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September 2004 Issue

Campus snapshotPhoto: Students returned for fall classes last week at Sac State
Students returned for fall classes last week at Sac State.

Did You Know?
The nationally recognized Capital Fellows Program, operated by the Center for California Studies at Sac State, offers paid fellowships in California government to 64 graduate students each year.


Reno gathering
Sac State alums will gather for a tailgate barbecue from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 11 at the University of Nevada, Reno. The gathering will be before the first football game of the season – look for the Sac State banners near the stadium. Tickets are $10. RSVP to Alison Gahr at (916) 278-4263 or agahr@csus.edu.

Campus “swarm” photo
Campus “swarm” photo

Homecoming 2004
Sac State is set to launch an exciting week of homecoming activities Oct. 4 through 9, including a campuswide open house, campus “swarm” photo, the Alumni Honors Luncheon, the Golden Grads Luncheon, homecoming rally and, of course, a football game.
Full Story

Celebrate home opener
Alums and their families are invited to a pre-game party at the Alumni Center before Sac State’s football home opener against Southern Utah on Saturday, Sept. 18. The party begins at 5 p.m. and continues until kickoff at 7:05 p.m. The Fabulous Dicktones will be playing and the Sac State Marching Band will stop by.

Campus News

Survey says …
Fully 84 percent of adults in the four counties surrounding Sac State think the campus offers an excellent education, according to a recent survey. In addition, three-quarters had been to campus for one reason or another, while 90 percent say the campus is vital to the region’s prosperity.
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State of Sac State
Sac State President Alexander Gonzalez gave his fall “State of the University” address to the campus community on Aug. 26.
Read and watch it.

Five more for CAMP
Sac State’s highly successful program for migrant workers and their children has received a new federal grant guaranteeing its operation for the next five years. The grant is for $500,000 this year and a bit more for each of the next four years. It was awarded by the federal Department of Education.
Full Story

Men, poor families and African Americans are more likely to head to the state’s emergency rooms for routine care rather than seek out a family doctor or clinic, according to a new report from the California Institute for County Government at Sac State. Latinos, Asian Americans and older adults, meanwhile, are less likely to.
Full Story


President’s inauguration
Alexander Gonzalez will be inaugurated as Sac State’s 11th president on Monday, Oct. 4 – the first day of Homecoming Week. The inauguration begins with a 12:30 p.m. processional at the Outdoor Theatre.
Full Story and More Details

Mingo Saldivar
Mingo Saldivar

Hispanic Heritage Month
Hispanic Heritage Month activities at Sacramento State have been extended to cover six weeks this year, from Sept. 15 to Oct. 20. It will include a performance of the Masters of Mexican Music.
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Native American art
Works by a dozen of America’s most significant contemporary American Indian artists will be on display at Sac State from through Nov. 13 in a free show at the University Library Gallery.
Full Story


Fall sports preview
The arrival of the fall sports season brings new opportunities for fans to cheer on the Hornets. Take a look at what's ahead.
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Follow the Hornets
For the latest scores, news and highlights from Hornet athletics, check www.hornetsports.com.

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