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Volume 62, Number 36    June 19, 2015         

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CampusMemo schedule
CampusMemo is on its summer schedule. The next issue will appear July 17. Weekly publication will resume Aug. 21.

SF State contingent in SF Pride Parade, June 28
Faculty, staff, students, friends and family are invited to celebrate their SF State pride by marching with the University contingent in San Francisco's Pride Parade on Sunday, June 28. The parade starts at 11 a.m. at Market and Beale streets and goes to Market and 8th streets. The theme of this year's citywide celebration is "Equality Without Exception."

Interested participants are asked to pre-register by completing the sign-up form on the SF State Pride Celebration Parade website by June 23. A free SF State Pride Parade T-shirt will be provided to the first 100 people to sign up. Additional opportunities to help build the parade float and participate as a contingent monitor are available.

For further information, please contact Connie Tallerico at ext. 8-3888.

California Higher Education Sustainability Conference at SF State, July 20-24
Registration for the 2015 California Higher Education Sustainability Conference is now open at the conference website. The conference will feature dozens of sessions on best practices in campus sustainability, plus keynote speeches from environmental advocate Van Jones and UC President Janet Napolitano. Attendees can earn a discount by volunteering at the conference.

Summer Campus Recreation Memberships
Summer is here, 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.

Youth sailing and paddling summer camps on
Lake Merced

Faculty and staff are invited to enroll their children ages 8-15 for the SF State Summer Community Youth Sailing and Paddling Camps. At the camps, children will learn about sailing, kayaking and stand-up paddle-boarding safety and activity skills as well as learn about the wildlife of beautiful Lake Merced near the main campus. The program is popular because of its proximity, low cost and high quality.

The program offers half-day Monday-Friday youth Sailing Camps and half-day youth Paddling Camps and the Lake Environment Camps. The sailing and kayaking camps can be combined into an adventurous full-day multi-activity camp.

A full-day, week-long Sailing and Science Camp is also available for youth 8-12, which places a special emphasis on learning science through sailing and other fun hands-on activities.

Participants in the weeklong day camps will not only have fun, be taught safe operation of small boats and learn about the lake's wildlife, they will also gain self-confidence, practice teamwork and socialize with other campmates.

For information or to make a reservation, visit the Recreation Department website.

Gator Youth Sports Camp
The Department of Kinesiology will again host the Gator Youth Sports Summer Camp for children ages 7-14. The camp will take place on campus Monday through Friday from June 15 to July 24. This year, a morning program called Gator Start will be added to create a full-day option that runs from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information and the registration paperwork, visit the Department of Kinesiology website or call the department at ext. 8-2244.

Athletic Department summer sports camps
This summer, the SF State Athletic Department will offer several sports camps for children 6 to 18 years of age. Coaches and student athletes will run the camps, which will teach basketball, baseball, soccer, wrestling and volleyball at several levels. To see the offerings and pricing or to register, visit the Athletic Department's summer camp page.

Cruise Tahiti, January 2016
The University Women's Association (UWA) will return for the third time to the beautiful islands of French Polynesia. The 10-day cruise aboard Oceania Cruises' Marina will begin and end in Papeete, Tahiti. The ship will depart Jan. 25, 2016. Oceania is considered by many to be the best value in upscale cruising. The trip is open to all -- UWA membership is not required. For a detailed flyer with information about ports, prices, incentives and reservations, contact Lin Ivory at

UWA cruises provide scholarship support for students at SF State -- the 20 previous cruises have raised nearly $55,000 in scholarship funds.


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Mashouf Wellness Center to break ground June 25
The campus community is invited to attend the Mashouf Wellness Center groundbreaking ceremony at 11 a.m. on Thursday, June 25, at the corner of Font and Lake Merced boulevards. Email Inez Bomar for more event information or disability accommodations.

The Mashouf Wellness Center will be the first major facility to be built at SF State in more than a decade. Funding for construction of the $86.5 million facility was secured from student fees and private donations, including leadership support from SF State alumnus Manny Mashouf, who with his family, made the largest individual donation in SF State's history. SF State's Associated Students, Inc. (ASI) endorsed honoring Mr. Mashouf for his generosity.

The state-of-the-art recreational complex will incorporate the latest advances in sustainable building technologies that increase building lifespan and reduce operating costs through energy, water and maintenance savings. When completed in early 2018, it is expected to earn a LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) Platinum rating -- the highest designation for sustainable construction.

The two-story facility will feature an indoor jogging track, fitness and weight areas, pools, a sauna, a climbing wall, racquetball courts, multi-use courts, fitness studios and a large multi-use space, which will host indoor soccer and other sports as well as student events such as lectures and dances.

University receives national community service honor
SF State was selected for the 2014 President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with Distinction by the Corporation for National and Community Service, the federal agency that leads President Barack Obama's national call to service initiative. It is the fourth time SF State is being recognized since the program was launched in 2006, when the University was among the inaugural group of honorees.

