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March 2004 Issue

Campus snapshotPhoto: Modoc Hall, the University’s newest building, will house various research and contract programs, as well as office space for the U.S. Geological Survey. There will be a public grand opening in the early afternoon of May 11.
Modoc Hall, the University’s newest building, will house various research and contract programs, as well as office space for the U.S. Geological Survey. There will be a public grand opening in the early afternoon of May 11.

Did You Know?
About 36 percent of CSUS students serve in the community as volunteers, giving 2.3 million hours each year. At minimum wage alone, that’s worth $15.5 million.


Distinguished service
The 18th annual Distinguished Service Awards reception and dinner will be Thursday, March 25 in the Alumni Center. Tickets are $75 per person or $600 for a table of eight. Reservations are due by Friday, March 19 and can be made at (916) 278-7718.

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Coach Elespuru memorial
There will be a memorial service for Henry “Hank” Elespuru, who coached the CSUS boxing team from 1955 to 1961, at 2 p.m., Sunday, March 14 at the CSUS Alumni Center. Coach Elespuru died Jan. 14.

Under his guidance, the team produced boxers who won gold, silver and bronze medals in both the NCAA and Pacific Coast Intercollegiate Tournaments. The family requests remembrances be made to the Hank Elespuru Scholarship Fund, c/o the CSUS Alumni Center, 6000 J Street, Sacramento, CA 95819-6024.

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Bond on ballot
A $12.3 billion education bond, Proposition 55, is on the March 2 ballot. If passed, it would provide $10 billion to K-12 schools and $2.3 billion to higher education for new construction and a backlog of renovation and repair projects.

The 23-campus California State University system, of which CSUS is a part, would receive $690 million. At CSUS, the bond is scheduled to provide planning money for the Science II building, as well as a variety of minor capital projects.
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Slavery archive
California’s little-known history of slavery is now a click away through the CSUS Underground Railroad Digital Archive, which went online Feb. 17. The archive features high-quality digital images of letters, journals, photographs, documents, newspapers and more.
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Archive website

Computer simulation of morphing airplane.
Computer simulation of morphing airplane.

NASA ties
A CSUS professor and his students are hoping their computer simulation expertise will lead to a lasting relationship with NASA.
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Women’s history
CSUS will celebrate Women’s History Month in March with an eclectic mix of events and exhibits that both honor women’s accomplishments and explore new issues and avenues of feminist thought.
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Huerta talk
Civil rights icon Dolores Huerta will give a free talk as part of Women’s History Month celebrations at CSUS. Huerta will speak in the University Union Ballroom at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, March 25.
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Hepburn films
CSUS and the Friends of the CSUS Library are celebrating the diverse roles of actress Katherine Hepburn with free screenings of her films, followed by academic discussions with University and community film experts. All movies are showing on a large screen and begin at 6:30 p.m. in the University Union Hinde Auditorium.
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Photo of cast members of crazy for you
Cast members of
crazy for you

Crazy for Gershwin
Time will take a holiday when CSUS presents Crazy for You, a musical theater sampler of favorite George and Ira Gershwin show tunes woven into a wacky story straight out of the 1930s. The show opens at 8 p.m., Thursday, March 18 in the University Theatre.

Tickets are $18 general, $11 for students and seniors. Call the CSUS Ticket Office at (916) 278-4323 or visit Tickets.com.

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Basketball’s big win
Junior Jameel Pugh scored a career-high 24 points on the way to an 80-74 Hornets victory over Montana State in the final Big Sky Conference regular-season game of the season Sunday. With the victory, CSUS (13-14, 7-7) not only clinches a spot in the Big Sky Tournament but will host Weber State in the first round at 7:05 p.m., Saturday, March 6.

Tickets for the game go on sale March 2. They’re $10 for CSUS students, faculty and staff until 5 p.m., March 5; general admission $15. Call (916) 278-4323 or visit tickets.com.
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Baseball, softball webcasts
CSUS baseball and softball fans can now hear selected games at www.hornetsports.com (click on “Live Audio”). The schedule begins with the baseball team’s game against Nevada on March 2 at 2 p.m. The first softball broadcast will be a doubleheader against Virginia on Saturday, March 6, at noon.
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