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Volume 59, Number 25    February 27, 2012         

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Dean of Students Leadership Awards nominations open
The Dean of Students Leadership Awards Ceremony highlights the outstanding service that student leaders, student organizations and faculty/staff advisors provide to the campus and larger communities. The four awards include the:

• Outstanding Student Leader
• Outstanding Student Organization
• Outstanding Faculty/Staff Advisor
• Social Justice

Nominations must be submitted by 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 29. Visit
to complete an online nomination form for the appropriate award category. Award recipients will be announced at the Dean of Students Leadership Awards Ceremony on Thursday, April 19.

Dean of College of Business candidate visits
Candidates have been selected to interview for the position of Dean of the College of Business. All members of the campus community are invited to attend presentations to hear each candidate speak about their vision for the College of Business. A reception will follow each presentation. Visits have been scheduled for March 5, 8 and 12.

View the list of candidates at
(login required).

Retention, tenure and promotion workshops
The Office of Faculty Affairs and Professional Development invite faculty to attend one of five workshops (listed below) to help prepare for retention, tenure, and promotion. Conducted by Dean of Faculty Affairs Sacha Bunge, the workshops will focus on expectations for scholarship and preparing for RTP review. Attendees should bring a copy of their Departmental RTP criteria to the workshop and RSVP to

Faculty in their first year:
• Friday, March 9, 2-4 p.m., ADM 460

Faculty in their 2nd through 5th year:
• Wednesday, April 4, 2-4 p.m., ADM 460
• Thursday, April 5, 2-4 p.m., HUM 587

Faculty applying in fall 2012 for tenure and promotion to associate professor:
• Friday, March 16, 10 a.m.-noon, ADM 460
• Thursday, March 29, 10 a.m.-noon, ADM 460

Faculty preparing for promotion to full professor:
• Thursday, March 15, 10 a.m.-noon, ADM 460

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Change to campus network security
The campus Internet connection will be modified on Thursday, March 15 to reject incoming connections unless the computer equipment is on the firewall exception list. The change will enhance information security at SF State. It will affect all computer equipment on the campus computer network, including servers and workstations running remote desktop file sharing. Out-going connections to the Internet will not be affected. Faculty and staff who need to connect to the campus network from off-campus, can use a Virtual Private Network (VPN) connection at

Campus servers and resources that are accessed by students and the public will need to be added to the firewall exception list. Requests to be added to this list should be made by the department's information technology representative by Thursday, March 1.

Contact the DoIT Help Desk at with questions.

2011-12 Community Service Learning awards
The Institute for Civic and Community Engagement’s Community Service Learning (CSL) awards honor the multicultural diversity that represents University programs and San Francisco itself. The 2011-12 Community Service Learning and Civic Engagement award winners are:

  • Faculty Community Service Learning Award: Asuncion Suren, assistant professor of recreation, parks and tourism
  • Staff Community Engagement Award: Brian Y. Sharber, student affairs administrative assistant
  • Jefferson Award: Martin Linder, associate professor of design and industry
  • Community Partner Award: Villy Wang, Bayview-Hunter's Point Center for Art and Technology

Students and student group awardees were nominated by LEAD (Leadership, Engagement, Action, Development) and faculty:

  • Student Community Engagement Award: Annie Yu (College of Arts and Humanities)
  • Student Community Service Learning awards:
    • Maharaj Desai (College of Ethnic Studies)
    • Courtney Hendrix (College of Health and Human Services)
    • Jainee Lewis (College of Science and Engineering)
  • Community Engagement Student Group recognition (newly added):
    • Chi Rho Omicron for "Project Pearls"
    • Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers for the Lego Robots program
    • Students of Critical Anthropology for SF State's Human Rights Summit

SF State students provided more than 14,000 hours of community engagement work during the 2009-10 academic year. Awards will be presented at a ceremony in April. Visit for more information about the awards and honorees.

