March 2022 @STATE
HAPPY 125TH BIRTHDAY, SDSU!
Since March 13, 1897, SDSU has embodied its teaching, research and outreach mission, and its public good pledge to change lives and communities for the better. To honor the history of our great institution and the many contributions of our students, faculty, staff and alumni, San Diego State University is hosting a 20-month anniversary celebration commemorating the March 13, 1897 founding of the institution and the first day of classes on Nov. 1, 1898.
SDSU will kick off the festivities March 14 with two events as we recognize the university’s vibrant history and promising future – a community open house from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Montezuma Hall and a birthday celebration from noon to 1 p.m. at the Goldberg Courtyard, Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union.
Come for the short program, music and complimentary treats, and bookmark SDSU's 125th anniversary website for all quasquicentennial events!
REGISTER FOR SUMMER SESSION!
Yes, you’ve still got two months of the Spring semester left, but it’s never too early to start thinking about Summer School.
The 2022 Summer Session kicks off May 24, and is a great way to get on track to graduate on time or leave room in your schedule for an internship, a job, participation in a student organization next year or other valuable experience.
Registration for the 2022 summer session begins March 1. Visit the Summer Session website for more information including class schedules, summer session fees and registration information.
MARCH NEWS IN BRIEF
SDSU Recovery Science Colloquium slated for March 11
The SDSU Recovery Science Colloquium is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. March 11 at Templo Mayor in the Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union.
Learn about research, both from scientists and SDSU students, related to the treatment of substance abuse disorders and how to support individuals in or seeking recovery.
Those who attend will get a free catered Chipotle lunch - RSVP today!
ATS Fee forums continue in March
Students are encouraged to learn about the Accelerating Tech and Sustainability (ATS) Fee and provide feedback by participating in the Campus Fee Advisory Committee's (CFAC) facilitated Spring 2022 alternative consultation process.
CFAC, which has a majority student representation, is asking all SDSU students to attend the scheduled forums, which began on Feb. 14 and will continue through March 4. During the forums, students can learn about the ATS fee, how it would be utilized and also share feedback. Those attending a forum must bring a valid SDSUcard (RedID) to receive the official feedback form.
Pulitzer-Prize winner Annette Gordon-Reed headlines inaugural Dean’s Lecture Series
The College of Arts and Letters Dean Monica Casper is pleased to host Pulitzer Prize-winning
author, historian and legal scholar Annette Gordon-Reed at 4:30 p.m. March 3 at the inaugural Dean’s Lecture Series.
Gordon-Reed, who authored the New York Times Bestseller “On Juneteenth,” will speak on the topic “Exploring our Past and Looking to the Future: Understanding America’s Legacy of Inequality,” with a Q&A following her lecture.
RSVP for the lecture by clicking on the Zoom link, and visit the CAL Lecture Series for more information.
POWERFUL SLATE OF EVENTS FOR WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH
March is Women’s History Month, and the Women’s Resource Center has prepared a slate of empowering and insightful events.
On March 14, the Native Resource Center and Women’s Resource Center will host “Violence on the Land/ Violence on Our Bodies,” a presentation guided by the study conducted by the Women’s Earth Alliance and the Native Youth Sexual Network.
And finally, LA-based Salvadoran poet Yesika Salgado will close out the month on March 23 with a live performance in-person at the Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union Theater (or virtually via livestream on Zoom). Visit the Women’s Resource Center for more information about the events.
SDSU COMMEMORATES JEWISH HERITAGE MONTH
This March marks the first Jewish Heritage Month celebrated at San Diego State University
to pay tribute to the generations of Jewish people who have helped form the fabric
of history, culture and society.
While nationally, May is the month designated for Jewish Heritage Month, SDSU will pay tribute earlier while students are on campus.
SDSU is committed to honoring this new tradition by educating SDSU’s students, faculty, staff, alumni and community-partners about the achievements and contributions of Jewish people during Jewish Heritage Month and throughout the year.
For more information on SDSU’s heritage month celebrations, visit sacd.sdsu.edu/heritage-month and visit the SDSU Events Calendar for all of the Jewish Heritage Month events.
SUPPORT YOUR AZTECS BASKETBALL TEAM ON ANOTHER TOURNAMENT RUN
The SDSU Men’s Basketball team is looking to make a run to its second consecutive
NCAA Tournament appearance. But it needs you to show up and be loud.
Come out to Viejas Arena for one final time March 3 and watch the Aztecs take on Fresno State. Then, get ready to head out to Las Vegas to watch the team compete in the Mountain West Tournament March 9-12.
Additionally, the Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union will host a viewing party for the Aztecs’ Mar. 5 road contest against Nevada at Aztec Lanes starting at 7 p.m.
Visit the Men’s Basketball website for ticket information, game times and MWC tournament details.
SIGN UP FOR AZTEC UNITY PROJECTS!
Looking to give back to the San Diego community? Help your organization members get
Aztec Unity Project is a 2-day service learning event where you, paired with other SDSU students and student organizations, help the San Diego community.
