August 7, 2006
Sacramento State Bulletin

Campus Announcements

Parking condition update – Fall 2006
Construction continues on Parking Structure III, with completion anticipated by spring 2007, and Bookstore II. Because of this, there will be a loss of more than 1,100 parking spaces during the construction period. Finding a parking spot will be challenging, especially during peak parking, Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

University Transportation and Parking Services is planning for off-campus parking at the Ramona Avenue lot, with shuttle service to the campus, as well as at McAuliffe Baseball Field and the Knights of Columbus. Go to and click on "Update on Parking Condition" for more information and a map to the Ramona Avenue lot. Off-campus parking will also be available within a short walking distance of the north end of the campus at the Knights of Columbus building on Newman Court and at the McAuliffe Baseball Field at the south end of the campus off State University Drive East. Look for campus signs to the McAuliffe and Knights of Columbus lots. Parking will also be provided in Hornet Stadium area as weather permits.

If possible, faculty, staff and students are encouraged to use alternate transportation during this period. Visit for more information about Sac State Commute Choices.

Details: 278-PARK (278-7275).

Information security officer appointed
After a lengthy search, Teresa Soria will be joining CCMS as the Information Security Officer for the campus on Aug. 21. Her office will be located in the AIRC building, room 3010E. Soria comes with more than 15 years in the information security field in state government. She is currently with the Office of the State Controller. Soria is a Sac State alum with a bachelor’s degree in business administration. She is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional, Certified Business Continuity Professional, and has a Project Management Program Certificate.

Soria will report to the associate vice president for academic affairs/telecommunications. Her duties involve the development and implementation of a campus wide information security program, policy, training and enforcement plan.

Campus interviews for director of financial aid
The campus community is invited to meet the candidates for the position of director of financial aid on the dates below:

  • 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Tuesday, Aug. 8, Lassen 2006: Leroy Beckhorn, financial aid supervisor, American River College, Sacramento, CA
  • 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Monday, Aug. 14, Lassen 3008: Heidi B. Granger, director of financial aid, Scholarships and CalWORKS, College of the Desert, Palm Desert, CA
  • 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Tuesday, August 15, Lassen 3008: H. Craig Yamamoto, financial services manager, Sierra College, Rocklin, CA
  • 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Tuesday, August 22, Lassen 3008: Linda S. Williams, director of business services, University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, Sacramento, CA

Vitae may be reviewed in the Office of Student Affairs in Lassen Hall 3008. Written comments should be sent to Vice President for Student Affairs Lori Varlotta at no later than 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 22.

New name for Foundation
As of July 1, the CSUS Trust Foundation has been renamed The University Foundation at Sacramento State. The new name better reflects the Foundation’s role as Sacramento State’s primary philanthropic organization. The University Foundation at Sacramento State supports the University’s educational mission by maximizing private support to all colleges, schools, academic and non-academic units and programs.

Effective immediately, donors should be advised to make their gifts payable to The University Foundation at Sacramento State, though checks payable to the CSUS Trust Foundation will be honored through the end of the 2006 calendar year.

All forms and templates used for University Foundation accounts have been updated to reflect the new name. These forms may be found at: and at

Construction update
The Infrastructure II utilities upgrade project continues in various locations. Sanitary sewer pipe installation in State University Drive (the road in front of Facilities, Reprographics, Health Center and Sacramento Hall) may disrupt traffic during the week. Detours will be in effect. Access to Lots A and B may be disrupted at times but will remain open. RT buses will continue to board and off load passengers at east side of the esplanade. Installation will also close State University Drive East at the Esplanade just east of the RT Bus Stop on Friday, Aug. 11. This work is planned to begin at 4 a.m. and be completed by noon. Detour signs will be placed appropriately.

Paving repair on State University Drive West originally to start Friday, Aug. 4 has been postponed to Monday, Aug. 14 and will continue through Wednesday, Aug. 16. Traffic controls will be established from Hornet Stadium to Sinclair Road and vehicular traffic will be detoured at that point. State University Drive West will be closed to through traffic from Sinclair Road to State University Drive. Detour signs will be placed appropriately.

Work on the steam and chilled water pipe installation may at times disrupt traffic to Lot 5 and 6, south of Student Union. Access to both lots will remain open.

The bicycle path improvements project will begin on Monday Aug. 7. Intermittent delays may occur on State University Drive West.

Fall 2006 textbooks available
The Hornet Bookstore announces the Fall 2006 opening of the Textbook Department for customers, both in the store and online, on Aug. 14.

New faculty members or faculty members who have recently been assigned to a class should ensure that textbook requests have been placed. To place requests online, visit, and link to "Faculty Services." Alternately, e-mail, or call 278-6448.

Human Resources

CalPERS Long Term Care available
The CalPERS Long Term Care new application period runs from July 1 through Sep. 30. Enrollment kits are now available. Contact CalPERS directly at (800) 266-1050 for a kit or to speak with a customer service representative. New this year, CalPERS has scheduled live online educational seminars that will explain the need for long-term care coverage and provide details of the CalPERS Program. These online seminars are designed to be interactive and questions can be submitted by chat, calling or e-mailing CalPERS during the live session. Details are available on the CalPERS website at

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:

• Randy Morgan, Associated Students
• Kristen Abundis, College of Education
• Jerry Cook, Family and Consumer Sciences
• Ondria Small, College of Continuing Education
• Robert Lobua, Facilities Services
• Fred Angell, Mail Services Center
• Ed Alston, Library
• Sharon Kelley, University Computing and Communications Services


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