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On Feb. 28th at 2pm
in the conference room, Bill McGuire will offer a personally guided art &
architecture tour of the campus (outside of the conference room): all are welcome.
On March 4 the
Legion of Honor is
hosting College Day: "Bonjour, Monsieur Courbet! The Bruyas Collection from
Montpellier" COLLEGE DAY EVENT This College Day event celebrates the
exhibition, "Bonjour, Monsieur Courbet! The Bruyas Collection from
Montpellier." This event is free for university faculty, college
students, and K-12 educators, with valid ID. Event includes . . .
1:00 p.m. Lecture by Dr. Lynne Federle Orr, Curator in
Charge, European Art, FAMSF
Viewing of "Bonjour, Monsieur Courbet! The Bruyas
Collection from Montpellier"
City College of San Francisco Museum Drawing Class in the
San Francisco State University student exhibit
Docents in the Galleries
Live Music and More!
to the website!
Jeff Goldthorpe and the
Multicultural Infusion Program at CCSF organized an important presentation on
February 9: Historical Testimony and Contemporary Conversation led by Civil
Rights veterans Jean Wiley and Chude Allen-- on the relevance of the Civil
Rights movement to the youth of 2005.
Jean Wiley first became active in student-led sit-ins by
African American college students to desegregate public facilities in Baltimore,
Maryland. She later taught at Tuskegee College in Alabama and was active in the
Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC).
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The City College
of San Francisco
From the Chair--
Thanks to the faculty for the hard work put in during the Fall '04
semester. I am currently working with Dean Smith on an agenda for
replacement of the department secretary. And thanks to those who
left "holiday presents" for me. I enjoyed them all. John.
Alisa Messer announces the publication of a project she's put a lot of time
and energy into as a member of the Academic Senate's Educational Policies
Committee. The paper, _What's Wrong with Student Fees? Renewing the Commitment
to No-Fee, Open-Access Community Colleges in California_, outlines the Senate's
longstanding opposition to tuition fees in California's community colleges, and
was adopted unanimously at the Fall 2004 Senate Plenary Session. It provides a
sustained discussion of the fundamental principles of open-access higher
education and a user-friendly question-and-answer section countering myths and
misconceptions often used to promote fee increases. This is likely the most
comprehensive discussion of student fees in the community college system
available anywhere--and you can get it for free!
Download the file at
Interested in a hard copy? Let Alisa know at
This issue of the English
Department Newsletter has been sponsored by the good people of
Bring your students to
Cyberia in Art Ext 265.
to more about Cyberia. Prepare to be amazed when you see
the new Cyberia lab activity sheets! Amazed.
Cyberia: It's Cool.
Writing Lab's Grammar and Composition Strategy workshops are again a
huge hit among students!
to the schedule!
Crazyhorse will be
publishing three of Alexandra Teague's poems: "Seeing Edward
Hopper's Hotel Room," "Houseguest," and "Levels."
For more, jump to
Marc Dulman had
poetry appear in
Paris/Atlantic Magazine in December 2004.
Jump to a near tragic story of
student and her cell phone.
literary archives have been provided to the James C. Hormel
Collection of the San Francisco
Public Library, at its request. Later this spring, Daniel
will appear at the
2005 Jack London Writers' Conference. His topic is ""How
to Write for the Stage."
Kate Swoboda is looking for readers to give feedback on her novel.
It's 295 pages (double-spaced) but it has already been proofread for
typographical errors. At this point, she's just in search of readers
to give feedback on content. If you think you can help, please email
Lab has recently been fielding questions about the handouts
available in the Lab: Who are they for? Can faculty use them in classes? The
answers: you and your students, and yes yes yes. Alex and Alisa have been slowly
working to update the handouts in the Lab, and they invite you to make good use
of them in your classes if you think they will be helpful to your students.
Zanetto of ESL--
Perhaps you remember that last fall,
Sharon announced in a department bulletin that Pat Porter and Debbie
Van Dommelen from SFSU were offering to present a workshop on making
student writers more responsible for their own errors? Now I'm glad
to announce that that their workshop will indeed be presented at the
end of this month: Monday, February 28, from 2-4pm in Art 302.
This will be a workshop for teachers of second
language college writers: "Promoting Responsibility for Accuracy:
Tools for Teachers and Students"by Deborah VanDommelen, Director of
the Learning Assistance Center
and Patricia Porter, Professor of English, San Francisco State
This workshop will feature a hands-on
discussion of materials and tools to
-- assess/diagnose student writing
-- prioritize and set goals
-- create grammar reference materials
-- develop personalized systems for editing
-- utilize self and peer assessment
-- respond to student work with rubrics for teacher feedback
We now have 3
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In December, Ghislaine
Maze and her husband and daughter welcomed Brady to the world.
In January, Jib
Wongprasert and her husband welcomed Nithan to the world.
public service reminder--
The Cyberia Alternative
Cooperative Nursery in Art Ext 265 will be accepting applications
for summer session. Schedule contingent upon classroom and
open lab use.
See more babies.
On March 18th, Paolo
Sapienza will be hosting a pot luck party at his beautiful home, beginning at
7:30 pm. Ending...? Pot? Luck? That's a
Friday night! Where?
A strong scholarly
resource on basic skills composition can still be found at
http://www.bedfordstmartins.com/basicbib/. Several of your
colleagues have found this very helpful, something that should play a role
in our curricular discourse.
. . . Freedom continues--
Chude Allen joined the Freedom Summer project, which sent
hundreds of college students, mostly white, to Mississippi to register voters
and teach in freedom schools in 1964. She later became an initiator of the
women's liberation movement. She is also a poet and writer. Jean and Chude are both member of the Bay Area Civil Rights
Veterans group. You can access their stories on their website
http://www.crmvet.org. (Click on either Our Stories or Poetry and look for their names, along
with those of many others). If you would like to know more, you can contact Jeff Goldthorpe at
452-5074, at Batmale 212, or at email@example.com