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Volume 51, Number 32   May 10, 2004           

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This Week
Human Movement
Science Expo

The Kinesiology Department invites the campus community to attend the 11th Annual Human Movement Science Exposition 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday in the Gym. Original undergraduate and graduate student research and class projects that highlight the interdisciplinary and dynamic nature of human movement are on display.

A reception will be held from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Gym.

San Francisco Women's Building honored
To honor the 25th anniversary of the San Francisco Women's Building, the Speech and Communication Studies Department presents a special benefit performance of "She Rises Like a Building to the Sky," a new play by Mercilee Jenkins, professor of speech and communication studies, at 8 p.m. Friday in room 133 of the Humanities building. Tickets are $25 and include a special reception. The show is directed by Amy K. Kilgard, assistant professor of speech and communication studies. It contains explicit language.

A performance will also take place at 8 p.m. Saturday and at 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $10 for general admission and $5 for students.

For details, call (415) 474-5580 or e-mail

Russian architecture

Ludmila Ershov, professor emerita of Russian, will discuss "Italian Architects in Russia" from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday in room 473 of the Humanities building.

The event is part of the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures' celebration of World Languages and Cultures Month. For details, contact Midori McKeon at ext. 8-7413 or

de Bellis Collection celebration
The University's Frank V. de Bellis Collection celebrates its 40th anniversary from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Wednesday in the collection's home on the sixth floor of the J. Paul Leonard Library. The event features a fortepiano concert by Corey Jamason, a faculty member at the San Francisco Conservatory. A silent auction of books, prints, scores, recordings and CDs will be held to benefit future public events.

The event is co-sponsored by the Friends of the J. Paul Leonard Library. For details, call (415) 338-1649.

Defensive driving

Defensive driving training classes will be available for staff and faculty from 8 to 11:30 a.m. and from 12:30 to 4 p.m. Thursday.

To sign up, call ext. 8-1449 or e-mail

Psychology conference
Student group Psi Chi invites the campus community to a Student Psychology Conference from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday in the Rosa Parks Rooms of the Cesar Chavez Student Center.

In addition to presentations on research, there will be a panel discussion by alumni who are working in the field of psychology.

For details, contact Psi Chi at

Change in
Japanese preschools

Susan Holloway, adjunct professor of education at University of California, Berkeley, will discuss "Contested Childhood: Diversity and Change in Japanese Preschools" from 2 to 3 p.m. Thursday in room 473 of the Humanities building. A reception follows the lecture.

The event is part of the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures' celebration of World Languages and Cultures Month. For details, contact Midori McKeon at ext. 8-7413 or

Arabic calligraphy

Fayeq Oweis, lecturer of Arabic, will discuss his exhibit "Arabic Calligraphy: Geometry of the Spirit" from 11:10 a.m. to noon Friday in room 202 of the Humanities building. A reception follows the lecture from noon to 1 p.m. in room 485 of the Humanities building.

The event is part of the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures' celebration of World Languages and Cultures Month. For details, contact Midori McKeon at ext. 8-7413 or

Coming Up
Renaissance dance

Elizabeth Wright, professor of French, will discuss "Dance and Education in Renaissance Europe" from 12:35 to 1:25 p.m. Tuesday, May 18, in room 477 of the Humanities building.

The event is part of the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures' celebration of World Languages and Cultures Month. For details, contact Midori McKeon at ext. 8-7413 or

Grad students show accomplishments
The campus community is invited to the Graduate Research and Creative Works Showcase from 3 to 6 Wednesday, May 19, on the first and second floors of the Administration building. The event will feature work by graduate students. There will be a reception toward the end of the event with a drawing for student prizes.

Faculty and staff are asked to encourage graduate students to enter the showcase.

For details, including a registration form, go to or contact Amy McBrayer at ext. 8-2232 or

SF State News home

Four tapped for Alumni Hall of Fame
The Alumni Association has chosen an Academy Award winner, the San Francisco chief of police, a Grammy Award winner and a well-known local broadcaster to be inducted into the SFSU Alumni Hall of Fame.

Photo of Christopher BoyesWhen you are able to hear Leonardo DiCaprio shout "I'm king of the world!" over the sound of soaring violins, you have sound editor and engineer Christopher Boyes (B.A., Cinema, '85) to thank. He has worked on more than 40 major motion pictures and earned three Oscars during his nearly 20-year career. Boyes lives in Inverness in Marin County, where he often works with Lucas Films' Skywalker Sound.

Photo of Heather FongSan Francisco native Heather Fong is the first female police chief in the city's history and the first Asian American woman in the country to preside over a large urban department. In 1988, after 11 years on the force and five years investigating child abuse for the juvenile division, Fong entered the master's of social work program at SFSU. Her degree changed the way she looked at abuse and family interventions, enabling her to see not just the police work but the "healing part" as well. Fong was named chief in April by Mayor Gavin Newsom after a national search.

