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July 24, 2006
Sacramento State Bulletin

Campus Announcements

Construction update
The Infrastructure II utilities upgrade project continues in various locations. Sanitary sewer pipe installation in State University Drive (the road in front of Facilities, Reprographics, Health Center and Sacramento Hall) may disrupt traffic during the week. Detours will be in effect. Access to Lots A and B may be disrupted at times but should remain open. The contractor has been directed to control dust in the work area, however, vehicles parked near the work area may be affected by the dirt. The dust control procedures of the contractor will continue to be monitored.

The steam and chilled water pipe installation will disrupt pedestrian traffic on the south side of the Library and the east side of the Academic Information Resource Center in order to install a manhole. Pedestrians and carts may be rerouted to avoid construction.

The grounds and construction
With the capital construction projects consisting of the Bookstore, Parking Structure III and the Infrastructure Project in full swing, the campus is experiencing inordinate disruption of utilities which is not uncommon with one major project let alone three. One of the areas most affected is the campus irrigation systems, the life blood of the university’s rich flora. Although some interruptions are brief others have taken up to several days to resolve and adversely affect the health of the turf grass and ornamental plantings. Compounding the problem is the high temperatures at this time of year.

Because of the interruptions, grounds personnel are working diligently to water manually during the day to supplement moisture or in anticipation of a pending disruption. Additionally, various outdoor events currently scheduled on campus limit the opportunities to perform this work. The campus community may notice dry/brown areas of turf grass but can be assured that this is a temporary condition and the inconvenience will be a short.

Remodeling at the Career Center
Due to a remodeling project in the Career Center, located in Lassen 2000, the center will be closed through July 28. All satellite offices will remain open during this time. Walk-in career counseling services will be available at the following Career Center satellite offices: Career Center-South, Tahoe 2061 and the Cooperative Education offices in Solano 5010 and Riverside 2004.

Students may access full-time, part-time, internships and cooperative education opportunities via the Career Center website. At www.csus.edu/careercenter. Click on “Students" to begin.

The Career Center can continue to be reached at its main phone line — 278-6231 — during the remodeling project.

New faces in Public Affairs
Public Affairs has filled three vacant positions in recent months.

  • Richard Rojo is the new director of strategic communications, and he is responsible for helping develop campus messages, guiding high-priority communications efforts and overseeing publication/design activities. He was formerly the director of marketing at the UC Davis Mondavi Center.
  • Gloria Moraga is the new director of news services, and is responsible for media relations and developing news content for various campus websites and publications. She was formerly the managing editor at KXTV News10.
  • Kim Nava is a writer responsible for generating news releases and other articles for campus publications. She comes to Public Affairs from the President’s Office, where she was the communications assistant.

Lunch with live music at the University Center Restaurant
Mark your calendar and plan for a special lunchtime performance by indie classical pianist Bradford W. Tilden. The date is Friday, July 28 on the patio at the University Center Restaurant. Tilden, a graduate of Amherst College, brings a fresh new style to the contemporary music scene. His music bridges the gap between academic and commercial music and is filled with a passion that leaves listeners deeply moved and audiences wanting more.

For more information about the University Center Restaurant go to www.enterprises.csus.edu/dining/area/ucr.html 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 www.csus.edu/hr/forms.stm#Disability, or by visiting the Human Resources, Disability Leaves Office in Sacramento Hall 162, or by calling extension 278-3522.

The following employees have been approved for the Catastrophic Leave Donation Program:

• Randy Morgan, Associated Students
• Kristen Abundis, College of Education
• Ondria Small, College of Continuing Education
• Robert Lobua, Facilities Services
• Fred Angell, Mail Services Center
• Ed Alston, Library
• Sharon Kelley, Computing and Communications Services
• *Maria Leon, Facilities Services

(*Only vacation leave credits may be donated to this employee)

 


 

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