Sonoma State Cellars 2014 Release Party This Friday

Three years ago a group of Sonoma State University Wine Business Institute graduate students joined together to learn more about the business of wine by establishing and managing Sonoma State Cellars (SSC). Continue Reading 'Sonoma State Cellars 2014 Release Party this Friday'

9th Annual Sustainable Enterprise Conference SEC 2014

The Sustainable Enterprises Conference is the event that each year brings together the thinkers and leaders that are transforming the North Bay into a hub of sustainability and healthy living. Continue Reading '9th Annual Sustainable Enterprise Conference SEC 2014'

Staff Appreciation Day

Staff Appreciation Day is Thursday, May 22 at The Kitchens in the new Student Center. This year’s photo contest theme is “Throwback Thursday”! Share an old photo of family, cars, hairstyles, fashion, or anything in between, it just must be from “back in the day." Continue Reading 'Staff Appreciation Day'

Faculty News

Whether it is being invited to lecture at another University or consulting with an institue abroad. The faculty are traveling and sharing their wisdom across multiple platforms. Continue Reading 'Faculty News'

SSALI Traveled to Japan, Korea and India

In March, Sonoma State American Language Institute teachers had the great opportunity to teach an intensive English language program in the Japanese Alps and in Tokyo hosted by the Nihon University College of Law. Continue Reading 'SSALI Traveled'

Senior Showcase and Zephyr Release Party

Faculty and staff, plan to attend and support the graduating seniors, see their final projects, and celebrate the release of the newest edition of the Hutchins literary magazine Zephyr. Continue Reading 'Senior Showcase and Zephyr Release Party'

Winners Revealed for Warren Court Prize Competition

The Center for Ethics, Law, and Society is pleased to announce the winners of the first Warren Court Prize, a new competition for excellent essays on matters of ethics, justice, and constitutional law. Continue Reading 'Winners Revealed for Warren Court Prize Competition'

Semester at Sea Meant Swimming Her Way Around the World

Elaine Leeder (Dean Emerita) is an avid swimmer and found an opportunity to experience swimming pools cross culturally while on her Fall, 2013 voyage on Semester at Sea. Continue Reading 'Semester at Sea Meant Swimming Her Way Around the World'

Sonoma International Teaching Experience (SITE) Certificate in Effect for Fall 2014

The SITE Certificate is designed to bring international students into the campus community as an integral part of the making Sonoma State a place where students become global citizens both at home and abroad. Continue Reading 'Sonoma International Teaching Experience (SITE) Certificate in Effect for Fall 2014'

Two New Moodle Sessions for Faculty: Intro to Moodle 2.6

Moodle team members will orient faculty through new features, efficiencies and workflow changes in the Moodle 2.6 course environment. The workshop starts with a 20-minute overview highlighting new features and workflow changes. Continue Reading 'Two New Moodle Sessions for Faculty: Intro to Moodle 2.6'

A German Fulbright Language Teaching Assistant (FLTA)

A German Fulbright Language Teaching Assistant (FLTA) is expected on campus in the Fall of 2014. For the second time now, SSU is part of the prestigious FLTA program. Continue Reading 'A German Fulbright Language Teaching Assistant (FLTA)'

Unique and Important Training Opportunity for Faculty and Staff

Universities across the nation are experiencing an increase in their student veteran populations. In an effort to ease their transition to campus life, CAPS is offering "Veterans to Campus for Faculty and Staff." Continue Reading 'Unique and Important Training Opportunity for Faculty and Staff'

Save The Date

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!

Celebrating Faculty
The School of Arts & Humanities will stage its first Scholarship & Creative Recognition event from
4:30 - 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 22 in the Evert B. Person Lobby. Read more to see highlights of faculty work.

Overlook in May
Friday, May 2,
4 - 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:

Commencement 2014 Approaching
Time to mark your calendar for one of the biggest days in a student's life. On May 10, the class of 2014 graduates. Please plan to join the celebration to help students graduate. For more information visit

In Memoriam:

George Johnson
It is with great sadness to report that George Johnson has passed away. George was an Emeritus Professor at the School of Business and Economics where he not only made a career but also a life. There he met Laura Ledger, an Administrative Manager, where they married on January 4, 1987. For those that would like to pay their respects, a memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 17, at the Neptune Society's Chapel of the Chimes, 2601 Santa Rosa Ave., Santa Rosa, CA 95404. There will be some refreshments and snacks on hand after the service. For those that are unable to attend, flowers may be sent to that address the day before. Our thoughts are with his family and friends.



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