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President Judy K. SakakiJudy K. Sakaki Begins Tenure as President of Sonoma State University

On July 1, Judy K. Sakaki began her tenure as the seventh president of Sonoma State University. The first Asian-American woman to lead a four-year higher education institution in California takes over for the longest-serving president in the California State University system, Ruben Armiñana, who retired June 30 after 24 years at Sonoma State. Read more


President Judy K. SakakiReception Honoring Andrew and Janessa Rogerson

Join us Friday, July 22 from 4-6 p.m. in Overlook for a reception honoring Andrew and Janessa Rogerson. Provost Rogerson will begin as Chancellor at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock on September 1, 2016. Read more


SSU Professor Don Romesburg Hails New LGBT California Public Schools Framework as 'Most Inclusive in Country'

Thanks in part to years of work by Sonoma State University Women's and Gender Studies Professor Don Romesburg, California's students will soon be learning more about the history of LGBT people and their struggles. Read more


SSU Educators Stauffer, Dove Receive Women in Business Awards

Sonoma State University's Lynn Stauffer and Sarah Dove have been honored as the University's first recipients of the North Bay Business Journal's Women in Business awards. Read more


CA Teacher SummitSonoma State to Co-Host Second Annual Better Together: California Teachers Summit

Bay Area teachers will gather at Sonoma State University on July 29 for the second annual Better Together: California Teachers Summit, a free statewide day of learning and networking that is open to all California PreK-12 teachers, teacher candidates, school administrators and other educators. Read more


New Art Exhibit by SSU Psychology Professor Presents Dolls as Storytellers

"Star Wars." "The Muppets." "The Labyrinth." These distinctly different movies all have one thing in common: they use dolls to as central figures to tell their stories. Illustrating this point, Sonoma State University Psychology Professor Geri Olson has co-curated "Journeys Through Light and Dark: Dolls as Tellers of Stories," on view at the Petaluma Arts Center July 23-September 25. Read more


Faculty Form Group to Address Latino Issues at SSU

The number of Hispanic students attending Sonoma State University is on the rise, and a group of 20 faculty and staff members at Sonoma State have formed the SSU Alianza for Equity to address issues impacting these students. Read more


CA Teacher SummitGeneration Z Lecture on August 4

Corey Seemiller, co-author of Generation Z Goes to College, joins Sonoma State on August 4 at 11 a.m. in Ballroom B/C for a lecture on Generation Z. Read more


Employees Helping Employees: Spotlight on SSU's Catastrophic Leave Donation Program

If an employee becomes too ill or injured to work, and has used all available vacation and sick time, Sonoma State University's Catastrophic Leave Donation Program allows coworkers to help each other by donating unused vacation or sick time. Read more


SSU Theatre Arts and Dance 2016-17 Season Includes New Works, 'Magic Flute,' and More

The 2016-17 Sonoma State University Theatre Arts and Dance season includes new, contemporary dances and short plays created and performed by students, critically acclaimed plays and a joint production of Mozart's "The Magic Flute" with the Music Department, directed by Lynne Morrow and Amanda McTigue. Read more


Imagery Winery Art Collection in Debut Exhibition at New SSU Home

Sonoma State University hosts the first public exhibition of the Imagery Collection at its new home in the University Art Gallery July 14-31 with "Palate to Palette: The Imagery Collection at SSU. Read more


Susan Kashack Retires

Join us in celebrating Susan's 32 years at Sonoma State in Person Theatre on August 24 from 3-5 p.m. Read more




Save The Date

Monday, Aug. 22: Convocation

Tuesday, Aug. 23: Instruction Begins

Thursday, Oct. 20: SSU Theatre Arts & Dance presents: Waiting for the Parade (FREE staff and faculty night)

Thursday, Nov. 3: SSU Theatre Arts & Dance presents: “Heart & Soul” Fall Dance Concert 2016 (FREE staff and faculty night)

Friday, Nov. 4: SSU Theatre Arts & Dance presents: “Heart & Soul” Fall Dance Concert 2016 (FREE staff and faculty night)

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