TEACHING FOR THE COMMON GOOD - A Community Engaged Network meeting for those involved with teaching a learning service course, a class with a political engagement or peer education component, community-based or community placed learning, site visit/observation at a non-profit or school, or a community-based participatory research class. Green-Bag lunch event. 12-1 p.m., Wed., April 28. Schulz 1121. www.sonoma.edu/aa/ap/cce/
SPRING FLING: A cultural picnic, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Thurs., April 29. Stevenson/Darwin Quad.
POETRY SLAM: Youth Speaks celebrates Asian Heritage Month with this open mic poetry slam, featuring three young poets, and hosted by Brandon Santiago (left), the Arts-In-Education Associate for Youth Speaks. This event is brought to you by Associated Students Productions in cooperation with FASSU and is free to everyone. 7 p.m., Thurs. April 29. Student Union Pub. (707) 664-2382. www.sonoma.edu/as/asp, www.facebook.com/sonomastateasp, or www.twitter.com/sonomastateasp.
PUB ROCK SHOW WITH RALPH WOODSON EXPERIENCE: A rock show performed by a Jimi Hendrix Tribute Band. Ralph Woodson, Pete Roberts, and Dan Cueva perform some of Jimi Hendrix greatest hits. Free for students. Free for SSU students, staff and faculty. $5, general public. Tickets available at the door. 8 p.m., Fri., April 30. Student Union Pub.
BIDNIGHT MADNESS- A silent and live auction aimed at raising funds for the Sonoma State athletics department, and student-athletes. Includes auctions, food, wines and casino style gaming.Tickets for this event are $60 and include food, drinks and casino chips. Tickets, (707) 664-2521 or http://commerce.cashnet.com/ssuathletics. 5-11 p.m., Sat., May 1. Wolves' Den. www.sonomaseawolves.com/bidnight, (707) 664-2750 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
MIDNIGHT HOWL: Students attempt to get Sonoma State In the Guinness Book of World Records for having the most people Howling at the Moon. The event will be accompanied by music, raffles and more. 11:30 p.m., Sat., May 1. Main quad.
WHAT PHYSICISTS DO LECTURE SERIES- Dr. Steven Ritz (left), University of California, Santa Cruz, discusses the Fermi Gamma-Ray Space Telescope. Coffee, cookies and conversation in Darwin Lobby before at 3:30 p.m. 4 p.m., Mon., April 26. Darwin 103. http://www.phys-astro.sonoma.edu/wpd/
"30 YEARS AND COUNTING: EVERYTHING CHANGES & SOME THINGS REMAIN THE SAME."- Roberta Achtenberg (right) provides insider reflections from decades in the LGBT political movement. Achtenberg, a founder of the National Center of Lesbian Rights and the immediate past Chair of the California State University Board of Trustees, works as an economic and workforce development consultant to Lennar Corporation. She was a San Francisco Supervisors and she served as U.S. Assistant Secretary for Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity. Queer Studies Lecture Series. Noon-12:50 p.m., Tues., April 27. Carson 20. (707) 664.2840. http://www.sonoma.edu/womenstudies/current_lectures.htm
BE MY GUEST- Dean De Cocker, Associate Professor of Art at California State University, Stanislaus, guest lectures. De Cocker taught sculpture at California State University, San Bernardino and was Adjunct Professor in Studio Practices/Theory in Sculpture, Painting and Drawing at Claremont Graduate University, from 1990 to 2003. Visiting Artists Lecture Series. Noon-12:55 p.m.,Tues., April 27. Art 102. (707) 664-2364. http://www.sonoma.edu/art/visitingartists/
"PRIVATE INNOVATIONS IN THE PUBLIC SPHERE: THE CASE OF THE BELIZE CENTRAL PRISON"- Eric Williams, Criminology and Criminal Justice Studies, discusses his research on the Kolbe Foundation, and the changes in the private- -for-profit prison phenomenon and compares those changes to similarly situated prisons in the U.S. and abroad. Social Sciences Brown Bag Lecture Series. Noon-1 p.m., Tues., April 27. Stevenson 2011.
