With their improved language skills and posters created by hand, students in our English Language Institute (ELI) gave their interpretation of “Global Perspectives on Community,” the theme of the 2018 One World Initiative Student Symposium held in the University Union in April.
An instructor at the English Language Institute (ELI) and one of his international students teamed up and contributed a chapter to a recently published textbook for English language learners. The chapter was “a dialogue about high expectations in a writing class between a novice teacher and his student,” explained the novice, ELI’s Michael Winans.
Once the rain washes away, we’ll find out what a few pieces of chalk and a limitless imagination can create!
Meet our Summer Session team at the Library Quad this week (April 17 – 20, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.) and take part in Sacramento State’s first “Chalk up more units” campaign. You will be vying for the chance to represent the University at the 28th Annual Chalk It Up! Festival at Freemont Park.
The California Workforce Association invited Dr. Jenni Murphy, interim dean at the College of Continuing Education and a leader in workforce development, to join a panel at its 2018 Youth@Work conference at the Sheraton Grand in Sacramento. The annual event, which drew more than 550 participants. focuses on critical issues facing young people as they prepare for the workplace and how educators and workforce professionals can effectively serve them.
Dr. Sheree Meyer, Dr. Amy Kautzman, Dr. Chevelle Newsome, Dr. Joanna Mott, Dr. Robin Carter and Dr. Jenni Murphy, left to right (Jessica Jarrety, College of Continuing Education)
Sacramento State continues to lead students, alumni, and our entire region into the future. Dr. Ching-Hua Wang oversees the university’s Academic Affairs as Provost, and has seen groundbreaking changes even in her first year as the chief academic officer.
The College of Continuing Education (CCE) at Sacramento State will expand its services for the public, private and nonprofit sectors with the addition of the university’s Center for Collaborative Policy (CCP). The new Collaborative Policy Services and Programming (CPSP) will combine the resources of CCE with CCP’s work in conflict resolution, public engagement, collaborative problem solving, strategic planning, organizational development, research and training services.
Dr. Helen Wussow, Dean, College of Continuing Education (CCE) has accepted a position of Senior Vice President and Dean of Open Campus at The New School (TNS) in New York. She will start her new position in spring 2018.
California Supreme Court Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye chatted with students in the Democracy in Action Academy, led by Sacramento Superior Court Judge Laurie Earl. The two worked in the Sacramento County District Attorney’s Office as prosecutors and on the Superior Court bench. The Chief Justice says “Democracy in Action” starts with being an independent thinker.
The College of Continuing Education (CCE) has planted a garden on the Sacramento State campus, as part of a food security initiative. The new CCE Perennial Food Plot “focuses on long-lasting fruit trees and bushes that do well in our hot dry Mediterranean climate,” says Jeremiah Woolsey, CCE’s director of Digital Learning & Technology Solutions.
The Expanding Your Horizons STEM conference is all about getting middle school girls excited about math and science. The nonprofit Women of AT&T partnered with the College of Continuing Education in planning the event, which celebrated its 11th year at Sacramento State in 2017.
The first apprenticeship program offered at Sacramento State, where participants earn a professional certificate, a promotion and a pay raise, has won a prestigious award and a congratulatory message from Sacramento’s mayor.
The Workforce Development Professional Apprenticeship Program at the College of Continuing Education (CCE) received the 2017 Engagement Award from the University Professional and Continuing Education Association (UPCEA) West Region, which represents continuing education institutions and universities in the western United States and Canada.
Sacramento State Paramedic student Wil Stewart dashed to join his family, taking his front row seat at the University Union as an honored guest of Sacramento State President Robert S. Nelsen.
Wil had just finished two local media interviews - one for CBS13 and the other for Fox40 - and promised another interview to KCRA, but he needed to take his seat with the President preparing to go onstage for his 2017 Fall Address.
Sacramento State Paramedic Program student Wil Stewart with his parents, Traci and Bill Stewart. (Courtesy: Wil Stewart)
When Wil Stewart, a Sacramento State paramedic student, saved a man from choking to death, the national attention he received astonished him, even made him squirm a bit because, after all, he “wasn’t raised to go around bragging,” he said.
As Denton Mitchell walked through the Sacramento State campus, he noticed treasures that many of us pass every day but may no longer notice.
Mitchell is a professional photographer invited by Professors Ernie Olson and Esther Amato to document the 2017 Fashion Academy, one of the career workshops in the Summer Academies for High School Students.
His photo gallery reminds us to look around once in a while.
The Summer Academies for High School Students introduces teens to new experiences that just may plant an idea, perhaps a college major or a future career. Some students met Sacramento’s mayor, some found themselves in the midst of a simulated hacking incident and others learned multimedia skills and produced their first news videos. There’s nothing else like it in Sacramento!
At 45, Victor Moreno led a comfortable life in Chile as an operations director for his country’s second-largest wine producer. He managed three factories, traveled to wine regions around the world and got engaged. And then he decided to quit his job.
“My dream was to study English” in America and get a master’s degree in business, Victor explained to his family and friends. And to his fiancée. “It was a big decision to move to the U.S.,” he said, and a huge sacrifice on her part.