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January 2005 Issue

Campus snapshotPhoto: Commencement  at Arco Arena
Crowd Pleaser – Herky the Hornet entertains the crowd at a Hornet basketball game. The men’s and women’s teams are just starting their Big Sky Conference schedule.
More: www.hornetsports.com

Did You Know?
The 23-campus California State University system, which includes Sacramento State, has an estimated $13.6 billion economic impact on California. And there are now 1.7 million CSU alumni living and working in the state.


Alum website
For up-to-date information about the Alumni Association and alumni-related events, visit www.csus.edu/alum. You'll find sections on news, events, merchandise and much more.

And new features are coming. If you have ideas, we’d like to hear them. Contact Alumni Relations at (916) 278-6295.

Alumni scholarships
Applications for scholarships for undergraduate and graduate students are now available. The scholarships are made possible by life members of the Alumni Association through the Life Member Scholarship Fund. Seven scholarships were awarded for the current academic year.
Details: Linda Scott at scottl@csus.edu or (916) 278-4899.

Honoring alums
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. Recipients will be named Feb 1.
Details: (916) 278-6295.

Campus News

Photo: Winter Commencement Grads

Graduation images
Graduates, family and friends packed Arco Arena in late December for Sacramento State’s Winter Commencement ceremonies. Our photographers captured the excitement in this slideshow.

Croaking on pesticides
New research by a Sacramento State professor indicates that frequently used pesticides – including types that were once thought to be relatively benign – may be linked to the widespread disappearance of California frog populations.
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Photo: Winter Commencement Grads
William J. Sullivan Jr.

William Sullivan - ‘Dean of Deans’
William J. Sullivan Jr. – the longest-serving dean at Sacramento State – died in early December at the age of 63. He was fondly referred to on campus as the “Dean of Deans” in recognition of his seniority.
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Congressman Matsui mourned
The campus community at Sacramento State is mourning the loss of U.S. Rep. Robert Matsui, a longtime supporter of the campus and advocate for the entire Sacramento Region. Rep. Matsui died on Saturday, Jan 1. at Bethesda Naval Hospital.
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MLK remembered
The kick-off event for the regional remembrance of Martin Luther King Jr. will come to Sacramento State this year when the University hosts an inspirational breakfast event in honor of the famed civil rights leader 8 a.m. to noon., Monday, Jan. 17, in the University Union Ballroom. The event will include choir and solo musical performances, dramatic presentations and speakers along with a full breakfast buffet.
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Free hoops clinic
The Sacramento State women’s basketball team will host Kids’ Day, sponsored by Pepsi, on Saturday, Jan. 8, when the team plays visiting Wyoming at the Hornets Nest. The game tips off at 2:05 p.m., and tickets are $5 adults, $3 children ages 2-17 and free for Sacramento State students. After the game, head coach Dan Muscatell and the Hornet staff will hold a free basketball clinic for boys and girls under 13 years of age.
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Follow the Hornets
For the latest scores, news and highlights from Hornet athletics, check www.hornetsports.com.

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