Campus Announcements

Recruitment begins for the fifth EMBA cohort

Attend a free public information session for the highly competitive MBA for Executives program. Learn how to advance your career and earning potential and meet program alumni and other prospective students. There are two sessions. One is from noon to 1 p.m., Sept. 14, at SACTO, 400 Capitol Mall, Suite 2500, Sacramento. Bring a sack lunch. The second session will be held 5:30 – 6:30 p.m., Sept. 19, at Napa Hall on the Sacramento State campus, 3000 State University Drive East. Parking is provided.

Space is limited and may be reserved at www.emba.csus.edu, or call 278-5974
for more information.
Submitted by CBA Graduate and External Programs

USGS and Sacramento State: Collaboration and Discovery
Sacramento State and the U.S. Geological Survey California Water Science Center will host a conference from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Friday, Sept. 28, at the Alumni Center. The conference will celebrate 10 years of collaboration and discovery. University faculty and USGS research scientists will have an agenda focused on river science, water quality, geology, hydrology, data sets and instrumentation. The gathering also will look at the history of collaboration and review projects and activities underway individually and collectively. New trends and opportunities for more collaborative research will be discussed. A continental breakfast and lunch will be provided. Those interested in the conference may register at www.csus.edu/research/usgs. For more information, contact Jan Burnaugh at 278-6402 or by e-mail at research@csus.edu.
Submitted by University Enterprises, Inc.

Parking looks good for ’07
Good parking conditions are expected for Fall 2007, although there is some concern about the north campus area. Parking areas there are becoming increasingly congested because of campus growth and construction, and there may be times when parking is not as readily available in the north parking lots as in the south parking areas.

Parking emphasis is shifting to the south end of campus where there are parking structures, larger lots and streamlined access roadways. Full utilization of the new 3,100 Parking Structure III is bringing the anticipated relief from previous parking problems. Some lots have been reassigned and motorists are advised to look carefully at parking lot signs to ensure they have valid permits.

In Lot 2, residence hall permit parking has moved to the east side and student parking has moved to the west side.

At Parking Structures I and III, more than 200 carpool parking spaces have been allocated and are open to all carpool permits.

In Lot 4, 30-minute parking has been consolidated in the Serna Plaza area on the north and south sides of the new Hornet Bookstore. New motorcycle spaces have been allocated between the bookstore and Parking Structure II.

For more parking information and updated maps, go to www.csus.edu/utaps or call 278-7275.
Submitted by University Transportation and Parking Services

Hornet Bookstore dedication
Students, faculty and staff are invited to the Hornet Bookstore’s ribbon-cutting and dedication ceremony at 10 a.m., Wednesday, Sept. 12, in front of the store. Events include an author appearance, free concert at noon in Serna Plaza, barbecue, caricature artists, and giveaways throughout the day. For more information, call the bookstore at 278-6446 or visit www.hornetbookstore.com.
Submitted by University Enterprises, Inc.

Music lessons for children
Sacramento State’s String Project is offering low-cost music instruction on violin and cello to children in grades four through eight. Students receive group lessons on Monday and Wednesday for $85 per semester. Once registered, additional private instruction is available for a small fee. For more information, visit www.csus.edu/stringproject.
Submitted by the Music Department

Human Resources

Benefits fair is coming
The annual benefits fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 2, in the University Union Redwood Room. All employees are encouraged to stop by any time. Spouses and domestic partners are also welcome to attend. Representatives and carriers from the CSU benefits programs will be available to answer general questions and provide new literature. They also will have information on the 2008 health plan additions and benefit changes to various plans. Sacramento State’s Benefits Office staff will be on hand as well to help employees with open enrollment transactions or questions regarding benefits.

Employees will be eligible to enter several drawings for prizes and give-aways donated by University Enterprises, Java City, vendors, and the Benefits Office.

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 www.csus.edu/hr/forms.stm#Disability, or by visiting the Human Resources, Disability Leaves Office in Sacramento Hall 162, or by calling extension 83522.

The following employees have been approved for the Catastrophic Leave Donation Program:
*Lien Nguyen, Admissions and Records
Julie Villescas, Photocopy and Technical Support
David Keyser, Facilities Services
*only vacation credits may be donated to this employee

Submitted by Human Resources