The Sacramento State Leader

  June 2012

Real-world engineering skills fuel Hornet racing teams
For two decades, Sacramento State engineering students have put their diverse skills in, and around, the driver's seat, creating Formula SAE race cars for collegiate competitions. This year's team has proved itself a world-class competitor, and members have passed along their enthusiasm for engineering to younger students in the community.

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.


Air Force ROTC graduates are uniformly worthy

Fifteen Sacramento State Air Force ROTC grads were commissioned as second lieutenants on the State Capitol steps this month, beginning a life of service to their country. Sac State excels at slotting candidates in the Air Force's highly competitive pilot-trainee program. All medically qualified applicants were accepted this year; the national average is about 60 percent. Photos


Teaching, Learning and Service

Student profile: Jessica Nugent is something of a problem-solving prodigy. The Dean's Award winner from the College of Engineering and Computer Science, whose experience includes an internship with the consulting firm Black & Veatch, is prepared for leadership in her field.


Faculty profile: Philosophy Professor Matthew McCormick is serious about getting students to think seriously. He shares that passion in the community by visiting area schools as part of the department's Future Philosophers program – and wows kids with the R2-D2 robot he built

Sokiku Nakatani Tea Room celebrates its fifth anniversary

British theater history collection on display at Library through Aug. 17

Commitment to safety earns alumnus a national award

The Sacramento State Leader, produced by the Office of Public Affairs and Advocacy, is a monthly publication highlighting news and events at Sacramento State. The Leader is distributed on the last Tuesday of every month.

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Campus Events

Swim, kayak, go canoeing or sailing – and much more – at Sac State's Aquatic Center at Lake Natoma. Lessons also are available, as are summer camps for ages 7 to 17.
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Sac State's Peak Adventures continues its outstanding offerings with whitewater rafting on the Upper South Fork of the American River. Upcoming trips are at 8 a.m. July 7 and 15. Reserve a spot


Teens and younger kids can get professional instruction during Hornet Baseball Camps at Sac State, which provide training for players ages 5-15, divided by age group. Upcoming sessions run July 9-29.


Some of the finest young classical music performers in the West will play free shows in Capistrano Hall 151 as part of the CalCap Chamber Music Workshops, July 22-28 and July 29-Aug. 3. Concerts are at 3 p.m. on the Wednesday of each session and 4 and 6 p.m. the remaining weekdays.
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Volleyball All-Skills Camps for boys and girls ages 12-18 will treat players to five training sessions at The WELL, Sac State's wellness and recreation center. Upcoming courses are 8:30 a.m.-noon July 16-20 and July 23-27.

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