April 10, 2017

NEWS

Search for associate dean of Faculty Affairs and Professional Development begins

Academic Affairs is seeking applications and nominations for the new position of associate dean of Faculty Affairs and Professional Development. Reporting to the dean of Faculty Affairs, the associate dean will assist with the implementation of all policies related to faculty affairs and oversee all faculty professional development-related processes, promoting and advancing programs and initiatives to support faculty professional careers at SF State. Full professor rank at SF State and experience and leadership related to academic or faculty affairs is required. The position description and application procedures are posted on the Faculty Affairs website at facaffairs.sfsu.edu.

Commencement national anthem singer sought

Each year, a graduating student is chosen to sing the national anthem at Commencement. This year's ceremony is on Thursday, May 25, at 5:30 p.m. in AT&T Park. Students who fulfill the following criteria are eligible to audition:

  • Graduated in the fall of 2016
  • Applied to graduate in the spring of 2017
  • Applied to graduate in the summer of 2017

The auditions will be via video recording, which should be submitted to sfsuanthem@gmail.com by April 15. Videos should be under 20 MB and contain as much of the anthem as possible.

Enrollment Confirmation Deposit reinstated

April 1 through May 1, new undergraduate admits for fall 2017 will be indicating whether or not they plan to attend SF State in the fall. This year, in an effort to better predict and plan for an accurate number of new students, the University has reinstituted the Enrollment Confirmation Deposit (ECD) as part of what students must do when they indicate that they plan to attend SF State. The ECD is a non-refundable $100 deposit that applies to a student's first semester tuition. This initial fee is waived for students who are veterans; who have financial aid that requires them and their families to contribute $5,324 or less to their education; or who are AB 540 applicants, F-1 applicants or Project Rebound applicants. These groups are still required to accept the offer of admission.

SF BUILD accepting mini-grant applications

SF State faculty whose research relates to health inequities in communities in San Francisco are encouraged to apply for the 2017 SF BUILD mini-grant. This year, a UCSF faculty collaborator is required. Priority will be given to proposals that address issues of social justice and health inequities that are relevant to SF State students and their communities.

Mini-grants of up to $40,000 each will be awarded to four successful applicants. The deadline for applications is August 14, 2017. The full request-for-applications announcement can be found online at sfbuild.sfsu.edu/content/rfa-announcement-2017.

An information session on the grants will be held Wednesday, April 12, from 11:15 a.m. to noon in Hensill Hall, room 543. RSVP to Setie Asfaha.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

Farm to Fork returns May 2

The eighth annual Farm to Fork will be held Tuesday, May 2. The event features organic and seasonal produce grown within 250 miles of campus. The local cuisine, prepared by the Vista Room and SF State Dining Services, will be served on the Quad. Tickets cost $8 and may be purchased in person at the Bursar's Office or online at commerce.cashnet.com/FARMTOFORK.

Discovery Day volunteers sought

SF State faculty, staff and students are invited to volunteer for 27th annual Discovery Day at the Romberg Tiburon Center (RTC). SF State’s marine research lab, RTC opens its doors to the public for a day of science exploration, art activities, touch tanks and more. Volunteers must be at least 18 years old.

Sign up online by April 14 and you will be contacted to confirm your assignment(s) the following week. All volunteers will receive an RTC T-shirt, a box lunch and a drink ticket. Bring a refillable bottle if you’d like water. Please note: There is no public transportation within three miles of RTC (located at 3150 Paradise Drive in Tiburon), so carpooling or cycling are recommended.

Questions? Contact Erin Blackwood at erin70@sfsu.edu.

Application period extended for Retirement Association travel grants

The San Francisco State University Retirement Association (SFSURA) encourages staff to apply for 2017 travel grant awards. The awards are for travel during this calendar year and will have a maximum value of $500. The association expects to fund up to five grants. Faculty travel grants will be awarded next year. The deadline for application has been extended to Thursday, April 20.

Professional development is the major grant criterion, with preference given to participation/presentation at a conference or workshop, attendance at an institute or other activities that can demonstrate value to students and others in the SF State community. Staff appointed half-time or more are eligible. Management Personnel Plan (MPP) personnel are not.

