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September 8 , 2009


Campus Announcements

2009 Departmental Fact Books
The Departmental Fact Books, which provide a wide range of comprehensive data and information pertaining to each academic department, are now available.

The books contain a variety of information including student profiles, course offerings, class sizes, faculty profiles, faculty workload and retention and graduation rates for the last five years. 

The books are updated each year by the Office of Institutional Research and are a useful source of information for program review, accreditation and other assessment needs. 

Fact Books are given to each department chair and are available online at Click on Data Center, and select Departmental Fact Book.
Submitted by the Office of Institutional Research

One Book event
The campus community is invited to attend a lecture entitled "Making History Personal:  One Woman's Experience with the Japanese Internment" 12:15-1:15 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 10, in the University Union Hinde Auditorium. Marielle Tsukamoto will share her family's experience before, during and after their internment during World War II. The lecture kicks off Sacramento State's second One Book program.
Submitted by the Community Engagement Center

Sac State’s Jewish Student Union event
The campus community is invited to a Sabbath (Shabbat) observance marking the beginning of the fall and start of the school year. The event, to be held in Calaveras 128 (Writing Center) on Sept. 11 at 6 p.m., is sponsored by the Jewish Student Union and Hillel of Davis and Sacramento; all are welcome. Join in the event for Jewish food traditional to the Sabbath, songs, and celebration. For more information, e-mail or call Ted Lascher at 278-4864.
Submitted by the Jewish Student Union

Make-up testing hours
The Testing Center has adjusted the make-up testing schedule for the fall semester.  Make-up testing is offered on Mondays 9 a.m.-noon and Fridays 9 a.m.-noon and 1-4 p.m. Students may sign up on the Testing Center website at
Submitted by the Testing Center

Sabbatical  leaves
Full-time faculty members who wish to apply for sabbatical leaves for the 2010-11 academic year must submit an online application to Human Resources by 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 25. The application is available at

For more information, contact the Office of Human Resources at 278-6169.
Submitted by the Office of Human Resources

American River Courtyard dedication
A dedication ceremony for the new 606-bed American River Courtyard residential housing complex is 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 17. RSVP to Carman Cataldo at 278-4952 or e-mail
Submitted by Public Affairs

Academic Technology workshops
A series of technology workshops will be available for faculty and staff this fall, including:

  • Securing Exams with LockDown Browser
  • Using the Accessible Syllabus Template
  • Flashlight 2.0: Dare to Assess - Using Online Surveys to Improve Practice
  • Best Practices: Developing a Strategy for Your SacCT Course
  • Building an EndNote Library
  • Camtasia: Screen Capture
  • Best Practices: Facilitating Communication and Collaboration in SacCT
  • Web Content Management System
  • Increasing Teaching Productivity with Inspiration (Software)
  • SacCT: Timesaver Tips & Tricks

There will also be short demonstration sessions and step-by-step workshops for LockDown browser and Flashlight 2.0. Information for these applications is available at Information on the workshops, including times and dates, is available at

Some workshops will be delivered online and can be attended from the office.

To receive the monthly training eNewsletter that includes faculty development opportunities, webinars, online teaching best practices, training reminders and academic technology events, visit
Submitted by Academic Technology and Creative Services

Hornet football tickets
Season tickets for Hornet football are on sale for as low as $50. Faculty and staff members can purchase season tickets for $50 in the reserve section (215) of Hornet Stadium. To purchase season tickets, call T-Ante Sims at 278-2222, or visit

Single game tickets go on sale Sept. 8 and can be purchased by calling 278-4323 or by visiting the central Ticket Office in the Student Union.
Submitted by the Hornet Ticket Office

Price matching
Sacramento State’s Reprographics and Mail Services will match any written quote for printing and mail services from vendors in the area. Call 278-6198 to speak with a representative about printing or mailing projects, or e-mail reprographics at
Submitted by Reprographics and Mail Services

Blues festival on campus
Capital Public Radio will hold a Legendary Rhythm and Blues Revue behind its offices on campus at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 11. The concert will feature the blues talents of Tommy Castro, Janiva Magness, Kenny Neal, John Nemeth and Terry Hanck.

Tickets are $25 in advance and on sale at Capital Public Radio and R5 Records. Space is limited to 500 people. For more information, call 447-6508.
Submitted by Capital Public Radio

Tea room ceremony
The University Library will hold tea ceremonies in the Sokiku Nakatani Tea Room and Garden at 10:30 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 8 and 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 9.

The Sokiku Nakatani Tea Room and Garden is located on the lower level of the University Library. Ceremonies are free and open to the public. For reservations, call Sally Hitchcock at 278-5954.
Submitted by the University Library

A trip to The WELL
Tours of The WELL recreation and fitness center construction site will be held 3-4 p.m. Fridays for faculty, staff and students.

Reservations are required, and the minimum group size is five. Cancellation notices will be sent out Friday mornings when necessary. To RSVP, call Mary Lyons at 278-6745 or e-mail
Submitted by The WELL

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 donate only up to 16 hours per fiscal year. If employees are interested in donating time, a form can be obtained at, or visit the Human Resources Disability Leaves office in Sacramento Hall 162 or call 278-3522.

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

Maharisha Belton, Office of University Registrar
Lizza Roy, College of Business Administration         
Sharon Baker, Learning Skills
Darlene Weaver, Office of University Registrar
Sandra Granger, Facilities                                                                 
Sheila Arreguy, College of Continuing Education
Steven Borden, Facilities Department    




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