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Volume 53, Number 35   June 19, 2006         

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CampusMemo summer schedule

The next issue of CampusMemo will be published July 24. It resumes weekly publication Aug. 21. E-mail items by 5 p.m. Tuesday of the week preceding publication to or fax to ext. 8-1498.

The campus community is also encouraged to submit items to the SF State Web event calendar. Fill out the online form at:

Fall textbook orders
The SFSU Bookstore textbook department is processing orders for the fall semester. Faculty who still need to turn in textbook and reader requests should do so at their earliest convenience. Orders received by the end of July will have the best chance of being on the shelves in time for courses. Textbook orders may be submitted online at:

Class reader orders may be submitted online at:

Summer academic
technology workshops

Academic Technology offers an array of summer workshops that explore using iLearn, an online learning management system.

Both weeklong and shorter "one-shot" workshops are available, covering a variety of aspects of iLearn. Faculty and staff are welcome. All workshops are free.

For details and to register, contact Academic Technology at or ext. 8-6906 or visit:

Fall online fee waiver applications
Employee and dependent fee waiver application for the fall semester can now be filled out online and printed for submission. Employees should submit their applications and fees to the Bursar's Office (ADM 155). Dependents should submit applications and fees to Human Resources (ADM 252). Applications are available on the Human Resources Web site:

SFSU team for AIDS Walk
Oscar Gardea, financial aid counselor, is coordinating an SFSU team for AIDS
Walk San Francisco which takes place July 16. To sign up with the team, go to, click "Register Now," then click "Join a Team" and
select "San Francisco State University - 1333" on the drop down menu.

For details, contact Gardea at or ext. 8-3286.

Basketball camp
The men's basketball program will offer a youth day camp July 10-14 for boys and girls ages 7-14. The camp runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and costs $125 per child. For details, contact Bill Treseler at or ext. 8-1729.

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Alum Kenneth Fong named CSU Trustee
Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger announced the appointment of Kenneth Fong to the California State University Board of Trustees last week.

Fong, chairman of Kenson Ventures, was honored as Alumnus of the Year at last month's Commencement and serves on the College of Science and Engineering Advisory Board.

Fong emigrated from Guangdong Province, China in 1966, and earned a biology degree from SF State in 1971. After completing a doctorate in micro and molecular biology at Indiana University, he founded Clonetech Laboratories in 1984. The Palo Alto-based company develops the molecular biology tools that make possible cutting-edge research in gene cloning, analysis and mapping and was acquired by BD Biosciences in 1999.

With his wife Pam (B.S., '73), Fong established an endowed scholarship at SF State in 1998 to assist promising students majoring in biology, computer science and mathematics. The couple also contributes prize money to the College of Science and Engineering's annual student project showcase.

Fong and fellow appointees Lou Monville and Glen Toney fill existing vacant positions on the board. The positions require Senate confirmation.

Mumps vaccinations recommended for students
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommends that students and prospective students receive an additional MMR vaccination because of an outbreak of mumps among students at a university in Iowa.

Mumps is quite infectious and can be very severe in young adults. Many of the students who contracted mumps in the Iowa outbreak had received one MMR vaccination; therefore, students should get another vaccination even if they have already had one.

SWAP Shop changes
Bill Henry will now be overseeing the day-to-day operations of the SWAP Shop. Hours of operation are 1 to 4 p.m. Monday and Wednesday and 8 a.m. to noon Tuesday and Thursday. The shop will open on Fridays by appointment only.

Henry can be contacted at either ext. 8-6862 or 8-1062.

Employees who drop off used but re-useable asset-tagged equipment should ensure that the Property Survey Request form accompanies the delivery. The form can be found on the Web page for Property Office forms:

Faculty and staff are also reminded that when any employee moves from one office space to another, the Property Office should be notified of the move of any items that are asset-tagged via the Property Office Relocation Form available at the Web page above. For en masse relocations, contact the Property Office two weeks prior to the move at ext. 8-1365.

Faculty fellowships to research health disparities
The Research Infrastructure to Minority Institutions initiative (RIMI) seeks applications for faculty fellowships for research on health disparities. Fellowships will be awarded to tenure-track faculty who are doing or planning to do research on the causes of disparities in health and access to health care and/or are studying ways to design and test interventions that aim to eliminate these inequities. A major goal of the project is to help SFSU faculty develop successful proposals for external funding of health disparities research and evaluation.

RIMI plans to award three fellowships each year for the next four years. Applications are available on the RIMI Web site:

This month's Newsmakers include Commencement coverage; President Corrigan on Proposition 82; Anita Silvers, professor of philosophy, on athletes, prosthetics and bioethics; Peter Orner, assistant professor of creative writing, on his debut novel; and Robert Smith, professor of political science, on Oakland mayoral candidate Ron Dellums.

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