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Volume 59, Number 30    April 2, 2012         

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Phi Beta Kappa annual meeting
The Omicron chapter of Phi Beta Kappa's annual meeting will be Monday, April 2 from 3 to 5 p.m. in ADM 552. The meeting will cover a range of issues, including annual banquet plans and delegate selection for the fall Phi Beta Kappa Triennial Council. Volunteers for chapter delegate are needed by April 2. Contact Pamela Vaughn at to volunteer or to ask questions.

Graduate Research and Creative Works Showcase
Faculty are asked to encourage students to register for the Graduate Research and Creative Works Showcase by the April 4 deadline. The event will be held in the Main Gym April 26 from 3 to 5:15 p.m. A post-event dinner reception for participants and faculty mentors will include a student drawing for an iPad and other prizes.

Download the showcase registration form and submit it by Wednesday, April 4. Visit the graduate showcase website for more information or e-mail Maria Conrad at

Faculty Travel Grants
The San Francisco State University Retirement Association encourages faculty to apply for travel grants by April 4. As many as seven grants of as much as $500 each will support professional development for faculty with at least a half-time appointment. Examples of preferred travel include conference/workshop participation/presentation, summer field work, research/attendance at an institute.

Obtain the application form at under the "Forms" tab and submit via e-mail to all of the following people by April 4:
• Dan Buttlaire, SFSURA chair,
• Mamdouh Abo-El-Ata,
• Julian Randolph,

Retention, tenure and promotion workshops
Faculty in their second through fifth years are invited to attend one of two workshops to help prepare for retention, tenure, and promotion (RTP). The workshops, organized and sponsored by the Office of Faculty Affairs and Professional Development, will be led by Dean of Faculty Affairs Sacha Bunge and will focus on expectations for scholarship and preparing for RTP review. The workshops will be held:
• Wednesday, April 4, 2-4 p.m., ADM 460
• Thursday, April 5, 2-4 p.m., HUM 587

Attendees should RSVP to and bring a copy of their Departmental RTP criteria to the workshop.

ORSP funding for research and creative works
Deadlines have been extended for the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs' (ORSP) new funding opportunities to support faculty research and creative works:

Intensive Methodological Training Grants (FOA ORSP 2012-01) support faculty training in statistical and other methodological skills to improve funding application competitiveness. Submissions will be accepted on a rolling basis, contingent on funds. For more information, visit the Intensive Methodological Training Grants website.

Individual Investigator and Collaborative Grants (FOA ORSP 2012-02) support individual or collaborative projects that significantly contribute to the professional achievement and growth of the applicant(s) via journal article, book prospectus, seminar, colloquium, conference paper, public exhibition, community project or concert, etc. Submissions are due in ORSP by 5 p.m. on the new deadline of April 18. Visit the Individual Investigator and Collaborative Grants website for more information.

Prevention Programs' The SAFE Place events
Counseling and Psychological Services, Prevention Education Programs, Student Health Services, Associated Students and others have joined to present two theatre productions designed to entertain, inform and raise funds and awareness to end domestic and sexual violence and promote social justice:

The Vagina Monologues will be performed in Knuth Hall on April 4-6 at 7 p.m. with the goal of raising funds and awareness to end violence against women and girls. Sign language interpretation will be available for the April 5 performance. Call Karla Castillo with questions at ext. 8-7233.

CockTales: Fathers & Sons will be performed in the McKenna Theatre on April 20 at 7 p.m. It will address sexual violence, social justice and traditional notions of manhood through storytelling, poetry, music and dance.

For more information, visit Purchase tickets online or at the Creative Arts Box Office, Wednesday through Friday, noon to 4 p.m.

Farm to Fork on the Quad
The campus community is invited to the third Annual Farm to Fork event, Wednesday, April 18. The event features organic and seasonal produce grown within 250 miles of campus and will help raise funds for campus sustainable food initiatives. Local cuisine, prepared by Vista Room students and chef Dan Honan, will be served from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on the Quad. The event is hosted by the ECOStudents and Physical Planning and Development.

Learn more about this event and campus sustainability initiatives at or e-mail for more information. Visit for links to purchase tickets online. Farm to Fork tickets may also be paid for using cash at the Bursar's Office or One Stop Student Service Center in the Student Services building.

