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Volume 58, Number 20    January 31, 2011         

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Meet the CIO candidates
The campus community is invited to open sessions where the following candidates for the position of Chief Information Officer/Associate Vice President of the Division of Information Technology will give a brief presentation on Information Technology Trends in Higher Education, followed by a question and answer period:

Thursday, Feb. 3, 2 - 2:45 p.m. Phoebe Kwan, HUM 587

Tuesday, Feb. 8, 10 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. Carl Whitman, HUM 587

Your participation and feedback in these sessions is appreciated and encouraged. A secure online feedback form has been created and can be accessed at

Chancellor's Doctoral Incentive Program application deadline nears
The Chancellor's Doctoral Incentive Program application deadline is Feb 4. Applications should be submitted to ADM 451.

The program aims to increase the pool of individuals with promise of becoming strong candidates for CSU instructional faculty positions by providing financial assistance to graduate students with the motivation, skills and experience needed to teach the diverse student body in the CSU. This competitive program is directed by the CSU and is open to doctoral students across the country.

Get more information at or complete the application at For answers to your questions, call ext. 8-2204 or the Office of the Chancellor at (562) 951-4426.

Pride Prom
Student Life, in collaboration with EGAY, Queer Alliance and Pride @ SF State, presents the first Pride Prom at 8 p.m. on Feb. 11. This celebration for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender community and their allies encourages everyone to participate and "Make it the Prom You Always Wanted." Staff and faculty are invited to volunteer for the event. Those interested in volunteering, contact Bita Shooshani at or ext. 5-3953. For more information, visit

Support of Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity proposals sought
Proposals for Support of Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity, suspended during academic year 2010-11, will again be funded in 2011-12. The deadline to submit proposals is Feb. 14. Information about proposal format, evaluation criteria and the application form can be found on the Faculty Affairs and Professional Development website at

Memorial celebration in honor of Professor Gail Weinstein
The English Department, Marian Wright Edelman Institute and the Institute of Civic and Community Engagement at San Francisco State University will host a memorial celebration in honor of Professor of English and Director of the Center for Immigrant and Refugee Community Literacy Education Gail Weinstein. Professor Weinstein passed away Dec. 8 after a long battle with ovarian cancer; she was 55.

The memorial will be held Friday, Feb. 11 from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Towers Conference Center. It will include tributes and music selections in celebration of Professor Weinstein’s life, followed by a reception.

Faculty open house week at CTFD
The Center for Teaching and Faculty Development (CTFD) is holding an open office Jan. 20 - 28 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. in ADM 450A. Faculty are encouraged to visit the new CTFD offices and meet CTFD colleagues, check out a CTFD library book, explore available resources and enjoy coffee, tea and cookies. Faculty consultants are available to discuss ideas for grant proposals, enhancements for courses and other ideas aimed to improve their professional lives.

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Academic Senate seeks award nominations, deadline nears
The Academic Senate seeks nominations for faculty honors and awards in teaching, professional achievement and service. The awards are designed to highlight the consistently exceptional work of SF State faculty and include a pre-tax stipend up to $5,000, as well as a commemorative plaque and certificate. To nominate a colleague -- or yourself -- visit the Academic Senate website at or obtain more information from or ext. 8-1264. The deadline for nominations is Feb. 11.

Sponsored travel to Pomona for course design workshop
The Center for Teaching and Faculty Development (CTFD), through Faculty Affairs, is sponsoring up to $250 in transportation expenses for a maximum of one faculty member per college to attend the workshop, "Designing Courses for Significant Learning," at CSU Cal Poly Pomona. The workshop is led by nationally recognized course design expert L. Dee Fink and will be held Friday, Feb. 25, from 1 to 4:30 p.m. CTFD will also provide each award recipient with a copy of Fink's book, Creating Significant Learning Experiences.

Fink's session will be highly interactive and offer insights and substantive inspiration for designing courses that help students reach targeted learning goals. The workshop is free and open to all CSU faculty members.

Faculty members who wish to attend and would like to apply for the travel sponsorship should contact Jeannie Cheng at or ext. 5-3537. Award recipients are required to conduct a workshop and/or join a faculty learning community on course design in the fall 2011 semester.

