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October 2012

October 01, 2012

Sacramento State hosts presidential debate viewing

Sac State Government Professor Kimberly Nalder, who is also director of the Project for an Informed Electorate, hosts this group viewing of the televised debate.

October 02, 2012

Academic, business leaders examine Prop. 30 effects

Sacramento State President Alexander Gonzalez and James Beckwith, president and CEO of Five Star Bank, host the presentation.

October 03, 2012

Ex-professor's gift will help generations of students

Sue McGinty's legacy is twofold: the physical therapy doctorate program, which debuted this fall, and a generous endowment fund that will grow over time and provide scholarships to low-income students in the physical therapy program.

October 04, 2012

Leadership ponders Prop. 30 ramifications

Academic and business leaders from throughout California gathered Wednesday, Oct. 3, at Sacramento State to explore the impact that Prop. 30 would have on higher education, as well as the economy of the region and state, should voters fail to approve the measure Nov. 6.

October 04, 2012

Professors honored for excellence in the arts

Sac State Professors Francie Dillon and Elaine O’Brien have never met, but they’re both thrilled to be competing for Sacramento’s Arts Educator of the Year honor.

October 08, 2012

Sac State buzzing with Homecoming activity

Sacramento State welcomes alumni, friends and future Hornets for Homecoming festivities Friday and Saturday, Oct. 12-13.

October 08, 2012

Dancers hit the main stage at Sac State

“Dance Sites 2012: Faculty Dance Concert” serves as a prism for contemporary dance, separating it into a rainbow of styles and themes. Seven choreographers will present seven dance pieces that cover folklorico, modern styles and everything in between at Sacramento State’s University Theatre.

October 09, 2012

Sac State is named a Tree Campus USA

In honor of the University’s commitment to “effective campus forest management,” the Arbor Day Foundation has named Sacramento State a Tree Campus USA.

October 10, 2012

Sac State hosts VP Debate viewing

Professor Kim Nalder, director of the Project for an Informed Electorate (PIE) hosts a viewing of the Vice Presidential Debate.

October 10, 2012

Campus community strives in blood drive

Sacramento State students, faculty, staff and alumni are participating in the fifth annual Causeway Classic Blood Drive with BloodSource and Associated Students Inc. (ASI) from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, Oct. 23-24, in the University Union Ballroom.

October 11, 2012

Video contest showcases community engagement

The California State University Center for Community Engagement’s student video contest showcases the impact students have in the community and how their service learning impacts them. It’s also the first phase in the celebration of the CCE’s 15-year anniversary.

October 11, 2012

Sac State, Public Library offer proposition info

Figuring out exactly what a state initiative means and what it will do can be confusing. Sacramento State’s Project for an Informed Electorate has scheduled two forums to make this November’s propositions a little clearer, and joined forces with the Sacramento Public Library for one of them.

October 15, 2012

Sac State celebrates Food Day

Food Day seeks to change our habits when it comes to meals – not just the way we eat, but also the way we grow, harvest, and even think about food. Sacramento State will again participate in this worldwide effort Wednesday, Oct. 24.

October 15, 2012

Water theme flows through Sac State exhibit

The nature of water will be explored by four local, internationally known and young emerging artists in “Water: Essence and Potential,” a free exhibit running Nov. 5-Dec. 7 in Sacramento State’s Else Gallery. The show includes a special reception 6-8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9, featuring music, dance and martial arts.

October 15, 2012

professional activities

October 16, 2012

Annual Ski Swap is this Sunday, Oct. 21

The Sac State Ski Swap, in its 47th year, is an annual tradition for thousands of skiers and snowboarders looking for bargain gear and clothing. This year’s event is set for Sunday, Oct. 21.

October 17, 2012

Project may help fortify homes against quakes

Since Professor Ben Fell came to Sacramento State four years ago, the structural engineering specialist has helped secure two major federal grants. The more recent is from the Network for Earthquake Engineering Simulation, a subsidiary of the National Science Foundation, worth $1.2 million. The multiyear award, in conjunction with Stanford University, is meant to improve the performance of residential structures during earthquake motion.

October 18, 2012

Mexican government honors Sac State president

Sacramento State President Alexander Gonzalez has won the Ohtli Award, the Mexican government’s highest honor for leaders of Mexican descent.

October 18, 2012

'Being green' is easy at Sac State

Sacramento State’s colors of green and gold are altogether fitting because they reflect the University’s commitment to an environmentally clean and sustainable campus. A case in point is Energy Conservation Day, which will be commemorated all day Tuesday, Oct. 23, in the Library Quad.

October 19, 2012

Sac State experts shine at international conference

Sacramento State’s J.P. Bayard, director of campus technology initiatives and creative services, and communication studies Professor Raymond Koegel, who specializes in interactive learning, traveled to Haiti on Friday, Sept. 28, to help present a three-day information technology workshop to the leaders of primarily Haitian universities.

October 19, 2012

Public Policy forum to study propositions

Three of the upcoming state propositions will get a thorough review by students, alumni and faculty from Sacramento State’s Public Policy and Administration (PPA) program from noon to 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 1, in the University Union, California Suite.

October 19, 2012

Faculty Senate Schedule, November 2012

October 21, 2012

University mourns death of student-athlete

Sacramento State is mourning the loss of student-athlete John Bloomfield.

October 23, 2012

'For Colored Girls' tells story through verse and dance

Seven “colors” tell individual stories of women’s struggles, intertwine their individual tales and come together to speak in a collective voice in "For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Enuf," the choreopoem being staged in Sacramento State’s Playwrights’ Theatre.

October 24, 2012

Five from Sac State win honor society awards

Phi Kappa Phi members from Sacramento State recently garnered five Love of Learning Awards worth $500 each from the academic honor society – the nation’s oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines.

October 25, 2012

Comedy film festival features business theme

The second annual College of Business Administration Film Festival will be from 10:30-11:45 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 8, in the University Union, Hinde Auditorium. Admission is free and refreshments will be served starting at 10 a.m. For early registration: cba_film_festival@yahoo.com.

October 25, 2012

Professor Francie Dillon wins arts award

When Professor Francie Dillon was named Arts Educator of the Year by the Arts & Business Council of Sacramento during an Oct. 12 luncheon, she wasn’t sure how to get her message across in her acceptance speech. So she borrowed lessons from the hokey pokey.

October 25, 2012

One Book author speaks at Sac State

Chitra Divakaruni, author of "One Amazing Thing," Sacramento State’s One Book selection for the 2012-13 academic year, paid a well-received visit to campus Thursday, Oct. 25.

October 26, 2012

Faculty Senate Schedule, December 2012

October 29, 2012

Choirs present 'Light Transcendent' concert

Sacramento State’s University Choirs, led by Donald Kendrick, will present “Light Transcendent” – radiant choral works of transformation and hope.

October 29, 2012

FeNAM features world premieres of American music

With nine world premieres and 20 West Coast premieres, Sacramento State’s 2012 Festival of New American Music promises to be a memorable experience.

October 30, 2012

One-stop shopping: Forum, free pizza and registration

Registration for admission to Sacramento State’s Public Policy & Administration (PPA) program began Oct. 1 and continues through Saturday, Dec. 1.

October 30, 2012

Center to conduct town hall, simulated election

Sacramento State’s Center for California Studies will present a LegiSchool Town Hall Meeting and Mock Election from 1 to 3 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 1.

October 30, 2012

Capital Fellows again named top 10 internship

The Capital Fellows Programs at Sacramento State have done it again: They have been named one of the nation’s top 10 internship programs for the third year in a row by Vault.com, the website of employer profiles and rankings, industry blogs and education information.

October 31, 2012

Sac State's speech clinic: Celebrating 60 years of service

The two Sacramento State students sit in the small room with 3-year-old Rosalie McInnis, holding a make-believe tea party. The three talk among themselves as the students lay out tiny cups, saucers and plates, and bring out the “guests” – stuffed animals and puppets.

October 31, 2012

Screening has special meaning for Sac State professor

The audience gathered in the University Theatre on Monday, Oct. 22, got to view a piece of cinema history when Sacramento State Professor Gregory Mark hosted a screening of the 1916 silent movie The Curse of Quon Gwon.