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Discovery Day IX


Discovery Day IX "I think I'm more excited for college just by seeing how all these students feel about it," said Gisselle Alvarez from Roseland Collegiate Prep (RCP). At Discovery Day, RCP students learned how to get to college and what to expect. "I had all the qualities of a leader: smart, caring, including others and building relationships," student leader Edgar Arroyo writes upon reflection. SSU students used what they learned in class to be effective leaders and mentors. Each academic year,...

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My Experience at CHESS XX: California Higher Education Student Summit


My Experience at CHESS XX: California Higher Education Student Summit by Claudia Sisomphou It is because of the opportunities I have had thanks to higher education, and more specifically the CSU System, that make me so passionate about ensuring accessibility and affordability for others to attend college as well. I am completely certain that I would not be the well-rounded and positive person I am today if I had not gone to college. That's why, since my freshman year, I have been a part of the Associated Students Club...

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From Shared Vision to Reality: Gold Ridge 4C's Preschool and SSU Service-Learning Garden


From Shared Vision to Reality: Gold Ridge 4C's Preschool and SSU Service-Learning Garden What happens when the director of the Gold Ridge 4C's Preschool and an SSU service-learning faculty member put their heads together? The result is a beautiful organic garden providing not only food, but also learning opportunities for preschoolers and college students alike. Kids jumping on a bed of dirt in a garden See the whole story and more spectacular pictures: Service-learning is all about collaboration, and this project is no exception. Special thanks to Jon Brazeal, Construction Manager, Stacy and...

Find Your Passion, Potential, and Power with CalSERVES


Find Your Passion, Potential, and Power with CalSERVES by An Okada I was so glad to see the amazing organization CalSERVES here on campus! I did not know about this organization, so I was very curious to learn about their activities. Some other students also looked curious when they saw CalSERVES' table outside the Student Center. I noticed their looks before they knew about CalSERVES were completely different from after they learned about all the amazing work with kids that they could get involved with; most of...

My Experience at AASHE 2014


My Experience at AASHE 2014 by Claudia Sisomphou The moment we arrived in Portland, Oregon I felt like I had stepped into a sustainable paradise! The TriMet Transport System was the best public transportation I have ever used. Purchasing tickets and finding out which rail to get on was incredibly cheap and simple. There were wide bike paths in the middle of the streets so bikers could be easily seen and many of the residents were using them even in the pouring rain. I...

Shadow Day VII


Shadow Day VII by Helen San "One thing I've learned today is that engineering is not only about yourself, but you have to think about other people. I thought that was very deep and something I've never thought about before." says RUP student, Alex, after taking a tour of the SSU Department of Engineering. It's the fall semester and time for Shadow Day. During this event, Roseland University Prep (RUP) juniors got to experience college life as a student at Sonoma State...

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Discovery Day VIII


Discovery Day VIII "[What] I hope to get out of this experience is to show the younger students a glimpse of college life so they know what to expect." -Jeno, SSU student The Communications & Media Studies Learning Community class greeted 107 students from Roseland University Prep for Discovery Day held at Sonoma State University. Roseland University Prep students work together to untie a human knot. Group activities including a scavenger hunt created friendly bonds between RUP and SSU students. All of the...

Service & Internship Fair VIII


Service & Internship Fair VIII Internships, volunteer hours, and community involvement are just some of the things that students need and want during their time at school. Many students have a hard time finding these opportunities because they do not know where to look or they do not know that the opportunities even exist. Meanwhile, community organizations are wondering how they can get students involved with their projects. "I didn't even know what was out there. There are so many options for everyone," said Roberto...

How To Go Paperless: 4 Tips to Keep Your Wallet, and the Planet, Green


How To Go Paperless: 4 Tips to Keep Your Wallet, and the Planet, Green by Claudia Sisomphou The school year has just begun and already my notebooks are filling up with notes and my backpack is teeming with loose papers and class syllabi. Not only do these dreaded piles of paper take up space and money, most likely we will throw away 3/4 of the pile at the end of the semester. Avoiding this dilemma may feel impossible, but I am going to share with you 4 easy alternatives to using paper for...

Registration Now Open Service & Internship Fair


Registration Now Open Service & Internship Fair SSU student Patrick Gunther signing up for the Renaissance Healing and Learning Center email list at last year's Fair. Email lists are a great way for students and community partners to stay in touch. The Service & Internship Fair is a fantastic opportunity to promote your organization and recruit wonderful Sonoma State student interns and volunteers. The Service and Internship Fair will take place on Tuesday, September 9th, from 11am - 1pm in Seawolf Plaza (between the new Student...