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Volume 60, Number 20    January 28, 2013         

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Curriculum Review and Approval Committee proposal
On Jan. 29, the Curriculum Review and Approval Committee will review a proposal from the College of Health and Social Sciences to revise the Master's of Public Administration degree. The proposal is available for review on the Curriculum Development website.

New Year’s resolution fitness specials deadline nears
Just in time for New Year's resolutions, The Village Fitness Center is offering enrollment discounts on various memberships and programs. Join by Jan. 31 and choose from the following options:
• Free enrollment with a Smart Start 12-month membership
• Half price enrollment for all other new memberships
• 10 percent off fitness program packages

Restrictions apply, so contact for more information.

Menuhin Chamber Music Seminar and Festival
The eighth Yehudi Menuhin Chamber Music Seminar and Festival, from Feb. 1 to 3, features all-star concerts and public master classes in Knuth Hall. Performers include the Alexander String Quartet, violist Toby Appel from The Juilliard School faculty, Naumberg Prize and Irving M. Klein String Competition-winning cellist David Requiro, Professor and pianist Roger Woodward and mezzo-soprano Kindra Scharich.

Launched in 2003 to honor the great violinist Yehudi Menuhin's association with San Francisco and SF State, this event advances the belief that music has the power to create understanding and transcend differences between people. The event is a production of the Morrison Chamber Music Center. Admission to all events is free. For details, call ext. 8-2467 or visit the Creative Arts website.

Volunteers needed for Sea Lion Bowl, Feb. 9
Faculty are asked to encourage students to volunteers for the 2013 Northern California Regional Ocean Sciences Bowl, also known as the Sea Lion Bowl. The academic high school competition will be held at SF State on Saturday, Feb. 9 from 8:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

The competition is focused on all disciplines of ocean sciences. Teams will compete for the chance to go to the national finals in Milwaukee, Wis. in April. Volunteers are encouraged to attend at least one half-day training session (meal provided) prior to the event.

For more information about training sessions or to volunteer, e-mail or call Tatiane Russo-Tait at ext. 5-0950. Visit the 2013 SLB Volunteer sign-up form to learn more about volunteering or to sign up.

Information Security Awareness contest
Faculty are asked to encourage their students to submit a short video or poster to the EDUCAUSE and Internet2 Higher Education Information Security Council information security awareness contest. Nine cash prizes will be awarded and the winning materials may be used in information security awareness campaigns on campuses across the country. The contest deadline is March 8, 2013. Students should visit the contest website for details.


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Influenza vaccinations available
The 2012-13 strain of seasonal influenza, or flu, is spreading throughout the U.S. and is expected to impact the San Francisco Bay Area in the near future. To reduce the risk of becoming infected or transmitting flu, the Student Health Services (SHS) recommends that campus faculty and staff get vaccinated ASAP, self-isolate by staying at home when sick and practice good cough hygiene. For further information, visit the SHS flu webpage at

Staff and faculty who are at high risk or have symptoms of severe flu are urged to contact their health provider. Find flu vaccination locations using the Vaccine Finder at Student Health Service has a limited supply of the inactivated flu vaccine: pending availability, students, staff and faculty can be vaccinated at the SHS on Wednesday, Jan. 30 between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. The $25 cost will be charged to the individuals' University Bursar accounts.

Women's basketball team sets sights high
The Gator women's basketball team has shaped up to be an underdog competitor this year -- after being ranked toward the bottom of their conference at the start of the season, they are now setting their sights on qualifying for the playoffs.

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Academic Senate
Distinguished Faculty Awards 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. These awards, which include a stipend, a commemorative plaque and a certificate, are designed to highlight the accomplishments of these individual faculty members and to showcase a few examples of the consistently exceptional work of the SF State faculty. The awards are presented at the Opening Faculty Meeting at the beginning of each academic year in August. The award categories are:

  • The Sarlo Award for Excellence in Teaching ($5,000 stipend, pre-tax)
  • Excellence in Professional Achievement ($4,000 stipend, pre-tax)
  • Excellence in Service ($4,000 stipend, pre-tax)

For more information on the Faculty Honors and Awards Policy, visit To nominate yourself or a colleague, visit the Academic Senate Web site at The Academic Senate office in ADM 551 will accept nomination packets until 4 p.m. on Friday, March 1, 2013. Contact the Senate office at ext. 8-1264 or with questions.

