Campus Announcements

Link the OneCard
Faculty members and staff can link their OneCards to their Wells Fargo checking accounts. This new feature is made possible by a partnership between Sacramento State OneCard and Wells Fargo Bank. Linking the account allows each person to use the OneCard as an ATM card and use it anywhere an ATM card is accepted.

To link a card, visit the OneCard Center and speak to the on-campus Wells Fargo banker any Tuesday from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. You can also visit any local Wells Fargo branch or go online to to find more information about linking the OneCard.
Submitted by Business and Administrative Services

Learn about graduate programs
The Graduate Diversity Program will present an annual Graduate and Professional School Information Day, Thursday, Oct. 23, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the library quad. Graduate and Professional School Information Day provides students with an opportunity to meet representatives from graduate and professional schools within the California State University and University of California systems, and from independent and public graduate schools throughout the United States. Students will be able to obtain first-hand information on master's and Ph.D. programs and talk directly with representatives from professional schools of law, business, medicine, social work, and more.

This event is sponsored by the Graduate Diversity Program, Student Academic Support and Educational Equity Programs and is open to the entire Sacramento State student body.

For more information call the Office of Graduate Diversity at 278-3834.
Submitted by the Office of Graduate Studies—Graduate Diversity

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 a kids’ parade. Festival events are open to the community.

Homecoming Festival and game details can be found at
Submitted by the Office of the President

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,
Submitted by University Enterprises, Inc.

Miller set to retire
Jenny Miller will retire from  Information Resources and Technology, effective Sept. 30. Miller has been a Sacramento State employee for 36 years.  She was hired in 1972 as a telephone operator with the Center for Instructional Media, and has held several other positions since that time. Currently, Miller holds the position of operations specialist – career with Information Resources and Technology. Her commitment to Sacramento State quality customer service has been exceptional. On behalf of Information Resources & Technology, we want to take this opportunity to wish her the best as she explores new vistas on her latest adventure, retirement.
Submitted by Information Resources and Technology.

Outreach survey
In response to a request from the President, the Office of Institutional Research conducted a Community Outreach Survey between July and August this year. The survey was administered to gauge whether changes had occurred in Sacramento State's impact to the region since the previous survey in 2000. The survey helped determine what ways the University is being successful at fulfilling its role as a regional partner and leader in the community.

During the process, 753 online survey questionnaires were distributed to local leaders involved in the region’s business, education, community and cultural organizations. Of the total, 303 surveys were returned for an overall response rate of 40.2 percent. The respondents gave Sacramento State high ratings in the areas of interaction, visibility, contribution and impact.

The results for the 2008 Community Outreach Survey are available online at Click on “Reports” then “Community Outreach Survey.”
Submitted by the Office of Institutional Research

Discussions about education
“Courageous Conversations about General Education and Graduation Requirements,” the first in a series of three campus-wide events this fall, will take place from 3 to 4:30 p.m., Monday, Sept. 29, in Douglass Hall Room 208.

The second event takes place from 1 to 2:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 16, in the Walnut Room on the second floor of the University Union.

It all culminates with a reception honoring all faculty teaching courses within the General Education program from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., Monday, Nov. 17, in the University Center Restaurant in the University Union. The events will be co-sponsored by the Faculty Senate and Academic Affairs.

The entire campus community—permanent and temporary faculty, staff and students—are welcome and encouraged to participate in these important discussions. For more information, contact Janet Hecsh at
Submitted by the College of Education

Interview forum
The Information Resources and Technology Division will hold an interview for the position of Help Desk manager from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 23, in the Lower Library, Room 11. All university faculty and staff members are invited to attend the open forum portion of the interview process.

