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July 2004 Issue

Graphic: Olympics Track & Field Trials logo

Sacramento and CSUS are looking to beat a record-setting effort when the campus hosts the 2004 U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials, July 9-18. When the trials were held here four years ago, they were the best attended ever, attracting 187,104 spectators over eight days. Tickets and more information are at www.sacsports.com or (916) 566-6560.

Did You Know?
CSUS has a 21-to-1 student-to-faculty ratio, and more than 70 percent of classes have fewer than 30 students.


Alumni

Nike takes over Alumni Center
The Nike Corporation is once again using the Alumni Center as its center of operations during the U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials at CSUS. Nike first booked the center during the 2000 Trials. Graphics of athletes now cover the building’s outside windows and an area for media interviews has been installed.

Golf tourney
The Alumni Association will host “The Art of Golf Tournament” at Catta Verdera Golf Course on Friday, Oct. 8. Proceeds will benefit the First Tee of Sacramento (formerly SAY Golf), the CSUS golf team, the Alumni Association and the Alumni Association scholarship program. Details will be at www.csus.edu/alum or call Steve Black at (916) 278-6290.


Art of golf
Golf artist Jim Fitzpatrick is scheduled to speak at the Alumni Center on Thursday, Nov. 4. In addition, limited edition copies of a new work by Fitzpatrick will be offered exclusively through the Alumni Association later this summer. The piece depicts the 16th hole at Cypress Point in the Del Monte Forest at Pebble Beach. Details will be at www.csus.edu/alum or call (916) 278-6295.


Campus News

Tops for Hispanics
Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education has once again named CSUS one of the nation’s top universities for granting degrees to Hispanic students. It ranks CSUS 32nd nationally for awarding bachelor’s degrees and 59th nationally for master’s degrees.

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New classes for 50+
The CSUS College of Continuing Education will showcase its fall schedule of new lifelong learning classes from 6 to 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, July 14 in Napa Hall. The classes will be offered through the new Osher Lifelong Learning Institute on campus, which was established to provide educational opportunities to those 50 and older.
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Fulbright honors
Hortense Simmons, an emeritus professor of English at CSUS, has received a prestigious Fulbright Scholar grant to teach at Ukraine’s Petro Mohyla Mykolayiv State University. Simmons will lecture about African American literature and culture during the 2004-05 academic year.


Events

Graphic: CSUS Showcase

Olympic Trials Showcase
CSUS is presenting a series of exhibits, performances, concerts, lectures and displays to complement the U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials, which are on campus July 9-18. Dubbed the “CSUS Showcase,” the events will offer bonus entertainment opportunities for the huge crowds expected for the Trials. More information and a schedule: www.csus.edu/events/showcase

Book cover: The Perfect Mile

‘Four-minute’ book talk
Author Neal Bascomb, who chronicles the quest by three runners to break the four-minute mile barrier in his book The Perfect Mile, will team up with track legend Wes Santee for a special presentation on the book at CSUS from 4 to 6 p.m., Thursday, July 15 in the University Library Gallery.
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Photo: Dancers Kimberly Rowlett, left, and Haley Bone
Dancers Kimberly Rowlett, left, and Haley Bone

Dance it again
Dale Scholl Dance/Art will present a reprise of its hit 2003 season-opener “What Price Liberty?” in what will be its last show under the direction of retiring CSUS professor Dale Scholl. The performances start at 8 p.m., Thursday, July 15 in the University Theatre and continue at 8 p.m., July 16 and 17. Tickets: (916) 278-4323 or www.Tickets.com.
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Sports

Photo of Fred Amey

Great hands
Fred Amey has been named the third-best wide receiver in NCAA Div. I-AA by The Sports Network. Amey, who will return for his senior season of football in the fall, already holds the school career record for receiving yards, receptions and touchdowns. He’s on pace to move into the all-time top 10 in I-AA history.
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All-academic team
The Big Sky Conference has named 12 CSUS student-athletes to the spring all-academic team, including three each from the women’s golf team, and the men’s and women’s outdoor track and field squads.
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Graphic: Hornet Club

Golf fundraiser
The Hornet Club, the fundraising arm of CSUS athletics, will host the inaugural Hornet Club Golf Classic on Friday, August 6, at the Lincoln Hills Golf Club in Lincoln. Details: Greg Enloe at (916) 278-5278 or Alison Gahr at (916) 278-4263.
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