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January 2003 edition

Did you know?
CSUS has a resource base of about $322 million annually. About $194 million - including $42 million in student fees - is from the state's general fund. Much of the remainder is from gifts, grants, contracts and special revenue.

Alumni News

Member reception
The CSUS Alumni Association will host a complimentary wine-and-cheese reception from 5:30 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 22 to celebrate members who have joined the association or renewed their memberships during September, October, November and December. Members may bring a guest to this informal event, which will be at the Yamshon Alumni Center. Parking is free. For more information or to RSVP, contact Kimberly Gomez at alumni@csus.edu or (916) 278-6295.

Distinguished Alumni Dinner 
The CSUS Alumni Association's premiere town-and-gown event, the Distinguished Alumni Awards Dinner, is scheduled for Thursday, March 6 at the Yamshon Alumni Center. A reception for previous award winners will be at 6 p.m. in the lobby of the Yamshon Alumni Center, followed by the dinner and program at 7:30 p.m. For an invitation or more information, call Steve Black at (916) 278-6290.

Campus News

Tackling binge drinking
CSUS is one of the beneficiaries of a $1.57 million grant program to address student binge drinking and alcohol abuse. The project involves education, prevention and enforcement strategies for the California State University's 23 campuses. Full story

Student hosts
A diverse group of CSUS students are now representing the University at high-profile campus events and other functions. The 14 new "student hosts" are responsible for sharing the University's accomplishments with visitors and providing direction at certain public events. They will give campus tours to visiting VIPs. And they may be asked to work at off-campus events at which the University has an important role. Full story

New Serna Center
CSUS has created a new research and cultural center focused on Latino issues. The Serna Center - named in honor of the late Joe Serna Jr. and Isabel Hernandez-Serna - will formally open in spring in the University Library next to the Multi-Cultural Center. It will promote research on Latinos in the Sacramento Region, and sponsor lectures, conferences and other special events. Full story



Celebrating MLK
A gospel choir of more than 300 will pay tribute to Martin Luther King Jr. as the grand finale to a day of events in Sacramento. The massive choral event will be held at 5 p.m., Monday, Jan. 20 in the CSUS University Union Ballroom. Full story


Talking locally, thinking globally
Representatives from five nations will talk about the "The Global Environment in Sacramento" as part of the Melvin and Audrey Shore Endowed Lecture Series at CSUS, noon to 1:30 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 4, in the University Union's Hinde Auditorium. The lecture is free and open to the public. Full story


Tennis stars

CSUS freshman Margarita Karnaukhova received a No. 8 ranking in the regional rankings of the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) after posting a 15-3 record in fall singles play. The Krasnovar, Russia native, along with junior Ann Roslund, was also ranked No. 15 in doubles play. Full story

Another great year
Fourth-ranked Stanford defeated CSUS in the first round of the NCAA Volleyball Tournament in early December. The loss ended a successful season for the team, which has now made five trips to the NCAA tournament in the last six years. Full story