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Volume 54, Number 32   May 7, 2007         

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African American
psychological strengths

Joseph L. White, professor emeritus of psychology and psychiatry at the University of California, Irvine, will speak on "African American Psychological Strengths as a Vehicle for Surviving, Thriving and Optimal Living: from 10:10 to 11 a.m. Monday in McKenna Theatre of the Creative Arts building. A reception for White will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. in the Richard Oakes Multicultural Center of the Cesar Chavez Student Center.

The event is sponsored by the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences, College of Ethnic Studies and Department of Psychology.

Day laborer symposium

The Cesar E. Chavez Institute invites the campus community to attend "Latino Day Laborer Health in Troubled Times: A Community-University Forum" from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday in Seven Hills Conference Center.

For details, including a full schedule of events, visit:

Ken Fehrman retirement
The Consumer and Family Studies/Dietetics Department will honor Professor Ken Fehrman upon his retirement with a reception from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Vista Room, room 401 of Burk Hall. The campus community is welcome.

R.S.V.P. to Nancy Rabolt at or ext. 8-2060. A $20 donation to support the cost of a gift and the event can be dropped off in room 329 of Burk Hall.

study abroad

Faculty are invited to attend one of the College of Extended Learning's Short-Term Study Abroad Program information sessions at 10 a.m. or 2 p.m. Wednesday in room 455C of the Administration building. The sessions will cover the process of offering a Short-Term Study Abroad program for faculty and their students.

Faculty who aren't able to attend can receive an information packet by e-mailing Jim Bryan at:

Graduate showcase

The Graduate Research and Creative Projects Showcase will be held from 3 to 6 p.m. Thursday in the Gymnasium. More than 100 exhibits will be on display. The showcase is sponsored by Graduate Studies.

Library friends meeting
The campus community is invited to the annual meeting of the Friends of the J. Paul Leonard Library at 3 p.m. Thursday in room 587 of the Humanities building. Following the business meeting, there will be a 3:30 p.m. screening of the film "Closing the Books at UC Berkeley Extension" by Eliza Hemenway. SF State is a former occupant of the building that until recently was home to UC Extension's San Francisco programs.

British intel and
the Greek left

Andre Gerolymatos, professor of international studies and history at Simon Fraser University, will speak on "The Civil War Within: The British Intelligence Services and the Greek Left" at 7 p.m. Thursday in room 587 of the Humanities building.

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

Budget meeting

The campus community is invited to a meeting of the University Budget Committee from 10 a.m. to noon Friday, May 11, in the NEC room on the fifth floor of the Administration building.

Greek film festival
opening night

The San Francisco Greek Festival will run Saturday, May 12, through Friday, May 18 at the Delancey Street Screening Room, 600 Embarcadero, San Francisco. All shows start at 7:30 p.m.; weekly and three-film pass holders should arrive at least 20 minutes before films start to secure seating. Individual tickets cost $15. Tickets to the opening-night film and reception start at $60.

The opening night reception takes place after the film screening at Delancey Street.

For tickets, and a complete schedule, visit:

The festival is sponsored by the Modern Greek Studies Foundation, Center for Modern Greek Studies, Nikos Kazantzakis Chair at SF State, Greek Film Center and Graal Productions of Greece.

Coming Up
D&I spring exhibit

Design and Industry's spring exhibit will be held May 15-18 in Jack Adams Hall of the Cesar Chavez Student Center. An opening reception will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, May 16. Exhibit hours are from 3 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, May 15, from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, May 16-17. and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, May 18.

Ethnicity and cancer
Kimlin Tam Ashing-Giwa, professor and director of the City of Hope Center for Community Alliance for Research and Education, will speak on "Ethnicity and Cancer Survivorship Research: What We Know and Future Directions" from 3 to 4 p.m. Thursday, May 17, in Rosa Parks A of the Student Center.

R.S.V.P. to or ext. 8-2978.

The seminar is funded by The National Center on Minority Health and Health Disparities.

