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Volume 60, Number 22    February 11, 2013         

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Lunar New Year celebration and book party
Asian American Studies invites the campus community to celebrate the Lunar New Year and the publication of books by Asian American Studies faculty members. The "In Focus Lunar New Year Celebration and Book Party" will be held Friday, Feb. 15 from noon to 2 p.m. in the Library Faculty Commons (LIB 286).

Authors and books will include:
Kilusan 4 Kids, Allyson Tintiangco-Cubales
Handbook of Asian American Health, Mai Nhung Le, Alan Oda, and Grace J. Yoo
For the City that Nearly Broke Me, Barbara Jane Reyes
War Baby Love Child, Wei Ming Dariotis and Laura Kina
San Francisco Chinatown, Philip Choy
Laotians in the Bay Area, Jonathan H.X Lee and the Center for Lao Studies
Sustaining Faith Traditions in America: Race, Ethnicity, and Religion Among the Latino and Asian American Second Generation, Carolyn Chen and Russell Jeung

Meet the authors and enjoy light refreshments at the event.

Free concert tickets
The SF State community is invited to attend a Contemporary Music of Living Composers concert featuring Hamburg-based Ensemble L’Art pour L’Art. Works will include Matthias Kaul’s "Thinking About Air…A Song" and "Games for 5," Michael Meierhof's "Rostfrei," Christian Wolff's "Edges" and John Cage's "Four6." The hosts, Thomas Buckner (baritone) and fellow musicians Matthias Kaul (percussion), Astrid Schmeling (flute), Michael Schroeder (guitar) and John Edkhardt (string bass) will also perform.

The concert will begin at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 17 at the Herbst Theatre (401 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco). Order as many as two complementary tickets per person by sending name, address and a telephone number in an e-mail to or a fax to (510) 549-3504; attendees must be more than 6 years old. Tickets will be held for pick up at the Herbst Theatre box office from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. the day of the show. For more information on the concert and the 2012-13 season, visit or call Four Seasons Arts at (510) 845-4444.

UWA Royal Treasures
The University Women's Association (UWA) has arranged a private, docent-led tour of the Royal Treasures from the Louvre at the Legion of Honor Museum for Saturday, Feb. 23. Attendees are asked to meet at the side entrance (closest to the water) at 8:45 a.m. so the tour can begin at 9 a.m. sharp. Cost is $20 for members of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco (FAMSF) and $25 for non-FAMSF members. Send checks payable to UWA to Lin Ivory, 145 Sequoia Drive, San Anselmo, CA 94960. RSVP to Lin Ivory at by Feb. 19. Learn more about the event and the UWA at The museum is located at 100 34th Avenue in San Francisco's Lincoln Park.

UBC seeks staff nominations
The University Budget Committee (UBC) is accepting nominations for a Staff Representative. Nominations, including a brief statement of interest, should be e-mailed to by Friday, Feb. 22. The president and committee chair will appoint a staff representative from the pool of nominees (per Academic Senate guidelines). Direct questions to Catherine Dunham at ext. 8-6602.

Speech and language evaluations for children and adults
The Communicative Disorders Program is offering speech and language evaluations for children and adults throughout the spring semester. Evaluations will be held on Thursdays and Fridays from 9 to 11 a.m. Faculty and staff are encouraged to invite family members, relatives or friends who would benefit from a comprehensive speech and language evaluation to obtain an application form at the Communicative Disorders Program office in BH 114, via e-mail from or by calling 338-1001. There is a minimal fee based upon ability to pay.

Call for presenters: Leadership in Action Workshop Series
The Student Involvement and Career Center is seeking presenters for the Spring 2013 Leadership in Action Workshop Series. These workshops serve as an opportunity for student leaders to further develop their personal leadership skills and interact with other student leaders, faculty and staff. Any ideas for topics are welcome. Past topics include budgeting, stress relief, civic engagement, leadership styles and programming for social justice.

Workshops should last approximately one hour and are scheduled for Wednesday and Thursday afternoons. Visit the workshop signup page for more information or to sign up, or contact Arnold Paguio at or ext. 5-4428.

Time for Love with the Gay Couples Study
The Center for Research and Education on Gender & Sexuality (CREGS) at SF State seeks gay male couples to participate in a study that will examine sex and relationship dynamics. Participation involves completing four computerized surveys over 18 months. Finishing each survey takes 60-90 minutes. Both partners must participate. Each partner is paid $40 for every visit. Appointments are scheduled at the participants' convenience. To participate, call (888) 688-1777 or visit the Gay Couples Study website.

Join the You & Me Study for Valentine's Day
The Center for Research and Education on Gender & Sexuality at SF State is seeking gay male couples to participate in You & Me, a study that seeks to identify and examine relationship dynamics between white, black, and interracial black and white couples. Topics will include culture, health, sex, masculinity and homophobia. Participants will complete one computer survey, which takes 60-90 minutes, and be compensated $40 per person. Call (855) 837-4840 or visit the You and Me Study website.

