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Volume 57, Number 24    March 1, 2010         

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Textbooks to be returned to publishers
The Bookstore is beginning to return textbooks to the publishers.  Each term, the textbook department must return unsold inventory to the publishers to make room for the texts for the next term. Faculty members who will be using a book later in the term should inform the Bookstore as soon as possible at or ext. 8-7377 so that the text staff can hold those books for later purchase. Additionally, they should encourage students to purchase their texts now, if they have not already. If a book will be used again for summer or fall 2010, submit an order to The Bookstore at to ensure the books will be retained.

Register now for OLLI spring session II
Registration is now open for the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute's (OLLI) spring session II, which begins April 5. Spring courses include: Writer's Workshop, Walking the SF Neighborhoods, History of Blues, Iran's Current Situation, the Great Prophets of Islam, Interpretive Poetry, Alternative and Complementary Healing Methods, and much more. For complete course descriptions and more information about OLLI, visit or call OLLI Director Debra Varner at ext. 7-4243.  

PRIDE seeks feedback
PRIDE at SF State is a committee of faculty, staff and students committed to making the University a safe and welcoming community for people of all sexualities and gender identities. The PRIDE committee invites the campus community to provide feedback on how to best serve the campus in event planning. The survey can be found
  For more information, contact David Rourke at ext. 8-1822 or

Campus community unites March 4 to support higher education funding
March 4, designated as a state-wide day of action, offers an opportunity to highlight the critical need to fund higher education and restore state funding to the California State University (CSU). The Education Budget Action Committee (EBAC), comprised of representatives of SF State faculty, students, staff and management, has met regularly to share information and coordinate the campus-wide efforts to influence the state's budget process.

Learn about activities planned for March 4 by visiting or contacting Brigitte Davila at or (415) 531-9743.

Learn what you can do to become an advocate for SF State:

Academic administrative reviews begin
Academic administrative reviews are underway for: Nancy Hayes, dean, College of Business; Joel Kassiola, dean, College of BSS; Deborah Masters, University librarian; and Yenbo Wu, associate vice president, Division of International Education.

The Administrative Review Committees (ARCs) are now soliciting input from members of the campus community. Links to the electronic questionnaires have been distributed via e-mail notification.  If you did not receive an e-mail with a link to the administrative review questionnaire and would like to participate in the process, contact Stephanie Schwartz at or ext. 8-2571.  You may also direct individual signed, written responses to the ARC chairs c/o the Office of the University Provost, ADM 455. The committees will not use any anonymous responses.  However, the ARCs will preserve the confidentiality of those who submit evaluations, within the limits of the law. Administrative Review Committee Chairs are: 

  • For Dean Nancy Hayes: John Dopp, director of Business Graduate Program
  • For Joel Kassiola: Ellen Hines, associate professor of geography/human environmental studies
  • For Deborah Masters: Ned Fielden, librarian
  • For Yenbo Wu: Trevor Getz, associate professor of history

Registration open for 2010 Graduate Research and Creative Works Showcase
Registration is now open for the 2010 Graduate Research and Creative Works Showcase, to be held May 6 from 3 to 5:15 p.m. in the Main Gym. Graduate faculty members are asked to encourage students to participate in the showcase. Participants and their faculty mentors are also invited to attend the dinner reception following the showcase where registered students will be eligible to win prizes, including a laptop computer.

Registration forms are due by April 9. Registration forms and additional registration information are available on the graduate studies Web site at

Nominations accepted for fifth annual Leadership in Action Awards
LEAD and University Housing host the fifth annual Leadership in Action Awards to recognize the outstanding service that student leaders, student organizations and faculty/staff advisors provide to SF State and the larger community. The following four awards have been established to recognize these contributions and service: Outstanding Student Leader, Outstanding Student Organization, Outstanding Faculty/Staff Advisor and Social Justice Awards. The nomination deadline is March 5 at 5 p.m. For more information about the awards and the online nomination process, visit or contact Sarah Bauer in LEAD at or ext. 8-2174 with questions.

Creative Arts welcomes the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute
SF State's Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) has joined the College of Creative Arts.

OLLI has inspired people ages 50 and older to take a fresh look at themselves, the future, their generation and the world of possibilities. Now it dovetails with the social and cultural programming of Creative Arts. The institute’s stimulating and provocative courses, forums and interest groups challenge, inform and ignite creative expression. OLLI affords the opportunity to join a collegial learning community of peers in a joyful learning environment.

