"MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. SPEECH COMPETITION" Speeches will focus around the theme for the event "One Love" and students will have the opportunity to explain what they can do to contribute to Dr. King's vision for justice and civil rights for all people. For more info, or to submit a speech, contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Winner gets $100 gift certificate to SSU Bookstore. 7 p.m., Wed., Feb. 24. Cooperage.
WORLD OF WORK- Sonoma State University Career Services presents their annual World of Work (WOW) Career and Summer Job Fair. WOW presents the opportunity for students to network with possible future employers as well as explore the range of jobs available to them after graduation. 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Thurs., Feb. 25. Rec. Center. Career Services offers students the chance to have their resume reviewed by a member of their staff throughout the month of February, before the fair. Appointments can be made for Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. (707) 664-2196. email@example.com. http://www.sonoma.edu/sas/crc/
BLACK HISTORY MONTH, CLOSING CEREMONY. Produced by BSU, cultural clubs on campus come together to showcase their talents as an end to Black History Month. 7-9 p.m., Thurs., Feb. 25. Cooperage. Following the closing ceremony will be a closing dance, themed "Freaks and Geeks Part II" at 10 p.m., in the Field House. (707) 664-2382. http://www.sonoma.edu/as/asp
WHAT PHYSICISTS DO LECTURE SERIES- Scott Sandford, NASA-Ames discusses the "Stardust Comet Sample Return mission." 4 p.m., Mon., Feb. 22. Darwin 103. There will be coffee, cookies and conversation I the Darwin Lobby before hand, at 3:30 p.m. http://www.phys-astro.sonoma.edu/wpd/
BIOLOGY COLLOQUIUM- Dr. Nathan Rank, Department of Biology lectures on "Enzyme Polymorphisms and Polulation Biology in an Montane Insect." Noon-1 p.m., Tues., Feb. 23. Darwin 103. (707) 664-2189. http://www.sonoma.edu/biology/home/colloquium.shtml
"FIGURING FEMALE MASCULINITY IN TRANSSEXUAL AUTOBIOGRAPHY"- Trystan Cotten, a CSU-Stanislaus teacher in the Department of Ethnic and Gender Studies, will discuss his current research project, Second Thoughts: Exploring the Transition Narratives of Ex-Lesbians, on the autobiography of female-to-male: trans-gender men who once lived as lesbians and embraced lesbian feminism. Lecture series. Noon. Tues. Feb. 23. Stevenson 1002. (707) 664-2574. firstname.lastname@example.org.
"BREAKING THE SILENCE." Paul A, Schwarzbart lectures. Discussion open to all. 2010 Holocaust and Genocide Lecture Series. 4-5:40 p.m., Tues., Feb. 23. Warren Auditorium, Ives Hall. http://www.sonoma.edu/holocaust/center.htm
"YES YOU CAN!" Seminar by Debbie (Right) and Mike Gardner on violence prevention and self defense. 7 p.m., Tues., Feb. 23. SSU Gymnasium.
"MATH COLLOQUIUM"- Wulf Rehder, San Jose State University lectures on "Primes - Orchids in the Garden of Numbers." 4 p.m., Wed., Feb. 24. Darwin 103. (707) 664-2368. http://www.sonoma.edu/math/nsf/colloquium.shtml
"REPRESENTATION OF THE OTHER THROUGH A WESTERN LENSE: MIDDLE EAST IN FOCUS." Zara Zimbardo and Sahar Driver, Hutchins Dialogue Center, examine representations of the Middle East in the Western media. They explore how stereotypes of the Middle Eastern "other" become internalized and shape our imaginations, our capacity for critical questioning and compassion. 5-6:30 p.m., Wed., Feb. 24. Warren Auditorium. (707) 664-3160. http://www.mediadialogueseries.org/
"WHAT CAN I DO? HAITI RELIEF."- The American Red Cross is providing supplies of food, water, and other necessities of life for those in Haiti. A representative of the Red Cross comes to SSU to speak about the effects of the Haiti earthquake, what the American Red Cross is doing to help and how SSU students can help. Donations can be made at this event. 7 p.m., Wed., Feb. 24. Student Union MPR.