Phi Beta Kappa reminders
The SF State chapter of Phi Beta Kappa (Omicron of California) wishes to remind members of the following:
• Annual dues of $20, which help defray the cost of the annual student initiation, should be submitted to Lisa Takeyama, Department of Economics, Treasurer of the Society
• The annual meeting will be held the afternoon of Thursday, April 4. Presentation of the slate of new officers by the nominating committee and presentation of the new class of members-in-course will be on the agenda (time and location to be announced)
• The annual initiation of new members will be held Thursday, May 9, from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Library Events Room (LIB 121) and will be followed by a reception

Questions? Contact chapter president Pamela Vaughn or for finances, chapter treasurer Lisa Takeyama.

APAHE conference planning
The Asian Pacific Americans in Higher Education (APAHE) conference, which will be held April 24-26 in San Francisco, is an integral part of APAHE efforts to advance the pipeline of Asian Americans toward senior level administration in higher education. SF State faculty and staff are encouraged to participate. For more information, visit or contact Arnold Paguio at or ext. 5-4428.


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Week of events to celebrate President Wong's investiture
Faculty, staff and students are invited to attend the investiture of Leslie E. Wong as SF State's 13th president, which will take place in McKenna Theatre at 2 p.m. on March 14. A reception in Jack Adams Hall will immediately follow the ceremony.

The formal investiture ceremony is one of several events scheduled March 9-15. The week's theme is "XLR8@SF State," and events are aimed at both celebrating the accomplishments of recent years and looking toward the University's future. Highlights include a day of community service on March 9, the XLR8@SF State 5K Walk/Run around campus on Sunday, March 10, a faculty/student research panel on March 11, a special theatre performance on March 12 and a lecture on March 13 by Professor of History at USC and California Librarian Emeritus Kevin Starr. Bargaining unit employees wishing to attend the investiture events during work hours must seek approval from their supervisor.

More details on investiture week are at

Vista Room reopens
The Vista Room will reopen Feb. 12. Hours of operation this semester are Monday through Friday from 11:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Diners are seated between 11:45 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.

Tickets are $15 each and payment is by check only. Blocks of tickets may be purchased at a discount by calling ext. 8-1219. For more information or to purchase tickets, contact Kelly Vuong at ext.5-3530 (or BH 329) or Beverly Colindres at ext. 8-1023 (or BUS 306).

The Vista Room features California cuisine prepared from fresh ingredients purchased from reputable vendors. Menu items are prepared by Chef Daniel Honan, who has been with the Vista Room since 1998, and served by food service management students. For more information, visit the Vista Room Web page.

Call for Nominations: Dean of Students Leadership Awards
The Dean of Students is proud to recognize the outstanding leadership at SF State. The annual Leadership Awards Ceremony highlights the outstanding service that student leaders, student organizations and faculty/staff advisors provide to SF State and to larger communities. Four awards have been established to thank and recognize the outstanding talent in the campus community: Outstanding Student Leader Award, Outstanding Student Organization Award, Outstanding Faculty/Staff Advisor Award and Social Justice Award.

Campus community members may nominate individuals and student organizations; all eligible nominees will be submitted to the Awards Committee for review, which is based solely on the content of nominations received from SF State faculty, staff and students via the online form. After review, the committee will make a recommendation to the Dean of Students who will determine the award recipient(s). Students and faculty/staff advisors may not nominate themselves for the individual awards, however they may nominate their own organization for the Outstanding Student Organization Award and/or the Social Justice Award.

Online nomination forms for each category are available as follows:

19th Avenue Transit Study Community Meeting on campus Feb. 13
The first community meeting to discuss transit and related improvements to the M-Ocean View line and 19th Avenue will be held on campus Feb. 13, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. in the Nob Hill Room of the Seven Hills Conference Center.

The 19th Avenue Transit Study builds on recent planning efforts to develop transportation improvements along the southern portion of the corridor. The main points of focus are:

  • Shifting the M-Ocean View light rail line to the west side of 19th Avenue
  • Pedestrian enhancements
  • Bus and shuttle improvements, including strengthened Daly City BART transit connections

The San Francisco County Transportation Authority is leading this study in collaboration with multiple public and private transportation and land use partners, including SF State. At the meeting, the study team will share draft conceptual designs for community feedback from SF State and its neighbors. The SFCTA will also have an informational table in the Cesar Chavez Student Center from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednesday Feb. 20 and Thursday, Feb. 21.

For more information on the study, go to

Panetta Congressional Internship Program announced
Each fall semester, The Panetta Institute for Public Policy provides select CSU students with an intensive two-week training course on the workings of the U.S. Congress, then sends them to Washington, D.C. for 11 weeks to serve a California member in the House of Representatives. In Washington, interns will attend special seminars with government leaders, journalists and policy experts. One student from each of the 23 CSU campuses will be nominated by its president. Students majoring in any subject are eligible to apply.

