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Volume 52, Number 35   May 23, 2005         

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This Week

Budget meeting

University Budget Committee will meet from 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday in the NEC room on the fifth floor of the Administration building.

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 24, at the University Club. President Robert A. Corrigan and Provost John Gemello will host the event.

Next Week
Civic engagement workshops

The offices of Community Service Learning and Faculty Affairs and Professional Development invite faculty to the following workshops on civic engagement.

A workshop titled "Faculty and Community as Co-educators" will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, May 31.

A training workshop on developing service learning courses will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, June 3.

For details, contact Perla Barrientos at or ext. 8-3282.

Green Screen festival
The campus community is invited to participate in the Green Screen Environmental Film Festival June 1-5 at the Castro Theater, 429 Castro St. in San Francisco. The festival will screen more than 30 feature-length and short films and is a featured program of the United Nations World Environment Day 2005, held this year in San Francisco. Admission to some screenings is free -- other events require tickets. For a full schedule, see:

The festival is a project of SFSU's International Center for the Arts, established in 2004 through a gift from alumni George and Judy Marcus.

Coming Up
iLearn workshops

The Center for the Enhancement of Teaching invites faculty to participate in one of its three June workshops on SFSU's new online learning system, iLearn (also known as Moodle). The five-day workshops will be held June 6-10, 13-17 and 20-24.

For a full schedule, and to register, see:

For details, e-mail or call ext. 5-3537.

Defensive driving
Defensive driver training courses will be held from 8 to 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 to 4 p.m. Monday, June 6, in the Plant Operations Training Room, Corporation Yard. Classes are filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

To make a reservation, e-mail or call ext. 8-1449.

University Club sale
The campus community is invited to a farewell sale from noon to 3 p.m. Monday, June 6, in the University Club. Items are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Purchasers should make their own arrangements to move items out of the club. For details, contact David Apelt at or Darlene Yee at:

Sexuality studies events
The National Sexuality Resource Center and Human Sexuality Studies Program invite faculty and staff to the following summer events:

The International Association for the Study of Sexuality, Culture and Society will hold its annual conference June 21-24 on campus. Topics of discussion include abortion, sex education, marriage equality, reproductive rights, AIDS/HIV and sexual trafficking. To register, see: visit

For details, contact Jennifer Feeney at or (415) 437-5120.

The annual Summer Institute on Sexuality, Society and Health will be held June 27 through July 22. Academic and continuing education credits are available. Registration is through the College of Extended Learning and is on a first-come, first-served basis. Register at:

For details, contact Joy O'Donnell at or (415) 437-5113.

SFSU team for AIDS Walk
Oscar Gardea, financial aid counselor, is coordinating an SFSU team for AIDS Walk San Francisco which takes place July 17. To sign up with the team go to, click "Register Now," then click "Join A Team" and select "San Francisco State University - 1333" on the drop down menu.

For details, contact Gardea at or ext. 8-3286.

SF State News home

bebe founder Manny Mashouf named Alumnus of the Year
Photo of Manny MashoufManny Mashouf, the founder and chairman of bebe stores inc., has been named 2005 Alumnus of the Year.

Mashouf will be honored at a private campus reception Friday, May 27. He will receive the award officially at the University's 104th annual Commencement exercises at 12:15 p.m. Saturday, May 28, in Cox Stadium.

"Manny Mashouf's great talents, good judgment, hard work and high standards have enabled him to rise to the top of his profession," President Robert A. Corrigan said. "Along with his great success he has remained a strong friend of the University, and for that we are grateful."

Mashouf earned a bachelor's degree in political science in 1966 and founded bebe 10 years later. What began as a small boutique on Polk Street in San Francisco has grown into a successful chain of stores featuring its own brand of women’s clothing and accessories.

Mashouf and his wife Neda are actively involved in SFSU alumni activities and continue to support the University's strategic planning goals. To date they have donated more than $200,000 -- primarily to the College of Business to help recruit and hire faculty. Manny Mashouf, inducted into the SFSU Alumni Hall of Fame in 2003, is a member of the College of Business Advisory Board.

The Alumnus of the Year award goes to former students who have gained recognition for significant contributions to their field of work.

Alumni Hall of Fame welcomes four more
Executive Director of the San Francisco Food Bank Paul Ash, television writer/producer Glen Charles, CBS 5 "Evening Magazine" co-host Malou Nubla and U.S. Congressman Bill Thomas will be inducted into the Alumni Hall of Fame at a reception on Friday, May 27. The Hall of Fame recognizes alumni who have earned the respect of their peers through professional, cultural and civic achievements.

