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robert eylerDr. Robert Eyler has been named Dean of the School of Extended and International Education at Sonoma State University. The former Sonoma State Economics Department Chair has served as interim Dean for the past year and was selected for the permanent position after a national search.

GMC bookThe 16-year history of the pioneering effort to build the Donald and Maureen Green Music Center at Sonoma State University has been published in a 200-page hardcover book. Now available to the general public, "For the Love of Music" is full of history from the nearly two decades-long effort to fund and build the world-class performing arts facility on the Rohnert Park campus.

CALS students with professorA group of Sonoma State University students were recognized for their accomplishments after participating in a panel at the National Association for Chicana and Chicano Studies (NACCS) conference in Denver this April.

commencement cap, "to infinity and beyond"Sonoma State University will award degrees to more than 2,000 graduates of the Class of 2016 at its 55th annual commencement ceremonies on Saturday, May 21. This is Ruben Armiñana's 24th and final commencement, as he will retire from his position as President of Sonoma State University on June 30. The event historically draws more than 10,000 people to the Commencement Lawn on the Rohnert Park campus. Ceremonies will be held rain or shine. A video broadcast of the ceremony will be streamed live Saturday on campus in the Student Center and Seawolf Plaza and will be available for viewing online at sonoma.edu.

scott alexanderSonoma State University sports update May 11-17. Pitcher Scott Alexander makes it to the big league club; accolades continue to pile up for baseball, tennis.

t logo cube, 2014 satelliteSonoma State University has received a $200,000 award from NASA to design, build and launch its second tiny satellite, this time to perform global monitoring of vegetation from space.

wine spectator learning center renderingRoy and Rachael Cecchetti of Cecchetti Wine Company have donated $200,000 in support of Sonoma State University's Wine Spectator Learning Center, a state-of-the-art education complex and future home of the Wine Business Institute slated to open in summer 2017.

Kathleen ChaviraThe California State University is pleased to announce the appointment of Kathleen Chavira as assistant vice chancellor for Advocacy and State Relations effective August 1. Chavira is currently the staff director to the Senate Education Committee in Sacramento, advising the Senate on policy and budgetary issues with a particular focus on higher education.

men's golf teamSonoma State University sports update, May 4-10. Men's golf knocked out of NCAA Regionals, but one Seawolf goes on to national individual tournament; two Seawolves snag All-Region honors in Softball; baseball, women's golf and women's track & field seasons come to an end.

Hannah Ingwerson dancingIt was a longshot. "Like a No. 16-seed reaching the Final Four," says proud professor Kristen Daley. But Sonoma State University senior Hannah Ingwerson defied the odds this year to make it to the big dance -- literally. This summer, her dance piece, "For Example," will be performed at the American College Dance Association (ACDA) National Conference at the Kennedy Center in Washington DC.

softball team gives high fivesSonoma State University sports update April 27-May 3. Softball knocked out of CCAA Tournament, but snags bid into NCAA Tourney; water polo boasts eight postseason awards; and men's golf team records two all-conference honors; baseball splits two doubleheaders with Stanislaus.

solar picnic table and generatorA solar-powered "smart" picnic table and silent solar-powered power generator are on display this week at Sonoma State University. The student projects are two of more than 100 that will be presented at the annual University Research Symposium on Wednesday, May 4, 4-6:30 p.m. in the Student Center Ballroom. Both are projects of students in the Engineering Science Department and will be on display in the quad between Darwin and Stevenson halls, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. through Friday, May 6.

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