California runs on water. Businesses depend on it and recreation
dries up without it, and yet, how often is it taken for granted?
“We twist the knob and we’ve got fresh water. Most of the world
doesn’t have that luxury,” says Sacramento State Biology
Professor Jamie Kneitel, who plans to take high school students
on a unique journey inside the world of water this summer.
The award-winning series, Made at Sac State – The Video Magazine, returns for Season 2 with more impressive stories from California’s capital university. The program tells the University’s story through the lens of its eight unique colleges, including the College of Continuing Education.
Former students of Juliana Raskauskas knew her as “Dr. R,”
the kind of professor who connected academics with everyday life
and whose inspiration saw them on a journey to become child
development educators. One of her closest colleagues remembers
their shared dedication to anti-bullying education. “She inspired
me to try to make the world around me better. I know that working
with her made me a better academic, and a better colleague,” says
Dr. Todd Migliaccio, a sociology professor at Sacramento
State. Dr. Raskauskas died last month at the age of 40.
When the president of Japan’s University of Shizuoka heard Sacramento State’s motto, “Redefine the possible,” during his first visit to the university, and when he flashed the signature pinkie salute, he felt an immediate kinship. Dr. Hiroshi Kito, who translated his university’s motto as “for the community, with the community,” wanted students back home to have a similar sense of belonging and have their future serve the greater good.
It is with mixed feelings that we announce that Guido Krickx,
dean at the College of Continuing Education (CCE) has accepted a
new position as Dean of the College of Extended Learning at San
Francisco State commencing April 1, 2016.
Jennifer Ratcliff volunteered to work with individuals with
traumatic brain injuries as part of her coursework. She was a
student in Sacramento State’s Second Bachelor of
Science in Speech Pathology and Audiology, a degree completion
program coordinated by the College of Continuing
Education. After she completed her degree,
Jennifer continued to volunteer. You’ll learn why in this
video narrated by Heather Mendez.
The University Professional and Continuing Education Association (UPCEA) held its annual Marketing and Enrollment Services conference in Denver, CO this November. The conference’s annual award competition honors the top marketing and creative work among continuing education units nationwide.
Sacramento State teamed with Univision 19, the California State
University system and the Mexican Consulate of Sacramento to help
students and their families from the Spanish-speaking community
realize their college dreams by sponsoring the third annual Feria
de Educación on Saturday, Sept. 26, in Serna Plaza and the
University Union. The event is planned each year by the College
of Continuing Education.
Downtown Sacramento was a little louder today, as the Chicano Latino Youth Leadership Project (CLYLP) held a press conference on the north steps of the Capitol. Their chants of “si, se puede” (yes we can!) echoed for blocks, the collective effort of 120 voices roaring throughout the city.
Sacramento State’s College of Continuing Education (CCE) joined
other universities in the U.S. to advance Proyecta 100K, a
program that builds English skills for students and professors
from Mexico as part of a long-term educational and cultural
exchange between the two countries. And while CCE’s Proyecta
program was in its first year, it received national recognition.
In February 2015, the Sacramento Alliance for Women in Media
hosted a panel discussion on trends in continuing education. This
not-for-profit organization is the leading resource for media and
communication professionals in the Sacramento area, and is
dedicated to continuing education for its members.
Naturally, CCE was delighted to contribute to this event. Our
Associate Dean Jenni Murphy was part of the expert panel. She
spoke about the importance of reaching out to students, and the
future of higher education in Sacramento.
In January 2012, we celebrated our 60th anniversary with a week of special events in and around Napa Hall. The events provided an opportunity to reconnect with partners and constituents in an ongoing effort to strengthen relationships and connections to Sacramento State.