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April 2007 Issue

Photo: Spring brought a surge of students to Sac State. The enrollment of 27,314 is the highest ever for a spring semester.
SPRING GROWTH--Spring brought a boost in students to Sac State. The enrollment of 27,314 is the highest ever for a spring semester. More

Did You Know?
The gender makeup of the campus has reversed over Sac State’s 60-year history. In the beginning, 57 percent of the students were male and 43 percent female. Now it’s 41 percent male and 59 percent female.

Alumni News
Photo:Alumni month logo

Alumni Month is jam-packed
Celebrate the contributions that Sac State alumni make to the Sacramento Region and beyond during Alumni Month in April. Visit the alumni website for more details about the activities and events taking place throughout the month at www.SacStateAlumni.com.

Distinguished Service Awards
The marquee event during Alumni Month is the Distinguished Service Awards Reception and Dinner on April 12 at the Alumni Center. Honorees this year are: Larry Augusta ’62, Lauren Hammond ’77, Scott Maxwell ’85, Gloria Nomura ’62, Alice Perez ’99, Lloyd Snelson ’57 and ’67, Lawrence Williams ’50, Karen Zamarripa ’00, and Daniel Zingale, who attended ’78-81.

Kim Hughes ’84 is the recipient of the Distinguished Faculty award and Dan Cole will be named an Honorary Alumnus. The rare Lifetime Achievement Award goes to Roger Valine ‘73.

Tickets are $100 per person. Reservations may be made until April 4 by calling (916) 278-4899.

Sac State and the River Cats
Hornet fans will also be ‘Cat fans as Sac State alumni, students, faculty and staff gather for Sac State Night with the River Cats at 7:05 p.m., Tuesday, April 10 at Raley Field. The first 500 fans wearing Sac State gear will receive a prize.

Reduced-price tickets ranging from $6 to $15 are available by visiting the Alumni Month section of the Alumni Association website at www.sacstatealumni.com. When ordering tickets, alumni should use “alumni@csus.edu” as the home e-mail address and “hornets” as the password.

Photo: Hong Kong skyline
Hong Kong skyline

The ‘Sac State’ road to China
Take an exciting trip to Hong Kong with fellow alumni June 29 to July 9. This rare opportunity will include the following:

• Roundtrip airfare from San Francisco to Hong Kong via United Airlines
• Eight nights hotel accommodations at the Marriott Renaissance Hotel
• Roundtrip airport transfer to hotel
• Full-day excursion Guangzhou tour with lunch
• Half-day Hong Kong Island tour

Cost is $1,850 per person (excluding fuel charge, security fee and departure tax). To learn more, e-mail your contact information, including daytime phone number, to alumni@csus.edu.

Stinger Wine & Food Classic
The inaugural Stinger Wine & Food Classic will be 6 to 9 p.m., Friday, April 20 at the Alumni Center. It will showcase wineries and food purveyors owned and operated by alumni of Sac State. Enjoy an evening tasting outstanding wines, coffees and gourmet goodies, and bidding on silent auction and raffle items.

Wineries featured include Paradise Ridge, ZD, Lava Cap, Ravenswood, Cosentino, Arrowood, Crystal Basin and Jewel. Restaurants providing food tastings are Dragonfly, Bella Bru, El Patron, Mulvaney's Bank & Loan, Spataro, St. George Hotel, Tarts & Truffles, University Catering, and Zigato's, among others. Alumnus Aaron Garner will be at the grand piano.

Proceeds benefit the scholarship program for men’s and women’s athletics. Tickets are $40 per person and are available by contacting Toni Brown at (916) 278-4263.

Campus News

Preserving a treasure
Lake Tahoe is prized for its beauty. But for the last 40 years, its water has been steadily losing clarity. With the help of Sac State civil engineering professor John Johnston and Office of Water Programs research engineer Dipen Patel, the California Department of Transportation is developing award-winning technology to reverse this trend.

Summer programs for kids
If your child's idea of summer fun is hiking, kayaking, building a Mars Rover, or perfecting the curveball, Sac State has a summer program to fit his or her needs.


15th annual Arts Fest
Sac State’s 15th annual Festival of the Arts comes to campus April 11-14, offering a collection of events that showcase many the University’s artistic offerings including theater, music and art symposiums and exhibits. Many of the events are free, and parking is available in any student or faculty and staff lot an hour before events begin.

Hello, Carol!
A night of music with Broadway and silver screen legend is on tap as Sac State presents Carol Channing in “A Celebration of the Arts” at 7 p.m., Friday, April 27 in the University Theatre. The event will also feature performances by students from the departments of Music, and Theatre and Dance.

Proceeds will establish the Carol Channing Performing Arts Scholarship at Sac State.

Tickets for the performance and an exclusive post-performance reception with Channing are available for $100 by contacting (916) 278-6989. Tickets for the performance only are $25 are available at the Sac State Ticket Office at (916) 278-4323 or at tickets.com.

Photo:Survivor by John Magnan
Survivor by John Magnan

Exhibit offers personal take on cancer
"Body Image/Body Essence," Massachusetts artist John Magnan's powerful response to his wife's diagnosis of ovarian cancer, will be on display through April 27 at the Library Gallery Annex. As his wife, Mary Magnan, underwent seven years of ultimately unsuccessful treatment for ovarian cancer, Magnan channeled his fear and helplessness into wood, metal and medical castoffs to create art that celebrates the resilience of the human spirit.


Track athletes qualify for regionals
Sac State athletes met the regional qualifying standard eight times at the Hornet Invitational March 24 at Hornet Stadium. The group was led by senior Nancy Searcy who qualified in both the 100-hurdles and long jump. Junior Jody Johnson ran a blistering 20.64 in the 200 to win the event and break the school record of 20.94 which had stood since 1988.

WAC Gymnast of the Week
Sac State’s Marina Borisova was named the Western Athletic Conference Gymnast of the Week for the second consecutive week March 27. The honor is the third for Borisova this season and the fifth for the Hornets.

Big Sky honors – again
Sac State senior guard Kim Sheehy received all-Big Sky honorable mention accolades. It is the third consecutive year Sheehy has earned all-Big Sky honors, after being named honorable mention in 2005-06, and first team all-league as well as co-Big Sky Newcomer of the Year following 2004-05.

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