Campus Announcements

2008 Project/Activity Grant spring application deadline approaching
The University Enterprises, Inc. (UEI) Project/Activity Grant (PAG) Program is an important source of funding for projects and activities which contribute to the overall health and vitality of the campus and the campus community. This is the primary mechanism whereby UEI provides support, more than $90,000 annually, for innovative and original campus projects and critical ongoing campus activities. For 2008, particular emphasis is on projects which align with the campus Strategic Plan, which may be found at www.csus.edu/acaf/strategicplan121707.pdf.

The 2008 PAG spring application deadline is 5 p.m., April 25. Note: The application maximum is now $10,000 for the New Initiatives Fund.

Campus/Project Impact Fund ($40,000 - $50,000 available) Activities supported are one-time or ongoing annual events, including those events frequently ineligible for general fund support. Funding consideration, with a request limit per project of $2,000, normally is on a one-time basis, however, multi-year funding may be awarded to activities that are an integral part of the University, achieve high visibility and make significant contributions to the campus community.

New Initiatives Fund ($40,000 - $50,000 available) Designed to stimulate the offering of new initiatives to advance student, faculty and staff learning and which enhance connections with the broader campus community. Activities and projects cannot be funded for more than two years, with a request limit of $10,000 (increased for 2008), and a catering maximum of $2,000.

Workshops to present and discuss the revised guidelines will be offered in mid-April.  Visit the PAG website at http://www.enterprises.csus.edu/pag, or contact Ann Carlson at 278-6025 or annc@csus.edu for more information and to register.
Submitted by Research Administration and Contract Administration

Responding to Graduate Theses
Writing Across the Curriculum invites anyone interested to attend a campus-wide workshop on responding more efficiently and effectively to graduate theses. The workshop will take place from noon to 1:15 p.m., Tuesday, April 15, in the University Union Walnut Room.

RSVP to Dan Melzer, University Reading and Writing coordinator, at 278-6925 or melzer@csus.edu.
Submitted by English Department

P.E. Majors Club to help school for homeless children with “sprayCAN” art
The P.E. Majors Club is hosting a “sprayCAN” event in the Library Quad from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Tuesday, April 15.  At the event, a member of the P.E. Majors Club will create art using a variety of techniques with spray paint. The artwork is not planned but influenced by music which will be provided by student-run radio station KSSU. The art will be for sale with proceeds from the event going toward the purchase of much needed sports equipment for the Mustard Seed School, the school for homeless children run by Loaves and Fishes.

For more information, e-mail pemajors@gmail.com
Submitted by Health and Human Services

Photography presentation: Composition and Light
Sacramento State’s Department of Design will host a lecture by internationally known nature photographer Lewis Kemper from 7-9 p.m., Wednesday, April 16 in Sequoia Hall Room 301. The lecture is sponsored by Canon, U.S.A., Inc. and Sacramento State.

At the free presentation, entitled "Composition and Light," Lewis will talk about how he uses color in his images to create mood and impact. He will also share his techniques, experiences and insights for creating dynamic nature images as well as ways to improve images. He will end the evening by sharing a slide show of waterfalls, landscapes and icebergs from a recent trip to Iceland.

For more information, contact Jennifer Wu with the Department of Design at jlwu@saclink.csus.edu.
Submitted by Department of Design

Disability Awareness Day events
"Recreation Without Barriers" will be the focus of Disability Awareness Day from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Wednesday, April 23, in the University Union Ballroom II. The event will include a presentation and demonstration by Paralympic silver medalist and A-WON Handcycles designer Alejandro Albor, demonstrations of adaptive sports, and resources and information on accessible recreational opportunities for all individuals, including persons with disabilities.

Events are free and open to the public. For more information or to request reasonable accommodations for the event, contact Services to Students with Disabilities at 278-6955 or 278-7239 (TDD). For more information about Albor, visit http://www.awonalbor.com/.
Submitted by Services to Students with Disabilities

Physics and Astronomy colloquia
The Physics and Astronomy Department will hold the following colloquia:

Thursday, April 10 - Vera Margoniner, Sacramento State physics professor
Time: 4:20-5:30 p.m.
Location: Mendocino Hall 1015

Thursday, April 24 - Thomas Cahill, UC Davis physics professor
Time: 4:20-5:30 p.m.
Location: Mendocino Hall 1015

The lectures are free and open to the public. For more information on the colloquia, go to www.csus.edu/physics under "events,” or go to the campus calendar at http://www.calendar.csus.edu/ and search "physics.”
Submitted by Physics and Astronomy

Student System Users Group - Open Forum 
Administrative Computing Services, Student Financial Services Center and Student Affairs will host a "Student System Users Group - Open Forum," 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., Wednesday, April 9, in the University Union Foothill Suite. All are invited to attend this open forum which will include updates from the functional leads of the various areas in Student Administration Projects that will be rolled out to the campus in the near future and time for questions.
Submitted by IRT

Human Resources

Catastrophic Leave
Sacramento State employees may voluntarily donate to other employees up to a maximum of 16 hours of sick or vacation leave credits each fiscal year in one-hour increments. CSUEU, MPP, Unit 4, Unit 6 and confidential employees may donate up to 40 hours per fiscal year.

If employees are interested in donating time, a donation form can be obtained at www.csus.edu/hr/forms.stm#Disability, 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:

Linda Brufladt, Academic Information Resources & Technology
Martha Jean, University Transportation & Parking Services
Lisa Roberts, University Library
Lisa Collins, Admissions & Records
Mark Perry, Facilities Services
Julie Villescas, Photocopy and Technical Support
*Sabrina Conklin, Student Health Center
Sharon Kelley, Academic Information Resource Center

*only vacation credits may be donated to this employee