California State Unversity, Sacramento

Free chamber music at Sac State

The annual CalCap Chamber Music Workshop will run July 20-25 and July 27-Aug. 1 at Capistrano Hall. Led by California State University, Sacramento music professor Pete Nowlen, the two sessions will bring together intermediate and advanced musicians from across the country. These performers of the violin, cello, piano, flute, clarinet and other instruments are assigned […]

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‘Much Ado About Whedon’ at Sac State

Joss Whedon and his critically acclaimed works – “Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” “Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog” and “The Avengers” – have been the focus of academic interest for almost two decades. Now the sixth biennial conference about his work, convened by the Whedon Studies Association and its blind peer-reviewed journal “Slayage,” is coming to California […]

Making art out of trash

Four Sacramento State art instructors are making beauty out of trash bins. That’s right — trash bins. Joy Bertinuson, Mark Emerson, Brenda Louie and Robert Ortbal are participating in Art of the Dumpster, a public art project commissioned by Sacramento’s Power Inn Alliance, a nonprofit property and business improvement district, and curated by the Sacramento […]

Alums show work at Sacramento State

California State University, Sacramento State has produced some great artists over the years. This year, 16 former students will display their works at the Art Alumni Show in Kadema Hall’s Robert Else Gallery. The shows are unique each year and this one features paintings in a wide range of media — acrylics, oils, watercolors — […]

Art Ball features student work

Roll on over to the California State University, Sacramento campus Friday, May 16 for the annual Art Ball sponsored by the Alumni Association’s Art Chapter.  The celebration will run from 5-8 p.m. Art department students will display their best works in multiple media on both floors of Kadema Hall. Art Sculpture Lab Rooms 106-108 will […]

Choralfest celebrates spring with music

California State University, Sacramento’s choirs celebrates spring in grand style with a concert that features two of the university’s choruses, plus student soloists, special guest choruses from throughout the community and a wide variety of music. It’s the annual Choralfest, led by director Donald Kendrick, at 8 p.m. Saturday, May 10, at Sacred Heart Church, […]

Summer academies will help guide teens to careers

High school students can sign up now to spend part of the long, hot summer ahead having fun on the California State University, Sacramento campus — and perhaps finding their passion and potential career. The third annual Summer Academies for High School Students, a program of Sacramento State’s College of Continuing Education (CCE), offers nine […]

Sac State dance concert features final projects

State University, Sacramento dance majors are presenting “… Still I Said Nothing: Senior Dance Concert 2014.” It is the culminating choreographic project and they throw all their energy, creativity and emotion into it. Six senior dance students and one guest artist will present an evening of eclectic contemporary dance. Guest artist Holly Johnston, artistic director of […]

One acts play at Sac State

California State University, Sacramento’s annual production of student-produced one acts is playing now. The three one-act productions — produced, designed, directed and in some cases written by students — is running through Saturday, May 10, at the Studio Theater, located inside the amphitheater between the Library Quad and Capistrano Hall. Tickets are $5 at the […]

Student art exhibits showcase graduates’ works

The best works by California State University, Sacramento’s graduating seniors and master’s candidates are so extensive, they fill three galleries on campus. The Senior Show will be held May 5 to 22 at the Robert Else Gallery. The Masters of Art exhibit will be at the Library Gallery Annex from May 7 to 23 and […]

Sac State presents ‘Orpheus in the Underworld’

You wouldn’t think a myth about the Greek land of the dead could be turned into a light opera filled with energetic vocals and plenty of humor, but that’s exactly what Jacques Offenbach did with his masterpiece “Orpheus in the Underworld.” The 1858 comic opera, best known for the song now dubbed the “Can-Can,” will […]

Buy a cake and help a student

Help yourself to some of the greatest cakes in the Sacramento region while helping deserving young people in the region realize their dreams of a college education. The Sacramento State Alumni Center will host the annual Great Cake Walk from 5-8 p.m. Thursday, May 8. The event is a fundraiser for Closing the Gap (, […]

LegiSchool Project seeks photo contest entries

The theme of this year’s annual LegiSchool photo contest is “California Through My Eyes.” Eligibility is limited to current California high school students, including 2014 graduates. The LegiSchool Project is a civic education collaboration between California State University, Sacramento and the California Legislature, administered by the Center for California Studies. Students are being asked how […]

Sac State offers summer classes

Summer Session 2014 offers California State University, Sacramento and visiting students the opportunity to take classes to complete graduation requirements, enroll in usually impacted classes and advance toward their degree goals. The College of Continuing Education (CCE) will administer the 12-week program. Courses are offered this summer in two six-week sessions and one 12-week session. […]

Sac State hosts Hmong Heritage Week

California State University, Sacramento State will celebrate the campus-based Hmong Heritage Week, highlighting the culture’s history, legacy and future. “Recognizing Our Legacy. Envisioning Our Future. Seizing the Moment.” is the theme of the inaugural event, concluding Saturday, April 26. The events are free and open to the public. Hmong Heritage Week is organized by Sacramento […]

Sac State hosts Tibetan artist

Artist and Tibetan Buddhist Priest Khenpo Nima Rinpoche will discuss the history of Thangka painting and demonstrate painting in that style during a free presentation from 2-4 p.m. Thursday, April 24 in Alpine Hall 144 at California State University, Sacramento. Thangka is Tibetan painting usually created with paste on silk cloth. The paintings are used […]

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, […]

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