The Sonoma State University library is hosting interactive events beginning Sept. 4 and students are invited to collaborate on where the library is headed in terms of space, multimedia use and the library’s website.
The Green Music Center of Sonoma State University has opened its newest addition, Schroeder Hall. Since it’s grand opening on Aug. 22, Schroeder Hall has created a more up close and personal experience for students, faculty, and visiting artists.
I caught myself talking to a couple of girls in a sorority last week, which got me thinking, “What exactly is a sorority, and why were they created?” Google told me a sorority is a, “society for female students in a university or college, typically for social purposes.” Google also told me the Latin root ‘soror’ means sister.
Feedback is an important concept, one that should not be overlooked in any way, shape or form. The university is now seeking a specific type of feedback concerning a document now available for Sonoma State University students titled “DRAFT Strategic Plan Revision 2014-2019,” which is available to view at sonoma.edu/senate/documents/planning.
When the Green Music Center officially opened in 2012, Bill Maher was one of the first entertainers to perform in Weill Hall with his one night only titled “Countdown to Election 2012.” He returned to Sonoma State for his encore performance with “An Evening with Bill Maher.”
R&B/pop princess Ariana Grande debuts a victorious new album for fans. Grande, whom is previously known for her role as Cat Valentine on the Nickelodeon show “Victorious,” released her second studio album “My Everything” on Aug. 25. Even though it was recently released, the album already has four songs on the Billboard Top 100 List. Three of the songs happen to be in the top 10 of the 100 songs on the chart. The album starts off with her singing pitches only Mariah Carey could compete with. Many critics claim that Grande is said to be the “young Mariah Carey” with her drastic pitch changes and octaves. When told about the comparisons critics were making about the two artists Grande responded, “I mean, it’s a huge compliment, but when you hear my entire album, you’ll see Mariah’s sounds much different than mine.”
Twenty-five years ago, the Gipsy Kings captured the hearts of many with their self-titled debut album that was certified gold and platinum around the globe. Creative and brilliant, the Gipsy Kings introduced millions of listeners to a unique blend of traditional flamenco styles with Western pop and Latin rhythms.
Sonoma State University provides a unique learning experience for small groups through its low ropes program. The course is located between Darwin and the Rec center. That is the place where small groups come together to learn how to build trust, leadership, problem solving, teamwork and communication skills.
Who knew that the Sonoma State rowing club was ranked one of the top in the state? Believe it or not, the club practices Monday through Friday from 5 to 7:15 a.m. Before the rest of us are even awake, the club has been out to the Petaluma River and back to prepare for the upcoming season.
When you run into Lauren Curtin on the street, there is a good chance she is going to have a soccer ball in one hand, and a trophy in the other. In her one full season as a Seawolf midfielder, Curtin was given honors such as the CCAA Newcomer of the Year, NSCAA Division II Women’s Soccer All-America Team, Daktronics, Inc. NCAA Division II Women’s Soccer All-America Team, and NSCAA All-West Region First Team. Curtin, who is a local girl out of Santa Rosa, was only the 24th Sonoma State women’s soccer player to be given All-America honors. She led the Seawolves with nine assists, and also contributed eight goals in 2013.
The Seawolves are reaching out to their community with a new promotion, “Youth Soccer Sundays”, that was announced during the summer. The men and women’s soccer teams are sharing their love of the game with youth players and their families and coaches at select home Sunday games during the 2014 season.
Now in its fourth year of existence, the Jiu-Jitsu club was founded by former SSU student Joe Pycz, and continues to offer opportunities for people to gain martial arts knowledge, practice and competition. In the words of current president and member Daniel Settlemeyer, the club is “mostly about fun, about learning the sport and becoming better at ground fighting and self-defense.”
In early August, ghastly numbers revealing just how vulnerable the world’s online community really is, gave the world a cyber-slap in the face. 1.2 billion usernames and password combinations and 500 million email addresses were stolen; mass amounts of sensitive and unsecured information were taken from billions of people via the medium of 420,000 corrupt websites.
Sonoma State University, founded in 1960, opened in 1961 with an enrollment of only 274 students. Today, in the fall 2014 semester, there are more than 9,250 students registered, with the freshmen class totaling at 1,850 students. The student enrollment has been increasing dramatically over the last two decades and the campus continues to accommodate for the growth in student population. But what exactly is it about Sonoma State University that attracts such a large population?