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July 2005 Issue

Photo: 2005 Grad.
Nearly 1,500 Northern and Central California residents took the Oath of Allegiance and became United States citizens during a 10 a.m. ceremony Wednesday, July 6 at Sacramento State’s Hornet Stadium.
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Did You Know?
A recent survey found that 85 percent of Capital Region residents would recommend Sacramento State to someone planning to go to college, with 9 percent saying they had no opinion or didn’t know.


Busing to Berkeley
Stayed tuned for news about "fan buses" heading down I-80 for the Sept. 3 football game vs. Cal. The 2 p.m. game at Memorial Stadium will be the first between the two schools.
More: e-mail the Alumni Association at alumni@csus.edu

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Homecoming 2005
An exciting week of activities is being planned for Homecoming 2005. It’s set this year for Sept. 26 to Oct. 1. Check the Alumni Association website for updates:
For more or to volunteer: Linda Scott at (916) 278-4899 or

Help wanted
Alumni volunteers are needed to help with Homecoming and other events such as the pre-game parties during football season; membership recruitment; and marketing the Alumni Association. Positions are open on a variety of Association committees.
More: (916) 278-6295.

Campus News

Degree drought?
Current trends mean California may not get the highly educated workforce it needs to stay competitive, according to two new reports by the Institute for Higher Education Leadership and Policy, a non-partisan higher education policy research center at Sacramento State. Both reports cite substantial differences in college participation rates among different ethnic groups.
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Write idea
Penpals aren't just for hobbies anymore – teachers at both Sacramento State and Florin Elementary are using this pastime to encourage their students to write more often and have fun doing it. The "Writing Partners" program has paired up penpals from a Sac State freshman English class with third graders from Florin Elementary School.
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MBA in Placer
Sacramento State is taking another step toward a full-time presence in Placer County. The University’s brand-new MBA for executives program, the EMBA, will welcome its first class on the grounds of PRIDE Industries in Roseville this September. Applications are still being accepted, with another information session set for 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, July 26 at the Sacramento State Alumni Center.
More: (916) 278-6772 or cbaweb.cba.csus.edu/emba.


Find your voice
The “Empowering Singers” workshop at Sacramento State this summer won’t be anything like an episode of “American Idol.” Instead of berating its singers, it’s designed to encourage. The workshop begins at 6 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 12 and continues at 8:30 a.m. Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 13 and 14 in Capistrano Hall.
Cost is $300. More: (916) 213-0418
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Seeking … Carrie Tennell
In honor of the 25th anniversary of the volleyball squad’s 1980 national championship season, Hornet Athletics is honoring both the 1980 and 1981 squads (also national champions) at a Sept. 23 banquet.

In our efforts to contact the members of those two teams, we have been unable to find an address or phone number for Carrie “Bambi” Tennell. If you have contact information for Tennell, please contact head volleyball coach Debby Colberg at (916) 278-6427.

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