At a glance: news briefs
September 12, 2007 8:22 PM
Moneyball gets rolling
SF State’s pool hall, The Rack and Cue, kicked off their annual billiard tournament series "Moneyball" on September 7.
Mary Rakin, a San Francisco City College student, won the Nine-Ball pool tournament and around $70 in cash prize by beating SF State student Alvin Ho in the final round. There were eighteen competitors in all, men and women of various ages.
Moneyball is a weekly competition beginning at 3 p.m. on Fridays. There is a $10 entry fee for SF State students and a $15 fee for others. Sixty percent of the money collected goes to the winner, with second place taking the remainder.
Student contact info requested for emergencies
The SF State Registrar's Office is asking students to update their emergency contact information. The request was triggered by April's Virginia Tech slaying, in which student Seung-Hui Cho shot and killed 32 students and faculty before taking his own life.
“What we really did after Virginia Tech was look at what our systems for communications were with students in case of an emergency, building closure, or in an earthquake,” said Jo Volkert, Associate Vice President of Enrollment Planning and Management. “The university decided that we wanted other ways to communicate with student besides email, which is currently our primary form of contact.”
New blog launched for campus magazine
SF State Magazine Editor, Adrianne Bee, launched a blog, “Gator Buzz” last month. In the magazine Bee publishes information on the lives and status of SF State Alumni, but because the magazine is only published twice a year Bee said she wanted a place to put all the bits of news she couldn’t get in the magazine.
Bee’s blog covers current SF State events as well as interesting news about Alumni.
“It seemed like a natural way to spread the good news and also attract more good news,” Bee said about the recent launch of her blog.
“Gator Buzz: The inside scoop on all things San Francisco State” can be read online at sfstategatorbuzz.wordpress.com.
White-water rafting available to SF State students
SF State’s Office of International Program’s is offering international students and their friends the opportunity to go white water rafting on the American River. The day trip, happening on September 22nd, includes transportation, a picnic lunch on the river, all equipment and a five to six hours of guided rafting.
According to the Office of International Programs, or OIP, the trip through Gold Rush Country is the “perfect introduction to rafting for first-timers and beginners.”
Space is limited to 30 people. To make a reservation contact OIP at 415-338-1293 or in their office at Admin. 450. The cost of the trip is $89.00 per person.
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