Download the application form at retire.sfsu.edu/travel-grants.

Submit applications via email to:

Discussion to explore healthcare administration careers

The SF State community is invited to attend a panel discussion entitled "Careers in Healthcare Administration: Opportunities and Preparation" to be held Friday, April 28, at the Downtown Campus (835 Market Street, Suite 600). The panelists will be:

  • Dr. Robert Altman, chair, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Gould Medical Group
  • Edwin Cabigao, chief nursing officer at Jewish Home of San Francisco
  • Elaine Chan, director, U.S. drug safety and head of business operations, Analytics and MAPs at Genentech
  • Okorie Ramsey, vice president, finance compliance officer & SOX at Kaiser Permanente

The panel discussion will run from 3:30 to 4:40 p.m. and will be followed by breakout sessions and a networking reception. There is no cost for attending, but registration on Eventbrite is required. Feel free to invite any other interested individuals to attend.

Register on Eventbrite.

Senior associate vice president/dean of students forums

The campus community is invited to a series of open forums for candidates for the senior associate vice president and dean of students position. The forums will be held:

  • Thursday, April 13, 3-4 p.m. in the Nob Hill
    Room of the Seven Hills Conference Center
  • Monday, April 17, 3-4 p.m. in the LIB 244
  • Tuesday, April 18, 3-4 p.m. in LIB 244
  • li>Wednesday, April 19, 11 a.m.-noon in the Nob Hill
    Room of the Seven Hills Conference Center

The senior associate vice president and dean of students will be responsible for advancing the educational mission of the University and supporting the Student Affairs & Enrollment Management vision. Further, the senior associate vice president and dean of students is expected to:

  • Provide leadership for co-curricular programs and activities that promote holistic student development and learning, support the CSU Graduation Initiative 2025, enhance the quality of campus life and advance equity and inclusion
  • Oversee implementation of the strategic direction and priority goals of the Dean of Students Division, which includes the Office of Student Conduct, Student Activities & Events, Career Services & Leadership Development, AAPI Student Services, Residential Life and Campus Recreation
  • Advocate for a student-centered institutional focus, foster a high-quality service orientation within all areas of responsibility and effectively represent the needs and interests of students in University decision-making
  • Engage with students and student leaders, respond effectively to student issues and concerns, maintain a visible presence at activities and programs sponsored by student organizations, mediate conflict and assist in coordinating responses to emergencies and crisis situations that involve students
  • Serve in a primary role in ensuring SF State's compliance with Title IX and CSU policies that prohibit discrimination, harassment and retaliation

Writing Pedagogy Workshop for faculty, April 17

The Division of Undergraduate Education and Academic Planning and Writing Across the Curriculum/Writing in the Disciplines (WAC/WID) invite faculty to attend two upcoming Writing Pedagogy Workshops. On Monday, April 3, from 12:10 to 1 p.m., Betsy Blosser will present "Using Writing Prompts in GWAR -- and Other -- Classes" in ADM 153L. The workshop will explore the use of informal writing to serve a variety of purposes at the undergraduate level. Faculty will design informal writing prompts for their own classes.

Lecturers will be paid for participating, and lunch will be served. No RSVP is necessary, but feel free to contact Juliana van Olphen or Jennifer Swanson with any questions.

Student writing awards open for submissions

The Committee for Written English Proficiency (CWEP), an interdisciplinary group of faculty and administrators who oversee practices and policy related to student writing on campus, recognizes undergraduate and graduate students who demonstrate excellent writing within their discipline. This spring, CWEP is sponsoring two competitions for excellence in student writing: the CWEP Student Writing Award in Graduate Writing Assessment Requirement (GWAR) and the CWEP Student Writing Award in Graduate School.

CWEP Award for Student Writing in GWAR submission guidelines

Faculty who have taught GWAR in the spring or fall of 2016 are invited to nominate a student for this award. Any type of writing, as long as it was submitted to fulfill course requirements for a GWAR course, will be accepted. There is a limit of one submission per faculty member. Entries should not exceed 5,000 words and should be typed, double-spaced, free of spelling and grammatical errors and submitted on 8.5 x 11 paper. Please email the assignment prompt and the student paper to wac@sfsu.edu and go to ueap.sfsu.edu/wac/student-writing-award to nominate a student for the award.

