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August 2002 edition

Did you know?
The 300-acre CSUS campus boasts more than 3,000 trees.

Alumni News

New member reception
The CSUS Alumni Association will welcome new members with a wine and cheese reception, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Sept. 19. Anyone who has joined within the last three months will be invited. For more, call 278-6295 or (800) SAC-GRAD.

Booster bus
Hornet football fans will be taking chartered buses to Moraga Valley for the Sept. 7 game vs. St. Mary's College. Tickets are just $30, which includes the bus ride, morning snacks at the Yamshon Alumni Center, a pre-game barbecue and tickets to the game. RSVP at 278-4899 or (800) SAC-GRAD by Aug. 23.

Home football fun
Alums and their families are invited to pre-game parties at the Yamshon Alumni Center two hours before every home football game. The parties will feature refreshments, music and games. For a game schedule, visit Hornet Athletics. 

Mark your calendar for Homecoming week, which will feature a series of events the week of Oct. 13. It will be capped off by the football game vs. Portland State at 1 p.m., Oct. 19 followed by a dance at 8:30 p.m. Check the Alumni Association website for details.

For more, call 278-4899 or (800) SAC-GRAD.

Honors luncheon
The CSUS Alumni Association will host its annual Alumni Honors Luncheon at noon,
 Friday, Oct. 18 at the Yamshon Alumni Center. The event recognizes selected graduates for their accomplishments. The cost is $25 per person. For more call the Alumni Office at 278-6295 or (800) SAC-GRAD.

Campus News

No small crime
There is a significant link between targeting minor crime and a drop in serious crime, even when community factors such as unemployment and the number of young people are considered, according to a study from the California Institute for County Government at CSUS. The study examined all California counties from 1989 to 2000.
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Economy dips
Financial market turmoil and weak national employment figures have led to negative job growth in the Capital Region for the first time in nine years, according to the latest CSUS Forecast. Full story

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For the most complete, up-to-date listing of events at CSUS, visit the CSUS events calendar.


Volleyball picked #1
CSUS and Eastern Washington have been selected as preseason co-favorites to win the Big Sky Conference title. The team has won each of the last five Big Sky regular season championships and three of the last five Big Sky Tournament championships. Full story

24 all-academics 
The Big Sky Conference has named 24 CSUS student-athletes to the Spring All-Academic team. The honor is given to student-athletes who have participated in at least half of the team's competitions, received at least a 3.2 grade point average and have completed at least one term at a Big Sky institution. Full story