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Volume 59, Number 21    January 30, 2012         

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Learning by Design proposals due Feb. 1
Presentation proposals for the 15th CSU Symposium on University Teaching, "Learning by Design," are encouraged and will be peer-reviewed. Proposals must be submitted by Feb. 1. For more information, visit symposium/symposium.shtml

Faculty and staff are invited to attend the symposium scheduled for Saturday, April 14 at the Cal Poly Pomona Bronco Student Center, as well as the pre-conference workshop on Friday, April 13 in the Cal Poly Pomona Library.

UBC meeting rescheduled
The University Budget Committee's (UBC) regular meeting has been rescheduled. The UBC will now meet on Thursday, Feb. 2 from 2 to 3:30 p.m. in the NEC Room of the Administration building.

The Right to Love premiere
The documentary film, The Right to Love: An American Family, will premiere at the Castro Theater on Monday, Feb. 6 with screenings at 11:30 a.m. lunch mixer, 4 p.m. matinee with filmmaker Q&A (free student admission with ID) and 7:30 p.m. premiere. The film follows the lives of a gay couple and their adopted children in Santa Rosa following the 2008 passage of Proposition 8. The Center for Research on Gender and Sexuality and the Gay Couples Study are working with the producers to make the premiere -- and the study -- a success. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit!/

CSL Nonprofit Fair
Faculty and staff are asked to encourage students to attend the spring 2012 Community Service Learning (CSL) Nonprofit Fair, hosted by the Community Service Learning program. The event will showcase more than 50 Bay Area organizations that are looking for volunteers, interns or future employees. In addition to meeting SF State's community partners, and enjoying free healthful snacks and prizes, attendees will learn about academic credit, hands-on experience, internships, scholarships and volunteer/CSL sites.

The fair will be held in the Quad from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 8 and Thursday, Feb. 9. Contact Jen Gasang at for more information.

Panetta Congressional Internship
The Institute for Civic and Community Engagement (ICCE) is accepting applications for the 2012 Panetta Congressional Internship until Feb. 20. The internship for sophomores and juniors includes an expenses paid two-week training retreat at the Panetta Institute at CSU Monterey in August, and an 11-week internship in the Washington D.C. office of a California member of the U.S. House of Representatives during the fall 2012 semester. Travel to and from Washington, housing expenses and a stipend will be covered by the program. Faculty are urged to recommend qualified students for this unique opportunity. For program and application details, e-mail or call ext. 8-6419.

Volunteers sought
Volunteers are needed for the 2012 Sea Lion Bowl on March 3 from 8:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. at SF State. The academic high school competition between 16 teams is focused on all disciplines of ocean sciences. The winners go on to the national finals in Washington D.C. in April. Volunteers are encouraged to attend at least one training session prior to the event. For more information about training sessions or to volunteer, contact Holly Harris at ext. 5-0540 or To learn more about the roles of volunteers in the competition, visit

iLearn Quality Online Learning, Teaching Awards
SF State Faculty who use iLearn/Moodle to teach blended/hybrid or fully online courses are invited to participate in the Quality Online Learning and Teaching (QOLT) program. The CSU Learning Management Systems and Services established the QOLT to evaluate online teaching using iLearn/Moodle and to recognize exemplary teaching and learning efforts that use the tool. For more information, visit or address your questions to or the SF State QOLT coordinators Noelia Mendoza at ext. 8-6906 or Areej Atawneh at ext. 8-7641.

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Greenwell appointed Dean of Students
Joseph Greenwell has been appointed Dean of Students at SF State, effective Jan. 1, 2012.

Greenwell joined SF State in August 2005 to direct the department now known as LEAD (Leadership, Engagement, Action, Development). He has served as director of LEAD and associate dean of students since 2010. In the new position, Greenwell is responsible for a range of programs and services addressing the student experience, including Residential Life, Campus Recreation, Student Conduct, the Career Center and LEAD.

"Joseph is a thoughtful and creative leader committed to each student’s academic success, social awareness and civic responsibility,' said Vice President for Student Affairs J.E. (Penny) Saffold. "This appointment will serve to further enrich the student experience at SF State."

