Campus Announcements

Student Academic Development Program funding available
Student Academic Development Program funding is still available.  The purpose of these funds is to support activities that extend students' educational experiences beyond the normal instructional environment.

For information on guidelines and applications, visit www.csus.edu/acaf/forms/sadp_app.stm. Submit completed applications to Sacramento Hall 230. The deadline for applying is 5 p.m., Friday, March 7.
Submitted by Academic Affairs

Bank Accounts
This is a reminder that any group that uses the University’s name or other identifying marks, or that purports to represent the University in any manner (friend-raising, fund-raising, group events, program support activities and the like) must house its funds with the University or gain written permission to maintain a bank account off campus. If you know of any such off-campus bank accounts, please contact Suzanne Green, associate vice president for Financial Services at 278-5992. The campus policy is located on the University Manual at http://www.csus.edu/umanual/admin/UMB01550.htm.
Submitted by Administration and Business Affairs


Governor’s Employee Safety Awards
The state of California is accepting nominations for the 25th annual Governor’s Employee Safety Awards. The award program recognizes outstanding performances of individual state employees and groups for improving job health and safety, or responding to life-threatening situations when those tasks are accomplished outside of their normal scope of work. The governor is committed to the program and will sign the award certificates, which will be presented to selected employees and groups during the August awards ceremony at the Sacramento Convention Center. For forms and complete information regarding nomination and eligibility, visit www.orim.dgs.ca.gov/Awards/default.htm.
Submitted by Risk Management Services

New Assessment Office
The office of Academic Affairs has opened a new office dedicated to strengthening and enhancing the assessment of student learning outcomes. The new Office of Academic Program Assessment (OAPA) is located in Library 67. The location provides dedicated office space for new faculty assessment coordinator Terry Underwood to offer guided assistance and support to departments and programs advancing their assessment work.

The Office of Academic Program Assessment is open during the following hours:
Monday: 9 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Tuesday: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Wednesday: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Thursday: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Friday: by appointment

Faculty members and program assessment coordinators are encouraged to utilize the services the new office has to offer. 

Contact OAPA at 278-2498 to schedule a consultation appointment or drop by during office hours.
Submitted by Academic Affairs

Water Ski Team members invited to compete in World Team Trials
Senior Ryan Selsor and sophomore Anna Neely of the Sacramento State Water Ski Team have been invited to compete in the 2008 FISU University World Team Trials Friday, May 16.  If selected to the six-member team, they will compete at the 2008 University World Championships in Beijing, China in September 2008.

Selsor and Neely anchored the Sacramento State Water Ski Team to a second place finish at the 2007 Western Conference Championships and to a combined fifth place overall finish at the 2007 National Collegiate Water Skiing Association National Championships held in Zachary, Louisiana, Oct. 25-27, 2007.

Selsor is the current Western Conference Slalom champion.
Submitted by the Aquatic Center 

"Two Chicks Doing Art"
Recent work of undergraduate students Renee DeGarmo and recent BA alumni, Tekla Waterfield will be showcased in the R.W. Witt Gallery in Kadema Hall. Their work explores concerns with body image, gender roles, relationship and institutional standards. The exhibit runs March 3-7. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, noon to 4:30 p.m. An opening reception will be held from 6-8 p.m., Monday, March 3. Refreshments will be served.
Submitted by the Art Department

Campus climate survey available
The Institutional Research Department has completed a Campus Climate Survey for the University. Campus Climate Survey summaries and tables reflect the campus climate at Sacramento State, particularly with respect to intergroup dialogue regarding issues of diversity on campus.

The summary of results and related tables of data have been posted for review by the campus community at: www.oir.csus.edu/Reports/Campus_Climate/Campus_Climate_Sum1.pdf.
Submitted by the Institutional Research Department

Postage rate increase
Effective Monday, May 12, postage rates will increase. Mail Services has the information posted to their website at www.csus.edu/mail/.  At the bottom of the site is a brief overview under the heading of Quick Rates. In the left-hand column under the heading of News is a link titled “New Rates Eff. May12, 08’.”  This will link to a complete listing of all rates.

For questions about new rates or any other mail questions, contact Mail Services at 278-6783 or e-mail Mail_Services@csus.edu.
Submitted by Reprographics and Mail Services

Unsold textbooks returning to publishers
The Hornet Bookstore will begin returning unsold textbooks to publishers beginning Monday, March 3. Students who still need to purchase a textbook should do so immediately. Faculty members who will be using textbooks for their class later in the semester should contact the Textbook Department so the books may be retained until assigned. For textbooks that will be reused for summer session or fall 2008, submit requisitions at this time. Include in the requisition the course number, section number, and approximate enrollment for the class and whether the book is required or recommended.

For questions or concerns, e-mail textbooks@fndmail.csus.edu or call the Textbook Department at 278-6448.
Submitted by the Hornet Bookstore

Human Resources

Catastrophic Leave
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 40 hours per fiscal year.

If employees are interested in donating time, a donation form can be obtained at www.csus.edu/hr/forms.stm#Disability, or by visiting the Human Resources Disability Leaves Office in Sacramento Hall 162, or by calling 278-3522.

The following employees have been approved for the Catastrophic Leave Donation Program:
Linda Brufladt, Academic Information Resources & Technology
Mark Perry, Facilities Services
Lisa Collins, Admissions and Records
Julie Villescas, Photocopy and Technical Support
Carlyn Pollock, College of Natural Science and Mathematics
Sharon Kelley, Information & Resources Technology
Lisa Roberts, Library
Sumbmitted by Human Resources