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 up
through Saturday, April 30, in the Library
Gallery Annex. Gallery hours are 10 a.m.-5
p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Pieces include posters,
prints, multimedia projects and a section
on the Sac State gymnastics program.
Submitted by the Library Gallery
Outstanding Scholarly Achievement
Professor Robert Wassmer, chairman of the
Department of Public Policy and Administration,
will receive the Outstanding Scholarly Achievement
Award from the Research and Creative Activity
Committee at a lecture 4-5 p.m. Wednesday,
April 20, in the University Union Foothill
Suite. Wassmer will be recognized for his
record in researching urban economics, particularly
in relation to urban sprawl. Wassmer teaches
graduate classes and runs Sac State’s
master’s degree program in urban land
development and specializes in applied microeconomics,
urban economics, state and local public
finance and policy. He has been a resource
for state lawmakers since coming to Sacramento
State in 1995 and collaborated with the
California Senate Office of Research in
Submitted by Research Administration
Three students from the Doctorate in Educational
Leadership program will defend their dissertations
this week. Presenters encourage visitors
to attend to learn more about the program
and what the dissertation defense process
entails. All presentations will be held
in Eureka Hall, Room 313e. Presenters, dates
and times include:
Tuesday, April 19, 10 a.m.-noon
Francine Stevens: “Racial Identity,
Religious Participation and Stereotype Threat:
The Impact on Student Educational Outcomes.”
Wednesday, April 20, 10 a.m.-noon
Eva Aramouni: “The Impact of Diglossia
on Arabic Language Instruction in Higher
Education: Attitudes and Experiences of
Students and Instructors in the U.S.”
Friday, April 22, 9-11 a.m.
Christian Patz: “The Black and White
World of Emotional Disturbance”
For more information about the presentations,
contact the Doctorate in Educational Leadership
Submitted by Doctorate in Educational
Applications and information for the 2011
Manzanar Pilgrimage are now available on
the Ethnic Studies website. It is open to
all faculty and students. Funds for the
three-day (April 30-May 1) educational experience
are provided by the California Civil Liberties
Public Education Program. Please encourage
your students to apply as well. For more
information, contact Wayne Maeda, email@example.com.
Submitted by Ethnic Studies
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 helping
libraries identify ways to address and improve
users' opinions of service quality.
The survey is available until Friday, April
22. It consists of eight core questions
and takes approximately five minutes to
complete. Participation is voluntary; responses
For more information about the LibQUAL+Lite
or contact the LibQUAL+Lite team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Submitted by the University Library
The University Library will host a reception
honoring two retiring librarians, Tamara
Trujillo and Fred Batt, 2-3:30 p.m. Wednesday,
April 20, in Library Conference Room 5006.
All are welcome to the reception.
Trujillo joined the Sacramento State Library
as associate dean in November 1988 and served
as associate dean/senior associate dean
through 2008 with responsibility for the
technical services operations of the Library.
At varying times, her administrative responsibilities
also included library IT, User Services
(a.k.a. Access Services), Special Collections
and University Archives, and the Tsakopoulos
Hellenic Collection. Twice during her 23
years of service, in 2001-02 and in 2006-07,
she served as acting dean and director of
the Library for a total of 34 months. From
2000 to 2009, she also served as the coordinator
for librarywide collection development,
including responsibility for the library
materials budget of roughly $2 million.
She joined the Library Reference Department
in January 2009 with responsibilities for
reference, library instruction and collection
development for the departments of Art,
Design, Humanities and Religious Studies,
and the Spanish and German programs.
Batt joined the Sacramento State Library
in September 1988. From September 1988 until
June 2008, he served as associate dean for
public services with an emphasis on reference
services, library media services and library
instructional services. He also served as
coordinator of collection development from
1988 to 1990 and during some periods supervised
access services, Special Collections and
University Archives and library building
support services. He joined the Reference
Department in July 2008 with responsibilities
for reference, library instruction and collection
development for the departments of Music,
Psychology and Gerontology.
Trujillo and Batt provided the Sacramento
State campus with a combined service of
For questions, call Library Dean’s
Office at 278-5679.
Submitted by the University Library
The Philosophy Department's Nammour Symposium
is 10 a.m.-noon Tuesday, April 26, and 1-3
p.m. Wednesday, April 27, in the Hinde Auditorium,
The Symposium’s theme is “On
Being Wrong.” Link to the full program
which includes abstracts from all the participants.
There will also be a student panel on the
concept of forgiveness, composed of winners
of a student essay competition.
Submitted by the Philosophy Department
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
Submitted by Facilities Services
The fourth biannual Reading and Writing
Across the Curriculum Conference is 10 a.m.-2:30
p.m. Friday, April 22, 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. 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
The Office of Research Administration and
the Center for STEM Excellence invite faculty
to attend a luncheon discussion with the
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the U.S.
Geological Survey, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Thursday,
April 21, in the University Union Forest
This discussion will focus on the new federally
funded California Landscape Conservation
Cooperative (CA LCC), which just set up
operations in Modoc Hall. Sacramento State
and USF&W have signed a five-year cooperative
agreement to partner on informing and promoting
integrated science, natural resource management
and conservation to address impacts of climate
change and other stressors within and across
The CA LCC will work with researchers and
stakeholders across the state and into northern
Mexico, and it is hoped that Sacramento
State faculty and students can play a role
in supporting and expanding aspects of their
research and science enterprise.
