Campus Announcements

Physics talk
“Nanoscale Devices for Thermo-electric Energy Conversion,” is the topic of the next Physics and Astronomy Department colloquium at 4 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 8 in Mendocino Hall 1015. The talk will be presented by Ali Shakour, from the Baskin School of Engineering at UC Santa Cruz. The talk is free and open to all students, faculty and the public. For an abstract of Shakouri’s talk, visit www.csus.edu/physics/events/colloquia.stm.

An upcoming symposium will be shifted from the usual Thursday talk to Tuesday Nov. 20. That talk will be presented by former Sacramento State physics major Heidi Poppelreiter, who now works for the Johnson Space Center.
Submitted by the Physics and Astronomy Department

Retirement celebration
Information Resources and Technology will honor Holly Barrick for her upcoming retirement in December. A reception will be held at 3 p.m., Monday, Dec. 3 in the lower level of the Library, Room 11. Friends are collecting 12X12 scrapbook pages in preparation for a Memory Book, and everyone’s invited to arrange a personal page of memorabilia. Pages may be delivered at the party or to the reception desk at the IRT office in AIRC 3010. Gift contributions may be made payable to Deborah Hobbs, IRT, AIRC 3010, zip 6065. For more information, call 278-6862.
Submitted by IRT

Join the party
Information Resources and Technology’s Bob Matthews will be honored with a retirement party at 3:30 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 6, at the University Center Restaurant in the University Union. A 12X12 scrapbook is being assembled and anyone who wishes to arrange a personal page of memorabilia may deliver it at the party or to the IRT office in AIRC 3010 prior to that. Gift contributions may be made payable to Greg Porter, IRT, AIRC 3010, zip 6065. For more information, call 278-6862.
Submitted by IRT

WAC Conference Calls for Proposals
Writing Across the Curriculum invites all full- and part-time teachers to propose an individual presentation or panel for a half-day conference on successful approaches to reading and writing across disciplines from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 29, at the University Orchard and Forest Suites. To submit a proposal, send a 150 to 200 word abstract with presentation or panel title to wac@csus.edu. Include your name and department. The submission deadline is Dec. 1.
Submitted by the English Department

Formal dress drive
A prom/formal dress drive to benefit Cinderella’s Closet will be conducted Nov. 26 through Dec. 1 by five Communications students. Cinderella’s Closet provides free dresses and accessories to underprivileged high school girls so they may attend their prom or other high school formals. It is operated out of Second Hand Rose Resale Boutique at 1120 Fulton Avenue. Dresses may be dropped off at the store, or in designated collection bins in the University Union, Library or River Front Center. The organizing students will personally accept dresses in the breezeway between the Library and Java City from 4 to 6 p.m. every evening that week, and from 10 a.m. to noon on Tuesday, Nov. 27 and Thursday, Nov. 29. Dresses should be cleaned and in good condition. For more information, call professor Nick Trujillo at 278-6335 or Carol Lowe at Cinderella’s Closet, 487-4500.
Submitted by Small Group Communications

Presentation on autism treatment
Gina Green will present “Evidence-Based Practice” in the treatment of autism at 5 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 29, in Mariposa Hall 1000. Green is a faculty member in Behavior Analysis and Therapy at Southern Illinois University, director of research at the New England Center for children in Massachusetts and a research associate professor of psychiatry and pediatrics at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. The forum will offer some answers on whether parents and practitioners can have confidence in “evidence-based” recommendations and present the best available scientific evidence about various interventions for autism. Parking permits are available through the Psychology Department. For more information, call 278-6254.
Submitted by the Psychology Department.

Gas line installation
As part of the construction of the Broad Athletic Facility, the contractor will be installing a new natural gas line starting at the campus Central Plant on Moraga Way to the intersection of State University Drive and Stadium Drive. The gas line will extend from the Central Plant across Sinclair, in front of Capistrano Hall, behind Amador Hall, across Tahoe Field, and then down the west side of Stadium Drive to the connection point at the Broad Athletic Facility. Construction is expected to be completed in about six weeks. A map of the route and schedule may be found on the Facilities Services Construction Project News Page: www.fm.csus.edu/Construction_Projects_News.htm. If you have any questions or concerns please contact Don Hendricks, Facilities Services, at 278-6242.
Submitted by Facilities Services

Human Resources

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:
Mike Mullen, Facilities Management
Marcelino Coelho, Housing and Residential Life
Julie Villescas, Photocopy and Technical Support
*Lien Nguyen, Admissions and Records
*Bonnie Jarvis, College of Continuing Education

*only vacation credits may be donated to this employee.