January 28, 2008
Sacramento State Bulletin

Campus Announcements

Exhibit Extended
The exhibit, "The Americana Indian: The American Indian in the American Imagination," will continue to show Feb. 5–29. Show times are noon to 3 p.m., Tuesday through Friday in the Anthropology Museum, Mendocino Hall. A closing reception will be held 1 to 3 p.m., Friday, Feb. 29. For more information, call Terri Castaneda at (916) 278-6067 or e-mail at
Submitted by Anthropology Department and Museum

Student Research Competition
The 22nd annual California State University, Sacramento Student Research Competition will be held Saturday, March 15 at Sacramento State. This local competition will showcase research conducted by undergraduate and graduate students in the full range of academic programs offered by the University. A select number of outstanding student presentations will be chosen from the local competition to represent Sacramento State at the CSU system-wide competition May 2 - 3 at CSU East Bay.

The 2008 Research Competition guidelines are available online at

If you have questions regarding this competition, contact Adrienne Thompson in the Office of Research Administration at 278-3667.
Submitted by Office of Research Administration

Spring software training
This year’s faculty and staff spring software training will include three new MS Word 2007 workshops as well as new workshops on Access 2007, Excel 2007, PowerPoint 2007 and Outlook 2007.

For faculty who have been thinking about teaching online, or for those who have attended WebCT training in the past, the WebCT workshops have been updated to include best practices and pragmatic activities for online instruction with the perspective of both the instructor and learner. There will also be a WebCT workshop, “Adding Science Library Resources into Your Class,” to guide faculty through the process of creating stable URL links to Library resources to help improve student’s research capabilities. The focus will be on using science databases, but others may find the overview useful.

To learn more about the Accessible Technology Initiative and tips for creating accessible material, see For detailed instructions on creating accessible instructional material see If you have any comments, feedback or special requests, contact Raymond Pina, Software Training Coordinator, at or 278-6803. 
Submitted by Academic Technology and Creative Services

Human Resources

Catastrophic  Leave
Sacramento State employees may voluntarily donate to other employees up to a maximum of 16 hours of sick or vacation leave credits each fiscal year in one-hour increments. CSUEU, MPP, Unit 4, Unit 6 and confidential employees may donate up to a maximum of 40 hours per fiscal year.

If employees are interested in donating time, a donation form can be obtained at, or by visiting the Human Resources Disability Leaves Office in Sacramento Hall 162, or by calling 278-3522.

The following employees have been approved for the Catastrophic Leave Donation Program:
Toni Johnson, Financial Aid
Lisa Collins, Admissions and Records
Rose Marie Fisher, Office of Graduate Studies
Julie Villescas, Photocopy and Technical
James Hicks, Facilities Management
*Lien Nguyen, Admissions and Records
*Bonnie Jarvis, College of Continuing Education

*only vacation credits may be donated to these employees


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