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Aug. 1, 2011


Regional business outlook
The latest appraisal of the Sacramento region’s business scene, Sacramento Business Review, is now available online and in print. This sixth edition includes findings on the Small Business sector, job levels, banking, and retail and industrial real estate markets. Sacramento Business Review is produced by Sacramento State’s College of Business Administration and the Chartered Financial Analyst Society of Sacramento. It is available in print at the college and online at
Submitted by the College of Business Administration

‘Sac State Has Talent’

The University’s Library Gallery is looking for faculty and staff (with the exception of the Art and Design departments) who paint, sculpt, quilt, make jewelry, sing, dance, etc. They will be featured in “Sac State Has Talent,” the gallery’s spring art exhibit, March 8-May 18, 2012. For more information or to get a submission form, contact or the Library Gallery at 278-4189. Deadline is Thursday, Dec. 1, to reserve a space or performance date. Pieces will be due in late February.
Submitted by the Library Gallery

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 summer issue now online
The summer issue of Sac State Magazine is now online at
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 in 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 may 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

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

Instructional Cost Report (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

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

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
If you receive a call or an email from someone saying he is from the security office and needs your password, don’t supply the information! It is a phishing attempt. Any request for your password is a problem. No one should ever ask you for your username and password.

If you receive a call from someone asking for this information, take their name and number to verify their information. Report the incident to your manager and the Information Security Office. If you receive an email asking for this information, just delete it.
Submitted by Information Security Office

Yosemite South Gym closure
The Yosemite South Gym is closed through mid-August 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

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:
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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