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Volume 60, Number 31    April 22, 2013         

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Debriefing for Boston Marathon
The Counseling and Psychological Services Center is offering group debriefing sessions for students, faculty and staff who may be experiencing distress as a result of the Boston Marathon bombings on Monday, April 15. Sessions will meet in SSB 208:
• Friday, April 19 from noon to 1 p.m.
• Monday, April 22 from noon to 1 p.m. and 5 to 6 p.m.
• Tuesday, April 23 from noon to 1 p.m. and 5 to 6 p.m.

Final spring High Impact Teaching workshop
The Center for Teaching and Faculty Development (CTFD) invites faculty to the hour-long High Impact Teaching Workshop, "Marking the Most of Student Evaluations." Faculty may attend either the Monday, April 22, 3:30 p.m. or Tuesday, April 23, 10 a.m. workshop in ADM 452.

Visit the CTFD website for a robust collection of modules and tutorials on a variety of teaching and professional development topics. CTFD welcomes your suggestions for future workshops. To submit questions, e-mail Meg Gorzycki at

Two Readings by Harilyn Rousso
The Paul K. Longmore Institute on Disability and the Poetry Center invite the campus community to "Two Readings by Harilyn Rousso" The event will feature selected readings from psychotherapist, painter, feminist, filmmaker, writer and disability activist Harilyn Rousso's memoir, Don't Call Me Inspirational, from noon to 1 p.m. on Thursday, April 25 in HUM 135. Contact Emily Beitiks at or ext. 5-3528 to request reasonable accommodations. For more information, visit the Longmore Institute website.

"We Are Still Here" exhibit to open April 28
The campus community is invited to attend the opening of "We Are Still Here," a permanent multimedia exhibit about the historic 19-month American Indian occupation of Alcatraz Island that began in 1969. The opening event and celebration will take place Sunday, April 28 from 9:30 a.m. to noon. To attend, purchase tickets for the Alcatraz Cruises 8:45 a.m. ferry. For more information, contact Philip M. Klasky at or (415) 531-6890.

The exhibit is a collaboration between SF State, CSU East Bay and CSU Long Beach students and faculty, the SF State Richard Oakes Multicultural Center, The Cultural Conservancy, SF State Cesar Chavez Institute, the International Indian Treaty Council, the SF State Bay Area Television Archive and the National Park Service. Major funding has come from SEIU Local 1021 and SEIU Local 1021 Native American Caucus, and individual donors.

Day of Adolph Sutro
The Sutro Library, a part of the California State Library, invites the campus community to share in the celebration of the "Day of Adolph Sutro" on Monday, April 29. The commemoration of Adolph Sutro's birthday was officially marked in 2010 by a proclamation made by the San Francisco Board of Supervisors. Events will begin at 1 p.m. with a visual presentation of Sutro's life followed by a Q&A session with Sutro Library staff and volunteers. At 2 p.m., guest speaker Gary Kurutz, California scholar, executive director of the California State Library Foundation and emeritus curator of Special Collections for the California State Library,will present "From Pillar to Post: the Peregrinations of the Sutro Library, 1913-2013." Events will be held in the Sutro Library's fifth floor reading room in the J. Paul Leonard Library. For more information, visit Learn more about the sponsor at the California State Library Foundation website.

One-on-one with Provost Sue V. Rosser
Interested faculty are invited to make a 10-15 minute appointment with Provost Sue V. Rosser to talk about such topics as their interests, research, community service and creative projects. An office hour will be scheduled each week to accommodate several individual faculty appointments. Contact Candice Piper in the Provost's Office at or by calling ext. 8-1141 to schedule an appointment.


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Farm to Fork Lunch this week
The Fourth Annual Farm to Fork Lunch returns this Wednesday, April 24 on the Quad, with three seatings: 11:30 a.m., 12:15 p.m. and 1 p.m. The lunch will feature a four-course vegetarian meal served by students and prepared by Chartwells using only local and sustainably grown food -- some of which will come from the Mary Park Community Garden.

Some of the local farmers will join diners at the table to share the meal and talk about their farms and sustainability. View photos of the 2012 Farm to Fork event.

