Campus Announcements

CARMA Consortium Webcast Program
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. This series has been established to provide University faculty and graduate students with advanced training in research methods and data analysis. The next session, “Measurement Invariance and Applied Research,” will be held Friday, Feb. 29 from 9–10:30 a.m., in Modoc Hall Room 2008. To RSVP, e-mail Sonya Lovine at lovinesd@csus.edu.
Submitted by Research Administration and Contract Administration

McNair Scholars recruiting
The McNair Scholars program is actively recruiting new scholars. The McNair Scholars Program is a two-year, federally funded program designed to prepare selected (low-income and first to attend college, or underrepresented in major area of study) Sacramento State students in junior and senior standing for admission and study at the doctoral level.

For more information, including selection criteria and benefits of program participation, visit www.csus.edu/mcnair/ or call 278-5118.
Submitted by the McNair Scholars Program

Tea ceremonies
Sacramento State’s University Library invites students, faculty and the community to attend tea ceremonies in the Sokiku Nakatani Tea Room and Garden on the lower level of the Library at 10 a.m., 1 p.m. or 2:30 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 26. A tea ceremony will also be held at 1 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 27. The tea ceremonies are 45 minutes each and are free.

For reservations or questions, contact Sally Hitchcock at 278-5954.
Submitted by University Library

Study abroad series
A series of informational meetings will be held with alumni, faculty and international students to discuss the experiences of studying abroad as follows:

South Africa - Monday, Feb. 25, 12 – 1 p.m., University Union’s Oak Room
Sweden - Wednesday, Feb. 27, 11 a.m. to 12 p.m., University Union’s Lobby Suite
Hungary - Tuesday, March 4, 12:30 - 1:30 p.m., University Union’s Oak Room
Canada - Thursday, March 16, 12:30 - 1:30 p.m., University Union’s Oak Room
France - Monday, March 17, 12 - 1 p.m., University Union’s Oak Room
Japan - Thursday, March 20, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., University Union’s Oak Room
Mexico - Wednesday, March 26, 12 – 1 p.m., University Union’s Oak Room
Germany - Thursday, March 27, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., University Union’s Oak Room
Spain - Monday, April 7, 12 – 1 p.m., University Union’s Oak Room
Taiwan - Wednesday, April 9, 12 - 1 p.m., University Union’s Oak Room
China - Tuesday, April 15, 12:30 - 1:30 p.m., University Union’s Oak Room
Denmark – Monday, April 21, 12 – 1 p.m., University Union’s Oak Room
Korea – Wednesday, April 23, 12 – 1 p.m., University Union’s Oak Room
Italy - Tuesday, April 29, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., University Union’s Oak Room
Chile - Wednesday, April 30, 12 – 1 p.m., University Union’s Oak Room
Argentina - Monday, May 5, 12 – 1 p.m., University Union’s Oak Room
United Kingdom - Wednesday, May 7, 12 – 1 p.m., Uinversity Union’s Summit Room

For more information, contact Janis Silvers at 278-6686, or silversjj@csus.edu.
Submitted by Global Education

Additional Serna Center speaker
Assembly member Anna Caballero will be speaking in the University Union’s Forest Suite from 1 -1:45 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 28, at a presentation of the Serna Center. She is expected to focus on the current California housing crisis—an issue on which she has been very active in the State Legislature—and the importance of public service for California young people. 

Caballero has a long history of activism, including many years as an attorney for California Rural Legal Assistance.  Last year she was named "Legislator of the Year" by the League of California Cities.

Students are encouraged to attend, as well as faculty members and their classes.

For more information, contact Ted Lascher at 278-4864.
Submitted by Department of Public Policy and Administration

Art Exhibit
Professor Scott Parady is involved in three different ceramic art shows, one at Berkeley’s Trax Ceramics Gallery, one at La Mesa in Pittsburgh, Pa. and one at Sacramento’s b. sakata garo gallery. An opening reception for the Sacramento show, “Parady Vessels: Reflections on Process,” will be held from 6 – 9 p.m., Saturday, March 8.

For information on gallery hours, visit www.bsakatagaro.com.
Submitted by the Art Department

Human Resources

New Absence Tracking system
Effective with the February 2008 pay period, Sacramento State will begin tracking employee leave accruals and usage through a new leave accounting module in CMS which is called Absence Management. Employees will access their leave information via their SacLink account. The link to view leave balances in Absence Management is being developed, and instructions on accessing and viewing leave information will be provided as soon as the link is completed. When the link becomes available, employees who are eligible for leave accruals can log on and verify their leave balances. This information will no longer be displayed on pay warrants. Employees who do not have access to a personal computer to view their leave balances may request the information from their department.
Submitted by Human Resources

Recruiting Solutions—Search Committee Training
Recruiting Solutions, Human Resource's new CMS on-line application system for staff and MPP positions going live on March 3, will require search committee members to be trained on how to view applications in the on-line environment. Search Committee Training dates have been set up on the following days: March 7, 14, 21, 27, and April 4 from 10:30 -11:30 a.m., in ARC 3008. Each session can accommodate 20 registrants. To register, go to cms@csus.edu. An on-line tutorial will also be available in March. For questions, contact Liz Redmond at lredmond@csus.edu.
Submitted by Human Resources

Staff awards luncheon
The Staff Awards Luncheon will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Friday, April 18, in the University Union’s Ballroom. The event will honor University staff and administrators, as well as employees of University Enterprises and Associated Students for 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, and 40 years of service.

Tickets are $12 per person and must be purchased by April 8. Tickets will not be available for purchase at the door. To purchase tickets, contact Denise Anderson at 278-6127, Madonna Barlow at 278-3998, Thamsyne Brown at 278-4339, Lillie Jones at 278-3635, Cossette Leos at 278-7001, Barbara Oseto at 278-5694, Rolly Robinson at 278-6607, Arianne Pancallo at 278-4072, or Leah Spratt at 278-5484.

Group tables are available, but tickets must be purchased in groups of 10 from any of the above ticket sellers. To select a group table, bring all 10 tickets to Linda Robles in the Office of Human Resources.

For additional luncheon information, visit the USA website at http://www.csus.edu/usa/lunch.htm. For questions or concerns, contact Linda Robles at 278-6967 or roblesl@csus.edu.
Submitted by Human Resources