Carma Rideshare Comes to SSU

Carma, a real-time rideshare pilot program, is rolling out at Sonoma State University as well as across Sonoma County. Using web and mobile technology, Carma Sonoma will provide students, faculty and staff a convenient and affordable way to share rides through a social network that connects riders and drivers in real-time and in advance. Continue Reading 'Carma Rideshare...'

SSU LandscapeCome to Brainstorm at Annual Faculty Retreat, Jan. 10

The Faculty Retreat for the Spring semester will be held on Jan.10, from 1-4:30 p.m. with a reception from 4:30 - 6:30 p.m. in the Commons. The retreat is an open brainstorming session on faculty professional development ideas, building on discussions in several of last fall's "Lunchtime Conversations", and supported by the Professional Development Subcommittee and the Faculty Subcommittee on Sponsored Programs. Continue Reading 'Faculty Retreat...'

RankingsHoliday Decorations

The Holiday Door Decorating contest has come to end and the following won!Continue Reading 'Holiday Decorations...'

MysteryShare Effective Online Learning and Teaching Practices with QOLT

Faculty members teaching online or hybrid courses in Fall 2012 can participate in the CSU Quality Online Learning and Teaching (QOLT) program. QOLT is an effort to identify quality online and hybrid courses across the CSU system, acknowledging and sharing effective practices. Continue Reading 'Share Effective Online...'

SurveySummer School 2013 Proposals Accepted until Jan. 18

The School of Extended & International Education is now accepting Summer Session Course Proposals for 2013. The deadline to submit proposals is Jan. 18. Summer Session course proposal letter and forms with schedule, calendar and help with scheduling information can be found at

Adobe CS6Adobe Master Collection CS6 Available To Campus

Thanks to the campus IT department, the entire Adobe Master Collection CS6 is now available to faculty and staff. This powerful multi media software allows for design on many platforms and includes 16 different programs.The new licensing agreement for CS6 allows for installation on any university-owned computer and also includes a "Work at Home" clause for a single copy on personal computers.To learn more about what is included, tutorials, and how to get the software visit:


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Reminder: Campus Closed Jan. 21 for MLK Jr. Holiday


Marylu Mattson - Hutchins pioneer

Marylu Mattson, one of the first professors to teach in the Hutchins School of Liberal Studies at Sonoma State University, passed away on December 30, 2012. Admired by colleagues and students alike for her combination of rigor and creativity in teaching, she was also a dedicated researcher in the humanities and sciences. Continue Reading 'Marylu Mattson...'

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Raskin on Jack London

Emeritus Professor Jonah Raskin is the featured speaker at the annual Jack London Foundation Banquet, Saturday, January 19, 2013 at Ramekins Culinary School and Inn at 450 W. Spain Street in the town of Sonoma. For more information contact the Jack London Foundation at (707) 996-2888 .

Faculty "Conversations"
Continue in Spring

The first faculty "conversations" brown bag lunch of the spring semester is Jan. 25 at noon in the Faculty Center, first floor of the Library with Senate Chair Margie Purser and Provost Andrew Rogerson. President Arminana will join in on Feb. 6, April 3 and May 1. For the full schedule, see

"Carmina Burana" Auditions for Weill Hall Performance Open to Campus Singers

The Sonoma State University Chorus has openings for faculty and staff singers for its upcoming performance of Carl Orff's "Carmina Burana" on May 5 at 4 p.m. in Weill Hall.

Choral Activities Director Jenny Bent will hold auditions for all voice ranges on:

· Monday, Jan. 14 from 6-9:30 p.m.

· Tuesday, Jan. 15 from 1-5 p.m.

· Wednesday, Jan. 16 from 6-8 p.m.

The University Chorus rehearses on Mondays beginning Jan. 21 from 7-9:40 Green Music Center Room 1028. For information visit or contact Jenny Bent at or 707-664-3925. For more information on the SSU Music Department spring season, visit