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Alumni Directory projectLast chance to order your Alumni Directory

We are wrapping up the data collection phase of our Alumni Directory project. The call center will be open to accept your calls with updated information or to purchase a directory until Monday, Dec. 31. Don’t delay, call
(800) 488-7075. More information

Sacramento Business Journal partners with alumni

Sacramento Business Journal Alumni Association members can now receive 52 weeks of the Sacramento Business Journal for just $55 (new subscribers only). This includes print or digital delivery. You also receive the Book of Lists, best places to work, best real estate projects, partners in philanthropy, and more! Sign-up by Dec. 14 for a chance to win a $50 Outback Steakhouse gift card.
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Sac State alumna specializes in reviving schools

Nancy PurcellSpend a workday with Nancy Purcell '86 (History) and be prepared for perpetual motion. The Sac State alumna is the principal of Fern Bacon Middle School in south Sacramento, and she is continually on the go—talking with students, addressing their concerns, resolving their conflicts, ensuring they get to class and heading off potential problems. Read more

Ray and Barnes add Hornet flavor to Grey Cup title

Grey Cup titleFormer Hornets Ricky Ray ’01 (Business) and Jason Barnes ’12 (Communication Studies) combined to lead the Toronto Argonauts to a 35-22 victory over Calgary in the 100th Grey Cup in Toronto, Canada. Read more

Sacramento State Alumni AssociationClosed for the holidays

The Alumni Association and Alumni Center will be closed for the holidays Dec. 24, 2012 – Jan. 1, 2013. We would like to wish all of our alumni and friends a very happy holiday season and extend our thanks for your continued support of our programs and efforts.


Sacramento Business ReviewWhat will 2013 bring for the economy?

The latest edition of the Sacramento Business Review is set to be released in January. Learn what analysts predict for Sacramento's local economy in the new year and attend the review's release presentation on Wednesday, Jan. 23.
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Robin HoodSlightly skewed 'Robin Hood' comes to
Sacramento State

Robin Hood and his Merry Men are on their way to Sacramento State. But this Robin is less an outlaw and more a tree-hugging redistributor of wealth. Directed by Professor Michelle Felten, this slightly skewed version of the classic tale has performances through Sunday, Dec. 9. Read more

Sacramento State's UN team a model for victory

U.N. teamGovernment Professor and alumnus Steve Iverson ’81 (Government) and his model United Nations students are accustomed to winning, so the Sacramento State squad’s strong showing at a Chicago competition Nov. 17-20 comes as no surprise. Read more

Sac State hosts Chinese sister city delegation

Jinan visitInterim Provost Charles Gossett welcomed a delegation from the Jinan Municipal People’s Government to Sacramento State, marking a continuing relationship among the city of Sacramento, Sacramento State and Jinan, the capital of Shandong Province in the People’s Republic of China.
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University publicationsLatest Sacramento State publications

The fall issue of Torchlight has arrived. Combined with the Annual Report of Giving, this issue features profiles and stories about the ‘Gift of Education.’ The November issue of Sac State Leader includes the latest campus news including groundbreaking research and celebrating the 60th anniversary of the Speech Pathology and Audiology department.

Athletics LogoEleven football players earn All-Big Sky honors

Eleven members of the Sacramento State football team were named All-Big Sky Conference. The first team, second team and honorable mention selections were voted upon by the league's 13 head coaches. Read more

Women's cross country finishes first at Doc Adams;
men take second

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Justine Rea had the top time among collegiate finishers to lead the Sacramento State women's cross country team to the team title at the Doc Adams Invitational. Read more

For more on Hornet Athletics, visit Hornetsports.com.

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Tell your fellow Hornets what’s new in
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Recent Notes
Trina Drotar '08 (English)
Nathan McQueen '10 (English)

William O'Keefe '80 (Business Administration)

Dale Carlsen '84 (Business Administration)


Department of Theatre & Dance
Robin Hood
Friday, Dec. 7
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Department of Theatre & Dance:
Robin Hood

Saturday, Dec. 8
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Department of Theatre & Dance:
Robin Hood

Sunday, Dec. 9
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Sac State Serves:
Sac Pack Drive

Deadline: Friday, Dec. 14
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Winter Commencement
Friday, Dec. 14
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Winter Commencement
Saturday, Dec. 15
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Sacramento Business Review
Wednesday, Jan. 23
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Sac State Serves:
Spirit of Giving Drive

Deadline: Thursday, Jan. 31
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Save the Date!
Hornet Club: 2013 Crab Feed

Saturday, Feb. 2
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Save the Date!
Green and Gold Gala

Friday, Mar. 22
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Save the Date!
Distinguished Alumni Awards
Dinner & Silent Auction

Thursday, Apr. 25
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Save the Date!
Hornet Club: Wine & Food Classic
Friday, May 3
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Thinking about saving money in the coming New Year? Be sure to look into your alumni discounts offered on auto, health, and life insurance from Association partners.
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Annual Report of Giving

Torchlight A special edition of Torchlight, including the
2011-12 Annual Report and Honor Roll of Donors is now available online in an interactive flipbook format. In this issue you will find inspiring stories about Sac State supporters and the impact they are having on our students, along with an overview of private giving to the University over the past year. Check it out online

Larger than life

Tim Sbranti It’s 10 a.m. and although that’s mid-morning for most people, for Mayor Tim Sbranti ’97 (Government) of Dublin, it’s half way through a long day that started at 4:30 a.m. Up early most mornings reading and responding to emails is how Mayor Sbranti’s day begins followed by teaching at his city’s high school, managing a nonprofit, coaching two varsity teams, taping a weekly sports broadcast and, of course, serving as mayor. Read more


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