JANUARY-February 2022 @STATE
WELCOME TO THE SPRING SEMESTER!
Welcome back, Aztecs!
It’s the spring semester and time to head back to class. But don’t forget to have some fun — and that’s where we’ve gotcha covered.
Meet up with old friends, make new ones and have a great time together at the free, late-night Aztec Nights. The Spring Semester Aztec Nights slate kicks off with two weekends of back-to-back events, starting the weekend of Jan. 20-21.
Wear your whites to the neon party and dance the night away, enjoy an emo-themed karaoke night, raise the stakes at a casino-themed night and get ready for a night of fierceness at a drag-themed event hosted by Miz Cracker from season 10 of “RuPaul’s Drag Race” and SDSU’s most famous queen, Amber St. James!
For more information about the upcoming schedule, visit the Aztec Nights website.
JANUARY/FEBRUARY NEWS IN BRIEF
Men’s and Women’s B-ball in MWC Title Hunt
Get out to Viejas Arena to cheer on the men’s and women’s basketball teams, as they
are both in the hunt for Mountain West titles and a berth in the NCAA tournament!
Both teams have several home games during January and February — student tickets are free!
Tickets for men's basketball are mobile at GoAztecs.com/StudentMobileTix First claim date is three business days before each home game, except for university holidays. Women’s tickets distributed on game day at Viejas Arena Box Office.
Monday Night Movies in February
Looking for something fun for the start of your school week? Head over to the student
union Theatre on Feb. 6 and Feb. 27.
On Feb. 6, enjoy a screening of the 2001 blockbuster romantic comedy “Bridget Jones's Diary” starring Renee Zelwegger and Colin Firth. Then come back Feb. 27 for the 2012 college comedy musical “Pitch Perfect” that spawned two sequels and a TV project.
Visit Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union Events for more information about these and other upcoming events.
Show Off, Win $500 at Open Mic Night
This is your time to shine!
Showcase your hidden talent by signing up to perform at Open Mic Night and you might be the winner.
There prizes on the line for the February and March Open Mic Nights.
Perform yourself or cheer on your friends from 5 - 7 p.m. Feb. 28 at the Goldberg Courtyard. Visit Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union Events for more information about these and other upcoming events.
MANY WAYS TO CELEBRATE BLACK HISTORY MONTH
February is Black History Month, and SDSU has a loaded calendar of events to celebrate
African Americans and their contributions.
The month kicks off Feb. 2 with a collaboration between the Black Resource Center and One SDSU – a screening and discussion of the 2016 James Baldwin documentary, “I Am Not Your Negro.” It concludes Feb. 28 with the BRC’s birthday and Henrietta Goodwin Remembrance event as well as the annual spoken word event “Let the Poet Speak.”
On Feb. 7, SDSU will host an educational empowerment tribute dinner in honor of longtime SDSU professor and current California Secretary of State Shirley Weber at the Parma Payne Goodall Alumni Center.
For more information on Black History Month, visit the BRC website.
Actor Carl Weathers Stars in Upcoming President’s Lecture Series
Do you have a hard time deciding on a career? Come hear from Carl Weathers, who both
acted in theater productions and played football at SDSU before going professional
in both fields. Weathers — currently an Emmy-nominated actor as well as director and
producer — will be back on campus for the President's Lecture Series.
Weathers’ topic: “From SDSU to the NFL to Hollywood.” RSVP by Jan. 23 to see him from 3:30 - 5 p.m. Feb. 2 in Montezuma Hall at the Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union.
Weathers was nominated for an Emmy as an Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series for “The Mandalorian,” in which he plays Greef Karga. He is also known for portraying Apollo Creed in the “Rocky” series, Al Dillon in “Predator,” Chubbs Peterson in “Happy Gilmore,” and a fictionalized version of himself on “Arrested Development.”
Save the Dates: Buildings Will Be Renamed to Honor SDSU Trailblazers
Two SDSU buildings - East Commons and West Commons - are respectively being renamed
in honor of Dr. Charles B. Bell Jr., one of the first African American faculty members
at SDSU, and Dr. Ellen Ochoa, a former astronaut and the first Latina to go into space.