For a limited time, a basic OLLI membership is only $25. Member benefits include: $5 off all Creative Arts events (in addition to discounts already offered to seniors, faculty and staff), participation in any of the ongoing interest groups, lectures and special events, access to the Downtown Campus open computer lab, student discounts on software at the SFSU Bookstore, borrowing privileges from the SF State Library and discounts at many Westfield Centre stores. For a catalog and further details, call ext. 7-4243 or visit

Schedule announced for Public Lectures Series for Women's History Month
The schedule of events for the 11th Annual Public Lectures Series for Women's History Month and International Women's Day kicks off March 2 and 3 with two events. The eight-part series of lectures will explore challenges in higher education and its connections with feminist scholarship, women and gender studies. Sessions will use personal stories and abstracts to examine institutions and events, and circle back to individual lives.

The first week of events begins March 2 from 4 to 6 p.m. in HUM 587 with, "Revisiting and Reflecting on SFSU Women and Gender Studies," and March 3 from noon to 2 p.m. in HSS 362 with the panel, "Mujeres de Conciencia/Women of Conscience."

Academic Senate
The Academic Senate will meet March 2 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 from the Feb. 16 meeting
  • Approval of the agenda for the March 2 meeting
  • A recommendation from the Academic Senate Executive Committee regarding the proposed resolution in support of AS 2919-09/FGA call for adequate and sustainable funding in support of public higher education, second reading
  • A recommendation from the Faculty Affairs Committee regarding the temporary faculty policy, first reading
  • A recommendation from the Academic Policies Committee regarding the proposed policy for baccalaureate degree requirements:  discussion restricted to sections III-V, first reading
  • A recommendation from the Academic Policies Committee regarding the proposed policy for baccalaureate degree requirements: discussion restricted to sections I and II, first reading

This week in Insiders: Professor Emerita of Literature and Foreign Languages Elizabeth C. Wright

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In this issue of Newsmakers: Whirlwind Wheelchair Co-founder Ralf Hotchkiss.

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New way to submit events to CampusMemo
CampusMemo now picks up event listings directly from the University Calendar to streamline the events publicity function for campus units. Departments interested in publicizing an event in CampusMemo simply need to register the event on the University Calendar by 10 a.m. on Wednesday of the previous week. To submit an event, go to and click on "Submit an Event" in the left-hand navigation bar. This new procedure saves event sponsors the extra step of entering information specifically for CampusMemo, and the later deadline for submittal allows more time for event sponsors to submit their items to CampusMemo.

Click on the link for each event to view full listing in the University Calendar.

Recital: Piano students works by Chopin: 1 p.m.

Concert: Piano works of Chopin: 8 p.m.

Workshop: How to do business with business: 8:30 a.m.

Discussion: Feminist education: 4 p.m.

Seminar: Citizens, science, and data judo, approaches to exposure assessment research: 7 p.m.

Spring seminar series: Community-based research collaborative center: 7 p.m.

Workshop: Giving constructive feedback to students: noon

Faculty workshop: Your student papers: noon

Recital: SF State Orchestra: 1 p.m.

Lecture: Max Kirkeberg on San Francisco landscapes: 5:30 p.m.

Concert: University Dance Theater: Monumental Movement: 8 p.m.

Coming Up
March 5: Concert: University Dance Theater: Monumental Movement: 8 p.m.

March 6: 2010 Sea Lion Bowl Competition: 9 a.m.

March 6: Concert: University Dance Theater: Monumental Movement: 8 p.m.

March 8: Lecture: The shaping of Dubai: 2:10 p.m.

March 9: Enhancing Student Participation: 12:30 p.m.

March 9: Public conversation: Dave Eggers on Panorama: 8:30 p.m.

March 10: CTFD Workshop: Stress management and rejuvenation techniques: 12:30 p.m.

March 10: Lecture: Aging Explorers' Lecture Series: Long-term care insurance: 12:30 p.m.

March 11: Faculty Learning Community: Teaching unprepared students: 12:30 p.m.

March 11: Theatre: "Juliet": 8 p.m.

March 12: Recital: Ryan Fogg, piano: 1 p.m.

March 12: Theatre: "Juliet": 8 p.m.

March 13: Theatre: "Juliet: 8 p.m.




For more upcoming events, see the University Calendar


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