Student research, scholarship and creative activity capitalize on the strength of the faculty and add currency to students' educational experience, says Provost Andrew Rogerson. Aiming to strengthen the major opportunities that undergraduate students at SSU have for compelling research, Rogerson this semester has funded 29 grants for faculty-student teams.
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Kristal Raheem is very passionate about promoting social justice and serving her community.
After witnessing her friends and peers drop out of school, she wanted to create an organization that would help students stay at SSU and earn a degree.
Emerita Professor Myrna Goodman, Sociology, has spent 17 years as a Holocaust and genocide scholar including serving as Director of the Center for the Study of the Holocaust and Genocide at SSU.
The issues confronting educators today are essentially the same as they were when she first began teaching about the Holocaust and genocide in 1997.
Looking for an exciting way to explore Sonoma County history? Then the University Library's Special Collections is the place to start. With thousands of unique primary materials, there are treasures on every aspect of North Bay history. With many items available online, you can start exploring from home.
The best place to start is with the collection materials from Sonoma County's famed historian Gaye LeBaron. The Gaye LeBaron Collection includes a truly eclectic range of items from letters to clippings to photographs, and more, organized into over 800 topics, many of which can be viewed online.
Kinesiology professor Lauren Morimoto has been named Director of Diversity and Inclusive Excellence at SSU. She applied for the position to reframe conversations about diversity - rather than something SSU "has" to do, as something SSU wants to do. Diversity promotes academic excellence and positive learning experiences for students in- and out- of underrepresented groups, she says.
Mo Phillips says she wakes up every day grateful she works at SSU.
Since 2000, Phillips has served as SSU's Associate Director of Student Development, prior to her current position she was a Residential Life Coordinator of Zinfandel Village from 1997 until taking her most current position.
As an Associate Director of Student Development she is responsible for supervising the Residential Life Coordinators who manage the continuing-student villages, which include Beaujolais, Tuscany, and Sauvignon East.
If 300 Northern California math teachers were supported by the North Bay Mathematics Project (NBMP) in summer 2013, how many K-12 students have benefitted from the Project's work over the past 10 years?
Tucked away in the back of the Facilities Department is the campus lock shop and the man who holds the keys to the kingdom that is Sonoma State--Mark Utarid.
Judging by the decorated workspace it is easy to see that Mark is definitely a fan of both cars and basketball. Cards of former players are neatly adhered to his desk and images of speeding cars fill the majority of empty wall space.
Although Mark has made this space his own, work is also done around the clock. Mark is in and out, sometimes making 10 to 15 service calls a day as a locksmith for Sonoma State's Facilities/Lock Shop Department. At times he has made up to 50 service calls in a single day.
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.
The new Pacific War Memorial installation at Sonoma State University's Holocaust and Genocide Memorial Grove is designed to remember those victims, to educate and inform general public opinion on the history of the war in the Pacific, 1931-1945, and to offer a measure of peace and reconciliation for survivors of those atrocities and families of victims.
Newly elected Associated Students President, Mac Hart, has big plans for Sonoma State University. Now entering his senior year at SSU, he was elected in Spring 2013. His running mate, Anthony Gallino, was elected as Executive Vice President.
Hart plans to improve upon the accountability of the Associated Students. He is dismayed by the disconnect between student representatives and the student body that elected them in the first place. Moving forward, he is also hoping to improve communication between student run organizations, as several overlap at with shared visions or goals.
Dr. Patrick Jackson has been with the Criminology & Criminal Justice Studies Program for more than 23 years. He is founding editor of an online scholarly journal, the Western Criminology Review, and teaches criminology, research methods, juvenile justice, and the senior capstone course. He has written a book, articles and chapters on wide-ranging topics and reports based on federal and state grants.
His latest publication is a dramaturgical analysis of how people manage their identities in a dog park. His current research uses photo elicitation interview techniques to understand the role of animals and animal-assisted therapy in the developing lives of foster youth.
