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October 2006 Issue

Photo: Sacramento State President Alexander Gonzalez and CSU Trustee George Gowgani listen as honoree Eli Broad speaks to a packed house at this year’s Green and Gold Gala. BIG NIGHT--Sacramento State President Alexander Gonzalez and CSU Trustee George Gowgani listen as honoree Eli Broad speaks to a packed house at this year’s Green and Gold Gala.

Did You Know?
Sac State has hosted some legendary speakers and performers in its 60 years of instruction including Martin Luther King Jr. Notable musical acts have ranged from Jimi Hendrix to The Ramones to Genesis.

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.

Campus News

Gala news: $4.7 million in gifts
An event billed as “an evening of art, music and the unexpected” delivered with the announcement of nearly $5 million in gifts during the Green and Gold Gala at Sacramento State.

Governor hopefuls debate on campus
Sac State and the California Broadcasters Association co-hosted the only live statewide debate between candidates Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and State Treasurer Phil Angelides on Saturday, Oct. 7.
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Ed bond on state ballot
When voters in Sacramento and across the state go to the polls on Nov. 7, among numerous candidates and measures to consider will be Proposition 1D, the Kindergarten-University Public Education Facilities Bond Act of 2006. Passage of Prop. 1D would allow the state to sell $10.4 billion in general obligation bonds of which higher education facilities would receive $3.1 billion.
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Spooktacular: A ‘matey’ good time
Halloween fun and games will reappear this year at the fourth annual Pirate Ghost Ship Spooktacular from 7 to 10 p.m., Monday, Oct. 30 and Tuesday, Oct. 31 at the Challenge Center, located behind Yosemite Hall.
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50 years of theater
This year, Sacramento State’s Theatre and Dance Department celebrates its 50th anniversary with a host of performances, lectures and forums that celebrate the dramatic arts, beginning with The Crucible’s reappearance on campus. The performances are through Oct. 29.
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Festival returns for 29th year
A gala performance and keynote address by American composer and virtuoso pianist Frederic Rzewski will launch the 2006 Festival of New American Music at Sacramento State Nov. 2 through Nov. 12.
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Volleyball sweeps UC Davis
Senior Atlee Hubbard led the Hornets with 17 kills and senior Kristin Lutes tallied a match-high 29 digs to lead Sacramento State to a three-game sweep (30-25, 30-26, 30-27) of UC Davis in a non-conference volleyball match Oct. 17.
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Men’s Basketball getting ready
Fresh off a season in which the team set a program Div. I record (1991-pres.) with 15 victories and advanced to the Big Sky Conference Tournament for the fourth-consecutive season, the Sacramento State men’s basketball team kicked off the new season with its first practice Oct. 13.
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Personal records in Cross Country
All 18 Sacramento State runners set or tied their personal bests as the Hornets competed at the Bronco Invitational on Oct. 14. Dominic Vogl led the men’s team by finishing 10th overall in 24:46.
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