The Sacramento State Leader

  September 2012

Construction Management now an academic department
The thumbprint of Sac State's newly designated Construction Management Department is everywhere, from prominent regional projects such as airports and stadiums to the Broad Fieldhouse, Hornet Bookstore and other campus projects. The department had a 100 percent job placement rate of its May graduates and is a longtime overachiever in its 40-year history, dominating competitions against other universities with far more resources.

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.


‘Mental Health Champion’ making a difference
Sacramento State Professor Susan Taylor has been selected by the Sacramento County Division of Behavioral Health Services as a “Mental Health Champion.” Taylor's focus is on coordinating mental health programs funded by the county and state. The honor is testament not only to Taylor, but to the University's dedication to mental health outreach.

Electoral guidance: Sac State Professor Kimberly Nalder, founder of the Project for an Informed Electorate, lectured on "Misinformation in American Politics" on Sept. 18.
Video: Nalder discusses the Project | Project website


Academic triumph:
 Katrina Currie followed a profoundly arduous path to college. The payoff, however, has been especially sweet: a William Randolph Hearst/CSU Trustees' Award, which comes with a $3,000 scholarship.

Inspired to lead:
 Sac State Professor Caroline Turner, recent president-elect of the Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE), seeks to instill in others the passion for education that has fueled her inspiring journey.


Hometown hero:
 For nearly five years, Sac State alumna Christina Preston has collected shoes for the homeless. Her selfless commitment to bettering the lives of the needy earned her a recent hourlong flight in an Air Force F-16D.

Convocation explores new ideas on future of criminal justice

College of Education streamlines while maintaining student services

Hornet kicker says Colorado winner was 'best experience ever'

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Campus Events

Sac State's Jazz Ensembles will perform at 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25, in the Music Recital Hall. The groups have been invited to the prestigious Monterey Next Generation Jazz Festival six years running – come see why. Tickets are $10 general, $7 seniors and $5 students and are available at the University Ticket Office, 278-4323, or the Ticket Office

Sac State's Homecoming football game is against Weber State on Saturday, Oct. 13. Kickoff is at 6:05 p.m. Come early and catch up with your fellow Hornets.
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Sac State Professor Richard Cionco kicks off the University’s Piano Series at
7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29, in the Music Recital Hall. Cionco performs throughout the United States and many other countries. Tickets are $20 general, $15 students and seniors, and are available at the University Ticket Office, 278-4323, or the Ticket Office website.


Faculty and guest choreographers guide students through their first performance of the year in “Dance Sites 2012: Faculty Dance Concert.” Performances are at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 17 and 18; 8 p.m. Oct. 19 and 20; and 2 p.m. Oct. 20 and 21 at the University Theatre. Tickets are $5-$12 and are available at the University Ticket Office, 278-4323, or the Ticket Office website.

The women’s soccer team hosts Idaho State in a Big Sky Conference match at 1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 14, at Hornet Field. Tickets are $8 for adults, $5 for young people 13-18 and free for children 12 and under, and are available at the University Ticket Office, 278-4323, or the Ticket Office website.

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