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July 5, 2011

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Welcome, Dr. Ali Izadian
With the concurrence of President Alexander Gonzalez, it is my pleasure to announce the appointment of Ali Izadian as associate vice president for Facilities Services, effective Monday, July 11. 

Izadian has extensive experience and accomplishments in facilities management and capital project planning. He served 10 years as director of facilities planning and construction at California State University, Los Angeles, before joining Loyola Marymount University as the director of construction. Prior to CSU Los Angeles, he held director of facilities positions at Long Beach City Community College, Santa Barbara School District and Tucson Unified School District. During his tenure at CSU Los Angeles, Izadian successfully managed the completion of several major capital projects, including their science buildings, bookstore, dining services building, children’s center expansion, the Intimate Theater and a new student union.

Izadian received his Ph.D. in Political Science from Claremont Graduate University. He received his M.S. in Public Administration and B.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of Colorado. Since 2008, he has been a faculty member at CSU Northridge, where he taught graduate-level Public Administration and Research Methods. He brings with him a balanced experience in complex organizational administration as well as advanced educational training. I believe his breadth of experience and commitment to the success and advancement of Facilities Services and the division of Administration and Business Affairs will be an asset to the University.

I would like to thank members of the Search Advisory Committee for their dedication and professionalism in conducting a thorough screening of candidates. I am especially grateful for the committee’s diligence in meeting an aggressive timetable, ensuring continuity of this important position. I also thank all who participated in the search process and shared comments about the candidates.

Please join me in welcoming Ali Izadian to campus.

Ming-Tung “Mike” Lee
Vice President & Chief Financial Officer (Interim)
Submitted by Administration and Business Affairs

New interim senior director
Jeannie Wong has been reassigned to the position of interim senior director for University Communications, effective Friday, July 1. Wong, a veteran Sacramento Bee journalist with more than two decades of experience in daily newspapers, has served as special assistant to the president for Strategic Initiatives since January.

In the past six months, Wong has guided the University’s efforts in the dynamic use of social media as a tool to better promote University news, information and events, including the establishment of an official Sacramento State Facebook fan page.

In her new position, Wong will oversee all aspects of daily operations in the Office of Public Affairs, including media relations, multimedia communications and the ongoing implementation of design updates to the University’s website. For a complete listing of Public Affairs staff, see www.csus.edu/pa/padirectory.html.
Submitted by the Office of Public Affairs

Paving projects

Sapper West, a contractor working for the University, has begun excavation and patch repair to 13 locations on campus and will work through Friday, July 22, to correct several trip hazard locations.

Access to each of these areas will be governed by traffic control personnel for both vehicular and pedestrian traffic for the duration of the project to allow the contractor to complete the project in the shortest time possible. Signage, fencing, traffic cones and barricades will be utilized in each area while the work is in progress as follows:

Site 1: Repave rear entry to Sacramento Hall
When: Thursday, July 7, through Friday, July 15
Work to be done in two phases to allow for south-side entry and exit at all times. Minimal impact to pedestrian activity is anticipated.

Site 2: Repave path in front of Shasta Hall
When: Thursday, July 7, through Friday, July 15
Shasta Hall front entry will remain open. Pedestrians will be detoured around the work site.

Site 3: Repave path at southwest corner of Eureka Hall
When: Through Friday, July 8
Exterior stairs will be closed to pedestrians in the southwest corner, and detour signage will be in place. Additional work near the intersection will require a shutdown of the pedestrian walkway, and pedestrians will be detoured around the work site.

Site 4: Repave path at northwest corner of Eureka Hall
When: Through Friday, July 8
Minimal impact to pedestrian activity anticipated. The existing bike racks will be temporarily out of order during this timeframe.

Site 5: Repave Sinclair Road and construct ADA ramps
When: Through Friday, July 8
Minimal impact to pedestrian activity anticipated; however, vehicular traffic will not be able to move through the area during this timeframe.

Site 6: Repave Jed Smith Road and construct ADA ramps
When: Through Friday, July 8
Pedestrians will be detoured around the work site, and vehicular traffic will not be able to move through the area during this timeframe.

Site 7: Expand pathway at the northwest corner of Solano Hall Annex
When: Tuesday, July 5, through Friday, July 8
Pedestrians and vehicles will be detoured around the work site utilizing the intramural field grass.

Site 8: Repave path near Yosemite Hall
When: Tuesday, July 5, through Friday, July 8
Pedestrians will be detoured around the work site, and this entrance/exit from the building will be closed temporarily. Detour signage will be in place.

Sites 9, 10 and 13: Repave east and west sides of Lot 8 pedestrian pathway
When: Monday, July 18, through Friday, July 22
Pathway will be closed to pedestrian use during this timeframe.

Site 11: Repave the bicycle path in front of Athletic Storage
When: Monday, July 18, through Friday, July 22
Pedestrians will be detoured around the work site.

Site 12: Repave path at southwest corner of Amador Hall
When: Monday, July 18, through Friday, July 22
Pedestrians will be detoured around the work site and vehicular traffic will not be able to move through the area during this timeframe. Additional work near the intersection will require a shutdown of the pedestrian walkway, and pedestrians will be detoured around the work site.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and thank you for your cooperation.
Submitted by Facilities Services

President Gonzalez to provide updates
Sacramento State President Alexander Gonzalez will continue to post updates on campus developments throughout the summer on his website at www.csus.edu/President/fromthedeskofthepresident.html.
Submitted by the Office of the President

Instructional material deadlines
To comply with CSU Executive Order 926 and the requirements of the Accessible Technology Initiative – as well as to ensure that all students receive instructional materials in time for the start of the fall semester – all textbooks and course materials must be ordered early enough to allow time for conversion into accessible or alternative formats (e.g., Braille, electronic text and captioned video), should students in the class need materials converted.

