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April 2005 Issue

Photo: Campus readies for ASI election
It’s election season at Sacramento State, with campaign signs competing for attention across campus. Voting will be April 19-20, and this will be the first time an Associated Students general election will be held entirely online. More

Did You Know?
Each year, 64 Sacramento State graduate students in the Capital Fellows Program work as paid staff in the legislative, executive and judicial branches of California government. The highly competitive program is run by the Center for California Studies.


Alumni Month
April has been declared Alumni Month at Sacramento State, and numerous special events are scheduled.

Alumni Month events include:

  • Alumni Association members get free admission to the Sacramento State baseball game vs. Hawaii-Hilo at 1 p.m., Saturday, April 9.
  • Graphic: Alumni Month
    Green and Gold Day on and off campus, Tuesday, April 12. Students, alumni, faculty and staff are asked to wear the campus colors and show their Hornet pride. Students will hold an on-campus rally at noon in the Library Quad.
  • Distinguished Service Awards Banquet, Thursday, April 14. Alumni stars will be honored for excellence in their professional lives, and for service to the University and their community. More
  • Sacramento State Night with the River Cats. Hornet supporters have special sections set aside for the Thursday, April 28 River Cats game vs. Tucson. It’s also $1 hot dog and ice cream night. Wear your grean and gold and show the community your spirit. For tickets, call (916) 278-4323 or visit www.rivercats.com.

Campus News

Summer fun for kids
There’s fun in the sun – and the classroom – for kids of all ages in recreational and educational summer programs offered by Sacramento State. Now’s the time to sign up.
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Campus name(s)
Sacramento State has settled on a standard naming system that officials hope will reduce community confusion and help the University raise its visibility. The formal name of the University will remain “California State University, Sacramento.” The nicknames will be “Sacramento State” and “Sac State.”

BA in Roseville
Through a new partnership between Sacramento State and Sierra College in Roseville, students living in Placer County can now complete bachelor’s degrees at the Sierra College Gateway Center. They can major in psychology, organizational communication, and a special major in arts and humanities.
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Kings arena?
In the verbal tug-of-war over who should pay for a new arena for the Sacramento Kings, local residents strongly believe it shouldn't be them, according to a new survey by researchers at Sacramento State. In fact, more than half of those surveyed feel the Kings do not need a new arena.
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Students combat date rape
Students from Sacramento State sororities and fraternities along with the Queer Straight Alliance visited local bars to distribute coasters with warnings about date rape drugs as part of Take Back the Night on April 4. The coasters read "Watch your drink-Watch your friends" and contain information about drugs that can be slipped into drinks, such as liquid ecstasy, GHB and Rohypnol.
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Concrete canoes …
Engineering students from California, Nevada, Hawaii and beyond will show off their engineering prowess at Sacramento State April 9-10. On April 9 from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. nine teams of civil engineering students will display and race concrete canoes at the University’s Aquatic Center at Lake Natoma. From 8 a.m. to noon on April 10 teams of civil engineering students will compete in a timed contest to assemble 20-foot steel bridges just outside the University Union.
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Photo: Members of the Sacramento State Alumni Theatre Project who are the cast of Smart Love: A Musical Tribute to Bob Smart.
Members of the Sacramento State Alumni Theatre Project who are the cast of Smart Love: A Musical Tribute to Bob Smart.

Smart Love
Sacramento State’s Alumni Theatre Project will present Smart Love: A Musical Tribute to Bob Smart, honoring the late Sacramento State professor. The musical opens at 8 p.m., April 22 at the University Theatre in Shasta Hall. Performances will continue at 8 p.m. on April 23, 29 and 30 and at 2 p.m. on Sunday April 24. Proceeds benefit the Robert Smart Memorial Lenaea Scholarship. For tickets, call (916) 278-4323.
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Barrier-breaking author
Ann Weldy, who wrote a breakthrough series of lesbian fiction books in the 1950s under the pen-name Ann Bannon, will speak at 4 p.m. Wednesday, April 13 in the University Library Gallery. Weldy is an alumna and former associate dean at Sacramento State, and is being honored by the Alumni Association at the Distinguished Service Awards banquet on April 14.
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Tennis upsets #19 Washington
The No. 40 Sacramento State women’s tennis team posted an upset win over No. 19 Washington, 4-3, last week at the Nordstrom Tennis Stadium in Seattle. The win marked the sixth-consecutive victory over a ranked opponent (the ITA ranks the top 75 teams in the country). It also marked the first time the Hornets have defeated a Pac-10 institution in school history.
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Big-time dunks
Sacramento State senior Jameel Pugh advanced past the first round and the semifinals before eventually falling to Tennessee-Chattanooga’s Mindangas Katelynas in the championship round of ESPN’s College Slam Dunk Championship last week at the Washington University Fieldhouse. Pugh squared off against eight competitors from around the country.
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