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April 2011

April 01, 2011

Strauss goes clubbing in Sac State production

Johann Strauss II visits Studio 54 in Sacramento State’s production of the opera "Die Fledermaus."

April 01, 2011

Sign up for Sac State youth programs

The deadline is quickly approaching to enroll children in Sacramento State’s summer Academic Talent Search program.

April 01, 2011

Campus to host annual Africa conference & peace award

Sacramento State’s Center for African Peace and Conflict Resolution (CAPCR) and Pan African Studies will host the 20th annual Diaspora Conference April 28-30 in the University Union, Redwood Room.

April 05, 2011

Joint Advocacy Day

Public Higher Education Leaders Unite for State Funding

April 06, 2011

Sacramento State celebrates its alumni

April is Alumni Month at Sacramento State, and this year’s slate of activities for alumni and friends is so full, it stretches into May.

April 08, 2011

Convocation Committee presents recommendations

As a follow-up to the University Convocation held Feb. 21, the Convocation Committee presented their recommendations to President Alexander Gonzalez and members of his cabinet. The Convocation’s theme, “Fostering Community at Sacramento State,” generated productive discussions and created a solid foundation for possible similar events in the future.

April 11, 2011

Sacramento State announces teaching, service awards

Sacramento State's Faculty Senate presented its outstanding Teaching, University Service and Community Service Awards on April 12 in the University Ballroom I, University Union.

April 11, 2011

Gonzalez joins Reed, other officials at State Capitol

Representatives from the California State University, University of California and the California Community Colleges joined about 250 campus officials Tuesday at the State Capitol to advocate against deeper cuts to California’s public colleges and universities.

April 11, 2011

Graduation Unity Day

As part of the California State University Graduation Initiative, a system-wide effort to decrease the time to attain a baccalaureate degree and improve graduation rates of under-represented students, Sacramento State will host the Graduation Initiative Unity Day: "Promoting Graduation Success for Every Student."

April 11, 2011

Rosemarie Dauz is up for nursing challenge

Rosemarie Dauz is determined to become a nurse practitioner notwithstanding the several obstacles in her path.

April 11, 2011

Professional activities

April 11, 2011

Sacramento State employees honored

Sacramento State will hold its Staff Awards Luncheon on Friday, April 15, to honor University staff and administrators, as well as employees of University Enterprises Inc. and Associated Students Inc., for 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35 and 40 years of service.

April 11, 2011

Judge Ernest Sawtelle credits Sac State preparation

The Honorable Ernest Sawtelle, a Sacramento State alumnus, yearned to be a trial attorney from the time he was a seventh-grader. Becoming a Superior Court judge three years ago capped a 17-year career goal as a prosecutor.

April 11, 2011

Sac State scores again in regional contest

Sacramento State’s Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) specializes in winning contests.

April 11, 2011

Sac State photographer captures essence of campus

When Sacramento State photographer Sam Parsons retired in January, he left behind a 30-year visual story of the campus. Examples are displayed in the free exhibit “Depth of Field: 30 Years of Photography and Multimedia,” running in the University’s Library Gallery Annex through April 30.

April 11, 2011

Campus hosts annual Africa conference & peace award

Sacramento State's Center for African Peace and Conflict Resolution (CAPCR) and Pan African Studies will host the 20th annual Diaspora Conference April 28-30 in the University Union, Redwood Room.

April 11, 2011

Awards honor faculty research, creative efforts

Sacramento State's Outstanding Scholarly and Creative Activities Awards Program was designed to underscore the importance of faculty research and creative endeavors. The campus congratulates this year's recipients.

April 13, 2011

STEM lecture examines use of viruses to combat diseases

The potential for viral engineering to be used as a means of curing sickle cell anemia and immune deficiency diseases is the topic of the next STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) lecture, “Going Viral: Using Viruses and Bone Marrow Stem Cells in the Fight Against Diseases.”

April 13, 2011

Sacramento State closes the gap to achievement

Sacramento State prides itself on providing quality higher education at great value. One new initiative hopes to open the University’s doors to even more underrepresented demographics.

