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September 2014

September 03, 2014

Sac State's biomedical team wins top honors

Sacramento State’s biomedical team recently was cited as the one best positioned to bring advanced laboratory research to the marketplace.

September 04, 2014

Regional education leaders forge Elk Grove partnership

Public education leaders from Sacramento State, the Elk Grove Unified School District and Cosumnes River College will formalize an agreement among their institutions to provide opportunities in career and technical education, and help students more easily transition to, and succeed in, college.

September 04, 2014

Author Lecture Series gets underway Sept. 23

Kim Bancroft, the great-great-granddaughter of legendary 19th century California historian Hubert Howe Bancroft – and a former professor of teacher education at Sacramento State – will discuss her famous ancestor at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 23, at the University Library Gallery.

September 05, 2014

'Language of the Soul': Dance by students, alumni, guests

Dance students with Sacramento State’s Choreographers Collective have been rehearsing through the summer for the Theatre and Dance Department’s first presentation of the fall season – “Language of the Soul” – at Solano Hall’s Dancespace.

September 08, 2014

Hornet senior is honored with CSU scholarship

Patrick Landrum is among the 23 students honored by the California State University for triumphing over personal hardships to become the CSU’s most distinguished scholars.

September 08, 2014

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September 09, 2014

PRIDE Center is proud of presidential recognition

President Barack Obama recently declared Sept. 15 as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Community Center Awareness Day, and officials with Sacramento State’s PRIDE Center appreciate the recognition for their efforts to promote understanding, acceptance and inclusion.

September 09, 2014

Students receive warm welcome to 2014-15

Sacramento State rolled out the gold carpet for freshman, transfer and returning students as they headed back to campus for the start of fall classes on Tuesday, Sept. 2.

September 10, 2014

Sac State stages annual Constitution Week

Sacramento State’s annual Constitution Week consistently engages students and staff alike. This year’s event, organized by the Community Engagement Center and beginning Monday, Sept. 15, promises to be no less interesting.

September 11, 2014

Sac State women inspired by leadership meet

Seven Sacramento State students and a staff member attended their first National Conference for College Women Student Leaders this spring at the University of Maryland.

September 15, 2014

Conference highlights state's transit challenges

The 25th annual Envisioning California Conference, “Moving On: Transforming Transportation in California,” will be held at the Sacramento Public Library, Tsakopoulos Galleria on Friday, Oct. 3.

September 17, 2014

'Happiness' is a One World topic

Peanuts creator Charles Schulz declared that “Happiness Is a Warm Puppy,” but it can be a lot more complex than that. This year, the Sacramento State community will delve into the many “Global Perspectives on Happiness” as its One World Initiative ( topic.

September 17, 2014

Improvements make campus safer for cyclists, walkers

Sacramento State is even more bicycle-friendly this school year, thanks to a brand-new network of high-visibility, dedicated bike pathways and two more bike/board parking compounds.

September 18, 2014

Getting to know: James Prince, Sac State's vice provost

Jim Prince is a plant molecular geneticist with a passion for poplar trees and chili peppers – and making fruit pies with his wife. His new role as one of Sacramento State’s highest-ranking academic leaders leaves him little time for either research or the classroom. He taught genetics and molecular biology at Fresno State for 18 years and was an associate dean at Chico State in 2013-14.

September 18, 2014

SacWorldFest showcases vibrant, multicultural lineup

A vibrant and culturally diverse entertainment lineup has been announced for the seventh annual SacWorldFest, a family-friendly celebration proudly presented by Sacramento State and Wells Fargo Bank.

September 18, 2014

First fall STEM lecture focuses on lifesaving oral hygiene

The first presentation of the fall STEM Scholars Lecture Series at Sacramento State will take place at 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 25, in the University Union, Redwood Room. Nursing Professor Dian Baker will present “Nurses to the Rescue: Saving Lives One Clean Mouth at a Time.”

September 22, 2014

Student Academic Success Day ahead

Student Academic Success and Educational Equity Programs (SASEEP) will host the DEGREES Project Student Academic Success Day in the University Union Ballroom from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 29. The event is designed to provide a range of activities and learning opportunities centered around the theme of “My Degree, My Future: Success from Start to Finish.”

September 22, 2014

Jullien Gordon brings education message to Sac State

College students are invited to learn more about boosting their passion for college, graduating on time and finding a job they love when Sacramento State presents Jullien Gordon, an author, motivational speaker and founding partner of New Higher.

September 22, 2014

Solar Decathlon 2015 team has a great (house) plan

Sacramento State’s Solar Decathlon 2015 team has debuted its house design on a global scale – to a group of foreign energy professionals.

September 23, 2014

Nursing prof discusses landmark, lifesaving research

Dian Baker, a professor of Nursing and the School Nurse Program coordinator at Sacramento State, will discuss the groundbreaking study on why some patients contract pneumonia in the hospital – and its lifesaving results – at 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 25, in the University Union, Redwood Room.

September 24, 2014

Sac State plays pivotal role in seismic structural tests

Can California’s building codes be upgraded to not only make structures more resistant to earthquake damage but, over time, compensate for the increased construction costs? Sacramento State Engineering Professor Ben Fell and his colleagues at Stanford University believe they can.

September 24, 2014

'Becoming California' to premiere locally

"Becoming California," the California Environmental Legacy Project’s two-hour documentary narrated by Oscar winner Jane Fonda – with a score by Grammy winner Pat Metheny – will have its Sacramento premiere at 10 p.m. Monday, Oct. 6, on KVIE (Channel 6).

September 25, 2014

School of Nursing is gaining fiscal momentum

The Sacramento State School of Nursing’s three-year campaign to raise $1.8 million for equipment, technology, furnishings and supplies for its Folsom Hall has exceeded expectations.

September 26, 2014

Sac State, Metro Chamber win small-business contract

September 30, 2014

Sac State is looking for new Hornets

What’s life like at Sacramento State? Prospective college students can find out how great it is to be a Hornet during the free Future Hornet Day.

September 30, 2014

Local girls get hands-on science experience at EYH

Girls in the sixth through ninth grades can learn firsthand about the wonders of science during Sacramento State’s seventh annual Expanding Your Horizons ( presentation from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 11.