CAMPUS MOVIE FEST - Everyone is invited to join in on the movie making process especially those who have never previously handled a camcorder and worked with film editing software. It only takes a group of four to sign up as a film making team. The films can be comedies, dramas, science fiction, action and adventure, thrillers and documentaries; the possibilities are endless. This year there will be a category for faculty and staff films. Sign up by Tues., Sept. 15. (707) 664-2382. http://www.sonoma.edu/as/asp/more/cmf.shtml.
INMOTION/ CLIMBING WALL FREE WEEK - (left) InMotion is hosting a free week of group fitness classes for SSU students. Classes from Kickboxing to yoga to indoor cycling to group strength training. Students must present SSU ID card. Mon., Sept. 14 - Thurs., Sept. 17, 6 a.m. - midnight. http://www.sonoma.edu/welcomeweek/week4.shtml.
FRENCH POETRY READING - French poet Madame Claudine Helft will read "Avec des 'si,'" "Une indecente eternite," and "Un divorce d'amour." Presented by the Department of Modern Languages and Literature. Mon., Sept. 14, 4 - 6 p.m. Schulz 3001. (707) 664-2351. http://www.sonoma.edu/Forlang/.
GOT MONKEYS? - Professor of Anthropology Karin Enstam Jaffe explores recent results from field and captive primate research. Biology Colloquium. Tues., Sept. 15, 12 - 1 p.m. Darwin 103. (707) 664-2189. http://www.sonoma.edu/biology/home/colloquium.shtml.
THE EXPERIENCE OF WAR - Professor of Anthropology John Wingard discusses the integral ways in which human are affected by warfare. Tues., Sept. 15, 4 - 5:15 p.m. Warren Auditorium, Ives 101. (707) 664-2543. http://www.sonoma.edu/a&h/WP_Calendar.htm
LIBRARY WORKSHOP: ARTICLES, BOOKS & BEYOND - Articles, Books & Beyond is a workshop designed to lead students through the joy of finding top-notch full-text articles online, locating books & movies and setting up your online access to all things library. Mon., Sept 14, 4 - 4:30 p.m. Tues., Sept 15, or 3 - 3:30. Schulz 2016A. http://library.sonoma.edu/research/workshops.html.
WHY DO WE TEACH THIS STUFF ANYWAY? A BRIEF HISTORY OF SCHOOL MATH - Eric Hsu, San Francisco State University, explains how did algebra became the course that it did and how has it changed over the years. Who put those topics in and kept other topics out? Which aspects of the school mathematics curricula are coherent and which aspects are historical accidents? These are important issues to ponder, especially in light of the recent emphasis on moving Algebra to 8th grade and its use as a gatekeeper for graduation and college. M*A*T*H* Colloquium. Weds., Sept. 16, 4 p.m. Darwin 103. (707) 664-2368. http://www.sonoma.edu/math
LIBRARY WORKSHOP: ENDNOTE WEB - This workshop covers the basics of EndNote Web, a program that categorizes sources, makes bibliographies on the fly and even has a "cite while you write" feature. Weds., Sept 16, 12:15 - 1 p.m. Schulz 2016A. http://library.sonoma.edu/research/workshops.html
LIBRARY WORKSHOP: PHOTOSHOP - Become a semi-pro at image cropping, resizing, resolution and more to create that thoughtful eye candy you need to get an A+ in your project. Tues., Sept 15, noon - 12:30 p.m. Schulz 2016C. http://library.sonoma.edu/research/workshops.html
MONICA CANILAO WITH LISA SOLOMON - (right) Canilao's interest in the ideas of home, community and the passage of time are sewn delicately together in her large paper and fabric structures, installations and sculptures. She attended the California College of Arts and Crafts, where she received her BFA in illustration. Solomon combines textiles, thread, pattern, installation and drawing, often creating iconographic images of domestic interiors. She received her MFA in 2003 from Mills College in Oakland, California, where she now lives and works. Arts 'n' Crafts Lecture Series presented by SSU's Art and Art History Departments as part of the Visiting Artist Lecture Series. Tues., Sept 15, noon - 12:55 p.m. ART 102. http://www.sonoma.edu/art/index.html
HOW TO MAXIMIZE YOUR BUZZ - Duane Browni explores the differences between being buzzed and drunk, the truths of alcohol and how a six pack of beer is equivalent to six pounds of bleu cheese. Sept. 16, 7 - 8:30 p.m. (707) 664-2382. http://www.sonoma.edu/welcomeweek/week4.shtml.
