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Volume 58, Number 33    May 9, 2011         

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'Zimbabwe's Forgotten Children'
BAFTA and Peabody Award-winning filmmaker Xoliswa Sithole will speak on campus Friday, May 13 at 1 p.m. in HUM 587. The film Zimbabwe's Forgotten Children will also be screened and a question and answer session will follow.

UBC meeting rescheduled
The University Budget Committee's (UBC) regular meeting has been rescheduled. The UBC will now meet on Monday, May 16 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. in the NEC Room of the Administration building.

Summer activities for small children
New this year, Campus Recreation has opened the pool to swim lessons for children ages 6-14. Red Cross-certified instructors will lead 30-minute lessons from June 6 through Aug. 4. Visit
for more information.

Youth Basketball Summer Camp
Plan ahead for the SF State Men's Basketball summer camp sessions for youth ages 6 - 14, scheduled for June 20-24, June 27-July 1 and July 11-15. Campers will learn basketball fundamentals and participate in fun games each day. The cost for each session is $180 and includes lunch each day. For more information or to express interest in attending, contact Damon Potter at or ext. 8-7573.

Gator Youth Sports Summer Camp
The Kinesiology Department will host the Gator Youth Sports Summer Camp for youth ages 7-14. The weekday program runs for six weeks, from June 13 through July 22, from 1 to 5 p.m. For more information, contact David Walsh at or 8-7856.

OLLI summer session approaching
The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) summer session will begin June 27. OLLI provides non-credit classes, lectures, activities and discussion forums for anyone over 50 years of age. Courses include Film and the Law, Walking the SF Neighborhoods, Picasso Masterpieces, writing classes, film noir, environmental issues, brain function and dysfunction, Muslim and Jewish cultures and more. Visit for complete offerings and registration information or call OLLI Director Debra Varner at (415) 817-4243.

CBPR Summer Institute
The summer institute, "Community-Based Participatory Research for Health Equity" (CBPR), hosted by SF State in Collaboration with University of California, Berkeley, will be held Aug. 8 - 12. The institute will cover a range of topics, including building and maintaining partnerships, collaborative study design and intervention development, the intersection of CBPR and policy change, fundraising and sustainability. Participants can sign up for all five days of the conference for a reduced rate or register for one or more days. A limited number of students can take the course for two credits. The Health Equity Institute will provide some scholarships for junior faculty and the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs will provide funding for some faculty to attend the second day of the conference. The registration deadline is June 30. For more information, e-mail (with "CBPR Summer Institute" in the subject line) or visit

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Hayes to serve as interim vice president, administration and finance
President Robert A. Corrigan announced that Nancy K. Hayes, dean of the College of Business, will serve as interim vice president for Administration & Finance. The appointment is effective July 1, when Executive Vice President Leroy Morishita leaves to take up the interim presidency at California State University, East Bay.

Dr. Caran Colvin, who is currently associate dean of the College of Business, will serve as interim dean of the college when Dean Hayes assumes her new post (see related announcement, below).

President Corrigan called Hayes "exceptionally well-qualified to undertake this role," stating that in almost six years as dean of the College of Business, Hayes has developed a thorough understanding of the University and its budget. He called her "programmatic, experienced and collegial…a problem-solver who is known and respected throughout the University community."

Under the direction of Dean Hayes, the College of Business has been recognized for its global curriculum, sustainable business programs and business ethics week. She has raised the profile of the College in the Bay Area business community and has successfully integrated the Downtown Campus into the fabric of the University. She has served on the University Budget Committee and the University Planning Advisory Council.

Dean Hayes does not plan on returning to the college leadership role following this year of transition. National searches will be conducted for both the vice president and dean positions.

Colvin to serve as interim dean, college of business
Caran Colvin, Ph.D. has been appointed interim dean of the College of Business, University Provost Sue V. Rosser has announced. The appointment will take effect July 1, 2011 when College of Business Dean Nancy K. Hayes assumes the position of interim vice president for administration and finance (see related article, above).

Dr. Colvin has served as associate dean of the college since 2006, and has held other important leadership roles on campus, including two terms as chair of the Academic Senate, and four years as chair of the psychology department. A faculty member since 1988, she is currently professor of psychology.

Dr. Colvin earned her undergraduate degree in psychology from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, and her Ph.D. in psychology from Pennsylvania State University. Her academic specialty is organizational development and human resource management.

"I am confident that under Dr. Colvin's stewardship the College of Business can continue on the positive trajectory that Dean Hayes has maintained, " Provost Rosser stated, "ensuring high quality programming and access to a range of diverse students."

Nancy Hayes does not plan on returning to the college dean role following the interim appointment. The search for a new dean, College of Business, will commence shortly.

