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September 29, 2008
Sacramento State Bulletin

Campus Announcements

Budget briefing postponed
To allow UBAC to review the implications of the recently passed State budget for our campus, the budget briefing previously set for Oct. 1 has been postponed and will be rescheduled. For more information about the budget’s impact for the University, visit www.calstate.edu/PA/news/2008/budget_final.shtml.
Submitted by the Office of the President

Employees of the month
Catalina Archuleta and Maggie Fuchs were named employees of the month.

Catalina Archuleta is a cash room assistant with University Enterprises, Inc. She was described by her nominator as "Having a very strong work ethic and a firm belief in teamwork.”  Her colleague mentioned that “she supports the University's core values of excellent customer service and demonstrates them every day with a smile.”

Maggie Fuchs is an administrative support coordinator in the Department of Communication Studies. She was described as “the department's link in helping new faculty and staff learn the ropes, staying in touch with retirees and uniting staff, faculty, and graduate assistants.”  Her nominator mentioned that “she has been the stable voice that provides consistency and departmental memory for more than 30 years.”

Nominations for this month are being accepted. Names of the recipients will be announced in November. Details regarding eligibility, criteria and nomination procedures are available on the website link: www.csus.edu/president/staffrec/index.stm.
Submitted by the Office of the President

New website
The Southwestern Anthropological Association has a new website hosted by Sacramento State. The site, www.csus.edu/org/swaa, has information about SWAA and its annual conference in Las Vegas, April 30-May 3. For information, contact Dr. Liam Murphy in the Department of Anthropology at lmurphy@csus.edu.
Submitted by the Department of Anthropology

Hours change
Customer service hours for the Student Financial Services Center, the Outreach, Admissions and Records Office, Services to Students with Disabilities and the Financial Aid Office are now 9 a.m.-5 p.m. An information table will be open in the lobby at Lassen Hall from 8-9 a.m. The change in hours will allow for staff training and completion of administrative processing.
Submitted by the Student Financial Services Center

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 University Union Summit Room.

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 jhecsh@csus.edu.
Submitted by the College of Education

Serna Center

The Serna Center Seminar Series presents Sam Quinones’ Mexican Immigration: The Stories Behind the Headlines, at 12:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 20, in the University Union’s Summit Room and Gary Segura’s Latino Political Mobilization at 12:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 16, in the Union’s Lobby Suite.

The Serna Center will honor its scholarship award winners 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 23, in the Union’s Summit Room. Winners are Lyudmila Fanina, Angel Garcia and Kathleen Gonzalez-Waldteufel.  These students were chosen by the Center for their tireless work and service in the community.
Submitted by the Serna Center

Multicultural forum
The Bilingual/Multicultural Education Center will present a forum to enhance personal and organizational ties between people engaged in ongoing workplace and community organizing efforts at 9 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 9, in the University Union’s Forest Suite.

Speakers include Bill Fletcher, author of Solidarity Divided: The Crisis in Organized Labor and a New Path Toward Social Justice, and David Bacon, author of Legal People: How Globalization Creates Migration and Criminalizes Immigrants. The forum is free and open to the campus community.
Submitted by the Bilingual/Multicultural Education Center

Associate dean sought
The College of Business Administration has begun its search for an associate dean for graduate and external programs. Interested individuals should visit www.csus.edu/webpages/employment.stm to view the vacancy announcement and apply online. Priority review of online applications will begin Friday, Oct 3.
Submitted by the College of Business Administration

Weight Watchers at work
The University Enterprises, Inc., human resources department is the site of a Weight Watchers at Work program. Participants meet noon-1 p.m., Fridays, on the third floor of the Hornet Bookstore, room 3900.

If you are interested in joining the program, stop by one of the meetings or contact Nancy Blanton at 278-7006.
Submitted by University Enterprises, Inc.

Primate exhibit
The Anthropology Museum is pleased to invite the campus community to the opening reception of its fall exhibit, "The Order of Primates" from noon-2 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 1, in the Anthropology Museum, Mendocino, Hall, Room 1000.

