Judy Sakaki receiving CSSA awardSonoma State University President Judy K. Sakaki received the California State Student Association President of the Year award at the California State University Board of Trustees meeting Wednesday, May 24 in Long Beach.

career servicesFor some students, the idea of starting a career after college can bring up feelings of anxiety. But Sonoma State University has several ways to prepare students for the transition from education to career starting as early as freshman year.

Kellie Gillespie with nail sculptureMetal angel wings and abstract, red welded nails make up just two of the five student sculptures on display as part of Sonoma State University's COMMENCE: Sculpture Projects 2017, on display May 10-May 21. The central theme of the exhibitions this year is the power of connection and unity.

Melissa BardCalifornia State University (CSU) Chancellor Timothy P. White has appointed Melissa Bard as the system's vice chancellor for human resources. As the CSU system's chief human resources officer, Bard will serve as part of the chancellor's executive leadership team and oversee human resource management, labor and employee relations, statewide professional development, equal opportunity and whistleblower compliance, academic human resources and human resource policy development.

commencementWhen Sonoma State University graduates take part in commencement ceremonies this weekend, they'll be making campus history on several noteworthy fronts. For starters, with 2,651 students eligible to walk and receive their diplomas, this will be the largest graduating class in the university's 56-year history.

research symposiumOver 1,000 students, faculty, staff and community members came out to Sonoma State University's annual Undergraduate Research Symposium this year, which saw student participation double to over 250 presentations by more than 500 students on Wednesday, May 3 in the Student Center ballroom.

Model UN Club 2017While the real world might be facing some international diplomacy issues, Sonoma State University's Model United Nations club is making strides in international relations education after taking home multiple awards for the seventh straight year at the National Model United Nations Conference in New York April 9-13.

equestrianFor the third consecutive year, the Sonoma State University Equestrian team competed in the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association's (IHSA) National Championship in Lexington, Kentucky, on May 4. English Captain Taylor Lesser and Safety Officer Nicole Luters received honorable mentions in the Novice Flat and Advanced Walk, Trot, Canter portions.

joshua glasgowSonoma State University Philosophy Professor Joshua Glasgow has been awarded the $10,000 Baumgardt Memorial Fellowship for his proposed lectures, "Gratitude, Life and Death," which will compare different attitudes of gratitude and explore the value of death. The prestigious award is given once every three years by the American Philosophical Association.

bittnerSonoma State University History Professor Stephen Bittner has received a $50,400 fellowship from the National Endowment for the Humanities to study how wine has the power to bring people together to create a common culture -- in Russia.

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