ASP NOONER FEAT. THE DAVID LUNING - This 22 year old folk rock song writer is an up and coming star around the greater northern California having recently won the "best song" award at three different competitions. ASP Nooners. Tues., Oct. 20, noon. Darwin Quad. http://www.sonoma.edu/as/asp.
CAREER EXPO - The SSU School of Business & Economics and the Santa Rosa Chamber of Commerce present the second-annual Career and Internship EXPO. The EXPO offers employers the opportunity to connect with graduating seniors and meet upper division students exploring internship opportunities. Weds., Oct. 21, 5 - 7 p.m. Sarah Dove. (707) 664-2548.
INSECTA-PALOOZA! - Explore the fantastic world of insects up close and personal in the first annual open house by Sonoma State University's Entomology Outreach Program. A rare opportunity to view SSU's insect and other biological collections. Presentations for budding entomologists, expert gardeners and aquatic environment enthusiasts. Many family-friendly activities. Interactive labs with top-quality microscopes, lectures, garden tours, live insect zoo, displays and a silent auction. $10 individual; $5, children 10-17; children under 10 free. Sat., Oct. 24, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Darwin Hall. Frederique Lavoipierre (707) 664-2733. http://www.sonoma.edu/pubs/insectapalooza.html.
FORMATION AND EVOLUTION OF MASSIVE GALAXIES - Dr. Mariska Kriek of Princeton University will discuss the formation and evolution of massive galaxies. What Physicists Do Series. Mon., Oct. 19, 4 p.m. (707) 664-2119. http://www.phys-astro.sonoma.edu/wpd/
LOADING MOVIES ONTO YOUTUBE - Learn how to adjust file size and resolution and other tricks to make iMovie projects look their very best on YouTube. Library Workshops. Mon., Oct. 19, noon - 12:30 p.m. Schulz 2016C. http://library.sonoma.edu/research/workshops.html.
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. Library Workshop. Mon., Oct. 19, 4 - 4:30 p.m. Tues., Oct. 13, 3 - 3:30. Schulz 2016A. http://library.sonoma.edu/research/workshops.html.
ZSUZANNA BUDAPEST - Join Zsuzanna Budapest for a journey through the spiritual realm of the Wicca religion and the Dianic Feminist Witchcraft Tradition that she founded. Religion and Spirituality Lecture Series. Assosciated Student Productions and Recreational Sports. Tues., Oct 20, 7 p.m. Student Union MPR. (707) 664-4129. at www.sonoma.edu/as/asp.
ENDNOTE WEB - EndNote Web allows you to categorize your sources, make bibliographies on the fly, and it even has a "cite while you write" feature to keep you intellectually honest! This workshop will cover the basics to get you up and running. Library Workshop. Mon., Oct. 19, 12:15 - 1 p.m. Schulz 2016A. http://library.sonoma.edu/research/workshops.html.
iMOVIE/iDVD - Drop by the iMovie/iDVD class to brush up on importing footage, editing, preparing files for export and basic DVD authoring. Library Workshop. Tues., Oct. 20, noon - 12:30 p.m. Schulz 2016C. http://library.sonoma.edu/research/workshops.html.
VOICES OF CONSCIENCE - Ann Wright, USAR and US State Department (retired), examines the morality of warfare. War and Peace Lecture Series. Tues., Oct. 20, 4 - 5:15 p.m. Warren Auditorium, Ives 101. http://www.sonoma.edu/a&h/WP_Calendar.htm.
ARTS N' CRAFTS: CURTIS ARIMA - Curtis H. Arima is a recognized Metalsmith raised in the San Francisco Bay Area. He has been involved in art-education for over a decade, currently adjunct faculty at teaching the California College of the Arts. Arima's work ranges from organic forms using the language of gardening as a metaphor for self and society, and explorations that change meaning through materials and the hand in sculptural objects and jewelry. Arima earned a BFA from the California College of Arts and Crafts and a MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art. Visiting Artists Lecture Series. Tues., Oct. 20, noon. ART 102. (707) 664-2364. http://www.sonoma.edu/art/visitingartists/
GROWING POLYA'S ORCHARD - Bruce Cohen, San Francisco State University, discusses this question posed by Polya in 1918: "How thick much the truck of the trees in a regularly spaced circular orchard grow if they are to block completely the view from the center? Cohen explores this extremely rich problem considering a wide array of mathematical topics including integer lattices, number theory and transformational geometry. M*A*T*H* Colloquium. Weds., Oct. 21, 4 p.m. Darwin 103. (707) 664-2368. http://www.sonoma.edu/math
PHOTOSHOP - Become a semi-pro at image cropping, resizing, resolution and more to create that thoughtful eye candy you need to an A+ on your project. Library Workshop. Thurs., Oct. 22, noon - 12:30 p.m. Schulz 2016C. http://library.sonoma.edu/research/workshops.html.
THE WRITERS AT SONOMA - Yusef Komunyakaa, the Pulitzer Prize winning author of 16 books of poetry and Cara Weir's, director of the University of Masschusetts MFA program, will read from their recently released works "Warhorses" and "Selected Poems," respectively. The Writers at Sonoma Series. Thus., Oct. 22, 5:30 p.m. Schulz 3001.
Music and Theater
SSU JAZZ ENSEMBLE - The Concert Jazz Ensembles showcase the finest in classic and contemporary jazz compositions from around the world. Directed by Doug Leibinger. Thurs., Oct. 22, 7:30 p.m. Warren Auditorium, Ives 101. (707) 664-2353. www.sonoma.edu/performingarts/perf/
PERFORMING ARTS SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS CONCERT - A celebration of SSU's Music Department's award-winning student performers. Fri., Oct. 23, 1:15 p.m. Ives 119. (707) 664-2353. www.sonoma.edu/performingarts/perf/
FACULTY RECITAL: LAXMI TEWARI, INDIAN SINGER - Raga and Tala (melody and rhythm) of Indian classical music are imbued with spirituality. Join Laxmi Tewari for an intimate vocal performance and submerge yourself in tranquility and peace. $12 general, $10 faculty/alumni/staff, $8 seniors/ students, Free to SSU students. Sat., Oct. 24, 7:30 p.m. Ives 119. (707) 664-2353. www.sonoma.edu/performingarts/perf/
AGE OF CONSENT - (1969) In this Michael Powell film, James Mason plays a painter who returns to his roots on an island off the Great Barrier Reef. Also stars 23-year-old Helen Mirren in her first film appearance. Sonoma Film Institute. Sun., Oct. 18, 4 p.m. Warren Auditorium, Ives 101. (707) 664-2606. http://sonoma.edu/sfi/schedule.html.
WATERMELON WOMAN - (Cheryl Dunye, 1996) A video store clerk and would-be filmmaker becomes obsessed with uncovering the history of a star of the early "race" films, the so-called "Watermelon Woman." Sonoma Film Institute. Fri., Oct. 23, 7 p.m. Sun., Oct. 25, 4 p.m. Warren Auditorium, Ives 101. (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. Carla Stone. (707) 664-2205. www.sonoma.edu/artgallery/www.sonoma.edu/artgallery/.
LIVE-DANCE-PAINT - 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. Open Mon., August 17 - Fri., Oct. 30. Mon. - Fri., 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Sat., noon - 5 p.m. Karen Brodsky. (707) 664-4240.