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Volume 55, Number 35    May 27 , 2008         

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Summer CampusMemo schedule
This will be the final CampusMemo of the spring semester. Summer editions of CampusMemo will be published June 23 and July 21. Send submissions to by June 17 and July 15.

Helping earthquake survivors
The Chinese American Faculty and Staff Association (CAFSA) at SF State invites faculty and staff to visit its Web site to learn how to help survivors of the May 12 earthquake in China's Sichuan Province. Visit the CAFSA Web site at or e-mail CAFSA president Yikuan Lee at for more information.

Get in shape this summer
The Village Fitness Center will offer three-month summer memberships to SF State faculty and staff beginning in June. New fitness programs and a variety of group fitness classes will be offered. Summer enrollment runs through June 15. For more information, e-mail Mark Penacerrada at

The SF State Faculty Book Club returns
Faculty are invited to join the SF State Faculty Book Club, organized by the Center for Teaching and Faculty Development. This summer's selection is "The Battle of The Books and other Short Pieces" by Jonathan Swift. CTFD will give away 20 copies of the book. For details on acquiring the book and more information on a fall meeting, e-mail visit the CTFD Web site: and select "Faculty Book Club" from the navigation bar.

Gator youth sports summer camp
The Department of Kinesiology is hosting its on-campus camp June 16 through July 25, from 1 to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday for boys and girls ages 7 to 14. Children of faculty and staff are welcome to sign up immediately. Visit or e-mail for more information.









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Architect selected to design Creative Arts Center
Michael Maltzan Architecture has been selected to design SF State's new Creative Arts Center. The building will be a landmark project for the University, serving as a new home for SF State's acclaimed programs in broadcast and electronic communication arts, music, dance and theatre as well as an important center for performing arts in the region. The building will include a 1,200 seat theatre, little theatre, black box theatre, music recital hall and choral and orchestral rehearsal spaces. Ground breaking is scheduled to take place in 2010.

"The Creative Arts Center will set the bar for design quality and sustainability for the campus," said Simon Lam, associate vice president for capital planning, design and construction. "Michael Maltzan brings to the project an artful, inventive, integrative approach to design, befitting a building dedicated to the performing and broadcast arts, and one that will serve as an icon for the campus. His team's collective expertise is well suited to the complexities of the building and site."

The project is the first new construction in the University's master plan, which envisions a sustainable campus organized around a central green space. The new building will sit on the southwest corner of campus along Lake Merced Boulevard.

Seeking leadership development submissions
The Office of Student Programs and Leadership Development (OSPLD) is seeking submissions from faculty and staff to create and facilitate workshops for a Leadership Symposium that will be held Sept. 6, and the weekly workshop series that will follow for the remainder of the fall semester. The activities are part of a fall 2008 Leadership in Action program, a campus-wide initiative focused on providing leadership development opportunities for students. For more information or to submit a proposal, visit or contact Sarah Bauer, OSPLD advisor at ext. 8-2174 or

Seventh annual UC/CSU/CCC Sustainability Conference
Registration is open for the seventh annual University of California/California State University/California Community College Sustainability Conference at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo from July 31 to Aug. 3. With the theme "Putting Sustainability to Work," the conference will focus on building a green economy, training students for jobs in a sustainable world and new research in a variety of areas related to sustainability. Deadline for registration is Friday. For more information and to register, visit  

Search for associate vice president for Academic Resources
Nominations and applications are invited for the position of associate vice president for Academic Resources. The search committee will begin reviewing the applications and nominations for this campus-based search on June 2. The position description, including application instructions, is available on the Academic Affairs Web site:

The search committee members are:
Chair: Gerianne Merrigan, chair/professor, Communication Studies
Shirley Girouard, director/professor, School of Nursing
Barbara Luzardi, academic scheduling coordinator, Academic Resources
Antoaneta Petkova, assistant professor, Management
Kenneth Monteiro, dean, College of Ethnic Studies

For additional information, contact Anh Tran at ext. 8-7165 or

Clinical psychologist finalists
Two of the three finalists for the clinical psychologist position in Student Health Services have made on-campus presentations. The final presentation by Don-Anthony L. Capone will occur Wednesday at 4 p.m. in SSB 401. A quick question and answer session will follow.

Job-related travel support available
For the ninth year, the SFSU Retirement Association will provide 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, travel plans and costs. Partial support is often offered. Most awards are less than $1,000. Applications will be received until Friday. Send applications to the SFSU Retirement Association in care of Franklin Sheehan, Mathematics Department, or by e-mail to

This week in Newsmakers: Political Science Lecturer David Lee discussed anxiety within the Chinese-American community post-earthquake; Assistant Professor of Asian American Studies Wei-Ming Dariotis addressed "hapas" in the media; and Professor of International Relations Sanjoy Banerjee offered his insights on Iran's international standing.

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Coming Up
Fifth annual Greek Film Festival
The fifth annual San Francisco Greek Film Festival will take place June 6-12 in the Delancey Screening Room, 600 Embarcadero, San Francisco, featuring 16 feature-length and short films. An opening night reception on Friday, June 6 immediately follows the films. Tickets are $15 for each screening, $35 for the opening night which includes entrance to the reception, and $25 for a Saturday night double feature. The event is sponsored by the Modern Greek Studies Foundation, the Center for Modern Greek Studies and the Nikos Kazantzakis Chair at SF State. For more information, visit


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