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Veterans Across Campus

In honor of Veterans Day, WorkPlace recognizes members of the campus community who have served for our country. We thank you for your work and honor Mike Kiraly, Mariano Vazquez and Karyn Wilson. Continue Reading 'Veterans Across Campus'



How to Reserve Space in the New Student Center

Campus departments may submit requests for Student Center spaces beginning, but not before, Dec. 16, for Spring 2014. Please visit the campus calendar to check availability prior to submitting a request. Continue Reading 'Reserve Space in New Student Center'


Dining Services Changes Name to University Culinary Services

Sonoma State University Dining Services is proud to announce their name change to University Culinary Services. The new department name will take effect when the Student Center opens on Nov. 13. Continue Reading 'Dining Services Changes Name'



Faculty and Staff News

The faculty and staff at Sonoma State continue to excel. Whether it is traveling across country, being acknowledge as the “best high school sports coach” or receiving two awards totaling $103,832 to further research studies. They continue to go above and beyond. Continue Reading 'Faculty and Staff News'


Permanent Memorial for Robert Coleman-Senghor Unveiled in Cotati

A "fitting memorial for our friend and colleague" was unveiled for SSU Professor Robert Coleman- Senghor on Nov. 7 at the Veterans Park (also known as Rose Park), near the Athena mask statue at the intersection of Old Redwood Highway and East Cotati Ave. in Cotati. Continue Reading 'Permanent Memorial for Robert Coleman'

California State Employee Charitable Campaign (CSECC)

The annual California State Employee Charitable Campaign (CSECC) is underway. This year’s campaign will run Nov. 4 - Nov. 18. Every year SSU conducts this campaign to offer faculty and staff the opportunity to contribute to any organization they choose. Continue Reading 'California State Employee (CSECC)'

"Orange is the New Black” Author Ushers in New Ballroom

Just what can be achieved in a new SSU event space will be on display as Piper Kerman, well known author of the prison memoir “Orange is the New Black,” takes the stage in the new Student Center Ballroom A. Continue Reading 'Orange is the New Black'


Dr. Robert Girling Journey: In Search Of Enlightenment On Five Continents

On Nov. 12 at 5 p.m. in the Cooperage join Dr. Robert Girling in his quest for meaning from his childhood in Jamaica where his family resided for 250 years, to his teaching at Sonoma State University. Continue Reading 'Dr. Robert Girling Journey'


Nominations Sought for 2013 Bernie and Estelle Goldstein Award

On behalf of the Office of the Provost and the Faculty Subcommittee on Sponsored Programs (FSSP), the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (ORSP) is pleased to announce that nominations are now open for the 2013 Bernie and Estelle Goldstein Award for Excellence in Scholarship Award. Continue Reading 'Nominations Sought for 2013'


An Introduction to the Special Collections at the Schulz Library

Ever wondered what is in the Special Collections housed in Schulz Library? On Nov. 19 from 12 p.m. - 1 p.m. join Lynne Prime, Digital Projects Librarian to find out. The Staff Development Committee will take a look at some of the many interesting collections. Continue Reading 'An Introduction to the Special Collections'


School of Education Fall Graduate Research Fair

The campus community is invited to attend the Fall Graduate Research Fair which will showcase the work of several Master of Arts in Education candidates. Students will present their thesis and cognate projects in an informal poster session style event. Continue Reading 'School of Education Fall Graduate Research Fair'


Holiday Festivities Right Around the Corner

The holidays are approaching and faculty and staff are invited to get festive. Enjoy a Christmas reading with Kathryn Atwood or participate in the holiday door contest to win prizes and get in the holiday spirit. Continue Reading 'Holiday Festivities Right Around the Corner'


Teacher Technology Showcase Dec. 5

Join the School of Education's 3rd annual Teacher Technology Showcase on Thursday, Dec. 5 from 5 p.m. - 7 p.m. in the Cooperage. "The Showcase is fast becoming the premiere educational technology event in the North Bay," says Pamela Van Halsema. Continue Reading 'Teacher Technology Showcase'



Save The Date

For those that missed the 2013 Halloween Party, watch the entertaining film that won Best Overall.


Free yoga for staff and faculty. Yoga has been proven to reduce stress, improve overall health, and to help maintain a healthy weight. Desktop Yoga meets in Ives 80 on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12:05 p.m. to 12:55 p.m. Must print waiver to attend. Contact Kathleen Hardy, kathleen@monterioyoga.com with any questions. The fitness center in the Physical Education Building is also open for faculty and staff from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Monday-Friday at no cost.


Free Faculty and Staff Night for Fall Dance 2013 Soundscape Project, Friday, November 22, at 7:30 p.m. in the Evert B. Person Theatre.

Fall Dance 2013 Soundscape Project explores the rich soundscapes of SSU's Preserves and runs November 21- November 24 with a special Soundscape Project Matinee on December 6 at Weill Hall. Join opening night for a special pre-show talk with Bernie Krause, renown BioAcoustics expert and Claudia Luke, SSU Perserves Director on November 21 at 6:00 p.m.


December 6 attend the annual Staff and Faculty holiday party. More details to follow in the coming issues.



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