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April 23, 2012


Ice cream social for campus unity
The President’s Committee to Build Campus Unity is hosting an ice cream social open to all members of the campus community. It will take place from 2:30-4:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 24, in the Hornet Bookstore Plaza.

The ice cream social continues the committee’s series of events designed to strengthen the sense of community at Sacramento State. The event also features the winners of photography, essay and short film contests that focused on campus unity.

For more information, call University Advancement at 278-7043.
Submitted by the Office of the President

Sac State 5K Fun Run
The Sac State 5K Fun Run is an event for everyone. No matter your physical level or ability, this is a run you will love as you make your way through the Sac State campus. Students, faculty, staff and community members of all ages are welcome to sign up and be a part of this University tradition. In the past, the 5K Fun Run has attracted everyone from competitive 5K enthusiasts to casual run/walkers looking for a great community event in which to participate. The event begins at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 26. You may register at

The following roads will be closed from 5:30 to 7 p.m. for the run:

  • State University Drive South from the information booth to Stadium Drive (westbound traffic).
  • Stadium Drive (both northbound and southbound traffic).
  • State University Drive West from Stadium Drive to State University Drive North (both northbound and southbound traffic).
  • There will no westbound exit from Parking Structure 1. Traffic may exit Parking Structure 1 using the north exit onto Sinclair Road, then to Moraga Way to Lot 1. There will be access to Lot 1 from State University Drive North.
  • There will be no entry or exit through gate arms between Lot 1 and Sacramento Hall. All traffic must exit at the north end of Lot 1.

Because the race starts at 6 p.m., all traffic is advised to avoid roads at the west end of campus as well as Parking Structures 1 and 3 during this time. If possible, use State University Drive East between 5 and 8 p.m. April 26. More information can be found at
Submitted by The WELL

General Education/Graduation Requirements Policy Committee to hold forums

The General Education/Graduation Requirements Policy Committee (GE/GRPC) is holding its final open forum to discuss proposed revisions to the General Education Program and associated graduation requirements. The open forum will be held from 3-4:30 p.m. Monday, April 23, in Kadema 145. The meeting is aimed at soliciting student-specific feedback to the proposed revisions.
Submitted by the Faculty Senate

21st annual Africa/Diaspora Conference
The 21st annual Africa/Diaspora Conference, “Africa at the Crossroads,” will take place April 26-28 in the University Union. Registration is from noon-6 p.m. Thursday, April 26, in the Redwood Room. Concurrent panels on a wide range of topics will be held during the sessions, ranging from social media and nonviolence to cultural developments and conflict resolution. For more information, visit or contact
Submitted by Center for African Peace and Conflict Resolution

Talent abounds among faculty, staff
If you haven’t yet caught “Sacramento State Has Talent,” swing by the Library Galleries and find out just how talented our faculty and staff are. From paintings to metal works to fabric art to song and poetry, and everything in between, the Sac State community is one talented group. More information is available at
Submitted by the University Library Galleries

2012 Spring Forum
The Sacramento State Council for Affirmative Action, Services to Students with Disabilities, the Veterans Success Center, the Women’s Resource Center and the Pride Center will present the 2012 Spring Forum.

  • From Affirmative Action to Affirmative Justice – Critical Dialogues: Part 5
  • Inclusion: Creating an Environment of Universal Access for Individuals with All Abilities

The forum will be held from 9 a.m.-noon Thursday, April 26, in the University Union Ballroom. Administration, faculty, staff and students are welcome.

Individuals needing reasonable accommodations for disability access should contact Frank Lilly at 278-4120 or at least five business days before the event.
Submitted by the California Faculty Association

All People’s Recognition Ceremony
The Multi-Cultural Center is having its fourth annual All People’s Recognition Ceremony from 3-5 p.m. Thursday, May 3, at the Multi-Cultural Center in Library 1010 (next to Java City). For all who participated last year, you know what a truly inspiring and eventful day it was. We heard stories of courage, listened to music from Sac State students and celebrated the culmination of the year. For those of you who were not able to attend, you were missed, and we hope you will be able to attend this year.

