10 Things about Sac State

Behind the Cover

The story behind our Spring 2013 Magazine cover

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A window into tea time: The Sokiku Nakatani Tea Room and Garden opened in 2007 in the Sac State Library. The unique room hosts tea ceremonies regularly in which Chado—the traditional Japanese practice of tea preparation and service—is performed. There is a full schedule of tea ceremonies in the Sokiku Nakatani Tea Room this spring.

Mini-Golden Gate: The Guy A. West Memorial Bridge was built in 1966 as a scaled replica of the Golden Gate Bridge. Named after Sac State’s first president, the 1,144-foot walkway spans the American River, linking the University to the Campus Commons development.

In the red zone: Hornet football fans have great views of the 10-yard lines at Hornet Stadium from the Broad Athletic Fieldhouse, or the Hornet Deck outside The Well. Sac State’s football squad finished 6-5 last season and opens the 2013 home schedule on Sept. 14 against Southern Oregon.

Opening doors: Sac State’s Services to Students with Disabilities supports the academic success of disabled students. The program’s High Tech Center in the Academic Information Resource Center provides assistive computer technology, evaluation, instruction and training, and other services for student with disabilities.

Reducing, reusing, recycling: Sac State is a leader in recycling efforts, diverting roughly 80 percent of campus waste from landfills in 2012. The University is well ahead of the statewide mandate of 75 percent by 2020.

On a roll: There are more than 1,000 bicycles on the Sac State campus on an average day and hundreds of those are housed at the Bicycle Compound adjacent to the Guy West Bridge. Bike lockers are available around campus for long-term storage and Peak Adventures offers a full range of service for bicycles.

10 in any language: Sac State is the only University in Northern California to offer a bachelor’s degree in American Sign Language and Deaf Studies. The program began in 2007, opening up opportunities for careers in education, social work, community work and more.

Coffee break: Java City was founded in 1985 by Sac State graduate Tom Weborg. The coffee company blossomed into a multi-million dollar business and remains a mainstay on campus with cafes at The Roundhouse and the University Union.

Heavy metal: This steel sculpture, entitled “Shankara” has been on display outside the Library since 1982. It was created by Gerald Walburg, a now-retired Sac State art professor who has created several large scale art pieces that adorn sites throughout Northern California.

Setting up shop: This “10” is painted on the sidewalk in the library quad, where student groups set up informational booths each semester. Sac State features more than 300 student groups, encompassing interests from Scottish dancing to competitive robotics to snowboarding.