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January 29

Volume 48, No.18
Leave with pay awards announced At your service; new building opens Accommodating all students Your wish may be granted
bell hooks lecture on Thursday Self-study report completed Recital hour every week Vancouver poets head south
Call for student papers Wild and crazy rabbit Bluegrass boogie Join the handbell choir
Who owns online classes? Films by the dozen Comedy night tickets going fast Make your breakfast digital
Clarification Viewpoint Average faculty salaries Service learning grants
University Calendar--Spring semester 2001

Leave with pay awards announced

Congratulations to all recipients of the 2001-02 Leave With Pay Awards. They are: Bruce Avery, English (fall 2001); Jane Bernard-Powers, elementary education (spring 2002); Ronald Caltabiano, music (academic year 2001-02); Arthur Chandler, humanities (fall 2001);

Deborah Curtis, administration and interdisciplinary studies (fall 2001); Anthony D'Agostino, history (fall 2001); Jane DeWitt, chemistry and biochemistry (academic year 2001-02); Carolyn Fong, nursing (fall 2001); Michael Goldman, biology (academic year 2001-02);

John Hewitt, broadcasting and electronic communication arts (fall 2001); Dane Johnson, world and comparative literature (academic year 2001-02); Karen Johnson-Carroll, consumer and family studies (spring 2002);

Marialice Kern-Seefer, kinesiology (fall 2001); Brighde Mullins, creative writing (fall 2001); Joel Nicholson, international business (spring 2002); Wade Nobles, black studies (spring 2002);

Raquel Pinderhughes, urban studies (spring 2002); Michael Potepan, economics (spring 2002); Philip Prinz, special education (fall 2001); Carlos Sanchez-Guiterrez, music (fall 2001); Sanjit Sengupta, marketing (fall 2001); Hamid Shahnasser, engineering (fall 2001); Gloria Soto, special education (spring 2002);

Bernard Wong, anthropology (fall 2001); Weiming Wu, chemistry and biochemistry (spring 2002); Morgan Yamanaka, social work (spring 2002); and Gustavo Yep, speech and communication studies (spring 2002).

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At your service; new building opens

Telephone numbers and e-mail addresses for all of these offices will remain the same.

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Accommodating all students

The Disability Resource Center requests that faculty inform students that its staff is available to help them arrange for disability-related accommodations. Students with any disability, including hidden and/or temporary disabilities, may be eligible.

In addition, students already registered with DRC may be informing faculty with written verification of their specific classroom accommodations. Please help students eligible for note-taking assistance find a volunteer in class. For more information, call EXT 8-2472.

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Your wish may be granted

The Office of International Programs (OIP) invites proposals for grants to foster international education at SFSU. Tenured and tenure-track faculty not on early retirement (FERP) are encouraged to apply. Applications may be picked up at OIP in ADM 450 or downloaded from the OIP Web site at: The application deadline is Friday, March 9. For additional information, contact OIP at EXT 8-1293.

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bell hooks lecture on Thursday

Acclaimed writer, intellectual, feminist theorist and cultural critic Bell Hooks will present a lecture this Thursday at 3 p.m. in McKenna Theatre. This event is sponsored by Associated Students Performing Arts and Lectures.

Tickets are $7 for students and $10 for the general public and may be purchased at the Creative Arts Box Office or by calling EXT 8-2467.

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Self-study report completed

After two years of intensive work by numerous members of the University community, SFSU's 500-page self-study report prepared in support of its application for reaccreditation by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) is now complete. A copy of the report is available in the offices of all vice presidents, all college deans, the Academic Senate, Library, Associated Students and the Student Center Governing Board. It is also available on the Web at:

A nine-member team from WASC will be on campus for a reaccreditation visit March 20-23. William DeLauder, president of Delaware State University, will serve as the team's chair. Additional information regarding the visit will be disseminated as it becomes available. Those having questions regarding the WASC visit or the self-study report are encouraged to contact Richard Giardina, director of academic planning and assessment, at

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Recital hour every week

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Vancouver poets head south

The Poetry Center and American Poetry Archives presents an evening with Vancouver, B.C., poets George Stanley and Sharon Thesen on Thursday, Feb. 8, at 7:30 p.m. at The Unitarian Center (1187 Franklin St. at Geary Boulevard). A $5 donation is requested at the door.

Stanley, a San Francisco native, makes a rare visit to his hometown for The Poetry Center's opening evening of its spring 2001 series. A member of the poetry circles around the late Jack Spicer and the North Beach bohemian scene during the 1960s, Stanley focuses his poems on his personal and family history in San Francisco. Stanley's most recent book is "At Andy's."

Thesen is one of Canada's more prominent poets and editors. Recent projects include her edition of "The New Long Poem Anthology" and "Charles Olson and Frances Boldereff: A Modern Correspondence," coedited with Ralph Maud, as well as her latest book of poetry, "A Pair of Scissors."

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Call for student papers

The History Students Association is looking for student papers from all departments for the "Latin America: History, Society and Culture" forum, which will take place Friday, April 20, from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Science 270.

Papers should be approximately 10 pages and based on original research in primary sources. All disciplines are welcome. Students should submit a one-page proposal with the following information: name, major, phone number, e-mail address, title, thesis statement, description of sources and class in which the paper was written.

Proposals may be submitted via e-mail to or dropped off in the History Students Association box in Science 276 by March 16. For details, contact the history department at EXT 8-1604.

