Sacramento State photographer Sam Parsons,
who retired in January, shares his work
in “Depth of Field: 30 Years of Photography
and Multimedia,” a free exhibit, April
1-30, in the Library Annex Gallery on the
campus at 6000 J St. Gallery hours are 10
a.m.-5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday. Pieces
include posters, prints, multimedia projects
and a section on the Sac State gymnastics
Submitted by the Library Gallery
To assist the University Library in its
assessment efforts, a random sample of Sacramento
State faculty, students and staff will be
invited, by email, to participate in a nationally
recognized survey, known as LibQUAL+Lite.
Developed by the Association of Research
Libraries (ARL), LibQUAL+Lite is a widely
used and well-established survey instrument
assessing the quality of library services,
facilities and collections and helps libraries
to identify ways to address and improve
users' opinions of service quality.
The survey is available until April 22.
It consists of eight core questions and
takes approximately five minutes to complete.
Participation is voluntary and responses
For more information about the LibQUAL+Lite
survey, please visit:
or contact the LibQUAL+Lite team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Submitted by the University Library
Last of series
Come to the Library Gallery at 3 p.m. Wednesday,
April 13, and hear respected chef and restaurateur
Mai Pham discuss the weaving of Vietnamese
and Thai history and culture into her cookbooks
Pham will be the final speaker in Sacramento
State’s Friends of the Library Author
Lecture Series for this academic year. Owner
of Lemon Grass restaurant, Lemon Grass Express,
and the recently opened Star Ginger, she
has written several cookbooks and is a columnist
for major publications.
For more information, contact Sally Hitchcock,
the Library’s coordinator for community
outreach, at 278-5954 or email@example.com.
Submitted by Friends of the Library
The University has added another
component to its Emergency Notification
System (ENS). This new component will allow
the University Police Department to broadcast
over loudspeakers to the campus community
in the event of a life-threatening situation.
Testing begins this week with speakers
broadcasting the following message to various
campus locations at different times during
the day: “Test one two, test one two,
test of the mass notification system.”
Submitted by the Department of Public
Sacramento State has a new travel policy
with updated procedures and regulations,
effective April 1. The updated information
is located on the Accounts Payable and Travel
Office web page at www.csus.edu/aba/accounts-payable/Travel/index.html.
The CSU systemwide revision was undertaken
to provide a common set of procedures for
handling travel claims and payments and
to assist travelers and supervisors alike
with improved guidance on when travel costs
are reimbursable by the University.
Submitted by Financial Services
Writing partners workshop
All faculty are invited to participate in
a "Writing Partners @ Sac State"
workshop Friday, April 15 from 1-1:50 pm,
in the University Union Auburn Room. We
will focus on how to use and assess Writing
Partners, a program that promotes intercultural
knowledge and competence through letter
exchanges between elementary and college
students. We will demonstrate how faculty
can tailor Writing Partners to meet discipline-specific
learning goals and objectives. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
(please include your name, department, and
Submitted by the Community Engagement
BBQ and ball
The student organization AFRICA
will be hosting its first annual BBQ Lunch
on Thursday, April 14, from noon to 1:30
p.m. for all faculty and staff.
All proceeds will go toward the Elegant
Affair Ball, which is a formal event AFRICA
will be hosting to recognize outstanding
students involved in a campus organization
or club for their hard work and dedication.
The ball will be Saturday, April 23, from
4-7 p.m. in the Redwood Room, University
Those interested in ordering a BBQ plate
should email email@example.com
by 5 p.m. Monday, April 11; include your
name, department, room and time for pickup.
On Wednesday, an officer will come to the
office that you designate and collect the
money. Dinners will be delivered Thursday,
April 14. Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Submitted by AFRICA
Inspired by Earth Day
The Environmental Studies Department, along
with the Recycling Committee and local vendors,
will educate campus constituents and promote
sustainability and “green” practices
by having on-site collection services from
11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 19,
in the Library Quad. Items to be collected
include electronic waste (LCD monitors,
laptops, TVs, radios, mice, keyboards, printers,
small kitchen appliances, etc.), ink toner
cartridges, clothing and batteries. Printed
educational information will be distributed,
visual information will be exhibited and
free items will be given away. For more
information, contact Kevin Brisco in Facilities
Services at 278-7600.
