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Volume 56, Number 19    January 12, 2009         

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CampusMemo will resume publication on a weekly basis beginning with the Jan. 27 edition.

RSCA open consultation hours for January
In January, the Center for Teaching and Faculty Development will offer six open consultation sessions for faculty who are preparing applications for RSCA awards.  All sessions will be facilitated by Associate Dean of Faculty Affairs and Center Director Pamela Vaughn, and will be held in BH 333.  Faculty may come with questions or with draft proposals for review.  Faculty may also submit draft proposals (following the carefully prescribed guidelines) via e-mail to until Jan. 29, for comment prior to the Feb. 2 deadline. The schedule is as follows: Jan. 13, 14, 15 from 1-3 p.m., and Jan. 27, 28, 29 from 3-5 p.m. Faculty can register in advance by calling ext. 8-6456, e-mailing, or enrolling online through POWER at

OLLI Open House
The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) provides non-credit classes, activities and discussion forums at the Downtown Campus for anyone 50 and older. OLLI will host an event Jan. 29, from 3 - 5 p.m. for interested individuals to meet faculty and learn about the upcoming spring program. For more information, visit or call ext. 7-4270.  

Assessing reading workshop
Professor of English Helen Gillotte-Tropp will lead the first of two assessing student reading workshops Feb. 5 from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. in BH 333. The workshop will introduce faculty to successful techniques in assessing student reading comprehension and offer strategies to improve reading skills. Instruction samples are included. Part two will offer instructors an opportunity to evaluate and share insights about their integration of reading comprehension strategies introduced in the first session. It will be offered March 5 from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. in BH 333. To register, call ext. 8-6456, e-mail, or enroll online through POWER at For a full workshop schedule, visit

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Franz Lozano named University Budget Officer
Franz Lozano has been named university budget officer. Lozano will serve under the direction of Leroy M. Morishita, vice president/CFO for Administration and Finance and will be responsible for planning, administering and managing the University's state appropriated and self-support funds. This position was previously held by Miriam Perlson-Cohn who retired Dec. 31 after 35 years of service at SF State.

Lozano joined SF State in 1996 as the associate bursar in fiscal affairs and was named supervisor of loans and fiscal services in 2000. In 2001, Lozano joined the Internal Audit staff and was promoted to University internal auditor in 2005. Mark Osborne, associate internal auditor, will serve as interim internal auditor.

International ePortfolio Day of Dialogue Conference
The International ePortfolio Day of Dialogue Conference will be held Feb. 25 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:45 p.m. at the Downtown Campus. The schedule features three themes: teaching and learning with ePortfolios, workforce/professional development, and assessment/accountability. This daylong event brings together educational and workforce organizations who use or are interested in using ePortfolios. Attendees will have opportunities to hear students, faculty, employers and experts address issues of teaching, learning, assessment, bridging to careers and ePortfolio tools. Notable speakers will come from the United Kingdom, Canada and across the United States. A complete program, registration and other information about the conference are available at the following Web site:

Celebrating 20 years of service
An off-campus San Francisco community benefit honoring President and Mrs. Robert A. Corrigan for their 20 years of service to San Francisco State University and the City and County of San Francisco is scheduled for the evening of Feb. 4, 2009. The net proceeds from the evening will be used to create the Robert and Joyce Corrigan SF Promise Endowed Scholarship Fund. SF Promise is a partnership with the City and County of San Francisco and the San Francisco Unified School District that guarantees admission to SF State to all qualified San Francisco public high school students. To learn more about this event or to purchase tickets, visit

This week in Insiders: Raza Studies Lecturer Renee Stephens' essay "El Primer Amor" was published and Theatre Arts Professor Rhonnie Washington performed in San Francisco.

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This week in Newsmakers: Caitlin Ryan, initiative director of the Cesar Chavez Institute, discusses new research on family acceptance of lesbian, gay and bisexual children, Professor of Political Science Robert Smith discusses the African American influence on Franklin Roosevelt's presidency, and Professor of Psychology David Matsumoto's new research on innate facial expressions is profiled.

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Coming Up
Menuhin Chamber Music Festival
The Yehudi Menuhin Chamber Music Festival celebrates the legacy of the great violinist with performances by today and tomorrow’s top talents under the theme "Redefining Virtuosity." SF State's Alexander String Quartet and Afiara String Quartet, violist Toby Appel and pianist Lydia Artymiw, will collaborate with the two ensembles named finalists for the 2009-10 Morrison Fellowship Prize for a residency with the Alexander String Quartet at SF State. The event is sponsored by the University’s International Center for the Arts (ICA) and the May Treat Morrison Trust. Concerts: Jan. 23–24, 7:30 p.m. and Jan. 25 at 6:30 p.m. For details, visit:



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