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Produced by the Office of Public Affairs and Advocacy Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Events draw crowds to Sac State's Festival of the Arts showcase

Sacramento State's Festival of the Arts once again put the talent and artistry of the University's students and faculty proudly on stage before the community. Highlights of the festival, April 9-13, included U-Nite, which brought 1,200 people to the Crocker Art Museum for live music, dance, poetry, exhibits and more; and Family Sunday Funday (pictured), which engaged people of all ages in creative activities on campus. Other events included concerts, dance troupe performances and art exhibits.
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Sac State joins with District Attorney's Office for Family Justice Center

secondary story image A Family Justice Center being developed by Sacramento County District Attorney Jan Scully's office, Sacramento State's College of Health and Human Services, and other agencies and organizations is being called a "win-win" for students, faculty and the community. A campaign kickoff for the center was held Friday, April 18, at Sac State. The center will offer services for victims and survivors of domestic violence, and provide Sac State instructors and students opportunities for research, internships and community service.
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Distinguished Alumni Awards coming Thursday
The Distinguished Alumni Awards, Sacramento State's annual recognition of exceptional graduates, highlights this year's celebration of Alumni Month, which also featured a special alumni reception in San Francisco for former Sac State and other CSU students living in the Bay Area.
 
Sac State freshman wins national award
Freshman Armando Porras beat out 49 other students from across the nation to win the 2014 National Association of State Directors of Migrant Education Award. The award is based on civic participation, dedication to education and motivation to improve the experience of migrant workers and their families. Porras, an electrical engineering major with a 4.0 GPA, is the first Sac State student recognized for the honor.
 
Multicultural Education Conference this week
Sac State's College of Education will host its 20th annual Multicultural Education Conference from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the University Union under the theme "Social Justice & the Role of Teachers." The conference is free to local teachers and students.
 
Summer Academies will help guide teens
The third annual Summer Academies for High School Students, a program of Sacramento State's College of Continuing Education, offers teens a chance to explore potential careers through hands-on activities in a college setting.
 

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In the Community:
Final push for the March for Babies

The March of Dimes helps expectant families have healthy babies, and the March for Babies is one of its key fundraising efforts. The walk at the State Capitol takes place Saturday, April 26, at 9 a.m. President Alexander Gonzalez is the chair of this year's event.  More

On Campus:
Jazz Ensembles concert

Renowned jazz artist Scott Jeppesen joins the group for a special concert at 8 p.m. Thursday, May 1, in the Music Recital Hall.   Tickets
On Campus:
Offenbach's 'Orpheus in the Underworld'

The Music Department's Opera Theatre presents the operetta that introduced the "Can-Can," May 2-4.  Tickets

At Home:
Hornet baseball vs. Menlo College

The Hornets, who this week defeated No. 4 Oregon State, take on Menlo College at John Smith Field on Tuesday, April 29. The first pitch is at 3:30 p.m.   Tickets

Ongoing:
Fix50 project

Find information, updates and commute alternatives for the project, which began Tuesday, April 22, and continues through mid-June, at www.csus.edu/fix50.

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