Campus Announcements

Sac State Night at the River Cats
Tickets are available for the third Annual Sac State Night at the River Cats Thursday, May 7, when the Pacific Coast League Champion River Cats take on the Reno Aces.

Tickets are on sale at the Recreational Sports Office located on the first floor of the University Union. Tickets are $7 each, or $5 each in groups of 10 or more. 

For information, call the Recreational Sports Office at 278-4111.
Submitted by the Recreational Sports Office

Sacramento Breakfast Briefings
Sacramento State’s College of Continuing Education will hold a series of quarterly forums called Sacramento Breakfast Briefings. The forums are thought-provoking presentations by prominent government executives, business leaders, authors and others. 

Attendees will receive practical information that can enhance their organization’s effectiveness, allow them to network with peer executives and senior professionals and stay current with dynamic strategies and trends. A full buffet breakfast will be served.

The first forum is 7:30-9 a.m., Wednesday, May 20 in the Alumni Center. The presenter is Kim Belshé, California Health and Human Services Agency. Single tickets are $45. Membership is $120 and includes all 2009 dates.
Submitted by the College of Continuing Education

Circle K fundraiser
The Sacramento State chapter of Circle K International is holding a fundraising event from 6-10 p.m., Thursday, March 12, at Golfland Sunsplash. Participants who ask for the "Circle K deal" will receive one game of mini-golf, one game of laser tag, one go-kart ride and 20 tokens for $12.
Submitted by Sacramento State Chapter of Circle K

Iran lecture
Bahman (Buzz) Fozouni, professor and chair of the Government Department, will lecture on U.S.-Iranian relations from noon to 1:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 10, in the University Union Foothill Suite.

Fozouni’s talk will focus on the pivotal episodes from the 19th century to the present that have shaped U.S.-Iranian relations. The lecture is sponsored by the One Book Program. It is free and open to the public.
Submitted by the University Library

Tea ceremony

Sacramento State will hold a Japanese tea ceremony at 10:30 a.m., and 1 p.m., Wednesday, March 11, in the Sokiku Nakatani tea room and garden located on the lower level of the University Library. Admission is free.

For reservations or inquiries, call Sally Hitchcock at 278-5954.
Submitted by the University Library

Grading brown bagger
The Center for Teaching and Learning and Writing Across the Curriculum will hold a brown bag, "Faster, Fairer, Easier Grading Using Rubrics" workshop from noon to 1:15 p.m., Thursday, March 19, in Library 4026. Confirm attendance at or 278-5945.
Submitted by the English Department

Community Engagement faculty cohort call
A new Community Engagement faculty cohort is being created with funding from University Enterprises Inc., Project Activities Grant and the Research Administration and Contract Administration Office. The cohort will create a group of faculty committed to community engagement in their teaching, assessment and research and to provide resources and opportunities for each of these activities.

This cohort will operate from March, 2009, to May, 2010. The deadline to submit applications is March 13.

For more information, contact Jana Noel, Community Engagement Faculty Scholar, at, or visit
Submitted by the Community Engagement Center

Time management
The Academic Advising Center will offer three time management workshops before spring break. These workshops provide students with time management and study skill techniques. Workshops last one hour and are located in the University Union.

Dates are:
Wednesday, March 11, 3 p.m., Oak Room; Thursday, March 19, 9 a.m., Oak Room; and Monday, March 23, noon, Folsom Room.
The Academic Advising Center

Human Subjects
Research Administration and the Sacramento State Committee for the Protection of Human Subjects will hold a workshop that explains what the committee does, why it is necessary and how it can help researchers from noon to 1:30 p.m., Monday, March 9, in the University Union Foothill Suite.

The workshop will review the policies and ethical principles that affect the conduct of research involving human subjects, identify vulnerable populations, and clarify the essential elements of a consent form.

Faculty, staff and students conducting or considering research involving human subjects are urged to attend. To register, visit
Submitted by Research Administration

Poster workshop
Research Administration will hold a poster workshop from noon to 1:30 p.m., Thursday, March 12, in the University Union Capital Room.