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Wild and crazy rabbit

Steve Martin's "Picasso at the Lapin Agile" play completely designed, funded, produced, directed, built and acted by SFSU students—will be performed Feb. 8-11 and Feb. 15-18 in the Little Theatre at 8 p.m.

The play, presented by The Players' Club, tells the humorous account of a fictitious meeting between Pablo Picasso and Albert Einstein in a Parisian bar at the beginning of the 20th century. Directed by Glenn Sauber, "Picasso at the Lapin Agile" (translation: agile rabbit) echoes the questions of the 20th century and takes them into the new millennium.

Matinee performances of "Picasso at the Lapin Agile" will take place Feb. 10, 17 and 18 at 2 p.m. Tickets for the play cost $8 for students and seniors and $10 for the general public. Tickets for a special preview performance on Feb. 8 are $8 for all.

To purchase tickets, call the Creative Arts Box Office at EXT 8-2467.

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Bluegrass boogie

Associated Students Performing Arts and Lectures presents the West Coast premiere of "The Ralph Stanley Story," a documentary on the bluegrass legend, on Tuesday, Feb. 6, at 9:30 a.m. in Knuth Hall. Director/producer Herb Smith will be on hand. Admission is free.

Ralph Stanley and the Clinch Mountain Boys will perform in Knuth Hall that same day at 7:30 p.m. Tickets for the concert are $10 for students and $15 for the general public and may be purchased at the Creative Arts Box Office or by calling EXT 8-2467.

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Join the handbell choir

The campus community is invited to join the SFSU Handbell Choir at its first rehearsal of the year tonight at 6:45 in the Choir Room of Temple United Methodist Church. No previous hand-bell ringing experience is required.

The church is located at 65 Beverly St., five blocks from campus. To enter the Choir Room, ring the doorbell on the door closest to the parking lot shared with Kaufer's Religious Supplies.

The SFSU Handbell Choir rehearses every other Monday at 6:45 p.m. For more information, contact Caroline Harnly at EXT 8-1454.

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Who owns online classes?

Does an online distance-education class belong to the faculty member who created it or to the institution where it was developed as a "work made for hire"? What is fair compensation for institutions and individuals working in cyber education?

To help answer these questions, SFSU will participate in a nationwide, live-via-satellite PBS seminar titled "Control, Conflict and Courseware: Intellectual Property in Online Education" from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 8. Experts in the field will analyze real-world scenarios and answer questions submitted by viewers via phone or fax during the seminar.

The videoconference will be transmitted live to classrooms on campus cable Channel 3. Interactive classroom space and information packets will be available for those wishing to participate. For details, contact Val Sakovich at EXT 8-2634 or Brigid Duffy at EXT 8-1493.

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Films by the dozen

"A Dozen Shorts: First-Class Films and Second-Class Rates" a free screening of 12 short films by MFA cinema students, will take place Saturday, Feb. 10, at 6 p.m. in McKenna Theatre.

For more information, contact the cinema department at EXT 8-1629 or

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Comedy night tickets going fast

If you want to be in on the jokes, buy your tickets now for SFSU's annual Comedy Night because they are selling fast.

This year's event features Jo Anne Worley, Louis Nye, Ruth Buzzi, Tom Poston and SFSU alumnus Ronnie Schell. It will be held Friday, March 2, and Saturday, March 3, at 8 p.m. in McKenna Theatre. Tickets cost $60 or $75 each with proceeds benefiting the SFSU athletics department. For more information or to purchase tickets, call the Comedy Night hotline at EXT 5-0556.

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Make your breakfast digital

Friday is the last day to register for the free Digital Exchange Breakfast Lecture by Greg Edwards, founder and president of Eyetools Inc. The lecture will be held Friday, Feb. 9, at 8 a.m. at the SFSU Downtown Center (425 Market St.).

Eyetools uses a patented eye-tracking technology developed at Stanford University to produce dramatic improvements in Web-site design.

For more information or to register online, visit: or contact Julie Barnathan, corporate training director, at EXT 5-7711 or

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Regarding last week's article on the new SFSU prospective student site, the Web address is: The site can also be accessed from the SFSU home page ( by clicking on the "Get into SFSU" link and photo.

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Average faculty salaries

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Service learning grants

The Urban Institute/Office of Community Service Learning announces that it has awarded $63,000 to faculty members who will either incorporate "civic engagement" in current service learning courses or develop new service-learning courses. Service-learning classes link meaningful community service to explicit academic objectives, preparation and analysis. Each winning proposal received a Curriculum Development Award.

Curriculum Development Award winners are: Karen Hossfeld, sociology; Florence H. Stickney, marketing; Albirda Rose, dance; Kristen Gates, design and industry; Hafez Modirzadeh, music; Rosa Casarez-Levison, secondary education; Jean Ishibashi, administrative and interdisciplinary studies; Grace J. Yoo, Asian American studies; Mai Nhung Le, Asian American studies; Wei Ming Dariotis, Asian American studies; Velia Garcia, La Raza studies; Vivian Chavez, health education; Derethia DuVal, counseling; Gail Weinstein, English; and Frederick W. Isaacson, speech and communication studies.

Funding for the courses was made possible by a $2.2 million statewide allocation from Gov. Gray Davis, resulting in $105,000 in new funds for SFSU. The funds will be used for curriculum development and to support the activities of the Office of Community Service Learning.

The Office of Community Service Learning aims to encourage and support faculty in their support of academic excellence through involvement in meaningful community service. For more information about future Curriculum Development Awards, call EXT 8-3282.

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