More than 5,000 students graduate from CSUS each year
at ceremonies held on campus in the spring and at Arco
Arena in the fall. Photo by Steve McKay.
CSUS is 30th in the nation for awarding bachelor’s degrees
to ethnic minority students, according to Black Issues in Higher
Alumni Association will have balloons and facepainting at its tent
for the campus concert of Sacramento’s summer Pops in the
Park series. The free concert, at
6 p.m., Saturday, June 26, will feature the band Funkengruven. The
Alumni Association will also have information about membership benefits
and Homecoming 2004.
Many benefits of membership in the Alumni Association can save you
money this summer. There are discounts on car rentals and hotel
reservations, as well as discounted ticket prices and family plans
for attractions such as Universal Studios, Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk,
San Diego Zoo, SeaWorld, Legoland, Knott’s Berry Farm, and
Disneyland. Details: (916) 278-6295 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
CSUS hosts the U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials for a second
consecutive time July 9 to 18. Hopes are high for an even more successful
event than in 2000, the best-attended U.S. Olympic Track and Field
Tickets and schedule: Sacramento Sports Commission at www.sacsports.com
or (916) 566-6560.
The University’s budget situation was the primary topic at
CSUS President Alexander Gonzalez’ last town hall meeting
of the academic year. At the May 17 event, Gonzalez said it appears
the University will not be required to take additional cuts beyond
what it had already prepared for in 2004-05.
Placer campus deal
CSUS and Placer Ranch representatives have signed a formal agreement
for a gift of land to build a CSUS Placer Campus. The gift of more
than 280 acres is at the originally proposed site that was announced
last February. It’s near the junction of Fiddyment Road and
Sunset Blvd. West in South Placer County, in the proposed 2,200-acre
development called Placer Ranch owned by venture philanthropist
Eli Broad. Groundbreaking will be as early as spring 2006.
members of Honk!
CSUS production of Honk! – a musical based on Hans
Christian Andersen’s “The Ugly Duckling” –
will wing its way to the isle of Tortola in the British Virgin Islands
this summer. Fifteen CSUS students involved with the campus production
will perform the play to benefit Tortola’s Community Agency
on Drugs and Addiction. No University funds are being used for the
trip thanks to support from American Airlines and the island’s
Stock Pot Theater.
CSUS has planned a series of exhibits, performances, concerts,
lectures and displays to complement the U.S. Olympic Track and
Field Trials, which are on campus in July. 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
to Glory by Euripides Kastaris
Works by artist Euripides “Rip” Kastaris,
the first Greek American chosen by the United States Olympic Committee
to commemorate U.S. athletes, will be on display at CSUS from
June 19 to July 31 in the University Library Gallery. The artist
will be present during a free show-opening event at 6 p.m., Saturday,
June 19. Details: (916) 278-4189
African American life along the American River during the Gold
Rush will be re-created in a free Juneteenth celebration from
9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 19, at Negro Bar State Park
in Folsom. The event is both a tribute to California’s African
American pioneers and a celebration of the emancipation of American
slaves. Details: (916) 278-7302
Margarita Karnaukhova, who reached the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Women’s
Tennis Singles Championship in May, has become the first Division
I CSUS women’s tennis player to earn All-America honors.
For the first time in school history, CSUS will be represented by
a pair of men at the NCAA Div. I Outdoor Track and Field Championships.
Senior Robert Linkul and junior André Wright will make the
trip to Texas for the meet.