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September 2006 Issue

Photo: A celebratory, though at times soggy, spirit was on tap at Spring Commencement ceremonies on campus May 19 and 20. DIGGING IN--Sacramento State President Alexander Gonzalez, community leaders, alums and athletes toss ceremonial shovelfuls of dirt at the Aug. 24 groundbreaking for the Broad Athletic Facility.

Did You Know?
This year marks Sacramento State 60th year of instruction. The first students--all 235 of them--shared the campus on Freeport Boulevard with what was then called Sacramento Junior College.

Alumni News

Homecoming Festival 2006
The Alumni Association would like to extend a special invitation to all alumni, the community, students, faculty and staff to attend this year’s Homecoming Festival from 3 to 6 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 7 at the Alumni Center. This year’s event is not the same old pre-game party.

The Homecoming Festival will include:

  • An outdoor BBQ
  • Live music and entertainment
  • Beer and wine garden
  • Kids Zone with face painting, a jump-house, games and more
  • Alumni Village featuring booths representing various colleges, departments, campus programs, and chapters of the Alumni Association.

There’s more . . .
The Alumni Association is revealing its new logo at the Homecoming Festival. The first 200 people to attend will receive a free logo gift.
If you’re interested in having booth space at the Homecoming Festival, contact Laura Stuebe at stuebel@csus.edu.

Reunion year?
Reunion class members will enjoy special discounts when attending the Homecoming Festival on 3 to 6 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 7. If you’re an alumnus of the classes of 1956, 1981, 1986 or 1996, this is your year. The reunion package includes a special gift and complimentary food tickets for two. RSVP to the Alumni Association by Monday, Oct. 2 to reserve your reunion package, by calling (916) 278-6295 or e-mail alumni@csus.edu.

Jerry Reynolds speaks at the Homecoming Breakfast Club

On Tuesday, Oct. 3 from 7:30 to 9 a.m., Jerry Reynolds, the “TV voice” of the Sacramento Kings, is the featured speaker for the Homecoming Breakfast Club. Seats are filling quickly and space is limited, so don’t hesitate to RSVP. The Breakfast Club is a quarterly event featuring guest speakers in a low-key, off-the-record format. The events are currently free to Alumni Association members plus one guest and $10 for non-members.

RSVP is required to alumni@csus.edu or call (916) 278-6295.

Campus News

New home for Athletics
The University took a major step for its athletics program Aug. 24 when it broke ground for the Broad Athletic Facility. The 26,000 square-foot field house--named for Eli and Edythe Broad who provided a $2 million leadership gift for the facility--is the first component of the Alex G. Spanos Sports and Recreation Complex.
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Survey: Sacramento residents are satisfied
Sacramentans are generally happy with their lives, despite concerns about traffic, affordable housing, population growth, flood control and public education, according to the 2006 Sacramento State Annual Survey of the Region. Fully 83 percent of Sacramento region residents are satisfied with their overall quality of life.
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Variety the spice of fall arts
The fall arts season at Sacramento State runs the gamut of performances, exhibits and lectures, many of them free. Events includes a visit by World Trade Center director Oliver Stone, an exhibit by contemporary artist Robert Therrien, the 50th anniversary of the University Theatre and musicians from across the globe.
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Unexpected art from ordinary objects
The University Library Gallery kicks off the fall semester with the Broad Foundation’s exhibit of the work of Robert Therrien through Nov. 11. It features two- and three-dimensional pieces inspired by ordinary objects found in everyday life and transformed into compelling works of art, such as a pile of precariously-stacked plates standing more than six feet tall.
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Costumes tell the story
Is it possible to tell a story without pictures or words? Sacramento State’s exhibit of folk costumes from the Macedonian region of Greece illustrates that not only is that possible, it can be fascinating. The costume exhibit, titled “Images of Macedonia: From Antiquity to the Present,” will be on display from Sept. 5 to Oct. 6 in the University’s Library Gallery.
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Catch the Hornets on TV
Beginning this fall, all football, volleyball and men’s and women’s basketball games played in Big Sky Conference stadiums and arenas are available for view on the Internet. More than 300 conference events are expected to be video-streamed on the newly-created Big Sky TV.
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And on the radio
Radio broadcast rights for Hornet sports have been awarded to KSAC 1240 AM. The package includes live broadcasts of football and men’s basketball games.
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Volleyball’s Haupt off to hot start
Reigning Big Sky Conference MVP Lindsay Haupt kicked off her junior season in impressive fashion as she was named the league’s co-player of the week on Aug. 29. Last year Haupt become the first player in Big Sky history to earn MVP honors as an underclassman and was also the Big Sky Tournament MVP.
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