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February 2007 Issue

Photo: Alumni Grove offers a quiet retreat on the banks of the American River.
Alumni Grove offers a quiet retreat on the banks of the American River.

Did You Know?
Sac State’s school colors—green and gold—were selected 60 years ago, during the campus’ first year of instruction. Green was chosen for the foothills and trees, and gold for discovery.


Alumni News

Dine with distinguished alumni
Save the evening of Thursday, April 12 for an evening of socializing, dining and paying tribute to some outstanding alumni who have been selected for the prestigious Distinguished Service Award. The evening starts with a lively reception before entering the Alumni Center ballroom for dinner and the awards.

These are the highest awards given by the Alumni Association. For only the fourth time, the award for Lifetime Achievement will be presented at this ceremony.

Visit www.SacStateAlumni.com to get the latest news about the DSA.


Alumni Association scholarships
Scholarship forms for new and continuing students are available now from the Alumni Association. The completed applications for the 2007-08 academic year are due April 1.

Last year, the Alumni Association awarded 11 $1,000 scholarships made possible by the generosity of Sac State alumni and, in particular, life members of the Alumni Association. Applications are available at www.SacStateAlumni.com or by e-mailing laugusta@surewest.net.

New career counseling services
Sac State’s Career Center is offering a limited number of evening career counseling appointments to alumni and members of the Sacramento community. For $75 per semester, participants get a series of one-hour individual appointments available Tuesday and Thursday evenings through May. Included in the package is counseling for life transitions, goal-setting, skills assessment, resumé writing and interviewing.
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Check us out on the Web
The Alumni Association website has a new look. Get the latest information about alumni events and activities by visiting www.SacStateAlumni.com. And keep us updated about you by sending your information to alumni@csus.edu. It’s the easy way to stay connected to Sac State.


Campus News

Photo: Parking Structure III
Parking Structure III

More parking
The spring semester begins, as always, with a rush of cars filling the campus. But with the opening of a new parking structure, drivers should now have a much easier time finding a place to park.
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Photo: A conceptual view of the new student residence hall
A conceptual view of the new student residence hall

On-campus apartments
Sacramento State is moving forward with plans to build new apartment-style on-campus housing for students, a significant step in its effort to become a more residential campus. The new housing is expected to be built by mid-2009 and be ready for students to move into by that fall.
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Events

A fresh mix of spring arts
The spring arts season at Sacramento State opens with an eclectic mix of world music, socially conscious art, stimulating performance, whimsical musical theater and an evening with a Broadway legend.
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Photo: RCAF
Image from "RCAF Goes to College"

RCAF exhibit
“R.C.A.F. Goes to College,” an exhibition of the work of the Royal Chicano Air Force (RCAF) opened Feb. 2 at Sacramento State’s University Library Gallery. It includes approximately 30 posters spanning the collective’s work from the ‘70s to the ‘90s along with newer pieces, including paintings, prints, sculpture and photographs.
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Concert series returns
The New Millennium Concert Series opens at Sacramento State Tuesday, Feb. 20, with an 8 p.m. performance by Quartet San Francisco in the Music Recital Hall in Capistrano Hall. Tango competition winners and 2007 double-Grammy nominees for their latest release, “Latigo,” Quartet San Francisco express themselves with a mixture of genre-bending world chamber music.
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Sports

Spring sports preview
The weather is still brisk but spring is already in the air at Sacramento State as Hornet athletes gear up for competitions on the track, field and water. Here’s what to expect in Hornet sports this semester.
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20 Hornets on all-academic team
The Big Sky Conference named 20 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 have completed at least one academic term at a Big Sky institution.
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Marshall Sperbeck named head football coach
Marshall Sperbeck was selected as the ninth football coach in Sacramento State history at a press conference Jan. 13. Prior to coming to the Hornets, Sperbeck was the head football coach at Foothill College in Los Altos, Calif., for the past 15 years.
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