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conner flyerThe University Art Gallery at Sonoma State University is hosting "YES! Glue: A Half-Century of Collage by Bruce and Jean Conner" Feb. 18 through March 13, with a free opening reception Thursday, Feb. 18, 5-7 p.m. Jean Conner presents a free walkthrough of the exhibition Thursday, March 3 at noon.

table of vegetablesA group of Sonoma State University alumni have taken the next step in making their dream a reality with the creation of Farmster, a nonprofit dedicated to sustainable living and food security.

lynn cominskyFor the first time, scientists have observed ripples in the fabric of spacetime called gravitational waves, arriving at the earth from a cataclysmic event in the distant universe. This confirms a major prediction of Albert Einstein's 1915 general theory of relativity and opens an unprecedented new window onto the cosmos.

Sonoma State University professor Lynn Cominsky is part of the team that made the observation.

SSU Recital Series Showcases Music Faculty

February 10, 2016 12:26 PM

Dave Len ScottSonoma State University trumpet instructor Dave Len Scott dons his most comfortable shoes when he plays John Coltrane's iconic "Giant Steps" with pianist Ken Cook in Schroeder Hall at Sonoma State's Green Music Center Feb. 28 at 7:30 p.m. Scott's performance is part of the university's faculty recital series, which runs Feb. 21 through April 3.

SSU student Michelle Kavata in front of a Haitian hospitalSonoma State University student Michelle Kavata recently returned from Haiti, where she helped set up a virtual doctor's office in a rural area of the developing nation--and received college credit for doing so.

women's tennis player playingSonoma State University sports update, Feb. 2-9. Women's Tennis begins season 2-0, Men's Tennis loses three, Softball wins one of four, Men's Basketball loses two, Women's Basketball loses two and Baseball loses two.

group photo with students and state officialsSonoma State University students are one step closer to mastering the art of lobbying after attending the California Higher Education Student Summit (CHESS). Last year, their efforts helped acquire millions more in state funding for the California State University system.

Judy SakakiPresident Ruben Armiñana has invited Sonoma State University students, faculty and staff to meet incoming president Dr. Judy K. Sakaki on Friday, Feb. 12.

Dr. Sakaki will join SSU as its seventh president and as the second woman to hold that post. In the future other opportunities will be available for the alumni and community to meet Dr. Sakaki. She assumes the presidency on July 1, 2016.

Read more about Dr. Sakaki at http://www.sonoma.edu/newscenter/2016/01/csu-trustees-appoint-judy-k-sakaki-as-president-of-sonoma-state-university.html

lowcosthealthexams-thumb-160x105-3147.jpgLow cost physical examinations and health appraisals for well adults and children are available through the SSU Nursing Department's Family Nurse Practitioner Program. The exams are supervised by nursing faculty and performed by Family Nurse Practitioner students who are registered nurses enrolled in the nursing Master's program.

baseball player hits homerunSonoma State University sports update, Jan. 26 to Feb. 2. Baseball starts season 1-2, Men's Basketball spits two, Women's Basketball loses two, and Softball named preseason favorite for CCAA title.

pond in front of tuscany villageSonoma State University has been named in a list of 35 great value colleges with beautiful campuses by Great College Values. Sonoma State is ranked at No. 17, one of only three California schools to make the list.

mira sorvinoAcademy Award winning actress Mira Sorvino, a United Nations and Amnesty International ambassador in the fight against human trafficking, is the keynote speaker in this year's H. Andrea Neves and Barton Evans Social Justice Lecture Series at Sonoma State University. She speaks Feb. 23 at 7:30 p.m. in Weill Hall at the Green Music Center.

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