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January 9, 2012

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Farmers market survey
The Associated Students, Inc., Green Team is devoted to making Sacramento State a sustainable campus. As such, ASI hopes to implement a campus-based farmers market.
Please answer the survey questions at www.surveymonkey.com/s/SGJTFVW to help us structure the farmers market to best serve your needs.
Submitted by Associated Students, Inc.

Stinger Crab Feed
Come show your support for Hornet athletics by attending the annual Stinger Crab Feed on Saturday, Feb. 4. The event will be at the Citrus Heights Community Center, with a social hour starting at 6:30 p.m., dinner at 7:30. Enjoy an evening of food, more than 100 raffle prizes and live auction items. Tickets are $50. All proceeds support student-athlete scholarships. Don’t delay in purchasing tickets – this event typically sells out.
Submitted by the Athletics Department

Doctoral information
The Doctorate in Educational Leadership Program will host an information session for prospective applicants who wish to enroll next fall.

The session will be 5:30-6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 18, in Eureka Hall, Room 329. For more information about the Doctorate in Educational Leadership Program, contact the office at 278-2282 or visit http://edweb.csus.edu/edd.
Submitted by the Doctorate in Educational Leadership Department

Student fee forms
The Student Fee Advisory Committee is now accepting 2011-12 Category III fee proposal forms. Executive Order 1054, governing fees, and the fee proposal form can be found at www.csus.edu/aba/sfac.

The Category III (materials, service and course fee) deadline is Friday, Feb. 10.

Send questions regarding the fee process to Julie Carroll at carrollj@csus.edu or call 278-7401.
Submitted by the Student Fee Advisory Committee

Testing Center hours
Testing Center hours are 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. Makeup testing is available Mondays at 9 a.m. and Fridays at 9 a.m. or 1 p.m.
Submitted by the Testing Center

Temporary closure of parking facilities
To save energy costs during the off-peak winter period, the following parking facilities are temporarily closed and will reopen at 7 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 17:

  • Parking Structure II
  • Parking Structure III
  • Parking Structure IV
  • Lot 10
  • Lot 11

For questions, please contact University Transportation and Parking Services (UTAPS) at 278-7275 or parking@csus.edu, or visit www.csus.edu/utaps.
Submitted by University Transportation and Parking Services

Faculty Senate schedule 
The Faculty Senate schedule is now available online at
http://www.csus.edu/sacstatenews/Articles/2012/01/FacultySenateJanFebSked01-06-12.html.
Submitted by the Office of Public Affairs and Advocacy

Government professor in China on Fulbright scholarship
Professor James DeShaw Rae of the Department of Government is spending the year in China, courtesy of a Fulbright scholarship. His blog, http://deshawrae.blogspot.com/, makes for interesting reading.
Submitted by the Office of Public Affairs and Advocacy

President Gonzalez continues updates
Sacramento State President Alexander Gonzalez will post updates on campus developments throughout the year on his web page: www.csus.edu/President/fromthedeskofthepresident.html.
Submitted by the Office of the President

Watch for even more University news and videos
Sacramento State is filled with activities worth keeping up on – from outstanding teaching, learning and research to the arts, wellness activities and Hornet athletics. Stories and videos on University people, events and other news are available on Sacramento State’s news page, overseen by the Office of Public Affairs and Advocacy: www.csus.edu/sacstatenews. And send your ideas for campus coverage to publicaffairs@csus.edu.

Another option for publicizing an academic event or performance is the University’s digital sign network on campus. Submit your message to www.csus.edu/digitalsigns or www.csus.edu/pa/digitalsign.
Submitted by the Office of Public Affairs and Advocacy

Sac State on Facebook and Twitter
Have you checked out Sacramento State’s official Facebook and Twitter pages? Managed by the Office of Public Affairs and Advocacy, the pages offer up-to-the-minute news and information on all things Sac State, from academics to athletics, the arts to student life. For the University’s Facebook page, go to www.facebook.com/sacstate. To follow Sac State’s Twitter updates, go to http://twitter.com/#!/sacstate.
Submitted by the Office of Public Affairs and Advocacy

Security tip: Protecting your privacy during tax season
Preparing and submitting your taxes on your home computer is increasingly popular. While this has helped many of us, it also creates a risk to personal information. Tax preparation applications retain Social Security numbers (SSNs), dates of birth, names and addresses of our closest family members, all in one place. 

This makes the application and any saved PDF of your tax return a target for data theft. To protect yourself, you should remove SSNs and dates of birth from the application after you confirm your e-filing or print out your filed tax return. This may require you to overwrite the data with bogus data. Also, do not save unencrypted PDF versions of your tax return on your computer. If you are unable to encrypt the PDF, move it to a USB memory device or print it out and secure it with your other sensitive paperwork.
Submitted by the Information Security Office

Human Resources

Catastrophic leave donation
Sacramento State employees may voluntarily donate to other employees up to a maximum of 40 hours of sick or vacation leave credits in one-hour increments each fiscal year. Bargaining Units 1, 10 and 11 may donate only up to 16 hours per fiscal year. If employees are interested in donating time, a form can be obtained at www.csus.edu/hr/forms.htm#Disability, by visiting the Human Resources Disability Leaves office in Del Norte Hall, Suite 3002, or by calling 278-3522.

The following employee has been approved for the Catastrophic Leave Donation Program:
Donna Danzeris from the College of Continuing Education



 


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