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Student Peer Advising Pop-Up Advising
Nov
19
11:00 AM11:00

Student Peer Advising Pop-Up Advising

  • Outside of University Library (Near Clock Tower) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Why stress about registration when you can visit SPA—Student Peer Advising (SPA) is hosting pop-up advising to help students prepare for registration. Several undeclared and major advisors will be available to answer all questions.

FREE Yerba Mate will be handed out to those who participate!


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Student Peer Advising Pop-Up Advising
Nov
20
11:00 AM11:00

Student Peer Advising Pop-Up Advising

  • Outside of University Library (Near Clock Tower) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Why stress about registration when you can visit SPA—Student Peer Advising (SPA) is hosting pop-up advising to help students prepare for registration. Several undeclared and major advisors will be available to answer all questions.

FREE Yerba Mate will be handed out to those who participate!


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Navigating Diversity, Equity and Exclusivity at a 21st Century Public University: It Takes a Campus
Nov
28
10:00 AM10:00

Navigating Diversity, Equity and Exclusivity at a 21st Century Public University: It Takes a Campus

Learn the skills needed to promote diversity at Sonoma State. Guest speaker Reverend Dr, Jamie Washington will be leading a session teaching leaders how to create a more inclusive campus community to prepare the next generation of leaders.

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Math and Statistics Lecture Series: Metacognition and the Problem-Solving Process. How do Mathematicians do Math?
Nov
28
3:45 PM15:45

Math and Statistics Lecture Series: Metacognition and the Problem-Solving Process. How do Mathematicians do Math?

Metacognition and the Problem-Solving Process. How do Mathematicians do Math? Abigail Higgins, Sacramento State University

Mathematicians are widely regarded as expert problem-solvers. But their ability to solve problems is not innate; it was honed over several years of practice. Together, we will consider different problem-solving practices employed by mathematicians, discuss strategic applications of these mathematical habits, and practice applying these strategies to new problems.

Enjoy tea and cookies at the Math and Statistics Lecture Series every Wednesday at 4PM.

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DIG INTO NATURE: Mushroom Blitz
Dec
1
10:00 AM10:00

DIG INTO NATURE: Mushroom Blitz

Join our Sonoma State University mycology students as we investigate the wide variety of mushrooms found across the stunning landscape of the Osborn Preserve. We’ll venture into the forest to identify, photograph and catalog our discoveries using the iNaturalist app for inclusion in the preserve’s fungal species list.

To sign up, visit the Center for Environmental Inquiry website.

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DIG INTO NATURE: World of Mushrooms
Dec
1
1:00 PM13:00

DIG INTO NATURE: World of Mushrooms

Mushrooms can be delicious, but they can also be deadly. It pays to know which ones are which! This six-part mycology course will bring you into the world of these awe-inspiring fungi and send you out an expert (or at least more knowledgeable).

To sign up, visit the Center for Environmental Inquiry website.

 

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Long Night Against Procrastination
Dec
10
to Dec 11

Long Night Against Procrastination

  • University Library, Schulz 1121 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Register to attend an 8-hour-long study marathon hosted by the University Library. Kick off your finals week right by tackling your project deadlines and exams in a supportive, private, and intimate space. Work alongside fellow students in a study-intensive space and keep each other on-task and accountable for studying & finishing final projects.

During the Long Night Against Procrastination, students will enjoy all the comforts and services the University Library can provide: a quiet room, access to research librarians, subject tutoring, writing help, brain food, periodic de-stress activities, and a never-ending flow of coffee and tea.

Space is limited to 45 students. See the full schedule of events and register today via the link.


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DIG INTO NATURE: World of Mushrooms
Nov
17
1:00 PM13:00

DIG INTO NATURE: World of Mushrooms

Mushrooms can be delicious, but they can also be deadly. It pays to know which ones are which! This six-part mycology course will bring you into the world of these awe-inspiring fungi and send you out an expert (or at least more knowledgeable).

To sign up, visit the Center for Environmental Inquiry website.

 

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International Education Week: Research Day
Nov
15
12:00 PM12:00

International Education Week: Research Day

  • International Hall, Alexander Valley Room (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Many of our faculty have international experience and expertise on a range of international matters. Hear from SSU faculty on a number of international topics, from immigration, to the European Union. For more information, visit the website.

12-1pm: Faculty Lecture, “Geology students learn the cold, hard facts... on a Canadian glacier,” Alexander Valley Room

3-4pm: FLTA Lecture, “#Balancetonporc, the French version of #MeToo (A different reaction to the same problem),” Sonoma Valley Room

4-5pm: IEW Reception and Phi Beta Delta (PBD) Induction Ceremony, Ballroom B

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Math and Statistics Lecture Series: Apportionment and Gerrymandering
Nov
14
3:45 PM15:45

Math and Statistics Lecture Series: Apportionment and Gerrymandering

Apportionment and Gerrymandering by Emille Lawrence, University of San Francisco

The United States Census Bureau will conduct its next census in the year 2020, but why is this decennial count so important? We will look at several different methods of apportionment that have been used over the years and some of the paradoxes that can arise therefrom. We will also discuss gerrymandering (the redrawing of district lines for ulterior motives) and some different measures for a district’s “compactness”.

