wine spectator learning center renderingSanta Rosa firm TLCD Architecture and San Francisco's BNBT Builders have been chosen to partner on design and construction of the Wine Spectator Learning Center at Sonoma State University. Crews expect to break ground on the $9.1 million project on June 1 with completion and grand opening set for summer 2017.

seawolf basketball players reboundSonoma State University sports update, Jan. 19-26. Men's Basketball wins two, Women's Basketball splits two, Women's Water Polo improves to 1-4, and Men's Tennis loses to D1 Santa Clara.

jenny bentSonoma State University choir director Jenny Bent has been appointed Choral Director for the Santa Rosa Symphony. During her two-year appointment, which begins with the 2016-2017 concert season, she will continue to serve as Director of Choral Activities at Sonoma State.

peanuts at work posterThe Jean and Charles Schulz Information Center's 15th Anniversary continues with "Peanuts at Work," a panel discussion featuring cartoonists and archivists from the Charles M. Schulz Museum and Research Center in Santa Rosa on Feb. 2 at 4 p.m. in the Special Collections Department at the Sonoma State University Library.

Service-Learners Make More Money

January 22, 2016 4:18 PM

man with money bagStudies have shown that service-learning has many valuable impacts on student academic and personal learning, degree completion, and civic outcomes. Now new research from the University of Georgia finds that service-learners who graduated in 2010 made an average of $4,600 more in the first year of their first full-time job if they had participated in service-learning courses while earning their degrees. When compared to those who hadn't taken service-learning courses they also received their first raises more than two-and-a-half months sooner.

Michael BlakeThe spring 2016 Sonoma State University Jazz Forum features saxophonist Michael Blake, Cuban bandleader Alberto Faya, drummer Billy Hart and many others. The Jazz Forum is a unique performance/master class designed to expose jazz majors and guests to a wide variety of jazz styles. Guest musicians perform their music with commentary in a relaxed atmosphere. Performances are on Wednesdays at 1 p.m. in GMC 1029 and free of charge unless otherwise noted. Parking is $5-$8 on campus. See for more information.

olli 15 year logoThe spring 2016 Osher Lifelong Learning Institute lecture series at Sonoma State University features professors giving talks around the theme "The Good Life." This series is presented by the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) and the University Library in celebration of the 15th anniversaries of OLLI and the Jean and Charles Schulz Information Center. Attendees are invited to bring lunch and enjoy the presentations.

gmcentrances.jpgSonoma State University Music Department performances for the spring 2016 semester include a joint concerts with SSU jazz ensembles and acclaimed saxophonist Michael Blake, as well as Latin band and hot club ensembles with Cuban vocalist and bandleader Alberto Faya. The season also includes a production of "Into the Woods" and student and faculty ensembles.

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