Staff Employee Recognition Program winners announced
President Alexander Gonzalez recently announced the recipients of the Staff Employee Recognition Program. Recipients were Lori Wisheropp, University Enterprises, Inc.; Carl Oakes, Information Resources and Technology; Julie Carroll, Student Financial Services Center.
Wisheropp was described in her nomination package as being greatly respected throughout the campus for her willingness to help others and her excellent customer service skills. Her colleagues wrote about her contribution to the success of the USA team which enhances the quality of life in our campus community.
Oakes' nominator mentioned his talents have been noted by the Chancellors Office, and that his leadership on technology projects benefits the entire CSU system. He was described as a strong positive force in group morale and one who readily provides assistance and support to his colleagues.
Carroll’s nomination package highlighted her ability to communicate with employees in a confident, compassionate and professional manner. She was described as an exceptional employee who performs difficult tasks with enthusiasm and professionalism.
We have completed the 2006/07 academic year for this program and have received many deserving recommendations and are now starting a new academic year for the Staff Employee Recognition Program. We have many commendable staff on campus, and employees are encouraged to nominate anyone feel is deserving of this award.
The deadline to submit a nomination for the Staff Employee Recognition Award is Friday, November 16. Details regarding eligibility, criteria, and nomination procedures are available at www.csus.edu/president/staffrec/
Submitted by the Office of the President
MC and WRC Open house
The Multicultural Center and the Women’s Resource Center will hold an open house 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 19, in the Library. A panel discussion titled, “The Constitution and the Boundaries of American Freedom for Women and People of Color” will be featured at 3 p.m. The discussion will examine ways the Constitution has been used to exclude groups of Americans and ways groups denied full citizenship have used the document to expand the boundaries of their rights and freedoms. Dr. Rebecca Kluchin, History Department, will moderate the panel. The discussion is part of the Constitution Week celebration on campus. For more information, please contact the Women’s Resource Center at 278-7388, or visit our website www.csus.edu/wrc.
Submitted by the Women's Resource Center
A celebration honoring the life of Allan Hinderstein, will be held at 2 p.m., Friday, Sept. 28, in the Library. Professor Hinderstein was an associate professor emeritus who held a variety of positions in University Media Services/CCMS throughout his more than 30 years on campus. The celebration begins at 2 p.m. in the Library’s Teleproduction Center (Library South Lower level, Room 52A.) A reception follows in Library Room 11. The campus community is invited. During the program details of a student service award established in Hinderstein’s memory will be announced.
Submitted by Academic Technology and Creative Services
Preparing for a disaster
The Emergency Preparedness Fair is 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 25. The event is free and open to everyone. Information on safety, security and disaster preparedness will be provided by numerous response organizations including Sacramento States Police Department, Services to Students with Disabilities, the Student Health Center, Homeland Security, the American Red Cross, the Sacramento Fire Department and the Metro Fire Community Emergency Response Team. For information call Staci Louie at 278-6456.
Submitted by Risk Management Services
Noontime Wellness Program
The University’s Noontime Wellness Program for staff and faculty members began Sept. 10 and will continue through Dec. 6. The program offers classes in aerobics, aqua aerobics, Tai Chi, yoga, swimming, basketball and walking. Participants must register with the instructor on the first day of instruction and must present a OneCard to verify faculty/staff status. To register, visit http://www.csus.edu/fas/traindev/register.html. To view a list of class times and instructors, visit http://www.csus.edu/fas/traindev/noonwellness.html#null. For information on the program, send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Submitted by Training Development
Library dean candidates’ interviews set
The University will interview candidates for the Dean of the University Library position this month, and faculty, staff and students are invited to meet the candidates.
Bradford Eden, Associate University Librarian for Technical Services and Scholarly Communication, University of California, Santa Barbara, will be available 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 18 in the California Suite, University Union.
