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Produced by the Office of Public Affairs and Advocacy Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Sac State's water programs train globally, research locally

Sac State's Office of Water Programs has established itself as a resource for students, the state and the world. The office was established in 1968, when operators of wastewater treatment plants asked a civil engineering professor to write a how-to manual for them. Today, OWP is the world leader in producing home-study materials on water- and wastewater-treatment techniques. In 1999, OWP added a research division that now boasts more than $20 million in contract work. And currently, a group of engineering graduate students working with the program is experimenting with bioretention filters to clean polluted stormwater before it flows into rivers and streams.
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Women's history expert honored with President's Award

secondary story image History Professor Rebecca Kluchin, an expert on women's history and author of Fit to Be Tied: Sterilization and Reproductive Rights in America, 1950-1980, is the recipient of this year's President's Award for Research and Creative Activity. "Dr. Kluchin's influential scholarship and extensive publishing record in women's history and reproductive health have brought great pride to Sacramento State," President Alexander Gonzalez says. She will receive the honor and give a lecture on "Pregnancy and Personhood" at 4 p.m. Thursday, March 13, in the University Union, Summit Room.
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Cate Dyer: Biotech entrepreneur
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The 2005 sociology graduate took her love of helping people and her business savvy and founded StemExpress, a multimillion-dollar company dedicated to advancing medical research and saving lives.

Plus: The "Made at Sac State" campaign receives a prestigious CASE Gold Award.
 
Courses for veterans pay dividends
While several universities around the country offer veteran-specific classes, none provides Sacramento State's unique mentoring component. An example is a writing-intensive course titled "Perspectives on Leisure" that is designed with student veterans in mind and complements the work of Sac State's renowned Veterans Success Center.   On TV
 
College outreach to middle schoolers
Sacramento State is working with local community and educational organizations to stage "College: Making It Happen" on Saturday, March 29, reaching out to sixth- through ninth-grade students with the message to start preparing for a college education.
 
Student researchers' outstanding work
The 2014 Student Research Symposium showcased the original work of 46 students who delivered their findings - on topics ranging from geology and biology to psychology and civil engineering - either as a poster or an oral presentation. Eight students were honored with the Provost's Award for Research Excellence.

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In the Community:
Sac State March for Babies

Teams are organizing at Sac State for the March for Babies, coming April 26. The 2014 Sacramento event is chaired by President Alexander Gonzalez, who is encouraging the entire campus community to get involved. More

On Campus:
Serna Center speakers series

The Serna Center is sponsoring two lectures in March at the University Union: Sacramento Bee columnist Marcos Breton at 3 p.m. March 19 and Emmy-nominated documentarian John Valadez at 10:30 a.m. March 20.  More
On Stage:
Intimate Apparel

A young seamstress searches for love and acceptance in 1905 New York in this production running March 13-23 at the University Theatre.  More

At Home:
Softball

The Hornets take on CSU Bakersfield in a doubleheader at noon Saturday, March 15. Tickets

At Home:
Baseball

The Hornets host Minnesota at 1 p.m. Sunday, March 16.   Tickets

On Stage:
University Choirs

Songs of love and eternity will be performed at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, March 16, at Sacred Heart Church.   Tickets

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