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November 2003 Issue

Campus snapshotPhoto: This year’s campus photo, taken Oct. 23 during Homecoming Week This year’s campus photo, taken Oct. 23 during Homecoming Week

Did You Know?
1 in 26 residents of the six-county Sacramento Region is a CSUS alumnus.

Alumni News

S’Wonderful Gershwin
There’ll be rhythm, there’ll be music at Forever Gershwin, a tribute celebrating the work of George and Ira Gershwin. The CSUS Theatre Alumni Chapter’s presentation is a fundraiser for student scholarships. Performances are Nov. 15 and 16, and tickets are $20 general/$5 students. Call (916) 278-3330. Full Story.

Campus News

Photo: Conductor Robert Halseth leads the ensemble
Conductor Robert Halseth leads the ensemble.

Carnegie bound
The CSUS Symphonic Wind Ensemble has received a coveted invitation to perform at the New York Wind Band Festival’s gala Carnegie Hall concert April 13, one of two collegiate ensembles chosen nationally. Members of the ensemble will embark on a fundraising effort focused on the $100,000 needed to attend the festival. Full Story.

Digital history
CSUS is building a one-of-a-kind digital archive of letters, journals, photographs, documents, newspapers, and more that will tell the story of African American slave experiences in California and the state’s little-known involvement in the Underground Railroad. Full Story.

Sacto economy struggling
Job losses in the Sacramento Region are likely to continue through next summer as ongoing state budget troubles and manufacturing layoffs take their toll, according to the California Institute for County Government at CSUS.
Full story.

Aid tops $100 million
CSUS reached a bittersweet milestone during the last academic year, disbursing more than $100 million in financial aid.

”Sweet” because the financial aid staff works hard to make sure students qualify for all the assistance they possibly can. “Bitter” because it’s an indicator of the increasing amount of public higher education costs being borne by students. Full story.



Modern music fest
The Festival of New American Music returns to CSUS Nov. 5 to 16 for its 26th year as one of the nation’s longest running annual events dedicated to contemporary music. Nearly all events are free. Full story.

Waddling on
Hans Christian Andersen’s “The Ugly Duckling” takes an unlikely twist in Honk!, a family-friendly production featuring song, dance and puppetry opening 8 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 20, in the University’s Playwrights’ Theatre. Performances continue Nov. 21 to 23 and Dec. 2 to 7. Tickets: $18 general, $11 for students and seniors, at 916-278-4323 or Tickets.com. Full story.

Photo: Tic Toc Clock Exhibition
Tic Toc Clock Exhibition

Designing time
Design students at CSUS are taking time into their own hands, creating clocks that represent famous designers and their works. A display of the timepieces, the Tic Toc Clock Exhibition, runs from Friday, Nov. 14 to Thursday, Nov. 20 in the Design Gallery, Mariposa Hall 4000. Full story.


Speak up
Two public forums have been scheduled by the Athletics Task Force, which was established by CSUS President Alexander Gonzalez to review the campus athletics program and provide him with recommendations.

The public forums will be Monday, Nov. 10 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in the University Union Redwood Room and Tuesday, Nov. 18 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the University Union Hinde Auditorium. Full story.

Tourney bid
The CSUS men’s soccer team lost to New Mexico Nov. 1, but earned its third-consecutive Mountain Pacific Sports Federation tournament bid. Full story.

Photo: Men’s basketball
Men’s basketball

High hopes
Fresh off the best year in the program’s Div. I history and first-ever appearance in the Big Sky Conference Tournament, the CSUS men’s basketball team enters the 2003-04 season with increased expectations. Full story.

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