THRIVING IVORY CONCERT - (left) ASP's annual Back to School Concert features Bay Area hit Thriving Ivory. Thurs., Sept. 24, 8 - 9:30 p.m. University Commons. (707) 664-2382. http://www.sonoma.edu/welcomeweek/week5.shtml.
DOGGY DAY - Social therapy dogs from the Bergin University, home of the Assistance Dog Institute, visit SSU to brighten spirits. Sat., Sept. 26, noon. Sauvignon Green. (707) 664-2382. http://www.sonoma.edu/as/asp/.
CAMPUS MOVIE FEST FINALE: A RED CARPET AFFAIR! - Sixteen chosen five-minute student films will premiere and compete for a chance to screen at the regional finale in San Francisco in November. The participants in SSU's first place film win engraved iPods. Teams in the regional finale have a chance of winning Apple computers and many other prizes . Sat., Sept 26, 8 - 11 p.m. (707) 664-2382. http://www.sonoma.edu/as/asp/.
LIGHT THE NIGHT WALK - Join JUMP in walking to raise money and awareness for The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Sat., Sept. 26, 5 - 7 p.m. Sign-up in the JUMP Office, located on the first floor of the Student Union. http://www.sonoma.edu/welcomeweek/week6.shtml.
THE ROLE OF RELIGIONS IN WAR - Professor of American Multicultural Studies Rashmi Singh explains the integral ways religion influences war. War and peace Lecture Series. Tues., Sept. 22, 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 and movies and setting up online access to all things library. Mon., Sept 21, 4 - 4:30 p.m. Tues., Sept 22, 3 - 3:30. Schulz Information Center 2016A. http://library.sonoma.edu/research/workshops.html.
RESEARCH ETHICS AND QUALITATIVE INQUIRY - Sociology professor Kathy Charmaz addresses the way sin which current discussions of research ethics in social science affect qualitative inquiry. Tues., Sept. 22, noon. Stevenson 2011. Social Science Brown Bag Series (707) 664-2112.
ARTS N' CRAFTS: JIM CHRISTENSEN - Jim Christensen produces many different types of objects and images and his work is in the collection of the de Young Museum. He is a recipient of the Fleishhacker Foundation Eureka Fellowship. His work has been exhibited at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts and the San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art. Arts 'n' Crafts Lecture Series as part of the Visiting Artist Lecture Series. Art and Art History Departments.Tues., Sept 22, noon - 12:55 p.m. ART 102. http://www.sonoma.edu/art/index.html.
THE APPORTIONMENT PROBLEM - (right) Professor of Mathematics Rick Luttman explains the various methods that have been used or proposed, and their flaws, for apportioning seats in the House of Representatives according to population. Weds., Sept. 23, 4 p.m. Darwin 103. M*A*T*H* Colloquium. (707) 664-2368. http://www.sonoma.edu/math.
BAUDELAIRE: LOVE AND LUST - Elit Fintushel presents a bi-lingual and music performance. Department of Modern Languages and Literatures. Weds., Sept. 23, 4 p.m. Schulz 3001. (707) 664-2351. http://www.sonoma.edu/Forlang/.
"BIG" DREAMS AND THE SCIENCE OF ONEIROGENESIS - Former president of the International Association for the Study of Dreams and prolific author Kelly Bulkeley uses "big dreams" - rare but intensely memorable dreams - as the starting point for deeper theoretical reflections of dreaming, as well as for oneirogenesis. Sat., Sept. 26, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Cooperage. Admission $25 (cash or check only) ($30 additional fee for 3 hours CE for Psychologists (APA), therapists and social workers (BBS), registration at the door). http://www.sonoma.edu/psychology/depth/events/2009.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. Sun., Sept. 20, 4 - 7 p.m. Warren Auditorium. http://sonoma.edu/sfi/schedule.html.
TULPAN - (left) (2008) Sergey Dvortsevoy's depiction of a desolate area in Kazakhstan where people who live in yurts herd their flocks was a winner of Cannes Film Prix Un Certain Regard. (Kazakh w/ English subtitles). Sonoma Valley Film Institute. Fri., Sept. 25, 7 - 10 p.m. Sun., Sept 27, 4 p.m. Warren Auditorium. (707) 664-2606. 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. Open Fri., Sept 11 - Sun., Oct 18. Tues. - Fri., 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.; Sat. and Sun., noon - 4 p.m. University Art Gallery. Carla Stone. (707) 664-2205. 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. Mon., August 17 - Fri., Oct. 30. Mon. - Fri., 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Sat., noon - 5 p.m. University Library Art Gallery. Karen Brodsky. (707) 664-4240.