SSU in the News, Nov. 1-13

November 13, 2015 9:07 AM

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scene from La Carpa AmericanaThe Department of Chicano and Latino Studies (CALS) at Sonoma State University presents a free, one-night-only theatrical performance of "La Carpa Americana (The American Tent)," an original work by Santa Rosa theater company The Imaginists, in Weill Hall at the Green Music Center on Nov. 19 at 7:30 p.m.

dreamerstable.jpgNavigating college for the first time can present several challenges for the average student. For the 148 undocumented students at Sonoma State University, those challenges are even harder says Griselda Madrigal, president of Sonoma State's DREAMers Club.

Poster for patient no more exhibitThe founder of Sonoma State University's Disability Resource Center, Anthony Tusler, has fought for the rights of disabled Americans for more than 40 years and is now being recognized for his efforts in a pair of Bay Area exhibits.

faassufriendshipgames.jpegAfter a long day of fierce yet friendly competition with the 40 other organizations in attendance, the Filipino American Association of Sonoma State University (FAASSU) arrived at a top-three finish for the second year in a row at the 30th annual Friendship Games at Cal State Fullerton in October.

open area in library with art on wall behind"Ghost Cat: My World," artist Michelle Friend's tribute to the majestic and misunderstood mountain lion, is currently on display at the Sonoma State University Library. The preservation-themed exhibit, composed of Friend's stunning graphite drawings, runs Oct. 21-Jan. 8.

erin rockPlanning for the Girls on the Run 5k charity event resulted in $2k for Sonoma State Human Resources Specialist Erin Rock.

Rock, an alumna of SSU's Masters in Business Administration program ('15) received the "Best Student-Authored Case Award" and a $2,000 prize at the North American Case Research Association (NACRA) conference in Orlando, Florida earlier this month. Her case study and instructor's manual, Girls on the Run Sonoma County: Volunteers, True Strategic Assets, focuses on strategies to support Girls on the Run Sonoma County, a non-profit organization that helps girls develop life skills through conversation-based lessons and running games.

womensvolleyballranked.JPGWomen's Volleyball

The Sonoma State women's volleyball team is looking to defend its NCAA Division II West Region title from a year ago, and according to the first official release of the NCAA West Region rankings on Nov. 4, the Seawolves are in line to qualify for their eighth straight NCAA tournament and to repeat as regional champions in 2015. The NCAA will continue to release updated regional rankings at every Wednesday afternoon leading up to the Nov. 23 announcement.

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