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July 2007 Issue

Photo: High school and middle school music teachers perfect their conducting techniques at the University’s Wind Conducting Workshop, the only one of its kind in the state.
MUSIC MASTERY--High school and middle school music teachers perfect their conducting techniques at the University’s Wind Conducting Workshop, the only one of its kind in the state.

Did You Know?
The first residence halls on campus opened in 1959. This year Sac State will begin work on a new 600-bed apartment-style residence hall which, when completed, will boost the number of students living on campus to 1,700.

Alumni News

Cheer on the Hornets in Fresno
Join fellow alums in Fresno Sept. 1 for the first football game of the season. It promises to be an exciting opening for new coach Marshall Sperbeck and a determined Sac State team.

A bus trip and a pre-game tailgate party are planned. The round-trip to Fresno includes refreshments on the bus, a tailgate party and a ticket to the game for $70 per person. The bus departs from the Alumni Center at 2 p.m. Or you can attend the 5 p.m. tailgate and get a ticket to the game for $40. Game time is 7:05 p.m.

The trip to Cal last September was a sell-out, so call now to reserve your seat. Contact Toni Brown at (916) 278-4263 or tbrown@csus.edu.

Join the Alumni Association
Since 1950, the Sac State Alumni Association has boosted Hornet loyalty, pride and spirit. Membership supports students, scholarships and events, and members enjoy special benefits. Join your Alumni Association today.

Details: (916) 278-6295 or visit www.SacStateAlumni.com.

Alumni Center available
The Alumni Center at the south entrance of campus is available for rent to the community. Alumni Association members receive a 10 percent discount. The 12,000 square-foot center is a great place for weddings and other special events. For more, call Cathy Labbe at (916) 278-7809 or 1-800-722-4723, or visit www.SacStateAlumni.com.

Campus News

Doctoral program starts in fall
Sac State has launched its first independent doctoral program, which has a focus on educational leadership. Designed for working professionals, the three-year program will provide advanced training for administrators in elementary and secondary schools and community colleges.

More funds for Sac State Tram
Efforts to create a tram system in and around Sac State continue to roll. An $800,000 grant for further planning and design work was approved by the California Transportation Commission on June 7, following an earlier recommendation by the Sacramento Area Council of Governments.
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Theater lobby dedicated

The new lobby at Sac State’s University Theatre is more than just a gateway into the world of drama and music—it’s also the legacy of a former drama student. The N. Matthew Mahan Theatre Lobby was dedicated June 14, during a private gathering of about 50 family, friends and University officials.


Welcome new students
Learning your way around a university can be intimidating for a high-school graduate going through freshman orientation. For Sac State first-timers, there’s at least a party waiting for them at the end of the day. Freshmen Rockin’ Overnight Shindig Hoopla, or FROSH Night, offers plenty of activities and provides a one-night stay at the residence halls.

Small chefs rule
The youngsters in Sac State’s Summer Culinary Academy will take a chicken curry entrée with a steamed tomato – and oven roasted potatoes – over a bowl of macaroni and cheese, thank you very much. So say the elementary students in University Enterprises’ culinary academy.


Twenty Hornets named All-Academic
The Big Sky Conference named 20 Sac State student-athletes to its spring all-academic team. The honor is given to student-athletes with at least a 3.2 grade point average.

Former Hornet is CFL Player of the Week
Following a rare Canadian Football League tie, Ricky Ray earned the league’s first Offensive Player of the Week award of the 2007 season.

Volleyball adds Saint Mary’s transfer
Sac State head volleyball coach Debby Colberg made a key addition to the 2007 recruiting class by signing Saint Mary’s transfer Missie Stidham. Stidham played each of the last three years for Saint Mary’s where she was a three-time all-league selection in the powerful West Coast Conference.

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