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November 29, 2010


Temporary Closure of Parking Facilities
In an effort to save energy costs during an off peak period, the following parking facilities will be closed for Winter Recess. Closure will begin Friday, Dec. 17 at midnight and will reopen at 7 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 18:

Parking Structure II
Parking Structure III
Parking Structure IV
Lot 10
Lot 11

All other parking facilities will be open and available during the closure of the facilities mentioned above. If there are questions, please contact University Transportation and Parking (UTAPS) at 278-7275,,
Submitted by University Transportation and Parking.

Self-Defense class
In preparation for “dead week” and students studying for finals late into the night, the Violence and Sexual Assault Support Services Program will be offering a free self-defense seminar:  Saturday, Dec. 4, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at The WELL.
Midge Marino will be conducting her nationally acclaimed Self Defense Seminar “Trade Your Fear for Anger.”  Marino is a second degree black belt in judo and has been teaching women self defense since 1969 all over the world.  She is a faculty member of Sac State’s Kinesiology Department.  This seminar is open to both men and women who are Sac State students, faculty or staff and is free of charge. 

RSVP is not required, but is recommended.  If you wish to attend or if you have questions, please contact Jessica Heskin at or call 278-5422.  There is no previous experience necessary, and all skill levels will be accommodated.
Submitted by Sac State Student Health Services and the Well

Tuesday lecture
Philosopher Lisa Warenski (Union College) will discuss, “When Is It Reasonable to Agree to Disagree?” Her lecture will be Tuesday, Nov.30, in Library 53, from 1:30 to 2:45 p.m.

From 3:00-4:15 pm, Warenski will be available for further discussion about her talk (and other related matters) in an open-microphone session in the Hinde Auditorium, University Union.

For more information,
Submitted by the Philosophy Department and the Center for Practical and Professional Ethics

Cambodian War Crimes
Government professor and researcher James Rae will discuss “The Unsatisfactory End to Justice in Cambodia: War Crimes Trials at the Extraordinary Chambers” during a free talk at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 1 in the University Library Gallery.

Rae’s research is in human rights and international law, including the trials of suspected Khmer Rouge who carried out the atrocities described in The Killing Fields. His most recent publication is Peacebuilding and Transitional Justice in East Timor.

The talk, open to the public, is sponsored by the Emeritus Faculty and Staff Association. Co-sponsors include the Friends of the University Library, Capital Public Radio and the University Library Gallery.

For more information, contact Sally Hitchcock, coordinator for community outreach, University Library, at 278-5954.
Submitted by the Emeritus Association

Film Screening
The Campus Community is invited to attend a free film screening of Orphans of Apollo coming to Sac State on Thursday, Dec. 2, 7 p.m. at the Alumni Center. 

This documentary film starring Tom Clancy and created by alumnus Michael Potter tells the extraordinary true story of a small group of entrepreneurs who felt “orphaned” by President Nixon's decision to end the NASA Apollo Moon Program.
Submitted by University Development      
Winter Social
The University Staff Assembly will hold its annual Winter Social on Wednesday, Dec. 8, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. in the University Union Ballroom I. Take a few minutes out of the busy end-of-semester schedule to come by for an afternoon treat and some time to visit with old friends or meet new ones. Donations for the holiday food drive will be accepted at this event.
The social is made possible through the support of the University Union, Java City and the volunteer efforts of college and division representatives.
Submitted by the University Staff Assembly 
Honors newsletter
Five student-athletes in the Honors Program are featured in the Fall issue of the Honors Program newsletter.

Published twice a year, the newsletter provides information about the program's activities, together with faculty and student profiles. The Fall issue can be found at
Submitted by the Honors Program

Retirement reception
A retirement reception will held for Annette Karle, Quality Improvement assistant, Administration and Business Affairs, 4-5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 15, at the University Center Restaurant, in the University Union. 

Annette is retiring after 23 years of service to the campus. Memory Book pages are available from Priscilla Llamas-McKaughan,, 278-5992. Send gift donations to Elena Compo, Sacramento Hall 267,, 278-82845.
Submitted by Administration & Business Affairs

December paychecks
Master payday falls on Friday, Dec. 31 during the Winter Break and will be released in a new location.  December paychecks will be released in person only upon written request from 1 to 3 p.m. Friday, Dec. 31 in THE PUBLIC SERVICE BUILDING LOBBY, Campus Police Department.

Public Service staff will only have checks requested for pick-up.  If you would like to pick up your check in person, and you have not yet returned the pick-up request form, a form will be available in your November check. The form is also available on the Student Financial Services Center website at
Submitted by Student Financial Services Center

Gift of giving
The Giving Tree is sponsored by the University Union each year where the campus community can come together to give holiday gifts to children and families living with HIV/AIDS on behalf of the Sacramento-based “The Sunburst Project."
Pick an envelope ornament off the "Giving Tree" in the lobby of the University Union, fulfill the wish described on the card and bring it back to the Administrative Offices of the Union located on the third floor before Dec.10.
On Dec.10 we'll all get together for the Wrapping Party - food, music and fun for everyone as we wrap all the gifts and send them off to the Sunburst Project's Holiday Party.
It is an amazing event each year where everyone gets involved and feels good about giving. Please reach out and give until it hurts for these children who don't have enough.
Submitted by the University Union

California State Employees Food Drive
This year’s food drive will be held at Sacramento State through Dec. 21.
Your monetary donations go the farthest, as bulk food can be purchased at lower costsMake your check payable to: California Emergency Foodlink and mail to:  Nancy Fox, department ZIP code 6076. Food collection boxes will soon be appearing in most department offices on campus.

