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May 2007 Issue

Photo: Broadway and movie legend Carol Channing joins a group of theatre and dance students in an April 27 performance at the University Theatre. The show benefited scholarships in the performing arts.
HELLO, CAROL--Broadway and movie legend Carol Channing joins theatre and dance students in an April 27 performance at the University Theatre. The show benefited scholarships in the performing arts.

Did You Know?
The University awarded its first diploma in 1948 to a graduating class of one.

Alumni News

Learn speed networking
The Sacramento State Alumni Association and the Business Alumni Chapter are offering a “speed networking” workshop Monday, June 4 at the Alumni Center. Registration is at 5:30 p.m. with networking from 6 to 7 p.m. Speed networking provides a quick way to expand your business network by meeting several professionals one-on-one in about one hour. The event will feature complimentary appetizers and a no-host bar. It is free for Alumni Association members and non-member first-time participants. General admission is $20.

RSVP to Karyn Domich, chapter coordinator, at (916) 278-2753 or kdomich@csus.edu.

Leadership workshop
A leadership workshop on “How to Recruit, Retain and Reward Volunteers” will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, May 15 at the Alumni Center. The speaker and facilitator will be Bill Wittich, a consultant and coach for leadership, motivation and non-profit management. Wittich has authored seven books in the volunteer management field. He earned his doctorate from the University of Southern California and taught for 31 years at CSU Long Beach where he was the chair for both the departments of Film and Electronic Arts and Occupational Studies.

The workshop is designed for Alumni Association chapter leadership, members or leaders of non-profit volunteer organizations and those interested in volunteer management. The event is free for Alumni Association members and University employees. General admission is $20. Refreshments will be provided.

RSVP to Karyn Domich at (916) 278-2753 or kdomich@csus.edu.

Board position open
The Alumni Relations office is seeking candidates interested in serving on the Board of Directors of the Alumni Association. There are vacancies for 2007-08 and beyond. To apply, send a resume to Executive Director Gary Davis and include a brief outline of your interests. Volunteers are always needed for various committees. For more information contact gdavis@csus.edu or 278-6295 or visit the Alumni Association website at www.sacstatealumni.com.

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Campus News

Photo: Conceptual drawing of the Upper Eastside Lofts.
Conceptual drawing of the Upper Eastside Lofts.

New housing for students
The nearly completed Upper Eastside Lofts on 65th Street will soon be the newest Sacramento State student housing. Under a new agreement, the lofts--which will be ready for students to move into by the upcoming fall semester--will serve as a near-campus student community for at least the next 15 years.

Science and Math dean selected
Jill Trainer has been named dean of the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics at Sacramento State. Trainer comes to Sacramento State from the University of Northern Iowa where she is the associate vice president for sponsored programs and a professor of biology.

Support for former foster youth
An academic and social safety net for students who in many ways have been left to fend for themselves—men and women who grew up in the foster care system—is the goal of a new campus program. Guardian Scholars provides guidance through the college process, along with mentoring opportunities.


Photo: Prince Charming, Robert Vann, finds himself charmed by Cinderella, Leslie Sandefur, in the Sacramento State Opera Theatre production of Masenet’s “Cinderella.”
Prince Charming, Robert Vann, finds himself charmed by Cinderella, Leslie Sandefur, in the Sacramento State Opera Theatre production of Masenet’s Cinderella.

Cinderella comes to campus
A rare staging of Jules Massenet’s opera Cinderella premieres May 11 at the University Theatre. Performances are May 11, 17 and 19 at 8 p.m. with a matinee performance May 13 at 2:30 p.m.

The next generation of artists
An exhibition of new work created by the Art Department’s graduating class will be on display at the University’s Else Gallery through May 24. Works encompassing all disciplines of study offered by the Studio Art Program will be highlighted.

Graduates prepare for big day
After years of classes, studying and hard work, and lots of support from the campus community, the class of 2007 is getting ready to walk across the stage at Arco Arena for commencement ceremonies May 25-26.

For a complete schedule, visit www.csus.edu/commence/.


Super Sunday nets four conference titles
The Sacramento State athletics department enjoyed a day of success that would be hard to match by any school in the country. On Sunday, April 28 the Hornets captured four conference titles in a span of four hours.

Defense tops offense in Green-Gold Game
The Sacramento State defense forced three turnovers, including one for a touchdown, in its 44-28 win over the offense in the annual Green-Gold Game on May 5 at Hornet Stadium. The game, which was played in front of a crowd estimated at nearly 700, served as the final team practice during the spring season for the Hornets.

School 100-hurdle record broken
Sacramento State senior Nancy Searcy broke the school record in the 100-hurdles May 5 at the Modesto Relays. Searcy ran 13.43 to better the previous school record of 13.46 which was set by Natalie Day in 1985. Prior to this meet, Searcy’s best time was 13.47.

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