New Dean of Faculty Affairs and Professional Development
Provost Sue Rosser has announced the appointment of Sacha Bunge, Ph.D. to the position of dean of Faculty Affairs and Professional Development, where she will be responsible for oversight of faculty personnel processes including hiring, retention and tenure, and promotions and professional development activities such as new faculty orientation and chairs' meetings.

Bunge has served on the psychology department faculty since 1978, first as an instructor and from 1989 as tenure-track/tenured faculty. She chaired the psychology department twice -- as acting chair in fall 2006 and chair from 2008-10, and served as interim chair of the anthropology department in spring 2011. Since 2010 she has served as associate dean of the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences.

Bunge earned her B.A. and M.A. in psychology from SF State, and a Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of California, Berkeley. She is principal investigator of the Career Opportunities in Research program funded by the National Institutes of Mental Health, and has published and presented on the topics of child abuse, parenting under stress and minority representation in the mental health fields.

She succeeds Wanda Lee, Ph.D., who will return to the faculty as Professor of Counseling next school year. The appointment is effective August 1, 2011.

AT summer institute
Due to faculty demand, Academic Technology (AT) has added two sessions to its 2011 Summer Institute. The two-day institute sessions will include presentations by faculty, hands-on workshops, forums for peer exploration of teaching methods, reviews of course delivery options, supported campus technology highlights, assistance developing "teach with technology" plans and customized support for individual teaching needs.

The added two-day institutes will be held June 1-2 and July 19 and 21. SF State faculty who register before May 20 will receive free priority registration and lunch. Space is limited so early registration is encouraged. Visit for other session dates, details or to register. Questions and comments can be e-mailed to

Summer construction
Capital Planning, Design and Construction will begin several summer construction projects immediately after Commencement. Every effort will be made to minimize inconvenience to the campus community during the construction period.

Parking garage, pedestrian bridge and pathway to campus
The pedestrian bridge at the southeast corner of the parking garage will be replaced with a wider bridge and the pathway to the core campus will be re-graded and repaved to create a more gentle slope. Pedestrian and vehicular traffic to and from the garage, and between Lot 6 and South State Drive, will be rerouted. Clearly posted signs will indicate alternate routes. Work is slated for completion in mid-July.

Gym roof
The Gym roof will be replaced and a fall-protection system will be installed to comply with current code. Additional smaller projects in the Gym will include a new shower/restroom facility and replacement of interior and exterior doors. Work is expected to take five months, with completion scheduled for late fall 2011. Capital Planning will meet regularly with building users to coordinate and to ensure that programs continue uninterrupted and with minimal inconvenience.

Plaza paving at intersection of Admin, Business and Library
The plaza area at the intersection of the Administration, Business and the Library buildings will be re-graded and repaved to create a continuous gentle slope along the major pedestrian pathway between 19th Avenue and the Quad. During construction, parts of the plaza and pathway will be temporarily closed to pedestrian traffic. Signs will clearly show alternate routes. Work is scheduled for completion in late summer.

Fuel Cell complex
The fuel cell project, currently under construction, will be completed and operational by late July.

Academic Senate
The Academic Senate will meet Tuesday from 2 to 5 p.m. in the Nob Hill Room of the Seven Hills Conference Center. An open floor period will be held from 2 to 2:10 p.m., providing an informal opportunity to raise questions or make comments directed to Senate officers or University administrators. The agenda will include:

  • Approval of the Minutes for April 26
  • Approval of the Agenda for May 10
  • Announcement of the winners of the 2011 Distinguished Faculty Awards by Chair of the Faculty Honors and Awards Committee Genie Stowers
  • Report from Statewide Academic Senators Andrea Boyle, Martin Linder and Darlene Yee-Melichar
  • Recommendation from the Faculty Affairs Committee regarding proposed revisions to the policy #S00-145 on Selection, Appointment and Review of Department Chairs and Equivalent Unit Directors, second reading
  • Recommendation from the Executive Committee regarding the proposed resolution in honor of Executive Vice President for Administration and Finance Leroy Morishita, consent item
  • Recommendation from the Student Affairs Committee regarding a proposed resolution supporting the Troops to College initiative, first reading
  • Recommendation from the Executive Committee regarding a proposed resolution thanking and commending outgoing Senators, first reading

Senate meeting dates are posted on the University Calendar and on the Senate website at

