ryan o'malley and ryan lunaSonoma State University sports update June 1-13. Two players selected in MLB draft; water polo stars named All-Americans; SSU great Andrew Bailey returns to men's soccer team.

wine business institute groundbreakingGolden shovels and champagne glinted in the afternoon sun as more than 200 people attended the groundbreaking of the future home of the Sonoma State University Wine Business Institute on the Rohnert Park campus June 1.

child on bike in ssu gym with instructor The Cycle Without Limits summer bike and swim camp at Sonoma State University will teach children with special needs how to ride bicycles June 13-17. These children often have a history of difficulty learning how to ride a bike using traditional methods.

ruben armiñanaSonoma State University president Ruben Armiñana, who will retire as the longest-tenured president of the California State University system on June 30, has been named Grand Marshal of the Toyota/Save Mart 350 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series event at Sonoma Raceway.

To See a World in a Grain of Sand

June 7, 2016 1:58 PM

owen anfinson using a spiral sluiceDo you ever think about the sand between your toes at the beach? Sonoma State University Geology Professor Owen Anfinson sure does. And if that sand is from the coast near Point Reyes, he can tell you it's older than many dinosaur fossils and possibly formed when the land was part of the Arctic's now frozen tundra.

david mccuanA billionaire-bashing socialist senator, a scandal-plagued political juggernaut and real estate tycoon-turned-reality-TV-star walk into a bar -- and everyone's dying to know what happens next. When the political pundits need some insight, they call Sonoma State University Political Science Professor David McCuan, who has established himself as a go-to-source for political analysis in both local and national politics. Now that school's out for summer, McCuan is busier than ever.

holocaust and genocide memorial groveDr. Martin Luther King Kr. said, "Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter." In the spirit of Dr. King's words, Sonoma State University hosts a gathering of Sonoma County middle and high school teachers on June 14 at 10:30 a.m. at the University's Holocaust and Genocide Memorial Grove to hear stories from Holocaust survivors and their families.

members of faassu holding proclamationOn May 17, the Santa Rosa City Council proclaimed May as Asian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month and recognized the Filipino American Association of Sonoma State University (FAASSU) for its spirit of inclusion and contributions to the community.

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