Read more at SF State News:

Summer 2015 Academic Technology Faculty institutes and workshops
All faculty are invited to attend Academic Technology's summer events. The events offer the opportunity to meet colleagues and expand skills and knowledge. The institutes are hands-on, with interactive demonstrations and engaging activities that include lunch and refreshments. Register for any institute or workshop at

Academic Technology Summer Institute
In these two-day institutes, participants will explore campus-supported technologies and examine strategies for integrating technology into courses. The institute is designed for those who would like to learn more about iLearn and the wide array of technology tools and services available to instructors:

  • Session 2: July 8 and 9 (9 a.m. to 4 p.m.)
  • Session 3: Aug. 12 and 13 (9 a.m. to 4 p.m.)

Annual Whistleblower Notification
California law allows state employees to report waste, fraud, violations of law or health or safety threats and to be free from retaliation for doing so.

At the CSU, there are several options available for employees and applicants for employment to file a protected disclosure:

  • Contact the designated campus administrator for whistleblower complaints:
    Helen Storrs, director of Audit and Advisory Services
    Phone: (415) 405-4343

  • Contact the California State University Office of the Chancellor:
    Vice Chancellor of Human Resources
    401 Golden Shore, Long Beach, CA 90802

  • Contact the California State Auditor's Office Whistleblower Hotline by phone, Web or mail. The California State Auditor's office is your confidential avenue for reporting improper activities by state agencies or employees.

View the California State Auditor's Office 2015 whistleblower memorandum, which includes information on what to report, whistleblower protections, how to report, helpful tips and the investigation of complaints, at

A Whistleblower Hotline flyer from the California State Auditor has been posted on campus. Review the flyer online at

Day of Civic Hacking
The San Francisco Day of Civic Hacking @ SF State, held June 6-7, drew a large and diverse group of people who collaborated to apply technology and creativity to address social and community issues. The theme of this year's event at SF State was "Resilience & Equity."

The first prize was awarded to the challenge "Health Impacts of Climate Change - Local Air Quality Notification Service." Other challenges included "Ihamster," "Health Impacts of Climate Change: Measuring Local Changes" and "The Bureaucratic Abyss of Returning to Society."

Visit for more information and to view photos of the event.

Limited availability of retirement specialist
Human Resources Retirement Specialist Mary Saw will be off campus through Sept. 15. During her absence, Human Resources benefits staff will provide limited retirement counseling. For interim assistance, contact Nikki Onipede at or ext. 8-7152, Carol Crociani at or ext. 8-2679, or Wanda Humphrey at or ext. 8-2628.

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This week in Insiders: President Emeritus Robert A. Corrigan, Associate Professor of American Indian Studies Robert Keith Collins, Professor of Biology John Hafernik, Professor of Biology Kimberly Tanner, Professor of Biology Leticia Márquez-Margaña, Professor of Biology Sarah Cohen, Professor of Biology Gretchen LeBuhn, Professor of Biology Jonathon Stillman, Professor of Biology Kathy Boyer, Assistant Professor of Biology Andrea Swei, Associate Professor of Chemistry Tomoko Kamada, Associate Professor of Design and Industry Joshua Singer, Director of Talent Management & Compensation Solutions Jeannette Peralta, Assistant Director, Talent Management & Compensation Solutions Robin N. Bates, Benefits and Retirement Supervisor Morenike Onipede, Information Technology Services Administrative Analyst/Specialist Leonore R. Noble, Director of Planning, Special Projects Nish Malik, Administrative Analyst/Specialist Shimina Harris, Associate Professor of Management Denise Kleinrichert, Professor of Political Science Aaron Belkin, Professor of Women and Gender Studies Nan Alamilla Boyd and Professor of History Marc Stein.

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This week in Newsmakers: Adjunct Professor of Political Science David Lee, Associate Professor of Psychology Ryan Howell, Lecturer of Music Allen Biggs, Professor of Theatre Arts Larry Eilenberg, Professor Emeritus of History Bill Issel, Associate Professor of Journalism Venise Wagner and President Les Wong.

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SF State received $3,167,826 in grants and contracts in April and May 2015.

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

Luke Damiani: Between Spaces: through July 15

Kaleidoscope: The 26th Annual Design and Industry Exhibition: through July 15

Dual Views: Labor Landmarks of San Francisco: through Aug. 7


Monday, June 22
Summer '15 R2 instruction begins

Thursday, June 25
The Groundbreaking of the Mashouf Wellness Center: 11 a.m.

Sunday, June 28
SF Pride Parade Contingent: 10:30 a.m.

Friday, July 3
Summer '15 Independence Day observed: University closed

Monday, July 6
Summer '15 R2 census

Friday, July 10
Summer '15 R1 instruction ends

Monday, July 13
Summer '15 R3 instruction begins

Tuesday, July 14
Summer '15 R1 grades due

Monday, July 20
California Higher Education Sustainability Conference

Friday, July 24
Summer '15 R3 census


For more upcoming events, see the University Calendar



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