SUSTAINABILITY AND COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT: MINI-CONFERENCE. The Center for Community Engagement hosts this two-part mini-conference. The first part, "Leveraging the Power of Service-Learning in Teaching for Sustainability" is a panel discussion amongst faculty members from each School. Panelists discuss how they incorporate service learning and project-based learning into the coursework to focus on sustainable concepts as well as the benefits that community partners, students and faculty gain from these experiences. 12:30-2:30 p.m., Tues., April 27. Schulz 3001. The second half of the mini-conference, "Building Connections and Relationships," is a workshop hosted by Michelle Edwards, Collaborative Facilitation Consultant. The workshop includes interactive activities such as "speed dating" to engage in conversation to build and strengthen partnerships focusing on educating and action for sustainability. 2:45-4:45 p.m., Tues., April 27. Schulz 3001. For registration, visit www.sonoma.edu/ctpd
"THE GEOPOLITICS OF ARMENIAN GENOCIDE RECOGNITION: AMERICAN AND ISRAELI REACTIONS."- Sergio LaPorta, Ph.D. CSU Fresno, lectures on the Armenian Genocide. 2010 Holocaust and Genocide Lecture Series. 4-5:40 p.m., Tues., April 27. Warren Auditorium, Ives Hall. http://www.sonoma.edu/holocaust/center.htm
"OPEN ACCESS 101" Dr. John Willinsky, Stanford University professor and internationally renowned Open Access expert, discusses Open Access, who has the right to different types of knowledge, and shifting publishing paradigms. 3:30 p.m., Wed., April 28. Schulz 3001. http://library.sonoma.edu/about/lecture.html
"MATH COLLOQUIUM"- Math Professor Izabela Kanaana (left), discusses "Kirkman's Schoolgirl Problem." 4 p.m., Wed., April 28. Darwin 103. (707) 664-2368. http://www.sonoma.edu/math/nsf/colloquium.shtml
"THE YES MEN: CULTURE JAMMING AND THE MEDIA"- Andy Bichlbaum and Mike Bonanno (right), cultural activists and founders of "The Yes Men," lecture. Modern Media Dialogue Series. 5-6:30 p.m., Wed., April 28. Warren Auditorium, Ives 101. (707) 664-3160. http://www.mediadialogueseries.org/
"THE CYBERCRIME ECOSYSTEM"- Jim D. Giles, The New Scientist, discusses cyber crime investigations. Computer Science Colloquium. Noon, Thurs., April 29. Salazar 2016. (707) 664-2667. http://www.cs.sonoma.edu/cs_dept/events/
"COLD WAR ORPHANS"- Chuck Carlson, History, lectures. With the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989, and the collapse of the Soviet Union two years later, the nearly 50 year Cold War seemed to be at an end. Instead, within a decade it had rolled almost seamlessly into the current "War on Terror." There has been little time to assess the
geo- political, much less the social impacts of the Cold War during a time of peace. Carlson's research has covered subjects from the cold war and labor, to the globalization of production in the high tech industry. For the past three years, he has being engaged in research on the Intelligence community from the CIA to Department of Defense. A recurrent theme that has emerged throughout all of these projects has been the erosive effects that the National Security State has had on the American family structure by the removal of one or more parents from the home through death on the battlefield, the psychological wounds of war, repeated deployments, the emotional distancing of parents created by demands of secrecy in defense production, parental suicide, or murder. The children of four generations have been raised in a virtual and perpetual "state of siege." His research has consistently brought him back to the questions : What is the effect of this on the social fabric of our society and isn't it time to rethink our definition of national security? Carlson is joined by SFSU lecturer and artist Zoe Martell to explore these questions. Arts and Humanities Research and Creative Works Forum. 12:05-12:55 p.m., Thurs., April 29. Schulz 3001. (707) 664-2146. http://www.sonoma.edu/a_h/AHForum.htm
Music and Theater
"TRIO NAVARRO" San Francisco Symphony violist, Nancy Ellis(right), joins SSU Artists-in-Residence, Trio Navarro to play Piano Quartets by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Gabriel Faure and Camille Saint-Saens. 4 p.m., Sun., April 25. Ives Concert Hall 119. Admission is $8 students and seniors, $10 FANS and $12 general admission. (707) 664-2235. http://www.sonoma.edu/performingarts/perf/cal_1002.shtml
ROMANI MUSIC CONCERT-
Ruza Nikolic-Lakatos and her band "The Gypsy Family," bring to SSU a modern take on traditional Romani music. Singing melodies passed down from her father, Ruza and her husband and two sons hope to inspire and educate audience members about the Romani people, and their traditions and customs through music and dance. 7:30 p.m., Thurs., April 29. Warren Auditorium, Ives 101. CANCELED: Ruza Nikolic-Lakatos - Romani Gypsy Family Band. We regret to announce that April 29th's performance has been canceled due to airline disruption from the volcanic ash in Europe.
SPRING DANCE CONCERT: A RETROSPECTIVE OF WORKS BY NANCY LYONS. A celebration of Dance Professor Nancy Lyons' (left) 40 years of dancing, teaching and making dances in Sonoma County, bringing together three generations of dancers, from "old school" alums to rookie teens, building and engaging community through a love of dance. This Spring Concert embraces humor, musicality and investigation of humanity. Performed by this year's ensemble of especially dynamic, skillful and spirited dancers. 7:30 p.m., Fri., April 30-May 8. Evert B. Person Theatre. Alumni night, Sat., May 1 invites all alums of the dance program at SSU to a special reception before the performance. Tickets for performances range from $5-12 with special rates for seniors, students and alumni. (707) 664-2325. http://www.sonoma.edu/performingarts.
"THE BEACHES OF AGNES" Sonoma Film Institute presents the filmed autobiography of 80-year-old director Agnes Varda. 4 p.m., Fri., April 30. 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/
BFA EXHIBITION- BFA Exhibition 2010 features the work of 13 students in the Art Department who are graduating this spring with their Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA), an advanced degree requiring an additional year of focused study in their chosen medium. Students whose work will be featured include Paul Alsop (painting), Kelly Casmey (painting), Danielle Clement (painting), Cathy Ellis (painting), Pauline Greenfield (printmaking), Nick Harris (sculpture), Amy Hoeck (painting), Ben Lastufka (painting), Greg Looney (sculpture), Andrew Merriss (painting), Jason Perry (printmaking), Morgan Rosskopf (printmaking) and James Warren (photography). The exhibit will run from April 15-May 29. The University Art Gallery is open Tuesday-Friday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., and weekends, noon to 4 p.m. Admission is free. http://www.sonoma.edu/artgallery/
"PAST PRESENT AND FUTURE: ARTISTS REFLECT ON SUSTAINABILITY"- From ceramics and sculpture created using found objects, including the Yellow Pages, to wall hangings and 3-dimensional objects created from recycled wool sweaters, ten artists each bring a distinctive perspective in exploring the meaning of sustainability to this exhibit. The exhibit runs in the University Library Art Gallery from April 16-July 30. The University Library Art Gallery is open Mon.-Fri. from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sat.-Sun. noon - 9 p.m. http://library.sonoma.edu/about/gallery.html