CSUS students volunteer about 2.3 million hours each year
in the community, teaching children, assisting the elderly
and more. At minimum wage alone, that work is worth $15.5
The CSUS economic impact on the six-county Sacramento Region
is $743.5 million and 15,946 jobs.
more than 50 years, the staff of the State Hornet has been pounding
out the news. Now those generations of staffers are set to get together
and celebrate. The
newly formed State Hornet Alumni Chapter will host a reunion from
4 to 8 p.m., Friday, Dec. 12 in the University Union. RSVPs are required
and there is a $10 donation at the door. For more, visit www.statehornet.com.
Hornet alum gathering
Bay Area alums …
casual get-together and sailing on the Bay are just two recent activities
held by alumni interested in establishing a CSUS alumni chapter in
the San Francisco Bay Area. Anyone interested in joining can contact
the Alumni Center at (800) SAC-GRAD or contact Craig Perez at (916)
278-4912 or email@example.com.
and Long Beach alums
alumni from Southern California recently met with the CSUS Alumni
Association to propose an alumni chapter in the greater Long Beach
area. To learn more about the group, call (800) SAC-GRAD or contact
Craig Perez at (916) 278-4912 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
A February gathering in Long Beach is being planned.
A ‘Golden Asset’
CSUS is a key economic engine in the six-county Capital Region,
with an annual economic impact of $743.5 million and 15,946 jobs,
according to a new report from the University.
The “Golden Asset” report says $438.8 million in regional
economic activity is directly generated by operations of the University
and its auxiliaries, and an additional $304.7 million in indirect
activity results from that spending. The report also highlights
the University’s significant social impact.
Presley, who was born deaf and gradually lost her sight as well, will
join about 2,000 other new CSUS alumni when she takes part in winter
commencement this month. She will be the first deaf-blind graduate
of CSUS. Full
Just add sun
Cardboard and aluminum foil. Unlikely tools for curbing
water-borne diseases – until you factor in sunshine and biology
professor Robert Metcalf.
For 25 years, Metcalf has been touting the benefits of solar cooking
as a cheap, sustainable fuel source for developing countries. But
a series of laboratory findings by the microbiologist reveal it can
also be a simple technique for killing harmful bacteria in drinking
Essay contest: Schools and sodas
High school juniors and seniors can win a day in Sacramento
meeting with state leaders in an essay contest sponsored by the LegiSchool
Project, a civic education program of the Center for California Studies
at CSUS and the State Legislature.
year’s topic is soda machines in high schools. Full
of Freedom by Stephen J. Kaltenbach
World-class works by CSUS faculty will be on display during the
CSUS Art Department Faculty Show opening at 10 a.m., Friday, Dec.
5, in the University Library Gallery. The wide-ranging show includes
sculpture, painting, photography and multi-media works, all by
the University’s art education, art history and studio art
professors and lecturers.
will play host to the largest high school drama event of its kind
for the 48th year when the 2004 Lenaea Festival opens Jan. 30.
More than 1,000 high school students are expected to participate
in plays, monologues and duets during the three-day festival at
venues throughout the University.
Performances are open to the public, and $5 day and $10 weekend
passes are available. For more, call (916) 278-6702. Full
The fifth-seeded Stanford volleyball team beat CSUS in the first
round of the NCAA Tournament last week. It was a hard-fought series
that ended 39-37, 30-28 and 30-23. Full
After leading the volleyball team to the Big Sky Conference
Tournament championship and its sixth NCAA Tournament appearance,
CSUS head coach Debby Colberg was named Big Sky Coach of the Year.
It marks the sixth time in the last seven years that Colberg has
received the honor.
athletics has created a new tutorial/athletic retention program
for Hornet student-athletes. The Hornet Education Athletic Retention
and Tutorial (HEART) program was created to give increased academic
support to identified student-athletes to improve retention and
graduation rates. Full