ABA Feature Stories

Business Partners' Round Table - Helping Business Staff Succeed

"The Business Partners’ Round Table (BPRT) held its last meeting of the fiscal year on April 17, 2014. BPRT is ABA’s primary communication venue for sharing information with campus business professionals. It also serves as an excellent feedback system to help ABA design its processes and services in the most customer-friendly way." Read More

Sac State Celebrates Earth Day

"Sac State celebrated Earth Day with a series of events in mid-April. The events included Sac State Earth Day on Thursday the 17th, and the second annual Mulching Mania event on Friday the 18th. Sac State Earth Day focused on sustainability, reaching out to students and informing them of all of the sustainable efforts practiced on campus, as well as things they could do to live more sustainable lives." Read More

Police Dispatchers Honored

"The University’s Police Department honored its staff dispatchers during National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week (April 13 through 19) at the 18th Annual Organization for Public Safety Telecommunicators (OPST) Dispatcher Appreciation Awards." Read More

Reprographics Receives Accelerated Service Award

"In April, ABA's Reprographics team was recognized by the Association of College & University Printers (ACUP) for their outstanding work in handling an accelerated work order. According to the ACUP, the Accelerated Service Award is given to the in-plant that best successfully meets an extreme production deadline." Read More

April is Alumni Month!

"Did you know that April in Alumni Month? ABA is proud to count over 60 staff members with Sacramento State degrees, ranging from bachelors and masters degrees to doctorates. In fact, four of the division’s senior  administrators are Sac State grads." Read More

Ten Things Reprographics Servies Wants You to Know

"Reprographics recently launched a campaign to publicize their services across the campus. With a new website and product gallery, Reprographics aims to reach out to the University community. As Sacramento State’s official on-campus print shop, here are ten things Reprographics Services wants you to know." Read More

Campus Master Planning - Join the Conversation

"The Master Plan Task Force, which includes key campus representatives along with community and local industry partners, invites you to a series of forums to help guide the long-range Master Plan for Sacramento State. The Task Force wants to know what students, faculty, staff, and the Sacramento community envision for the future of the University’s physical campus." Read More

ABA Speaker Series with Jeannie Wong & Jack Vaughn

"Guests of ABA's latest Speaker Series welcomed Public Affairs' Jeannie Wong and Jack Vaughn, who shared their knowledge and expertise in social media. A fast paced and ever-evolving field, Sacramento State uses social media to connect to students, alumni, faculty, staff, and community members, with interesting stories, news updates, as well as important notifications. Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram are some of the platforms utilized by the Public Affairs team." Read More

Sustainability Team Causes Mania!

"Facilities Services’ sustainability team has become the recipient of high praise recently, both for sustainable programs, and outreach. In February, Sacramento State participated in the national Recyclemania event, scheduled to coincide with a men’s basketball game." Read More

Ticket Office Improves Customer Service

"The University Ticket Office is newly equipped with a dynamic ticketing system which promises to improve efficiency and services to customers. Launched in the fall, the Neulion ticketing system allows for greater control over ticket sales. “We build our events now; we used to have our events built by Tickets.com,” said University Ticket Office Manager Scott Gephart." Read More

ABA Customer Service Workshop with Dennis Snow

"Please join us as we welcome Dennis Snow on January 17th and 18th as he offers his insights on how the University can realize superior customer service." Dennis Snow is world renowned as a Service Excellence expert. His skills have helped multiple organizations transform their current customer service strategies into high performance, high energy experiences." Read More

ABA Speaker Series with Margaret Wong

"Please join us as we welcome Margaret Wong for the next installation of our ABA Speaker Series. Margaret will be out third speaker in the last 16 months. She comes to us sharing her experience in international business relationships between the United States and China." Read More

Sac State Named Tree Campus USA

"In October, the Arbor Day Foundation named Sacramento State a Tree Campus USA.

