Gold Gala ticket information
Tickets are still available for the Sacramento State Green and Gold Gala on
Friday, Oct. 6, celebrating the University’s 60th year and honoring philanthropists
Eli and Edythe Broad. Tickets are available at www.csus.edu/gala/
or 278-7043. Submitted by University Advancement
Fall Faculty and Staff Event
The 2006 Fall Faculty and Staff Homecoming Event will round out Homecoming week this year. The event, held on Saturday, Oct. 7, from 3 to 6 p.m., will take place at the Alumni Center. Activities will include a barbeque, live music, dance performances and a "Kids Zone" with face painting, games and prizes.
Sacramento State employees will be entitled to up to four meal vouchers redeemable at the event and up to four game tickets to the Homecoming football game, when the Hornets take on Weber State at 6:05 p.m. at Hornet Stadium. Additional game tickets can be purchased for $6 each upon check-in at the Alumni Center.
RSVP your total ticket needs no later than Friday, Sept. 29, by visiting www.csus.edu/president/ffsr.htm. For more information, call 278-7043. Submitted by University Advancement
The Infrastructure II utilities upgrade project continues in various locations. Sanitary sewer pipe installations will occur south of the Baseball Field. Trucks may be entering and exiting State University Drive West to access the site. Work on the steam and chilled water pipe installation may, at times, disrupt pedestrian and service traffic along Sinclair Road. Detours will be available.
Fire alarm system installation will commence in the Sequoia Building this week. Work will mainly be conducted in the corridors after hours.
Starting October 12, 2006, the infrastructure project will be installing a 35,000 gallon sewage storage tank across the street from Parking Structure I. Traffic in both directions on State University West shall be maintained, however, lanes will shift due to construction. Construction will last approximately six months. Alternate routes for pedestrians and bikes will be available.
Trucks may also be entering and exiting State University Drive West to access the bicycle path project site. A temporary pedestrian pathway, which runs parallel to State University Drive West from the Hornet Tunnel to Sinclair Road is open. Submitted by University Facilities
Dorman to give Livingston Lecture on Oct. 17
Bill Dorman, professor of government, will present the 2006 Livingston Lecture
on Tuesday, Oct. 17 from 3 to 5 p.m. in the University Ballroom. Dorman is the
first faculty member to have been selected twice to deliver the lecture. The title of his lecture is "A Teaching Life: Values Then and Now.
Lecture is among the most prestigious awards at Sacramento State. The lecture
is named in honor of the late Jack Livingston, a respected Sacramento State
government professor and faculty leader from 1954 to 1981, who is remembered
as an inspiration to both faculty and students.
The annual lecture,
organized by the Faculty Senate, recognizes a faculty member who has played
an active role in the life of the University and has shown a strong commitment
to students while remaining active in creative and scholarly activities. Submitted by the Faculty Senate
in Student Affairs
The Division of Student Affairs has announced that searches for the positions
of University Registrar and the Director of Financial Aid are completed. Joining
the University on Oct. 2 are Dennis Geyer as the new Registrar and Craig Yamamoto
as the new Director of Financial Aid. Geyer comes to Sacramento State from his
position as the University Registrar from California State University, Monterey
Bay. Yamamoto most recently was the Financial Services Manager at Sierra College
and he was the Associate Director of Financial Aid at Sac State in the mid 1990s.
Submitted by Student Affairs
parking database ends Sept. 29
The method to electronically request visitor parking permits for campus guests
is migrating from the Visitor Parking Database (VPD) in the IBM system to Visitor
Parking in the Common Management System (CMS). Current VPD users are being contacted
by University Transportation and Parking Services (UTAPS) and provided with
training and instructions for the use of the new Visitor Parking system.
need to migrate away from VPD no later than Sept. 29 and begin using the new
Visitor Parking system in CMS. Campus staff who would like to become new users
of Visitor Parking may contact Carla Blanton, UTAPS Office Coordinator.
