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Family Weekend
Oct
19
to Oct 21

Family Weekend

  • Visit the Family Weekend website for times and locations (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

SSU is pleased to invite you and your family to Family Weekend 2018 on October 19-21. No matter how you choose to spend your weekend, take advantage of this time to build some special Seawolf memories with your family.

Some of this weekend’s events include: Magician Daniel Martin, Scene It Movie ft. The Incredibles 2 and Brunch with President Sakaki.

To register, visit the link! For more information, visit the Family Weekend website.


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DIG INTO NATURE: Natural History Hikes
Oct
20
10:00 AM10:00

DIG INTO NATURE: Natural History Hikes

Take advantage of the healing powers of nature, while exploring diverse ecosystems on Sonoma Mountain. The Naturalist Training Program prepares university students and community members to lead guided tours focusing on natural history and local environmental processes. Please join us for the learning experience!

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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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: Natural History Hikes
Oct
27
10:00 AM10:00

DIG INTO NATURE: Natural History Hikes

Take advantage of the healing powers of nature, while exploring diverse ecosystems on Sonoma Mountain. The Naturalist Training Program prepares university students and community members to lead guided tours focusing on natural history and local environmental processes. Please join us for the learning experience!

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

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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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Gaming Race
Oct
31
6:00 PM18:00

Gaming Race

Happy Halloween! We’ll be relying on games in the horror genre like Limbo and Outlast to more deeply understand what they can reveal to us about the impact of fear and anxiety on our bodies, especially as it relates to anxiety and fear induced by systems of oppression. The immersive experience presented by games in the survival/horror genre creates a unique opportunity to discuss these topics. Join us for this frightful installment of the Gaming Race series.


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DIG INTO NATURE: Natural History Hikes
Nov
3
10:00 AM10:00

DIG INTO NATURE: Natural History Hikes

Take advantage of the healing powers of nature, while exploring diverse ecosystems on Sonoma Mountain. The Naturalist Training Program prepares university students and community members to lead guided tours focusing on natural history and local environmental processes. Please join us for the learning experience!

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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Outdoor Pursuits Trip: Alamere Day Hike
Nov
4
9:00 AM09:00

Outdoor Pursuits Trip: Alamere Day Hike

Registration deadline: 10/26 at midnight
Cost: $5 for students, $5 for staff and $10 for the public

Come explore the beautiful coastal waterfall deep within Point Reyes National Seashore. Catch the dramatic sights of the falls as water cascades over a 30 foot cliff onto the south end of Wildcat Beach with this Outdoor Pursuits day hike. Discover this hidden gem and learn why Frank Lloyd Wright said, “Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature. It will never fail you.”

Level: Beginner

    For more information, visit the 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: 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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    Outdoor Pursuits Trip: Joshua Tree Camping & Bouldering
    Nov
    9
    to Nov 12

    Outdoor Pursuits Trip: Joshua Tree Camping & Bouldering

    • Joshua Tree National Park (map)
    • Google Calendar ICS

    Registration deadline: 11/2 at midnight
    Cost: $130 for students, $90 for staff and $150 for the public

    Join Outdoor Pursuits on this expedition of a lifetime! Take the holiday weekend to explore the beautiful landscapes of Joshua Tree National Park. Named after the elusive Joshua Tree, a symbol of hope, the park brings together the high and lower desert plants and animals of the Mojave and Colorado/Sonoran deserts. Weave through the boulders of Hidden Valley to take in the irreplaceable desert sunset. This epic adventure is one you will never forget.

    Level: Beginner

      For more information, visit the website.

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      DIG INTO NATURE: Natural History Hikes
      Nov
      10
      10:00 AM10:00

      DIG INTO NATURE: Natural History Hikes

      Take advantage of the healing powers of nature, while exploring diverse ecosystems on Sonoma Mountain. The Naturalist Training Program prepares university students and community members to lead guided tours focusing on natural history and local environmental processes. Please join us for the learning experience!

