Artist rendering of the Recreation,
Wellness and Events Center
gift from Spanos
A $10 million commitment by real estate developer and San Diego
Chargers owner Alex G. Spanos and his wife, Faye, will serve as
the cornerstone donation for the remodeling of Hornet Stadium and
construction of a planned $73 million Recreation, Wellness and Events
Center at Sac State. President Alexander Gonzalez announced the
gift, the largest ever to Sacramento State, during his inauguration
address on October 4.
Sac State alum Michael Brown has been tapped to lead the California
Highway Patrol. For details, see the Governor’s Office news
State is hosting a series of Homecoming events this week, Oct. 4-9,
concluding Saturday with a campus open house and football game vs.
Portland State. For details, including a schedule of events and
open house schedule, go to the news
release and the Alumni
Association’s website (click on “what’s
new”). Or call the Alumni Association at (916) 278-6295.
Sac State’s Homecoming rally and crowning of the Homecoming
king and queen will be at 7 p.m., Friday, Oct. 8 at the campus’
Serna Plaza. The event will feature special guest Lorna Anderson
Brown, a graduate of the class of 1960 and a former Sac State Homecoming
queen and Miss California. The event concludes with fireworks at
and their families are invited to pre-game parties at the Alumni
Center on Saturday, Oct. 9 before the 6:05 Homecoming game vs. Portland
State and on Oct. 16 before the game vs. Weber State. The Oct. 9
event will feature the band Betty and the Boomers, as well as the
Sac State Marching Band and Cheer Squad, the Extreme Dance Team,
face painting, food and more. The Oct. 16 event will feature the
usual fun as well as the band Animal House.
Details: (916) 278-6295.
can get the latest news on upcoming Alumni Association events by
and clicking “what’s new.” That will take you
to listings such as the November event with alum and golf artist
Leading scholars, along with Holocaust and genocide survivors, will
examine some of the most horrific events of modern history at the
second International Conference on Genocide, Oct. 14-16 in Sac State’s
Debate and discussion
Sac State government professors will host a special viewing and
discussion of the final presidential debate between George Bush
and John Kerry at 6 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 13 in Mariposa Hall 1000.
The event is free and open to the public.
Sac State’s competitive robotics club will host its second
annual ant-weight robot battle – “Smackdown in Sactown”
– and engineering expo from noon to 5 p.m., Sunday, Oct.
17. The event will feature one-pound robot competitions, as well
as projects by Sac State engineering students and technology workshops.
Tickets are $5 general, $3 students and free for children 10 and
For details, visit www.sacbot.com
or call (916) 278-6089.
of Goodnight Desdemona
(Good Morning Juliet)
swordplay, mistaken identities and witty interweaving of Shakespearean
and contemporary language make the theatre department’s
opening play of the season, Goodnight Desdemona (Good Morning
Juliet), a can’t-miss show. Tickets are $15 general,
$8 for students and seniors. Call (916) 278-4323 or visit Tickets.com.
Sac State is set to once again host the San Francisco Stand-Up
Comedy Competition, and in a switch from previous years, the University
will be one of the locations presenting the final round of the
contest. The show starts at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 7 in the
University Union Ballroom. Tickets are $10 general and $7 for
students. Call (916) 278-4323 or visit Tickets.com.
Sac State’s Challenge Center, which features a high-flying
ropes course and other elements, will host its second “Spooktacular”
event from 6 to 11 p.m., Thursday and Friday, Oct. 28-29. The
event features a pirate ghost ship with haunted galley as well
as carnival booths. It is open to the public and is intended for
children and adults ages 7 and older. Tickets are $2 Sac State
students and $5 general public.
Details: (916) 278-4897
Sac State’s theatre and dance program is premiering
money-saving ticket packages for its 10-production 2004-05 season.
For the first time, University audiences will be able to purchase
blocks of tickets good for 10 performances, eight performances
or, for students, five fall or spring performances.
State and UC Davis have created an annual, all-sport competition.
The Causeway Cup will be awarded to the university that ends the
year with the highest point total.
Sophomore Anna Erikson defeated Fresno State’s Katharina Winterhalter
to win the championship match at the 10th annual Bulldog Tennis
Classic, Sept. 26 in Fresno. The tournament officially kicked off
the 2004-05 season for Sacramento State. Erikson didn’t drop
a single set throughout the entire tournament.
For the latest scores, news and highlights from Hornet athletics,