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Homecoming Festival and Football Game
Saturday, Oct. 18
Join the Swarm
Come one, come all to the Homecoming Festival and stay for the football game. This fun-filled festival features music by DJ Shannon McCabe, Kidz Zone activities by the Sacramento Children's Museum, caricatures and more! Planning to tailgate? Be sure a judge stops by for your shot at the coveted “Golden Spatula Award” for the best tailgate in the categories of alumni/community members and students.
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Additional Homecoming activities:
Are you a student? Check out the Student Alumni Association Homecoming week events!
Golden Grads Reunion—Oct. 17—RSVP today!
Football vs Cal Poly SLO—Oct. 18—Buy your tickets now!

Alumni Mega Mixer—Hollywood
Monday, Nov. 3

Madera KitchenYou’ve been to mixers before, but we are sure you’ve never been to one like this. Join Hornet alumni as well as those from fellow CSU campuses at Madera Kitchen in Hollywood for a networking and mingling mixer like no other. It's a great way to meet many successful graduates!
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Alumni Award Nominations
Due Friday, Nov. 14

Distinguished Alumni Awards Do you know an outstanding Sac State alumnus or alumna who goes above and beyond? Someone who makes a significant impact in their community or industry? If so, be sure to nominate them for the 2015 Distinguished Alumni Awards. The nomination deadline is quickly approaching for next year’s award ceremony.
Submit a nomination

Black Alumni Chapter—making connections!

Black Alumni ChapterThe chapter filled the room once again for their annual Student Welcome. There was food, trivia, prizes and lots of good information to get the students ready to tackle the year ahead! Read article and view pictures

On Thursday, Oct. 16, the chapter will pay tribute to Sac State's black athletes at their Sports Recognition Dinner. Join the chapter to celebrate the successes of former athletes, enjoy delicious food, and most importantly, raise funds for the Black Alumni Chapter Scholarship Fund. $30/person at the door.
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Biotech: Careers of the Future
Tuesday, Oct. 14

Fall 2013 Career Fair
The Career Center invites interested alumni to attend a Biotech: Careers of the Future event. Attendees will hear from employers about the rapidly changing field and what they expect from professionals hoping to enter the industry.
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Annual fall Ski Swap
Sunday, Oct. 19
Sky and Snowboard
Are you a skier or snowboarder? Come to the largest northern California college fundraising event, the annual Ski Swap. Hosted by the Sac State Snow Club, attendees can sell and buy used snow equipment, with some new equipment on hand at discounted pricing.
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Sacramento Business Review forecast is upbeat

Sacramento Business ReviewThe Sacramento region’s economy is continuing to improve as forecasted in January. Real estate recovery, decreasing unemployment and more can be found in the midyear update of Sacramento Business Review. The report, published by Sac State’s College of Business Administration and the Chartered Financial Analyst Society of Sacramento, is now available.
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Time for college? Attend Future Hornet Day
Saturday, Oct. 18

Future Hornet DayIf you have children, nieces, nephews or friends researching colleges, have them check out Sac State. Future Hornet Day is designed for prospective undergraduates and their families. There will be campus tours, information sessions on admissions, housing and financial aid, and more.
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Solar Decathlon 2015 team has a great (house) plan

Solar DecathlonSac State’s Solar Decathlon 2015 team debuted its house design on a global scale – to a group of foreign energy professionals. The delegation, guests of the U.S. State Department and a part of its International Visitor Leadership Program, visited campus to hear about the students’ 18-month preparation for the Oct. 8-18, 2015 competition.
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Sac State’s biomedical team wins top honors

Biomedical TeamSac State’s biomedical team recently was cited as the one best positioned to bring advanced laboratory research to the marketplace. The team consisted of biological sciences student and two professors who clearly demonstrated the potential of applied research.
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Sac State plays a pivotal role in seismic structural test

Professor Ben FellCan 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? Sac State Engineering Professor Ben Fell and his colleagues at Stanford University believe they can.
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School of Nursing is gaining fiscal momentum

School of NursingThe Sac State School of Nursing’s three-year campaign to raise $1.8 million for equipment, technology, furnishings and supplies for its Folsom Hall move has exceeded expectations. That’s good news as it allowed for increased classroom and laboratory space and boosted the number of high-fidelity simulation laboratories from two to seven.
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Overtime hero as men’s soccer beats Cal State Fullerton

SoccerSac State senior forward Chimdum Mez out-jumped Cal State Fullerton goalkeeper David Elias Rodriguez in front of the Titan goal and headed home the winning goal just under the crossbar in a 1-0 double overtime victory on Saturday at Hornet Field.
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For more Hornet Sports, visit hornetsports.com.

Sac State Magazine Cover

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Sac State Magazine online

Innovation comes in many forms and Sac State alumni are a testament to that fact. In the new issue of Sac State Magazine, you’ll meet former Hornets as well as students and faculty, who are inventing, streamlining and creating solutions in environmental studies, computer science, business, education and more.

In addition, catch up with classmates in Class Notes and check out six Sac State student-athletes to watch.
Read online at: csus.edu/sacstatemagazine.


Homecoming Week Book Sale, sponsored by the Art Alumni Chapter
Oct. 14 & Oct. 15

Black Alumni Chapter's Sports Recognition Dinner
Thursday, Oct. 16

One Book 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

2014 Ski Swap
Sunday, Oct. 19

Pathways to Public Service: State Careers
Thursday, Oct. 23

2014 Men's Basketball Hall of Fame and Tip-Off Banquet
Wednesday, Oct. 29

CSU Alumni Hollywood Mega Mixer
Monday, Nov. 3

Hornet Football vs. Southern Utah
Saturday, Nov. 8

Hornet Football vs. Portland State
Saturday, Nov. 15

2014-15 Author Lecture Series: Bruce Dancis
Thursday, Nov. 20

Causeway Classic at UC Davis
Saturday, Nov. 22

CSU 3 Million

The California State University will hit a milestone of 3 million alumni this year and to mark the occasion, we’re striving to create the world’s largest yearbook. Make your entry today for the opportunity to win one of three $10,000 scholarships for the future or current student of your choice.

Build your profile now and help Sac State represent! Go Hornets! Classof3Million.calstate.edu


Insurance Discount

Liberty Mutual InsuranceWith open enrollment periods typically taking place in the months of September and October, it’s always a good idea to review other policies that affect our well-being. Did you know that Liberty Mutual Insurance offers excellent rates and discounts just because you are a Sac State alumnus/a? Be sure to take a look and see if they can save you money.
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Alumnus' desire to give back spurs support for law enforcement

Anthony MartinisAnthony Martinis ’56 (Corrections Work and Administration) dedicated his life to law enforcement and now he’s giving back through a scholarship for those in the profession.
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Winnie Leung '66 (Business Administration)

Winnie LeungWinnie Leung ’66 (Business Administration) and her family pioneered the efforts to connect Sac State and China. The relationship has blossomed in recent years and the family connection remains strong.
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