February 12, 2007
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

Budget Task Force Meeting
The next meeting of the Budget Task Force will be held at 3:30 p.m., Friday, Feb. 16 in Sacramento Hall 275. Meetings are open to the public. For more information, contact Business Affairs at 278-6312 or visit
Submitted by the University Budget Task Force

Open house event
The division of Academic Technology and Creative Services (ATCS) is having its open house from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 15. The campus community is invited to drop by AIRC 3005 during that time to meet the ATCS staff, see current and upcoming technologies and visit the new AIRC facilities. For more information, contact ATCS at 278-3370.
Submitted by Academic Technology and Creative Services

Speech and language services available; free services for students
The Maryjane Rees Language, Speech and Hearing Center is offering speech and language services for stuttering and voice concerns. Semester fees for the services are $200 for Sacramento State faculty, staff and their children and/or spouses. The services are free to Sacramento State students. Please visit the Maryjane Rees Language, Speech and Hearing Center in Shasta Hall 172 or call 278-6601 to schedule an appointment.

Additional language, speech and hearing services are available. Visit or stop by the center for more information.
Submitted by the Maryjane Rees Language, Speech and Hearing Center

Hearing aid dispensing available on campus
Hearing Aid Dispensing is available in the University’s Maryjane Rees Language, Speech and Hearing Center. The Center offers 60-day trial periods, access to all manufacturers and fitting verification with state of the art equipment.

Contact Betty McNamara for a hearing evaluation and consultation at 278-6601 or 278-7729. Hearing evaluations are free to Sacramento State students, faculty and staff.

Additional language, speech and hearing services are available. Visit or call 278-6601for more information.
Submitted by the Maryjane Rees Language, Speech and Hearing Center


Picasso and American art tour
The Friends of the Library invite the campus community to participate in a Picasso and American art tour. The bus tour on Saturday, Feb. 24, will depart from the University Alumni Center at 9 a.m. to an exhibition of the works of Pablo Picasso at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Contemporary Art History professor Elaine O'Brien will accompany tour attendees. After the day-long event, the bus will return to the Alumni Center at 7 p.m.

Tickets are $65; call Sally Hitchcock in the University Library at 278-5954 to reserve a seat.
Submitted by the Friends of the Library

University professor’s poetry to be read by Garrison Keillor
English professor Mary Mackey’s poetry will be read on Garrison Keillor’s “Writer’s Almanac” show, where he will read Mackey's poem "Chicken Killing" Feb. 15 and "My Methodist Grandmother Said" Feb. 16. Both poems are from her new collection, "Breaking the Fever." They will also be available online and as podcasts at
Submitted by the Department of English


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.


Thesis/project binding available on campus
Due to many requests for a convenient way to purchase hard bound extra copies of theses, the Copy Graphics Center is offering hardback binding services. While this service does not replace original thesis materials submitted through the Office of Graduate Studies, it does offer students a way to get extra copies of their theses for personal use. The Copy Graphics Center is located near the Patio Cafe between the Bookstore and River Front Center and is open from 7:45 a.m. - 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 7:45 a.m. - 4 p.m. on Friday. The Copy Graphics Center is a service of University Enterprises, Inc. For more information call 278-6960.
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.
Submitted by University Enterprises, Inc.

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 employees have been approved for the Catastrophic Leave Donation Program:

Dan Kern, Facilities Services
Carl Kimble, Facilities Services

Submitted by Human Resources




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