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The Sacramento State Leader
  September 2011

NSF grants boost Sac State's teaching mission
Sacramento State has scored a trifecta of National Science Foundation grants that will enhance student learning and better prepare our graduates to succeed in an increasingly competitive workforce. The grants include more than $1.63 million that will provide scholarships to several Sacramento State students and ultimately create more math and science instructors for middle and high schools in high-needs areas.

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.


Conference will help girls explore science
With hands-on workshops such as "Bone Detectives," "Build a Heart Monitor" and "Fun with Fishes," Sacramento State's Expanding Your Horizons conference in October will encourage middle school girls to pursue education and careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).


Teaching, Learning and Service

Elizabeth Ebrahimzadehdefies Center for Entrepreneurship: Sacramento State's College of Business Administration has launched a venture incubator, led by Associate Professor Seung Bach, to help start-up businesses get on their feet. 
Jeffrey Brodd National recognition: Carlos Nevarez, director of Sacramento State's Doctorate in Educational Leadership program, has been honored for his expertise on teaching with an invitation to join in NBC's annual Education Nation Summit.
Jeffrey Brodd Faculty profile: Warren Drew Smith, a professor of electrical and electronic engineering, is awaiting patent approval for a miniaturized measuring device he devised that could prove very beneficial to children with cerebral palsy.

Elizabeth Ebrahimzadehdefies Alumni profile: Thanks to a Fulbright scholarship, Sacramento State alumna Kristy Michelle Smith is spending the school year in Portugal as part of the U.S. government's flagship international educational program.

Future Hornets will flock to Preview Day.

Sac State celebrates centennial of women's suffrage.

Donor collaboration earns Partner for Life honor for Sac State.

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Campus Events

Homecoming! Hornets vs. Eastern Washington, Oct. 22. Tailgating starts at 3 p.m.; kickoff is at 6:05 p.m. Click below for tickets or call the University Ticket Office at (916) 278-4323.
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"Spirit of the Basket," a free exhibit of Indian baskets from throughout North America, is in Sacramento State's Library Gallery through Nov. 19. Many of the pieces resided in San Francisco's De Young Museum in the 1920s and '30s. Gallery hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Tuesday-Saturday.

"The Courage to Remember," a traveling exhibit from the Simon Wiesenthal Center's Museum of Tolerance, is in Sacramento State's Anthropology Museum, 1000 Mendocino Hall, through Nov. 4. Museum hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday.
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Sacramento State's Piano Series presents Andreas Klein at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 1 in Capistrano Hall's Music Recital Hall. A frequent contributor on NPR's "Performance Today," Klein will present a recital of Liszt and Busoni. Tickets are $15-$20 and available at the University Ticket Office, (916) 278-4323, or

The music of Tito Puente will be featured when Sacramento State's award-winning Jazz Ensemble performs with the Sacramento Jazz Orchestra in a special concert at 8 p.m. in Capistrano Hall's Music Recital Hall. Tickets are $10, available only at the door.

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