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

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      SHAC Doggy Play Day
      Nov
      10
      12:00 PM12:00

      SHAC Doggy Play Day

      • South Lawn (Field Across from Alicante/Burgandy) (map)
      • Google Calendar ICS

      Please join the Student Health Activities Club/Student Health Advisory Committee (SHAC) as  they sponsor Doggy Play Day today! Once a month we bring therapy dogs to campus for YOU, the student body,  to destress. Whether you're dealing with anything from schoolwork pressure and roommate drama to mental health issues, these therapy puppies will be available for you to pet, hug, and love! Anyone is welcome!
       

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      DIG INTO NATURE: World of Mushrooms
      Nov
      10
      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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      DIG INTO NATURE: Poetry for a Changing Landscape
      Nov
      11
      2:00 PM14:00

      DIG INTO NATURE: Poetry for a Changing Landscape

      Join Sonoma County’s Poet Laureate, Maya Khosla, for an afternoon exploring the land and responding to it on the page. We will hike, reflect and share short works in a supportive environment. A special focus will be given to the surrounding natural areas now in the early stages of regeneration, which began shortly after the October 2017 fires.

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

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      Cooking Class with Executive Chef Don Cortes
      Nov
      14
      2:00 PM14:00

      Cooking Class with Executive Chef Don Cortes

      Led by Executive Chef Don Cortes, this free one-pot cooking series teaches the basics of creating a healthy yet quick meal. The featured lesson menu includes: Sweet Potato Frittata and Orange Fennel Salad. All ingredients and kitchen utensils will be provided, and attendees take home a custom apron.

      The last day to register is November 11. Spots are limited—sign up via the link.


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      Point Reyes Backpacking
      Nov
      16
      to Nov 18

      Point Reyes Backpacking

      Registration deadline: 11/9 at midnight
      Cost: $50 for students, $40 for staff and $50 for the public

      Head out to Point Reyes National Seashore and see why this local treat is a staple for any outdoor enthusiast. Backpack along this tucked away stretch of beautiful California coast and take in the green forests of moss, foggy beaches, and unique wildlife.

      Level: Beginner

      For more information, visit the website.

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        Outdoor Pursuits Trip: Armstrong Redwoods Day Hike
        Nov
        17
        9:00 AM09:00

        Outdoor Pursuits Trip: Armstrong Redwoods Day Hike

        Registration deadline: 11/9 at midnight
        Cost: $5 for students, $5 for staff and $10 for the public

        Spend a relaxing day hiking through this grove of towering Redwoods nestled in the hills above Guerneville. For all you Star Wars fans, it will remind you of the forests of Endor! 

        Level: Beginner

        For more information, visit the website.

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          DIG INTO NATURE: Natural History Hikes
          Nov
          17
          10:00 AM10:00

          DIG INTO NATURE: Natural History Hikes

          Take advantage of the healing powers of nature, while exploring diverse ecosystems on Sonoma Mountain. The Naturalist Training Program prepares university students and community members to lead guided tours focusing on natural history and local environmental processes. Please join us for the learning experience!

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

          View Event →
          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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          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: Natural History Hikes
          Dec
          1
          10:00 AM10:00

          DIG INTO NATURE: Natural History Hikes

          Take advantage of the healing powers of nature, while exploring diverse ecosystems on Sonoma Mountain. The Naturalist Training Program prepares university students and community members to lead guided tours focusing on natural history and local environmental processes. Please join us for the learning experience!

          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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          SHAC Doggy Play Day
          Oct
          17
          11:00 AM11:00

          SHAC Doggy Play Day

          Please join the Student Health Activities Club/Student Health Advisory Committee (SHAC) as  they sponsor Doggy Play Day today! Once a month we bring therapy dogs to campus for YOU, the student body,  to destress. Whether you're dealing with anything from schoolwork pressure and roommate drama to mental health issues, these therapy puppies will be available for you to pet, hug, and love! Anyone is welcome!

