The Sacramento State Leader

  March 2012

Sac State named to honor roll for community service
For the fourth consecutive year, Sacramento State has been named to the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with Distinction by the Corporation for National and Community Service. The Honor Roll recognizes colleges and universities for exemplary, innovative and effective community service programs.

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.


Sac State, city schools provide help for teachers
Classes designed to help elementary and middle school teachers earn additional certification have begun at Sac State. They are part of a new program offered by the University and the Sacramento City Unified School District under a grant from the SD Bechtel Jr. Foundation. The program also helps laid-off instructors stay up-to-date on their certificates while out of the classroom.


Teaching, Learning and Service

Faculty profile: Communication Studies and Journalism Professor Elaine Gale finds time in her hectic schedule to create and oversee U-Nite, a Sac State faculty and student arts showcase at the Crocker Art Museum scheduled for April 12. 
Jeffrey Brodd Student profile: Ariana Castillo has evolved from a shy freshman to a leader in the College of Engineering and Computer Science. As head of the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers, she is organizing a regional leadership conference to be hosted by the University.
Jeffrey Brodd Made at Sac State: Dale Carlsen, founder and CEO of the Sleep Train Inc., has warm memories of his time at Sac State. The alumnus visited in March as part of the Administration and Business Affairs Speaker Series and sat for a video interview on education and success.

'Stay With It' campaign encourages future engineers

Sac State jazz groups will compete at Monterey festival

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Campus Events

A 1942 Los Angeles murder case is the backdrop for the musical Zoot Suit at Sac State's University Theatre. Performances are at 8 p.m. April 6, 7, 13, 14, 20 and 21; 2 p.m. April 8, 15 and 22; and 6:30 p.m. April 12 and 19. Tickets are $7-$15 and available at the University Ticket Office, (916) 278-4323, or

Intriguing sand sculptures will appear in the Else Gallery in "Making Merit for Southeast Asian New Year: Offering of the Sand Stupas," April 9-20. The exhibit includes performances of Southeast Asian music and dance in Kadema Hall's courtyard at 5 p.m. Friday, April 20.

Sac State and the Crocker Art Museum will present U-Nite, a showcase of visual and performing arts featuring faculty and students. Join the celebration from 5-9 p.m. Thursday, April 12, at the Crocker. Admission is free to Crocker members and those with a valid Sac State OneCard. General admission is $10; $8 for seniors, military and other college students; $5 for youths 7-17; and free for ages 6 and under.

Alumni Month
April is Alumni Month at Sac State. Highlights include the Alumni Open House on March 29 and the Distinguished Alumni Awards dinner on April 26. The full schedule is on the Alumni Association website.

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