ASP NOONER FT. RANDI RAY - Musician Randi Ray lights up the Darwin Quad between classes. ASP Nooners. Tues., Nov. 10, noon. Darwin Quad. (707) 664-2382. http://www.sonoma.edu/as/asp.
SSU BLOOD DRIVE - ASP invites you to give some blood and gain some good karma. Thurs., Nov. 12, 12:30 p.m. - 7 p.m. Rec Center. (707) 664-2382. http://www.sonoma.edu/as/asp.
COMEDY NIGHT FT. GRANT LYON- Big laughs and free pizza. Thurs., Nov. 12, 8 p.m. The Pub. (707) 664-2382. http://www.sonoma.edu/as/asp.
THE WHITE TIE AFFAIRS - Fresh off this year's Warped Tour, and as seen on "The Hills," The White Tie Affair comes to SSU with their 80's influenced electric pop style along with special guests Every Avenue and Stereo Skyline. Tickets available at Student Union Front Desk, The Last Record Store and Brown Paper Tickets. Students $5, general $10. Sat., Nov. 14, 8 p.m. The Commons. (707) 664-2382. http://www.sonoma.edu/as/asp.
PALLADIUM-CATALYZED OXIDATION REACTIONS IN ORGANIC SYNTHESIS - Matthew Sigman, University of Utah, explores the oxidation reactions that power organic synthesis. Series of Chemistry Seminars. Mon., Nov. 9, 3 p.m. Darwin 107. (707) 664-2119
EXTREME PLANETARY ATMOSPHERES - Jonathan Fortney, University of California, Santa Cruz, will show how our understanding of planetary atmospheres is being revolutionized by observations of the super-heated class of Jupiter-like planets that orbit very close to their parent stars. What Physicists Do Series. Mon., Nov. 9, 4 p.m. (707) 664-2119. http://www.phys-astro.sonoma.edu/wpd/
PASSION TO PASYON - Merlina Bobis, an award-winning writer, speaks on her recently released book "The Solemn Latern Maker" and explores her play "River, River" with a lecture/performance. Mon., Nov. 9, noon. Schulz 3001.
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. 26, 4 - 4:30 p.m. Tues., Nov. 9, 3 - 3:30. Schulz 2016A. http://library.sonoma.edu/research/workshops.html
INVASION AND HOLY SCRIPTURE - Eric Thompson uncovers the role of myth and religion in the practice of taking over someone else's land. ASP Religion and Spirituality Lecture Series. Tues., Nov. 10, 7 p.m. Student Union MPR. (707) 664-2382. http://www.sonoma.edu/as/asp.
BIOLOGY COLLOQUIUM- Michelle Hermiston, UCSF. Title TBA. Biology Colloquium. Tues., Nov. 10, 12 - 1 p.m. Darwin 103. (707) 664-2189. http://www.sonoma.edu/biology/home/colloquium.shtml
THE ISRAELI/ PALESTINIAN CONFLICT - Therese Mughannam, Chuck Sher, and Laure Reichek, Peace Activists and Bridge-Builders, describe the history and future of the Isreali and Palestinan conflict. War and Peace Lecture Series. Tues., Nov. 10, 4 - 5:15 p.m. Warren Auditorium, Ives 101. http://www.sonoma.edu/a&h/WP_Calendar.htm
ARTS N' CRAFTS: JOHN DE FAZIO - (right) John de Fazio has produced an idiosyncratic body of work that blends themes of Pop culture with classic mythologies., re-contextualized into meticulously crafted objects of desire. For the first season of Pee-Wee's Playhouse, he created miniature sets and the 3D animated mutant toys. Visiting Artists Lecture Series presented by the SSU Art and Art History Department. Tues., Nov. 9, noon. ART 102. (707) 664-2364. http://www.sonoma.edu/art/visitingartists/
PARITIONS - Neville Robbins, San Francisco State University, describes partitions as a topic in additive number theory and combinatorics. M*A*T*H* Colloquium. Weds., Nov. 10, 4 p.m. Darwin 103. (707) 664-2368. http://www.sonoma.edu/math
ARTS & HUMANITIES FORUM - Liberal studies professor Heidi LaMoreaux gets to the heart of what makes the Hutchins Liberal Studies program such an asset to the community. Research & Creative Works Forum. Thurs., Nov. 12, noon - 12:55 p.m. Schulz 3001. http://www.sonoma.edu/a&h/AHForum.htm
WRITERS: CATHERINE WAGNER AND REBECCA WOLFF - Critically acclaimed poets Catherine Wagner and Rebecca Wolff read selections of their recently published poetry. Wager teacher poetry at Miami University and is known for her fiercely syncopated and outspoken style. Wolff is the editor and publisher of Fence and a fellow at the New York State Writers Institute. Writers at Sonoma Series. Thurs., Nov. 12, 5:30 p.m.
