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April 2014

April 01, 2014

LegiSchool Project seeks photo contest entries

The theme of this year’s annual LegiSchool photo contest is “California Through My Eyes.” Eligibility is limited to current California high school students, including 2014 graduates.

April 02, 2014

Sac State, Crocker Art Museum unite for U-Nite

Sacramento State’s art faculty members will present their works in a special exhibit, Gypsy jazz will fill the air, and a giant, inflatable brain will be filled with balloons. Those are just a few of the many attractions to be offered when Sac State and the Crocker Art Museum team up for the third annual U-Nite from 5 to 9 p.m. Thursday, April 10, at the museum.

April 03, 2014

LegiSchool Project's essay contest winners

The LegiSchool Project’s annual essay contest encourages students to engage in policy topics of particular importance to California. This year’s topic, “Gun Control vs. Gun Rights,” has been hotly debated by lawmakers in California for several decades.

April 07, 2014

Mind your manners at the 'etiquette dinner'

Sacramento State’s Academic Advising and Career Center is hosting the upcoming “etiquette dinner” for more than 100 Sacramento State students. The social/educational sit-down event is designed to prepare them for job interviews – and, eventually, meal meetings with bosses, colleagues and clients – that will test their manners.

April 07, 2014

Sac State, SMUD form an energy partnership

Sacramento State is partnering with the Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) to promote dynamic careers in power generation. President Alexander Gonzalez and John DiStasio, SMUD general manager and CEO, signed the agreement Friday, April 4, at Sacramento State.

April 08, 2014

Debaters take on idea of a half-dozen Californias

The Sac State Speech & Debate Team and the College of Arts and Letters will host a team reunion faceoff over the six-state proposition at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 13, at the University Union, Hinde Auditorium. It’s free and open to the public.

April 08, 2014

Doctoral presentations to provide practical results

Sacramento State Professor Caroline Sotello Viernes Turner is spearheading a spring panel of outstanding doctoral dissertations from 4 to 6 p.m. Friday, April 18, in the University Union, Orchard Suite.

April 08, 2014

Sac State high on health professions pay list

Graduates from Sacramento State’s health profession majors can count on making some of the nation’s highest salaries, according to a new survey by PayScale.

April 09, 2014

March for Babies gives newborns a healthy start

The youngest members of society are the center of attention for hundreds of individuals and organizations as they prepare for the March for Babies (www.marchforbabies.org) fundraising walk Saturday, April 26, at the State Capitol.

April 10, 2014

Sustainable campus celebrates Earth Day on April 17

Sacramento State’s free Earth Day Celebration promises to be a fun, educational experience for the campus community and Sacramento residents.

April 10, 2014

Summer Academies will help guide teens to careers

High school students can sign up now to spend part of the long, hot summer ahead having fun on the Sacramento State campus – and perhaps finding their passion and potential career.

April 10, 2014

COE's multicultural conference marks 20 years

Sacramento State’s College of Education will host its 20th annual Multicultural Education Conference from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 26, at the University Union.

April 11, 2014

Summer Session is just around the bend

Summer Session 2014 offers Sacramento State and visiting students the opportunity to take classes to complete graduation requirements, enroll in usually impacted classes and advance toward their degree goals. The College of Continuing Education (CCE) will administer the 12-week program.

April 11, 2014

Sac State alumnus to return for concert

Sacramento State alumnus Eugene Villanueva is finding great success in the opera world. This month, he returns to Sac State for a performance with the University’s Symphony Orchestra.

April 14, 2014

Spread the word: Mulching Mania returns April 18

Volunteers from Sacramento State’s Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity and the Sacramento Tree Foundation will spend three hours this week spreading 15 cubic yards of mixed mulched leaves, finely chopped bark and wood around trees on campus.

April 14, 2014

Professional activities

April 15, 2014

One World Initiative celebrates another productive year

Sacramento State’s One World Initiative will hold its second end-of-year celebration Monday, April 21, at the University Union.

April 16, 2014

Sacramento State to host first Hmong Heritage Week

Sacramento State will celebrate the campus-based Hmong Heritage Week, highlighting the culture’s history, legacy and future.

April 16, 2014

Regenerative medicine lecture focuses on aging process

The next presentation in Sacramento State’s spring 2014 “Topics in Regenerative Medicine” lecture series is at 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 22, in University Union Ballroom I. The topic, “The Impact of Aging on Endogenous Cardiovascular Progenitor Cells in Human Neonates and Adults,” will be presented by Mary Kearns-Jonker, associate professor of medicine at Loma Linda University School of Medicine. The event is free and open to the public.

April 16, 2014

Doctoral candidate committed to community service

Having already earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University, Sacramento State graduate student Chao Vang jokes about getting a “Made at Sac State” tattoo on his shoulder once he completes his doctorate in educational leadership. But the 25-year-old concedes that his parents, who emigrated from Thailand in 1979, would not approve.

April 17, 2014

Sacramento State hosts Tibetan artist

Artist and Tibetan Buddhist Priest Khenpo Nima Rinpoche will discuss the history of Thangka painting and demonstrate painting in that style during a free presentation from 2 to 4 p.m. Thursday, April 24, in Alpine Hall 144 at Sacramento State.

