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March 2014

March 03, 2014

Grammy winners join Sac State's Latin Jazz concert

Sac State’s Latin Jazz Ensemble is experiencing a rebirth after falling off the charts during the state’s economic crisis, and its first major concert in five years features two notable guest performers who also happen to be recent Grammy winners.

March 03, 2014

Former faculty to reminisce about funky art haven

If only the walls of the old Temporary Building 9 at UC Davis could talk. Fortunately, three former Sacramento State art professors, who were graduate students there in the late 1960s, have plenty of memories to share.

March 03, 2014

Corsets tie into 'Intimate Apparel' symbolism

The search for love and acceptance in 1905 New York dominates the life of Esther, an African American seamstress who makes provocative garments, in "Intimate Apparel," playing March 13-23 at Sacramento State’s Playwrights’ Theatre.

March 04, 2014

Sac State's veteran-specific courses pay dividends

While several universities around the country offer veteran-specific classes, none provides Sacramento State’s unique mentoring component.

March 04, 2014

Stem cells are focus of Regenerative Medicine lecture

Sacramento State’s first presentation of the spring Topics in Regenerative Medicine lecture series will take place at 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 18, in the University Union Ballroom I.

March 05, 2014

Young people learn how to make college happen

A partnership of local community and educational organizations, including Sacramento State, is once again reaching out to sixth- through ninth-grade students, urging them to start planning now for their college education.

March 05, 2014

Student researchers deliver outstanding work

The 2014 Sacramento State Student Research Symposium, held at the University Union, showcased the original scholarly work of 46 students – 27 undergraduates and 19 graduate students – who delivered their findings either as a poster or a 10-minute oral presentation.

March 06, 2014

Sac State's enrollment increases in spring

College students continue to find Sacramento State a popular destination. The total head count for spring 2014 was 27,692 students. As planned, the total exceeded the University’s enrollment target by approximately 3.7 percent.

March 07, 2014

Sac State campaign, commercial win CASE awards

Sacramento State is the recipient of Gold and Silver Awards of Excellence presented by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), District VII, for outstanding marketing communications in 2013. “Made at Sac State” received Gold in the Advertising Campaign category while the 30-second commercial “Going All the Way” earned Silver in the PSAs and Commercial Spots category.

March 07, 2014

Survey follows test of notification system

Campus officials conducted a test at 11:15 a.m. Friday, March 7, of multiple components of Sacramento State’s notification system for use in emergencies or other critical events where life and safety are at risk.

March 10, 2014

Professional activities

March 11, 2014

Breton, Valadez will lecture at Sac State

Marcos Bretón, a columnist for The Sacramento Bee as well as an author and radio personality, will deliver a lecture to students from 3 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, March 19, in University Union Ballroom II. A meet-and-greet with Bretón will be held from 2 to 2:45 p.m. in the Union Lobby Suite.

March 12, 2014

Sac State student bound for prestigious music fest

Sacramento State trombone student Taylor Fong has received a full scholarship to attend the renowned Aspen Music Festival this summer.

March 12, 2014

Women's Studies pioneer to speak March 19

Professor emeritus Sally Roesch Wagner, who was instrumental in establishing Sacramento State’s Women’s Studies program at the height of the women’s rights movement in 1978, will return to campus next week as a headliner in the Women’s HERstory Month celebration.

March 14, 2014

Construction Management team again a top finisher

Sacramento State earned an honorable mention in a tie for a national third-place finish at the Mechanical Contractors Association of America’s (MCAA) student chapter competition Wednesday, March 12, in Scottsdale, Ariz.

March 14, 2014

Language learning enhances cultural connection

Last fall, Sacramento State Anthropology Professor Raghuraman Trichur brought his honors class to the College of Continuing Education’s One World Initiative symposium on migration. There he encountered Instructor Niccole Scrogins, whose English Learning Institute (ELI) class was doing presentations for an event she had coordinated. Students from both classes began to converse and – better yet – learn from one another.

March 19, 2014

DEGREES project eases path to graduation

The Dedicated to Educating, Graduating, and Retaining Educational Equity Students (DEGREES) project funded by the grant seeks to provide enhanced services to underrepresented students not currently served by an equity program to accelerate progress to their degrees.

March 20, 2014

Spring break key facilities hours

Business offices at Sacramento State will be open during the March 24-28 spring recess. The campus will be closed Monday, March 31, in observance of Cesar Chavez Day.

March 20, 2014

Students will serve others during Alternative Break

College students traditionally head to the beach or mountains for spring break, but 45 Sacramento State students will participate next week in another springtime tradition known as Alternative Break. Each one has committed to volunteer for a day – or more – to support the efforts of five nonprofits that serve our community.

March 25, 2014

'Gypsy' steps onto the Sac State stage

Mama Rose is determined that one of her two young daughters is going to be a vaudeville star, and she’ll stop at nothing to make that happen. But is she doing it for them or herself? That’s the launching point for "Gypsy," the classic American musical with music and lyrics by Jule Styne and Stephen Sondheim.

March 26, 2014

Five guest speakers highlight Art History Symposium

This year’s Festival of the Arts Art History Symposium, “Cross-Cultural Connections in Printmaking,” brings to campus five scholars whose lectures will address the various ways in which cross-cultural connections have impacted printmaking.

March 27, 2014

Distinguished Alumni Awards highlight Alumni Month

A special celebration for Sacramento State’s Bay Area alumni and the annual recognition of the University’s exceptional graduates highlight this year’s celebration of Alumni Month.

March 28, 2014

Student club sponsors April 5 community health fair

Free general medical advice, wellness screenings and health-related information are among the high points of “Spring into Health,” the second annual Community Health and Wellness Fair, sponsored by the Sac State student organization Hmong Health Alliance.

March 28, 2014

Out of the Darkness Campus Walk is April 3

The statistics are staggering: Suicide is the second-leading cause of death for college students, and undiagnosed and/or untreated adolescent depression is the third-leading killer of individuals ages 15 to 24.

March 28, 2014

Festival of the Arts opens April 9

The Festival of the Arts ( makes its annual return to Sacramento State with a five-day lineup, capped Sunday with a day full of performances, attractions, music and demonstrations for the entire family.