February 4, 2008
Sacramento State Bulletin

Campus Announcements

Purchase semester parking permit online
Faculty and staff: avoid long lines while purchasing your parking permit by going online and purchasing your semester parking permit before the semester begins.  Go to and click on “Online Services.” At the present time, this service applies only to regular semester permits. Special permits, such as carpool, motorcycle and others are available at the UTAPS office at 7667 Folsom Blvd. Note: this only applies to semester permits; this does not apply to faculty and staff who pay for parking permits through payroll deduction.

Credit cards accepted online are MasterCard, Discover and American Express. Permits purchased more than 2 weeks prior to the first day of instruction will be mailed 2 weeks prior to the first day of instruction. Permits purchased thereafter will be mailed the next business day. Faculty and staff also have the option to purchase their semester permit online and pick it up through the UTAPS office permit pickup express line.  For more information call UTAPS at (916) 278-PARK or email
Submitted by UTAPS

Spring software training
 Register for training and view the software training schedule at  A PDF flyer may also be downloaded at
The spring software training will include three new MS Word 2007 workshops. In addition to these new office-type workshops, workshops on Access 2007, Excel 2007, PowerPoint 2007 and Outlook 2007 will be offered.
Faculty who have been thinking about teaching online or for those who have attended our WebCT training in the past: the WebCT workshops have been updated to include best practices and pragmatic activities for online instruction, with the perspective of the instructor and learner.
Want your students to use more than Google for research? Make it easier for students to do their research by adding Library resources (journal articles, select databases, guides, etc.) into your WebCT course. The Adding Science Library Resources Into Your Class workshop will guide you through the process of creating a stable URL, the key to adding Library resources into WebCT. Focus will be on using science databases, but others may find the overview useful.
It is highly recommended that faculty and staff attend an accessibility workshop. To learn more about the Accessible Technology Initiative and tips for creating accessible material, see For detailed instructions on creating accessible instructional material see
For more information, contact Raymond Pina, Software Training Coordinator, at or 278-6803.  
Submitted by Academic Technology and Creative Services

Teaching in Large Classes Workshop
The Center for Teaching and Learning, and Writing Across the Curriculum, invite all full- and part-time teachers to a workshop on strategies for teaching in large classes. The workshop will take place noon to 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 13 in the University Union Lobby Suite. Snacks and refreshments will be served. Please RSVP to the Center for Teaching and Learning at or 278-5945.
Submitted by English Department


Welcome reception
There will be a reception welcoming Charlene Martinez, the new Multicultural Center director, from 2 to 4 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 6 in Library 1010.
Submitted by the Multicultural Center


Thesis/project binding
Due to many requests for a convenient way to purchase hard bound extra copies of theses, the Copy Graphics Center is now offering hardback binding services. While this service does not replace original thesis materials submitted through the Office of Graduate Studies, it does offer students a way to get extra copies of their thesis professionally bound for their personal use. The Copy Graphics Center is located near the Patio Cafe in the River Front Center and is open from 7:45 a.m. - 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 7:45 a.m. - 4 p.m. on Friday. The Copy Graphics Center is a service of University Enterprises, Inc. For more information call 278-6960.
Submitted by University Enterprises

On-campus notary public
The Copy Graphics Center is offering Notary Public services for students, faculty, and staff. This service is available on campus Monday - Friday 9 a.m. - noon, and 1 - 3 p.m. The Copy Graphics Center is located near the Patio Cafe in the River Front Center building. For more information about notary public services, call Darla Janeway, manager, at 278-7562.
Submitted by University Enterprises

Valentine's buffet
Celebrate collegiality and friendships on campus at the University Center Restaurant's Valentine's Buffet, featuring braised beef stroganoff, garlic rosemary lemon chicken, grilled mahi mahi, sauteed vegetables, hearty soups, and assorted gourmet salads. Top all of this with dessert featuring assorted cakes, cookies, and brownies or make your own ice cream sundae. This special buffet is available 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Wednesday and Thursday, Feb. 13 and 14. The University Center Restaurant is located at the west entrance of the University Union across from Round Table Pizza. More information online at Reservations are suggested for groups of 5 or more at 278-6100.
Submitted by University Enterprises

Togo's catering
Togo’s catering is available for club meetings, office parties, speaker events and holiday celebrations. Menu choices include a variety of sandwich trays, salads, appetizers, box lunches and desserts. Call 278-8646 to order for on-campus pick up. Call 24 hours in advance for large orders or party-sized footer sandwiches. VISA, MasterCard, American Express, and Sacramento State's OneCard are accepted. See the Togo's catering menu at
Submitted by University Enterprises

Human Resources

Catastrophic Leave
Sacramento State employees may voluntarily donate to other employees up to a maximum of 16 hours of sick or vacation leave credits each fiscal year in one-hour increments. CSUEU, MPP, Unit 4, Unit 6 and confidential employees may donate up to a maximum of 40 hours per fiscal year.

If employees are interested in donating time, a donation form can be obtained at, or by visiting the Human Resources Disability Leaves Office in Sacramento Hall 162, or by calling 278-3522.

The following employees have been approved for the Catastrophic Leave Donation Program:
Toni Johnson, Financial Aid
Lisa Collins, Admissions & Records
Julie Villescas, Photocopy and Technical Support
James Hicks, Facilities Management
Carlyn Pollock, College of Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Alexis Chavez, Student Health Center


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