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June 7, 2010

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Guy West Bridge closure
The Guy West Bridge, linking Sacramento State and the Campus Commons area, will be closed for construction July 18 - Aug. 24.

Construction will address seepage problems that pose a risk of levee failure during emergency releases of water from Folsom Dam and the American River.

The project is a cooperative effort of the Army Corps of Engineers, the Central Valley Flood Protection Board and the Sacramento Area Flood Control Agency.
Submitted by the Army Corps of Engineers

Campus-Designated furlough days
Many Sacramento State campus offices will be closed Friday, June 11, and Friday, June 25 for campus-designated furlough days; however, the University will remain open for summer session classes and previously scheduled public and athletic events. 

A list of offices or departments that will be open those days includes:

Academic Affairs

  • Creative Services - University Enterprises, Inc., Contract Section (Library South rooms 15 and 21), 7:30 a.m. - to 4 p.m. 
  • Library - limited services
  • College of Continuing Education
  • College of Arts and Letters - the Department of Music is open June 25 for a music conducting workshop, but will not be open for administrative services 
  • College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics - the Center for Math and Science Education
  • College of Social Sciences and Interdisciplinary Studies - the Department of Environmental Studies will be open June 25. The Institute for Higher Education Leadership and Policy (IHELP) will be open June 11 and 25
  • Research Administration and Contract Administration -- limited services
  • ROTC - Air Force and Army military personnel will be working

Administration and Business Affairs

  • Central Receiving
  • Public Safety
  • Unit 6 Employees of Facilities Services will report to work as scheduled

Student Affairs

  • Associated Students Inc.
  • Student Health Center
  • University Union

University Enterprises, Inc.

  • UEI , 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Bookstore, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Submitted by the Human Resources

UEI financial system downtime
University Enterprises Inc.’s financial system, including online access to financial reports via Dashboard, will temporarily be offline for a system upgrade beginning at 5 p.m. Wednesday, June 9.  The system is expected to be back in operation by noon Monday, June 14 for standard check and purchase order processing.

Because of the scheduled downtime, the last day checks and purchase orders will be issued is Wednesday, June 9.  Requests must be completed and received in the Office of Research Administration and Contract Administration by the following times:

Check request deadline -4 p.m. Monday, June 7
Purchase Order Deadline - 9 a.m. Wednesday, June 9

Questions should be directed to account administrators.
Submitted by Research Administration and Contract Administration

New scholarship
A new memorial scholarship is being established to assist former foster youth attending Sacramento State.

The Julianne Huerta Memorial Scholarship fund, coordinated by Assemblyman Roger Niello and Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg, was established to honor Julianne Huerta, a Capitol fiscal and policy analyst who died in December 2008 after a five-year battle with breast cancer.

Huerta, who had no children of her own, had a strong passion for foster children and hoped to set up a scholarship for them. Her memorial will be part of Sacramento State’s Guardian Scholarship Program, which provides money, mentoring and other services to help former foster youth achieve a college education.

Niello and Steinberg say they hope to raise at least $50,000 for an endowed scholarship. Donations may be made to the Julianne Huerta Memorial Scholarship Fund, c/o Guardian Scholars Program, Sacramento State, 6000 J St., Sacramento Hall, Sacramento, CA 95819-6016.
Submitted by Governmental and Civic Affairs

2010-2012 University Catalog
The 2010-2012 University Catalog is available at The site is in html format and includes a "current link" to accommodate changes for the curriculum cycle beginning in September. A paper version will no longer be printed.

Forward  comments or suggestions to Deneilia Pappas at
Submitted by Academic Affairs

Food collection
The Department of Kinesiology and Health Science collected 7,705 pounds of non-perishable food during the last weeks of school. The total is more than three times the amount of food collected by the department during the 2009 Holiday Spirit of Giving food drive. Both drives were led by Professor David Mandeville.
Submitted by Kinesiology and Health Science

Graduation slide shows
Slide shows of Sacramento State’s commencement ceremonies and honorees are available at
Submitted by Public Affairs

Football season tickets
Season tickets for the 2010 Hornet football season are available at or by calling T-Ante Sims at 278-2222. Alumni, faculty, and staff can purchase tickets for $50.

The Hornets open the season with an away game against Stanford Sept. 4. The home opener is Sept. 11 against Western Oregon. Other home games include Weber State, Montana State and Portland State. Homecoming is Oct. 9 against Northern Colorado. The annual Causeway Classic is Nov. 20 at UC Davis.

Fans purchasing season tickets will have the first opportunity to buy tickets for the Stanford and UC Davis games.

To download a season ticket order form, visit
Submitted by Intercollegiate Athletic’s

New books
Two Sacramento State professors have new books out.

Maria Jaoudi, professor of Humanities and Religious Studies, has written Medieval and Renaissance Spirituality: Judaism, Christianity, Islam.

The book describes the symbolic and allegorical thought-world of the Middle Ages, that was characterized by a strong belief in the immanence of the supernatural. It gradually gave way to the humanism of the Renaissance, with its emphasis on naturalism. The book can be preordered through

Carlos Nevarez, director of the Doctorate in Educational Leadership program, co-authored Community College Leadership and Administration: Theory, Practice, and Change.”  The book is a training tool for the 21st Century community college leader and administrator. It deconstructs outdated practices and constructs new approaches to contemporary community college leadership.

A companion website is at The book can be purchased through the publisher at and
Submitted by Humanities and Religious Studies and the Doctorate in Educational Leadership Program

Jump rope record
The California Association for Health, Physical Education Recreation and Dance (CAHPERD), in partnership with the American Heart Association and California Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports, is the official holder of the Guinness World Record for the Most People Skipping Rope (multiple locations category).

The record was set with the participation of 70,880 people from 294 schools, including Sacramento State.

A video of the event is available at
Submitted by Kinesiology and Health Science


Scholarship fundraiser

Sacramento State’s Black Alumni Chapter will hold a cabaret scholarship fundraiser 7-11 p.m. Friday, June 11, at the Sacramento Association of Realtors building, 2003 Howe Ave.

The no-host event will feature prizes, games and dancing. Tickets are $30.  All proceeds go towards the scholarship fund. For more information, contact Jackie Morris-Henderson at or 278-6931. For information about the chapter, visit
Submitted by the Black Alumni Chapter

Ice Cream Safari
Sac State Serves will take part in the Ice Cream Safari at the Sacramento Zoo, Saturday, July 24. Volunteers are needed to help set up, scoop ice cream, paint faces and serve refreshments for this fundraiser for the Sacramento Zoo. The event is open to volunteers age 15 or over.

For more information or to sign up, visit
Submitted by the Community Engagement Center

Human Resources

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, or visit the Human Resources Disability Leaves office in Sacramento Hall 162 or call 278-3522.

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

Lorena Solis, Human Resources
Keith Thompson, Facilities Services  
Jody Gayvert, Criminal Justice
Sheila Arreguy, College of Continuing Education
Crystal Lopez, Counselor Education Department

Computer security tip
Here are a few data security best practices:

  • Know what kind of confidential information you have, who can access it and where it is stored.
  • Keep only the information you need and develop policies to handle it safely.
  • Protect information, both digital and print, by locking offices and password-protecting files.
  • Properly and securely dispose of information you
  • no longer need.

For even more great security information, click here.
Submitted by Information Resources and Technology


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