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January 25, 2010

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Career fair
The Career Center will hold its annual spring career fair 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 17, in the University Union Ballroom. Employers will offer full-time, part-time, internship, cooperative education and volunteer work opportunities. Students should bring resumes and dress professionally.
For more information, e-mail
Submitted by the Career Center

Automated course creation
To streamline the SacCT course shell creation and student enrollment process, Information Resources and Technology and Academic Technology and Creative Services have collaborated with more than 80 faculty to develop a new automated course creation process that will make it easier for faculty to create a course and load students into courses.

Faculty members who have one or more registered courses in PeopleSoft can visit to create SacCT course shells and enroll students.

For more information on SacCT Self-Service, including step-by-step instructions, links to handouts and access to online video tutorials, visit the SacCT self-service help site at
Submitted by Academic Technology and Creative Services

Counseling services
The Center for Counseling and Diagnostic Services offers counseling services for the public. Counselors are graduate students in a Counselor Education graduate program, and they can provide individual, couples, adolescent, career and rehabilitation counseling, and marriage and family therapy. There are 13-14 sessions per semester for a flat rate of $100.

For dates, times and more information, call 278-6252.
Submitted by the Center for Counseling and Diagnostic Services

Weight Watchers
The University Enterprises Human Resources department hosts a Weight Watchers at Work program each Thursday during lunch on the third floor of the Hornet Bookstore Building, room 3900.

 An informational meeting for people interested in learning about the program is noon-1 p.m. Jan. 28 and Feb. 4. A Weight Watchers leader will provide an overview of the benefits, explain the dues and answer questions. For more information, contact Nancy Blanton at 278-7006 or e-mail  Informational and renewal sessions are open to the campus community.
Submitted by University Enterprises Inc.

You pack it, we ship it
The Copy Graphics Center, located in the River Front Center, has added walk-up UPS shipping to its array of services. Daily pickups are at 3 p.m.

Beginning Jan. 25, Copy Graphics will be open from 7:45 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays and until 4 p.m. on Fridays. Copy Graphics offers a wide variety of services including black and white and color copies, hardback thesis binding, graduation announcements, notary services, faxing, and lamination. Contact Copy Graphics at 278-6960 for more information.
Submitted by University Enterprises, Inc.

Ice hockey
Sacramento State’s Ice Hockey Club will take to the ice against rival UC Davis in a home and away series Friday Jan. 29 and Saturday, Jan. 30. 

The Friday game is 8 p.m. at UC Davis and Saturday’s game 8:30 p.m. at Skatetown in Roseville. Tickets for the home game are $3 for Sac State students and $5 for non-students. Admission is free for seniors and children 14 and under.
Submitted by Recreational Sports

Togo’s soup express
Togo’s offers a soup express line in the River Front Center.  Soup or bread bowls, drinks and grab-and-go sandwiches are offered from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Breakfast cereal is also available. The Soup Express can only take cash.
Submitted by University Enterprises Inc.

Courtyard Market
The American River Courtyard Market is the newest place on campus to get snacks, ice cream, drinks, organic and locally-grown items, Java City coffees and smoothies, fresh baked pizza and signature sandwiches. Located near the entrance of the new residence hall, this market is open 11 a.m.–11 p.m. Monday through Thursday and Sunday.
Submitted by University Enterprises Inc.

Faculty Teaching Assignment Report
The Faculty Teaching Assignment Report is available on the Office of Institutional Research website at

The report is based on the Academic Planning Data Base submitted to and approved by the Chancellor’s Office on the census date of fall 2009. It displays detailed information regarding faculty teaching load, such as courses and sections, student course credits, section enrollment, student full-time equivalent and weighted teaching units by individual faculty member and department.

Contact the Office of Institutional Research at 278-6566 for more information on the report.
Submitted by the Office of Institutional Research

Research conferences
The campus community is invited to participate in two community-based research conferences.
The California State University’s annual Conference on Community-Based Research, titled, "Transforming Scholarship: Transforming All Our Lives," will be held at UC Berkeley on Friday, March 5.

CSU faculty, staff, students and community partners will explore how campuses and communities can collaborate on research to address significant social issues in California and beyond, promote learning and development and advance the creation and dissemination of knowledge.

Sessions will include interactive hands-on workshops, research panel presentations, small group discussions and networking opportunities. Proposals to present community-based research are due by 5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 5. Cost to attend is $25 for CSU faculty and staff and $5 for students and community members. More information can be found at
On Thursday, April 15, Sacramento State’s Community Engagement Center is hosting a conference called, "Sacramento State Community-Based Research Conference: Coming Together to Inform and Advance Change."

Proposals to present community-based research at the conference are due Friday, March 5. Space is limited for this free event. Conference and proposal information will be available soon at
Submitted by the Community Engagement Center


Faculty brown bag

Faculty are invited to participate in a brown bag reading group called, “Teaching Diverse Student Writers,” focused on how instructors in any discipline can most effectively and efficiently respond to the writing of multilingual students.

The group, sponsored by the Center for Teaching and Learning, the TESOL Program and Writing Across the Curriculum, will meet from noon-1:15 p.m. the second Friday of each month, in the University Writing Center, Calaveras Hall 128. The first meeting is Feb. 12.

Participants will receive a complimentary copy of Dana Ferris’s book, Teaching College Writing to Diverse Student Populations.

To confirm attendance, e-mail or call 278-5945
Submitted by the English Department

Human Resources

Catastrophic leave donation program
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, or visit the Human Resources Disability Leaves office in Sacramento Hall 162 or call 278-3522.

The following employees have been approved for the Catastrophic Leave Donation Program:

Ruth Schroeder, Human Resources



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