Please save the date and participate to affirm and appreciate those who cultivate community at Sacramento State. Everyone who is nominated will receive a personalized certificate and be in the company of great people.

Please nominate anyone who you feel has contributed to creating an inclusive environment at Sacramento State, has left a significant mark on your understanding of your multiple identities, embodies the goals of diversity and social justice, or simply deserves recognition for being so wonderful during the past school year.

Nominations are accepted until Friday, April 27. To submit your nominations, please go to or cut and paste the link below into your browser.
Submitted by the Multi-Cultural Center

Southern Wine & Spirits’ sixth annual Stinger Wine and Food Event
Southern Wine & Spirits’ sixth annual Stinger Wine and Food Event is a very special event at Sacramento State for those who know and love great wine and food. Enjoy wines from businesses owned and operated by alumni, and taste unique delicacies from local food purveyors at the event from 6-9 p.m. Friday, May 4, at the Alumni Center. Not a wine lover? No worries – there will be complimentary beer, soda and water. Call Missy Matzen at 278-4263 or email for further details or to purchase tickets, which are $40.
Submitted by the Athletics Department

13th annual McGinty Cup Golf Tournament
A day of fun, friends and golf! You are invited to join students, faculty and friends of the Department of Physical Therapy for the 13th annual McGinty Cup Fundraiser Golf Tournament and retirement lunch for Dr. Susan McGinty. All proceeds support the students in the Physical Therapy Program. The tournament is Saturday, May 5, at Haggin Oaks Golf Complex, 3645 Fulton Ave. Fees are $80 per player for golf and lunch or $25 per person for lunch only.


  • Bronze Sponsor ($300): Company name on all tournament materials and the opportunity to add advertising literature/product to players’ swag bags.
  • Silver Sponsor ($400): Bronze sponsorship privileges plus company sign on a tee.
  • Gold Sponsor ($500): Silver sponsorship privileges plus golf and lunch for two players.
  • Platinum Sponsor ($1,000): Silver sponsorship privileges, golf and lunch for four players, plus company sign on choice of tee, and signage at the luncheon.

Contact Ruth LeBlanc at 501-2946 or visit for additional information.
Submitted by the Physical Therapy Department

Open forums for director of Financial Aid
Interviews for a new director of Financial Aid are being conducted. Deans, peer colleagues and Student Affairs directors and staff are invited to attend an open forum. All forums are in the University Union.

Open forums for Student Affairs directors, peer colleagues and deans:

Tuesday, April 24, 1-2:30 p.m., Lobby Suite
Wednesday, April 25, 1-2:30 p.m., California Suite
Monday, April 30, 1-2:30 p.m., Delta Suite
Thursday, May 3, 1-2:30 p.m., Delta Suite

Open forums for staff from Financial Aid, Student Financial Services and other campus staff:

Tuesday, April 24, 3-4 p.m., Lobby Suite
Wednesday, April 25, 3-4 p.m., California Suite
Monday, April 30, 3-4 p.m. Delta Suite
Thursday, May 3, 3-4 p.m., Delta Suite
Submitted by Student Affairs

Sacramento State receives awards at conference
Sacramento State has been honored with two awards at the California State University Alcohol, Other Drugs and Violence Educational Conference. Sac State’s Student Health & Counseling Services received the Student Club/Organization Award and the Chancellor’s Award.

The Active Minds Peer Health Education Program received the Student Club/Organization Award. It recognizes a student organization or club that is committed to educating others on the effects of alcohol or other drugs in an effort to create a healthier campus environment. Recipients of this award have demonstrated dedication and creativity in their educational efforts.

Joy Stewart-James, Ed.D., director of Student Health and Counseling Services, was honored with the Chancellor’s Award. This award recognizes a CSU staff member, faculty member or administrator who has exhibited a commitment to furthering alcohol and other drug initiatives on a California State University campus or within the CSU system.
Submitted by Student Health and Counseling Services

New, improved parking permits on the way
This summer, UTAPS will implement newly designed, repositionable parking permits that will adhere to the inside of vehicle windshields. The new permits, which will feature different campus beauty shots, will go into effect beginning this summer for all student, faculty and staff semester permits. Faculty and staff who have a 24-month payroll deduct permit will have permits replaced in September 2013.

