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May 2003 edition

Did you know?
Women make up 58.9 percent of the CSUS student body, up from 43.6 percent 30 years ago.

Alumni News

SACOG for breakfast
Martin Tuttle, executive director of the Sacramento Area Council of Governments (SACOG), will talk on Tuesday, May 13 as part of the CSUS Alumni Associationís Breakfast Club Speakers Series. Tuttle will speak at 7:30 a.m. in the Yamshon Alumni Center. RSVP required: alumni@csus.edu or (916) 278-6295.

Ready for rowing
The Alumni Association will be at the Pacific Coast Rowing Championships from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Sunday, May 18 at the CSUS Aquatic Center (Hazel Ave. and Hwy 50). Look for the association's tent under the big cottonwood tree. The Hornets will be competing against the PAC-10 and other West Coast universities. The tent and all the food and drink is free to CSUS alumni, students and parents. Details: (916) 278-6295.

Wine and cheese
Alumni Association members who have joined or renewed memberships in the last four months are invited to a wine a
nd cheese reception, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, May 21 at the Yamshon Alumni Center. RSVP: alumni@csus.edu or (916) 278-6295.

Graduates welcome
Graduating students and their families are invited to stop by for a tour of the Yamshon Alumni Center before commencement ceremonies on May 23 and 24. Details:
www.csus.edu/commence or (916) 278-6295.

Campus News

Faculty honored
CSUS has named its 2002-03 Outstanding Teaching and Outstanding Service Award recipients. The awards recognize faculty excellence in teaching and service to the campus community. Full story

Crime finder
In a less ominous version of the film "Minority Report," a CSUS professor has found a way to help police predict who might commit what sort of crimes and where. Criminal justice professor Donald Dixon studied five years of arrest data for violent juvenile crime in
Dallas. Full story

Housing worries
Living in one of the nationís hottest real estate markets has made
Sacramento area residents increasingly concerned about affordable housing, according to a survey by CSUS researchers. Full story



Experience dance
Experience This!, a showcase of dance choreography by the CSUS Jazzee Dance Company, will take the stage at 8 p.m., May 7-11, in the CSUS Dancespace. It features performances inspired by a variety of musical styles, including rhythm and blues, rock, punk and hip-hop. Full story

Live long
The annual CSUS Longevity Fair, featuring 80-year-old ultra-marathon runner Helen Klein of Sacramento, will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Wednesday, May 14 in the University Union Ballroom. It will offer the latest information on community services for the aging and their caregivers. Full story


Say what? 

Languages from around the world  will fill the air on World Language Day at CSUS, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, May 10. The free event includes food, music, art, dance, plays, information booths, workshops, demonstrations, interest sessions and more. Full story


Fourteen academic stars
The Big Sky Conference has named 14 CSUS student-athletes to the Winter All-Academic team. The honor is given to student-athletes who have participated in at least half of the teamís competitions, received at least a 3.2 grade point average and completed at least one term at a Big Sky institution. Full story

Freshman shines in rain
CSUS freshman Roshena Duree won three events to lead the Hornets in the Sacramento Spring Festival at a rainy Hornet Stadium May 3. Duree captured the titles in the 100-hurdles, long jump and triple jump. Full story

Big Sky champs take on USC
The CSUS womenís tennis team, which won the Big Sky Conference Championships for the second straight year, will face the University of Southern California in the first round of the NCAA Tennis Tournament on Friday, May 9. It will be the first time this year the team will face a team ranked within the top 10 by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association. Full story