The events will be held on April 3 and on May 5, respectively.
Students, along with faculty and staff, are invited to attend both naming ceremonies, which are free and open to the public.
Black Excellence Experience Spring Kickoff Is Jan. 31
Black Excellence Experience was created to affirm and create a culture of support
for Black/African American students and their families by striving to be students'
village, guide and connection to the SDSU community through focused mentoring, programming
and communal care.
The B.E.E. SDSU Spring Kickoff — to highlight and connect students to resources and to help build community — is 3:30 - 5:30 p.m. Jan. 31 at Tula Community Center. Students will find their B.E.E. Hive, a community of SDSU faculty, staff, and peers who will commit to supporting specific students as they navigate through SDSU.
A.S. ELECTIONS APPLICATION WINDOW OPENS JAN. 27
Interested in running for, or being appointed to, a student leadership position on
Starting Jan. 27, you’ll have your chance, as the Associated Students’ election season kicks off! Beginning that day, you’ll be able to apply for elected and appointed positions until Feb. 17 and March 17, respectively, when the application windows for those positions close.
Once you’ve applied, don’t forget to attend the prospective candidates workshop at 3:30 p.m. Feb. 1 at the Theatre in the Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union.
A.S. elections will be held March 20-23. For more information, visit as.sdsu.edu/elections
Student Organization Pop-Up Jan. 19
If you are looking to join a student organization this spring or just wonder what’s
out there, head to Centennial Walkway from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Jan. 19 for the Student
Learn more about participating organizations and get involved!
More info on all recognized student organizations can be found on the SDSU Presence website.
SISSTER, FratMANers Open for Enrollment
Become an advocate to decrease sexual violence. The FratMANers and SISSTER peer health
education programs raise awareness about sexual violence and its prevention.
If you are a member of a campus fraternity or sorority and have earned – or are earning concurrently – 40 units, you can earn up to two (SISSTER) or three (FratMANers) units while developing leadership skills and learning about topics that matter.
For info and to enroll, contact Madison Anderson at [email protected].
RSO Training, Roster Filing Deadlines Are Here
Are you a new or continuing student organization president or treasurer who has not
yet completed the required training to become recognized for the 2022-23 academic
Register to attend the required RSO Officer Obligations Training (RSO3) and the Inclusive Leadership Awareness Training (ILAT).
Additionally, all recognized student organizations are now required to have a roster on file with the university. The deadline for this has been extended until Jan. 20. Please use the RSO CLIP Roster form to submit and complete this requirement.
BOOMERS, WHALE WATCHING, SAFARI PARK AND ANT MAN, FOR FREE
If you’re looking for some fun, free weekend events to kick off your spring semester,
look no further than SDSU Go!
February’s slate of free events includes excursions to Boomers entertainment center in Vista, whale watching, opening weekend of “Ant Man and the Wasp: Quantumania” at AMC 18 Fashion Valley Mall, and a trip to San Diego Zoo Safari Park.
Visit sdsu.edu/sdsu-go for information on how to register for the events.
Talk It Out at C&PS for Confidential Support
If you’re stressed or just need a listening ear, counselors from Counseling & Psychological
Services provide confidential support to SDSU students on a drop-in basis through
the Talk It Out program.
Meet one-on-one with a counselor for 15-20 minutes to get perspective, ask questions and learn about strategies and resources to address your concerns. Talk It Out allows you to speak with a counselor without an appointment, much like visiting a professor’s office hours.
Talk It Out is available throughout the semester. For more information, visit Talk It Out
Spring Support Groups, Mental Health Workshops
Counseling & Psychological Services offers a number of groups and workshops to promote
the well-being of SDSU students. Groups are a great way to work through concerns with
the support of others who really get it, while workshops can teach new ways to tend
to your mental health through interactive discussion and activities.
