August 18, 2008
Sacramento State Bulletin

Campus Announcements

Welcome back
Sacramento State welcomes back its students with a two-week “Hornet Welcome” Aug. 27-Sept.13. The event, coordinated by Student Activities, features dozens of opportunities for students to become involved in the college experience.

This is the second year for this campus-wide collaboration of nearly 20 departments. This year's theme is "Hornet Welcome: Choose Your Adventure!” Herky, the school mascot, will be displayed as a super hero in banners throughout campus and will be encouraging students to "Get Involved. Be a Hero. Be a Hornet!"

More information and event details can be found at Hornet Welcome events are open to the campus community.
Submitted by the Student Affairs Office

Preparing for an emergency
The Risk Management Services office will hold an Emergency Preparedness Fair Thursday, Sept. 25. The fair will provide information to the campus community on how to prepare and respond during an emergency. Information booths will be set up on campus throughout the day.
Submitted by Risk Management Services

President’s fall address
President Alexander Gonzalez will give his annual fall address to the campus community at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 28, in the University Union Ballroom. The event will begin with coffee at 9 a.m. University staff members who wish to attend should secure the permission of their supervisors.
Submitted by the Office of the President

New alumni director named
Jennifer Barber has been appointed the new director of Alumni Relations.

Barber brings with her more than 14 years of experience in alumni relations. She was interim assistant vice chancellor of Alumni Relations and interim executive director of the Cal Aggie Alumni Association from 2005-07, serving more than 27,000 alumni members. In that role, Barber recruited and trained volunteer leadership for the association board, launched a fundraising effort to support the association’s activities and endowment fund, guided strategic planning, and oversaw operations.

Barber also served as director of marketing and communications for the Cal Aggie Alumni Association from 1998-2005 and as facility manager and alumni services coordinator for the association from 1994-97. More recently, Barber has worked as the manager of marketing and customer relations with Orion Worldwide Travel where she launched a Young Alumni Tours program.
Submitted by University Advancement

My Sac State 2.0
Sacramento State’s My Sac State will have a different name and look this fall. My Sac State will be upgraded to My Sac State 2.0 and provide added capabilities, functionality and convenience.

The original My Sac State is still active, but will be replaced Sept. 16. On that date, users will notice a significantly different look and additional content. The change affects all Sacramento State students, faculty, staff and applicants. Since each member of the campus community has a Sac Link account current log-in information and passwords will work on My Sac State 2.0.

Access to My Sac State 2.0 will be available from the Web address on Monday, Aug. 25. Users will be able to log on and become familiar with it before the cut-over from the existing version of My Sac State.

For more information on My Sac State 2.0, contact Information Resources and Technology at 278-7337.
Submitted by Information Resources and Technology

Research Administration events
September 15 - Writing Winning Grant Proposals: This is an all-day grant-writing workshop with national experts included via webcast. All materials and lunch will be provided and participants will be walked through the steps needed to conceptualize and write a successful grant proposal. There is no cost to attend. This is an interactive live broadcast from the CSU San Bernardino campus. To register, visit

October 10 - Connecting Community Voices with Emerging Research: This is a collaborative research event sponsored by the Sacramento State/UC Davis Cancer Center Partnership to Reduce Health Disparities. The conference will focus on partnership building and community-based participatory research development with health-focused community organizations.

More details will be posted shortly at For more information on either event, contact Research Administration at or 278-6402.
Submitted by Research Administration

The barbecue’s hot
Take a break from Sacramento’s warm August days at the Last Roundup Buffet, 11 a.m. until 2 p.m., Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, August 20-22, at the University Center Restaurant. The menu includes mesquite chicken quarters, sweet and sour pork ribs, hot links, kielbasa, bratwurst, black beans and rice, grilled vegetables and assorted gourmet salads. There will also be an assortment of cookies, cakes or ice cream from the dessert bar. Students, faculty, staff and campus visitors are welcome. The University Center Restaurant is located at the west entrance to the University Union across from Round Table Pizza. For more information, visit Reservations are suggested for groups of five or more. Call 278-6100 for reservations.
Submitted by University Enterprises Inc.

