NOVEMBER 2023 @STATE
HOMECOMING: ALL ROADS LEAD HOME!
Homecoming week is Oct. 30-Nov. 4, culminating with the Homecoming football game against Utah State University at 4 p.m. Nov. 4 at Snapdragon Stadium — free tickets for students!
The week is packed with activities for students and alumni alike, including “Lip Sync Touchdown” on Nov. 1; “HoCo Bingo” on Nov. 2; the 27th Annual Wreath-Laying Ceremony at the Aztec War Memorial and NPHC Yardshow, both on Nov. 3; and the Homecoming Fun Run & Festival on Nov. 4.
Visit the Homecoming website for more details.
NOVEMBER NEWS IN BRIEF
Honor Fallen SDSU Aztecs at War Memorial
The annual War Memorial wreath-laying is 9 a.m. Nov. 3 on Aztec Green. Pay tribute to those who made the ultimate sacrifice by bringing flowers or wreaths.
Keynote speaker is Gregory Daddis, director of the SDSU Center for War and Society and USS Midway Chair in Modern U.S. Military History.
The ceremony will commemorate the addition of the 240th name on the monument: 1st Lt. Robert ‘Conn' Chaudoin, a platoon leader for Company C, 1st Battalion, 51st Infantry, 101st Airborne Division. He enlisted in the Army while a junior at San Diego State and was on a combat operation in Vietnam on March 27, 1971, when the area came under mortar attack.
Still Time to Help Aztecs Rock Hunger
Participate in the Aztecs Rock Hunger campaign to help fight food and nutrition insecurity in San Diego and the SDSU community. The annual drive concludes Nov. 5, and proceeds will benefit the Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank, A.S. Food Pantry and the SDSU Economic Crisis and Response Team.
for Spring Term
Registration for the spring 2024 term has begun. Make sure to log into my.SDSU to clear any charges or pending to-do items under your “tasks” tile prior to your registration date.
Within a day or two after you register for your spring 2024 classes, you will see your charges on my.SDSU (under the “financial account” tile). Financial aid and scholarship disbursements will begin the week of Jan. 8, and the spring 2024 tuition and fees due date will be Jan. 12, 2024.
Financial Aid Changes for 2024-25
Reminder: Big changes are coming to the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the 2024-25 aid year. The Federal Student Aid (FSA) will launch the 2024-25 application in late December/January. Pay close attention to the Financial Aid Office’s FAFSA webpage and CADAA webpage regarding important information and updates.
CELEBRATE NATIVE AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH AT SDSU
November is Native American Heritage Month, and SDSU will host events to recognize the lives and histories of Native American/Indigenous communities and to acknowledge and appreciate their sovereignty and many contributions.
This month is a time to also acknowledge how Native American cultural traditions and world views are still present on the unceded land of the Kumeyaay. Throughout this month, we invite all members of the SDSU community to participate and engage in the Native American Heritage Month events, which are designed to honor and create visibility for many different Native American nations in the United States and beyond. Events will be centered around activism, art, stories, histories and so much more.
INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION WEEK, PEACE VILLAGE ON THE WAY
International Education Week, a campuswide celebration highlighting SDSU’s engagement in international education, is Nov. 13-17.
The International Peace Village is the San Diego campus annual signature event that includes cultural displays, music and performances. Join us at the Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 16.
Study Abroad: Spring Break in Ghana — Learn More
Join the Department of Africana Studies at 4 p.m. Nov. 2 on Zoom for an informational meeting on this year's Alternative Spring Break Program in Ghana, which is March 29-April 8, 2024. The short-term study abroad promotes service on local, regional, national and international levels through programs that immerse students in different cultures.
Attend to learn more about the program, as well as scholarship and academic credit. All majors welcome! More at the ASB Ghana website or contact Adisa A. Alkebulan at 619-594-5174 or [email protected].
Mundt Peace Scholarship
The application window for the Mundt Peace Scholarship opens Nov. 1 and closes Nov.
The scholarship is a fully funded eight-week program that provides students with an international internship in Cape Town, South Africa. It is highly competitive with six spots available.
Listen to stories from 2023 student participants either in person or on Zoom at one of two sessions in November. For more, visit the Mundt Peace Scholarship website.
CWS Speaker Series:
‘Why Iraq Still Matters’
It’s been 20 years since the U.S. invasion and occupation of Iraq. To mark Veterans Day, attend the Center for War and Society Speaker Series for a panel discussion on “Why Iraq Still Matters" from 12:30-1:45 p.m. Nov. 9 at the SDSU Conrad Prebys Aztec Union Theatre.
Speakers include Haverford College professor Zainab Saleh, Los Angeles Times Middle East bureau chief Nabih Bulos and Frank Sobchak, the chair of Irregular Warfare Studies at West Point’s Modern Warfare Institute. More at the CWS website.
Sign Up for January Aztec Core Leadership Retreat
Let's get away! Pack your sleeping bag and bring a jacket, we're going camping! We'll provide the cabin and the s'mores, you bring the fun.