The new permits will replace the existing “hang tag”-style permits. Benefits of the new design include using less material for a “greener” product, cheaper production costs, ease in moving from vehicle to vehicle and the ability for parking officers to scan and identify stolen parking permits.
Submitted by University Transportation and Parking Services

Police Department on Facebook and Twitter
Have you checked out the Sacramento State Police Department’s official Facebook and Twitter pages? Managed by the Office of the Chief, the pages offer important news and alerts at Sacramento State, such as emergency notifications, traffic alert updates, alert bulletins, media releases, upcoming trainings/events, services and safety tips. For the Police Department’s Facebook page, go to To follow the Police Department’s Twitter updates, go to Email any suggestions or questions to
Submitted by University Police

2012 First College Year Experience survey report
In spring 2012, the Office of Institutional Research successfully administered a First College Year Experience survey to first-year students in an effort to better understand student learning and help improve the quality of college education. The response rate for this survey was 33 percent.

This survey asked first-time freshmen to share their views on a variety of issues covering many aspects of their journey to Sac State. The survey report consists of 10 sections: concerns; satisfaction with campus services and facilities; satisfaction with college life; adjustment to college life; campus climate; interactions among racial/ethnic groups; co-curricular activities and behaviors; academic work; overall experience; and background information. The survey findings are also broken down by college and have been compared with the previous year’s results where applicable.

Please go to to view the report.
Submitted by the Office of Institutional Research

Women’s Resource Center names new faculty fellow
The Women’s Resource Center has named Professor Patty Woodward as its Faculty Fellow.

The center will continue to serve the campus community by offering resources for students, such as information and community referrals in the areas of public health and well-being, access to contraception, single-mom support groups, access to the WRC media center, as well as campus community events on a monthly basis.

For more information, visit
Submitted by the Women’s Resource Center

Free statistical and writing support available for faculty
Faculty consultants are available to work with tenured and tenure-track faculty at no cost on statistical analysis and grant proposal writing.

Dr. Serge Lee, professor of Social Work, is a faculty statistical consultant available to faculty who are developing journal articles, grant proposals, sponsored project evaluations, program reviews, pilot studies or other research projects involving the collection and manipulation of data. Lee will be available by appointment to work with tenured or tenure-track faculty on statistics, methodologies, survey methods, questionnaire development, data analysis and SPSS.

Dr. Brad Baker, associate professor of Chemistry; Dr. Dian Baker, associate professor of Nursing; and Dr. Jana Noel, professor of Teacher Education, are serving as writing consultants for the spring 2012 semester. They are available to tenured and tenure-track faculty for assistance with grant proposal writing, including developing realistic proposal timelines, reviewing and revising drafts, providing editorial input, and advising on ways to strengthen the rhetorical and compositional aspects of research and education proposals to government agencies and foundations.

For more information or to arrange a consultation time, contact your sponsored research officer directly or Truli Koski at 278-7565.
Submitted by the Office of Research Administration

Emergency training
Federal- and state-mandated National Incident Management System training sessions provide attendees with an overview of various national and state emergency response systems, and an overview of the National Response Plan (NRP). The training provides familiarization of terms, systems and roles of campus individuals during an actual critical incident or disaster. The training is required by FEMA/OES/Chancellor’s Office and Sac State to be taken every three years.

Employees who do not have responsibilities during an emergency are in Group 1. All employees who have not participated in a previous session must participate in one of the following training sessions in the University Union, Hinde Auditorium:

Group 1
9-11 a.m. and 1-3 p.m. Wednesday, April 25

To register, contact Bill Gnagy at 278-2397 or Training also can be done online. Click the individual links for classes: IS 700.a at, IS 100.HE at and IS 800.b at Total online training time is 15 hours. Email a copy of the certificate of completion to Gnagy.
Submitted by the Emergency Operations Center

Faculty Senate schedule
The Faculty Senate schedule for April and May is available at
Submitted by the Faculty Senate

President Gonzalez continues updates
Sacramento State President Alexander Gonzalez will post updates on campus developments throughout the semester on his web page at
Submitted by the Office of the President

ASI elections start Tuesday
The Associated Students Inc. election campaign is almost over. Voting starts at 8 a.m. Tuesday, April 24, and ends at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 25.
Submitted by Associated Students Inc.

