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February 2004 Issue

Campus snapshotPhoto: Janice Hicks works on a 285-foot mural on the Kadema Hall breezeway that she and the rest of an art appreciation class designed and painted late last year.
On a clear winter day, the view from campus stretches from the Guy West Bridge to the Sierra Nevada.

Did You Know?
CSUS students received $102 million in financial aid during the 2002-03 academic year.


Sheriff for breakfast
Sacramento County Sheriff Lou Blanas will talk on “Security in the Sacramento Region” at the next Breakfast Club Speakers Series event, hosted by the CSUS Alumni Association, 7:30 a.m., Tuesday, March 9 in the Alumni Center. Seating is limited. Call (916) 278-6295 or (800) SAC-GRAD for reservations.

Honoring coaches
Former Hornet head football coaches will be honored at a reception at 6 p.m., Saturday, March 20. The program will feature Ray Clemons, Glen Brady, Bob Mattos, Mike Clemons and John Volek, along with current head coach Steve Mooshagian. The late Dave Strong and John Baker will also be honored. Call (916) 278-4899 or (800) SAC-GRAD.

Teaching conference
The CSUS Education Alumni Chapter will host an education conference at the Alumni Center starting at 9:30 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 14. It will feature guest speaker Trang Do, a local school district counselor. Attendees will receive one unit of professional development credit. Call (916) 726-5247.

Campus News

President Alexander Gonzalez
President Alexander Gonzalez

‘Destination campus’
President Alexander Gonzalez has laid out an aggressive plan to add new facilities and remake CSUS into a residential campus. He says the goal is to turn CSUS into a “destination campus for the West and a flagship of the CSU system by 2010.”
Full Story

Video and text of the president's address to campus

Sports report
A multi-use arena, health and fitness center has been endorsed by a campus athletics task force and CSUS President Alexander Gonzalez. The new facility, which will depend on donor and student funding, would house basketball, volleyball and other activities, including commencement. It was a key part of a report from the task force, which was appointed in the fall by Gonzalez. Full Story

Biz help
The CSUS Center for Small Business is once again accepting requests for free management assistance for small businesses in the Sacramento region. The center is one of the oldest and largest in the United States, assisting more than 100 companies each year. Full Story


Angela Davis
Angela Davis

Black history
A month-long series of events focused on African-American culture is scheduled at CSUS to mark Black History Month. The activities at CSUS continue a national tradition of celebrating African-American achievements in February. Full Story

Robin Fisher
Robin Fisher

World-class music
CSUS will once again host some of the finest classical music performers in the nation in its New Millennium Concert Series this spring. Four concerts are featured, all taking place in the intimate Music Recital Hall in Capistrano Hall. Individual tickets are $20 and $30, a subscription is $75. Call (916) 278-4323 or visit Tickets.com. Full Story


Tennis talent
Sophomore Margarita Karnaukhova and freshman Anna Erikson of the CSUS women’s tennis team have been ranked among the top 60 college tennis players in the country. The Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) rankings place Karnaukhova at No. 45 and Erikson at No. 53. The Hornets also received a team rank of 55. Full Story

Fast start
The CSUS men’s track and field team finished first and the women placed third at the Silver State Invite in Reno, Jan. 31. The meet was the first of the season for the Hornets during the indoor season. Full Story

Montana sweep
The men’s basketball victory over Montana marked the first time the team has swept the Montana schools (Montana and Montana State) at home since joining the Big Sky Conference in 1996-97. The Hornets are now 9-11 overall and 3-4 in the Big Sky. Full Story

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