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March 14, 2011


Educator Expo
The Career Center is holding its annual spring Educator Expo in the University Union Ballroom on Wednesday, March 16, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.. This expo will be an opportunity for students to meet employers who are looking to hire full-time, part-time and volunteer positions in the field of education. School districts, education services, and agencies in need of qualified credentialed and non-credentialed educators will be participating. If you have contact with students who are pursuing careers in the field of education, please announce this opportunity to them. 

Students should bring their resume and dress in business or business casual attire. Questions or comments can be directed to the Career Center at 278-6231 or
Submitted by the Career Center

Inspired by Earth Day
The Environmental Studies Department, along with the Recycling Committee and local vendors, will be educating campus constituents and promoting sustainability and "green" practices by having on-site collection services from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 19, in the Library Quad. Items to be collected include electronic waste (LCD monitors, laptops, TVs, radios, mice, keyboards, printers, small kitchen appliances, etc.), ink toner cartridges, clothing and batteries. Printed educational information will be distributed, visual information will be exhibited and free items will be given away. For more information contact Kevin Brisco in Facilities Services at 278-7600.
Submitted by Facilities Services

CAPS offers group counseling for students
Counseling and Psychological Services is providing group counseling this spring on five issues its clinicians have identified as pertinent to Sacramento State students.

  • “Men’s Group: Family Pressures, Relationships and Balance,” led by social worker Mick Rogers, meets 6 to 7:30 p.m. Mondays from March 28 through May 9.
  • “Nurturing Yourself: Self Care and Coping Strategies,” led by Laili McGrew, a licensed clinical social worker, meets 4 to 5 p.m. Tuesdays from March 29 through May 10.
  • “Healthy Relationships Group: For Women Who are Tired of Settling,” co-led by graduate student Dena Sehr and Rogers, meets 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays from March 29 through May 10.
  • “Making Smooth Transitions: For Students Adjusting to Changes in Their Lives,” led by psychologist Mei-Fang Lan, meets 4 to 5:30 p.m. Wednesdays from March 30 through May 11.
  • “Lifting Your Mood and Changing Your Thoughts,” led by marriage and family therapist Rene’ Reis, will convene 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays from March 30 through May 4.

To enroll in any group, call Counseling and Psychological Services at 278-6416 by Friday, March 18.
Submitted by Counseling and Psychological Services

31st Annual Governor’s Employee Safety Awards
The state of California is accepting nominations for the 31st annual Governor's Employee Safety Awards (GESA).  Environmental Health and Occupational Safety (EHS) Department requests assistance in identifying individual employees and groups for this award. The nomination guidelines and forms (one form for the individual or group award, and a separate form for the Excellence in Occupational Safety award) are available for download on ORIM’s website:

In order to be reviewed and considered by the GESA Nominations Committee, nominations must be submitted by Friday, May 6Please coordinate nominations with Bernie Tano via email at or 278-5447.
Submitted by Environmental Health and Safety

Women of Influence
The office of Housing and Residential Life, the Women’s Resource Center and the Women’s Herstory Month 2011 Committee hosted the second annual Women of Influence program March 3, 2011. 

During the program, four campus members were recognized for their efforts in advancing the issues of women as well as working to enhance the quality of life and educational opportunities of students, faculty and staff.  Student recipients were Shakshi Sharma and Macellina Amonoo.  The campus staff recipient was Esther Hattingh and the faculty recipient was Professor Sherrie Carinci. 
Submitted by Student Affairs

Breakfast with Congressman Dan Lungren
The Alumni Center is presenting a breakfast with Congressman Dan Lungren from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. Thursday, March 24 in the Alumni Center. The congressman will address issues relevant to the Sac State community. Spaces fill up quickly and registration is required. Ticket prices are $5 for students, $10 for Alumni Association members, and $15 for non-members. The deadline to RSVP is March 18. Visit to register or call 278-6295 for more information.
Submitted by Alumni Relations

