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April 2002 edition

Did you know?
More than 80 percent of recent graduates say their professors were enthusiastic about their subjects and genuinely enjoyed teaching.

Alumni News

Alma mater honors
CSUS recognized an exceptional group of alumni for their community and business leadership at the 16th annual Distinguished Service Awards Banquet in MarchTwelve people were honoredFull story

Alumni Association scholarships
The CSUS Alumni Association is accepting applications for $1,000 scholarships provided by life members. Scholarships will be awarded to an incoming student, a continuing student and a graduate student. For an application or more information, call (916) 278-6295 or (800) SAC-GRAD, or e-mail

Alumni Chapter activities
April 27, Yamshon Alumni Center. Chicano/Latino dinner gala to benefit the chapter's scholarship program. Call (916) 443-0712.

May 7, 6:30 p.m., Belle Cooledge Community Library at 5600 South Land Park Dr. MBA Women's Chapter presents human resource consultant and CSUS graduate program instructor Kathleen Grace. Free, must RSVP by May 1 to

May 11, 11 a.m., Yamshon Alumni Center. Criminal Justice Chapter luncheon and fundraiser for the chapter's scholarship program. Guest speaker is Sacramento Police Lt. Michael Kane. $20 per person. Call (916) 278-6295 or (800) SAC-GRAD.

May 14, 6 p.m., Yamshon Alumni Center. Boxing program reunion and Boxing Hall of Fame inductions, honoring outstanding collegiate boxing program at CSUS from 1955 to 1960. $35 per person. Call (916) 278-4899.

Aug. 9 to Sept. 1, Playwrights Theatre at CSUS. Theatre and Dance Chapter presents "Book of Days." $12 general and $7 students, seniors, SARTA members, and Alumni Association members. Call (916) 278-3330.

Campus News

Bacteria on a bun

Back away from that burger - unless you've taken its temperature. Ground beef purchased in the Sacramento area shows occurrences of a toxic form of E. coli, says Susanne Lindgren, a CSUS medical microbiologist and biological sciences professor. Lindgren and graduate student Julie Oliver tested 200 samples of ground beef from a variety of Sacramento-area outlets - from high-end grocery chains to warehouse stores. They found an 11 percent positive rate of the enterohemorrhagic, or EHEC, strain of E. coli, which can cause serious illness. Full story

Poetic license
CSUS professor emeritus Jose Montoya has been named Sacramento’s new poet laureate. He is the third person selected by the Sacramento Metropolitan Arts Council to serve in the position. Full story

Summer fun and learning for kids
Summer is just around the corner, and it once again promises a slew of athletic, educational and just plain fun programs for kids at CSUS. A variety of activities will be offered to fit every child's interests and needsFull story


Colleges plan spring events
With spring comes numerous award ceremonies and banquets on campus. Two Colleges are now taking reservations for their events.

The College of Health and Human Services will celebrate its 20th anniversary with a gala to honor its graduates at 6 p.m., Saturday, May 4 at the Steven Lee Yamshon Alumni Center. Tickets are $60. To reserve a seat or for more information, call (916) 278-7255.  Full story

The College of Education will honor scholarship recipients, educators, business leaders and friends of education at its 13th annual awards banquet at 6:30 p.m., Friday, April 26 in the University Union Ballroom. Tickets are $35 per person. Reservations should be made by April 19. To RSVP or for additional information, call (916) 278-3618.
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Colorful debut
Bold landscapes by California plein-air artists of the early 20th Century are featured in “Society of Six,” the first exhibit in the spacious new Library Gallery at CSUS. The exhibit features more than 30 paintings, most from the private collection of CSUS emeritus professor Robert E. Aichele. It is the first time the works have been shown together
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Hornets to host 2007 NCAA Volleyball Championship
The NCAA Div. I Volleyball Committee has selected Sacramento’s Arco Arena as the site for the 2007 NCAA Women’s Volleyball Championship. CSUS, in conjunction with the Sacramento Sports Commission, will host the event, set for Dec. 13-15, 2007Full story

Coach Hughes vaults to top honors
Hornet gymnastics head coach Kim Hughes, who has led his team to three consecutive conference titles, has been named the 2002 Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Women’s Gymnastics Coach of the Year. With a record of 15-6, the Hornets finished first at the inaugural MPSF championship with the squad’s second-highest score in program history (194.900)
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Eight in a row
The women's varsity eight rowing team defeated Stanford, Indiana and Loyola Marymount at the Sacramento State Rowing Invitational in March. It was the team’s eighth straight dual meet win dating back to last season, and improved this season’s record to 6-0
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