brought a boost in students to Sac State. The enrollment of
27,314 is the highest ever for a spring semester. More
The gender makeup of the campus has reversed over Sac State’s
60-year history. In the beginning, 57 percent of the students were
male and 43 percent female. Now it’s 41 percent male and 59
Month is jam-packed
the contributions that Sac State alumni make to the Sacramento Region
and beyond during Alumni Month in April. Visit the alumni website
for more details about the activities and events taking place throughout
the month at www.SacStateAlumni.com.
marquee event during Alumni Month is the Distinguished Service Awards
Reception and Dinner on April 12 at the Alumni Center. Honorees
this year are: Larry Augusta ’62, Lauren Hammond ’77,
Scott Maxwell ’85, Gloria Nomura ’62, Alice Perez ’99,
Lloyd Snelson ’57 and ’67, Lawrence Williams ’50,
Karen Zamarripa ’00, and Daniel Zingale, who attended ’78-81.
Kim Hughes ’84 is the recipient of the Distinguished Faculty
award and Dan Cole will be named an Honorary Alumnus. The rare Lifetime
Achievement Award goes to Roger Valine ‘73.
Tickets are $100 per person. Reservations may be made until April
4 by calling (916) 278-4899.
State and the River Cats
fans will also be ‘Cat fans as Sac State alumni, students,
faculty and staff gather for Sac State Night with the River Cats
at 7:05 p.m., Tuesday, April 10 at Raley Field. The first 500 fans
wearing Sac State gear will receive a prize.
Reduced-price tickets ranging from $6 to $15 are available by visiting
the Alumni Month section of the Alumni Association website at www.sacstatealumni.com.
When ordering tickets, alumni should use “email@example.com”
as the home e-mail address and “hornets” as the password.
‘Sac State’ road to China
Take an exciting trip to Hong Kong with fellow alumni June 29 to
July 9. This rare opportunity will include the following:
• Roundtrip airfare from San Francisco to Hong Kong via United
• Eight nights hotel accommodations at the Marriott Renaissance
• Roundtrip airport transfer to hotel
• Full-day excursion Guangzhou tour with lunch
• Half-day Hong Kong Island tour
Cost is $1,850 per person (excluding fuel charge, security fee and
departure tax). To learn more, e-mail your contact information,
including daytime phone number, to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wine & Food Classic
The inaugural Stinger Wine & Food Classic will be 6 to 9 p.m.,
Friday, April 20 at the Alumni Center. It will showcase wineries
and food purveyors owned and operated by alumni of Sac State. Enjoy
an evening tasting outstanding wines, coffees and gourmet goodies,
and bidding on silent auction and raffle items.
Wineries featured include Paradise Ridge, ZD, Lava Cap, Ravenswood,
Cosentino, Arrowood, Crystal Basin and Jewel. Restaurants providing
food tastings are Dragonfly, Bella Bru, El Patron, Mulvaney's Bank
& Loan, Spataro, St. George Hotel, Tarts & Truffles, University
Catering, and Zigato's, among others. Alumnus Aaron Garner will
be at the grand piano.
Proceeds benefit the scholarship program for men’s and women’s
athletics. Tickets are $40 per person and are available by contacting
Toni Brown at (916) 278-4263.
Tahoe is prized for its beauty. But for the last 40 years, its water
has been steadily losing clarity. With the help of Sac State civil
engineering professor John Johnston and Office of Water Programs
research engineer Dipen Patel, the California Department of Transportation
is developing award-winning technology to reverse this trend.
Summer programs for
child's idea of summer fun is hiking, kayaking, building a Mars
Rover, or perfecting the curveball, Sac State has a summer program
to fit his or her needs.
annual Arts Fest
State’s 15th annual Festival of the Arts comes to campus April
11-14, offering a collection of events that showcase many the University’s
artistic offerings including theater, music and art symposiums and
exhibits. Many of the events are free, and parking is available
in any student or faculty and staff lot an hour before events begin.
night of music with Broadway and silver screen legend is on tap
as Sac State presents Carol Channing in “A Celebration of
the Arts” at 7 p.m., Friday, April 27 in the University Theatre.
The event will also feature performances by students from the departments
of Music, and Theatre and Dance.
Proceeds will establish the Carol Channing Performing Arts Scholarship
at Sac State.
Tickets for the performance and an exclusive post-performance reception
with Channing are available for $100 by contacting (916) 278-6989.
Tickets for the performance only are $25 are available at the Sac
State Ticket Office at (916) 278-4323 or at tickets.com.
by John Magnan
offers personal take on cancer
Image/Body Essence," Massachusetts artist John Magnan's powerful
response to his wife's diagnosis of ovarian cancer, will be on display
through April 27 at the Library Gallery Annex. As his wife, Mary
Magnan, underwent seven years of ultimately unsuccessful treatment
for ovarian cancer, Magnan channeled his fear and helplessness into
wood, metal and medical castoffs to create art that celebrates the
resilience of the human spirit.
athletes qualify for regionals
Sac State athletes met the regional qualifying standard eight times
at the Hornet Invitational March 24 at Hornet Stadium. The group
was led by senior Nancy Searcy who qualified in both the 100-hurdles
and long jump. Junior Jody Johnson ran a blistering 20.64 in the
200 to win the event and break the school record of 20.94 which
had stood since 1988.
Gymnast of the Week
Sac State’s Marina Borisova was named the Western Athletic
Conference Gymnast of the Week for the second consecutive week March
27. The honor is the third for Borisova this season and the fifth
for the Hornets.
Sky honors – again
Sac State senior guard Kim Sheehy received all-Big Sky honorable
mention accolades. It is the third consecutive year Sheehy has earned
all-Big Sky honors, after being named honorable mention in 2005-06,
and first team all-league as well as co-Big Sky Newcomer of the
Year following 2004-05.