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Volume 56, Number 37    May 25, 2009         

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This is the final spring edition of CampusMemo. During the summer, CampusMemo will publish monthly, with editions on June 22 and July 20. Send submissions to by June 16 and July 14.

John M. Gemello Guardian Scholars Fund established
To commemorate his upcoming retirement, Provost John Gemello and his wife Justice Linda Marino Gemello established the John M. Gemello Guardian Scholars Fund. The fund was established in part through gifts made by University community members wishing to honor Provost Gemello's service to SF State. Gifts may be made by visiting
For more information or to inquire about making a gift, contact Jennifer Pereira, college relations officer, College of Health and Human Services, at ext. 8-0926 or
OLLI summer session registration open
Registration is open for the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute's (OLLI) summer session. OLLI provides non-credit classes, activities and discussion forums for anyone 50 and older at the Downtown Campus. The summer session begins June 22. For more information, visit

OLLI call for instructors
The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) is searching for faculty members interested in teaching a dynamic, diverse, mature audience at the Downtown Campus during the 2010 session. OLLI is interested in instructors in the fields of science, history, music appreciation, philosophy, health sciences and mathematics. Sessions are six-weeks long, two-hours each week or by arrangement. For further information, contact Director Debra Varner, ext. 7-4243 or or visit

Call for programs: Leadership Initiative for Students
The Office of Student Programs and Leadership Development (OSPLD) seeks submissions from faculty and staff to create and facilitate workshops for the fall 2009 Leadership in Action program, a campus-wide initiative focused on providing leadership development opportunities for students. These workshops are for the Second Annual Leadership Symposium to be held Sept. 12, and the weekly workshop series that will follow for the remainder of the semester. All topics and ideas related to student leadership are welcomed. Questions may be directed to Sarah Bauer, OSPLD advisor, at ext. 8-2174 or For further details about Leadership in Action or to submit a proposal, visit

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TSA lunchtime workshops
Benefits and Retirement Services will host a TSA (403B) Workshop Series in May and June. Representatives from AIG, ING and TIAA-CREF will be on campus conducting one-hour informational workshops for employees interested in learning more about the 403B retirement savings plans. All sessions are scheduled from noon to 1p.m. in ADM 460. The dates are as follows:
  • May 27, ING
  • June 10, TIAA-CREF

Workshops are limited to 20 participants per session. Check the Human Resources Web site at prior to each session for updates or changes to the sessions. To reserve a spot, RSVP by e-mail to

Summer Chinese classes available
The Confucius Institute at SF State will offer a Tai Chi Chuan class and beginner spoken Chinese class this summer. The classes are open to all members of the Bay Area community. The classes are tuition free and require an $80 registration fee per class. For more information or to register, contact the Confucius Institute at ext. 8-7631 or visit

Academic Technology workshops announced
Academic Technology invites faculty and staff to upcoming iLearn workshops. iLearn is the official learning management system (LMS) of SF State. The workshops will help faculty and staff prepare online course materials for the summer semester. iLearn workshops will help participants develop an online component for their courses, either to supplement face-to-face delivery, hybrid delivery or for complete online delivery. The workshops are free to SF State faculty and staff. Upcoming workshops include:

  • iLearn startup kit
  • iLearn forums: create and facilitate online class discussions
  • iLearn assignments: provide feedback to students on work they submit
  • iLearn quizzes

For more information, call ext. 5-3536 or e-mail To register, visit:

This week in Insiders: Cinema Lecturer Yasha Aginsky screens a documentary and Theatre Arts Professor Joan Arhelger is lighting director for a Bay Area performance.  

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This week in Newsmakers: Professor of Counseling Robert Chope discusses job-related stress and Associate Professor of History Philip Dreyfus talks about his new book.

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This week we remember Business Lecturer Richard J. Barnhart.

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Coming up
Klein String Competition
The Irving M. Klein String Competition, recognized as the world’s leading competition for young string artists, takes place June 13-14 in Knuth Hall, Creative Arts building. For the past 24 years, the Klein Competition has given classical music virtuosos ages 15 to 23 a place to showcase their skills and initiate their careers. The eight semifinalists will compete for cash prizes, solo appearances with the Peninsula Symphony and the Santa Cruz Symphonies, recital appearances in Tulsa, Okla. and the Music in the Vineyards series in Napa Valley. The competition is presented by the California Music Center and SF State College of Creative Arts. For details, call 415/252-1122 or visit

Toddler conference for parents and professionals
The 20th Annual RIE Infant Toddler Conference for Parents and Professionals will take place June 13 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at SF State. Eighteen workshops on infant care will be presented in three sessions. The event is cosponsored by the Psychology Department and Child and Adolescent Development Department. For more information or registration information, visit

For more upcoming events, see the University Calendar


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