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May 6, 2002

Volume 49, No. 30
Jazz legend Vernon Alley to receive Presidential Medal Announcements SFSU projects included in bond measure Faculty lineup for commencement
Detecting plagiarism Treganza papers available Discount tickets to local theme parks Today
Service advising About poetry Tuesday Student designs on display
Wednesday U.Club board The writing Irish Sunday
Greeks in Canada Next Week Leadership recognition ceremony Party like it's the end of the academic year
Coming Up Rites of passage Academic Senate Action


SFSU projects included in bond measure

Gov. Gray Davis on April 26 signed a $25 billion statewide bond measure to support education. The bond measure will be on the November ballot and provides funding for a four-year period (2002-04 and 2004-06).

Several CSU projects are part of the measure, including two from SFSU. While project priorities and funding levels can change, as it now stands, in the 2002-03 fiscal year, the University would receive $225,000 to continue seismic upgrades to Hensill Hall and $14.5 million to upgrade the campus telecommunications infrastructure.

CSU buildings are constructed and renovated solely through bond funding. Money from the previous bond measure runs out this year. Voters will be asked to vote on the $13 billion bond issue this November and another $12 billion bond in March 2004.

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Faculty lineup for commencement

All faculty members who plan to participate in this year's commencement ceremony should plan to line up by noon next to the Student Services Building on the north side of the Centennial Village roadway.

Commencement organizers need to be able to obtain an accurate count on how many faculty will be participating in order to guarantee a seat in the stage area. Commencement takes place on Saturday, May 25, in Cox Stadium. The actual ceremony begins at 1 p.m. and should end close to 4 p.m.

Questions? Contact Norma Siani at ext. 8-6141.

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Detecting plagiarism

In response to faculty requests for assistance in monitoring student use of Internet information, SFSU has licensed, a plagiarism detection service. The Center for the Enhancement of Teaching (CET) is providing workshops this month on how to use the service.

Register for the workshops on the Web at:

CET has also put together a list of resources on academic integrity at the University. Find it at:

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Treganza papers available

"Ethnography in the San Francisco Bay Area II," number 19 of the Treganza Anthropology Museum Papers, is now for sale for $25 at the Treganza Museum Office in SCI 383.

The volume, edited by Bernard Wong, Lynn Murata and Ruth Weine, documents the rich multiethnic population and lifeways of the San Francisco Bay Area. It consists of papers written by SFSU students who conducted ethnographic field research under the direction of Wong, a professor of anthropology.

Photographs by the authors are on display on the second floor case in the Science Building.

The Treganza Papers were published through the support of the Treganza Anthropology Museum, Anthropology Department and the Center for Urban Anthropology and an SFSU Instruction Related Activities Grant.

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Discount tickets to local theme parks

The Office of Student Programs and Leadership Development is selling discounted tickets for Marine World and Water World USA. Marine World tickets are $29.99 each and Water World tickets are $19.99 each.

Faculty, staff and students are eligible to purchase tickets at the discount rate. For details, drop by SSB 105 or call ext. 8-3885.

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Service advising

Community Involvement Center (CIC) students are available to talk with students about service learning opportunities and internships for academic credit from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday at the CIC office, located in building TA in front of the Gym.

The CIC will also host Future Teacher Workshops at 1 p.m. Tuesday and 11 a.m. Wednesday. Dencie Leong from the Teacher Preparation Center and John Pabst from the San Francisco School Volunteers will lead these workshops for students interested in teaching careers. Refreshments will be provided. For details, call ext. 8-1486.

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About poetry

Marjorie Perloff will present "Writing Poetry, Writing About Poetry: Some Problems of Affiliation" at 6:30 p.m. today in HUM 381. Perloff, a Stanford University professor emerita of humanities, is an expert on modern poetry and poetics and of the relationship of poetry to theory.

The event is sponsored by the Department of Comparative and World Literature.

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Student designs on display

"Spank: Design that Leaves a Mark," the 13th annual spring exhibition presented by the Design and Industry Department, will be on display from 4 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday and from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday in Jack Adams Hall of the Cesar Chavez Student Center.

The exhibit features 150 advanced student designs encompassing many professional disciplines such as graphics, multimedia, electronics and product and manufacturing design.