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          Movies on the Green: Disney Pixar's BRAVE
          Oct
          14
          5:30 PM17:30

          Movies on the Green: Disney Pixar's BRAVE

          Bring your chairs, blankets, and picnics to our final outdoor movie of the season.
          Brave is the story of Merida, the impetuous, but courageous, daughter of Scottish King Fergus and Queen Elinor. Now, Merida must discover the true meaning of courage and undo a beastly curse before it's too late.


          Julie Fowlis will introduce Disney Pixar’s Brave, which features her songs. 
           

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          DIG INTO NATURE: Natural History Hikes
          Oct
          13
          10:00 AM10:00

          DIG INTO NATURE: Natural History Hikes

          Take advantage of the healing powers of nature, while exploring diverse ecosystems on Sonoma Mountain. The Naturalist Training Program prepares university students and community members to lead guided tours focusing on natural history and local environmental processes. Please join us for the learning experience!

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

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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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          Outdoor Pursuits Trip: Lost Coast Backpacking
          Oct
          12
          to Oct 14

          Outdoor Pursuits Trip: Lost Coast Backpacking

          Registration deadline: 10/5 at midnight
          Cost: $70 for students, $50 for staff and $70 for the public


          Tired of sitting around? Adventure is out there! Join Outdoor Pursuits in backpacking the stunning and coveted Lost Coast trail. Peer up at the soaring peaks of the King Range, towering over 4,000 feet above the Pacific as you walk along the wild and nearly untouched beaches. Spend your weekend in awe of one of Northern California’s mysterious wonders.

          Level: Beginner

            For more information, visit the website.

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            Real Talk with Heather Matarazzo
            Oct
            10
            6:00 PM18:00

            Real Talk with Heather Matarazzo

            In observation of Worldwide Mental Health Day, Heather Matarazzo (actress, writer, and speaker featured on The Princess Diaries, Grey’s Anatomy, The L Word, and more) will be discussing and destigmatizing mental health followed by a Q & A with the audience. Free tickets for SSU and SRJC students! $5 for off-campus guests!

            Email any questions or accessibility concerns to ASP@Sonoma.edu by 9/19/18 and keep up with us on Instagram and Snapchat @ SSU_ASP!

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            Outdoor Pursuits Trip: Tomales Bay Bioluminescence Kayaking
            Oct
            6
            to Oct 7

            Outdoor Pursuits Trip: Tomales Bay Bioluminescence Kayaking

            Registration deadline: 9/28 at midnight
            Cost: $230 for students, $140 for staff and $250 for the public

            Head out to the coast to gaze upon the majestic redwoods and walk along the bluffs. Catch sight of where the Russian River meets the sea and get the chance to see the magical bioluminescent plankton light up the sea and night’s sky. Understand why Vincent Van Gogh said, “I know nothing with any certainty, but the sight of the stars makes me dream.”

            Level: Beginner

            For more information, visit the website.

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            Outdoor Pursuits Trip: Mt. Tam LGBTQ + Day Hike
            Oct
            6
            9:30 AM09:30

            Outdoor Pursuits Trip: Mt. Tam LGBTQ + Day Hike

            Registration deadline: 9/28 at midnight
            Cost: $5 for students, $5 for staff and $10 for the public

            Join Outdoor Pursuits and QSA as we hike along the spectacular Mount Tamalpais. Take in the breathtaking panorama of the Farallon Islands, the rolling hills of Marin, San Francisco, and Mount Diablo within an inclusive group of Sonoma State’s queer community. All folks are welcome on this local experience.

            Level: Beginner

            For more information, visit the website.

