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November 2007 Issue

Photo: Public television’s Huell Howser tapes an upcoming segment on the Guy West Bridge.
SPOTLIGHT ON SPAN--Public television’s Huell Howser tapes an upcoming segment on the Guy West Bridge.

Did You Know?
Eighty-five percent of Capital Region residents said they would recommend Sac State to someone thinking about going to college.

Alumni News

Distinguished Service Award Nominations
Nominations are now being accepted for the prestigious Distinguished Service Award. Nominees must have achieved prominence in their fields of endeavor and brought distinction to the University and/or community through their individual accomplishments.

Established in 1972, the awards are given jointly by the University and the Alumni Association to recognize outstanding alumni for their professional achievements and community service. Nominating forms are available by contacting alumni@csus.edu, calling (916) 278-6295 or at www.SacStateAlumni.com/AlumniDistinguishedService.stm.

The 2008 DSA dinner will be held at the Alumni Center on April 16.

Tailgating creates a buzz

Alumni and other fans of Hornet Football have been packing the tailgate area before the games and having a great time. Bring your family and friends to the big parking lot party in Lot 8. Create your own space with BBQ, etc. or try Red Dog Café’s selection for $5.

Come for music, marching band, players’ parade, jump house, spirit team, and just good fun. Don’t miss the final home game on Nov. 17 against Idaho State. Tailgating happens from noon to 2 p.m., kickoff is at 2:05.

Campus News

Thiebaud collection among Gala gifts
The announcement of $2.5 million in gifts—including a significant collection of drawings by the evening’s honoree and Sac State alumnus Wayne Thiebaud—was among the highlights of Sac State’s third annual Green and Gold Gala.

Campus sees record enrollment
Sac State has a record number of students this fall semester, with 28,845 students enrolled in classes. That’s up more than 300 from last year and tops the previous high of 28,558 in 2002.

Student wins $10,000 prize for migrant program

Christmas came early for the College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP) when one of its counselors helped it win a $10,000 grant from a national cosmetics company. Marcelina Fernandez, a CAMP outreach counselor and graduate student in counseling, won the grant after entering an Empowerment Through Education essay contest in People en Espanol.


Loose Knit: A modern yarn of five friends
Put an attorney together with an actress, then weave in a homemaker, journalist and a therapist, and you have the quirky cast of characters in Theresa Rebeck’s Loose Knit, playing this month at the Playwright’s Theatre.

Exhibit highlights life of Joe Serna
The public will get a chance to see the many official papers, personal correspondence, and other items covering the life of former mayor and Sac State professor Joseph Serna at a special exhibit through Feb. 29.

Show spotlights perceptions of Native Americans
Images relating to American Indians are everywhere—cigarette packages, soda pop bottles, movies and sports teams, to name a few. But these fictionalized, commercial representations steal the identity and mock the cultures of Native Americans, replacing the historical with something that never existed, says ethnic studies professor Brian Baker.


Volleyball places nine on All-Big Sky team
Sac State senior Katie McCoy was named Big Sky Offensive MVP, highlighting a school record nine Hornets to receive Big Sky All-Conference honors.

Coogler named semi-finalist for Draddy Trophy
Sac State wide receiver Ryan Coolger has been named a semifinalist for the 2007 Draddy Trophy by the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame.

Cross country championships
Scott Grose led the Hornet men and Renisha Robinson paced the women at the 2007 Big Sky Conference Cross Country Championships at the University of Montana Golf Course. Northern Arizona won both team titles while the Sac State tied for fifth and the women tied for seventh.

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