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March 22, 2010

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Essay contest
The Center for Practical and Professional Ethics, with support from the RCA Program in Ethics, is soliciting essays for its annual Student Ethics Essay contest. Submissions are due by 5 p.m. April 5. The theme is “Ethics in Everyday Life,” and the top three submissions will receive $500.

Essay details are available at

Submissions will be accepted from Sacramento State students and those from the Los Rios Community Colleges.

Faculty members are encouraged to share contest information with their students. For more information, contact Christina Bellon, director of the Center, at 278-5011.
Submitted by Center for Practical and Professional Ethics

Food drives
Two Sacramento State organizations recently participated in food drives that support the region’s communities.

Sacramento State donated the equivalent of 7,172 pounds of food to Foodlink during the 2009 State Employees Food Drive during the fall and winter. The drive was organized and managed by Nancy Fox and members of her staff at University Transportation and Parking Services. The 7,172 pounds included monetary donations totaling $2,210, as well as many canned and dry food items.

Members of the Kinesiology and Health Science Department donated 2,265 pounds of non-perishable food during a drive for the Sacramento Food Bank and Family Services. The Department won top honors for an organization with 50 or fewer members and will receive a certificate from the Sacramento Food Bank and Family Services.
Submitted by University Transportation and Parking Services and the Kinesiology and Health Science Department

Summer session 2010
The College of Continuing Education will administer Sacramento State’s 12-week summer session beginning June 1. Sacramento State and visiting students can take classes to complete graduation requirements, enroll in usually impacted classes and advance toward their degree goals.

Courses are offered during three sessions: June 1-July 11, July 12-Aug. 22 and June 1-Aug. 22. Registration begins April 5. For more information, and to view the summer session schedule, visit
Submitted by the College of Continuing Education

Jazz stream
Capital Public Radio’s recently launched online Jazz Stream provides jazz music from a variety of artists 24 hours a day. Visit to tune in.
Submitted by Capital Public Radio

Teaching Institute
The Center for Teaching and Learning is accepting applications for the 2010 Teaching Institute through Wednesday, March 24. Participants can select one of three teaching communities – teaching large classes, shaping technology for learning or engaging students in general education classes.

The Institute runs May 24-27. Applications are available at
Submitted by the Center for Teaching and Learning

Budget with OneCard
Employees can create a personal campus budget using their Sac State OneCard Hornet Bucks account. Money can be deposited into the Hornet Bucks account each month, and the card can be used on campus to purchase food, coffee or parking permits. Deposits can be made with cash or checks, or online through the campus CASHNet system. For information, contact the OneCard Center at 278-7878 or visit

Employees can also use their OneCard to receive discounts at local restaurants and companies. Visit the OneCard discount page at for a list of the participating merchants.
Submitted by the OneCard Center


Alumni Center open house
The Alumni Center will hold an open house and member reception 4-6 p.m. Friday, March 26. The event is free, and refreshments will be served.

The open house provides an opportunity to learn more about the Sacramento State Alumni Association, make new connections and learn about opportunities to host events at the Center.

For more information, call 278-3862.
Submitted by the Alumni Center

Anthropology exhibit
The opening reception for the Anthropology Museum’s exhibit "From Maker to Museum: Weaving Through a Collection" is 1:30-3 p.m. Wednesday, April 7, in the Anthropology Museum, Mendocino 1000. The exhibit is open 1-3 p.m. Tuesday-Friday (and by appointment), April 7-May 14.

More information is available at
Submitted by the Anthropology Department

Research conference
The 51st Adult Education Research Conference and 3rd Western Region Research Conference on the Education of Adults will hold their first Joint North American Conference at Sacramento State June 3-6.

This event provides a forum for adult education researchers to share their experiences and the results of their studies with students, other researchers and practitioners from around the world.

For more information, visit the conference website at
Submitted by the College of Education

Tea ceremony
Students, faculty and community members are welcome to attend Japanese tea ceremonies held in the Sokiku Nakatani Tea Room on the lower level of the University Library 9:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 24. For information or reservations, contact Sally Hitchcock at 278-5954.
Submitted by the University Library

Ken Kerri Endowment Fund Luncheon
The Department of Civil Engineering will hold its second Ken Kerri Endowment Fund Luncheon 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 14, in the Alumni Center. Keynote speaker is Col. Thomas Chapman, Army Corps of Engineers district commander for the Sacramento District.

The cost is $25, and the registration deadline is Friday, April 9. To register, visit

Kerri was a professor in the Department of Civil Engineering for almost 40 years. In 1972, he helped establish the Office of Water Programs which is recognized as the leading national training program for the operators and managers of water treatment facilities, water distribution systems, wastewater collection systems and wastewater treatment and reuse facilities.

For more information on the luncheon, contact Neysa Bush at 278-6982 or
Submitted by the Department of Civil Engineering

Faculty brown bag
Writing Across the Curriculum and the Center for Teaching and Learning will hold a faculty brown bag workshop titled "Using Technology to Teach Writing" noon-1:15 p.m. Thursday, March 25, in Library 4026.

Brownbag topics include using technology to improve student reading and writing, drawing on students' digital literacies and using technology to increase student writing without increasing instructor workload.
Submitted by the English Department

CAA forum
The Council for Affirmative Action will hold its second forum 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 14, in the University Union Hinde Auditorium. The topic is “From Affirmative Action to Affirmative Justice-Critical Dialogues Part 2: Color Blindness and Its Consequences: How Ignoring Race Deepens the Racial Divide.” There will be panel discussions exploring the areas of education, journalism and racism in a post-racial environment at 9, 10 and 11 a.m.

At noon, UNIQUE and the Council for Affirmative Action will present Tim Wise in the University Union Ballroom. Wise is an anti-racist writer and activist who lectures on race and inequality. He is the author of White Like Me: Reflections on Race from a Privileged Son and Between Barack and a Hard Place: Racism and White Denial in the Age of Obama.

Both events are free and open to the public.
Submitted by the California Faculty Association

Sac State Striders
The Sac State Striders will hit the road again for the Susan G. Komen 2010 Race/Walk for the Cure Saturday, May 8, at Cal Expo.

The Sac State Striders are students, staff, friends and family members affected by someone who has had breast cancer. 

To join the Striders or to make a donation towards their fundraising goal, visit and choose "Sac State Striders."  

For more information, call Janet Dumonchelle at 278-6093.
Submitted by the Student Health Center

Staff Awards Luncheon
The annual Staff Awards Luncheon is 11:30 a.m. Friday, April 16, in the University Union Ballroom. Tickets for the buffet lunch are $12 and will be available through April 6. Tickets will not be available at the door.

For tickets, contact Denise Anderson, 278-6127; Robin Eicher, 278-4895; Cossette Leos, 278-7001; Marianne Mangosing, 278-6326; Barbara Oseto, 278-5694; Leah Railey, 278-5484; or Rolly Robinson, 278-6607.

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

Human Resources

Retirement and financial planning workshops
The Office of Human Resources, Benefits is sponsoring several retirement and financial planning workshops for the spring semester. To attend a workshop, register online at

Social Security/Medicare
9-11 a.m., March 24, University Union Delta Room

CalPERS Planning Your Retirement
1-4 p.m., April 28, University Union, Auburn Room
Registration for this workshop is through your MyCalPERS account at or by calling the CalPERS Customer Contact Center at 1-888-225-7377.

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 Sacramento Hall 162 or call 278-3522.

The following employee has been approved for the Catastrophic Leave Donation Program:

Susan Grundy, Division of Nursing



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