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August 2007 Issue

Photo: Summer is prime time for campus tours. Schedule one.
TOUR(IST) SEASON--Summer is prime time for campus tours. Schedule one.

Did You Know?
A survey of recent Sac State grads shows nearly 79 percent were satisfied with the education they had received.

Alumni News

Herky’s Birthday
You’re invited to Herky the Hornet’s 60th birthday celebration, Saturday, Oct. 13 at the Homecoming Festival at Sac State. The festivities for the beloved mascot begin at 10 a.m. with kick-off for the football game at 2:05 p.m. More details to come at SacStateAlumni.com.

Football in Fresno

Join fellow alums in Fresno Sept. 1 for the first football game of the season. It promises to be an exciting start for new coach Marshall Sperbeck and a determined Sac State team.

A bus trip and a pre-game tailgate party are planned. The round-trip to Fresno includes refreshments on the bus, a tailgate party with BBQ chicken and Santa Maria tri-tip, and a ticket to the game, all for $70 per person. The bus departs from the Alumni Center at 2 p.m.

Or you can attend the 5 p.m. tailgate and get a ticket to the game for $40. Game time is 7:05 p.m. The trip to Cal last September was a sell-out, so call now to reserve your seat. To order, contact Toni Brown at (916) 278-4263 to tbrown@csus.edu.

Campus News

Simulating earthquakes
The bridge in Sac State’s Structural Engineering department came “tumbling down,” but, then, that was the whole point. More than 20 faculty, staff and students are taking part in a nationally funded test program to develop innovative pre-cast concrete bridge connections. The goal? Speed up bridge construction while withstanding earthquakes.

New ‘mini-campus’
University Enterprises, Inc.—the not-for-profit business auxiliary of Sac State—has purchased the CalSTRS building at 7667 Folsom Blvd. The building adds 188,000 square feet of new campus space that will eventually house both University academic and auxiliary programs.

Off-campus classes

You don’t have to come to the Sacramento State campus to take one of its courses. Many adult classes in the Osher Lifelong Learning Program are available at centers elsewhere in the community.


Science and tech for girls
Expanding Your Horizons, a conference encouraging 6th to 8th grade girls to pursue education in science and technology, will be Saturday, Oct. 6. It will include hands-on workshops, discussions and interaction with school and industry leaders.

Writer’s conference
Sac State is once again offering writers a chance to sharpen their skills, explore new genres and learn publishing tips from industry insiders at the Summer Writers’ Conference, Aug. 10-12.


Arbet wins ArenaBowl
Former Sac State football player Darren Arbet became just the second coach in Arena Football League history to win three championships. He led the San Jose SaberCats to a 55-33 win over the Columbus Destroyers in ArenaBowl XXI, July 29 in New Orleans.

Nice rowing
Sac State women’s rowers Kristin Carlson, Aimee Chenard and Ruthie Van Esso each took home a gold and silver medal at the U.S. Rowing Club National Championships, July 18-21, in Camden, N.J.

Softball places 12 on honor roll
The Sac State softball team placed a league-high 12 student-athletes on the Pacific Coast Softball Conference Commissioner’s Honor Roll. The award is given to student-athletes who earn a grade point average of 3.0 or better during the academic year.

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