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Volume 56, Number 38    June 22, 2009         

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CampusMemo schedule
The next summer issue of CampusMemo will publish July 20 before resuming its weekly fall schedule on Aug. 24. Send submissions to by July 14 and Aug. 18.

Fall textbook orders
The SFSU Bookstore textbook department is processing orders for the fall semester. Faculty who still need to submit textbook and reader requests should do so at their earliest convenience. Orders received by mid-July will have the best chance of being on the shelves in time for courses. Textbook and reader orders may be submitted online at

Student Center construction
Construction will be taking place in the Cesar Chavez Student Center between June and August. Weekly updates are available at
For more information, contact John Doctor at ext. 5-3408 or

CTFD newsletter available online
"The Garden" -- the faculty newsletter published by the Center for Teaching and Faculty Development (CTFD) -- is also published during the summer. Each issue offers faculty opportunities, resources, news and tips. "The Garden" is published during the first week of the month. Pick up a paper copy at the CTFD in BH 311, or read it online at

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Online Library services scheduled for downtime
On July 14, the Library's Online Catalog server ( will be unavailable for as many as 24 hours beginning at 8 a.m. The downtime is necessary to install new hardware and software. Services that will be unavailable include: searching the online catalog, requesting books and other items from the collections, viewing one's library account to renew checked-out materials and connecting to the Library's electronic databases. The Library's Web site ( will be available.  eReserves, LINK+ and ILLiad will also be available and are accessible from the Library "find" page on the Web.

Budget updates available online
As the California State University continues to discuss ways to mitigate the impact of the projected $584 million budget reduction on the University and its employees, updates from President Corrigan and the Chancellor's Office can be found on SF State's Budget Central Web site at

SF State Web template training
University Communications and the Division of Information Technology will host two hands-on technology training sessions on deploying the SF State Web template. The first session, "Managing a Web Site using the SF State Web Template Design and Dreamweaver Web Template (DWT)," will be held June 26 from 10 a.m. to noon in ADM 103. Dreamweaver Web Templates (DWT) are a feature of the Dreamweaver software that can manage common Web site content in one place and avoid updating the same information on multiple pages. The session will cover creating a DWT file that incorporates a custom image bar, custom search and seasonal message, moving existing pages into the DWT, applying updates to the DWT and using the noindex directory to develop and test the site.

The second session, "Overview of the SF State Web Template Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)," will be July 10 from 10 a.m. to noon in ADM 103. In this session, attendees will review the Cascading Style Sheet (CSS) structure and styles used by the SF State template. The session will address the differences between shared style sheets stored centrally and local style sheets. Send any specific CSS questions in advance to

To reserve a spot for the sessions, visit

Fall 2009 fee waiver and reduction program
The fee waiver and reduction program information for fall 2009 is now available in Human Resources, Safety and Risk Management (ADM 252). The program enables eligible University employees to take courses, which are work-related or part of an approved individual career development plan, at reduced rates. In many cases, if an employee is not using their benefit they can transfer their benefit to their spouse/domestic partner or dependent child. The deadline to turn in the waiver form is June 25. Applications filed after 5 p.m. on June 25 will be denied. 

This week in Insiders: Assistant Professor of Design and Industry Hsiao-Yun Chu co-edited a book, Professor Emeritus of Social Work Kunitake Morgan Yamanaka was inducted into a hall of fame and Professor of Theatre Arts Joel Schechter participated in a panel discussion.  

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This week in Newsmakers: Professor of Biology Dennis Desjardin finds a new species of fungus and Associate Professor of Psychology Jeff Cookston discusses expectations of today's fathers.

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This week we remember Professor Emeritus of Social Work Kenji Murase.

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Coming up
InterHarmony Music Festival: free concerts and master classes
Well-known soloists and chamber players from around the globe perform and teach talented young musicians at the InterHarmony International Music Festival, July 1–11 in the Creative Arts building. The free concert series includes performances by cellist Misha Quint, founder and director of InterHarmony, and other renowned musicians, culminating in a July 11 orchestral concert conducted by Sidney Harth, former Chicago Symphony concertmaster and former Los Angeles Philharmonic conductor. Master classes will also be free and open to the public. For a full schedule and other information, call 415-287-4136 or visit

For more upcoming events, see the University Calendar


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