Campus Announcements

Construction update
The Infrastructure II utilities upgrade project continues in various locations. Sanitary sewer pipe installation in State University Drive West will be the most disruptive to the campus community this week. State University Drive West between the Sinclair Road intersection (adjacent to Parking Structure I) north to Facilities Services will be closed to through traffic from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. through Friday, July 21. Parking Structure I will be open but accessible from the south only. Signage has been placed in appropriate locations to direct traffic around the closure. Traffic on State University Drive (the road in front of Facilities and Reprographics) may also be disrupted at various times during the week but should remain open.

Observance of Veterans’ Day
One of the bills signed by the Governor last semester recognizes the observance of Veterans’ Day on Nov. 11, the actual date of the holiday. This year, because Nov. 11 is a Saturday, Veterans’ Day will be observed on Nov. 10, which is a Friday. The campus will be closed that day in observance of the holiday.

An additional implication for the campus is that this holiday is no longer available to use during the traditional winter break in December. Human Resources is currently discussing with representatives of the campus unions the best approach for preserving a full week off for employees from Monday, Dec. 25 through Friday, Dec. 29. The campus community will be apprised once those discussions have been completed.

Sheley named interim provost
President Gonzalez has appointed Executive Vice President Joseph Sheley as the University's Interim Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs. The appointment is effective July 17 and will continue until a permanent provost is named. The search process will begin this fall.

In his new position, he will provide leadership for Academic Affairs and its various programs and oversee the academic operations of the University. He will continue to direct various special projects, including development of the Placer Campus and oversight for Athletics. In addition he will also provide coordination of the Destination 2010 initiative.

Musical guest at University Center Restaurant
A special lunchtime performance by indie classical pianist Bradford W. Tilden will take place on Friday, July 28 on the patio at the University Center Restaurant. Tilden's compositions bring a fresh new style to the contemporary music scene. The music of the Amherst College graduate bridges the gap between academic and commercial music and is filled with a passion that leaves listeners deeply moved and audiences wanting more.

The University Center Restaurant is Sacramento State's fine dining venue offering friendly table service and delicious cuisine in the elegant dining room or on its shaded outdoor patio. Seasonal selections and weekly specials are available for the campus community. The restaurant is located at the west entrance to the University Union across from the Student Health Connection. More information is available online at Reservations are suggested for groups of five or more by calling 278-6100.

Human Resources

Catastrophic Leave Donation Program
Sacramento State employees may voluntarily donate to other employees up to a maximum of 16 hours of sick or vacation leave credits each fiscal year in one-hour increments. CSUEU, MPP, Unit 4, Unit 6 and Confidential employees may donate up to a maximum of 40 hours per fiscal year.

If employees are interested in donating time, a donation form can be obtained by going to, or by visiting the Human Resources, Disability Leaves Office in Sacramento Hall 162, or by calling 278-3522.

The following employees have been approved for the Catastrophic Leave Donation Program:
• Randy Morgan, Associated Students
• Kristen Abundis, College of Education
• Jerry Cook, Family and Consumer Sciences
• Ondria Small, College of Continuing Education
• Robert Lobua, Facilities Services
• Fred Angell, Mail Services Center
• *Maria Leon, Facilities Services
• *Pamela Elbeck, Accounts Payable
(*Only vacation leave credits may be donated to these employees)