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Friday, April 18, 2014

Author Archive: California State Unversity, Sacramento

Mind your manners at etiquette dinner

No matter how high the GPA or impressive the résumé, a job candidate who arrives late, eats noisily, slops ketchup on a $30 steak or rests his or her weary elbows on the table will not make a good impression — and probably won’t be hired. That’s why California State University, Sacramento’s academic advising and […]

Sac State Presents ‘Gypsy’

Mama Rose is determined that one of her two young daughters is going to be a vaudeville star, and she’ll stop at nothing to make that happen. But is she doing it for them or herself? That’s the launching point for “Gypsy,” the classic American musical with music and lyrics by Jule Styne and Stephen […]

Crocker and Sac State U-Nite for art

California State university, Sacramento’s art faculty members will present their works in a special exhibit, Gypsy jazz will fill the air and a giant, inflatable brain will be filled with balloons. Those are just a few of the many attractions to be offered when Sac State and the Crocker Art Museum, 216 ) St. in […]

Festival at Sac State showcases the arts

The Festival of the Arts makes its annual return to California State University, Sacramento with a five-day lineup, capped Sunday with a day full of performances, attractions, music and demonstrations for the entire family. This year’s festival runs April 9-13 and covers all fields of art — visual and performance. “Each year the festival offers […]

Women’s Studies pioneer to speak at Sac State

Professor emeritus Sally Roesch Wagner, who was instrumental in establishing California State University, Sacramento’s Women’s Studies program at the height of the women’s rights movement in 1978, will return to campus as a headliner in the Women’s HERstory Month celebration. She will speak at 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 19, at the University Union, Hinde Auditorium. […]

Corsets tie into ‘Intimate Apparel’ symbolism

The search for love and acceptance in 1905 New York dominates the life of Esther, an African American seamstress who makes provocative garments, in “Intimate Apparel,” playing March 13-23 at Sacramento State’s Playwrights’ Theatre. Lynn Nottage’s play won the 2004 New York Drama Critics Circle Award and is being staged by Professor Melinda Wilson Ramey, […]

Grammy winners to play at Latin jazz concert

California State University, Sacramanto’s Latin Jazz Ensemble is experiencing a rebirth after falling off the charts during the state’s economic crisis and its first major concert in five years features two notable guest performers who also happen to be recent Grammy winners. Trombonist Jamie Dubberly and percussionist Carlos Caro, both of whom won Grammys this […]

Spring inspires artists at Sac State

Fine-art events are springing up at California State University, Sacramento. The university’s art department has scheduled several exhibits, lectures and other presentations throughout March. Former Sac State professors Steve Kaltenbach, Peter Vanden Berge and Jerry Walburg will share their memories of TB9 during a discussion from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 6, in Kadema Hall […]

Show spotlights design firms

Many of California State University, Sacramento’s design students have found professional homes with firms that are the best in the business. A new campus exhibit, “The Alumni Show — Gensler: Architecture and Design,” is designed to spotlight the work of interior design companies that have hired Sac State graduates. The exhibit runs through Sunday, March […]

Dance reveals a respect for ‘Legacy’

The rich heritage of African-inspired movement, art, history and culture is celebrated in “Legacy,” the spring concert by Sacramento/Black Art of Dance, Feb. 27-March 2 and March 5-9 at California State University, Sacramento’s Solano Hall Dancespace. Performances are at 6:30 p.m. on Feb. 27, March 5 and 6; 8 p.m. on Feb. 28, March 1, […]

Sac State to present tea ceremonies

California State University, Sacramento’s Sokiku Nakatani Tea Room, at the University Library, will host a series of traditional Japanese tea ceremonies this semester beginning Tuesday, Feb. 25. The ceremonies are free and open to the public. At the ceremonies, tea masters from San Francisco’s Urasenke Foundation will demonstrate chado, or “the way of tea,” a […]

‘Monologues’ returns to end domestic violence

California State University, Sacramento’s 12th annual benefit production of “The Vagina Monologues” is at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 13, at the University Union Ballroom. Proceeds will go to My Sister’s House, which helps women and children affected by domestic violence in Sacramento’s Asian and Pacific Islander communities. The show, which has sold out every […]

Notable authors booked for series

Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Alan Taylor has been added to the second half of the 2013-14 Friends of the Library’s Author Lecture Series at California State University, Sacramento. Taylor makes an appearance Thursday, March 6, joining previously announced series headliners Robin Burcell on Wednesday, Feb. 5 and Anthony Barcellos on Thursday, April 17. The lectures are […]

Sac State celebrates Black History Month

A Thursday, Feb. 6 lecture by best-selling novelist Terry McMillan (“Waiting to Exhale”) is the marquee event of Sacramento State’s upcoming Black History Month celebration. Also on tap are an art show and artist’s lecture, an “alien soul” concert and a screening of the 2013 film “Lee Daniels’ The Butler.” During Black History Month activities […]

Sacramento State presents spring events

The arts are flourishing at California State University, Sacramento. Students and faculty showcase a wonderful display of talent. The university’s annual night at the museum is just one of the highlights of the semester.   Design Stunning photography, eye-catching graphics and distinctive interior concepts for office and home will be on display through the university’s […]