More information will soon be forthcoming regarding the food drive. Watch for mass emails and check the University Transportation and Parking Services (UTAPS) web site at  If you have questions, contact Nancy Fox, Food Drive coordinator for Sacramento State at or 278-5241.
Submitted by University Transportation and Parking Services (UTAPS)

Donation Drive
To show our “Thanks” this November, Sac State Serves is also participating in Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services' “Holiday Spirit of Giving” donation drive.  Donations will be collected from Sacramento State throughout November. Food, clothing, and toy donations can be dropped off Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., in Library room 4028. Help spread the word.
 For more information on the donation drive, visit
 Submitted by the Community Engagement Center
Monday Evening Art History
Kadema Hall is hosting presentations by artists of their current work and their professional/educational paths since earning recent undergraduate degrees in art history at Sac State. Each session begins at 5 p.m. in Room 145.

Today, Nov. 29: Heather Brown: "Art Conservation," Sacramento State BA in Art History, University of London, Courtauld Institute MA in Art History.
Submitted by the Art  Department

Art display
Exploring the interface between visual and verbal expression, Design Professor Nigel Poor and English Professor Doug Rice will display their works through Dec. 9 in the Else Gallery in Kadema Hall. Gallery hours are noon to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Wednesday and Friday. A reception will be held 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 2, with Rice reading an excerpt from his Between Appear and Disappear at 5:30. The exhibit and reception are in the gallery and are free.
Submitted by the Art Department

Art sale
The Art Department’s year-end sale of hand-made ceramics and second-hand books will begin Tuesday, Nov. 30 through Thursday, Dec. 2. 

Sponsored by the Ceramics Guild, the ceramics part of the event is from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each day and will feature the work of Sacramento State faculty and students. The book sale, sponsored by the Art Chapter of the Sacramento State Alumni Association, is from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Art books are available at bargain prices in this fund-raising sale for the Art Department.

Both sales will be in and near the main breezeway of Kadema Hall.
Submitted by the Art Department

Classical, pops, holiday songs
On Dec. 13, 7 p.m., there will be a free concert featuring Sacramento State String Project students and teachers. It will include 75 children aged 7-17, playing violin, viola, cello and bass conducted by student teachers. Music Recital Hall - Capistrano Hall.
New registrations for next semester are possible for children already playing a stringed instrument. Check the website for more details, Or call 278-6558.
Submitted by the Department of Music

Entertainment books
The University Staff Assembly is selling Entertainment books as a fundraiser to support staff programs on campus including the Winter Social, the Awards Luncheon and Summer Picnic. The cost of the book for 2010/2011 is $30, a $10 savings from last year. Contact Carolann Forseth at 278-6177 for more details.
Submitted by the University Staff Assembly

Training dates
On Dec.7, 8 a.m. to noon is the Building Coordinator, Safety team (floor marshals) training session. It includes building evacuation procedures, “active shooter” responses, “shelter in place" procedures and "assisting those with special needs during an evacuation." This is for all staff and faculty involved in the campus Building Coordinator/Safety team program at Sac State. It is not required but highly recommended.
Registration is available at the Sac State LEARNER WEB and is limited to 186 per class. Questions: 278-2397.
Submitted by the Department of Public Safety

News and campus videos

Additional stories and videos of campus activities, events and news items are available on Sacramento State’s news page
Current stories include Sac State’s student Investors, Aerial pioneer and Rock Auction.
Submitted by Office of Public Affairs 

Digital messages

If you have an academic event or performance that you want to publicize you are invited to submit your message to:
Submitted by Office of Public Affairs

Human Resources

Semester holidays reminder
Since Christmas falls on a Saturday, the holiday observance is shifted to Friday, Dec. 24. Thursday, Dec. 23, is a work day, and the campus will be open that day for primarily intra-campus business. Our hope is that the governor will continue the tradition of an annual gift of four (4) hours of administrative leave to state workers which should be used on Dec. 23.  This gift will allow us to close campus at noon.  Once again, subject to the operating needs of each of your individual units, you are encouraged to use vacation or CTO that day.

Staff vacancies

This office will post the last staff employment vacancies for this calendar year on Wednesday, Dec 8. This will allow for a minimum two week posting period and a closing date of Dec. 22, which is just prior to the winter break.  We will resume posting staff employment vacancies in January.

All recruitment requests need to be entered into CMS and submitted for approval no later than Wednesday, Dec. 1 in order to meet the posting deadline of Dec. 8.

Questions? Office of Human Resources, Employment at 278-6326.

Part-Time Faculty Vacancies for Spring, 2011.

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, 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 Del Norte Hall, Suite 3001 or call 278-3522.

The following employees have been approved for the Catastrophic Leave Donation Program:
William Phelps, Division of Social Work
Marielle Brandt, Counselor Education Department
Mary Ann Alvarez, Division of Nursing
Marianna Rivera, MESA Engineering Program
Kevin Ptak, Art Department
Jenny Leung, Education, Independent Doctorate


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