April 13, 2009
Sacramento State Bulletin

Campus Announcements

Research Webcast
The next Research Methods and Analysis Webcast, which will consist of three lectures, is Friday, April 17.

“Dynamic Approaches to Analyzing Group Processes” will be presented 9-10:30 a.m. by Laurie Weingart, Carnegie Mellon University, in the University Union, California Suite.

“Using the Censored Regression Model (Tobit) in Management Research” will be presented from 10:30 a.m.-noon by Harry P. Bowen, Queens University of Charlotte University Union California Suite.

“Estimating Confidence Intervals for Correlations Corrected for Unreliability and Range Restrictions” will be presented noon-1:30 p.m., by Michael Burke, Tulane University in the University Union California Suite.

This webcast series is offered in conjunction with Virginia Commonwealth University and provides the opportunity for faculty and graduate students to receive advanced training in research methods and data analysis. 

To RSVP, e-mail the Research Administration office at:
Submitted by Research Administration

WAC faculty seminar
Writing Across the Curriculum invites full- and part-time instructors from across disciplines to attend a new faculty development seminar for teaching reading and writing. Seminar participants will choose a specific course they will teach in spring 2010 and design and sequence reading and writing assignments and activities with the help of peers and the seminar facilitators. The seminar will meet noon-2 p.m., the first and third Fridays of each month during the fall. Participants will receive a $200 stipend and lunches. For application information visit
Submitted by the English Department

Anthropology Museum
The Anthropology Museum will host a reception for the exhibit, "American Indian Histories: Art, Object, Text" noon-2 p.m., Friday, April 17, in Mendocino Hall, room 1000. Light refreshments will be served. The exhibit is open noon-3 p.m., Tuesdays-Fridays through Wednesday, April 29. It is free and open to the public.
Submitted by the Anthropology Muesuem

Research Funding Update available
The April issue of Research Funding Update (formerly known as Funding Alert) is available. This update is published monthly to alert the campus community to possible sources of external support for research, scholarly and creative activities. An abbreviated listing and a more detailed version are available on the web at

This month’s highlights include National Institutes of Health policy reminders along with targeted funding opportunity notices in arts, humanities, education, community development, health, mental health, science and engineering.

Additional information about any of the opportunities announced in Research Funding Update can be obtained by clicking on the given web address or by contacting Research Administration at 278-7565.
Submitted by Research Administration

Author visits campus
California Lectures, in partnership with the English Department and the Community Engagement Center, presents an afternoon with author Andrew Sean Greer, 1 p.m., April 20, in the University Union. A lecture preview with English professor Sheree Meyer is at 12:30 p.m. Books will be available for purchase and a book signing will occur after the lecture.

Greer is the author of a number of bestselling novels, including “The Path of Minor Planets,”  “How It Was for Me,” and “The Confessions of Max Tivoli.”  Greer’s stories have been anthologized and have appeared in Esquire, The Paris Review, The New Yorker, and other national publications. 

For program information, call (916) 737-1300. Free parking is available in Lot 10 For a campus map visit
Submitted by the English Department

Meet the candidates
Candidates for the dean of the College of Social Sciences and Interdisciplinary Studies will visit the campus this month. Faculty, staff and students are invited to meet with them.

The first visit will be from Clayton Dumont, Jr., a professor in the Department of Sociology at San Francisco State University. He will be available 1:30-3 p.m., Monday, April 13, in the University Union’s Delta Suite.

The next visit will be from Charles Gossett, professor and chair of the department of Political Science at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. He will be available 8:30-10 a.m., Thursday, April 16, in the University Union’s Delta Suite.

Comments should be submitted to Academic Affairs (Sacramento Hall 230; zip 6016) or e-mailed to (use subject line, “SSIS Dean Comment”) by noon, Friday, April 17. Resumes of both candidates may be found at
Submitted by Academic Affairs

Grant proposal workshop
The office of Research Administration is offering a budget basics workshop 9-10:30 a.m., Wednesday, April 15, in the Hornet Bookstore Building Board Room (suite 3010). This workshop will address how to develop a budget that meets the needs of a proposed project, while conforming to the requirements of the agency and the University. To reserve a seat, visit
Submitted by the Office of Research Administration

Sac State Night at the River Cats
Tickets are available for the third annual Sac State Night at the River Cats Thursday, May 7, when the Pacific Coast League Champion River Cats take on the Reno Aces.
Tickets are on sale at the Recreational Sports Office located on the first floor of the University Union. Tickets are $7 each, or $5 each in groups of 10 or more. 
For information, call the Recreational Sports Office at 278-4111.
Submitted by the Recreational Sports Office

USA nominations
The University Staff Assembly is seeking nominations for election and appointment to several campus committees. The positions and associated web pages are:

USA Executive Board (president) - Term ends 2011

USA Executive Board (secretary) – Term ends 2011

Academic Policies Committee – Term Ends 2011

Academic Standards Subcommittee – Term Ends 2011

Alumni Association - Term ends 2010

Associated Students Inc.,  Audit Committee - Term ends 2010
Children’s Center Parent Advisory Board – Term ends 2010   

Committee for Diversity and Equality – Term ends 2011

Curriculum Policies Committee - Term ends 2011

Faculty Policies Committee – Term ends 2011
GE/Graduation Policies Committee – Term ends 2011 (1 staff position)        

Lifetime Achievement Award Selection Committee – Term ends 2011            
University Sustainability Committee – Term Ends 2010 (1 staff position)

To nominate someone  or yourself, submit a name, phone number, department, e-mail address, committee name and a brief explanation of interest in the committee or executive board to by 5 p.m., Friday, April 17. For nomination details visit

Human Resources

The following workshops are sponsored by The Office of Human Resources – Benefits.  For additional information regarding these events, visit the Benefits Office website at

Blue Shield Healthy Rewards Program

April 14, University Union Orchard Suite II & III

Sessions will be held at the following times and kiosks will be available throughout the day.
10 a.m.-11 a.m.
Noon.-1 p.m.
 1 p.m.–2 p.m.
 2 p.m.-3 p.m.

Kaiser Permanente

April 14, University Union – Lobby Suite
9 a.m. – 11 a.m.

The Kaiser Permanente representative will register enrollees on the Kaiser website (, assist individuals with registering for a password and answer questions regarding their plan and plan’s website.

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, 8, 10 and 11 may only donate up to 16 hours per fiscal year. If employees are interested in donating time, a donation form can be obtained at, 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:
Janelle Robinette, Nursing
Julie Bradley, Math Department.
Wandarah Anderson, Division of Social Work
Michael Wilson, Economics
Misty Sisneros, Community Engagement Center
Rick Pasalo, Facilities Services


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