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November 2006 Issue

Did You Know?
In a recent survey, two-thirds of residents in the Sacramento region agreed that Sacramento State continues to provide an affordable education. Among alums, it’s 84 percent.

Alumni News

Party time
The Alumni Center hosts pre-game parties before each home football game, featuring music, food and a great social environment. Doors open two hours before the start of the game.

Recognize a distinguished alum
The Alumni Association is now accepting nominations for the Distinguished Service Award. The annual dinner will be held Thursday, April 12 during Alumni Month. Nominated alumni should be individuals who have achieved prominence in their chosen field and brought distinction to the University and/or their community through their accomplishments. Paperwork is due by Nov. 20.

For more, contact Dawniela Hightower (916) 278-3862 or dawniela@csus.edu.

Breakfast Club road trip
The Alumni Association is taking the next Breakfast Club on the road. Placer County Supervisor Robert Weygandt will speak from 7:30 to 9 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 12 at Whitney Oaks Golf Club, 2305 Clubhouse Drive in Rocklin. The off-the-record format of the Breakfast Club gives the speaker an opportunity to talk about the area's hot topics and it includes a Q & A session.

Weygandt’s talk is free to Alumni Association members and one guest. Seating is limited. RSVP to Linda Scott at (916) 278-4899 or scottl@csus.edu.

The next Breakfast Club will be Tuesday, March 13 at the Alumni Center with Sotiris Kolokotronis of SKK Development.

Campus News

Enrollment on the upswing
Fall 2006 enrollment numbers provided some welcome good news to Sacramento State—an increased student population. The University has nearly 600 more students this year than last year. The number of total enrolled students for Fall 2006 is 28,529.

Helping freshman stick around
First-time freshmen just out of high school sometimes find college a bewildering and lonely experience, and often only spend a semester or two on the campus before leaving. But Sac State’s University Learning Community Program aims to change that.


Play explores African-American struggle
Sacramento State continues its fall theatre offerings with Joe Turner’s Come and Gone through Sunday, Nov. 19 in the Playwrights’ Theatre. The play examines African Americans’ search for their cultural identity following the repression of slavery.

Geology Club rocks on with annual auction
Minerals and other collectables that are a cut above the rest will available to the highest bidder at the Sacramento State Geology Club’s third annual Rock Auction on Friday, Nov. 17 from 6 to 9 p.m. in the Alumni Center.


Mulitalo earns Big Sky honor
Hornet linebacker Cyrus Mulitalo was named co-Big Sky Conference Defensive Player of the Week after a career-high 21 tackles against Northern Colorado. He leads the Big Sky and is tied for sixth in Div. I-AA with 11.63 tackles per game.

Get into the head coach’s head
Women's basketball coach Dan Muscatell will be sharing his thoughts with Hornet fans throughout the year. Muscatell’s Monthly Musings, available online, will offer the coach’s take on everything from preparing for the 2006-07 season to striving to make the Big Sky Conference Tournament.

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