faded american flagSome of their stories are harrowing and heroic; others, in comparison, may feel relatively ordinary. But all detail service to their country. After interviewing more than 20 veterans of the United States military, Sonoma State University students are giving a performance of these veterans' stories in "America at War" on Monday, Nov. 30 at 7 p.m. in Schroeder Hall at the university's Green Music Center.

u.s. news and world report mock logoSonoma State University has been named a top public university by U.S. News and World Report "Best Colleges" rankings. Sonoma State is ranked No. 11 on the report's Top Public Schools for the Western Region and No. 48 of all Western Region universities.

kristina de korsak.jpgSonoma State University education professor Kristina de Korsak has been awarded a fellowship at a prestigious early childhood research institute.

De Korsak, an assistant professor of early childhood studies at Sonoma State, was awarded a yearlong faculty fellowship from the Simms/Mann Institute in Los Angeles. Her work questions why children are treated as a demographic rather than as individuals. "Why are we trying to make everyone the same, why is that a good thing?" she asks. "Why are we trying to standardize childhood?"

linear equations posterSonoma State University Art Gallery's new exhibition, "Linear Equations," brings together three Bay Area artists whose work shares an affinity for line in both two and three dimensions. The exhibit opens Nov. 5 with a reception for the artists, Mari Andrews, Marc Katano and Sabine Reckewell, 5-7 p.m. and will remain on view through Dec. 13.

lois wolk at lectern with crowdSonoma State University will further establish itself as an important player in the future of California's wine business industry when it hosts a joint hearing of the California Senate and Assembly Select Committees on Wine on Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2-4:30 p.m. in the Student Center Ballroom.

lexi reddickWomen's Volleyball

The Sonoma State women's volleyball team hit above .400 as a team for the third time this season in Saturday's 3-0 sweep (25-15, 25-16, 25-23) of the Cal State Eastbay Pioneers on Halloween night at the Wolves' Den in Rohnert Park. The No. 22 Seawolves have won 14 consecutive matches, improving to 18-3 overall and 14-1 in the CCAA.

cartoon seawolf with calendarRegistering for classes can be difficult for busy students looking to make the most of their college careers. Combine that with part- or full-time employment, and the process can sometimes take hours and multiple sheets of scratch paper to complete. The new Seawolf Scheduler at Sonoma State University, released today, has given the process a technological facelift, and now it will be easier for students to plan their future starting with registration for the spring 2016 semester.

brendahillman.jpegSonoma State University professor Anne Goldman hosts an interdisciplinary seminar about the role of metaphor in daily life on Nov. 9 at 3 p.m. in the University Art Gallery at Sonoma State. "Metaphorical Thinking: A Conversation across Disciplines," draws upon expertise across a wide range of schools, with a poet, physicist and psychoanalyst each discussing how they use metaphor in their respective fields.

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