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September 28, 2009


Employee of the Month
Leo Evangelista and Veronica Rivera are the September employees of the month.  

Evangelista is the staff assistant to the Provost in the Office of Academic Affairs. Her colleagues describe her as "exemplifying the consummate professional."  Her nominator wrote that "her proactive and problem-solving attitude has an inspiring effect on her staff."

Rivera is a Bambini Fellowship teacher for the Children's Center. Her nominators mentioned, "she goes well beyond her duties helping students and staff."  Veronica's colleagues also indicated, "she has amazing potential as a leader, woman and early childhood professional."

Nominations are being accepted for the 2009-10 academic year. Details regarding eligibility, criteria and nomination procedures are available at
Submitted by the Office of the President

Sabbatical  leaves
Full-time faculty members who wish to apply for sabbatical leaves for the 2010-11 academic year must submit an online application to Human Resources by 5 p.m. Friday, September 25. The application is available at

For more information, contact the Office of Human Resources at 278-6169.
Submitted by the Office of Human Resources

New shuttle route
A new Hornet Express Shuttle Route begins Aug. 31. The route, named the Hornet Line, will provide service to the Upper Eastside Lofts via the 65th Street Light Rail Station, the University Office Park at 7667 Folsom Blvd., and the campus perimeter road. The route will connect and allow transfers at the Sacramento State Transit Center. Visit for a map and schedule for the Hornet Line and the other Hornet Express Shuttle routes.

Students, faculty and staff can ride the Hornet Express Shuttle by showing their OneCard when boarding. 
Submitted by Business and Administrative Services

Academic Technology Workshops

A series of technology workshops will be available for faculty and staff this fall, including:

  • Securing Exams with LockDown Browser
  • Using the Accessible Syllabus Template
  • Flashlight 2.0: Dare to Assess - Using Online Surveys to Improve Practice
  • Best Practices: Developing a Strategy for Your SacCT Course
  • Building an EndNote Library
  • Camtasia: Screen Capture
  • Best Practices: Facilitating Communication and Collaboration in SacCT
  • Web Content Management System
  • Increasing Teaching Productivity with Inspiration (Software)
  • SacCT: Timesaver Tips & Tricks


There will also be short demonstration sessions and step-by-step workshops for LockDown browser and Flashlight 2.0. Information for these applications is available at Information on the workshops, including times and dates, is available at

Some workshops will be delivered online and can be attended from the office.

To receive the monthly training eNewsletter that includes faculty development opportunities, webinars, online teaching best practices, training reminders and academic technology events, visit
Submitted by Academic Technology and Creative Services

Hornet football tickets
Season tickets for Hornet football are on sale for as low as $50. Faculty and staff members can purchase season tickets for $50 in the reserve section (215) of Hornet Stadium. To purchase season tickets, call T-Ante Sims at 278-2222, or visit

Single game tickets go on sale Sept. 8 and can be purchased by calling 278-4323 or by visiting the Central Ticket Office in the Student Union.
 Submitted by the Hornet Ticket Office

Price matching
Sacramento State’s Reprographics and Mail Services will match any written quote for printing and mail services from vendors in the area. Call 278-6198 to speak with a representative about printing or mailing projects, or email reprographics at



Blues festival on campus
Capital Public Radio will hold a Legendary Rhythm and Blues Revue behind its offices on campus 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 11. The concert will feature the blues talents of Tommy Castro, Janiva Magness, Kenny Neal, John Nemeth and Terry Hanck.

Tickets are $25 in advance and on sale at Capital Public Radio, R5 Records or at Space is limited to 500 people. For more information, call 447-6508.
Submitted by Capital Public Radio

Furlough plan approved
The campus implementation plan for furloughs has been approved by the California State University Chancellor’s Office. The full text of the six-page document is available at A grid noting staff, management and faculty designated furlough days is on page two of the document and is a good visual summary. 

Campus officials are encouraging offices, departments and individuals to use Outlook’s Out-of-Office Assistant and their voicemail greetings to inform the public of office closures and hours because of furloughs.

A link to an instructional video on changing Out-of-Office Assistant and voice mail greetings also is posted a
Submitted by Human Resources

Tea room ceremony
The University Library will hold tea ceremonies in the Sokiku Nakatani Tea Room and Garden at 10:30 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 8 and 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 9.

The Sokiku Nakatani Tea Room and Garden is located on the lower level of the University Library. Ceremonies are free and open to the public. For reservations, call Sally Hitchcock at 278-5954.
Submitted by the University Library

OneCard benefit
Members of the campus community who have funds in their OneCard Hornet Bucks Account are eligible to receive discounts during August and September from the Pita Pit and Zambezi Frozen Yogurt & Wild Salads.

Members who pay with their OneCard can get any Pita Pit pita for $3.99, and Zambezi Frozen Yogurt & Wild Salads is offering a 16 oz. yogurt with hot and dry toppings on the bottom two rows for $5. There will also be a raffle for two $25 Zambezi Gift Certificates and one $75 Sacramento State Hornet Bookstore certificate for people who pay using their OneCard.

For more information on the OneCard and its benefits, call 278-7878.
Submitted by the OneCard Office

A trip to The Well
Tours of The WELL recreation and fitness center construction site will be held 3-4 p.m. Fridays for faculty, staff and students.

Reservations are required, and the minimum group size is five. Cancellation notices will be sent out Friday mornings when necessary. To RSVP, call Mary Lyons at 278-6745 or e-mail
Submitted by The WELL

Clery Act information
In compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, Sacramento State has made crime statistics available online at Reported crimes that occurred on campus, in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by Sacramento State and on public property within or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus, during the last three years are included. The report also includes institutional polices concerning campus security, alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, sexual assault and other safety matters. Print copies are available in the library and by request from the Office of Public Safety and the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs.

For additional information, call 278-6851.
Submitted by the office of University Counsel

Human Resources
The Human Resources Benefits Office has scheduled a series of informational workshops on pre-retirement planning. In addition, Department of Personnel Administration (401k and 457 plans) and CSU Tax-Sheltered Annuity (430b plans) approved vendors will provide information on managing finances and investment contributions. Representatives will be available for scheduled one-on-one client meetings.  

The HR Benefits Office is available for scheduled one-on-one employee meetings about this information, but individuals are asked to consider attending these workshops before scheduling appointments.

Visit to register for workshops online.

Digging for Dollars
Thursday, Sept. 3, 9-10 a.m., California Suite

Digging for Dollars (Schedule for one-on-one client meetings)
Thursday, Sept. 3, 10 a.m.-noon, California Suite

Pre-Retirement Planning (Faculty)

For more information on workshops, contact Human Resources at 278-6213.

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 in one-hour increments each fiscal year. Bargaining Units 1, 8, 10 and 11 may donate only up to 16 hours per fiscal year. If employees are interested in donating time, a form can be obtained at, or visit the Human Resources Disability Leaves office in Sacramento Hall 162 or call 278-3522.

The following employees have been approved for the Catastrophic Leave Donation Program:

Joseph Small, Reprographics
Maharisha Belton, Office of University Registrar
Lizza Roy, College of Business Administration         
Sharon Baker, Learning Skills
Darlene Weaver, Office of University Registrar
Sandra Granger, Facilities                                                                 
Sheila Arreguy, College of Continuing Education




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