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June 28, 2010

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Procurement director
John Guion has been named director of Procurement and Contract Services effective July 6.

Guion has 20 years of procurement experience and was most recently the senior contracts manager at a local engineering firm which contracts with the federal government.  He previously served as vice president for government operations at a firm in the health care industry and as director of business management contracts and procurement for comprehensive health services at the Kennedy Space Center.

Guion earned his master’s degree in Business from Webster University. He replaces Dale Clack, who has been the interim director since David Shannon’s retirement in December.
Submitted by Administration and Business Affairs

Sacramento State employees can receive discounts at businesses around Sacramento with the OneCard. Visit the OneCard website to view a list of businesses that provide reduced rates on frozen yogurt, doggie day care and even auto body work.

The list is ever expanding, and if employees know of vendors who would like to provide discounts, e-mail the OneCard Office at
Submitted by the OneCard office

Golf league
Sacramento State will hold its second six-week summer recreational golf league beginning July 8. Two-person teams play at 4:15 p.m. Thursdays, at Cordova Golf Course. The cost for nine holes is $9 and the back nine can be played for an additional dollar. The league is open to the campus community, and all experience levels are welcome.

A barbeque will be held before play on July 8.

For league details or to sign up as an individual or team, contact Ken Morton at or Sean Basso at 278-6577 or
Submitted by The WELL

Veterans’ class
Sacramento State is offering a new class designed for student veterans. The course, “SWRK 196A, Exploration of Veteran Studies:  An Ethnographic Approach,” is designed to guide students through an exploration of issues experienced by veterans transitioning from combat to civilian life. The course, taught by Professor Chrys Barranti, is 1:30-2:45 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. For information on the class, contact Barranti at
Submitted by the Veteran Service Center

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

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

The Julianne Marie 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 University Foundation at Sacramento State for the Julianne Marie 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

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 Athletics

Human Resources

Summer workshops

Pre-Retirement Planning
9-11 a.m. June 29
University Union Orchard Suite
To register, visit

CalPERS Planning Your Retirement
1-3:30 p.m. July 13
University Union  Foothill Suite
Register for this workshop through your MyCalPERS account at, or by calling the CalPERS Customer Contact Center at 1-888-225-7377.

Your Benefits When You Separate From CSU
1:30-3 p.m. July 15
Sacramento Hall  275
To register, contact the Benefits Office at 278-6213.

Planning Ahead – Pre-Retirement Death Benefits
Noon-1:30 p.m. July 22
University Union Folsom Room

9-10:30 a.m. August 3,
University Union Forest Suite
To register for either workshop, visit

Estate Planning 101
11:30-1:30 p.m. Sept. 8
Alumni Center
To register, visit

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

Computer security tip
If you find a USB drive on the ground, turn it in to the Information Security Office in the Academic Information Resource Building room 3010E. Never try to read or access the data on the drive, since it may contain confidential information or viruses.

Submitted by Information Resources and Technology


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