Department News & Information

Department Office

Rachel Carson Hall 18
1801 East Cotati Avenue
Rohnert Park, CA 94928
Phone: (707) 664-2840
Fax: (707) 664-4202
Office Hours: Weekdays 8:30am to 5pm
(Closed for lunch from 11am to 12pm)

Department Chair

Professor Don Romesburg

Administrative Coordinator

Karen Targett

2016-2017 Excellence in Teaching Award Reception

Date: Thursday, March 2

Time: 5:00pm-7:00pm

Location: Ballroom B in The Student Center

Join us in honoring Dr. Lena McQuade & Dr. Lauren Morimoto, the recipients of the 2016-2017 Excellence in Teaching Award!

The Vagina Monologues

The annual production of SSU’s “The Vagina Monologues” happened Februrary 24th, 25th, and 26th! This year the show was directed by Alix Parkhurst and was a sold out performance all three days! All proceeds from the show go to Verity, which is Sonoma County’s only rape crisis center. The club was also collecting feminine hygiene products at the shows to be donated to The Living Room, a women’s and children shelter in Santa Rosa.


WGS Related Campus Events

North Bay Women of Color Conference 2017 (Cooperage Building): Click here to learn more about the conference/how to register

3/29: @10:00am-3:00pm

“Join us in creating community with SSU women of diverse and intersecting cultural identities. Share and be inspired by our collective stories and experiences in a confidential space. Explore, process, and empower each other!”

HUB Events March: Click here to see a full list of events and descriptions

Campus-Wide Diversity Programs

3/1, 3/8, 3/15, 3/22, 3/29: Women of Color Collective @12:00-1:00pm

3/7, 3/21: MOCA @12:00-1:00pm

3/7, 3/14, 3/21, 3/28: BCM Bible Studies @7:00-9:00pm

Club Meetings

3/3, 3/10, 3/17, 3/24, 3/31: Queer-Straight Alliance Meeting @12:00-1:00pm

HUB Program

3/6, 3/20: It’s a Guy Thing @12:00-1:00pm

3/14, 3/28: Treats & Trending @2:00-3:00pm

Open Lectures

Writers at Sonoma: Cortney Charleston (GMC, Schroeder Hall)

3/30: Poet Cortney Charleston presents @7:00-8:00pm

*ticketed event

Native American Activism- Graton Rancheria (Student Center, Ballroom C)

3/27: Guest lecturer, Tribal Chairman Greg Sarris, will speak about social and environmental justice @4:00-5:50pm

Queer Studies Lecture Series (WGS 302, Ives Hall 101): Click here for more information on the lectures

3/6: Cáel Keegan, “Thick with the Future: Bound and the Utopian Queer/Trans Horizon”

“Cáel M. Keegan is Assistant Professor of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and Liberal Studies at Grand Valley State University.”

3/27: Aron Kantor, “Playing with Gender and Sexuality in Queer Film”

“Aron Kantor is a filmmaker and artist focused on investigating gender identity and queer sexuality through engaging visuals and absurd humor.”


WGS Newsletter

Editor/Writer: Nicole West



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