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July 11, 2011

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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: 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: Through Friday, July 15
The 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 15
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 15
Minimal impact to pedestrian activity anticipated. The existing bike racks will be temporarily out of order during this timeframe.

Site 7: Expand pathway at the northwest corner of Solano Hall Annex
When: Through Friday, July 15
Pedestrians and vehicles will be detoured around the work site utilizing the intramural field grass.

Site 8: Repave path near Yosemite Hall
When: Through Friday, July 15
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

A vibrant resource for Sac State
Sacramento State’s Center for California Studies has just released its annual report, which underscores the value of this multifaceted resource.

The Capital Fellows Program has been ranked among the nation’s 10 best internship programs for the last two years. The rankings are the work of Vault.com, a nationally known resource for career management and job search information. Last year’s applications for the Capital Fellows Program were a record 1,468. Given the program’s success, those numbers are almost certain to increase this year.

For the full report, visit www.csus.edu/calst/Annual%20Report%202010.pdf.
Submitted by the Office of Public Affairs

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

Faculty Reports (Fall 2010)
The Office of Institutional Research compiles special reports each summer to show information on faculty workload during last fall term. These reports are based on the Academic Planning Data Base which is submitted to and approved by the Chancellor’s Office.

The Instructional Cost Report, combined with information from human resources, calculates the personnel costs directly associated with instruction. For a detailed look at the reports,  visit
http://www.csus.edu/oir/Data%20Center/Faculty%20Special%20Reports/Faculty%20Special%20Reports.html

For information contact the Office of Institutional Research at 278-6566.
Submitted by the Office of Institutional Research

Instructional material deadlines
To comply with CSU Executive Order 926 and the requirements of the Accessible Technology Initiative, 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 29, is the deadline to submit captioning requests for audio-visual materials (video/audio) to be used in your fall course, in order 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 www.csus.edu/accessibility/textbook.html. Please 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
Come to Cordova Golf Course every Thursday. Tee times are between 4 and 6 p.m.
The cost is $9 for 18-plus holes. League play continues all summer.
Registration is required; email basso@saclink.csus.edu.
Submitted by The WELL

Office 2010 upgrade
This summer, we are upgrading our general computer labs to Office 2010. Faculty who provide students instructions for using Office 2007 will need to update those instructions.

Resources: There are computers in the Faculty/Staff Resource Center (AIRC 3012) that may be used by faculty to test/change instructions.
Hands-on classes will be available in Fall at www.csus.edu/training/.
Faculty may consider working with the Student Technology Center (STC) to provide training targeted to the students. (Contact Maureen McQuestion: maureen.mcquestion@csus.edu.)
Submitted by Information Resources & Technology

Email upgrade issues and solutions
This summer, our email system will be upgraded to the current version to take advantage of new functionality – specific dates of the upgrade to be announced later. Because of the upgrade to Exchange 2010, there are some things you need to be aware of and prepare for:

  • If you are still using Office 2003, you may experience problems and should consider upgrading, or plan to use OWA exclusively (https://webmail.csus.edu).
  • If you are using Office 2007, there should be few if any problems.
  • If you are using Office 2010 or are moving to Office 2010, you will have new features.
  • If you are using a Macintosh, and you don’t have Office 2011, please consider upgrading immediately or plan to use OWA exclusively. (https://webmail.csus.edu). Because Entourage has several problems, it will not be supported.

If you have a problem with your university-owned computer, please contact your local ITC or the Service Desk (278-7337 or servicedesk@csus.edu) for assistance. If you have issues with your personal computer, the latest copies of Office (with the latest email client) may be purchased at the Bookstore, or you may use OWA (Outlook Web Access – https://webmail.csus.edu).
Submitted by Information Resources & Technology

Parking permit costs for 2011-12
The cost of semester parking permits for managers, administrators and students have 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/month. 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, please contact University Transportation and Parking Services (UTAPS) at 278-7275, parking@csus.edu, www.csus.edu/utaps.
Submitted by University Transportation and Parking Services

World Masters events
The Sacramento Sports Commission is hosting nearly 5,000 athletes and 5,000-7,000 guests in Sacramento through Sunday, July 17, for the World Masters Athletics Championships. Most of the event is held at Sac State.
Submitted by the Office of Public Affairs

Security quick tip
Never leave CDs, thumb drives or DVDs alone in a public place because, like laptops, they can disappear quickly. The most common data theft in any organization occurs when CDs or DVDs containing confidential data have been stolen after being left unattended.
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

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 employees have been approved for the Catastrophic Leave Donation Program:
Star Byles, Facilities Services
Martha Diaz, Graduate Studies Department
* Remedios Malonzo, Facilities Department – may only accept (*VL) Vacation Leave donations.

 

 

 


 


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