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September 2012

September 04, 2012

New University home page debuts

On behalf of Public Affairs and Advocacy, we are pleased to announce the launch of a newly redesigned home page for Sacramento State: www.csus.edu.

September 05, 2012

'Mental Health Champion' making a difference

Sacramento State Professor Susan Taylor’s selection by the Sacramento County Division of Behavioral Health Services as a “Mental Health Champion” reflects the good work she’s been doing for the last 12 years since coming to the University.

September 05, 2012

College of Education streamlines services, programs

Sacramento State’s College of Education has restructured its organization without sacrificing classes or other educational needs.

September 06, 2012

STEM lecture on 'artificial brain' kicks off fall series

The first of this fall’s STEM Scholars Lectures at Sacramento State will take place at 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 20, in the University Union Redwood Room. “Neural Networks: The Quest for an Artificial Brain” will be presented by V. Scott Gordon, a professor of Computer Science at Sacramento State.

September 09, 2012

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September 10, 2012

One Book activities are foreword to author visit

The One Book program at Sacramento State has scheduled a pair of preliminary presentations ramping up to the main event – a campus visit by author Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni on Thursday, Oct. 25.

September 11, 2012

Castaneda says kick was best experience ever

Sac State’s Hornet football team was down 28-27 against Colorado on Sept. 8 with mere seconds remaining in the game. Edgar Castaneda, a junior walk-on from Alameda, strapped on his shiny green helmet and strolled onto the field.

September 11, 2012

Sac State alumna discovers new spider ‘family’

Sacramento State graduate Tracy Audisio is a budding arachnologist and co-author of the description of the new spider family Trogoraptoridae, which was featured by CNN, BBC Today, The New York Times, Popular Science and Scientific American, among many other national and international media.

September 12, 2012

Sac State's Katrina Currie wins Hearst Award

The path to a college degree is never easy. For Sacramento State’s Katrina Currie it was an especially rough road, but one that has paid off in more ways than one, most recently with the honor of a William Randolph Hearst/CSU Trustees’ Award for Outstanding Achievement.

September 13, 2012

Convocation to explore new ideas on future of justice

Effective criminal justice practice requires solid, empirical social science data, which means research and universities do matter, says Frank Zimring, keynote speaker for the inaugural Criminal Justice Convocation.

September 13, 2012

Sac State alumna soars to new heights

Christina Preston’s life has been going at warp speed the last few years. The Sac State alumna recently was selected to ride on an Air Force F-16D by virtue of being a “hometown hero” for her good works on behalf of the needy.

September 14, 2012

Stem cell grant extension propels grad program

Professor Jane Bruner, associate dean of the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, is especially pleased by a recent $1.4 million stem cell grant extension that will bolster Sacramento State’s Professional Science Master’s (PSM) program.

September 17, 2012

Faculty Senate Schedule, October and November 2012

September 18, 2012

Sac State seeks future teachers

Sacramento State’s College of Education will hold a drop-in application workshop this week for individuals who want to pursue an educational specialist credential next spring, as well as for applicants to the Multiple Subject and Single Subject Teacher Preparation Programs for fall 2013, who intend to complete their prerequisite courses and experiences in spring 2013.

September 18, 2012

Lecture cuts through political smoke screens

Kimberly Nalder, associate professor of government at Sacramento State, addressed “Misinformation in American Politics” at noon Tuesday, Sept. 18, in the University Union’s Redwood Room.

September 19, 2012

Professor's educational journey inspires others

Sacramento State Professor Caroline Sotello Viernes Turner recently became president-elect of the Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE).

September 20, 2012

Sac State saddened by student's death

September 21, 2012

Construction Management now an academic dept.

After 40 years as a successful, respected program within the University’s Department of Civil Engineering, Construction Management this fall became an independent academic department in the College of Engineering and Computer Science.

September 25, 2012

Sac State Fashion Show aids former foster youth

The upcoming Guardian Scholars Fashion Show is more than just a fundraiser for the Sac State program that supports emancipated foster youth – it’s a confidence builder, a networking opportunity, and a chance for the participants to know the experience of dressing up and having a good time with their peers.

September 25, 2012

Water is topic of campus-wide study project

Water is getting a lot of scrutiny at Sacramento State this year. It’s the topic of the University’s new global education program, the One World Initiative, which each year uses a subject of worldwide importance in many different classes and course work elements, discussions and other events, examining it from several viewpoints.

September 26, 2012

Sac State honors chapter earns national acclaim

Sacramento State’s Phi Kappa Phi honors chapter has been singled out as one of the nation’s finest.

September 27, 2012

Art professor is first up in author lecture series

Elaine O’Brien, professor of contemporary art history at Sacramento State and general editor of a major new text on Global Modernisms, will lead off the popular Friends of the University Library author lecture series this fall.

September 27, 2012

Women's Studies professor wins Livingston honor

This year’s recipient of the John C. Livingston award is Rita Cameron Wedding, who directs the Department of Women’s Studies and is a professor of Women’s Studies and Ethnic Studies.

September 28, 2012

Talk examines importance of Iraq marshes

The draining of the Mesopotamian Marshes and efforts to restore them will be explored in a special presentation by Sacramento State’s One World Initiative and Hima Mesopotamia

September 28, 2012

Electoral College is debate topic

A host of high school students will debate whether the Electoral College should be abolished when they swarm Sacramento State as part of The Ronald Reagan Great Communicator Debate Series.