CWEP Award in Graduate Student Writing submission guidelines

Faculty who have taught graduate courses in the spring or fall of 2016 are invited to nominate a graduate student for this award. Any text demonstrating effective storytelling, analysis, exposition or original research, as long as it was submitted to fulfill requirements for a course in the program, will be accepted. There is a limit of one submission per faculty member. Entries should not exceed 5,000 words and should be typed, double-spaced, free of spelling and grammatical errors and submitted on 8.5 x 11 paper. Please email the assignment prompt and the student paper to wac@sfsu.edu  and go to ueap.sfsu.edu/wac/student-writing-award to nominate a student for the award.

Deadline for all submissions is Friday, April 14, 11:59 p.m. The winner will be notified by Friday, April 28. The student and nominating faculty member will be invited to an award ceremony in May, and the winner will be presented with a certificate of accomplishment and $200.

Enrollment spaces available at Children's Campus

The Children's Campus at SF State has several openings for enrollment for the 2017-18 program year beginning in August. Children's Campus is a child care facility for children ages 6 months to 5 years old. Priority enrollment is given to SF State faculty and staff. The Children's Campus is offering enrollment for toddler and preschool classrooms. There are several part-time openings and limited full-time openings.

If you are interested in enrolling your child, please register on the Children's Campus' online waitlist and contact Rosie Schoen at rosebud@sfsu.edu.

Open Educational Resources (OER) Webinar April 28

Want to learn more about Open Educational Resources (OER) and how they can help you reduce the cost of your course material? An upcoming webinar will give participants an overview of OER and the OER adoption process along with information on how to get support in adopting OER at SF State.

The webinar is scheduled for Friday, April 28, from noon to 1 p.m. Register online.

For more information, visit SF State's Affordable Instructional Materials (AIM) website and the CSU's Affordable Learning Solutions website.

Affordable Learning Lunch & Learn and Funding Opportunity

SF State faculty and the Affordable Instructional Materials (AIM) Initiative have helped save students more than $2.5 million in the last three years. How did they do it? Attend an AIM Awareness Lunch & Learn to hear firsthand how faculty have creatively helped lower the cost of instructional materials.

The workshop will be held Wednesday, April 19, from 12 to 1:30 p.m. in LIB 286. Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP online.

Call for proposals: Funding is available to support efforts to reduce the cost of learning to students. Faculty awards vary from $250 to $2,500 depending on projected impact. Submit an AIM Project Proposal.

Coffee hour with Interim Provost Jennifer Summit, April 14

Interested faculty are invited to meet with Interim Provost Jennifer Summit on Friday, April 14, from 10 to 11 a.m. in LIB 286 to discuss any topics of concern or commitment. Come pull up a chair for a group discussion. No appointment necessary. Please send an email to monas@sfsu.edu if you will be attending. Coffee and bagels will be provided.

Guardian Scholars Program celebration, April 27

The Guardian Scholars Program invites the University community to a celebration in honor of its exceptional students -- current and former foster youth -- who are surpassing expectations and thriving at SF State. To be held Thursday, April 27, at the InterContinental Mark Hopkins, the event will feature a cocktail reception, dinner and a program emceed by Dennis O'Donnell, alumnus and sports director at KPIX 5. Tickets start at $150. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit develop.sfsu.edu/gsp17.

The Guardian Scholars Program serves more than 100 students annually thanks to the generosity of donors and sponsors. Guardian Scholars Program students have a 70 percent graduation rate, 20 percent higher than other first-generation college-bound and low-income students at SF State.

2017 Individual Investigator/Collaborative Grants

The Individual Investigator/Collaborative Grant program supports original projects that significantly contribute to the professional achievement and growth of the applicant(s). The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs invites applications from individuals and collaborative groups for projects that are directed toward obtaining tangible results such as a journal article, book prospectus, seminar, colloquium, conference paper, public exhibition, community project or concert. Projects may include work across disciplinary boundaries, but are not required to do so.

