Lost and Found Auction

The SSU Lost and Found Auction takes place Wed., April 28 in the Salazar Plaza from noon to 1 p.m. Items to be auctioned include eighteen bikes and an assortment of miscellaneous clothing, sunglasses, and books.

Cash only. All sales are final, no guarantees, cash and carry. For more information, call Lori O'Hara at 4-4299, or Tracy Goodman at 4-4248.

AT&T Teleconference Services

Teleconferencing Services are switching to AT&T, because SSU is a member of the systemwide "CalNet 2". Visit this link to find your departmental representative, whom you should contact for more information on getting set up for this new service.

GreenSSU Ranked a "Green College" by the Princeton Review

SSU has been included in the new free guidebook, “The Princeton Review’s Guide to 286 Green Colleges,” published in partnership with the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). The Review claims it is the first free, comprehensive guidebook focused solely on colleges and universities that have demonstrated an above average commitment to sustainability activities and initiatives.

The 286 schools were chosen based on "green rating” scores received in the summer of 2009. SSU is praised in the review for our use of green technology, including energy efficient lighting and sensors, extensive skylights, use of reclaimed-water toilets and urinals, and low-flow
faucets. Also mentioned are Salazar Hall's 1200 solar panels, and the success of campus recylcing programs and energy-concsiou curriculum.

To download the guidebook (.pdf), visit the Princeton Review website (SSU is listed in Part 2 of the alphabetical guidebook).


2010 Service Awards Ceremony Honors 119 Employees

Service AwardsOn Tues., April 13, the 19th Annual Service Awards Ceremony was held to honor the service milestones reached by 119 staff and faculty during the 2009 calendar year. The honorees included William Barnier and David Ziblatt, who achieved 40 years of service, as well as 35-year award recipients Chris Cammarano, Luanne Ebright, Stephen Norwick, Gloria Ogg, Georgia Schwartz and Laxmi Tewari (pictured above). Recipients, joined by the President, Extended Cabinet, supervisors and other well wishers, took a walk down memory lane as they remembered what was going on in the world, nation, and at SSU when they started working at Sonoma State.

A complete list of recipients is available on the Employee Recognition website. Recipients who were unable to attend the ceremony should visit Employee Services, located in Salazar 2078, to pick up a service award and pin. Questions may be directed to Debbie Harrington at debbie.harrington@sonoma.edu.

SSU's First Graduation of 2010: Frank Nides, Electrician

Frank NidesFrank Nides, electrician for Facilities Services, graduated from the certified apprenticeship program and began his career as a journeyman electrician in 2009. Last Friday, 2010, President Armiñana and Vice President Schlereth, as well as members of the Chancellor’s Office, the Joint Apprenticeship Committee, and the CSU State Employees’ Trades Council (SETC) attended the graduation ceremony held on campus. It was followed by a lunch for all campus SETC members and Facilities Management Services staff.

Nides joined SSU's Dining Services in January 2002, and was promoted in 2005 to a facilities worker position in Facilities Services. He was accepted into the apprenticeship program in November 2006. He was awarded 1 ½ years towards this apprentice program for education and work experience in his Naval and civilian career. The apprenticeship training consisted of an arduous classroom schedule after work hours and on the job training curriculum that lasted over two ½ years.

Frank Nides PartyAs part of the recognition, he received certificates from the Division of Apprenticeship Standards, State, Department of Industrial Relations and the State Employees Trades Council (SETC), declaring the completion of his training.

The apprenticeship program is a joint effort between the SETC and the CSU, and is certified by the California Department of Apprenticeship Standards. The Joint Apprenticeship Program has been a successful endeavor at SSU, and is a powerful example of the union and the University working together to provide career training and opportunities for employees.

Please join Facilities Services, SETC, and the State of California in congratulating Frank on this great accomplishment!

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