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Dance Students ACDA
Dance Major's Choreographed Dance Selected for West Regional Conference
April 1, 2020

The Department of Theatre Arts & Dance is thrilled to announce that SSU student Frankie Henderson’s dance Labeled Package was selected to represent the 2020 West Regional Conference at the American College Dance Association’s (ACDA) National Conference at the Carpenter Center in Long Beach, CA, May 29-31, 2020! 

Raymundo Lopez
French Major Named APSA Minority Fellow
January 22, 2020

The American Political Science Association (APSA) is pleased to announce that Raymundo Lopez, a senior at Sonoma State University, has been named as a 2020-2021 APSA Minority Fellowship Program (MFP) Fellow.

Ajay Gehlawat
Ajay Gehlawat publishes "The Evolution of Song and Dance in Hindi Cinema"
December 5, 2019

Ajay Gehlawat, professor of Theatre and Film in the Hutchins School of Liberal Studies published a new book, The Evolution of Song and Dance in Hindi C

Shani Langford
Alumni Success Story #1
November 21, 2019

Shani Langford is a 2012 graduate of the BA program in Spanish who lives in Washington, D.C. and works for the US Department of Agriculture. She is the subject of the first edition of “Alumni Spotlight”, highlighting the experiences and achievements of graduates from the School of Arts and Humanities. Professor Reeder, Chair of the Modern Languages Department, interviewed her by phone. 

Kim Hester Williams
Kim D. Hester-Williams receives award for her book
November 14, 2019

Congratulations to Dr. Kim Hester-Williams for winning the 2019 Tarla Rai Peterson Book award in Environmental Communication for Racial Ecologies, co-edited by Dr. Leilani Nishime.

Kim Mieder
Kim Mieder Receives Award for Her Dissertation
October 24, 2019

Congratulations to Music Education faculty member Kim Mieder for recieving the University of South Florida's Outstanding Thesis and Dissertation Award!  She was one of four recipie

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Megan Burke Publishes a new book!
October 14, 2019

Burke’s book was mentioned in Ms. Magazine’s “Reads for the Rest of Us.” "Dr. Megan Burke examines the idea of “woman” from a perspective of sexualized racism and violence. Burke makes an important contribution with their work; one that explores time, white supremacy, racial violence and womanhood in a new, invigorating way."

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Gillian Conoley Releases Her New Book!
October 3, 2019

Gillian Conoley, poetry professor, has released her new book, A Little More Red Sun on the Human, published by Nightboat Books.  She is currently on sabbatical but will be busy promoting the book throughout the fall and into the spring.  Gillian is a Shelley Memorial Award winner from the Poetry Society of America.  

Ianthe Brautigan and Paul Swensen
Ianthe Brautigan to Executive Produce "The Hawkline Monster"
June 21, 2019

Ianthe Brautigan to Executive Produce "The Hawkline Monster"

Petaluma Community Band
Summer of Conducting and Commissions from Brian Wilson!
June 16, 2019

Faculty member Brian S. Wilson was busy early in the summer guest conducting and with performances of his original compositons. 

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