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Volume 51, Number 28   April 12, 2004           

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Nonprofit fair

The Community Involvement Center asks faculty and staff to encourage students to attend its annual nonprofit agency fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday in the Quad. More than 30 Bay Area agencies will be on hand to provide information on community service opportunities.

For details contact, Adam Calmenson at or ext. 8-1486.

Andrew Tosh live
Andrew Tosh will perform with the Bay Area's own Reggae Angels at 3 p.m. Thursday in Jack Adams Hall of the Cesar Chavez Student Center. Admission is $12 general and $6 for students. For tickets call (800) 594-8499 or go to

The concert is sponsored by Associated Students Performing Arts. For details, call ext. 8-2444.

Forum for women
education leaders

"Leading and Managing with Distinction: Your Career and Your Institution," an all-day forum for women leaders in higher education, will take place on campus Friday.

Registration is $75 and includes lunch and a reception. The event is sponsored by the American Council on Education's Northern California Network for Women Leaders in Higher Education.

For details, contact Susan Sung at ext. 5-0434 or or go to

University Budget
Committee meeting

The next meeting of the University Budget Committee will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Friday in room 460 of the Administration building. Members of the campus community are welcome.

Seminar on
Health Disparities

Nancy Adler, professor of medical psychology and director of the Center for Health and Community at the University of California, San Francisco and chair of the MacArthur Network on Socioeconomic Status and Health, will speak on "Socioeconomic Status and Health: Unraveling the Mystery of the Gradient" from noon to 1:30 p.m. Friday in room 104 of the HSS building.

The event is the fifth in a seminar series on health disparities research and is funded by the National Institutes of Health Research Infrastructure in Minority Institutions (RIMI) program. For details, contact the Public Research Institute at ext. 8-2978 or

A plentitude of poetry

The Poetry Center continues its yearlong 50th anniversary celebration with the "50/50" festival Saturday at the Unitarian Center, 1187 Franklin St. (at Geary) in San Francisco. The event includes a free youth program with workshops and readings by young poets from 4 to 6 p.m. and a five-stage festival from 7 to 10 p.m. (tickets required).

The evening festival features simultaneous events on five separate stages including readings by poets Diane di Prima, Lawrence Ferlinghetti and devorah major; a screening of a film on Pablo Neruda; and music and spoken word performances. Tickets are $12 for the general public, $10 for students and seniors (with ID), and $15 at the door.

Tickets are available by calling toll-free (866) 468-3399 or on the Web at:

All proceeds help support the Poetry Center's special 50th anniversary programs.

Coming Up
Visual culture
and Zionism

Professor Larry Abramson of the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design in Jerusalem will present "Imaging Zionism: Complicity and Criticality in Israeli Visual Culture" at noon Tuesday, April 20, in the Verducci Room of the University Club. Admission is free.

The event is sponsored by the Jewish Studies Program.

African American
health fair

The annual African American Community Health Fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 21, in the Quad.

The health fair will provide students with the opportunity to interact with agencies, groups and individuals to gain valuable information regarding healthful lifestyles and self-care. Students, staff and faculty are encouraged to take advantage of free eye exams, massages, body fat measurements, blood and glaucoma screenings, and testing for HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted diseases.

The event is sponsored by Associated Students, the Student Health Advisory Committee, Student Health Service and Counseling and Psychological Services Center.

Higher education,
behind bars

English Professor Judy Breen and her students will give a presentation from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday, April 22, in room 587 of the Humanities building on their experiences as volunteer teachers in a college-level English class taught to inmates at San Quentin State Prison. Their class was featured in a March 29 article in the San Francisco Chronicle.

The event is free and sponsored by the Graduate Literature Association.

College of Marin preview
The campus community is invited to a sneak preview of the first programs that will be part of the SFSU/College of Marin partnership at the College's Indian Valley campus. The preview will be held from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, April 22, in room 106 of the Ohlone Building of the Indian Valley campus, 1800 Ignacia Blvd., Novato.

SFSU upper division classes will be offered at Indian Valley in fall 2004 in child and adolescent development and holistic health.

