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December 2005 Issue

Photo: Sacramento State’s new 3,000-space structure
Sacramento State’s new 3,000-space structure, set to open in mid-2006, will eventually ease campus parking woes. But until then, spaces will remain traditionally hard to find.
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Did You Know?
Sometimes it’s hard to be humble – like when 85 percent of Capital Region residents say they would recommend Sacramento State to prospective students.
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Are you a member?
Did you know Alumni Association members get great benefits? They include discounts on travel, car rentals, insurance, continuing education, movie and amusement tickets, and on-campus athletic, theater and music events. Library privileges and discounts at the Aquatic Center classes are other great perks. Then there are “freebies” like the Alumni Breakfast Club, Monday Night Football parties, and pre-game parties at the Alumni Center during football season.

Visit www.csus.edu/alum or call (916) 278-6295.

Board positions available
The Alumni Association is seeking new board members to volunteer beginning July 2006. The Board of Directors meets monthly to conduct the business of the association.

To submit your name or nominate someone, e-mail alum@csus.edu or call Dawniela Hightower at (916) 278-3862.

Alums at graduation
During each of seven College ceremonies this Winter Commencement, Alumni Association board members are invited to participate in the procession and then welcome the new alumni. The ceremonies are at Arco Arena on Dec. 16 and 17.

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Campus News

Artist rendition of new athletic facility
Artist rendition of
new athletic facility

$2 million for athletic facility
The Eli and Edythe L. Broad Foundation has given $2 million to help build a new athletic facility south of the University’s stadium. It will house training facilities, locker rooms and coaches’ offices for the University’s Division I athletics program. The facility is the first part of the University’s Recreation, Wellness, Events Center and Stadium project.
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Congress woman Doris Matsui visits campus to discuss preliminary plans and concepts for a new Science and Space Center
Congresswoman Doris Matsui visits campus to discuss preliminary plans and concepts for a new Science and Space Center

Stellar plans
Preliminary ideas for a new Science and Space Center at Sacramento State were showcased during a recent campus visit by Congresswoman Doris Matsui.

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Teaming up for cancer prevention
Sacramento State and the UC Davis Cancer Center have teamed up to strengthen cancer education and outreach, and to increase cancer awareness in diverse populations.

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Gonzalez named a top Hispanic leader
Sacramento State President Alexander Gonzalez has been named one of the 100 most influential Hispanic leaders in America by Hispanic Business magazine. He joins a select group of top executives and professionals from academia, government, entertainment, sports and business.

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Works by Robert Morrison will be featured in the show "Tongues: The Half-Life of Morphine and Lepidopterous Shame,"
Works by Robert Morrison will be featured in the show "Tongues: The Half-Life of Morphine and Lepidopterous Shame"

Steel and sound
The edgy, contemporary art of Robert Morrison, known for incorporating sound into his minimalist, sculpted-steel pieces, will be featured in "Tongues: The Half-Life of Morphine and Lepidopterous Shame." The show will run through Dec. 22 and Feb. 1 to 11 at the University Library Gallery.
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‘Tis diploma season
Sacramento State will hold Winter Commencement ceremonies Friday and Saturday, Dec. 16 and 17 at Arco Arena.



Volleyball frustration
Sacramento State won the first game handily and took a 16-10 lead midway through the second frame before Santa Clara responded with a 14-2 run that led to a 3-1 victory in the first round of the NCAA Volleyball Tournament Dec. 2 at Maples Pavilion. With the loss, Sacramento State concludes the season with a 26-9 record.

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SI predicts big year for basketball
Sports Illustrated has predicted the Hornets will reach the NCAA Tournament for the first time in the program’s Div. I history. Of the 65 teams listed, Sacramento State is slotted at No. 62.

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Alum leads Edmonton to Grey Cup
Former Sacramento State quarterback Ricky Ray led the Edmonton Eskimos to a 38-35 double-overtime victory over Montreal in the 93rd Grey Cup on Nov. 26. Ray was named the Most Valuable Player.

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