The submission deadline is 5 p.m. on Monday, April 17, with no exceptions. An announcement of the funded proposals is expected in June, and the earliest anticipated start date for awards will be July 1. View the full Funding Opportunity Announcement and submission procedures.

Study Abroad Fair to spotlight overseas opportunities

Take a stroll through the Cesar Chavez Student Center's Malcolm X Plaza on Tuesday, April 11, and Wednesday, April 12, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to see this year's Study Abroad Fair. The tables at the fair will represent different countries that students can study in thanks to SF State and California State University international programs. International students and study abroad alumni have decorated each table and will be on hand to talk about their experiences. Please encourage your students to attend, as well.

Health Promotion & Wellness (HPW) Now Recruiting Student Peer Health Leaders

Health Promotion & Wellness is recruiting for its part-time, paid internship and volunteer ambassador program for academic year 2017-2018. Both opportunities give students the skills to help create programs, be a voice for campus health issues and help change our environment to promote health and wellness.

Interns will focus on one of eight topic areas: Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs; Campus Health Initiatives; Graphic Design; Men's Health; Mental Health; Nutrition; Sexual Health; or Sexual Violence Prevention. Ambassadors who complete four volunteer hours per month on projects and health events will become Certified Health Promotion & Wellness Ambassadors.

Applications for both programs are now open.

  • Internship application deadline: April 15
  • Ambassador application deadline: May 23

Faculty and staff are asked to encourage current undergraduate and graduate students to apply. For more information, visit wellness.sfsu.edu.

Quality Online Learning and Teaching (QOLT) Workshop April 20

An upcoming workshop is the first step toward earning QOLT certification for your online course. In the workshop, you will use the QOLT instrument to diagnose and improve your course, establish connections with QOLT faculty ambassadors and instructional designers, and begin the journey towards full QOLT certification.

The workshop will be held Thursday, April 20, from 2 to 4 p.m. in LIB 242. Register for the QOLT Workshop.

Due to the active and hands-on content of this workshop, remote participation through web conference is not available. Visit the QOLT website for more information about the QOLT initiative.

Faculty invited to Commencement 2017

SF State faculty members are invited to attend this year's Commencement, which will be held at AT&T Park. Faculty will gather and mingle in the Field Club Lounge before the procession begins. Faculty must bring or be dressed in regalia. Regalia rentals will be available from the SF State Bookstore from now through Thursday, April 13.

The faculty procession will enter AT&T Park along the first base line and will be seated in a special VIP section of the stadium. Light refreshments will be served. Concessions will also be open at the park.

Faculty regalia rental information along with important dates and details can be found on the Commencement site.

Campus dialogue workshop, April 21

On Friday, April 21, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Faculty Commons (LIB 286), the Academic Senate and the Department of Communication Studies will sponsor a "Building Capacity for Campus Dialogue" workshop that will focus on the ways that we can elevate challenging campus discussions to encourage a more collaborative and supportive campus community for everyone. The workshop is appropriate for faculty, staff and administrators and will cover an array of contexts in which challenging conversation can happen, such as the classroom, meetings with colleagues, public presentations, etc. Register soon as space is limited. To register, please visit sfsu.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_7ND9kCxKJ0XPjRb.

Questions? Please contact the office of the Academic Senate at ext. 81264 or senate@sfsu.edu.

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ACADEMIC SENATE

The following are the action items from the April 4 Academic Senate meeting:

  • Announcement from Senator Mayes: The Library software will be changed in June. The use of catalog software will cease and Ex Libris software will be adopted. All CSU campuses will use the new software. A link introducing the new system together with a Qualtrics survey will be distributed. Feedback from faculty, staff and students is welcomed.
  • Announcement from Senator Gerber: The Foundations of Excellence project will launch a faculty and staff survey on Monday, April 10, which will be open for three weeks. Responses to this survey are crucial to the success of the Foundations of Excellence project.
  • Announcement from Senator Rosegard: A survey on student engagement was sent from the Provost’s Office. It was requested that those receiving it take the time to complete it.
  • Announcement from Senator Collins: ICUS met yesterday with legislators and lobbyists in Sacramento. Faculty diversity, student mental health and communication were general topics for collaboration. The rationales behind these three areas of collaboration are facilitating faculty hiring, student success and transfer protocols.
  • Announcement from Senator Williams: Health Promotion and Wellness is announcing a paid internship program and volunteer internships for students.
  • Report from the Provost: A scheduled visit from the mayor of Jerusalem was discussed. Provost Summit reported that leadership had been working hard to ensure a successful event, but on extremely short notice. Protection of free speech and safety were paramount in the planning for the visit.
  • Chair's Report: A workshop for open dialogue has been organized for the campus and announced in CampusMemo.
  • Report from AVP of Research and Sponsored Projects Michael Scott: Slides are on the Senate website.
  • Recommendation from the Executive Committee: Proposed Policy on Collaboration on Consistency in Policy Language and Policy Implementation. The proposed policy was approved with one abstention.
  • Recommendation from the Academic Policies Committee: Proposed Policy on Academic Probation and Disqualification. The proposed policy was discussed and approved unanimously.
  • Recommendation from the Educational Policies Council (EPC): Proposed Policy on the Use of Standardized Time Blocks in Course Scheduling. The proposed policy was discussed and referred back to EPC for more work. Written comments should be addressed to Senators Gerber and Rosegard.
  • Standing Committee Reports:
    • Faculty Affairs Committee: The committee is continuing work on sabbatical and other leaves with pay and the appeal process policy.
    • Academic Policies Committee: The committee is continuing work with EPC on Standard Time Blocks. It will also work on an academic calendar policy.
    • Curriculum Review and Approval Committee: The committee is looking at a field trip and student internship policies after executive orders 1062 and 1064. New Executive Order 1100 will require changes to the GE requirements.
    • Student Affairs Committee: The committee will continue to gather information to improve the campus pride rating. It will also be revising the experiential learning policy.
    • Strategic Issues Committee: The committee will continue work on a budget transparency report.

Announcing Senate elections for spring 2017

The voting period opens on Monday, April 10, and will close at the end of the business day Friday, April 21.

To vote, please visit:
Faculty from:

Librarians, please visit www.sfsu.edu/senatevote.
SF State staff members, please visit tinyurl.com/ktdal5d.
For more information, visit senate.sfsu.edu/content/all-university-elections-spring-2017.

List of All-University (at-large) positions and nominees:

<>Academic Senate, SF State: At-Large Faculty Representative
Total number of seats open in the spring 2017 election: 5

  1. Chen, Cheng, associate professor, Engineering
  2. Gerber, Nancy, professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry
  3. Hines, Ellen, professor, Geography and Environment
  4. Shapiro, Jerald, professor, Social Work
  5. Small, Rachel, lecturer, Chemistry and Biochemistry
  6. Stowers, Genie, professor, Public Affairs and Civic Engagement

Academic Senate, SF State: Staff Representative
Total number of seats open in the spring 2017 election: 1

  1. Mooney, Dylan, IT Helpdesk and Computer Lab manager (Unit 9), College of Health & Social Sciences

Academic Senate, CSU: Faculty Representative
Total number of seats open in the spring 2017 election: 1

  1. Hammer, Mike, associate professor, Modern Languages and Literature
  2. Shapiro, Jerald, professor, Social Work
  3. Sinha, Dipendra, professor, Engineering
  4. Stowers, Genie, professor, Public Affairs and Civic Engagement

Academic Freedom Committee: Faculty Representative
Total number of seats open in the spring 2017 election: 1

  1. Vasche, Jason, assistant librarian, Library
  2. Yang, Hui, associate professor, Computer Science

Honorary Degree Committee: Faculty Representative
Total number of seats open in the spring 2017 election: 2

  1. Joron, Andrew, assistant professor, Creative Writing
  2. Yang, Hui, associate professor, Computer Science
  3. Yee- Melichar, Darlene, professor, Public Affairs and Civic Engagement

University Tenure & Promotions Committee: Library/Faculty Representative
Total number of seats open in the spring 2017 election: 3

  1. Jolivette, Andrew, professor, American Indian Studies
  2. Soliday, Mary, professor, English Language and Literature
  3. Takahashi, Rita, Professor, Social Work