Live performance by Mary Youngblood
University Union UNIQUE Programs, in collaboration with Associated Students Inc., is sponsoring a live performance by flutist Mary Youngblood at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 24, in the University Union Ballroom.

Youngblood, who is half Seminole and half Aleut, is the first woman to professionally record the Native American flute and the first woman to win two Grammy Awards for Best Native American Music Album. In addition to her two Grammys and three nominations, she was the first woman to win Flutist of the Year, taking home the award in 1999 and 2000. She also won Best Female Artist in 2000 at the Native American Music Awards.

With five unique and accomplished albums under her belt, Youngblood owns more than 250 hand-carved Native American flutes in her collection and uses a wide variety of them on her albums. Each of her flutes is masterfully crafted from different types of wood, bringing a unique sound and texture to each song. When Youngblood performs live, it takes only a moment to acknowledge the profound spirituality of the sacred Native American flute and its historical courtship and wooing attributes. Her haunting music is much more than a song – it’s liquid poetry, a prayer.

Admission is free for students and the general public. For more information, visit
Submitted by University Union UNIQUE Programs

Rising cost of college to be discussed
Please join Assembly Speaker John A. Perez, Assembly Member Dr. Richard Pan, Assembly Member Roger Dickinson and Assembly Member Alyson Huber at noon Thursday, April 26, in the University Union, Summit Room, for a discussion with Sacramento State students and members of the Sac State community on the rising cost of college. Free pizza and drinks will be provided.

Please RSVP via email or by phone at (916) 452-0505.
Submitted by the ASI Office of Governmental Affairs

Pathways to Responsible Activism: free conference for students
On Thursday, May 3, the Sacramento State Health and Wellness Promotion office of Student Health and Counseling Services will host a one-day conference, Pathways to Responsible Activism. This conference is free for students and will be held on the second floor of The WELL. The conference schedule is as follows:

  • 10-11 a.m.: Minute Mentoring from Chris Ward, executive director of Crime Victims Action Alliance and ICAN
  • 11 a.m.-noon: Student Activism Policy presentation by Tom Carroll of Student Organizations and Leadership
  • Noon-1:15 p.m.: Faculty panel on Activism and Education

Todd Migliaccio, Ph.D., Sociology
Jennifer Lundmark, Ph.D., chair, Biological Sciences
Susan Eggman, Ph.D., Social Work
Kristin Kiesel, Ph.D., Economics

  • 1:30-5:30 p.m.: Minute Mentoring from local activists
  • 1:30-2:30 p.m., Beth Hassett, executive director of WEAVE
  • 2:30-3:30 p.m., Ben Hudson, executive director of the Gender Health Center
  • 3:30-4:30 p.m., TBD
  • 4:30-5:30 p.m., Joy Stern, California Mental Health Advisory Board
  • 5:30-6 p.m.: Reception for Deborah Ortiz
  • 6-7:15 p.m.: Deborah Ortiz: Pathways to Responsible Activism

Pathways to Responsible Activism will educate students about utilizing their passion for making change in the world to develop a successful career in activism. Students seeking careers in activism are typically very knowledgeable about subjects and issues they feel must be addressed. However, they often are not aware of resources and skills needed to make effective changes and develop successful careers impacting these issues. This event will guide them in how to gain experience that will help them build a resume and learn new skills while addressing issues and concerns that matter most to them. This comprehensive event is designed to give inspiration, teach skills and increase student success.

