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March 29, 2010

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Alumni Month
April is Alumni Month for Sacramento State. A number of events have been planned by the University to celebrate alumni and show thanks for their support, including the Stinger Wine and Food Classic, Hornets Dining on the Move and the Distinguished Service Awards.

Additionally, Sacramento-area businesses have joined with the Alumni Association to offer discounts for people who show their Alumni Month card or membership card. To receive a card and view a list of discounts, or for more information on Alumni Month events, visit
Submitted by Alumni Relations

USA elections
The University Staff Assembly is seeking nominations for election and appointments to several campus committees. Details about committees and positions can be found on the USA website at

To submit yourself or someone who may be interested, submit the name, phone number, department, e-mail address and a brief justification to Cossette Leos at by 5 p.m. Friday, April 9.
Submitted by the University Staff Assembly

Sabbatical Leave Workshop
Human Resources will hold its annual Sabbatical Leave Workshop 9:30-11 a.m. Tuesday, May 4, in the University Union Foothill Suite. The workshop will provide beneficial information for full-time faculty interested in applying for a sabbatical or difference-in-pay leave for the 2011 academic year. Seating is limited. RSVP to Mary Jo Puthuff at 278-6779 or by noon Monday, April 26. For questions about eligibility, see provision 27.2 of the Unit 3 faculty contract. For other questions, contact the Office of Human Resources at 278-6169.
Submitted by Human Resources

Human Subjects Workshop
Research Administration and Contract Administration will hold a faculty workshop on the fundamentals of human subjects research 10 a.m.-noon Thursday, April 8, in the Hornet Bookstore Building, Boardroom, Suite 3010.

The workshop will review campus, state and federal policies that affect the conduct of research involving human subjects. The ethical principles of the Belmont Report will be discussed, vulnerable populations will be identified and attention will be given to clarifying the elements needed when preparing a consent form. Faculty conducting or considering research that would involve human subjects should attend. To register, visit
Research Administration and Contract Administration

Project Administration Workshop
Research Administration and Contract Administration is offering a workshop on the fundamentals of project administration 10 a.m.–noon, Tuesday, April 13, in the Hornet Bookstore Building, Boardroom, Suite 3010. This workshop will review various University Enterprises, Inc. processes related to the administration of externally funded projects and will be of particular interest to principal investigators and project administrators responsible for daily project and account administration. Topics will include personnel hiring, payroll and expenditure processing, obtaining reimbursements, travel regulations, running real-time financial reports and tracking project deliverables. To register, visit
Research Administration and Contract Administration

Parking lot closures
To help save energy costs, several parking facilities will be closed for spring recess. The lots closed at midnight March 26 and willreopen at 7 a.m. April 5.

Closed lots are Parking Structure II, Parking Structure III, Parking Structure IV, Lot 10, and Lot 11.

All other parking facilities will be open and available. For more information, contact University Transportation and Parking Services at 278-7275, or send an e-mail to The web site is
University Transportation and Parking Service

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.
Center for Practical and Professional Ethics

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


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

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 third 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

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 that 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

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

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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