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Sustainability Day Coming Up

On Tuesday, Oct. 21, Sonoma State University’s Sustainability Day & Expo brings exhibits, art, short films, panel discussions, tours and classes on global sustainability to the school. Keynote speakers include Petaluma filmmaker and creator of the Lexicon of Sustainability project Douglas Gayeton and environmental scientist and SSU professor Rocky Rohwedder. Read more...


Students Growing for Food Pantry

There’s been a student-tended garden at Sonoma State for over 20 years, says Environmental Studies and Planning professor Rocky Rohwedder, but it was only this year that the vegetables started being put to the best use possible: feeding low-income families. Read more...



Class of 3 Million

This year, the California State University system celebrates its 3-millionth graduate, and is commemorating the milestone by connecting alumni from all 23 campuses with other graduates from their school and famous graduates of the CSU system. Read more...


Learning How We Learn

Thanks to a National Science Foundation grant with UC Berkeley’s Lawrence Hall of Science, Sonoma State Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) faculty are researching not only in their applied fields but also how to better connect with students in the classroom. Read more...



Teaching STEM in Rural Schools

On Friday, Sept 26, Investing in Innovation (i3) Project Director Susan Wandling and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Director Lynn Cominsky met with teachers from six Mendocino County high schools for a one-day “Learning By Making” teacher institute. Read more...

 

Career Services' New Home

During the summer session, the department acquired the space previously occupied by the International Services office in Salazar 1070. Read more...


Disaster Preparedness Month

It’s not just wine, we live in earthquake country too. October 17 marks the 25th anniversary of the magnitude 6.9 Loma Prieta Earthquake, and Napa, Sonoma and Vallejo residents just got a wake-up call with the magnitude 6.0 trembler last month. Read more...



Digital Photo Editing Basics Class

Karen Kessel, Visual Resources Specialist for SSU’s Art Department, is offering a free one-hour workshop for any interested students, faculty and staff who need to use digital images in e-portfolios, student papers, presentations or online publications. Read more...



WoW: 1906 Earthquake Photo Gallery

Over 100 years ago, Santa Rosa was rocked by a magnitude 7.8 earthquake that destroyed much of the town, as well as about 80 percent of San Francisco. This photo gallery from SSU's archive shows the devastation in the North Bay. Read more...





Save The Date

Staff and Faculty Halloween Contest: Warning to all staff and faculty: the 2014 Annual Halloween Contest is creepin’ up, so grab your broomsticks and hats and plan to fly over to the Cooperage (Commons RIP) to participate in the Halloween contest on Friday, Oct. 31, noon-1 p.m. Read more...

Commencement 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.

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