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.
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.)
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.
“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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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.
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
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.
Better opportunities for students and specialized services for local
residents come together in the speech pathology and audiology department’s
new hearing aid clinic.
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.
of Fidel Castro by Roberto Salas
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.