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February 2003 edition

Did you know?
CSUS, in cooperation with UC Santa Barbara, has one of only 10 public history doctorate programs in the nation.

Alumni News

Enchanting revue
A round-the-world journey through the music of Rodgers and Hammerstein is the theme of "Simply Enchanting," the CSUS Theatre Alumni Chapter's spring fundraiser. The original musical revue will be performed at 8 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 8, and 2 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 9 in the University Theatre.

A $15 donation, $5 for students, is requested. Proceeds benefit the Gerard A. Larson Memorial Endowment and Scholarship Fund. Tickets are available at the door. For more information visit

Distinguished Alumni Dinner 
The CSUS Alumni Association is acknowledging several alumni for their contributions to the University and the community. The 17th annual Distinguished Alumni Awards Dinner is 6:30 p.m., Thursday, March 6 at the Steven Lee Yamshon Alumni Center.

Tickets to the awards dinner are $75 per person and $600 for a table of eight. Reservations are due Tuesday, Feb. 25 and can be made by calling (916) 278-6295. Full story

Campus News

So many students ...
CSUS and the 23-campus California State University system as a whole reached record enrollment this year, reflecting increased demand from the large group of children born to Baby Boomers known as "Tidal Wave II." CSUS enrollment reached an all-time high of 28,558, up from 26,923 the previous year. The CSU system, meanwhile, grew to 406,896 students, up from 388,605. Full story

California, Inc.
A daylong Global Business Education Symposium will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 11, in the University Union. With the theme “Government in the Global Economy,” the event will feature Lon Hatamiya, secretary of the California Technology, Trade and Commerce Agency, along with a provocative panel discussion by regional trade officials and government
representatives on “California’s Economy in the Global Market Place: Is Government Doing the Right Things?”


The event is free. For more, visit For information and registration, contact Ken Chinen at 278-6882 or

Sacto economy sputtering
December marked the seventh straight month of negative job growth for the Capital Region, with state budget troubles and possible tax increases dimming prospects for a quick turnaround, according to the quarterly CSUS Forecast released  by the California Institute for
County Government at CSUS. The report also said the local economy is hurting from uncertainty about the national economy and the possibility of military action in the Middle East. Full story



Fine strings
Sacramento area residents can hear world-class performers in a small, intimate setting during this spring's New Millennium Concert Series at CSUS. All concerts will be in the Music Recital Hall in Capistrano Hall.


The series features four concerts, including the Guarneri String Quartet, who subscription ticketholders can meet at a special post-concert reception. Tickets are $15 to $25, or $60 for the series. Call (916) 278-4323. Full story


Black History Month
CSUS has planned a series of events in February in observation of Black History Month. The month kicked off with an early visit by Ed Gordon of "BET Tonight" on Jan. 30. Other highlights include a dance performance by Step Afrika USA on Feb. 6, and poetry and commentary by "Cosby Show" actor Malcolm-Jamal Warner on Feb. 20. Call (916) 278-6101. Full story

Vagina Monologues
CSUS students, faculty and staff are taking on the award-winning play "The Vagina Monologues" to raise funds for the CSUS Women's Resource Center and the SHARE Institute. Performances are at 8 p.m., Thursday-Saturday, Feb. 13-15 at the University Theatre in Shasta Hall. Tickets are $8 for students, $15 for general admission and $10 for groups of 10 or more. Call (916) 278-4323. Full story



NCAA Championships at CSUS

This 2003 NCAA Division I Men’s and Women’s Outdoor Track and Field Championships will be at CSUS June 11-14 at Hornet Stadium. For four days, track and field athletes from around the country will represent their schools in one of the sport’s most exciting events.


Tickets to the event are now on sale through the CSUS Ticket Office. Call (916) 278-4323. Full story

Gymnastics honors
Sophomore Stefanie Aeder and freshman Kimiye Narasaki were each named Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Gymnast of the Week after the first two weeks of the 2003 gymnastics season. Aeder was named on Jan. 12 and Narasaki shared the honor with Flora Bare of UC Davis on Jan. 19. Full story

Baseball opens with 2-0 sweep
The CSUS baseball team combined for 20 runs and 22 hits as the Hornets swept Oregon Tech (9-1, 11-3) in a doubleheader to open the 2003 season. It is the first time the team has begun a season 2-0 since 1991. Full story