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Sonoma State Star

The Student News Site of Sonoma State University

Sonoma State Star

The Student News Site of Sonoma State University

Sonoma State Star

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Leadership series brings respected wine industry moguls to SSU

Samantha Oyler, Staff Writer December 13, 2016

Sonoma State University is the first four-year institution in the United States to offer a degree or a certificate in wine business. As a part of the School of Business and Economics, the Wine Business Institute, located in the heart of Wine Country, has led many students to careers in wine business.

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One Love Workshop helps fight relationship violence

Samantha Oyler, Staff Writer October 25, 2016

One in every three women and one in every four men will experience relationship violence in their lifetime. Nearly 50 percent of these women and 40 percent of these men experience relationship violence for the first time between ages of 18 to 24. Last Thursday Sonoma State University’s Title IX office hosted the One Love Escalation Workshop. This workshop is led by the student interns and staff of the Title IX office who had been trained as facilitators for this event. The workshop is a special part of the One Love Foundation.

School of Business and Economics welcomes two faculty members

Samantha Oyler, Staff Writer October 5, 2016

Sonoma State University is in the midst of a great transformation. At the start of the fall semester, Sonoma State welcomed new president, Judy K. Sakaki, as well as new faculty and staff. 

NASA grant allows departments to work together

Samantha Oyler, Staff Writer September 29, 2016

Sonoma State University received more than $770,000 in July and $2.2 million in August.  These grants have been distributed throughout the departments for different uses to benefit the students.

Bill seeks to improve graduation rates

Samantha Oyler, Staff Writer September 6, 2016

Just 19 percent of California State University students graduate within four years. Senate Bill 412, the “California Promise” bill, is said to provide students with the tools they need to get through all their requirements in four years. 

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Susan Kashack retires after over three decades

Samantha Oyler, Staff Writer September 1, 2016

In the time oftypewriters and pagers, Susan Kashack was creating a Sonoma State University community that will forever follow her legacy. Kashack started her journey 32 years ago at Sonoma State. She chose to spend her undergraduate years as a communications major.

Finding that communications was the perfect fit for her, she dreamed of pursuing a career in marketing. The interesting classes Sonoma State provided gave her adequate preparation for her masters program at San Francisco State University.

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