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March 2003 edition

Did you know?
CSUS will soon get nearly $21 million in infrastructure upgrades from the $13 billion education bond approved by state voters in November.

Alumni News

Come to the Cabaret
Chapters of the CSUS Alumni Association will stage “Theatre Night at CSUS” beginning
 at 6 p.m., Saturday, March 29. The evening will start with a buffet dinner and silent auction in Shasta Hall from 6-7:45 p.m., followed by a special performance by the theatre and dance department of the musical “Cabaret.”  For more information or to make a reservation, contact Linda Scott at or (916) 278-4899.

Retirement planning
A free seminar on retirement planning will be hosted by the CSUS Alumni Association from 5:30 to 7 p.m., Thursday, March 13 in the Yamshon Alumni Center. It will focus on investment strategies for a secure retirement, and will feature Michael Lee, a certified public accountant and lecturer in the CSUS accountancy program. To reserve a space, contact or (916) 278-6295.

Campus News

Presidential finalists
Three candidates have been named finalists for the presidency of CSUS. Current President Donald R. Gerth is leaving the presidency after 45 years with the CSU system.

The candidates are Alexander Gonzalez, president, California State University, San Marcos; Karen S. Haynes, president, University of Houston-Victoria; and J. Clark Kelso, director, Governmental Affairs Programs and Capital Center for Government Law and Policy, University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, and Chief Information Officer, state of California. They will individually visit campus the week of March 3, with public forums scheduled from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Full story 

Faculty honored
CSUS President Donald R. Gerth will recognize professors Cindy Colinge, electric and electronic engineering, and Kimo Ah Yun, communication studies, for their outstanding research in the fields
 of technology and communication. The award presentation and talks by the recipients will be at 4 p.m., Thursday, March 13 in the University Union’s Hinde Auditorium. Full story

Workplace fashion confusion
Ever been inappropriately dressed at work or a business function? If you answered "yes," you are not alone; if you answered "no," you may be wrong.

According to a study by CSUS marketing professor Dennis Tootelian, nearly two-thirds of Americans have felt inappropriately dressed at a business or a social function and more than two-thirds are uncertain about the differences among business attire, business casual and casual dress in the workplace. Full story



U.S. education leader
U.S. Secretary of Education Rod Paige will discuss current challenges in elementary and secondary education at 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 12 at the CSUS Steven Yamshon Alumni Center. Tickets are $15 general and $5 for students, and are available at the CSUS Ticket Office at (916) 278-4323. Full story

Unique trio
American Indian experiences are voiced in the music of Ulali, an a cappella trio that will bring its unique sound to CSUS, Tuesday, March 11, at 7:30 p.m. in the University Union Ballroom. Full story


Annual arts fest
The 11th annual CSUS Festival of the Arts, April 3-12, features a variety of local and international artists, authors and performers. Highlights include a rare look at more than 40 works representing virtually the entire career of internationally acclaimed artist and CSUS alumnus Wayne Thiebaud and a performance by the Guarneri String Quartet. Full story


Softball on a tear
The CSUS softball team swept a doubleheader with Nevada and extended its winning streak to a Div. I program-best 10 games in late February. Full story

Scoring with books
More than 100 CSUS student-athletes are scheduled to participate in the annual “Read Across America” on March 3. The athletes are scheduled to appear at 15 Sacramento-area schools. Full story

Baseball ticket deal
CSUS baseball is offering a "Weekends at the Park" nine-game ticket package. The games begin March 29. The cost of the ticket package begins at $36 per person for nine games, and there's also a family package, which includes two adults and two children for $90 for nine games. For details, call (916) 278-4590. Full story