Grant to Allow Four-Year Bachelor’s and Bilingual Teaching Credential Program
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Grant to Allow Four-Year Bachelor’s and Bilingual Teaching Credential Program

Sonoma State University has received a $200,000 grant allowing students to earn a Bachelor’s degree and bilingual teaching credential in just four years total, saving students at least one year and an estimated $20,000. “These new teachers are currently doing their student teaching locally for their teaching credential, but what is often challenging for bilingual … Continue reading

Preserving Cultural Heritage: Anthropological Studies Center Receives Governor’s Award with Caltrans and Kashaya Pomo Tribe
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Preserving Cultural Heritage: Anthropological Studies Center Receives Governor’s Award with Caltrans and Kashaya Pomo Tribe

After receiving an award from the Governor’s office, Sonoma State University’s Anthropological Studies Center is being hailed as a model for government agencies in preserving Native American cultural heritage in other states and at the federal level. Along with Caltrans and the Kashaya Pomo tribe, the Center has received the 2016 Governor’s Historic Preservation Award … Continue reading

Sonoma State University Receives $330,000 Grant from Sonoma County Water Agency
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Sonoma State University Receives $330,000 Grant from Sonoma County Water Agency

Sonoma State University has received a $330,000 grant from the Sonoma County Water Agency for academic and sustainability programs in the University’s WATERS collaborative. “Our goal is to train a ready workforce for the Sonoma County Water Agency and other local organizations, and to give students active experience in the field,” says Claudia Luke, director … Continue reading

New Maker Program and Makerspace Coming to SSU Thanks to $580,000 NSF Grant
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New Maker Program and Makerspace Coming to SSU Thanks to $580,000 NSF Grant

Sonoma State University has received a grant from the National Science Foundation of more than half a million dollars to create a signature Maker program with a Makerspace on campus for students, faculty and staff to use free of charge. “We are merging science with art, adding that extra ‘A’ to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, … Continue reading

Environmental Studies Professor Laura Watt Publishes Book About Evolving Landscapes in Point Reyes
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Environmental Studies Professor Laura Watt Publishes Book About Evolving Landscapes in Point Reyes

A new book by Sonoma State University Environmental Studies and Planning Professor Laura Watt is coming to bookshelves Nov. 29. “The Paradox of Preservation” is the story of landscape preservation of Point Reyes and what the idea of wilderness really means.   “We are told humans are the problem and are so destructive that there … Continue reading

SSU Professor Mariana G. Martinez Wins Seat on SRJC Board of Trustees
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SSU Professor Mariana G. Martinez Wins Seat on SRJC Board of Trustees

Sonoma State University Professor Dr. Mariana G. Martinez has won a seat on the Santa Rosa Junior College Board of Trustees, garnering the most votes running against two incumbents. Martinez will represent the 3-4-5 district, which covers Rohnert Park, Cotati, most of Santa Rosa and several areas of unincorporated Sonoma County.Martinez (27,179 votes, 34.3 percent) … Continue reading