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March 2007 Issue

Photo: PARKING MADE EASY--A student takes advantage of the “courtesy parking” offered at the new Parking Structure III, which opened at the start of the spring semester. For a fee, drivers in a hurry can drop off their cars with an attendant.
PARKING MADE EASY--A student takes advantage of the “courtesy parking” offered at the new Parking Structure III, which opened at the start of the spring semester. For a fee, drivers in a hurry can drop off their cars with an attendant.

Did You Know?
Martin Luther King Jr. spoke on campus in 1967. More than 7,000 students came to hear him speak.

Alumni News

Alumni Breakfast Club
What's the buzz about? Have breakfast with us and find out. The Alumni Breakfast Club will present alumnus Sotiris Kolokotronis as the third featured speaker of this season's series at 7:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 13. Hear about the exciting infill projects that are revitalizing the urban landscape of Sacramento.

The event is free to Alumni Association members and a guest, $10 for non-members. RSVP is required by Friday, March 9. Contact Linda Scott at (916) 278-4899 or e-mail alumni@csus.edu.

Alumni Legislative Day
Join us for CSU's Alumni Legislative Day on Monday, March 19 as CSU alumni leaders, campus representatives, donors and friends gather at the Capitol to meet with policymakers and their staffs. Interested Sac State alumni are encouraged to participate.

The day concludes with a joint reception for all 23 CSU campuses and their alumni at the Sacramento Convention Center from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Participation in Legislative Day is not required to attend the reception. RSVP by March 12 to Linda Scott at (916) 278-4899 or e-mail alumni@csus.edu.

Scholarships available
April 1 is the deadline to apply for a Life Member Scholarship. Undergraduate and graduate students may apply for the $1,000 awards. Applications may be downloaded from SacStateAlumni.com or by e-mailing laugusta@surewest.com.

Career help for alums
Make plans to attend the free Career Boost 101 from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday, March 22 at the Alumni Center.

The Sacramento State Career Center offers services designed especially for alumni. Career Boost 101 is an opportunity to find out how it might help you revive your career. The evening will be informative and jam-packed with quick-tip tools.

Seats are limited and RSVP required by March 20. Contact (916) 278-4899 or e-mail alumni@csus.edu.

Night to honor alumni
Join the University and the Alumni Association to honor 12 outstanding alumni as they are awarded the Distinguished Service Award. The annual reception and dinner is Thursday, April 12 and is one of the premiere events of April’s Alumni Month. The award is given for recognition of the honoree’s contribution to their community, career and Sacramento State.

For more information, contact Linda Scott at (916) 278-4899.

Campus News

Digital Matsui archive
Sacramento State has developed a new digital archive focused on the late Congressman Robert T. Matsui’s leadership in gaining redress and reparations for Japanese Americans interned during World War II. The online collection features video clips, photographs, speeches and more.

Study: Policies hurting community college students
A new report, authored by researchers at the Institute for Higher Education Leadership and Policy at Sacramento State, finds policy focus on improving college access unintentionally inhibits student success. It also says that students who attend college full time are four times more likely to succeed than those who attend part time.

Students present research
Three Sacramento State students showcased their research at the California State University Honors Consortium Conference last weekend at Fresno State. It was the first time the new Sacramento State Honors Program has been represented.


‘Cat in the Hat’ center stage in Seussical
The magical world of Dr. Seuss comes to life on stage, as Sacramento State's Department of Theatre and Dance presents Seussical the Musical, at the University Theatre, Shasta Hall, March 9 to 25. Seussical, which debuted on Broadway in 2000, is based on 14 of Dr. Seuss' memorable classics combined into one hilarious tale.

‘Mozart’ of Indian music
The World Music Festival continues as renowned Indian classical artists Ravikrian and Tarun Bhattacharya perform Sunday, March 11 at the Music Recital Hall in Capistrano Hall. Ravikiran, hailed as the Mozart of Indian music, will perform on the chitraveena, a slide instrument considered to be a cross between the north Indian sitar and the Hawaiian steel guitar, representing the South Indian Karnatic music tradition.


Men win track title
The Sacramento State men’s track and field team finished first at the 2007 Big Sky Conference Indoor Championships, securing the first team title in school history. Prior to this year’s meet, the Hornets had never finished higher than sixth at the league indoor meet.

Gymnastics record tied
Sophomore gymnast Marina Borisova scored 39.350 to tie the school record in the all-around and help lead Sacramento State to victories over San Jose State and UC Davis on Feb. 23 in San Jose. The Hornets scored a season-high 193.700 in the win.

Hornets in Arena Football
Four former Sacramento State football players appeared on opening day rosters for the 2007 Arena Football League season. Aaron Garcia, Fred Otis Amey, Eddie Canonico and Brandon Smith all began the League’s season on March 4 representing, respectively, the New York Dragons, Austin Wranglers, Las Vegas Gladiators and San Jose Sabercats.

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