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November 2013

November 03, 2013

Robots Rumble at Sac State

The annual Robot Rumble was held 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.

November 04, 2013

Professional activities

November 05, 2013

Students are game for a 30-hour Hackathon

Sacramento State’s two-day Hackathon, which will run from 9 a.m. Saturday straight through to 3 p.m. Sunday, is a unique version of pulling the college all-nighter.

November 05, 2013

Sac State celebrates national Food Day

The third annual Food Day at Sacramento State, held Thursday, Oct. 24, was 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.

November 05, 2013

Sac State will host 2014 Track & Field Championships

Sac State will be the site of USA Track & Field’s 2014 National Outdoor Championships. The meet, attracting the nation’s top male and female track athletes, will take place June 26-29 at Hornet Stadium.

November 06, 2013

Construction Management team is national champ

Sacramento State has won the 2013 national design-build student competition at the Design-Build Institute of America’s conference in Las Vegas. The award was announced early Wednesday, Nov. 6.

November 06, 2013

Film festival explores virtues of emotional intelligence

The third annual Sacramento State College of Business Administration (CBA) Film Festival will be held from noon to 1:15 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19, in Library 11 in the University Library.

November 07, 2013

Capital Fellows is once again a top internship

Sacramento State’s Capital Fellows Programs have been recognized as one of the nation’s best internships for the fourth time.

November 08, 2013

Debate Team at Reagan Library event

Two members of Sacramento State’s Debate Team – senior Rebecca McDonnell and sophomore Brandon Garcia – have been invited to represent the University on Friday, Nov. 8, in debate at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum’s Presidential Learning Center in Simi Valley.

November 09, 2013

Veterans Day weekend facilities hours

Here’s a look at hours and closures at key campus facilities during Veterans Day weekend, Nov. 9-11, 2013.

November 12, 2013

10th Rock Auction set for Nov. 22

If you’re looking for something special for a gift this holiday season, how about giving a rock? Sacramento State’s Geology Club ( will have more than 150 samples of rocks, gemstones and fossils at its 10th annual Rock Auction, 6-9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 22, at the Alumni Center, 6000 J St.

November 12, 2013

Livingston Lecture offers innovative ideas

Sue Holl, a highly respected professor of materials science at Sacramento State and chair of the Mechanical Engineering Department, believes students of all academic disciplines – and society itself – would benefit from an integrated approach to education.

November 12, 2013

Guevara captor coming to Sac State

Prominent in the Thursday, Nov. 14, opening-night audience of Professor Roberto Pomo’s play Che Guevara and the Dispossessed at Sacramento State will be the man who spearheaded the Marxist revolutionary’s capture five decades ago in a Bolivian jungle.

November 12, 2013

New director leads Sac State jazz singers

Sacramento State’s jazz singers ( have a new director, but she’s a familiar face and voice to the award winning ensembles.

November 13, 2013

Sac State plans tribute to Jose Montoya

A poetry reading to honor professor emeritus and activist artist José Montoya will be held from 7 to 10 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5, in Solano Hall 2002 at Sacramento State.

November 14, 2013

Civil Engineering team wins design award

Sacramento State won first place – for the fifth time in the past six years – at the 2013 Structural Engineers Association of Central California’s structural-design competition.

November 14, 2013

Sac State alumnus is state Teacher of the Year

Sacramento State alumnus Timothy Smith has been named one of five California Teachers of the Year and has been selected as the state’s representative for the National Teacher of the Year competition.

November 14, 2013

Sac State screening recalls the 2003 recall

A unique look behind the scenes of California’s 2003 gubernatorial recall will be offered at Sacramento State.

November 15, 2013

Center preps students for cyber-security careers

Cyber security has become a national priority in the face of the global terrorism threat. Sacramento State computer science Professor Isaac Ghansah is particularly mindful of that threat as director of the campus-based Center for Information Assurance and Security.

November 15, 2013

Sac State's on a roll in engineering competitions

Sacramento State has won a triple crown of sorts in student engineering competitions this fall – with the crowning jewel being Construction Management’s national design-build victory Nov. 6 in Las Vegas.

November 15, 2013

LegiSchool contest looking for gun-control views

The Center for California Studies’ LegiSchool Project is seeking entries for its 18th annual Essay Contest. This year’s topic is “Gun Control vs. Gun Rights.”

November 18, 2013

Sac State developing new strategic plan

Sacramento State is set to launch a new strategic plan and is inviting everyone to help shape the University’s future.

November 18, 2013

Lecture focuses on spina bifida treatment

Next on tap for Sacramento State’s Topics in Regenerative Medicine fall lecture series is “New Directions in the Treatment of Spina Bifida.” Dr. Diana Lee Farmer, M.D., FACS, FRCS, chair of the Department of Surgery for the UC Davis Health System, will discuss her current research focusing on a novel stem cell therapy for repairing damaged neural tissue in spina bifida patients at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 26, in University Union Ballroom I. The event is free and open to the public.

November 20, 2013

Thanksgiving weekend facilities hours

Here’s a look at hours and closures at key campus facilities during Thanksgiving weekend.

November 21, 2013

Treadmill training gives special kids a leg up

STEPS (Supported Treadmill Exercise Program at Sacramento State-Easter Seals) is a free program that puts tots with neuro-motor impairment on miniature treadmills – and helps them learn how to walk sooner and more independently.

November 22, 2013

Geology Club hosts 10th annual Rock Auction

Sacramento State’s Geology Club ( offered more than 150 samples of rocks, gemstones and fossils at its 10th annual Rock Auction, 6-9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 22, at the Alumni Center, 6000 J St.

November 22, 2013

Students' efforts helping to save the salmon

A Sacramento State geology professor and a team of students are playing a critical role in the ambitious – and successful – federal and state efforts to rehabilitate the American and Feather rivers and increase the salmon population.

November 25, 2013

Health care questions? We have answers

The Center for California Studies at Sacramento State has joined several other sponsors to host an informational session about the Affordable Care Act at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 9, in the University Union Ballroom. The event is free and open to the public.

November 25, 2013

Guests join Sac State choirs for ‘Carols’ concert

Just as family and friends will gather for the holiday season, Sacramento State’s three choirs are getting together with some friends of their own for this year’s “Procession of Carols” concert of holiday music.

November 26, 2013

Exhibits, receptions, sales and tribute fill Dec. 5

What a day for art at Sacramento State. Thursday, Dec. 5, will bring an abundance of Art Department events to the campus.

November 26, 2013

Building industry helps give CM a new home

When Sacramento State’s award-winning Construction Management program was elevated to a full-fledged academic department, it was time to move its administrative offices out of Civil Engineering’s compound and into a home befitting its new independence.

November 26, 2013

Book traces 11 pathways to college presidency

David Leon was conducting a leadership conference in Los Angeles when it occurred to him that he had the genesis of a good book.

November 27, 2013

Professor helps Honors students make connections

As a professor in Sacramento State’s Honors Program, Vanessa Arnaud’s objective is to help students make the connection between the philosophical concepts they are discussing in the classroom and specific problems in the community. To achieve that, she challenges their assumptions and encourages them to expand their educational horizons.

November 27, 2013

Sac State joins Giving Tuesday movement

Sacramento State has joined Giving Tuesday, Dec. 3, a first-of-its-kind effort that will harness the collective power of a unique blend of organizations to transform how people think about, talk about and participate in the giving season.