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Volume 59, Number 37    May 21, 2012         

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CampusMemo this summer
This is the final edition of CampusMemo for the spring semester. During the summer, CampusMemo will publish monthly with editions on June 25 and July 23. The fall publication schedule will begin with the Aug. 20 issue.

Make the most of your financial future
Human Resources will sponsor a workshop presented by TIAA CREF on Tuesday, May 22 in ADM 460 from 12:15 to 1 p.m. on the topic of financial planning services. E-mail to register. Limited one-on-one sessions will be available after the workshop with Certified Employee Benefit Specialist and Financial Consultant Kuanmei Huang. Call (800) 732-8353 to register for a one-on-one appointment.

Research, Scholarly and Creative Works Symposium
The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (OSRP) invites the campus community to a research, scholarly and creative works symposium presented by faculty winners of the 2011 ORSP small grant and methodology awards competition. This year's presentations include hypertension management in Chinese elderly, history as graphic art and labor relations. The presentations will be held Monday, June 4 from 12:30 to 5 p.m. in Library Events Room 121.

Gator Youth Sports Summer Camp
The Department of Kinesiology is once again hosting the Gator Youth Sports Summer Camp for boys and girls ages 7-14. The camp will be held on campus 1 to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday from June 11 through July 20. For more information, visit the Kinesiology website at or contact Dave Walsh at or ext. 8-7856.

Summer Swim Lessons
Campus Recreation will host Summer Swim Lessons for youth and adults beginning June 11. Lessons will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 12:40 p.m., Monday through Thursday and Saturdays. Visit the Campus Recreation Summer Swim Web page for more information and to register.

Women's Association Scholarship Cruise
The University Women's Association invites the campus community to join them for their 20th scholarship cruise, scheduled for next year: June 21 to July 4, 2013. Sailing on AMA Waterways, the cruise will travel from Paris, France to Prague, Czech Republic. Sign up for the entire 14-day package or just for the 7-night riverboat cruise. Those interested are encouraged to sign up early because accommodations are limited to 150 people and unsold staterooms will be released to the public after June 15, 2012.

To learn more about the cruise, visit or e-mail Lin Ivory at

Summer Writing Colloquium
The Committee on Written English Proficiency invites faculty to a Summer Writing Colloquium on Wednesday, Aug. 22 from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in BH 229. The topic will be "Teaching Writing Using 2.0 Technology." Faculty from across disciplines will describe what they do in their classes, leaving time for discussion. Morning coffee and lunch will be provided.

RSVP by Monday, Aug. 20 to Mary Soliday at to register and request a lunch. For details, visit


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BART-Muni transfer change June 1
Beginning June 1, travelers must pay their fare with a Clipper card to get a free transfer from Daly City BART to Muni; paper transfers will no longer be issued after May 31. The Muni return fare will also be free if the return trip takes place within 24 hours, regardless of whether the BART-to-SF State trip was on the Muni 28 bus or the SF State shuttle.

To receive the free Muni fare transfer from the Daly City BART Station to campus, and/or the return trip:

  • Tap your Clipper card when exiting Daly City BART
  • For the SF State-bound trip on Muni, tap your Clipper card when boarding a Muni 28 bus leaving the Daly City BART Station
  • For the Daly City BART-bound trip on Muni, tap your Clipper card upon boarding the Muni 28 bus within 24 hours of your last BART trip.

For more information on how to obtain a Clipper card, call (877) 878-8883 or visit Clipper cards are available on campus at the Cesar Chavez Student Center information desk. Contact Wendy Bloom at with questions about the transfer.

SF State-BART shuttle summer hiatus
The SF State shuttle will not run during the summer; service ended May 18 and will resume Aug. 27 with the start of the fall 2012 semester.
New scholarship enables second chance
Global construction and property development firm Lend Lease has made a gift to SF State to establish a new scholarship fund for students who were formerly incarcerated, helping them achieve academic success. The Lend Lease Scholarships will support students who transfer to SF State from City College of San Francisco through the Transfer Articulation Bridge (TAB) program and have participated in City College's Second Chance program for formerly incarcerated students.


Academic Senate
The Academic Senate is out of session until the fall 2012 semester. Senate meeting dates are posted on the University Web calendar and on the Senate website at

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This week in Insiders: Creative Writing Lecturer Anne Galjour, Emerita Professor of International Business Mitsuko Saito Duerr and Professor of Creative Writing and Theatre Roy Conboy.

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This week in Newsmakers: Professor of Sociology and Department Chair Edward McCaughan and Professor of Latina/Latino Studies Alejandro Murguía.

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SF State received $778,799 in grants and contracts in April 2012.

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

Spring '12 Evaluation Day

Symposium-Personalized Medicine 5.0-The role of epigenetics

Spring '12 Grading Day

Coming Up
May 28: Memorial Day -- offices closed

May 29: Spring '12 Grading Day

May 29: Spring '12 End of Semester

June 4: Summer '12 R4 Instruction Begins

June 4: Research, Scholarly and Creative Works Symposium: 12:30 p.m.

June 9: Concert: Irving M. Klein International String Competition: 10 a.m.

June 10: Concert: Irving M. Klein International String Competition: 4 p.m.

June 13: Open house: Osher Lifelong Learning Institute summer preview: 2 p.m.

June 15: Summer 2012 R4 Census

June 18: Summer 2012 R2 Instruction Begins

June 18: Summer Institute 2012: Race, Sex, and Equity: 9 a.m.

June 21: Summer 2012 R4 Census


For more upcoming events, see the University Calendar



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