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July 18, 2011


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 Monday, July 25, to correct several trip hazard locations.

Access to 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 22
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.

Sites 9, 10 and 13: Repave east and west sides of Lot 8 pedestrian pathway
When: Monday, July 18, through Monday, July 25
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 Monday, July 25
Pedestrians will be detoured around the work site.

Site 12: Repave path at southwest corner of Amador Hall
When: Monday, July 18, through Monday, July 25
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
Submitted by the Office of the President

Open house at The WELL
We invite the campus community to participate in the first “WELLcome Back” open house: Thursday, Sept. 1, at The WELL, from 2 to 6 p.m. The gathering will help us promote campus recreation, the Student Health Center, Peak Adventures and the Fresh Made Café – in an effort to educate more students, faculty and staff on all the wonderful opportunities The WELL has to offer.

Sac State organizations may set up a table to share information on the services that they deliver to the campus community. We will be providing tabling in The WELL Gym Box, for free, from 2 to 6 p.m. Please bring your brochures, applications, swag and/or any other information you would like to make available.

To reserve your table, contact Todd Sebastian, coordinator of Facilities and Informal Recreation for The WELL, at 278-1786 or by email at

For questions regarding WELLcome Back, contact Mirjana Gavric, director, at 278-7904.
Submitted by The WELL

Impacted programs
The California State University Trustees have approved Sacramento State’s declaration of impaction for three programs: Criminal Justice, Psychology and Health Sciences. It will take effect in Fall 2012.

Program impaction occurs when student demand for a program exceeds the University’s funded capacity to accommodate those students. Students seeking to pursue those programs will need to meet additional criteria for entry into the major. Information on the changes for newly impacted programs is available at
Submitted by the Office of Public Affairs

Faculty Reports (Fall 2010)
The Office of Institutional Research compiles special reports each summer to show information on faculty workload during the 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

For information, contact the Office of Institutional Research, 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, 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 Please direct questions to
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 To follow Sac State’s Twitter updates, go to!/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
Submitted by The WELL

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 (
  • 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 ( 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 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, ).
Submitted by Information Resources &  Technology

Security quick tip
If you need to copy information from another organization and bring it back to campus, what is the best way to do it?

The safest and most secure way to transport this type of data is to use a “secure” flash drive, where you can password-protect the information as well as encrypt the data. An “Iron Key” is one type of secure flash drive.
Submitted by Information Security Office

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
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,,
Submitted by University Transportation and Parking Services

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,
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:
Submitted by the Office of Public Affairs

Human Resources

Tax Sheltered Annuity 403(b) Program
One-on-one meetings on campus with a representative are available to review your current Tax Sheltered Annuity 403(b) account or help you enroll in a new account.  Please secure the approval of your supervisor to attend prior to scheduling an appointment.  Visit for additional information.

ING Life & Annuity: Tuesday, July 19, by appointment only (beginning at 9:30 a.m.); Del Norte Hall 3001A. Contact Myles Maxey at 709-2639 or  to schedule an appointment.

Fidelity Investments: Friday, July 22, and Wednesday, Aug. 3, by appointment only (beginning at 9:30 a.m.); Del Norte Hall 3001A. To schedule an appointment, call (800) 642-7131 (M-F 5:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.). Or visit

MetLife: Wednesday, July 20, by appointment only (beginning at 9:30 a.m.); Del Norte Hall 3001A.
Contact Forrest Higginbotham at 633-4641 or

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 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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