SAAC and Donate Life California
SSU student-athletes are participating in the National Donation Campus Challenge, a partnership between organ and tissue donation organizations and college, universities, and other post-secondary institutions across the nation, says Jennifer Russo, President of the Sonoma State University Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC).
SAAC is organizing and leading the on-campus effort and will work specifically with the California Donor Transplant Network (CDTN). The campaign runs until Fri., Nov. 20 and the student-athletes have a goal of reaching beyond SSU to all of Sonoma County. "As student-athletes, community outreach is something we are emphasizing this year," said Russo, a senior on the women's basketball team.
Potential donors can sign up online through a link on the SSU Athletics website. Student-athletes will also be tabling each week. Several upcoming athletic games have been designated as "Donor Games" to promote the campaign and create donor awareness. Community members that attend the following games can earn free admission by signing up as an organ and tissue donor:
• Sat., Oct. 10- Volleyball vs. UCSD, 7 p.m., Wolves' Den
• Sun.,Oct. 11, Men's Soccer vs. CSULA, 11:30 a.m., Seawolf Field
• Sun.,Oct. 11, Women's Soccer vs. CSULA, 2 p.m., Seawolf Field
For more information, visit the Donate Life California/SSU website.
Undergraduate Research Grants Available
As a part of its allocation of Instructionally Related Activity fees, the Fee Advisory Committee has funded the Undergraduate Research Grant Program for the 2009-2010 academic year. These research grants are designed to aid undergraduates with expenses they may incur in their research projects, such as supplies, equipment, or travel to present their research at professional or scholarly meetings. The maximum award is $750 per grant.
To qualify, a research project must be supported by a faculty sponsor and must be directly related to a class in which the student is enrolled.
Faculty members are encouraged to make this information available to students who are engaged in or considering independent research projects. Guidelines and application forms are available in the Academic Affairs Office, located in Stevenson 1041, or on the Academic Affairs website. The priority deadline for applications is Fri., Oct. 30. For further information contact David Hartranft at 4-2237 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.