The presentation of research projects using posters is an important part of the academic tradition, but may be challenging for new or emerging researchers to visualize, organize and develop the design and production of their first posters. The workshop will provide the tools to produce quality posters faster and at lower cost than through off-campus resources. Workshop highlights include poster design and development, templates, image resources, production services, recommended software, accepted digital media and options for transporting posters. Faculty, staff and graduate students are invited to attend. To register, visit
Submitted by Research Administration

Commercialization for Researchers Webinar
The topic of the next webinar in the Essentials of Commercialization for Researchers course is "The Advanced Essentials of SBIRs and STTRs."  The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs assist small businesses in bringing potential research projects to the marketplace. Collaboration with colleges and universities is encouraged by the SBIR program, while the STTR program specifically seeks to fund joint ventures between small businesses and university research partners.
The webinar will be broadcast from 10 a.m. to noon, Wednesday, March 11, in the Hornet Bookstore Building Boardroom (suite 3010). Sacramento State faculty, staff and graduate students are invited to attend.  For more on the series, or to reserve a seat, visit
Submitted by Research Administration

New faculty workshop
A new workshop for preparing accessible instructional materials will be held from noon-1:30 p.m., Thursday, April 9, in Library Room 11 (lower level).

Participants will learn about Accessible Technology Initiative requirements, new course requirements, new instructional materials accessibility checklists, universal design concepts for teaching and learning and tips to create accessible Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Adobe PDF instructional materials.

To attend, RSVP by e-mail at or call 278-2847. Pizza and beverages will be provided.
This workshop is presented by the Center for Teaching and Learning, Academic Technology and Creative Services, Information Resources and Technology and Services to Students with Disabilities. Individuals needing reasonable accommodations for disability access should e-mail or call 278-2847 at least five business days before the workshop.
Submitted by Services to Students with Disabilities

Free tickets
Faculty and staff can enjoy a free night out to see the production of How to Succeed in Business without Really Trying, 8 p.m., Thursday, March 12, in the University Theater. Present your OneCard for free admission for faculty and staff and a guest.
Submitted by the Department of Theatre and Dance

Community engagement workshops
Workshops on making community engagement meaningful to students, faculty, schools, and communities will be held throughout March. Discussions will focus on engagement in its varied forms, including service learning, civic engagement and community service.

March 20, 9:30-11 a.m., “Assessing Community Engagement Student Learning Outcomes”

March 27, 1-2:30 p.m., “Conducting Community Engagement Research”

Light refreshments will be served. Workshops will be facilitated by Jana Noel, Community Engagement Faculty Scholar. RSVP to
For more information, visit
Submitted by the Community Engagement Center

IRA call
The 2009-2010 Instructionally Related Activities (IRA) call for proposals is posted at This year’s proposal deadline is Friday, March 27.

Instructions and information needed to submit a proposal are available on the website. Contact Serena Fuson, IRA committee coordinator, at 278-2537 or for questions regarding the process.
Submitted by Administration and Business Affairs

Staff Awards luncheon
The Staff Awards luncheon is 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Friday, April 17, in the University Union Ballroom. The event will honor University staff and administrators, as well as employees of University Enterprises and Associated Students for 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35 and 40 years of service.

Tickets are $10 per person and must be purchased by April 7. Tickets will not be available for purchase at the door. To purchase tickets, contact one of the following: Denise Anderson, 278-6127; Thamsyne Brown, 278-4339; Lillie Jones, 278-3635; Cossette Leos, 278-7001; Kelley Ogden, 278-8758; Barbara Oseto, 278-5694; Leah Railey, 278-5484; Rolly Robinson, 278-6607 or Arianne Young, 278-4072.

Group tables are available, but tickets must be purchased in groups of 10 from any of the above ticket sellers. To select a group table, bring all 10 tickets to Linda Robles in the Office of Human Resources.

For additional luncheon information, visit the USA website at, or contact Linda Robles at 278-6967 or
Submitted by Human Resources

Human Resources

Anticipated vacancies for part-time instructors
Sacramento State is anticipating a need for part-time instructors for the 2009-2010 academic year. A master's degree in the subject area is the normal minimum requirement, although a doctorate level degree is preferred. Supplemental degree requirements are listed with the subject area.

Teaching experience in the subject area is desirable and may be required.  Additional qualifications may be required by individual departments. Salary rate is variable depending upon qualifications and relevant experience.

Applicants are asked not to telephone departments, but to send a personal letter stating their interests and qualifications along with a supporting current resume to the appropriate department or college care of: California State University, Sacramento, 6000 J Street, CA  95819.

For a complete list of vacancies please visit

Deadline for receipt of resumes is Monday, March 9. 
Submitted by the Office of Human Resources   

Catastrophic leave donation program
Sacramento State employees may voluntarily donate to other employees up to a maximum of 40 hours of sick or vacation leave credits in one-hour increments each fiscal year. Bargaining Units 1, 8, 10 and 11 may only donate up to 16 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:
Janelle Robinette, Nursing
Julie Bradley, Math Department.
Wandarah Anderson, Division of Social Work
Michael Wilson, Economics
Brittini Collins, University Transportation and Parking Services