through May 11.

The gallery is open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. For more information or group reservations, call EXT 8-1500.

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The Holocaust in films of the last decade

Lawrence Bloom, the Nasatir Professor of Modern Jewish History at San Diego State University, will speak on "Genres of Genocide: Cinematic Conventions in Holocaust Feature Films of the 1990s" tomorrow at noon in HUM 416.

This event is part of the Academica Judaica series and is sponsored by the Jewish Studies Program. For more information, call EXT 8-6075.

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Two great poets; one fabulous Thursday

Ernesto Cardenal, former minister of culture for Nicaragua and internationally recognized as Latin America's greatest living poet, will visit SFSU for a lecture-dialogue this Thursday from 12:30 to 2 p.m. in HUM 133. A reception and book signing will follow.

The event is co-sponsored by the La Raza Student Organization, La Raza Faculty and Staff Association, Office of Academic Affairs, Associated Students and College of Ethnic Studies. For more information, contact Professor Alejandro Murguia at EXT 8-3029.

Also on Thursday, Greek-American poet Nicholas Samaras will read selections from his work at 7:30 p.m. in HUM 408.

Samaras' first poetry collection, "Hands of the Saddlemaker," (1992) received the Yale Younger Poets Award. His second collection, "Survivors of the Moving Earth," was published in 1998. He teaches at Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, Florida.

This event is sponsored by the Modern Greek Studies Program and the English Department. For more information, call EXT 8-1892.

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Videos to help cure student procrastination

Students are invited to sharpen their study skills at noon on Wednesday and to learn time-management skills to cure procrastination at 12:30 on Thursday. Both free workshops will take place in AV 36 in the Library Basement.

New videotapes on these topics will be viewed and evaluated by participants to assist in determining the tapes' potential value for SFSU students.

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Students research Latin America

The History Students Association will hold a student research conference titled "Latin America: History, Society and Culture" this Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in SCI 270. The student-organized conference boasts papers from such fields as history, humanities, anthropology, ethnic studies, and social science. It provides students with an opportunity to present a research paper on a Latin America-related topic and receive feedback from professors and peers in a friendly atmosphere. This year, introduction s and coffee with BSS Dean Joel Kassiola begin at 9 a.m. The first session, "Cultural Integrations and Separations," begins at 9:30 a.m. with the other sessions following at 90-minute intervals. A complimentary lunch will be served from 12:45 to 1:45 p.m.

For more information, call the History Department at EXT 8-1604.

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Judicial Q & A

The Office of Judicial Affairs (which is part of Student Affairs) invites faculty and staff to a Judicial Affairs Q & A session. Participants can choose from two meeting times. These meetings will provide discussions, strategies and assistance in dealing with students who may have violated the Student Code of Conduct.

The first meeting will be held April 25 from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. in Student Services 401. The second meeting will take place April 27 from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. in the same location.

The second session is especially recommended for those who have already taken part in a Judicial Affairs Q & A and may have follow-up questions. To RSVP, call EXT 8-2032.

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Welcome to the new procurement chief

The Procurement Department announces the arrival of a new director. Stephen C. Smith began work as director of procurement on April 9. Smith relocated to the Bay Area from Massachusetts, where he was chief procurement officer for the city of Newton.

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Review of possible program discontinuances

The Educational Policies Council is scheduled to review the following proposed program discontinuances: minor in positive health, fitness and leisure, the master of science in taxation, and possibly, a review of the proposed discontinuance of the master of arts in creative arts: concentration in interdisciplinary arts and concentration in creativity and arts education.

The meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, May 1, at 2 p.m. in the Verducci Room of the University Club. Members of the campus community are welcome. All interested individuals may submit comments to the Educational Policies Committee prior to May 1.

Contact the Academic Senate Office at EXT 8-1264 for additional information.

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Get a sneak peek at 'Twilight'

SFSU and the Television Race Initiative will screen excerpts from the new film "Twilight: Los Angeles," an adaptation of Anna Deavere Smith's award-winning play, on April 26 at 6 p.m. in HUM 133. A panel conversation and group discussion will follow the screening. The event is free and open to the public.

The film, which will be shown in its entirety on April 29 on PBS as part of Thirteen/WNET-New York's drama series "Stage on Screen," comes 10 years after the Los Angeles police beating of Rodney King was captured on video and broadcast worldwide. The acquittal of the officers in April 1992 set off three days of rioting, looting and violence in Los Angeles. Fifty-two people died.

Those events served as the basis for Smith's searing one-woman play on race relations that earned two Tony nominations, an Obie, a Drama Desk award and two NAACP Theater awards. Smith's stage performance is mixed with documentary footage in the film.

In addition to the Television Race Initiative, the screening is sponsored by SFSU's Office of the Dean of Human Relations, A.S. Performing Arts, the Educational Opportunity Program and Berkeley Dispute Resolution Services.

For more information, call the Office of the Dean for Human Relations at EXT 8-3459.

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A salute to Dave McElhatton

SFSU and KPIX-TV (Channel 5) will sponsor a special salute to the illustrious 50-year career of Dave McElhatton, dean of Bay Area broadcasters, during a fund-raiser on April 21 at 6 p.m. at the Palace Hotel, Two New Montgomery St., San Francisco.

