crowd Greek organization and campus club booths set up in
the Library Quad.
Academic options continue to grow at Sacramento State. We now offer
master’s degrees in biochemistry and in business administration
for executives. New minors include Middle East and Islamic Studies,
forensics investigations and Chicano-Latino Studies. We also offer
a doctorate in education leadership.
month, Golden 1 Credit Union partners with the Alumni Association
to present free informational seminars on a variety of key issues
such as Home Buying, Retirement Planning, Budgeting 101, Advanced
Estate Planning and Understanding Your Credit Score. This month
Investing Basics will be the topic from 5:30-7 p.m., Wednesday,
Feb. 22 at the Alumni Center.
Free parking is available with RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
or (916) 278-6295.
Mejia, Superintendent of the Sacramento City School District, will
be the presenter at the next Alumni Breakfast Club from 7:30-9 a.m.,
Wednesday, March 8 at the Alumni Center. She will present her vision
for this complex and diverse district and how is she leading the
way for "Positive Changes in Our City Schools." Following
her talk, there will be time for Q and A. The event includes full
breakfast buffet and is free to Alumni Association members, $15
for non-members. Seating is limited. Free parking is available with
RSVP to email@example.com
or call 278-6295.
stars come out on April 6
Eight outstanding alumni will be honored at the 19th Annual Distinguished
Service Award dinner at the Alumni Center on Thursday, April 6.
Jointly sponsored by Sacramento State and the Alumni Association,
the DSA is the most prestigious award bestowed to alumni. The event
begins with a reception followed by the dinner and program and promises
to be the signature spring event for the University. Visit www.csus.edu/alum
for more information or call 278-4899.
is Alumni Month
April at Sacramento State will again feature a month of alumni activities
and accolades. Events include:
• April 6 – Distinguished Service Awards
• April 16 – 2nd Annual Business Pathway to Success
• April 20 – Sac State Night at the River Cats
For the most up-to-date listing of events, visit www.csus.edu/events.
agencies prepare leadership pipeline
State President Alexander Gonzalez speaks at a news conference
announcing the start of a new leadership development program.
Alexander Gonzalez, along with representatives from the California
Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation and Caltrans, kicked
off an innovative Leadership Development Program Jan. 11 to prepare
the next generation of leaders in state government. The program—which
will be offered through the College of Continuing Education—is
designed to address the fast-approaching retirement of the majority
of state agency managers and leaders.
gift a boost to Native American studies
Students in the Native American Studies program at Sacramento State
will be the beneficiaries of a $250,000 gift from the Rumsey Community
Fund. The Rumsey Tribe has been frequent supporter of scholarships,
but this gift from the Community Fund is their largest contribution
to the University.
opens semester focused on academics
The University’s academic program, and its primary place in
the implementation of the Destination 2010 initiative, was the focus
of President Alexander Gonzalez’ spring address to the campus
community in January. Gonzalez pointed out that while early Destination
2010 efforts have necessarily focused on the physical aspects of
the campus—such as the Recreation, Wellness, Events and Stadium
project—providing excellent academic and student programs
is the core priority of the initiative.
text and streaming video of President’s address
a small campus after all
There may be six degrees of separation out in the larger world,
but on the Sacramento State campus a researcher and her students
have found that there can be fewer than three degrees of separation
among the thousands of people here—making a big university
seem much smaller and friendlier than might be expected.
to blow audiences away
Sacramento State presents The Tempest, set on a mysterious
island of enchanted spirits, where a magician's revenge collides
with a world of misfits and shipwrecked clowns that will leave
audiences crying with laughter. The production opens at 8 p.m.,
Friday, Feb. 24 in the Playwrights' Theatre. Performances continue
until March 5 and begin at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesdays, 8 p.m. on
Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and at 2 p.m. on Sundays.
Tennis picked first in poll
The Sacramento State women’s tennis team was picked to finish
first in the Big Sky Conference Preseason coaches poll. After four
consecutive Big Sky crowns, the Hornets were a unanimous pick by
the conference coaches, receiving six first-place votes. The Hornets
ranked 40th in the FILA Collegiate Tennis Rankings, led by three-time
league MVP Margarita Karnaukhova.
and Field sets three school records
The Sacramento State men’s and women’s track and field
teams set three school records at the Air Force Invitational on
Feb. 2 and 4. Sophomore Ashley Arbuckle bettered her own school
record in the weight throw, senior Richard Duhaim shattered his
own mark in the heptathlon and junior Daniel Imlach broke the record
in the pole vault.
to host Alumni Weekend
Sacramento State’s baseball program will host a two-day alumni
weekend May 5-6. Activities will include a golf tournament on Friday
at the Teal Bend Golf Club and will conclude with the Alumni Game
at 1 p.m. on Saturday.