April 9, 2007
Sacramento State Bulletin

Campus Announcements

Lecture focuses on salsa, cosmopolitanism
Professor Jonathan Skinner of Queen's University-Belfast, Northern Ireland, a visiting international scholar in the Department of Anthropology, will present "Salsa in the City," at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 17, in Douglass Hall. Skinner’s lecture will include information on his ongoing ethnographic fieldwork on salsa and cosmopolitanism in three urban centers: Hamburg, Germany
; Sacramento, California; and Belfast, Northern Ireland.
Submitted by Anthropology

Professor to speak about world record for motorcycle speed
Mechanical Engineering professor Joe Harralson, who was part of a team that designed and built a motorcycle that set a new world record for speed with a two-wheeled will present a lecture on this experience at noon on Friday, April 20, in Riverside Hall 1015. The campus community is invited to attend.
Submitted by Mechanical Engineering

Webcasts offered to faculty, graduate students
The Office of Research Administration and the Office of Graduate Studies, in conjunction with The Center for the Advancement of Research Methods and Analysis, are pleased to present the CARMA Consortium Webcast Program. This series has been established to provide University faculty and graduate students with advanced training in research methods and data analysis.

The following webcasts will be offered on Friday, April 20, in Library 11:

8:45 a.m.-10:30 a.m.
Longitudinal Data Analysis
Professor Robert Ployhart, University of South Carolina

10:30 a.m.-noon
Latent Growth Models for Longitudinal Data
Professor Robert Vandenberg, University of Georgia

Noon-1:30 p.m.
Repeated Measures for ANOVA and MANOVA
Professor Jorge Mendoza, University of Oklahoma
Submitted by Research Administration

University’s finest to compete at Dominguez Hills
Eight Sacramento State students will be competing in the Statewide Student Research Competition May 4-5 at California State University, Dominguez Hills. They are: Meenal Abhyankar, graduate student, Chemistry; Catalina Alvarez, Social Work; Ryan Bibler, History; Elizabeth Glidewell, Biology; Erika Holland, graduate student, Biology; Lusi Martin, Food and Nutrition; Pang Moua, Biology; and Kim Nelson, Biology.

Each year The California State University sponsors a system-wide CSU Student Research Competition. The purpose of this competition is to promote excellence in undergraduate and graduate research and creative activity by recognizing outstanding student accomplishments throughout the 23 campuses of the California State University.

For more information about Sacramento State’s local competition, please visit
Submitted by Research Administration

Broken pipes in Library
The heating and cooling system pipes broke in the University North Library Saturday morning, March 31, leading to water intrusion affecting the lower level and the third and fourth floors of the facility. The failures were independent of one another – one was due to aging and the other the result of a controls failure leading to system over-pressurization. The water intrusion was discovered early Saturday morning. Staff from facilities services have been working since then to repair the damages and dry the areas using dehumidifiers and fans, while a restoration company has been working to save print materials. Damages are expected to total less than $100,000 for each failure.
Submitted by Facilities Services


Serna Center offers scholarships
The Serna Center is now accepting applications for two scholarship programs:

The Bustos-Lopez Family Leadership through Service Scholarship
Funded by a donation from Amador and Rosalie Bustos, the Leadership through Service Scholarship gives $1,000 to three students who have internships at agencies with a focus on service to the Latino community.

Crowley Children’s Fund Scholarship
Sponsored by the Crowley Children’s Fund, the Crowley Children’s Fund Scholarship gives $1,000 to students who have internships at agencies that work with at-risk youth.

Applications are available at The deadline for applications is 3:30 p.m., Friday, May 4.
Submitted by the Serna Center

Scholarships available to students taking Hellenic Studies courses
The Sacramento State Hellenic Studies Program invites applications for the Senator Nicholas C. Petris Scholarships. In honor of Senator Petris, the Sacramento State Hellenic Studies Program will be granting several scholarships to outstanding undergraduates who have completed at least one course that is part of the Hellenic Studies minor and are currently enrolled full-time on campus.


  • Open to any undergraduate major
  • Minimum overall GPA: 2.75
  • Currently enrolled full-time on campus
  • At least one course taken from Hellenic Studies minor (need not be declared minor to apply; for list of courses see URL below)

All applicants are required to submit the following:

  • Transcript of grades at Sacramento State (unofficial copy acceptable).
  • List of courses taken which are part of the Hellenic Studies minor.
  • A 1 - 2 page statement of purpose.
  • One letter of recommendation.

The minimum scholarship amount to be awarded is $1,000. All applications must be turned in by Friday, April 20. Applications should be sent to Professor Katerina Lagos, Director; Hellenic Studies Program; History Department; Tahoe Hall 3089; 6000 J Street; Sacramento, CA 95819-6059.

For further information concerning the Petris Scholarships and/or the Hellenic Studies Minor, please go to: or contact Lagos at or 278-7103.
Submitted by History


Summer Culinary Academy for Youngsters
University Enterprises at Sacramento State will offer a summer culinary academy for children ages 8-13. There are two eight-day sessions of hands-on learning opportunities available: June 18-28 and July 9-19. Classes are held Monday-Thursday from 8:15 a.m.-3 p.m. Presented on the Sacramento State campus under the direction of the campus Executive Chef Ruedi Egger, who created the program, the cooking school is an ideal and fun opportunity to educate and inspire even the most unlikely junior master-chefs. Each session is limited to 24 participants, so early registration is encouraged. For more information contact Dining Services at 278-6376.
Submitted by University Enterprises, Inc.


Thesis/project binding available
Due to many requests for a convenient way to purchase hard bound extra copies of theses, the Copy Graphics Center is now offering hardback binding services. The service, which does not replace original thesis materials submitted through the Office of Graduate Studies, offers students a way to get extra copies of their thesis for their personal use. The Copy Graphics Center is located near the Patio Café between the Bookstore and River Front Center. Hours are 7:45 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 7:45 a.m.-4 p.m. on Fridays. For more information call 278-6960.
Submitted by University Enterprises, Inc.

Breakfast at the University Center Restaurant
The best kept secret on campus is the wonderful breakfasts served daily at the University Center Restaurant. Hearty omelets are part of the traditional breakfast fare served piping hot by friendly servers. The restaurant is located at the east entrance of the University Union and all students, faculty, staff, and visitors are welcome. Hours for breakfast are 7:30-10:30 a.m., lunch 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Monday through Friday. For more information, visit
Submitted by University Enterprises, Inc.

Human Resources

Catastrophic Leave Donation Program
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 a maximum of 40 hours per fiscal year.

If employees are interested in donating time, a donation form can be obtained by going to, or by visiting the Human Resources, Disability Leaves Office in Sacramento Hall 162, or by calling extension 278-3522.

The following employees have been approved for the Catastrophic Leave Donation Program:

Gary Davis, Facilities Services
Rose Marie Fisher, Graduate Studies
Charlotte Xanders, Library
*Mical Shilts, Family & Consumer Sciences
*Pamela Sanger, Communication Studies

*only vacation credits may be donated to this employee
Submitted by Human Resources


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