Angel Island inscriptions and immigrant poetry tour
The University Women's Association invites faculty and staff to tour the Angel Island Immigration Station on Sunday, April 15 at 11 a.m. Professor of Foreign Languages and Literatures Charles Egan will lead the tour and discuss selected inscriptions in Chinese and other languages, with the focus on texts not previously published. Reservations are required for the tour, which begins at the U.S. Immigration Station on Angel Island. Cost of the tour is $10 per person (the ferry fare is not included). To RSVP or obtain more information, contact to Lin Ivory at

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Oubre appointed dean, College of Business
Linda S. Oubre has been appointed dean of the College of Business, effective July 2012, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Sue V. Rosser has announced.

Oubre has more than 20 years of experience in corporate planning and business development, with an emphasis on new ventures and entrepreneurship. She holds the titles of executive director of corporate relations and business development, and chief diversity officer at the UC Davis Graduate School of Management, where she reports directly to the dean. Oubre earned a Master's in Business Administration at the Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of California, Los Angeles.

Oubre has held leadership positions at Times Mirror Company, The Walt Disney Company and Tri Com Ventures. She co-founded and served as the President and CEO of Britesmile, Inc., responsible for its launch and growth to $50 million in sales.

"Under Oubre's leadership, the College of Business is poised to create even stronger linkages with the business community and maintain the upward trajectory of the college's excellent faculty," provost Rosser stated. "My thanks to the search committee, chaired by Sally Baack, and to interim dean Caran Colvin for stewarding the college through this important search."

Bookstore RFP open forums
The University Corporation has received three submissions in response to its request for proposals (RFP) to operate a campus bookstore. As part of the review and evaluation process for these proposals, each submitter will meet consecutively with the University Corporation Review Panel, Disability Programs and Resource Center representatives, and in a campus Open Forum.

The campus community is invited to attend the open forums, which will consist of a brief presentation of the submitters' proposal followed by a question and answer session. Campus community members in attendance will have an opportunity to submit feedback to the review panel. Open forums will be held:

  • Follett: Wednesday, April 4, 4 p.m. to 4:40 p.m. in LIB 244
  • Franciscan Shops: Wednesday, April 11, 1 p.m. to 1:40 p.m. in HSS 317
  • Barnes and Noble: Thursday, April 12, 4 p.m. to 4:40 p.m. in HSS 317

Forum on social justice and equity in the academy
The Academic Senate and the Office of Faculty Affairs and Professional Development invite faculty colleagues to join a discussion on the subject of social justice and equity in education. Areas of discussion will include how social justice and equity are conceptualized and manifested in their scholarship, teaching and service; how faculty assess and sustain their social justice and equity initiatives; and what next steps need to be taken to advance social justice and equity in their field of study.

The forum will be held Friday, April 27 from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the J. Paul Leonard Library (room to be announced).

Bookstore accepting fall textbook orders
The SFSU Bookstore is processing orders for the fall 2012 term. The bookstore will offer a gift card to each department that has submitted at least 90% of fall 2012 textbook orders by April 16.

Place orders online at

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 from 2 to 2:10 p.m. will provide an informal opportunity to raise questions or make comments to Senate officers or University administrators. The agenda will include:

  • Chair's Report
  • Metro Academy presentation by CoPI Metro Health Academy and Chair of Health Education Mary Beth Love, and Chair of CAD and Metro CAD leader Rene Dahl
  • Academic Senate Elections:
    • Academic Council on International Programs (CSU): three-year term
    • Faculty Graduation Marshal: four-year term
  • Update from Educational Policies Council: review of Academic Program Discontinuance Policy (S93-177)
  • Report from CSU/Statewide Senators Andrea Boyle, Martin Linder and Darlene Yee-Melichar
  • Faculty Affairs Committee recommendation regarding proposed revisions to the Retention, Tenure and Promotion Policy (Academic Senate Policy #F11-241), first reading
  • Curriculum Review and Approval Committee recommendation regarding proposed revisions to the B.A. degree in Cinema, first reading
  • Executive Committee recommendation regarding the proposed resolution opposing discontinuation or suspension of State University Grants to Financially Needy Graduate Students in the CSU, first reading

Nominations open for Staff Representative to Academic Senate
The Academic Senate is accepting nominations for the Staff Representative. The nomination period will run from Monday, April 2 to Friday, April 13. The Staff Academic Senate Representative position requires attendance at all Academic Senate meetings and all assigned Standing Committee meetings, every working Tuesday from 2 to 5 p.m. during the fall and spring semesters. The term of service is three years. Visit the Academic Senate website for details regarding eligibility, procedures and a link to the nomination ballot.

