Campus Memo Highlights on May 24, 2012
Volume 59, Number 37 May 21, 2012
BART-Muni transfer change June 1
Beginning June 1, travelers must pay their fare with a Clipper card to get a free transfer from Daly City BART to Muni; paper transfers will no longer be issued after May 31. The Muni return fare will also be free if the return trip takes place within 24 hours, regardless of whether the BART-to-SF State trip was on the Muni 28 bus or the SF State shuttle.
To receive the free Muni fare transfer from the Daly City BART Station to campus, and/or the return trip:
- Tap your Clipper card when exiting Daly City BART
- For the SF State-bound trip on Muni, tap your Clipper card when boarding a Muni 28 bus leaving the Daly City BART Station
- For the Daly City BART-bound trip on Muni, tap your Clipper card upon boarding the Muni 28 bus within 24 hours of your last BART trip.
For more information on how to obtain a Clipper card, call (877) 878-8883 or visit www.clippercard.com Clipper cards are available on campus at the Cesar Chavez Student Center information desk. Contact Wendy Bloom at wbloom@... with questions about the transfer.
SF State-BART shuttle summer hiatus
The SF State shuttle will not run during the summer; service ended May 18 and will resume Aug. 27 with the start of the fall 2012 semester.
New scholarship enables second chance
Global construction and property development firm Lend Lease has made a gift to SF State to establish a new scholarship fund for students who were formerly incarcerated, helping them achieve academic success. The Lend Lease Scholarships will support students who transfer to SF State from City College of San Francisco through the Transfer Articulation Bridge (TAB) program and have participated in City College's Second Chance program for formerly incarcerated students.
Read more at www.sfsu.edu/~news/2012/spring/73.html
Creative Writing Lecturer Anne Galjour's play, Okra, opened May 18 at the Bayou Playhouse in Lockport, Louisiana. The play will run through June 17.
Emerita Professor of International Business Mitsuko Saito Duerr was presented with an award by the Counsel General of Japan recognizing her more than 40 years of activities promoting improved American-Japanese relations and understanding. At SF State, Duerr led the U.S. Japan Institute, developed Japanese management courses and programs to educate and facilitate businesses and cross-national business ventures, and helped students secure study and internships in Japan.
Professor of Creative Writing and Theatre Roy Conboy's play, My Tia Loca's Life of Crime, premiered May 17 at Bindlestiff Studio in San Francisco. The play, presented by Guerrilla Rep, will run through June 2.
Professor of Sociology and Department Chair Edward McCaughan was the subject of a May 10San Francisco Examiner "3-Minute Interview," that focused on his new book, Art and Social Movements: Cultural Politics in Mexico and Aztlán, about the influence of artists on activism in the 1960s through '80s. Artists "created visual discourses that allowed people to imagine themselves differently... as people with rights who could stand up to their government," McCaughan said. "I still see people carrying images that are out of the work Chicano artists were doing in the '60s and '70s the images still have such relevance."
Professor of Latina/Latino Studies Alejandro Murguía was interviewed by Mission Local for a May 11 article about his short story "The Other Barrio," which is based on the 1975 fire that burned down the Gartland Hotel, and is being made into a movie called SFNoir. "You have to understand this is part of (the Mission's) history," Murguía said. "It was all brewing in my head, I wanted to tap into my anger and transfer [my feelings] into characters When I wrote the story one afternoon, it came out in one long burst -- very raw."
For more media coverage of faculty, staff, students, alumni and programs, see SF State in the News.
SF State received $778,799 in grants and contracts in April 2012.
Read Grants & Contracts : www.sfsu.edu/~news/cmemo/spring12/may21grants.htm
Spring '12 Grading Day
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