University Advancement Activities Advisory Committee: Faculty Representative
Total number of seats open in the spring 2017 election: 2

  1. Yang, Hui, associate professor, Computer Science
  2. Yee-Melichar, Darlene Yee, professor, Public Affairs and Civic Engagement

Administrative Search Committee Pool: Faculty Representative
Total number of seats open in the spring 2017 election: unlimited

  1. Azocar, Cristina, associate professor, Journalism
  2. Chen, Cheng, associate professor, Engineering
  3. Cheng, Ed, associate professor, Engineering
  4. Daw, Kurt, professor, Theatre and Dance
  5. Eroy-Reveles, Alegra, assistant professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry
  6. Eschleman, Kevin, assistant professor, Psychology
  7. Gerber, Nancy, professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry
  8. Hammer, Michael, associate professor, Modern Languages and Literature
  9. Harris, Diane, professor, Psychology
  10. Henderson Barbara, professor, Elementary Education
  11. Hines, Ellen, associate professor, Geography and Environment
  12. Koenig, Christopher J., assistant professor, Communication Studies
  13. Lovaas, Karen, associate professor, Communication Studies
  14. Manning, Bruce, professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry
  15. McCormick, Samuel, associate professor, Communication Studies
  16. Merrigan, Gerianne, professor, Communication Studies
  17. Modrek, Sepideh, assistant professor, Economics
  18. Palmer, Pete, professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry
  19. Rosegard, Erik, professor, Recreation, Parks & Tourism
  20. Sabee, Christina, professor, Communication Studies
  21. Shapiro, Jerald, professor, Social Work
  22. Smith, Amy, associate professor, Psychology
  23. Stowers, Genie, professor, Public Affairs and Civic Engagement
  24. Tanner, Kimberly, professor, Biology
  25. Terrell, Dawn, professor, Psychology
  26. Tiwald, Justin, associate professor, Philosophy
  27. Yee-Melichar, Darlene, professor, Public Affairs and Civic Engagement

Questions? Please contact the Senate Office at ext. 81264 or by email at senate@sfsu.edu.

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EXHIBITS & EVENTS

Events

Monday, April 10

Recital: Mivos Quartet: 1:10 p.m. in Knuth Hall, Creative Arts building

Tuesday, April 11

Lecture: State, Development and Political Geography in Contemporary Turkey: 4 p.m. in the International Relations Briefing Room (room 281), Humanities building

Lecture: Home Away from Home: Little Palestine by the Bay: 4:10 p.m. in the Humanities building, room 477

Lecture: Longmore Lecture Series: Access Intimacy, Interdependence and Disability Justice: 5 p.m. in the J. Paul Leonard Library, room 121

Concert: Jazz Choir: 7 p.m. in Knuth Hall, Creative Arts building

Wednesday, April 12

Recital: Afro-Cuban Jazz Ensemble of SF State: 1:10 p.m. in Knuth Hall, Creative Arts building

Lecture: 25th Annual Spring Lecture Series: Society on Display -- Celebrations, Processions and Protest: 7 p.m. in the Humanities building, room 587

Concert: loadbang: 7:30 p.m. in Knuth Hall, Creative Arts building

Thursday, April 13

Mbongi Talk: Africana Studies: An Intellectual and Ontological Compass: 11 a.m. in the Ethnic Studies and Psychology building, room 116

Baseball: hosting Cal State Monterey Bay: 3 p.m. at Maloney Field

Open house: Paralegal Studies info session: 5:30 p.m. at the Downtown Campus

Poetry: Giant Night: 50 Years of the Poetry Project: 7 p.m. in the Poetry Center, Humanities building, room 511-512

Theatre: "A Midsummer Night's Dream": 8 p.m. in the Little Theatre, Creative Arts building

Friday, April 14

Baseball: hosting Cal State Monterey Bay: noon at Maloney Field

Softball: hosting Cal State Monterey Bay: 1 p.m. at the SF State softball field

Recital: loadbang: 1:10 p.m. in Knuth Hall, Creative Arts building

Theatre: "A Midsummer Night's Dream": 8 p.m. in the Little Theatre, Creative Arts building

Saturday, April 15

Softball: hosting Cal State Monterey Bay: 11 a.m. at the SF State softball field

Baseball: hosting Cal State Monterey Bay: noon at Maloney Field

Theatre: "A Midsummer Night's Dream": 8 p.m. in the Little Theatre, Creative Arts building

Sunday, April 16

Theatre: "A Midsummer Night's Dream": 2 p.m. in the Little Theatre, Creative Arts building

For more upcoming events, see the University Calendar.

