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April 30, 2012

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Sacramento State to welcome Dr. David Hayes-Bautista
Dr. David Hayes-Bautista, an influential social scientist and professor of medicine, will speak at 5 p.m. Thursday, May 3, at the Alumni Center. His most recent book, El Cinco de Mayo: An American Tradition, will be the primary focus of his discussion.

Hayes-Bautista, a native of Los Angeles, received his Ph.D. from the University of California Medical Center in San Francisco and served as the founding executive director of La Clínica de la Raza in Oakland. From 1974 to 1987, he was a member of the faculty at the UC Berkeley School of Public Health. He later accepted a position at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, where in 1992, he established the Center for the Study of Latino Health and Culture within the Division of General/Internal Medicine.

His articles have appeared in journals ranging from Academic Medicine to Salud Pública de México. His publications include The Burden of Support: Young Latinos in an Aging Society and La Nueva California: Latinos in the Golden State. Students, faculty and the community are invited to attend the lecture.
Submitted by CAMP

Hellenic Studies Program hosts Dr. Josiah Ober
The Hellenic Studies Program invites the campus to a guest lecture by Dr. Josiah Ober, a professor of Classics and Philosophy at Stanford University. The lecture, “Democracy’s Dignity,” will focus on the ancient and modern institution of democracy.

The event, which will also include a small reception, will take place from 6-8:30 p.m. Friday, May 4, in the Hinde Auditorium and the University Restaurant on the first floor of the University Union.
Submitted by the History Department

Staff Appreciation Picnic scheduled for June 1
Don’t miss the annual Staff Appreciation Picnic, which will be held from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Friday, June 1, in the Main Quad across from the River Front Center.

Please contact your college/department representative of the University Staff Assembly to get your picnic ticket. The picnic is free for all staff, MPPs and children 5 and under. Tickets for faculty, students, guests and children over 5 are $10.

The Picnic Committee is still seeking volunteers for setup and teardown. If you want to volunteer or have any questions about the event, please contact Ashley Ciraulo Stuart at aciraulo@csus.edu.
Submitted by the University Staff Assembly

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 http://bit.ly/x1QAL9.
Submitted by the University Library Galleries

All People’s Recognition Ceremony
The Multi-Cultural Center will sponsor 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.
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 Missy.Matzen@csus.edu 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.

Sponsorships:

  • 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 www.csus.edu/hhs/pt/pdfs/McGInty_Cup_2012_Flyer.pdf for additional information.
Submitted by the Physical Therapy Department

Community Engagement Center will host Sac Pack Drive
The Community Engagement Center is hosting its spring Sac Pack Drive, May 7-25. Please donate new or gently used school and art supplies to benefit youths in need. Encourage your fellow faculty, staff and students of all ages to donate. Visit www.csus.edu/cec/sacpack for our donation wish list or more information. Donations can be dropped off at the Community Engagement Center, Library 4028, from 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Submitted by the Community Engagement Center

Sac State Bike Day 2012
University Transportation and Parking Services invites the campus community to Sac State Bike Day 2012. The event will take place from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Thursday, May 10, in the Library Quad.

Stop by the UTAPS booth at the Library Quad and sign up to log your miles at www.mayisbikemonth.com. Students and faculty/staff who pledge to ride at least 50 miles in May will receive a free T-shirt.

Experts will be on hand from ASI Peak Adventures to showcase their services, provide on-site bicycle maintenance checks and answer your questions regarding bicycling, including tips on commuting by bike and roadside maintenance.
Submitted by University Transportation and Parking Services

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:

1-2:30 p.m. Monday, April 30, Delta Suite
1-2:30 p.m. Thursday, May 3, Delta Suite

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

3-4 p.m. Monday, April 30, Delta Suite
3-4 p.m. Thursday, May 3, 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

Nominations sought for safety awards
The Governor's Employee Safety Awards (GESA) were established in 1980 to highlight and encourage safety on the job by recognizing individuals and groups that have provided outstanding safety and health service to the state. Awards are presented to individuals or groups that have responded to hazardous or life-threatening events, as well as those that have developed safety programs that are not part of their normal duties during the preceding year.

