Modoc Hall, the University’s newest building, will
house various research and contract programs, as well
as office space for the U.S. Geological Survey. There
will be a public grand opening in the early afternoon
of May 11.
About 36 percent of CSUS students serve in the community as
volunteers, giving 2.3 million hours each year. At minimum wage
alone, that’s worth $15.5 million.
The 18th annual Distinguished Service Awards reception and dinner
will be Thursday, March 25 in the Alumni Center. Tickets are $75
per person or $600 for a table of eight. Reservations are due by
Friday, March 19 and can be made at (916) 278-7718.
There will be a memorial service for Henry “Hank” Elespuru,
who coached the CSUS boxing team from 1955 to 1961, at 2 p.m., Sunday,
March 14 at the CSUS Alumni Center. Coach Elespuru died Jan. 14.
Under his guidance, the team produced boxers who won gold, silver
and bronze medals in both the NCAA and Pacific Coast Intercollegiate
Tournaments. The family requests remembrances be made to the Hank
Elespuru Scholarship Fund, c/o the CSUS Alumni Center, 6000 J Street,
Sacramento, CA 95819-6024.
A $12.3 billion education bond, Proposition 55, is on the March
2 ballot. If passed, it would provide $10 billion to K-12 schools
and $2.3 billion to higher education for new construction and a
backlog of renovation and repair projects.
The 23-campus California State University system, of which CSUS
is a part, would receive $690 million. At CSUS, the bond is scheduled
to provide planning money for the Science II building, as well as
a variety of minor capital projects.
California’s little-known history of slavery is now a click
away through the CSUS Underground Railroad Digital Archive, which
went online Feb. 17. The archive features high-quality digital images
of letters, journals, photographs, documents, newspapers and more.
simulation of morphing airplane.
A CSUS professor and his students are hoping their computer simulation
expertise will lead to a lasting relationship with NASA.
CSUS will celebrate Women’s History Month in March with
an eclectic mix of events and exhibits that both honor women’s
accomplishments and explore new issues and avenues of feminist
Civil rights icon Dolores Huerta will give a free talk
as part of Women’s History Month celebrations at CSUS. Huerta
will speak in the University Union Ballroom at 7:30 p.m., Thursday,
CSUS and the Friends of the CSUS Library are celebrating
the diverse roles of actress Katherine Hepburn with free screenings
of her films, followed by academic discussions with University
and community film experts. All movies are showing on a large
screen and begin at 6:30 p.m. in the University Union Hinde Auditorium.
crazy for you
Time will take a holiday when CSUS presents Crazy for You,
a musical theater sampler of favorite George and Ira Gershwin
show tunes woven into a wacky story straight out of the 1930s.
The show opens at 8 p.m., Thursday, March 18 in the University
Tickets are $18 general, $11 for students and seniors. Call the
CSUS Ticket Office at (916) 278-4323 or visit Tickets.com.
Junior Jameel Pugh scored a career-high 24 points on the way to
an 80-74 Hornets victory over Montana State in the final Big Sky
Conference regular-season game of the season Sunday. With the victory,
CSUS (13-14, 7-7) not only clinches a spot in the Big Sky Tournament
but will host Weber State in the first round at 7:05 p.m., Saturday,
for the game go on sale March 2. They’re $10 for CSUS students,
faculty and staff until 5 p.m., March 5; general admission $15.
Call (916) 278-4323 or visit tickets.com.
CSUS baseball and softball fans can now hear selected games at www.hornetsports.com
(click on “Live Audio”). The schedule begins with the
baseball team’s game against Nevada on March 2 at 2 p.m. The
first softball broadcast will be a doubleheader against Virginia
on Saturday, March 6, at noon.