Teaching Institute applications
The Center for Teaching and Learning is accepting applications for the 11th annual Teaching Institute, to be held May 23, 24, 26 and 27, 2011 with two additional meeting dates scheduled Jan. 18, 2012 and March 9, 2012. The theme is redesigning/designing courses. Participants will talk with colleagues and work with mentors regarding their teaching interests, and learn new approaches to designing or re-designing course units in ways that they and their students find engaging. Participants will also examine some technological tools that will assist them in implementing best teaching practices.
Completed applications must be submitted no later than 5 p.m., Wednesday, March 16. Applications are available online at: Participants choosing to submit a hard copy must deliver their application to the Center for Teaching and Learning, Library 4026.
Submitted by the Center for Teaching and Learning

Sacramento State One Book’s Latino Alumni Chapter Essay Contest

In honor of this year’s Sacramento State One Book, Luis Alberto Urrea’s The Devil’s Highway, the Latino Alumni Chapter is generously sponsoring a student Essay Contest.  First Prize: $500; Second Prize: $250.  Submissions are due no later than March 21 and can be turned in, with the contest form, to either the GE Office (Sacramento Hall 234) or the Community Engagement Center Office (Library 4028).  For criteria and the essay contest form, please see the Sacramento State One Book website:
Submitted by General Education

University Foundation training sessions in March

The University Foundation is offering four training/review sessions in March for faculty and staff.  The sessions will include the establishment and maintenance of accounts, purchasing policy and procedures and online financial reporting (Dashboard).  Both the training and review sessions are open to all; however, review sessions are designed for those who attended a training workshop in previous years and a certain amount of knowledge will be assumed. RSVP Ann Carlson (extension 278-6025,

Sessions are Tuesday, March 22, 10:30 a.m. - noon (introductory training session) and 1-2:30 p.m. (review session) and Wednesday, March 23, 10:30 a.m.-noon (review session) and 1-2:30 p.m. (introductory training session). Sessions will be held in the University Enterprises, Inc. Board Room in the Bookstore Building, third floor.
Submitted by University Enterprises, Inc.

Spring technology workshops

Faculty and staff may now register for the spring technology workshops Excel, Word, Securing Online Exams, Teaching in Smart Classrooms and more. Registration and workshop descriptions are available at For questions, contact the training coordinator at
Submitted by Academic, Creative and Technology Services

Free tax preparation assistance

A Volunteer Income Tax Assistance site by Beta Alpha Psi, Beta Phi Chapter Sacramento State. Every Tuesday, through March 15, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., Mendocino Hall, 2007.

-ID/Driver's License
-Social Security cards (you, spouse, dependents)
-Bank Statements
-W2(s) and Income Statements
-Green Card (if applicable)
For more information contact:
Submitted by Financial Aid

News and campus videos

Additional stories and videos of campus activities, events and news items are available on Sacramento State’s news page
Submitted by the Office of Public Affairs 

Digital messages

If you have an academic event or performance that you want to publicize, you are invited to submit your message to:
Submitted by the Office of Public Affairs

Human Resources

Part-time faculty vacancies
A listing of part-time faculty vacancies for the 2011-12 academic year is available at

Retirement and financial planning

The Office of Human Resources – Benefits is sponsoring the following retirement and financial planning workshops for the Spring Semester.  If you are interested in attending one of the workshops, please go to the Benefits Office Workshops website for specific registration information and a copy of the workshop flier —  Review the workshop flier before registering to ensure that the specific workshop fits your needs. 

Social Security/Medicare
March 17, 9 to 11 a.m., University Union Forest Suite

Catastrophic leave donation program  
Sacramento State employees may voluntarily donate to other employees up to a maximum of 40 hours of sick or vacation leave credits in one-hour increments each fiscal year. Bargaining Units 1, 10 and 11 may donate only up to 16 hours per fiscal year. If employees are interested in donating time, a form can be obtained at, or visit the Human Resources Disability Leaves office in Del Norte Hall, Suite 3001 or call 278-3522.

The following employees have been approved for the Catastrophic Leave Donation Program:
Marielle Brandt, Counselor Education Department
Kenya Capers, Student Financial Services
Donna Danzeris, College of Continuing Education
Deana Frandsen, Student Health Center
Monica Patterson, Mail Services



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