The Sacramento State Leader
  February 2012

Do the Unexpected: Prof. Richard Savino, Grammy nominee
Richard Savino lived the stuff of dreams the weekend of Feb. 11-12. The Sacramento State Music professor was nominated for a Grammy for work with his Latin classical group, El Mundo. While he did not come away with a statuette, Savino says he had a wonderful time, and got to meet several prominent players from the worlds of music and entertainment. "It was like I went to Oz for a couple of days," Savino says.

The program, which places students in full-time staff positions in the State Legislature, executive branch and court system, was evaluated and honored by, a career management research and information website.


Construction Management team excels on national level
Sacramento State's Construction Management team has made the final four in the Mechanical Contractors of America Association's national student competition. Seven CM students will accompany Professor Mikael Anderson in March to the MCAA Convention in Orlando, Fla.


Teaching, Learning and Service

Made at Sac State: Just six years ago, Vladimir Petrosyan came to the United States unable to speak English. Today, he is a graduate of the Honors Program working as an engineer for Microsoft. 
Jeffrey Brodd Faculty profile: Vanessa Arnaud has been a stalwart contributor to Sac State's Honors Program since its inception. So when program head Roberto Pomo needed a fill-in during his sabbatical, he chose the energetic Arnaud, a professor of Foreign Languages.
Jeffrey Brodd STEM lecture: Ronald Coleman, professor of Biological Sciences, will discuss the parenting techniques of cichlid fishes in the Costa Rican rain forest at the next STEM lecture, 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 21, in the University Union Redwood Room.

Sacramento State celebrates Black History Month.

Spring heats up with Sac State arts events.

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Campus Events

Sacramento/Black Art of Dance is celebrating its "20th Anniversary Concert: Past, Present and Future" in Solano Hall's Dancespace. Performances continue at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 22- 23, 8 p.m. Feb. 24-25 and 2 p.m. Feb. 26. Tickets are $5-$12 at Sac State's Ticket Office, (916) 278-4323, or

Sac State's Symphonic Wind Ensemble performs at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 22, in Capistrano Hall's Music Recital Hall. Tickets are $10 general, $7 seniors and $5 for students at the University Ticket Office, (916) 278-4323, or

Sac State's Jazz Ensembles welcome special guest bassist Rick Shaw for their concert at 8 p.m. Thursday, March 8, in the Music Recital Hall. Tickets are $10 general, $7 seniors and $5 students at the University Ticket Office, (916) 278-4323, or

Choralfest, Sac State's celebration of choral music, will be held at 8 p.m. Saturday, March 10, at Sacred Heart Church, 39th and J streets. The University's Chamber Choir and Women's Chorus will welcome special guest choirs from Antelope High School and the Weimar Adventist Academy. Tickets are available at the University Ticket Office, (916) 278-4323, or

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