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July 25, 2011


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

Sac State Magazine’s summer issue is out
The summer issue of Sac State Magazine is now online:
In this issue, you can read about today’s Sac State students and what they are bringing to the classroom, to the University and to the community.

Also within the magazine you’ll find a story about Sac State alumni working on green energy initiatives locally and nationally, updates on academic offerings and a recap of a very good year for Hornet sports, as well as profiles of two alumni: earthquake engineer Kit Miyamoto and NASA flight controller Heidi Poppelreiter.
Submitted by University Marketing

The WELL to host open house
The campus community is invited to participate in the first WELLcome Back open house, 2-6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 1, at The WELL. The gathering will promote campus recreation, the Student Health Center, Peak Adventures and the Fresh Made Cafe in an effort to educate more students, faculty and staff on all the wonderful opportunities The WELL has to offer.

Sac State organizations can set up a table to share information on the services they deliver to the campus community. We will provide free tabling 2-6 p.m. in the WELL Gym Box. 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

Postal program
The U.S. Postal Service has approved the Mobile Barcode Promotion program, which will promote the use of QR codes in printed materials, driving print to online media.

Adding a QR code, either to the outside or the inside of a mail piece that is readable by any mobile phone, will discount bulk-class standard and first class mail postage by 3 percent. The promotion runs until Aug. 31.

For more information, contact Reprographics and Mail Services at 278-6198 or
Submitted by Reprographics and Mail Services

Faculty reports (Fall 2010)
The Office of Institutional Research compiles special reports each summer to show information on faculty workload during the past fall term. These reports are based on the Academic Planning Data Base that 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 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.

For audio-visual materials (video/audio) to be used in your fall course, Friday, July 29, is the deadline to submit captioning requests 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

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 the 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

Security quick tip
How can a vendor access the campus network? Vendors who need access to the Sacramento State network must have a sponsored account. Details on these accounts and how to request one can be found on the Information Security website:
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:
Submitted by the Office of Public Affairs 

Digital messages

If you have an academic event or performance that you want publicized, you are invited to submit your message to:
Submitted by the Office of Public Affairs

Human Resources

Get help with your tax-sheltered annuity 403(b)
One-on-one meetings will be available on campus with a representative 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 before scheduling an appointment. Visit for additional information.

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

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 by visiting 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
Denise Boyd, College of Business Administration
Martha Diaz, Graduate Studies Department
* Remedios Malonzo, Facilities Department – may only accept (*VL) Vacation Leave donations.






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