June 30, 2008
Sacramento State Bulletin

Campus Announcements

New summer workshops
Faculty can receive assistance making PowerPoint, syllabus or PDF documents accessible. Bring material in electronic format and receive one-on-one consulting help from ATCS and IRT professional staff for conversion assistance. Register for either the Syllabus Bootcamp, PowerPoint Bootcamp or Adobe PDF Bootcamp at Faculty and staff can register for other training (Dreamweaver, PowerPoint, Photoshop) on this site as well.
Submitted by Academic Technology and Creative Services

Writers’ Conference
Dinah Lenney, author of Bigger Than Life: A Murder, A Memoir, will be the keynote speaker at Sacramento State’s Summer Writers’ Conference, August 16-17. Registration is $198. For an additional $50, participants can get a one-on-one writing critique from a workshop leader, or, for an extra $35, take part in a “Destination Whistle-stop,” a rotational 5-minute session with two local agents and two local editors. There will also be writing exercises and evening readings.

To register, visit, or call 278-4433 for more information. Participants may also register by mail: Sac State/Writers’ Conference, College of Continuing Education, 3000 State University Drive East, Sacramento, CA 95819-6103.
Submitted by Continuing Education

Camera and Smith retiring
Lou Camera, director of Student Activities, is retiring after 21 years of service to Sacramento State students. A Mardi Gras-themed reception will be held for him on Tuesday, July 8, from 2:30-4:30 p.m. at the University Restaurant in the University Union. RSVP to Joanne Reilly at or call 278-6596 no later than Tuesday, July 1
Submitted by Student Affairs

Gwen Smith is retiring after 28 years of service in the dean’s office of the College of Engineering and Computer Science. Congratulate Gwen on her new life from 1-3 p.m., Tuesday, July 15, in Riverside Hall 2014.
Submitted by Engineering and Computer Science

Watson retirement reception update
Those planning to attend the retirement reception for Kris Watson should RSVP to Mae Kong at by July 1. A retirement card will be available to sign and contributions for a retirement gift will be accepted until July 1 (see Mae Kong in Sacramento Hall 259).  For event details, visit:
Submitted by Human Resources

Human Resources

Catastrophic Leave
Sacramento State employees may voluntarily donate to other employees up to a maximum of 40 hours of sick or vacation leave credits each fiscal year in one-hour increments. 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:

Mary Ann Alvarez, Nursing
Steve Borden, Facilities Services
Mike Flores, Facilities Management
Nancy Hackbart, Career Center
Carolyn Ann Hollahan, Academic Information Resource Center
Sharon Kelley, Academic Information Resources Center
*Christine Kellerman, College of Health & Human Services

*only vacation credits may be donated to this employee


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