Big Sky Tourney – DeShawn Freeman
and the red-hot men’s basketball team host the first
game of the Big Sky Quarterfinals vs. Weber State at 7:05,
Saturday, March 5. Freeman earned Big Sky Player of the
Week honors after his last-second three-pointer gave the
Hornets a victory over Northern Arizona last week and cemented
the team’s quarterfinals home game. The Hornets went
9-4 in their last 13 games.
Tickets are on sale now. Call (916) 278-4323.
Almost 700 new schoolteachers graduate from Sacramento State
April has been designated Alumni Month at Sacramento State. Activities
will include a campus visit by Honda’s humanoid robot ASIMO
March 31 to April 2, the Distinguished Service Awards Banquet on
April 14, Sacramento State Night at the April 28 Rivercats game
at Raley Field, special alumni receptions and more.
Details: (916) 278-6295 and watch for updates at www.csus.edu/alum.
Cristina Mendonsa, news anchor with KXTV Channel 10, will emcee
the prestigious Distinguished Service Awards Banquet on Thursday,
April 14 at the Alumni Center. Sacramento State President Alexander
Gonzalez and Alumni Board President Larry Cook will present the
awards to six outstanding alums, who are:
Michael Brown ’71, Commissioner, California Highway Patrol;
Todd Murch ’81, President/CEO, Eskaton; Albert Najera ’78,
Chief, Sacramento Police Department; Kirk Sturm ’81, Chief,
California State Parks; Scott Syphax ’88, President/CEO, Nehemiah
Corporation of California; and Rosemary Younts ’79, Senior
Development Officer, Mercy Foundation. Ann Weldy ’69, author
and retired Sacramento State faculty member, will receive the Distinguished
Faculty Award. Sonney Chong, Chair of the Council of Asian Pacific
Islanders Together for Advocacy and Leadership (CAPITAL), will be
named an Honorary Alumnus.
Tickets are $75 per person or $600 for a table of eight. Call (916)
278-6295 or visit www.csus.edu/alum.
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Bee Publisher and President Janis Besler Heaphy will be the
next speaker in the Breakfast Club Speakers Series, hosted by the
Sacramento State Alumni Association. Besler Heaphy will speak at
7:30 a.m., Tuesday, March 8 at the Alumni Center.
The event is free to Alumni Association members, $15 for others,
reservations required. Call (916) 278-6295.
visits Southern Calif.
Southern California alumni will gather for a reception to meet Sacramento
State President Alexander Gonzalez and other University administrators
on March 14. The event will be held at the Paradise Restaurant in
Gardena from 6 to 7:30 p.m.
Tickets are $10 for Alumni Association members and $25 for non-members.
For reservations, call (916) 278-6295 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
The personal papers of late Sacramento mayor Joe Serna have been
donated to Sacramento State, where he taught for 29 years. The collection
includes more than 135 containers of mementos from Serna’s
association with the United Farm Workers movement, his work as a
Sacramento State government professor and his days at City Hall.
honored for research
Craig Gallet, a professor of economics, is the recipient of the
2004-05 President’s Award for Research and Creative Activity.
He won the award for his research regarding the impact of public
policy on the cigarette industry.
ASIMO, a smooth-moving humanoid robot created by Honda, will strut
its stuff at Sacramento State as part of a nationwide university
tour with only two stops in the Western United States. The robot
will make free public appearances at 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, March
31 and Friday, April 1 and at 1:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. on Saturday,
April 2 in the University Union Ballroom. Seating will be limited.
Doors will open 30 minutes early.
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Details: (916) 278-6997 and watch for the press release at www.csus.edu/news.
In commemoration of Women's History Month in March, Sacramento
State will host an array of events and exhibits that honor the
achievements of women and examine new issues surrounding feminism.
One of the most anticipated events, a conference that connects
women community leaders from various fields with Sacramento State
students, took place Friday, March 4 in the University Union Hinde
Details: (916) 278-7388. Full
The Horn Player, 1961 Emma-Marie Bartelme,
oil on canvas, 16 1/2 x 15, collection of Robert Aichele
Festival of Arts
The 13th annual Festival of the Arts at Sacramento State will
feature two weeks of art, dance, design, literature, music, photography
and theater. It kicks off March 7 and continues through March
Featured this year are works by Bay Area artists from the 1950s
and 1960s in the Library Gallery, and a keynote address by artist
Carrie Mae Weems.
The annual New Millennium Concert series returns to Sacramento
State this spring, featuring performances by some of the nation’s
leading classical musicians. The Sun Quartet opened on Feb. 28,
and the series continues with performances by the Dorian Wind
Quintet on March 18, guitarists Al Di Meola and Manuel Barrueco
on March 31 and the Gala Finale with violinist William Barbini,
clarinetist Deborah Pittman, percussionist Dan Kennedy, vocalist
Claudia Kitka and saxophonist Keith Bohm on May 8.
Ticket prices vary. Call (916) 278-4323 or visit Tickets.com.
State senior Stefanie Aeder has been named co-Mountain Pacific Sports
Federation Gymnast of the Week after helping lead the Hornets to
a first-place finish in a meet with UC Davis and Alaska Anchorage.
She tied her season high with a 9.925 on floor to place first in
the event. Aeder currently ranks fourth in the West Region and is
tied for 20th in the nation on floor. Her regional score trails
only UCLA’s Tasha Schwikert, Kristen Maloney and Kate Richardson
— all of whom are former Olympians.
Sacramento State junior Margarita Karnaukhova has been named the
Big Sky Conference women’s tennis Player of the Week. The
junior is 10-1 on the year and currently ranked 19th in the country.
Three for All-Conference
State senior Jameel Pugh, and juniors Jason Harris and DaShawn Freeman
have all been named to the Big Sky All-Conference Men’s Basketball
Team. Sacramento State hasn’t had more than one player named
to the first team since joining the Big Sky in 1996.
The men’s basketball team takes on Weber State in the Big
Sky Quarterfinals at 7:05 p.m., Saturday, March 5 in Sacramento.