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April 15

Volume 49, No. 28
Friday: Garden of Remembrance to be dedicated Announcements In memoriam: Alexander Post Senate nominations
CSU Constitution change Airport shuttle discounts Today Student award deadline
Community Service Student Award Sandra Cisneros lecture Tuesday AIDS awareness events
Faculty Affairs candidate Senate meeting agenda Thursday African Americans and health
Classics lecture Friday 'Heartmeat': A black comedy Saturday
MFA thesis exhibit Next Week Mullins performs her own work Education in France
Kaufmann exhibit

Friday: Garden of Remembrance to be dedicated

A view of part of the garden

The campus community is invited to attend the dedication of the Garden of Remembrance, a permanent memorial and waterfall garden located in theserene courtyard between Burk Hall and the Fine Arts Building, at 3 p.m. Friday. The garden honors 19 SFSU students and all Americans of Japanese ancestry who were sent to American-style concentration camps during World War II. Garden designer Ruth Asawa

The program includes a purification ceremony, ceremonial tree planting and taiko drum performance. Guests include Kevin Starr, California State librarian; Consul General of Japan Shigeru Nakamura; Osaka Mayor Takafumi Isomura and members of the Japanese American community. The garden is designed by renowned San Francisco artist Ruth Asawa, who will attend the dedication, and created by Isao Ogura and Shigeru Namba of the Professional Gardeners' Federation of Northern California.

The Garden of Remembrance is made possible by a $125,000 grant from the California Civil Liberties Public Education Program and has also been supported in part by the Professional Gardeners' Federation of Northern California and San Francisco Mayor's Neighborhood Beautification Fund.

For details on the dedication program or the project, contact Nancy Gonzalez at ext. 8-3573.

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In memoriam: Alexander Post

Alexander Commins Post, emeritus professor of music, died of prostate cancer March 12. He was 70.

Post, who was on the SFSU music faculty from 1958 to 1989, taught courses on music composition and organ. An accomplished organist, he performed with many Bay Area groups and in 1979 produced a seven-part recital series in San Francisco, performing 80 major organ compositions by Bach.

In addition, he was an ordained minister of music at the First Unitarian Universalist Church in San Francisco.

"In his own quiet way, Alex was always very perceptive and morally persuasive, and his intellect was of the highest caliber," said emeritus music Professor Wayne Peterson, one of Post's close friends. "He was the finest organist in the Bay Area, and one of a kind. We all loved him and will continue to love him until we die."

Post had many other interests besides music. He loved philosophy and a wide range of literature, and loved to travel. He also cared a great deal about educational issues, said Ruth Knier, professor of humanities.

"He was an exceptional human being," she said. "He really was an active participant in the community and the community of San Francisco State."

Born in Akron, Ohio, Post obtained a bachelor's degree in music from Williams College in Williamstown, Mass., in 1953. He joined the Army and served briefly in Korea, then obtained his master's of music at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

Memorial gifts may be sent to the Alexander C. Post Music Fund at the First Unitarian Universalist Church, 1187 Franklin St., San Francisco, 94109.

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Senate nominations

The Academic Senate will elect members to the All-University Committee on International Programs, Alumni Association Board and Children's Center Advisory Board during its Tuesday meeting.

Nominations will be accepted until 10 a.m. Tuesday. Nominations will also be accepted from the floor of the Senate.

For details, call ext. 8-1264.

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CSU Constitution change

Ballots for a change to the CSU Statewide Constitution must be returned to ADM 551 by 5 p.m. Monday, April 22. For details, call ext. 8-1264.

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SFSU vote extension

The deadline for the ballot concerning the change in language to the SFSU Faculty Constitution has been extended to 5 p.m. Tuesday, April 30. Ballots should be sent to ADM 551.

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Airport shuttle discounts

The Parking and Transportation Services Department has teamed with SuperShuttle to offer faculty, staff and students affordable rides to Bay Area airports during the following dates:
May 15 - May 30
Aug. 23 - Sept. 5
Nov. 20 - Dec. 5
Dec. 14 - Dec. 24
Jan.15 - Jan. 30, 2003

Rates during these times will be $13 one-way (save $4) and $26 roundtrip (save $8) to SFO and $28 one-way (save $7) and $56 roundtrip (save $14) to Oakland International.

SuperShuttle's services are not limited to campus. You can be picked up at your place of residence anywhere in the Bay Area.

For reservations, call 1-800-628-3161.

Customers should allow plenty of travel time due to the current check-in delays. The offer is only valid to students, staff and faculty and cannot be used in conjunction with any other discount program.

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Student award deadline

Today is the deadline to submit nominations for the Office of Community Service Learning's new Community Service Student Award. Forms can be downloaded at:

Send forms to OCSL at Lakeview Center 121 or via fax to ext. 8-0587.

For details, call Rosa Terrazas at ext. 8-3867.

