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MAY 2012

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In celebration of our new graduates, we are offering a limited time $50 discount on lifetime memberships. Join the network of over 210,000 Hornet alumni and take advantage of the many benefits of the Alumni Association and its partners. You can receive discounts on your insurance, travel, vehicle purchases and so much more!
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Policy & Politics chapter launch is a huge success

Policy & Politics chapter kick-off reception The Policy & Politics chapter launch on April 12 saw a huge turnout celebrating the newly formed Policy & Politics Chapter. The event at Cafeteria 15L served as the perfect venue to celebrate all the hard work that has gone into putting together this new alumni chapter.
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Thank you to our sponsors

Distinguished Alumni Awards 2012 The Distinguished Alumni Awards on April 26 were a huge success thanks in part to the support of our generous sponsors making it a very memorable evening for our nearly 300 guests. This year’s sponsors included Hannibal’s Catering, Liberty Mutual Insurance, SMUD, Vision Service Plan, Crowe Horwath LLP, Barefoot Wine and Bubbly, Office Max and Comstock’s magazine. If you are interested in sponsoring Association events, please click here to learn more.

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Sac State Magazine online

Sac State Magazine spring 2012The spring 2012 issue of Sac State Magazine is available online. In this edition you'll find:

»Sac State Alumni are Going Places: Changing the world one Hornet at a time
»Globalizing the Classroom: University faculty making a world of difference
»Cultural Connections: International education broadens students' world view
Plus Class Notes, a world tour of the University Library, high times at the climbing wall, a cool course on wine tourism and more

Alumni are encouraged to participate

One Amaing ThingJust announced, the 2012-13 Sac State One Book is One Amazing Thing by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni. Over the next few months, a series of One Book events will be developed. Past events have included film series, outdoor readings and music performances. Alumni are encouraged to participate by reading and attending events as part of the Sac State community.
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Student entrepreneur is on a safety mission

Locking Cap deviceThe brainstorm for his 'Locking Cap' safety device came to Sacramento State student Joseph Simpson in a business math class three years ago." "Don’t just make one widget," Simpson’s professor challenged. “Make millions of them.” And so he is.

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Initiative to extend Sac State's global connection

One WorldGeology professor Lisa Hammersley and the task force she is chairing are convinced that Sacramento State's fledgling One World Initiative will "add value to what we are doing at Sac State to give our students the global perspective they need in an increasingly competitive world."
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Students take on top prizes in interior architecture

Interior Architecture award winnersSacramento State Interior Architecture students took first, second and third place in a national design competition, and a fourth student received honorable mention.
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Sacramento State claims fourth Causeway Classic Cup title
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Capped by the men’s and women’s track and field victories on the evening of April 27, Sacramento State pulled off a huge comeback to win its fourth Causeway Cup championship over UC Davis.
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Big Sky champs again
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Hornet women win 11th conference tennis title in a row; men win their fourth straight. Both advance to the NCAA tournament.
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Hornet Sports Roundup
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Here’s a quick look at how Hornet athletics teams fared the last weekend in April.
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Herky and Rebecca Gardner '99

A great time was had by all at Sac State Night at the River Cats on May 3. Rebecca Gardner '99, Alumni Association President, threw out the first pitch.
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Graphic: Class Notes
Anthony Perez (1988)
Michael Strambi (1983)
Kyle DeWeber (2011)
Jerome Parra (1992)


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Alumni Invited to Participate in a CSU Budget Webcast Meeting
Wednesday, May 23
10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.

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Spring Commencement
May 18
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Spring Commencement
May 19
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Sac State Serves: Day on the Farm
May 20, Two times are available
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Estate Planning 101
May 23, 11:30 a.m.
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Technology Horizon: Future Trends in Teaching & Learning
May 24, 9 a.m.
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Hornets Policy & Politics General Meeting & Officer Election
June 19, 5:30 p.m.
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Sac State Serves: Chef Challenge
June 23, Two times are available
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33rd Annual Moonlight Classic
June 24, 6 p.m.
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Estate Planning 101
June 27, 11:30 a.m.
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Piano Program reaps benefits of donor support

If you close your eyes and open your ears, you can hear the rich notes and tones of Johannes Brahms and Franz Schubert, just as they composed and played centuries before. You’re not in Hamburg, but Sacramento. Capistrano Hall, specifically. But the dynamics of the concerto enveloping you are much closer to Austria than Arden Way, thanks to the antique Bösendorfer concert piano being played.
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Dr. H. Kit Miyamoto, MS '97

Kit Miyamoto Dr. H. Kit Miyamoto, MS ’97 (Civil Engineering) is a structural engineer and CEO of Miyamoto International. He recently received the Distinguished Service Award from the Alumni Association and is a former adjunct professor at the University. Miyamoto is an internationally recognized expert on high-performance earthquake structural engineering and disaster mitigation, response and reconstruction.

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