April 17, 2014

Sac State freshman wins national award

Sacramento State freshman Armando Porras bested 49 other students from across the nation to receive the 2014 National Association of State Directors of Migrant Education Award during its conference April 5-6 in San Antonio.

April 17, 2014

International Week will expand horizons

Sacramento State’s Office of Academic Affairs invites the campus community to join in the celebration of International Week, April 21-24. All events and activities are free.

April 17, 2014

Honors students to read aloud at One Book 'marathon'

Sacramento State’s One Book and General Education (GE) Honors programs are teaming up Monday, April 21, and Tuesday, April 22, to present the annual One Book Long Read.

April 18, 2014

Sac State, partners develop Family Justice Center

A new Family Justice Center being developed by the Sacramento County District Attorney’s Office and Sacramento State’s College of Health and Human Services, with a number of public and private agencies and organizations that serve victims of family violence, will further enhance the University’s commitment to helping the community.

April 18, 2014

Sac State, partners develop Family Justice Center

A new Family Justice Center being developed by the Sacramento County District Attorney’s Office and Sacramento State’s College of Health and Human Services, with a number of public and private agencies and organizations that serve victims of family violence, will further enhance the University’s commitment to helping the community.

April 21, 2014

Celebrating academic excellence by DEGREES

At noon Thursday, May 1, Sacramento State’s Dedicated to Educating, Graduating, and Retaining Educational Equity Students (DEGREES) Project will host the Affirming Success and Applauding Achievement Recognition Ceremony for underrepresented minority students with GPAs of 3.0 or higher. The hourlong ceremony will take place in the University Union Ballroom.

April 21, 2014

Teeter-totter to set world record

Sacramento State’s Rotaract, the student service club sponsored by Rotary International, long ago set its sights on the Guinness world record for the longest seesaw. The club will debut its 82-foot aluminum showpiece at 8 a.m. Wednesday, April 23, on Sac State’s South Green (in front of The WELL), at the start of its two-day Teeter-Totter-a-Thon fundraiser.

April 21, 2014

Events and crowds pack five-day Festival of the Arts

The annual Festival of the Arts packed a variety of exhibits, dance and music performances, theatrical productions and special events into just five days, drawing large and enthusiastic crowds.

April 22, 2014

Sac State prof to receive Outstanding Mentor award

Sacramento State Psychology Professor Caio Miguel will receive one of three Outstanding Mentor awards from the Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABAI) during its 2014 convention in Chicago in late May.

April 23, 2014

Buy a cake, help a student at the Great Cake Walk

The Sacramento State Alumni Center will host the annual Great Cake Walk from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, May 8. The event is a fundraiser for Closing the Gap, an organization that screens and funds programs to close the academic achievement gap in the Sacramento region.

April 23, 2014

Playful, raucous 'Orpheus' comes to Sac State

You wouldn’t think a myth about the Greek land of the dead could be turned into a light opera filled with energetic vocals and plenty of humor, but that’s exactly what Jacques Offenbach did with his masterpiece "Orpheus in the Underworld."

April 24, 2014

World record at Teeter-Totter-a-Thon

Sacramento State’s Rotaract, the student service club sponsored by Rotary International, five years ago set its sights on the Guinness world record for the longest seesaw. And this year, the dream came true.

April 28, 2014

Senior Dance Concert features final projects

“… Still I Said Nothing: Senior Dance Concert 2014” is the culminating choreographic project for Sacramento State dance majors, and they throw all their energy, creativity and emotion into it. Six senior dance students and one guest artist will present an evening of eclectic contemporary dance.

April 28, 2014

Round-table event to focus on vets' challenges

Military veterans returning from deployments face a plethora of problems in readjusting to civilian life. That’s especially true for combat vets who come back and attend college.

April 28, 2014

Annual short plays open April 29 at Sac State

Sacramento State’s annual production of student-produced One Acts is just around the corner. The three one-act productions – produced, designed, directed and in some cases written by students – open Tuesday, April 29, and run through Saturday, May 10, at the Studio Theater.

April 29, 2014

Celebrate spring with Sac State's Choralfest

Sacramento State’s choirs will celebrate spring in grand style with a concert that features two of the University’s choruses, plus student soloists, special guest choruses from throughout the community and a wide variety of music.

April 29, 2014

Sheree Meyer named Undergraduate Studies dean

The Office of the Provost and Academic Affairs are pleased to announce that Dr. Sheree Meyer will become dean of Undergraduate Studies effective Tuesday, July 1.

April 29, 2014

Gerontology students to be honored May 1

Every spring semester since 2000, Sacramento State lecturer Nancy Schier-Anzelmo has paired students in her Gerontology 103 practicum class with elderly residents of local assisted-living facilities. On Thursday, May 1, 65 residents of the Chateau at River’s Edge and its sister facility, Chateau on Capitol Avenue, will host a thank-you dinner at River’s Edge for their 80 student mentors from the current Gerontology 103 class.

April 29, 2014

Student art exhibits showcase graduates' works

The Senior Show will be held May 5-22 at the Robert Else Gallery. The Masters of Art exhibit will be at the Library Gallery Annex (May 7-23) and the Witt Gallery (May 5-22). Else and Witt hours are noon to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Library Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.

April 30, 2014

Updates on the Fix50 project