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March 2006 Issue

Photo: Student guide Jesse Kleinow gives prospective students the deluxe tour of campus.
Student guide Jesse Kleinow gives prospective students the deluxe tour of campus. Sac State is boosting its tour schedule as part of enhanced recruiting efforts.

Did You Know?
98 percent of Sacramento State’s tenured and tenure-track professors hold either a doctorate or the highest degree in their field.


April is Alumni Month
There is plenty to do during the 2nd annual Alumni Month at Sacramento State. For a complete listing, visit www.csus.edu/events.

Highlights include:

  • April 6 - Distinguished Service Award dinner. RSVP by March 28
  • April 12 - Green and Gold Day. Show your pride by wearing green and gold to work, play and school.
  • April 20 - Sac State Night at the River Cats. Join the crowd at Raley Field in West Sacramento. Visit the Alumni Booth on the concourse for surprises.

"The Apprentice" is coming to Sac State
NBC’s “The Apprentice” will hold a special casting call—open only to Sac State alumni, faculty, staff and students—from 1 to 3:30 p.m., Thursday, March 30 at the Alumni Center. Participants must be at least 21. For more information and to download the required application form, visit www.nbc.com/Casting/#apprentice.

Alumni Stars to be honored April 6
Reservations can be made until March 28 to attend the Distinguished Service Awards, showcasing eight outstanding alumni. Those to be honored include:

  • Jack Bertolucci, '50, Retired mortgage banker
  • Patrick Fenwick, '61/'71, District Administrator, Arden Park Recreation and Park District
  • Jack Higdon, '52, Founder/Chairman of the Board, California Moving Systems
  • Theresa Parker, '76, Executive Director, California Housing Finance Agency
  • Rene Syler, '87, News Anchor, CBS News "The Early Show"
  • Randy Reynoso, '80, President/Chief Operations Officer, Placer Sierra Bancshares and Placer Sierra Bank

Alumna Marilyn Hopkins, '70 Dean of the College of Health and Human Services, will receive the Distinguished Alumni and Faculty Award. And the rarely given Lifetime Achievement Award will go to William "Bill" Campbell, III, '67/'70, Co-owner of Spare Time, Inc. and tennis coach for Sac State Women's Tennis.

The reception and entertainment will begin at 6 p.m. with dinner and program from 7 to 9 p.m. Tickets are $100 per person and tables of eight and 10 are available. Sponsorship opportunities are available. Call (916) 278-6295.

Campus News

Ed doctorate in the works
Sacramento State will begin offering its first independent doctorate in educational leadership in fall 2007. The program will provide advanced training for administrators in elementary and secondary schools, and community colleges.
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Children’s lit, on screen
Not everyone taking in Maurice Poe’s education class is actually a student. Some aren’t even grown-ups. The Sacramento State teacher education professor teaches Literature for Children to aspiring teachers both in the classroom and as a televised broadcast throughout the Sacramento Region. But the course’s opening act, “Story Time” featuring award-winning storyteller and performer Francie Dillon, has become must-see viewing for Sacramento-area children and their parents.

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Exec MBA underway in Folsom
Dozens of Sacramento working professionals are returning to the classroom in communities where they live and work to learn the skills needed to become top executives through the new graduate business degree program. The Executive Master's of Business Administration degree program uses an accelerated pace so students can earn their degrees in 15 months.

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Women’s History Month
To celebrate Women’s History Month in March, Sacramento State is presenting a range of events that highlight the achievements of women and explore some of the pressing issues facing women today. Most events are free and open to the public.
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Photographic gems on display
A collection of some of the state’s most important historic photographs will be on display at Sacramento State through June 24 in the University Library Gallery. The exhibit is part of the annual Festival of the Arts.
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Summer programs for kids
Animation, hands-on robotics, hiking trips and white-water rafting are just a few of the ways kids can stay busy this summer at Sacramento State.
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Three all-conference
Sacramento State senior DaShawn Freeman, junior Alex Bausley and freshman Loren Leath were named to the Big Sky all-conference men’s basketball team. Freeman, who led the conference and ranks eighth in the nation in steals (77), was also named the league’s co-Defensive Player of the Year.

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2006 Football schedule announced
Games against Boise State and NCAA Div. I-AA playoff teams Cal Poly, Eastern Washington and Montana highlight the 2006 Sacramento State football schedule. The season will feature five home games and six road contests beginning with the Sept. 2 match-up at Boise State.

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Softball offers Capital Classic
Sacramento State’s softball team will host the Capital Classic tournament March 17-19 at the Sacramento Softball Complex.

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