Several new enhancements
will help to make the new Visitor Parking system easier to use. Visitor Parking
in CMS is the campus method for requesting parking for campus visitors. For
more information, contact Carla Blanton at firstname.lastname@example.org
or 278-5244. Submitted by Business Operations
to present talk by Tony Platt
The Serna Center will present a talk by Tony Platt, professor of social work
and author of the new book, Bloodlines: Recovering Hitler’s Nuremberg
Laws, from Patton’s Trophy to Public Memorial, on Oct. 4 from 1 to 3:30
p.m. in Hinde Auditorium of the University Union. A reception begins at 12:30
p.m. in the Lobby Suite.
looks at a wide range of issues ranging from war-time looting, remembrance of
the Holocaust, German and American eugenics, and the public responsibilities
of museums and cultural centers. The talk is free and open to the public. Submitted by the Serna Center
Week debate Oct. 3
The Sac State debate team will host its annual Homecoming Week Public Debate
on Oct. 3 at 4 p.m. in the Alumni Center. The topic for this year's debate is
the proposed Arena Tax - measures Q and R. Assembly member Dave Jones will
represent the No on measures Q and R side of the issue. The representative
for the Yes on measure Q and R side of the issue has yet to be announced. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Kristen
Tudor, director of debate, or call 278-5489. Submitted by Kristen Tudor of Communication Studies
colloquium talk Oct. 5
Jeffrey Neaton of the Molecular Foundry at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
will present a talk on Oct. 5 at 4 p.m. in Mendocino Hall 1015. Neaton’s talk, titled “Theory and Simulation of Electrical Transport
at the Nanosscale,” is part a colloquium series sponsored by the Physics
and Astronomy Department. Submitted by Physics and Astronomy
Faculty/Staff Appreciation Day
The Hornet Bookstore announces that Oct. 10 will be Faculty/Staff Appreciation
Day. Mark your calendar and watch for future announcements regarding this event.
The day will be highlighted with prize drawings, discounts, and refreshments. Submitted by University Enterprises
Hungarian official to visit
The former Hungarian foreign minister, Geza Jeszenszky, will give a guest lecture
on campus on Oct. 25 at 5 p.m. in 151 Capistrano Hall, The title of the talk is “The 50th anniversary of the 1956 Hungarian Uprising.” For more information, call Professor of Sociology Tom Kando at 278-6694. Submitted by Tom Kando of Sociology
Resources Conference upcoming
Looking for an opportunity to network with counterparts from other CSU campuses?
Register now to attend the annual Academic Resources Conference (ARC). Take
advantage of a special discounted registration rate of $199 for Sacramento State employees
with early bird registration by Oct. 1. ARC will be held at The Radisson Hotel
in Sacramento Nov. 7-9. Speakers and conference sessions will include topics such
as campus leadership in a changing environment, ethics and compliance, revenue
management program. One session is titled “Supercharged: Running 90 mph
with Your Hair on Fire and Feeling Great!” For more details regarding
the agenda topics and how to register, visit the website at: www.csus.edu/ssis/arc/
or contact Leigh Barber at 278-6778 or email@example.com. Submitted by the College of Social Sciences and Interdisciplinary Studies
readings this week
The Library Gallery will host two poetry readings this week. Craig Paulenich
will read from his book of poetry, Drift of the Hunt, published by Nobodaddies
Press. The reading will take place on Sept. 26 at 7 p.m. in the Library Gallery. Professor of English Peter Grandbois will read from his first book of fiction,
The Grave Digger, on Sept. 28 at noon in the gallery. For more information about the readings call 278-5435. Submitted by Doug Rice of English
sources for funding
The September 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 www.csus.edu/rsp/Funding%20Alert.htm.
Highlights include a profile of the National Science Foundation’s new
Discovery Research K-12 Program and targeted funding opportunity notices in
the 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 clicking on the web address above or by contacting Research
Administration at 278-7381. Submitted by Research Administration
at Sacramento State
Author Simon Winchester, whose book A Crack in the Edge of the World: America
and the Great California Earthquake of 1906 offers a panoramic blend of history
and science at the 100-year anniversary of the 1906 earthquake, will be speaking
and signing books at Sacramento State on Tuesday, Oct. 24 at 1 p.m. in the Hornet
Bookstore. Submitted by University Enterprises
methods, analysis webcasts
The Office of Research Administration and Office of Graduate Studies will present
a fall 2006 live webcast series on research methods and analysis. In collaboration
with the Center for the Advancement of Research Methods and Analysis
at Virginia Commonwealth University, the offices will offer this program at
no cost to allow faculty and students the opportunity to hear the latest methodological
developments relevant to their research.
The presentations in the series will emphasize the substantive application of
methodological developments and can supplement the education that occurs in
traditional courses. Viewing these live webcasts is also an important community
building activity for the campus community of scholars and scholars-in-training.
Each Friday a presentation will be held in Room 11 of the Library. Coffee and
muffins will always be available 30 minutes prior.
For more information and to RSVP, contact Sonya Lovine at 278-3668 or
firstname.lastname@example.org. This series is free and open to all faculty and registered
students of the University. Off-campus participants may attend at no cost as
well, but only if registered in advance.
