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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information, visit www.csus.edu/research/workshops/webcast.htm.
Submitted by Research Administration and Graduate Studies
technology workshops offered
Academic Technology and Creative Services, and Computing, Communications and
Media Services will offer the following workshops this spring:
– 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
For questions, e-mail email@example.com,
visit the Academic Technology and Creative Services office located in ARC 3005,
or call 278-3370. Submitted by Academic Technology and Creative Services
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Carl Kimble, Facilities Services
California State University, Sacramento Public
6000 J Street Sacramento, CA 95819-6026 (916) 278-6156