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November 29, 2007 9:12 AM
Campus selects new creative arts dean
The College of Creative Arts enters a season of change as it narrows down its selection for a new dean. Students, faculty and other campus personnel are invited to the interviews of the five remaining candidates. Ronald Compesi, the department's current interim dean, will hold an audience in Knuth Hall Thursday. On Nov. 29. Carol Richardson, an assistant dean from the University of Michigan School of Music, will speak on Dec. 3 in the same theater. On Dec. 7, James Moy, the dean and of the School of Creative Media at City University of Hong Kong, will be evaluated in Creative Arts 146. Michael Hood, dean of the College of Fine Arts at Indiana University, Penn., will do the same on Dec. 10. Jonathan Estrin, executive vice president of the American Film Institute, will round out the proceedings on Dec. 12; both presentation locations are yet to be announced. All public interviews are scheduled to begin at 4 p.m. and will be followed by individual receptions.
SF State's own wins $1.3M in SEPA award
The National Institute of Health handed out this year’s Science Education Partnership Awards. The 10 winners included SF State's Kimberly Tanner, assistant professor of biology and director of the Science Education Partnership and Assessment Laboratory research group at SF State. Tanner said she intends to use the five-year award for the mentoring program "Spectrum: Building Pathways to Biomedical Research Careers for Girls and Women of Color," which is meant to create relationships among primary and secondary school teachers in the local biomedical community. SF State was the only California school to receive the award this year.
Semester-ending discounts at the Bookstore
Black Friday may be over, but the SF State Bookstore is putting up sale signs on Dec. 4 for their annual holiday reception from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Most prices will be cut 20% for the day, and computer hardware will also be discounted. Wine glasses and 300 goodie bags will be handed out to those who arrive early. Food will be available at the reception for all attendees, faculty and staff.
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