172,000 fans packed Hornet Stadium over eight days of competition
as Sac State hosted its second consecutive U.S. Olympic
Track and Field Trials in July. Photo by Sam Parsons
Sac State is fast becoming the national venue of choice for
track and field athletes and coaches. The University just hosted
its second U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials and has been chosen
as the site of the next three NCAA Track and Field Championships.
Sheley, twice a graduate of Sac State, will add interim director
of alumni relations and executive director of the Alumni Association
to his current duties as dean of the College of Social Sciences
and Interdisciplinary Studies beginning Aug. 1. He will remain in
both roles until a permanent alumni director is named.
You can travel with the Hornets to Reno for this season’s
opening football game versus the University of Nevada Wolf Pack
at 1 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 11. There are two choices – an
overnight stay leaving Friday at 3 p.m. with accommodations at Circus
Circus, and a day trip on Saturday leaving at 8 a.m. The overnight
trip is $140 individual or $200 for two and includes round-trip
travel, room, tailgate festivities and game tickets. The Saturday
bus is $55 and includes everything but the room. Make reservations,
or RSVP for the tailgate party only, by Sept. 1 by calling (916)
278-4263 or (800) SAC-GRAD.
of Golf’ tourney
The Alumni Association will host “The Art of Golf Tournament”
at Catta Verdera Country Club in Lincoln on Friday, Oct. 8. Proceeds
will benefit the First Tee of Sacramento (formerly SAY Golf), the
CSUS golf team, and the Alumni Association and its scholarship program.
The shotgun start is at 1 p.m., and the event includes lunch and
dinner, cart, range balls, prizes and contests. Cost is $150 for
Alumni Association members and $175 for non-members. For more, call
(916) 278-6295 or (800) SAC-GRAD.
Golf artist and Sac State alum Jim Fitzpatrick will speak at a special
event at the Alumni Center scheduled for 6 to 9 p.m., Saturday,
Nov. 6. His talk will include details of his participation in a
new film about golfer Bobby Jones. There will also be a live auction.
In addition, limited edition copies of a new work by Fitzpatrick
will be offered exclusively through the Alumni Association later
this summer. The piece depicts the 16th hole at Cypress Country
Club in Carmel (preview at www.jfitzpatrickart.com).
For more, call (916) 278-6295 or (800) SAC-GRAD.
Visit the Alumni Association’s website at www.csus.edu/alum
to find out about upcoming events and activities. There’s
also an application for Alumni Association membership on a secure
site. The campus is abuzz with exuberance and your Alumni Association
is committed to creating great programs and events for alums. Get
connected to a Great University and Great Alumni!
of Sac State
Sac State President Alexander Gonzalez will give his fall “State
of the University” address to the campus community on Thursday,
Aug. 26 in the University Union Ballroom. The event will begin with
coffee at 9 a.m. followed by the speech at 10 a.m.
The Sacramento Region’s job market should continue its slow
improvement over the next year, according to the quarterly CSUS
Forecast from the California Institute for County Government at
Sac State. The forecast predicts the region’s job growth will
reach about 2 percent by next spring, led by continued strength
in the construction and finance sectors.
Alexander Gonzalez will be inaugurated as Sac State’s 11th
president in a public ceremony on Monday, Oct. 4 – the first
day of Homecoming Week. The inauguration begins with a 12:30 p.m.
processional at the Outdoor Theatre featuring Sac State faculty,
retired faculty, the California State University Chancellor and
Board of Trustees, and dignitaries from universities throughout
The inauguration is an important symbolic event for a University.
It is embedded in the traditions and roots of higher education
going back to medieval Europe.
President Gonzalez began at Sac State in July 2003. As is customary
at many American universities, the formal inauguration is being
held after the new president has had time to become established
at the campus.The event is funded with private money and through
the CSUS Foundation.
Details: (916) 278-6156
another track and field coup for Sac State, the NCAA has awarded
the University the 2005, 2006 and 2007 NCAA Division I Outdoor Men’s
and Women’s Track and Field Championships.
The Sac State softball program has placed a league-leading 13 student-athletes
on the Pacific Coast Softball Conference’s Commissioner’s