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April 12, 2010

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Enrollment forum
Sacramento State will hold a forum for discussion of possible campus enrollment impaction 2-3 p.m. Wednesday, April 14 in Amador Hall 150.

Data on admission trends at Sacramento State for the next several years increasingly point to enrollment totals far in excess of those for which we will be allocated funding. This means, effectively, the University will have large numbers of students on campus for which it cannot provide courses and critical services. 

Provost Joseph Sheley and vice president for Student Affairs Lori Varlotta, after consultation with groups including the Senate Executive Committee and Faculty Senate, have recommended to the President and the Cabinet that the University consider campus enrollment impaction status for 2011-12 and beyond. 
Submitted by the Office of the Provost

River Cats
Join students, staff, faculty, alumni and friends at Raley Field, 7:05 p.m. Thursday, May 6 for Sac State Night at the River Cats. Tickets are $7 for lawn seats and $5 each for tickets bought in quantities of 10 or more.

Tickets are on sale at the Campus Recreation information desk in the University Union. Alumni can purchase tickets through the Alumni Office. More information is available through or by calling 278-4111.

The group that purchases the most tickets will win an equal number of tickets for a future River Cats game for their group. Contest rules are at

There will also be an opportunity for a Sac State member to sing the National Anthem before the game. Auditions will be held 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 28, in the Library Quad. To sign up for the audition, visit
Submitted by Campus Recreation-Sport Clubs

Weightlifting honors
Sacramento State’s Olympic Weightlifting Sport Club has qualified to compete in the National Collegiate Championships at Northern Michigan University in Marquette, Michigan, April 16-18.

Competing members are Arlette Marenco, Ben Claridad, Eric Fong, and Marco Montano.
Submitted by Campus Recreation-Sport Clubs

CE Connection
The latest edition of CE Connection, published by the College of Engineering and Computer Science’s Civil Engineering Department, is available at
Submitted by the Civil Engineering Department

Sac State Student Writing Journal
The 2010 edition of Writing the University, an online journal of undergraduate student writing from across disciplines and published by the Faculty Senate Reading and Writing subcommittee, is available at The 2010 edition includes writing from English composition courses, humanities, the natural and social sciences and engineering. To submit one of your students' work from the spring semester to the journal, see the submission guidelines on the website.
Submitted by the English Department

Women of Influence
The offices of Housing and Residential Life and Student Organizations and Leadership hosted the inaugural Women of Influence program March 23. During the program, eight campus members were recognized for their efforts in advancing the issues of women as well as working to enhance the quality of life and educational opportunities of students, faculty and staff.

Student recipients were Rosalyn Klein, Drea Blackwell, Danielle Cooley and Ariele Bauers. Staff recipients were Cyndra Krogen-Morton and Jessica Heskin. Faculty recipients were Virginia Matzek and Doris Flores.
Submitted by Housing and Residential Life

Academic Talent Search
Academic Talent Search is accepting applications from fourth through ninth-grade students to participate in more than 120 summer classes on the Sacramento State campus.

Academic Talent Search provides challenging and fun classes that are fast-paced and designed to allow students to explore areas of strength or special interest. Students must take a qualifying exam to apply. The application deadline is 4 p.m., Wednesday, April 21.

For more information, visit or contact Mary Kate Erikson at
Submitted by Academic Talent Search


Author visit
Randy Shaw, activist and author of Beyond the Fields: Cesar Chavez, the UFW and the Struggle for Justice in the 21st Century, will speak 3 p.m. Wednesday, April 14,
in the University Library Gallery.

His presentation will address the farm workers movement launched in the 1960s and how this social movement continues to impact today’s politics.

Shaw’s speech, which is free and open to the public, is co-sponsored by Capital Public Radio and the Serna Center. He will also be a guest on Capital Public Radio’s program “Insight” at 10 a.m. April 14.

