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August 30, 2010


ABA report
The Administration & Business Affairs (ABA) Destination 2010 Report, which outlines ABA’s strategic framework for Destination 2010 and highlights the division’s contributions to the University’s growth and transformation over the past six years, is available at Click on the link above the report cover to view the electronic report or download a printable copy. Previous reports and other division publications are available on the site.
Submitted by Administration and Business Affairs

Public Affairs Reorganization:  Open for Business
Units affected by the reorganization of the Office of Public Affairs are open for business.

For assistance with news releases, publicity, University events, Monday Briefing, the Bulletin and news media inquiries, call 278-6156, in Sac Hall Room 116.

For assistance with the University magazine, publications, marketing collateral, logo compliance, call the Office of University Marketing, 278-2140, located in Sac Hall 169.
Submitted by Public Affairs

Write winning grants seminar
Faculty and staff interested in seeking grant funding are invited to attend a full-day seminar Friday, Oct. 1, which will cover practical and conceptual aspects of grant proposal development. 

The live broadcast will be presented by Stephen Russell, an emeritus faculty member at the University of Kansas Medical Center who has received funding from the National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Agriculture, American Cancer Society, private foundations and industry.  There is no cost to attend the seminar, but registration is required. Registration deadline is Friday, Sept. 10.

Continental breakfast and lunch will be provided, and attendees will receive a copy of The Grant Application Writers Workbook (a $75 value). Participants are expected to attend all sessions.

For more details and to register, visit the Office of Research Administration website at
Submitted by the Office of Research Administration and Contract Administration

Certificates of Insurance
University organizations holding events off campus may be required to show the University has sufficient liability and/or workers compensation insurance. 

The customary instrument for conveying that information is a certificate of insurance issued by an insurance broker. If your host site requires such a certificate, contact Risk Management and provide:

• Event type/activity
• Number of attendees
• Date and times of event
• Venue and address
• Venue point of contact
If the venue has a requirement to be named an additional insured party on the policy, Risk Management will need a copy of the contract/agreement.

Requests for a certificate of insurance should be submitted to Risk Management at least two weeks in advance. Some venues require the certificate 60 days in advance and will not book the venue until the certificate is received. Send requests to Kirtland Stout at or call 278-7233. For more information, visit
Submitted by Risk Management Services

Testing Center
The Testing Center will be have new hours beginning with the start of the new semester. Hours are 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m. The center will not close for the lunch hour.
Submitted by the Testing Center

Computer labs
PC computers in the University computer labs have been upgraded to Windows 7. Faculty who make assignments or teach in one of the University instructional computer labs (SLN2003, BRH205, MND2003, MND2007 and AIRC1016) are urged to review instructions they provide related to computer-based assignments. The Faculty Staff Resource Center (AIRC2013) has computers with Windows 7 for faculty testing.

For more information, browse For questions, contact the Service Desk, 278-7337. To learn more about on-campus training, visit
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

Current stories include the grand opening of The WELL, the new recreation and fitness center; and move-in day for residence hall students. Videos include the Capital Fellows program.
Submitted by Public Affairs

One Book
Copies of this year's One Book, The Devil's Highway, by Luis Alberto Urrea, are available through the University Staff Assembly's One Book Lending Program. 

The Devil's Highway is a non-fiction account of a group of Mexican immigrants lost in the Arizona desert. It won the 2004 Lannan Literary Award and Urrea was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and the Pacific Rim Kiriyama Prize for this book.

To check out a copy, contact Janett Torset at 278-5933 or

More information on this year's One Book and related campus events can be found at
Submitted by the University Staff Assembly

Fee waiver program
Sacramento State will accept undergraduate applications for the spring 2011 term through Aug. 31. Graduate admissions are closed for spring 2011.

For information on the application process, contact Sacramento State’s University Admissions Outreach at 278-7766. For questions related to the CSU/CSUS Fee Waiver program, contact Professional Development and Training at 278-6327 or visit .
Submitted by Human Resources

The state of California will hold its annual Great California ShakeOut earthquake awareness and emergency preparedness event throughout the state at 10:21 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 21. Faculty and staff are encouraged to do “drop, cover and hold on” drills at that time.

For more information on the ShakeOut visit
Submitted by the Department of Public Safety

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 Deadline for submission of proposals is Nov. 30.
Submitted by the Center for African Peace and Conflict Resolution

Football season tickets
Season tickets for the 2010 Hornet football season are available at 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
Submitted by Intercollegiate Athletics

Human Resources

The Office of Human Resources is sponsoring a series of retirement and financial planning workshops for the fall semester. The list of workshops is available at Some workshops require registration.
Submitted by 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 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)
Mary Ann Alvarez, Division of Nursing
Marianna Rivera, Minority Engineering Program
Jon Wedding, College of Continuing Education
Rhonda Franks, College of Arts and Letters (may only accept vacation leave donations)
William Phelps, Division of Social Work
Sydney Williams, Financial Aid
Trevor Lorenz, Services to Students with Disabilities

Computer security tip
If you received an unexpected e-mail from an old friend and it has several attachments that look like photos, use caution.

Always be suspicious of attachments from people you do not know or rarely speak to. Opening these attachments could expose your computer to malware or a virus or worm attack. E-mail the sender, and make sure the e-mail is legitimate before opening attachments.
Submitted by Information Resources and Technology


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