October 2, 2006
Sacramento State Bulletin

Campus Announcements

Gubernatorial debate viewing on campus
The 2006 gubernatorial debate telecast on Saturday, Oct. 7 at 6 p.m. can be viewed live on campus at the Outdoor Theatre, the University Union, Hinde Auditorium and Redwood Room.
Submitted by Public Affairs

Gala tickets still available
Individual tickets for this year’s Green and Gold Gala on Friday, Oct. 6 are available at at a special campus price of $150. Sponsorship inquiries can be directed to Ken Soto at 278-7043.
Submitted by Public Affairs

Construction update
The Infrastructure II utilities upgrade project continues in various locations. Construction will occur south of the baseball field. Trucks may be entering and exiting State University Drive West to access the site. Work on the steam and chilled-water pipe installation may at times disrupt pedestrian/service traffic along Sinclair Road. Detours will be available.

Fire alarm system installation will occur in the Sequoia and Amador buildings this week. Work will mainly be conducted after hours. Work notices will be posted in the building.

Starting Oct. 12, the infrastructure project will be installing a 35,000-gallon sewage storage tank across the street from Parking Structure I. Although lanes will shift due to construction traffic in both directions on State University West will be maintained. Construction will last approximately six months. Alternate routes for pedestrians and bikes will be available.

Trucks may also be entering/exiting State University Drive West to access the bicycle path project site. A temporary pedestrian pathway parallel to State University Drive West from the Hornet Tunnel to Sinclair Road will remain open. Work will also occur behind the Esplanade bus stops.
Submitted by Facilities Services

Faculty, staff input requested for WASC draft report
Sacramento State is currently engaged in the second of a three-phase accreditation process. The University's accrediting body is the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). During academic year 2005-06, four committees drafted sections of the University's phase II (Capacity and Preparatory Review) report. The sections have been combined into a single document for campus review and comment.

Faculty and staff are invited to participate in this process specifically, is to review the draft and contemplate the following questions: what sources of data have been overlooked; what related topics were inadequately explored; and what conclusions should be revised, added or deleted. Please forward comments and suggestions to Professor Val Smith, Chair of Phase II WASC Review Steering Committee, at The phase II report must be filed with WASC by Dec. 15, so the comment period will conclude on Nov. 17.

(Draft report pdf)
Submitted by Academic Affairs

National Organization for Women weekly meetings
The National Organization for Women of Sacramento State will meet weekly to discuss current issues facing women. Meetings will be held every Wednesday at 11 a.m. in the Women’s Resource Center, Library 1010. For more information call 278-7388.
Submitted by the Women’s Resource Center

University Archives open house
In recognition of California Archives Month, the University Archives and Special Collections will host an open house on Wednesday, Oct. 11 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. in Library 1502. University Archives staff and volunteers from the Society of American Archivists Student Chapter will be on hand to give tours and answer questions about the vast holdings in the Archives. All forms of media from the collections will be on display and visitors are welcome to view "The Art of Gaman" currently on display. For more information call 278-6144.
Submitted by University Archives

Designing plagiarism-proof writing assignments
Writing Across the Curriculum invites full and part-time faculty to attend a campus-wide workshop, "Creating Plagiarism-Proof Writing Assignments." The workshop will take place on Tuesday, Oct. 10 from noon to 1:15 p.m. in the Foothill Suite of the University Union. To RSVP, contact Dan Melzer at or 278-6925.
Submitted by Dan Melzer of English

Holocaust survivor speaks on campus
David Faber, Holocaust survivor and author of Because of Romek: A Holocaust Survivor’s Memoir, will share his experiences with the campus community on Wednesday, Oct. 18, from 1 to 2:30 p.m. in University Union Ballroom III. Copies of Faber’s book will be available for sale (paperback $13, hardbound $17). For more information call 278-5605.
Submitted by George Parrott of Psychology

Copy Graphics Center fall special
Located near the Patio Café between the Bookstore and River Front Center, the Copy Graphics Center is an on-campus retail shop for color and black-and-white photocopying, binding, laminating and large-format color inkjet output. The Fall special includes color copies at 75¢ each through Oct. 31. The Copy Graphics Center accepts cash, VISA, MasterCard, and American Express. The Center is open from 7:45 a.m. - 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 7:45 a.m. - 4 p.m. on Fridays. For more information call 278-6960.
Submitted by University Enterprises

Research Administration newsletter available
The September issue of the Research Administration and Contract Administration News is now available and can be viewed and downloaded from the web at The newsletter highlights grant programs and sponsors' resources, announces upcoming events and workshops, features currently funded faculty and projects and provides information on activities associated with the offices of Research Administration and Contract Administration.
Submitted by Sponsored Research, Grant & Contract Administration

University Center Restaurant to offer Harvest Buffet
The University Center Restaurant is hosting a Harvest theme that includes butternut squash soup, apple cinnamon pork roast, chicken in sun-dried tomato pesto cream sauce, grilled bratwurst, assorted quick breads, vegetables, grilled polenta, and salads. Desserts include vanilla ice cream, cake, or sweet potato pie. The buffet is available Oct. 18 and 19 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. for $11.95 per person, beverages additional. The University Center Restaurant is located at the west entrance to the University Union across from the Student Health Connection. More information online at Reservations suggested for groups of five or more at 278-6100.
Submitted by University Enterprises

Human Resources

Employee/retiree workshops
The faculty benefits orientation scheduled for Friday, Oct. 6 has been cancelled. Please contact the Benefits Office at 278-6213 if you have questions or need additional information.

The following workshops have been scheduled for the month of October for all employees and retirees:

Oct. 10: CalPERS Retirement Planning Workshop
Oct. 13: CalPERS Tax Basics Workshop
Oct. 19: Savings Plus Program Workshop
Oct. 20: Social Security/Medicare Workshop
Oct. 24: CalPERS “Post” Retirement Workshop

All workshops are scheduled from 9 to 11:30 a.m. in the University Union Redwood Room. To register call the Benefits Office at 278-6213 or register online at
Submitted by Benefits

Catastrophic Leave Donation Program
Sacramento State employees may voluntarily donate to other employees 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 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
• Paula McNeil-Shelby, Kinesiology and Health Science
• Nabor Lopez, Facilities Management
• Sharon Kelley, Computing and Communications Services
• Jennifer O'Neal-Watts, Library
Submitted by Human Resources



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