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November 2, 2009

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Employees of the Month
Elvia Felix and Beverly Reed are November’s Employees of the Month.  

Felix is the accounting technician for Associated Students, Inc. She is described as "always friendly in responding to questions and often finding solutions to unusual problems with accuracy and speed." 

Reed is the administrative support coordinator for the English Department. Her nominator mentioned she "demonstrates both leadership and collaboration."  Her colleague also indicated that “her many years of experience on campus have been a valuable asset to the Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement coordinator.”

Nominations are being accepted for the 2009/2010 academic year. Details regarding eligibility, criteria and nomination procedures for Employee of the Month are available at
Submitted by the Office of the President

MLK Prayer Breakfast
The Sacramento State Black Alumni Chapter will host the 27th annual Martin Luther King, Jr., Prayer Breakfast 8 a.m. Saturday, Jan.16, in the University Union Ballroom. 

The event, “Living the Dream and Having All things in Common,” is presented by the Northern District Baptist Association Women’s Auxiliary. The keynote speaker is Rev. Dr. Claybon Lea, Jr., pastor of Mount Calvary Baptist Church in Fairfield and president of California State Baptist Convention, Inc.

Tickets are $27 for adults and $21 for children 12 and under. To attend, contact Evelyn Bradley-Owens at (916) 206-2995 or (916) 427-2447 before Dec. 31. Tickets will not be sold at the door.
Submitted by the Sacramento State Black Alumni Chapter

New Data Dashboard
The Office of Institutional Research has created a new Data Dashboard including information for fall 2009.  It shows eight main indicators of University effectiveness at a glance, such as enrollment, retention and graduation rate, admission, student FTE by college and diversity of the student body.  It is updated each fall semester after Census Date.  The dashboard is available online at Click on “Data Center” then “University Dashboard.”

Send comments or questions about the dashboard to
Submitted by the Office of Institutional Research

University Factbook
The 2009 University Factbook is available from the Office of Institutional Research. The Factbook features student profiles as well as faculty and staff profiles. It also highlights statistics for admission, class size, degrees awarded, retention, graduation and alumni.  Many sections are broken down by college. Data was collected on Census Date and includes a five-year range.

The book is available online at Click on “Data Center” then on “University Fact Book.” People can choose to view the entire book or selections.
Submitted by the Office of Institutional Research


Livingston Lecture
The campus community is invited to attend the John C. Livingston Faculty Lecture, 3 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 3, in the Alumni Center. Roberto Pomo, professor of Theatre and Dance and director of the University’s Honors Program, is the recipient of the award and will present the lecture.

The event is an annual University Convocation celebrating the academic life and legacy of Livingston, a professor of Government, who died in 1981. In accordance with University policy, classes may be canceled at the discretion of the instructor to allow students to attend the convocation.

Ethics Symposium
Sacramento State will host its fourth annual Fall Ethics Symposium 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 9, in the University Union’s Hinde Auditorium. This year’s topic is “Ethics in Everyday Life: The Ethics of Food.”

The symposium will bring together scientists, ethicists and professionals who will explore ethical problems relating to food. Panel discussions include: “The Ethics of Genetically Modified Animals,” “It Shouldn't Happen to a Dog, or a Chicken: Why You Shouldn't Eat Meat,” and “Unlearned Lessons From the Diet and Health Cycle: U.S. and Asian Parallels.”

The symposium is sponsored by the Center for Practical and Professional Ethics’ RCA Program in Ethics. It is free and open to the campus community. Refreshments will be served.

For more times of events and more information visit
Center for Practical and Professional Ethics

Poster session
A Doctorate of Education poster session is 5:30-8:15 p.m. Friday, Nov. 6, in the University Union’s Foothill Suite.

The poster sessions provide presenters an opportunity to articulate and defend a dissertation prospectus that explores an aspect of educational leadership practices, policies, reforms, or improvements.
Submitted by the Doctorate in Educational Leadership Department

EDUCAUSE conference
The University Library, Information Resources and Technology and Academic Technology and Creative Services will host the EDUCAUSE 2009 Online Conference, Nov. 4-6 in areas throughout the Library. Registration is not necessary.

EDUCAUSE is a nonprofit association that helps advance higher education by promoting the use of information technology. Each fall, EDUCAUSE hosts a conference bringing together faculty, librarians, administrators and information technology professionals to consider current challenges and share recent successes. EDUCAUSE is offering a portion of the conference online this year. Information about the programs and locations in the Library can be found at:

People can also participate in the EDUCAUSE "Learning Commons" by joining the conference's online community at
Submitted by the University Library

Cancer research conference
The Sacramento State-UC Davis Cancer Center Partnership will hold its annual research conference 8 a.m-3:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 6, at the Alumni Center. The theme this year is “Improving Equity in Cancer Prevention and Care with Limited Resources: How Do We Do This and Why?”

The conference is free and open to students, faculty and staff. Breakfast, lunch and afternoon refreshments will be provided. Attendance is limited to 125 people. To register, visit
Submitted by Research Administration

Farewell reception
The College of Health and Human Services will host a reception honoring Dean Marilyn Hopkins’ 35 years of service to Sacramento State 4-6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 19, in the Alumni Center.

RSVP by Friday, Nov. 6, to 278-7255 or e-mail  If you would like to sign Hopkins’ memory book, visit the dean’s office in Solano Hall 5002.
Submitted by the College of Health and Human Services

Information Resources and Technology
For news and information about technology on campus, visit IT News at To locate resources for help with technology, call 278-7337 or visit
Submitted by Information Resources and Technology

Matthew Monsoor, an equipment systems specialist with Information Resources and Technology, will retire effective Oct. 31 after working for the California State University system for 30 years. He has worked at Sacramento State since 1984.  A reception will be held for him at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 5, in Library 11.
Submitted by Information Resources and Technology

Human Resources

Request to Advertise
Beginning Monday, Nov. 9, the Office of Human Resources will begin using an electronic “Request to Advertise” process for all staff and MPP recruiting.  After that date, Human Resources will no longer accept hardcopy “Request to Advertise” submissions.

Training has been conducted for the majority of people responsible for submission and approval of a “Request to Advertise” for staff and MPP vacancies. People who have not received training can use the on-line tutorial at

Security access is required and may be established by completing the “Request to Advertise CMS User Access” form available at

Instructions for the staff and MPP employment processes can be found at, and at

Questions about the staff employment process should be directed to 278-6326. Questions about the MPP employment process should be directed to 278-6169.

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:

Ruth Schroeder, Human Resources
Steven Borden, Facilities
Maharisha Belton, Office of University Registrar
Lizza Roy, College of Business Administration
Joseph Small, Reprographics
Kristen Abundis, College of Education
Patricia Vercruyssen, Department of Accounting Services
Irma Salas, Division of Social Work



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