Eighty percent of Sacramento area business leaders say the employment
pool is stronger because of Sac State, and 74 percent say Sac State
improves the region’s quality of life.
Hoopfest Nov. 4
Sacramento State basketball fans will get an exciting first look
at the 2004-05 men’s and
squads at Hornet Hoopfest on Thursday, Nov. 4 beginning at 7 p.m.
in Hornet Gym. The event will include interactive contests between
the fans and members of the two Hornet squads, autograph sessions
and slam-dunk action.
Honor a prof …
one of your professors especially great? Or did one do really good
work in the community?
Nominations are being taken for Sac State’s annual awards
for teaching and community service. Faculty members from each of
the seven Colleges, as well as non-instructional faculty members
such as coaches are eligible.
For details and forms, call (916) 278-6593.
or an alum
spring the Alumni Association presents the Distinguished Service
Award Banquet honoring alumni who have excelled in their careers
and given exceptional service to their community and/or the University.
To nominate someone, send a letter of recommendation along with
a biography to the Alumni Relations office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
O’Connell, California’s Superintendent Public Instruction,
will be the guest speaker at the next Alumni Breakfast Club gathering
at 7:30 a.m., Tuesday, Dec. 7 at the Alumni Center. This popular
program is free to association members, but others may attend for
$15. Reservations are required.
Details: 278-6295 or email@example.com.
from your magazine subscriptions can now support the Alumni Association’s
Scholarship Fund. Just go to www.csusmagazines.com or call (866)
825-2921 to order or renew your magazine subscription. Every time
you do, 40 percent of your net purchase will go to scholarships.
MLK Jr. recordings
One of the earliest known recorded interviews with Dr. Martin Luther
King Jr., obtained by the late Wilson C. Riles, is part of a substantial
collection of papers and archival materials donated this year by
the Riles family to the Sac State. The large and valuable collection
spans nearly 50 years, from 1947 to 1995.
Casinos and crime
California communities with Indian casinos showed a noticeable increase
in personal bankruptcies and violent crimes compared to those without
casinos over the last decade, according to a working paper by researchers
at Sacramento State. The researchers also linked the casinos to
a decrease in unemployment and an increase in tax revenue. “We
looked at the bad and good things people have said casinos bring,”
says student John Ortiz, who conducted the study with economics
professor Sean Corcoran.
Helping the shelter
Sacramento State students have joined forces with the Salvation
Army in a project to revamp its homeless shelter. And in the process
they’re learning about much more than design.
“body musician” Keith Terry
The Festival of New American Music returns to Sac State Nov. 3
to 14 for its 27th year, making it one of the nation’s longest-running
annual events dedicated to contemporary music. It will feature
a dazzling array of visiting, local and Sacramento State new music
artists and composers.
Penney, left, Allan Wilson and Aaron Farley, cast members
of The Lady from the Sea
from the Sea
Ibsen’s compelling tale of a storm-tossed love triangle,
The Lady from the Sea, is set to take the stage at Sac
State at 8 p.m., Nov. 5, 6 and 11 to 13 and at 2 p.m., Nov. 6,
7 and 14. There’s also a special free preview at 8 p.m.,
Thursday, Nov. 4. Tickets are $8-15. Call (916) 278-4323 or visit
Margarita Karnaukhova has become the first Hornet ever to be selected
to compete at the ITA National Intercollegiate Indoor Championships,
which will be Nov. 4-7 in Ann Arbor, Mich. The Russian native is
currently ranked 24th in the nation and is the two-time reigning
Big Sky Conference Most Valuable Player.
Sacramento State's most recent volleyball victory has set up a showdown
for first place with Eastern Washington. The two teams square off
Nov. 4 in Cheney, Wash., with the winner likely hosting the Big
Sky Tournament Nov. 18-20.
Wide receiver Fred Amey broke a 36-year-old University record by
catching 15 passes in the Hornet’s loss to Eastern Washington
on Oct. 30.
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