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April 5, 2010

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Employees of the Month
April 2010 Employees of the Month are Dan Biondi and Sean Basso.

Biondi is the Web Portal Coordinator in Academic Computing Resources.  His colleagues described him as “working tirelessly and providing an effective, responsive and useful service to the students and faculty on the campus.”   It was also noted that “the portal is a service that clearly has campus-wide impacts on every member of the campus community, and Dan’s performance and effort have been exceptional.”

Basso is the Coordinator, Intramurals.  His colleague mentioned that he is “continually finding ways to motivate his student employees and engages the campus community to be involved in student life.”  It was also noted that he “ensures that every detail is taken care of for the students of Sacramento State.”

Nominations are being accepted for the Staff Employee Recognition Program.  Names of the recipients will be announced in May.

Details about nominations, eligibility, criteria, and procedures are available on the website link:
Submitted by the Office of the President

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

Resistance and Relief Exhibit Opening Night
The Hellenic Studies Program and the Tsakopoulos Hellenic Foundation are presenting “The Resistance and Relief” exhibit and special guest Andrew S. Mousalimas 6-9 p.m. Friday, April 9, in the University Library Gallery. Mousalimas will be speaking on, “Memories from the front: Volunteering for combat in the Greek American Operational Group during World War II.” The presentation and reception are free and open to the public. For more information, contact Professor Katerina Lagos at 278-7103 or
Submitted by the University Library Gallery

Japanese Tea Ceremonies
Students, faculty and community members are welcome to attend Japanese tea ceremonies 1 p.m., Tuesday, April 6 and 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 7 in the Sokiku Nakatani tea room on the lower level of the University Library. For more information or reservations, contact Sally Hitchcock at 278-5954.
Submitted by the University Library Gallery

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

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


Stinger Classic
The fourth annual Stinger Wine and Food Classic is 6-9 p.m. Friday, April 9, in the Alumni Center. Premium wines from wineries owned and operated by Sacramento State Alumni will be featured along with sample delicacies from local food shops. Non-alcoholic drinks will also be available.

The event includes a silent auction and raffle prizes. Tickets are $40, and only 350 are available. Contact Tina Westerhold at 278-4263 for tickets or more information.  Proceeds benefit student-athlete scholarships.
Submitted by University Advancement

Second annual Sac State 5K Fun Run
Students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends are encouraged to come out and promote fitness and fun for the Sacramento State Community. The course consists of five kilometers (3.1 miles) of the campus grounds highlighting new structures such as the The WELL, Broad Athletic facility, the American River Courtyard, Hornet Bookstore, and more. Fees are $6 to register, $11 for registration plus a t-shirt. More information and registration for individuals and teams is available at, or contact Jason Blessinger at 278-9355.
Submitted by Student Health Services/Fit Help

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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