Ottoman eye-witness
Artemis Leontis, adjunct professor and coordinator of the Modern Greek Program at the University of Michigan, will present "Distracted by Modernity: Classicist Francis W. Kelsey, Eye-Witness to the Dissolution of the Ottoman Empire" at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 23, in room 587 of the Humanities building.

The event is sponsored by the Center for Modern Greek Studies.

Club drug documentary
"Generation E," a documentary by SFSU cinema major Le Sheng Liu about rave culture, will be screened from 3 to 5 p.m. Thursday, April 29, in room 133 of the Humanities building. The documentary tracks the publicity that has surrounded rave culture in recent years and compares alternatives for dealing with drug-related youth issues.

The event is sponsored by the CEASE (Creating Empowerment through Alcohol and Substance Abuse Education) Program. For details, contact Bita Shooshani at ext. 5-3953.

SF State News home

Psychology building renamed
Following a determined effort by a group of ethnic studies students, the Psychology building has been renamed the Ethnic Studies & Psychology building. The name change reflects that the building is home to both the Psychology Department and the College of Ethnic Studies.

For more, see the SF State News story:

Community service learning awards
The Office of Community Service Learning this week will honor recipients of the 2003-04 service learning awards. The awards are given to students, faculty members and one community partner for their contribution to community service learning.

Jennifer McNaughton, a lecturer in English, and Erik Rosegard, assistant professor of recreation and leisure studies, will receive faculty awards for their work in developing service learning courses and curricula and showing a commitment to service learning at SFSU.

Julia Marshall, assistant professor of art, will receive the faculty award for service learning that involves and benefits the international community.

The Charles Tindley Music Academy will receive the community partner award for providing service opportunities for SFSU students and actively mentoring and supervising students.

Finally, five undergraduate students will receive outstanding service learning student awards for their impact on an organization while performing community service learning hours. The students, who were nominated by their colleges, are:

  • Thanh T. Cao, College of Creative Arts
  • Jennifer Christy, College of Health and Human Services
  • Alisha Garr, College of Behavioral and Social Sciences
  • Cassandra Fung, College of Ethnic Studies
  • Stephen Williams, College of Humanities

For more information about the awards, contact Rosa Terrazas at 8-3867 or

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

Agenda items include: a report from CSU Academic Senate Chair Robert Cherny; a report from College of Extended Learning Dean Gail Whitaker on policies and procedures for moving academic programs to self-support; a proposed revision to the University's grade appeal practices and procedures; a proposed resolution on spam; a proposed resolution on revenue enhancement; approval of the Academic Senate fall 2004 meeting schedule; and an information item by accounting Professor Scott Jerris and Faculty Affairs Dean Marilyn Verhey on Ernest Boyer's model for reconsidering scholarship and the priorities of the professoriate.

SFSU was awarded an additional $824,665 in January and $69,103 for the first part of February.

View the list of grants and contracts:

Travel funds for faculty
The SFSU Retirement Association is accepting applications to provide approved, job-related travel support for University faculty members. Apply by Monday, May 10. Limited funds require that individual requests not exceed $1,000.

Letters of application should contain the purpose of the travel as well as travel plans and cost. Send letters to the SFSU Retirement Association in care of Franklin Sheehan, Mathematics Department, TH 937, or via e-mail to

AIDS Walk leader needed
The SFSU AIDS Walk team needs a team leader for the July 18 event. The SFSU Team has raised thousands of dollars over the years for the San Francisco AIDS Foundation and numerous other Bay Area HIV/AIDS organizations. If you are interested, contact Ken Marcelous of SF AIDS Walk at (415) 615-9255 or Michael Ritter at ext. 8-7339.

FitnessPlus half sessions
FitnessPlus invites staff and faculty to join today at the half-session rate. Available activities range from yoga and cardio kickboxing to weight training and aqua aerobics. Recreational activities that don't require a membership -- such as kayaking, basketball and the tennis partnering program -- are also available to all campus employees.

For details, see the FitPlus Web site:

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