CTFD open house
The Center for Teaching and Faculty Development invites faculty and staff to an open house from noon to 3 p.m. in room 435 of the Library. Sweet and savory Mediterranean delights will be served.

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Commute options
The MacArthur Maze/580 deck collapse may continue to make commuting to campus difficult for a number of faculty and staff. The University has added another shuttle bus to the Daly City BART/campus run in anticipation of increased BART usage.

For those employees who would like to carpool to campus, Parking and Transportation offers a ride-match program. For details, visit:

In addition, employees can defer up to $110 per month to pay for qualified public transportation with pre-tax dollars. For details and the required form, visit Parking and Transportation on North State Drive (next to University Police).

Human subjects committee seeks new members
The Committee for the Protection of Human Subjects (CPHS) is looking for new members. The committee also needs a faculty member to serve as chairperson for Institutional Review Board (IRB) #1 for spring 2008.

Members must be available to attend a two-hour meeting once a month, on either the first or third Wednesday from 10 a.m. to noon and be able to devote an additional one to two hours of preparation time. Members also assist in updating the policy and procedures of the committee.

The committee needs members who fit the following profiles:

  • One non-scientist (someone whose primary concerns and daily duties are non-scientific);
  • One community member (someone who is not affiliated with the University at all and is not a close relative of a University employee); and
  • One special needs/special education member (can be from Health and Human Services, Behavioral and Social Sciences, Special Education).

The chairperson for IRB#1 for spring 2008 has a time commitment of 16 hours per week, including reviewing protocols prior to placing them on an agenda, running committee meetings, communicating with researchers on revisions, conducting final reviews and signing protocols. The chair receives 40 percent RRT.

To apply, contact the CPHS office at or ext. 8-1093.

Honoring retiring faculty
Faculty and staff are invited to honor retiring faculty at the annual Rites of Passage celebration to be held from 4 to 6 p.m., Tuesday, May 22, at the Nob Hill Room, Seven Hills Conference Center.
In memoriam: Vincent Schaze
Vincent J. Schaze, emeritus professor of accounting, died April 14. He was 81.

Appointed in 1956, Schaze taught for more than 47 years without missing a single day of instruction. He retired in 2004.

Jiunn Huang, chair of accounting, said, "Vincent was an outstanding professor and colleague. Passionately devoted to excellence in teaching, he also helped grow the Accounting Department and establish its rich history of partnership with area accounting firms and industry leaders."

Schaze held degrees from University of California, Los Angeles, University of California Berkeley, and SF State, including a masters of science in taxation. He was also a land developer and general contractor, working on projects such as Parktown Homes in Milpitas and University Terrace in Santa Cruz. He continued to invest in real estate properties throughout his life.

In 2001, he made a substantial donation to SF State's College of Business.

Schaze is survived by his wife, Patricia, and his children and grandchildren.

Grants & Contracts
SF State received $8,560,251 in March and $457,691 in April.

Read Grants & Contracts:

Help with iLearn
Academic Technology (AT) offers an array of workshops that enable faculty and staff to create collaborative online teaching and learning environments, instructional Web sites and digital images. Faculty are encouraged to learn how to prepare iLearn environments and online course materials for the summer and fall semesters.

Multiple workshops are available and are staggered and repeated to accommodate different schedules. Workshops are free. Registration is required.

For registration and details, visit:

Academic Technology events can be searched for by selecting "Acad Tech" in the drop-down organizer box.

Fee-waiver program
Fall fee-waiver information is now available. Eligible, continuing or newly admitted employees should submit completed fee-waiver applications and fees to the Cashier's/Bursar's Office (room 155 of the Administration building) two weeks prior to their registration date.

Dependent fee-waiver participants should also complete the appropriate application and submit their application and fees to Human Resources, room 252 of the Administration building.

For details, including fees, visit the Human Resources Web site:

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

Summer youth basketball camps
The SF State basketball coaches will conduct two one-week day camps at the Gymnasium for boys and girls aged 7-14. The camps run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday, June 25-29 and July 16-20. Registration fee is $125 per session.