Submitted by Facilities Services
The fourth biannual Reading and Writing
Across the Curriculum Conference is Friday,
April 22, from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the
Foothill Suite of the University Union.
The program is available at http://writing.ucdavis.edu/programs-and-services/the-workshop-program/program.
There is no registration fee, and a light
lunch will be served. RSVP to Dan Melzer
Submitted by the Department of English
Gerontology career fair
The fourth annual Gerontology Career Fair:
The Future of Careers in Aging is 11 a.m.-1
p.m. Monday, April 25.
Students from all majors and community
members should attend this free event. Come
network with professionals, search for paid,
internship or volunteer positions and explore
how studying Gerontology can open up a variety
of career opportunities in the exciting,
Submitted by the Department of Gerontology
Meet and serve
Volunteering to serve on a campuswide committee
is a wonderful opportunity to meet people
from other departments, learn new things,
and serve the campus community.
The University Staff Assembly is seeking
nominations for election and appointments
to numerous campus committees. Details about
committees and positions can be found on
the USA website at http://www.csus.edu/usa/election/index.htm.
To nominate yourself or someone who may
be interested, submit the name, phone number,
department, email address, supervisor approval,
and a brief justification to Margaret Hwang
by 5 p.m. Friday, April 15.
Submitted by University Staff Assembly
Sac State 5K Fun Run
At 6 p.m. Thursday April 28, the third annual
Sac State 5K Fun Run will commence. This
Fun Run is open to the campus community
and public. There are two types of registrations:
• Registration fee plus a cotton
• Registration fee plus a Dri-Fit
The registration fee includes:
• Chip timing
• Race bib
• Race packet with event rules and
• Refreshments after race
Entry for sport gear giveaways
To receive a shirt, you must register by
11:59 p.m. Wednesday, April 20 (this is
for both cotton and Dri-Fit shirts). You
may pick up your shirt two weeks after the
Register online at www.thewell.csus.edu/5K.
If you would like to volunteer you may
register online at https://uuoci.wufoo.com/forms/z7x2k5/
Submitted by The WELL
31st annual Governor’s Employee
The state of California is accepting nominations
for the 31st annual Governor’s Employee
Safety Awards (GESA). Environmental Health
and Occupational Safety (EHS) Department
requests assistance in identifying individual
employees and groups for this award. The
nomination guidelines and forms (one form
for the individual or group award, and a
separate form for the Excellence in Occupational
Safety award) are available for download
on ORIM’s website: www.dgs.ca.gov/orim/Programs/GESA.aspx.
To be reviewed and considered by the GESA
Nominations Committee, nominations must
be submitted by Friday, May 6. Please coordinate
nominations with Bernie Tano via email at
Submitted by Environmental Health and
Voice mail change
During the week of April 25, the campus
voice mail system will be replaced. The
current system is old, and vendor support
is coming to an end, so this is a great
opportunity to move to an updated system
CallXPress is very simple to use, and documentation,
hands-on training, and online help will
be available as desired. Visit www.csus.edu/voicemail
for up-to-date information about the upgrade.
Notification of the exact schedule, along
with documentation, will be emailed to each
user in early April. This will require no
change of phones, and voice mail from the
old system will be available for approximately
five days after the conversion.
If you have comments or concerns about
this article, please send them to email@example.com.
Submitted by Information Security Office
Security quick tip
Part two of the top seven best practices
to follow in order to protect data on campus.
• Update system patches, security
fixes, and antivirus software
Make sure home and office Windows machines
have the latest patches and security fixes,
and update antivirus software. Set your
computers to have updates downloaded automatically.
• Use secure and supported applications
Insecure applications such as Hot Bar and
Kazaa can cause trouble for your computer
and leave the University open to network
See all seven parts on the information service
website at www.csus.edu/security.
Always remember that protecting campus data
starts with you.
Submitted by Information Security Office
Revision and report
The Information Technology Steering Committee
presents the 2010 revision of Sacramento
State’s Strategic Plan for Information
Technology. Updates to the plan’s
original goals are highlighted in bold text.
In addition, the committee is releasing
a comprehensive Progress Report on Information
Technology, detailing specific achievements
and remaining gaps in campus IT services.