The University achieved the designation by meeting Tree Campus USA’s five requirements: a tree advisory committee, a campus tree-care plan, dedicated annual expenditures for its campus tree program, an Arbor Day observance, and the sponsorship of student service-learning projects." Read More

'Tis the Season for Giving

"It is that time of year again! With the holiday season just around the corner, Sacramento State has launched the annual California State Employees Food Drive on campus. As a participant for the last 38 years, Sac State employees proudly support local food closets and children and families in our community during the winter holidays." Read More

Solar Project Powers Up

"Sacramento State is taking its latest energy conservation efforts to the roof. Over the next few weeks, solar panels are being installed on the roofs of the Library and The WELL, as part of the University’s Photovoltaic (PV) Electricity Generation Project, which is estimated to generate around 700,000 annual kilowatt-hours (kWh) of solar electricity for the campus." Read More

Classrooms Get a Facelift

"Clean, functional and well-lit facilities are fundamental to a successful teaching and learning environment. With this philosophy in mind, Facilities Services zone managers set out in the spring to assess the condition of campus buildings. Based on a standard set of criteria, some 175 classrooms were slated for upgrades beginning in May. The revitalization, to be completed by mid-August, will be a welcoming greeting for new and returning students." Read More

ABA Congratulates New Staff Graduates

"Administration & Business Affairs counts close to 60 Sacramento State graduates working in the division, or almost 20 percent of its workforce. The numbers increase every year, as more and more staff professionals earn degrees. This year, ABA adds four more Sac State grads to its employee ranks. ABA is proud of the educational accomplishments of its staff." Read More

ABA Supports Clean Air Events

"May is Clean Air Month, and Sacramento State hosted the 36th Annual Breathe California Clean Air Awards Luncheon in the University Union Ballroom on May 18. This is the third year Breathe California has chosen Sac State as the site for its event. Earlier in the month, UTAPS hosted Sac State Bike Day in the Library Quad, in conjunction with the Sacramento Transportation Management Association." Read More

ABA Speaker Series with Dale Carlsen

"On March 15, ABA welcomed Dale Carlsen, CEO of Sleep Train Mattress Centers as part of ABA's Speaker Series. The Speaker Series brings community leaders to Sac State to share knowledge in their fields of business or expertise. As a proud alumni of Sac State, earning a degree in Real Estate, Finance and Insurance in 1984, Mr. Carlsen spoke of some valuable words he received from his father. 'Son, to be successful, surround yourself with great people.'" Read More

Building Bridges, Zone by Zone

"In January, Facilities Services adopted a new approach to service delivery with the launch of the Zone Manager program. The program augments the department’s Customer Service function by placing managers with comprehensive knowledge of facilities operations out among the campus community. Four managers have been assigned to distinct zones and located on the central campus for greater access to customers and their zones, which is hoped to personalize services and create greater accountability." Read More

Campus Buildings Get Smart

"The University’s Smart Grid project is off to a running start, with the installation of new heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) controls in Capistrano Hall, which kicked off Phase I in the fall. The Smart Grid will provide 80 smart meters (one or more) for every building on campus. The meters will record the consumption of electric energy and then communicate the information back to central energy information software, helping to identify poor performing buildings." Read More

ABA Welcomes New Police Chief

"Sacramento State's newly appointed Police Chief Mark M. Iwasa assumed his post as chief and director of Public Safety in January, just as the campus reopened after the holiday break. Iwasa, former County of Sacramento County undersheriff, brings over 25 years of skills and experience to the position." Read More

Ticket Office on the Move

"Sac State's Ticket Office is on the move. March 5, ABA’s newest charge pairs up with Athletics ticketing at a new location in the recently renovated Athletics Center, the facility that housed the Student Health Center before its move to the WELL. The centralization of Athletics ticketing and the Ticket Office will create internal efficiencies and markedly improve convenience for the campus community and the public." Read More

ABA Supports UFL Mountain Lions

"In October 2011, the Sacramento Mountain Lions held their 2011 season opener at the Sac State Alex G. Spanos Sports and Recreation Complex. Being the home game season opener following a successful 2010 season, ABA and others supporting the event were prepared to provide a seamless experience for the team and fans. Being the only California United Football League team, expectations were high. Just about all of ABA's departments are involved in event preparation, working with other campus entities to ensure success." Read More