Campus Announcements

November is Women's Studies Month
Throughout the month of November, the upright display case in the media link of the library will feature photographs, traditional art and books from the collection of Ghada Masri, reflecting her research on women in the Middle East. She teaches WOMS 121, “Women in the Middle East,” for the Women's Studies Department and is currently writing her doctoral thesis. She will be giving a talk on Nov. 29 titled, "Geographies of Terror: Orientalist Visions and Women in the Middle East," where she will discuss orientalist perceptions of the Middle East, how they shape the war on terror, and their ultimate impact on women and women's issues in the region.
Submitted by Women’s Studies

Deadlines

Staff Recognition Award nominations due
The deadline for submission of a nomination for the Staff Employee Recognition Award is Thursday, Nov. 16. If you have considered submitting a nomination for a fellow employee, please take the opportunity to do so. Now is the chance for you to help a worthy employee get the extra credit he or she deserves.

Complete details regarding eligibility, criteria, and nomination procedures are available at www.csus.edu/president/staffrec.
Submitted by the President’s Office

Events

STEM scholars lecture
Sacramento State’s Center for STEM Excellence will be hosting its inaugural STEM Scholars Lecture on Tuesday Nov. 14 at 7:30 p.m. in the University Union Redwood Room. The STEM Scholars Lecture Series is the avenue for Sacramento State’s science, technology, engineering, and mathematics faculty and student scholars to share their research with the Sacramento community.

The featured speaker will be Professor Lisa Hammersley from the Department of Geology. Her talk is titled, “Volcanoes in our backyard? A geochemical and geophysical study of the potential for future eruptions at Clear Lake, CA.” For more information, contact Sharon Puricelli at the Center for STEM Excellence at 278-2789 or puricelli@csus.edu.
Submitted by the Center for STEM Excellence

Rock auction being held
On Nov. 17 at 6 p.m. the Sacramento State Geology Club will hold their third annual "Rock Auction." The students solicit donations of rocks, mineral and fossil samples for collectors and dealers throughout Northern California and hold an auction in the Alumni Center. Last year the students raised $5,000, which they used to offset the course fees and travel expenses for students in geology field courses. About 150 people, including many alumni, attended last year. Other events include wine tasting and special activities for kids. For more information, contact Dave Evans at 278-6337.
Submitted by the Department of Geology

Student Research Competition
The Twenty-first annual California State University, Sacramento Student Research Competition will be held Saturday, March 3, 2007 on campus. This local competition will showcase research conducted by Sac State undergraduate and graduate students in the full range of academic programs offered by the University. A select number of outstanding student presentations will be chosen from the local competition to represent Sacramento State at the system-wide competition held in spring 2007 (dates and location will be announced at a later date). The 2007 Guidelines are available online at www.csus.edu/rsp/StudentResearchCompetition.htm. Please announce this in class and encourage students to participate in this worthwhile event.

For more information, contact Melissa Marbach in the Office of Research Administration at 278-6402.
Submitted by the Office of Research Administration

Breakfast Club to go on the road
The Sac State Alumni Association will be taking the next Breakfast Club session on the road. The next session will be Tuesday, Dec. 12 from 7:30 to 9 a.m. at the Whitney Oaks Golf Club, 2305 Clubhouse Dr., Rocklin, featuring guest speaker Placer County Supervisor Robert Weygandt. The talk is free for Alumni Association members and one guest.

The Breakfast Club’s off-the-record format gives speakers an opportunity to share information about the area's hot topics and includes a question-and-answer session following the talk. Weygandt will focus on several important items that affect Placer County residents. Seating is limited. RSVP Linda Scott 278-4899 or scottl@csus.edu.
Submitted by the Alumni Association

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 extension 278-3522.

The following employees have been approved for the Catastrophic Leave Donation Program:
• Sharon Kelley, University Computing and Communications
• Nabor Lopez, Facilities Management
• Jennifer O'Neal-Watts, Library
• *Christine Kellerman, College of Health & Human Services
* only vacation leave credits may be donated to this employee
Submitted by Human Resources