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Volume 57, Number 30    April 19, 2010          

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Village Fitness Center open house
The Village Fitness Center invites the SF State community to its Spring Open House on April 22 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. All visitors are welcome to enjoy a free workout, snacks, drinks, membership specials and program demos.

Defensive driver training scheduled
The next defensive driver training will be held June 22 and 23 from 8:30 a.m. to noon and from 1 to 4:30 p.m., at the Facilities Training Room (TR-101) in the Corporation Yard. To register, call the Office of Environmental Health and Occupational Safety at ext. 8-7888 or e-mail Attendees are requested to provide their name, department, e-mail address, phone number, California driver's license number and class of license when registering.

Accessibility services available for Commencement events
The Disability Programs and Resource Center (DPRC) is available to assist with making graduation events accessible. Requests for sign language interpreters or real-time captioners should be submitted to the DPRC at least three weeks prior to the event. All publicity should include an outreach statement notifying attendees about available accessibility services. For assistance, contact the DPRC at ext. 8-2472 or

UCorp business office relocated
The University Corporation, SF State (UCorp) business office has relocated back to campus in ADM 361.  Deliveries and pickups should now be made to ADM 361. All disbursements will still be handled through the disbursement desk in ADM 358. Phone, fax and e-mail information remains the same.

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Two SF State alums win Pulitzer Prizes
Alumni Rae Armantrout and Michael Moss have won 2010 Pulitzer Awards in poetry and journalism, respectively.

Armantrout (MA '75) was recognized for her newest volume of poetry "Versed" (Wesleyan University Press, 2009), which also won the 2009 National Book Critics Circle Award. The collection, which explores themes of war and illness, is Armantrout's ninth volume of poetry. Her work has been featured in distinguished anthologies including the Norton Anthology of Postmodern American Poetry and The Oxford Book of American Poetry.

Moss (attended '74 -'79) is a member of a New York Times reporting team that won in explanatory journalism for reporting on E. coli victims, which exposed crucial shortcomings in federal regulation of the food industry. He was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in 2006 and 1999 and is the author of the Doubleday bestseller "Palace Coup: The Inside Story of Harry and Leona Helmsley."  Prior to The New York Times, he was a reporter at The Wall Street Journal, Newsday and the Atlanta Journal Constitution.

Previous winners with SF State connections include: Professor Emeritus of Music Wayne Peterson, who was awarded the Pulitzer for Musical Composition in 1992; more recent recipients include SF State alumnus Philip Schultz (BA '67) and Jose Antonio Vargas, (BA '04), who won 2008 Pulitzer Prizes for poetry and journalism, respectively.

Panetta Congressional Internship applications now available
Applications for the 2010 Panetta Congressional Internship are now available. Offered during the fall semester, the intern program is open to students who are appointed by the presidents of each of the 23 CSU campuses. Students majoring in any subject are eligible.

The Congressional Internship Program begins with an intensive two-week course at CSU, Monterey Bay with Leon Panetta and other seasoned public servants who explain how the legislative process actually works. Each intern is then assigned to a Capitol Hill office of a member of the California congressional delegation (both Democratic and Republican members sponsor interns) for two-and-a-half months. Participants live and work in the Washington D.C. area for the following 11 weeks.

The internship covers all program costs including air travel, food and lodging in Monterey and in Washington, D.C. Interns may earn up to 20 semester credits. Each intern also will receive a stipend to help cover other expenses. Faculty are encouraged to inform any outstanding students who they think would benefit from this opportunity. The application deadline is May 3. For more information contact

Willie L. Brown, Jr. Internship Program welcoming applicants
The Willie L. Brown, Jr. Internship Program is currently accepting applications for next fall. The internship program introduces SF State students to opportunities in public service and policy, by preparing them to be a future leaders in our community. Qualified interns work in the public sector for a variety of agencies and organizations, while receiving a $2,000 stipend for their work and earning three units of academic credit. Applications for the Willie L. Brown, Jr. Internship Program for this coming fall are due by 4 p.m. on May 7 in ADM 154. For an application and more information, visit

Grant Training Center scholarships available
The Center for Teaching and Faculty Development (CTFD) has seven remaining full-tuition scholarships available for faculty who wish to attend the upcoming Grant Training Center (GTC) workshop June 7 - 9 –- first come, first served.

