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December 2002 edition

Did you know?
CSUS was the site of the most successful U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials ever, in 2000, and will host the event again in 2004.

Alumni News

Career help
Next February, the CSUS Alumni Association will introduce a network of CSUS alumni and friends who are available to counsel CSUS alumni and students about their careers. Volunteers are now being recruited. Access to the network will be free to association members. For more, or to volunteer online, visit www.csus.edu/alum.

Folsom networking
The CSUS Alumni Association will host a networking luncheon from noon to 1 p.m., Thursday, March 20, at the Lake Natoma Inn in Folsom. All CSUS alumni are invited. The cost is $15 per person. To make a reservation, call (916) 278-6295 or e-mail alumni@csus.edu.

Money talks
The CSUS Alumni Association will host three free financial seminars starting in February: “Options in Investing in CDs” (Wednesday, Feb. 12), “Everything You Need to Know About Retirement Planning” (Thursday, March 13) and “How to Purchase a House” (Tuesday, April 22). All seminars are open to the public and run from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the Yamshon Alumni Center. Parking will be free. To make a reservation, call (916) 278-6295 or e-mail alumni@csus.edu.

Campus News

Greek treasure
The Tsakopoulos Collection for the Study of Hellenism - one of the largest collections of its kind in the country - will arrive at CSUS this month. It features a huge assortment of written works about Greece, the Greeks and their influence worldwide. The estimated value of the gift to the University is approximately $5 million.

The collection, named for its benefactor and steward Angelo Tsakopoulos, has been developed over the past 20 years and contains a rare book section with the works of many early Greek writers and philosophers such as Thucydides, and Desiderius Erasmaus. It also contains maps, artworks and vast collections on Greek politics. 
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Croaking on pesticides
Pesticide use, already considered a factor in the decline of the threatened California red-legged frog, may also be affecting three additional frog species, according to a new study by CSUS environmental studies professor Carlos Davidson. Full story

Parental super-'fish'-ion
Like bickering spouses in an underwater episode of "Dr. Phil," parents in the fish world want their mates to take more responsibility for child-rearing - so they can do less, says CSUS biological sciences professor Ronald Coleman. In convict cichlids, for example, Coleman finds that while parenting duties are shared, they're not shared equally. "Both hope the other will do the work," he says. Full story


Opera and The Bard
The CSUS Opera Theatre will perform scenes from operas based on works by William Shakespeare on Thursday and Friday, Dec. 5 and 6 at 8 p.m in the University Theatre. Tickets are $8 for adults, $5 for students and seniors and are available at the CSUS ticket office at 278-4323, online at tickets.com, or at the door one hour prior to the performance. Full story

Procession of Carols
'Tis the season for the CSUS choirs to present the annual "Procession of Carols" concert. The Sacramento tradition will be at 8 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 7 and 7 p.m., Sunday Dec. 8 at Sacred Heart Church, 39th and J Streets. The show usually sells out fast. Suggested ticket donation is $10 general and $5 students and seniors. Tickets are available at the CSUS Ticket office at (916) 278-4323 or at tickets.com at (916) 766-2277. Full story


Big V for volleyball

Four Hornets recorded double figures in kills as the CSUS volleyball squad defeated 15th-ranked Eastern Washington in the Big Sky Volleyball Tournament championship match Nov. 23 in Cheney, Wash. With the victory, the team receives an automatic berth in the NCAA Tournament. They've now reached the NCAA Tournament five of the last six years. Full story

Winning finish
Andrew Bonner scored his first touchdown of the season with 2:32 left in the game to lift the CSUS football team to a 42-35 win over Humboldt State Nov. 23 at Hornet Stadium. The game concluded the Hornets’ season with a record of 5-7. Full story


25th New Music Fest
The CSUS Festival of New American Music celebrates its silver anniversary this year with free concerts, workshops and more, Nov. 6-17. Full story
U2 can dance
The Dancespace at CSUS will come alive to the sounds of the rock band U2 when Dale Scholl Dance/Art opens its 21st season. Full story

Venus surprising
"Venus" hits the stage at CSUS this fall. The play is about a young black South African woman, Venus Hottentot, who was taken to Europe in 1810 to exhibit her peculiar body frame to freak show audiences. The play is adult-oriented and not suitable for children. Full story


Student-athlete awards

Now entering its second decade,  the Hornet Bookstore Student-Athlete of the Week program has become one of the most significant honors bestowed by the University on a member of the athletic program. Full story

Double honors
Junior setter Lisa Beauchene has been named Big Sky Conference Volleyball Player of the Week for the second time this season after leading the CSUS volleyball team to a three-game sweep of 15th-ranked Eastern Washington. Full story