Lynn Woolsey, Donates her Papers to University Library

Lynn C. Woolsey, retired representative for California's 6th congressional district, donated her public papers to the Sonoma State University Library in the Jean & Charles Schulz Information Center. Continue Reading 'Lynn Woolsey, Donates her Papers to University Library'

Campus-wide Electrical Shutdown

Facilities Management is planning an electrical shutdown scheduled Dec. 26 beginning at 6:00 a.m. with electrical power coming back up no later than the evening of Dec. 29. All efforts are directed toward the goal of a two day shutdown. Continue Reading 'Campus-wide Electrical Shutdown'.

Holiday Informal Time Off

In celebration of the season, the Governor has authorized a half day informal time off the day before the holiday break, Dec. 24. In addition, the Chancellor has granted authority to campus presidents to allow additional informal time off. Continue Reading 'Holiday Informal Time Off'.

Spring 2014 Book Orders

The campus bookstore has extended the deadline for faculty to place their textbooks, scholarly editions of novels, poems, or plays for the spring term. It is not too late to place orders however, orders must be submitted as soon as possible. Continue Reading 'Spring 2014 Book Orders'

Paul Draper Named First Director of Sustainability

Paul Draper, Theatre Arts, has been named the first Director of Sustainability at SSU after the successful implementation of Water Works across the campus last year. He will also chair the Sustainability Executive Committee (SEC), which was formed last spring. Continue Reading 'Paul Draper Named First Director of Sustainability'

Faculty News

The faculty remained busy the fall semester. Whether it was continuous research on Point Reyes National Seashore (PRNS), being a keynote speaker at a naturalization ceremony, or recognized as an oustanding faculy member, all the SSU employees continue to excel in their areas of work. Continue Reading 'Faculty News'

Dining Venue Hours of Operation Changes

All venues on campus will have a change of hours during the winter break. Faculty and staff members are asked to alter their dining routines for the extent of break. Regular hours of operations will begin in later January. Continue Reading 'Dining Venue Hours of Operation Changes During Winter Break'

New Center for International Education Finds Home

An organizational center to meet the needs of international students will be created in the former Student Union next year. The School of Extended and International Education will operate the Center for International Education in the lower level of the old Student Center. Continue Reading 'New Center for International Education Finds Home'

Meal Plan Opportunities for Faculty and Staff

Meal Plans are now available for staff and faculty and not just students! Meal plans options were created to meet Sonoma State Universities staff and faculty’s needs, with unlimited, limited, or set number of meals for the spring 2014 semester. Continue Reading 'Meal Plan Opportunities for Faculty and Staff'

Save The Date

Time to mark your calendar for one of the biggest days in a student's life. On May 10, the class of 2014 graduates. Please plan to join the celebration to help students graduate. For more information visit

The December payday is Tuesday, Dec. 31. Pay warrants will be available for pick up in Police Services from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. the morning of the Dec. 31. Employees are cautioned not to take them to their banks until after 3 p.m. A photo I.D. is required to pick up pay warrants. Warrants not picked up at Police Services on the 31st will be distributed in each department, by the warrant pick up clerk, after 9 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 2. The posting date for direct deposit is Jan. 2. For those with questions, contact Payroll & Benefits at or x4-2793.

In Memoriam

Nina Menrath, a faculty member in the early days of the Psychology Department has passed away. Nina served as a mentor, teacher and friend to several generations of students. Her dynamic presence was legendary. Nina was born in Graz, Austria in 1928. During the war her father was assisting Jews to leave Austria, and the family was then forced to flee to Argentina when discovered. She went on to study at Cambridge in England and the Sorbonne in Paris. In Paris, she studied with the famed developmental psychologist Jean Piaget. In the 1950s, she moved to California to teach at San Francisco State. A small group of faculty migrated from SF State to start Sonoma State, and she was part of that band of early professors at Sonoma State College. She taught Human Development and Art Therapy, and started the Art Therapy MA program. She spent several months a year at Findhorn in Scotland, and continued to be adventurous in her travels and study into her 80s. Visit the Press Democrat to sign her guestbook.



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