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            Lobovision Movie Night: Princess Diaries 1 & 2
            Oct
            5
            5:30 PM17:30

            Lobovision Movie Night: Princess Diaries 1 & 2

            As we prepare for Heather Matarazzo’s lecture next week, we thought we’d show her in Princess Diaries I and II tonight!  Free Popcorn and comfy seats to the early birds. 

            In Princess Diaries I, Mia Thermopolis has just found out that she is the heir apparent to the throne of Genovia. With her friends Lilly and Michael Moscovitz in tow, she tries to navigate through the rest of her sixteenth year. In the second film, Now that she is settled in Genovia, Princess Mia faces a new revelation: she is being primed for an arranged marriage to an English suitor.  Starring Anne Hathaway, Julie Andrews, Heather Matarazzo and Chris Pine.
             

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            ASP Glow Skate
            Sep
            26
            8:00 PM20:00

            ASP Glow Skate

            It’s time to skate the night away! Come dressed in glowing colors and bring your SSU ID to enjoy a free night of roller skating at Cal Skate! The amount of skates are limited, so make sure you get there early to snag the right size! There will be FREE GLOWING GIVEAWAYS so come early!

            Email any questions or accessibility concerns to ASP.Sonoma.edu by 9/5/18 and keep up with us on Instagram and Snapchat@ SSU_ASP!

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            Johnny Appleseed Day
            Sep
            26
            11:00 AM11:00

            Johnny Appleseed Day

            Celebrate Johnny Appleseed Day at the Kitchens and W&B with exclusive one-day specials. Fresh menu picks will be featuring—you guessed it—apple, apples and more apples.

            Specials at the Kitchens include Apple Sour Pork with furikake and bok choy, Baked Apple Salmon Steaks with green goddess rice, Chicken Apple Sausages with apple mustard sauce, Apple Desert pizza, Salted Caramel Apple Pie Bars, Apple Crisp and Spiced Apple Cake.

            At W+B, enjoy the Applewood Smoked Bacon Burger with bleu cheese and caramelized fried apples.

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            Wellness & Wakening w/ Armando Davila
            Sep
            25
            5:30 PM17:30

            Wellness & Wakening w/ Armando Davila

            • The Rec Center, Silverstrand Studio (map)
            • Google Calendar ICS

            Learn to Love the Floor is contemporary urban floor movement, the democratization of floor based movement & dance styles for people who are attracted to the floor based dimensions of Breaking or Capoeira but can't commit to the entire art form and culture. Curated movements and in depth biomechanics (the how to) so the movements and floor-based movement as a whole can be safely incorporated into your movement vocabulary. For folks who are more familiar with floor based movement it is a learning laboratory. For anyone it is an hour and a half of movement love and a communal experience of creativity.


            Armando Davila
            is an Oakland Born, Berkeley and east bay raised; artist, spiritualist, and activist who orients within the intersection of justice, environmental restoration, spiritual awakening, and survivable futures for the biosphere. He hopes to overcome the patterns of trauma and abuse in this world through innovative literacy on the human condition on the collective scale.

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            SHAC Doggy Play Day
            Sep
            22
            2:00 PM14:00

            SHAC Doggy Play Day

            Please join the Student Health Activities Club/Student Health Advisory Committee (SHAC) as  they sponsor Doggy Play Day today! Once a month we bring therapy dogs to campus for YOU, the student body,  to destress. Whether you're dealing with anything from schoolwork pressure and roommate drama to mental health issues, these therapy puppies will be available for you to pet, hug, and love! Anyone is welcome!

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            DIG INTO NATURE: Oaks Have Gall!
            Sep
            22
            10:00 AM10:00

            DIG INTO NATURE: Oaks Have Gall!

            Most of us have seen colorful, whimsically-shaped wasp homes and not even known it! Come listen to gall wasp expert Dr. Kathy Schick present "Oak Galls of Fairfield Osborn Preserve: New Names for old wasps" at a general meeting of the Pacific Coast Entomological Society. Lunch and an optional two-hour hike will follow this indoor presentation.

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

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