Photo of Paul AshFor 16 years, Paul Ash has channeled his energy into feeding the hungry in San Francisco. Under his direction, the San Francisco Food Bank has become the only organization in the city equipped to collect millions of pounds of donated food and distribute it to children, adults and senior citizens living at or near the poverty level. Ash graduated with a master of science in business administration in 1984.

Photo of Glen CharlesWriter/producer Glen Charles owns an impressive place in television history. He and his brother, Les Charles, were creators and executive producers of "Cheers" for its 11-year run on NBC. Previously they worked as producers and head writers for "Taxi," "The Bob Newhart Show" and "Phyllis." Glen's honors include eight Emmy awards for writing and producing. He earned a master's degree in English in 1968.

Photo of Malou NublaMalou Nubla, the co-host of CBS 5's "Evening Magazine," has endeared herself to local viewers with her enthusiastic coverage of the Bay Area lifestyle. She was recently voted "Best TV Host" by readers of San Francisco magazine. The two-time Emmy award winner graduated in 1991 with a degree in radio and television, where she served as president of the Filipino student organization.

Photo of Bill ThomasRepresenting California's 22nd Congressional District, Congressman Bill Thomas earned his bachelor's and master's degrees in social science in 1963 and 1965. Since 2001 he has served as chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, which occupies a pivotal place in the House committee system with jurisdiction relating to Social Security, revenue, trade agreements, Medicare and welfare.

Photographs of all inductees hang on the Hall of Fame wall on the first floor of the J. Paul Leonard Library.

Commencement details
SFSU's 104th Commencement will take place at 12:15 p.m. Saturday, May 28. A record number of students -- 7,832 -- will graduate. Rock journalist and author Ben Fong-Torres will be the keynote speaker. Manny Mashouf, Alumnus of the Year, and Ralf Hotchkiss, wheelchair activist and President's Medal awardee, are among the other honorees.

For stories on each of this year's honorees, outstanding and interesting grads, a link to the live Web cast of the ceremony and more, see the SF State News site:

For details on Commencement, see:

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People on Campus
Photo of Roma GuyBorn and raised on the coast of British Columbia and now a senior research scientist at SFSU's Romberg Tiburon Center for Environmental Studies (RTC), it is no wonder that William Cochlan spends a good portion of his time -- not to mention his mind -- on the Pacific Ocean.

Cochlan, a biological oceanographer and marine microbial ecologist, focuses his research on the factors that control phytoplankton and bacterial growth, nutrition and distribution in the ocean...

Read the entire profile:

Faculty line-up for Commencement
Faculty members participating in the Saturday, May 28, 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 a seat in the staging area.

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

New faculty/staff ID cards
SFSU is converting the current faculty/staff and student identification cards (OneCard), to a nine-digit, system-generated SFSU ID number. Replacement OneCards have already been produced for employees who have an old OneCard. Old OneCards expire May 31. Old OneCards should be destroyed once the new one is received.

Individuals may pick up a new OneCard beginning Tuesday, May 24, at One Stop in the Student Services Center. Hours are 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays.

CampusMemo summer schedule
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Fall fee-waiver applications
Employee and dependent fee-waiver applications for the fall semester are now available in Human Resources, room 252 of the Administration building. Employees should submit their completed applications and fees to the Bursar's Office, room 155 of the Administration building. Dependent applications should be submitted to Human Resources.

For details, contact Jackie Bender at or ext. 8-2678.

STAR of the Month

May STAR of the Month: Shu Juan Lin
Photo of Sylvia Leng
Shu Juan (May) Lin, custodian and May STAR, works the morning shift at the Student Health Service with two other custodians. That means she is on the job by 4 a.m.
Most faculty and staff are still in bed when she starts her day, but Lin says she likes the early schedule -- now that she has become accustomed to it -- because it's quieter and easier to get everything done.

It's especially important that she be able to focus on her work. Because it is a medical facility, the Student Health Service has specific needs and requirements for cleanliness.

"May Lin sets an excellent example by her own hard work," said Cristina Maristela, assistant director of campus support services. "She is diligent, detail-oriented and thorough, and she never has an excuse as to why work can't be done, but always suggests how to do it. She shows her co-workers the way the staff from Health Center wants it done."

Although she admits that the work can be difficult at times, Lin enjoys the camaraderie of her fellow custodians.

"I like all my co-workers," she said. "They are very nice."

Lin immigrated to the United States from China eight years ago. After a couple other jobs, she joined Facility Services Enterprises in 1998. She started out part time in Housing and Residential Services and then later became a full-time employee.

A resident of San Francisco's Mission District, Lin enjoys spending time with her husband, an AC Transit driver, and two sons, including going to the park and visiting family.

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