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December 2006/January 2007 Issue

Photo: Falling leaves mark the change of seasons on campus. Sac State’s 3,000 trees generate about 100 tons of leaves each year.
Falling leaves mark the change of seasons on campus. Sac State’s 3,000 trees generate about 100 tons of leaves each year.

Did You Know?
Sacramento State’s first class in 1947 numbered only 235 students. Sixty years later, fall enrollment is up to 28,529.


Alumni News

Last call for DSA nominations
Dec. 30 is the last day to submit nominees for the 2007 Distinguished Service Awards. This recognition is the highest honor bestowed to outstanding alumni by the University and the Alumni Association. Those being considered must have excelled in their career, community or service to the University.

Eight will be honored at the annual DSA banquet on April 12 at the Alumni Center. For a nomination form or more information, contact Linda Scott at (916) 278-4899 or email scottl@csus.edu.


Breakfast Club in Placer
There are a few seats available for the Dec. 12 breakfast featuring guest speaker Placer County Supervisor Robert Weygandt. The full breakfast starts at 7:30 a.m. at the Whitney Oaks Golf Club in Rocklin. Supervisor Weygandt’s talk will center on current issues affecting the rapidly growing Placer County area. Following the off-the-record presentation, there will be time for a Q & A session.

This is a free event. Reservations are required. Contact Linda Scott at (916) 278-4899 or by e-mail at scottl@csus.edu.


Campus News

Survey: Sacramento’s ‘people’ rank high
The Sacramento Regional Research Institute, a joint venture of SACTO and Sacramento State, recently released its 2006 Prosperity Index.

“Although the Sacramento Region experienced a slight decline in the People component from last year’s Index, the 2006 Index continues to demonstrate the strength of the Sacramento Region’s people—a critical building block to the overall prosperity of a region,” said economics professor and Sacramento Regional Research Institute economist Suzanne O’Keefe.
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Museum on working class culture
A Sacramento developer and area scholars including Sacramento State faculty members have announced the formation of a new museum focused on working class art and culture.
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Photo: Nursing students attend to SimMan, the high-tech simulated patient new to the program this year.
Nursing students attend to SimMan, the high-tech simulated patient new to the program this year.

'Dummy' is great teacher
There’s a new patient for students in the Division of Nursing to attend to—a life-size, high-tech simulated patient mannequin.

“It has realistic anatomy and the capacity to have bodily fluids, and heart and breathing sounds, and it can respond to treatment in some of the same ways an actual living patient would,” says department chair Ann Stoltz.
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Events

Diploma season
Winter Commencement ceremonies will take place Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Dec. 21-23 at Arco Arena and in the University Union Ballroom.
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Sacred objects
The University Library Gallery’s newest exhibit presents authentic African tribal masks and figurines that, in their time, were appreciated for their perceived powers—and today can be appreciated for their artistic value.

The exhibition of objects, drawn from several African cultures around the continent, is from the collection of Paul LeBaron Thiebaud and will be displayed through March 17.
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Inspired exhibit
"Transcendent Landscape," a collection of recent works by Chinese artist Shimo featuring landscapes of China, Tibet and California, will be on display in Sacramento State’s University Library Gallery Annex through Dec. 17.

The works are painted on large sheets of special handmade paper and are a blend of Chinese and Western techniques.
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Sports

Volleyball continues Big Sky dominance
Senior Atlee Hubbard, juniors Lindsay Haupt and Jennifer Ferguson and sophomore Rose Burke each posted double-doubles to lead the Hornets to a 3-1 victory over Eastern Washington in the Big Sky Conference Volleyball Tournament championship match Nov. 25 at the Hornets Nest.

With the win, Sac State once again received an automatic berth into the NCAA Tournament. Unfortunately, the team was once again knocked out in the first round by Stanford.
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Football fields 14 on All-Conference team
Fourteen Sacramento State football players were named to the All-Big Sky Conference team. The list featured four players who were named to the second team and 10 players who received honorable mention.
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Hornets in NBA Developmental League
After completing stellar two-year intercollegiate basketball careers at Sac State, Jameel Pugh and Joel Jones will now take their games to the next level. Both will be in the NBA Development League this coming season. Pugh was drafted in the sixth round (68th overall pick) of the League’s annual draft by the Dakota Wizards, and Jones was one of two players allocated to the Los Angeles D-Fenders before the draft started.
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