is Women's Studies Month
Throughout the month of November, the upright display case in the media link
of the library will feature photographs, traditional art and books from the
collection of Ghada Masri, reflecting her research on women in the Middle East.
She teaches WOMS 121, “Women in the Middle East,” for the Women's
Studies Department and is currently writing her doctoral thesis. She will be
giving a talk on Nov. 29 titled, "Geographies of Terror: Orientalist Visions
and Women in the Middle East," where she will discuss orientalist perceptions
of the Middle East, how they shape the war on terror, and their ultimate impact
on women and women's issues in the region. Submitted by Women’s Studies
receives record private support
A recent report by the Office of University Advancement shows that Sacramento
State received its highest level of private support ever in 2005-06. New gift
commitments totaled $16.2 million, which was about $2 million over the goal
set for the campus. A report summary is available on the University Advancement
website – www.csus.edu/ua.
Submitted by University Advancement
Learn about the Executive MBA program
The College of Business Administration's Graduate and External Programs will
present two upcoming public information sessions for its Executive MBA program.
The first will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 8, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in Napa
Hall. The second will take place on Tuesday, Nov. 14, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
at the Folsom Chamber of Commerce offices, 200 Wool Street in Folsom.
Space is limited. Reservations are required and can be made at www.emba.csus.edu
For more information, call 278-5974. Submitted by the College of Business Administration
story behind Marie Antoinette
The History Department will present a brown bag discussion titled, “The
Real and Mythic Marie Antoinette,” hosted by Mona Siegel, professor of
history, and Kevin Elstob, professor of French Languages and Literature, on
Thursday, Nov. 9 at noon in the University Union Summit Room. The session is
free and open to the campus. Submitted by Department of History
Breakfast Club to go on the road
The Sac State Alumni Association will be taking the next Breakfast Club session
on the road. The next session will be Tuesday, Dec. 12 from 7:30 to 9 a.m. at
the Whitney Oaks Golf Club, 2305 Clubhouse Dr., Rocklin, featuring guest speaker
Placer County Supervisor Robert Weygandt. The talk is free for Alumni Association
members and one guest.
The Breakfast Club’s
off-the-record format gives speakers an opportunity to share information about
the area's hot topics and includes a question-and-answer session following the
talk. Weygandt will focus on several important items that affect Placer County
residents. Seating is limited. RSVP Linda Scott 278-4899 or email@example.com. Submitted by the Alumni Association
transit of Mercury
The Department of Physics and Astronomy will host a daytime viewing of the transit
of Mercury on Wednesday, Nov. 8 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the deck of the fourth
floor Observatory of Amador Hall. The event will be presented by Sacramento
State lecturer Jason Ybarra. This will be the last opportunity to see the planet
Mercury transit the sun until the year 2016. The event is free and open to faculty,
staff, students and the public. For more information, contact Ybarra at firstname.lastname@example.org. Submitted by the Department of Physics and Astronomy
Conference analyzes 2006 election
A conference titled, “Shaping Public Opinion: What We Saw, What We Heard--News
Coverage Analysis of the 2006 California Election,” will be held on Thursday,
Nov. 9, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Alumni Center. The post-election
discussion and analysis of news coverage and media issues of the 2006 California
Election includes special guests such as Bill Bradley, L.A. Weekly
columnist and New West Notes political blogger; Patrick Dorinson, communications
director for the California Republican Party; Kathay Feng, executive director
for Common Cause; Karen Hanretty, strategist for the California Republican Party;
Steven Maviglio, deputy chief of staff for California Assembly Speaker Fabian
Nuñez; Sam Rodriguez, political director of the California Democratic
Party; and Bob Waste, professor of Public Policy and Administration, Sacramento
Admission to the event is $20 Sacramento State Alumni Association members/ State
Information Officers Council members/ ASPA, $23 general admission and $15 Sacramento
State students. Box lunches are included. There is also a no-lunch option with
seating in the back--$5 for students, $10 for all others. Proceeds benefit the
SIOC Scholarship Fund.
Seating is limited.
Reserve early and RSVP to Roni Java at email@example.com.
For more information, call (916) 651-8957. Submitted by the Center for Collaborative Policy
STEM scholars lecture
Sacramento State’s Center for STEM Excellence will be hosting its inaugural
STEM Scholars Lecture on Tuesday, Nov. 14 at 7:30 p.m. in the University Union
Redwood Room. The STEM Scholars Lecture Series is the avenue for Sacramento
State’s science, technology, engineering, and mathematics faculty and
student scholars to share their research with the Sacramento community.