WRITING WOMEN INTO HISTORY - Molly Murphy MacGregor, president and co-founder of the National Women's History Project, recounts her experiences in promoting recognition of women's historic achievements. Feminist Lecture Series. Thurs., Nov. 12, noon. Carson 20. (707) 664-2840.
POWERPOINT - Your PowerPoint may already be smashing, but how about adding sounds, music, transitions and more? Learn some higher ends tricks at this workshop. Library Workshop. Thurs., Nov. 12, noon. Schulz 2016C. http://library.sonoma.edu/research/workshops.html
PUBLIC VIEWING NIGHT - Join amateur and profession astronomers for a tour of the Andromeda Galaxy and the Blue Snowball. Presented by the Department of Physics & Astronomy. Fri., Nov. 13, 6 - 8 p.m. SSU Observatory, the southeast corner of campus. (707) 664-2267. http://www.phys-astro.sonoma.edu/publicviewingnight.shtml
MASCULINE AND FEMININE PATTERNS IN ALCHEMY - This seminar is an integrative exploration of the parallels between a model of the Self based on the archetypal patterns of Masculine and Feminine, and the alchemical model of psychological development as developed by C. G. Jung. Depth Psychology Lecture. $25 general admission. Gareth Hill, M.S.W., Ph.D. is a certified Jungian analyst member of the C. G. Jung Institute of San Francisco, where he is on the teaching faculty and serves as Chair of the Admissions Committee. He is the author of "Masculine and Feminine: The Natural Flow of Opposites in the Psyche." ($30 Additional fee for 3 hours CE for psychologists (APA), therapists and social workers (BBS), cash or check only; registration at the door the morning of the event). Sat., Nov. 14, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. The Cooperage. http://www.sonoma.edu/psychology/depth/events/2009.html
Music and Theater
1791: MOZART'S LAST YEAR - (left) Robert Worth conducts the Sonoma County Bach Choir and members of the Santa Rosa Symphony in some of Mozart's most beloved and well-known masterpieces. John Palmer, Sonoma State University musicologist and lecturer for the San Francisco Symphony, will give a pre-concert talk. The Donald & Maureen Green Orchestral Choral Series. Ticket information: (707) 54-MUSIC. Fri., Nov. 13, 8 p.m. St. Vincent De Paul Church, Petaluma. Sat., Nov. 14, St. Eugene's Cathedral, Santa Rosa. Sun., Nov. 15, 8 p.m. Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, Windsor. http://www.sonoma.edu/performingarts/perf/cal_0909.shtml
GROWING UP IN NEVERLAND - In this twist on "Peter Pan," the playwright, Theatre professor Judy Navas, takes another angle of the tale in which J.M. Barrie's original creation escapes the traditional boundaries of the writer's imagination and enters into unexpected territory where problems arise when Peter's arrested-development is seen more as an impediment, rather than celebrating the eternal state of childhood. $12 for general admission, $10 for faculty/alumni/staff, $8 for students/seniors, FREE for SSU students. Sat., Nov. 14 at 2 p.m., Tues., Nov. 17 at 7:30 p.m., Weds., Nov. 18 at 7:30 p.m., Thurs., Nov. 19 at 7:30 p.m. and Sat., Nov. 21 at 7:30 p.m. Evert B. Person Theater. http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/77475
$1 MOVIE NIGHT: THE MEN WHO STARE AT GOATS - A comedy about a secret paranormal army group starring George Clooney and Ewan McGregor. Rialto Movie Night. Tickets available at Student Union Front Desk. Fri., Nov. 13, 7 p.m. Rialto Cinema.
OBLIVION - (Heddy Honigmann, 2008) (right) 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. Sun., Nov. 8, 4 p.m. Warren Auditorium, Ives 101. (707) 664-2606. http://sonoma.edu/sfi/schedule.html.
THE UNDERGROUND ORCHESTRA - (Heddy Honigmann, 1998) Documentary on musicians who work in the tunnels of the Paris Metro stations. Sonoma Film Institute. Fri., Nov. 13, 7 p.m. Sun., Nov. 15, 4 p.m. Warren Auditorium, Ives 101. (707) 664-2606. http://sonoma.edu/sfi/schedule.html.
JURIED STUDENT EXHIBITION - A collection of over 80 student works selected for display by Chester Arnold, artist and professor of Art at College of Marin, and Kate Eilertsen, executive director of Sonoma Valley Museum of Art. Thurs., Nov. 5 - Sun., Dec. 13. Tues. - Fri., 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Sat., Sun., noon - 4 p.m. University Art Gallery. Carla Stone. (707) 664-2295. http://www.sonoma.edu/artgallery/