April 16, 2007
Sacramento State Bulletin

Campus Announcements

Second annual interdisciplinary conference
The Department of Humanities and Religious studies presents the second annual Interdisciplinary Conference, titled “Artful Strategies/Necessary Risks: The Shifting Borders Between Success and Failure.” The conference will begin at noon on Friday, April 20 in the University Union Orchard Room and continue through Saturday, April 21. The event will feature lectures examining the shifting borders between success and failure in literature, the arts, history, anthropology, sociology, law, politics, religion and related fields. The conference is free and open to the public. For more information and a conference program, visit or call 278-5336.
Submitted by Humanities and Religious Studies

Sixth annual Sac State Women Take Back the Night
Sacramento State’s sixth annual “Women Take Back the Night” will provide for an evening of speakers, motivation, activism and inspiration, culminated by a march through the University campus taking back the night. Men are encouraged to participate. For more information, call 278-7388 or visit
Submitted by the Women’s Resource Center

Professor to speak about world record for 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 vehicle will present a lecture on this experience at noon on Friday, April 20, in Riverside Hall 1015. All are invited to attend.
Submitted by Mechanical Engineering

Faculty Center available through My Sac State
The CMS Project Team has announced the availability of the Faculty Center through My Sac State. The Faculty Center has been automatically granted to all instructors and includes the ability to:

  • View current and previous term teaching schedules
  • View current and previous class rosters
  • Send a message to students listed on the current roster
  • Search the Schedule of Classes
  • Search for another faculty member’s teaching schedule

Additional functionality is available to advisors and access can be obtained by:

  1. Completing the Information Security Program Training offered through LearnerWeb
  2. Submitting a Request for CMS Student Administration User Access form to the CMS Project Office, ARC 2008

This Advisor access includes the ability to search for any student and view that student’s academic information; address; class schedule; enrollment appointments; grades; telephone number; to do list and transfer credit report. Interested faculty may attend an instructor-led training or access online tutorials at your convenience. For more information, contact the CMS Help Desk.
Submitted by CMS

Crisis in Darfur examined
Soheir Stolba, co-founder of the SHARE Institute, will discuss the casualties from the genocide in Darfur, particularly the political and humanitarian standpoints, at noon on Tuesday, April 17 in the Hinde Auditorium. The films “Darfur Destroyed” by Human Rights Watch and “Peace Under Fire” by the United Nations will be shown. Advocacy opportunities will also be discussed. For more information, call 278-7388 or visit
Submitted by the Women’s Resource Center

High school, community college counselors’ conference on campus
The Outreach, Admissions and Records Office has invited counselors from more than 200 service region high schools and community colleges to attend the High School and Community College Counselors Conference from 7:45 a.m. -2 p.m. on Monday, April 23 in the University Union Ballroom. The purpose of the conference is to provide updates on the University that will include information on admission and enrollment, academic majors, and support programs for freshmen and transfer students.  Area counselors who wish to participate in this free event must register by Wednesday, April 18 at  For more information about the event contact Barbara Sloan, associate director of Outreach, Admissions & Records, at 278-7881 or
Submitted by Outreach, Admissions and Records

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

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

Denim Day
Wear denim jeans to work/school to protest sexual violence on Wednesday, April 25. Denim Day was started after an Italian court blamed a victim for her own rape because her jeans were tight and she would have had to take her pants off herself, thereby facilitating her own assault. Women around the world protest by wearing jeans on this day. Stop by the Women’s Resource Center for a “Why Denim?” button. For more information, call 278-7388 or visit
Submitted by the Women’s Resource Center

Public invited to Executive MBA info session
The College of Business Administration's Graduate and External Programs office presents a public information session for its Executive MBA program on Tuesday, April 17 from 5:30-6:30pm in Napa Hall.  Reservations are required and can be made at  For more information, call 278-5974.
Submitted by the College of Business Administration

Walk a mile in her shoes
Sacramento State men will walk one mile in women’s high-heeled shoes at noon and 3 p.m. on Thursday, April 26 in the Library Quad to help gain a better understanding and appreciation of women’s experiences. Shoes will be provided. For more information, call 278-7388 or visit
Submitted by the Women’s Resource Center


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.


Spring has sprung in University Center Restaurant
Spring menu items at the University Center Restaurant include a fresh fruit salad, smoked Gouda and turkey Panini, salmon or tri-tip Caesar salad and baked ziti (pasta baked with asparagus, portabella mushrooms, carrots, broccoli, and beans). The new spring menu items join traditional favorites including fish & chips and lasagna on the University Center Restaurant menu. A private dining room is available for luncheon meetings or parties. Reservations are not required, but recommended: call 278-6100. Hours for breakfast are 7:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.; lunch hours are 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Monday through Friday. More information at
Submitted by University Enterprises, Inc.

Togo's catering available
Togo’s catering can offer fare for club meetings, office parties, speaker events, and end-of-year celebrations. Items available include sandwich trays, salads, appetizers, box lunches and desserts. Call 278-8646 to order for on-campus pick up. Call 24 hours in advance for large orders or party-sized footer sandwiches. VISA, MasterCard, American Express, and Sacramento State's OneCard are accepted. The Togo's catering menu is available at
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 these employees
Submitted by Human Resources


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