Campus Announcements

Accessible Technology Initiative forum
The Office of Academic Affairs and the Faculty Senate will co-sponsor a campus-wide forum on the Accessible Technology Initiative, 9 - 10:30 a.m., Oct. 22, in the University Center Ballroom II. The forum will provide information for faculty, staff, and other members of the University community on the details and impact of the initiative. Information on the California State University Accessible Technology Initiative is posted at www.calstate.edu/accessibility. More information about Sacramento State’s accessibility, plans, and activities is at www.csus.edu/accessibility.
Submitted by Services to Students with Disabilities


Magazine submissions sought
The public affairs office is soliciting contributions for an upcoming Sac State Magazine feature called “You know you graduated from Sac State when . . .”

For example, “You know you graduated from Sac State when . . .”

E-mail your submissions to publicaffairs@csus.edu. Include your name, title and department, and year of graduation and major if applicable. The deadline for submissions is Oct. 10.

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


Film starring Sally Field headlines 2007 Health Care Decisions Week 
Two Weeks, a film featuring Academy Award-winning actress Sally Field as a mother with terminal cancer, will be shown at Hinde Auditorium, 1:30 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 4. A discussion will follow. There will be an information fair on family care giving, advance directives and hospice care before and after the screening.  A reception with refreshments will follow.  

The movie centers on Field’s character’s children who return home to say their final goodbyes only to find themselves “trapped” together for two weeks while their mother hangs on. 

Sponsoring organizations include the Compassionate Care Alliance, Sacramento State’s Gerontology Program and Division of Nursing, Sacramento Healthcare Decisions and East Lawn.

General admission is $5 and students are $2.50. Register at www.sachealthdecisions.org/events/two-weeks.html.

For information contact Laurel Sunderman, 278-7163
Submitted by the Gerontology Department

Gerontology career fair
The Gerontology Program will host its second career fair 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 4, in the University Union Redwood Room. Representatives from 25 state, county and local organizations that provide services to older adults will participate in the fair.  Students from all majors are encouraged to attend. For more information and a list of participating organizations, go to www.csus.edu/gero/careerfair.html. The event is free and open to the public.
Submitted by the Gerontology Department

Cycle of Life art exhibit featured in Library
Cycle of Life: Wisdom, an exhibition featuring the works of four female Asian artists, will be on display at the Library Annex Gallery, Oct. 5- 27. This exhibition is part of two venues. Cycle of Life: Innocence will be displayed at the Pence Gallery in Davis from Sept. 25-Nov. 16.

In many Eastern religions samsara, the continuous cycle of birth and rebirth, is a principal belief. Cycle of Life: Wisdom will focus on the mature aspects of samsara, such as aging and death, while Cycle of Life: Innocence will focus on birth and childhood.  Both venues offer an innovative and powerful examination of the cycle of life.

The works of Koo Kyung Sook (Korea), Brenda Louie (China), Dinh Thi Tham Poong (Vietnam), and Lalhlimpuii Sailo (India), examine the process of birth, decay and death. Each approaches the concept from a different viewpoint and a different medium.
Submitted by the Art Department

PBS art program screening

Associate professor Elaine O’Brien, art, and Crocker Art Museum curator Colin Dusek will lead a preview screening and discussion of the PBS program “Art 21 Episode 1: Romance.” The screening will be held at 6 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 3, in Room 145 of Kadema Hall. The program features works by Lari Simmons, Judy Pfaff, Lari Pittman and Pierre Huyghe.
Submitted by the Art Department


Hornet Bookstore returning unsold textbooks to publishers
The Hornet Bookstore will begin returning books to the publisher. Students who need textbooks later in the semester should contact the Textbook Department so they can retain the book.  Faculty members who know they will use the same textbook for winter session or spring 2008, should submit requisitions so the book can be held for the next term. Include the course number, section number, approximate enrollment and whether the book is required or recommended.
If you have any questions or concerns, email them to textbooks@fndmail.csus.edu or call the Textbook Department at 278-6448.
Submitted by the Hornet Bookstore

Homecoming Buffet

The University Center Restaurant will host a homecoming buffet featuring sliced pork loin, chicken cordon bleu, braised cod, autumn squash, sautéed vegetables, au gratin potatoes, assorted gourmet salads and apple and peach cobbler with ice cream and cookies. The buffet is available 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m., Wednesday and Thursday, October 10 and 11. For more information on the buffet visit www.enterprises.csus.edu/dining/area/ucr.html. Reservations are suggested for groups of five or more. Call 278-6100 to make reservations.
Submitted by University Enterprises, Inc.

Human Resources

Benefits fair
The annual benefits fair is 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 2, in the University Union Redwood Room. The event is open to employees, spouses and domestic partners. Representatives and carriers from the CSU benefits programs will be available to answer questions and provide information on 2008 health plan additions and benefit changes to various plans. Sacramento State’s Benefits Office staff will help employees with open enrollment transactions and answer questions regarding benefits. Drawings will be held for give-aways donated by University Enterprises, Java City, vendors, and the benefits office.

Workplace harmony seminars

Human resources will offer professional development seminars to address workplace issues such as disrespect, poor communication, and dealing with difficult co-workers.

Seminars are:

Fierce Conversations: Achieving Success at Work

8 a.m. to noon, Tuesday, Oct. 23, in the University Union Redwood Room. For seminar details visit www.csus.edu/fas/traindev/brochure.html#FC.

Working with You is Killing Me: Freeing Yourself

8 a.m. to noon, Tuesday, Jan. 15, in the University Center Ballroom. For seminar details visit www.csus.edu/fas/traindev/brochure.html#WWY
Registration fees are associated with the seminars; however, Presidential scholarships are available.

Manager/supervisor development opportunities
Human Resources, Administration and Business Affairs and other units are required to periodically inform employees of various policies and procedures that govern employment at Sacramento State. To reduce the number of workshops required, a series of mini-workshops lasting two hours or less have been developed. These workshops, called, “What Every Manager Needs to Know,” include University Compliance, Manager’s Toolkit, and Student Employment.

For details visit http://www.csus.edu/fas/traindev/brochureSSMK.html. The complete Fall 2007 Professional Development and Training calendar of events is located at www.csus.edu/fas/traindev/seminars.html. If you have questions about the workshops, please contact Kim Harrington, harringtonkc@csus.edu or 278-6327.

Benefit programs
For information on the spring 2008 CSU Fee Waiver Program, go to www.csus.edu/fas/traindev/announce.html. For information on Flexible Spending Accounts and CalPERS Retirement workshops sponsored by the Human Resources Benefits Office, go to www.csus.edu/fas/traindev/seminars.html#PED.

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