June 8, 2009
Sacramento State Bulletin

Campus Announcements

Campus drill
Sacramento State’s Department of Public Safety will conduct a drill to evacuate all buildings on campus the morning of Thursday, June 18.

During the drill, automated announcements from the Emergency Notification System will be sent to emergency first responders and campus building coordinators. Building occupants should follow instructions and go to designated areas until the “all clear” message is given.
Submitted by Public Affairs

Play Golf
Recreational Sports is inviting faculty, staff and students to join a golf league. The fun begins at 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, June 17, at the Campus Commons Golf Course with an informal round of nine holes followed by a meet-and-greet cookout. Costing $13 per week, two two-person teams will tee off playing a different format. Golfers can swap stories during a cookout after the final round on Wednesday, July 29. To sign up for the league, or for more information, e-mail Ryan McCallum at Include your name as well as your partner’s.
Submitted by Recreational Sports

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 Protection Act. This was done on Wednesday, June 3.   

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 e-mail at or through campus mail using ZIP code 6032.

The statutorily-required notice from the state auditor can be found at:

In addition, this notice has been posted on the following campus bulletin boards designated for “Employee Organizations Only”: 





Alpine (Criminal Justice)

Jody Gayvert

Next to Room 121


Amador (Psychology)

Marsha Robinson

2nd, 3rd, & 4th floors


Brighton (Math/History)

Dawn Giovannoni

Next to Room 106, next to Room 121, & between Rooms 118 & 124 (across from Room 121)


Calaveras (English)

Elaine Maeda

Across from Room 115


Capistrano (Music)

Shea Grimm

Across from Room 111 and across from elevator on 3rd floor



Elaine Maeda

Next to Rooms 106 & 106A


El Dorado (Nursing)

Nancy Beers

Room 1025


Eureka (Education)

Katy Romo

2nd floor, Room 205 (next to Room 204 – Staff/Faculty Lounge)


Facilities Services

Dee Johnson

Office on south wall of Room 101D (Breakroom)


Kadema (Art)

Brenda Strong

Between Rooms 145 & 145A



Emily Parmelee

Next to Room 116


Lassen (Student Services Center)

Lupe Lopez

Next to Room 3000



Lillie Jones

Room 5009 (Staff Lounge)


Mariposa (Arts & Letters)

Kate Millsap

1st & 3rd floors across from elevators


Mendocino (Communication Studies)

Carly Gulde

1st floor (across from elevator south wall)


Napa (Continuing Education)

Margaret Hwang

Staff Bulletin Board/1st floor supply/mailroom


Placer (Geology)

Stacy Sinz

1st floor, down main hallway to left


Public Service Building (Campus Police)

Suzanne Bracamonte

Near Room 3



Michael Kalstein




Richard Filson

South wall


Riverside (Engineering & Computer Science)

Denise Anderson

1st & 3rd floors across from elevators


Santa Clara (Engineering & Computer Science)

Denise Anderson

Breezeway between 1100 & 1200 wings


Sacramento (Human Resources)

Elizabeth Redmond

Next to Room 169


Sequoia (Natural Sciences & Mathematics)

Emily Parmelee

2nd & 5th floors across from elevators


Shasta (Theatre & Dance)

Andie Cool

Downstairs to left across from Room 117


Sierra (Residence Hall/Residential Life Office)

Philip Booth

Left wall (behind counter)


Solano (Health & Human Services)

Evelyn Novak

2nd floor across from Room E2000 & 4th floor across from Room E4000


Student Health Center

Emeline Holliday

2nd floor breakroom – Room 227


Tahoe (Business Administration)

Thomas Matlock

Room 1023 (Mailroom)


University Union

Leslie Davis

By time clock in receiving dock area/by catering office


Yosemite (Athletics)

Martinique Baker

Between Rooms 155 & 157


New faculty award
Dana Kivel, chair of the Recreation, Park and Tourism Administration department, and Timothy Fong, director of the Asian Studies program, have been awarded the new Crandell Faculty Advancement grants.

The recipients will receive a $2,500 grant to support their professional development including participation at conferences and other training to assist them in enhancing their skills in requesting private funds from alumni, corporations, foundations and friends of the University.

