IN--Workers from Pacific Neon install a new sign
at the south end of campus. Similar signs went up at the north
entrance. The signs feature the new University seal and are
backlit at night for visibility.
Sacramento State people and programs are being featured in a new
series of segments on KVIE, Sacramento’s public television
station. The 90-second spots, called “Focus,” appear
at least three times a week on the station.
house at graduation
Sacramento State Alumni Center will have an open house during Commencement
on May 19 and 20 hosted by Alumni Association board members and
staff. Graduates are invited to meet their families and guests at
the center before each ceremony. The Center is the perfect place
to don cap and gown, take pictures, and enjoy light refreshments.
There are numerous opportunities for alumni to volunteer
on committees within the Alumni Association. It’s a great
way to connect to your alma mater and interact with fellow alums.
There are openings on the Membership Development Committee and the
Scholarship Committee. There will also be an announcement soon about
volunteers needed for different activities during Homecoming Week,
Sept. 29-Oct. 7. For more information or to sign on, call 278-4899
or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
parties for the 2006 Hornet Football Season at the Alumni Center
will start Saturday, Sept. 16 when the Cal Poly Mustangs come
to Hornet Stadium. The family affairs are two hours prior to all
five home games
- Homecoming Week 2006 will be filled with great activities for
seven days. You’ll soon be able to get the scoop at www.csus.edu/alum.
The week kicks off with the Stinger Golf Classic on Sept. 29 and
continues with a Homecoming parade, Golden Grad luncheons, reunions,
rallies, concerts, pre-game parties, the football game and more
all through the week until Oct. 7.
week’s commencement ceremonies at Sacramento State will honor
a friend of both the University and the Sacramento Region. The late
Congressman Robert Matsui will be recognized with an honorary doctorate
from the California State University system during the College of
Business Administration ceremony at noon, Saturday, May 20 at Hornet
Stadium. His widow, U.S. Rep. Doris Matsui, will accept the award.
Seven outstanding Sacramento State graduating seniors—one
from each college—were honored with the Dean’s Award
during a dinner May 4. One of the recipients will be honored with
the President’s Medallion during commencement ceremonies on
May 19 and 20.
program starts strong
Sacramento State’s new honors program seems to have struck
a chord with potential students. More than 100 students have applied
to the program, which begins in the fall.
For the third time in four years, Sacramento State will host the
NCAA Division I Men’s and Women’s Outdoor Track and
Field Championships. The event will be held June 7-10 at the A.G.
Spanos Sports and Recreation Complex on the Sacramento State campus.
Tour the arboretum
Free tours of the University Arboretum will be offered Friday,
May 19 and Saturday, May 27. Led by Mike Baad, director of the
Arboretum, tours at 10 a.m. and noon will focus on plantings from
around the world, and tours at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. will examine
native California plants.
gems on display
A collection of some of the state’s most historic photographs—“The
Triumph of Helios: Photographic Treasures of the California State
Library”—is on display through June 24 in the University
Library Gallery. It features examples of 19th century photography
from the California State Library’s collection.
take Causeway Cup
When Sacramento State third baseman David Flores scooped up a ground
ball and threw to Brian Blauser at first base on April 25, it not
only secured the squad’s 9-6 win over UC Davis, it wrapped
up the 2006 Causeway Cup competition between the Hornets and Aggies.
The Big Sky Conference has named 15 Sacramento State student-athletes
to the winter all-academic team.
championship for rowing
Sacramento State's women’s varsity eight posted a school-record
time of 6:35.9 over 2,000 meters to claim its fourth Western Intercollegiate
Rowing Association (WIRA) championship April 30 at Lake Natoma.