May 8, 2006
Sacramento State Bulletin

News Digest

Velha Goa reception
A closing reception for the Velha Goa exhibit, Series III, will be held from 1-3 p.m., Thursday, May 11, in the Anthropology Museum in Mendocino Hall.

Details: 278-6067

Technology workshops planned
Academic Technology and Creative Services, and Computing, Communications and Media Services will offer the following workshops during the summer:

  • WebCT version 6 workshops will be offered twice starting June 16 and July 17. The workshops provide hands-on, step-by-step instructions on how to create online courses or online materials using WebCT version 6. The “Introduction to WebCT 6” and “The Basics” workshops are the foundations for the other topic-based WebCT workshops offered.
  • Web skills classes such as Web Design, Introduction to Web Accessibility, Faculty Web Sites, Dreamweaver, Images for the Web, Cascading Style Sheets, Using Sac State Web Templates, and StudyMate
  • Toolbook Assistant 8.5 (Windows only) workshop on creating attractive, highly responsive interactive quizzes and presentations.
  • Creating Movies with Pinnacle (PC users)
  • Communication Tips for Altiris Vision and PowerPoint
  • Digital design essentials with Photoshop Elements, image acquisition, image scanning, printing, web publishing, and archiving and managing digital images
  • Go Paperless with Adobe Acrobat workshop on creating PDF documents using several different options, as well as viewing navigating and modifying content with Adobe Acrobat

Academic Technology and Creative Services staff will also be available for consultation on a drop-in basis in the open lab session each Thursday from 1 to 4 p.m. in Academic Information Resource Center 3013 for faculty working on technology-related course material.

For questions regarding these workshops, or any other academic technology related issue e-mail, visit the Academic Technology and Creative Services office located in ARC 3005, or call 278-3370.

The Technology Workshop Schedule for Faculty and Staff Training can be found at

Picnic time is near
The Annual USA Staff Appreciation Picnic will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Friday, June 2 at the Outdoor Theatre. This year’s event will have a Western theme with food, entertainment and prizes.

With sponsorship from the President's Office, University Enterprises and the University Staff Assembly, one complimentary ticket each is available for staff members who choose to attend.

Individuals can pick up their tickets by contacting their USA Representative after May 8 but no later than May 19. General tickets for non-staff members can be purchased for $10 from any University Staff Assembly Representative. No tickets will be available at the event.


Study abroad reception
The Office of Global Education will host a reception on from 1 to 3 p.m. Friday, May 12, in the University Union Foothill Suite in honor of the Sacramento State students who have been selected to study abroad during the 2006-07 academic year. The students will be studying in a variety of countries and disciplines.

RSVP to Global Education at 278-6686.



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