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faculty awardsExcellence in Scholarship Awards

The two recipients for Sonoma State's Awards for Excellence in Scholarship for 2015 are Dr. Lynn Cominsky, Physics & Astronomy, and Dr. Suzanne Rivoire, Computer Science.... Read more

mike thompsonCommencement Speakers Announced

Commencement is May 16. We need your participation and support on Commencement Day to help make this event memorable for the class of 2015... Read more

decision day collageRecord Number of Students Attend Seawolf Decision Day

Over 900 newly admitted freshmen and transfer students visited Sonoma State University with their families on Saturday, April 11 for Seawolf Decision Day, the most the campus has ever seen for the annual showcase event... Read more

medicine disposalSafe Medicine Disposal

Keeping unused or outdated drugs on hand contributes to prescription drug misuse, and flushing them down the toilet or tossing them in the trash pollutes waterways and landfills, which eventually winds up in drinking water and the food chain... Read more

Hunting Ground PosterStarting the Conversation About Sexual Assault

As part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, Sonoma State University is screening “The Hunting Ground,” a controversial documentary that explores rape on college campuses...Read more

owlsThe Owlet Vigil Has Begun

Mike Stoyka is an faunal specialist with Sonoma State's Anthropological Studies Center, meaning he usually looks for treasure under the ground. But these days, his eyes are turned skyward... Read more

catalogReserve Copies of 2015-16 SSU Catalog Now

The 2015-16 Sonoma State catalog will be published next month. To ensure an adequate number are available, the University Store asks all departments... Read more

orchestra directorNew Orchestra Director Announced

The fledgling string orchestra at Sonoma State will soon become a full symphony with the recent hiring of a full-time director of orchestral studies... Read more

jean waspJudy Abbott, T.K. Clarke and Jean Wasp Announce Retirement

News and information coordinator Jean Wasp, history professor Dr. Judith Abbott and business and economics professor Dr. T.K. Clarke are retiring... Read more

cory oatesApplause Awards for March 2015

Cory Oates of the School of Science and Technology and Chandra Holte of Employment Services received Applause Awards in March...Read more

asbestoss Annual Asbestos Report Released

The annual notification of locations of Asbestos on campus. The Asbestos and Lead Management Program meets or exceeds all regulatory requirements... Read more

heart shaped rockWhere Am I?

In this series we offer a unique snapshot of SSU in each issue of WorkPlace, with location of each "Where Am I" published in the following issue accompanied by a brief description, reflection or appreciation by the author and a map of where it was taken on campus... Read more

ssu hymnWoW: SSU Hymn

Here's your chance to learn the SSU Hymn and sing along at Commencement on May 16... Read more


Save The Date

grad capCommencement 2015: Commencement is Saturday, May 16, 2015. We need you to help make this a special day in celebrating our students and their families. The 9 a.m. ceremony is for the Schools of Arts & Humanities, Business & Economics, and Education. The 3 p.m. ceremony is for the Schools of Science & Technology and Social Sciences. Sign up to volunteer at

April 11: Seawolf Decision Day
This is a chance for faculty, staff and students to showcase what makes SSU unique and why it’s the right choice for incoming fall 2015 students. If you’d like to represent your department by providing a workshop, demonstration, facility tours or meet with prospective students at the campus fair please contact Gina Geck, director of sudent outreach and recruitment at

April 23: "Orchard Development," dance/theater collaboration based on Anton Chekov’s “The Cherry Orchard.” Faculty and staff admitted free, friends and family $5. Person Theater, 7:30 p.m.

April 28:Faculty Scholarship & Creative Achievement event, Person Theater, 3-6 p.m.

May 1: Dolores Bainter Retirement Reception, Schroeder Hall lobby, 3-6 p.m.

May 5: Judy Abbott Retirement Reception, University Art Gallery, 4-6 p.m.

May 5: T.K. Clarke Retirement Reception, Student Center, Sonoma Valley Room, 3-4:30 p.m.

May 6: Jean Wasp Retirement Reception, University Art Gallery, 3-5 p.m.

May 21: Staff Appreciation Day, Student Center, 7:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m. breakfast, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. lunch. RSVP by May 15 to Visit the Staff Appreciation Day site for details.


Applause Awards

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Do you know someone who deserves an applause, who went above and beyond or really stepped up? Nominate them for a hearty round of applause, or even a standing ovation! Submit your Applause award today.


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