Jeffrey N. Gatten, Chief Information Officer and Dean of Library and Information Resources, California Institute of the Arts will be available 10:30 am to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 25 in the Delta Suite, University Union.
Tabzeera Dosu, Director of Financial Services and Business Operations, University of Virginia Library, will be available 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Thursday, Sept. 27, Delta Suite, University Union.
Amy Wallace, Head of Public Services and Outreach, California State University, Channel Islands, will be available 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., Friday, Sept. 28, Auburn Room, University Union.
Written comments should be submitted by 5 p.m., Monday, Oct. 1, to Joseph Sheley, University Provost, at email@example.com.
Submitted by Academic Affairs
The College of Business Administration will hold a free public information session for its MBA for Executives program from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 19 at Napa Hall. Parking permits will be provided. For additional information or to register, contact Katie Earl at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 278-5974.
Submitted by the College of Business Administration
Digital copyright discussion
Gary H. Becker, a nationally recognized expert in copyright laws and their relevance to educators, will discuss “Copyright in the Digital World: New Guidelines for Faculty,” from 2 to 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 19, in the University Union Orchard Suite.
Becker has taught at Syracuse University and the University of Central Florida. He regularly serves as a national copyright law consultant. His presentation will review multimedia fair use guidelines and offer various scenarios on how those guidelines are being interpreted. He’ll also discuss copyright and the new technologies, including use of material from the internet and copying from sites to use on institutional web pages. Copying from CD-ROM and DVDs will also be discussed, as will issues that pertain to distance education.
Becker’s presentation is sponsored by the Office of Research Administration and Contract Administration, the University Copyright and Patent Committee and the Division of Academic Technology and Creative Services. For more information, contact Terry Manns at 278-7924.
Submitted by the Office of Research Administration
The community engagement center will sponsor a Writing Partners workshop, 1:30 to 3 p.m., Sept. 25, at the Center for Teaching Learning-Library. The workshop is for faculty members who want to include short, engaging pre-packaged service-learning writing assignments in their classes. Faculty can tailor Writing Partners to meet discipline-specific learning goals and objectives. As part of the program, Sacramento State students write and exchange letters with local elementary school students to help develop writing skills and help elementary school students connect with the university. Future workshops are Oct. 25 and Nov. 5. RSVP to the Community Engagement Center at email@example.com.
Submitted by the Community Engagement Center
Tea room ceremony
Tea is served this week at the Nakatani Tea Room and Garden located in the lower area of the University Library. A traditional Japanese tea ceremony will be conducted at noon and 2 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 21; and again at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 22. Another ceremony is set for 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 25. Tea and sweets will be served to all who attend. The ceremony is free, but fills up fast so reservations are recommend. You may call Sally Hitchcock at 278-5954 to reserve a seat.
Submitted by the University Library
A New Bulletin feature
A new Bulletin feature, “Going Green” offers tips to faculty, staff and students about what people can do to build a sustainable campus. Sacramento State is committed to educating the campus community, continuously assessing current practices and integrating best available technologies into the University’s sustainability efforts. The new feature can be found on the bottom left of the Bulletin.
For more information about building a sustainable campus, visit http://www.fm.csus.edu/Sustainability.htm.
Submitted by Public Affairs
SGS 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Submitted by University Enterprises, Inc.
UTAPS hosts commute choices event
University Transportation and Parking Services will have a booth promoting alternative and environmentally friendly choices for commuting to campus 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 18, in the Library Quad. UTAPS members will provide information on carpooling, vanpooling mass transit, bicycling and other options. Hornet Shuttle schedules and OneCard student commuter stickers will be available.
Students, faculty, and staff with current commuter stickers can ride Regional Transit buses and light rail at no additional charge and students, faculty, and staff who ride their bikes to campus on this day will receive a voucher for a free pizza at Round Table in the University Union while supplies last. To obtain the voucher, cyclists must have their OneCard and bicycle.
