Events and Activities


Monday, April 17 - Thursday, April 20, 2017

One Book Long Read

Library Quad: 3:00 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.

Students from the General Education Honors Program and Residence Halls will be completing a public reading of this year's One Book, The Other Wes Moore, from start to finish.

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Sponsored By:

GE Honors Program and Housing & Residential Life.


Thursday, September 29, 2016

Dr. Cornel West: "Race, Democracy, Justice, and Love"

The University Union Ballroom: 7:30 p.m. - Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

Prominent thought-leader and activist, Dr. Cornel West, will speak on race, democracy, justice and love.

More information to come. Stay tuned!

Sponsored By:

Associated Students, Inc., Center for African Peace Conflict Resolution, College of Social Sciences and Interdisciplinary Sciences, Cooper Woodson College, Multi-Cultural Center, One Book Program, Sociology Department/ Al Qazzaz Lecture Series, Student Academic Success Educational Equity Programs, UNIQUE Programs and The University Union.


Thursday, October 13, 2016

Dr. Chevelle Newsome: "Great Expectations: A Call To Do More"

The University Art Gallery: 12:00 p.m.

In her lecture, Dr. Chevelle Newsome, Dean of Graduate Studies and Interim Dean of Undergraduate Studies a Sac State, discusses navigating the benefits, frustrations, and contradictions of enjoying class privileges while struggling with racial and gender discrimination. 

Dr. Newsome is a Professor of Communication at Sac State.  She earned her Ph.D. in political communications at the University of Oklahoma. Her research interests include ethics in public relations and politics in everyday human interaction. She has published articles relating to the communication of race in American society and women’s issues in healthcare.

More information to come. Stay tuned!

Co-Sponsored By:

Martin Luther King, Jr. Center.


Thursday, November 3, 2016

Jullien Gordon

The University Union Ballroom: 12:00 p.m.

Jullien Gordon will discuss The Other 4.0, How to Maximize College & Minimize Debt.

More information to come. Stay tuned!

Jullien Gordon at TEDxMidwest

Sponsored By:

AAC U Project Launch Grant, College Assistance Migrant Program,DHSI Project Inspire Grant,Dreamer Resource Center,Office of Undergraduate Studies,Student Academic Success Educational Equity Programs,Serna Center,First Year Experience (FYE) Program, UNIQUE Programs, andThe University Union.

Free parking for the 6:30pm event in Parking Structure III, 1st-3rd floors, 6p.m. to 10p.m.

Date:Thursday, September 29, 2016
All events are held in the University Ballroom, University Union

For more information, please contact


Do your students need a little extra time with the stories? Residential Life, First Year Experience, and One Book Program are joining together to provide opportunities for students to discuss this year's One Book, The Other Wes Moore, during the dinner hour. 

Date: Wednesday Evenings, September 14 - November 2
Time: 5:15 - 6:15PM
Location: Dining Commons

Schedule of readings and activiites:

September 14: Chapter 1, Families: Bingo Night! 
September 21: Chapter 2, Football or Basketball?: Cookie Decorating
September 28: Chapter 3, New School: Speed Friendship activity
October 5: Chapter 4, Homesick?: What's Your Theme Song?
October 12: Chapter 5, ProcrastiNation: Share Your Favorite Distraction and Remedy

October 19: Chapter 6, Privileges: Linking Together

October 26: Chapter 7, Risk and Rewards: Make Your Own Trophy

November 2: Chapter 8, What's Your Future?: Open Discussion

For more information, please contact any Residential Life Coordinator or Assistant Director of Programming at Housing and Residential Life.


The Multi-Cultural Center sponsors a free-film series related to the the themes of this year's One Book, The Other Wes Moore.


For more details, please visit the MCC, Library 1010.

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