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commencementCommencement 2015 Celebrates the Class of 3 Million

Commencement is a day when we celebrate our students’ accomplishments with their friends and families. The success of the day depends entirely on the good work of employees of SSU... Read more

university affairsUniversity Affairs: Publicity Specialists

Events don't exist without an audience, but how does that audience get the information about these events? At Sonoma State, a great way to get the word out... Read more

chronicle of higher educationChronicle of Higher Education Subscriptions

Sonoma State University recently upgraded its subscription to the Chronicle of Higher Education, providing unproxied access to the digital edition to anyone with a Sonoma State University email address... Read more

researchResearch Symposium Highlights Student and Faculty Work

Sonoma State University features presentations from several research groups each year, and now they've combined may of those groups into one event. The public is invited to attend the first Sonoma State University Research Symposium... Read more

cannes studentsStudent Films Selected for Cannes

Sonoma State University senior Alex Bretow was working on the set of a new Steve Jobs biography film when he got the email on March 16: "Congratulations, you've been officially accepted into the Cannes...Read more

researchSee the Web the Way It's Meant to Be Seen

Here's a question few Web users ask, but should consider: "How do I change my Internet Explorer settings for compatibility with SSU's Web site?" According to our analytics, at least 30 percent... Read more

no smokingSmoke-Free Policy Goes Into Effect July 1

In order to enhance the public health quality of the campus environment, Sonoma State University has recently adopted a 100 percent smoking, tobacco, and e-cigarette-free policy... Read more

ethesisSSU Switching to E-Thesis Submissions

SSU ScholarWorks is now the official archive for all SSU theses. The University’s policy is that theses and graduate projects are public documents to be stored electronically and made freely available by the University Library... Read more

phi betaNominations Sought for Honor Society

Nominations are being accepted for members of the Zeta Tau Chapter of Phi Beta Delta, SSU’s honor society for international scholars. This organization strives to promote and honor high academic achievement in international education... Read more

eggs in basketRetirement Workshops

There are two retirement planning workshops coming up. One focuses on savings plans for those nearing retirement, and the other centers around social security... Read more

cobblestone path and green grass with small bench and single-story buildings in backgroundWhere Am I?

In this series we offer a unique snapshot of SSU in each issue of WorkPlace, with location of each "Where Am I" published in the following issue accompanied by a brief description, reflection or appreciation by the author and a map of where it was taken on campus... Read more

screenshot of ATI siteWoW: Accessible Technology Initiative

April is disability awareness month and the Accessible Technology Initiative (ATI) is the CSU's commitment to providing easy access to information and technologies to students... Read more


Save The Date

grad capCommencement 2015: Commencement is Saturday, May 16, 2015. We need you to help make this a special day in celebrating our students and their families. The 9 a.m. ceremony is for the Schools of Arts & Humanities, Business and Economics, and Education. The 3 p.m. ceremony is for the Schools of Science & Technology and Social Sciences. Sign up to volunteer at

April 11: Seawolf Decision Day
This is a chance for faculty, staff and students to showcase what makes SSU unique and why it’s the right choice for incoming fall 2015 students. If you’d like to represent your department by providing a workshop, demonstration, facility tours or meet with prospective students at the campus fair please contact Gina Geck, director of sudent outreach and recruitment at

April 23: "Orchard Development."
Dance/theater collaboration based on Anton Chekov’s “The Cherry Orchard.” Faculty and staff admitted free, friends and family $5. Person Theater, 7:30 p.m.

May 1: Dolores Bainter Retirement Party
Celebrate with music department administrative coordinator Dolores Bainter. Schroeder Hall lobby, 3-6 p.m.

May 21: Staff Appreciation Day
Details coming soon...


Applause Awards

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Do you know someone who deserves an applause, who went above and beyond or really stepped up? Nominate them for a hearty round of applause, or even a standing ovation! Submit your Applause award today.


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