March 10, 2008
Sacramento State Bulletin

Campus Announcements

Funding Alert newsletter
The March issue of Funding Alert is now available. The newsletter is published monthly to alert the campus community to possible sources of external support for research, scholarly and creative activities. Both an abbreviated listing and a detailed version are available on the web at

Highlights include the STEM Scholars Lecture and targeted funding opportunity notices in the following areas: arts, humanities, education, community development, health, mental health, science and engineering.

Additional information about any of the opportunities announced in Funding Alert can be obtained at the given web address or by contacting Research Administration at 278-7565.
Submitted by Research Administration

Faculty workshop: Writing Partners Program
The Community Engagement Center is offering an introductory workshop on the Writing Partners Program for faculty members who want to include short, engaging, "pre-packaged" service learning writing assignments in their classes. Faculty can tailor Writing Partners to meet discipline-specific learning goals and objectives. Writing Partners workshops are facilitated by Dr. Cathy Gabor, English department, founder of Sacramento State's Writing Partners Program. 

For information on the program visit To RSVP, e-mail
Submitted by Community Engagement Center

Harpsichord concert cancelled
The March 14 harpsichord recital by music professor Lorna Peters has been canceled. Peters was in an auto accident last month and her recuperation has curtailed her time to practice, so she reluctantly determined the concert would have to be canceled. Music Department Chair Ernie Hills extends to Peters the wishes from all the department’s students, faculty and staff for a speedy recovery.
Submitted by Music Department

Alternative Break Spring 2008
As part of Alternative Break Spring 2008, students, staff, and faculty are invited to take part in a Cesar Chavez day of service on Monday, March 31. Alternative Break Spring 2008 will offer students a variety of short-term community-based service projects during the course of the program, March 31 through April 4. Alternative Break is a collaborative program sponsored by Sacramento State's Community Engagement Center, Student Activities department, and Alcohol Education Program, and offers Sacramento State students an alternative option for academic breaks.

For more information on the program and events, or to RSVP for upcoming sign-up sessions, visit
Submitted by Community Engagement Center

Sac State Striders race/walk for breast cancer cure
The Sac State Striders, a group of students, staff, friends and families of Sacramento State, will participate in the Susan G. Komen 2008 Race/Walk for the Cure, Saturday, May 10 at Cal Expo. The Sac State Striders have all been touched in one way or another by people in their lives who have had breast cancer and are committed to raise funds for a cure.

To join the Sac State Striders in their effort, sign up online at and choose "Sac State Striders" as your team. For those who can't join the walk, contributions can be made toward The Sac State Striders’ fundraising goal through the website.

For more information, call Abbi Stone at 278-7460 or Janet Dumonchelle at 278-6040.
Submitted by Business & Administrative Services

Pre-admission advising
Pre-admission advising sessions are now open to prospective undergraduate students, parents and guests following campus tours. Visitors taking a campus tour are escorted to the pre-admission advising session at the conclusion of the tour. Sessions include information about:

  • undergraduate admission requirements
  • cost of attendance
  • general information on financial aid
  • on-campus housing
  • student life
  • academic programs

Tours with pre-admission advising sessions are available Wednesdays and Fridays, 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., and Saturdays at 11 a.m. in Eureka Hall Room 114. Sessions will also be available on Saturdays at 11 a.m. in Mendocino Hall Room 1030. Pre-admission advising sessions end May 10.

For a complete listing of tour dates and information on session tours, or to schedule a campus tour, visit
Submitted by Outreach and Admissions

Destination 2010 students sought

The Public Affairs office is looking for students to profile for the Destination 2010 page of the University’s website. The students will also be featured in various publications including Sac State Magazine, the Sacramento State Bulletin, as well as campus recruitment and donor recognition materials.

Public Affairs is especially interested in students with interesting stories about where they came from, what they hope to do with their education, or who have had a transforming experience at Sacramento State, or have any other unique experiences or accomplishments. Destination 2010 profiles also reflect the campus’ diversity in gender, ethnicity and life experiences.

Names of students should be submitted to Laurie Hall at For more information, call 278-4282.
Submitted by Public Affairs

In Memoriam
Sacramento State’s University Library is sorry to report the untimely death of part-time librarian Mary Hicks. Hicks passed away unexpectedly in her home on Jan. 30. She was a 1974 graduate of Sacramento State with a BA in English, and went on to earn five master's degrees in English, library science, business, counseling and Christian education. Hicks was working on a doctorate in organizational development when she died.

Hicks worked as a librarian for more than 30 years, including time with four state agency libraries in Sacramento, the Sacramento Public Library, Fresno County Library and Sacramento State’s University Library. She volunteered at Loaves & Fishes, Wellspring Women’s Center and for a variety of AIDS-related social services. She served as a chaplain at Sutter Community Hospital and was also active in the Association for Psychological Types where she served as the religion and spirituality interest area consultant. Hicks was also a member of Toastmasters International. She had just begun the year as head of the deacons of her church.

The family has noted that donations can be made in memory of Hicks to the Library of your choice.
Submitted by Sacramento State’s University Library

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 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:
Linda Brufladt, Academic Information Resources & Technology
Mark Perry, Facilities Services
Lisa Collins, Admissions & Records
Julie Villescas, Photocopy and Technical Support
Sharon Kelley, Information & Resources Technology
Lisa Roberts, Library
*Sabrina Conklin, Student Health Center

*only vacation credits may be donated to this employee
Submitted by Human Resources



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