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Meet the Geology Department

Entering the doors to Darwin Hall, past the replica Dilophosaurus, lies the Geology Department; a department where faculty and staff understand that time in the classroom is not quite enough to enhance their student’s educational experience. Continue Reading 'Meet the Geology Department'



Annual McNair Scholars Symposium

SSU’s McNair Scholars Program is pleased to announce its annual symposium, taking place this year on April 8th. All Sonoma State faculty, staff, and students are welcome to attend. Continue Reading 'Annual McNair Scholars Symposium'




Student Entrepreneurs Showcase

From a winery point-of-sale system to duct tape art, and from jewelry sales to a water detection sensor, more than 25 Sonoma State University students are bringing their wide range of talent, passion and concepts to life at the first ever Market Day on April 8. Continue Reading 'Student Entrepreneurs Showcase'



Sustainability in the Classroom

With a goal of infusing sustainability into the SSU curriculum, the Sustainability Executive Committee (SEC) and WATERS Collaborative announce four “Sustainability in the Classroom” awards. Continue Reading 'Sustainability in the Classroom'




Faculty News

Whether it is releasing a second editon of a book, collecting and analyzing geological research data or investigating the sedimentary record of the Andes-like mountainous. WorkPlace can not say enough great things about the faculty within their lines of work. Continue Reading 'Faculty News'



Chemistry and Science of Wine

The chemistry and science of wine making is the subject of a unique Chemistry Department lecture on Thursday, April 17 at 7 p.m. in Weill Hall at the Green Music Center. Continue Reading 'Chemistry and Science of Wine'




SSU Science Symposium

The School of Science & Technology and the WATERS Collaborative are co-hosting the 2nd Annual SSU Science Symposium from 4-7 p.m. on April 30 at the Student Center Ballroom. Continue Reading 'SSU Science Symposium'




A Big Success for SSU’s Writing Center

SSU’s Writing Center hosted a wildly successful conference. A total of 150 writing center directors, coordinators, tutors, and faculty members from universities, community colleges, and high schools around Northern California and Nevada participated in a full day of presentations and workshops. Continue Reading 'A Big Success For SSU’s Writing Center'


Annual Moodle Update Coming Soon

SSU Information Technology will be deploying a new Moodle server for the upcoming academic year, in time for Summer 2014 classes. Moodle courses for Summer classes will become available to teachers on April 15, 2014. Continue Reading 'Annual Moodle Update Coming Soon'



Faculty and Staff Development Workshops

Throughout the month of April, faculty and staff are invited to attend a variety of workshops all intended to help oneself in their work environment. These workshops allow for employees to connect with others at SSU and reduce some of their everyday stress. Continue Reading 'Faculty and Staff Development Workshops'


A Retirement Celebration for Susan Hillier

Join in the celebration of Susan Hillier's retirement from Sonoma State. Faculty and Staff are encouraged to come together in recognition of Susan's 20 plus years of service. Continue Reading 'A Retirement Celebration for Susan Hillier'




Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye Speaks

Hundreds of junior high and high school students from Sonoma, Marin, and Napa Counties are convening at a symposium to be addressed by Chief Justice of California Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye on April 11 at the Green Music Center’s Joan and Sanford I. Weill Hall. Continue Reading 'Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye Speaks'

A Celebration of Careers

Come and celebrate not just one retirement but three. The Department of Mathematics and Statistics celebrate the careers of their three professors at Sonoma State. Continue Reading 'A Celebration of Careers'




French Play on Campus

Je reviens de la vérité recounts the story of a group of over 200 French women arrested together for their efforts to undermine the Nazi Occupation of France during World War II, subsequent to which they were sent as prisoners to Auschwitz. Continue Reading 'French Play On Campus'



2014 CalPERS Board of Administration

Please be aware of the upcoming 2014 CalPERS Board of Administration State, School and Public Agency Member Elections. Continue Reading '2014 CalPERS Board of Administration'





Divergent Acts: Current Work by SSU Sculpture Alumni

The artists in Divergent Acts: Current Work by Sonoma State University Sculpture Alumni are exceptional in their collective range of diverse approaches to sculpture making. Continue Reading 'Divergent Acts: Current Work by SSU Sculpture Alumni'



Save The Date

Diversity Events and Activities
The month of April is "Asian-Pacific American Heritage," "Sexual Assault Awareness," and "Disability Awareness months." With three important topics, SSU is covering the entire month of April with important events. See dates here: sonoma.edu/diversity/activities.html

SSU Garden and Tree Walk
Tuesday, April 8, Noon-1 p.m., Commons North Patio
The Staff Development Committee invites faculty and staff on a lovely springtime walk with SSU’s Gardening Specialist and Arborist Kevin Otten. Kevin will guide all attendees to the garden spots and groves on campus, identifying the various plants and trees that make up SSU’s beautiful grounds. “Get away from the desk, put on some comfy shoes and enjoy SSU’s great outdoors,” says Otten.

Spring Dance Concert 2014
FREE Faculty & Staff Night, Thursday, April 17, 7:30 p.m.
Enjoy SSU’s future dance artists as they explore a wide variety of dance styles and genres, including hip-hop, jazz, lyrical, contemporary and ballet. Full of inventive movement, bold and expressive dancing, as well as adventurous choreographic choices! www.sonoma.edu/theatreanddance/

April 21-25 Earth Week is a celebration of the Earth and a week of forums, displays, live-music, activities and fun as Sonoma State goes green. Tuesday, April 22 is Earth day. Come to the Darwin quad at noon on April 22 - 24 for three days of fun on the lawn. Keep an eye-out for engaging forums on what’s really going on with sustainability, GMOs in our foods and other hot topics. More to come!

Overlook in May
Friday, May 2, 4 p.m.-5:30 p.m. come together for the last Fridays at Four of the spring 2014 semester. There will be complimentary food and a cash bar for wine, beer and nonalcoholic drinks in the Overlook, on the 3rd floor of the Student Center.For more information about Overlook, please visit: www.sonoma.edu/studentcenter/dining/overlook.html

In Memoriam:

Art Warmoth
We are saddened to report that Dr. Art Warmoth, professor emeritus, passed. Warmoth, professor of psychology, taught at SSU since 1970. He served three terms as chair of the SSU Psychology Department and more than a decade as chair of the Educational Policies and Academic Planning Committees. He was co-founder, with Eleanor Criswell, of the Humanistic Psychology Institute (now Saybrook Graduate School) and the M.A. in Psychology, External Program, at Sonoma State. He was married to Georgina Aida Warmoth and has three children and three grandchildren. Our heartfelt condolences to Art's family and his friends, colleagues and former students.

John Kramer Memorial
The Political Science Department has learned that the memorial for our colleague John Kramer is scheduled for Saturday, April 19 from 2-4 p.m. at the Hopmonk Tavern, 230 Petaluma Avenue, Sebastopol. According to a friend of the family, "...people are being encouraged to bring pithy quotes, photos - anything that could be put on boards that will be placed around the walls. A nice remembrance for everyone who knew John, and something for Nancy, Annie and Andrew to go through after the day ~ which will probably bring tears and laughter." I'm sure it would please the family (and John) to see John's colleagues from Sonoma State and hear the stories we have to tell. Please join us on the 19th as we remember our dear friend and colleague.

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