The State Hornet

Faculty Senate addresses growing campus population

Andres De Leon

March 20, 2015

The Sacramento State Faculty Senate discussed the spring 2015 university student enrollment at its weekly meeting Thursday.As of February 20, there are a total of 27,696 students enrolled. Just over 2,500 students are undergraduates and about 2,600 students are graduate students. The statistics are b...

President Alexander Gonzalez appoints Bill Macriss as athletic director

Christine Kittle

March 9, 2015

Bill Macriss, the interim director of athletics at Sacramento State since July, was appointed by Sac State President Alexander Gonzalez as athletic director Monday.Macriss started at Sac State in 1996 as a media relations director and began serving as interim athletics director July 1, 2014.Gonzalez...

Student government leaders from all CSU campuses meet for welcome reception

Jonathan Ayestas

February 28, 2015

Members of the California State Student Association filled the Redwood Room in the University Union for a welcome reception following a board meeting earlier in the day as part of the California Higher Education Student Summit conference. The reception saw student government directors from all ...

Hornet Athletics’ new leader, no stranger on campus

State Hornet Staff

September 3, 2014

Sacramento State appointed Interim Athletic Director Bill Macriss on July 1, after former Athletic Director Terry Wanless retired. “I’ve got a history with the university. I have kind of grown up around a lot of these coaches and a lot of the staff,” Macriss said. “So I have a perspective a...

Students come together to support the campaign March for Babies

State Hornet Staff

April 12, 2014

The March for Babies kick-off was held in the Ballroom of Sacramento State’s University Union today.President Alexander Gonzalez, was the chair for this event and encouraged students to take action and get involved in community.“They provide education and awareness for expectant families. When a fam...

First Amendment rights discussed after President Gonzalez censors art student’s work

State Hornet Staff

February 19, 2014

Confusion and discomfort remain on how society intends to blur racial and ethnic diversities, when a long-standing effort was committed to separate and keep groups apart. This is why graduating senior Christina Edwards’ display of reverse-racism last December was both compelling and insightful.Edwards, a...

Sacramento State must clear the air to students about decorated engineering dean Macari’s leave of absence


State Hornet Staff

February 12, 2014

After Emir Macari earned the Junipero Serra Award from the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers in 2011, Sacramento State Public Affairs profiled the high-achieving leader of the College of Engineering and Computer Sciences and described his work as a “force of nature.”His efforts undoubted...

Undeclared students will have less time to claim a major

State Hornet Staff

February 5, 2014

Choosing a major in college is the first step to setting a career path. For some students, this task is much more daunting than for others – which leads to taking too long to declare a major and ultimately delaying graduation.Originally, students had a 60 unit grace period before they were required to d...

University must slow down acceptance rates to avoid overcrowding

State Hornet Staff

January 29, 2014

With more students joining the Sacramento State community last fall, there is a rising concern for some much-needed space for the growing student body. With the latest update from the University’s admissions office, the school has received almost 33,000 applications for the upcoming fall semester – an...

Anti-tobacco group looks to speed up the process for a smoke-free campus

Kathleen Pizzo

November 15, 2013

Since forming in September, the student-led organization Hornets for a Healthy Hive has progressed in its goal of making Sacramento State the first California State University tobacco-free campus.What was initially a project for a communication studies class, has turned into a large campaign to protect student health, and has a...

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