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June 2006 Issue

Photo: A celebratory, though at times soggy, spirit was on tap at Spring Commencement ceremonies on campus May 19 and 20.
DIPLOMA DAY--A celebratory, though at times soggy, spirit was on tap at Spring Commencement ceremonies on campus May 19 and 20. To view a slideshow of this year’s commencement, visit www.csus.edu/news/commenceslideshow/

Did You Know?
Sacramento State remains one of the country’s best higher education values. Our student fees of $1,640 per semester are among the lowest in the nation.


Homecoming Week 2006
Mark your calendar for these alumni activities Sept. 29 to Oct. 7:

Friday, Sept. 29

Stinger Golf Classic, 1 p.m. Shotgun start, Woodcreek Golf Course, Rocklin. Details: (916) 278-4263

Tuesday Oct. 3
Alumni Breakfast Club with Jerry Reynolds, 7:30-9 a.m., Alumni Center. RSVP required to (916) 278-6295 or alum@csus.edu

Wednesday Oct. 4
Golden Grads Luncheon (Classes 1949-1957), 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Alumni Center. Details: (916) 278-4899 or scottL@csus.edu

Friday, Oct. 6
Alumni Honors Luncheon, noon-2 p.m., Alumni Center. RSVP to (916) 278-6295.

Green and Gold Gala, 5:30 p.m., University Ballroom. Details: (916) 278-4952

Saturday, Oct. 7
Homecoming Parade, 11 a.m., Carlson Drive/River Park

Alumni Homecoming Village/Family BBQ, 3 p.m.-6 p.m., Alumni Center

Football Game, Hornets vs. Weber State, 6:05 p.m., Hornet Stadium

Homecoming volunteers needed
Interested in volunteering for the Homecoming Committee? For information contact Linda Scott at (916) 278-4899 or scottL@csus.edu

Memories wanted
This fall, the University will celebrate its 60th year of instruction. As part of the anniversary the Public Affairs office is collecting memories from faculty, staff and alumni on “What I Remember about Sac State...”

The information will be used in an upcoming Sac State Magazine story, as well as other material tied to the celebration.

Submissions should be no longer than 250 words and can be sent by e-mail to infodesk@csus.edu. They should include the submitting party’s name, affiliation to the University such as title and department, year of graduation and major if applicable, and phone number/e-mail address for follow-up. The deadline for submissions is July 7.

Campus News

Music major receives President’s Award
The second-ever President’s Medallion was awarded to Faythe Vollrath during commencement ceremonies at Sacramento State May 19 and 20. More than 4,300 students were eligible to cross the stage during seven ceremonies held at Hornet Stadium and the Outdoor Theatre.
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Facility to honor Coach Clemons
A gathering spot for the Sacramento State football team in the new Broad Athletic Facility will be named in honor of a beloved former football coach. As the result of a $62,000 gift from alumni Gary and Judy Quattrin, the football team lounge will be named in memory of Ray Clemons.

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Study: Area’s Asian families face poverty
A new study by researchers at Sacramento State finds that one out of every four Asian and Pacific Islander American families in Sacramento lives below the poverty line, a rate more than double that of California and the nation. Nearly 25 percent of Asian Americans in Sacramento live in poverty compared to almost 13 percent of Asian Americans in California and nationwide.

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Summer camps for children and teens
Peak Adventures is offering activities ranging from river walks to whitewater rafting for youngsters from ages 9 to 18 at three camps this summer.
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Aspiring writers unite
Sacramento State’s annual Summer Writers' Conference, Aug. 18 to 20, will feature lectures and workshops by authors from a variety of genres including John Lescroart, author of 16 novels including Sunburn and Dead Irish, and Gail Tsukiyama. Registration is available by calling (916) 278-4433, ext. 0.
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Shot-putter shines at Championships
Sacramento State junior David Nichols capped an amazing season by earning All-America honors in the men’s shot put at the 2006 NCAA Div. I Outdoor Championships held at Hornet Stadium June 7-10. Nichols broke his own school record and became the first Hornet to twice be named Div. I track and field All-America.

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Baseball ends season at WAC tournament
Sacramento State’s season ended May 26 with a 14-9 loss to Louisiana Tech in its second game of the Western Athletic Conference tournament at Pete Beiden Field. The team made the tournament in its first year of conference play.

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Softball star named PCSC Player of Year
Five Sacramento State softball players were named to the all-Pacific Coast Softball Conference team, headlined by senior Lindy Winkler receiving conference player of the year honors. Among the five selected, three were named to the first team, the most first team accolades for the Hornets since the 1995 season.

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