For further information please contact Bill Treseler, men's basketball coach, at or ext. 8-1729.

Reserve student center space
The Cesar Chavez Student Center is opening up its space reservation calendar for the 2007-08 academic year. To view and reserve spaces, visit:

The Student Center has a phased roll out of when certain campus organizations can begin reserving space, beginning on May 11 for all-University special programs such as orientations and Career Center events. University departments and auxiliaries can begin reserving space on May 24. Visit the Web site above for the full roll-out schedule.

For details, contact the scheduling staff at or ext. 5-0723.

Summer fitness
The Village Fitness Center invites faculty and staff to take advantage of its summer fitness program through June 15. This includes full access to the Village Fitness Center on campus, Club One at the Fillmore in San Francisco, as well as all Club One Fitness Clubs.

For details, contact the Village Fitness Center at (415) 452-1010.

Donate to Afghan youth sports
The Department of Kinesiology is sponsoring a sports equipment and apparel drive to benefit the Afghan Youth Sports Exchange (AYSE). The AYSE is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting athletics for girls and boys in Afghan schools and communities.

The Kinesiology Deptartment is accepting new or lightly used soccer and basketball equipment for girls age 7-19. Items needed include soccer balls, shin guards, basketballs, jerseys, long sleeve t-shirts, warm-ups, cleats, sneakers, first-aid kits, etc. Items should be dropped off at the cart located in room 101 of the Gymnasium. Collected items will be sent to Afghanistan for use in summer sports programs.

For details, contact Maria Veri at or ext. 8-1746.

Staff travel grants
The SF State Retirement Association is again providing support for approved, job-related travel. The award cycle alternates between faculty and staff; this year's awards will be made to staff.

Letters of application should contain the purpose of the travel as well as travel plans and costs and should be addressed to: SFSU Retirement Association in care of Franklin Sheehan, Mathematics Department.

Or apply by e-mail to:

Applications will be accepted until May 15.

South Asian American internship
Faculty and staff are asked to encourage students to apply for the summer South Asian American Community Internship Program. The program offers students experience working with organizations that emphasize service to the South Asian and South Asian-American communities.

The internships are unpaid, but interns will receive three units of semester credit. Internships will take place during June and/or July and will consist of 80 hours of work.

For details and application information, contact Falu Bakrania at or ext. 5-0389. Applications are due by 5 p.m. Friday, May 18.

UWA party
Faculty, staff and their guests are invited to join the University Women's Association (UWA) for an end-of-the-academic-year celebration at 6:30 p.m. Friday, May 18, at the Tonga Room in the Fairmont Hotel. Tickets are $50 per person for UWA members and guests and $55 per person for nonmembers. Price includes dinner and the entertainment cover charge. Drinks are extra.

R.S.V.P. by Friday, May 11, to Lin Ivory at:

Academic Senate Action

At its May 1 meeting, the Academic Senate ...

  • Announced Michelle Wolf as the recipient of the 2007 Sarlo Award for Excellence in Teaching, Dennis Desjardin as recipient of the Distinguished Faculty Award for Excellence in Research, and Darlene Yee-Melichar as recipient of the Distinguished Faculty Award for Excellence in Service;
  • Heard a report from Michael Martin, director of risk management and Miles Orkin, marketing communications manager, on the new emergency preparedness Web site;
  • Elected Debra Luna to be the 2007-08 Academic Senate Representative to the All-University Teacher Education Committee;
  • Approved a meeting schedule for 2007-08;
  • Approved the discontinuance of participation in the joint doctorate in educational leadership program;
  • Approved a new minor in South Asian studies;
  • Approved proposed revisions to the bachelor of arts in international relations;
  • Approved a proposed joint doctorate in audiology;
  • Approved the proposed discontinuance of the integrated services specialist certificate.

Read the full Academic Senate meeting report:


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