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JULY 2012

Picnicking, barbequing, and much more . . .

Fall Alumni eventsYou’re invited! Now is the time to begin planning to attend the end of summer and fall kick off events. Upcoming is the English chapter’s fall picnic and barbeque, the Student Alumni Association’s fall barbeque, and CSU Super Saturday in southern California.
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River Cats baseball blended with policy & politics

River CatsThe PPA Graduate Association of Students and the Hornet Alumni Policy & Politics Chapter invite alumni and students to get together for a fun evening of River Cats baseball on July 12. Be sure to purchase your River Cats lawn seats and join the fun!
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Alumnus honored nationally for safety

Erike YoungAlumnus Erike Young, MPPA '04 has received a national safety award, and he credits the skills he acquired in Sacramento State’s Master of Public Policy and Administration program for helping him earn that honor. He is the director of Environment, Health and Safety (EH&S) for the University of California, coordinating and assisting all 10 campuses, five hospitals and a national laboratory.

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Help others enjoy the benefits of a Sacramento State education

Liberty Mutual InsuranceAs a Sacramento State alumnus/a, you know the value of a good education. Now you can help support students’ educational goals through Liberty Mutual’s partnership with your Alumni Association. Simply get a free quote on Liberty Mutual auto, home or renters insurance between June 1st and August 31st. For each individual quote, Liberty Mutual will donate $5 directly into the Alumni Association Scholarship Fund. Through this partnership you could also receive exclusive savings on quality coverage and exceptional service.
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SAE race car Geared for success

For the past two decades, dedicated groups of Sacramento State engineering students have applied their diverse skills toward creating a Formula SAE race car to compete in collegiate events.

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Warren Drew SmithSac State professor's biomed device granted a patent

Sacramento State’s Warren Drew Smith, a professor of electrical and electronic engineering, is a renowned specialist in biomedical engineering whose cutting-edge research has produced some exciting medical breakthroughs.
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Tea Room celebrationSac State celebrates five years of the way of tea

Part classroom. Part cultural center. Part meditative study. Sacramento State’s Sokiku Nakatani Tea Room and Garden celebrated its fifth anniversary Friday, June 8, with the 197th ceremony in the room.
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President GonzalezFrom the desk of the president

The State Legislature’s passage of a budget is the first step in what will likely be a very uncertain period for Sacramento State and the California State University system.
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Football and volleyball season just ahead
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It’s time to begin thinking about football and volleyball seasons, both are just around the corner with the new academic semester starting at the end of August. Get your season tickets now!
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Summer 2012

The Summer 2012 edition of the Sac State Magazine is here and it is all about technology. It's the perfect summer read.
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Policy & Politics River Cats Game
July 12, 7:05 p.m.
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English Department Fall Picnic & BBQ
August 23 , 3:30 p.m.
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CSU Super Saturday
August 25 , 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.
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Student Alumni Association
Fall Kick-off BBQ
September 4, 4:30 p.m.
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Sac State vs. Northern Colorado
September 15, 2:05 p.m.
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Sac State vs. North Dakota
September 22, 6:05 p.m.
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Golden Grads Reunion
October 12, 11:30 a.m.
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Homecoming Festival
October 13, 11:30 a.m.
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Sac State vs. Cal Poly
October 27, 6:05 p.m.
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Sac State vs. Montana State
November 3, 4:05 p.m.
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Causeway Classic
November 17, TBD
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Carrying on the legacy of
Tim Hodson

Tim HodsonPublic service. Those are two words you hear again and again when people talk about Tim Hodson. Hodson was widely recognized as an expert on state government and the prickly business of redistricting. During election season, he was a sought-after source for reporters around the state and country.
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Janay Swain '06, MSW '09

Janay SwainJanay Swain worked with the foster youth advocacy organization California Youth Connection as state youth council coordinator and AB 12 implementer. She speaks nationally about the importance of policies that support foster kids, but she also talks peer-to-peer with youth about their experiences in the system in order to advocate on their behalf. She is currently a social worker with Sacramento County.

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