Check the C&PS website for schedules for the semester. For questions, contact C&PS at 619-594-5220 or [email protected]
Una Conversación On Mental Health, Wellness
Join fellow students 3 - 5 p.m. Feb. 23 at Montezuma Hall for discussion about the
issues and stories centered around Latine/x student mental health experiences in a
brave space with cafecito y pan.
The event begins with a moderated conversation led by mental health professionals and students who are passionate about the progression and improvement of Latine/x students’ mental well-being. Students and invited faculty/staff will then be seated together to facilitate deeper discussions and to share experiences. RSVP here.
SDSU LEADERSHIP SUMMIT FEB. 18 - REGISTER TODAY!
The Glazer Center for Leadership & Service invites you and other college students
from throughout Southern California to attend the SDSU Leadership Summit, a one-day,
on-campus leadership conference on Feb. 18.
The conference theme: “Leadership: A pathway to possibilities.” Learn tangible strategies to become a better leader — or future leader — and explore the many possible pathways on your leadership journey.
Register today at sdsu.edu/leadershipsummit
Apply ASAP for a Spot in Student Symposium
The two-day SDSU Student Symposium showcases undergraduate and graduate student discovery,
innovation and creativity.
Presidential Awards ($500) are made to recognize outstanding achievement, and these students go on to represent SDSU at the CSU Student Research Competition. In total, more than 50 cash awards are given in recognition of outstanding presentations or performances.
Find out how to apply by the Jan. 20 deadline!
Opt In for HSI-Related Info
SDSU is an Hispanic-Serving Institution, providing students with a wealth of incoming
information about HSI-related internships, scholarships, workshops, events and other
You can opt-in here to receive some or all of this information, and you can manage your preferences so that it is tailored to your needs and interests. It takes less than a minute to set preferences, and you can change them at any time.
First Transborder Graduation Scheduled in Tijuana in May
The Division of International Affairs, in partnership with several campus partners,
is planning the inaugural Transborder Graduation in Tijuana on May 3.
If you are a student who would be interested in attending this graduation, please complete this poll to express your interest. Questions may be directed to Miriam Castanon at [email protected].
‘EVERY KISS BEGINS WITH CONSENT’ EVENT ON VALENTINE’S DAY
Take a picture with your famous crush, make a valentine and a gift for your sweetie or pick up some free safer sex supplies at “Every Kiss Begins With Consent” on Valentine's Day (Feb. 14). You will find the fun from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. at Centennial Walkway South near the Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union.
Join us for the Basic Needs Center Open House Tuesday, Jan. 31 at 10 a.m. in Calpulli Center. Learn more at sacd.sdsu.edu/basicneeds.
GOSPEL FEST RETURNS ON FEB. 26
DSU Gospel Fest, which connects the university and local churches through song and
other performances, returns to campus in February.
This year’s event is scheduled for 6 - 8:30 p.m. Feb. 26 and will feature Eddie Baltrip & Fulfillment, the West Coast’s premier gospel choir.
Please check the Black Resource Center website for updates and for the event location.
Spring 2023 2-Day Career & Internship Fair
Get a leg up on your job and internship search by attending the two-day Spring In-Person
Career & Internship Fair.
The Career Services event takes place from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Feb. 8 (STEM industries) and 9 (all industries) inside Montezuma Hall. More than 120 employers have signed up for the event, so it's a must-attend for students. For more information visit Handshake.
YOUR DESTINATION FOR NEWS ABOUT STUDENT LIFE AND WHAT'S HAPPENING ON CAMPUS!
STUDENT FINANCIAL CENTER
The Spring 2023 term has begun! Make sure to log into my.SDSU to clear any charges or pending to-do items under your “Tasks” tile.
Please remember that financial aid award amounts are directly tied to the number of units you register for. If you change your enrollment after financial aid and/or scholarships are disbursed, you may see a reduction in your award which will result in you being billed.
