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May 2005 Issue

Photo: Campus readies for ASI election
Sacramento State hosts the first of three straight NCAA Track and Field Championships June 8-11 at the Alex G. Spanos Sports Complex. Sacramento will be the first site to host the event in successive years since Marquette University in 1944-45.

Did You Know?
Sacramento State’s economic impact on the surrounding region is $930 million, which sustains more than 16,000 jobs. For more on the impact of Sacramento State and the entire 23-campus CSU system, visit www.calstate.edu/impact.


Alumni scholarships
There’s still time to submit applications for the Alumni Association’s $500 and $1,000 Life Member Scholarships, which are due by May 15. The scholarships are for incoming, continuing, graduate, and continuing graduate students, and will be granted this summer for the 2005-06 academic year. They’re made possible by donations from the association’s life members.
Details: Larry Augusta at laugusta@surewest.net or Linda Scott at

Football Hall of Fame event
The Alumni Football & Friends Chapter of the Alumni Association will hold a reunion at 6 p.m., Friday, May 20 at the Alumni Center.

This year’s gathering will include the induction of new members to the Hornet Football Hall of Fame: Tony Corbin, Gregg Dockweiller, Ken Gardner, Rod McMasters and Daimon Shelton. Jim Boras will be receiving the Cornerstone Award and Darren Arbet, head coach of the Arena Football League San Jose Sabercats, will be honored with the Alumni Coach Award. It’s been three years since the last such event.

Tickets are $30. for reservations, contact Linda Scott at (916) 278-4899 or

Homecoming 2005
An exciting week of activities is being planned for Homecoming 2005. It is set this year for Sept. 26 to Oct. 1, but gets an early start with the 1980-81 National Champion Sac State women’s volleyball team celebrating a 25th anniversary reunion over Causeway Classic weekend, Sept 23-24.

For more or to volunteer: Linda Scott at (916) 278-4899 or

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Applied science
One-stop shopping for environmental expertise is the goal of a group of Sacramento State scientists. The new Center for Regional Environmental Science and Technology, or CREST, brings together 17 scientists from the departments of Biology, Chemistry, Economics, Environmental Studies, Geography, Geology and Mathematics to apply their collective research expertise to real-world scientific problems, especially in areas like water quality, air quality and ecology.
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CREST website

Digital press
Sacramento State's library is about to enter the business of scholarly publishing. But rather than create books to fill library shelves, this press will publish "digitally" via the World Wide Web, a faster, more cost-effective way to disseminate academic resources to a worldwide audience. The press is the first of its kind within the California State University system.

Moving on?
Fully one-third of Capital Region residents are seriously thinking about relocating because of high housing costs, with most saying they would leave the state altogether, according to a new survey by researchers at Sacramento State. That's 8 percent higher than other surveys have found in California as a whole.
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Sacramento State professor
Pete Nowlen

Horns aplenty
Sacramento State's Horn Day, an annual event for Northern California French horn players, returns to the campus with a day of classes, clinics, rehearsals and other activities for hornists starting at 9 a.m., Saturday, May 21 in the University's Capistrano Hall. An off-campus concert closes the day at 7:30 p.m. at First United Methodist Church at the corner of 21st and J streets.

Tickets for the evening event are $5 at the door, or call (916) 278-4323.
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Write stuff
Aspiring writers will have the opportunity to participate in an intense three-day Writers' Conference Aug. 5-7 at Sacramento State. The conference features workshops, public reading events and individual critiques from nationally recognized writers. It will also include a panel discussion from industry insiders on how to get work published.
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Eight for tennis
A school-record six members of the Sacramento State women's tennis team, along with two members of the men's team, have been named all-Big Sky Conference.
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More tennis honors
For the fourth-consecutive year, Sacramento State head coach Bill Campbell received Big Sky Conference Coach of the Year honors after guiding the women's tennis team to a program-record-tying 23-4 overall record, including the squad's fourth-straight championship.
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Ten all-academics
The Big Sky Conference named 10 Sacramento State student-athletes to the winter all-academic team. The honor is given to student-athletes who have participated in at least half of the team’s competitions, achieved at least a 3.2 cumulative grade point average, and have completed at least one term at a Big Sky institution.
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