During the forum, candidate Maureen McQuestion will make a presentation on the topic of “The Help Desk, the Call Center, ITIL, and Solid Customer Service: How does it All Fit in the 21st Century University?” She also will answer faculty and staff questions.
Submitted by Information Resources and Technology

Join the discussion
Sacramento State's One Book program will host a faculty workshop focused on the reading selection Funny in Farsi by Firoozeh Dumas. All faculty are invited to take part from noon to 1 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 15, for a brief reading, a discussion on “all read” programs, and a question-and-answer session led by Dumas. Lunch will be provided. Registration is required because space is limited. RSVP to by October 7.

The One Book Program also offers a One Book discussion board on Sacramento State forums. The board provides an interactive opportunity for the Sacramento State community to discuss Funny In Farsi. Visit to join the discussion, or, for more information, e-mail
Submitted by the Community Engagement Center

Web series begins
“Review of Research Methods in Organizational Studies,” Sacramento State’s first research webcast of the fall semester, will be presented from 9 to 10:30 a.m., Friday, Sept. 26, in the Delta Suite on the third floor of the University Union. The presenter will be Dr. Herman Aguinis from the University of Colorado, Denver.

The webcast series is offered in conjunction with Virginia Commonwealth University and give faculty and graduate students the chance to receive advanced training in research methods and data analysis.

RSVP by e-mail to the Research Administration office,
Submitted by Research Administration and Contract Administration

Writing Partners workshop
The Community Engagement Center will host “Writing Partners,” a faculty brown bag workshop from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Friday, Oct. 10. The workshop is for faculty who want to include short, engaging, “pre-packaged” service learning writing assignments in their courses. Writing Partners workshops are facilitated by Vanessa Arnaud, Writing Partners Faculty Liaison for the Community Engagement Center. RSVP to
Submitted by the Community Engagement Center

City seeks input on 2030 General Plan
The City of Sacramento is creating a new general plan that will guide its physical, economic and environmental growth as it strives to be “the most livable city in America.” The plan includes creating a campus-centered community that achieves smart growth around the 65th Street Redevelopment area.

Representatives from the city will be in the University Union’s Hinde Auditorium on Wednesday, Sept. 24 to present their ideas and solicit feedback.

This forum is one of the first ways the campus community is invited to participate in the historic partnership between Sacramento State and the City of Sacramento, which was recently formalized in the signing of a memorandum of understanding between President Alexander Gonzalez, Mayor Heather Fargo and City Manager Ray Kerridge.
Submitted by Governmental Affairs

Free lecture
“Labor Unions, Radicalism, and New Deal Politics in Greek-American Communities (1930-1945),” a free lecture by Kostis Karpozilos, will be presented in Special Collections and University Archives at the Library on Wednesday, Sept. 24. The evening begins with a preview of the Vlavianos Collection at 6 p.m., followed by the lecture at 6:30.

Karpozilos is a visiting scholar and a Tsakopoulos Hellenic Collection doctoral candidate in history, University of Crete. The Tsakopoulos Hellenic Collection Library Research Grant has been made possible by the University Library and the Friends of the Library.

Light refreshments will follow the lecture. Individuals needing accommodations for disability access should contact 278-5679 or at least five days before the event.
Submitted by the University Library

Questions for the mayoral candidates
What do Sacramento State students want to ask the two candidates for mayor? KCRA Channel 3 will find out Tuesday, Sept. 23 when a camera crew roams the campus, getting students’ opinions on the race between incumbent Heather Fargo and challenger Kevin Johnson. The reporter and photographer begin their journey at 10 a.m., at the University Union.

Selected taped questions will air during a debate between the two candidates at 6:30 p.m., Monday, Oct. 6, in the University Ballroom. The live, televised debate is sponsored by Sacramento State, Capital Public Radio and KCRA. An audience of about 280 University students will attend and have the chance to ask questions live.
Submitted by Public Affairs

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 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, 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:

Mary Ann Alvarez, Nursing
Nancy Hackbart, Career Center
Carolyn Ann Hollahan, Academic Information Resource Center
Christine Kellerman, College of Health & Human Services