Veterans Appreciation Week

As Veterans Day approaches on November 11th, let us take a moment to recognize and celebrate our students, faculty, staff, and management who have served.  If you are a veteran, please stop by following locations between now and November 6th to pick up your SSU Veterans discount card.

Students: Financial Aid & Veterans Services on the 1st floor of Salazar Hall 

Faculty/Staff: Human Resources on the 2nd floor of Salazar Hall

With your card, you will be able to take advantage of the following benefits November 6th through the 12th, 2017: 

·         50% off at Culinary Services venues (excludes alcohol) at Charlie Brown’s, Toast, the Kitchens, Lobo’s, Overlook, Sip, and Weyden & Brewster 

·         15% off at the University Store (excludes food/drinks, computers and books)

·         $10 tickets for shows at Green Music Center on November 10, 11 and 12 

o   Redeem at Box Office or at tickets.sonoma.edu and use promo code: 2017Vets

·         Free Athletics passes (for family of 5) to all SSU Athletic events for the 17-18 year (excluding playoffs)

·         Campus Recreation

o   Free membership for this week for faculty/staff veterans 

o   Free Bike Maintenance (excludes parts)

o   Free Outdoor Rental Packages (up to $50)

o   50% Off Personal Training Sessions

Volunteer and Help Our Community!

We have been so grateful for the interest in volunteering with the current disaster relief efforts. We are surrounded by a strong and amazing community that has come together during this time of need and therefore the volunteer opportunities are limited. This is great because it means that community organizations are getting the help that they need, but it is also making it difficult to provide students with meaningful and impactful service.

However, this does not mean that you can not make a difference. Though you may feel the need to volunteer right away, the community will be in need of help for the next few weeks and even months. We must all remember how we are currently feeling and be ready to help when the community needs it. 

Regarding independent donation efforts: We also ask that students contact organizations before collecting and donating items. We can not anticipate what the community needs and the most effective way to help is by asking organizations directly. Many Sonoma County evacuation centers are not accepting donations at this time, so if you have something you would like to donate we recommend you hold onto it, as there may be a need in the coming weeks.

Currently there is a need for school supplies for K-12 students affected by the fires. The Greek Community and JUMP are both organizing a school supply drive from Wednesday, October 18th - Friday, October 27th. Donation bins are located in the Student Center (1st Floor), Rec Center (1st Floor), Library (2nd Floor), and Carson Hall. Any school supplies that can fit in backpacks will be happily accepted. Some ideas include notebooks, pencils, calculators, and binders.

JUMP will be continuing organizing disaster relief efforts and will update our Facebook and Orgsync pages as well as sending emails of upcoming volunteer events. To see the volunteer opportunities that we currently have planned, check out https://orgsync.com/24644/chapter under the “profile” tab. Thank you and if you have any questions please email us at jump@sonoma.edu.   

 

$10 Student Tickets Now Avaiable for Green Music Center 2017-2018 Season

We have some exciting news from the Green Music Center: $10 student tickets are now available to all performances presented by the Green Music Center during the 2017-18 season.

Details:

  • The upcoming season at the GMC is incredible, with shows ranging from several internationally acclaimed dance and music ensembles to opera superstar Renee Fleming and the thrilling South African vocal group Ladysmith Black Mambazo.
  • The $10 tickets are in select areas. Premium seats will still be available at a 50% discount.
  • Students can purchase up to 2 discounted tickets for any show. You may bring anyone as your guest.
  • Tickets must be purchased before the end of the calendar year.
  • Access the discount by using the promo code SSUStudent online or at the box office.
  • A Student ID must be presented along with your ticket at the event.
  • RUSH tickets will still be available for select shows and will be announced by noon on performance days.

Visit gmc.sonoma.edu or contact the Green Music Center box office for more information.

Swipe 2 Win August Winners

Swipe 2 Win is a program that provides students the opportunity to earn points for attending campus events and put those points towards prizes.  The points earned at events will vary depending on the event.  At the end of each month, students points (translated from OrgSync Involvement Hours) will be put into a raffle to win prizes.

Congrats to the following August winners:

  • Azucena Carlos Montesinos

  • Kylie Dunton

  • Chanelle Gil-Hernandez

  • Catherine Hamor

  • Maylin Heidtke

  • Ulices Hurtado

  • Alexis King

  • Angelica Landa

  • Nicholas Rice

  • Natali Vasquez

 

Seawolves takeover Epicenter

Seawolves takeover Epicenter

Wednesday night went off with a bang, as the students of Sonoma State University enjoyed a night of tremendous fun and excitement at Santa Rosa’s very own Epicenter. Dubbed “The Seawolf Takeover”, the $18 million dollar sports and entertainment complex opened their doors to students to enjoy a night of complimentary fun and exploration as a kick-off to the new semester.

Staff and students speak on textbook prices, privatizing university bookstore

Staff and students speak on textbook prices, privatizing university bookstore

Check out this article posted by the Star:

The cost of textbooks is a burden placed on students at the beginning of every semester and many students do what they can to alleviate this burden by looking for the least expensive option. What this search shows to many is that the University Store, owned by Barnes & Noble, may be the most convenient place to buy books, but it is seldom the cheapest.