Professor Michael Ezra of the American Multicultural Studies Department has completed his third book project, a collection of essays published by Routledge called The Economic Civil Rights Movement: African Americans and the Struggle for Economic Power. More information can be found at http://tinyurl.com/n5ndbdc.
John Stayton joins the leadership team at Sonoma State's School of Business and Economics as Executive Director of Graduate and Executive Education, a position which will encompass both the evening and executive formats of SSU's traditional and wine business MBA programs. Stayton, who co-founded the Green MBA at Dominican and most recently headed the Venture Greenhouse, will begin October 28th.
This past weekend, Sonoma State University made a huge impact at the North American Case Research Association Conference in Victoria, British Columbia. Two of the top awards were won by a faculty team and a team of two recent MBA graduates, making Sonoma State the only university to win multiple awards at this conference.
Over the last several days, the SSU community has grappled with the recent shooting death of Santa Rosa's thirteen year old Andy Lopez by Sonoma County sheriff's deputy, Erick Gelhaus. In addition to discussing this tragedy in the classroom, SSU students, faculty, and staff have also participated in conversations and activities in Santa Rosa. An integral part of the well-being of the larger regional community, SSU continues its legacy of civic engagement, service learning, and community leadership.
In this spirit, Tuesday, November 5, SSU will hold a public conversation on the topic of youth and social justice - the larger context in which the killing of Andy Lopez will be discussed. The conversation will begin with perspectives from on-campus professionals, based upon their areas of expertise and connection to the Santa Rosa community. Professionals will include Ron Lopez (Chicano and Latino Studies), Margie Purser (Anthropology), Napoleon Reyes (Criminal Justice), and Mark Fabionar (Leadership/Student Affairs). Following these framing perspectives, students and other SSU community members will have the opportunity to actively participate in the conversation. One question that will be explored, in light of this tragedy, will be how SSU can continue to contribute to the well-being and leadership of our larger regional community.
After the end of the formal program, student leaders from the Hutchins Dialogue Center will remain to continue to facilitate conversations for those who wish to stay.
This program is jointly sponsored by the President's Diversity Council (PDC), Senate Diversity Subcommittee (SDS), Integral Center for Diversity, Vitality and Creativity (The HUB), The Hutchins Dialogue, and the Offices of the Director of Diversity and Inclusive Excellence, and Associated Students Diversity Senator.
Where: The Commons
When: Tuesday, November 5
Time: 12:00 p.m. -1:30 p.m. campus community is encouraged to attend
The doors of Sonoma State University's new Student Center will open on Wednesday, Nov. 13 for students, faculty, and staff with a grand opening afternoon celebration, featuring a ribbon-cutting ceremony, self-guided tours, and giveaways.
The festivities begin at noon with a ceremonial ribbon-cutting featuring speeches from SSU President Ruben Armiñana and Associated Students President Mac Hart, followed by self-guided tours of the three story, 130,000-square foot building.
Free food samples, caricature artists, music, photo booths, and giveaways are offered throughout the afternoon, giving community members an intimate opportunity to explore the newest venue on the 269-acre campus.
The School of Social Sciences Brown Bag series welcomes Maureen Buckley, Counseling, to discuss her recent work "The Impact of Parental Involvement on the Academic Achievement of Latino Students" at noon on Tuesday, Nov. 5, in Stevenson 2011.
Former President of the New York Philharmonic to Cultivate A Musical Destination in the Northern California Wine Country
Future Launch of Two Additional Performance Facilities in 2014 and 2015 To Drive Diverse Indoor and Outdoor Performance Schedule, And Educational Programs in Partnership with Weill Music Institute at Carnegie Hall
If you're paying more than $100 for a textbook there really is something wrong," says SSU chemistry professor Steven Farmer, who has joined a group of university science faculty working to create no-cost online textbooks.
Farmer is working towards finishing the second half of an organic chemistry textbook to be plugged into a ChemWiki at the online Dynamic Textbook Project.
He plans to use the ChemWiki for his organic chemistry class in Spring 2014, hoping to save more than sixty SSU students the need to purchase a $300 textbook.