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October 2005 Issue

Photo: Swarm Day Photo
Sacramento State students, alumni, faculty and staff gathered in the Library Quad for the annual Homecoming Week Swarm Day Photo on Sept. 29.

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Did You Know?
Sacramento State was recognized as one of the top 10 water ski colleges in the country and “a perennial contender at the national level” in the fall 2005 issue of WaterSki magazine.


Know a great alum?
Next year’s annual Distinguished Service Awards banquet will be on April 6 during Alumni Month, and nominations are due by Nov. 15. Nominees must have achieved prominence in their chosen fields and brought distinction to the University or community.

For more, or to submit a nomination: Linda Scott at (916) 278-6295 or

Party at the Alumni Center
There are only a few more home football games this year, which means just a few more chances to attend a pre-game party at the Alumni Center. The events feature barbecue, music, face-painting and activities for the kids. The Marching Band and cheer squad always pay a visit. Remaining parties are 4 to 6 p.m., Oct. 22, and 2 to 4 p.m., Oct. 29 and Nov. 12.

For more: (916) 278-6295.

Any volunteers?
The Alumni Association always needs volunteers, and volunteering is a great way to socialize with other alums. You can help plan and oversee events, benefits and services available to members. There’s always something to do on behalf of alumni, students and the community.

For more: Julie Anderson at 278-6295 or

Campus News

Half-million for Aquatic Center
Sacramento State's Aquatic Center, one of the top rowing facilities in the country, will soon get a makeover. In late September the California Department of Boating and Waterways committed $495,000 to the facility. The funds will be used for a variety of projects in and around the eight-acre center.
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Campus newsletter online
The Sacramento State employee newsletter—the Bulletin—is now being distributed by e-mail, with archived editions available online. Anyone can subscribe by clicking “subscribe” in the upper right hand corner of each issue. In addition, a printable version is available by clicking “print version” on the top navigation bar of each issue.

Sacramento State Bulletin

Seen from Highway 50
If you are driving along U.S. Highway 50 looking for Sacramento State, now there is no mistaking where the campus is located. Along two sides of the four-story Modoc Hall on the south end of campus now stand three-foot-tall black letters spelling out Sacramento State along with a six-foot-tall image of the University’s new logo.

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Former Botswana President speaks
Sacramento State will host a lecture by former Republic of Botswana President Sir Ketumile Masire on "Contemporary Issues in African Development" at 3 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 18 in the University Union Ballroom. Seating will begin at 2:30 p.m. For more, call (916) 278-6282.
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Big ski sale
To celebrate the 40th anniversary of the largest one-day sale of new and used ski and snowboard equipment in the Sacramento area, lift tickets to Sugar Bowl Ski Resort will be given away to the first 800 paying attendees of the Sacramento State Ski and Snowboard Swap. The University's Ski and Snowboard Club will hold the swap from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 23 in the University Union Ballroom.

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Pauly Shore on campus
Pauly Shore, star of the '90s films Biodome and Encino Man, gets back to his roots in stand-up comedy at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 19 in the University Union Ballroom. Tickets are $15 general and $10 for students. Call (916) 278-4323.

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Two-in-a-row for football
Ryan Mole rushed for a season-high 202 yards and two touchdowns and Chris Hurd added 198 passing yards and three scores to lead Sacramento State to a 41-19 win over Azusa Pacific Saturday night at Hornet Stadium. The win improved the Hornets to 2-4 on the season and gave the team its second victory in as many games.

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Freshman is tops
Freshman midfielder Sarah Howard was named the Big Sky Conference Soccer Offensive Player of the Week after her one goal and one assist performance over the weekend.

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