For more information about the event, contact UTAPS Employee Transportation Coordinator Noel Carolipio at 916-278-7527, or visit www.csus.edu/utaps.
Submitted by University Transportation and Parking Services
Gerontology career fair
The Gerontology Program hosts its second career fair 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 4, in the University Union Redwood Room. Representatives from 25 state, county and local organizations that provide services to older adults will participate in the fair. Students from all majors are encouraged to attend. For more information and a list of participating organizations, go to www.csus.edu/gero/careerfair.html. The event is free and open to the public.
Submitted by the Gerontology Department
Political discussion forum
The Sacramento Progressive Forum will meet from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 4, in the University Union. Themes include immigration, the war, the Democratic Party, media and democracy, crisis in public education, race and ethnicity, political organizing the “corporatization” of universities, the decline of public universities, women’s issues women’s work: women’s issues, working class life and culture and the state of our unions. The Progressive Forum was established to bring together scholars, students, social justice and union activists, and policy makers to engage in conversation from within the campus and the social movements.
Submitted by the Bilingual Multicultural Education Department
The annual benefits fair is 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 2, in the University Union Redwood Room. The event is open to employees, spouses and domestic partners. Representatives and carriers from the CSU benefits programs will be available to answer questions and provide information on 2008 health plan additions and benefit changes to various plans. Sacramento State’s Benefits Office staff will help employees with open enrollment transactions and answer questions regarding benefits. Drawings will be held for give-aways donated by University Enterprises, Java City, vendors, and the benefits office.
Workplace harmony seminars
Human resources will offer three professional development seminars to address workplace issues such as disrespect, poor communication, dealing with difficult co-workers. Seminars are:
Microinequities: The Power of Small
8 a.m. to noon, Tuesday Sept 25, in the University Ballroom. For details visit www.csus.edu/fas/traindev/brochure.html#Micro.
Fierce Conversations: Achieving Success at Work
8 a.m. to noon, Tuesday, Oct. 23, in the University Union Redwood Room. For seminar details visit www.csus.edu/fas/traindev/brochure.html#FC.
Working with You is Killing Me: Freeing Yourself
8 a.m. to noon, Tuesday, Jan. 15, in the University Center Ballroom. For seminar details visit www.csus.edu/fas/traindev/brochure.html#WWY
Registration fees are associated with the seminars; however, Presidential scholarships are available.
Manager/supervisor development opportunities
Human Resources, Administration and Business Affairs and other units are required to periodically inform employees of various policies and procedures that govern employment at Sacramento State. To reduce the number of workshops required, a series of mini-workshops lasting two hours or less, have been developed. These workshops, called, ‘What Every Manager Needs to Know,’ include University Compliance, Manager’s Toolkit, and Student Employment.
For details visit www.csus.edu/fas/traindev/brochureSSMK.html. The complete Fall 2007 Professional Development and Training calendar of events is located at www.csus.edu/fas/traindev/seminars.html. If you have questions about the workshops, please contact Kim Harrington, email@example.com or 8-6327.
For information on the spring 2008 CSU Fee Waiver Program, go to www.csus.edu/fas/traindev/announce.html. For information on Flexible Spending Accounts and CalPERS Retirement workshops sponsored by the Human Resources Benefits Office, go to www.csus.edu/fas/traindev/seminars.html#PED.
Open Enrollment period begins
The open enrollment period for health benefits begins Sept. 17 and detailed information on benefits is available at www.csus.edu/hr/benefits. The site, managed by Human Resources, has details regarding open enrollment procedures and events. Blue Shield Access HMO enrollees and Western Health Advantage enrollees should contact the Benefits Office with questions or concerns regarding plan changes. Open enrollment benefit design changes, co-payments and new processes have previously been distributed. Managers and supervisors should ensure employees who do not have internet access have access to benefit information by posting items in conspicuous locations. Questions should be directed to the Benefits Office at 278-6213.
Submitted by the Office of Human Resources