The exhibit runs through Dec. 5 and is open noon to 3 p.m., Tuesdays through Fridays. For more information, visit the website at www.csus.edu/anth/museum.
Submitted by the Anthropology Department

Graduate school workshops
The Graduate Diversity Program is sponsoring a series of workshops titled, "What You Need to Know About Graduate School."  Workshops will be held from 12-1 p.m., Wednesdays in the University Union. Visit www.csus.edu/graddiv for individual workshop titles and room locations.
Office of Graduate Studies

Conference highlights cancer disparities for groups
Sacramento State and the UC Davis Cancer Center will hold their third Collaborative Conference to Address Disparities in Cancer Prevention, Control and Care, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Friday, Oct. 10, at the Courtyard by Marriott Hotel Midtown.

The conference brings researchers, faculty, students and community groups together to address disparities in cancer incidence, mortality, treatment and survivorship in underrepresented or disadvantaged populations.

Small community-based research teams will be formed with community members, faculty/researchers and students to pursue funding for research ideas generated during the conference. Together, the teams will comprise an overall network of academic and community leaders focused on addressing cancer disparities and solutions to eliminate them.

For more information on the conference, contact Patricia Robinson at 734-0823.
Submitted by Research Administration

Visiting speaker
Deborah Stipek, an expert on education, will discuss ways of motivating youth from noon to 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 1, in the University Union California Coastal Suite. Stipek is the dean of the School of Education at Stanford University. The lecture is free and open to the public.
Submitted by Child Development

Graphic Center
Sacramento State's Copy Graphics Center has a new digital color printer that can produce affordable, high-gloss color printouts from original artwork or digital computer files. The printer features 2,400 dpi enhanced images, oversized printing to 12 x 18 inches, duplex printing, and customer finishing options.

Through Oct.31, the center is offering introductory pricing of 49 cents on 8 1/2 x 11 inch, 28-pound white paper. For more information call the Copy Graphics Center at 278-6960.

Because of numerous requests for a convenient way to purchase hard bound extra copies of theses, the center now offers hardback binding services. While this 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 thesis professionally bound for their personal use.

The Copy Graphics Center is located near the Patio Cafe in the River Front Center and is open from 7:45 a.m. to 7 p.m., Mondays through Thursdays and 7:45 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Fridays. For more information call 278-6960.
Submitted by the Copy Graphics Center

UEI grants for faculty, staff and student projects
University Enterprises, Inc. awards grants to faculty, staff and student projects through the Project/Activity Grant program. Eligible members who have a project that is innovative, shows demonstrable need, and benefits the Sacramento State community, should apply for a grant. Applications are due Friday, Nov. 7. Funding guidelines and submittal forms are available at www.enterprises.csus.edu/pag. For more information, contact Ann Carlson at 278-6025. 

Harvest Festival buffet
The University Center Restaurant will offer a Harvest Festival buffet from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 30 through Friday, Oct. 3. Enjoy acoustic music, open mic entertainment (15 minute sets--volunteers welcome!) and a bountiful buffet featuring mesquite BBQ chicken, mesquite BBQ tri-tip, grilled mahi mahi with mango salsa, red beans and rice, mesquite smoked vegetables, assorted gourmet salads, chilled melon and delicious desserts. Students, faculty, staff, and campus visitors are welcome. The University Center Restaurant is located at the west entrance to the University Union across from Round Table Pizza. Reservations are suggested for groups of 5 or more. Call  278-6100 for reservations.

For more information visit www.enterprises.csus.edu/dining/area/ucr.html.
Submitted by University Enterprises, Inc.

Human Resources

Open enrollment reminder
Open enrollment continues through Oct. 24. During that period, employees can make changes, without a qualifying event, to their benefit plans. Changes include medical, dental, vision, flexible spending accounts (HCRA/DCRA) and flexcash programs. For more information, visit the Benefits Office webpage at www.csus.edu/hr/benefits and click on the announcements link. 

If you have questions regarding benefits or open enrollment, contact the Benefits Office 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 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 www.csus.edu/hr/forms.htm#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:
*Toni Johnson, Financial Aid
Nancy Hackbart, Career Center
Mary Ann Alvarez, Nursing
Carolyn Ann Hollahan, Academic Information Resource Center
Christine Kellerman, College of Health & Human Services

*only vacation credits may be donated to this employee

 

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