The Sacramento State Leader

  March 2013

Sacramento State celebrates a 'Decade of Distinction'
President Alexander Gonzalez' 10 years at Sacramento State – a "Decade of Distinction" – have been marked by a long list of accomplishments on behalf of students, faculty and staff, as well as ambitious plans for the future. The decade was celebrated March 22 at the Green & Gold Gala, where a new community service-oriented scholarship in the names of the President and his wife, Gloria, was announced and presented to psychology major Katherine "Katie" Williams.


MBA programs get top marks for producing top professionals
U.S. News & World Report has ranked Sacramento State's part-time Master's in Business Administration program second among all CSUs. The program has its largest cohort this semester and the highest average salary of incoming students, indicating that it is attracting stronger candidates.

Chancellor visits: CSU Chancellor Timothy P. White made his inaugural visit to Sacramento State on March 10-11, touring campus facilities and meeting with members of the University community. On Day 2 of his visit, he held a public forum in the University Union Ballroom, where he took questions for an hour. Facebook photo album

Community service honors:
 For the fifth year in a row, Sacramento State has been named to the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll by the Corporation for National and Community Service. To win the honor, the University provided evidence of "meaningful outcomes" for its services to the community.

Setting sail for success:
 Sarah Blake's chosen career path has her following numerous relatives into military service. The Sacramento State nursing graduate charted her own course, however, when she was commissioned March 15 as an ensign in the Navy Nurse Corps, making her the family's first commissioned officer.

Nonstop arts:
 Sac State has expanded the events, performances and exhibits for its Festival of the Arts, which runs April 12-17. Attractions include outstanding art exhibits, Saturday Night Live trombonist Steve Turre (pictured) and contemporary dance. New this year is Family Funday Sunday (April 14). Full schedule

Deaf Studies program has made a big impact in its brief history

Faculty Senate Awards honor the University's difference-makers

Professor forges ties with Thailand, expanding Sac State's global reach

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Campus Events____________

Pay a visit to the Kit Kat Klub with Cabaret in Sacramento State's University Theatre. The Tony Award-winning musical turns the spotlight on singer Sally Bowles as she experiences 1920s Berlin and the rise of Nazi Germany. Performances are at 8 p.m. April 10-13, 19, 20; 2 p.m. April 14 and 21; and 6:30 p.m. April 17-18. Tickets are $7-$15, available at the University Ticket Office or by calling (916) 278-4323.


Music, theater, dance and more – all in the city's premier arts showcase. U-Nite brings the faculty and students of Sacramento State's arts programs to the Crocker Art Museum from 5-9 p.m. Thursday, April 11. Jazz, new American and classical music; contemporary dance and hip-hop; film, fine art and readings – there's something for everyone. Cost: $5-$10 at the website or door; free for Crocker members, Sac State OneCard holders and alumni. Full schedule


Hornet baseball faces Texas State in a Western Athletic Conference contest at 3 p.m. Friday, April 5. Tickets are $10 reserved, $8 general admission, $5 ages 13-18, and free for children. Tickets

Hornet softball plays a doubleheader vs. Big Sky rival Weber State beginning at 1 p.m. Friday, April 12. Tickets are $8 general admission, $5 ages 13-18 and free for children. Tickets


Author Chuck McFadden will discuss his book "Trailblazer: A Biography of Jerry Brown" at 3 p.m. Wednesday, April 17, at the University Library Gallery. It is the first biography of Brown in decades. McFadden has worked for the Associated Press and served as press secretary for state schools Superintendent Wilson Riles. The free discussion is part of the Friends of the University Library's Author Lecture Series.

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