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Volume 61, Number 1    July 29, 2013         

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CampusMemo resumes weekly schedule Aug. 26
This is the last summer-edition of CampusMemo. Weekly publication will resume at the start of the fall semester with the Aug. 26 issue. The deadline to submit items for the Aug. 26 issue is 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 20.

Plan ahead; prepare WAC proposals early
Faculty are encouraged to get an early start writing proposals for the Northern California Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC) conference, which brings together teachers from all disciplines to share experiences and techniques. Proposals should be 150 to 200 words long and should conform to the published guidelines. To be considered, proposals must be received by Nov. 2. Faculty are urged to begin now, so they will have time to develop and polish their plans. The WAC Conference will be held Jan. 24, 2014 in the J. Paul Leonard Library.

Questions? Contact Mary Soliday at The conference is presented by the University Writing Program at UC Davis, the CSU Sacramento WAC Program and the SF State WAC Program.

Improve your health
The computer program Stretch Break Pro is now available at no cost to all members of the campus community. Stretch Break Pro is an ergonomic software program that helps reduce stress, increase productivity and prevent computer related injuries by gently reminding the user to take periodic stretch breaks while using the computer. The program also provides healthy computing tips and suggests specific stretches.

Students, faculty and staff may download the software and install it on their work and home computers. To download Stretch Break Pro, visit the Tech Central website and follow the directions. Questions? Contact Safety and Risk Management at ext. 8-2565.

New system for licensing
Interested in featuring San Francisco State University on clothing or other gear? Use of the University name on items other than printed documents -- including the SFSU acronym, logo, seal or mascot -- requires licensing approval. The first step is to register with SMA, the University's official licensing coordinator, which now handles approvals of all uses of the University name and logo. The SMA system enables efficient processing of these licensing requests while ensuring that the University maintains consistent branding throughout its many departments and programs. Vendors who wish to enroll should contact Holly White, SMA's university services director at (317) 669-0805 or

Tables for Welcome Days
Departments and offices on campus are invited to set up tables for the Student Life Resource Fair during Welcome Days. The specific dates and locations are:
• Move in Day, Thursday, Aug. 22, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Residential Life Tri Community Plaza
• First day of classes, Monday, Aug. 26, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Malcolm X Plaza
• Second day of classes, Tuesday, Aug. 27, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Malcolm X Plaza

This is a wonderful opportunity to welcome incoming students and promote the programs and services available to them. To participate, register online. Questions? Contact Arnold Paguio at

Call for programs: Sixth Annual Leadership Symposium
The Student Involvement & Career Center is seeking submissions from faculty and staff to create and facilitate workshops for the Sixth Annual Leadership Symposium to be held Saturday, Sept. 7. This event is a conference-style program open to all SF State students; last year nearly 700 students attended and at least that many are expected this year. All topics and ideas related to student leadership are welcome and encouraged.
Visit the Leadership Symposium website for further details. Programs may be submitted at the Leadership Symposium Orgsync page.

Questions? Contact Sarah Bauer, director of the Student Involvement & Career Center, at ext. 8-2174 or


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Opening faculty meeting Thursday, Sept. 12
President Les Wong and Academic Senate Chair Lawrence Hanley have announced that this year's opening faculty meeting will be held on Thursday, Sept. 12 at 2 p.m. in McKenna Theatre. The meeting will feature remarks by President Les Wong, Senate Chair Lawrence Hanley and CFA Chapter President Sheila Tully. Additionally, six members of the faculty will provide highlights of their recent and ongoing work.

A reception will follow at 4 p.m. in Jack Adams Hall in the Cesar Chavez Student Center. The reception is sponsored by the Office of the President, University Advancement, Allam El Qadah and the Academic Senate Office. Catering and conference support is provided by SFSU Station Café/Café Rosso and Chartwells Conference Services.

SF State receives 10-year reaccreditation from WASC
Citing SF State's commitment to its academic mission during financially difficult times, the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) has reaccredited the University for 10 years, the maximum time period for which WASC issues accreditation.

The WASC Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities praised the progress made on the three themes chosen for emphasis during the review -- social justice and civic engagement, the changing university and student success -- as well as the University's collaboration and focus during the review process.

"Despite many challenges, SF State has not wavered from its commitment to provide a quality education to all and to serve as a leader in diversity, social justice and civic engagement," President Les Wong said. "I want to thank Provost Sue Rosser, Associate Vice President Linda Buckley and the entire campus community for their tireless efforts to demonstrate to the WASC Commission the many strengths of this University."

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Ono appointed Director of Special Events
Teresa Ono has been appointed Director of Special Events, Vice President of University Advancement Robert Nava has announced. In her new leadership role, she will be responsible for planning, producing and managing Commencement, donor appreciation events, Alumni Hall of Fame and other University related events.