BREAKING THE ERROR FLOOR OF LDPC CODES - Venkat Anantharam, University of California at Berkeley, explores the "error floor." Engineering Science Lecture Series. Thurs., Sept 14, 4 - 5:30 p.m. http://www.sonoma.edu/engineering/lecture_series/
WE ARE THE ONES WE HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR - Zakiya Harris, founder of Grind for the Green, discusses ways to engage people of color in the growing green economy. Feminist Lecture Series. Thurs., Sept. 17, noon. Don Romesburg. (707) 664-2574. firstname.lastname@example.org. Rachel Carson 20.
WHO SAYS COMPETITION CAN'T BE FUNNY? SF COMEDY COMPETITION - The 33rd Annual San Francisco Comedy Competition in its preliminary round involves 15 comedians who have seven minutes to win over audiences and a chance at $30,000 in prize money. Associated Student Productions. Free to SSU students, $10 for general admission. Tickets at the door. Thurs., Sept. 17, 8 p.m. Evert B. Person Theater. (707) 664-2382. http://www.sonoma.edu/as/asp/more/0917800.shtml
PUBLIC VIEWING AT THE OBSERVATORY - Amateur and professional astronomers can find a tour of the center of the Milky Way Galaxy. Fri., Sept 18, 8 - 10 p.m. Sonoma State Observatory, at the southeast corner of campus. http://phys-astro.sonoma.edu/publicviewingnight.shtml
THEATER OF WAR - (left) (John Walter, 2008) Documentary with Meryl Streep and Kevin Kline about the Tony Kushner adaptation of the Bertolt Brecht masterpiece Mother Courage and Her Children presented by The Public Theater/NY Shakespeare Festival in Central Park in the summer of 2006. Sonoma Valley Film Institute. Sun., Sept 13, 4 p.m. Warren Auditorium. (707) 664-2606. http://sonoma.edu/sfi/schedule.html
THE GATES - (2007) Albert Maysles and Antonio Ferrara's documentary on Christo and Jeanne-Claude's public art project of 7503 fabric paneled gates that was up in Central Park in the winter of 2005. Sonoma Film Institute. Sat., Sept. 18, 7 - 10 p.m. Sun., Sept. 20, 4 - 7 p.m. Warren Auditorium. http://sonoma.edu/sfi/schedule.html
USED - University Art Gallery hosts a gala reception to open USED, an art exhibit exploring nontraditional materials that were intended for purposes other than making a work of art. Five California artists- Jedidiah Caesar, Christine Lee, Kristina Lewis, Scott MacLeod and Scott Oliver- are featured. Fri., Sept 11 - Sun., Oct 18. Tues. - Fri., 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.; Sat. and Sun., noon - 4 p.m. Carla Stone. (707) 664-2205. www.sonoma.edu/artgallery/www.sonoma.edu/artgallery/.
LIVE-DANCE-PAINT - (right) Ceija Stojka's exhibit depicts her life as a traveling Romani woman before and after World War II, the trauma she and other Roma experienced in the Nazi concentration camps of Auschwitz, RavensbrÅck, and Bergen-Belsen, and the hope she has for future generations to overcome oppression. Open Mon., Aug. 17 - Fri., Oct. 30. Mon. - Fri., 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Sat., noon - 5 p.m. Karen Brodsky. (707) 664-4240.