April 28, 2008
Sacramento State Bulletin

Campus Announcements

Poetry Performance
Poet Sandy McIntosh and Sacramento State professor emeritus Ronald Santora will perform an excerpt from McIntosh's dramatic poem "Obsessional" from 1:30 to 2:45 p.m., Thursday, May 1 in the Library Galleria. McIntosh will also read from his other collections of poetry and answer questions. The event is free and open to the public.

Sandy McIntosh is the managing editor of Confrontation magazine and Marsh Hawk Press. His collections of poetry include "Forty-Nine Guaranteed Ways to Escape Death," and he has been published in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal and American Book and Review, among others. For more information, visit
Submitted by the English Department

Department of Economics - Ranlett Lecture 
Thomas Humphrey will present this year's Ranlett Lecture at 1:45 p.m., Monday, April 28, in the University Union. His lecture is titled, "Lender of Last Resort: The Concept in History." For more information, contact Stephen Kroll at 278-7062 or at
Submitted by the Economics Department

Extended Library hours
The University Library will offer extended hours during final exams week. The University’s Library Collaborative (study area near Java City) will be open Sunday, May 18 to Thursday, May 22 until 12:45 a.m., and Friday, May 23 until 6:45 p.m.
Submitted by the University Library

Anthropology Museum exhibit
"The Art of Collecting: Native American Market in the 1970s," will be held from noon to 3 p.m., Tuesdays through Fridays from April 22 to May 26. Master of arts student in Museum Studies Jena Peterson will curate the free exhibit. For more information, visit
Submitted by the Anthropology Department

G.E. Newsletter available online
The newest edition of the General Education Newsletter is now on the GE website at The newsletter completes five years of publishing the GE news. This issue features insights of the GE/Graduation Requirements Policies Chair, Janet Hecsh. She reflects on the current GE program review. Roberto Pomo, the Director of the Honors Program, provides a list of accomplishments for the first two years of the GE Honors Program. Beth Strasser, the GE Assessment Consultant discusses the state and CSU system parameters that govern our GE program. David Zeanah, Chair of the Anthropology Department, profiles the role his department plays in GE. Please take the time to read the current newsletter. Past issues are also listed at the site.
Submitted by Undergraduate Studies

Alliance for the CSU fax campaign hopes to stop budget cuts
In a continuing effort to prevent proposed state budget cuts from being implemented, the Alliance for the CSU will hold a rally encouraging people to fax and e-mail their opposition to the cuts to critical state policy makers 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Thursday, May 1, in the Library quad and outside the River Front Center. Communication stations will be set up at both places to provide information and to collect faxes.

The Alliance is a coalition of faculty, staff, administrators, students, alumni, representatives of the Board of Trustees and interested community members who are against the proposed cuts.

For media assistance, contact the Sacramento State Public Affairs office at (916) 278-6156.

Human Resources

Catastrophic Leave
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 40 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:

Steven Borden, Facilities Services
Martha Jean, University Transportation & Parking Services
Lisa Collins, Admissions and Records
Sharon Kelley, Academic Information Resources Center
Aleia Luster, Student Activities


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