debate viewing on campus
The 2006 gubernatorial debate telecast on Saturday, Oct. 7 at 6 p.m. can be
viewed live on campus at the Outdoor Theatre, the University Union, Hinde Auditorium
and Redwood Room. Submitted by Public Affairs
Individual tickets for this year’s Green and Gold Gala on Friday, Oct.
6 are available at www.csus.edu/gala
at a special campus price of $150. Sponsorship inquiries can be directed to
Ken Soto at 278-7043. Submitted by Public Affairs
The Infrastructure II utilities upgrade project continues in various locations.
Construction 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/service
traffic along Sinclair Road. Detours will be available.
Fire alarm system installation will occur in the Sequoia and Amador buildings
this week. Work will mainly be conducted after hours. Work notices will be posted
in the building.
Starting Oct. 12, the infrastructure project will be installing a 35,000-gallon
sewage storage tank across the street from Parking Structure I. Although lanes
will shift due to construction traffic in both directions on State University
West will be maintained. Construction will last approximately six months. Alternate
routes for pedestrians and bikes will be available.
Trucks may also be entering/exiting State University Drive West to access the
bicycle path project site. A temporary pedestrian pathway parallel to State
University Drive West from the Hornet Tunnel to Sinclair Road will remain open.
Work will also occur behind the Esplanade bus stops. Submitted by Facilities Services
staff input requested for WASC draft report
Sacramento State is currently engaged in the second of a three-phase accreditation
process. The University's accrediting body is the Western Association of Schools
and Colleges (WASC). During academic year 2005-06, four committees drafted sections
of the University's phase II (Capacity and Preparatory Review) report. The sections
have been combined into a single document for campus review and comment.
Faculty and staff
are invited to participate in this process specifically, is to review the draft
and contemplate the following questions: what sources of data have been overlooked;
what related topics were inadequately explored; and what conclusions should
be revised, added or deleted. Please forward comments and suggestions to Professor
Val Smith, Chair of Phase II WASC Review Steering Committee, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The phase II report must be filed with WASC by Dec. 15, so the comment period
will conclude on Nov. 17.
Organization for Women weekly meetings
The National Organization for Women of Sacramento State will meet weekly to
discuss current issues facing women. Meetings will be held every Wednesday at
11 a.m. in the Women’s Resource Center, Library 1010. For more information
call 278-7388. Submitted by the Women’s Resource Center
Archives open house
In recognition of California Archives Month, the University Archives and Special
Collections will host an open house on Wednesday, Oct. 11 from 10 a.m. to 7
p.m. in Library 1502. University Archives staff and volunteers from the Society
of American Archivists Student Chapter will be on hand to give tours and answer
questions about the vast holdings in the Archives. All forms of media from the
collections will be on display and visitors are welcome to view "The Art
of Gaman" currently on display. For more information call 278-6144. Submitted by University Archives
plagiarism-proof writing assignments
Writing Across the Curriculum invites full and part-time faculty to attend a
campus-wide workshop, "Creating Plagiarism-Proof Writing Assignments."
The workshop will take place on Tuesday, Oct. 10 from noon to 1:15 p.m. in the
Foothill Suite of the University Union. To RSVP, contact Dan Melzer at email@example.com
or 278-6925. Submitted by Dan Melzer of English
survivor speaks on campus
David Faber, Holocaust survivor and author of Because of Romek: A Holocaust
Survivor’s Memoir, will share his experiences with the campus community
on Wednesday, Oct. 18, from 1 to 2:30 p.m. in University Union Ballroom III.
Copies of Faber’s book will be available for sale (paperback $13, hardbound
$17). For more information call 278-5605. Submitted by George Parrott of Psychology
Center fall special
Located near the Patio Café between the Bookstore and River Front Center,
the Copy Graphics Center is an on-campus retail shop for color and black-and-white
photocopying, binding, laminating and large-format color inkjet output. The
Fall special includes color copies at 75¢ each through Oct. 31. The Copy
Graphics Center accepts cash, VISA, MasterCard, and American Express. The Center
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
Administration newsletter available
The September issue of the Research Administration and Contract Administration
News is now available and can be viewed and downloaded from the web at
The newsletter highlights grant programs and sponsors' resources, announces
upcoming events and workshops, features currently funded faculty and projects
and provides information on activities associated with the offices of Research
Administration and Contract Administration. Submitted by Sponsored Research, Grant & Contract Administration
Center Restaurant to offer Harvest Buffet
The University Center Restaurant is hosting a Harvest theme that includes butternut
squash soup, apple cinnamon pork roast, chicken in sun-dried tomato pesto cream
sauce, grilled bratwurst, assorted quick breads, vegetables, grilled polenta,
and salads. Desserts include vanilla ice cream, cake, or sweet potato pie. The
buffet is available Oct. 18 and 19 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. for $11.95 per person,
beverages additional. The University Center Restaurant is located at the west
entrance to the University Union across from the Student Health Connection.
More information online at www.enterprises.csus.edu/dining/area/ucr.html Reservations
suggested for groups of five or more at 278-6100. Submitted by University Enterprises
The faculty benefits orientation scheduled for Friday, Oct. 6 has been cancelled.
Please contact the Benefits Office at 278-6213 if you have questions or need
The following workshops
have been scheduled for the month of October for all employees and retirees:
Oct. 10: CalPERS Retirement Planning Workshop
Oct. 13: CalPERS Tax Basics Workshop
Oct. 19: Savings Plus Program Workshop
Oct. 20: Social Security/Medicare Workshop
Oct. 24: CalPERS “Post” Retirement Workshop
All workshops are scheduled from 9 to 11:30 a.m. in the University Union Redwood
Room. To register call the Benefits Office at 278-6213 or register online at
Submitted by Benefits
Leave Donation Program
Sacramento State employees may voluntarily donate to other employees 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 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,
• Paula McNeil-Shelby, Kinesiology and Health Science
• Nabor Lopez, Facilities Management
• Sharon Kelley, Computing and Communications Services
• Jennifer O'Neal-Watts, Library Submitted
by Human Resources
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