The event will culminate with guest speaker Deborah Ortiz, who will discuss her entry into the world of activism and her path to becoming a successful professional. Students will leave with a professionally designed and printed resource guide that will inform them on the topics of essential activist skills; written profiles with career advice from alumni who have become activists; tips on building experience (including info on student clubs, campus organizations and academic courses that may apply); a local directory of internship opportunities; and the campus Student Activism Protocol. For more information:
Submitted by Student Health and Counseling Services

College of Continuing Education administers Summer Session 2012
Summer Session is a 12-week program at Sacramento State open to the following individuals:

  • Continuing students who have completed the formal admissions process and were enrolled in Spring 2012 or Fall 2011 but will not graduate prior to Summer 2012.
  • Community members who are not formally admitted to the University or students who have been admitted to another college.
  • Students who have been admitted to Sacramento State for Fall 2012.

Registration for summer session courses began Monday, April 16, for matriculated Sacramento State students on a first-come, first-served basis. There are no appointments this year. Registration for non-matriculated students begins Monday, May 7.

Summer Session schedule:

  • 12-week courses: May 29-Aug. 19
  • First-six-week courses: May 29-July 8
  • Second-six-week courses: July 9-Aug. 19

For more information or to register, visit the Summer Session website at
Submitted by the College of Continuing Education

Gerontology Program hosts Career Fair
The Gerontology Program will host its fifth annual career fair from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday, April 23, in the University Union, Redwood Room. Nineteen public and private agencies, as well as the Sac State Career Center and the Gerontology Club, will provide information on possible jobs, internships and volunteer opportunities. The theme is “Opportunities for Students and Professionals in the Fields of Healthy Aging and Elder Care.” The fair is free and open to the public; students from all majors and members of the community are encouraged to attend and explore how studying Gerontology can open up a variety of career opportunities in the exciting and ever-growing field of aging.
Submitted by the Gerontology Department

College of Business Administration to host Information Session
The College of Business Administration is hosting an Information Session for all business graduate programs from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 6, on campus. An adviser from each of the degree programs will provide a program overview and conduct a question-and-answer session.

To reserve a seat for the Information Session, RSVP at You must be registered to attend.
Submitted by the College of Business Administration

On-Campus Recruitment Program at Career Center
The On-Campus Recruitment Program runs through Friday, May 4, in the Career Center. As part of the program, Fortune 500 companies, top accounting firms, government agencies and other well-known companies come to Sacramento State to interview graduating seniors, graduate students and alumni for full-time, entry-level professional positions.

The program’s mission is to assist graduating seniors and alumni in interviewing with organizations from industry, government and the nonprofit sector offering professional career opportunities that require a bachelor’s or master’s degree. It also aims to assist employers in selecting the most qualified candidates to fill vacant positions.

To find out more about On-Campus Recruitment, including eligibility, how to register and which companies are hiring this spring, visit the on-campus recruitment website at
Submitted by the Career Center

Summer tech fun coming to campus
Here’s a chance to save $125 and let your child experience summer tech fun at 60-plus universities nationwide, including Sacramento State. iD Tech Camps provides weeklong, day and overnight programs for kids ages 7-17. Students create iPhone apps, video games, C++ and Java programs, websites, robots and more. Additionally, iD Teen Academies are held at select locations: iD Gaming Academy, iD Programming Academy and iD Visual Arts Academy. Save $125 with promo code FACSTAFF2012 when you register and pay in full at the time of registration (you need your college/university email address). For more information, visit or call (888) 709-8324.
Submitted by Conference Services

Summer Academies for High School Students begin July 23
High school students will explore the fields of biotechnology, health careers and culinary arts from July 23-Aug. 2 on the Sacramento State campus.

The Summer Academies for High School Students offer a personalized learning experience via small classes and a hands-on approach. Teens can study potential careers and prepare for the future while meeting other high school students from around the region.

To register, visit For questions, contact Carole Taylor at or 278-2794.
Submitted by the College of Continuing Education

Weight Watchers at Work: New session, new pricing, new way to register
Weight Watchers meetings with a monthly pass are here. For more information, contact Nancy Blanton with UEI at 278-7006 or
Submitted by UEI Human Resources

University Enterprises Inc. (UEI) board approves funding to renovate eateries
Sac State will undergo exciting changes this summer to enhance the dining experience for the campus community. The UEI Board of Directors has approved funding for campus dining renovations that include:

  • Updating and renovating the River Front Center with new flooring, seating and lighting.
  • Replacing Dujours and Da Deli with a new dining concept focusing on fresh-tossed salads, pastas, carved meat sandwiches and daily soup offerings.
  • Renovating the University Center Restaurant and patio, and opening in the fall with a new name and menu offering.
  • Floor-to-ceiling updates to Round Table Pizza, including new paint, seating and light fixtures.