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- Mar 26 2014 Research Matters: Provost Funds 29 Projects for Student, Faculty Teams
- Feb 11 2014 Nu Beta Mu - Bringing Business to Black Students
- Jan 10 2014 Myrna Goodman - On the Frontlines of Holocaust Education
- Dec 16 2013 Special Collections - Treasures from the North Bay's History
- Nov 22 2013 Lauren Morimoto - Reframing Diversity
- Nov 12 2013 Q&A With Mo Phillips: Loving Every Minute at SSU
- Nov 6 2013 North Bay Math Project: Solving A Great Math Problem Regionally
- Oct 1 2013 Mark Utarid - SSU Key Master
- Sep 13 2013 John Michael Vincent Coralde: Dreams of Helping His Native Land
- Sep 3 2013 Pacific War Memorial
- Jul 29 2013 Gentleman Farmer Heading Associated Students This Year
- May 2 2013 Pat Jackson - Inside Criminal Justice
- Apr 22 2013 Brantley Bryant - Rebooting the Middle Ages for the 21st Century
- Apr 2 2013 Mac Hart - Sprouting Connections
- Mar 21 2013 Missy Brunetta - Problem Solver
- Mar 6 2013 Jamila Dozier - Service with a Smile
- Feb 20 2013 Martha Dunlop Peterson - Chronicling Life's Journey
- Feb 11 2013 Armand Gilinksy - A Special Case
Jan 24 2013
Professor Ben Ford Does
the Math...and More
- Jan 4 2013 Marylu Mattson - Hutchins pioneer
- Dec 5 2012 Claudia Luke - A Bridge Between Individuals and the Environment
- Nov 7 2012 Mark Fabionar - "Cultivating a Community"
- Oct 26 2012 Genevieve Sullivan - Making Things JUMP
- Oct 17 2012 Jeffrey Reeder - Spanish guru
- Sep 25 2012 Merlin Hanauer - "Poverty Traps"
- Sep 12 2012 Lynn Cominsky - Physics Diva
- Aug 24 2012 Carlos Pena - Spirit of SSU
- Jul 24 2012 Christopher Dinno Honored with Facilities Managers Recognition Award
- Jul 17 2012 Troy Cullison - Making Re-entry Count
- Jun 22 2012 EXCEL for Youth Turns 30!
- Jun 6 2012 Punya Droz - Cambodian Angel
- May 4 2012 Volt - Small But Mighty
- Apr 23 2012 Organization Development - Mastering the Future
- Apr 13 2012 Deidre Tubb - A Passion for Composting
- Apr 4 2012 Father of Free Speech Memorial Planned
- Mar 19 2012 Kim Hester Williams - "Minstrel Acts"
- Mar 9 2012 Cultural Resources Mgmt. - 30th Anniv.
- Feb 16 2012 Christina Baker - Oscar Irony
- Feb 6 2012 Black Scholars United - Empowerment
- Jan 27 2012 Gavin Moloney - Ramen to Romaine
- Jan 18 2012 Sherri Anderson - Serendipity Calls
- Jan 4 2012 Jessica Parker - Tech-Savvy Teachers
- Dec 5 2011 Alexandra von Meier - "Green" Goddess
- Nov 29 2011 Kristel England - Pathways from Poverty
- Nov 16 2011 Kim Liaz - Out of the Comfort Zone
- Nov 4 2011 Heidi LaMoreaux - Personal Geographies
- Oct 25 2011 Brian Wilson - Masterful Music
- Oct 13 2011 John Sullins - Rethinking Robots
- Oct 6 2011 Ramona Indrebo - Advocating for Elderly
- Sep 16 2011 Natalie Hambalek, Hearst Scholar
- Aug 26 2011 Andy Collinsworth: A Musical Leader
- Jun 15 2011 Nadir Vissanjy: Harvard Bound
- May 12 2011 Daisy Meyer, Graduating Senior
- Apr 6 2011 SSU Welcomes a New Career Advisor
- Feb 17 2011 John Sullins Receives IACAP Award
- Feb 11 2011 ΦΒΔ Honoring Internationalism
- Jan 27 2011 Pena Honored for His Community Service
- Jan 9 2011 Advancing World Harmony With Music
- Nov 15 2010 Keeping it Dramatic with Judy Navas
- Oct 26 2010 Sean O'Neill - An Eagle Among Us
- Oct 12 2010 Doug Leibinger, Jazz Program Director
- Sep 15 2010 Brandy Harris, Recipient of William Randolph Hearst / CSU Trustees' Award
- Aug 25 2010 Behind the Scenes with Don Romesburg
- Jun 24 2010 SSU Soccer Coach Offers Expert World Cup Commentary on KBBF 89.1 FM