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January 2006 Issue

Photo: Commencement
A bright job outlook awaits the more than 3,500 students who were eligible to cross the stage at Winter Commencement ceremonies at Arco Arena last month. Full story below.

Did You Know?
Wireless Internet access is available in and around 24 campus buildings, as well as outdoor areas such as the Library Quad. A complete list of accessible locations can be found at www.csus.edu/wireless/locations.stm.
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Alumni

Scholarship applications available
Applications are now available for Life Member Scholarships established by the Sacramento State Alumni Association. The Association will award eight $1,000 scholarships to incoming, continuing and graduate students for the academic year 2006-07.

For application criteria and information, contact Larry Augusta at laugusta@surewest.net or call the Alumni Association at (916) 278-6295. Completed applications are due April 1.

Board members sought
The Alumni Association is seeking new Board of Directors members to volunteer beginning July 2006. The board meets monthly to conduct the business of the Association.

To submit your name or nominate someone, e-mail alum@csus.edu or call Dawniela Hightower at (916) 278-3862.

DSA is on the way
Eight alums have been selected to receive the Alumni Association’s Distinguished Service Award on Thursday, April 6. Details are posted on the Alumni website at csus.edu/alum. The reception and dinner honoring these outstanding alums will be held at the Alumni Center. To receive an invitation, contact the Alumni Relations office at alum@csus.edu or call (916) 278-6295.


Campus News

Solid job market awaits Winter grads
The campus Career Center predicts a solid job market for Sacramento State graduates who received their diplomas at Winter Commencement ceremonies in December. A survey by the National Association of Colleges and Employers shows businesses are expected to hire 14.5 percent more new college graduates in 2005-06 than they hired in 2004-05.
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Survey shows interest in Village
The campus community gives a “thumbs up” to the idea of University housing close to campus. Nearly 70 percent of faculty, staff and administrators who responded to a recent University Enterprises survey said they would be interested in the proposed University Village project south of campus.

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Professors earn trips to Europe
In the past year, four of Sacramento State’s best and brightest professors have been chosen to represent the University in several countries around the world. They are the recipients of Fulbright Scholarships and will travel to Romania, Germany, Russia and Ukraine to give students and faculty an American perspective in their respective fields.

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Events

Martin Luther King Jr.
Martin Luther King Jr.

Honoring MLK
Sacramento State will host a pair of January events to celebrate the legacy of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. The 23rd annual inspirational breakfast, ‘‘A Call to Action: Live the Dream,’’ will be held Mon., Jan. 16. And the musical And the Dream Goes On!, will open Friday, Jan. 6, and continue with Thursday and weekend performances through Jan. 15.
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Works by Robert Morrison will be featured in the show "Tongues: The Half-Life of Morphine and Lepidopterous Shame,"
Works by Robert Morrison will be featured in the show "Tongues: The Half-Life of Morphine and Lepidopterous Shame,"

Steel and sound
The edgy, contemporary art of Robert Morrison, known for incorporating sound into his minimalist, sculpted-steel pieces, will be featured in "Tongues: The Half-Life of Morphine and Lepidopterous Shame." The show’s run will continue Feb. 1 to 11 at the University Library Gallery.

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50 years of Lenaea
More than a thousand aspiring young thespians are expected to take part in the annual Lenaea Festival. The three-day workshop of one-act plays, scenes, monologues, songs, workshops and special presentations by high school students celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2006. The festival will run January 27-29. Weekend and day passes are available.

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Sports

Soccer magazine names Hornet to all-star team
Sacramento State freshman defender Jeff Buddenbohn was named to the College Soccer News 2005 all-Freshman first team. The first-year player made an immediate impact on the Hornets’ back line, starting 16 of 17 matches.

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Track championships earn travel award
SportsTravel Magazine named the 2005 NCAA Division I Men’s and Women’s Outdoor Track and Field Championships the Best Collegiate Multi-Sport or Multi-Discipline event of the year. The championships took place at the Hornet Stadium and were co-hosted by Sacramento State and the Sacramento Sports Commission.

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JC players sign letters of intent
The Sacramento State football team has signed three junior college players to National Letters of Intent. The trio is comprised of quarterback Tim Brockwell, fullback John Alanis and center Kyle Leitzke. All three will enroll at the University prior to the spring semester and will have two seasons of eligibility remaining.

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