Seating of the 2011-2012 Academic Senate, May 10

  • Welcome new Senators
  • Approval of the agenda for May 10
  • Election of Senate Officers, per the Academic Senate Bylaws (V.D.1) which specifies the following procedure for the election:
  1. Executive Committee Elections
    1. The spring organizational meeting of the Senate shall be held as soon after completion of election of new members as practicable, but in no case later than the end of the instruction in the spring semester. At that meeting, the identified members of the Senate for the next academic year shall elect their officers. A Senate member on leave for the fall semester shall be deemed eligible to vote for Senate officers. In the instance of a Senate member on leave for the entire academic year, the replacement shall be deemed eligible to vote. The new Senate will assume its official duties on June 1.
    2. Offices shall be filled one at a time in order of Chair; Vice Chair, Secretary, First At Large; Second At Large.
    3. Nominations shall be made by individual members of the Senate by secret ballot.
    4. Senate members shall have the opportunity of withdrawing their names from nominations after the nominations have been announced.
    5. Voting shall be by written ballots unless there is only one nominee.
    6. To be elected, a Senate member must receive a majority of the votes cast. (A written abstention shall not be considered a vote cast.) In a run-off election, the candidates shall be those listed in rank order of votes received whose combined total of votes first exceeds a majority (i.e. if the top two have such a majority, they will be the candidates; if it takes the top three for such a majority, they are the candidates, etc.).
    7. For the purpose of this election, the chair shall appoint two retiring Senate members as an Elections Committee to handle the voting procedures.
  2. Adjournment followed by Election of Standing Committee Chairs -- each standing committee shall convene and elect their 11/12 committee chair and report to designated Executive Committee Members (one per committee to oversee the election). Co-chairs are not permitted.

Faculty election results
Following are the results of the spring faculty-wide election:

Administrative Search Committee Pool:
All nominees were elected. A full list will be posted on the Academic Senate website

At-Large Academic Senators:
Barbara Holzman, Geography
Yolanda Gamboa, Counseling and Psychological Services

Academic Freedom Committee:
John Logan, Labor Studies

Honorary Degree Committee:
Vance Vredenburg, Biology
Darlene Yee, Gerontology

University Advancement Activities Advisory Committee:
Robert Collins, American Indian Studies
Darlene Yee, Gerontology

University Tenure and Promotions Committee:
Bruce Avery, English
Diane Harris, Psychology
Marlon Hom, Asian American Studies

The CSU Constitutional Amendment to include an academic freedom statement was approved.

Staff Representative election results
John Cleary was elected Staff Representative to the Academic Senate for the 2011-14 term. There are three positions for staff on the Senate with staggered three-year terms; therefore an election for Staff Representative to the Academic Senate will occur every spring.

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This week in Insiders: Associate Professor of Cinema Joseph McBride, Professor of Health Education Adam Burke, Professor of Health Education Erik Peper, Professor of International Relations Andrei Tsygankov, Professor of Music and Dance Hafez Modirzadeh and Professor of Theatre Arts Jo Tomalin.

Read Insiders:

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This week in Newsmakers: Associate Professor of History Charles Postel, Dean of the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences Joel Kassiola, Associate Professor of Biology Gretchen LeBuhn, Professor of Communication Studies Joe Tuman and Associate Professor of Labor Studies John Logan.

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

Film: Film Previews: 10 a.m.

Recital: Student composers: 1 p.m.

Film: Film Previews: 10 a.m.

Academic Senate Meeting: 2 p.m.

Film: Behind the Curtain: Joseph McBride on Writing Film History: 7:30 p.m.

Lecture: Sally Shannon: noon

Lecture: Bury, Burn - or Jewelry; It's Your Funeral: 12:30 p.m.

Recital: Student Chamber Music Ensembles: 1 p.m.

Concert: Afro-Cuban Jazz Ensemble: 7 p.m.

Lecture: Living in the Shadows: Educational and Mental Health Concerns of Undocumented Students: noon

Recital: Student Chamber Music Ensembles: 7 p.m.

Spring 2011 Last Day of Classes

Recital: Happy Concert: 1 p.m.

Film Screening and Conversation with Xoliswa Sithole, BAFTA and Peabody winner: 1 p.m.

Film: The 51st Film Finals: 7 p.m.

Concert: Carmina Burana: 7 p.m.

Coming Up
May 14: Spring 2011 Final Exams Begin

May 14: Concert: Carmina Burana: 7 p.m.

May 14: Poetry Reading by Susan Thackrey and Robert Duncans The H.D. Book: 7:30 p.m.

May 16: Spring 2011 Final Exams Begin

May 18: Film: Documentary for Health and Social Justice: 7 p.m.

May 21: 2011 Commencement

May 23: Spring 2011 Evaluation Day

May 27: Spring 2011 Grading Day

May 30: Memorial Day Observed: No Classes; Offices Closed

May 31: Spring 2011 Semester Ends; Grading Days


For more upcoming events, see the University Calendar



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