Join us for a FREE three day off-campus retreat focused on developing emerging and advanced student leaders. At Aztec CORE, you'll learn alongside peers and enjoy engaging workshops and events, all while enjoying the mountains. The goal is to experience the value of relationships and reflection as important components of leadership.
Calling all out-of-state students! The university wants to celebrate you, so join us 12:30 p.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 16 for a free lunch and a recognition ceremony at the union’s Templo Mayor, followed by bowling at Aztec Lanes.
Swag for those who enroll in and complete the Out-of-State Scorecard — also free. There’s still time to sign up for the scorecard, which is due Nov. 1. Visit the 2023 Out-of-State Scorecard page to get started and then RSVP for the recognition ceremony. Questions? Email [email protected]
Aztec Unity Project: Noah Homes
Take part in something greater than yourself and strengthen yourself and your organization by making connections with other groups on campus and the San Diego community.
Join Aztec Unity Project Nov. 30 and Dec. 1 for a two-day service learning project at Noah Homes, where we will prepare and set up for their annual Enchanted Village — food and transportation provided. Attendance both days is mandatory.
Camp, Learn on Palomar Mountain
In conjunction with the SDSU Association of Anthropology Students, professor Seth Mallios, lead archaeologist on the Nathan Harrison site, will give a guided tour of the Harrison Serenity Ranch site and explain the archaeological significance of the first Black-owned homestead in San Diego County. The two-day camping trip, which takes place Nov. 11 and 12, will include bonding activities and opportunities to explore the site.
RSVP before the Nov. 3 deadline at the event page, which also contains all links and information about the necessary forms to attend. There are only 25 spots available, so the sooner you RSVP, the better!
MEN’S, WOMEN’S SOCCER EYE POSTSEASON BERTHS
Aztec men’s and women’s soccer teams are alive and kicking heading down the stretch of the regular season.
The women’s team, which sat atop the Mountain West Conference in October, is competing in the conference tournament, which started Oct. 29 and continues through Nov. 4 in Laramie, Wyo. If the team wins the tournament, it will advance to its first NCAA tournament appearance since 2017.
The men’s team, which seeks its first NCAA tournament berth since 2016, finishes Pac-12 Conference play with a huge Senior Night game against UCLA at 7 p.m. Nov. 10 at SDSU Sports Deck.
Visit GoAztecs for more information about both teams.
Register for the Student Symposium
Students from all majors are welcome to share their research and creative activities at the 2024 SDSU Student Symposium on March 1. Work can be presented as a poster, oral presentation, exhibit or performance.
Please work with a mentor to submit a summary of your work by Jan. 24. Visit the SDSU Student Symposium website for more information.
Film Screening Explores SD Community
The College of Arts and Letters is hosting a documentary screening with anthropology alumnus Brian Mooney at the Conrad Prebys Student Union Theatre from 3-4:30 p.m. Nov.15.
Learn about the history, diversity and community of San Diego through the eyes of an urban planner in “Connecting Paradise.”
Event Looks at Kirby’s Early Work
Before he designed the Marvel Universe, Jack Kirby, the acclaimed late comic book artist, helped mythologize American boyhood in a series of comics about “kid gangs.”
Join SDSU’s Center for Comic Studies for a discussion led by Charles Hatfield, author of “Hands on Fire: The Comics Art of Jack Kirby,” on this influential, yet now neglected, genre.
The free event is 4-5:30 p.m. Nov. 8 in the Love Library Leon Williams Room (LL 430-431). Visit the Comic Studies website for more info.
GROW WITH GREEN FEST
GreenFest, SDSU’s signature environmental event, is coming March 11-15, 2024. But sign up for the GreenFest Battle of the Bands by Nov. 9 for a chance to open at the annual GreenFest concert (scan the flier to register)! And join us for “Grow With GreenFest” in the Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union Courtyard from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Nov. 6, to plant a succulent or paint a tote bag and learn about the celebration!
Rock the House
We are bringing the House of Blues to you! Join the Aztec Student Union Board from 5-7 p.m. Nov. 8 at Montezuma Hall for live music, FREE food and mocktails.
Cooking with Chefs
Vigil Will Honor the Trans Day of Rememberance
Join The Pride Center, in conjunction with the College of Arts and Letters, for the Trans Day of Remembrance Vigil from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Nov. 14 at Scripps Cottage.
Started in memory of Rita Hester, a transgender woman killed in 1998, TDOR is observed nationally on November 20 by community organizations and advocates.
Red & Black Safe Ride Program Expands
The newly revamped Red & Black Safe Ride program offers students a free, quick and safe transportation method during weekdays from 6 p.m. to midnight at an expanded set of designated pick-up and drop-off locations throughout the campus.
The program, with increased services over the last year, provides campus community members with two options:
- Safe Ride Shuttle Rotation — During weekdays from 6 - 10 p.m., University Police Department Community Service Officers will drive two shuttle vans constantly on one route, rotating in opposite directions to decrease wait times.
- On-Demand Safe Ride Requests — During weekdays, from 10 p.m. to midnight, riders can request a quick on-demand ride from one of the designated pick-up locations to another through the SDSU Safe App.
