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May 2014

May 05, 2014

Sac State Bike-to-Campus Day is May 8

University Transportation and Parking Services (UTAPS) will host Sac State Bike-to-Campus Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, May 8, at the bicycle compound adjacent to the Guy West Bridge.

May 06, 2014

Art Ball rounds out a year of artistic excellence

Roll on over to the Sac State campus Friday, May 16, for the annual Art Ball. Sponsored by the Alumni Association’s Art Chapter, the celebration will run from 5 to 8 p.m.

May 06, 2014

Gerontology students honored by elders

Every spring since 2000, Sacramento State lecturer Nancy Schier-Anzelmo has paired students in her Gerontology 103 practicum class – formally called Applied Care Management in Gerontological Practice – with elderly residents of local assisted-living facilities.

May 06, 2014

Celebrating academic excellence by DEGREES

Sacramento State’s Dedicated to Educating, Graduating, and Retaining Educational Equity Students (DEGREES) Project on Thursday, May 1, hosted the Affirming Success and Applauding Achievement Recognition Ceremony for underrepresented minority students with GPAs of 3.0 or higher.

May 08, 2014

Sac State jazz singers score DownBeat award

DownBeat magazine – jazz music’s “bible” – recognized Sacramento State’s vocal jazz performers as one of the nation’s best collegiate jazz vocal groups in its June issue. The group was honored for Undergraduate College Outstanding Performance.

May 08, 2014

Sac State student wins CSU leadership award

Sacramento State peer health educator Selenne Alatorre is one of two students to win a CSU-wide Student Leadership Award at the Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug Educational Conference held in April at CSU Channel Islands.

May 12, 2014

Sanjay Varshney to step down as business dean

May 12, 2014

APIA graduating seniors will be honored May 17

In recognition of its proud – and growing – Asian Pacific Islander American (APIA) student population, Sacramento State will celebrate the inaugural APIA Senior Success Recognition event Saturday, May 17.

May 13, 2014

A Hornet Heartsaver can become a real lifesaver

The world has a new superhero, and his name is Herky. Sacramento State’s beloved muscular mascot is the poster boy for the University’s new Hornet Heartsaver initiative to promote cardiovascular health and the importance of learning CPR.

May 13, 2014

Sac State MBA team wins international competition

The MBA team from Sacramento State’s College of Business Administration (www.cba.csus.edu) competed with 32 other teams from four nations to win the International Collegiate Business Strategy Competition at CSU Long Beach.

May 13, 2014

Study to examine local recidivism reduction program

Criminal Justice professors Jennie Singer and Yvette Farmer are conducting a research project that could help change the way county and law enforcement officials choose to reduce the high recidivism rate among low-level offenders.

May 14, 2014

Nearly 5,000 to graduate at Spring Commencement 2014

Guest speakers, special awards and, of course, thousands of thrilled graduates. It’s all there during Sacramento State’s Spring Commencement (www.csus.edu/commencement) ceremonies, May 23-24 at Sleep Train Arena.

May 14, 2014

Student project will power a Ugandan school

Toggo, a remote village in north-central Uganda, is not connected to the country’s electrical grid, leaving the Toggo International Children’s Center (TICC) – and its more than 800 students and teachers – to rely on an unreliable, primitive power source.

May 15, 2014

Public Health Club wins national award

Sacramento State’s Public Health Club (PHC) topped all national entries in the Instagram “This Is Public Health” photo contest sponsored by the Association for Schools and Programs of Public Health. The competition was held by the Washington, D.C.-based organization to promote “National Public Health Week 2014.”

May 15, 2014

Exhibit spotlights design students' work

The free Spring Design Show will be held from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. in the University Union Ballroom and will comprise portfolio work of almost 100 students in graphic design, interior design and photography. Visitors will see the best in print, packaging, motion and web design; architectural renderings; interior design models; and traditional and experimental photography.

May 16, 2014

Professor, program honored for retention work

Sacramento State Professor of Pan African Studies Boatamo Mosupyoe and the Cooper-Woodson College (CWC) Enhancement Program were honored by the University for Outstanding Service in the Area of Student Retention/Graduation Initiative.

May 20, 2014

State-of-the-art track to be unveiled at Sac State

May 20, 2014

Literacy Connection imparts importance of reading

The correlation between students’ reading levels and their success in school and beyond is self-evident, and Sacramento State’s Department of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology has made a difference in the community since its inception six decades ago by producing highly trained practitioners specializing in speech, language and literacy.

May 21, 2014

Symposium to showcase Public Policy graduate students

The third annual Sacramento State Public Policy and Administration (PPA) Master’s Thesis Symposium will be held from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Thursday, May 29, in Assembly Committee Room 126 of the Capitol.

May 21, 2014

Public Policy student wins a top research prize

Jodi Lewis, who will receive her professional master’s degree in Public Policy & Administration on Saturday, May 24, at Sleep Train Arena, won the $5,000 Gloria Rummels Memorial Award for “best quantitative paper” at California State University’s recent Social Science Research & Instructional Council student research conference, held at CSU Fullerton.

May 22, 2014

Geography Department shines at state conference

Sacramento State’s Geography Department made a strong showing at the California Geographical Society’s 68th annual conference, held May 2-4 in Los Angeles.

May 23, 2014

Hornet Racing revs up for summer competition

The mighty Sac State Racing Team is gearing up for another summer run against national and international competition in Lincoln, Neb.

May 23, 2014

Sac State hosts Art Alumni Show

Sacramento State has produced some great artists over the years, and 16 of our former students will display their works at the Art Alumni Show in Kadema Hall’s Robert Else Gallery.

May 24, 2014

Nearly 5,000 graduate at Spring Commencement 2014

Guest speakers, special awards and, of course, thousands of thrilled graduates. It was all there during Sacramento State’s Spring Commencement (www.csus.edu/commencement) ceremonies, May 23-24 at Sleep Train Arena.

May 28, 2014

Alexie's 'Blasphemy' is the next One Book

Sherman Alexie’s "Blasphemy," a collection of new and selected stories, is Sacramento State’s One Book selection for 2014-15. The author will visit campus on Author Day in October to talk about his work.

May 28, 2014

Sac State, city land $3 million storm water grant

Sacramento State’s Office of Water Programs (OWP) and the City of Sacramento have been awarded $3 million in Proposition 84 clean-water funding from the State Water Resources Control Board.

May 29, 2014

New dean for Engineering and Computer Science

Lorenzo M. Smith, currently associate dean and professor at the School of Engineering and Computer Science at Oakland University in Rochester, Mich., has been appointed dean of Sacramento State’s College of Engineering and Computer Science, effective Friday, Aug. 1.