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Your summer Sac State Magazine is now online

Summer SSMGo “Around the World with Sac State” as we take a trip to Hong Kong with students from the Honors Program, meet a former Hornet baseball player who won over fans in Venezuela, find out how a Sac State-trained opera star is taking Europe by storm and much more. And check back regularly for new features through August including a portable list of summer reads and great stay-cation ideas from Underground Sacramento to local wineries…all with a Sac State tie.
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Villanueva's voice carries around Europe, and the world

Eugene VillanuevaAlumnus Eugene Villanueva ’06 (Vocal Performance) is a rising star in the opera world, and he credits Sac State for helping him define his goals, and for giving him the solid education background to succeed in that musical field.
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You’re invited . . . networking mixer!
Wednesday, Sept. 10

Der BiergartenThe Business Alumni Chapter is kicking off the fall season with a networking mixer at Der Biergarten Sacramento on Wednesday, September 10 from 5:30–7:30 p.m. Alumni from all majors are invited to participate. Your registration will include a free beer and appetizers. RSVP today!

Coaches Circle inductees to be honored

Coaches CircleThe Men’s Basketball Alumni & Friends Chapter of the Sac State Alumni Association initiated the Coaches Circle in 2012 to recognize alumni who left Sac State to pursue careers in coaching. They have individually been a positive impact not only on the lives of those they coach, but in promoting the sport of basketball.
Read about this year’s inductees

Summer reading

One BookA great last minute add to your summer reading list is Blasphemy by Sherman Alexie. Selected as the Sac State OneBook this year, alumni are encouraged to join students, faculty and staff in reading the book and participating in related events.
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Volunteers needed
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The Alumni Association is always in need of volunteers. We are especially looking for volunteers interested in informal mentoring opportunities with our current students. If you are interested, please contact us at alumni@csus.edu for more information.


President's fall address

President GonzalezPresident Alexander Gonzalez will hold his annual Fall Address on Thursday, Aug. 28, in the University Union Ballroom. The event will begin with coffee and conversation at 9 a.m. with the President’s formal address following at 10 a.m.
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Students get first-hand look at Hong Kong

Hong KongNine students from Sac State’s General Education Honors Program spent three weeks this June in Hong Kong. From visiting sites to a course at Chinese University, two students give personal accounts of their immersion in Hong Kong’s ever-changing culture.
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Kids of migrant workers to get college exposure

CAMP programThroughout July, Sac State’s American River Courtyard residence hall was home to 300 middle and high school students and 40 parents who are taking part in the state-funded Migrant Student Leadership Institute. The institute introduces migrant families to college opportunities.
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Summer Bridge program celebrates 30 years of excellence
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This summer marks the 30th anniversary of the Educational Opportunity Program’s Summer Bridge Academy at Sac State. The program fosters the successful transition of students from high school to college.
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SacWorldFest joins Sac State, expands to weeklong event
SacWorldFest, the annual celebration of multi-ethnic dance, music and art comes to Sac State Sept. 27-Oct. 5. Brazilian band SambaDá headlines the entertainment. You won't want to miss this!
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Innovative Broadway art project enters beta phase
Broadway Augmented, an art project that explores augmented reality, is now in the final testing phase. Public artworks have been created for the sophisticated, high-tech undertaking – but only in the virtual world.
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Update: Hornet baseball players in the pros
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Eight alumni and former Sac State baseball players are continuing their careers in the professional ranks this summer, including 2014 draft picks Rhys Hoskins ’14 (Business Administration) and Alex Palsha (Communication Studies).
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James JanuaryJames January earns national award

Sac State's James January earned all-academic honors from the United States Track & Field Cross Country Coaches Association for the 2013-14 season.
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For more Hornet Sports, visit hornetsports.com.

Vintage '47
Sunday, Aug. 24
Vintage '47
Vintage ’47 will feature some of the region’s best wine and food for your enjoyment and to benefit scholarships. You will find yourself enjoying palate pleasing pours from Amador, El Dorado and Yolo counties paired with delicious food from local and regional food purveyors. Invite your friends and join us!
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Bee a Hornet

Saturday, Aug. 16

Vintage '47
Sunday, Aug. 24

President's Fall Address
Thursday, Aug. 28

Hornet Fan Bus to Cal Berkeley
Saturday, Sept. 6

Hornets Policy & Politics Alumni Chapter Golf Tournament
Saturday, Sept. 6

Business Alumni Chapter
Networking Mixer

Wednesday, Sept. 10

Alumni, we need you! Come to the annual SAA BBQ and help us kickoff the fall semester with a buzz!
Thursday, Sept. 11

Hornet Football vs. Weber State
Saturday, Sept. 13

Resume Makeover & Speed Interviews
Tuesday, Sept. 16

Back to College Night in
Washington, D.C.

Wednesday, Sept. 17

Hornet Football vs. Menlo College
Saturday, Sept. 20

Career Fair
Wednesday, Sept. 24

Construction Management Alumni Chapter Sporting Clays Shoot
Friday, Sept. 26

Hornet Football vs. Montana State
Saturday, Oct. 4

Alumni Reception in Denver
Saturday, Oct. 4

Bob Mattos Memorial Golf Classic
Monday, Oct. 6

Author Day with Sherman Alexie and his book: Blasphemy
Thursday, Oct. 16

Golden Grads Reunion
Friday, Oct. 17

Homecoming Festival &
Football Game

Saturday, Oct. 18

Men's Basketball Hall of Fame and
Tip-Off Banquet

Wednesday, Oct. 29

Hornet Football vs. Southern Utah
Saturday, Nov. 8

Hornet Football vs. Portland State
Saturday, Nov. 15

Causeway Classic at UC Davis
Saturday, Nov. 22

Business Card Mania
Have you sent us your business card for Business Card Mania? Email us a picture of your business card or send a hard copy and be entered for a chance to win a Herky bobblehead or other great prizes. Winners are drawn every third Monday of the month. Submit your card at alumni@csus.edu!



Continue your education

College of Continuing Education Are you thinking about refreshing your skills with continued education? As an Association member, you receive a 15% discount on continuing education courses offered through the College of Continuing Education.
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Fourth quarter giving summary

Fourth quarter giving summaryFourth quarter giving summary Sacramento State raised more than $1.3 million in gifts and pledges during the fourth quarter of the fiscal year (April 1 to June 30). Gifts supported students and programs in several areas, including the School of Nursing, Hornet athletics, the College of Social Sciences and Interdisciplinary Studies, the Veteran’s Success Center and others.
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Keri Thomas, MPPA '96

Keri ThomasThe lines between Keri Thomas’ professional career and her volunteer activities are often blurred, and that’s just fine with her. Cultivating relationships and building bridges is part of her job as director of community and government relations for Sutter Health. Thomas is also an outgoing advocate for the Sacramento region and she’s eager to get involved any way she can.
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