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Volume 60, Number 33    May 6, 2013         

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CampusMemo summer schedule
The last weekly issue of CampusMemo will be published May 20. With the end of the spring semester, CampusMemo will publish monthly. During the summer, CampusMemo will be published June 24 and July 29. Weekly publication will resume at the start of the fall semester on Aug. 26.

Counseling tenure track presentations
The Counseling and Psychological Services Center will conduct interviews for a tenure track counselor faculty position in May. Members of the University community are invited to attend presentations by the three candidates on May 2, May 9 and May 16 from 3:10 to 3:55 p.m. in the Student Services Building room 401. Each presentation will be followed by a Q & A session. Contact Mary Cavagnaro at or ext. 8-2208 with questions.

Integrating Immigrant Health Professionals webinar
The Welcome Back Initiative (WBI) is offering a free webinar on integrating immigrant health professionals into the U.S. healthcare system. The webinar, "Integrating Immigrant Health Professionals : A Program Model," will be held Thursday, May 9 from noon to 1 p.m. Pacific time (3-4 p.m. Eastern time). Participants will hear directly from WBI's founder, Dr. José Ramón Fernández-Peña, as well as Educational Case Manager/Trainer for San Francisco Welcome Back Center Teresa Betancourt. Register online.

The Welcome Back Initiative, through its 10 sites nationwide, helps internationally-trained health professionals re-start their careers in the United States. WBI's model draws on local community college and other resources to guide participants in obtaining the educational and vocational assistance they need.

Class of 2013 Emerita/Emeritus Faculty
President Wong has invited this year's Emerita/Emeritus Faculty honorees to attend a luncheon hosted by Provost Rosser to honor their service. A list of the Emerita/Emeritus faculty is available for download from the Faculty Affairs website.

Suicide Prevention Conference call for proposals
On Friday October 18, 2013 the San Francisco State University Student Mental Health Initiative presents the Suicide Prevention Regional Conference sponsored by CalMHSA and Proposition 63. The conference theme is "We All Matter: Creating a Community of Caring." Counseling and Psychological Services Center, Active Minds and campus partners invite mental health professionals, students, faculty and staff to submit proposals on suicide prevention best practices among college campus communities. Proposals may be based on research, program development, training and peer education. Participants are encouraged to submit proposals that address suicide prevention among culturally diverse and historically underserved and underrepresented students. Proposals must be received by May 15.

To access proposal forms or obtain more information, visit the Suicide Prevention conference Web page. Send questions to Graduate Student Assistant Gary Lamm or Yolanda Gamboa.

Welcome Days call for programs
Welcome Days 2013 will welcome new students and their families from Thursday, Aug. 22 to Tuesday, Aug. 27 on the main campus. The call for programs is open for new department open houses and information workshops scheduled for Friday, Aug. 23, 2013.

Complete the online form to submit proposals. Proposals must be submitted by midnight Wednesday, May 15. Visit for more information. E-mail questions to

Summer Swim Lesson Program
The Campus Recreation Department is hosting Summer Swim Lessons for youth and adults from 9 a.m. to noon, Mondays through Thursdays and Saturdays starting June 17. For more information or to register, visit the Campus Recreation swim Web page.

Summer Faculty/Staff Memberships
Summer is just around the corner and faculty/staff summer break memberships are available in the Campus Recreation department for only $50. For more information or to register, visit the Campus Recreation website membership page.

Motion Capture Experiment
Professors Kate Hamel, Ph.D., David Matsumoto, Ph.D., and Hyisung Hwang, Ph.D. from the departments of Kinesiology and Psychology are seeking participants for a research study on behavior at security checkpoints.

To be eligible, you must:
• Be a Caucasian American male between the ages of 18 and 35
• Be a member of a group with a cause (political or activist) that has an opposing group, and a history of conflict between the two groups
• Have no major health problems
• Not be a current or former member of the military or police.

Participants will:
• Make one visit to the MAREY Laboratory on campus (approximately 2.5 hours)
• Complete several short questionnaires
• Walk through a security checkpoint several times while movement is monitored

Participants may make between $25 and $50 depending on performance. If interested in participating, call the MAREY lab at ext. 8-3921 or send an e-mail to This study has been approved by the SFSU IRB #H13-01b.


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Adele Corvin to be awarded honorary degree from CSU
Lifelong volunteer, community leader and philanthropist Adele Corvin will receive an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters from the California State University and San Francisco State University at SF State's 112th Commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 25.

Corvin serves as the president of the Morris Stulsaft Foundation, which supports Bay Area children with programs in early childhood education, participation in the arts, services for foster care children and youth, and pathways to work.

Read more at SF State News:

Administration and Finance VP/CFO candidates visit campus
The campus community is invited to attend presentations by the three finalists for the Vice President for Administration and Finance/Chief Financial Officer position. The campus visits have been scheduled for 3 p.m. on Monday, May 13 and Wednesday, May 15 in the Nob Hill Room of the Seven Hills Conference Center. The meeting on Thursday, May 16 will be held in the Richmond Room of the Towers Conference Center.