The initial faculty-only discussion April
21 will review USF&W priorities and
projects, and participants will learn about
the capacities and interests of Sacramento
State faculty in these areas. An additional
discussion session that is open to students
is scheduled for Wednesday, April 27, and
that event will have particular summer research
opportunities for faculty and students detailed.
To reserve a seat, visit www.csus.edu/research/workshops/index.htm
and complete the registration form.
Submitted by the Office of Research
The Multi-Cultural Center will hold its
third annual All People’s Recognition
Ceremony, 3-5 p.m. Friday, May 6, in the
center, Library 1010, near Java City.
People are encouraged to nominate someone
they feel has contributed to creating an
inclusive environment at Sacramento State,
left a significant mark in the understanding
of multiple identities, embodies the goals
of diversity and social justice, or deserves
recognition for their actions during the
To nominate someone, click here or cut
and paste the link below into your browser.
Nominations are accepted until Friday, April
29. All nominations will be recognized and
awarded with a personalized certificate.
Your comments will be shared with the person
you would like to recognize. You may submit
more than one nomination.
For more information, contact the MCC at
Submitted by the Multi-Cultural Center
Writing Across the Curriculum
The Center for Teaching and Learning's current
eForum topic focuses on Writing Across the
Curriculum, a post submitted by Professors
Fiona Glade and Dan Melzer (English). In
the post, Professor Jessie Gaston talks
about her experiences with teaching in a
Writing Intensive course.
For more information on submitting your
own post, contact the CTL at email@example.com.
Link to Writing Across the Curriculum at
Submitted by the Center for Teaching
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 T-shirt,
• Registration fee plus a Dri-Fit
The registration fee includes:
• Chip timing
• A race bib
• A race packet with event rules and
• Refreshments after the 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 event.
Register online at www.thewell.csus.edu/5K.
Those wishing to volunteer, register online
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 Monday, 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, were 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Submitted by Information Resources and
Major network upgrade to cause
Sacramento State has been selected as the
first CSU campus to receive a major upgrade
of its campus network. This upgrade will
ensure that our network infrastructure continues
to keep pace with both technology and the
changing needs of CSU students, faculty
The upgrade will take place in June, with
rolling network outages affecting most campus
buildings for a one-day period. The schedule
for these outages and other information
regarding the upgrade can be found on the
upgrade project page: www.csus.edu/NetworkUpgrade.
If your building is not on the list, then
your building will not affected by the project.
Upgrade work will be on weekdays between
10 a.m. and 7 p.m., during which times building
occupants will experience both total and
intermittent network and wireless outages.
In buildings equipped with Voice over IP
Phones (VoIP), the phones will be subject
to outages during the one-day upgrade period
Alternate workspaces will be provided for
those affected and laptop computers will
be available for loan during the outages.
Those laptops (or department laptops) may
be used wirelessly in unaffected spaces
such as the library or the AIRC. The computer
labs in AIRC 3013 and 3008 will also be
available as alternate work space locations.
There will be more communication to the
campus prior to the June upgrade, including
signs posted on each building with the specific
dates and times of each building outage.
Any questions or concerns may be sent to
Submitted by Information Resources and
Security quick tip:
Part three of the seven best practices to
follow in order to protect data on campus.
• Don't open suspicious email attachments.
Many viruses and worms are spread through
• Back up your data: Protect your
important information by making sure your
data is backed up regularly, either remotely
or by doing it yourself.
See all seven parts on the information service
website at www.csus.edu/security.
Always remember: protecting campus data
starts with you.
Submitted by Information Security Office
CAMP crossing program
As part of Sacramento State’s One
Book Program, the College Assistance Migrant
Program (CAMP) will host “Crossing
Borders to College Attainment: From Dreams
to Reality.” The 3-4:30 p.m. Wednesday,
April 20 event is open to the campus community
and takes place at the University Union,
Much like the act of “crossing a
border” as described in Luis Alberto
Urrea's, The Devil's Highway, the transition
from high school to college can feel like
entering a foreign world for first-generation
college students, requiring them to learn
a new language, social customs and way of
During this presentation, CAMP students
will share experiences of crossing their
own educational border during their first
year of college. Because there is no one
way to express this complex and at times
challenging journey, these first-generation
college students will use media such as
art, digital storytelling and poetry to
convey how they found a path to academic
Submitted by the College Assistance
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
The Testing Center’s new hours are
7:30 a.m.-4 p.m. The center will not close
for the lunch hour.
Submitted by the Testing Center
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
2011-12 Senate Executive Committee
Senate Chair: Anthony G. Sheppard, Recreation,
Parks and Tourism
Vice Chair: Janet Hecsh, Teacher Education
Standing Committee Appointments:
Academic Policies Committee: Kristin Van
Curriculum Policies Committee: Kath Pinch,
Recreation, Parks and Tourism Administration
Faculty Policies Committee: Jana Noel, Teacher
General Education/Graduation Requirements
Policies Committee: Reza Peigahi, Library
Graduate Studies Policies Committee: Christine
Miller, Communication Studies
Bob Buckley, Computer Science
Lisa Hammersley, Geology
Submitted by Faculty Senate
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
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) 952-5665 or (916) 322-3360.
The statutorily required notice from the
state auditor can be found at: www.bsa.ca.gov.
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