April 28, 2010

Campus Calendar For Week Of May 9-15

Campus Life

SCHOLARSHIP FOR THE COMMON GOOD THURSDAYS- a community engaged network meeting and chance to share ideas for those involved with scholarships for or with a nonprofit or governmental organization or for a "cause," community based participatory research, public research, action research, or a community-based participatory research class. Green-bag lunch event. Noon-1 p.m., Thurs., May 13. Schulz 1121. www.sonoma.edu/aa/ap/cce/

23RD ANNUAL JACK LONDON AWARDS CEREMONY- Each year, the School of Education at Sonoma State University recognizes several innovative Sonoma County P-12 public school programs, honoring one of the four finalists with the Jack London Award. 4-5:30 p.m., Wed., May 12. University Commons.

virgocluster.jpg"THE HEART OF THE VIRGO CLUSTER"- Public viewing night at the SSU Observatory. 8-10 p.m., Fri., May 14. (707) 664-2119. http://phys-astro.sonoma.edu/publicviewingnight.shtml

postsecret.jpg"POST SECRET" Associated Students Productions presents "The Most Trusted Stranger in America" Frank Warren, creator of blog phenomenon PostSecret Project, in his exclusive California appearance. 7 p.m., Sat., May 15. Seawolf Gymnasium. $15 general admission, $5 SSU students, staff and faculty. Tickets at www.brownpapertickets.com and the SSU Student Union. To order tickets by phone, call (707) 664-2382

Students have joined the fight to cure cancer in this year's first ever Relay For Life event on campus set for May 15-16 on the track at the football field. Opening ceremonies begin at 10 a.m. on Saturday with the Survivor's Lap kicking off the event. There will be a Luminaria Ceremony at 9 p.m. on Saturday. The Fight Back closing ceremony takes place at 9:30 a.m. on Sunday. http://main.acsevents.org/site/TR?pg=entry&fr_id=27039


"THE PERSONAL IS HISTORICAL: LESBIAN IDENTITY & THE SONOMA WOMEN'S MOVEMENT."- Emilie Roy explores the role that lesbians played in Sonoma County's women's movement, focusing on moments where their definitions, articulations and negotiations of identity fueled the movement. Queer Studies Lecture Series. Noon-12:50 p.m., Tues., May 11. Rachel Carson Hall 20. (707) 664.2840. http://www.sonoma.edu/womenstudies/current_lectures.htm

Juan Santiago lectures as part of the Art Department's visiting artists series. Santiago received his MFA from the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University in 2004. After earning his graduate degree, Santiago continued his studio practice in Bangkok, Thailand where he lived for two years. His studio practice combined teaching techniques in ceramics with design and industry programs within universities in Bangkok. Noon-12:55 p.m., Tues., May 11. Art 102. (707) 664-2364. http://www.sonoma.edu/art/visitingartists/

robbinthorpe.jpgBIOLOGY COLLOQUIUM- Dr. Robbin Thorp (left), Professor Emeritus, Department of Entomology, U.C. Davis discusses "Vernal Pool Bees: The Upland Connection." Noon-1 p.m., Tues., May 11. Darwin 103. (707) 664-2189. http://www.sonoma.edu/biology/home/colloquium.shtml

johnroth.jpg"BRICKS, TREES, AND THE FAILURE(S) OF ETHICS: REFLECTIONS ON THE COMMON GOOD."- John Roth (right), Ph.D., Claremont College lectures. Event is open to all. 2010 Holocaust and Genocide Lecture Series. 4-5:40 p.m., Tues., May 11. Warren Auditorium, Ives Hall. http://www.sonoma.edu/holocaust/center.htm

WHAT PHYSICISTS DO LECTURE SERIES- Dr. Raymond Jeanloz, University of California, Berkeley discusses the role of physics in shaping views on nuclear public policy. 4 p.m., Mon., May 10. Darwin 103. There will be coffee, cookies and conversation in the Darwin Lobby before hand, at 3:30 p.m. http://www.phys-astro.sonoma.edu/wpd/

"MATH COLLOQUIUM"- Bill Barnier and Edie Mendez, Sonoma State University address the ratio of "pi"4 p.m., Wed., May 12. Darwin 103. (707) 664-2368. http://www.sonoma.edu/math/nsf/colloquium.shtml

"CITY OF INDUSTRY:GENEALOGIES OF POWER IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA"- Pulitzer prize winning former LA Times reporter Victor Valle discusses his book "City of Industry." Modern Media Dialogue Series. 5-6:30 p.m., Wed., May 12. Warren Auditorium, Ives 101. (707) 664-3160. http://www.mediadialogueseries.org/

ENGLISH MA STUDENTS PRESENT THEIR CREATIVE WRITING PROJECTS- Noelle Oxenhandler, English professor, Sonoma State University lectures. Arts and Humanities Research and Creative Works Forum. 12:05-12:55 p.m., Thurs., May 13. Schulz 3001. (707) 664-2146. http://www.sonoma.edu/a_h/AHForum.htm

Sonoma Film Institute presents a film by director Heddy Honigmann, in which several older Brazilians of all socioeconomic backgrounds recite Carlos Drummond's extremely explicit lines from his erotic poem "O Amor Natural." 4 p.m., Sun., May 9 and 7 p.m., Fri., May 14. Warren Auditorium. Admission is $6.00, $5.00 for non-SSU students and senior citizens, $4.00 for SFI members and children under 12, and $2.00 for SSU students. (707) 664-2606. http://www.sonoma.edu/sfi/


BFA EXHIBITION- BFA Exhibition 2010 features the work of 13 students in the Art Department who are graduating this spring with their Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA), an advanced degree requiring an additional year of focused study in their chosen medium. Students whose work will be featured include Paul Alsop (painting), Kelly Casmey (painting), Danielle Clement (painting), Cathy Ellis (painting), Pauline Greenfield (printmaking), Nick Harris (sculpture), Amy Hoeck (painting), Ben Lastufka (painting), Greg Looney (sculpture), Andrew Merriss (painting), Jason Perry (printmaking), Morgan Rosskopf (printmaking) and James Warren (photography). The exhibit will run from April 15-May 29. The University Art Gallery is open Tuesday-Friday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., and weekends, noon to 4 p.m. Admission is free. http://www.sonoma.edu/artgallery

"PAST PRESENT AND FUTURE: ARTISTS REFLECT ON SUSTAINABILITY"- From ceramics and sculpture created using found objects, including the Yellow Pages, to wall hangings and 3-dimensional objects created from recycled wool sweaters, ten artists each bring a distinctive perspective in exploring the meaning of sustainability to this exhibit. The exhibit runs in the University Library Art Gallery from April 16-July 30. The University Library Art Gallery is open Mon.-Fri. from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sat.-Sun. noon - 9 p.m. http://library.sonoma.edu/about/gallery

Jean Wasp
Media Relations Coordinator
University Affairs
(707) 664-2057