November 20, 2006
Sacramento State Bulletin

Campus Announcements

November 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

Construction update
The Infrastructure II utilities upgrade project continues in various locations. Work on the steam and chilled water pipe installation may at times disrupt pedestrian traffic between Tahoe Hall and the AIRC building. Detours will be available.

Fire alarm system installation will occur in Sequoia, Amador, Capistrano, Lassen, and Sacramento Halls this week. Work will mainly be conducted after hours. Work notices will be posted in the building.
Submitted by Facilities Services


Test anxiety workshop
Psychological Counseling Services will present a workshop for students on test anxiety on Thursday, Nov. 30 from 4 to 5:30 p.m. in the Psychological Counseling Services office on the second floor of the Student Health Center. Presenters request that attendees sign up for the workshop by calling 278-6416, although late-comers are welcome.

The workshop will focus on test-taking strategies, relaxation techniques, and stress management skills. The event is free and open to all enrolled students.
Submitted by Psychological Counseling Services

USA winter reception
The University Staff Assembly's Annual Winter Reception will be held Wednesday, Dec. 13 from 1 to 3 p.m. in University Union Ballroom I. The event will feature a dessert buffet, and participants may also enter a drawing for door prizes by submitted a business card or completing an entry form at the event. For more information, contact Candace McGee at 278-7207.
Submitted by the University Staff Assembly


Holiday bookstore sale
The Annual Hornet Bookstore Holiday Sale is Nov. 27 through Dec. 1. Save 20% on general books and selected merchandise throughout the week. Also available will be refreshments, holiday music and complimentary gift wrapping of any bookstore purchases. For more information, contact the Hornet Bookstore at 278-6446.
Submitted by University Enterprises, Inc.

Human Resources

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 83522.

The following employees have been approved for the Catastrophic Leave Donation Program:
• Sharon Kelley, University Computing and Communications
• Nabor Lopez, Facilities Management
• *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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