Two teams of Sonoma State University students recently won the PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) Challenge, earning them $1,000 each. The first place team's presentation will be submitted for the next stage of the Challenge, where, if selected, they will be awarded $10,000 and be one of five teams to compete in Washington, D.C.
Recent Entries in Achievements
Sonoma State wine business student Cooper Niswonger recently placed first in the final round of a wine competition in San Francisco winning an all-expenses paid trip to Beaune, France.
Niswonger competed in the student wine tasting competition at La Soiree, an annual fundraising event hosted by the French American Chamber of Commerce in San Francisco. She was announced as the winner after correctly identifying a 2012 Chenin Blanc from California and a 2011 Syrah from France.
A select group of Sonoma State University students recently honed their leadership skills at a special invitation-only conference in San Diego for math-based majors. The event was sponsored by the California Utilities Diversity Council.
The 10th annual Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement (MESA) Student Leadership Conference held last weekend offered extensive professional and leadership development through direct interaction with industry mentors and speakers.
The hand-picked MESA students, all science, engineering, or math majors, represented over 30 universities and community colleges from across the state, including Sonoma State University
Professor Robert Girling of the School of Business & Economics continues to tell the inside story of twenty inspiring companies that prioritize people and the planet in the revised edition of his book, The Good Company.. Compassionate companies can both change the world and make a profit. TOMS Shoes. Clif Bar. Eileen Fisher. Google. Give Something Back. Such names are synonymous with successful companies that are simultaneously making the planet a safer, healthier place, he says.
Professor of Theatre and Film, and Program Coordinator for Film Studies, Ajay Gehlawat, is intimately familiar with cinema and, in particular, with Indian cinema. He has written the book, Reframing Bollywood: Theories of Popular Hindi Cinema, and edited The "Slumdog" Phenomenon: A Critical Anthology, a collection of essays relating to the 2008 film Slumdog Millionaire. In addition, he will also be teaching a course on Bollywood in Spring 2014.
Robert Switky, a lecturer in the political science department, has recently published Wealth of an Empire: The Treasure Shipments that Saved Britain and the World which tells the dramatic true story of a top-secret mission that changed the course of World War II.
Professor Michael Ezra of the American Multicultural Studies Department has completed his third book project, a collection of essays published by Routledge called The Economic Civil Rights Movement: African Americans and the Struggle for Economic Power. More information can be found at http://tinyurl.com/n5ndbdc.
A young man who is using his struggles with poverty in his native country to help his people, has been selected one of the 23 recipients of the California State University Trustees' Award for Outstanding Achievement. He is a graduate of Elsie Allen High School in Santa Rosa, CA.
Whether it's having students act out the consultation of the oracle at Delphi in a mythology class, creating a chessboard out of random items to discuss Ferdinand de Saussure's idea's about linguistic structure in a theory class, or having students propose plans for new scholarly publications, Brantley Bryant tries to let no class go by without some memorable moment.
Bryant, an associate professor of English, recently received an Excellence in Education Award from the Santa Rosa Chamber of Commerce at an Aug. 14 ceremony honoring exemplary educators.
The SSU Men's Lacrosse team wrapped up their regular season on April 14 finishing with an 11-3 record overall and a perfect 6-0 in the Western Collegiate Lacrosse League (WCLL). Led by six seniors the team has qualified for WCLL Championship tournament as the #1 seed this weekend.
The six seniors are Casimir Morawski, midfield, Ryan Heidrich midfield, Josh Lucero, midfield, Matt Gillan attack Kyle Riddle attack and Brian Ponzi short stick defense. Having ended the 2012 season with a 2 overtime loss to Cal in the WCLL semifinal game, this group was determined to focus on winning their league championship while ultimately aiming for the Men's Collegiate Lacrosse Association (MCLA) National Championship.
Jean Wasp, News and Public Information Coordinator, recently gave a presentation to the Association for Fundraising Professionals in Santa Rosa as part of a media panel. Wasp discussed the university's strategy for developing news on its web site and home page. She described how she nurtures relationships with the media and creates story ideas for ongoing coverage of SSU.
Philosophy Professor John P. Sullins will be presenting an invited paper on the moral arguments for robotic weapons arms control as well as speaking on a panel on ethics and autonomous weapons at CyCon, June 4-7, 2013 in Tallinn, Estonia. This conference is sponsored by NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Center of Excellence and IEEE.
