Anne Frank's Tree Sapling Planted at SSU
On Sunday, April 14, Sonoma State held a public planting of a sapling taken from the mother chestnut tree that once stood outside Anne Frank’s window during WWII. SSU is one of only 11 recipients of the Anne Frank tree saplings in the United States. SSU nurtured the quarantined sapling for nearly three years in a special shade house. The remaining ten saplings are all being planted in public dedications this year. Tours of the Grove where the sapling is planted are now being offered to the public.
SSU Professors Honored for Excellence in Scholarship
Mathematics professor Dr. Ben Ford and Business professor Dr. Armand Gilinsky have been named recipients of the 2013 Bernie & Estelle Goldstein Award for Excellence in Scholarship in recognition of their outstanding scholarship and research. This award honors faculty with a strong commitment to the teacher-scholar model and recognizes the important connection between faculty professional development and enriched learning environments for students.
Original SSU Dance Works Receive Special Honor
For the first time ever, a faculty or student choreographed work has been selected for the American College Dance Festival Association (ACDFA) gala and the honor belongs to twenty SSU dance enthusiasts. This year, SSU's Department of Theatre Arts & Dance brought two dances to be shown in the ACDFA formal concerts: Parched by undergraduate, Nichele Van Portfleet and Interface by the Chair of the Department of Theatre Arts & Dance, Kristen Daley.
SSU Model U.N. Delegates Awarded at Nationals
The 24-member SSU delegation recently returned from New York with four awards in hand from the annual National Model United Nations conference, which saw more than 400 schools and 2,500 students from around the world. Split between two countries, Serbia and Ukraine, both of the delegations were given the Distinguished Delegation award and two committees representing Ukraine were given an Outstanding Position Paper award.
SSU Affords Students Unique Opportunity to Study Abroad
Ranked second among the 23 California State University campuses in applicants to international programs, SSU affords students the meaningful opportunity to travel and receive college credit through study abroad. This year, more than 60 students from all different majors were accepted into the international program to venture to a variety of countries based on their academic needs.
Students Participate in Alternative Spring BreakAll News
As part of a national movement away from traditional spring break activities such as week-long vacations with friends and family or partying, many SSU students spent their spring breaks helping others. During the March campus break, 44 students went on four different trips focusing on social justice issues.