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Sandra Cisneros lecture

Sandra Cisneros will lecture and sign books at 1 p.m. today in Jack Adams Hall in the Cesar Chavez Student Center. Cisneros, a writer of fiction and poetry, will read from her novel-in-progress "Caramelo."

The event is sponsored by the College of Ethnic Studies, the departments of Raza Studies and Women Studies, the Raza Faculty and Staff Association, Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano de Aztlan (MEChA) and the Office of Human Relations.

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AIDS awareness events

Multicultural AIDS awareness events will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday. There will be speakers, music and cultural activities on Malcolm X Plaza. Faculty and staff are asked to encourage students to attend these events.

In addition to the activities on Malcolm X Plaza, Jennifer Jako, a young woman with AIDS, will speak and present her video "Bloodlines" from 2 to 4 p.m. on Tuesday. A student focus group on approaches to HIV prevention in the new millennium will take place at 4 p.m.

The film "Shouting Silent" will be shown at 6 p.m. with a discussion following.

All afternoon and evening events are in Jack Adams Hall in the Cesar Chavez Student Center.

On Wednesday, free HIV antibody tests will be available and the Latexhibition, an exhibition of projects designed to encourage condom use, will be presented on the main lawn, with "Best of Show" presented the next day at the African American Health Fair.

Multicultural AIDS Awareness Days events are presented by Associated Students Inc., Alpha Phi Omega, Student Affairs, AIDS Coordinating Committee, Counseling and Psychological Services, Holistic Health and EROS with support and participation from many other campus and community groups and departments.

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Faculty Affairs candidate

Raymond Castro, a candidate for dean of faculty affairs and professional development, will be on campus Tuesday. Castro is chair of the Chicano and Latino Studies Department at Sonoma State University. His presentation and a reception will be held from 4 to 5:30 p.m. in the University Club.

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Senate meeting agenda

The Academic Senate will meet from 2 to 4 p.m. Tuesday in the Nob Hill Room of Seven Hills Conference Center.

Agenda items include: a report from Provost Thomas J. La Belle, a report on legislative days, elections, a consent item on faculty merit increase and faculty activity reports, and a proposed revision to the undergraduate curriculum in the California Studies Program.

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African Americans and health

World-renowned sitarist Karthik Seshadri will perform a free concert at 1 p.m. Tuesday in Knuth Hall in the Creative Arts Building. The foremost disciple of Pandit Ravi Shankar, Seshadri is one of the finest representatives of the younger generation of Indian classical musicians.

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Classics lecture

Lynn Roller, an author, archaeologist and professor of classics at UC Davis, will present a free slide-illustrated lecture titled "Mother Cybele and Her Eunuch Priests" from 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday in HUM 277. A reception follows.

The lecture is part of the Classics Students Association's spring lecture series "Sex and the City: The Geography of Gender and Sexuality in the Ancient World."

For details, call ext. 8-7444.

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'Heartmeat': A black comedy

The fourth annual GreenHouse program, presented by the Theatre Arts Department, continues with a presentation of "Heartmeat" by graduate student Mary Sullivan Roark at 8:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday at El Teatro de la Esperanza.

Tickets for all shows are $5 to $8 (sliding scale). Tickets sell out quickly and should be reserved in advance by calling the El Teatro box office at (415) 255-2320. El Teatro de la Esperanza is located in San Francisco at 2940 16th St. (at Mission) on the second floor.

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MFA thesis exhibit

Ten of SFSU's master's of fine art students will exhibit the work they have submitted for their graduate thesis at the Fine Arts Gallery, FA 238. An artists' reception will take place from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday. The show runs through May 17.

The gallery is open from noon to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

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Next Week

Mullins performs her own work

Brighde Mullins, Creative Writing, will not be performing scenes from her award-winning play "Dominant Looking Males" on April 22 as was reported in last week's CampusMemo. Instead, she will direct a performance of scenes from her new play "Rare Bird" at 6:30 p.m. Monday, April 22, in HUM 381.

The event, which is open to the public, is sponsored by the Department of Comparative and World Literature.

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Education in France

The Spring 2002 Foreign Language Colloquium Series presents "Isabelle de Charriere and the Question of Education in 18th Century France," a free lecture by Marie-Paule Laden, Foreign Languages and Literatures, from 4 to 5 p.m. on Thursday, April 25, in HUM 579.

For details, contact Midori McKeon at ext. 8-7413 or

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Kaufmann exhibit

The College of Humanities invites the campus community to a reception and opening of an exhibit of photographs by former faculty member Edward Kaufmann from 3 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, April 30, in HUM 485. Refreshments will be served.

Kaufmann, who died on March 9, taught in the Humanities Department from 1958 until his retirement in 1988. The exhibit will be open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday through May 24. For details, contact Nancy McDermid at ext. 8-7395.

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