Here is the schedule:
Sept. 29 (9 –10:30 a.m.) Regression Models for Limited Dependent Variables
by David Harrison, Pennsylvania State University
Oct. 27 (8– 9:30 a.m) Robust Regression by William Starbuck, New York University/
University of Oregon
Nov. 17 (9-10:30 a.m.) Issues with Internet Data Collection by Jeff Stanton,
Syracuse University; Non-responses to Organizational Surveys (10:30 a.m. –
noon) by Steven Rogelberg, University of North Carolina Charlotte; and Methodological
Issues in Cross-Cultural Research (noon – 1:30 p.m.) by Michele Gelfand, University
of Maryland. Submitted by Research Administration
Brown bag seminar
Faculty, staff and the community are invited to a brown bag seminar on Friday,
Sept. 29, from noon to 2 p.m. in Eureka Hall 213. The seminar, “Brasil
(with an S!): Ethnomathematics, Mathematical Modeling and School Outreach in
Brasil,” will be presented by Professor Daniel Orey, Teacher Education.
Orey will share some of his work while he lived abroad this past year
in Ouro Preto, Minas Gerais, Brasil. His talk will include: The Ouro
Preto Math Trail, work with Intel, Wimax and Intel and outreach for public schools and the future goals for CELB (The Center for Luso-Brazilian Studies/O Centro) at Sacramento State.
Prof. Orey will
also outline possible opportunities presented at Sacramento State for those
who might be thinking of visiting, working, and traveling to South America.
information, contact Orey at 278-5531 or email@example.com. Submitted
by Daniel Orey of Education
Foster Youth Education Fund fashion show
The Foster Youth Education Fund will hold a fashion show on Sunday, Oct. 8 at
2 p.m. in the University Union Ballroom. The show will feature Sacramento area
foster youths as models. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Guardian Scholars
Program at Sacramento State, a comprehensive program of financial aid, life
coaching, mentoring, housing and other services for foster youths enrolled at
Tickets are $25
each and are available by calling 944-4935. Information on the Guardian
Scholars Program is available at 278-3643. Submitted by Guardian Scholars Program
The University Enterprises, Inc. Board of Directors allocates funds for worthwhile
campus projects that benefit students, faculty and staff. If you are a member
of a recognized student organization, faculty, or staff and have a project or
activity that is innovative, shows demonstrable need, and benefits the Sacramento State
community, apply now for a Project Activity Grant.
Grant funding guidelines and submittal forms may be obtained from the University
Enterprises web site at www.enterprises.csus.edu/projectactivitygrants
or in the UEI Contract Administration and Grant Administration office in Modoc
Hall, Room 2010. Application due
dates are Nov. 20 and Feb. 26. Applications are accepted on a continual basis
and are received until noon on the due date. Those received after that time
will be considered for the next award cycle.
For more information call Ann Carlson at 278-6025. Submitted by University Enterprises
compliance training e-mail notifications
Risk Management Services on Tuesday, Sept. 26 will launch an automated e-mail
process that will serve to remind employees/supervisors of their mandatory compliance
training obligations. The automated process will repeat thereafter on a cycle
of every 45 days.
Based on PeopleSoft/CMS employee reporting hierarchies, and LearnerWeb Learning
Track assignments, a “Supervisor’s…” report will be
generated and distributed to all supervisors informing them of subordinate training
compliance progress (direct reports only). A second, “Employee’s…”
report will be generated and sent directly to each employee informing them of
their Learning Track (i.e., mandatory training) progress.
information on the automated process, contact Risk Management Services at 278-6456. Submitted by Risk Management Services
study skills workshops
The Academic Advising Center will be presenting Time Management/Study Skills
workshops this semester. The workshops are open to all students. No pre-registration
All time management/study
skills workshops will be held in Lassen Hall 3011 on the following dates and
The schedule may
also be viewed on the Academic Advising website at www.csus.edu/acad/usa.
For additional information contact Jennifer Druskin at firstname.lastname@example.org
or the Academic Advising Center at 278-6351. Submitted by Academic Advising
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 278-3522.
The following employees
have been approved for the Catastrophic Leave Donation Program:
Randy Morgan, Associated
Florie Acio, Facilities Management
Paula McNeil-Shelby, Kinesiology and Health Science
Nabor Lopez, Facilities
Sharon Kelley, Computing and Communications Services
Jennifer O’Neal-Watts, Library Submitted by Human Resources
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