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Causeway Classic Blood Drive at Sac State

Community Event, Health & Wellness/Nutrition

Sacramento State’s University Union will be hosting the 11th annual Causeway Classic Blood Drive taking place Monday October 22 through Wednesday, October 24, 2018. The blood drive will be held in the University Union’s Ballroom from 10am-4pm. This event is co-sponsored by Sac State’s Associated Students, Inc., The Green Army, The Hornet Bookstore, The University Union, The WELL, and its Student Health and Counseling Services. Throughout the blood drive, administrators, faculty, students, and the general public will roll up their sleeves to compete in this annual blood donation competition. The campus as a whole competes against UC Davis, and a trophy will be awarded to the school with the most blood drive participants at the Causeway Classic football game. Student groups on campus are also competing against each other. The group, organization, or department that collects the most blood and has the most participation will win a grand cash prize for their organization. All participants will receive a $10 Fandango gift card and earn MyBloodSource rewards. Faculty and Staff can also take advantage of a “Fast Track” pass to expedite their donation wait. Blood donation are so important to our campus and students. The same blood that is collected from students will help save the lives of accident victims, surgery patients, cancer patients, and many others who suffer from a myriad of diseases. Blood donation is safe, easy, and fun. To become a donor you must weigh 110 pounds or more, be in overall good health, be 17 years of age or older, or 16 with signed Blood Source consent form. Donors can also give at any center or mobile blood drive October 22 to November 9, with code L029 to count towards Sac State. For more information about the event, visit or call the University Union Information Desk at (916) 278-6997.


• Mon 10/22/18 - Wed 10/24/18 at 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Kyle Williams

R&B/Soul, Acoustic

The University Union’s UNIQUE Programs will be hosting Kyle Williams. The event will take place in the University Union’s Redwood Room. The free event is open to students and the general public. Kyle Williams is a singer-songwriter from Chico, California. The artist began performing at the age of 16. His music is described as soulful and acoustic. He has written most of his songs in his car because he is constantly traveling for performances. Williams writes songs based on ideas of love and life. His music is widely influenced by popular artists including Jason Mraz, John Mayer, and James Taylor. There will be free popcorn provided by UNIQUE Programs. For more information about the band and other upcoming UNIQUE events, visit or call the University Union Info Desk at (916) 278-6997.


• Wed 10/24/18 at 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

One Book Day

Community Event, Seminar

Sacramento State's One Book Program will host One Book Day with Wayne and Nicole Maines. Wayne and Nicole and their family are the subject of the book, "Becoming Nicole: The Transformation of American Family," written by Amy Ellis Nut. The book chronicles the family and their story as they come to terms with Nicole, who was assigned male at birth, being transgender. Nicole knew early on that her assigned gender identity did not match who she is. When she rejected the gender assigned to her, she was faced with multiple barriers that she and her family addressed both within the family and in her community. For instance, the family resisted when the administrators at Nicole’s elementary school marked her as different and apart by requiring her to use the staff bathroom, rather than the girls’ bathroom. In 2014, Nicole was vindicated by the state of Maine’s Supreme Judicial Court when they decided that the school violated her rights under the Maine Human Rights Act, marking the first time a state high court ruled for transgender folk to use the bathroom that correlates to their gender identity. Her battle was featured in the HBO documentary, “The Trans List”. Nicole continues to make history. This Fall, she will be TV’s first transgender superhero in season 4 of the CW show “Supergirl”. There will be two lectures featuring Wayne Maines and Nicole Maines at 12 pm and 7 pm, both in the University Union Ballroom. Book signings will follow each lecture. “In-Queer-Y”, a panel discussion about trans and queer identity and lived experiences featuring Sac State faculty, staff and students will be hosted at 2:30 pm in the University Union Ballroom. The One Book Program selects a book each year to bring together the Sac State community and the Sacramento region. Each book selected serves as a catalyst for considered conversations focusing on issues of social justice.


