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February 2014

February 03, 2014

'Monologues' returns to help end domestic violence

Sacramento State’s 12th annual benefit production of "The Vagina Monologues" is at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 13, at the University Union Ballroom. Proceeds will go to My Sister’s House, which helps women and children affected by domestic violence in Sacramento’s Asian and Pacific Islander communities.

February 06, 2014

Spring's first STEM Lecture examines forest migration

Sacramento State Geography Professor James Wanket will deliver the first presentation of the Spring 2014 STEM Scholars Lecture Series at 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 20, in the University Union Redwood Room. His talk, “Forest Migration in a Warming World: Lessons from the Past,” will focus on his current research analyzing fossil evidence of past changes in tree species distribution.

February 06, 2014

Report recognizes Sac State business program

U.S. News and World Report has ranked Sacramento State’s online Master of Science in Accountancy (MSA) program 75th in the nation out of 236 similar programs. It’s also ranked second among the 23 California State University campuses.

February 10, 2014

Super Sunday will find future students in the pews

Sacramento State President Alexander Gonzalez will visit Antioch Progressive Church at 10 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 16, as part of the University’s annual Super Sunday outreach to predominantly African American communities in Sacramento.

February 10, 2014

Diversity Tour brings med school info to students

A grassroots project that seeks to increase the participation of underrepresented racial and ethnic groups in the field of medicine came to Sacramento State for a daylong event that brought undergraduates face-to-face with minority physicians, dentists and medical students. And a former Sac State student led the way way.

February 10, 2014

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February 11, 2014

Law enforcement career program to visit Sac State

Mentoring in Law Enforcement, a program designed for students interested in law enforcement careers, comes to Sacramento State this week.

February 11, 2014

California's prisons are topic of debate

Sacramento State’s Public Debate Association and Project for an Informed Electorate (PIE) will present a free public forum, “Prison Break: California’s Prison Crisis and Reform,” at 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 13, in Del Norte Hall, Room 1004.

February 11, 2014

Construction Management is tops in the nation

Sacramento State’s Construction Management students continue their winning ways, bringing home two national championships – in Concrete Solutions and Electrical Problem – from last weekend’s Associated Schools of Construction (ASC) 27th annual competition in Sparks, Nev.

February 12, 2014

Sac State hosts study trip to Oaxaca

Sacramento State is offering a unique travel and study event for all students, faculty, staff and the public this summer with “Puentes 2014” (www.cce.csus.edu/travel/mexico), a trip to Oaxaca, Mexico.

February 13, 2014

Sac State lands coveted spot in Solar Decathlon

The U.S. Department of Energy announced Thursday that Sacramento State is one of 20 universities from around the world selected to compete in the prestigious Solar Decathlon 2015.

February 13, 2014

Coach lifts Hornet women to record heights

Coach Bunky (no, it’s not his given name) Harkleroad has carried Hornet women’s basketball to record heights this season. The Hornets’ scorekeeper has trouble keeping up with the squad that twice has established new school and conference marks for points in a game. Sac State scored 111 points against Weber State on Feb. 1, breaking the record 110 set Jan. 23 vs. North Dakota.

February 17, 2014

Super Sunday finds future students in the pews

Sacramento State President Alexander Gonzalez visited Antioch Progressive Church at 10 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 16, as part of the University’s annual Super Sunday outreach to predominantly African American communities in Sacramento.

February 18, 2014

Sacramento/Black Art of Dance celebrates 'Legacy'

The rich heritage of African-inspired movement, art, history and culture is celebrated in “Legacy,” the spring concert by Sacramento/Black Art of Dance, Feb. 27-March 2 and March 5-9 at Sacramento State’s Solano Hall Dancespace.

February 18, 2014

Japanese tea ceremonies are a cultural experience

Sacramento State’s Sokiku Nakatani Tea Room, at the University Library, will host a series of traditional Japanese tea ceremonies this semester beginning Tuesday, Feb. 25.

February 20, 2014

Landmark pneumonia study leads to saved lives

In the first investigation of its kind, a Sacramento State nurse-researcher and a group of nurse leaders teamed up with Barbara Quinn, a clinical nurse specialist at Sutter General Hospital, to find out why some patients contract pneumonia in the hospital – and came up with a surprising result.

February 21, 2014

Students, grads have chance to teach in Thailand

Sacramento State Emeritus Professor Thomas Knutson continues to arrange for Sacramento State graduates and others to serve as English-language tutors at the Chitralada Royal Palace School in Thailand.

February 24, 2014

March brings a parade of art exhibits, lectures

The University’s Art Department (www.al.csus.edu/art/) has scheduled several exhibits, lectures and other presentations throughout March.

February 24, 2014

Sac State professor specializes in keeping secrets

Ted Krovetz is on the cutting edge of cryptography-security research. The Sacramento State computer science professor’s cryptography classes are full, in part because computer security is an especially compelling field; as threats to electronic communications grow in scope, a market emerges for jobs the work of which is to protect against them.

February 25, 2014

Student research at forefront of stormwater treatment

When rain washes over roads and parking lots, it sends oil, grease and metal particles into the storm drains – and those pollutants end up in rivers and streams. A team of Sacramento State graduate students has embarked on a research project to improve the way that stormwater runoff is treated.

February 25, 2014

Water Programs: A worldwide training giant, resource

The Office of Water Programs at Sacramento State – a nonprofit within the College of Engineering and Computer Science – is the world’s largest producer of home-study training materials for operators and managers of water- and wastewater-treatment and collection facilities.

February 25, 2014

Emergency Notification System test scheduled March 7

Campus officials will conduct a test at 11:15 a.m. Friday, March 7, of multiple components of Sacramento State’s notification system for use in emergencies or other critical events where life and safety are at risk.

February 27, 2014

Presidential awardee is women's history expert

Sacramento State President Alexander Gonzalez will present this year’s President’s Award for Research and Creative Activity to History Professor Rebecca Kluchin, author of "Fit to Be Tied: Sterilization and Reproductive Rights in America, 1950-1980."

February 27, 2014

Women wanted in Construction Management

A conversation with five successful women working in the male-dominated construction industry is the marquee event of the College of Engineering and Computer Science Career Day on Friday, March 7.

February 28, 2014

Sac State choirs explore 'Love and Eternity'

A local premiere and special guest musician highlight “Deep in the Heart: Songs of Love and Eternity,” the upcoming concert by Sacramento State’s University Choirs (www.csus.edu/music/choral).