His paper will focus on the ethical criticisms of the overuse of telerobotic and semi-autonomous weapons systems which have been enthusiastically embraced by politicians and militaries around the world. The paper suggests certain considerations motivated by the philosophy of technology that might be worthy of addition to future robotic arms control treaties.
All Entries in Achievements
- Dec 3 2013 Pricewaterhouse Coopers Challenge comes to Sonoma State University
- Dec 3 2013 Chenin Blanc or Syrah?: Wine Business Student Wins Trip to French Wine Country
- Nov 5 2013 SSU Students Chosen for MESA Leadership Conference
- Nov 4 2013 "The Good Company" Continues to Tell the Stories of Sustainable Businesses
- Nov 4 2013 Trick or Treat, Bollywood style: 100 Years of Indian Cinema
- Nov 4 2013 Switky Tells Dramatic Story of Top Secret WWII Mission
- Nov 4 2013 Ezra Explores Economic Aspects of the Civil Rights Era
- Sep 13 2013 John Michael Vincent Coralde: Dreams of Helping His Native Land
- Aug 22 2013 Brantley Bryant Receives SR Chamber's Excellence in Education Award
- May 3 2013 Men's Lacrosse Team Appears Headed for Nationals
- May 2 2013 Wasp on Media Panel
- May 2 2013 Sullins Discusses Moral Arguments for Robotic Weapons Arms Control
- May 2 2013 Ajay Gehlawat Explores Multiple Controversies of "Slumdog" Phenomeon
- May 2 2013 Matt Benney Honored for Educational Equity Contributions
- May 2 2013 Robert Girling Recognized for Business Simulation Expertise
- May 2 2013 McCuan Serves on Election Reform Panel with Congressmen Also on HUFFPO LIVE! Discussing Gun Control Through the Ballot Box
- May 2 2013 An Eye on the Pond Turtle Headstart Project
- May 2 2013 STAR Wins Two National Journalism Awards
- May 1 2013 Gillian Conoley Joins Renowned Poets in Norton's Postmodern American Poetry Anthology
- Apr 26 2013 Jazz Studies Student Publishes 40-Something Love Story
- Mar 28 2013 K-9 Units, White-collar Crimes, and National Drug Policies Explored by CCJS Faculty, Students at WSC Conference
- Mar 26 2013 Rehearsals, Master Classes Pay off as Dance Students, Faculty Present Original Works at ACDFA Gala
- Mar 26 2013 SSU's Model United Nations Delegates Garner Four Awards at National Conference
- Mar 22 2013 Wide-ranging Look at SSU Faculty Research On Display at March 27 Expo
- Mar 21 2013 Adrian Praetzellis Appointed to State Historical Resources Commission
- Mar 21 2013 English Professor Gillian Conoley Judge of Omnidawn Poetry Chapbook Contest
- Mar 21 2013 History Professor Stephen Bittner Researching History of Russian Winemaking Through Two Fellowships
- Mar 7 2013 Dr. Carlos Ayala Named Dean of the SSU School of Education
- Mar 5 2013 Another Seawolf Takes the Miss Sonoma County Crown
- Feb 22 2013 Roxana Leiva Exposes Salvadoran Immigrant Experiences with Exhibition 'Mourning and Scars: 20 Years After the War'
- Feb 22 2013 Assistant Professor Megan Taylor Named 2013 STaR Fellow
- Dec 5 2012 Promises Kept. SSU Alum Makes Veterans Day Donation to American Vets.
- Dec 5 2012 Brantley Bryant's New Essay Tells Why the Middle Ages Still Resonate Today
- Dec 5 2012 Comcast Interviews NewsMakers at SSU
- Dec 4 2012 Media Spotlight, Semester at Sea for SSU Professors
- Nov 19 2012 McNair Scholars - One Step at a Time Toward Grad School
- Nov 14 2012 Math Professor Jean Bee Chan Recognized for Meritorious Service
- Nov 14 2012 Cushman Honored with International Journal Editorship
- Oct 31 2012 Sonoma State Student Wins San Francisco Wine Tasting Competition
- Oct 12 2012 SSU Jazz Alums Get Five Stars in Downbeat Review
- Sep 12 2012 Without a Wetsuit - Math Professor Sam Brannen Versus the Icy Waters