Jo Ann SmithJohn Scott ForestorStaff Excellence Award Winners Named

Jo-Ann Smith of Environmental Studies and Planning, and John Scott Forester, Art Department, have been named winners of this year's Staff Excellence Award. They were honored at the recent Staff Appreciation Day. For details on their illustrious contributions, visit

New Icon Campus Map Available

A distinctive new type of campus map has been developed for use by the campus community-in addition to the existing maps which will  continue to be updated and well-used. The new "icon" map can be see at (click on "icon map").

This map, unlike the various other campus and residential maps in existence is intended to be used to help visitors identify certain unique landmarks (such as the Recreation Center, the Schulz Information Center or the baseball field) to help them locate their destinations.

The campus should feel free to use the map as it is available on the  website mentioned above, but may not make changes to it. Any requests for changes should be directed to Susan Kashack at or 4-2122.

Retirement Celebration for Sue Foley

Sue FoleyAll are welcome from 1-3 p.m. on Friday, June 20 in the Art Gallery to celebrate the retirement of Sue Foley, Administrative Coordinator for the Hutchins School of Liberal Studies with a "desserts only" party. Foley began working at Sonoma State University in 1989.  She began her employment in the Counseling Department then moved to Hutchins School of Liberal Studies, where she has worked for 10 years. She has been a recipient of the staff Champion Award - 1995 and the Excellence Award - 2002.  She and another former SSU employee, Sherry Mattiasi, began Hands Across Campus which eventually became Staff Appreciation Day. Foley has served on a number of committees including the SSU Alumni Board, Alumni Events committee, Excellence Awards Advisory committee, Fee Advisory committee, Accreditation Review Steering committee, Safety committee and the Wellness Program committee. She also served as treasurer for the local chapter CSEA which is now CSUEU. Foley always enjoyed volunteering to organize and judge the holiday door contest.  

SSU Group Invites Allies to March in Gay Pride Parade

Students, faculty, staff, administrators, friends, allies and supporters are invited to march with the Sonoma State University contingent in the 38th Annual San Francisco LGBT Pride Parade on Sunday June 29. Parade kick off is at 10:30 am. Students in Queer-Straight Alliance will march for the fourth consecutive year. "You don’t have to be LGBT to participate; we want our allies to join us as well, " says Chuck Rhodes. For more information, contact Julie Greathouse at or at 4-3305


ICE CREAM SOCIAL Celebrate this year's Commencement with President Ruben Armiñana. 3-4:30 p.m., Tuesday, July 1. North patio of Commons.

MIDSUMMER NIGHT SINGS The Sonoma County Choral Society presents Midsummer Night Sings, Wednesday evenings, 7-9:30 p.m. on July 9, 16 and 30 Ives 119. $10 per session; $5 students, age 18 and younger; $2.50 for parking. For details of performances, visit

SUMMER BRIDGE ON-CAMPUS JOB FAIR This is a great opportunity to hire capable and responsible first year EOP students, most of whom are work-study students whose salary is federally subsidized. 12:15-1:30 p.m, Friday, July 11, Salazar Quad. If interested, contact Rebecca Tiemens at or Jessica Brandenburg at to confirm attendance or answer questions.

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