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February 19, 2007
Sacramento State Bulletin

Campus Announcements

Newsletter highlights grant programs, faculty projects
The February issue of the Research Administration and Contract Administration News is now available and can be viewed and downloaded from the web at www.csus.edu/research/news/newsletter.htm. Highlights of the issue include details on the upcoming STEM Scholars lecture; an announcement for the Student Research Competition; updates from the U.S. Department of Education and the National Institutes of Health and recent changes to the University Enterprises purchasing policy.
Submitted by Research Administration and Contract Administration

Webcast series begins
The Office of Research Administration and the Office of Graduate Studies, in conjunction with The Center for the Advancement of Research Methods and Analysis (CARMA), are pleased to present the CARMA Consortium Webcast Program. The series has been established to provide university faculty and graduate students with advanced training in research methods and data analysis.

The first webcast, titled “Issues with Group Measurement,” will be held from 9 – 10:30 a.m., Friday, Feb. 23 in the University Union Mountain Room. Professor Katherine Kline from the University of Pennsylvania will present at the session. The series is free and open to all faculty, staff and students. RSVP to Sonia Lovine by phone at 278-3668 or e-mail lovinesd@csus.edu. For more information, visit www.csus.edu/research/workshops/webcast.htm.
Submitted by Research Administration and Graduate Studies

Spring technology workshops offered
Academic Technology and Creative Services, and Computing, Communications and Media Services will offer the following workshops this spring:

Office Productivity – manage your data with Excel, organize your calendar, e-mail, and contacts with Outlook, build forms, make queries and reports with Access, go beyond bullet points with the new PowerPoint series
WebCT - learn how to create online courses using WebCT 6, create blogs & journals in your course, create an online gradebook
Web Design & Editing- edit web pages with Dreamweaver, get an introduction to Web Accessibility, and create a faculty Web site
Faculty Tools - create quizzes for WebCT or print with the easy-to-use Respondus, create Flashcards with StudyMate, learn how to supervise student workstations in the computer labs with Altiris Vision, create PDF documents with Acrobat
Images - digital design essentials with Photoshop Elements, image acquisition, image scanning, printing, web publishing, and archiving and managing digital images

To register or see the complete workshop list, visit itweb.csus.edu/traindb.

For questions, e-mail training@csus.edu, visit the Academic Technology and Creative Services office located in ARC 3005, or call 278-3370.
Submitted by Academic Technology and Creative Services

Construction update
The infrastructure utilities upgrade project continues in various locations. Electrical conduit work will occur in front of Riverside Building starting Wednesday, Feb. 21 and continuing for one week. The service road will be closed to vehicles. Pedestrian and bicycle detours will be available.

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

Deadlines

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 www.enterprises.csus.edu/projectactivitygrants/ 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.

Staff Employee Recognition Award nominations
The deadline for submission of a nomination for the Staff Employee Recognition Award is Friday, May 25. 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 he or she deserves.

Complete details regarding eligibility, criteria, and nomination procedures are available on the website link: www.csus.edu/president/staffrec/index.stm
Submitted by the President’s Office

Food/Merchandise

Crêpes at Leatherby's
Café style crêpes from Leatherby’s are available for breakfast, lunch or a special dessert. View the menu at www.dining.csus.edu/area/leatherbys.html. Leatherby's Ice Cream and Crêpes is located in the Patio Café in the River Front Center. Hours are 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 7:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. Fridays. Call 278-8695 to place your order for pickup.
Submitted by University Enterprises, Inc.

Breakfast at the University Center Restaurant
The University Center Restaurant is now offering hearty omelets like veggie cheese, ham and cheddar, and the Supreme with sausage, bacon, peppers, mushrooms, tomatoes and cheddar cheese in addition to the traditional breakfast fare. The restaurant is located at the east entrance of the University Union and all students, faculty, staff and visitors are welcome. Hours for breakfast are 7:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.; for lunch: 11a.m. - 2 p.m., Monday through Friday. For more information visit www.dining.csus.edu/area/ucr.html
Submitted by University Enterprises, Inc.

Copy Graphics Center
Located near the Patio Cafe between the Bookstore and River Front Center, the Copy Graphics Center is a convenient, on-campus retail shop for color and black-and-white photocopying, binding, laminating and large-format color inkjet output. Spring special include color copies at $.75 each through Feb. 28. The Copy Graphics Center accepts cash, VISA, MasterCard, American Express and Sacramento State’s OneCard. The Center is open from 7:45 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 7:45 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Fridays. The Copy Graphics Center is a service of University Enterprises, Inc. For more information, call 278-6960.
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 www.csus.edu/hr/forms.stm#Disability, 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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