Commence 2013 is all about the power of public sculpture and Jann Nunn's beginning sculpture students have been working all week to get their projects ready for the official run of the exhibit, May 2-11. The campus community is welcome to attend the public reception from 4-6 p.m. on Tuesday, May 7 in the Sculpture Courtyard. A complete map and listing of the exhibits will be available on the NewsCenter on May 2.
Above: Catherine Daley with her work "Aurora #313" placed in the Meditation Garden outside Stevenson Hall
Old friends leave and new ones arrive as a private passion leads to a new way of looking at the campus. Becky Olsen is ready to lead another group into the joys of birdwatching.
Continuing the "Water Works" theme, the Sonoma State University Library has announced its Water Works Digital Exhibit, part of the campus-wide effort to draw attention to and celebrate North Bay waterways. The online exhibit of images, documents, and media about North Bay waterways features four collections. Continue Reading 'Digital Waterways...'
The Sonoma State STAR, SSU's award-winning student run newspaper since 1979, has received more national attention recently. The newspaper has won the "Most Outstanding University Newspaper for 2012-2013" and the "First Place with Special Merit" awards from the American Scholastic Journalism Association..Continue Reading 'Star Wins Two National...'
Tickets for faculty and staff are still available for Sonoma State University Symphonic Chorus and Chamber Singers who will perform Carl Orff’s timeless masterpiece "Carmina Burana" on May 5 at 4 p.m. in Weill Hall. Jenny Bent, Director of Choral Services, will conduct the combined voices of the SSU choruses and Maria Carrillo High School Women’s Choir. Continue Reading 'SSU Choral Season...'
- An Eye on the Pond Turtle Headstart Project
- Gillian Conoley Featured in Major Poetry Anthology
- McCuan Serves on Election Reform Panel
- Robert Girling Recognized for Simulation Expertise
- Matt Benney Honored for Educational Equity Contributions
- Ajay Gehlawat Explores “Slumdog” Phenomeon
- Sullins Discusses Moral Arguments for Robotic Weapons
- Wasp on Media Panel
Catch someone doing something great? Click here to nominate them for an Applause Award.
- Lakin Khan, Administrative Coordinator, Biology
- "Lakin always goes above and beyond to take care of other people's needs. She will not hesitate to put down what she is working on to help someone in need. She has been a superb mentor. Lakin is someone whom everyone knows they can rely upon. She is a wealth of knowledge and her vast experience means she has an answer to practically any question. No matter what Lakin is dealing with she is always friendly and considerate. She makes an extra effort to cultivate a feeling of community in her daily gestures to coworkers. In short, any employee should aspire to be more like Lakin Khan and in doing so make the entire University a better place to work, and a more effective organization."
- –– Nominated by Brian Batoosingh, Administrative Coordinator, Biology, February 20, 2013
- Lynne Lyle, Master Teacher, Children's School
- "Lynne Lyle goes above and beyond her job requirements every day. Lynne takes time to greet and chat with every student assistant that comes into our classroom. Lynne creates beautiful displays to promote and educate the community regarding the importance of Early Childhood Education. She takes time outside of work to promote and advertise the Children's School through publish articles in "Connection" (a Child Development Magazine). Lynne flourishes with exceptional ideas to expand curriculum, build relationships with parents, and develop staff. Lynne is a true advocate and leader in the field of Early Childhood Education. "
- –– Nominated by Kristina Sisseck, Associate Teacher, Children’s School, February 22, 2013
- Jessica Avner, Food Service Worker I, Dining Services
- "Jessica went above and beyond for me today at Charlie Brown's Cafe. I have new dietary restrictions and she was extremely helpful in pointing me in the right direction. I'm appreciative of all her knowledge. Thank you, Jessica!"
- –– Nominated by Anonymous, February 18, 2013
- Dash Musser-Brauner, Custodian, Housekeeping
- "Dash never fails to enter Building 49 with a smile! Rain or shine, he is here with a good spirit, positive attitude, and humor. It is refreshing to know you can always count on him to be polite and courteous to staff, Student Assistants, and program participants in the office. Thank you, Dash, for all you do and for being a member of our team! "
- –– Nominated by Casandra Olivares, Program Coordinator, Early Academic Outreach and Vanessa Bascherini, ATS Outreach Advisor, Early Academic Outreach February 27, 2013
Staff Appreciation Day
Mark Your Calendars!
The 2013 Staff Appreciation Day is Thursday, May 23 at the Zinfandel Dining Room. The day kicks off with a delicious breakfast, the announcement of the Excellence Award winners, our Seawolf Lobo mascot photo opportunity, and the book, movies, and music swap (don’t forget to bring your collections in the morning!).Continue Reading 'Staff Appreciation Day!'
Pat Jackson - Inside Criminal Justice
Dr. Patrick Jackson has been with the Criminology & Criminal Justice Studies Program for more than 23 years. He is founding editor of an online scholarly journal, the Western Criminology Review, and teaches criminology, research methods, juvenile justice, and the senior capstone course. Continue Reading 'Pat Jackson ...'
Celebration of Life of MaryLu Mattson, May 18
Marylu “Lu” Mattson, PhD, of Guerneville passed away in December 2012 at the age of 79. The campus community is invited to a remembrance and celebration of her life on Saturday, May 18 from noon to 4 p.m. at Spring Lake Park, Upper Oak Knolls picnic area. Read More About 'Celebration of Life'...
Bruce Peterson Retiring in May
Bruce Peterson, Associate Director of EOP and Testing Services, has announced his retirement in May from SSU after a long career on campus that began in 1987. Read More About 'Bruce Peterson Retiring'...