"THE TIME IS NOW: DEVELOPING A REGIONAL STRATEGY TO ATTRACT AND RETAIN JOBS." Sonoma State University Economic Outlook Conference. Co-sponsored with the North Bay Business Journal. 7:30 a.m.-noon, Thurs., Feb. 25. The Sheraton, Petaluma. (707) 521-5264.
"PRIVACY AND ANONYMITY IN A NETWORKED WORLD: 20TH CENTURY LAW AND 21ST CENTURY TECHNOLOGY." Shane Witnov, University of California, Berkeley lectures. Computer Science Colloquium 30 Second Series. Noon, Thurs., Feb. 25. Salazar 2016. (707) 664-2667. http://www.cs.sonoma.edu/cs_dept/events/
"REASONING THREE WAYS: A MODEL FOR LINKING GE COURSES." Presented by Ada Jaarsma (Right), Assistant professor of Philosophy and Thaine Stearns, Associate Professor of English. Arts and Humanities Research and Creative Works Forum. 12:05-12:55 P.M., Thurs., Feb. 25. Schulz 3001. (707) 664-2146. http://www.sonoma.edu/a_h/AHForum.htm
WRITERS AT SONOMA- Gillian Conoley's most recent collection is the upturned narrative The Plot Genie, which Publisher's Weekly cited as "a wondrous book of many sources (ancient and contemporary, cerebral and tabloid) all pointing toward cinema... with each character eerily imprisoned by an elaborately illusive studio system. There's an atmosphere of decay throughout, replete with 'chambers dim with histories,' and 'locusts without end.' The book reads like an exceptional film noir projected onto the mind's eye." She is the author of six collections of poetry, including Profane Halo, Lovers in the Used World, and Tall Stranger, a finalist for the National Book Critics' Circle Award. Her work has received many prizes, including the Jerome J. Shestack Poetry Prize from The American Poetry Review, a National Endowment for the Arts grant, and a Fund for Poetry Award. Professor of English and Poet-in-Residence at Sonoma State University, she edits Volt. 6 p.m., Thurs., Feb. 25. Schulz information Center, room 3001.
FIELD DAYS EXHIBIT-Field Days is based on Raskin's newest book FIELD DAYS A Year of Farming, Eating, and Drinking Wine in California which chronicles the renaissance in farming organically and eating locally that is unfolding in Northern California. Jonah Raskin tells of the year he spent on Oak Hill Farm - working the fields, selling produce at farmers' markets, and following it to restaurants. The exhibit highlights his experience with photos by Paige Green from Petaluma and Candi Edmondson of Oak Hill Farms. Also on exhibit are materials from the University Library's Special Collections and items on loan from the Sonoma County Museum. The exhibit runs Jan. 27-March 21. University Library Art Gallery. http://library.sonoma.edu/about/gallery.html
"GOLDEN COACH." In this eighteenth-century story, Renoir takes as his subject the contrast between theater and life, and the point where they merge, focusing on a commedia dell'arte troupe touring Peru and their temperamental star, Camilla - the luminous Magnani at her comic best. 4 p.m., Sun., Feb. 21. Warren Auditorium. Admission is $6.00, $5.00 for non-SSU students and senior citizens, $4.00 for SFI members and children under 12, and $2.00 for SSU students. (707) 664-2606. http://www.sonoma.edu/sfi/
"THE HORSE BOY." Sonoma Film Institute presents this film, following a young couple and their autistic son from their ranch in Texas to a trek on horseback through Outer Mongolia in a quest to treat his condition with shamanic healing. 7 p.m., Fri., Feb. 26 and 4 p.m., Sun., Feb. 28. Warren Auditorium. General Admission is $6.00, $5.00 for non-SSU students and senior citizens, $4.00 for SFI members and children under 12, and $2.00 for SSU students. (707) 664-2606. http://www.sonoma.edu/sfi/