News Round up (from Wednesday to Tuesday)

Lauren Greenwood

Candidates to participate in Senate District 1 forum

Sacramento State will host the Senate District 1 forum today from 6:30 to 7:15 p.m. in the University Union Ballroom.

Assemblyman Roger Niello, R-Sacramento; Democratic contender Ken Cooley, Rancho Cordova’s mayor; and Barbara Alby, former Republican assemblywoman and current member of the state Board of Equalization will be participating in the forum.

Communication studies professor Val Smith will moderate the event.

CSU East Bay president examines current challenges and future opportunities of Afghanistan

Mohammad H. Qayoumi, president of California State University East Bay, will give a presentation about the past, present and future of Afghanistan from noon to 2 p.m. Thursday in Hinde Auditorium.

Qayoumi will examine key events and actions in Afghanistan’s past decade and examine future political and economic prospects of Afghanistan despite being one of “the most war-torn, most corrupt, most fragile and weakest states in the world,” according to the government department.

Veterans Diversity Awareness Conference seeks to educate community

The Student Veterans Organization, along with a number of other groups, will hold the Veterans Diversity Awareness Conference from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday in the Union’s Redwood Room.

The conference is open to the entire Sac State community so everyone may participate in the discussion of how to create a welcoming campus experience for returning veterans and their families.

The conference will also provide workshops that deal different issues such as how to cope with the prolonged absence of a loved one and the physical and psychological challenges that returning vets face.

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Career Center organizes wellness career exposition

Students have the opportunity to participate in a wellness career exposition from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday in the Ballroom.

This is a targeted career fair for students interested in careers in wellness, which is defined by the seven dimensions of wellness: intellectual, socio-cultural, emotional, environmental, physical, spiritual and career and financial, said Ashley Lewis, a Career Center counselor.

Students will have access to about 35 community agencies and 10 graduate school representatives.

Business attire is strongly encouraged.