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Sustainability Day Educates Community

Big ideas filled Weill Hall on Tuesday, Oct. 21. It was the Sonoma State University’s first Sustainability Day and Expo, bringing together artists, government and Green businesses to spread the word about treading lighter on Planet Earth. Read more...




Textbook Alternative Pilot

Faculty members and students are teaming up as part of the Textbook Alternative Pilot (TAP) program this semester to find the best ways to save students money without compromising the quality of education in their classrooms. Read more...



Halloween Party History

The Sonoma State faculty and staff Halloween party has a long, storied tradition. Since 1980, campus employees have been celebrating Halloween, and this year the DJ that started it all, Fiz-Nik Rick, returns to emcee the spooktacular festivities. Read more...


University Art Gallery: In the Valley of the Sun

A new exhibit is opening October 30 in the University Art Galley, and it’s about time. No, really—the subject is time. “It’s all centered around attempting to measure time and how it relates to geography,” says Phillip Andrew Lewis, one of the two... Read more...



Veteran's Appreciation Week

Sonoma State University thanks our veterans and active duty reservists for their service by providing discounts on services on campus during the week of November 9-15. Although these deals and discounts can never fully acknowledge or thank... Read more...

 

SSU At-A-Glance

The Office of Institutional Research at Sonoma State University has conducted a student survey of roughly 1,000 students to complete a profile of this year’s freshman at SSU. Students were surveyed on topics like academic goals, politics and tolerance as well as their reasons for choosing Sonoma State. Read more...






Los Cenzontles Free Concert

The SSU Department of Chicano and Latino Studies (CALS) and the Green Music Center (GMC) are hosting a concert by critically acclaimed Chicano roots band Los Cenzontles in Weill Hall Thursday, Nov. 13. Faculty, staff and students are being offered free tickets to the concert. Read more...









How to Deal with Challenges

It is human nature to avoid unpleasantness, but often this means progress isn’t made on an important project because it continues to be put off. It can be just as unpleasant to live with a nagging sense that something needs to be addressed. Read more...



VALIC Retirement Plan

On November 4, James Manly from Valic will be on campus in the Human Services Suite of Salazar to meet with employees from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Read more...





Website of the Week: CAPS Online Training to Recognize Signs of Psychological Distress

With online and hands-on interactive training available at the click of a mouse, the Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) faculty and staff resource page is a helpful tool helping others or yourself in a state of distress. Read more...





Save The Date

Staff and Faculty Halloween Contest: Warning to all staff and faculty: the 2014 Annual Halloween Contest is creepin’ up, so grab your broomsticks and hats and plan to fly over to the Cooperage (Commons RIP) to participate in the Halloween contest on Friday, Oct. 31, noon-1 p.m. Continue Reading 'Staff and Faculty Halloween Contest'

Commencement 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 and Economics, and Education. The 3 p.m. ceremony is for the Schools of Science & Technology and Social Sciences.

Announcements

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 at www.sonoma.edu/es/recognition/applause_awards/applause_program.html.

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