The featured speaker will be Professor Lisa Hammersley from the Department of
Geology. Her talk is titled, “Volcanoes in our backyard? A geochemical
and geophysical study of the potential for future eruptions at Clear Lake, CA.”
For more information, contact Sharon Puricelli at the Center for STEM Excellence
at 278-2789 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Submitted by the Center for STEM Excellence
talk on Latinos in higher education Nov. 9
Director of Chicano Studies David Leon will discuss his book Latinos in
Higher Education during a lecture and book signing on Nov. 9 from 12:30
to 3:30 p.m. in the University Union. Professor Leon also will discuss his book,
Lessons in Leadership: Executive Leadership Programs for Advancing Diversity
in Higher Education. For more information, call 278-4512.
Submitted by the Serna Center
Staff Recognition Award nominations due
The deadline for submission of a nomination for the Staff Employee Recognition
Award is Thursday, Nov. 16. If you have considered submitting a nomination for
a fellow employee, please take the opportunity to do so. Now is the chance for
you to help a worthy employee get the extra credit they deserve.
Complete details regarding eligibility, criteria, and nomination procedures
are available on the website link: www.csus.edu/president/staffrec. Submitted by the President’s Office
Distinguished Service Award nominations being accepted
The Alumni Association is now accepting nominations for the Distinguished Service
Award. The annual dinner will be held Thursday, April 12, 2007 during Alumni
Month. Nominated alumni should be individuals who have achieved prominence in
their chosen field and brought distinction to the University and/or their community
through their accomplishments. Any Sacramento State constituent may nominate
an alumnus. Paperwork should be received by Nov. 20.
For more information and to receive a nomination form, contact Dawniela Hightower
278-3862 or email email@example.com. Submitted by Alumni Relations
Textbook Requisitions Due
Winter Session and Spring 2007 Textbook Requisitions are due into the Textbook
Department. Both current students and future students benefit with timely submittal
of this information. The Hornet Bookstore can buy back more books at higher
prices with the knowledge of which ones to purchase. Early submittals also allow
more time to search for used copies in the national wholesale market, increasing
the selection even more for next semester. For more information, contact the
Hornet Bookstore Textbook Department, 278-6448. Submitted by University Enterprises, Inc.
in Transportation Advisory Committee
There is a staff vacancy on the Transportation Advisory Committee effective
immediately due to a retirement. This committee addresses parking, traffic management,
and campus shuttle service issues as well as alternative transportation matters.
Anyone interested in serving on this committee must secure their supervisor's
permission and forward their name and e-mail to Kem Albert, on behalf of Vice
President Stephen G. Garcia, at firstname.lastname@example.org
by Nov. 9. For more information, call Albert at 278-5809. Submitted by Administration and Business Affairs
Services Satisfaction Survey
The campus community is invited to participate in a survey that will help Dining
Services know how well they are serving the campus community. Pick up a survey
card at any campus eatery that will allow you to log in to a 5-minute online
survey to rate any or all of the campus dining facilities. Gifts are offered
for the first 500 participants. The survey is being conducted from Oct. 27 through
Nov. 22 in conjunction with the National Association of College and University
Food Services (NACUFS). For more information, contact Ada Lai at 278-5526. Submitted by University Enterprises, Inc.
Alert—Current Textbook Returns to Vendors
The Hornet Bookstore has started to return Fall 2006 textbooks to the vendors.
Faculty are advised to announce to students that if they still need a textbook
for class, it should be purchased immediately. The bookstore can hold books
longer, if books will be assigned later in the term. Textbooks that are readopted
for the upcoming term will not be returned. Faculty are also advised to confirm
that their adoption information has been submitted. For more information, contact
the Hornet Bookstore Textbook Department, 278-6448. Submitted by University Enterprises, Inc.
Togo’s can cater a variety of events. Items include sandwich trays, salads,
appetizers, box lunches and desserts. To order for on-campus pick up, call 278-8646.
Please call 24 hours in advance for large orders or party-sized footer sandwiches.
VISA, MasterCard, American Express and the Sacramento State OneCard are accepted.
See the Togo's catering menu at www.dining.csus.edu/pic/togos/togos_menu.pdf. Submitted by University Enterprises, Inc.
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 www.csus.edu/hr/forms.stm#Disability,
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
• Sharon Kelley, University Computing and Communications
• Randy Morgan, Associated Students
• Nabor Lopez, Facilities Management
• Jennifer O'Neal-Watts, Library
• *Christine Kellerman, College of Health & Human Services
* only vacation leave credits may be donated to this employee Submitted by Human Resources
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