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September 2003 edition

Did you know?
CSUS is 25th in the nation for most bachelor's degrees awarded to ethnic minority students, according to Black Issues in Higher Education

Alumni News

Homecoming/Parent Weekend
Mark the week of Oct. 19-25 on your calendars. It's Homecoming 2003 & Parent Weekend. For more details as they become available, visit or call (916) 278-6295 or (800) SAC-GRAD.

Football pre-games

The CSUS Alumni Association will once again host pre-game parties during the two hours prior to every home football game this fall. They'll be at the Alumni Center just east of Hornet Stadium. The pre-game party this Saturday, Sept. 6 has a Caribbean theme. For game and ticket information, visit  For more, visit or call (916) 278-6295 or (800) SAC-GRAD.

Campus News

Recall candidates on campus
CSUS will be at the center of the California recall campaign for a day this month, when the top candidates come to campus for what may be their only debate. The event is scheduled for Sept. 24. Seating will be by invitation only, but the major networks are expected to air it live. More.

President's fall address
New CSUS President Alexander Gonzalez gave his fall address to the campus community on Aug. 28 to a standing-room-only crowd in the University Union Ballroom. See the full text and video.

'Back to school' for faculty
College students won’t be the only ones taking classes this fall at CSUS. Many of their professors will be getting lessons as well, often in the art of teaching. That’s the focus of the Center for Teaching and Learning, the University’s own “faculty homeroom.” Full story.



Renaissance Society forums for fall
The Renaissance Society, a learning-in-retirement organization at CSUS, will once again offer a series of free Friday afternoon forums this fall. The series kicks off Sept. 12 with a talk on public education by Gary Hart, former legislator and founder of the CSUS Institute of Education Reform. It will be in Mendocino 1003. Full story.

Asian flair in fall arts
Northern California’s burgeoning interest in Asian art will be a central theme for arts events at CSUS this fall. They include a rare display of contemporary Asian art curated by the former associate curator of San Francisco’s Asian Art Museum, a world music series and much more. A calendar of campus events is at story.


Volleyball tourney
Hornet volleyball hosts the first Sacramento State Invitational this Friday and Saturday, Sept. 5-6, at the Hornets Nest at CSUS. The tournament boasts a lineup of five teams from three states and five conferences. Full story.

Big early win
Freshman Lisamarie La Vallee
scored twice in the second half to lead the CSUS women’s soccer team to a 3-1 victory over the UC Davis Aggies on Aug. 31. The team is now 1-1 for the season. Full story.

Schedules and more
Get complete schedules and coverage of Hornet Athletics at