To purchase tickets, visit the Bursar's website and follow the online payment link at the top of the page. Tickets are $10 each and forms of payment include major credit cards and electronic check. Questions? Contact Davin Wentworth-Thrasher or Caitlin Steele.

Learn more about retention, tenure and promotion
The Office of Faculty Affairs and Professional Development is offering five workshops to help faculty prepare for retention, tenure and promotion. Conducted by Dean of Faculty Affairs and Professional Development Sacha Bunge, the workshops are organized according to different phases of faculty professional development but topics covered in each workshop will be similar, so faculty may attend the workshop that best fits their schedule. Faculty who plan to be reviewed in the next several years are encouraged to attend.

Faculty should RSVP to to reserve a place in their preferred workshop:

  • First-year faculty: Thursday, May 2 from 2 to 3:30 p.m.
  • Faculty in their second through fifth year: Wednesday, May 8 from 2 to 3:30 p.m.
  • Faculty applying for tenure and promotion to associate professor in Fall 2013:
    • Thursday, May 9 from 2 to 3:30 p.m.
    • Friday, May 10 from 2 to 3:30 p.m.
  • Faculty preparing for promotion to full professor: Thursday, May 9 from 10 to 11:30 a.m.

All workshops will be held in LIB 242.

Retirement Association Travel Grants awarded
The San Francisco State University Retirement Association has awarded travel grants to seven staff members.

  • David Bell, Romberg Tiburon Center
  • James Gibson, Physics and Astronomy
  • Noah Kuchins, Office of International Programs
  • Rogelio Manaois, Veterans Services/Registrar's Office
  • Patricia Michel, Student Health Service
  • Jennifer Miller, Office of Research and Sponsored Programs/Biology/Romberg Tiburon Center
  • Joy Viveros, Undergraduate Advising Center

The Travel Grant Committee received a large number of applications and it regrets that it could not fund more of the many excellent proposals. If you would like to support the Retirement Association's grant giving or become a member, contact Thomas Spencer, president, 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 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:

  • Chair's Report
  • Reports from standing committee chairs and CSU Senators, brief updates
  • Report from SF State President Les Wong: update on SF State's strategic planning efforts
  • Information item: review and update of implementation of online teaching evaluations process from AVP for Academic Affairs Operations Brian Beatty, Director of Academic Technology Maggie Beers and Dean of Faculty Affairs Sacha Bunge
  • Recommendation from the Faculty Affairs Committee regarding proposed revisions to the Teaching Evaluations Policy, first reading
  • Recommendation from the Faculty Affairs Committee regarding proposed revisions to the Leaves with Pay Policy, first reading
  • Recommendation from the Educational Policies Council regarding the proposed discontinuance of the Minor in Social Science, first reading
  • Recommendation from the Curriculum Review & Approval Committee reagarding proposed revisions to the BS Degree in Physics, Concentration in Physics for Teaching, first reading

Academic Senate Staff Representative Elections & Nominees
The Academic Senate is seeking two staff representatives:

  • One representative with a three-year term (2013-16)
  • One representative with a one-year term (2013-14), due to an unexpected vacancy

Voting will begin Monday, April 22, and will close Friday, May 3 at noon. Election results will be announced in the May 13 issue of CampusMemo.

Ballots will be e-mailed to all staff employees in Units 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9 at their SF State e-mail address, using the University's Qualtrics system. Eligible voters who have not received a ballot via e-mail by Tuesday, April 23, or who need an alternate format of the ballot, should contact the Academic Senate office at ext. 8-3899 or by e-mail at

The following candidates are listed in alphabetical order and their position statements will be e-mailed to the electorate, along with the ballot, on Monday, April 22:

  • Johana Duarte, Student Affairs/Enrollment(Residential Life), Bargaining Unit 7, Administrative Support Coordinator II
  • Lorna Hill, Undergraduate Admissions/Enrollment Management, Bargaining Unit 4, Student Services Professional III
  • Russell Kilday-Hicks, Capital Planning, Design and Construction, Bargaining Unit 9, Information Technology Consultant
  • Elizabeth Post Musgrove, Department of Art, Bargaining Unit 9, Academic Analyst/Specialist
  • Mona Sagapolutele, Department of Sociology and Sexuality Studies, Bargaining Unit 9, Administrative Analyst I

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, Center for Research and Education on Gender and Sexuality Research Scientist Anu Manchikanti Gomez and Assistant Professor of Liberal Studies José Acacio de Barros

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This week in Newsmakers: Associate Professor of Biology Kimberly Tanner and Dean of the College of Ethnic Studies Kenneth Monteiro.

