DIGGING IN--Sacramento State
President Alexander Gonzalez, community leaders, alums and
athletes toss ceremonial shovelfuls of dirt at the Aug. 24
groundbreaking for the Broad Athletic Facility.
This year marks Sacramento State 60th year of instruction. The first
students--all 235 of them--shared the campus on Freeport Boulevard
with what was then called Sacramento Junior College.
Alumni Association would like to extend a special invitation to
all alumni, the community, students, faculty and staff to attend
this year’s Homecoming Festival from 3 to 6 p.m., Saturday,
Oct. 7 at the Alumni Center. This year’s event is not the
same old pre-game party.
The Homecoming Festival will include:
An outdoor BBQ
Live music and entertainment
Beer and wine garden
Kids Zone with face painting, a jump-house, games and more
Alumni Village featuring booths representing various colleges,
departments, campus programs, and chapters of the Alumni Association.
more . . .
The Alumni Association is revealing its new logo at the Homecoming
Festival. The first 200 people to attend will receive a free logo
If you’re interested in having booth space at the Homecoming
Festival, contact Laura Stuebe at email@example.com.
class members will enjoy special discounts when attending the Homecoming
Festival on 3 to 6 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 7. If you’re an alumnus
of the classes of 1956, 1981, 1986 or 1996, this is your year. The
reunion package includes a special gift and complimentary food tickets
for two. RSVP to the Alumni Association by Monday, Oct. 2 to reserve
your reunion package, by calling (916) 278-6295 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jerry Reynolds speaks at the Homecoming Breakfast Club
Oct. 3 from 7:30 to 9 a.m., Jerry Reynolds, the “TV voice”
of the Sacramento Kings, is the featured speaker for the Homecoming
Breakfast Club. Seats are filling quickly and space is limited,
so don’t hesitate to RSVP. The Breakfast Club is a quarterly
event featuring guest speakers in a low-key, off-the-record format.
The events are currently free to Alumni Association members plus
one guest and $10 for non-members.
RSVP is required to email@example.com
or call (916) 278-6295.
home for Athletics
University took a major step for its athletics program Aug. 24 when
it broke ground for the Broad Athletic Facility. The 26,000 square-foot
field house--named for Eli and Edythe Broad who provided a $2 million
leadership gift for the facility--is the first component of the
Alex G. Spanos Sports and Recreation Complex.
Sacramento residents are satisfied
are generally happy with their lives, despite concerns about traffic,
affordable housing, population growth, flood control and public
education, according to the 2006 Sacramento State Annual Survey
of the Region. Fully 83 percent of Sacramento region residents are
satisfied with their overall quality of life.
the spice of fall arts
The fall arts season at Sacramento State runs the gamut of performances,
exhibits and lectures, many of them free. Events includes a visit
by World Trade Center director Oliver Stone, an exhibit
by contemporary artist Robert Therrien, the 50th anniversary of
the University Theatre and musicians from across the globe.
art from ordinary objects
University Library Gallery kicks off the fall semester with the
Broad Foundation’s exhibit of the work of Robert Therrien
through Nov. 11. It features two- and three-dimensional pieces inspired
by ordinary objects found in everyday life and transformed into
compelling works of art, such as a pile of precariously-stacked
plates standing more than six feet tall.
tell the story
it possible to tell a story without pictures or words? Sacramento
State’s exhibit of folk costumes from the Macedonian region
of Greece illustrates that not only is that possible, it can be
fascinating. The costume exhibit, titled “Images of Macedonia:
From Antiquity to the Present,” will be on display from Sept.
5 to Oct. 6 in the University’s Library Gallery.
the Hornets on TV
Beginning this fall, all football, volleyball and men’s and
women’s basketball games played in Big Sky Conference stadiums
and arenas are available for view on the Internet. More than 300
conference events are expected to be video-streamed on the newly-created
Big Sky TV.
on the radio
Radio broadcast rights for Hornet sports have been awarded to KSAC
1240 AM. The package includes live broadcasts of football and men’s
Haupt off to hot start
Reigning Big Sky Conference MVP Lindsay Haupt kicked off her junior
season in impressive fashion as she was named the league’s
co-player of the week on Aug. 29. Last year Haupt become the first
player in Big Sky history to earn MVP honors as an underclassman
and was also the Big Sky Tournament MVP.