ON THE COVER:
Nine students from the 2005-06 freshman class grace this issue’s cover. They are, from left to right: top row, Lily Comess, Ashley Carrion, Tyron Johnson; center row, Garrett Chavez, Janell Hughes, Samuen Hin; botton row, Rachel Hersh, Londi Cox, Chris Ellner. Learn what brought them to SSU this past fall.
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Sonoma Insights is the University magazine of Sonoma State University. It is published twice each year by the University Affairs Office. The print version is distributed to alumni, faculty, staff, parents of students and friends of SSU.
Letters from our reader and updates on recent Insights stories
Professor Emerita rapp Ruddell looks at how technology affects communication between teachers and students
- Building Recognition
The recreation center is awarded a 2005 Outstanding Sports Facilities Award.
- Master's Programs Ranked High Ranked sixth in the west by the U.S. News and World Report's annual America's Best Colleges guide.
- Sea Palm Savior
Threatened by culinary fashion, the sea palm has become the focus of biologist Karina Neilsen's research to determine the best method of cutting the fronds to ensure a sustainable harvest.
- Sarris Awarded First Endowed Chair Greg Sarris awarded the Endowed Chair in Native American Studies.
- Shrink Rap Radio
With "Shrink Rap Radio," a weekly podcast aimed at "the amateur psychologist in everyone," Professor Emeritus David Van Nuys fuses two of his great passions: broadcasting and psychology.
- New Faculty and Retirements
- Vice Provost Appointed
Carol A. Blackshire-Belay.
- Very, Very, Very Wired
Sonoma State makes the Princeton Review's "Most Connected Campuses" list for the third year in a row.
- Symbiotic Sonoma Five students given the title of SSU Community Scholar.
- School of Education Accredited The National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education decides Sonoma State's School of Education meets their rigorous standards.
- School of Education Dean Named Mary Gendernalik-Cooper.
- Making History "I think my gradpa is Deep Throat." Sonoma State history professor Steve Estes heard these words whispered to him as a student turned in a paper last spring.
- Improving Lives The California Institute on Human Services tackles a wide range of human service projects, aimed at redressing the lives of people living with domestic violence, disabilities or debiliating economic disadvantage. And more.
- The New Freshman
To be a freshman at SSU in 2006 has distinct differences from the freshman experience of 20 or even 10 years ago.