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Lobo with friendsStaff Appreciation Day Recap

Staff Appreciation Day had the largest turnout in the event's history this year, with a record 500 employees signing up for breakfast, lunch, the afternoon ice cream social and events throughout the day... Read more

Lobo with friendsStaff Excellence Awards

Two Staff Excellence Awards were handed out at Staff Appreciation Day on May 21. Jesse Andrews and Rhonda Goodlund each received a plaque and $1,500 cash, and will have lunch with President Armiñana... Read more

Daniel SmithMay Applause Awards

Daniel Smith of the McNair Scholars Program organized the first ever SSU Research Symposium, which was a resounding success, and helps students find and pursue their niche... Read more

seawolf scholarsSeawolf Scholars

Sonoma State University's new Seawolf Scholars program is helping former foster youth navigate the new and turbulent world of college life.... Read more

woman near treeCenter for Environmental Inquiry

Sonoma State University has launched the new Center for Environmental Inquiry to play a leading role in the study of emerging environmental challenges in the region... Read more

tiaa-cref logoFinancial Counseling Sessions

TIAA-CREF is offering individual counseling sessions to discuss personal financial situation with a TIAA-CREF consultant on a confidential basis... Read more

no smokingSmoking Policy Going into Full Effect

Sonoma State's smoking policy prohibits smoking anywhere on campus or on campus-owned property. The full policy, which includes parking lots, goes into effect July 1... Read more

plaqueWhere 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

atmoic learningWoW: Atomic Learning

Need to brush up on your computer skills? Try this SSU teaching portal... Read more


Save The Date

July 1: SSU becomes a completely smoke-free campus, including parking lots, athletic facilities and fields, the SSU Preserves and other off-campus sites owned by the university.

October 21: Sustainability Day, Student Center ballroom. Featuring keynote speaker David W. Orr, founding editor of the journal "Solutions" and Oberlin College ENSP professor.


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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