Campus Announcements

Hornet Bookstore Faculty and Staff Appreciation Day
The Hornet Bookstore's grand opening celebration continues with a Faculty and Staff Appreciation Day from 7:45 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 25. A day of discounts and a special prize drawing are planned for all faculty and staff. Save 20% on apparel, gifts, and general reading books (some exclusions apply). Please join us and remember to bring your OneCard to receive the discount. The new Hornet Bookstore is located east of the University Union adjacent to Serna Plaza and Parking Structure II. For more information call 278-6446 or visit www.hornetbookstore.com.
Submitted by University Enterprises, Inc.

Green and Gold Gala ticket information
Tickets are still available for the third annual Sacramento State Green and Gold Gala on Friday, Oct. 5. This year’s benefit gala celebrates artist and alumnus Wayne Thiebaud. Tickets are available at www.csus.edu/gala/, 278-4740 or gonzaless@csus.edu.

Selix Formalwear is offering discounted tuxedo rental rates from $50-85 for Green and Gold Gala guests. Call 852-7178 for more information.
Submitted by University Advancement

Lieutenant Governor to visit campus
Lt. Governor John Garamendi will visit Sacramento State Thursday, Sept. 27, as a part of his listening tour of the California State Universities. Garamendi will participate in a public forum open to students, staff and faculty from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the Alumni Center. Topics will include CSU’s role in preparing students for the careers of the future and the state’s workforce needs.  A question and answer period will follow.  After the forum, Garamendi will participate in a round-table discussion at the center about California’s education policies and community workforce needs. To attend, RSVP to Garamendi’s office at 445-8994.

Submitted by Governmental Affairs

Alumni Lecture Series
The community is invited to attend a presentation by Dr. John Boyd, titled “Time and Social Forces on Behavior,” as part of the Psychology Department’s Distinguished Alumni Lecture Series. The lecture will be held at 2 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 26, in the Hinde Auditorium. A reception will follow in Room 354 of Amador Hall. Boyd also will be available to discuss careers in social psychology with students earlier in the afternoon. Contact Dr. George Parrott at gparrott@csus.edu for more information. Boyd did his psychology undergraduate courses at the beginning of his graduate work at Sacramento State. He has co-taught social psychology courses at Stanford with his mentor, Dr. Phil Zimbardo, and is working with him as a co-author on a social psychology volume.

Submitted by Psychology

UEI funding available
University Enterprises, Inc. awards $90,000 annually to student, staff and faculty projects through the Project-Activity Grant program. If you are a member of a recognized student organization, faculty or staff and have a project that is innovative, shows demonstrable need, and benefits the Sacramento State community, apply now for a grant. Funding guidelines and submittal forms are available at www.enterprises.csus.edu/projectactivitygrants/ or at the Research Administration and Contract Administration office in Room 2010, Modoc Hall, 278-7565. Applications are due Monday, Oct. 1.
Submitted by UEI

Hardback binding
Because of the many requests for a convenient way to purchase extra copies of hard-bound theses, the Copy Graphics Center now offers hardback binding services. While the service does not replace original thesis materials submitted through the Office of Graduate Studies, it does offer students a way to get extra copies of their theses for their personal use. The Copy Graphics Center is located near the Patio Cafe between the old bookstore and River Front Center. It is open from 7:45 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday and from 7:45 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday. For more information, call 278-6960.
Submitted by UEI

Computer lab opens
Information Resources and Technology and Associated Students, Inc. are co-sponsoring a 24-hour open computer lab that will start official operation Monday, Oct. 1. For more information, visit www.csus.edu/irt/news.
Submitted by IRT

Degree audit preview
Administrative Computing Services, part of the new Information Resources and Technology department, will hold a campus forum to preview the new degree audit and see a demonstration of the features it will offer. The forum will be held from 11 a.m. to noon on Thursday, Sept. 27, in the University Union Foothill Suite.
Submitted by IRT

Strategic Planning meeting
Encouraged by the response to campus forums regarding Sacramento State’s Strategic Plan, the Strategic Planning Council has scheduled another session for people who are on campus during evening hours. The forum will be held from 5 to 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 26, in Library Room 2022. Once completed, the strategic plan will help establish priorities at the University. The council is currently working on a draft of the “Foundation Goals” document. Comments may also be submitted by e-mail to spc@csus.edu.
Submitted by the Provost’s Office

Register for Quality Improvement Symposium
Registration is now open for the ninth Quality Improvement Symposium at the Paradise Point Resort and Spa in San Diego on Feb. 27, 2008. The symposium brings together quality improvement professionals from the CSU campuses, other universities in the western region, and public and private sector organizations. Visit www.regonline.com/Checkin.asp?EventId=142814 to register. Cost before Jan. 1, 2008, is $169 for a CSU participating campus and $199 for CSU non-participating campuses and all other organizations. After Jan. 1, the cost is $199 and $239 respectively. The forum provides an opportunity to learn from and network with a diverse group of individuals who share the common goal of bettering their organizations’ service and product offerings. The keynote address is by Robin Lawton, who has more than 25 years of experience directing innovative leadership.
Submitted by Administration and Business Affairs

PRIDE Center opens doors
The PRIDE Center has opened its new center at Lassen Hall 3011. The center has information and resources for students, faculty and staff regarding lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender issues. Hours are Monday and Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday and Thursday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Submitted by the PRIDE Center

Be prepared
The Emergency Preparedness Fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 25, in the University Union’s Redwood Room. The event is free and open to everyone. Information on safety, security and disaster preparedness will be provided by campus organizations such as Sacramento State’s Police Department, Services to Students with Disabilities, the Student Health Center, and agencies such as Homeland Security, the American Red Cross, Sacramento Fire Department and the Metro Fire Community Emergency Response Team. For more information, call Staci Louie at 278-6456.
Submitted by Risk Management Services

Human Resources

Thanksgiving holiday change
The day after Thanksgiving, Friday, Nov. 23, is a workday for all non-academic year employees. The campus will be open for limited intra-campus business, but not to the public. It also is anticipated that the University Union and University Enterprises, Inc. will be closed that day, so no food services will be available on campus. Human Resources officials hope that, unless work is scheduled for them, employees will request the use of vacation time, accrued Compensating Time Off or their personal holidays for that Friday.

Christmas Eve, Monday, Dec. 24, also is a workday for everyone except academic year employees and the campus will be open for limited intra-campus business. It is hoped the governor will continue the tradition of a gift of four hours of administrative leave to state workers which may be used on Dec. 24.

And the campus will be closed Monday, Nov. 12, to observe Veterans Day.
Submitted by 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 278-3522.

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