joshua glasgowSonoma State University Philosophy Professor Joshua Glasgow has been awarded the $10,000 Baumgardt Memorial Fellowship for his proposed lectures, "Gratitude, Life and Death," which will compare different attitudes of gratitude and explore the value of death. The prestigious award is given once every three years by the American Philosophical Association.

bittnerSonoma State University History Professor Stephen Bittner has received a $50,400 fellowship from the National Endowment for the Humanities to study how wine has the power to bring people together to create a common culture -- in Russia.

nancy kellerNancy Keller has been hired as the new Director of University Culinary Services at Sonoma State University. Keller, who has over 20 years of higher education experience in culinary services, including being director of dining at Iowa State University for nearly 10 years and Director of Dining Services at Cal Poly Pomona for eight, will assume her post starting May 15.

gmc volunteerBeginning this summer, members of the community will be working side by side with the student staff as the Green Music Center at Sonoma State University launches a volunteer program for patron services.

cinenomaCameras flash as well-dressed students walk across a red carpet and pose for photos in front of a decorated backdrop. The auditorium has been transformed from a classroom into a classy theater with gold and black balloons and small electric candles lighting the aisles to the stage, where a table of beautiful awards and a large film screen awaits. Sonoma State University's third annual Cinenoma film festival took place April 27 on campus, where nine short films written, produced, directed by and starring SSU students were screened and awarded.

alex color hi resThe Sonoma State University Symphony Orchestra will perform four concerts for the orchestra's 2017-18 concert season in Weill Hall at the Green Music Center starting in October. The concerts will be conducted by Alexander Kahn, now in his third season with the orchestra.

volunteers in north carolinaBy Kathy De Bel, RN

When I arrived in North Carolina, almost 15 days after the initial disaster, all immediate triage and placement of disaster victims into shelters had already taken place. Hurricane Matthew had hit the region on Oct. 8, and a student in the RN-BSN program in Sonoma State University's Nursing Department, I felt the urge to come out and help in any way I could.

students scholarshipsThe Sonoma State University Wine Business Institute has announced that $41,500 in wine business scholarships will be awarded to students in the Wine Business and Wine Business Strategies degree programs. This includes a new $3,500 scholarship to be awarded to a first-time enrollee in the online Wine Business Management program launching May 11.

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