An intensive three-day program led by GTC's team of experts and sponsored by CTFD, the workshop will cover the full scope of writing effective and successful grants, including identifying funding sources, developing a realistic budget, and enhancing the storytelling necessary for a compelling narrative. More information is available on the CTFD Web site at

The workshop fee is $495 for CSU faculty and staff and includes materials, certificate of completion and continental breakfast. Those who contact CTFD Director Pamela Vaughn at may be one of the applicants to receive a full scholarship to attend.

Fall 2010 fee waiver and reduction program
The fee waiver and reduction program information for fall 2010 is now available in Human Resources, Safety and Risk Management (ADM 252). The fee waiver and reduction 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 fall filing deadline is June 25. Applications submitted after 5 p.m. on June 25 will be denied.

ORSP announces new internal funding opportunities
Applications are now being accepted for two new programs to support the professional development of SF State faculty in the areas of research and creative activity for the 2010-11 fiscal year: Individual Investigator or Collaborative Grants for research and creative projects  (anticipated award size is about $10,000 to $15,000 per project), and Intensive Methodological Training Grants for statistical training and/or consultation (up to $3,000 per applicant). Eligible faculty may apply to either or both programs. Deadline for submission is May 10, with awards to be announced in early June.  For more information, visit  or contact Jackie White at or ext 8-3578.

Academic Senate
The Academic Senate will meet April 20 from 2 to 5 p.m. in the Nob Hill Room of the Seven Hills Conference Center. The agenda will include:

  • Approval of the minutes for the April 6 meeting
  • Approval of the agenda for the April 20 meeting
  • Academic Senate elections for Senate Representatives on the University Budget Committee; faculty graduation marshal; Academic Senate Elections Committee
  • A report from Pamela Vaughn, associate dean of faculty affairs and professional development, and director of the Center for Teaching and Faculty Development
  • A recommendation from the Academic Policies Committee regarding proposed requirements for the baccalaureate degree: majors, concentrations, minors and certificates, second reading
  • A recommendation from the Educational Policies Council regarding the proposed discontinuance of the BS degree in Clinical Science, second reading
  • A recommendation from the Educational Policies Council regarding proposed revisions to the discontinuance policy (#F93-177), first reading
  • A recommendation from the Student Affairs Committee regarding proposed revisions to the board of appeals and review charge, first reading

This week in Insiders: Professor of Counseling Alvin Alvarez. 

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This week in Newsmakers: Professor of Counseling Alvin Alvarez.

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This week we remember Professor Emeritus of Speech and Communication Studies Eugene Rebstock.

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Lecture: College of Education Brown Bag: noon

Recital: Maiko Nishio, piano: 1 p.m.

17th annual African American community health fair: 10 a.m.

Brown bag talk: Recognizing unanticipated teaching moments: 12:30 p.m.

Workshop: Make the interview count: 4 p.m.

Concert: Vocal Jazz: 8 p.m.

Faculty Learning Community: Designing and implementing hybrid courses: noon

Recital: Alexander String Quartet, Tony Striplen, Jassen Todorov, Roger Woodward: 1 p.m.

Workshop: Fulbright Scholarships: 2 p.m.

Workshop: Make the interview count: 4 p.m.

Movie screening and discussion: "City of the Shark," with filmmaker David McGuire: 5:30 p.m.

Concert: Jazz Combos and Big Band: 8 p.m.

Workshop: Make the interview count: 4 p.m.

Concert: Experimental Funk Ensemble: 8 p.m.

Coming Up
April 23: Recital: Piano students: 1 p.m.

April 23: Performance: "Cock Tales": 6:30 p.m.

April 26: Faculty Learning Community for New Faculty: Challenges and strategies: noon

April 26: Recital: Flute students: 1 p.m.

April 27: Lecture: European Studies: 9 a.m.

April 27: Workshop: iLearn Gradebook, Track Student Progress Online: 1 p.m.

April 27: Lecture: Coming of age in communist Central Europe: 3:30 p.m.

April 28: Workshop: iLearn Gradebook, Track Student Progress Online: 10 a.m.

April 28: Recital: Piano students: 1 p.m.

April 28: Fulbright Information Workshop: 2 p.m.

April 28: Recital: Chamber music student ensembles: 8 p.m.

April 29: Workshop: Mock interviews: 10 a.m.

April 29: Faculty Learning Community: Teaching unprepared students: 12:30 p.m.

April 29: Film and Lecture: Rick Steves' Personal Impression of Iran: 3:10 p.m.

April 30: Conference: Advancing effective and efficient teaching and learning practices: 9:30 a.m.

April 30: Recital: Hanna Aparo, piano: 1:30 p.m.

For more upcoming events, see the University Calendar


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