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August 2006 Issue

Photo: A celebratory, though at times soggy, spirit was on tap at Spring Commencement ceremonies on campus May 19 and 20.
-- Courtney Charriere, 10, prepares to test an egg's ability to survive a second-story fall during an Academic Talent Search engineering class on campus. The program, which offers fun and challenging courses for sixth- through ninth-graders, is celebrating its 25th anniversary.

Did You Know?
Sac State ranks among the nation's leaders in granting degrees to ethnically diverse students. The June issue of Diverse: Issues in Higher Education ranked the University 27th nationwide for the diversity of its graduates.

Alumni News

Jerry Reynolds for breakfast
The Alumni Association kicks off its 2006-07 Breakfast Club series on Tuesday, Oct. 3 with a familiar voice. Jerry Reynolds, best known as the TV voice of the Sacramento Kings, will be the guest speaker at the Homecoming week breakfast at the Alumni Center.

Breakfast starts promptly at 7:30 a.m. and concludes at 9 a.m. This event is free to Alumni Association members plus one guest, and $10 for non-members. Reservations are required and seats are limited.

RSVP to (916) 278-6295 or alumni@csus.edu.

Homecoming Festival

Join the Sacramento State Alumni Association Saturday, Oct. 7 from 3 to 6 p.m. for this Homecoming 2006 event. The entire community is invited. The fun will be in and around the Alumni Center, located on the south side of campus next to Hornet Stadium. There will be food, live music and dance performances, and a 'Kidz Zone' with games, a jump house and face painting. Outside the Alumni Center the Alumni Village will feature chapter groups, Colleges and departments, and local vendors.

Are you an alumnus of the class of 1956, 1981, 1986 or 1996? This is your year. Let the Alumni Association know you are coming to the Festival to receive a gift and special Homecoming Day discounts. To reserve your reunion package call (916) 278-6295 or e-mail alumni@csus.edu by Monday, Oct. 2.

Campus News

Heading to the hills
Sacramento State students who live in Placer County will soon be able to take some business classes close to home. The new offerings at the Sierra College Roseville Gateway Center begin in the fall.
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Green and Gold GalaGreen and Gold Gala returns
Mark your calendar for this year’s Green and Gold Gala: An Elegant Evening of Art, Music and the Unexpected, Friday, Oct. 6 in the University Union Ballroom on campus.

Sac State President Alexander and Gloria Gonzalez will host the event which will pay tribute to philanthropists Eli and Edythe Broad. For tickets and more information, call (916) 278-7043.


Volleyball the preseason favorite
After winning last year’s Big Sky Conference regular season and tournament championships, the Sacramento State volleyball team was a unanimous choice to win this year’s title in the league’s preseason coaches’ poll—the fourth time in five years Sacramento State was selected the preseason favorite.
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Follow football north
Travel packages are available for fans to travel to football games at Boise State and Montana. Trips include a seat on the team’s chartered airplane as well as a ticket to the game.
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Annual golf tourney
The annual Stingers’ Homecoming Golf Classic will take place on Friday, Sept. 29 at the Woodcreek Gold Course in Roseville, Calif. The tournament is hosted by the Stinger Athletic Association, which is the primary fundraising arm for the Sacramento State Athletics Department.
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