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Short Throw, Big Gain

New Sonoma State faculty members are ready to make a big splash in the classroom thanks to a small piece of hardware and the magic of wireless connectivity.The Short Throw Project takes a new approach to using technology in the classroom. Continue Reading 'Short Throw, Big Gain'

 


Campus Safety Week

Police Services is hosting Campus Safety Week October 13-16. Each day features a different theme, with events scheduled to highlight the importance of each day’s message, and campus and community groups will be tabling each day from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Continue Reading 'Campus Safety Week'




Conquering Leukemia

When Benji Silver was three months old, he was diagnosed with leukemia, a type of blood cancer. At that point in his life, at such a young age, he was given a 30 percent chance of life. After three years of treatment and constant hospital visits, Benji survived leukemia. He is now healthy and happy 11 years later at age 14. Continue Reading 'Conquering Leukemia'


Wild SSU: Faculty Invited to Nature Preserves Orientation

Sonoma State administers 3 natural areas in Sonoma County that offer opportunities for hands-on learning: Fairfield Osborn Preserve (450 acres), Galbreath Wildlands Preserve (3,600 acres) and Los Guillicos Preserves (40 acres). Continue Reading 'Wild SSU'



International Hall Dedicated

Sonoma State Unversity celebrated the re-purposing of the former Student Union to integrate the many aspects of international education. Continue Reading 'International Hall Dedicated'

 

LoboFest is Coming

The office of Campus Life is continuing to connect Sonoma State through spirit, tradition and community by hosting four new on-campus events throughout the 2014-2015 school year. The first event, Big Night, took over an entire parking lot with a carnival atmosphere, and the next one is going to be just as big. Continue Reading 'LoboFest is Coming'


Website of the Week: Hire a Student Musician

The holidays are right around the corner, and holiday gatherings are starting to be booked already. For your live music needs, look no further than Sonoma State’s Music Department. The department connects its students with paid gigs through it’s Hire a Student Musician site. Continue Reading 'Website of the Week'



Learning Center Programs Expand to Two New Locations

The Learning Center (1040 Salazar Hall) has undergone a few changes, including a new name, the addition of a new staff member and relocation of two services and programs that have grown and gone on to new spaces on campus. Continue Reading 'Learning Center Programs'

University Music Program Grows with Schroeder Hall Opening

Sonoma State University’s Department of Music at the Green Music Center presents its fall season of more than 30 performances in the GMC’s flagship 1,400-seat Weill Hall and newly opened 250-seat Schroeder Hall. Continue Reading 'University Music Program Grows with Schroeder Hall Opening'



Global Cardboard Challenge

Students, staff, & faculty are invited to team up with preschoolers from Sonoma State University’s Children’s School and local elementary and high school students to make a village out of discarded cardboard and other recyclables. Continue Reading 'Global Cardboard Challenge'




Geology Technician and Cyclist Extraordinaire

Before he landed at SSU as a geology department technician last year, Phil Mooney had another life as a professional road cyclist for four years. Some of his time was based in Europe and some in the U.S. Continue Reading 'Geology Technician and Cyclist Extraordinaire'






VALIC Retirement Plan

On October 8, James Manly from Valic will be on campus in the Human Services Suite of Salazar to meet with employees from 9-4. Continue Reading 'VALIC Retirement Plan'

 

Faculty Tenure Celebration

On Wednesday, Oct. 8 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., Sonoma State University holds a Tenure and Promotion Celebration for the recognition of faculty accomplishments. Continue Reading 'Faculty Tenure Celebration'

 





Save The Date

Staff and Faculty Halloween Contest: The 2014 Annual Staff and Faculty Halloween Contest will be held on Friday, October 31st at noon in the Cooperage. Scary details to follow. Please contact Lori at x4-4299 or Tracy at x4-4248 with any questions.

Sonoma State Sustainability Day and Expo: October 21, 2014 Sonoma State is hosting the Sustainability Day and Expo to educate and encourage a sustainable environment, culture, and economy.  Panel discussions and poster sessions will be hosted in Weill hall with art exhibits, campus sustainability tours and much more open to visitors all day at the Green Music Center. Continue Reading 'Sonoma State Sustainability Day and Expo'

For those wishing to submit a "save the date" item, please share with workplace@sonoma.edu.

In Memorium

Robin Burton, ENSP Professor: Robin Burton, a charismatic and dedicated teacher of agroecology and native plant propagation at Sonoma State University, passed away September 2. She was 64. Robin was a graduate of the Department of Environmental Studies and Planning (ENSP) at SSU. Continue Reading 'In Memorium: Robin Burton'

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