These efforts are to help provide the campus community with new, healthy, flavorful dining options in inviting settings.

Closures within specific areas and dining venues will occur during the summer; more information will be provided at a later date. For questions or inquiries, please contact Angela Rader at
Submitted by University Enterprises Inc.

Watch for even more University news and videos
Sacramento State is filled with activities worth keeping up on – from outstanding teaching, learning and research to the arts, wellness activities and Hornet athletics. Stories and videos on University people, events and other news are available on Sacramento State’s news page,, overseen by the Office of Public Affairs and Advocacy. And send your ideas for campus coverage to

Another option for publicizing an academic event or performance is the University’s digital sign network on campus. Submit your message to or
Submitted by the Office of Public Affairs and Advocacy

Sac State on Facebook and Twitter
Have you checked out Sacramento State’s official Facebook and Twitter pages? Managed by the Office of Public Affairs and Advocacy, the pages offer up-to-the-minute news and information on all things Sac State, from academics to athletics, the arts to student life. For the University’s Facebook page, go to To follow Sac State’s Twitter updates, go to!/sacstate.
Submitted by the Office of Public Affairs and Advocacy

Online tool for continuity-of-operations planning
Renewed emphasis is being placed on business continuity planning, also known as continuity-of-operations planning, which is the discipline and practice of putting advance arrangements or preparations into place to be employed if operations are disrupted. By making advance arrangements, the disruption is minimized to the extent possible, and the organization can be up and running much faster than if no planning had been done. Executive Order 1014 requires that the campus and organizations within it prepare continuity plans.

Risk Management Services has developed a unique, high-quality and intuitive online application to guide departments in the creation of their continuity plans. The online tool provides a process for departments to create, store and maintain their own plans. Every Wednesday until May 2, Risk Management Services will offer instruction in continuity-of-operations planning and in using the online tool. Classes are scheduled from 2 to 3 p.m. in AIRC 3013. Register for the classes by calling Janie Xiong at 278-6456.
Submitted by Risk Management and Business Continuity Planning

Materials Accessibility Workshop
Help us make instructional materials more accessible to all our students by attending an Instructional Materials Accessibility Workshop this semester. Workshop topics include:

  • Captioning Self-Service Overview
  • Using the Accessible Syllabus Template
  • Create Accessible Word Documents
  • Create Accessible PowerPoint Presentations
  • Create Accessible PDF Documents

A complete workshop schedule is available online at

If you are interested in individual consultation or would like to schedule a workshop to be taught at your department/event, contact
Submitted by the Accessible Technology Initiative

Security quick tip: Safeguarding campus information (Part 2 of 6)
Removing confidential data

Last week, you learned the three data levels at Sacramento State. Now you will learn what to do with that data. If you work with Level 1 confidential data, you need to make sure it is stored in a secure location. Documents that contain Level 1 data, such as old class rosters and grade sheets using Social Security numbers, must never be kept on your local workstation/laptop. All documents that contain Level 1 data must be saved to a secure server where the files can be protected and backed up. Removing these documents also ensures they are not lost in case of a workstation crash. If you don’t really need to work with confidential data, you can delete the column(s) of Level 1 data, such as an old class roster, or delete the whole file if you no longer need it. Look for Part 3 in next week’s Briefing and on the Information Security website at
Submitted by the Information Security Office


Catastrophic leave donation
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, by visiting the Human Resources Disability Leaves office in Del Norte Hall, Suite 3002, or by calling 278-3522.

The following employees have been approved for the Catastrophic Leave Donation Program:

Cynthia Hester, Facilities Housing Department
Carlyn Ster-Pollock, College of Arts and Letters Dean’s Office
Kristin Abundis, College of Education Dean’s Office

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