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April 2003 edition

Did you know?
CSUS President Donald R. Gerth is the University's longest-serving president. He will leave the presidency this summer after 19 years.

Alumni News

Calling LA alums
Six college deans from CSUS will host a special reception for alumni in the Los Angeles
 - Long Beach area at 6 p.m., Tuesday, April 29. The reception will be held at the Hyatt Regency Long Beach, Seaview Section A. The event is free to all CSUS alumni. Those wishing to attend should RSVP at (916) 278-4315 or

House hunting?
The Alumni Association's series of free informational seminars continues Tuesday, April 22 with "How to Buy a House." Representatives from Golden 1 Credit Union will give first-time homebuyers the information they need in the Sacramento housing market.
  For reservations e-mail or call 278-6295.

Campus News

New president
Alexander Gonzalez, president of CSU San Marcos, has been named the new president of CSUS by the CSU Board of Trustees. He will begin this summer. Gonzalez, who has been president at San Marcos since 1997, succeeds retiring CSUS President Donald R. Gerth, who is leaving this summer after 19 years at the campus and 45 with the CSU system. Gonzalez will be Sacramento's 11th president.
Full story 

Transfer deadline
Because of unprecedented demand for admission by upper division transfer students, CSUS has established April 15 as the application deadline for the fall 2003 term. As of March 1, the University had received nearly 50 percent more applications than last year at this time. Full story

Affirmative action split
More than half of
Sacramento area residents think the United States should keep affirmative action laws and policies, according to a survey by researchers at CSUS. The survey also shows 52 percent of the region's residents think the state should stop collecting data on race and ethnicity. Full story



'Wee Pals' cartoonist
Nationally acclaimed cartoonist Morrie Turner, whose popular "Wee Pals" and "Soul Corner" comic strips appear in newspapers worldwide, will be the keynote speaker at the Friends of the CSUS Library annual meeting at 3 p.m., Wednesday, April 9 in the University Union Foothill Suite.
Details: (916) 278-5954. Full story

History lesson
History critic James Loewen will bring his retelling of United States history to the CSUS University Union Ballroom in a free lecture at 4 p.m., Monday, April 21. Loewen wrote Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your High School History Textbook Got Wrong. Details: (916) 278-6101. Full story

Big sound
Three CSUS choirs will join together to present "Songs in the Night," at 8 p.m., Sunday, May 4 at St. Ignatius Church, 3235 Arden Way, in Sacramento. The huge choral showcase will feature the CSUS Chamber Choir, Concert Choir and University Chorus. Full story



High-flying gymnasts
Sophomores Nirvana Zaher and Jessica Hoffman, and freshman Kimiye Narasaki have been selected as event specialists for the NCAA West Regionals on Saturday, April 12, in SeattleWash. Zaher and Hoffman will compete as all-arounders while Narasaki makes the trip as a vault specialist. The team as a whole earned its second-consecutive Mountain Pacific Sports Federation crown this year. Full story

Softball sweep
Sophomore Brianne Ferguson tossed a four-hit shutout and junior Nicole Deatherage threw a one-hit shutout as CSUS completed a four-game sweep of Saint Mary's by winning both games of a Pacific Coast Softball Conference April 6 at Shea Stadium. Full story

Tennis  rolls on
The No. 62-ranked CSUS women's tennis team swept Hawaii Pacific, 7-0,  April 6. With the win, the Hornets improve to 12-5 on the year. Full story