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kahil el'zabarThe spring 2017 Jazz Forum at Sonoma State University features free performances by internationally known percussionist and composer Kahil El'Zabar and his Ethnic Heritage Ensemble, the multi-talented George Young, jazz guitarist John Stowell and many others in the Green Music Center.

faithThe spring 2017 Queer Studies Lecture Series at Sonoma State University includes a special lecture by Faith Cheltenham, activist and president of the non-profit "BiNet USA." Cheltenham was highlighted by the White House in 2012 as one of their "Women Working to Do Good" and invited to stand with President Obama as he signed an executive order barring federal contractors from discriminating against LGBT employees in 2014. Lectures are held on Mondays, 12:05-12:55 p.m. in Ives 101. Admission is free, parking on campus is $5-$8.

zooSonoma State University's Biology Colloquium features exciting lectures on gut microbiota, ocean acidification effects on coastal marine species, zoo animal behavior and more. The series culminates with a presentation by Dr. Imilce A. Rodriguez-Fernandez from the Buck Institute on fruit flies and their intestinal stem cells. Lectures take place on Tuesdays, noon to 1 p.m. in Darwin 103. Admission is free, parking on campus is $5-$8.

computer motherboard pc wiresThe Sonoma State University Engineering Lecture Series features lectures on supercomputers, startups and electric motors. Lectures are the first and third Thursdays in Salazar Hall, room 2009A, 4:30-5:30 p.m. Admission is free, parking is $5-$8 on campus.

basketball win celebrationSeawolf sports update, Jan.11-17: Men's basketball upsets No. 11 UC San Diego (Div. I) and continues five-game winning streak; women's basketball loses some tough ones; men's tennis gets swept by Div. I rival, Saint Mary's.

csu logoThe State Water Resources Control Board has awarded the California State University $2.3 million to support the university's effort to help California's underserved and disadvantaged communities manage their water more effectively.

mens bball 2017Seawolf sports update, Dec.30-Jan.10: Men's basketball is the No. 1 Division II defense in the nation and continues three game win streak; women's basketball breezes by Stanislaus State.

Top 10 SSU News Stories of 2016

December 22, 2016 10:48 AM

top 10 news stories of 2016 photo collageWith a new president arriving in July, 2016 was a year of changes for Sonoma State. Student-athletes set a record for highest GPA for the second consecutive year; the University and its faculty received many awards and grants; some construction projects were started, and some were redirected. Overall, 2016 set the stage for a momentous, student-focused year to come in 2017.

steveconnell.jpgAcclaimed poet, comedian and motivational speaker Steve Connell has performed for world leaders, renowned artists and Oprah Winfrey, and will bring his unique talents to Sonoma State University for a performance in Warren Auditorium in Ives Hall on Tuesday. Feb. 7 at 7:30 p.m.

kylie kiechSeawolf sports update, Dec. 14-20: Men and women's basketball fall in heartbreakers against Chico State; baseball's Sonoma State alum Jeff Tudor sworn in as the youngest police chief in San Leandro history.

werner herzog's lo and behold .jpgWerner Herzog's new film, "Lo and Behold, Reveries of the Connected World," opens the Sonoma Film Institute's fall 2017 season at Sonoma State University. It explores the digital landscape with a fervent curiosity that has characterized Herzog's recent documentaries.

ASC group receives Governor's AwardAfter receiving an award from the Governor's office, a cultural heritage project involving Sonoma State University, Caltrans, the Kashaya Pomo tribe and California State Parks is being hailed as a model for government agencies in preserving Native American cultural heritage in other states and at the federal level.

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