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Produced by the Office of Public Affairs and Advocacy Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Fundraising for March for Babies ramps up as event approaches

The March of Dimes' annual March for Babies is Saturday, April 26, and the fundraising push has hit high gear. There are many ways you can help Sacramento State be a leading contributor to the cause of healthy babies. Click below to find out how you can be part of the march, ways you can donate, and to view a special message from Sac State President Alexander Gonzalez, who is the chair of this year's local event, reinforcing the University's commitment to serving the region.
Sac State March for Babies website
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Music, dance, theater, artworks and more: It's Festival of the Arts week

secondary story image The arts take center stage at Sacramento State this week with the annual Festival of the Arts. From April 9 to 13, the University will present a diverse lineup of live music, dance performances, theater, art exhibits and other presentations. Highlights will include Thursday night's U-Nite at the Crocker Art Museum, a Dance Sampler, the musical Gypsy and the popular - and free - Family Sunday Funday, with events and hands-on demonstrations for children and adults.

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Health profession grads are high on pay list
Graduates from Sacramento State's health profession majors can count on making some of the nation's highest salaries, according to a new survey by PayScale. Sac State ranks eighth for future doctors, nurses, anesthesiologists and other health care deliverers.
Sac State, SMUD create energy partnership
Sac State is partnering with the Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) to promote dynamic careers in power generation. President Alexander Gonzalez and SMUD General Manager and CEO John DiStasio signed the agreement last week. As partners, the University and SMUD will explore initiatives to enhance job opportunities for grads, research opportunities for students and faculty, and pursue external funding to support research activities and technical demonstration projects.
Sac State students honored for tobacco ban
The Sacramento City Council honored Sac State's campus tobacco ban in a special presentation last week at City Hall. Students proposed and promoted the ban as part of a Communication Studies class. "This was a student-led, student-driven and student-executed initiative," said President Alexander Gonzalez, who joined students from Hornets for a Healthy Hive for the ceremony.
Hundreds march for suicide prevention
More than 300 Sac State students, faculty and staff, along with members of the greater Sacramento community, came together Thursday, April 3, for the 2014 Out of the Darkness Campus Walk, a fundraiser for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. The University's Student Health and Counseling Services' Active Minds group sponsored the walk, a Mental Health Fair and a candlelight vigil to honor those lost to suicide.

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Throughout April:
Alumni Month at Sac State

Sac State is proud of all its graduates and is celebrating their achievements and contributions throughout April with a variety of Alumni Month events.   More
At Home:
Hornet baseball is on a roll

Sac State is on a 12-game winning streak headed into its matchup today against host Pacific. Catch the Hornets at their next home game, vs. Utah Valley at 3 p.m. Thursday, April 17, at John Smith Field.  Tickets

In the Community:
U-Nite at the Crocker

It's our own version of A Night at the Museum. U-Nite brings Sac State's arts faculty and students together to perform music and dance, and exhibit art at the Crocker Art Museum on Thursday, April 10.   More

Coming Up:
Highway 50 construction

This project, scheduled for April through June, is likely to have a large impact on campus commutes and create congestion on surface streets as well. Information on the project and commute alternatives can be found at www.csus.edu/fix50.

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