inaugural Green and Gold Gala was the talk of the campus and
the town. In addition to honoring philanthropists Alex Spanos,
above and his wife Faye, the event featured the announcement
of more than $3 million in leadership gifts.
The University’s Festival of New American Music is one of
the nation’s longest-running events dedicated to contemporary
music. This year’s event runs through Nov. 13.
on the bus
Join the Alumni Association and Hornet Athletics for a one-day round-trip
bus ride to Reno on Nov. 19 to cheer on Sac State when they go against
Nevada in basketball. The trip, including a ticket to the game,
is $45 per person. Buses leave the Alumni Center at 11:30 a.m. and
arrive in Reno in time for riders to explore downtown before heading
to the Lawlor Center for the 7:05 p.m. tip-off.
Reservations can be made with a check or credit card at the Alumni
Association Office or by calling (916) 278-6295 by Nov. 11.
Applications for scholarships funded by life members of the Alumni
Association are now available. Scholarships in the amount of $1,000
each will be awarded for the 2006-07 school year. The deadline for
submission is April 1. Scholarships will be given to incoming, continuing
undergraduate, graduate and continuing graduate students.
Applications are available from committee member Larry Augusta at
Bob Waste, professor and alumnus of Sac State, will talk about “Gold
Rush Park: An Urban Wilderness” at 7:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec.
6 at the Alumni Center. Waste will talk about a plan to develop
one of the largest city parks in the nation along the American River.
The talk, which includes breakfast, is free to Alumni Association
members. Guests are $20.
RSVP by calling (916) 278-6295.
call for DSA Nominations
Nov. 15 is the deadline for submitting nominations for the 2006
Distinguished Service Awards. Anyone can nominate an alumnus who
has achieved prominence in his or her chosen field and brought distinction
to the University or community. For a confidential nomination form,
contact Linda Scott at (916) 278-4899 or scottL@csus.edu.
The dinner will be held on April 6.
The curriculum is ready. The faculty is in place. Now the University’s
new honors program is ready for the next phase—signing up
students. The goal is to attract highly motivated first-time freshmen
and provide a challenging liberal arts education in a small class
to light rail
The campus community is open to getting to Sac State without a car,
according to preliminary results of a transportation survey. Fifty-three
percent of respondent said they would ride light rail to or from
campus if there was a convenient street car option between the station
and campus. To meet that need, a transportation system is being
developed to link the 65th Street light rail station with the University
including various stops on the campus interior.
Faster bridge construction projects may be in store for California
through the efforts of a Sacramento State civil engineering professor.
Eric Matsumoto, in conjunction with researchers from UC San Diego
and state departments of transportation including CalTrans, is exploring
the feasibility of constructing bridges in the seismic regions using
precast concrete. The research is being funded by a $550,000 contract
from the National Cooperative Highway research program.
cast of award-winning play about the end of the Harlem Renaissance,
Blues for an Alabama Sky
depicts decline of Harlem Renaissance
Pearl Cleage's award-winning play about the end of the Harlem
Renaissance, Blues for an Alabama Sky, will take the
stage at Sacramento State at 8 p.m., Friday, Nov. 18 in the Playwrights'
Theatre in Shasta Hall. Performances continue at 8 p.m., Nov.
19 and Dec. 1 to 3, and at 2 p.m., Nov. 20 and Dec. 4. A special-priced
performance will be at 6:30 p.m., Nov. 30.
Trombonist Wallace featured at Festival
Critically acclaimed trombonist, composer and arranger Wayne Wallace,
will headline a Latin jazz-themed concert at 8 p.m. on Nov. 13
in Music Recital Hall of Capistrano Hall during the University’s
Festival of New American Music. Wallace will be joined by the
Sacramento State Jazz Ensemble and the Sacramento State Latin
Jazz Ensemble in a free performance that will feature works composed
and arranged by the trombonist.
around the auction block
Move over eBay, the Sacramento State Geology Club is ready to
make its mark on the auction world. The Sacramento State Geology
Club will present its second annual Rock Auction from 6 to 9 p.m.
on Friday, Nov. 18 at the Alumni Center. The half-live and half-silent
auction will feature polished rock slabs, mineral and fossil specimens,
and custom jewelry. There will also be food, wine, door prizes
Sky title for men?
The preseason accolades for the Sacramento State men’s basketball
team continue to roll in as The Sports Network has selected the
Hornets to win the Big Sky Conference championship for the upcoming
season. The first-place selection marks the highest the Hornets
have been predicted to finish in the Big Sky by a media outlet since
the team joined the league in 1996.
year, another volleyball championship
Sophomore Jennifer Ferguson tallied a team-high 13 kills and junior
Atlee Hubbard added 11 kills to lead Sacramento State to a three-game
sweep of the Idaho State. With the victory, Sacramento State clinched
its ninth-consecutive Big Sky championship and the team will now
host the Big Sky Tournament on Nov. 17-19.
closes fall season with second
The Sacramento State women's varsity eight placed second out of
24 boats in the Open Eight Competition, highlighting the Hornets'
final regatta on the fall schedule Sunday afternoon at the Newport
Autumn Rowing Festival.