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May 2004 Issue

Photo: Presidential hopeful Sen. John Kerry
What’s in a name? A little confusion when it comes to “California State University, Sacramento.” Six or seven variations are routinely used to refer to campus. So the University is seeking to solve the dilemma with an opinion survey.
Vote at www.csus.edu/name.
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Did You Know?
A new survey shows 72 percent of CSUS students work an average of 25 hours weekly, and about the same percentage worry about how they’ll pay for their education. (Scholarships help – to support one call (916) 278-6989.)


Alumni

It’s row time
Alums, parents of rowers, and rowing enthusiasts are invited to visit the Alumni Tent Sunday, May 16 during the Pacific Coast Rowing Championships. The event will be hosted at the CSUS Aquatic Center at Lake Natoma (Hazel Ave. off Hwy 50). The Aquatic Center will also host the NCAA Women’s Rowing National Championships May 28-30. More: (916) 278-6295 or www.hornetsports.com.


Singing to Europe
“A European Affair” is set for the Alumni Center, 7 to 10:30 p.m., Thursday, May 20. The gala fundraising event will be presented by members of the Sacramento Choral Society and the CSU Sacramento Choirs in support of their summer tour in Europe. KFBK’s Tom Sullivan will be the master of ceremonies. Details or reservations: Catherine Liberatore at (916) 479-1376 or catherineliberatore@hotmail.com.


Grad day open house
The Alumni Center will host an all-day open house during commencement on Friday and Saturday, May 21 and 22. There will be complimentary refreshments, and it’s a convenient place to take pictures, meet up with your graduate and walk to ceremonies at Hornet Stadium or the Outdoor Theatre. More: (916) 278-6295 or www.csus.edu/commence.


Computer simulation of morphing airplane.
Proposed Recreation/Wellness/Event Center

Campus News

Rec center approved
In the largest voter turnout in Associated Students election history, students have approved a fee increase to fund a Recreation/Wellness/Events Center. The measure passed with 55.2 percent of the vote.
More: RWEC website
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Olympic quest
Though it may not be as hard as corralling a roomful of five-year-olds, Katherine Redcher Bowling is facing a heavy challenge. The CSUS student and kindergarten teacher is competing for the chance to represent the United States as a weightlifter at the 2004 Olympics in Athens.
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Career luck
Just in time for graduation season comes a book by professor Al Levin that challenges the stress-inducing idea that we have to know what we’re going to be when we grow up. Instead, it suggests, count on creating luck and seizing chance opportunities.
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Hear this
Better opportunities for students and specialized services for local residents come together in the speech pathology and audiology department’s new hearing aid clinic.
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Events

Modoc Hall opening
The latest in the expansion effort underway at CSUS will be on display Tuesday, May 11 when the new Modoc Hall opens. The 85,000 square-foot building is a joint project of the University and the U.S. Geological Survey. A public reception, open house and building tours will be from 11:30 to 3 p.m.
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Photo of Fidel Castro by Roberto Salas
Photo of Fidel Castro by Roberto Salas

Cuba comes alive
Cuba is the focus of an exclusive, one-day show of photographic works by Roberto Salas, who along with his father Osvaldo has chronicled Cuba from Castro to Che to the present day. The show runs 5 to 9 p.m., Saturday, May 8 on the first floor of Napa Hall at CSUS. A reception will begin at 6 p.m.
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Photo: Sally Ride
Sally Ride

Sally Ride on campus
Space is for girls. And so is medicine, and engineering, and chemistry. That’s the message Sacramento Region’s fifth- through eighth-graders will get from astronaut Sally Ride when CSUS hosts the Sally Ride Festival from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Sunday, May 16. The event is $18 in advance and $25 at the door.
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Lit awards
The recipients of the 2004 Bazzanella Literary Awards will be honored at a reception at 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, May 12 in the University Union Foothill Suite. The awards, presented to undergraduate and graduate students annually since 1979, are named for the late Dominic “Buzz” Bazzanella. They’re supported by the Angelo and Sofia Tsakopoulos Endowment Fund of the Sacramento Regional Foundation. More (916) 278-7284.
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Photo: Jose Granda
Jose Granda

Flight simulator
Jose Granda, a research scholar with NASA during the last two summers, is the recipient of this year’s Outstanding Scholarly Achievement Award at CSUS. The mechanical engineering professor will receive his award and give a lecture on “Modeling and simulation technologies for understanding the International Space Station and airplanes of the future” at the University’s new Modoc Hall at 4 p.m., Tuesday, May 11.
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Sports

Tennis is tops
The 34th ranked CSUS women's tennis team shut out Northern Arizona to capture the 2004 Big Sky Conference Championship, the team’s third-straight Big Sky title. The Hornets also extended their school-record winning streak to 18.

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What a row
The second varsity eight took home the gold for the first time in program history while the rowing team's varsity eight earned the silver medal at the Western Intercollegiate Rowing Association (WIRA) Championships at the CSUS Aquatic Center on Lake Natoma.
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