Campus will be closed Fri., May 21 due to state mandated furlough.
RELAY FOR LIFE- Students have joined the fight to cure cancer in this year's first ever Relay For Life event on campus set for May 15-16 on the track at the football field. Opening ceremonies begin at 10 a.m. on Saturday with the Survivor's Lap kicking off the event. There will be a Luminaria Ceremony at 9 p.m. on Saturday. The Fight Back closing ceremony takes place at 9:30 a.m. on Sunday. http://main.acsevents.org/site/TR?pg=entry&fr_id=27039
BIOLOGY COLLOQUIUM- Dr. Frederic Theunissen (left), Department of Biology, U.C. Berkeley discusses "The Neurobiology of Birdsong." Noon-1 p.m., Tues., May 18. Darwin 103. (707) 664-2189. http://www.sonoma.edu/biology/home/colloquium.shtml
"GENOCIDE BENEATH OUR FEET."- Greg Sarris (right), Ph.D., Endowed Professor, Sonoma State University and Chairman, Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria lectures. Event is open to all. 2010 Holocaust and Genocide Lecture Series. 4-5:40 p.m., Tues., May 18. Warren Auditorium, Ives Hall. http://www.sonoma.edu/holocaust/center.ht
"O AMOR NATURAL" Sonoma Film Institute presents a film by director Heddy Honigmann, in which several older Brazilians of all socioeconomic backgrounds recite Carlos Drummond's extremely explicit lines from his erotic poem "O Amor Natural." 4 p.m., Sun., May 16. 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