The University’s spring commencement – which will be May 25 and
26 – will be held at Arco Arena this year rather than on campus. Holding
the ceremonies indoors at Arco will prevent issues related to very hot weather
at afternoon ceremonies or rain at any time. Two ceremonies last year experienced
rain, one very seriously. This year, we also face heavy construction at the
south end of the stadium. The move to Arco will also save money; the Arena provides
all services for a set fee that campus would otherwise have to cover from its
Academic Affairs and University Advancement
The Center for Teaching and Learning and Writing Across the Curriculum invite
all full and part-time faculty to attend a workshop on teaching in large classes.
The workshop will be held on Tuesday, March 20, 12 - 1:15 p.m. in the Walnut
Room of the Union. RSVP to Dan Melzer, University Reading and Writing Coordinator,
at email@example.com or 278-6925. Submitted by the English Department
The University is on its way to recording another strong year of private support.
According to a mid-year report from the Office of University Development, Sacramento
State has documented about $9.4 million in gift commitments as of January. More
than $1.5 million has been given in support of new and continuing student scholarship
funds. There are also more than $6 million in bequest intentions, which will
eventually fund scholarships, program support and endowed faculty positions.
Highlights so far
• More than $1 million from the Osher Foundation to endow the Osher Reentry
• Endowment gifts of $50,000 from Max and Maurine Smart for the Robert
Smart Memorial Lenaea Scholarship in Theatre, and $50,000 from William S. “Bill”
Faught for the Barbara R. Faught Memorial Scholarship for Elementary Teachers.
• Support for the Guardian Scholars Program, which is for students who
were previously in foster care. This includes $20,000 from the Foster Youth
Education Fund and $12,500 from the Walter S. Johnson Foundation.
• $40,000 from GenCorp Foundation for the Roberts Family Development Center
Tutoring Program in Mathematics, plus additional support of $25,000 for programs
in Engineering and MESA Engineering Program (MEP). MEP also received more than
$47,000 in support from Intel Corporation.
My Sac State – Change is Coming!
Sacramento State is introducing "My Sac State" (a replacement for
CasperWeb). Beginning March 19, all Sacramento State students will be using
My Sac State to view their Financial Aid information for fall 2007 and update
their personal information. The self-service Faculty Center is scheduled for
availability on April 2. Subsequently, continuing students will begin fall 2007
registration on April 23 through My Sac State.
Faculty will use
CasperWeb to post spring and summer 07 grades. Student registration for summer
07 will also occur in CasperWeb. Additionally, CasperWeb will be used to advise
continuing students for summer and fall 07 registrations.
CMS training will
begin in March and April. For session details, visit the Training Calendar at
Additional communications will be sent prior to specific training sessions.
All Faculty and
Staff are encouraged to get a jump-start by taking the Information Security
Program Training located in LearnerWeb at webauth.csus.edu/webauth.aspx?AuthAction=LearnerWeb.
After completion of this 15 minute training, print and sign the certificate
provided and forward it to the Office of Human Resources. This process will
help avoid any delays in granting you access to the system.
Other key changes
• Fall 2007 registration for continuing students begins April 23.
• New students, freshmen and transfers will register at orientation in
• Fee collection will occur after registration, post-pay as compared to
• Enrollment cancellation for non-payment of fees will begin July 5.
• Auto-enrollment from the wait list will be run nightly and seats will
be filled as they open up.
• Registration unit cap has been raised from 17 to 21 units for graduating
• Sac State Messaging, a new one-way communication channel with students,
will be made available to all faculty.
The CMS Project Office will be hosting Campus Forums on the dates listed below:
20, 10:30-11:30am, University Union (3rd floor) Summit Room
Wednesday, March 21, 8:30-9:30am, University Union (2nd floor) Forest Suite
Please plan to
join the team on either March 20 or March 21 to obtain the latest information
about the Student Administration implementation. No RSVP. Submitted by CMS Office
author to speak
Hornet Bookstore visiting author Skip Yowell, co-founder of JanSport, will be
speaking and signing his book, The Hippie Guide to Climbing the Corporate
Ladder & Other Mountains on Wednesday, March 7, 2007, from noon to
1:30 p.m. at the University Union in Ballroom 3. Yowell co-founded JanSport
in 1967 while in search of the perfect hiking pack. He is also credited with
creating the first dome tent, waist suspension flexible frame pack, travel pack,
and the panel-load daypack. Today Skip Yowell holds the title Vice President
of Global Pacific Relations at JanSport and consults with JanSport International
businesses in Europe, Asia, and South America. For more information, visit www.sacstate.bkstr.com. Submitted by University Enterprises, Inc.
Dining Services Welcomes MEGO
Mediterranean To Go 'MEGO' officially opens on the Sacramento State campus on
Monday, March 5, 2007. Located in the Riverfront Center, MEGO will be open Mon.
- Thurs. 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. and Friday 7:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Selis Koker
is the owner/operator of MEGO, and she writes:
"Our menu is a true blend of the cuisines of the countries surrounding
the Mediterranean Sea. Our goal is to provide Sac State students and staff with
fresh, healthy choices. Mediterranean cuisine commonly features ingredients
already familiar to the United States palate. For example one popular lunch
item is pauté, a giant stuffed baked potato loaded with mozzarella cheese
and choice of meats and vegetables, topped with delicious dressings. Other lunch
items include gyro sandwiches and pitas. They come in two choices freshly carved
from the cone in the vertical broiler in front of your eyes. Unique panini sandwiches
are another option on our menu. Whichever your choice is, we guarantee that
it will be a delight for your taste buds and a good choice for your health!"
Submitted by University Enterprises, Inc.
Sac States Togos honored
At a recent Togos corporate meeting the management and staff of our Sacramento
State Togos unit garnered a prestigious Rising Star award as the franchise with
the largest growth in sales for the September through December earnings period.
Enthusiastic Togos team members are very proud and want to thank their Sacramento
State customers for their support and patronage. Submitted by University Enterprises, Inc.
at the University Center Restaurant
St. Patrick's Day at the University Center Restaurant features Corned Beef and
Cabbage, Baileys Irish Chicken, Fish and Chips, fresh vegetables and assorted
gourmet salads. Top all of this with a sweet from the dessert bar. Available
Wednesday and Thursday, March 14 and 15 from 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. The
University Center Restaurant is located at the west entrance to the University
Union across from Round Table Pizza and all students, faculty, staff, and visitors
are welcome. More information online at www.enterprises.csus.edu/dining/area/ucr.html
Reservations suggested for groups of 5 or more at 916-278-6100. Submitted by University Enterprises, Inc.
Warm up chilly mornings on the north side of campus with hot breakfast at Leatherby's.
Specialties like the Denver Crêpe, the croissantwich, pancakes, french
toast and waffles are all featured-and the best part is that breakfast is available
all day long. 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: 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday
and 7:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Fridays. Call 916-278-8695 to place your order for
pickup. 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:
Gary Davis, Facilities
Kaylene Ekeh, Criminal Justice
Rose Marie Fisher, Graduate Studies
Jenny Yang, Financial Aid
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