Nominations for 2011 are currently being accepted. Awards are given in individual, group and departmental categories according to different criteria. If you would like to nominate an individual or group, please contact Bernie Tano at btano@csus.edu for additional information.
Submitted by the Office of Environmental Health and Safety

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 training/events, services and safety tips. For the Police Department’s Facebook page, go to www.facebook.com/sacstatepolice. To follow the Police Department’s Twitter updates, go to www.twitter.com/sacstatepolice. Email any suggestions or questions to police@csus.edu.
Submitted by University Police

Faculty Senate schedule
The Faculty Senate schedule for May is available at www.csus.edu/sacstatenews/Articles/2012/03/FacultySenateAprilMaySked03-14-12.html.
Submitted by the Faculty Senate

President Gonzalez continues updates
Sacramento State President Alexander Gonzalez will post updates on campus developments  on his web page at www.csus.edu/President/fromthedeskofthepresident.html.
Submitted by the Office of the President

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 résumé 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: www.csus.edu/hlth.
Submitted by Student Health and Counseling Services

Teeter-Totter-A-Thon will help One World Fútbol Project
The 32-foot teeter-totter will lift spirits while raising funds to represent the power of play in Rotaract at Sac State’s campaign to support the One World Fútbol (soccer ball) Project. Come kick it with us from 8 a.m.-8 p.m. May 9-10 in the Library Quad.

Capture live photo and video footage of participants lifted 6-plus feet in the air. Interview opportunities will also be available with a representative from the One World Fútbol Project and the president of Rotaract at Sac State.
Submitted by Rotaract at Sac State

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 www.cce.csus.edu/summer/.
Submitted by the College of Continuing Education

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 www.surveymonkey.com/s/VS7HTJ9. 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 www.csus.edu/careercenter/students/oncampus_recruitment/index.stm.
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. The iD Tech Camps program 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 www.internalDrive.com 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 www.cce.csus.edu/acads. For questions, contact Carole Taylor at catalyor@csus.edu 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 nancyb@csus.edu.
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 angela.rader@csus.edu.
Submitted by University Enterprises Inc.

Marketing now part of Public Affairs and Advocacy
The Office of Public Affairs and Advocacy is now responsible for University marketing, including brand and logo compliance, campus-wide advertising, and the design and development of all communications intended for an external audience.

If you have materials you need reviewed, please email them to universitymarketing@csus.edu or call (916) 278-4381. Please allow for at least two working days for the review process. This procedure ensures that Sacramento State’s identity standards and guidelines are maintained. 
Submitted by the Office of Public Affairs and Advocacy

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, www.csus.edu/sacstatenews/, overseen by the Office of Public Affairs and Advocacy. And send your ideas for campus coverage to publicaffairs@csus.edu.

Another option for publicizing an academic event or performance is the University’s digital sign network on campus. Submit your message to www.csus.edu/digitalsigns or www.csus.edu/pa/digitalsign.
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 www.facebook.com/sacstate. To follow Sac State’s Twitter updates, go to http://twitter.com/#!/sacstate.
Submitted by the Office of Public Affairs and Advocacy

Violence in the Workplace Prevention Training
Violence in the Workplace Prevention Training is scheduled for 9-10 a.m. Thursday, May 17, in the University Union’s Hinde Auditorium. More information can be found at www.csus.edu/aba/police/eventstraining/violence-in-the-workplace-prevention.html.
Submitted by the University Police Department

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 www.csus.edu/training.

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

Security quick tip:
Safeguarding campus information, Part 3 of 6: Converting confidential information

Now that you have removed all required Level 1 data from your work computer, what do you do with it? If you need a unique identifier but don’t want to use Level 1 data, the Information Security Office can convert it. Converting data such as a Social Security number to Employee ID protects the identities of University students, faculty and staff. Another example is converting credit cards to only show the last four digits. Working with your ITCs or the Information Security Office (iso@csus.edu) to find the best possible solution will ensure that your files are cleaned of all Level 1 data. Look for Part 4 in next week’s Briefing and on the Information Security website at csus.edu/security.
Submitted by the Information Security Office

Human Resources

Summer office hours
This summer, in an effort to conserve energy, we will continue the practice of a modified work schedule with normal business hours for the campus of 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. with a 30-minute lunch break. These hours will be effective Tuesday, May 29, through Friday, Aug. 17. As always, authorized supervisors may modify individual work schedules to address special situations as long as these basic hours are covered. It is important that offices are staffed during these announced hours.

As in past summers, this schedule enables the University to realize substantial budget savings by reducing energy consumption during the late afternoon hours when energy demand is highest. We hope that this change will also permit many of our employees to get the most from the longer summer days.

If you have any questions or concerns that cannot be answered by your supervisor or manager, please contact Kent Porter, associate vice president for Labor Relations and Compliance.

Sabbatical Information Workshop
The Office of Human Resources will conduct its annual Sabbatical Information Workshop from 9-11 a.m. Friday, May 4, in the University Union, Forest Suite. The workshop will provide beneficial information for full-time faculty interested in applying for a sabbatical or difference-in-pay leave for the 2013-14 academic year. Seating is limited, so please RSVP by noon Wednesday, May 2, to Lorena Solis at lsolis@csus.edu. For questions about eligibility, please see Provision 27.2 of the Unit 3 Faculty Contract. For more information, please contact the Office of Human Resources at 278-6779.

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 www.csus.edu/hr/forms.htm#Disability, 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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