Bringing history to cyber life

Japanese Archives family

Internment items from the Japanese American Archival Collection now online.

From family photos to written transcripts, Sacramento State's Japanese American Archival Collection holds an abundance of artifacts from an important, but dark, period of American history.

The collection, which began in 1994 as a gift of the personal mementos of alumna Mary Tsukamoto, focuses on the immigration and internment of Japanese Americans in World War II, post-war resettlement and redress by the United States in 1988. Additionally, it documents the daily lives of the Japanese Americans who lived in the once thriving community of pre-war Florin in the Sacramento region.

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Magnet campus

Sac State becoming the college of choice for California students

Nichaele Watson

The numbers are in and they speak volumes to Sacramento State's growing popularity among California students.

Not only did the past two fall semesters break records for student enrollment, more than half of the applicants were from outside the six-county Sacramento region, according to Ed Mills, vice president for Student Affairs.

"Students have a strong desire to attend Sac State because of our location, welcoming campus and strong academic programs," Mills says. In the fall of 2014, a record 29,349 students enrolled at Sac State and that number increased to more than 30,000 the following year. Proof, Mills says, that attracting students is not what is difficult. "The challenge is figuring out how to accommodate the most students possible," he notes.

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Willing and (sustain) able

Paul Serafimidis

Recent projects demonstrate University's eco-friendly efforts.

Sac State's campus is sprinkled with buildings, sidewalks and parking lots. But with 4,000 trees and a river, it's also one big living organism. Keeping that organism healthy is an ongoing challenge that the University's sustainability team is tackling on several fronts.

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Spotlight on: Peak Adventures

Discovery to degrees: Students chart successful course with Peak Adventures

Peak Adventures Yosemite group

It was the early 1970s when two Sacramento State students created the campus' first bicycle shop.

Armed with wrenches and tire pumps, students met under the roof of a metal tool shed to fix their bikes and enjoy a little camaraderie.

The concept gained popularity and scope over the years and has since evolved into what is now known as Peak Adventures, an outdoor recreation program of Associated Students.

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Briefly Science II rendering

  • Victory for science fans
  • Targeting graduation
  • Feel the power

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