Sac State presents a spring bouquet of arts

The arts bloom in the spring at California State University, Sacramento. Millennium music, a Grammy-nominated classical group, Korean art, Mama Rose and her daughters, and the university’s annual night at the museum are just a few highlights of the semester. Music Sacramento State’s prestigious New Millennium Concert Series returns Thursday, Feb. 27, with a scintillating […]

Former treasury official is guest speaker

Former Assistant Treasury Secretary Neel Kashkari will be the keynote speaker at the release of the 2014 “Sacramento Business Review” at noon Tuesday, Jan. 21, in California State University, Sacramento’s University Union Ballroom. The event will include an overview of forecasts for business sectors throughout the region, followed by a question-and-answer session at 1 p.m. […]

Sac State continues green campus tradition

California State University, Sacramento’s commitment to an environmentally clean and sustainable campus continues. A case in point is the innovative Sustainable Technology Outdoor Research Center (STORC). According to associate vice resident Michael Christensen of Sacramento State’s Risk Management Services (RMS), the center “provides real-world experimental learning to better prepare students for success within their chosen […]

Korean art on display

California State University, Sacramento will host a special art exhibit opening February that reaches out to many academic disciplines and beyond the campus to the larger Sacramento community. “The Land and the People — Contemporary Korean Printmaking” will run Feb. 6 to May 17 in the University Library Gallery. The show is curated by professor […]

Sac State jazz warms things up

The weather may be cold, but some hot music will heat up the campus with the California State University, Sacramento’s annual Winter Jazz Festival ( on Saturday, Dec. 13. The day-long event draws more than 40 jazz ensembles, combos and vocal groups from middle and high schools throughout the region, along with instructors and professionals […]

Sac State choirs present holiday concert

Just as family and friends will gather for the holiday season, California State University, Sacramento’s three choirs are getting together with some friends for this year’s “Procession of Carols” concert of holiday music. The Chamber Choir, Concert Choir and University Chorus will present three performances of this annual favorite: at 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7; […]

LegiSchool sponsors essay contest

The Center for California Studies’ LegiSchool Project is seeking entries for its 18th annual essay contest. This year’s topic is “Gun Control vs. Gun Rights.” This issue has been hotly debated by lawmakers in California over the past several years and now LegiSchool wants high school students to weigh in. California has some of the […]

Sac State presents a day of art

What a day for art at California State University, Sacramento. Thursday, Dec. 5, will bring an abundance of art department events to the campus. “Flor y canto: Poets’ Tribute to José Montoya” will be held from 7-10 p.m. in Solano Hall 2002. Participating poets will read works honoring the late Sac State professor who was […]

Sac State Jazz Singers present first concert

Sacramento State’s jazz singers have a new director, but she’s a familiar face and voice to the award-winning ensembles. Former director Kerry Marsh and his wife, Sac State vocal instructor Julia Dollison, moved to Northern Colorado at the end of last year. Stepping up to the music stand as Marsh’s replacement is Gaw Vang. While […]

Rock out at Sac State

The California State University, Sacramento Geology Club is hosting its 10th annual Rock Auction fundraiser on Friday, Nov. 22, and there are hundreds of items up for grabs. The family-friendly event includes live and silent auctions, catered food and beverages, and children’s activities. Auction specimens vary in size from small gems to large garden rocks […]

Film fest explores emotional intelligence

The third annual California State University, Sacramento College of Business Administration Film Festival will be held from noon to 1:15 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19, in Library 11 in the university library. This year’s films will continue to explore how leaders’ emotional intelligence can make or break work relationships by integrating major leadership theories with a […]

Sac State can ‘Can-Can’

California State University, Sacramento’s Opera Theatre will present “The Can-Can: An Offenbach Celebration” at 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16, in the Music Recital Hall on the campus at 6000 J St. in Sacramento. Jacques Offenbach was a late-1800s parodist whose operas and operettas were based on the more serious works of others. “After Offenbach saw […]

Author to share childhood secrets

Kristen Iversen, who will speak at California State University, Sacramento on Tuesday, Nov. 12, remembers Rocky Flats as the “big secret” of her Colorado childhood in the 1950s and ’60s. She grew up in the suburbs of Denver, where neighbors speculated that the mysterious factory 3 miles away probably manufactured household cleaning products — but […]

FeNAM highlights new American music

Music by renowned movie composers, a trio of women playing music by women composers and avant-garde musicians on piano and percussion. They’re all part of California State University, Sacramento’s Festival of New American Music (FeNAM), a 10-day series of free concerts, master classes and composer forums. This year’s celebration runs Friday, Nov. 1 to Sunday, […]

Exhibits highlight Native American history, traditions

California State University, Sacramento is hosting a number of special exhibits in October in conjunction with the California Indian Conference and Gathering. “Stories of the River, Stories of the People: Memory on the Klamath River Basin” is an exhibit about the Hupa, Yurok and Karuk people of Northwestern California whose livelihood was endangered with the […]

