The Sacramento State Leader

  June 2013

Construction Management grads score 100 percent hire rate
For the second consecutive year, every graduate of Sacramento State’s Construction Management program has immediately landed a job. Department Chair Mikael Anderson attributes the achievement to the program's growing reputation for excellence in the region and beyond. "Companies that haven’t looked to us in the past are looking now," he says. Sac State's CM students consistently win top honors at national competitions.
In the media: Sacramento Business Journal | Sacramento Bee | Fox40


Wind tunnel will fan innovative engineering projects
A wind tunnel donated by local businessman John Obermeier will drive aerodynamic research performed by the University's engineering students. Tim Marbach, assistant professor of engineering, says the 37-foot apparatus will likely be used primarily for studying power production. The wind tunnel also could help lead to breakthroughs in vehicle drag reduction and fuel efficiency. Video

Intel experience: Students from Sacramento State and other regional colleges are getting hands-on experience this summer from Intel Corp. experts. The six-week Intel Ultimate Engineering Experience puts students on the front lines, building robots, developing apps and creating solutions to real-world problems.  

New Grad Studies dean:
 Chevelle Newsome has been appointed as the dean of Graduate Studies. Newsome, a Sacramento State alumna and longtime faculty member, has served in numerous leadership roles at the University and has been the Graduate Studies interim dean for the past five years.

A salute to service:
 Nursing Professor Michelle Dang's two decades of service helping to provide health services and support to people in need were recognized when she was chosen by Sacramento State’s College of Health and Human Services for a 2012-13 Outstanding Community Service Award.

International fellows begin yearlong American studies at Sac State

Alum's chemistry award assists undergrads in tribute to parents, profs

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Campus Events____________

Fresh fruit and vegetables direct from the farmers who grow them. You’ll find that and more – including fresh-baked goodies – at our ASI Farmers Market, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Thursday, June 27, in Serna Plaza in front of the Hornet Bookstore. Sac State is offering farmers markets the second and fourth Thursday of the summer months.
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Sailing, kayaking and water skiing are just a few of the exciting water activities you can learn through Sac State’s Aquatic Center. There are courses for children, teens and adults throughout the summer at Lake Natoma and Folsom Lake.
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It’s not too early to start thinking Hornet football. Season tickets now are available. The Hornets play six home games, and that includes this year’s Causeway Classic with longtime rival UC Davis. Visit the Hornet football website or call (916) 278-4323 and take your pick of the best seats now.


The CalCap Chamber Music Workshop presents free concerts July 22-Aug. 2. Classical musicians ages 17 to 80 converge on the Sac State campus, attending intensive music instruction and rehearsals. They then share their talent in free public concerts each weekday.
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Children can learn the basics and the finer points of tennis from Sac State’s own coaching staff this summer. Tennis camps run through Friday, July 26, for young people ages 5-18. Classes are on campus, and discounts and some scholarships are available.

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