Enjoy tea and cookies at the Math and Statistics Lecture Series every Wednesday at 4PM.

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International Education Week: Culture Day
Nov
14
12:00 PM12:00

International Education Week: Culture Day

  • International Hall, Alexander Valley Room (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Meet international students as they explore the cultural nuances of studying at an American university. Participate in open discussions and activities! For more information, visit the website.

12-1pm: Coffee & Culture, IH 106

1-2pm: Global Poster Presentations, Alexander Valley Room

2-3pm: Sonoma County Taiko Workshop, GMC Weil Hall (tentative)

3-4pm: Language Bites, Alexander Valley Room


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International Education Week: Study Away Day
Nov
13
12:00 PM12:00

International Education Week: Study Away Day

  • International Hall, Alexander Valley Room (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Learn about the various international programs offered at SSU and meet the people who can help you go abroad. For more information, visit the website.

12-1pm: World of Work: Global & Intercultural Fluency & Your Career, IH 106
1-2pm: Work, Intern, Volunteer Abroad (WIVA) Info Session, IH 106
2-3pm: Peace Corps Info Session, IH 106
3-4pm: Financing Your Experience Abroad Info Session, IH 106
4-6pm: GoGlobal! Fest, Alexander Valley Room


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2nd Annual National First-Generation College Student Celebration
Nov
8
11:15 AM11:15

2nd Annual National First-Generation College Student Celebration

Please join us for the 2nd annual First-Generation College Student Celebration! This year’s event will include a celebratory parade at 11:15am from International Hall to the Student Center and will convene at 12:00pm to 2:30pm in Ballroom A for a speakers event, including a welcome address by President Sakaki. While we have scheduled speakers, including faculty, staff, and students, there will be an open mic opportunity for anyone who wants to share about their First-Gen experience.

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Dinner Table Talk: Kindred by Octavia Butler
Nov
7
6:00 PM18:00

Dinner Table Talk: Kindred by Octavia Butler

  • University Library, Schulz 3001 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join us for dinner and a discussion of Octavia Butler's groundbreaking novel, Kindred. First published in 1979, Kindred explores a number of questions about the legacy of slavery in the United States, gender, race, and power, historical memory and trauma, and the meaning of freedom through a fascinating combination of time travel story and slave narrative.

Kindred has been widely acclaimed since its publication and remains one of Butler's most popular novels. Come to Schulz 3001 at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 7, 2018 for (free!) dinner and conversation. All are welcome.


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Math and Statistics Lecture Series: Statistical Applications in Extreme Weather and Climate Research
Nov
7
3:45 PM15:45

Math and Statistics Lecture Series: Statistical Applications in Extreme Weather and Climate Research

Statistical Applications in Extreme Weather and Climate Research by Jose Hernandez Ayala, Sonoma State University

This talk will focus on exploring multiple statistical applications in extreme weather and climate research that include the use of multiple correlation tests, linear regression models, spatial interpolation techniques, principal component analysis, spatial overlay analysis and extreme value analysis.

Enjoy tea and cookies at the Math and Statistics Lecture Series every Wednesday at 4PM.

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Salary Negotiation Workshop
Nov
6
5:00 PM17:00

Salary Negotiation Workshop

  • Sonoma Valley Room, Student Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Facilitated by Laurel McCabe, Professor of Psychology

In this FREE two-hour salary negotiation workshop, learn how to confidently and successfully negotiate your salary and benefits packages. Gain confidence in your negotiation style through facilitated discussion and role-playing. Students from any local institution are welcome to attend with a student email address and ID.

Register the event via the link, and visit the AAUW Start Smart website for more information.

Hosted by the Sonoma State University Career Center


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Library Design Sessions
Nov
6
2:30 PM14:30

Library Design Sessions

The Jean and Charles Schulz Information Center wants to hear from you! Share your thoughts on preliminary design elements for the Library as envisioned by architectural firm Noll & Tam.  All visionaries, SSU students, faculty, staff, and managers are welcome. Please RSVP to one of the four offered sessions by Friday, November 9 via the link. For questions, contact library@sonoma.edu.

