BIG CAT SHOW - (left) During this program you may see a cougar, African leopard, cheetah, snow leopard, ocelot, Siberian lynx, Canada lynx, servile, caracal or an extremely rare king cheetah. Each cat is shown on the stage as information about its habits, habitat and threats is shared with the audience. While not a circus act, natural behaviors like climbing, leaping and hunting are demonstrated in a safe and exciting manner. Associated Student Productions. Weds., Nov., 4, 7 p.m. (707) 664.2382. http://www.sonoma.edu/as/asp/more/1104700.shtml
PROJECT FREELAND - "Project Freeland" is a dynamic hip hop theater solo show written and performed by Ariel Luckey, directed by Margo Hall and scored by Ryan Luckey. The audience follows a young white man's search for his roots as it takes him from the streets of Oakland to the prairies of Wyoming on an unforgettable journey into the heart of American history. Free Land weaves spoken word poetry, acting, dance and hip hop music into a compelling performance that challenges us to take an unflinching look at the truth buried in the soil of our country. Assosciated Student Productions. Thurs., Nov. 5, 7:30 p.m. Ives 101, Warren Auditorium. http://www.sonoma.edu/as/asp/more/1105730.shtml
FREE BOWLING NIGHT - Double Decker Lanes and Associated Students Productions team up once again to present free bowling the first Thursday of every month. Thurs., Nov. 5, 10 - 12 p.m. http://www.sonoma.edu/as/asp/more/bowling.shtml
THE MILKY WAY'S HIDDEN PAST - Constance Rockosi, University of California at Santa Cruz, will talk about what we've discovered about our Galaxy's hidden past and how we can use that past to connect observations of the early universe with the galaxies we see today. What Physicists Do Series. Mon., Nov. 2, 4 p.m. (707) 664-2119. http://www.phys-astro.sonoma.edu/wpd/
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 your online access to all things library. Library Workshop. Mon., Nov. 2, 4 - 4:30 p.m. Tues., Nov. 3, 3 - 3:30. Schulz 2016A. http://library.sonoma.edu/research/workshops.html
EMOTIONAL COMPETENCE IN CHILDREN - Carolyn Saarni, Counseling, discusses her recent work, "Promoting Emotional Competence in Children and Youth." Emotional competence consists of eight skills that develop interdependently in the child, and these will be briefly described in the talk. Although children are resilient, to develop optimally they need responsive environments (families, peers, schools, and communities). In some key ways, our current society is not especially responsive to children's emotional developmental needs, and what will be addressed in this talk are some significant ways that parents, mentors, care-providers, and community members can facilitate the development of emotional competence. Social Science Brown Bag series, Nov. 3, noon to 1 p.m., Stevenson 2011. Bring lunch, a drink, and join faculty, staff, students, and interested others hear about current work by faculty in the School of Social Sciences.
THE UNITED NATIONS: UNSUNG HERO OR VAIN HOPE? - Jim Wilkinson, Former Deputy US Representative to the Security Council, discusses the realities of the United Nations. War and Peace Lecture Series. Tues., Nov. 3, 4 - 5:15 p.m. Warren Auditorium, Ives 101. http://www.sonoma.edu/a&h/WP_Calendar.htm
ARTS N' CRAFTS JOHN ROLOFF - John Roloff is a visual artist who works conceptually with site, process and natural systems. Roloff is known primarily for his outdoor kiln/ furnace projects done from the late 1970's to the early 1990's as well as other large-scale environmental and gallery installations investigating geologic and natural phenomena. Visiting Artists Lecture Series. SSU Art and Art History Department. Tues., Nov. 3, noon. ART 102. (707) 664-2364. http://www.sonoma.edu/art/visitingartists/
UNSOLVABILITY IN MATHEMATICS - Jennifer Chubb, University of San Francisco, explores why it is far easier to show that a problem is solvable than that a problem is unsolvable. M*A*T*H* Colloquium. Weds., Nov. 4, 4 p.m. Darwin 103. (707) 664-2368. http://www.sonoma.edu/math
TRENDS IN CARDIOVASCULAR DEVICES - Matt Birdsall, Cardio Vascular S&T Director of Engineering & Bakken Fellow for Medtronic, discusses the future of cardiovascular technology. Engineering Science Lecture Series. Thurs., Nov. 5, 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. http://www.sonoma.edu/engineering/lecture_series/
Music and Theater
HIGH SCHOOL CHORAL INVITATIONAL - Each fall, High School choirs from across Sonoma and northern Marin counties are invited to the university to sing for each other, receive written comments and work with a guest clinician. Thurs., Nov. 5, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Ives Concert Hall 119. Robert Worth. (707) 664-2218. http://www.sonoma-choral.org/
MEL GRAVES SCHOLARSHIP CONCERT- The SSU Jazz Faculty, some of the Bay Area's finest jazz musicians, present a spectacular evening of original music for the annual Mel Graves Scholarship Concert. Performers include Doug Leibinger, trombone; Bob Afifi, flute; Pete Estabrook, trumpet; Jim Rothermel, saxophone; John Simon, piano; George Marsh, percussion; Randy Vincent, guitar; and special guests. $15 suggested donation. Sat., Nov. 7, 7:30 p.m. Ives 101, Warren Auditorium. (707) 664-2235. http://www.sonoma.edu/performingarts/
OBLIVION - (Heddy Honigmann, 2008) A quirky documentary on the invisible citizens of Lima, Peru as they deal with the revolving door of presidents and the scandals of the last few decades. Sonoma Film Institute. Fri., Nov. 6, 7 p.m. Sun., Nov. 8, 4 p.m. Warren Auditorium, Ives 101. (707) 664-2606. http://sonoma.edu/sfi/schedule.html.
JURIED STUDENT EXHIBITION 2009 - The work in the exhibition, which is open to all full-time students from throughout the University, is selected each year by two jurors from the professional art world who visit the campus to view the work and talk to the students about their careers and ideas about art. This year the jurors are: Chester Arnold, Artist and Instructor of Art, College of Marin; and Kate Eilertsen, Executive Director, Sonoma Valley Museum of Art. Open Thurs., Nov. 5 - Sun., Dec. 13. Tues. - Fri., 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Sat., Sun., noon - 4 p.m. Carla Stone. (707) 664-2295.