The Plan and Report can be found at www.csus.edu/itplan
Submitted by the Vice President and
Chief Information Officer
Join Sacramento State’s Council for
Affirmative Action for our Spring Forum
on Religious Freedom, 9 a.m.-noon Thursday,
April 14, in the Redwood Room, University
Religious discrimination is a violation
of the First Amendment of the Constitution
that protects an individual’s right
to free exercise of a chosen religion. This
forum will address the causes and effects
of religious discrimination through a panel
discussion of speakers from various faith
traditions and perspectives. During this
interfaith dialogue, the speakers will share
their ideas and strategies to prevent and
eliminate discrimination based on religion.
All members of the campus community are
encouraged to attend and participate in
this critical dialogue.
Submitted by the California Faculty
At the request of the Office of Research
Administration (ORA), a team of consultants
will be on campus this week to conduct a
review of Sacramento State’s Human
Subjects processes and procedures.
As part of the review, ORA and the Institutional
Review Board (IRB)/Committee for the Protection
of Human Subjects are hosting a forum Wednesday,
April 13, in the Hornet Bookstore Board
Room, Suite 3010, from 2-3:15 p.m. Discussions
will include ethical, regulatory and policy
concerns about human subjects research on
The forum is open to all faculty engaged
in research involving human subjects, past
and current members of IRB’s or Research
Ethics Committees (REC), IRB administrators,
individuals involved in IRB oversight, and
anyone with professional involvement in
IRB or research activities. For more information:
Submitted by the Office of Research
Southern Wine & Spirits is sponsoring
the fifth annual Stinger Wine and Food Classic,
6-9 p.m. Friday, May 6, at the Alumni Center.
Enjoy premium wines from wineries owned
and operated by Sacramento State alumni
and sample delicacies from local food purveyors.
Beverages for the non-wine drinker will
be available also. Silent auction and raffle
prizes include art, restaurant certificates,
golf, sporting events and of course, wine.
Tickets are $40, and only 350 will be sold.
Contact Tina Blessen, Sacramento State Athletics,
278-4263 for tickets or more information.
All proceeds benefit student-athlete scholarships.
Submitted by the Department of Athletics
Faculty and staff may now register for the
spring technology workshops Excel, Word,
Securing Online Exams, Teaching in Smart
Classrooms and more. Registration and workshop
descriptions are available at www.csus.edu/training.
For questions, contact the training coordinator
Submitted by Academic, Creative and
News and campus videos
Additional stories and videos of campus
activities, events and news items are available
on Sacramento State’s news page www.csus.edu/sacstatenews.
Submitted by the Office of Public Affairs
If you have an academic event or performance
that you want to publicize, you are invited
to submit your message to:
Submitted by the Office of Public Affairs
CSU, CFA bargaining update and
The CSU and the California Faculty
Association (CFA) are in the bargaining
process for a new contract. Updates are
posted at www.calstate.edu/LaborRel/Contracts_HTML/bargaining_updates.shtml.
Submitted by the CSU Chancellor’s
Whistleblower Protection Act
California Government Code Section 8548
requires the CSU to inform their employees
of the California Whistleblower Protection
Act (WPA Government Code Section 8547 et
seq.). Pursuant to this section of the Government
Code, the University is required to distribute
electronically the State Auditor’s
written explanation of the California Whistleblower
Protection Act. This was done Friday, April
David Wagner, vice president for Human
Resources, has been designated as the person
on campus to receive protected disclosures
and answer questions about these policies.
He can be reached at 278-6078, via email
or through campus mail using ZIP code 6032.
You may also call the California Attorney
General’s confidential whistleblower
hotlines at (800) 952-5225 or (916) 322-3360.
The statutorily required notice from the
state auditor can be found at: http://www.bsa.ca.gov/pdfs/other/whstlblr.pdf.
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 www.csus.edu/hr/forms.htm#Disability,
or visit the Human Resources Disability
Leaves office in Del Norte Hall, Suite 3001
or call 278-3522.
The following employees have been approved
for the Catastrophic Leave Donation Program:
Donna Danzeris, College of Continuing Education
Deana Frandsen, Student Health Center