Here’s what we’re serving at each library design session: 

10 – 11 am Tuesday, November 13 (donuts, fruit, and coffee/tea)

11:30 – 12:30 pm Tuesday, November 13 (pizza and beverages)

1-2 pm Wednesday, November 14 (cookies and coffee/tea)

2:30-3:30 pm Wednesday, November 14 (assorted sweets and fruit, coffee/tea)

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Create an App Workshop
Nov
6
12:00 PM12:00

Create an App Workshop

This workshop, run by female students in the Computer Science and Electrical Engineering Program, will focus on helping you to create your own app within minutes. You don’t need prior experience to code and this is open to all students, staff, and faculty at SSU. Space is limited so you must sign up using your SSU or gmail account.

RSVP at https://goo.gl/forms/TnQ0hfifO4P2seF43. Sponsored by the Women in Tech program.


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DIG INTO NATURE: Recording Bird Songs
Nov
4
10:00 AM10:00

DIG INTO NATURE: Recording Bird Songs

  • Anderson Valley Historical Museum (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Are you a bird enthusiast interested in scientific inquiry? Are you interested in new technologies? Learn to use state-of-the-art sensors and software and become part of a national bird monitoring effort that involves recording and identifying bird sounds.

To sign up, visit the Center for Environmental Inquiry website.

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DIG INTO NATURE: Mushroom Blitz
Nov
4
10:00 AM10:00

DIG INTO NATURE: Mushroom Blitz

Join our Sonoma State University mycology students as we investigate the wide variety of mushrooms found across the stunning landscape of the Osborn Preserve. We’ll venture into the forest to identify, photograph and catalog our discoveries using the iNaturalist app for inclusion in the preserve’s fungal species list.

To sign up, visit the Center for Environmental Inquiry website.

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DIG INTO NATURE: World of Mushrooms
Nov
3
1:00 PM13:00

DIG INTO NATURE: World of Mushrooms

Mushrooms can be delicious, but they can also be deadly. It pays to know which ones are which! This six-part mycology course will bring you into the world of these awe-inspiring fungi and send you out an expert (or at least more knowledgeable).

To sign up, visit the Center for Environmental Inquiry website.

 

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Math and Statistics Lecture Series: Polyhedra in Calculus
Oct
31
3:45 PM15:45

Math and Statistics Lecture Series: Polyhedra in Calculus

Polyhedra in Calculus by Federico Ardilla, San Francisco State University

I will introduce you to two beautiful polyhedra that arise in combinatorics, and show you how they can be used to perform two interesting calculus computations.

Enjoy tea and cookies at the Math and Statistics Lecture Series every Wednesday at 4PM.

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DIG INTO NATURE: World of Mushrooms
Oct
27
1:00 PM13:00

DIG INTO NATURE: World of Mushrooms

Mushrooms can be delicious, but they can also be deadly. It pays to know which ones are which! This six-part mycology course will bring you into the world of these awe-inspiring fungi and send you out an expert (or at least more knowledgeable).

To sign up, visit the Center for Environmental Inquiry website.

 

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Math and Statistics Lecture Series:The Mathematics of Machine Learning
Oct
24
3:45 PM15:45

Math and Statistics Lecture Series:The Mathematics of Machine Learning

The Mathematics of Machine Learning by Luis Serrano

Machine learning is used for many exciting applications nowadays, including image recognition, voice and text processing, and even self driving cars. But what's behind all this? It's really just some simple mathematics, including linear algebra, calculus, and probability. In this talk, we'll go over the mathematics used in machine learning, with a special focus on neural networks, one of the most popular models out there.

Enjoy tea and cookies at the Math and Statistics Lecture Series every Wednesday at 4PM.

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DIG INTO NATURE: Recording Bird Songs
Oct
21
10:00 AM10:00

DIG INTO NATURE: Recording Bird Songs

  • Anderson Valley Historical Museum (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Are you a bird enthusiast interested in scientific inquiry? Are you interested in new technologies? Learn to use state-of-the-art sensors and software and become part of a national bird monitoring effort that involves recording and identifying bird sounds.

To sign up, visit the Center for Environmental Inquiry website.

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DIG INTO NATURE: World of Mushrooms
Oct
20
1:00 PM13:00

DIG INTO NATURE: World of Mushrooms

Mushrooms can be delicious, but they can also be deadly. It pays to know which ones are which! This six-part mycology course will bring you into the world of these awe-inspiring fungi and send you out an expert (or at least more knowledgeable).

To sign up, visit the Center for Environmental Inquiry website.

 

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Math and Statistics Lecture Series: Some Applications of the Combinatorial Nullstellensatz and the Discharging Method
Oct
17
3:45 PM15:45

Math and Statistics Lecture Series: Some Applications of the Combinatorial Nullstellensatz and the Discharging Method

Some Applications of the Combinatorial Nullstellensatz and the Discharging Method by Sogol Jahanbekam, San Jose State University

The discharging method is a tool in a two-step approach to inductive proofs of some problems in graph theory. It is used to prove that a global hypothesis guarantees the existence of some desirable local configurations. The Combinatorial Nullstellensatz is an algebraic tool in combinatorics and number theory. In graph theory it is applied to prove the existence of certain configurations or labelings in graphs. In this talk we briefly talk about these two techniques. We then apply them in some graph coloring problems.  