Friday, July 8, is the deadline to identify fall instructional materials to facilitate timely access and meet Accessible Technology Initiative requirements.

Friday, July 29, is the deadline to submit captioning requests for audio visual materials (video/audio) to be used in your fall course, to ensure receipt of captioned material in time for the first day of instruction.

Should students with disabilities enroll in your class, you may be asked to provide copies of the syllabus (with reading order) and instructional materials in advance to facilitate conversions.

For more information, visit http://www.csus.edu/accessibility/textbook.html. Direct questions to ati@csus.edu.
Submitted by Services to Students with Disabilities

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, 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

Sac State Summer Golf League
The league plays at Cordova Golf Course every Thursday, with tee times between 4 and 6 p.m. The cost is $9 for 18-plus holes. League play runs all summer.
Registration is required; email basso@saclink.csus.edu
Submitted by The WELL

Parking permit costs for 2011-12
The cost of semester parking permits for managers, administrators and students has increased by 2 percent. This adjustment occurs annually as part of the parking fee plan implemented in Spring 2009. Additional revenue will be used to offset cost increases for maintenance and operation of campus parking facilities.

Permits for managers (MPP) and other unrepresented employees have increased as well. The monthly permit cost is $46. Other administrator permits have increased 2 percent. Permit costs for faculty and staff are set by their respective bargaining unit contracts.

The increase for student semester permits will take effect with purchase of the 2011 fall permit. The semester permit cost will be $159; residence hall student permits will be $206.

University Transportation and Parking Services, which administers the parking program, is by law a self-supporting unit that receives no funding from the state. UTAPS’ sole source of revenue for operations, construction and maintenance of parking facilities is from the sale of parking permits.

For more information, visit www.csus.edu/utaps/.
Submitted by University Transportation and Parking Services

Temporary closure of parking facilities
To save energy costs during an off-peak period, the following parking facilities are closed for the summer and will reopen 7 a.m. Monday, Aug. 22:

  • Parking Structure II
  • Parking Structure III
  • Parking Structure IV
  • Lot 10
  • Lot 11

While most other parking facilities will be open and available during the closure of those mentioned above, there will be additional short-term parking closures for paving and improvement projects during the summer. The timing of these projects will be communicated separately. If there are questions, contact University Transportation and Parking Services (UTAPS) at 278-7275, parking@csus.edu, www.csus.edu/utaps.
Submitted by University Transportation and Parking Services

Volunteers needed
The Sacramento Sports Commission will host more than 5,000 athletes and 5,000-7,000 guests in Sacramento from July 6 to 17 for the World Masters Athletics Championships. Most of the event will be held at Sac State.

Volunteers may go online and sign up for opportunities directly. Visit www.wma2011.com or call 808-6561.
Submitted by the Office of Public Affairs

Protection from hacking for University-owned computers
One of the most common routes for hacker attacks on the privacy of our information is through desktop and laptop computers lacking the latest software security patches. Therefore, to protect our computer systems and information, all University-owned computers will automatically receive software updates to ensure they are current with the latest security patches and malware protection.

This will be done utilizing an institutional “systems management appliance” called Kbox that automates patch management for all computers campuswide. Use of the Kbox appliance was initiated several years ago at Sacramento State within the College of Business Administration and is already on about half of existing University computers. If you have any questions or concerns about this change, email iso@csus.edu.
Submitted by Information Resources & Technology

Security quick tip
Is it OK to use peer-to-peer software like Napster and LimeWire?

No. You should not use unauthorized peer-to-peer applications on your University computer to download copyrighted material. Peer-to-peer applications like Napster and Gnutella allow users to share data with others outside of CSU’s network, creating an inherent risk of virus infection.

For more on file sharing and peer-to-peer applications, see copyright law. For legal sources of copyrighted materials, see the links provided by Reed College: http://www.reed.edu/cis/help/legal_sources.html
Submitted by Information Security Office

Yosemite South Gym closure
The Yosemite South Gym is closed through July for the wood floor replacement project.
Submitted by Facilities Services

News and campus videos
Additional stories and videos of campus activities, events and news items are available on Sacramento State’s news page www.csus.edu/sacstatenews.
Submitted by the Office of Public Affairs 

Digital messages

If you have an academic event or performance that you want to publicize, you are invited to submit your message to:
www.csus.edu/digitalsigns
www.csus.edu/pa/digitalsign
Submitted by the Office of Public Affairs

Human Resources

Savings Plus Program meetings
A retirement specialist from Nationwide Retirement will be on campus Thursday, July 7, to discuss the Savings Plus Program 401k and 457 plans with employees.  If you would like to schedule a one-on-one meeting to review your 401(k) or 457 account, or discussopening a newaccount, you can contact Greg Sabinat sabing@nationwide.comor at 324-0532 for an appointment. Appointments start at 10 a.m. in Del Norte Hall 3001A.

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 www.csus.edu/hr/forms.htm#Disability, or visit the Human Resources Disability Leaves office in Del Norte Hall, Suite 3001, or call 278-3522.

The following employee has been approved for the Catastrophic Leave Donation Program:
* Remedios Malonzo, Facilities Department – may only accept (*VL) Vacation Leave donations.

 

 

 


 


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