CHSS Connection: Announcements

Monday, February 01, 2021

January/February 2021 issue

Voice Clinic for University Teachers open to SF State faculty

The Department of Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences is offering a voice clinic for university teachers. Speech-Language Pathology Graduate Clinicians give tips and practices to identify and maintain a healthy voice in both group and breakout sessions.

Join if:

  • You are a full-time, part-time or adjunct faculty at SF State.
  • You have no history of voice and/or respiratory problems.
  • You have reliable access to internet with a microphone and webcam.
  • You can commit to weekly 90-minute group meetings TBD based on group availability.

For more information, contact

Willie L. Brown, Jr. Undergraduate Fellowship accepting applications

The Willie L. Brown, Jr. Undergraduate Fellowship is accepting applications for the Fall 2021 cohort. Applications close Monday, March 15. The fellowship provides SF State students who have faced barriers pursuing a college education with an opportunity to gain professional experience in the public sector while developing a lifelong commitment to public service. Students enrolled full-time, who have completed 60 units, and are in good standing (GPA of 2.0 or above) at the beginning of the Spring 2021 semester are eligible to apply for Fall 2021. We welcome students from all majors. Members of underrepresented communities are strongly encouraged to apply. For more information, including a links to the application, info sessions and application support drop-in hours, visit our website.

Call for participation: LGBTQ+ Older Adult Survey

A new LGBTQ+  older adult online survey, developed in partnership with the San Francisco Department of Disability and Aging Services and funded by the Horizons Foundation and the Bob Ross Foundation, was activated on February 1. Marcy Adelman, vice chair of the California Commission on Aging, has invited PACE Gerontology Professor and Coordinator Darlene Yee-Melichar and PACE Gerontology Lecturer Cristina Flores to assist with outreach efforts.

The survey, available in English and Spanish, will help identify the unmet needs of LGBTQ+ older adults, age 50+ who live and or work in San Francisco by collecting data on health challenges and barriers accessing health services during the COVID pandemic. The information from this survey will help guide city policy and government and philanthropic resources to the most pressing health-related issues.

Your help in publicizing the online survey and encouraging participation in the survey is requested, so that as many older (age 50+) LGBTQ+ adults who live and/or work in the Bay Area as possible will be able to share their experience. Survey link here

If anyone would prefer to complete the survey by phone, in either English or Spanish, they can call this confidential line (415) 935-3978 and leave a message and a community research assistant will return the call. Contact Marcy Adelman ( with any questions.

Panetta Internship accepting Fall 2021 applications

The Institute for Civic & Community Engagement’s Panetta Internship is accepting Fall 2021 applications, due Friday, February 26 at noon. Each year, the Panetta Institute invites CSU presidents to nominate an outstanding undergraduate (junior or senior) student leader from each campus to participate in the fall semester Congressional Internship in Washington, D.C. The fall semester program runs from August through November. Student benefits for the semester include a two-week orientation at the Panetta Institute in Monterey Bay; an 11-week congressional internship in Washington D.C.; academic program and unit accrual; the cost of academic fees and tuition; food and housing; a living stipend; academic materials; and air and ground transportation. Any academic major may apply. The program is open to qualified students regardless of income. 

More information and application instructions

New this semester at Fit Plus

Check out what’s new this semester at Fit Plus, SF State’s employee wellness program:

Thrive and Strive Newsletter: The first Friday of the month, please check out our newsletter for your latest programs, wellness education, challenges and many more

Wellness Tips: Daily wellness topics to empower you, from Motivation Monday, Trainer Tip Tuesday, Wellness Wednesday, Treat Yourself Thursday and Fitness Hack Fridays

New Classes:

  • Barre-Lates on Wednesdays at 12:10 p.m.
  • Yoga 101 on Thursdays at 1 p.m. & 6 p.m.

For more information, please visit our website and follow us on Instagram @sfsufitplus.