  • Monday, May 13: Ronald Cortez, associate vice chancellor for Administrative Services, University of California, Santa Barbara
  • Wednesday, May 15: Thomas L. Davis, vice president for Business and Finance and chief financial officer, Averett University, Danville, Virginia
  • Thursday, May 16: Agnes Wong Nickerson, associate vice president for Fiscal Affairs, SF State

Campus as a Living Lab
The Divisions of Business and Finance, Academic Affairs and the Systemwide Academic Senate are partnering in a grant program called "The Campus as a Living Lab." The program is a unique opportunity to use the campus as a forum for the exploration of sustainability concepts and theories. It will provide funds of up to $12,000 for:

  • The development or redesign of a course that ties elements of sustainability into opportunities for learning using the campus physical plant


  • The creation of an interdisciplinary Learning Community focused on campus sustainability

Details of the program can be found at Send pre-proposals to Caitlin Steele by close of business on Monday, May 13. The campus sustainability committee will screen submissions. Questions? Contact Caitlin Steele at or ext. 5-3868.

Academic Technology Summer Institute 2013
Academic Technology invites faculty to participate in a two-day Summer Institute. The institute is designed to help faculty explore instructional strategies to enrich courses and will offer customized support for individual teaching needs.

Two sessions of the institute will be held, with priority given to first-time attendees:

  • June 4-5 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • June 18-19 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Institutes are hands-on, with interactive demonstrations and engaging activities for participants to:

  • Explore instructional activities for online teaching
  • Develop interactive approaches to student engagement
  • Learn about campus-supported technologies
  • Receive one-on-one instructional design support.

Enrollment is limited, so faculty who register by May 29 will receive priority. Lunch and refreshments will be provided.

Register online at or visit the Academic Technology Summer Institute Web page for more information. E-mail questions and comments to or call ext. 5-5550.

Academic Technology welcomes persons with disabilities and will provide reasonable accommodations upon request. To request reasonable accommodations for this event, contact Nora Scully by May 30 at ext. 5-5539 or

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
  • Information item: Senate Elections Process for Tuesday, May 14
  • Recommendation from the Faculty Affairs Committee regarding proposed revisions to the Teaching Evaluations Policy, second reading
  • Recommendation from the Faculty Affairs Committee regarding proposed revisions to the Leaves with Pay Policy, second reading
  • Recommendation from the Educational Policies Council regarding the proposed discontinuance of the Minor in Social Science, second reading
  • Recommendation from the Academic Policies Committee regarding the proposed Academic Freedom Policy, fisrt reading
  • Recommendation from the Academic Policies Committee regarding proposed revisions to the Academic Freedom Committee Policy, first reading

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

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This week in Insiders: Department of Cinema Facilities Manager Warren Haack, Dean of the College of Ethnic Studies Kenneth Monteiro, Professor of Health Education Erik Peper, Professor Emeritus of Philosophy Arthur Bierman, Professor of Management Murray Silverman and Professor Emeritus of Marketing Bill Perttula

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This week in Newsmakers: American Indian Studies Lecturer Phil Klasky and Professor of Management Ron Purser.

Read Newsmakers:

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

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

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

Lecture: Writers on Writing: T. Geronimo Johnson: 7 p.m.

Academic Senate meeting: 2 p.m.

Friends of the Leonard Library's Annual Meeting: 2 p.m.

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

Recital: SF State Orchestra: 1:10 p.m.

Concert: Afro-Cuban Jazz Ensemble of SF State: 7 p.m.

Discussion: The Afterlives of Modern Greek Literature: noon

Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom discusses his book Citizenville: 2 p.m.

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

Industrial Arts Thesis Presentations: 9 a.m.

Poetry: How to Live on the Planet Earth: A Celebration of Nanao Sakaki: 7 p.m.

Opera: Dido and Aeneas: 8 p.m.

Coming Up
May 11: Opera: Dido and Aeneas: 8 p.m.

May 13: Film Previews: 10 a.m.

May 13: Recital: Piano students: 1:10 p.m.

May 14: Film Previews: 10 a.m.

May 14: Concert: Thomas Martin, double bass: 7 p.m.

May 15: Recital: Annual Happy Concert: 1:10 p.m.

May 15: Concert: Student chamber music ensembles: 7 p.m.

May 16: Film: Master of Fine Arts Cinema Thesis Screening: 7:10 p.m.

May 16: Theatre: Asia in Motion 2013: 8 p.m.

May 17: Spring 2013 Last Day of Classes

May 17: Spring Composition Conference: 9 a.m.

May 17: Recital: Rebecca Rischin, clarinet: 1:10 p.m.

May 17: Film: The 53rd Film Finals: 7 p.m.

May 17: Radio and Television: BECAfest: 7 p.m.

May 17: Theatre: Asia in Motion 2013: 8 p.m.

May 17: Spring Choral Concert: 8 p.m.

May 18: Spring 2013 Final Examinations begin

May 18: Theatre: Asia in Motion 2013: 2 p.m.

May 18: Poetry: Nikky Finney: 7 p.m.

May 18: Spring Choral Concert: 8 p.m.


For more upcoming events, see the University Calendar



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