For more information, contact Sally Hitchcock, Community Outreach Coordinator, at 278-5954 or
Submitted by the University Library

Research and creativity
The first celebration of research and creative activity is 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 21, in the University Union. More than 60 faculty members will discuss their research or creative activity. The event is free and open to the public. Faculty are encouraged to attend and to urge their classes to attend. The program will conclude with a reception at 2 p.m. in the University Union Orchard Suite.

A program listing the time and location of each presentation will be available Friday, April 16 at
Research Administration and Contract Administration

Clean air
University Transportation and Parking Services will sponsor the 34th annual Breathe California Clean Air Awards Luncheon, 11:30 a.m., May 26, in the University Union Ballroom.

Tickets are $40. For tickets or additional information, visit
Sacramento State’s Hornet Express shuttle program will be presented with the 2010 Clean Air Champion award.
Submitted by University Transportation and Parking Services

Sac State 5K Fun Run
Students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends are encouraged to help promote fitness and fun by participating in the second Sac State 5K Fun Run 6 p.m. Thursday, April 29 beginning at Serna Plaza.

The five kilometers (3.1 miles) course goes around the campus and past new structures such as the The WELL, the Broad Athletic facility, American River Courtyard, the Hornet Bookstore and more. Cost is $6 to register or $11 for registration plus a t-shirt.

To register individually or as a team, or to receive more information, visit, or contact Jason Blessinger at 278-9355.
Submitted by Student Health Services/Fit Help

Student fashion show
Sacramento State’s Student Fashion Association will hold its spring fashion show 7 p.m. Friday, April 30, in the University Union Ballroom. The show’s theme is “Spring into Action” and features 14 student designers. Tickets are $10 and are available at the door or by contacting Natasia Berry at
Submitted by the Student Fashion Association

Research conference
The Sacramento State Community Based Research Conference begins at 8:30 a.m. Thursday, April 15, in the University Union.

Activities include presentations of community-based research by teams of faculty, students and community partners; workshop on finding grant funding for research workshops; small group conversations on community based research and poster presentations.

Registration is open until April 13 or until the maximum allowed number of registrants has been reached. Registration and the conference schedule are available at
Submitted by Community Engagement Center


NSF FastLane Workshop
Research Administration and Contract Administration will hold a National Science Foundation FastLane overview and interactive demo 9-10 a.m. Wednesday, April 14, in the Hornet Bookstore Building, Boardroom, Suite 3010. 

FastLane is the interactive, web-based system used for the submission of grant proposals and project reports to NSF.  This workshop is designed for people who are new to FastLane and will demonstrate steps to preparing and submitting a proposal through the system. To register, visit
Submitted by Research Administration and Contract Administration

Writing a Grant Proposal Workshop
Research Administration and Contract Administration is offering a workshop on “What the Reviewers Want: Essentials for Writing a Competitive Grant Proposal” 1-2:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 28, in the Hornet Bookstore Building, Boardroom, Suite 3010. 

The workshop will address the review process and criteria for key funding agencies, discuss ways to make proposals reviewer-friendly and highlight lessons learned by experienced reviewers. To register, visit
Submitted by Research Administration and Contract Administration

Copyright essentials for faculty
A three-part webcast to help faculty understand the challenges and solutions of applying copyright law will be held 10-11 a.m., April 12, 14 and 16 in the University Library, Room 0136.

The webcasts are sponsored by the Center for Teaching and Learning, Academic Technology and Creative Services and the University Library.

Each webcast is a stand-alone session and faculty can chose which to attend. Registration is not required.

The sessions are:
“Copyright for Classroom Teaching,” Monday, April 12
“Copyright Regulation Outside the Classroom,” Wednesday, April 14
“Faculty Rights under Copyright Law,” Friday,” April 16

For additional information about the webcasts visit:
Submitted by the University Library

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 employees have been approved for the Catastrophic Leave Donation Program:

Susan Grundy, Division of Nursing
Lorena Solis, Human Resources
Robert Gardner, Facilities


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