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September 2007 Issue

Photo: Summer is prime time for campus tours. Schedule one.
BYE-BYE BUILDING--Demolition of Foley Hall will make room for a new 600-bed apartment-style residence hall. The new facility will be ready for students to occupy in fall 2009.

Did You Know?
Sac State’s mascot could have been the elk. A student competition in 1947 selected the hornet instead, finding the elk “not aggressive enough.” Herky the Hornet will celebrate his 60th birthday during Homecoming festivities Oct. 8-13.

Alumni News

Calling all alumni spirit leaders
Come to “Salute to Spirit,” from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29, celebrating the opening home game of Hornet Football. Parking lot 7 will be the place for tailgaters, a performance by the Marching Band, jump houses for the kids, a BBQ and much more. And former spirit leaders and football players will form a tunnel at the Hive to welcome the 2007 Hornets. Kickoff is 2:05 p.m.

Visit www.SacStateAlumni.com or www.hornetsports.com for more information. RSVP at (916) 278-4899.

Game Day tailgating for Hornet Football

Join in the action before all home games of Hornet Football this season. Parking Lot 7 next to the Alumni Center will have bounce houses for the kids, entertainment from our Marching Band, and more. Bring your own food and drink or purchase food at the Stinger Athletic Association tent. It all starts at noon before each 2:05 p.m. kickoff.

Alumni appreciation at the Hornet Bookstore
An event for Sac State alumni will be hosted by the new Hornet Bookstore from 4 to 7 p.m., Friday, Sept. 28. There will be special discounts, music and other entertainment, a wine and cheese station, and many surprises. The Bookstore is located on the east side of campus next to Parking Structure II and the University Union.

Gathering of the Golden Grads
This year, the classes of 1949 through 1958 are invited to view memorabilia, socialize, have lunch and go on a private tour of the new Hornet Bookstore from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 10. Two Golden Grads have been invited to share their thoughts at the luncheon.

Invitations will be sent soon but you can RSVP at (916) 278-4899 anytime before Oct. 1.

Happy 60th Birthday Herky!
Watch your mail for invitations to Homecoming 2007. A great day is planned for Saturday, Oct. 13. From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. we’re celebrating the 60th Birthday of our mascot, Herky the Hornet. There will be family fun for everyone—music, entertainment, a kids’ zone, games, a children’s parade, a tailgating competition, a BBQ, reunions and more.

For details, visit www.csus.edu or www.SacStateAlumni.com

Tee up for students
Sign up for the third annual Homecoming Stinger Golf Classic to be played at Woodcreek Golf Course on Friday, Oct. 12. It will begin with a shotgun start at 11 a.m. with an appreciation party and auction to follow. The tournament benefits the scholarship programs for all 20 athletic teams.

To sign up, call (916) 278-4263. Visit www.hornetsports.com for more details.

Space available for Hong Kong trip
Join Sac State Ethnic Studies Professor Gregory Mark, and Alumni Director Gary Davis on an excursion to Hong Kong. The nine-day trip leaves Nov. 1 on a non-stop flight from San Francisco on United Airlines. The price is $2,500 per person, double occupancy. There will be two pre-trip orientation meetings.

For more tour information, visit www.sacstatealumni.com or e-mail markgr@csus.edu.

Alumni benefit with the Career Center
Alumni are invited to join the Sacramento State Alumni Association and the Career Center for “Career Boost 101” from 6 to 7p.m., Monday, Sept. 17 at the Alumni Center. The Career Center offers services designed especially for alums. Attend this free event and find out how these services might help you revive your career.

RSVP is required by Sept. 13 to (916) 278-6295 or alumni@csus.edu.

Campus News

President’s fall address
President Alexander outlined his priorities for the year ahead at his annual fall address to the campus community on Aug. 30.

Hitting the books at 90
Estelle Rees-Arroyo is one of Sac State’s new students. She’s also the University’s oldest student, having celebrated 90 birthdays.

More of everything at new bookstore

Sac State’s new bookstore is open for business, with more books, more supplies, more caps and T-shirts, and more space for all of it. The new store opened early Monday, July 30 and a formal grand opening is scheduled for Sept. 12.

Help for steelhead
Geology professor Tim Horner spends a lot of time fishing the American River. He’s not trying to hook any fish. He’s trying to reel in answers.


Judicial program on the docket

Sac State will offer new graduate-level judicial administration programs in the Department of Public Policy and Administration beginning fall 2007. The programs will include certificate and degree concentration options.



Peace Prize winner to speak
Nobel laureate Dr. Wangari Maathai will share her insights with Sac State students and answer questions during a special appearance in the University Union Redwood Room at 11 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 21. Winner of the 2004 Nobel Peace Prize, Maathai is the founder of the Green Belt Movement which has planted 40 million trees in Kenya.

University teams with California Musical Theatre
North Star is not just the first play of the season at Sac State, it’s also a joining of educational and professional institutes—the University’s Theatre and Dance Department and California Musical Theatre, the city’s oldest professional performing arts organization.

Audience participation
The audience will be invited to join the creative process when five artists design their work during “Area: Blurring the Lines” on exhibit through Nov. 17 in the Library Gallery. For the first three weeks of the exhibit, which opened Sept. 4, audience members will get the chance to work with the artists in designing each of their exhibits.


Colberg gets 800th win
The Sac State volleyball team kicked off the 2007 season with a three-game sweep of Delaware State, and head coach Debby Colberg picked up her 800th career victory Aug. 24 in the first round of the five-team Wynn Invitational. Colberg was also selected for the American Volleyball Coaches Association Hall of Fame.

Ex-PGA player named director of golf
Sac State’s athletics department has hired David Sutherland as its new director of golf. A veteran PGA Tour player, Sutherland competed in 215 PGA events and 83 Nationwide Tour tournaments during his 17 years on the circuit.

Men’s basketball to play Stanford, Oregon
Head men’s basketball coach Jerome Jenkins has announced the team’s schedule for the 2007-08 season. It has the Hornets playing four teams that reached last year’s NCAA Tournament (Oregon, Marquette, Stanford and Weber State) and one that played in the NIT (Kansas State).

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