election season at Sacramento State, with campaign signs competing
for attention across campus. Voting will be April 19-20, and
this will be the first time an Associated Students general
election will be held entirely online. More
Each year, 64 Sacramento State graduate students in the Capital
Fellows Program work as paid staff in the legislative, executive
and judicial branches of California government. The highly competitive
program is run by the Center for California Studies.
April has been declared Alumni Month at Sacramento State, and numerous
special events are scheduled.
Month events include:
Association members get free admission to the Sacramento State
baseball game vs. Hawaii-Hilo at 1 p.m., Saturday, April 9.
and Gold Day on and off campus, Tuesday, April 12. Students, alumni,
faculty and staff are asked to wear the campus colors and show
their Hornet pride. Students will hold an on-campus rally at noon
in the Library Quad.
Service Awards Banquet, Thursday, April 14. Alumni stars will
be honored for excellence in their professional lives, and for
service to the University and their community. More
State Night with the River Cats. Hornet supporters have special
sections set aside for the Thursday, April 28 River Cats game
vs. Tucson. It’s also $1 hot dog and ice cream night. Wear
your grean and gold and show the community your spirit. For tickets,
call (916) 278-4323 or visit www.rivercats.com.
Summer fun for kids
There’s fun in the sun – and the classroom – for
kids of all ages in recreational and educational summer programs
offered by Sacramento State. Now’s the time to sign up.
Sacramento State has settled on a standard naming system that officials
hope will reduce community confusion and help the University raise
its visibility. The formal name of the University will remain “California
State University, Sacramento.” The nicknames will be “Sacramento
State” and “Sac State.”
BA in Roseville
Through a new partnership between Sacramento State and Sierra College
in Roseville, students living in Placer County can now complete
bachelor’s degrees at the Sierra College Gateway Center. They
can major in psychology, organizational communication, and a special
major in arts and humanities.
In the verbal tug-of-war over who should pay for a new arena for
the Sacramento Kings, local residents strongly believe it shouldn't
be them, according to a new survey by researchers at Sacramento
State. In fact, more than half of those surveyed feel the Kings
do not need a new arena.
Students combat date rape
Students from Sacramento State sororities and fraternities along
with the Queer Straight Alliance visited local bars to distribute
coasters with warnings about date rape drugs as part of Take Back
the Night on April 4. The coasters read "Watch your drink-Watch
your friends" and contain information about drugs that can
be slipped into drinks, such as liquid ecstasy, GHB and Rohypnol.
Engineering students from California, Nevada, Hawaii and beyond
will show off their engineering prowess at Sacramento State April
9-10. On April 9 from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. nine teams of civil engineering
students will display and race concrete canoes at the University’s
Aquatic Center at Lake Natoma. From 8 a.m. to noon on April 10
teams of civil engineering students will compete in a timed contest
to assemble 20-foot steel bridges just outside the University
of the Sacramento State Alumni Theatre Project who are the
cast of Smart Love: A Musical Tribute to Bob Smart.
Sacramento State’s Alumni Theatre Project will present Smart
Love: A Musical Tribute to Bob Smart, honoring the late Sacramento
State professor. The musical opens at 8 p.m., April 22 at the
University Theatre in Shasta Hall. Performances will continue
at 8 p.m. on April 23, 29 and 30 and at 2 p.m. on Sunday April
24. Proceeds benefit the Robert Smart Memorial Lenaea Scholarship.
For tickets, call (916) 278-4323.
Ann Weldy, who wrote a breakthrough series of lesbian fiction
books in the 1950s under the pen-name Ann Bannon, will speak at
4 p.m. Wednesday, April 13 in the University Library Gallery.
Weldy is an alumna and former associate dean at Sacramento State,
and is being honored by the Alumni Association at the Distinguished
Service Awards banquet on April 14.
upsets #19 Washington
No. 40 Sacramento State women’s tennis team posted an upset
win over No. 19 Washington, 4-3, last week at the Nordstrom Tennis
Stadium in Seattle. The win marked the sixth-consecutive victory
over a ranked opponent (the ITA ranks the top 75 teams in the country).
It also marked the first time the Hornets have defeated a Pac-10
institution in school history.
Sacramento State senior Jameel Pugh advanced past the first round
and the semifinals before eventually falling to Tennessee-Chattanooga’s
Mindangas Katelynas in the championship round of ESPN’s College
Slam Dunk Championship last week at the Washington University Fieldhouse.
Pugh squared off against eight competitors from around the country.