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August 8, 2011


‘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

Watch for even more University news and videos as 2011-12 begins
With the Fall semester about to begin, Sacramento State will soon be filled with activities worth keeping up on – from outstanding teaching, learning and research to the arts, wellness activities and Hornet athletics. Stories and videos on University people, events and other news are available on Sacramento State’s news page, operated by the Office of Public Affairs: And send your ideas for campus coverage to
Submitted by the Office of Public Affairs 

CSU celebrates partnership with DreamWorks Animation
A unique public-private partnership is helping CSU students become writers, directors, animators and business professionals at DreamWorks Animation, the Glendale-based movie studio with several blockbuster hits to its credit.

A delegation of CSU staff and faculty, including Chancellor Charles B. Reed, recently met with Jeffrey Katzenberg, chief executive officer of DreamWorks Animation SKG, and other executives to review the partnership and develop ideas to expand it.

“We have such an amazing relationship with the CSU,” said Katzenberg, who informed the group that 180 DreamWorks employees are CSU alumni, including Long Beach State graduate Jennifer Yuh Nelson, who directed this summer’s Kung Fu Panda 2. Many CSU alumni at DreamWorks come from Fullerton, Northridge, San Francisco and San Jose – the four CSU campuses that offer an animation degree.

Earlier this year, the CSU and DreamWorks launched a key element of the partnership: the DreamCrits program at San Jose State, a bimonthly event that provides selected students with critiques of their work by DreamWorks artists. Get more information here.
Submitted by the CSU Chancellor’s Office

New trustees appointed
Gov. Jerry Brown has appointed Humboldt State Professor Bernadette Cheyne and CSU Chico student Jillian Ruddell to the CSU Board of Trustees.

Cheyne, a professor of theater, film and dance who has served as a statewide senator for the CSU Academic Senate from 2004 to the present, will serve a two-year term as faculty trustee.

Ruddell is pursuing a degree in multicultural and gender studies with a minor in women’s studies and will serve a two-year term as student trustee. She was director of CSU Chico’s Associated Students Women’s Center from 2009 to this year and is the first William Randolph Hearst/CSU Trustee’s Award for Outstanding Achievement recipient to serve as a CSU trustee. Click here for more information.
Submitted by the CSU Chancellor’s Office

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

Regional Transit seeks community’s voice for study
Sacramento Regional Transit (RT) is developing “TransitRenewal,” a comprehensive analysis of the entire RT bus and light-rail system that will focus on service improvements during the next five years. This will include extensive community input. For more information, contact Alane Masui at 556-0121 (desk) or 869-8621 (cell).
Submitted by the Sacramento Regional Transit District

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

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
Did you know computers are not the only things hacked? One of the most subtle ways to gain access to confidential information is through a technique called “social engineering.” This can be done in person or by phone, with the goal of learning more about you in order to compromise your accounts. One example of social engineering would be someone unknown to you calling and asking information about your department, such as system setup, security configurations or staffing questions. Don’t be the victim of a social engineering hack, and never give out account or confidential information.
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

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

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 employee has been approved for the Catastrophic Leave Donation Program:
* Remedios Malonzo, Facilities Department – may only accept (*VL) Vacation Leave donations.






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