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January 2004 Issue

Campus snapshotPhoto: 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.
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.

Did You Know?
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 summer.


Alumni News

Honoring alums
The 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.

Chapter reps meet
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.

Money seminar
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 alumni@csus.edu or call (916) 278-6295.


Campus News

Housing outlook
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 Story

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 students. Full Story

Money matters
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. Full Story



Events

Martin Luther King Jr.
Martin Luther King Jr.

Remembering MLK
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 Ballroom. Full Story

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 Story


Sports

Photo: Nicole Deatherage
Nicole Deatherage

Softball pro
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 Tucson. Full Story

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 Story

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