• Thu 10/25/18 at 12:00 PM - 1:05 PM2:30 PM4:00 PM

Beep Beep Boop: Art Exhibit and Reception

Design, Painting, Gallery, Art Show

John Horton blends art, technology, and humanism in his upcoming art exhibit, Beep Beep Boop. The exhibit will be held in the University Union Gallery from October 22 – November 15 during general Gallery hours. The Gallery is open Monday-Fridays from 10:30am-3:30pm and Wednesday-Thursdays from 5-8pm during the semester. Horton is a local Sacramento artist who has a strong passion for painting. He describes his art as a mimic of distorted corrupt, digital files, which result in a blend of art, technology and humanism. Horton has been featured in the Sacramento annual festival Wide Open Walls, which helps promote and support local artists in the area. Horton has had his art featured on several locations, including the Artisan Gallery, Infusion, and The Greens Hotel. The reception for Beep Beep Boop will be held on Thursday, October 25th, 2018 from 6-8 pm in the Gallery, located on the 2nd floor of the University Union. The exhibit, along with its reception, is open to the general public. Attendants are welcome to meet the artist and enjoy appetizers and light refreshments. For more information about upcoming art exhibits, visit


• Thu 10/25/18 at 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM


Film, For the Family, Holiday

In honor of Halloween, The University Union’s UNIQUE Programs will be hosting a special screening the movie, Coco on Tuesday, October 30th, 2018. The event will be held in the University Union at 6:30pm. It is encouraged for attendees to wear Halloween costumes as a way of getting into the holiday spirit. There will be free popcorn provided at the event. Coco is about a 12-year-old boy named Miguel, who passionately loves music. However, his family has a strict ban of music because of a past event from his ancestors' history. His original plan was to perform at an event that possibly breaks the forbidden rule. However, Miguel finds himself in The Land of the Dead, where he meets many people that change his life forever. The event is free for students and the general public. For more information, please visit or call the University Union Information Desk at (916) 278-6997.


• Tue 10/30/18 at 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Amber Essence -at -Sac State 11.2018


Amber Essence will perform in the University Union’s Redwood Room. Born and raised in the Bay Area, Amber Essence is a self-taught singer, influenced especially by Aayliah, Mariah Carey and Destiny's Child. Her music has a 90's R&B theme. This summer, she performed at the California State Fair here in Sacramento, along with others including Tenth Avenue North, Paperback Writer, and Kool and the Gang. The event is free for students and the general public. There will be free popcorn provided for everyone who attends. For more information about our upcoming events, visit or call The University Union's Information Desk at (916) 278-6997.


• Wed 11/7/18 at 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Jesse McCartney

Pop, Rock, Special Event

The University Union’s UNIQUE Programs will be hosting the Jesse McCartney Duo with special guests, The Color Wild on Thursday, November 8, 2018. The concert will be held in The University Union’s Ballroom at 7:30 pm. Tickets are $18 for Sac Students, and $20 for the general public. Each may be bought at or at the ASI Student Shop (Sequoia 311). Jesse McCartney is widely known as a singer songwriter from New York City. During his rise to fame, he was also a producer and actor on television. He made several guest appearances on popular TV shows including Disney Channel’s The Suite Life of Zack and Cody, CBS’s CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, and Freeform’s Young and Hungry. His debut album Beautiful Soul sold over 2.5 million albums and 8 million singles in 2004. Due to his success, he was nominated for Best New Artist in the 2005 American Music Awards. In 2008, his multi-platinum single Leavin was the #1 most played song at Top 40 Radio for six weeks. It sold over 2 million singles that year. McCartney has been very successful making national headlining tours, while also performing alongside artists including Jordin Sparks (2008), New Kids On The Block (2009), and Backstreet Boys (2013). He also co-wrote the 2008 hit song Bleeding Love with One Republic’s Ryan Tedder for Leona Lewis’ debut album. Compared to his previous album, In Technicolor, Jesse’s newest single Better With You is described as more sonically organic, acoustic-driven style of what his fans are used to. The song represents true love, expressing how someone can rely and understand their significant other. “It feels fresh and contemporary to me,” said McCartney. “Things are contentious. I think a song about finding a safe place with a partner is an uplifting message.” For more information about ticket sales and upcoming UNIQUE events, visit or call The University Union Information Desk at (916) 278-6997.


• Thu 11/8/18 at 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Leo Xia

Indie, Acoustic

Leo Xia will be performing as part of UNIQUE Programs’ Wednesday Nooner series. Nooners are always free and are hosted every Wednesday during the academic semester at 12 pm, featuring local artists and entertainment, in the University Union. The artist will be here on Wednesday, November 14th, 2018. This event takes place at 12 pm in the University Union’s Redwood Room. There will also be free popcorn to anyone who attends. Leo Xia is a singer-songwriter from Los Angeles. He who primarily writes about self-love, Asian-American identity and intersectionality with social issues. He was a Top Six Finalist in the annual Kollaboration LA Showcase in 2016, and also performed for Buzzfeed. His dream is to use his music to unify people through magnifying the experiences of the commonly overlooked and marginalized. The event is free to students and the general public. For more information about upcoming UNIQUE events, please visit or call the University Union Information Desk at (916) 278-6997.


• Wed 11/14/18 at 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM