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November 2012

November 01, 2012

Family Studies students earn national recognition

Sacramento State’s Family Studies students dominated the first Family Life Education Month contest sponsored by the National Council on Family Relations (NCFR), winning three of the five categories. Two students were double-winners.

November 05, 2012

Sac State's Rock Auction has gifts small and large

Sacramento State’s annual Geology Club Rock Auction is at 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16, in the Alumni Center.

November 05, 2012

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November 06, 2012

Thanksgiving weekend facilities hours

Here’s a look at hours and closures at key campus facilities during Thanksgiving weekend.

November 06, 2012

Nominations sought for Distinguished Alumni

Sacramento State is seeking nominations for the 2013 Distinguished Alumni Awards.

November 06, 2012

Veterans Day weekend facilities hours

Here’s a look at hours and closures at key campus facilities during Veterans Day weekend.

November 07, 2012

University collecting items for troop care packages

Sacramento State’s Student Veterans Organization is partnering with the Speech Language Pathology and Audiology Department and the Placer County Veterans Service Office to collect items for care packages to be sent to service members deployed overseas.

November 07, 2012

Robin Fisher co-authors American art song book

Sacramento State voice Professor Robin Fisher has proven that she’s just as talented with words on a page as she is with notes on a staff, co-writing a book on the American art song – classical music set to the verse of American poets.

November 09, 2012

Charismatic Livingston lecturer captivates audience

Rita Cameron Wedding’s Livingston Lecture will be remembered in several respects, not the least being the power of her unforgettable presentation Tuesday, Nov. 6, in the University Union Ballroom.

November 13, 2012

Campus green campaign adds a new dimension

An intriguing collaboration between the Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) and Sacramento State helps gauge electrical grid impacts, usage patterns and drivers’ experience with the Chevy Volt – General Motors’ plug-in hybrid electric vehicle.

November 13, 2012

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November 13, 2012

Sac State students are foundation of 'Dance House'

Sacramento State students take charge of the choreography for “Dance House,” the University’s second dance concert this fall. Performances are at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 14 and 15; 8 p.m. Nov. 16 and 17; and 2 p.m. Nov. 18 in Solano Hall Dancespace.

November 14, 2012

Election Polls: A Conversation with Mark DiCamillo

Mark DiCamillo, director of California’s Field Poll, will be reporting pre-election polls and comparing them with the election results Thursday, Nov. 15, from 10 to 11 a.m. in the University Union, Lobby Suite.

November 15, 2012

Professors explore science of placekicking

A team of Sacramento State researchers has launched a ground-breaking study on the art of football’s placekick, using the University’s newly acquired, state-of-the-art system of 3-D motion-capture cameras.

November 15, 2012

Ceremony recognizes Sac State trees

The Arbor Day Foundation officially designated Sacramento State a “Tree Campus USA” during a ceremony Wednesday, Nov. 14, at the University Arboretum.

November 16, 2012

A professor’s stunning journey back to life

Sacramento State Nursing Professor Joyce Mikal-Flynn nearly drowned 22 years ago and was brought back to life. She has written a book about her incredible recovery and will conduct a book-signing from 4-6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, at Sunlight of the Spirit, 2314 J St., Sacramento.

November 16, 2012

Hornet Racing reaches out to Highlands High

Sacramento State’s Hornet Racing Team and Highlands High School have teamed up to stimulate high school students’ interest in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).

November 19, 2012

Commitment to math skills is adding up

The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching created Statway (short for The Statistics Pathway) a few years ago to help struggling remedial-math students in community colleges earn transferable college statistics credit in just one year. Sacramento State took the concept to a higher level as one of just three universities, along with 19 junior colleges, in the founding cohort.

November 19, 2012

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November 20, 2012

Water scarcity is Sac State exhibit topic

In many parts of the world, drinkable water is a precious commodity – nowhere more so than in Ethiopia. Artifacts from that African nation are on display in the exhibit “Weha Lahulume (Water for All)” in Sacramento State’s Anthropology Museum, Mendocino Hall 1000, through Friday, Dec. 7.

November 20, 2012

'Procession of Carols' brightens holiday season

The holiday tradition continues as Sacramento State’s University Choirs, led by Donald Kendrick, present the popular “Procession of Carols” on Dec. 1-2 at Sacred Heart Church, 39th and J streets. Performances are at 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1; and 2 and 7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2.

November 21, 2012

Sac State hosts Chinese sister city delegation

Interim Provost Charles Gossett on Nov. 21 welcomed a delegation from the Jinan Municipal People’s Government to Sacramento State.

November 21, 2012

Slightly skewed 'Robin Hood' comes to Sac State

Robin Hood and his Merry Men are on their way to Sacramento State. But this Robin is less an outlaw and more a tree-hugging redistributor of wealth.

November 26, 2012

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November 28, 2012

Camerata Capistrano goes for baroque

Sacramento State’s baroque ensemble, Camerata Capistrano, has humble beginnings but has grown into a renowned group during its seven years.

November 28, 2012

Sacramento State's U.N. team a model for victory

Government Professor Steve Iverson and his model United Nations students are accustomed to winning, so the Sacramento State squad’s strong showing at a Chicago competition Nov. 17-20 comes as no surprise.

November 29, 2012

Sac State alumna specializes in reviving schools

Sacramento State alumna Nancy Purcell has orchestrated a turnaround in two years as principal of Fern Bacon Middle School.

November 29, 2012

Counseling center director seeks broader community impact

Sacramento State’s Center for Counseling and Diagnostic Services, a provider of an array of services to the community since 1968, wants to increase its reach. Program Director Darryl Henderson is determined to make that happen.

November 29, 2012

University Union launches gift drive

Some parents simply can’t afford to buy toys and other special treats for their children during the holidays. The University Union at Sacramento State is helping with its “Wish Upon a Star” gift drive, which runs through Friday, Dec. 7.

November 30, 2012

Administrative duo honored for commitment

Leslie Davis, executive director of Sacramento State’s University Union and The WELL, was honored with the prestigious Don and Noel Hinde Distinguished Service Award for her administrative skills by the Association of College Unions International (ACUI) during a regional conference hosted on campus Nov. 8-10.