October 9, 2006
Sacramento State Bulletin

Campus Announcements

Construction update
The Infrastructure II utilities upgrade project continues in various locations. Starting this week, 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.

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 installation will occur in the Sequoia, Amador and Capistrano buildings this week. Work will mainly be conducted after hours. Work notices will be posted in the building.

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. Work will also occur behind the esplanade bus stops.
Submitted by Facilities Service

Open enrollment ends this week
The California Public Employee's Retirement System has extended the annual open enrollment period to Oct. 13. Open enrollment transactions generally consist of enrolling in a program, adding a dependent, cancelling/enrolling in healthcare benefits and enrolling/cancelling Flex Cash, authorizing a 2007 health care reimbursement/dependent care reimbursement account, and changing from one plan to another. Anyone who has not received the open enrollment announcement and additional resource information distributed by CalPERS should go to the Benefits Office website and review what's new. Visit or contact the Benefits Office at 278-6213 regarding open enrollment questions.
Submitted by Human Resources

Open house at new home of PRIDE Center
The PRIDE Center will hold an open house on National Coming Out Day on Oct. 11 from 3-5 p.m. at its new location, Foley Hall 110. The PRIDE Center designates the day as a step forward for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Inter-sex, Queer, Questioning, Ally (LGBTIQQA) community on campus. The open house will feature information and resources for faculty, staff and students. For more information, call 278-8720.
Submitted by Cynthia dela Cruz of the PRIDE Center

See the country’s top collegiate water skiers
The Sacramento State Aquatic Center and the Sacramento State Water Ski Team will host the National Collegiate Water Ski Association’s 2006 Collegiate Water Ski National Championships Oct. 12-14 at Bell Acqua Water Ski Park in Rio Linda. Parking and admission are free. More than 300 of the country’s top collegiate men and women water skiers will compete. For more information, go to the Aquatic Center web site at or call 278-2842.
Submitted by the Aquatic Center

The latest in environmental innovations
Automotive experts from General Motors will present an audio-visual presentation on environmental innovations by GM, the world’s largest automotive company, on Oct. 11 at 9 a.m. in Orchard Suite II and III on the second floor of the University Union. Cars will be on display outside of Riverside Hall. For more information or to RSVP, call 737-9331.
Submitted by Cynda Dart of the College of Engineering and Computer Science

Language Center sessions available
The Maryjane Rees Language, Speech and Hearing Center, located in Shasta Hall 172, offers free speech, language and hearing assessments and treatment to Sacramento State students. Anyone interested in individual treatment sessions for accent reduction, voice concerns and/or fluency should contact Annette Kafouros at 278-6601 for an appointment. Questions should be addressed to the clinic coordinator, Lynda Oldenburg, at 278-7732 or
Submitted by Lynda Oldenburg, clinic coordinator

College of Business associate dean search
A national search is under way to fill the position of associate dean for graduate and external programs in the College of Business Administration. Screening of applications will begin on Wednesday, Nov. 1, and the position is expected to be filled by June 4, 2007. A complete description of qualifications and application instructions are available at
Submitted by Vicki Kawamura of the College of Business Administration

Art exhibition at Else Gallery
The art exhibition “Circumlocutio” is on the display in the Else Gallery through Oct. 27. The exhibition features the recent works on paper by Eileen Macdonald and Barb Bondy.
Submitted by Rachel Clarke of the Art Department

University Archives open house Oct. 11
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 in recognition of California Archives Month. 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

Writing Across the Curriculum workshop
Full and part-time faculty are invited to attend a campus-wide workshop titled "Creating Plagiarism-Proof Writing Assignments" on Tuesday, Oct. 10 from noon to 1:15 p.m. in the Foothill Suite of the University Union. The workshop is part of the Writing Across the Curriculum program. To RSVP, contact Dan Melzer at or 278-6925.
Submitted by Dan Melzer of English

Holocaust survivor to speak Oct. 18
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

Welcome fall with the Harvest Buffet
A buffet with a Harvest theme will be hosted by the University Center Restaurant on Oct. 18 and 19 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The buffet will include 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 cost is $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 Reservations suggested for groups of five or more at 278-6100.
Submitted by University Enterprises

Human Resources

Employee/retiree workshops in October

The following employee/retire 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

Catastrophic 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, 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 Students
• 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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