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Volume 51, Number 19   February 2, 2004           

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International Programs
grants available

The Office of International Programs (OIP) is accepting applications for grants to help promote international education and awareness. Tenure track (non-FERP) faculty are eligible to apply. Applications may be picked up in the OIP office (room 450 of the Administration building) or downloaded from the faculty section of the OIP Web site: The deadline to apply is Monday, March 1.

For more information about these grant opportunities, contact Yenbo Wu, OIP director, at or Marilyn Jackson, OIP coordinator of international grants and protocol, at or call the OIP office at ext. 8-1293.

CSU forgivable loan program
As announced in last week's edition, the deadline to submit applications for the 2004-05 CSU Forgivable Loan/Doctoral Program is Friday, Feb. 13. Applications are now available from Faculty Affairs and Professional Development, room 451 of the Administration building.

Oral history help needed
The Center for Modern Greek Studies is looking for volunteers to help with its Northern California Greek American Archive. Volunteers will conduct interviews for the archive's oral history project. Training is available.

Established with the support of the Modern Greek Studies Foundation, the archive houses more than a dozen oral histories which chronicle important and fascinating stories about life in Greece during World War II, Greek village life, journeys to the United States, and living as a Greek American in the United States.

For details, contact Martha Klironomos at or ext. 8-1892.

Fitness Opportunities
FitnessPlus, the campus employee wellness program, reminds faculty and staff that many classes are available to help you take care of yourself. Morning, noon and evening classes are offered beginning today. For details or to register, visit:

Collaboratory -- student discussion improved
Enhance student participation in class discussions, encourage critical thinking and collaboration, and promote active student learning by holding a class session in the Collaboratory. To reserve a session, contact Desiree Oliver at, ext. 5-3540 or in room 435 of the Library. More details and a registration calendar are available at:

Satcher on responsible sex

Dr. David Satcher, former U.S. surgeon general and director of the National Center for Primary Care at the Morehouse School of Medicine, will speak on health disparities and promoting sexual health and responsible sexual behavior at 11:30 a.m. today in Jack Adams Hall of the Cesar Chavez Student Center.

Beethoven cycle

The first of three concerts featuring Beethoven's complete violin and piano sonatas takes place at 7 p.m. Tuesday in Knuth Hall of the Creative Arts building. Creative Arts faculty members Jassen Todorov, violin, and William Corbett-Jones, piano, will perform Sonatas 1, 3 and 4. Admission is free.

The final two concerts in the cycle take place at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 17, and Tuesday, March 2, in Knuth Hall.

Unmarried couples and
estate planning

" Life, Relationship and Estate Planning for Unmarried Couples" a seminar presented by the Office of University Development and the Human Resources Professional Development Program, will take place from noon to 1 p.m. in the Nob Hill Room of the Seven Hills Conference Center. Lunch will be provided.

To reserve a seat, contact Jeanne Lee at ext. 5-0324 or

Japanese fashions in SF
Amy Sueyoshi, assistant professor of ethnic studies, will present "Qu(e)erying Japanese Immigrant Dress in Turn-of-the-Century San Francisco" from 2:10 to 3 p.m. Wednesday in room 113 of the Humanities building.

The event is part of the Women Studies Spring Lecture series. For details, contact Jillian Sandell at or ext. 8-1516.

Afrikan Diaspora exhibit

The Cesar Chavez Student Center Art Gallery will hold a reception for its "Black = Afrika: Visions of the Diaspora" exhibit from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday on the Terrace Level of the Student Center. Admission is free.

The exhibit, which commemorates Black History month, features works by the Bay Area artist collective Omiiroo, a group of six artists of the Afrikan Diaspora. The artwork incorporates a wide range of media and techniques: oil on canvas, ink on paper, photo-montages and mixed media.

The exhibit is on display until Tuesday, March 2. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Wednesday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday and Friday. For details, contact the Art Gallery at ext. 8-2580 or

Coming Up
Gender and consent

Nancy Mirabel, associate professor of Raza studies, will speak on "Historicizing and Engendering Displacement: The Everyday Practices of Silence and Consent" from 2:10 to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 11, in room 113 of the Humanities building.

The event is part of the Women Studies Spring Lecture series. For details, contact Jillian Sandell at or ext. 8-1516.

Labor Archives event
The Labor Archives and Research Center will celebrate its 18th anniversary with an event featuring Glenna Matthews speaking about her book "Silicon Valley Women and the California Dream" and a performance by folk musician Faith Petric. The event will take place at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 20, at the ILWU Local 34, 4 Berry St. (at Second Street.), San Francisco. Admission is free. A reception will also be held from 6 to 7 p.m.

For details, call (415) 564-1010.

Driving training
Environmental Health and Occupational Safety will hold defensive driver training classes from 8:30 a.m. to noon and from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 26.

To register, call ext. 8-1449 or send an e-mail to To enroll participants must provide their name, department and driver's license number.

SF State News home

Dean of faculty affairs candidates speak
Two of the three candidates for dean of faculty affairs and professional development will make presentations during the next two weeks:

  • Marilyn Verhey, acting dean of faculty affairs and professional development, from 4 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 3, in the University Club.
  • Wanda Lee, associate chair of counseling, from 4 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 11, in the University Club.
  • Candidate Marlon Hom, chair of Asian American Studies, presented last week.

A question-and-answer session and reception follow each presentation.
For more information, contact Jan Millsapps, chair of the search committee and professor of cinema, at ext. 8-2518.

The Poetry Center turns 50!
The Poetry Center invites the campus community to a golden anniversary celebration and benefit to be held 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 21, in Knuth Hall of the Creative Arts building. The event features readings by major American poets Adrienne Rich, Ishmael Reed, Michael McClure, Robin Blaser and Etel Adnan, a violin performance by India Cooke and the playing of rare recordings from the Poetry Center's archive.

Tickets are $25 for general admission and $15 for students and seniors (with ID). Also available are tickets for a 6 p.m. catered reception with the poets listed above. The cost is $50 per person. Tickets are available at or call toll-free 1-866-468-3399 (service charge applies).

All proceeds benefit the Poetry Center and will help support additional 50th anniversary programs.

The Poetry Center held its inaugural reading, which featured Theodore Roethke, Feb. 21, 1954. The center, which pioneered the practice of supporting public readings by poets, was founded by SF State English Professor Ruth Witt-Diamant, following Dylan Thomas's suggestion on a visit to the city, W.H. Auden's donation of seed money for the project, and the urging of a vocal poetry community.

Prop 55 would help the Library
San Francisco State University would receive nearly $4 million for computers, desks and tables to outfit the soon-to-be remodeled J. Paul Leonard Library if voters approve the statewide education bond measure on the March 2 ballot. The entire bond -- $12.3 billion -- would go toward new construction and builidng improvements at elementary and secondary schools along with California State University, University of California and community college campuses. For more, see:

University Writing Program review results available
Three national experts were brought to campus to engage in an external review of the University Writing Program last November. Their report is available at:

Any questions regarding the visit or the resulting report may be addressed to Richard Giardina at or ext. 8-2073.

Comedy benefit reminder
The Department of Athletics presents its annual fund-raiser Veterans of Comedy Wars VII at 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 20, and Saturday, Feb. 21, in McKenna Theatre. The event benefits the for the SFSU Athletics Scholarship Program. Tickets are $30, $45 and $60. Admission to a post-event reception on Feb. 20 is an additional $50 per person.

For tickets, contact Doug Hupke at ext. 5-0556 or ext. 8-2218.


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