The Spring 2022 semester schedule is finalized, so sign up today by visiting sdsu.edu/AztecUnityProject. For more information, contact Michelle Halverson at [email protected].
Student Success Fee application deadline March 28
Are you interested in administering an academic project outside of your classroom
experience or traveling to a conference, conducting research or bringing a speaker
Apply for a Student Success Fee award before the Mar. 28 deadline.
Submit a proposal to request funding for a project to be implemented during the 2022/2023 academic year.
Visit the Student Success Fee website for more details or to apply, and attend a virtual workshop to learn more about the application and program opportunities on and off campus.
HSI Affairs Student Advisory Board seeks members
Are you interested in helping SDSU be a Hispanic Serving Institution?
Apply for a position on the HSI Affairs Student Advisory Board, a forum for the consideration, assessment and sharing of the quality of the student experience as it relates to SDSU’s status as a Hispanic Serving Institution.
Click here to apply for a spot on the board. The application deadline is April 18.
Check out the Living Writer Series at the SDSU Love Library!
Want to know what it takes to break into the world of children’s, middle grade and
young adult literature?
Head to Love Library Room 430 at 7 p.m. March 16 for a stimulating discussion featuring three award-winning authors and academia as part of the Hugh C. Hyde Living Writers Series.
Chris Baron, Lashon Daley and Matt de la Pena headline the panel.
Visit the Living Writers Series website for more information.
VIEW FINANCIAL AID, ADMISSIONS DOCS, ON MY.SDSU
Students, are you ready for the transition to my.SDSU?
By Fall ‘22, my.SDSU will be the new portal for all things financial aid and admissions.
Starting this spring, my.SDSU is where you can view your financial aid awards for 2022-2023. You still need to use WebPortal and Aidlink for Spring 2022 and Summer 2022 sessions
The new system was designed to enhance and positively impact the way you connect with the university from admissions to enrollment, payments to financial aid disbursements and more, all while being mobile friendly.
Visit my.SDSU for more information.
SDSU IV to build a STEM building at the Brawley campus
SDSU Imperial Valley is building a new Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) facility
at the Brawley campus.
The new structure will house labs for STEM programs, such as the new public health program coming to SDSU Imperial Valley and the potential addition of a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing (BSN).
Looking to Study Abroad? Now’s your chance!
SDSU’s global education opportunities (to study, intern, and volunteer abroad programs)
are open. More than 170 SDSU students are abroad in-person for Spring 2022!
Apply now for Summer and Fall 2022!
Start the online advising phase at Aztecs Abroad to begin the process, and connect with the Global Education Office (GEO), formerly named Study Abroad, for more information.
Make your voice heard and vote for your next A.S. student leaders on WebPortal from
March 21-24. Results will be announced at approximately 9 p.m. on March 24 at Goldberg
If you’re interested in becoming a write-in candidate, the deadline is March 18 at noon.
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Your destination for news about student life and what's happening on campus!
Experience SDSU launches new Student-run podcast
Experience SDSU launched its first podcast "The Black Experience at State" in celebration of Black History Month. The ExperienceSDSU Podcast is intended to highlight opportunities and experiences for current students at San Diego State University. Created by students, for students, join our team on Anchor or Spotify as we discuss the intricacies of campus life and the SDSU community.
- Mar. 1: Understanding and Overcoming Impostor Syndrome (C&PS)
- Mar. 1-4: CFAC forums (various locations)
- Mar. 3: Men’s Basketball vs Fresno St.
- Mar. 4: Fitness Friday: Pop Pilates (ARC)
- Mar. 4-7: Aztecs Baseball vs Arizona State
- Mar. 5: Tip Off with Aztec Pride (Aztec Lanes)
- Mar. 7: Monday Night Moves (AS)
- Mar. 8: Women’s History Month Talks (Student Union)
- Mar. 8: Open Mic Night (AS)
- Mar. 9: Comedy Night (AS)
- Mar. 9-12 Mountain West Conference Tournament (Las Vegas)
- Mar. 11: SDSU Recovery Science Colloquium (RSVP)
- Mar. 17: Shamrockin’ with State (AS)
- Mar. 17: Personal Development: Dealing with Racism in Research Panel (GradLife)
- Mar. 18: NCAA Tournament – Non Instruction Day. Campus Open
- Mar. 21: Aztec Art Off (AS)
- Mar. 23: Spring Intramural Season 2 Registration closes
- Mar. 21-24: AS Elections (AS)
- Mar. 28-Apr. 1: Spring Recess
*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.
FEATURED JOBS AND INTERNSHIPS
Photo taken prior to 2020
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 job opportunities, and go to the Career Center for more information on jobs, events and career preparation.
$3.3M in Scholarships Now Available!
The 2022-23 San Diego Foundation Common Scholarship Application is now open at: SDFoundation.org/CSA, providing SDSU students access to more than 100 scholarship opportunities for the
2022-23 AY. The deadline to apply is March 10, 2022, at 2 p.m. (PST).
For more information on scholarships visit sdsu.edu/scholarships
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