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
  • Report from California Faculty Association Chapter President Wei Ming Dariotis
  • Report from Senate Appointees to Franciscan Shops Board of Directors Bruce Heiman and David Hellman
  • Recommendation from the Executive Committee regarding the proposed Library Advisory Committee Policy, second reading
  • Recommendation from the Curriculum Review and Approval Committee regarding the proposed Online Education Policy, first reading
  • Recommendation from the Faculty Affairs Committee regarding proposed revisions to the University Tenure and Promotion Policy F11-241, first reading

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

Distinguished Faculty Award nominations deadline extended
Each year, the Academic Senate acknowledges outstanding faculty members for their extraordinary, meaningful and lasting contributions in the areas of teaching, professional achievement and service.

The awards, which include a stipend, a commemorative plaque and a certificate, are designed to highlight and showcase examples of the exceptional work of SF State faculty.

Nominations must be received by Monday, March 5. To nominate yourself or a colleague, visit the Academic Senate website at Contact the Senate office at ext. 8-1264 or with questions.

Faculty graduation marshals sought
Anyone interested in an Academic Senate Executive Committee appointment to assist in commencement is invited to contact the Academic Senate office at ext. 8-1264 or send an e-mail to with the subject line "Faculty Marshal Spring 2012."

The faculty graduation marshals will direct the designated college faculty in guiding graduation students in the processional before, during and after the ceremony. For more information on the post, visit the policy link at

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This week in Insiders: Professor of Asian American Studies Grace Yoo.

Read Insiders:

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This week in Newsmakers: College of Ethnic Studies Kenneth Monteiro and International Relations Lecturer Robert de Neufville.

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We mark the passing of Professor Emerita of English Bernice Prince Biggs.

Read In Memoriam :

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

Recital: Student jazz combos: 1 p.m.

Love Your Body Week II: Positive Body Messages: 11 a.m.

Academic Senate: 2 p.m.

SmART Space: An interactive exhibit at the intersection of art and technology: 11 a.m. Wed.-Sat. through March 25

Workshop: Alter Barbie and Ken on the Plaza: 11 a.m.

Joseph McBride: Writing in Pictures: noon

Panel discussion: Then and Now: Circa 1980-2012+: 5:30 p.m.

Roundtable: The Bay Area's Response to Japan's Tohoku Disaster: 2 p.m.

Dance: University Dance Theater: 8 p.m.

March 2: Recital: SF State Orchestra: 1 p.m.

Exhibit: SmART Space II: 5 p.m.

Dance: University Dance Theater: 8 p.m.

Coming Up
March 3: Exhibit: SmART Space II: 2 p.m.

March 3: Baseball vs. Cal State LA: 11 a.m.

March 3: Dance: University Dance Theater: 8 p.m.

March 4: Baseball vs. Cal State LA: 11 a.m.

March 4: Pre-Concert Talk: Morrison Artists Series: Parker Quartet: 2 p.m.

March 4: Concert: Morrison Artists Series: Parker Quartet: 3 p.m.

March 5: Master Class: Morrison Artists Series: Parker Quartet: 12:10 p.m.

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

March 6: Theatre: Sorry Fugu: 7:30 p.m.

March 7: Recital: Roberto Turrin, piano: 1 p.m.

March 7: Fulbright Information Workshop: 2 p.m.

March 7: Supply Chain Sustainability and Marketing Challenges of Bay Area Businesses: 6 p.m.

March 8: Poetry Reading: Sawako Nakayasu: 4:30 p.m.

March 8: Film: Vigilante, Vigilante: 7 p.m.

March 8: Theatre: References to Salvador Dali Make Me Hot: 8 p.m.

March 9: Recital: Jaap Blonk: 1 p.m.

March 9: Softball Hosting Grand Canyon in a Doubleheader: 1 p.m.

March 9: Theatre: References to Salvador Dali Make Me Hot: 8 p.m.

March 10: Softball Hosting Grand Canyon: 11 a.m.

March 10: Baseball vs. Sonoma State: noon

March 10: Theatre: References to Salvador Dali Make Me Hot: 8 p.m.

March 11: Theatre: References to Salvador Dali Make Me Hot: 2 p.m.


For more upcoming events, see the University Calendar



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