Goldstein AwardProfessors Ford and Gilinsky Honored for Excellence in Scholarship

Dr. Ben Ford (mathematics) and Dr. Armand Gilinsky (business) have been named recipients of the 2013 Bernie & Estelle Goldstein Award for Excellence in Scholarship in recognition of their outstanding scholarship and research. Continue Reading 'Professors Ford and Gilinsky...'

Suicide PreventionSuicide Prevention Trainings for Faculty and Staff - CAPS Offering Support Groups for Students

As faculty and staff, you are frequently in the position of developing the most meaningful relationships with SSU students. You become their mentors and role models - and this means you are on the frontline of identifying students in distress. Continue Reading 'Free Suicide Prevention...'

Barbara ButlerLibrary Dean Barbara Butler Announces Retirement

Dean Barbara Butler has announced her retirement from the University Library on April 1, 2013, "I know SSU will miss her vision and leadership," said Provost Andrew Rogerson. Continue Reading 'Library Dean Barbara...'

Why Women Still Can't Have it AllWhy Women Still Can’t Have it All Subject of Feb. 6 Panel

Faculty and staff and students are encouraged to attend a panel of Bay Area women discussing the challenges they have faced balancing work and home as they have risen in prominence in their respective fields. Continue Reading 'Why Women Still...'

Center for EthicsJudge Brad Seligman is Keynote Speaker at Launch of Center for Ethics, Law, and Society

Sonoma State University’s new Center for Ethics, Law, and Society will officially open on at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 6 in Warren Auditorium with a public lecture by Judge Brad Seligman. Seligman’s talk is entitled, “Big Law, Small Law: Old and New Civil Rights in the 21st Century". A wine-and-cheese reception will follow. Continue Reading 'Judge Brad Seligman is...'

Excellence in TeachingNominations Open for the Excellence in Teaching Award

Nominations are now open for the annual Excellence in Teaching Award. This annual award recognizes and rewards excellence in teaching at Sonoma State University. Each year the award honors one or more Sonoma State University faculty members who have made outstanding contributions to the education of Sonoma State students through classroom instruction and other activities that promote student learning. Continue Reading 'Nominations Open for'....

CALPERSSAVE THE DATE: CALPERS Retirement Workshop on Feb. 14

Are you nearing retirement or interested in learning more about CalPERS Retirement options? Enroll in the Planning Your Retirement class to learn about the CalPERS retirement process, programs and benefits offered by the California Public Employees’ Retirement System. Continue Reading 'CALPERS Retirement'...


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Professor Ben Ford Does the Math...and More

Dr. Ben Ford came to SSU in 1998 and holds several degrees in mathematics including his Ph.D. from the University of Oregon. His research is in the area of representation theory of groups, specifically in the modular representation theory of algebraic and finite symmetric groups and has appeared in over 12 publications in the field of mathematics. Continue Reading 'Ben Ford...'

In Memoriam

Celebration of the Life of Ed Stolman

Sonoma State University lost one of its greatest supporters and benefactors, Edward "Ed" Stolman on December 23, 2012. Continue Reading 'Celebration of the Life...'

This & That

Open Forums for Chief of Police Finalists

The campus community is invited to open forums in late January for two of the finalists for the SSU Chief of Police position. Initial interviews of candidates for this position are still being conducted and there may be further open forums scheduled in the near future.Continue Reading 'Open Forums...'

Child Abuse and Neglect Act

As a result of amendments to the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act (CANRA) and the issuance of Executive Order 1083 (Mandatory Reporting of Child Abuse and Neglect), all CSU employees now have an obligation to report suspected or known incidents of child abuse or neglect. Continue Reading 'Child Abuse...'

Half-Off Menus at Zinfandel

Staff and faculty can have lunch every Friday in January at the Zinfandel Dining Room for half off ($4.50). This special is for dine-in only. Zinfandel dining room lunch hours of operation are 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Menus can be accessed on the Dining website: