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February 2005 Issue

Capital University Journal Cover
In your mailbox – Watch for the latest issue of Sac State’s magazine, the Capital University Journal, in February. Featured in this semester’s issue are a photo essay about the people of Sac State and an article about Sac State alumni in the NFL.

Did You Know?
One in 26 residents of the Sacramento Region graduated from Sac State.


Southern Calif alums
A group of Southern California alumni will meet on Thursday, Feb. 17 to plan an evening with Sac State President Alexander Gonzalez in March. Alums are invited to the organizational meeting, which will be held in Long Beach at a place to be determined.
Details: Craig Perez at cperez@csus.edu or (916) 278-4912.

Football chapter golf tourneys
The Hornet Football & Friends Chapter of the Alumni Association will meet at 6 p.m., Tuesday, March 1 at the Alumni Center to plan two golf tournaments for the coming year. The first is the Gil Garcia Memorial Golf Tournament to be held at the Mather Golf Course in April and the other is a Homecoming Tournament set for October.
Details: Linda Scott at scottl@csus.edu or (916) 278-4899.

Alums honored
The University’s annual Distinguished Service Awards Banquet is set for Thursday, April 14 at the Alumni Center. The event recognizes outstanding alumni who have made a difference in their communities, to their professions and to Sacramento State. A list of recipients will be available by mid-February on the Alumni Association’s website – www.csus.edu/alum.
Reservations: $75 per person, call (916) 278-6295.

Campus News

Sac State’s new name?
The University will seek a formal name change from the CSU Board of Trustees in March, according to Sac State President Alexander Gonzalez. The announcement was made during Gonzalez’ spring address to the campus community in the University Union Ballroom. The half-hour talk also touched on the campus’ budget situation, progress on the University’s Destination 2010 initiative, and facilities news.

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Political prospect
The Center for California Studies at Sac State is now accepting applications for the prestigious Capital Fellows Program, which offers 64 paid positions in state government. Capital Fellows are graduate students who work as full-time staff members. Applications are open to those with a four-year college degree by September 2005 and entry-level knowledge of California government, politics and policies. The deadline to apply is Feb. 23.
Details: www.csus.edu/calst or (916) 278-6906.

‘Smart growth’ degree
Beginning in the fall of 2005, Sac State will offer a new graduate program focused on urban land development from both a private and a government point of view. The goal is to turn out graduates who understand both sides of a situation that is often confrontational, and who can make projects work in the interests of both developers and the communities in which they build.
Details: (916) 278-6772 or (916) 278-6557.
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Photo: The Harlem Gospel Choir
The Harlem Gospel Choir

Black history events
African American achievements and issues will be the focus in February during a series of events at Sac State coinciding with the nation’s celebration of Black History Month. Speakers and performers will include controversial basketball coach Ken Carter, jazz great Freddie Hubbard and the Harlem Gospel Choir.
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Logo: Chinese astrological sign for the Year of the Rooster.

Asian new year
One of the region’s most anticipated Chinese New Year events will return to Sac State from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 19 in the University Union Ballroom when the University hosts the 8th annual Chinese New Year Festival. Events marking the 4702 lunar year on the Chinese calendar include traditional lion dance and Szechuan “changing face” opera. Tickets are $3 general, $1 for children 12 and younger, and are available at the door.
Details: (916) 397-1959.
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Spring arts preview
With the spring semester at Sac State comes a bloom of arts events. The colorful mix of exhibits, performances and presentations include a show of groundbreaking works by contemporary Bay Area artists, performances from masters of the piano and guitar to the gotuvadyam and sitar, and a musical about musicals. The annual Festival of the Arts will provide a campuswide bouquet of events this March as well.

A complete listing of University events is at www.csus.edu/events. Tickets for events are available at (916) 278-4323 or Tickets.com.
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Spring sports offers promise
The season is looking promising for a number of intercollegiate athletic teams. Here’s a preview. For the latest scores, news and highlights from Hornet athletics, check www.hornetsports.com.

Photo: Jameel Pugh

Scoring big
Fresh off a week in which he averaged 30.0 points while shooting 56.4 percent from the field, Sacramento State senior swingman Jameel Pugh was named Big Sky Men’s Basketball Player of the Week. Pugh, who led the Hornets to victories over William Jessup (Jan. 25) and Northern Arizona (Jan. 29), also averaged 3.5 rebounds and 3.0 steals per game while shooting a blazing 51.9 percent (14-27) from beyond the three-point arc.
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Academic stars
The Big Sky Conference has named 15 Sacramento State student-athletes to the fall all-academic team. The honor is given to student-athletes who have participated in at least half of the team’s competitions, achieved at least a 3.2 cumulative grade point average, and completed at least one term at a Big Sky institution.
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