The idea for the awards came from George Crandell, chair of The University Foundation at Sacramento State, who wanted a way to encourage and support faculty involvement with University advancement and development.

Each year, faculty representing two colleges will be invited to submit proposals for the award.
Submitted by Public Affairs

Book swap

The Student Health Center and The WELL are sponsoring a book swap 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., June 10, in Serna Plaza. Bring used books to Student Health Services, room 122 or The WELL Preview Room in the University Union, 11 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, June 9.

Leftover books will be donated to the Sacramento Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals’ annual book sale. Donations are not required.  Items may also be  donated to the SSPCA from their wish list. For more information, contact Jessica Heskin at 278-3799 or or visit for items to be donated. 
Submitted by Student Health Services

Employee Assistance Program hours

The Employee Assistance Program is open for appointments during the summer. Appointments will be given between 7:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. Call 278-5018, or e-mail to set up an appointment.
Submitted by the Employee Assistance Program

Research Funding Update

The June issue of Research Funding Update is available. This update is published monthly to alert the campus community to possible sources of external support for research, scholarly and creative activities. An abbreviated listing and a more detailed version are available on the web at

This month's highlight includes National Academies' Partnership with Google, along with targeted funding opportunity notices in the following areas: arts, humanities, education, community development, health, mental health, science and engineering.

Additional information about any of the opportunities announced in Research Funding Update can be obtained by clicking on the web address or by contacting Research Administration at 278-7565.
Submitted by Research Administration

Housing and Residential Life candidates

The campus community is invited to meet the candidates for the director of Housing and Residential Life.

Anthony DeSantis, director of Housing, Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale, Fla., 2–3 p.m., Monday, June 15, Lassen Hall 3008 (Student Affairs Conference Room).

Lovellie Cimenski-Almogela, director of Housing and Residential Life, CSU, San Bernardino, 2–3 p.m., Tuesday, June 16,  Lassen Hall 3008 (Student Affairs Conference Room).

Michael Speros, assistant dean of Residential Life, Missouri Western State University, Saint Joseph, Mo., 2–3 p.m., Wednesday, June 17, Lassen Hall 3008 (Student Affairs Conference Room).

Individuals who attend are encouraged to submit written comments to Edward Jones in Student Affairs, Lassen Hall 3008 or e-mail him at by noon, Monday, June 22.
Submitted by Student Affairs
Submitted by Human Resources

New employee discount program

With the Sac State OneCard, Sacramento State employees can now receive discounts all over the Sacramento area. The OneCard office has compiled a list of businesses that provide reduced rates on frozen yogurt, doggie day care and even auto body work, just to name a few. Visit the OneCard website to view the discount vendors and start saving money.

Every week, the discount list expands and with your help it can grow even further. If you know of any vendors that would like to provide discounts to employees or if you have any vendor suggestions, call the OneCard Center at 278-7878 or visit the OneCard Tent at the USA Employee Picnic on Friday, June 5.
Submitted by Business and Administrative Services

SBIR/STTR webinar course

The Research Administration office is hosting a webinar course on the federally funded Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs. The course is offered by the National Council of Entrepreneurial Tech Transfer (NCET2) and will provide an overview of SBIR/STTR, and discuss how universities and university researchers can benefit. Applying to SBIR/STTR is often the next step for university researchers with inventions ready for commercialization.

The final webinar will be broadcast 10-11:30 a.m. Thursday, June 11, in the Hornet Bookstore Boardroom (Suite 3010) and is open to Sacramento State faculty, staff and grad students. The topic is SBIR/STTR Winners Experiences and Success Stories Those interested in attending can register online at   
Submitted by Research Administration

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, 8, 10 and 11 may only donate up to 16 hours per fiscal year. If employees are interested in donating time, a donation 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:

Wandarah Anderson, Division of Social Work
Julie Bradley, Mathematics Department
Janelle Robinette, Nursing
Michael Wilson, Economics
Joseph Small, Reprographics
Kellene O’Neil-Hinckley, Services to Students with Disabilities


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