Jewish Studies Director Henry Shreibman Named
One of America's Most Inspiring Rabbis

With more than 25 years of experience as an educator, Rabbi Henry Shreibman has spent years sparking students' interest in Jewish studies, religion, history, ethics and philosophy. Recently, The Jewish Daily Forward has named him one of America's most inspiring rabbis.

In 2008, Shreibman helped launch the Jewish studies minor at SSU and has taught multiple courses at Sonoma, and continues to do so today. He also teaches courses on religion, philosophy and Hebrew at Dominican University in San Rafael.

"The Jewish studies department that he built at SSU has been facing enormous cuts in the past few years, but he continues to live for his students," Mary Lou Selik, a former Shreibman student said on the Forward website. "When I first took his class four years ago, very few students were interested. Now, waitlists are up to 20 students of all religious backgrounds. He refuses to give up on us and encourages us to make positive changes in the world."

To read more about Shreibman's award, visit http://tinyurl.com/bmgdxhx.

Rhodes Named Diamond Honoree by ACPA

Chuck Rhodes, retired Assistant Vice-President for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management was recently named a Diamond Honoree by the American College Personnel Association (ACPA), the largest Student Personnel organization.

Members of his family, his Sonoma State and ACPA family were present to share in this honor at the ACPA Annual Conference in Las Vegas.

In 2011, Rhodes was a Parthenon Award recipient from the Association of College and University Housing Officers-International. He becomes the first person to receive both the Diamond Honoree and Parthenon Award.

The Diamond Honoree award is given is recognition for outstanding and sustained contributions to higher education and to student affairs. The Diamond Honoree program is both a fundraising and recognition program.


Haslam Illuminated

Professor Emeritus of English, Gerald Haslam, recently discussed his book, In Thought and Action: The Enigmatic Life of S.I. Haykawa at Sacramento State as an Invitational Lecturer. The book is co-authored by his wife, Jan, and the discussion was part of the Friends of the University Library’s Author Lecture Series.

Haslam, has recently received attention from The Bakersfield Californian, publishing a lengthy profile piece commemorating his accomplishments.

To read the piece, visit http://tinyurl.com/bn3rp3j.

To watch a video interview with Haslam, visit http://youtu.be/lzjUv5t2LAo.