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Sonoma State Star

The Student News Site of Sonoma State University

Sonoma State Star

Associated Student filing deadline on Friday

Joseph Encinas, Staff Writer February 24, 2016

With the 2015-16 academic year ending, a new batch of students finds themselves preparing to campaign and take part in the Associated Students election. With the Friday filing deadline fast approaching, Associated Students is working to ensure that applications are plentiful as to make the election process more competitive.


Sakaki embraces seawolf community at reception

Joseph Encinas, Staff Writer February 16, 2016

Sonoma State University’s President-Elect, Judy K. Sakaki, attended a reception in her honor on Friday, allowing students and faculty to gain insight on the future of Sonoma State.  The meet-and-greet took place in the Student Center Ballroom anddoors openedat 3 p.m., allowing a flood of students, staff, faculty, alums and community leaders to fill in every seat and occupy standing space.  Plenty of students represented various group and organization on campus such as members of greek life, residential life, Associated Students, Culinary Services and many more.


Cal State alumna Judy Sakaki named as university president

Joseph Encinas, Staff Writer February 2, 2016

For the first time in 24 years, the California State University Board of Trustees has named a new President of University Affairs for Sonoma State University.

Associated Students discusses remedies to issue of parking on campus

Joseph Encinas, Staff Writer December 15, 2015

Thousands of students flock to the campus of Sonoma State University in search of a space to study and prepare for the upcoming week of finals.  

University system revokes Cosby’s honorary doctorate award

Joseph Encinas, Staff Writer December 8, 2015

Actor Bill Cosby had an honorary Doctor of Letters degree stripped from his armory of awards as California State University Board of Trustees voted on Nov. 18 to revoke this honor.  The award was presented to Cosby in 1992 on behalf of California Polytechnic University, Pomona. 

Student organization looks to create entrepreneurial success

Joseph Encinas, Staff Writer November 17, 2015

The student-run organization known as Entreprenoma is preparing to host their first annual Sonoma State University Entrepreneurship Conference.  This series of talks will be hosted on Friday at the Student Center Ballroom D and the theme is B.Y.O.B. – Be Your Own Boss.  Not every person has the chance to be their own boss and sometimes one misses on the opportunity to be in control of their job, so Entreprenoma is inviting a few people who are well-respected in their field to speak and shed light on how each individual can pave their own path to success.  


Faculty association votes to strike

Joseph Encinas, Staff Writer November 10, 2015

In a crowded classroom filled with reporters and faculty in the engineering building of San Jose State University, the California Faculty Association held the CFA Voting Results Conference, marking a new chapter in the wage dispute between the association and the California State University. 

Faculty association strike decision to be announced Wednesday

Joseph Encinas, Staff Writer November 3, 2015

After extended negotiations with the California State University, the California Faculty Association is gearing up for a demonstration on Nov. 17.  The demonstration is in response to the Chancellor’s office denying the association a 5 percent salary increase and offering a 2 percent wage raise instead. The association held a vote to decide whether to strike in protest of the CSU’s refusal to increase their wages by 5 percent. The results of the vote are expected to be announced tomorrow.


Alpha Delta Pi wins spirited gridiron tournament

Joseph Encinas, Staff Writer October 26, 2015

The residents of Sonoma State University’s Tuscanyresidence hall awoke to swarms of sorority girls, loud cheering and no available parking spaces on Saturday when the 17th annual Crescent Classic, hosted by the women of Gamma Phi Beta, kicked off.  The powderpuff tournement concluded with a championship win by Alpha Delta Pi.


University recognizes students with scholarships

Joseph Encinas, Staff Writer October 20, 2015

Is there a single college campus where stress does not exist?  The answer, unfortunately, is no.  On every single college campus in the United States, stress comes in all shapes and sizes students part of the higher learning system and for many, stress comes in the form of financial responsibilities.  

In some way, shape, or form, many students encounter financial obligations while in college, whether it be paying for tuition, groceries or extra-curricular activities to take their focus off of school and redirect it to fun.

Sonoma State University’s Scholarship Program held its 38th annual scholarship awards ceremony in the Student Center Ballroom on Friday, where 237 students were awarded scholarships out of 600 who applied. Many of these high-achieving students received multiple awards.  In all, the scholarship program gave out $365,000 of extra aid to students with impressive resumes with the average GPA of students receiving scholarships is a 3.8 out of 4.

University providing additional 24-hour study space during finals week

Joseph Encinas, Staff Writer October 13, 2015

A resolution has been brought to the floor of the Academic Senate calling for Sonoma State to extend library hours, particularly during weeks of high volume study such as finals week.  The Associated Student Senate supports the Extension and Expansion at of 24 Hour Study Space to all three floors of the library during finals week, and the student union urges the administration of Sonoma State University to allocate adequate funding to the Office of the Library to operate the Charles Shultz Information Center for the duration of finals week each semester to follow.

Faculty association threatens strike

Joseph Encinas, Staff Writer October 6, 2015

The faculty of the nation’s largest public university system has proposed a strike over salary disputes.  The California Faculty Association, a union of 23,000 professors, lecturers, librarians, counselors and coaches, is asking for a 5 percent salary increase, as well as an extra 2.65 percent for faculty on the bottom end of the pay scale.

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