February 5, 2006
Sacramento State Bulletin

Campus Announcements

Campus conversation on SPC "Campus Core Values" draft
The Strategic Planning Council (SPC) invites the campus community to participate in conversations about the University's core values. The SPC has worked for the past two semesters on a draft "campus core values" statement to inform later discussions of campus goals by the SPC and others. The month of February is being devoted to discussions throughout various units of the University as the SPC receives feedback on its draft. In addition, the SPC is scheduling two general campus conversations for those who cannot attend any of the smaller, unit-based discussions. Please save these dates for the general conversation meetings:

• Wednesday, Feb. 14, California Suite, third floor University Union, 2 to 3 p.m.

• Tuesday, Feb. 20, California Suite, third floor University Union, 1 to 2 p.m.

For more information and a copy of the draft report visit
Submitted by Academic Affairs

Student Research Competition
Sacramento State’s 21st annual Graduate and Undergraduate Student Research Competition will be held on Saturday, March 3, 8 a.m. in Mariposa Hall 1001. Up to 10 Sacramento State students will be selected to participate in the Statewide Student Research Competition on May 4 and 5 at California State University, Dominguez Hills.

For competition guidelines & entry forms go to:

For more information contact Adrienne Thompson at 278-3667.
Submitted by Research Administration

University Library guided tours
Students can learn about the Library and get a head start on researching and writing papers by taking a Library tour. Faculty can encourage them to do so by requiring it for class or offering extra credit when they present a blue tour verification card.

Guided Tours will be offered from Monday, Feb. 5 to Friday, Feb. 16. The tour schedule is posted at Tours start in the Library lobby and cover 5 floors.

Students, faculty and staff can also stop by the Circulation Desk in the lobby at their convenience and take a self-guided Checkpoint Tour. The Checkpoint Tour takes 35-45 minutes to follow the yellow Checkpoint numbers from floor to floor. Upon completion, students who wish to receive credit for the tour can return the tour booklet to the Circulation Desk, where they will receive a blue tour verification card.

Faculty who wish to bring their class to the Library for an instruction session may obtain the Instruction Request Form at
Submitted by the University Library

Construction Update
The infrastructure utilities upgrade project continues in various locations. Construction will occur in front of Riverside Building for sewer pipe installation. Periodic closing may occur along the service road.

Restoration work may at times disrupt pedestrian traffic on walkways between Tahoe Hall and the AIRC building. Detours will be available.

Bike pathway construction may at times disrupt vehicular traffic along State University Drive West near Parking Structure I.

Fire alarm system installation will occur in Lassen, Shasta, and Tahoe Halls. Work will mainly be conducted after hours. Work notices will be posted in the building.
Submitted by Facilities Services


Vagina Monologues returns to campus
Sacramento State presents the fifth annual performance of “The Vagina Monologues” on Feb. 8 – 10, at 8 p.m. at the University Theatre, Shasta Hall. Tickets are $15 general, $10 students. Group ticket prices are available for 10 or more people at $10 each. Call 278-4323 or visit ASL interpretation is available for the Feb. 10 performance.

For more information, contact the Women’s Resource Center at 278-7388.
Submitted by the Women’s Resource Center

Stingers organize Crab Feed
The Stinger Athletic Association is holding its annual crab feed on Friday, Feb. 9 at 6 p.m. at St. John Vianney Church, 10499 Coloma Road, Rancho Cordova. The event will feature live music and dancing, as well as raffle items. Tickets are $35 each, or a table of eight for $280, from Toni Brown, Intercollegiate Athletics, at 278-4263 or
Submitted by the Stinger Athletic Association


Staff Employee Recognition Award nominations
The deadline for submission of a nomination for the Staff Employee Recognition Award is Thursday, Feb. 15. If you have been considering submitting a nomination for a fellow employee, please take the opportunity to do so. Now is the chance for you to help a worthy employee get the extra credit they deserve.

Complete details regarding eligibility, criteria, and nomination procedures are available on the website link:
Submitted by the President’s Office

Project activity grants available
The University Enterprises, Inc. board of directors allocates funds for campus projects that benefit students, faculty and staff. If you are a member of a recognized student organization, faculty, or staff and have a project that is innovative, shows demonstrable need and benefits the Sac State community, apply now for a Project Activity Grant. Funding guidelines and submittal forms are available at or at the Research Administration and Contract Administration office in Modoc Hall, room 2009. For more information, call 278-7565. Application due date is Monday, Feb. 26.
Submitted by University Enterprises, Inc.


Sweetheart Buffet at the University Center Restaurant
The University Center Restaurant’s Sweetheart Buffet features chicken parmesan, braised beef tips, seafood pasta, eggplant parmesan, sautéed vegetables, assorted gourmet salads and a dessert bar. The buffet is available Tuesday and Wednesday, Feb. 13 and 14, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The University Center Restaurant is located at the west entrance to the University Union across from Round Table Pizza. More information online at Reservations suggested for groups of 5 or more at 916-278-6100.

Leatherby’s for Breakfast
Hot breakfasts are available at Leatherby’s. Specialties include the Denver crepe, the croissant sandwich, pancakes, French toast and waffles. Breakfast items are available all day. The campus community is invited to download a coupon for $1.00 off any Leatherby’s food item with a value of $4.99 or more. Visit to take advantage of the special offer. Leatherby’s Ice Cream and Crepes is located in the Patio Cafe in the River Front Center. Hours are 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Fridays. Call 278-8695 to place an order for pick up.
Submitted by University Enterprises, Inc.

Human Resources

Benefit Orientations
The Benefits office will be conducting benefits orientations specifically for part-time faculty on Feb. 7, 9 - 11:30 a.m., in the University Union, Folsom Room, and Feb. 15 and 20, 2 - 4 p.m. in the University Union, Folsom Room. Call 278-6213 to RSVP for these orientations.

The Benefits Office conducts staff orientations every Monday at 9 a.m. for new employees. Current employees who would like a benefits refresher are welcome to attend these sessions. Call 278-6213 to reserve a space.
Submitted by Human Resources

Catastrophic Leave Donation Program
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 by going to, or by visiting the Human Resources, Disability Leaves Office in Sacramento Hall 162, or by calling extension 278-3522.

The following employee has been approved for the Catastrophic Leave Donation Program:

Dan Kern, Facilities Services

Submitted by Human Resources



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