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October 2003 edition

Did you know?
Despite the recent 30 percent increase, fees in the CSU system remain the lowest in the nation among comparable universities. Undergraduate fees at Sac State are now $2,513 a year.

Alumni News

Homecoming/Parents Weekend
Oct. 19-25 is Homecoming 2003 & Parents Weekend at CSUS. The week concludes with a campus open house on Saturday. For updated information on events during the week, visit or call (916) 278-6295 or (800) SAC-GRAD.

Networking know-how
The MBA Women’s chapter of the CSUS Alumni Association will present “Networking Essentials” at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 4 at the Alumni Center. Speakers will include: Caroline Drakeley, CEO of InfoPros; John Carr, financial advisor with Merrill Lynch and the 2003 ambassador for the Sacramento Metro Chamber of Commerce; Jeanie Allam, graduate advisor for the CSUS College of Business Administration; and Abbey Thompson, program manager with Hands On Sacramento.       The event is free and open to the public, but seating is limited. RSVP to by Oct. 24.

Campus News

Debate central
CSUS took center stage in California’s gubernatorial recall election Sept. 24, as it hosted the only debate to include all leading candidates vying to replace Gov. Gray Davis should he be recalled. Story and photo coverage.  Student newspaper coverage.

Priority admission
Although enrollment growth in the CSU system has been restricted by state budget cuts, qualified high school seniors can get an early decision on admission to CSUS if they act quickly. Seniors can get priority for admission to CSUS in fall 2004 by attending Priority Admission Days, on either Oct. 25 or Nov. 8.
Full story.

Drinking drop-off
Once again, a survey of students at CSUS reveals a campus with much lower alcohol abuse and far fewer smokers than at campuses nationwide. The preliminary findings from a spring survey of 1,400 CSUS students shows 39 percent hadn’t used alcohol in the prior month, compared to 20 percent nationally. Full story.

Identity crisis
Identity theft continues to dramatically increase, both in the number of individuals afflicted and the monetary values of their losses, according to a report by Dale Pletcher, a finance professor at CSUS, and Linda Foley of the Identity Theft Resource Center in San Diego. Full story.



Great food, wine
California food and wine will be the focus of a first-ever educational fundraiser benefiting the University's historic Julia Morgan House and Gardens, 5:30 - 9:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 23. Tickets are $125, of which $75 is a tax-deductible donation, and must be reserved by Oct. 9 by calling (916) 227-5527. Full story.

10 years of dance
Sacramento/Black Art of Dance celebrates its 10th anniversary at CSUS with the retrospective Praise: Past Present and Future at 8 p.m., Oct. 9 - 11 and 16 - 18, in Solano Hall 1010. Tickets – $15 general, $13 students and seniors, $12 CSUS students and $9 ages 12 and under – are at (916) 278-4323 or Full story.

Art talks
Art aficionados, collectors and those who simply enjoy discussing art won't want to miss a series of free art history lectures presented by the CSUS School of the Arts. The monthly series begins Thursday, Oct. 9. Full story.


Soccer shocks Utah
Freshman goalkeeper Stephanie Shaw earned her first collegiate shutout and freshman Lisamarie La Vallee scored her third goal in two games as the CSUS women' soccer team defeated 19th-ranked Utah, 1-0 on Oct. 5. CSUS improved to 4-4-1 on the year. Full story.

More volleyball honors
CSUS senior middle hitter Kazmiera Imrie was named Big Sky Conference Volleyball Player of the Week after leading the volleyball team to a 2-1 record last week. She becomes the fourth CSUS player to be awarded the honor this season, joining senior Lisa Beauchene (twice) and junior Emily Wilson. Full story.

Schedules and more
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