safetyalert.pngPolice Services is hosting a Campus Safety Week from Oct. 13-16 on the SSU campus. Each day features a different theme, with events scheduled to highlight the importance of a daily message. Campus and community groups will be tabling each day from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Monday, Oct. 13 is the kickoff day with a lecture by SSU Police Chief Nate Johnson at 2 p.m. in the Alexander Meeting Room in the Student Center on how to detect warning signs of an attack and how to mentally prepare for an active-shooter situation. Representatives from the Rohnert Park Department of Public Safety, Sonoma County Sheriff's Department, Rancho Adobe Fire and AMR ambulance company are scheduled to attend.

See the guidelines for handling an active-shooter scenario at http://www.sonoma.edu/ps/emergency/active_shooter.

lobofest.jpgThe office of Campus Life is continuing to connect Sonoma State through spirit, tradition and community by hosting four new on-campus events throughout the 2014-2015 school year. The first event, Big Night, took over an entire parking lot with a carnival atmosphere, and the next one is going to be just as big. LoboFest runs from Oct. 8-15 with a variety of events for students, staff and faculty.

Some of LoboFest's events include:

"Big Boo" at SSU - Monday, Oct. 13, 7 p.m. Grand Ballroom, Student Center
Lea DeLaria, also known as "Big Boo" from the hit TV series "Orange Is the New Black," is coming to Sonoma State with a comedic talk her experiences being a "professional lesbian."


"It Takes a Village to Make a Village" (Out of Cardboard Boxes). Everyone Invited.

cardboardchallenge.pngSonoma State University Children's School preschoolers, local K-12 students and students, faculty and staff will come together on Friday, Oct. 10 from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. in the Stevenson Quad as they "make a village" out of cardboard boxes as part of the Global Cardboard Challenge. The entire community is invited to participate.

An annual event by the Imagination Foundation, the event was inspired by the viral short film "Caine's Arcade," which documents nine-year-old Caine Monroy's hand-made cardboard arcade and poignantly demonstrates the power of a child's imagination. The film got close to 4.5 million views and sparked a global initiative to encourage children to create.

Sonoma State University joins the other 22 California State University (CSU) campuses in accepting applications for admission to the fall 2015 term now through Nov. 30. Students intending to apply for fall admission should visit the recently updated www.csumentor.edu website to complete the online application.

High school seniors, community college transfer students and others applying for admission as undergraduates are especially encouraged to apply by the end of November. After that date, most CSU campuses will stop accepting applications. CSU Mentor is the best systemwide source for updated information on applying to campuses and programs.

The Environmental Forum, offered every fall semester has returned to campus with many unique and engaging lectures occurring every week from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m in the Warren Auditorium. These lectures, presented by the Environmental Studies and Planning department, bring various speakers to educate and inspire students about the environment and sustainability, including Sonoma State professors and local leaders in the community.

The School of Social Sciences hosts the Brown Bag Lecture Series this semester with presentations occurring bi-weekly in Stevenson 2011 from noon to 1 p.m.

This lecture series covers various topics such as law enforcement related deaths, landscape conservation and instrumentalism among adolescent Americans of the 20th century.

csu-logo.jpegAs part of an ongoing commitment to preventing sexual violence within campus communities, all 23 California State University campuses will have confidential sexual assault victim advocates in place by June 2015. Additionally, the CSU announced its support of the federal Survivor Outreach and Support Campus Act (SOS Campus Act).

"We must do all we can, as quickly as we can to prevent sexual violence, and educate and train our entire community to reduce the prevalence of and dispel the myths surrounding it," wrote CSU Chancellor Timothy P. White in response to United States Senator Barbara Boxer's urging that all universities have a sexual assault victim's advocate on every campu


Music Department in Search of Director of Orchestral Studies

Jazz Forum turns five!
Weill Hall Artists in Residence Features Frederica von Stade in 2015

gmcentrances.jpgSonoma State University's Department of Music at the Green Music Center (GMC) welcomes one and all to its fall season of more than 30 performances at value prices in GMC's flagship Weill Hall and newly opened Schroeder Recital Hall.

Tickets for all seats are priced at $8 and include parking. Special events, including the Carnegie Hall-trained ensemble Trio Ariadne and the USAF Band of the Golden West, are completely free of charge.

Tickets are required for admission to all concerts, whether charged or not, and available online, by phone, or in person. For information call the university box office at 707-664-4246 or email tickets@sonoma.edu.

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