The Sacramento State Leader

  October 2012

Sac State's Capital Fellows Programs again in nation's top 10
For the third year running, the Capital Fellows Programs at Sacramento State have been named among the nation's top 10 internship programs by The programs place graduates in full-time staff positions in the state Legislature, executive branch and courts system. The honor puts it on a short list with companies such as J.P. Morgan's Investment Bank, Nickelodeon Animation Studios and Southwest Airlines.

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.


Leaders in education, business ponder Prop. 30 ramifications
Academic and business leaders from throughout California gathered Oct. 3 at Sacramento State to explore the impact that Proposition 30 would have on public education, as well as on the economy of the region and state, should it not pass on the Nov. 6 ballot. Sacramento State President Alexander Gonzalez and Five Star Bank President and CEO James Beckwith co-hosted the event.
Facebook photos | Video: "Help Sam, Help California"

Arts Educator of the Year: Professor Francie Dillon has been named Arts Educator of the Year by the Arts & Business Council of Sacramento. An undiagonsed nuerological problem has forced Dillon, who teaches Literature for Children, to curtail her activities, including shows she has for years performed for children.


Tree Campus USA:
 Sacramento State is lauded for its beauty, which is owed in large part to its 3,500 trees. Now the University has been officially designated a Tree Campus USA by the Arbor Day Foundation for meeting five criteria. Among those requirements is the sponsorship of student service-learning projects.

A phenomenal festival:
The Festival of New American Music (FeNAM) runs Nov. 1-10 and features nine world premieres of pieces ranging from classical to jazz. Composer Augusta Read Thomas (pictured) delivers the keynote, and the group Third Coast Percussion will perform the West Coast premiere of her piece "Resounding Earth."



Two faculty members assist Haiti in strengthening its IT infrastructure

Former professor's endowment will help students for generations

University's Phi Kappa Phi chapter earns national distinction

One Book author visits Chitra Divakaruni: story, photos and video

The splendor of Homecoming Video | Facebook photos

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Campus Events____________

Sacramento State President Alexander Gonzalez will be presented with the Ohtli Award, the Mexican government's highest honor for leaders of Mexican descent, during a reception Monday, Nov. 5, at the Sacramento State Alumni Center. The Consul General of Mexico, Carlos González Gutiérrez, will present the award.

The Hornets face two football rivals as the 2012 season winds down. Montana State comes to Hornet Field at 4:05 p.m. Nov. 3, and Sac State visits UC Davis in the annual Causeway Classic at 3 p.m. Nov. 17. For tickets, call (916) 278-4323.

It's a doubleheader basketball treat when the women's team takes on Utah Valley University in its home opener at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 20, followed by the men's team at 7:35 facing rival UC Davis. Both games are at The Nest. Tickets are $5-$12 and are available at the Sac State Ticket Office, (916) 278-4323.

Sacramento State's choirs present "Light Transcendent," a concert featuring choral works of transformation and hope at 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, at Sacred Heart Church, 39th and J streets. The program includes Sisask's "Oremus," Holst's "Choral Hymns of the Rig-Veda," works by Rachmaninoff and Brahms, and guest harpist Beverly Wesner Hoehn. Tickets are $10 general, $7 seniors and $5 students and are available at the University Ticket Office, (916) 278-4323.

Four artists explore the nature of water for a free exhibit in Kadema Hall's Else Gallery. "Water: Essence and Potential" runs Nov. 5-Dec. 7 with works by Koo Kyung Sook, Brenda Louie, Meech Miyagi and Minh Tran, and is part of the campus' One World Initiative. A reception will be held 6-8 p.m. Nov. 9, in the gallery, with music, dance and martial arts. Regular hours are noon-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday.

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