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September 2005 Issue

Graphic: New Sacramento State Logo
Sacramento State unveiled its new logo at a campus rally on Sept. 1 in the University Union.

The new logo reflects the University’s leadership, great teaching and sense of community. It and a new graphics package will be used for Sacramento State publications, websites and merchandise.


Did You Know?
Sacramento State has admitted 25 students who were displaced by Hurricane Katrina. An effort is now underway to raise funds to help the students with housing, fees, books and other expenses – and the community is responding.


Causeway pre-game
Sac State alums, their families and friends are invited to a big celebration before the 2:05 p.m. kickoff of the 52nd meeting of the Hornets and UC Davis at Hornet Stadium on Sept. 24. The event is from noon to 2 p.m. at the Alumni Center, and will feature classic rock 'n' roll, the Marching Band and Cheer Team, as well as facepainting for the kids. Game tickets for the alumni section will be on sale.

Those planning to attend the Causeway Classic should be aware that additional law enforcement officers from surrounding agencies will be on hand to help enforce DUI and other alcohol-related laws.

Championship volleyball reunion
In celebration of the 25th anniversary of Sacramento State’s back-to-back volleyball national championships (1980-81), Intercollegiate Athletics and the Alumni Association are honoring both squads at a Sept. 23 banquet at the Alumni Center. The banquet begins at 6:30 p.m., and tickets are $40. Contact Alison Osterhout at (916) 278-4263.
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Know a great alum?
Next year’s Distinguished Service Awards banquet will be on Thursday, April 6, and nominations are due by Nov. 1. Nominees must have achieved prominence in their chosen fields and brought distinction to the University or community. For more, contact Linda Scott at (916) 278-6295 or

Homecoming 2005
An exciting week of activities is being planned for Homecoming 2005, Sept. 26 to Oct. 1. Check the Alumni Association website for Homecoming updates: For more, contact Linda Scott at (916) 278-4899 or

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Campus News

Photo: Photo: aerial photograph highlighting the new facility
Aerial photograph highlighting the new facility

Planned ‘University Village’
Sacramento State has completed the purchase of a 25-acre parcel near campus, which will be used to develop affordable and attainable housing for faculty and staff. It’s a former California Youth Authority facility and falls within the City of Sacramento’s South 65th Street Area Plan.
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Alcohol safety
Officials from Sacramento State and local law enforcement announced the launch of a multi-agency effort to encourage responsible drinking among college students at a press conference on campus. The announcement came as Sacramento State prepared for the first day of the fall semester.

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Stage set for arts
From clay to plays, rock to talks, Sacramento State will present an eclectic lineup of arts events throughout the fall semester, and many events are free.
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University Events Calendar

'Caliente' lineup for Hispanic Heritage Month'
The events for Hispanic Heritage Month at Sacramento State are hotter than ever with the campus premiere of the play S-E-X-Oh!, a performance from Latino rock band Molotov and a screening of the acclaimed documentary El Corrido de Cecilia Rios. The month will be celebrated on campus this year through Oct. 19.

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Twin Towers talk
With the beginning of the academic year comes Sacramento State's Alumni Association Breakfast Club Speaker Series. Talks begin on Tuesday, Sept. 27 with real estate developer and Sacramento State alumnus John Saca discussing proposals that will change the face of downtown Sacramento, most notably his 53-story Twin Towers. Each talk begins at 7:30 a.m. and is free for Alumni Association members and $20 for non-members. RSVP a must. Call (916) 278-6295 or e-mail

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Alum shines in NFL debut
Former Sacramento State All-American Fred Otis Amey made the most of his first NFL game, returning a punt 75 yards for a touchdown in the San Francisco’s 28-25 victory over St. Louis on Sept. 11.

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Tennis duo
Sacramento State senior Margarita Karnaukhova and junior Cecilia Helland will both compete in the 2005 Riviera/ITA Women's All-American Tennis Championships this October at the Riviera Tennis Club in Pacific Palisades, Calif. Karnaukhova was selected to compete in the tournament for the fourth-consecutive season. She’s currently ranked 14th in the ITA preseason rankings (the highest ranking in Sacramento State history).

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