October 27, 2008
Sacramento State Bulletin

Campus Announcements

Career Center helps students pursue federal careers

In January, Sacramento State’s Career Center received the Partnership for Public Service’s Call to Serve Grant and will soon launch its “Work for U.S.: Careers that Make a Difference” campaign.

The campaign’s goal is to get students excited about federal careers and educate them on the application process. The center will hold its first Public Service Career Week on Oct. 27-29. For a list of activities for the week, visit

The Career Center will hold its annual Government Agency Career Fair, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 29, in the University Union Ballroom. The center will conduct workshops to teach attendees how to apply for state and federal jobs and how to find student positions while they are in school. Admission is free, and the event is open to the public.

Faculty and staff who would like to get involved in helping students pursue a career with the federal government should attend one of the center’s webinars. Contact Ashley Lewis at for times and information.
Submitted by the Career Center

Conversations about general education and graduation requirements
A reception honoring all faculty teaching courses within the General Education program will be held at 4:30-6:30 p.m., Monday, Nov. 17, in the University Union’s Redwood Room. This event is co-sponsored by the Faculty Senate, Academic Affairs and the campus community. Faculty, staff and students are welcome and encouraged to attend. For more information, please contact Janet Hecsh at
Submitted by the Faculty Senate

Donate a Thanksgiving food basket
Associated Students, Inc., is collecting food baskets to distribute for Thanksgiving. Stop by the Student Life and Service Center in the University Union to sign up and receive an information packet. Baskets are due to the center by 5 p.m., Friday, Nov.21. Baskets will be decorated from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 24 in the Redwood Room and will be delivered Wednesday, Nov. 25. If you are interested in donating or wrapping baskets, email ASI at, or call 278-4241. For more information about ASI activities, visit
Submitted by ASI

Technology workshops
Faculty and staff can sign up for free technical workshops. There are workshops for beginners as well as experienced users. In just hours, learn effective means of using technology that can make your projects more successful. For more information, or to sign-up, visit Upcoming classes include:

Monday, Oct. 27, 11 a.m.-noon, at AIRC 3013 – “Web Accessibility: Introduction for Authors Part 1.” This course helps people who write content for web pages to understand Section 508 accessibility issues and solutions.

Monday, Oct. 27, 1- 3 p.m., at AIRC 3008 – "Creating Activities with StudyMate." This course can help engage students with course material by creating interactive trivia games to be played online and even on portable music players.

Wednesday, Oct. 29, 10 a.m.-noon, at AIRC 3008 – "Outlook 2007 for the Web." This course will show how Outlook e-mail, contacts, calendars and schedules can be integrated and accessed from the convenience of a web browser.

Wednesday, Oct. 29, 10 a.m. – noon at AIRC 3013 – "Web Design: An Introduction" will show you how to setup a website and provide insight into the process. It will also explain web guidelines for Sacramento State.

Wednesday, Oct. 29, 1- 3 p.m., at AIRC 3008 – "Creating Activities with StudyMate."

Thursday, Oct. 30, 10 a.m.-noon, at AIRC 3008 – "Digital Cameras."  This course covers a range of topics from point-and-shoot to professional cameras and offers tips such as camera settings and taking better photographs.
Submitted by Information Resources and Technology

Open House
The Women’s Resource Center and the PRIDE Center are pleased to announce their Open House scheduled 2-4 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 30. in Lassen Hall 3005 and 3011. Professor Ted Lascher of Public Policy & Administration and Director of the Serna Center, along with political science professor Alana Jeydel of American River College, will present a paper they co-authored entitled,  “Are female candidates advantaged or disadvantaged in local elections?" Their presentation is scheduled for 2:30 p.m. and will be preceded by a brief introduction of the student staff and volunteers of the WRC/PRIDE who will discuss the new programs and events the Centers have planned for this academic year. The WRC recently moved into their newly renovated space in Lassen Hall and would like to welcome the campus community to our new Center. Light refreshments will be served.
Submitted by the Women’s Resource Center

Halloween Buffet

It is that spooky time of year again, so enjoy some Halloween delights in the University Center Restaurant. The menu includes stuffed chicken breast, seafood pasta primavera with Bay Shrimp, mahi-mahi, crab, and beef stroganoff with fettuccini noodles. There will also be an assortment of desserts. For the menu and details, visit the restaurant's web site at Reservations are encouraged. Call 278-6100 to make a reservation.
Submitted by the University Union

University Staff events
The University Staff Assembly will hold its annual Halloween contest Friday, Oct. 31. Prizes will be awarded for best costume (individual and office), office decorating and pumpkin carving. Enter online by Oct. 27. For more information and to enter the contest go to Faculty and staff are encouraged to participate.
Submitted by University Staff Assembly

Gerontology Fair
The Sacramento State Gerontology Program will sponsor the third annual Gerontology Career Fair, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 13 in the University Union Redwood Room.

The fair is open to all majors, faculty staff and members of the community.
Representatives from state, county and other local agencies will be in attendance offering paid, internship and volunteer positions. Anyone interested in working with or providing services to older adults is encouraged to attend. Students and community members will not only be able to find positions, but will have the opportunity to learn more about gerontology and how the study of aging can be beneficial for all academic disciplines and professions.
Submitted by the Gerontology Program

Pirate Ghost Ship
Peak Adventures will present its fifth annual Pirate Ghost Ship Spooktacular from 7 to 10 p.m., Oct. 30 and 31. The Challenge Center will be transformed into a pirate ghost ship, complete with a haunted house, maze, and carnival games for children. Participants are invited to try the barnacle wall and cargo net.

Open to all ages, the Spooktacular costs $2 for Sac State students, $4 for faculty and staff and $5 for the general public. Tickets are available at the door.

The event is sponsored by Peak Adventures, Recreational Sports, KSSU, Air Force ROTC, Student Activities, UNIQUE, and Associated Students. The Challenge Center is located behind Yosemite Hall. Free parking in Student Lot 1.
Submitted by Peak Adventures

Focus on Iran
Sacramento State’s Iranian and Middle Eastern Studies Center (IMESC in the College of Social Sciences and Interdisciplinary Studies, will sponsor a concert of classical Persian Music at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 1, in the Capistrano Hall Music Recital Hall.
Submitted by the Community Engagement Center

Human Resources

Holiday reminder
The day after Thanksgiving, Friday, Nov. 28, is a workday for all non-academic year employees. The campus will be open for limited intra-campus business, but not to the public. It also is anticipated that the University Union and University Enterprises, Inc., will be closed that day, so no food services will be available on campus. Human Resources officials hope that, unless work is scheduled for them, employees will request the use of vacation time, accrued Compensating Time Off or their personal holidays for that Friday.

Christmas Eve, Wednesday, Dec. 24, also is a workday for everyone except academic year employees, and the campus will be open primarily for intra-campus business. It is hoped that the governor will continue the tradition of a gift of four hours of administrative leave to state workers which may be used Dec. 24 and allow the campus to close at noon.

Friday, Jan. 2, 2009, is also a workday. We anticipate limited campus services available that day.

The campus will be closed Tuesday, Nov. 11, to observe Veterans Day.

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 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:
Jennifer O'Neal-Watts, Library
Wandarah Anderson, Division of Social Work
Carol Eberhart, Foreign Languages
Nancy Hackbart, Career Center
Carolyn Ann Hollahan,, Academic Information Resource Center
*Toni Johnson, Financial Aid
*Sherry Arrowood, Art

*only vacation credits may be donated to this employee


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