If you can decipher “PB&J,” then without a doubt you can
start coding, as in writing a computer program, says
computer scientist Devin Cook.
Cook is a computer science professor at Sacramento State, who
will lead the Coding Academy for High School Students. This
academy and one on Cyber Security are the newest offerings
in the 2017 Summer Academies for High School
Students at Sacramento State.
Update (Feb. 14, 2017): Mr. Rodolfo Castillo has been
named the 2017 Outstanding Continuing Education Student by
the University Professional and Continuing Education
Association (UPCEA), following a nationwide search.
If you’re in charge of a major project, you know the consequences
of not staying on schedule and within budget.
Gary Slavit, an instructor at the College of Continuing Education
at Sacramento State and a certified Project Management
Professional (PMP), says project management is a skill more
employers are looking for these days.
View the music video of
World Language Day 2016 produced by English Language
Institute (ELI) instructor Hugh Le, flip through the photo
gallery and get to know the international students attending ELI
and becoming part of the Sacramento State community.
Students are the heart of the university and the faculty, the
minds, said Sacramento State President Robert Nelsen, but staff
are “the blood, sweat and tears.” The president spoke at the 2016
Staff Awards Luncheon at the University Union Ballroom.
“You make the university work,” Nelsen said as he
congratulated nearly 170 staff members for their record of
service, recognizing 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35 and 40 years at Sac
Thanks to the students, alumni and staff who stopped by
the College of Continuing Education’s ”back to the
’50s” tailgate party, CCE reclaimed the “Golden Spatula,” the
annual Sac State award for the best homecoming
pre-game bash. President Robert Nelsen and his wife
Jody got into the spirit and helped celebrate CCE’s
65th anniversary. Check out the
A select group from Mexico traveled to the California capital to meet their neighbor to the north as part of Mexico’s inaugural Proyecta 100K program. The nearly 40 students and professors from 10 universities represent a new generation of professionals in fields such as computer science, electrical engineering, marine biology, architecture and business.
“It’s incredible to see things that you’ve never seen in your life.” - Alexis Sahid Hernandez Michel, Proyecta student
CEO usually refers to the chief executive officer of a company,
but in California’s court system, CEO means “court executive
officer.” Just like their corporate counterpart, the judicial CEO
runs the show, or in this case, California’s 58 county courts.
Five Japanese high school students, ages 15 and 16, are visiting
Sac State’s English Language Institute (ELI) this August. During
their two-week stay, they will learn English from our ELI
instructor, Justin Kyles, explore Old Sacramento, take a day trip
to San Francisco and attend a River Cats baseball game.
High school students in Sac State’s Multimedia Journalism Summer
Academy donned hardhats, safety goggles and vests as they toured
the future home of the Sacramento Kings, the Golden 1 Center,
billed as the most technologically advanced arena in the NBA.
As Esther Hattingh completed her doctorate in educational
leadership at Sacramento State, her guiding
light was Nelson Mandela with whom she had a personal
connection. She grew up in South Africa as her country
struggled to shed apartheid. Mandela inspired her to see the
promise and potential in every child.
Sacramento State has a new dean of its College of Continuing
Education. Helen Wussow, former dean of Lifelong Learning at
Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, British Columbia, begins
her new duties Monday, July 25.
Jody Nelsen was the keynote speaker at this year’s Women of
Influence event, part of the Women’s “Herstory” Month
celebration. The event included student performances and an
awards ceremony — where one of CCE’s own was recognized.
Interim Dean Jenni Murphy was honored at the ceremony with an
award for her positive influence on the campus community. CCE was
so proud to see her win this award, not only as a representative
for our college, but also as a role model for all women on
Congratulations to Sacramento State’s outstanding faculty!
The Faculty Senate honored 24 individuals for their
commitment to student success, scholarly and creative
activity, and their record of service at a ceremony in the
University Union’s Redwood Room on Thursday.
Three students, Margaret Crutcher of Kenya, Esther Hattingh of South Africa, and Myung Jip “MJ” Kim of South Korea share a destination.
Margaret emigrated to the United States and raised three children, and years later one of her daughters says to her: “Mommy it’s time for you to go to school.” Margaret just finished her last class for her International Master of Business Administration.