From mid January to mid February the Student Financial Center will be heavily impacted assisting students. To avoid long wait times please check your my.SDSU portal to access your financial aid and student account information. Many types of tasks can stop disbursements. Resolve outstanding tasks now.
Finally, the 2023-24 FAFSA/Dream Act application is open. Apply now!
- Jan. 18: First Day of Spring Semester Classes
- Jan. 19: Women’s basketball vs. New Mexico: Field Trip Day (Viejas Arena)
- Jan. 19: Student Organization Pop-Up (Centennial Walkway)
- Jan. 20: Aztec Nights: Highlight the Night (Montezuma Hall)
- Jan. 21: Aztec Nights: Panic! At the Prom (Montezuma Hall)
- Jan. 25: Men's basketball vs. Utah State (Viejas Arena)
- Jan. 26: Women’s basketball vs. Fresno State (Viejas Arena)
- Jan. 27: A.S. elections application window opens
- Jan. 27: Aztec Nights: Casino Royale (Montezuma Hall and student union Theatre)
- Jan. 28: Men’s basketball vs. San Jose State (Viejas Arena)
- Jan. 28: Women’s basketball vs. San Jose State: Girls & Women in Sports Day (Viejas Arena)
- Jan. 28: Aztec Nights: Bingo, Baddies and Boba (Montezuma Hall)
- Jan. 31: Black Excellence Experience Spring Kickoff (Tula Community Center)
- Feb. 1: HB KEEP Workshop (BRC Media Room)
- Feb. 2: Black LGBTQIA+ Event: James Baldwin “I Am Not Your Negro” film & discussion (SDSU Alumni Center)
- Feb. 3: Men’s basketball vs. Boise State (Viejas Arena)
- Feb. 4: SDSU GO! Boomers! Vista
- Feb. 7: Shirley Weber - Educational Empowerment Tribute dinner (alumni center)
- Feb. 8: BRC + ASU Gallery Walk (BRC)
- Feb. 9: Paint Talks: Embracing Blackness (BRC Media Center)
- Feb. 10: Black Renaissance Musical Showcase (student union Theatre)
- Feb. 11: Men’s basketball vs. UNLV
- Feb. 11: SDSU GO!Whale Watching excursion (TBA)
- Feb. 15: Docuseries Part One: SD LGBTQ Coalition (library)
- Feb. 16: Community Cookout w/ AMANI Project (ENS Field)
- Feb. 16: Women’s basketball vs. Colorado State (Viejas Arena)
- Feb. 17: Black Scholars Luncheon: Entrepreneurship (student union Theatre/ BRC Backyard)
- Feb. 18: Women’s basketball vs. Wyoming: Play4Kay Pink Game/Rally Towel Giveaway (Viejas Arena)
- Feb. 18: SDSU GO!es to the Movies: “Ant Man and the Wasp: Quantumania” (AMC 18 Fashion Valley)
- Feb. 21: BRC speaker series collab w/ URC — Denea Joseph (BRC)
- Feb. 21: Men’s basketball vs. Colorado State (Viejas Arena)
- Feb. 23: Telling Our Stories: Una Conversación About Mental Health And Wellness (Montezuma Hall)
- Feb. 22: Docuseries Part Two: SD LGBTQ Coalition (library)
- Feb. 25: SDSU GO! San Diego Zoo Safari Park
- Feb. 26: Super Sunday/Gospel Fest (TBA)
- Feb. 28: BRC Birthday; Henrietta Goodwin Remembrance; Let the Poet Speak (student union courtyard)
- Feb. 28: Women’s basketball vs. Air Force (Viejas Arena)
*Events subject to change
For more events and details, go to the SDSU Events Calendar.
For more academic dates, go to the Academic Calendar.
The schedule of athletic events is at goaztecs.com.
Find residence hall information at sdsu.edu/housing.
Career Services Featured Jobs and Internships
Looking for a part-time job to cover costs, an internship to build your professional skills or a full-time job because graduation looms? Check out these career and internship opportunities, and go to sa.sdsu.edu/career for more information on jobs, events and career preparation.
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