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December 2013

December 02, 2013

Sac State helps with Broadway art project

A major municipal art project that will create works in “augmented reality” along Broadway has brought Sacramento State together with the Sacramento Metropolitan Arts Commission (SMAC), the Greater Broadway Partnership District and the Urban Land Institute.

December 02, 2013

Sac State vies for 'three-peat' in statewide contest

Two years ago, Sac State’s I2P (Idea-to-Product) team won the statewide competition. Last year, three Sac State teams were selected to go to the finals, along with one team each from three other CSU campuses. A Sac State squad won that competition as well. This year, Sac State has five teams competing for statewide honors against four other squads in Santa Clara, beginning Thursday, Jan. 9.

December 02, 2013

Faculty Dance Concert is Dec. 11-15

An elaborate mélange of music, styles, choreography and stagings awaits at Dance Sites 2013 – The Faculty Dance Concert, running Dec. 11-15, at Sacramento State’s University Theatre, and will include a special night dedicated to local high schools and community colleges.

December 04, 2013

Jamie Davis highlights Winter Jazz Festival

The weather may be cold, but some hot music will heat up the campus with Sacramento State’s annual Winter Jazz Festival ( on Saturday, Dec. 14.

December 05, 2013

Sacramento State names new provost

President Alexander Gonzalez announced Thursday that Frederika “Fraka” Harmsen, 54, will become Sacramento State’s new provost and vice president for Academic Affairs.

December 05, 2013

Korean art exhibit provides far-reaching opportunities

Sacramento State will host a special art exhibit opening this February that reaches out to many academic disciplines and beyond the campus to the larger Sacramento community.

December 06, 2013

Active Minds chapter earns national award

Sacramento State’s Active Minds chapter ( received high marks at the organization’s national conference in Washington, D.C., garnering the Uniting Voices Award for its strong collaborative efforts with various groups on campus and in the greater community.

December 09, 2013

Dec. 10 is Puppy Therapy Day at Sac State

Sac State’s Student Health and Counseling Services, and the campus Active Minds chapter are teaming up with a local nonprofit, Lend a Heart Lend a Hand Animal-Assisted Therapy, to bring some furry stress relief to campus.

December 10, 2013

Forensic biology students to present research

In a small, state-of-the-art laboratory at Sacramento State, forensic biology students are doing important research to advance the efforts of working criminalists and others.

December 10, 2013

Program helps students ACE university credits

Sacramento State’s Accelerated College Entrance (ACE) program enables qualified high school junior or seniors to enroll in approved classes and earn university credits while completing regular high school studies. The students may also take campus-based courses provided that they maintain good academic standing with both the University and their high schools.

December 11, 2013

Winter Commencement is Dec. 20-21

This year’s holidays will have even more special meaning for 3,346 Sacramento State students. That’s how many are eligible to take part in the University’s Winter Commencement on Friday and Saturday, Dec. 20-21, at Sleep Train Arena.

December 12, 2013

Sac State poised to create tobacco-free campus

President Alexander Gonzalez has directed the campus community to develop “a comprehensive tobacco policy beginning with the Spring 2014 semester.” The new policy would ban tobacco use on campus beginning with the Fall 2015 semester.

December 13, 2013

Sac State String Project presents winter concert

Campus and community come together for the holiday season in the annual String Project Winter Recital.

December 16, 2013

Professors edit a unique Sacramento history book

"River City and Valley Life: An Environmental History of the Sacramento Region" – a collection of essays that examine Sacramento’s extraordinary relationship with its natural surroundings – was edited by Christopher Castaneda and Lee Simpson, both professors of history at Sacramento State.

December 17, 2013

Dead Week dog day was a big success

Sac State put on the dog Tuesday, Dec. 10, with its Puppy Therapy Day, a happy, stress-relieving distraction for students juggling deadlines for projects and papers – and facing final exams.

December 18, 2013

CSU-LSAMP receives $4 million grant

A $4 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF), matched by the Chancellor’s Office of the California State University, ensures that the Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP) will continue on the CSU’s 23 campuses for at least another five years.

December 18, 2012

Winter break facilities hours

Business offices at Sacramento State will be closed for winter break from Dec. 24 through Jan. 1. Here’s a look at hours and closures at other key campus facilities during the winter recess.

December 20, 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.

December 21, 2013

More than 3,300 grads participate in Winter Commencement

This year’s holidays carried even more special meaning for 3,346 Sacramento State students who took part in the University’s Winter Commencement on Friday and Saturday, Dec. 20-21, at Sleep Train Arena.