Academic Senate meeting schedule
The Academic Senate will resume its meeting schedule Tuesday, Feb. 5 from 2 to 5 p.m. in the Nob Hill Room of the Seven Hills Conference Center. Senate meeting dates are posted on the University Web calendar and on the Senate website at

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This week in Insiders: Professor of Special Education Pamela Wolfberg

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This week in Newsmakers: Film Archivist Alex Cherian, Professor of Jazz Studies Dianthe Spencer and Dean of the College of Business Linda Oubre.

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We mark the passing of Professor Emerita of Consumer and Family Studies/Dietetics Helen Mau.

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

Spring '13 First Day of Instruction

Theatre: Eurydice: 7 p.m.

Wrestling Hosting Cal Baptist: 1 p.m.

Baseball Hosting Fresno Pacific: 2 p.m.

Theatre: Eurydice: 7 p.m.

Concert: Morrison Chamber Music Center: Yehudi Menuhin Chamber Music Seminar and Festival: 8 p.m.

Coming Up
Feb. 2: Wrestling Hosting California Collegiates: 9 a.m.

Feb. 2: Baseball Hosting Fresno Pacific in a Doubleheader: 11 a.m.

Feb. 2: Master classes: Morrison Chamber Music Center: Yehudi Menuhin Chamber Music Seminar and Festival: 10 a.m.

Feb. 2: Baseball Hosting Fresno Pacific in a Doubleheader: 11 a.m.

Feb. 2: Theatre: Eurydice: 7 p.m.

Feb. 2: Concert: Morrison Chamber Music Center: Yehudi Menuhin Chamber Music Seminar and Festival: 8 p.m.

Feb. 3: Master classes: Morrison Chamber Music Center: Yehudi Menuhin Chamber Music Seminar and Festival: 1 p.m.

Feb. 3: Concert: Morrison Chamber Music Center: Yehudi Menuhin Chamber Music Seminar and Festival: 7 p.m.

Feb. 4: Lecture: Writers on Writing: Trevor Getz: 7 p.m.

Feb. 5: Academic Senate meeting: 2 p.m.

Feb. 5: Poetry: Fukushima/Tanka/San Francisco: The Voice of NOW in an Ancient Poetic Form: 4:30 p.m.

Feb. 5: SFMC Teachers' Circle: 5:30 p.m.

Feb. 6: Recital: Todd Rewoldt, saxophone: 1:10 p.m.

Feb. 6: Theatre: Eurydice: 7 p.m.

Feb. 6: Wrestling Hosting Menlo: 7 p.m.

Feb. 7: Poetry: Allison Adelle Hedge Coke with John-Carlos Perea and Jimmy Biala: 4:30 p.m.

Feb. 7: Edelman Town Hall: Infant Mental Health: 4:30 p.m.

Feb. 7: Theatre: Eurydice: 7 p.m.

Feb. 8: Baseball Hosting Holy Names: 2 p.m.

Feb. 8: Master class: Juilliard String Quartet: 2:10 p.m.

Feb. 8: Basketball Double Header vs. Chico State: 5:30 p.m.

Feb. 8: Theatre: Eurydice: 7 p.m.

Feb. 9: NOSB Sea Lion Bowl: 8 a.m.

Feb. 9: Basketball Double Header vs. Cal State Stanislaus: 5:30 p.m.

Feb. 9: Theatre: Eurydice: 7 p.m.

Feb. 10: Baseball Hosting Holy Names: 1 p.m.

Feb. 10: Theatre: Eurydice: 2 p.m.

Feb. 10: Pre-concert talk: Morrison Artists Series: Juilliard String Quartet: 2 p.m.

Feb. 10: Concert: Morrison Artists Series: Juilliard String Quartet: 3 p.m.


For more upcoming events, see the University Calendar



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