the largest spring commencement in Sacramento State history,
more than 4,200 students were eligible to cross the stage
at seven commencement ceremonies Friday and Saturday, May
20 and 21 on campus.
The University’s Aquatic Center at Lake Natoma boasts
one of the top rowing venues in the country. It recently hosted
the Pac-10 and NCAA women’s rowing championships.
An exciting week of activities is being planned for Homecoming 2005.
It’s set this year for Sept. 26 to Oct. 1, but gets an early
start with the 1980-81 National Champion Sac State women’s
volleyball teams celebrating a 25th anniversary reunion over Causeway
Classic weekend, Sept 23-24.
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The new President’s Award for the top graduating senior was
presented to engineering major Brandon Jackson at the recent Spring
Commencement ceremonies. Each of the University’s seven Colleges
also honored a top graduate with the new Deans’ Awards.
Award and Dean's
A new honors program featuring courses for high-achieving, highly
motivated students is scheduled to launch in fall 2006. Planning
for the program will begin this fall.
Sacramento State’s Peak Adventures and Aquatic Center are
both offering fun-filled camps throughout the summer. At them, children
and teens can learn about nature, experience the thrill of river
rafting, hike the trails of the Gold Country and more.
school photo contest
High school photographers can share their vision of California by
entering the LegiSchool Project's annual photo contest "California
Through My Eyes." The contest's first-place winner will receive
$100 and four runners-up will each receive $50. The contest is sponsored
by the LegiSchool Project, a civic education program of Sacramento
State's Center for California Studies and the State Legislature.
Information sessions about Sacramento State’s new MBA Program
for Executives will be June 8 at the Sunset Community Center; June
14 at the Radisson Hotel; and June 15 at the Sacramento State Alumni
Center. All sessions are 5:30 to 7 p.m.
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Along with barbeques and swimming, the annual “Pops in the
Park” concert series is a Sacramento summertime staple.
The series features free evening concerts at 6 p.m., June 4 to
July 9, with popular band Funkengruven playing at 6 p.m., Saturday,
June 18 in Sacramento State’s Library Quad. The Alumni Association
will be at the campus concert with information about upcoming
The Emancipation Proclamation and pioneer life of African Americans
along the American River will be celebrated at the annual Juneteenth
celebration, “Reclaiming the Past: African Americans along
the American River,” from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, June
18 at Negro Bar State Park in Folsom. The event is cosponsored
by Sacramento State.
Folk tunes and talk
The Sacramento State Osher Lifelong Learning Institute welcomes
British folksinger and songwriter Jez Lowe at 6 p.m., June 29
in Napa Hall. Lowe will perform original works and talk about
the Northumbrian (Celtic) roots of his music. No charge to Sacramento
State Osher members, $12 general admission. Call (916) 278-4433.
Aspiring writers are invited to an intense three-day Writers'
Conference Aug. 5-7 at Sacramento State. The conference features
workshops, public reading events and individual critiques from
nationally recognized writers. It will also include a panel discussion
from industry insiders on how to publish work. Cost is $199 to
$250. Evening reading events are free.
at track championships
Sacramento State’s Brandon Parker was awarded an at-large
berth in the long jump for the 2005 NCAA Div. I Men’s and
Women’s Outdoor Track and Field Championships. He’ll
join senior Geoff Fong (hammer) and sophomore David Nichols (shot
put) at the competition. The Championships will be held June 8-11
at Sacramento State.
gains at-large bid and Sac
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Hall of Fame
The Sacramento State Football Alumni Chapter inducted seven members
to its Hall of Fame on May 20. The group includes players Tony Corbin,
Gregg Dockweiller, Ken Gardner, Rod McMasters, Daimon Shelton, coach
Darren Arbet and contributor Jim Boras.
The Sacramento State baseball program signed Gary Johnson of Sierra
College to a national letter of intent. Johnson, an outfielder for
the Wolverines, received Northern California All-American honors
after posting some of the top offensive numbers in the state.