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June 2003 edition

Did you know?
Nearly 10,500 freshmen applied for admission to CSUS for last fall, up about 5,000 from five years earlier.

Alumni News

See  "Illusions" 

The CSUS Alumni Theatre Project will present The Illusion, a comedic adventure adapted by Pulitzer Prize-winner Tony Kushner, June 13-29 in the Shasta Hall Playwrights’ Theatre. Performances will be at 8 p.m. on June 13-14, 20-21 and 27-28, and 2 p.m. on June 22 and 29. Tickets are $12 general, $10 for CSUS Alumni Association members, SARTA members and groups, and $5 for students, and are available at the CSUS Ticket Office at (916) 278-4323 or at


Campus News

President to arrive in July
Incoming CSUS President Alexander Gonzalez will officially take office on July 7. During June he will make several trips to the campus for planning and orientation. Inquiries for the new President may be directed through Ed Del Biaggio, vice president for administration, at (916) 278-6312.

Student researchers honored
Two CSUS students won coveted awards at this month’s prestigious 17th annual California State University Student Research Competition. Full story 

Happy 21st
Along with mail from family and friends, students at CSUS are now getting cards from campus for their 21st birthdays. The hand-signed cards feature information about responsible drinking and
 avoiding alcohol poisoning. Full story

Heavy lifter
As if finishing her graduate work and teaching kindergarten weren’t strenuous enough, CSUS student Katherine Redcher Bowling also found the time, strength and determination to win a gold medal at the U.S. National Olympic Weightlifting Championships held May 24-25 in
Chattanooga, Tenn. Full story



Track elite at CSUS
The 2003 NCAA Men's and Women's Outdoor Track & Field Championships will be June 11-14 at the A.G. Spanos Sports Complex at CSUS. During four days of nearly nonstop action, past and future Olympians from the United States and other nations will compete. Tickets are on sale. Details

African American history along the American River will be commemorated in a Juneteenth celebration from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.Saturday, June 14, at Negro Bar State Park in Folsom. Activities will include: an open microphone for poets, a Buffalo Soldier presentation, historical lectures and gold-mining camp replications. CSUS is among the event's many sponsors. Full story


Top student-athletes
This year’s Hornet Bookstore Student-Athletes of the Year are Petra Abraham and Hjalti Kristjansson. The two were chosen from among CSUS students who earned student-athlete of the week honors during the year. Full story

Way above par
CSUS senior Tanner Makimoto is one of five players nationwide to be named to the first team all-Independent golf team. Full story

Softball standout
CSUS freshman center fielder Lindy Winkler has been named to the Louisville Slugger/NFCA Div. I All-West Region Team. She's the first Hornet to receive the honor since 1997. Full story