The current Staff Representatives to the Academic Senate invites those interested to visit Academic Senate or Standing Committee meetings. Contact Bridget McCracken with questions at

Senate meeting dates are posted on the University Web calendar and on the Senate website at

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This week in Insiders: Associate Professor of Apparel Design and Merchandising Connie Ulasewicz, Assistant Professor of Interior Design Gus Vouchilas, Associate Professor of Counseling Rebecca Toporek, Assistant Professor of Design and Industry Hsiao-Yun Chu, Assistant Professor of Recreation, Parks and Tourism Jackson Wilson, Assistant Professor of Recreation, Parks and Tourism Pavlina Latkova and Associate Professor of Recreation, Parks and Tourism Erik Rosegard.

Read Insiders:

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This week in Newsmakers: Assistant Professor of Special Education Susan Courey, Assistant Professor of Cinema Julian Hoxter, Director of the Guardian Scholars Program Xochitl Sanchez-Zarama.

Read Newsmakers:

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

The Archaeology of Shipwrecks: Treasuring the past?: 12:30 p.m.

Philosophy Talk: The Life and Work of Ludwig Wittgenstein: 6 p.m.

Academic Senate: 2 p.m.

San Francisco Math Circle Teachers' Circle: 6 p.m.

Theatre: One-Act Fringe: 7 p.m.

Anthropology Brown Bag Series: How to deal with stress in your daily life: 12:30 p.m.

Recital: SF State Afro-Cuban Jazz Ensemble: 1 p.m.

Building Disaster Resilience in Bay Area's Vulnerable Communities: 5 p.m.

Seminar Lecture: Charlotte Tate - Truly Integrating the Study of Transgender Spectrum and Cisgender Experiences: 6 p.m.

Theatre: One-Act Fringe: 7 p.m.

The Vagina Monologues: 7 p.m.

Theatre: One-Act Fringe: 7 p.m.

The Vagina Monologues: 7 p.m.

Recital: Choral recital hour: 1 p.m.

Theatre: One-Act Fringe: 7 p.m.

The Vagina Monologues: 7 p.m.

Coming Up
April 9: Recital: Piano students: 1 p.m.

April 9: Book-reading: Driving Down the Cost of Drugs: 3 p.m.

April 10: Theatre: One-Act Fringe: 7 p.m.

April 11: Recital: Voice students: 1 p.m.

April 11: Recital: Piano students: 1 p.m.

April 11: Fulbright Information Workshop: 2 p.m.

April 11: Theatre: One-Act Fringe: 7 p.m.

April 11: Marriott's Corporate Culture of Employee Inclusion and the Peer Workplace Issues Resolution Process: 5 p.m.

April 12: Roundtable Discussion: Incorporating Community Service Learning (CSL) in Your Courses: 10 a.m.

April 12: Colloquium: Participatory Action Research as a Science for Community-based Social Change: noon

April 12: Theatre: One-Act Fringe: 7 p.m.

April 13: Baseball vs. Cal State Monterey Bay: 3 p.m.

April 13: Theatre: One-Act Fringe: 7 p.m.

April 13: Concert: SF State Gospel Choir and SF State Orchestra: 8 p.m.

April 14: Concert: SF State Chamber Singers: Then and Now: 8 p.m.

April 15: Baseball vs. Cal State Monterey Bay: 11 a.m.

April 17: Academic Senate: 2 p.m.

April 17: Theatre: One-Act Fringe: 7 p.m.

April 18: Talk: A negotiated landscape: The transformation of San Francisco's waterfront since 1950: 5 p.m.

April 18: Theatre: One-Act Fringe: 7 p.m.


For more upcoming events, see the University Calendar



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