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November 2002 edition

Did you know?
CSUS has 28,558 students this fall, the most ever. That's up from 23,481 five years ago.

Alumni News

Estate planning
John D. Maxey, attorney, CPA and CSUS accounting professor, will be the featured speaker at a free seminar titled “Estate Planning” 5:30-7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 12 at the Yamshon Alumni Center. For more or to reserve a space: 278-6295, (800) SAC-GRAD or alumni@csus.edu.

Three more pre-game parties   
Everyone is invited to Saturday pre-game parties, 4 to 6 p.m., Nov. 2 before the Montana State football game; 4 to 6 p.m. Nov. 16 before the Weber State game; and 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. before the Humboldt State game. Food and light refreshments will be available. The events are at the Yamshon Alumni Center. For more: 278-6295, (800) SAC-GRAD or alumni@csus.edu.

Alumni chapter news
The Chicano/Latino chapter will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 12 to elect new officers. For more: 278-6295, (800) SAC-GRAD or alumni@csus.edu.

The nursing chapter will host a complimentary wine-and-cheese social from to 7:45 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7. Alumna Susan Grundy will discuss "Research on Female Firefighters." RSVP to Denise Wall at (916) 801-5190 or walld@csus.edu.

Campus News

Prop 47 -- education bond
This election day, Nov. 5, California voters will be presented with Prop. 47, a $13 billion education bond measure. CSUS would receive $20.6 million from the bond for various facilitity upgrades. Full story

Presidential  search
The CSU Board of Trustees has begun the process of selecting a successor for CSUS President Donald R. Gerth. President Gerth, the longest serving president in CSUS history, announced in August that he will retire after this academic year. See full story or presidential search page.

More profs
Those new faces on campus aren't all new students. Many are new professors. In fact, 110 of them are new tenure-track professors, the largest class of new faculty in the University's history. Full story



25th New Music Fest
The CSUS Festival of New American Music celebrates its silver anniversary this year with free concerts, workshops and more, Nov. 6-17. Full story
U2 can dance
The Dancespace at CSUS will come alive to the sounds of the rock band U2 when Dale Scholl Dance/Art opens its 21st season. Full story

Venus surprising
"Venus" hits the stage at CSUS this fall. The play is about a young black South African woman, Venus Hottentot, who was taken to Europe in 1810 to exhibit her peculiar body frame to freak show audiences. The play is adult-oriented and not suitable for children. Full story


Student-athlete awards

Now entering its second decade,  the Hornet Bookstore Student-Athlete of the Week program has become one of the most significant honors bestowed by the University on a member of the athletic program. Full story

Double honors
Junior setter Lisa Beauchene has been named Big Sky Conference Volleyball Player of the Week for the second time this season after leading the CSUS volleyball team to a three-game sweep of 15th-ranked Eastern Washington. Full story