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laura watt profile A new book by Sonoma State University Environmental Studies and Planning Professor Laura Watt is coming to bookshelves Nov. 29. "The Paradox of Preservation" is the story of landscape preservation of Point Reyes and what the idea of wilderness really means.

lia thompson clarkSonoma State University Children's School Director Lia Thompson-Clark received the Champions for Children award from the Community Child Care Council (4C's) of Sonoma County last week for her work in the field of early childhood education.

affordable mba ranking logoSonoma State University has been named one of the 50 most affordable MBA Programs in the nation by TopManagementDegrees.com.

masters counseling ranking logoSonoma State University is ranked No. 1 on the list of top value counseling Master's degrees in California, published in October by TopCounselingSchools.org. Both the Clinical Mental Health Counseling and School Counseling programs were praised for their "commitment to self exploration and personal growth."

students posing for earth day photo Sonoma State University's commitment to sustainability has been recognized by one of the largest international higher education sustainability nonprofit organizations in the world. The University has received a Bronze Award from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE)'s Sustainability Tracking, Assessment and Rating System (STARS) program.

sean place with penguinsSonoma State University Biology Professor Sean Place is headed to Antarctica after receiving a $618,000 National Science Foundation grant to study how climate change might affect species living in extreme cold environments.

The molecular biologist is specifically studying how temperature affects fish that have evolved in sub-zero waters over millions of years. Antarctic fish, he says, are often considered extremely vulnerable to even small temperature changes. But one question his study asks is this: What might be the positive effects of global temperature increase?

elizabeth valverde campusSonoma State University student Elizabeth Valverde Campos' family moved to California to escape violence in Mexico City when she was only 10 years old. It was difficult to make friends in a new country with a new language, yet Elizabeth persevered. She learned English in fourth grade and overcame obstacles associated with applying for college without documentation.

excellence in teaching award winners lena mcquade and lauren morimotoSonoma State University Women's and Gender Studies Professor Lena McQuade and Kinesiology Professor Lauren Morimoto are recipients of the University's 2016-17 Excellence in Teaching Award.

rachel andrewsThe Sonoma State University Seawolves have been picked to finish as North Division champions this year, according a preseason poll of California Collegiate Athletic Association volleyball head coaches.

jeremy qualls receives awardSonoma State University Physics Professor Jeremy Qualls has received the Santa Rosa Chamber of Commerce Excellence in Education Award. He was honored along with a handful of educators in categories from pre-school to four-year college at the Chamber's Education and Business Partnership Breakfast this week.

seawolves academic all stars logoA school record 93 Sonoma State University student-athletes have earned All-Academic honors from their respective conferences for the 2015-16 academic year. And for the second consecutive year, Sonoma State student-athletes set a new department GPA record, topping last year's record of 3.037 with a combined GPA of 3.097 in 2015-16.

women in business awards winners with SSU presidentSonoma State University's Lynn Stauffer and Sarah Dove have been honored as the University's first recipients of the North Bay Business Journal's Women in Business awards.

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