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November 2004 Issue

Photo: 2004 Campus Photo
Hundreds of members of the campus community gathered Oct. 7 for the annual "Swarm Day" photo during Homecoming Week. Download a high-resolution version

Did You Know?
Eighty percent of Sacramento area business leaders say the employment pool is stronger because of Sac State, and 74 percent say Sac State improves the region’s quality of life.


Photo: Jameel Pugh

Hornet Hoopfest Nov. 4
Sacramento State basketball fans will get an exciting first look at the 2004-05 men’s and
women’s squads at Hornet Hoopfest on Thursday, Nov. 4 beginning at 7 p.m. in Hornet Gym. The event will include interactive contests between the fans and members of the two Hornet squads, autograph sessions and slam-dunk action.

Honor a prof …
Was one of your professors especially great? Or did one do really good work in the community?
Nominations are being taken for Sac State’s annual awards for teaching and community service. Faculty members from each of the seven Colleges, as well as non-instructional faculty members such as coaches are eligible.
For details and forms, call (916) 278-6593

… or an alum
Each spring the Alumni Association presents the Distinguished Service Award Banquet honoring alumni who have excelled in their careers and given exceptional service to their community and/or the University. To nominate someone, send a letter of recommendation along with a biography to the Alumni Relations office at alumni@csus.edu.
Details: 278-4899.

Breakfast with O’Connell
Jack O’Connell, California’s Superintendent Public Instruction, will be the guest speaker at the next Alumni Breakfast Club gathering at 7:30 a.m., Tuesday, Dec. 7 at the Alumni Center. This popular program is free to association members, but others may attend for $15. Reservations are required.
Details: 278-6295 or alumni@csus.edu.

Subscribe for scholarships
Proceeds from your magazine subscriptions can now support the Alumni Association’s Scholarship Fund. Just go to www.csusmagazines.com or call (866) 825-2921 to order or renew your magazine subscription. Every time you do, 40 percent of your net purchase will go to scholarships.

Campus News

Early MLK Jr. recordings
One of the earliest known recorded interviews with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., obtained by the late Wilson C. Riles, is part of a substantial collection of papers and archival materials donated this year by the Riles family to the Sac State. The large and valuable collection spans nearly 50 years, from 1947 to 1995.
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Casinos and crime
California communities with Indian casinos showed a noticeable increase in personal bankruptcies and violent crimes compared to those without casinos over the last decade, according to a working paper by researchers at Sacramento State. The researchers also linked the casinos to a decrease in unemployment and an increase in tax revenue. “We looked at the bad and good things people have said casinos bring,” says student John Ortiz, who conducted the study with economics professor Sean Corcoran.
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Helping the shelter
Sacramento State students have joined forces with the Salvation Army in a project to revamp its homeless shelter. And in the process they’re learning about much more than design.
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Photo: Keith Terry
Self-described “body musician” Keith Terry

Modern music fest
The Festival of New American Music returns to Sac State Nov. 3 to 14 for its 27th year, making it one of the nation’s longest-running annual events dedicated to contemporary music. It will feature a dazzling array of visiting, local and Sacramento State new music artists and composers.
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Photo: Sarah Penney, left, Allan Wilson and Aaron Farley, cast members of The Lady from the Sea
Sarah Penney, left, Allan Wilson and Aaron Farley, cast members of The Lady from the Sea

Lady from the Sea
Henrik Ibsen’s compelling tale of a storm-tossed love triangle, The Lady from the Sea, is set to take the stage at Sac State at 8 p.m., Nov. 5, 6 and 11 to 13 and at 2 p.m., Nov. 6, 7 and 14. There’s also a special free preview at 8 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 4. Tickets are $8-15. Call (916) 278-4323 or visit Tickets.com.
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Photo: Margarita Karnaukhova

Tennis star
Junior Margarita Karnaukhova has become the first Hornet ever to be selected to compete at the ITA National Intercollegiate Indoor Championships, which will be Nov. 4-7 in Ann Arbor, Mich. The Russian native is currently ranked 24th in the nation and is the two-time reigning Big Sky Conference Most Valuable Player.
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Volleyball looking strong
Sacramento State's most recent volleyball victory has set up a showdown for first place with Eastern Washington. The two teams square off Nov. 4 in Cheney, Wash., with the winner likely hosting the Big Sky Tournament Nov. 18-20.
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Record-setting receiver
Wide receiver Fred Amey broke a 36-year-old University record by catching 15 passes in the Hornet’s loss to Eastern Washington on Oct. 30.
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