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December 2012

December 03, 2012

Nearly 3,300 degrees forecast for Winter Commencement

Sacramento State has 3,281 students eligible for graduation this winter and most of them will pick up their diplomas during Winter Commencement ceremonies Friday, Dec. 14, and Saturday, Dec. 15, at Sleep Train Arena.

December 03, 2012

Sac State grad student pens mystery for youngsters

Moses Jones is forever losing things, and when he couldn’t find a shoe, he retraced his steps to search for it. At the grocery store, for instance, he “foraged through the frozen foods,” “probed through the produce section,” “dared dangers in the deli” and “bumbled through the bakery.” And at the music store, he “sorted through the saxophones” and “dismantled the drums.”

December 04, 2012

Sac State civil engineer squad sweeps competition

For the fourth time in the last five years, Sac State has won the design competition sponsored by the Structural Engineers Association of Central California (SEAOCC). The award ceremony was held Tuesday, Nov. 13, during the professional organization’s monthly meeting in Sacramento.

December 04, 2012

Essay contest to focus on DREAM Act

Sacramento State’s LegiSchool Project is seeking entries for its annual essay contest. This year’s topic is the DREAM Act.

December 05, 2012

Young ‘Strings’ celebrate the season

Experience the music of Christmas through the heart of a child with Sacramento State’s annual String Project Holiday Concert at 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 10, in the Music Recital Hall.

December 06, 2012

Sac State alum takes Cal Studies center reins

Steve Boilard is mindful of the past as he settles in as executive director of the celebrated Center for California Studies at Sacramento State.

December 11, 2012

Sacramento State student applications increase

Student applications to Sacramento State for the Fall 2013 semester are up considerably from the Fall 2012 numbers.

December 11, 2012

Engineering mentor program pays dividends

Sacramento State’s MESA Engineering Program (MEP) was created for students 24 years ago and is still going strong. MEP’s campaign to recruit student engineers from underserved communities has been accelerated this year with a “cascading” strategy to identify young men and women with potential,then groom them for success in the demanding academic field.

December 12, 2012

Sac State grad spearheads school's transformation

The photo of Principal Maria Lewis helping 5-year-old Valerie Soto-Galvan with her alphabet lesson at Woodland’s Whitehead Elementary illustrates the close, caring philosophy of yet another Sacramento State graduate who is transforming a formerly troubled school.

December 15, 2012

More than 3,000 degrees awarded to grads

Most of Sacramento State’s 3,281 eligible graduates celebrated Winter Commencement this weekend at Sleep Train Arena. Ceremonies were held Dec. 14-15 for the University’s seven colleges.

December 17, 2012

Winter break facilities hours

Here’s a look at hours and closures at key campus facilities during the winter recess.

December 19, 2012

Rockwell inspires professor's performance piece

Sacramento State professor emeritus and clarinetist Deborah Pittman has created "Big Dreams, Small Shoulders," a multimedia performance based on the Norman Rockwell painting "The Problem We All Live With" and the true story of Ruby Bridges, the little girl who inspired the painting.