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It's time to put on a smile.
"Global Perspectives on Happiness"
is the One World theme for the
2014-2015 academic year. Sac
State's One World Initiative connects
the campus community through
discussions and activities around a
single topic of global importance.
Past themes have been
incorporated into course
curriculums and campus events.
In August, Sac State celebrated its inaugural Vintage '47 event, which
featured some of the region's best wine and food from vineyards and
restaurants owned by alumni and friends of the University. Named
to honor the year Sac State was founded, Vintage '47 made its debut
as the University's newest fundraising event and raised funds for the
Green & Gold Scholarship, benefitting undergraduate students from any
major. The Student Advancement Council also hosted a silent auction
for the newly created Student Emergenc y Fund.
As the fall semester gets underway, some new names are in
leadership positions with Sac State, both in academia and athletics.
James Prince is the new vice provost for Academic Affairs. Prince was
previously the associate dean of the College of Natural Sciences at
Orn Bodvarsson is the new dean of the College of Social Sciences and
Interdisciplinary Studies. Bodvarsson was formerly dean and professor
at the School of Public Affairs at St. Cloud State University in St. Cloud,
Lorenzo M. Smith is the new dean of the College of Engineering and
Computer Science. Smith was previously with Oakland University in
Rochester, Mich., where he was associate dean and professor at the
School of Engineering and Computer Science.
"Global Perspectives on Water,"
for example, had management
students analyzing a successful
global water treatment firm and
microbiology students looking at
water habitats and waterborne
diseases. And it spurred more than
40 water-related events including a
Great American River Cleanup Day
and lectures on the preservation of
Northern California's waterways.
Last year's theme of "Global
Perspectives on Migration"
inspired lectures, exhibits and
film screenings on the impact of
migration on human, animal and
even plant populations.
Ed Mills was named interim vice president for Student Affairs.
He had been the division's associate vice president for enrollment
Christine Miller is the new associate chief information officer in
Information Resources and Technology. She comes to Sac State from
the University of Georgia.
William (Bill) Macriss was named the interim athletics director. He
has been the deputy director of athletics since 2007, and has been a
member of Sac State's athletics family since 1996.
Ed Mills Christine Miller William Macriss Orn Bodvar sson James Prince
New leadership, new roles on campus
One campus, one big idea
Wine and dine for scholarships
To see a gallery of photos from the
event, visit csus.edu/sacstatemagazine
Lorenzo M. Smith
To learn how you can be part of this
year's One World activities, visit