Campus Announcements

Contracts Workshop
The Office of Research Administration and Contract Administration is offering a workshop on contracting opportunities with state agencies and other organizations from 1-3 p.m., Tuesday, March 24, in the Hornet Bookstore Building Board Room (suite 3010). The workshop will be of interest to those who would like to:
- discover which funding agencies commonly award contracts
- learn how a contract is different from a grant
- hear from faculty who have received contracts
- review sample statements of work and budgets
To reserve a seat, visit
Submitted by Research Administration

Bioethics lecture
The Philosophy Department and the Sacramento State Center for Practical and Professional Ethics are sponsoring a lecture by Wesley J. Smith on bioethics, 10 a.m.-noon, Tuesday, April 7, in the University Union’s Hinde Auditorium.

Smith is a senior fellow at the Discovery Institute, an attorney for the International Task Force on Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide, and a special consultant for the Center for Bioethics and Culture. He has authored or co-authored 11 books. 

His lecture is titled, “Bioethics: Creating a Disposable Caste of People?”  It will examine why some human beings, including embryos and fetuses, newborns and people who have lost cognitive capacities are deemed non persons whose lives have a lesser value.

The lecture is free and open to the public.
Submitted by the Center for Practical and Professional Ethics

What is Islam?
Yufus Estes, a former Christian minister who is now a Muslim sheikh, will speak about Islam at 5:30 p.m., Monday, April 6, in the University Union’s Redwood Room. The event is free and open to the public.

Estes served as a delegate to United Nations Peace Summit for Religious Leaders and as a U.S. federal chaplain from 1994 until 2000. More information on Estes is available at For information on the Muslim Student Association, e-mail
Submitted by the Muslim Student Association

Sac State Striders
The Susan G. Komen 2009 Race/Walk for the Cure is 7:45 a.m., Saturday, May 9, at Cal Expo, and the Sac State Striders will be a part of the event.

The Striders are Sacramento State students, faculty, staff, friends and family members who support breast cancer awareness. To join the team, sign up online at, and choose "Sac State Striders." People who would like to contribute but can’t make the event can make a contribution toward the Sliders’ fundraising goal through the website.

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

Administrator review
Three campus administrators will be reviewed this year under a campus policy which requires a thorough review for certain administrators every five years in addition to annual performance evaluations. 

The administrators to be reviewed this year are Alice Tom, dean of the College of Continuing Education; Terry Wanless, director of Intercollegiate Athletics; and David Wagner, vice president for Human Resources. 

The review will involve campus and community evaluations and will be coordinated by the Committee for Administrative Review. 

Faculty and staff will receive an e-mail from the IDEA Center by Monday, March 23, requesting participation in a survey. Members who do not receive an e-mail but would like to participate should contact Marilyn Hopkins, dean of the College of Health and Human Services and chair of the Committee for Administrative Review, at
Submitted by Human Resources

A look inside a classroom
“Let’s Talk: Images of Teaching and Learning in Film” an hour-long discussion of college teaching and how it is depicted in the movies, will be presented at noon, Tuesday, April 7, in the University Redwood Room. Faculty and students are encouraged to attend.

The presentation includes clips from a movie and a discussion on the reality of classroom depictions in movies.

The event is sponsored by UNIQUE and the Center for Teaching and Learning.
Submitted by Child Development

Political Engagement, Service Learning and Research
Catherine Gabor, English Department and Greg Kim-Ju, Psychology Department, will discuss their work as California Campus Compact-Carnegie Foundation Faculty Fellows for Service Learning and Political Engagement, 3-4:30 p.m., Thursday, March 26, at the Center for Teaching and Learning in Library 4026.
Submitted by the Community Engagement Center

New faculty workshop

A new workshop for preparing accessible instructional materials will be held noon-1:30 p.m., Thursday, April 9, in Library Room 11 (lower level).

Participants will learn about Accessible Technology Initiative requirements, new course requirements, new instructional materials accessibility checklists, universal design concepts for teaching and learning and tips to create accessible Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Adobe PDF instructional materials.

Guest speaker is Brett Christie, from the Sonoma State University School of Education and Center for Teaching and Professional Development.

To attend, RSVP by e-mail at or call 278-2847. Pizza and beverages will be provided.

A workshop flier is available at

Individuals needing reasonable accommodations for disability access should e-mail or call 278-2847 at least five business days before the workshop.
Submitted by Services to Students with Disabilities

Human Resources

The Office of Human Resources will be conduct its annual Sabbatical Workshop 9-11 a.m., Friday, April 10, in the Orchard Suite of the University Union. The workshop will provide beneficial information for full-time faculty interested in applying for sabbatical or difference-in-pay leave for the 2010-2011 academic year. Light refreshments will be served. Seating is limited. RSVP by noon on Wednesday, April 1, to Lorena Solis at or 278-6779.  For questions about eligibility, please see Provision 27.2 of the Unit 3 Faculty Contract. For more information, contact the Office of Human Resources at 278-6169.

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, 8, 10 and 11 may only donate up to 16 hours per fiscal year. If employees are interested in donating time, a donation form can be obtained at, 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:
Janelle Robinette, Nursing
Julie Bradley, Math Department.
Wandarah Anderson, Division of Social Work
Michael Wilson, Economics
Brittini Collins, University Transportation and Parking Services
Candace Parke, College of Continuing Education
Misty Sisneros, Community Engagement Center