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August 16, 2010

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Employee of the Month
You can help make deserving staff members feel great about the wonderful job they do for the University by nominating them for employee of the month. All nominations are kept as part of the continuing pool of nominees until June, and all nominees are eligible for the award until then. Additional nominations are being sought.

For details regarding eligibility, criteria and nomination procedures visit www.csus.edu/president/staffrec/index.stm.
Submitted by the office of the President

Greenwise
Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson will hold his Greenwise green initiative meeting 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 17, in the University Union Ballroom. Sacramento State Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Joseph Sheley will give opening remarks, and San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom will be the featured speaker.

The event is open to the public, and students are encouraged to attend.
Submitted by Public Affairs

E-mail scam
Some campus members have received a malicious e-mail designed to steal SacLink credentials. If you receive it or similar e-mails, do not reply. Forward suspicious e-mails to abuse@csus.edu.

Indicators of a phishing or malicious e-mail:

  • Requests that you reply with your ID or password. Never provide your password Information. Resources and Technology will never request your e-mail or other personal information by e-mail.
  • The e-mail contains typos and grammatical issues.
  • The e-mail is not addressed to you directly but instead to a generic or an incorrect recipient. Official broadcast e-mails from campus will usually have a known ‘sent from” address such as “Office of the President.”

To find out more about phishing and other malicious e-mails, visit the campus Information Security webpage at www.csus.edu/security.
Information Resources and Technology

Regular hours
Most Sacramento State offices will return to regular business hours, 8 a.m-5 p.m. with an hour lunch, beginning Monday, Aug. 23. Several offices will be on reduced public hours because of state budget cuts.
Submitted by Human Resources

WELL preview
Sacramento State’s new Recreation and Wellness Facility, The WELL, will host two information sessions for faculty and staff in advance of the Grand Opening celebration Sept. 2. The preview is an opportunity to learn about benefits, programs, services and membership fees.

Dates are noon Friday, Aug. 20 and noon Tuesday, Aug. 24. Participants will meet in the lobby of The WELL.

RSVP by Thursday, Aug. 19 by contacting Jessica Roesemann at Roesemann@csus.edu. Include your name, campus department and which session you would like to attend. Space is limited.
Submitted by The Well

Veterans/ROTC Alumni Chapter
Sacramento State has established a new Veterans/ROTC Alumni Chapter. It is open to veterans and nonveterans, students, faculty, staff and the campus community.

The chapter was established to create a “veterans helping veterans” environment on campus and the community. The aim is to help veterans achieve their academic goals as they prepare for life after college.

To learn more about the chapter or to register, visit www.csus.edu/vets/alumni/.
Submitted by the Veterans Service Center

Employment Equity
Susan M. Hough is the new director for Employment Equity. She was previously the director of employee relations at the University of California, Berkeley. She has an extensive background in affirmative action and equal employment opportunity issues. She holds a master’s of Labor and Industrial Relations from Michigan State University and a doctor of Jurisprudence from Willamette University College of Law.
Submitted by Human Resources

Call for papers
The Center for African Peace and Conflict Resolution and The Pan African Studies Program will host the 20th annual Africa/Diaspora Conference on contemporary issues in African studies and development April 28-30, 2011.

The campus community is invited to submit proposals on the subject. For more information, contact Ernest Uwazie, director of the Center, at 278-6282 or uwazieee@csus.edu. Deadline for submission of proposals is Nov. 30.
Submitted by the Center for African Peace and Conflict Resolution

UNIQUE events
The University Union has a new way to find out about entertainment events put on by UNIQUE. Visit www.SacStateUNIQUE.com, and click on the button at the bottom of the page to sign up for weekly event updates. UNIQUE sponsors concerts, lectures, comedy shows, movies and performing arts on campus.
Submitted by the University Union

Football season tickets
Season tickets for the 2010 Hornet football season are available at www.hornetsports.com or by calling T-Ante Sims at 278-2222. Alumni, faculty and staff can purchase tickets for $50.

The Hornets open the season with an away game against Stanford Sept. 4. The home opener is Sept. 11 against Western Oregon. Other home games include Weber State, Montana State and Portland State. Homecoming is Oct. 9 against Northern Colorado. The annual Causeway Classic is Nov. 20 at UC Davis.

Fans purchasing season tickets will have the first opportunity to buy tickets for the Stanford and UC Davis games.

To download a season ticket order form, visit
www.hornetsports.com/assets/ticket/FBSeasonTix2010.pdf.
Submitted by Intercollegiate Athletics

Hornet fan bus
The Alumni Association will have a fully-equipped motor coach for the trip to Stanford Stadium, where the Hornet football team will take on the Stanford Cardinal Sept. 4. Kick-off is 3:30 p.m.

The bus leaves the Alumni Center at 11 a.m. Complimentary beverages will be served during the trip, and a tailgate party will be held at the stadium. Food will be available for purchase.

The bus will leave immediately after the game and should return by 9 p.m. Tickets are $55 for the game and the bus and $30 for the bus only. Seating is limited, and tickets must be purchased by Friday, Aug. 20. Call 278-6295 for ticket information.
Submitted by the Alumni Association

OneCard discounts
Campus members can receive discounts with the Sac State OneCard. The ever expanding list of participating businesses includes many on nearby Fair Oaks Blvd., such as Renaissance Consignment, Pavilion Car Wash, GNC and Thai House. To view a complete list of businesses, visit www.csus.edu/onecard.

To suggest additional vendors, call the OneCard Center at 278-7878 or visit the OneCard Center in the Brighton Hall Annex.
Submitted by the OneCard Center

Lot closure
Excavation and paving work to the north end of Lot 7 is expected to be completed by Sunday, Sept. 19.

During construction:

  • Access to Parking Structure III via the main drive aisle will remain open.
  • The main entrance and exit to Lot 7 (south) will remain open.
  • Secondary access for Lot 7 (north) will remain open for access to Public Safety and the Art Sculpture Lab but will be closed to traffic through Lot 7.
  • The roadway and intersection in front of Public Safety will be closed.
  • The parking lot in front of Public Safety will remain open, but access will be via the entrances by El Dorado Hall and the Child Care Center.

For more information on the project, contact Todd McComb at 278-5183.
Submitted by Facilities Services

Human Resources

Summer workshops

Planning Ahead – Pre-Retirement Death Benefits

Estate Planning 101
11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Sept. 8
Alumni Center
To register, visit www.csus.edu/giving/estateplanning.stm

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 www.csus.edu/hr/forms.htm#Disability, or visit the Human Resources Disability Leaves office in Sacramento Hall 162 or call 278-3522.

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

Lorena Solis, Human Resources
Jody Gayvert, Criminal Justice
Monica Patterson, Mail Services (may only accept vacation leave donations)
Patricia Thiel, Admissions and Outreach
Mary Ann Alvarez, Division of Nursing
Marianna Rivera, Minority Engineering Program

Computer security tip
Never leave CDs, thumb drives or DVDs alone in a public place since like laptops, they can disappear quickly. The most common data theft in any organization occurs when CDs or DVDs containing confidential data have been stolen after being left unattended.
Submitted by Information Resources and Technology

News and campus videos
Additional stories and videos of campus activities, events and news items are available on Sacramento State’s news page www.csus.edu/sacstatenews/.
Current stories include the grand opening of The Well, the new recreation and fitness center; and American River Courtyard receives LEED gold certification. Videos include the Capital Fellows program.
Submitted by Public Affairs


 


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