Greenwell holds a bachelor's and master’s degree from Vanderbilt University. Prior to SF State he held student affairs positions at Stanford University and Colgate University.

New campus safety system connects with mobile phones
The new campus Mobile Safety System (MSS) service will help emergency personnel to better assess and assist people on campus who call 911 from their registered mobile phones. When registered with MSS, mobile phones can transmit the general location -- and any optional information provided -- to the University Police when an emergency call to 911 is placed while on campus. The information provided is secure and can only be accessed by authorized personnel. Registering with MSS is free and optional. To register and get more information, visit

Muni 14L extended to Daly City BART
Effective Jan. 23, the Muni 14 Limited line was extended to terminate at the Daly City BART station, where riders can catch the free SF State shuttle to campus.

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 to Senate officers or University administrators. The agenda will include:

  • Budget update report from Vice President of Administration and Finance Nancy Hayes
  • Report from Statewide Senators Andrea Boyle, Martin Linder and Darlene Yee-Melichar
  • Recommendation from the Executive Committee regarding a proposal to rescind policy #S86-96: Liberal Studies Council, Consent Item
  • Recommendation from the Executive Committee regarding the proposal to rescind policy #S03-225: University Historical Archives, Consent Item
  • Recommendation from the Student Affairs Committee regarding the proposed policy on Student and Applicant Complaints Against San Francisco State University and/or Its Employees, first reading
  • Discussion with CSU Faculty Trustee Bernadette Cheyne (by 3:30 p.m.)
Faculty Trustee Visit, Tuesday Jan. 31 and Wednesday, Feb. 1
Faculty Trustee Bernadette Cheyne will visit the SF State campus Jan. 31 and Feb. 1. Cheyne will attend the Jan. 31 Senate meeting in the Seven Hills Conference Center. Thanks to a generous private donor, the meeting will be followed by a reception for Faculty Trustee Cheyne and the campus community at about 4 p.m. in the Seven Hills facility.

Distinguished Faculty Award nominations sought
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 consistently exceptional work of the SF State faculty.

Nominations must be received by Friday, Feb. 3, 2012. To nominate yourself or a colleague, visit the Academic Senate website at Questions? Contact the Senate office at ext. 8-1264 or

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

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This week in Insiders: Assistant Professor of Asian American Studies Jonathan H. X. Lee, Associate Professor of International Relations Mahmood Monshipouri and Assistant Professor of Social Work Rashmi Gupta.

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This week in Newsmakers: Assistant Professor of Asian American Studies Jonathan H.X. Lee, Professor of Biology and Director of the Professional Science Master's program Lily Chen, and Assistant Professor of Biology Vance Vredenburg.

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

Academic Senate: 2 p.m.

Theatre: The Last Days of Judas Iscariot: 8 p.m.

Theatre: The Last Days of Judas Iscariot: 8 p.m.

Coming Up
Feb. 4: Baseball Hosting Alumni: 1:30 p.m.

Feb. 4: Theatre: The Last Days of Judas Iscariot: 8 p.m.

Feb. 8: Community Nonprofit Fair: 11 a.m.

Feb. 8: Baseball Hosting Central Washington: 2 p.m.

Feb. 9: Community Nonprofit Fair: 11 a.m.

Feb. 10: Recital: Jonathan Mann, piano: 1 p.m.

Feb. 13: Recital: Victoria Neve, piano, and Linda Lukas, flute, featuring Sandy Wilson, cello: 1 p.m.

Feb. 15: Master Class: Morrison Artists Series: Chanticleer: 11:10 a.m.

Feb. 16: Recital: Mary Artmann, cello, and Miles Graber, piano: 1 p.m.

Feb. 16: Film: Cecilia Vicuna's Kon Kon: 3:30 p.m.

Feb. 16: Film: Cecilia Vicuna's Kon Kon: 5 p.m.

Feb. 16: Women's Basketball vs. Humboldt State: 5:30 p.m.

Feb. 16: Men's Basketball vs. Humboldt State: 7:30 p.m.

Feb. 17: Film: Cecilia Vicuna's Kon Kon: 4:30 p.m.


For more upcoming events, see the University Calendar



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