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May 2006 Issue

Photo: 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.
SIGN 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.

Did You Know?
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.


Open house at graduation
The 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.

Call for volunteers
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

Mark your calendars

  • Pre-game 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.

Campus News

Honoring Robert Matsui
This 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.
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Outstanding seniors
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.

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Honors 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.

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NCAA Division I Men’s and Women’s Outdoor Track and Field Championships

NCAA championships
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.
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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.
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Helios: Photographic Treasures of the California State Library”

Photographic 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.
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Hornet 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.

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15 All-Academics
The Big Sky Conference has named 15 Sacramento State student-athletes to the winter all-academic team.

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Fourth 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.

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