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Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Frederika Harmsen named provost, will start job in February

Frederika "Fraka" Harmsen has been named as Sacramento State's new provost and vice president for Academic Affairs. She currently is dean of the College of Natural Sciences and a professor of geology at California State University, Chico. Harmsen, who has nearly three decades of experience in the California State University system, will begin in her new position in February. She will hold the University's second-highest post, overseeing Academic Affairs.
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Students helping to save salmon in American, Feather rivers

secondary story image A Sac State geology professor and a team of students are playing a critical role in successful federal and state efforts to rehabilitate the American and Feather rivers, and to increase the salmon population. The students, most of whom are geology majors, help with the planning and design of new fish habitats. The work comes to the rescue of a fish population that became alarmingly low within the past decade, says Professor Tim Horner, who also chairs the Department of Geology.
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Happy holidays from Sacramento State
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View our inspiring holiday video card from President Alexander and Gloria Gonzalez.
Winter Commencement coming this week
More than 3,300 Sac State students will complete their academic odysseys with Winter Commencement, Dec. 20-21 at Sleep Train Arena. A new web page, www.csus.edu/commence, has full information for grads and their families.
Sac State to become tobacco-free campus
The University has put in motion a plan to become a tobacco-free campus beginning with the Fall 2015 semester. President Alexander Gonzalez' overarching goal is to "promote health and wellness and a healthful educational environment at Sacramento State."
Puppy Therapy Day is a big hit in Dead Week
More than 400 students mingled with friendly canines and their handlers for Puppy Therapy Day on Dec. 10. The pooches gave students a respite from finals stress. Student Health and Counseling Services and the campus Active Minds chapter teamed up with Lend a Heart Lend a Hand Animal-Assisted Therapy for the event.

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S/BAD starts spring dance season

A series of performances by Sacramento/Black Art of Dance will kick off the Theatre and Dance Department's spring season Feb. 27-March 9. More

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'Gypsy' coming to Sac State stage

Let us entertain you with the smash stage hit "Gypsy," spotlighting the life and times of Gypsy Rose Lee. Sac State's musical for the spring semester runs April 9-20. More
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Pianist, strings launch concert series

The New Millennium Concert Series returns Thursday, Feb. 27, with pianist Peter Serkin and the Orion String Quartet. Tickets

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Korean art exhibit spans disciplines

"The Land and the People - Contemporary Korean Printmaking'" opens Feb. 6 in the University Library Gallery and will be used in curricula across campus. More

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