April 2, 2007
Sacramento State Bulletin

Campus Announcements

University’s finest to compete in Dominguez Hills
This year eight Sacramento State students will be competing in the Statewide Student Research Competition, May 4-5 at California State University, Dominguez Hills. They are: Meenal Abhyankar, graduate student, Chemistry; Catalina Alvarez, Social Work; Ryan Bibler, History; Elizabeth Glidewell, Biology; Erika Holland, graduate student, Biology; Lusi Martin, Food and Nutrition; Pang Moua, Biology; and Kim Nelson, Biology.

Each year The California State University sponsors a system-wide CSU Student Research Competition. The purpose of this competition is to promote excellence in undergraduate and graduate research and creative activity by recognizing outstanding student accomplishments throughout the 23 campuses of the California State University.

For more information about Sacramento State’s local competition, please visit
Submitted by Research Administration

Construction update
The Infrastructure II utilities upgrade project continues in various locations.  Sewer line work has started in front of Shasta Hall and Riverside Hall.  Pedestrian routes may be disrupted at times. Detours will be available.

Fire alarm system installation will occur in Solano, Tahoe, and Shasta Halls this week. Work will mainly be conducted after hours. Work notices and fire alarm testing will be posted in the buildings as they proceed.
Submitted by Facilities Services

Striders with a purpose
The Sac State Striders are back and are looking for team members. The 25th Anniversary Susan Komen Race for the Cure will take place this year on Saturday, May 12 at Cal Expo. The event is a 5k run/walk or a 1-mile walk.    Last year, the Striders numbered a cool dozen, and our goal this year is to exceed 20 members. Visit to register for the team. No experience is necessary.  If you prefer to join in spirit that morning, there is an option to "Sleep in for the Cure" and still be a part of the team. For more information contact Janet Dumonchelle in the Student Health Center at 278-6040. 
Submitted by the Student Health Center

‘Fundraising as Social Work’ lecture
Stephanie Roth, editor-in-chief of Grassroots Fundraising Journal, will discuss her work in policy development, training, consultation and fundraising from 3:30 – 5 p.m. on Thursday, April 19, in Amador Hall 152. Roth has been a consultant and trainer for community-based organizations for more than 25 years.
Submitted by Social Work

Books wanted
Sacramento State’s READERS tutoring program is partnering with nine local Starbucks for a book drive April 1-14. Gently used and new children's books donated will be given to the children enrolled in the READERS program at the end-of-the year Celebration of Reading. Participating stores are: Arden Plaza, Date and Madison, Pavilions, 38th and J, Sunrise and Madison, Howe and Fair Oaks, Madison and Dewey, Watt and Fair Oaks, and Arden and Morse.

READERS pairs students in Teacher Education 103, Tutoring Children in Reading, with tutoring centers located in area public schools serving ethnically diverse and low socio-economic communities. At the end of the semester the tutors will select several books which have been donated to the book drive, introduce the books during their tutoring lessons, then give the children the books to take home to read with their families.
Details: Pamela O’Kane, 278-4345
Submitted by Teacher Education


International scholars honored
Phi Beta Delta, the Honor Society for International Scholars, invites the campus community to a reception for the International Research Scholars on Friday, April 6, from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Orchard Suite of the University Union. The International Research Scholars come from a variety of countries and disciplines. RSVP to the Office of Global Education at 278-6686.
Submitted by Global Education

Hornet Bookstore honors alumni authors
Four Sacramento State alumni authors will visit the campus during Alumni Month. Alice Fong, Donna Ramos, Ron Saxen, and Glen Sharpe will be signing their books at an Alumni Month celebration from noon to 2 p.m. on Tuesday, April 17 in the Hornet Bookstore. For more information visit
Submitted by University Enterprises, Inc.

13th annual “College: Making It Happen” event
Sacramento State is teaming up with other local colleges and universities to host a half-day program on preparing for college. The 13th annual “College: Making it Happen” event will be from 8:30 a.m. to noon on Saturday, April 7 in the University Union Ballroom. The program will include practical workshops on preparing academically and financially for college, and on exploring career options.
The event is free and open to the public. The program is intended primarily for 6th - 9th grade students and their families, though all students are welcome. Reservations are strongly encouraged. Please call (916) 278-6183 to reserve your spot or register on-line at  For more information contact David Ortega at (916) 278-6183.
Submitted by the Academic Achievement Center/EOP


University Center Restaurant celebrates Alumni Month
Sacramento State Alumni are invited to present their Alumni Association member card to their University Center Restaurant server and receive a 15 percent discount for the Alumni member and their guests at that table. Alumni discounts are available throughout April.
Submitted by University Enterprises, Inc.

Spring Fling Buffet
Celebrate the coming of spring at the University Center Restaurant's Spring Fling Buffet featuring baked ham, braised chicken with sun-dried tomato sauce, braised beef tips with fettuccine, au gratin potatoes, sautéed vegetables and a selection of gourmet salads. Top all of this with a sweet from the dessert bar. This special buffet is available Tuesday and Wednesday, April 3 and 4 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information, visit Reservations suggested for groups of five or more at 278-6100.
Submitted by University Enterprises, Inc. 

Alumni discounts in the Hornet Bookstore
All year long, Sacramento State Alumni Association members who present their member card will receive a 10 percent discount on clothing, gifts and general books at the Hornet Bookstore. During the month of April, Sacramento State Alums who attend events sponsored by the Alumni Association are eligible to receive a special Alumni Month coupon that offers $10 off any clothing or gift purchase of $50 or more.
Submitted by University Enterprises, Inc.

Copy Graphics Center Alumni Special
Customers who present their Sacramento State Alumni Association member card will receive a 50 percent discount on color copies through the month of April. The Copy Graphics Center is located near the Patio Café between the Bookstore and 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 Fridays. The Copy Graphics Center is a service of University Enterprises, Inc. For more information call 278-6960.
Submitted by University Enterprises, Inc.

Human Resources

Sabbatical workshop
The Office of Human Resources is offering its annual workshop on sabbatical and difference-in-pay leaves on Friday, April 6, from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in the Orchard Suite in the University Union. RSVP by Thursday, April 5 at 278-6779.
Submitted by Human Resources

Catastrophic Leave Donation Program
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 by going to, or by visiting the Human Resources, Disability Leaves Office in Sacramento Hall 162, or by calling extension 278-3522.

The following employees have been approved for the Catastrophic Leave Donation Program:

Gary Davis, Facilities Services
Kaylene Ekeh, Criminal Justice
Rose Marie Fisher, Graduate Studies
Jenny Yang, Financial Aid
*Mical Shilts, Family & Consumer Sciences
*Pamela Sanger, Communication Studies

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


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