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Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Sac State sweeps CSU's 'Idea to Product' biotech competition

Sacramento State's commitment to real-world education was rewarded again Jan. 9-11 at the California State University biotechnology competition in Santa Clara. The University's teams of business, engineering and science students took first, second and third places in the "Idea to Product" (I2P) event. It was Sac State's third straight victory in I2P, which tests students' ability to combine cutting-edge science and technology with marketable, product-focused innovation.
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Sacramento Business Review sees optimistic signs across region

secondary story image Sac State continues to support the regional economy with the publication of the 2014 Sacramento Business Review, a comprehensive forecast by the College of Business Administration (led by Dean Sanjay Varshney, pictured) and the Chartered Financial Analyst Society of Sacramento. The release event on Tuesday, Jan. 21, for the latest edition, which sees hopeful signs in nearly all economic sectors, includes an address by former Treasury official Neel Kashkari.

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President's Spring Address set for Jan. 23
President Alexander Gonzalez' Spring Address will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 23, in the University Union Ballroom. The event will begin with coffee and conversation at 9 a.m.; the address will follow at 10 a.m. Watch the University's home page for links to a full-length video and text shortly after the address.
3,300 graduate at Winter Commencement
The holidays came a little early for more than 3,300 students who had their degrees conferred during two days of Winter Commencement. Revisit the pride and joy of achievement through our complete multimedia coverage.
In being 'green,' Sac State is golden
Sac State's new Sustainable Technology Outdoor Research Center (STORC) stands as an example of the University's commitment to an environmentally clean and sustainable campus. The innovative facility features a nearly completed Biodiesel Production System that can produce enough biodiesel to fuel the University's fleet of grounds equipment, lowering costs while reducing air pollution.
ATS testing under way for region's youth
Testing to qualify for Academic Talent Search (ATS) is under way at elementary and middle schools. Exams also are scheduled for Feb. 8 and 22, and March 1 and 15 at the University. The popular summer program affords fourth- through ninth-grade students the opportunity to explore new subjects and learn skills far beyond their grade levels.

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At Home:
Women's basketball

The red-hot Hornets (11-2 this season) come off the road for two Big Sky Conference home games. Sac State faces North Dakota at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 23; and Northern Colorado at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 25, at The Nest. Tickets

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Men's basketball

Sac State plays at The Nest on Thursday, Jan. 16, against Portland State, and Saturday, Jan. 18, against Eastern Washington. Both games start at 7 p.m.   Tickets
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Balance beams and parallel bars will be featured at The Nest when the Hornets host Southeast Missouri State at 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 24. Tickets

On Campus:
Korean art

Works by prominent Korean printmakers will be exhibited in the Library Gallery for "The Land and the People" exhibit, Feb. 6-May 17. More

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