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October 2013

October 01, 2013

Fall 2014 application period open through Nov. 30

The application period for admission to Sacramento State’s Fall 2014 semester opens Tuesday, Oct. 1. Students may visit to complete an online application. Information also is available at or (916) 278-7766.

October 02, 2013

Exhibits highlight Native American history, traditions

Sacramento State is hosting a number of special exhibits in October in conjunction with the Oct. 3-5 California Indian Conference and Gathering.

October 02, 2013

Sac State professor wins book award

Jana Noel, a professor of teacher education at Sacramento State, has received a 2013 Critics Choice Award from the American Educational Studies Association for a book she edited, Moving Teacher Education into Urban Schools and Communities: Prioritizing Community Strengths (Routledge, 236 pages; $47).

October 03, 2013

Lecture to focus on stem cell cancer treatment

Professor William J. Murphy will present Sacramento State’s Regenerative Medicine Lecture, “Attacking Cancer Stem Cells with Immunotherapy – Potential for Cure?” from 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 29, in the University Union Ballroom. The lecture is free and open to the public.

October 03, 2013

Perennially popular Sac State Ski Swap is Oct. 20

Sacramento State’s annual Ski Swap – anticipated by snow-sports enthusiasts throughout the region – is coming up Sunday, Oct. 20, in the University Union Ballroom. Sale hours are 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m., with early-bird entry at 9 a.m

October 04, 2013

Sac State releases fall enrollment figures

Sacramento State welcomed 28,818 students to the campus this fall. That’s up slightly from the 28,549 students enrolled in Fall 2012. This year’s incoming freshman and transfer classes are the largest in Sacramento State history, numbering 3,321 new freshmen and 4,811 new transfer students.

October 07, 2013

Campus hosts event to boost student success

Sacramento State hosted Student Academic Success Day from 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday, Oct. 7, to promote the importance of graduation with a theme of “My Degree, My Future.”

October 07, 2013

Award-winning journalist Hinojosa to present lecture

Maria Hinojosa, host and executive producer of NPR’s Latino USA and CEO of the Futuro Media Group, will present a guest lecture titled “The Power of Latinos Now” from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 15, in the Hinde Auditorium in Sacramento State’s University Union.

October 07, 2013

Sac State to celebrate national Food Day

The third annual Food Day at Sacramento State, set for Thursday, Oct. 24, is an ambitious undertaking, with top food professionals from throughout California weighing in on hunger and the obesity epidemic in America – and Anna Lappé, a nationally known expert on food systems and co-founder of the Small Planet Institute, delivering the keynote address.

October 07, 2013

Homecoming 2013 celebrates Hornet pride

October 07, 2013

Professional activities

October 08, 2013

Sac State hosts annual California Indian Conference

October 09, 2013

Romance, hilarity mark Sac State's 'Almost, Maine'

Sacramento State’s Veterans Success Center will host its first veteran-specific career fair from 1 to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 5, at the Alumni Center.

October 09, 2013

Career fair for veterans coming Nov. 5

Sacramento State’s Veterans Success Center will host its first veteran-specific career fair from 1 to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 5, at the Alumni Center.

October 10, 2013

Causeway Classic Blood Drive coming up Oct. 22-23

When it comes to Sacramento State and its perennial pigskin rival UC Davis, the more blood we see, the happier we are. Of course, we’re talking about the annual Causeway Classic Blood Drive & Bone Marrow Registry.

October 15, 2013

Sac State Choirs get ethereal for concert

“Music for All Souls” will be performed by Sacramento State’s Choirs when they open their fall concert season at 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, at Sacred Heart Church, 39th and J streets.

October 16, 2013

Award-winning journalist Hinojosa presents lecture

Maria Hinojosa, host and executive producer of NPR’s Latino USA and CEO of the Futuro Media Group, presented a guest lecture titled “The Power of Latinos Now” on Tuesday, Oct. 15, in the Hinde Auditorium in Sacramento State’s University Union.

October 21, 2013

Construction Management team wins national contest

Sacramento State’s Construction Management team handily won the 2013 Associated Schools of Construction’s inaugural Healthcare Preconstruction Competition last weekend in the Chicago suburb of Downers Grove, Ill., bringing home a check for $1,000.

October 22, 2013

FeNAM highlights range of 'new American music'

Music by renowned movie composers. A trio of women playing music by women composers. Avant-garde musicians on piano and percussion. They’re all part of Sacramento State’s Festival of New American Music (FeNAM), a 10-day series of free concerts, master classes and composer forums.

October 22, 2013

Professor's book promotes self-awareness

Sacramento State Social Work Professor Andrew Bein is a dedicated teacher, which helps explain why his students, for the past two decades, have routinely praised him for being helpful and compassionate.

October 24, 2013

Professor headed to Finland as Fulbright scholar

Sacramento State Communication Studies Professor David Zuckerman is very pleased to have been awarded a Fulbright Specialist Program grant to teach international communication for five weeks at the University of Jyvaskyla in Finland.

October 24, 2013

Sac State presents Che Guevara play

Those fascinated with charismatic revolutionary Ernesto "Che" Guevara, who was captured by CIA-assisted Bolivian forces and summarily executed Oct. 9, 1967, will be able to see a live performance of Che Guevara and the Dispossessed, Nov. 14-24 at Sacramento State’s Playwrights’ Theatre.

October 28, 2013

‘Etiquette dinner’ for students is Nov. 6

Good table manners will impress a potential employer as much as a good résumé. It’s not uncommon these days for a job interview to take place at a restaurant.

October 28, 2013

Day of Dead altar honors Chicano activists

A bright, colorful Day of the Dead altar in the lobby of Sacramento State’s Department of Special Collections and University Archives is not only an exquisite piece of art, but a loving tribute to the many influential Chicanos who have helped shape the local community’s history and culture.

October 30, 2013

Design-build team qualifies for nationals

After a dramatic win at regionals, the team representing Sacramento State’s student chapter of the Design-Build Institute of America is headed to Las Vegas as one of the three finalists in DBIA’s national design-build competition.

October 30, 2013

'Rocky Flats' author will headline One Book lecture

Kristen Iversen, who will speak at Sacramento State on Tuesday, Nov. 12, remembers Rocky Flats as the "big secret" of her Colorado childhood in the 1950s and ’60s.

October 31, 2013

Veterans center delivers for those who served

Sacramento State’s vibrant Veterans Success Center has assisted hundreds of men and women who have served their nation. With Veterans Day around the corner, the spirit of giving back to those who served continues with a special inaugural event just for veterans.

October 31, 2013

Get ready to (Robot) Rumble

The annual Robot Rumble is set for 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 3, in the University Union Ballroom, presented by Sacramento State’s Competitive Robotics club and the student chapter of the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers. It’s free and open to the public.

October 31, 2013

Sac State Opera Theatre celebrates 'Can-Can'

Sacramento State’s opera students certainly can “Can-Can.”