Campus Announcements

Faculty and staff invited to Homecoming game
President Alexander and Gloria Gonzalez invite University faculty, staff and their families to the Homecoming football game on Saturday, Sept. 27, when the Hornets take on Portland State at 2:05 p.m. in Hornet Stadium.

Faculty and staff members may pick up four game tickets at the Sacramento State Ticket Office by presenting their OneCard to receive the tickets. Ticket office hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday. Additional tickets may be purchased from the Sacramento State Ticket Office or at the game.

The campus community is encouraged to come to the stadium early, tailgate, and enjoy Sacramento State’s Homecoming Festival beginning at 10 a.m. at the Alumni Center. Festival activities include live music by Steel Jam and the Sacramento State Marching Band, bounce houses, carnival games, and kids’ parade. Festival events are open to the community.

Homecoming Festival and game details can be found at www.csus.edu/homecoming.
Submitted by the Office of the President

Fact Book is here
The 2008 Department Fact Book is now available from the Office of Institutional Research. The book is designed to give each department a snapshot of its individual data to be used for Program Reviews and overall departmental planning. The data has been collected during the census dates and includes a five-year range.

A copy is being sent to each department chair and online access is available at www.oir.csus.edu. Click on “Data Center” then “Departmental Fact Book” and choose a department.
Submitted by Institutional Research

Farewell David Levy
University Enterprises, Inc. (UEI), is hosting a retirement reception for David Levy, director of Marketing Services, on Wednesday, Sept. 24, 3:30-5:30 p.m., in UEI’s Boardroom, located on the third floor of the Hornet Bookstore building, Room 3010.

Levy’s career at UEI extends over 32 years, beginning as Food Services supervisor and advancing in various positions for UEI. As director of Marketing Services, he has directed and managed marketing operations, as well as served as UEI’s public relations liaison with the University. Under Levy’s direction, the areas of graphic design, web marketing, and the copy graphics center have grown to serve Sacramento State students and the campus community. He also administers the interests of the University's various brands and trademarks through UEI’s Indicia Agreement.

For event details, visit, www.enterprises.csus.edu/events
Submitted by University Enterprises, Inc.

Constitution Week screening
As part of Constitution Week 2008, free screenings of the documentary Car of the Future, along with a panel discussion, will be held Thursday, Sept. 18, in the University Union Ballroom. The movie follows NPR’s Car Talk hosts as they travel the world to find out what could make cars environmentally friendlier, less oil-dependent, and more efficient in the future. Community discussions further explore how public policy, social trends, and emerging technologies shape contemporary society.

Screenings are at 10:30 a.m., and 1:30 and 7 p.m. Panel discussions will be held at 11:30 a.m. and 8 p.m.

For more information on this or other Constitution Week 2008 events, visit www.csus.edu/cec, or call 278-4610.
Submitted by the Community Engagement Center

Equality discussion
Stuart Gaffney and John Lewis, plaintiffs in a same sex marriage case, will discuss the issue and their own struggle in “Finally Equal,” a presentation at 1:30 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 16, in the University Union Redwood Room. Gaffney and Lewis took part in the case involving 15 plaintiffs after their February, 2004, marriage was nullified by a California court decision. That ban was later overturned by the California Supreme Court. The event is part of the University’s Constitution Week observation.
Submitted by the Women’s Resource Center

Funding advice
The latest issue of Funding Alert is now available. The newsletter is published monthly to alert the campus community to possible sources of external support for research, scholarly and creative activities. Both an abbreviated listing and a more detailed version are available on the web at http://www.csus.edu/research/funding/alert/index.htm.

This month’s highlights include an announcement by the National Institutes of Health, and targeted funding opportunity notices in the areas of arts, humanities, education, community development, health, mental health, science and engineering.

Additional information about any of the opportunities announced in Funding Alert can be obtained by going to the given web address or by contacting Research Administration at 278-7565.
Submitted by Research Administration

Entertainment discounts
The University Staff Assembly is once again selling entertainment books. For $40 you will receive thousands of discounts on dining, travel, sports, entertainment and shopping. In addition to the discounts in the book, many others will be offered online. The books are available to the campus community through the following USA representatives:

Carolann Forseth, Mariposa 3000, x86393
Cossette Leos, Bookstore 3200, x87001
Carol Rumley, Tahoe 1010, x87291
Stacy Sinz, Placer 2003, x84691
Laurie Wheless, Sequoia 334, x84655

Books may also be purchased online. Visit the USA website at www.csus.edu/usa for more information. The sale will run through Dec. 12.
Submitted by the University Staff Assembly

RACA Moving to the New Bookstore Building
The Research Administration and Contract Administration (RACA) offices are moving this week from their current location in Modoc Hall to the Hornet Bookstore building, Suite 3400. RACA services will be limited during the move, and the offices will be closed to visitors. Deliveries can be dropped off at University Enterprises, Inc., Business Services office, Hornet Bookstore building, Suite 3700. RACA will be open for business at the new location beginning Monday, Sept. 15. For more details, visit http://www.csus.edu/research/location.htm#move or call 278-7565.
Submitted by Research Administration and Contract Administration

Recycle paper
Paper is one of the largest percentages of our waste stream. Be sure to recycle all clean, dry paper including glossy magazines, phone books, and window envelopes. A more extensive list of paper items that can be recycled can be found at www.fm.csus.edu/iwm.

Integrated Waste Management has blue paper-recycling bins available in two sizes. Usually these are provided at no charge to departments. The taller, 24-inch high “slimline” bins are good next to copiers, and the shorter, 15-inch “deskside” bin is good by desks and in conference rooms. To have bins delivered, submit a service request online at http://www.fm.csus.edu/Service_Request.htm.

Interviews scheduled
The Information Resources and Technology Division will hold interviews for the position of manager of web support on Sept. 9, 10, and 12. All University faculty and staff members are invited to attend the open forum portion of the interview process. During the forum, the candidates will make presentations on the topic of “University Web Services in the 21st Century” and answer faculty and staff questions.
Please feel free to attend these open forums:

Paul Nozicka
Sept. 9, 1:30-2:30 p.m.
Lower Library 11

Jeff Dillon
Sept. 10, 1-2 p.m.
Lower Library 11

Jose Sabado
Sept. 12, 1:30-2:30 p.m.
Lower Library 11
Submitted by Information Resources and Technology

Human Resources

Time to apply for sabbaticals
Full-time faculty members interested in applying for sabbatical leaves for the 2009-10 academic year must submit an online application to Human Resources no later than 5 p.m., Friday, Sept. 26, 2008. The application must be completed online at http://www.csus.edu/hr/faculty/sabbatical/sabbatical.htm. For more information, or if there are questions about the sabbatical leave process, please contact the Office of Human Resources at 278-6169.

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 each fiscal year in one-hour increments. Bargaining Units 1, 8, 10 and 11 may only donate up to 16 hours per fiscal year. If employees are interested in donating time, a donation form can be obtained at www.csus.edu/hr/forms.htm#Disability, 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 & Parking
Nancy Hackbart, Career Center
Carolyn Ann Hollahan, Academic Information Resource Center
Christine Kellerman, College of Health & Human Services