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SF State received $1,466,108 in grants and contracts in March 2013.

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

Fearless Voyagers: Women who Challenged the Middle East, 1870-1940: through May 2

Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition: April 27 through May 24

Bren Ahern: An Early Sampling: Through Aug. 1

Marching Through History with Cesar Chavez and the Farm Workers: through Sept. 30

On Average or Over Time? Using Linear vs. Non-Linear Statistics: noon

Recital: Piano students: 1:10 p.m.

Lecture: Writers on Writing: Ruth Ellen Kocher: 7 p.m.

10th Annual Human Rights Summit: Social and Economic Justice

Poetry Reading: Wing Tek Lum, The Nanjing Massacre: noon

Academic Senate meeting: 2 p.m.

10th Annual Human Rights Summit

Lecture: The Politics of Representation as a Projection of Identity: Serbian Art 1900-1950: 4:10 p.m.

Concert: Jazz Combos: 7:30 p.m.

Lecture: What did a Symposium Sound Like? The Music of Dionysos: 7:30 p.m.

10th Annual Human Rights Summit

Lecture: A Reading by Harilyn Rousso: noon

Edelman Town Hall: Supporting Degree Attainment of Early Childhood Educators: 4 p.m.

Poetry: Clark Coolidge and Steve Dickison: 7 p.m.

Reading and discussion with Natalie Bakopoulos: 7:30 p.m.

Theatre: Avenue Q: 8 p.m.

Softball Hosting Cal State East Bay in a Doubleheader: 1 p.m.

The Ross McKee Piano Scholarship Recital: 1:10 p.m.

Theatre: Avenue Q: 8 p.m.

Theatre: Greenhouse 2013: 8 p.m.

MFA Playwrights present staged readings: 8 p.m.

Coming Up
April 27: Baseball Hosting Cal State East Bay in a Doubleheader: 11 a.m.

April 27: Softball Hosting Cal State East Bay in a Doubleheader: noon

April 27: Exhibition: Senior Art Exposition: noon

April 27: Theatre: Greenhouse 2013: 2 p.m.

April 27: MFA Playwrights present staged readings: 2 p.m.

April 27: MFA Playwrights present staged readings: 5:30 p.m.

April 27: Theatre: Avenue Q: 8 p.m.

April 28: Alcatraz Occupation Exhibit Opening Celebration: 9:30 a.m.

April 28: Gala: Third Annual Theatre Arts Alumni and Friends Brunch: 11 a.m.

April 28: Theatre: Avenue Q: 2 p.m.

April 29: Recital: Roger Woodward and his piano students: 1:10 p.m.

April 29: Lecture: Writers on Writing: Michael Warr: 7 p.m.

April 29: Concert: San Francisco State University Percussion Ensemble: 8 p.m.

April 30: Speaker Series - Cloud Computing Educational Seminar: 5 p.m.

April 30: Theatre: The Fringe: 7 p.m.

May 1: Recital: Roger Woodward and his piano students: 1:10 p.m.

May 1: Theatre: The Fringe: 7 p.m.

May 2: Graduate Studies Research and Creative Works Showcase: 3 p.m.

May 2: Fashion: Runway 2013: Ignite: 7 p.m.

May 2: Concert: Cal State Los Angeles Afro Latin Ensemble and Jazz Combos: 7:30 p.m.

May 2: Theatre: Avenue Q: 8 p.m.

May 3: Poetry: Postmodern American Poetry: 6:30 p.m.

May 3: Theatre: The Fringe: 7 p.m.

May 3: Concert: Cal State Los Angeles Afro Latin Ensemble and Jazz Combos: 7:30 p.m.

May 3: Theatre: Avenue Q: 8 p.m.

May 4: Poetry/Concert: Cloud Shepherd with Will Alexander and India Cooke: 7 p.m.

May 4: Theatre: Avenue Q: 8 p.m.

May 5: Theatre: Avenue Q: 2 p.m.


For more upcoming events, see the University Calendar



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