Faculty and staff are invited to a champagne fund-raiser preceding the designers' reception from 5 to 6 p.m. Wednesday at Vogue Graphics + Cafe in Centennial Village.

The designers' reception will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. in Jack Adams Hall.

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U. Club board

The University Club Board will meet at 8 a.m. Wednesday in the University Club. All U. Club members are invited.

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The writing Irish

Stephen Arkin, English, will present "Why Do the Irish Write Such Great Short Stories" at the annual meeting of the Friends of the J. Paul Leonard Library from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Wednesday in the de Bellis Collection room of the library. A reception follows.

The Friends of the Library will meet at 3 p.m. to elect officers and board members.

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Greeks in Canada

Sophia Florakas Petsalis will show a slide presentation based on her book "To Build the Dream: The Story of Early Greek Immigrants in Montreal" at 3 p.m. Sunday in HUM 108. The event is sponsored by Modern Greek Studies.

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Next Week

Leadership recognition ceremony

The 23rd Annual Leadership Award and Recognition Ceremony held by the Office of Student Programs and Leadership Development (OSPLD) will take place from 12:30 to 2 p.m. Monday, May 13, in the Nob Hill Room of the Seven Hills Conference Center.

Student organizations, student leaders, faculty and staff will be honored for their significant contributions in programming, organizing and performing community service. All students who have participated in the Emerging Leaders Leadership Institute will be recognized for their completion of the program.

OSPLD will also recognize United Parcel Service and United Way for their contributions to community service and student employment at SFSU.

Party like it's the end of the academic year

The California Faculty Association and the Academic Senate invite the campus community to an end of the academic year party from 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 14, in the University Club.

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Party like it's the end of the academic year

The California Faculty Association and the Academic Senate invite the campus community to an end of the academic year party from 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 14, in the University Club.

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Coming Up

Rites of passage

Faculty and staff are invited to honor retiring faculty at the annual "Rites of Passage" celebration from 4 to 6 p.m. Monday, May 20, at the University Club.

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Academic Senate Action

At the April 30 meeting of the Academic Senate...

Chair Pamela Vaughn reminded:

In the action part of the meeting, the Senate:

The next meeting of the Academic Senate will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Tuesday, May 14, at Seven Hills Conference Center. All are welcome to attend. Visit the Academic Senate Web site:

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Jazz legend Vernon Alley to receive Presidential Medal

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Vernon Alley, the legendary bassist who has played a major role in San Francisco's jazz scene since the 1940s, will receive the SFSU Presidential Medal this year.

He will accept the medal at a ceremony for SFSU alumni on Friday, May 24 -- the evening before commencement. Alley was as an undergraduate studies music student in 1940.

"Vernon Alley is a living legend whose great musical gifts have not only delighted jazz lovers for decades but also have been a vehicle for positive social change," President Robert A. Corrigan said. "In helping to bring down the color barrier in San Francisco, he changed the face -- and heart -- of this community in ways that will always be celebrated. Mr. Alley's positive influence has also extended to his civic duties on San Francisco's Human Rights and Arts commissions and, in general, his warm, fri endly ambassadorship to the citizens and visitors of this wonderful city."

Alley, 86, is known as the "dean of San Francisco jazz" and has been a major fixture on San Francisco's jazz scene since its post-World War II heyday in the North Beach and Fillmore districts. He still performs several times a month.

A 1997 inductee to the SFSU Alumni Hall of Fame, Alley has performed with such jazz legends as Lionel Hampton, Count Basie, Ella Fitzgerald, Charles Mingus and Duke Ellington.

Alley also was host of several jazz programs on San Francisco television and radio stations from the 1940s to the 1960s. He served on the city's Human Rights and Arts commissions in the 1980s and early 1990s.

Alley has also actively supported SFSU, performing at alumni functions and special events such as "Veterans of Comedy Wars: A North Beach Reunion."

The medal honors those who have made long-lasting and widespread contributions to SFSU and the city of San Francisco. Past medal winners include: service learning scholar Thomas Ehrlich, arts patron Jane Hohfeld Galante, Senator Dianne Feinstein, Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi, Mayor Willie Brown, philanthropist Richard Goldman and August Coppola, dean emeritus of the College of Creative Arts. Recipients are chosen by President Corrigan.

PHOTO CREDIT: Vān Nguyen, 2001 San Francisco Jazz Festival.

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