Enjoy tea and cookies at the Math and Statistics Lecture Series every Wednesday at 4PM.

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Career Community Event: Business, Finance, Entrepreneurship and Law
Oct
16
5:30 PM17:30

Career Community Event: Business, Finance, Entrepreneurship and Law

Join the Business + Finance Career Community and enjoy a night of networking and mentorship. A Career Community is a way for students to learn about industries they are interested in pursuing, while also gaining an opportunity to network with current professionals and alumni in the field.

For more information and to register, visit the link.

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DIG INTO NATURE: Birds & Bugs After Dark
Oct
12
6:30 PM18:30

DIG INTO NATURE: Birds & Bugs After Dark

For many birds and insects, nighttime is the right time! We’ll use nets, lights and odors to find a variety of crawling, hopping and flying insects and sound recordings to locate owls. We’ll identify and document our finds without harming them, using photography and sound recording. Join us for an adventurous evening of nocturnal nature-geeking.

To sign up, visit the Center for Environmental Inquiry website.

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Resume Studio
Oct
11
12:00 PM12:00

Resume Studio

Polish your skills! Learn the do’s and don’ts to essential components of your professional career.

Come to one of our upcoming resume studios to learn more what makes a stand out resume! In this studio, we walk you through each section that should be included in your resume, as well as tips and strategies for effectively packaging your experiences in an impactful way. Bring your computer so you can either create a new resume or edit one you already

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Math and Statistics Lecture Series: Re-presentation and Multiple Representations
Oct
10
3:45 PM15:45

Math and Statistics Lecture Series: Re-presentation and Multiple Representations

Re-presentation and Multiple Representations by Kevin Moore, University of Georgia

In this talk, using the function concept, I clarify potential issues with “using multiple representations” as typically framed. I describe how these issues can explain the mixed results typically found with using multiple representations. In doing so, I draw on my research group’s work to illustrate a productive approach to “using multiple representations” that relies less on the type or number of representations and more on the act of re-presenting covariational relationships.   

Enjoy tea and cookies at the Math and Statistics Lecture Series every Wednesday at 4PM.

 

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LinkedIn Studio
Oct
8
12:00 PM12:00

LinkedIn Studio

Polish your skills! Learn the do’s and don’ts to essential components of your professional career.

Are you LinkedIn? This studio will help you through the process of creating a LinkedIn profile, and show you how to use the some awesome features that will enhance your ability to find job opportunities and network with professionals!

Hosted by Career Center

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Math and Statistics Lecture Series: Math Indispensable in Diagnosing Concussion
Oct
3
3:45 PM15:45

Math and Statistics Lecture Series: Math Indispensable in Diagnosing Concussion

Math Indispensable in Diagnosing Concussion by Joseph P. Leahy , Chase Chiropractic Health and Sports Enhancement

I have been working with the SF 49ers for over 15 years now, and recognized a major problem with head injuries that were not really diagnosed, and certainly not treated. Players were having MTBI (mild traumatic brain injury) and were developing CTE (encephalopathy of the brain). In this talk, we will reveal advances and techniques in this area that could not have been done without mathematical analysis.  

Enjoy tea and cookies at the Math and Statistics Lecture Series every Wednesday at 4PM.

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Resume Studio
Sep
27
12:00 PM12:00

Resume Studio

Polish your skills! Learn the do’s and don’ts to essential components of your professional career. 

Come to one of our upcoming resume studios to learn more what makes a stand out resume! In this studio, we walk you through each section that should be included in your resume, as well as tips and strategies for effectively packaging your experiences in an impactful way. Bring your computer so you can either create a new resume or edit one you already have!

Hosted by Career Center

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Math and Statistics Lecture Series: Identifying Car Acceptability Using C5.0 Decision Trees and Rules
Sep
26
3:45 PM15:45

Math and Statistics Lecture Series: Identifying Car Acceptability Using C5.0 Decision Trees and Rules

Identifying Car Acceptability Using C5.0 Decision Trees and Rules by Ruby Suarez, Sonoma State University

The C5.0 decision tree algorithm and rule learners are two machine learning methods that also make complex decisions from sets of simple choices. Decision tree learners are powerful classifiers, which utilize a tree structure to model the relationship among the features and potential outcomes. Decision trees are built using a technique called recursive partitioning, also known as divide and conquer which splits the data into subsets which then split into even smaller subsets until the algorithm determines the data within the subsets are sufficiently homogenous.

Enjoy tea and cookies at the Math and Statistics Lecture Series every Wednesday at 4PM.

 

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