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Volume 57, Number 27    March 22, 2010          

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CampusMemo schedule
The University will be closed March 29-April 2 because of furlough, spring recess and Cesar Chavez Day. No CampusMemo will be published that week. Regular publication of CampusMemo will resume with the April 12 issue.  

Campus Recreation offering Intensive Training Push program for faculty and staff
The Intensive Training Push (ITP) Week is five days of physical training that will push faculty and staff toward personal fitness goals. The next week of ITP is March 22-26. To register, visit

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, and Alternative and Complementary Healing Methods. For complete course descriptions and more information about OLLI, visit or call OLLI Director Debra Varner at ext. 7-4243.  

SF State PRIDE launches Web site
In its second semester, PRIDE, the newly formed committee of students, staff, faculty and administrators, invites the campus community to visit its new Web and get involved. The upcoming program to celebrate International Transgender Visibility Day on March 24 will include a preliminary report from the recent Transgender climate survey at SF State. For more information, visit

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Faculty and staff March 2010 payday information
The campus will be closed for spring break and the Cesar Chavez holiday from March 29 to April 2. Paper paychecks for the March 2010 pay period will be available for pick-up as follows: Paper paychecks will be disbursed as usual on April 5 at 9 a.m., along with the Direct Deposit Statements. The direct deposit posting date for the March pay period is April 1, 2010.

On April 5, authorized warrant pickup persons should report to ADM 251 to sign for checks that will be disbursed in the disbursement office, ADM 358. Employees not wishing to receive their checks on the University’s pick up date on Monday, April 5, may pickup their checks Tuesday, March 30, between 10 a.m. and noon only. Doors to the Administration building will be locked promptly at noon without exception. Employees who wish to pick up their paychecks on March 30 must bring photo identification and enter the Administration building on the Holloway Ave. side. Disbursement of checks will take place on the first floor of the Administration building in the lobby. If you have any questions regarding this message please call Wanda Humphrey, payroll manager, at ext. 8-2628.

Introduction to retirement planning with tax sheltered annuities (403B)
Benefit and Retirement Services will present a Tax Shelter Annuity (403B) lunch hour workshop with ING fund sponsor, Barbara Gruenwald of Zuk Financial Group, on March 26 from noon to 1 p.m. in ADM 460. The workshop is designed for anyone who wishes to learn about saving pre-tax dollars by enrolling in a Tax Sheltered Annuity (403B) plan. To register, visit and click on "what's new." Seating is limited to 20 employees per workshop. One-on-one sessions with Gruenwald are also available for March 26. RSVP by e-mail to

Discontinuance meeting scheduled
The Educational Policies Council will meet March 23 in ADM 560 to hear proposals to discontinue the following two programs: BS in Clinical Science at 2:30 p.m.; and the minor in Gerontology at 3 p.m. Contact the Academic Senate office with any questions at ext. 8-1264 or

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

This week in Insiders: Professor of Art Steve Wilson, Associate Professor of Counseling Rebecca Toporek, Associate Professor and Chair of Labor Studies John Logan, Professor of Psychology Patricia Miller, Professor Emeritus of Recreation, Parks and Tourism Ginny Jaquith, and Director of the School of Nursing Shirley Girouard.  

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This week in Newsmakers: William Cochlan, a senior research scientist at SF State's Romberg Tiburon Center for Environmental Studies and Associate Professor of Cinema Joseph McBride.

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This week we remember Dorothy Danielson, professor emerita of English.

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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.

Lecture: A comparative analysis of public long-term care insurance: 10 a.m.

Workshop: Stand out at career expos: 4 p.m.

Between the Binary: International Transgender Visibility Day: noon

Faculty workshop: Strategic decision making and change management: 12:30 p.m.

Retirement Party: Ann Shadwick, librarian: 2 p.m.

Workshop: Stand out at career expos: 4 p.m.

Lecture: Climate change and landscape conservation: 5:30 p.m.

Lecture: Women in Ottoman Turkish Imperial Palaces: 7 p.m.

Workshop: Stand out at career expos: 4 p.m.

Fundraiser: A Night of New Standards, First Decade of Fourteen Hills: 7 p.m.

Coming Up
March 26: Recital: Chamber music student ensembles: 1 p.m.

March 30: Two-Day Workshop: The Experimental Side of Modeling: 9:30 a.m.

March 31: Workshop: The Experimental Side of Modeling: 9:30 a.m.

April 5: Recital: John-Carlos Perea, Ka'ala Carmack and Wesley Uenten: 1 p.m.

April 5: iLearn Quizzes: 1 p.m.

April 6: Workshop: Turnitin For Written Assignments: 10 a.m.

April 6: Workshop: Stand out at career expos: 4 p.m.

April 6: Lecture: War narratives by Arab women: 4:10 p.m.

April 7: Recital: Violin students: 1 p.m.

April 7: Film screening: I Love Hip Hop in Morocco: 5 p.m.

April 8: Brown Bag Presentation and Discussion of a new book, Contours of White Ethnicity: noon

April 8: Faculty Learning Community: Teaching unprepared students: 12:30 p.m.

April 8: Paralegal studies advising and career information session: 5 p.m.

April 8: Artist Lecture Series: "Ann Weber": 7 p.m.

April 9: Career Expo - Spring 2010: 11 a.m.

April 9: Recital: SF State Clarinet Quartet: 1 p.m.

For more upcoming events, see the University Calendar


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