Ono has more than 25 years experience in event management, including oversight of major fundraising events. She previously served as the Advancement Services Manager, Interim Chief of Operations for University Advancement and as Secretary/Treasurer of the SF State Foundation Board. Most recently, Ono served as the project manager for President Wong's Investiture week of celebration.

Small Grants awarded
The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs congratulates the awardees from this year's small grant Funding Opportunity (FOA 2013-01; Facilitating Research and Creative Work at San Francisco State University: Individual Investigator/Collaborative Grants).

After external review and three levels of internal review, 27 small grant awardees were chosen. The awards include studies of sonic space, observational learning in infants with and without disabilities, and the role of women in science. Of the awards, 10 were for collaborative projects, many of which span two or three colleges.

The awardees will present results from their funding at ORSP's Research Roundup in June 2014.

For more information and a list of grant recipients, visit the ORSP website.

Electric vehicle charging stations now open in parking garage
Nine electric vehicle charging stations are now available for free public use in the University parking garage (Lot 20) on the street level accessed by State Drive. The stations were donated to SF State by manufacturer Clipper Creek through a grant from the California Energy Commission. The University provided the electrical hookup and will pay for the electricity used to charge cars. While users must pay for parking as with any space in the garage, they do not have to pay extra to use the charging station.

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The California State University employee update: July 2, 2013
State Budget Marks Reinvestment in the CSU
The state's reinvestment in the CSU became official last week as Gov. Brown signed the 2013-14 budget, which includes $125.1 million in new funding and $125 million reinstated from last year's budget cut.

The proposed increase brings state funding levels to $2.3 billion for the CSU's programs and operations.

The budget will allow the CSU to focus on three main areas of expenditure: student access and success, faculty and staff compensation and mandatory costs. The CSU remains committed to using $10 million for technology/online approaches to address course bottlenecks.

"This budget officially begins the state's reinvestment in higher education and the California State University," Chancellor Timothy P. White said. "While this is an important step in the right direction, additional efforts are still needed to help meet the unprecedented demand to attend a California State University campus."

The governor vetoed legislative language that earmarked specified dollar amounts for various programs or created reporting requirements, but did not veto any funds from the CSU budget. He signed the higher education trailer bill (AB 94), which includes a list of outcome measures that will be part of an accountability plan, and the law for the new Middle Class Scholarship program.

"We continue to work with our elected officials and all stakeholders on further restoration of access and increases in student success," White said. "We look forward to continued engagement on appropriate and meaningful ways to measure and to be accountable for this critical work."

For more information, visit

Free transfer from/to Daly City BART station, Muni 28/28L
SF State commuters who use BART can take advantage of the free round-trip transfer on the Muni 28/28L to get to and from campus during the summer months when the SF State shuttle does not operate. Here's how it works:

BART riders are eligible for two free rides on the 28/28L Muni routes when transferring from the Daly City BART Station and paying the fare using a Clipper card. The free fares are stored automatically when the Clipper card is tapped when exiting the Daly City station. The Clipper card must also be tapped upon boarding a Muni 28/28L bus for proof of payment. The transfer is valid for 24 hours after exiting BART.

Clipper cards are available on campus at the Cesar Chavez Student Center information desk or via the website. Questions? Contact Wendy Bloom at

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This week in Insiders: Sustainability Programs Manager Caitlin Steele, Professor of Health Education Erik Peper, Labor Studies Lecturer William Sokol, Associate Professor of Liberal Studies Tanya Augsburg and Assistant Professor of Liberal Studies José Acacio de Barros.

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This week in Newsmakers: Emerita Librarian Helene Whitson, Associate Professor of History Dawn Bohulano Mabalon, Assistant Professor of Psychology Sarah Holley and Associate Professor and Director of Labor Studies John Logan.

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SF State received $1,405,995 in grants and contracts in June 2013.

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

Bren Ahern: An Early Sampling: Through Aug. 1

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

Toru Sugita: Bay Area Lines and Shadows: Aug. 13, 2013- Jan. 15, 2014

Coming Up
Aug. 3: Joffrey Ballet Summer Intensive Concert: 2:30 p.m.

Aug. 16: Summer 2013 R2-R4 Instruction Ends

Aug. 17: Concert: Alonzo King LINES Ballet Summer Program Performance: 8 p.m.

Aug. 20: Summer 2013 R2-R4 Grades Due

Aug. 26: Fall 2013 Academic Semester Begins

Aug. 26: Fall 2013 First Day of Instruction

Aug. 30: Fall '13 Faculty Development/Department Meetings; Friday only classes meet

Sept. 2: Fall '13 Labor Day: No Classes; Offices Closed

Sept. 5: Women's Soccer Hosting Northwest Nazarene: 3:30 p.m.

Sept. 11: Women's Soccer Hosting Western Oregon: 4 p.m.

Sept. 13: Men/Women's Soccer Hosting Sonoma State: 12:30 p.m.

Sept. 14: Men/Women's Soccer Hosting Humboldt State: 11:30 a.m.


For more upcoming events, see the University Calendar



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