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April 2004 Issue

Campus snapshot
Photo: Presidential hopeful Sen. John Kerry
Presidential hopeful Sen. John Kerry made an unannounced visit to campus during his recent California trip, meeting with CSUS President Alexander Gonzalez and about 400 elementary school kids who were on campus for the annual Cesar Chavez Youth Forum.

Did You Know?
More than 1,700 middle school students take enrichment classes at CSUS each summer through Academic Talent Search.


Breakfast club
Channel 10 news anchor Cristina Mendonsa will be the guest speaker at the next Alumni Breakfast Club gathering, Tuesday, May 11. Mendonsa, a CSUS alum, will talk about her “Eighteen-Year Journey from Sac State to News Ten.” Reservations are a must for the free 7:30 a.m. breakfast at the Alumni Center. Call 278-6295 or e-mail alumni@csus.edu. The event is sponsored by the Communications Chapter.

Latino Chapter scholarship
All alumni are invited to the Latino Alumni Chapter's annual Spring Scholarship Banquet at 5:30 p.m., Saturday, May 1 at the Alumni Center. Four scholarships will be awarded. Special guests will be Will Silva, sports anchor for Channel 10, and Chief Albert Najera of the Sacramento Police Department. Two CSUS professors will also be honored: Juanita Barrena and Sam Rios. The evening will include a Mediterranean dinner and dancing. Tickets are $50 per person or $500 for a table. Call (916) 278-6295.

Olympic Trials tickets
Alumni Association members may order tickets for the U.S. Olympic Team Track & Field Trials, to be held at Hornet Stadium July 9-18. The association has prime seats available on a first come-first served basis. Call Emily Wilson at (916) 278-7718.

Association annual meeting
The CSUS Alumni Association will have its annual business meeting from 6 to 7:30 p.m., Monday, May 10 6 at the Alumni Center. Interested members are welcome to attend. Call (916) 278-6295.

Computer simulation of morphing airplane.
Proposed Recreation/Wellness/Event Center

Campus News

Rec center campaign
The student government has announced a campaign to build a multi-use recreation center just north of Hornet Stadium. At 236,000 square feet, the Recreation/Wellness/Event Center would be the largest facility on campus.
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Embracing Arnold
Five months after taking office, California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger is enjoying strong popularity in the state’s capital city and surrounding area, according to a survey by researchers at CSUS. Fully 65 percent of Capital Region residents say they approve of the way Schwarzenegger is handling his job, the survey found.
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Summer fun
Thousands of kids will descend on campus and the CSUS Aquatics Center this summer for a variety of educational and recreation programs.
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Photo: Student uses University's expanded wireless network
Student uses University's expanded wireless network.

Going wireless
CSUS students and faculty will likely be engaging in a new rite of spring this year as they find that they can enjoy the sunshine and stay connected to the Internet in ever-increasing outside areas around campus.
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Painting: Horse and Gun by Martin Ramirez
Horse and Gun by
Martin Ramirez

Outsider art
Art by a clerical worker and a mental patient, an architect and a homeless person – more than 20 California “outsider” artists – will be at the University Library Gallery at CSUS during “The Eyes Have It: An Exhibition of California Visionaries” through June 4.
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Photo: Liisa Anderson, left, Timothy Pastore and Brie Welch, cast members of Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute).
Liisa Anderson, left, Timothy Pastore and Brie Welch, cast members of Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute).

Magic Flute - Win Free Tickets
The CSUS Opera Theatre brings fantasy to the stage with Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's enchanting Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute) opening at 8 p.m. Friday, April 16 in the University Theatre. Performances continue with a matinee Sunday, April 18 at 2:30 p.m., and again at 8 p.m., Thursday, April 22 and Saturday, April 24. Tickets: $15 general, $10 for students, seniors and members of the Sacramento Area Regional Theatre Alliance. Call (916) 278-4323 or visit Tickets.com.
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Great pitching
For the fourth-consecutive week and the fifth time in six weeks, Sacramento State senior right-handed pitcher Nicole Deatherage earned Pacific Coast Softball Conference (PCSC) Pitcher of the Week honors.

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Academic success
CSUS has honored 193 student-athletes with the Athletics Director’s Academic Achievement Award for excellence in the classroom during the fall semester. The award recognizes student-athletes who accumulated a 3.0 or better grade point average during an academic semester. Seven of the student-athletes earned a 4.0 grade point average.
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Golf for hoops
You can support the Hornet men’s basketball team and play golf at one of Sacramento’s finest and most exclusive country clubs, when CSUS hosts the second annual Hal Wolf Memorial Golf Tournament on Monday, May 3, at the Northridge Country Club. The event is named for legendary hornet basketball coach Hal Wolf.
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