The internship covers all expenses, including air travel, food and lodging while in Monterey and in Washington, D.C. Each intern also will receive a stipend to help cover other expenses. Interns may earn up to 20 credits through CSU Monterey for the semester.

To be eligible, students must:

  • Be a U.S. citizen and a California resident
  • Be an upper-division undergraduate (a junior or senior during the fall 2013 semester, with a maximum of 120 units)
  • Have superior academic achievement (3.3+ GPA)
  • Demonstrate commitment to community and public service and leadership
  • Have excellent English oral and written skills to interact with constituents appropriately
  • Be willing to live in assigned group housing during the entire 11-week program
  • Never have been disciplined under the California Code of Regulations, Title 5, Article 2, Sec. 41301
  • Undergo a background check

Tasks will include:

  • Willingness to accept entry-level work and take on assigned tasks as a team player
  • Provide tours of the Capitol Building
  • Draft correspondence, attend hearings, take notes and provide reports
  • Conduct issue/legislative research

For more information and an application packet, contact Bonnie Hale in the Institute for Civic and Community Engagement at The application deadline is Monday, Feb. 18.

CSYou webinar Feb. 15
The CSU Chancellor's Office has scheduled a series of webinars to help employees learn more about navigating CSYou, the Systemwide Employee Intranet. The first half-hour webcast will start at 11 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 15 and will cover:.

  • The main sections of CSYou – what's under the hood
  • Tips and tricks for navigating the site

RSVP to to register for the webinar. For more information, visit

Academic Senate
Following is a list of action items from the Feb. 5 Academic Senate meeting:

  • Chairs from standing committees and Statewide CSU Senators reported on action and information items
  • Academic Senate Secretary David Rourke provided a brief report and overview of the Committee on Committees Report
  • Read and adopted by acclamation a resolution in honor of Professor Emeritus of Mathematics David Meredith, in memoriam
  • Approved proposed curriculum revisions to the Master's in Public Administration Program as recommended by the Curriculum Review and Approval Committee
  • Approved the proposed Graduate Certificate in Business as recommended by the Curriculum Review and Approval Committee

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 Recreation, Parks and Tourism Nina Roberts

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This week in Newsmakers: Associate Professor of History Philip Dreyfus.

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We mark the passing of Emerita Lecturer in English Rosemary Patton and Professor Emeritus of English George Tuma.

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Voices from Japan: Tanka after the Tsunami: through Feb. 14

Occupation: Economic Justice as a Civil Right in San Francisco, 1963-1964: through Feb. 15

Lecture: Writers on Writing: Jacqueline Luckett: 7 p.m.

Recital: The Pyramids: 1:10 p.m.

19th Avenue Transit Study Community Meeting/Conceptual Designs: 5:30 p.m.

Lecture: Jacques Lezra: On the Nature of Marx's Things: 4:10 p.m.

Lunar New Year celebration and book party: noon

Recital: Keith Snell, piano: 1:10 p.m.

Recital/Master class: Thomas Buckner: 3 p.m.

Coming Up
Feb. 18: Recital: Linda Lukas, flute: 1:10 p.m.

Feb. 18: Lecture: Writers on Writing: Brian Thorstensen: 7 p.m.

Feb. 19: Academic Senate meeting: 2 p.m.

Feb. 21: Poetry: CA Conrad and Kazim Ali: 4:30 p.m.

Feb. 22: Recital: Thollem McDonas, piano: 1:10 p.m..

Feb. 23: Baseball Hosting Cal State Monterey Bay in a Doubleheader: 11 a.m.

Feb. 23: Film: Chang Dai-chien in California and Paul Hau: 1 p.m.

Feb. 23: Basketball Double Header vs. Humboldt State: 5:30 p.m.

Feb. 25: Recital: Dmitry Rachmanov, piano: 1:10 p.m.

Feb. 25: Forgotten Populations of Colombia: Internal Displacement of Indigenous and Afro-Descendants: 5 p.m

Feb. 25: Lecture: Writers on Writing: Dean Rader: 7 p.m.

Feb. 26: Film: Snow Falling on Cedars and Lloyd A. Silverman: 4:10 p.m.

Feb. 26: Concert: SF State Wind Ensemble: 7:30 p.m.

Feb. 28: Poetry: Rosa Alcala and Roberto Tejada: 4:30 p.m.

March 1: Baseball Hosting Cal State Stanislaus: 2 p.m.

March 2: Concert: San Francisco Wind Ensemble: 7:30 p.m.

March 3: Baseball Hosting Cal State Stanislaus: 11 a.m.


For more upcoming events, see the University Calendar



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