In your mailbox – Watch for the latest
issue of Sac State’s magazine, the Capital University
Journal, in February. Featured in this semester’s
issue are a photo essay about the people of Sac State and
an article about Sac State alumni in the NFL.
One in 26 residents of the Sacramento Region graduated from
group of Southern California alumni will meet on Thursday, Feb.
17 to plan an evening with Sac State President Alexander Gonzalez
in March. Alums are invited to the organizational meeting, which
will be held in Long Beach at a place to be determined.
Details: Craig Perez at firstname.lastname@example.org
or (916) 278-4912.
Football chapter golf tourneys
Hornet Football & Friends Chapter of the Alumni Association
will meet at 6 p.m., Tuesday, March 1 at the Alumni Center to plan
two golf tournaments for the coming year. The first is the Gil Garcia
Memorial Golf Tournament to be held at the Mather Golf Course in
April and the other is a Homecoming Tournament set for October.
Details: Linda Scott at email@example.com
or (916) 278-4899.
University’s annual Distinguished Service Awards Banquet is
set for Thursday, April 14 at the Alumni Center. The event recognizes
outstanding alumni who have made a difference in their communities,
to their professions and to Sacramento State. A list of recipients
will be available by mid-February on the Alumni Association’s
website – www.csus.edu/alum.
Reservations: $75 per person, call (916) 278-6295.
State’s new name?
The University will seek a formal name change from the CSU Board
of Trustees in March, according to Sac State President Alexander
Gonzalez. The announcement was made during Gonzalez’ spring
address to the campus community in the University Union Ballroom.
The half-hour talk also touched on the campus’ budget situation,
progress on the University’s Destination 2010 initiative,
and facilities news.
The Center for California Studies at Sac State is now accepting
applications for the prestigious Capital Fellows Program, which
offers 64 paid positions in state government. Capital Fellows are
graduate students who work as full-time staff members. Applications
are open to those with a four-year college degree by September 2005
and entry-level knowledge of California government, politics and
policies. The deadline to apply is Feb. 23.
or (916) 278-6906.
Beginning in the fall of 2005, Sac State will offer a new graduate
program focused on urban land development from both a private and
a government point of view. The goal is to turn out graduates who
understand both sides of a situation that is often confrontational,
and who can make projects work in the interests of both developers
and the communities in which they build.
Details: (916) 278-6772 or (916) 278-6557.
Harlem Gospel Choir
African American achievements and issues will be the focus in
February during a series of events at Sac State coinciding with
the nation’s celebration of Black History Month. Speakers
and performers will include controversial basketball coach Ken
Carter, jazz great Freddie Hubbard and the Harlem Gospel Choir.
One of the region’s most anticipated Chinese New Year events
will return to Sac State from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., Saturday, Feb.
19 in the University Union Ballroom when the University hosts
the 8th annual Chinese New Year Festival. Events marking the 4702
lunar year on the Chinese calendar include traditional lion dance
and Szechuan “changing face” opera. Tickets are $3
general, $1 for children 12 and younger, and are available at
Details: (916) 397-1959.
Spring arts preview
the spring semester at Sac State comes a bloom of arts events.
The colorful mix of exhibits, performances and presentations include
a show of groundbreaking works by contemporary Bay Area artists,
performances from masters of the piano and guitar to the gotuvadyam
and sitar, and a musical about musicals. The annual Festival of
the Arts will provide a campuswide bouquet of events this March
A complete listing of University events is at www.csus.edu/events.
Tickets for events are available at (916) 278-4323 or Tickets.com.
sports offers promise
season is looking promising for a number of intercollegiate athletic
teams. Here’s a preview.
For the latest scores, news and highlights from Hornet athletics,
Fresh off a week in which he averaged 30.0 points while shooting
56.4 percent from the field, Sacramento State senior swingman Jameel
Pugh was named Big Sky Men’s Basketball Player of the Week.
Pugh, who led the Hornets to victories over William Jessup (Jan.
25) and Northern Arizona (Jan. 29), also averaged 3.5 rebounds and
3.0 steals per game while shooting a blazing 51.9 percent (14-27)
from beyond the three-point arc.
Big Sky Conference has named 15 Sacramento State student-athletes
to the fall all-academic team. The honor is given to student-athletes
who have participated in at least half of the team’s competitions,
achieved at least a 3.2 cumulative grade point average, and completed
at least one term at a Big Sky institution.