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.
CSUS has a 21-to-1 student-to-faculty ratio, and more than 70
percent of classes have fewer than 30 students.
takes over Alumni Center
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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
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.
Kimberly Rowlett, left, and Haley Bone
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.
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.
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
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.