kahil el'zabarThe spring 2017 Sonoma State University Jazz Forum features internationally renowned percussionist and composer Kahil El'Zabar and his Ethnic Heritage Ensemble, multi-talented George Young, jazz gutarist John Stowell 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 website for more information.

faithThe spring 2017 Queer Studies Lecture Series at Sonoma State University includes a special lecture by Faith Cheltenham, activist and president of the non-profit "BiNet USA." Cheltenham was highlighted by the White House in 2012 as one of their "Women Working to Do Good" and invited to stand with President Obama as he signed an executive order barring federal contractors from discriminating against LGBT employees in 2014. Cheltham has helped bring more awareness to the bisexual community by working with companies and other administrations to help fund bisexual resources and to end the stigma against bisexual identity.

zooSonoma State University's Biology Colloquium features exciting lectures on gut microbiota, ocean acidification effects on coastal marine species, zoo animal behavior and more. The series culminates with a presentation by Dr. Imilce A. Rodriguez-Fernandez from the Buck Institute on fruit flies and their intestinal stem cells. Lectures take place on Tuesdays, noon to 1 p.m. in Darwin 103. Admission is free, parking on campus is $5-$8.

computer motherboard pc wiresThe Sonoma State University Engineering Lecture Series features lectures on supercomputers, startups and electric motors. Lectures are the first and third Thursdays in Salazar Hall, room 2009A, 4:30-5:30 p.m. Admission is free, parking is $5-$8 on campus.

basketball win celebrationSeawolf sports update, Jan.11-17: Men's basketball upsets No. 11 UC San Diego (Div. I) and continues five-game winning streak; women's basketball loses some tough ones; men's tennis gets swept by Div. I rival, Saint Mary's.

csu logoThe State Water Resources Control Board has awarded the California State University $2.3 million to support the university's effort to help California's underserved and disadvantaged communities manage their water more effectively.

mens bball 2017Seawolf sports update, Dec.30-Jan.10: Men's basketball is the No. 1 Division II defense in the nation and continues three game win streak; women's basketball breezes by Stanislaus State.

Top 10 SSU News Stories of 2016

December 22, 2016 10:48 AM

top 10 news stories of 2016 photo collageWith a new president arriving in July, 2016 was a year of changes for Sonoma State. Student-athletes set a record for highest GPA for the second consecutive year; the University and its faculty received many awards and grants; some construction projects were started, and some were redirected. Overall, 2016 set the stage for a momentous, student-focused year to come in 2017.

steveconnell.jpgAcclaimed poet, comedian and motivational speaker Steve Connell has performed for world leaders, renowned artists and Oprah Winfrey, and will bring his unique talents to Sonoma State University for a performance in Warren Auditorium in Ives Hall on Tuesday. Feb. 7 at 7:30 p.m.

kylie kiechSeawolf sports update, Dec. 14-20: Men and women's basketball fall in heartbreakers against Chico State; baseball's Sonoma State alum Jeff Tudor sworn in as the youngest police chief in San Leandro history.

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