Faculty advancement
Professor Edward Lascher Jr. has been appointed associate director of Sacramento State’s program leading to the doctorate of education in educational leadership. Lascher joined Sacramento State in 1996 as a member of the Department of Public Policy and Administration. Before coming to Sacramento State, Lascher taught at Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government. He earned his doctorate in political science from UC Berkeley and specializes in the policy process, legislative politics and the impact of institutional structures on policy outcomes.
Submitted by the College of Education

Farewell Event
Information Resources and Technology is hosting a farewell reception for Jeanette Norton, 3:30-5:30 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 3, in the University Union Ballroom I. Norton, the IRT associate vice president, administrative computing services and CMS campus director, has more than 32 years of state service. She has been with Sacramento State since 2002. Prior to that, she worked at Sacramento City College and CSU Long Beach.  She is moving to New Haven, Conn., where she will be working for Yale. A farewell card will be available to sign in the IRT administration office (AIRC 3010) and contributions for a gift are being accepted. Contact Deb Hobbs at 278-3701 for information. For event details, visit:
Submitted by Information Resources and Technology

Student System Users’ Group - Open Forum 
Administrative Computing Services, the Student Financial Services Center and Student Affairs will host a "Student System Users’ Group - Open Forum," 10 to 11:30 a.m., Thursday, Aug. 21, in the Library - Lower Level Room 11. The forum is open to the campus community. Updates will be given by Student Administration and there will be a discussion of projects in the works for the campus.
Submitted by Information Resources and Technology

Sign up
Sacramento State’s digital sign on Highway 50 went into operation Aug. 5 and it’s already generating a lot of interest. Faculty and staff are welcome to submit messages for the sign, but there are criteria and, as more requests are processed, time and space on the sign will become limited.

Information about the sign, its messages and its impact on the University and community may be viewed at

Go to for specific criteria for posting a message. For a form to have your information considered for placement on the sign, go to The request will be reviewed to determine if your message falls within the sign policy.

The sign, owned by Clear Channel Outdoor and constructed on University property through a 25-year lease, displays messages promoting Sacramento State’s programs, events and achievements.
Submitted by Public Affairs

Free game tickets
University faculty and staff are invited to the 2008 football home opener 6:05 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 30, at Hornet Stadium. Sacramento State will take on Humboldt State. Come early and join the Salute to Spirit tailgate party beginning at 4 p.m. in the parking lot north of the Alumni Center.

Each faculty and staff member is entitled to up to four free tickets for the game. Tickets are available through the Sacramento State Ticket Office and faculty and staff must present their OneCard. Ticket office hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Additional tickets can be purchased from the Sacramento State Ticket Office or at the game.
Submitted by the Office of the President

Staff Employee Recognition Award
The deadline to submit a nomination for the Staff Employee Recognition Award is Friday, Aug. 22.  Anyone can submit a nomination for a fellow employee. The name of the recipient will be announced in September as the "Employee of the Month."

Complete details regarding eligibility, criteria, and nomination procedures are available at
Submitted by the Office of the President

Clery Act information
In accordance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, crime statistics for Sacramento State are available at

The statistics include crimes reported on campus over the last three years. Crimes reported on off-campus property owned or controlled by Sacramento State, or on property adjacent to or accessible from campus, are also included.

In addition, the report includes information on campus security policies, crime prevention, crime reporting and other safety matters. Print copies are available in the library or from the public safety or student affairs offices. For additional information, call 278-6851.
Submitted by the office of University Counsel

Rosemary Quinn passed away unexpectedly Aug. 10, at her home. She began working on campus in May 1974 in Administration and Business Affairs. She retired in Feb. 2005 and returned as a retired annuitant in January 2008 for Financial Services. Her role at the University was a critical one to all the departments and people she assisted. She was instrumental in the development of many campus procedures. We know this is a great loss to our Sac State family, many of whom worked with Rosemary for many years.
Submitted by Financial Services

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, or by visiting the Human Resources, Disability Leaves Office in Sacramento Hall 162, or by calling 278-3522.

The following employees have been approved for the Catastrophic Leave Donation Program:
Martha Jean, University Transportation and Parking
Nancy Hackbart, Career Center
Carolyn Ann Hollahan, Academic Information Resource Center
Christine Kellerman, College of Health & Human Services


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