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Creating A University For The 21st Century
by Dr. Alexander Gonzalez

President GonzalezWhen Chris Smith graduated from Sacramento State earlier this year, he had an interest in politics, a college degree and plenty of reasons to be worried about the job market. But he also had some decided advantages he could take to his job interviews.
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Beach n' BBQ! It's A Family Affair

Don't let the fact that the ocean is many miles away stop you from visiting the beach. On Sunday, September 18, bring your family and friends to the Sacramento State Aquatic Center for the Association's end of summer family affair - Beach n' BBQ.
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The Consul General Of Mexico To Speak At The Alumni Center

The Alumni Association, in partnership with the Business Alumni Chapter, presents the first Breakfast Speaker of the 2011-12 year. The Consul General of Mexico will be addressing issues facing US-Mexico relations and their impact on our community.
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Tailgate Fever Is In The Air

Two hours before the start of each home football game, the buzz of the crowd grows from a purr to a roar. It's the sound of thousands of tailgaters and an array of individual green and gold parties in the parking lot outside Hornet Stadium. This much anticipated season kicks off with the first home game on Saturday, September 24, 6:05 p.m. Season tickets start at only $50. (Call 916.278.2222)
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Football Shocks Oregon State In Overtime, 29-28

HornetsBrandyn Reed followed his 6-yard touchdown with a leaping two-point conversion grab to give Sacramento State a 29-28 overtime victory at Oregon State on Saturday in front of a stunned crowd of 41,581 at Reser Stadium.
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New Arts And Letters Dean Seeks Community Ties

Edward Inch, the new dean of Sacramento State’s College of Arts and Letters, is no stranger to Sacramento, and he plans to use his knowledge of the region to build more community connections with the college.
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Sac State To Launch Business Honors Program

A new component of Sacramento State’s College of Business Administration, the Business Honors Program, will give students a broader understanding of how various parts of the business world interrelate.
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Hornet Racing Team Is On The Fast Track

The Hornet Racing Formula SAE Team is yet another example of Sacramento State preparing students for the work force. For the past two decades, dedicated groups of Sac State engineering students have applied their diverse skills toward creating a Formula SAE race car to compete in collegiate events. Created to enhance the learning experience beyond the classroom, Hornet Racing is gaining momentum.
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Athletics LogoSacramento State To Hold Memorial For Terrance Brooks

Sacramento State will hold a memorial for former strength and conditioning coordinator Terrance Brooks on Monday, Sept. 12, at the Alumni Center. The event, which is open to the public, will begin at 7 p.m.
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The 2011-12 One Book Choice Is Unveiled

The Sacramento State One Book Program is proud to announce its selection for 2011-12 - The Grace of Silence: A Memoir Pantheon, by Michelle Norris. As the starred review in Booklist states: "Norris intended to write a book analyzing the changing conversation about race in the Obama era. But once she realized that even within her own family, discussions about race were 'not completely honest,' she changed course.
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Young Hornet Fans getting some hands on assistance from Herky at the Bee A Hornet, season premiere event on Saturday, August 20.

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Back to College Night-Washington DC
September 14, 5:30 p.m.
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Beach n' BBQ
September 18, Noon
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Mattos Memorial Golf Tournament
September 19, 10 a.m.
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Home Football vs. Montana
September 24, 6:05 p.m.
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Career Fair
September 28, 10 a.m.
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Breakfast Speaker Series
October 4, 7:30 a.m.
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Wine Tasting Day Trip - Lodi
October 9,10 a.m.
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Golden Grads Reunion
October 21, 11:30 a.m.
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Homecoming Festival 2011
October 22, 3 p.m.
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Home Football vs. Northern Arizona
October 29, 6:05 p.m.
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Change in Career Path Sparks Memorial Scholarship

Bev FosterWhen Bob Larson (’98, Physical Therapy) died in 2010, his widow Beverly Foster (’78, Speech and Audiology) looked for a way to honor his legacy. She found it by drawing inspiration from her husband’s unusual career path. Larson was a former tow truck company owner who had a midlife career change and became a physical therapist.
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Nicole Anderson '11

Nicole AndersonNicole Anderson knows how to keep busy. A student trustee for the California State University system before she graduated in May from Sacramento State with a bachelor’s in International Studies, Anderson is starting law school at Penn State. And on Aug. 20, she was commissioned in a ceremony at Sac State as an officer in the Marine Corps, where she plans to put her law degree to work.
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