Proceeds from the fund-raiser will establish the Dave McElhatton Scholarship at SFSU and benefit the Broadcast and Electronic Communication Arts Department (BECA).

McElhatton, longtime anchor at KPIX-TV until his recent retirement, was a young student in one of the first classes to graduate from the SFSU broadcasting department, which was founded in 1946. Two weeks after graduating from SFSU, McElhatton joined KCBS and became popular with his all-night radio show "Music 'Til Dawn." His KCBS program "Viewpoint" was the Bay Area's first telephone talk show. McElhatton later became KCBS' news director as he helped the station move to its all-news format. He joined KP IX-TV in 1977.

During his career, McElhatton received numerous journalism awards, including the "Governor's Award" in 1999 at the Northern California Emmy Awards for his distinguished half century in Bay Area broadcasting.

BECA is currently conducting a two-year drive to raise $3 million for digital television production equipment and studio renovation to help students keep pace with the rapidly changing broadcast industry. The New Television Project drive will create a state-of-the-art production facility for wide-screen television, online and digitally enhanced programming, and a post-production media lab.

For more information about the April 21 event, call Ken Soto of University Development at EXT 5-3631.

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Office relocations

Due to campus construction projects the following offices have now been relocated:

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Use your appetite to support student groups

The annual Student Food Fair will take place next Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on the Main Lawn. Staff, faculty and students are invited to sample cuisine reflective of the diversity of the Bay Area. The proceeds from the fair support student organizations. The event is sponsored by the Office of Student Programs/Leadership Development.

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Volunteering in the Bay Area

In keeping with the United Nations declaration of 2001 as International Volunteer Year, the Community Involvement Center will host an on-campus Community Volunteer Agency Fair on April 25 in the Student Union Courtyard from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The CIC asks faculty and staff to encourage students to attend the fair and learn about opportunities to engage in community service. Nearly 30 Bay Area agencies will participate. Students can learn about summer service opportunities, future service-learning courses and paid work on campus that supports service learning.

For further information, contact Amber Brummer at or call EXT 8-1486.

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Composition and reading conference

The Composition and Reading Association for Future Teachers (CRAFT) will hold its second annual Composition and Reading conference, "Pedagogy in Practice," on Saturday, May 12, in the Seven Hills Conference Center.

The conference is open to all faculty, staff, students and others interested in issues surrounding reading and writing in high school and college classrooms. The cost is $20 for students who pre-register, $25 for non-students who pre-register, and $30 at the door. The deadline for pre-registration is April 30.

For more information, including workshop and presentation schedules and a printable registration form, visit or contact Daniel Keller at EXT 8-7450 or or Raquel Montoya Dane at EXT 8-2946 or

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Student leaders to be honored

The 22nd annual Leadership Award & Recognition Ceremony will be held May 14 from 3:30 to 5 p.m. in the Nob Hill Room of the Seven Hills Conference Center. Student leaders, faculty advisers and student organization staff members will be honored along with students who have participated in the Emerging Leaders Leadership Institute of Student Affairs program.

The event is sponsored by the Office of Student Programs/Leadership Development. For more information, contact Rhonda Wright at EXT 8-2174.

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2002-2003 Fulbright Grant information

The Office of International Programs would like to remind the campus community that The Fulbright Program is accepting applications for 2002-2003 Fulbright Grants.

The U.S. Fulbright Scholar Program sends 800 scholars and professionals each year to more than 140 countries where they lecture or conduct research in a wide variety of academic and professional fields. For more information, refer to the CIES Web site at:

Applications from qualified candidates continue to be accepted for selected 2001-2002 Fulbright lecturing, lecturing/research and research awards in a number of countries.

Applicants must contact CIES to determine availability of and requirements for these awards before submitting a late application.

2002-2003 Application Deadlines

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Be a KidsFest volunteer

Take a break from working, teaching and studying to staff a learning station with your coworkers, classmates and friends at KidsFest, Jumpstart San Francisco's annual citywide learning festival for preschoolers. KidsFest 2001 will take place Friday, May 11 on the Main Lawn from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Once a year Jumpstart engages the community with KidsFest. KidsFest is made up of 30 hands-on learning activities specifically created for young children. Each learning activity is inspired by a children's book, for example "Bartholomew and the Oobleck" by Dr. Seuss. At this station children make Oobleck, a very gooey yet fun substance. This year's event will honor the life and work of Cesar Chavez with conservation based learning stations and activities.

Jumpstart expects 700 children, their teachers and families to attend KidsFest, and is looking for 150 volunteers to run learning stations. If you are interested in staffing a learning station, or would like to put together a group of volunteers, please contact Jessica Taisey at EXT 5-3593 or

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Academic Senate

In the action part of the meeting, the Senate:

The next meeting of the Academic Senate will be held Tuesday, April 24, from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Nob Hill Room of the Seven Hills Conference Center. All are welcome to attend. Visit the Academic Senate Web site:

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Combined Federal and State Grants

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Student Loan Totals

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Student Scholarship Amounts

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