Janice Hicks works on a 285-foot mural on the Kadema Hall
breezeway that she and the rest of an art appreciation
class designed and painted late last year.
CSUS was the site of the most successful U.S. Olympic Track
and Field Trials ever in 2000, and will host the event again this
annual Distinguished Service Award Banquet is scheduled for March
25 at the Alumni Center. It will recognize 10 outstanding alumni,
as well as a distinguished faculty member and an honorary alumnus.
The cost is $75 a person, and reserved tables and sponsorships are
available. Call (916) 278-6295 or (800) SAC-GRAD, or visit www.csus.edu/alum.
Representatives of the CSUS Alumni Association’s 22 chapters
will meet at the Alumni Center at 6 p.m., Feb. 18. The semi-annual
meeting will focus on membership events, projects and goals for
2004. Chapter members are invited, but space is limited. Call Craig
Perez at (916) 278-4912 to participate.
Southern California alums
A meeting about starting a Los Angeles Area Chapter of the CSUS
Alumni Association will be 6:30 to 8 p.m, Feb. 5 at the Long Beach
Area Chamber of Commerce. Alums from the area are invited to attend
and share their ideas. To RSVP, visit www.socalhornets.com
or call (916) 278-4912 or (800) SAC-GRAD.
The CSUS Alumni Association and Golden 1 Credit Union will present
a free seminar titled “Seven Secrets to Financial Wealth”
from 6 to
7:30 p.m., Feb. 13 at the Alumni Center It will feature Michael
D. Lee, CPA and member education manager with Golden 1. To reserve
a space, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
or call (916) 278-6295.
Housing prices in the Sacramento Region will see just a slight increase
this year as demand for housing in the area declines from last year’s
records, according to the new CSUS Forecast: Housing Sector Outlook
unveiled in December by the California Institute for County Government
at CSUS. Full
Hispanic student success
When CSUS held winter commencement in December, it hosted one of
the nation’s largest gatherings of Hispanic graduates. That’s
according to Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education, which
has once again named CSUS one of the nation’s top universities
for granting bachelor’s and master’s degrees to Hispanic
Recent budget cuts and ongoing state budget troubles have CSUS and
the CSU system facing the prospect of being unable to admit all
qualified students next fall—the first time since the state’s
“Master Plan for Higher Education” was adopted in 1960.
Luther King Jr.
More than 300 voices will be raised in honor of Martin Luther
King Jr. during a gospel remembrance for the famed civil rights
leader at CSUS at 5 p.m., Monday, Jan. 19 in the University Union
Panel on peace
Religious tolerance, understanding and universal peace will be
the focus of a panel discussion led by CSUS faculty at 2 p.m.,
Jan. 11, at the Newman Center, 5900 Newman Court, across from
the University’s J Street entrance. Full
CSUS senior Nicole Deatherage, who pitched and played second base
for Hornet softball, was selected in the sixth round of the National
Pro Fastpitch Senior Draft last month by the Sacramento Sunbirds.
National Pro Fastpitch enters its first season of competition on
June 1. The league features eight teams located in Akron, Boston,
Denver, Houston, New York/New Jersey, Sacramento, San Antonio and
Pan American coach
Kathleen Raske, director of men’s and women’s track
and field/cross country at CSUS, has been named to the U.S. coaching
staff for the 2005 Junior Pan American Games, which will be in Windsor,
Ontario. As part of her duties, Raske will oversee U.S. sprinters
and hurdlers. Full