Patricia Ayala Macias
Continuing First-Generation Education
October 27, 2017

Sonoma State University has received over $1 million in federal funding over five years to continue its McNair Scholars Program, which helps first-generation, underrepresented and low-income students earn graduate degrees.

chemistry experiment with kids
Joy of Discovery
October 26, 2017

When a Sonoma State University chemistry student asked a crowd of curious third graders if anyone knew what yeast was used for, the response was accurate, but not quite expected.

Mohammed Ibrahim
Student Helps Fire Victims
October 26, 2017

Several Sonoma State University students have been doing their part to help their communities during and after the worst wildfires ever to hit the North Bay Area. Among them is Mohammed Ibrahim.

SSU Education Professor Kelly Estrada, left, in the classroom with K-12 students
More Hispanic Teachers
October 24, 2017

Sonoma State University’s designation as a federally recognized Hispanic Serving Institution is paying its first dividends for students, with a $2.75 million grant awarded to the university’s School of Education for preparing more Hispanic school teachers. 

ribbon cutting
Making the Future
October 4, 2017

Sonoma State University ushered in a new era of hands-on learning with new technologies like 3D printing, laser etching and virtual reality with the grand opening of the new Makerspace Oct. 3 on the second floor of the University Library.

women in conversation
Women in Conversation
October 4, 2017

Sonoma State University President Judy K. Sakaki had perhaps the most emotional moment of the evening at the Press Democrat’s Women in Conversation event Sept. 27 in Weill Hall at the University’s Green Music Center.

fingers at keyboard
Flying High in Weill
October 3, 2017

The Commanders Jazz Ensemble from the United States Air Force Band of the Golden West are scheduled to land in Weill Hall at the Green Music Center Wednesday, Oct. 11 at 7:30 p.m.

samuel cohen and jeremy qualls
Excellence in Teaching 2017
October 2, 2017

Sonoma State University History Professor Samuel Cohen and Physics Professor Jeremy Qualls are recipients of the University's 2017-18 Excellence in Teaching Award.

SSU President Judy Sakaki with artist Joan Baez and her painting of Martin Luther King, Jr.
'Mischief Makers'
October 2, 2017

A collection of 14 portraits painted by singer and activist Joan Baez and inspired by a diverse group of architects of social change has been donated by the Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria to Sonoma State University in commemoration of the university’s historic commitment to civil rights an

Common in the Classroom
September 13, 2017

Roughly 450 students will be studying with Grammy and Academy Award-winning hip hop artist Common at his performance Sept. 16 in Weill Hall at the Green Music Center as part of Sonoma State University’s Arts Integration Program.