Sac state’s Playwrights Theatre presents ‘Almost Maine’

Comprising nine vignettes, John Cariani’s comedic play, “Almost Maine,” has been described as “Thornton Wilder crossed with The ‘Twilight Zone’” and Professor Michelle Felten is bringing it to the California State University, Sacramento Playwrights Theatre in October and November. A midwinter night’s dream unfolds for the residents of Almost, Maine, who are finding romance, losing […]

Binay Pathak opens World Music series

Sacramento State’s World Music series kicks off this fall with vocalist Binay Pathak at 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 6, in the Music Recital Hall on the CSUS campus, 6000 J St. in Sacramento. Pathak is a visiting professor with the Sohini Sangeet Academy in Sacramento. His tours have included stops in England, Belgium and France. […]

Sac State offers a full lineup of entertainment and art

The start of a school year at California State University, Sacramento means another great season of theater productions, contemporary dance, music concerts and fine art and design exhibits, all nestled in the university’s tree-lined campus. The creative folks have worked all summer to assemble a lineup that highlights the talent of students and faculty, and […]

Sax concert at Sac State

California State University, Sacramento professor and saxophonist Keith Bohm presents a faculty recital with pianist John Cozza at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 25, at California State University, Sacramento, 6000 J St. in Sacramento, in the Music Recital Hall. The program includes works written for the saxophone by Erwin Dressel, Andre Waignein and Eric Ewazen, plus […]

Sac State dancers present new moves

For many people, summer is a time to relax. For Sacramento State dance students, it was a time to rehearse for the first theater and dance production of the year “New Moves Dance Collective”  a series of contemporary dance numbers choreographed by students and guests, featuring about 25 dancers. “These students have been very dedicated […]

New TV show to showcase Sac State

“Made at Sac State — The Video Magazine” debuts Thursday, Sept. 5, on KQCA My58. Eight half-hour episodes, each devoted to a different college, will air at 6:30 a.m. every Thursday through Oct. 24. This entertaining and enlightening talk show will commemorate the California State University, Sacramento’s outstanding achievements in academic excellence. “The Video Magazine […]

Sac State opera students perform with Sac Opera

How do a donkey, a dog, a cat and a rooster bring Sacramento State opera students together with Sacramento Opera, the city’s professional company? It happens when the animals are part of John Davies’ “The Bremen Town Musicians — A Children’s Opera,” based on the popular tale of the four animals who leave the farm […]

Music students present free concerts

Once again, Sacramento State will offer free classical music, played by some of the finest musicians, this summer as part of its CalCap Chamber Music Workshop, from Sunday, July 21 through Friday, Aug. 2. This year’s workshop is drawing intermediate and advanced musicians from as far away as Washington state, Minnesota and Canada. The course […]

Art show on display at Sac State

California State University, Sacramento’s former art students are filling the University’s Else Gallery with paintings, sculpture, animation, computer-generated art – just about every medium – through June 28 for the annual Art Alumni Show. The juried exhibit comprises works by 27 alumni artists, including Gary Miller, Roberta Rousos, Laura Caron and many more. Gallery hours […]

Exhibit features 1,000 bowls to feed hungry

Sacramento Start art student Christopher Thompson spent a year-and-a-half making 1,000 bowls as part of his master’s of studio art program, and to benefit three groups that help feed local residents in need. For one day only, all 1,000 bowls will be on display and available for pre-sale from noon to 5 p.m. on Saturday, […]

Academic Talent Search is on at Sac State

The 32nd annual Academic Talent Search at California State University, Sacramento offers a challenging summer academic program that makes learning fun for kids. Calculate what it takes to build a bridge. Create a news program. Learn Spanish, French or Japanese. Study strange and savage plants. Hone those acting skills. Draw cartoons and comic book characters. Write […]

Alumni art show on display at CSUS

SACRAMENTO — Current and former California State University, Sacramento students are taking part in the Alumni Art Show. Sponsored by the Alumni Art Chapter, the art exhibit runs to Friday, June 28 at the Kadema Hall’s Else Gallery. Regular gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more details about the […]

Sac State presents ChoralFest

The Sacramento State University, Sacramento choirs, under the leadership of Donald Kendrick, present ChoralFest – a choral concert at 8 p.m. Saturday, May 11, at Sacred Heart Church at the corner of 39th and J streets in Sacramento. The evening will feature the Sac State Women’s Chamber Choir and the Concert Choir in a program […]

Summer art sessions

California State University, Sacramento students and other college students interested in furthering their artistic growth by immersing themselves in the arts are invited to attend the California State University Summer Arts program in July at CSU Monterey Bay. During the two-week session, students will get to work with professionals in their respective arts fields, develop […]

Sac state presents opera with a laugh

California State University, Sacramento presents laughter at the opera on Friday and Saturday, May 3 and 4 at the Music Recital Hall. When people hear the word “opera” they usually think of very serious, somber musical presentations. But there are comedy operas, and Sacramento State’s Opera Theatre will present three of them in May. Mark […]

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