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Current Edition: October 2015

'Send Silence Packing' puts spotlight on suicide prevention
The Active Minds’ national traveling exhibit of 1,100 backpacks, each telling the personal story of a young person lost to suicide, made its only Northern California stop at Sac State this month. The "Send Silence Packing" exhibit allowed members of the campus community to walk among the backpacks and read the stories about students who took their own lives.

Latest Sacramento Business Review
The Sacramento region's economy continues to strengthen and is very close to full job recovery, according to the midyear update fromSacramento Business Review.

Sac State Day @ Sacramento City Hall: Tuesday, Oct. 13
Calling all Sacramento city employees who are Sac State alumni! Join us for a Hornet pep rally with city leadership and President Nelsen.

2015 Homecoming: Saturday, Oct. 24
Homecoming Week at Sac State is a celebration for Hornet alumni, students, faculty, staff and our community to show their Sac State pride and cheer on the Hornet Football team. With dozens of events on and off campus, there's no better time to put on your green and gold and say "Go Hornets!"

Profile: Philip I. Person ’08 (Communication Studies)
A sprinter on the Hornet track and field team and a leader for the Sac State Debate team, Philip Person now handles commercial litigation at Manatt, Phelps and Phillips in San Francisco. In April 2015, Person also received a Rising Star Award for his leadership within the community.

Wells Fargo’s investment boosts students and graduates
Corporate partner Wells Fargo supports the Veterans Success Center, provides financial education to students and sponsors the College of Business Administration’s Sacramento Business Review. The bank also creates opportunities for graduates to work locally.

The Power of 1,000 Hornets campaign
Check out Sac State's new video about the Power of 1,000 Hornets, a crowdfunding campaign to raise more than $1 million for an on campus event center.

Sac State is awarded an HSI federal grant
Sac State's drive for student success received a critical lift last month as the University was awarded a Developing Hispanic-Serving Institution grant of more than $2.4 million from the U.S. Department of Education. The funds will be used to boost the success of Hispanic and low-income students attending Sac State, and improve retention and graduation rates.

Made at Sac State: Max Alvarez '13 (Communication Studies)
After one of the most successful college careers in the Sac State program's history, Max Alvarez is playing on the biggest stage with Sacramento Republic FC.