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INSIDERS

College of Business

College of Business Professor Mitchell Lee Marks was voted one of the "World's Top 30 Organizational Culture Professionals for 2017," according to the website Global Gurus. The site notes that Professor Marks "is internationally recognized for designing and implementing human, cultural and organizational approaches to achieving desired financial, strategic and business results during transition."Read more about Professor Marks and Global Guru's other top organizational culture professionals.

College of Ethnic Studies

Amy Sueyoshi, associate dean of the College of Ethnic Studies, has been selected to be one of the community grand marshals for this year's San Francisco Pride Parade. The parade will be held Sunday, June 25. College of Ethnic Studies Dean Ken Moneiro was a community grand marshal in 2013.

Department of Comparative and World Literature/Department of English

Ellen Peel, professor in both the Department of Comparative and World Literature and the Department of English, recently gave two talks. The first, "Frankenstein at the Ballet: Mary Shelly and Her 'Hideous Progeny,'" was part of the Pointes of View Lecture Series sponsored by the San Francisco Ballet. The second, "Refining Defining: Unnatural Narrative and the Return of the Repressed Reader," was delivered at the annual conference of the International Society for the Study of Narrative held on the University of Kentucky campus in Lexington, Kentucky.

Department of Health Education

Professor of Health Education Erik Peper published a column titled "Shoulder Exercises to Help Reduce Muscular Tension and Neck Pain" in April's Western Edition HP Journal.

Department of History

Assistant Professor of History Karen “Kym” Morrison recently won the New England Council of Latin American Studies’ Marysa Navarro Best Book Prize for “Cuba’s Racial Crucible” (Indiana University Press). Read more about Professor Morrison and her research.

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NEWSMAKERS

"Weight" Watcher

Professor of Urban Studies and Planning Jasper Rubin was quoted in a KPIX-TV report on the new Salesforce building changing the San Francisco skyline. “I think it’s marking a dramatic shift in the weight of the city from the traditional financial core to South of Market, which has been happening for a while,” Rubin said.

A Stitch in Time

Professor of Consumer and Family Studies/Dietetics Connie Ulasewicz appeared on KRON-TV to talk about San Francisco’s Clean Waste Initiative, which aims to send nothing to a landfill or incinerator by the year 2020. “About 4 to 5 percent of what goes to landfill each year is clothing, textile products, sheets, bedding. So the idea is to keep them out,” Ulasewicz said. “How we do it is … we think of them as a value product, not something that has no value which goes into the trash, gets tossed away. So you can reuse it. It's going out and redoing the button, hemming, remaking.”

For more media coverage of faculty, staff, students, alumni and programs, see SF State in the News

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GRANTS & CONTRACTS

SF State received $1,509,671 in grants and contracts in March 2017.

Eugene R. Chelberg, Student Affairs, City and County of San Francisco, Student Success Program, $253,119

Carmen Domingo, C. Sarah Cohen, Biology, National Science Foundation, REU Site: Research in Environmental Studies and Evolutionary Developmental Biology, $796,832

Richard Dugdale, Romberg Tiburon Center, California Department of Water Resources, Investigating the Yolo Bypass as a Food Web Subsidy for the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, $168,283

Sarah Holley, Psychology, Regents of the University of California/Prime: National Institutes of Health, Emotion Network Dysfunction and Decline in Early Frontotemporal Dementia, $31,269

Sepideh Modrek, Health Equity Institute, Stanford University/Prime: National Institutes of Health, Disease, Disability and Death, $48,592

David Rebanal, Health Education, University of California, Berkeley/Prime: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Convening Community Organizers, $22,094

Emma Sanchez-Vaznaugh, Health Education, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Studying the Impact of State and Federal Child Nutrition Policies, $189,482

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