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October 2014

October 01, 2014

Sac State to present forum on ballot initiatives

California voters face a number of statewide initiatives this November that could have a direct impact on them in several areas, including new requirements for health, auto and home insurance providers; a $7.5 billion water bond; and required random drug testing of physicians.

October 01, 2014

Sac State hosts Chicana artists in conversation

A special presentation and discussion on the Chicano Art Movement will be hosted this month by Sacramento State’s Art Department.

October 02, 2014

Regional business forecast set for January reveal

Information about emerging trends in Sacramento’s economy will be presented during Sacramento State’s 2015 economic forecast, the Sacramento Business Review, at 3 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 21, in the University Union Ballroom.

October 03, 2014

Full Circle Project: Three years and thriving

Sacramento State’s Full Circle Project was established three years ago to provide a strong academic support system for Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) students. The group now numbers 300 students, many of whom gathered recently in the University Union to hear an inspiring keynote address by Sac State alumna Dr. Sa Vang.

October 06, 2014

Journalists honored for stories on state transportation

Sacramento State’s Center for California Studies honored six journalists on Friday, Oct. 3, during the Envisioning California Conference titled “Moving On: Transforming Transportation in California.”

October 06, 2014

Sac State's Fall 2015 application period is open

The application period for Sacramento State’s Fall 2015 semester is now open to all high school seniors, community college transfer students and others.

October 06, 2014

Professional activities

October 07, 2014

Gonzalez inducted into Hispanic Hall of Champions

President Alexander Gonzalez was inducted Monday, Oct. 6, into the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) Hall of Champions during the association’s 28th annual conference in Denver.

October 07, 2014

Sac State enrollment sets another record

Sacramento State welcomed a total of 29,353 students for the start of the Fall 2014 semester: 3,600 new freshmen, 4,000 transfers and 900 new graduate students. The figures show the University continues to grow as a destination campus.

October 07, 2014

Getting to know: 'Fraka' Harmsen, Sac State's provost

Fourteen-year-old “Fraka” Harmsen was a passenger on the TWA jetliner that crashed and caught fire on a runway at Los Angeles International Airport in 1974. She and her mother were on their way home to New Zealand from the Netherlands. Eight of their fellow passengers were injured in the emergency evacuation, and Harmsen’s mother was forever after fearful of flying. Undaunted, young Fraka earned her private pilot’s license the following year and, while a professor of geology at Fresno State, applied to NASA’s astronaut candidate program but lost out to a geologist with military experience.

October 08, 2014

Voter forum to provide info on state ballot measures

Graduate students in the Public Policy and Administration program at Sacramento State will host a nonpartisan voter information forum from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 30, at the University’s Alumni Center.

October 08, 2014

Communication professor is Livingston honoree

Mark Stoner, a longtime professor of communication studies, is Sacramento State’s 2014-15 Livingston Lecturer.

October 09, 2014

EOP marks an impactful 45 years

Sacramento State celebrated the 45th anniversary of its pioneering Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) on Wednesday, Oct. 15, in the University Union Ballroom.

October 09, 2014

Filmmaker Bratt highlights Hispanic Heritage events

Acclaimed director, screenwriter and producer Peter Bratt will be featured during Hispanic Heritage events sponsored this month by Sacramento State’s Serna Center.

October 09, 2014

Sac State has much on Food Day plate Oct. 24

Chef, educator, cookbook author and activist Bryant Terry will be the keynote speaker at Sacramento State’s Food Day 2014 on Friday, Oct. 24.

October 10, 2014

Sac State's annual Ski Swap coming Oct. 19

The ski and boarding season is just ahead, and you have “nothing to wear”? Never fear: the Sac State Ski and Snowboard Club’s annual Ski Swap – always eagerly anticipated by Sacramento’s snow-loving community – is Sunday, Oct. 19, in the University Union Ballroom.

October 13, 2014

Canine connection could prompt Parkinson's treatment

The first presentation in the fall 2014 Topics in Regenerative Medicine lecture series at Sacramento State is at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 28, in University Union Ballroom 1. The lecture, “Stem Cell Therapy Is Going to the Dogs! Translational Applications from Canine to Human Patients,” will be presented by Richard Vulliet, DVM, Ph.D. The event is free and open to the public.

October 13, 2014

Opulent 'The Heiress' comes to Sac State

Sacramento State’s Department of Theatre and Dance will present a timeless, Tony Award-winning story of emotional struggle and personal empowerment that’s as relevant now as the era in which it is set.

October 14, 2014

Dust Bowl photos, movie come to Sac State

Two events observing the 75th anniversary of the publication of "The Grapes of Wrath" will be held at Sacramento State’s Library Gallery Annex (www.al.csus.edu/sota/ulg/).

October 16, 2014

Grateful son honors his mother's breast cancer survival

Austin Smith is a freshman honors student at Sacramento State who takes Breast Cancer Awareness Month (October) very personally. His mother was diagnosed with Stage 4 breast cancer eight years ago and was given six months to live.

October 16, 2014

Sac State, KCRA, Capital Public Radio dissect political ads

Sacramento State’s Project for an Informed Electorate (PIE), KCRA-3 News and Capital Public Radio have joined forces to analyze and rate this year’s political ads. And that’s only one piece of PIE (www.csus.edu/ssis/pie/), a project founded and directed by Sac State Professor Kim Nalder.

October 20, 2014

Inaugural event showcases student research

The inaugural Provost’s Student Research Showcase offers undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to present their research, and scholarly and creative activities to the campus community in poster format.

October 20, 2014

Sac State art exhibit reveals late professor's 'Impact'

During his 14 years at Sac State, Emeritus Art Professor Daniel Frye produced beautiful work in jewelry and small metals, and inspired students to follow their own creative spirit and artistic endeavors.

October 21, 2014

CM builds its reputation in national contest

Sacramento State’s Construction Management team placed second in the 2014 Associated Schools of Construction’s (ASC) Region 3 national healthcare preconstruction student competition last weekend in Downers Grove, Ill., bringing home a check for $750.

October 21, 2014

Homecoming focuses on domestic violence awareness

Sacramento State’s Oct. 18 Homecoming game vs. Cal Poly drew nearly 11,000 fans to Hornet Stadium – and was a key opportunity for the University to share the important message of domestic/dating violence awareness.

October 21, 2014

Local girls get hands-on science experience at EYH

About 400 local middle-school girls got the chance to make fuel from food, program a robot, build a heart monitor, and take part in many other activities during Sac State’s Expanding Your Horizons (EYH) presentation Saturday, Oct. 11.

October 22, 2014

Art exhibit examines post-traumatic stress disorder

A traveling art exhibit coming to Sacramento State examines post-traumatic stress disorder – its causes and symptoms, its stigma and treatment – through the art and words of those directly affected by it.

October 27, 2014

The thrill of Robot Rumble returns to Sac State

Robot Rumble, presented by Competitive Robotics, is 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 2, in the University Union Ballroom.

October 27, 2014

Sac State initiative combines science, history, philosophy

Two Sac State professors have launched an initiative that melds science, philosophy and history into a unified approach to help students better understand the material in all three fields.

October 29, 2014

Young composer is at center of this year's FeNAM

A young music phenom headlines this year’s FeNAM – Festival of New American Music – coming Nov. 7-16 at Sacramento State.

October 30, 2014

Communication professor is Livingston honoree

Mark Stoner, a longtime professor of communication studies, is Sacramento State’s 2014-15 Livingston Lecturer.

October 31, 2014

Inaugural event showcases student research

The inaugural Provost’s Student Research Showcase offered undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to present their research, and scholarly and creative activities to the campus community in poster format.