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March 8, 2010


Professional Activities


George I. Paganelis, University Library, has published a book chapter "Recruitment Experiences in Area Studies Library Organizations: The Case of ACRL's Western European Studies Section (WESS)" appearing in Recruitment, Development, and Retention of Information Professionals: Trends in Human Resources and Knowledge Management.

In the News

Barbara O’Connor, Communication Studies, was quoted in a Jan. 17 Press Democrat article about Senator Pat Wiggins’ health condition, in the Contra Costa Times and the Oakland Tribune on Feb. 1 about universal healthcare, in the Mercury News on Feb. 1 about President Obama’s YouTube session, and in the Central Valley Business Times on Feb. 4 about a poll Californians took part in.

Sanjay Varshney, dean of the College of Business Administration, was quoted on News 10 on Feb. 3 about the Toyota recall.

Bob Waste, Public Policy and Administration Graduate Program, was quoted in the Sacramento Bee on Feb. 10 about the Toyota recall.

Rob Wassmer, Public Policy and Administration Graduate Program, had his recent research on home foreclosure featured in the Sacramento Bee's Home Front column on Feb. 12.  Wassmer used a statistical model to estimate the external effects of greater neighborhood foreclosures on the selling price of homes not in foreclosure in the Sacramento Region. For an 18-month period that began in January 2008, he estimated this to be about a billion dollar loss. 

Holly Heyser, Communications, was quoted in a Feb. 3 Sacramento Press article about leaked information from the City Hall.

Michael Semler, Government, was quoted in a Feb. 2 San Francisco Chronicle article about the Republican nomination for California’s governorship.

Kimberly Nalder, Government, was featured in a Jan. 5 Daily Democrat article about her participation in designing a field poll about proposed reforms to state government.

Todd Migliaccio, Sociology, was quoted in a Jan. 31 The Record article about 30-year couples and what helps them to stay married.

Student Spotlight

Four Sacramento State students received the annual Faculty Endowment for Student Scholarship, Feb. 11. The scholarship covers tuition and fees for a semester.

Undergraduate winners were Geology major Megan Drinnan, Biological Sciences major Manveer Garcha and Psychology major Ague Mae Manongsong. The graduate-level winner was History major David Shrumpf.

The Sacramento State student art awards were announced Feb. 19. Graduate Certificate Award winners were: first place, Kari Breese for her painting Untitled; second place, Mark Lanning for his photograph New Mexico, 2009 and third place, Pam Dempsey for her painting Critique.

Robinson awards winners were Pam Dempsey for her painting Critique and Mark Lanning for his photograph Carlsbad, 2009.

The Hazlitt Award winner was Kari Breese for her painting Untitled.

Undergraduate Certificate Award winners were: first place: Brittany Zoccole, for her painting Untitled I; second place, Alina Ozeruga, for her photograph Reading the News; third place: Jeff Mayry, for his painting All the Good That Won't Come Out of Us
The University Art Product Award winners were Jennifer Ben, for her sculpture Modeled After Olympia, Modeled After Venus; Kristin Hartman, for her painting Untitled II; Kathryn Luna, for her sumi ink piece Untitled III; and Eric Ryan, for his sculpture Sacred Ground.

The Peyser Prize went to Brittany Zoccole for her painting Untitled I.

The first Witt Art Award went to Alina Ozeruga for her photograph Ballerina
The second Witt Art Award went to Kathryn Luna for her sumi ink piece Untitled III.
The third Witt Art Award went to Jonathan Mess for his painting Untitled.
The Witt Art History Award went to Lisa Franklin for her essay titled ‘"Wifredo Lam: Appropriating Picasso's Primitivism."





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