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June 2014

July 01, 2014

Nation's top track athletes swarm at Sac State

Sacramento State’s Hornet Stadium was the site of the USA Track & Field Outdoor Championships, June 25-29.

June 02, 2014

Art faculty have designs on Dumpsters

Four Sacramento State art instructors are making beauty out of trash bins. That’s right – trash bins.

June 03, 2014

Professor receives music educator award

Sacramento State Music Professor Robert Halseth capped off his 50th year in teaching with a suitable honor, receiving the Music Educator of the Year award from the Capitol Section of the California Music Educators Association.

June 04, 2014

New training program available to student veterans

Sacramento State’s Student Veteran Orientation will host approximately 120 new students on Thursday, June 5, in the University Union Ballroom and will introduce a new training program.

June 05, 2014

Scholar to present research on municipal bankruptcies

Robert Benedetti, visiting scholar at Sacramento State’s Center for California Studies, will present his research on municipal bankruptcies in California from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 18, at the California State Association of Counties (CSAC) Conference Center, 1020 11th St., Sacramento.

June 06, 2014

Creating an employment path for student veterans

Sacramento State’s surging Student Veteran Orientation exceeded expectations this year, attracting more than 150 new students on Thursday, June 5, to the University Union Ballroom and introducing an innovative training program to a standing-room audience in nearby Hinde Auditorium.

June 09, 2014

Professional activities

June 10, 2014

Conference on Whedon works coming to Sac State

Joss Whedon and his critically acclaimed works – Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog and The Avengers – have been the focus of academic interest for almost two decades. Now the sixth biennial conference about his work, convened by the Whedon Studies Association and its blind peer-reviewed journal Slayage, is coming to Sacramento State.

June 10, 2014

New dean named for College of SSIS

Orn Bodvarsson, currently dean and professor at the School of Public Affairs, St. Cloud State University in St. Cloud, Minn., has been appointed dean of Sacramento State’s College of Social Sciences and Interdisciplinary Studies (SSIS), effective Aug. 1.

June 12, 2014

Sac State student takes top prize in video contest

Sacramento State student Ya’Shalan Nelson, who will begin her senior year this fall, is the grand prize winner of the Your Roadmap to Success Video Contest sponsored by Higher One, a Connecticut-based company that partners with colleges and universities to improve graduation rates. She and Sac State will receive a monetary award in support of student success initiatives.

June 17, 2014

Successful alum credits Professor Smith

Steve Archer is a successful Sacramento State alumnus who remains grateful for the guidance he received here nearly three decades ago. So much so that the Sunnyvale resident – who is the senior director of electrical development at NeuroPace Inc. – was moved to write to one of his favorite professors, Warren Drew Smith.

June 17, 2014

Sac State to host U.S. Track Outdoor Championships

Sacramento State’s Hornet Stadium is the site of the USA Track & Field Outdoor Championships, June 25-29.

June 18, 2014

STORC is a showcase for water conservation

Sacramento State’s innovative Sustainable Technology Outdoor Research Center (STORC) has generated a great deal of student and community interest since its creation several months ago. Now it’s going international.

June 18, 2014

Vice Provost for Academic Affairs named

Sacramento State announced today the appointment of James Prince as vice provost for Academic Affairs, effective Monday, Aug. 4.

June 19, 2014


Sacramento State’s College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP) has been awarded a five-year funding extension to June 30, 2019, by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Migrant Education. That’s altogether fitting since Sac State’s is one of the nation’s oldest CAMP programs and is routinely recognized as one of the 10 highest-performing in the nation. The program also serves as a mentoring site for new CAMP directors across the country.

June 20, 2014

Sac State joins bid for gubernatorial debate

Sacramento State and its auxiliary Capital Public Radio have joined The Sacramento Bee and KCRA 3 to invite Democrat candidate Gov. Jerry Brown and Republican candidate Neel Kashkari to debate this fall.

June 26, 2014

Chancellor's message on 2014-15 budget

June 30, 2014

Fourth of July weekend facilities hours

Business offices at Sacramento State will be closed Friday, July 4, for Independence Day. Here’s a look at hours and closures at other key campus facilities during the weekend.

June 30, 2014

Sac State helps preserve Japanese American history

Sacramento State’s Department of Special Collections and University Archives is participating in a California State University project to digitize and create a website for collections relating to the Japanese American internment during World War II.