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April 2006 Issue

Photo: Warm-weather commuters have a safe haven for their rides. The Bicycle Compound between Riverside Hall and the Guy West Bridge has room for close to 200 bicycles and is staffed by University Transportation and Parking.
SPRING CYCLE--Warm-weather commuters have a safe haven for their rides. The Bicycle Compound between Riverside Hall and the Guy West Bridge has room for close to 200 bicycles and is staffed by University Transportation and Parking.

Did You Know?
Eighty-four percent of adults in the Sacramento Region say Sacramento State offers an excellent education.


April is Alumni Month
Alumni Month continues through April, with events and promotions for Sacramento State alumni. For more information, contact the Alumni Association at (916) 278-6295 or visit www.csus.edu/events.

Free financial seminar
Alumni are invited to a free financial seminar from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on April 19 at the Alumni Center. Financial advice will be provided by the pros at Golden 1. The seminar is geared to the recent grad and is free but reservations are needed by April 18. To RSVP, call Julie Anderson at (916) 278-6295 or alumni@csus.edu.

Sac State Night with the River Cats
Sac State will be in the spotlight at Raley Field beginning at 7:05 p.m. on Thursday, April 20. The game, featuring the River Cats and the Tacoma Rainers will be filled with appearances by Sac State students, the Dance Team, Herky the Hornet mascot, and lots of alumni. There will also be $1 hot dogs and ice cream. Tickets are $6 for lawn, $9 for Sec. 101, and $13 for Section 102. Tickets can be purchased from the River Cats group ticket window or visit

Alumni Member Reception
Mix and mingle with fellow alumni and meet the new executive director of the Alumni Association, Gary Davis, at a business-casual social for members from 5 to 7 p.m. on April 25 at the Alumni Center. Complimentary wine and appetizers from alumni-owned businesses will be served. A special gift will be available for those who show a membership card. RSVP to (916) 278-6295 or

Campus News

Recreation, Wellness, Events Center and Stadium Complex
Recreation, Wellness, Events Center and Stadium Complex

$25 million for Rec Complex
Sacramento State has raised more than $25 million in private support for a Recreation, Wellness, Events Center and Stadium Complex, a project on the south side of campus that has been a high priority for the University. Campus officials are planning a groundbreaking on the first phase of the project—a new fieldhouse—by fall 2006.
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Tram gets rolling
The Sacramento Area Council of Governments approved a $924,000 capital grant for the planned “Sac State Tram”—a bus rapid transit-type system that will serve as a people-mover loop around the campus and connect the University with the 65th Street Light Rail Station.

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Help for Southeast Asian community
Responding to a strong community need, Sacramento State has launched a program to train social workers to work specifically with ethnic groups in the Southeast Asian population. The program will help social services agencies better serve Hmong, Vietnamese, Cambodian, Mien and Laotian families in the region.

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Get ready for college
It is never too early for parents and their children to start thinking about college. Sacramento State will team up with other local colleges and universities to invite students in grades six through nine and their families to campus for the 12th annual “College: Making It Happen” event on Saturday, May 6 in the University Union Ballroom.
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Life-sized puppets in Love Suicides
A rare college production of the Japanese classic The Love Suicides at Sonezaki featuring life-sized puppets opens April 14 in the University Theater in Shasta Hall. The play is the work of Chikamatsu Monzaemon, considered by many to be the “Japanese Shakespeare,” and was written specifically for the bunraku, or puppet theatre.
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Earth Day returns to campus
Sacramento’s annual Earth Day celebration will once again be held at Sacramento State. This year’s event will be from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, April 22 in the Main Quad.
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Hornet clinch Causeway Cup
Sacramento State clinched the Causeway Cup after the No. 52 Hornet women’s tennis team defeated UC Davis 7-0 on April 5. With the victory, Sacramento State gained the five points it needed to claim the cup, an annual competition between the two schools.

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Rowing beats UC Davis
The Sacramento State women’s rowing team defeated UC Davis in the varsity eight, second varsity eight, novice eight and novice four competitions to take home the Jean Runyon Cup for the eighth-consecutive year April 8 at the Port of Sacramento.

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Gymnastics wins WAC, fifth in regional
The Sacramento State gymnastics team scored 192.050 and finished in fifth place at NCAA West Regional at Maples Pavilion on April 8. The team had won the Western Athletic Conference championship the previous weekend in their first year in the conference.

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