This time-lapse video shows Sacramento State College Social Sciences and Interdisciplinary Studies students celebrate graduation during winter commencement, Friday at Golden 1 Center. The university announced in November that it is ending its winter commencements in 2018, moving all graduation ceremonies to May.
On Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017, business and civic leaders of the greater Sacramento region hold a press conference at California State University, Sacramento to urge the passage of a legislative solution to support DACA recipients before the holidays. Dreamers Fatima Diaz and Rossmeri Ramirez speak about their goals.
With finals approaching, Sacramento State students got some fluffy de-stressing Monday. Animals from the Sacramento SPCA and Lend-A-Heart Foundation visited the University Library breezeway for a few hours – and they’ll be back 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday.
Volunteers and their therapy dogs from Sacramento SPCA were on hand to help out Sac State students stressed out about finishing up class papers and projects and studying for upcoming final exams – or simply missing their family pets. Students, who stopped by between classes, held and petted several dogs including a rabbit and cat outside the student library on Nov. 27.
A Rocklin school board discussed policies on dealing with potentially controversial topics after a book about a transgender child, read during a kindergarten story time, created a furor this summer. Parents, teachers and policy advocates packed Monday night's board meeting.
On Sept. 18, Sacramento State President Robert Nelsen, Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg, U.S. Representative Doris Matsui and other university officials broke ground on the university's new $90 million science center.
This 96,631-square-foot Science Complex is expected to open June 2019 on the campus of Sacramento State University. It will have glass-walled research and teaching labs that put science on display to the outside world. The 30 cutting-edge biology and chemistry labs will be outfitted with the latest instruments, according to the university. The complex also will include two spaces to engage school children and the Sacramento community: a 2,500-square-foot planetarium with 120 seats for full-dome, high-definition “sky shows,” and a roll-back rooftop observatory housing telescopes for viewing the night sky.
The Grant Union Alumni Association has raised nearly $1 million to fund modest scholarships for graduates, money that can allow students to come home for the holidays or put sheets on their dorm beds, say fundraisers.