For details about the Cal Poly Ponoma workshop, please visit

25th annual CSU student research competition
The CSU Student Research Competition provides an opportunity for undergraduate and graduate students to present their outstanding research projects and creative works. Faculty are asked to encourage students to apply. The competition is open to current students, as well as those who graduated in the spring, summer or fall 2010.

The deadline for submissions is Monday, Feb. 21 for the SF State campus competition, which will take place Feb. 28 to March 4. Up to 10 winners will be chosen from the on-campus competition and those winners will compete in the CSU system-wide competition to be held May 6 - 7 at Fresno State.

SF State students have done well past competitions, including awards in three categories last year. Winners receive cash awards.

Student registration forms and application guidelines are available on the Graduate Studies website at SF State participants are also invited to exhibit their work in the Graduate Research and Creative Works Showcase on April 28.

For more information, contact Maria Conrad in the Division of Graduate Studies at

Community Service Learning Nonprofit Fair
SF State's spring 2011 Community Service Learning Nonprofit Fair will showcase more than 50 Bay Area organizations that offer arts, education, sports, after-school, health and human services programs. Come visit fair tables and find out how you can help meet community needs through community service learning, administrative work, internships, volunteering or employment opportunities.

   When: Tuesday, Feb. 8 and Wednesday, Feb. 9 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
   Where: The Quad in front of the Cesar Chavez Student Center

The fair is hosted by the Institute for Civic and Community Engagement. For additional information, please see or e-mail Adam Calmenson at

California Pre-Doctoral Program workshop
Faculty are asked to encourage exceptional students who hope to pursue a doctorate to apply for the California Pre-Doctoral Program, which supports the doctoral aspirations of CSU students, particularly those who have had educational and economic disadvantages, and aims at increasing the diversity of the pool from which the CSU draws its faculty. Those selected as Pre-Doctoral Scholars will work closely with a faculty sponsor to develop a plan that leads to preparation for, and enrollment in, a doctoral program.

The Pre-Doctoral Program provides funds for visits to doctoral institutions, attendance at a professional meeting appropriate to the student's development, professional memberships, journal subscriptions and graduate school applications and tests. Applications for the California Pre-Doctoral Program are available at

The SF State University Pre-Doctoral Program Application Workshop is designed to prepare applicants and will be held Tuesday, Feb. 1, at 2 p.m. in HUM 587. For more information, contact the campus coordinator for the California Pre-Doctoral Program, Joy Viveros, at or ext. 5-2128.

New RTC address
The Romberg Tiburon Center for Environmental Studies (RTC) has a new courier service and a new address. The courier will route intercampus mail on Mondays and Wednesdays between the RTC and Mail Services on the main SF State campus. Intercampus mail for RTC-based faculty, staff, and/or students should be addressed with the full name and department and use the location "TIBURON." Envelopes for RTC should be put in your office's regular outgoing intercampus mail collection area. Contact Jennifer Viale, administrative coordinator, at ext. 8-6063 or via e-mail at with any questions.

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This week in Insiders: Director and Associate Professor of Labor Studies John Logan.

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This week in Newsmakers: Professor of Engineering Sung Hu and Political Science Lecturer David Lee.

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Feb. 3: Theatre: Two Gentlemen of Verona: 8 p.m.

Feb. 4: Theatre: Two Gentlemen of Verona: 8 p.m.

Coming Up
Feb. 5: Theatre: Two Gentlemen of Verona: 8 p.m.

Feb. 6: Theatre: Two Gentlemen of Verona: 2 p.m.

Feb. 8: Academic Senate Meeting: 2 p.m.

Feb. 10: Theatre: Two Gentlemen of Verona: 8 p.m.

Feb. 11: Lecture: Morrison Artists Series pre-concert talk: 7 p.m.

Feb. 11: Concert: Morrison Artists Series: Israeli Chamber Project: 8 p.m.

Feb. 11: Theatre: Two Gentlemen of Verona: 8 p.m.

Feb. 12: Theatre: Two Gentlemen of Verona: 8 p.m.

Feb. 13: Theatre: Two Gentlemen of Verona: 2 p.m.


For more upcoming events, see the University Calendar



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