Weill Hall announces fifth season lineup

The Green Music Center has announced Weill Hall’s fifth season. The schedule for the entire season is now available on the Green Music Center’s website. Weill Hall’s 2016-2017 season is scheduled to run from Oct. 1 to May 5, and includes 31 different performers. Tickets are on sale now for all of the events. Ticket prices vary for each event, with seats for opening night starting at $50 per person. 

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Homeless population receives help from grant

The Sonoma County Board of Supervisors has approved a grant allocating $630,000 to three different non-profits to help with the homeless situation.  Supervisors signed off on the grant Tuesday, also continuing the safe parking program, which designated sites around Santa Rosa for people to sleep in their cars overnight.

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Art exhibit showcases life in internment camps

Art exhibit showcases life in internment camps

A new art exhibit called “Creativity Unconfined: Life in a WWII Japanese American Internment Camp,” is on display on the second floor of the library on campus. This exhibit showcases the life of Japanese people living in the Amache internment camp in southeast Colorado. The gallery presents artifacts and digitized art reflecting the lives of Japanese people during this time. 

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Credibility of asbestos testing questioned

Credibility of asbestos testing questioned

Stevenson Hall has been under investigation since May 2014, when former Sonoma State University employee Thomas Sargent filed a lawsuit against the school. Sargent, who worked forthe Sonoma State University Environmental Health and Safety program, allegedly detected unsafe levels of asbestos dust in Stevenson Hall’s air ventilation system. 

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Stolen department carts located by police

The first week of school was met with anticipation by many students. Unfortunately for the golf carts around campus, they started the week on campus on the wrong foot. During the first week, multiple golf carts from various departments were stolen from the school and were found days later. According to Bill Fusco, director of athletics for Sonoma State, one particular golf cart was stolen from the athletic department twice in the past week.

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Student athletes set GPA record

The Sonoma State University Seawolves have set a new GPA record for the second straight year. Sonoma State’s student-athletes earned a combined GPA of 3.097 during the 2015-2016 school year, breaking their record set in 2014-2015 of 3.037.

Individual student-athletes have also earned academic accolades, helping Sonoma State set yet another record. Sonoma State’s website reports that 93 student-athletes received all-academic honors. 

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Construction begins on wine business institute

Construction begins on wine business institute

It can be argued that Sonoma County is most known for its wine. With Sonoma State University’s new Wine Business Institute, it may also be known for it’s wine education. The Wine Business Institute is the only place in North America where students can earn a graduate degree in wine business education. Ray Johnson, recently named executive director of the program, has expressed appreciation to be a part of it.

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Susan Kashack retires after over three decades

Susan Kashack retires after over three decades

In the time oftypewriters and pagers, Susan Kashack was creating a Sonoma State University community that will forever follow her legacy. Kashack started her journey 32 years ago at Sonoma State. She chose to spend her undergraduate years as a communications major.

Finding that communications was the perfect fit for her, she dreamed of pursuing a career in marketing. The interesting classes Sonoma State provided gave her adequate preparation for her masters program at San Francisco State University.

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