Photo of Ella JenkinsKnown as the first lady of children's music, Ella Jenkins' career spans more than four decades. With her devotion to cross-cultural understanding and respect, and her signature call and response style, Jenkins is as much an educator as she is an entertainer. Her most well known song, "You'll Sing a Song, And I'll Sing a Song," is the best-selling record in the history of her record label Smithsonian Folkways. She earned a bachelor's degree in sociology from SF State in 1951

Photo of Carter SmithDuring his 50-year career, broadcaster Carter B. Smith has been on almost every radio and television station in the Bay Area. He started in broadcasting in 1954 at KBLF in Red Bluff, Calif. He can currently be heard from 3 to 7 p.m. weekdays on oldies station KABL (960AM). After earning his bachelor's degree in radio and television broadcasting at State in 1959, he went on to a career that included disc jockeying, news reporting and television hosting. He lives in Tiburon with his wife, Barbara.

Chosen by the Alumni Association, the Hall of Fame recognizes alumni who have earned the respect of their peers through professional, cultural and civic achievements.

AVP for Academic Resources named
Enrique Riveros-Schäfer, vice president for academic affairs and provost at Evergreen State College in Olympia, Wash., has been named the associate vice president for academic resources.

Riveros-Schäfer is well-acquainted with the California higher education scene. He earned a doctorate in comparative literature from University of California, San Diego, and has taught at Occidental College in Los Angeles; University of California, Los Angeles; California Institute of the Arts; and University of California, Berkeley. Prior to his appointment at Evergreen, Riveros-Schäfer served as dean of the Division of Language Arts at De Anza College.

As associate vice president for academic resources, Riveros-Schäfer will report directly to Provost Gemello and will provide administrative support in resource utilization, including facilities and the use of academic technologies. To that end he will work closely with college deans, the Library, faculty members and the Provost's office.

Riveros-Schäfer will begin work June 1.

Faculty attending Commencement
Faculty members participating in the Saturday, May 29, Commencement ceremony should line up no later than 12:15 p.m. next to the Student Services building (the north side of the Centennial Village roadway). This will guarantee you a seat on the staging area.

For details, contact Norma Urcuyo-Siani at ext. 8-6141.

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 Dean of Human Relations Ken Monteiro; a report from Gerontology Professor Darlene Yee and AVP for Enrollment Planning and Management Jo Volkert on enrollment management; a report from Geosciences Professor Oswaldo Garcia on the Academic Program Review Committee, a report from CSU Academic Senate Chair Robert Cherny on the workload task force; a recommendation on changes to the bachelor's degree in philosophy and the bachelor's degree in philosophy and religion; a proposal for revisions to the master's of science degree in computer science; a proposal for a business proficiency certificate to be offered through the College of Extended Learning; a proposed revision to 800-level functional courses in the MBA program; a recommendation on changes to the bachelor's degree in journalism; a resolution on collegiality; a resolution on thanking and commending departing senators; 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.

The 2003-04 Senate will then end its term and the 2004-05 Senate will convene. Agenda items for the 2004-05 Senate include: the election of senators to the 2004-05 Academic Senate and a resolution on the summer Senate.

SFSU was awarded $1,512,726 for the second part of February, and $2,667,823 in March and $927,167 in April.

View the list of grants and contracts:

Honor retiring faculty
Faculty and staff are invited to honor retiring faculty at the annual "Rites of Passage" celebration held from 4 to 6 p.m., Tuesday, May 25, at the University Club.

Tour Alcatraz 'Backroads' style
The University Women's Association (UWA) invites the campus community to take a walking tour of Alcatraz led by Doug McConnell, host of KRON-TV's "Bay Area Backroads," Saturday, June 5. The tour will include the gardens, tide pools and bird colonies as well as the early military fortifications and the first lighthouse on the West Coast. Those who want to take a self-guided tour of the penitentiary can do so after the walking tour.

Participants should meet at 9:30 a.m. at Pier 41 in San Francisco to catch the ferry to Alcatraz.

Reservations are required. Tickets are $20 per person for UWA members and their guests and $25 per person for non-members. Reduced rates for seniors and children are also available. Ticket prices include the ferry ride to and from Alcatraz as well as the tour. At McConnell's request, a portion of each ticket sold will be donated to the Golden Gate National Park Service.

For tickets, contact Lin Ivory at by Friday, May 21.

Library book sale
The Friends of the Library invite faculty and staff to take advantage of an end-of-the-semester clearance sale of used books. Pay only $1 for a grocery bag of books (limit two bags per day). The sale runs Monday, May 10, through Thursday, May 20 in the book sale room on the first floor of the Library. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

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