April 13, 2011

Symposium seeks answers to getting it wrong

Sacramento State’s Philosophy Department’s Nammour Symposium will take place Tuesday and Wednesday, April 26-27, in the Hinde Auditorium in the University Union. The Symposium’s theme, “On Being Wrong,” is an inquiry into the psychological and social factors that impede the search for truth.

April 14, 2011

'Justice Brilliance' features Muslim poets

Issues facing the Middle East will be explored in poetry and readings during “Justice Brilliance,” a performance featuring Remi Kanazi and Mark Gonzales at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 26, in Del Norte Hall room 1004.

April 15, 2011

Seminar to encourage local entrepreneurs to think globally

Sacramento State’s College of Business Administration and Alibaba.com host a special seminar, “Think Global, Act Local: Entrepreneurship in the Global Marketplace,” 4-7 p.m. Thursday, April 21 at the Alumni Center.

April 15, 2011

April 2011 student demonstration

On April 14, President Alexander Gonzalez met with students at their request in Sacramento Hall. President Gonzalez agreed to post a list of the students' demands along with his responses.

April 18, 2011

Sacramento State's outstanding scholar

Professor Robert Wassmer, chairman of the Department of Public Policy and Administration, is accustomed to winning honors. In 2000-01 he garnered the President’s Award for Research and Creative Activity. As recipient of this year’s Outstanding Scholarly Achievement Award, Wassmer is being recognized for his record in researching topics pertaining to state and local public policy in California.

April 20, 2011

'Same Difference' features student choreography

Dances set to video game sound effects, the soundtrack to "Schindler’s List" and the music of Kanye West. That’s a taste of what to expect at “Same Difference,” Sacramento State’s annual Senior Dance Concert in Solano Hall 1010.

April 20, 2011

Vehicle sharing will help students get around

Sacramento State is joining in bringing car-sharing to the region. Zipcar has placed 10 cars at five sites around Sacramento. When Sac State begins its 2011-12 year, an additional two Zipcars will be at residence halls.

April 21, 2011

Sacramento State Dean's List

Each of Sacramento State’s seven colleges has selected a student slated for graduation next month to receive the Dean’s Award for exemplary achievements in the classroom and the community. They will be recognized from 5 to 8 p.m Tuesday, April 26. during a ceremonial dinner at the Alumni Center.

April 21, 2011

Dixon named Outstanding Professor of the Year

Virginia L. Dixon, professor of Educational Leadership and Policies, has been named Outstanding Professor of the Year by the Association of California School Administrators, Region 3. She will be honored at the ACSA awards banquet Tuesday, May 17, at the Sacramento Hilton.

April 21, 2011

Sacramento State's outstanding scholar

Robert Wassmer, recipient of Sacramento State’s 2010-11 Outstanding Scholarly Achievement Award, melds theory and practice in his classroom as well as his frequent presentations to public policymakers.

April 22, 2011

The WELL earns SMUD efficiency award

The Sacramento Municipal Utility District has presented a $75,572 award to Sacramento State in recognition of the energy efficiency of The WELL, the University’s new recreation and wellness center.

April 25, 2011

Visit Asia at Sac State symposium

A look at Asia’s culture from art and history to philosophy and religion is reviewed in “Reflections on Modern Asia: From Manga to Confucius,” Sacramento State’s second annual Asian Studies Program Symposium.

April 25, 2011

Hornet creativity takes flight at Art Ball

Sacramento State’s Art Ball is so big, it spans half the campus. The annual fine art celebration of work by students and faculty runs 5-8 p.m. Friday, May 13.

April 25, 2011

Peter Buck's a star on field, in classroom

Peter Buck is a four-year Sacramento State football standout and academic all-star who personifies the term “student-athlete.”

April 26, 2011

LegiSchool Project has eyes for contest entrants

The Center for California Studies at Sacramento State is seeking entries for the LegiSchool Project’s annual photo contest, “California Through My Eyes.”

April 29, 2011

ECS alumni rev up for Hornet Car & Bike Show

The Engineering and Computer Science Alumni Chapter will hold its annual Hornet Car & Bike Show, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, June 26, in Parking Lot 8 at Sacramento State.