MEET THE BIOLOGY FACULTY- Biology majors are encouraged to meet the various members of the Biology department faculty. Biology Colloquium. Tues., Sept. 8, 12 - 1 p.m. Darwin 103. (707) 664-2189. http://www.sonoma.edu/biology/home/colloquium.shtml.
FOR THE BIBLE TELLS ME SO - (left) Dan Karslake's provocative, entertaining documentary "For the Bible Tells Me So" (2007) reconciles homosexuality and Biblical scripture, and in the process reveals that Church-sanctioned anti-gay bias is based almost solely upon a significant (and often malicious) misinterpretation of the Bible. ASP Religion and Spirituality Lecture Series. Tues., Sept. 8, 7 p.m. Student Union MPR. http://www.sonoma.edu/as/asp/more/0908700.shtml. (707) 664-2382.
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. Tues., Sept 8, 3 - 3:30 p.m. Schulz 2016A. http://library.sonoma.edu/research/workshops.html.
THE MEDIA OF POLITICS OF WAR: FROM THE NORTH BAY TO AFGHANISTAN - (right) Author and media critic Norman Solomon explores the interplay between the media and modern wars. Tues., Sept. 8, 4 - 5:15 p.m. Warren Auditorium, Ives 101. (707) 664-2543. http://www.sonoma.edu/a&h/WP_Calendar.htm.
INTERNATIONAL SERVICES WELCOME RECEPTION - A welcome event for all new and returning international students and SSU students returning from study abroad! As always, any domestic students who wish to greet our visiting international and returning study abroad students are also welcome to join in the festivities. Hosted by SSU International Services and the International Education Exchange Council. Weds., Sept. 9, 3 - 5 p.m. International Services Office. http://www.sonoma.edu/welcomeweek/week3.shtml
COMEDY AND FREE PIZZA NIGHT - (left) The latest ASP comedy event features Ali Mafi, the self-proclaimed "only gay, fat, Muslim stand-up comic" in America, and host David Studebaker. ASP Free Pizza Comedy Series. Thurs., Sept. 10, 8 - 10 p.m. http://www.sonoma.edu/welcomeweek/week3.shtml.
AROUND THE WORLD IN 90 MINUTES - In his seven continents digital slide show, Around the World in 90 Minutes, Marty Essen high-energy show takes his audience on an unforgettable worldwide adventure, packed with rare and interesting wildlife. Presented by Associated Student Productions. Thurs., Sept. 10, 7 - 9 p.m. Warren Auditorum, Ives 101. http://www.sonoma.edu/as/asp/more/0910700.shtml
QUEER STRAIGHT ALLIANCE STUDENT, STAFF AND FACULTY OPEN HOUSE/ RECEPTION - Get to know students, staff, faculty, allies and resources in the GLBTQ campus community. Beverages and light snacks will be provided. Thurs., Sept 3, noon to 12:50 p.m. http://www.sonoma.edu/welcomeweek/week2.shtml.
THE CURIOUS MASCOT OF THE FUSION PROJECT- MEDITATIONS ON FLEXING, DUALIZING POLYHEDRA - Benjamin Wells, University of San Francisco, discusses the The Fusion Project, a research program at USF that seeks to bring 7th grade math classes to the art of the de Young Museum (and vice versa). Weds., 4 p.m. Darwin 103. (707) 664-2368. www.sonoma.edu/math.
THEATER OF WAR - (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 which was presented by The Public Theater/NY Shakespeare Festival in Central Park in the summer of 2006. Sonoma Valley Film Institute. Thurs., Sept. 9, 7 p.m. Sun., Sept 13, 4 p.m. Warren Auditorium. (707) 664-2606. http://sonoma.edu/sfi/schedule.html.
$1 MOVIE NIGHT: TAKING WOODSTOCK - (left) Based on the memoirs of Elliot Tiber, this comedy stars Demetri Martin, who inadvertently played a role in the making 1969's Woodstock Music festival into the famed happening it was. Tickets are $1 and are available at the Student Union Front Desk. Weds., Sept. 9, 7 - 9:30 p.m. Rialto Cinema, Santa Rosa. http://www.sonoma.edu/welcomeweek/week3.shtml.
AWAY WE GO - (2009) Verona (Maya Rudolph) and Burt (John Krasinski) are an unmarried couple in their thirties, who expecting their first child, travel around the U.S. and Canada in search of the perfect place to call home and raise their child. Scene It Movie Night. Sat., Sept. 12, 9 p.m. Warren Auditorium. (707) 664 2815. www.sonoma.edu/as/asp.
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. Open 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. http://www.sonoma.edu/artgallery/
LIVE-DANCE-PAINT - (right) Ceija Stojka's "Live-Dance-Paint" 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. View the interactive exhibit guide at http://library.sonoma.edu/about/gallery.php. Details on tours, receptions and a Romani film series at http://library.sonoma.edu/about/gallery.html. Open Aug. 17 - Oct. 30. Mon. - Fri., 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Sat., noon - 5 p.m. University Library Art Gallery, Karen Brodsky. (707) 664-4240.