The Sacramento State Leader

  February 2013

Biology lab strengthens University's status as leader in STEM
Sacramento State has unveiled its cutting-edge molecular biology lab known as CIMERA (Center for Interdisciplinary Molecular Biology Education, Research and Advancement). On hand for the ceremony was Congresswoman Doris Matsui, who said the lab's opening signified "an investment in science and higher education, and in our nation's future." The renovated laboratory, which was 10 years in the making, strengthens Sacramento State's leadership in education for the STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) fields.
Video: KCRA news report | Facebook photo album


Super Sunday adds a second week of community outreach
Sacramento State's Super Sunday this year for the first time encompassed two Sundays of church visits. On Feb. 17, President Alexander Gonzalez (pictured) attended the service at St. Paul Baptist Church. Part of a California State University project, the outreach to African American communities helps inform and advise young people and their families about getting a college education. Video | Facebook photo album

Standard bearers: Construction Management squads posted six team victories and won several individual awards at the Associated Schools of Construction competition Feb. 6-9 in Sparks, Nev. The CM teams, which shined among 42 schools at the ASC contest, have captured 16 regional and 14 national awards in their last eight competitions.

World view:
 Michael Vann's expertise on Southeast Asia's history makes him uniquely suited for his current endeavor: teaching in Indonesia as a Fulbright Senior Scholar. As Asian nations become bigger players in the world economy, Vann wants to ensure that Sac State students have the cultural knowledge to compete globally in business.

The drive to help:
 The thought of 300 children lined up for one book troubled speech pathology Professor Celeste Roseberry-McKibbin. So in 2008, she started a one-person bookmobile using her car and garage. Now the drive, which has gathered 24,000 children's books for schools and social services, has gone public for the first time.

Five to be honored April 25 at annual Distinguished Alumni Awards

New S/BAD production, opening Thursday, reflects personnel changes

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Campus Events____________

Women of Juarez, Ruben Amavizca-Murua's powerful docudrama about a mother searching for her missing daughter in the border city of Juarez, will be presented at Playwrights' Theatre. Professor Emeritus Manuel J. Pickett returns to guest direct the production, which runs March 14-24. More information


Sacramento State's fabulous Green and Gold Gala returns at 5:30 p.m. Friday, March 22, in the University Union Ballroom. University President Alexander Gonzalez is marking his 10th year, and the gala will celebrate the impact he and his wife, Gloria Gonzalez, have made on the campus community.
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Sac State's men's basketball squad goes up against Big Sky Conference rival Idaho State at 7:05 p.m. Saturday, March 2, at the Nest. Tickets are $12 reserved, $10 general admission and $5 for ages 3-17. Tickets

The University's women's basketball team challenges Montana State at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 7, at the Nest. The game is a Big Sky Conference matchup. Tickets are $8 general admission, $5 for ages 13-18, and free for seniors (over 65 years) and younger children. Tickets


The Hornet baseball team faces CSU Northridge at noon Saturday, March 9, at Sac State's John Smith Field. Tickets are $10 reserved, $8 general admission and $5 for ages 13-18. Tickets

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