More information is available on the Red & Black Safe Ride website.
Sweet Land Opera
See a free screening of “Sweet Land Opera” from 11 a.m.- 12:15 p.m. at the Gold Auditorium in the Bioscience Center.
When COVID-19 forced the shutdown of "Sweet Land," an opera by The Industry, only two weeks into its world premiere run, the ensemble came together for one final impassioned performance, which was recorded to preserve their work.
Visit Arts Alive for more information.
Holding Time, Tracing Light
Holding Time, Tracing Light presents the artwork of San Francisco Bay Area artist Rachel Phillips in her first San Diego exhibition. Organized in collaboration with SDSU’s Special Collections and University Archives, it will be on view through Dec. 7 at the University Art Gallery School of Art + Design Art North Building, Fourth Floor Courtyard. Visit PSFA Events for more information.
One SDSU Creative Activism
Artist Talk presented 6:30-7:15 p.m. Nov. 9 at Templo Mayor in the student union by Cannupa Hanska Luger, a New Mexico-based multidisciplinary artist creating monumental installations, sculpture and performance to communicate urgent stories about 21st-century indigeneity.
There will be a panel discussion immediately following the artist talk featuring Luger and professors Kim Stringfellow and Esme Murdock. Attendance at this event will count for 15 points toward the Arts Alive SDSU Certificate.
Visit Arts Alive for more information.
Attend Career Development Workshops This Month
Join Career Services for a trio of workshops aimed at giving you the tools to gain an edge in the job market.
At the first virtual workshop at noon Nov. 7, “Major Selection & Career Options,” learn about resources and strategies to help find your major and explore relevant career options.
The second virtual workshop, held 1 p.m. Nov. 9, will help empower you with the skills needed to negotiate salary effectively in the competitive job market.
A third workshop, “Beyond Borders: Empowering International Students,” will be held in Templo Mayor in the Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union at noon Nov. 15.
Register through the Handshake application.
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November: Native American Heritage Month
- Nov. 1: Lip Sync Touchdown (Goldberg Courtyard)
- Nov. 1: Poem Night @ Smart Recovery (Calpulli Building, 4th Floor, Conference Room 2)
- Nov. 2: Hoco Bingo (Goldberg Courtyard)
- Nov. 2: BRC Block Party (Rooftop of P6)
- Nov. 2: Day of the Dead (International Student Center)
- Nov. 2: Volleyball vs. Nevada (Peterson Gym)
- Nov. 3: Divine 9 Yardshow and African American Alumni Chapter Meet and Greet (TBA)
- Nov. 3: Wreath-Laying Ceremony at the War Memorial (War Memorial on Aztec Green)
- Nov. 3: Military and Veterans Program Open House and Reception (Joan and Art Barron Veterans Center)
- Nov. 4: Homecoming Fun Run (Goldberg Courtyard)
- Nov. 4: Homecoming Kickoff Festival (Goldberg Courtyard)
- Nov. 4: Homecoming Football vs. Utah State (Snapdragon Stadium)
- Nov. 6: Grow with GreenFest (Goldberg Courtyard)
- Nov. 6: Aztec men’s basketball vs. Cal State Fullerton (Viejas Arena)
- Nov. 7: Adaptive Showcase: Welcome to the C.R.E.E.D. (Montezuma Hall)
- Nov. 8: Rock the House (Montezuma Hall)
- Nov. 9: Cooking With Chefs (Goldberg Courtyard)
- Nov. 9: “Why Iraq Still Matters” (Union Theatre)
- Nov. 9: Creative Activism (Templo Mayor)
- Nov. 9: Aztec Nights: Food Truck (Campanile Walkway)
- Nov. 10: Aztec women’s basketball vs. Cal Baptist (Viejas Arena)
- Nov. 10: Aztec men’s soccer vs. UCLA (SDSU Sports Deck)
- Nov. 11-12: Nathan Harrison Serenity Ranch Camping Trip (RSVP deadline Nov. 3)
- Nov. 11: SDSU Go! Mamma Mia! (SD Civic Theatre/registration closed)
- Nov. 13-17 International Education Week
- Nov. 13: Monday Night Movies: “Shrek” (Union Theatre)
- Nov. 13: Aztec women’s basketball vs. UC Davis (Viejas Arena)
- Nov. 14: CalFresh Day (Basic Needs Center)
- Nov. 14: Trans Day of Remembrance Vigil (Scripps Cottage)
- Nov. 15: Aztecs for Life Blood Drive (Viejas Arena)
- Nov. 15: Open Mic Night (Goldberg Courtyard)
- Nov. 16: International Peace Village (Goldberg Courtyard)
- Nov. 16: Out-of-State Student Scorecard reception (Aztec Lanes)
- Nov. 16: Savor the Season: Intuitive Eating Over the Holidays (Flagpole near Hepner Hall)
- Nov. 18: SDSU volleyball vs. UNLV (Peterson Gym)
- Nov. 18: SDSU Go! San Diego Zoo (registration closed)
- Nov. 22: No classes; campus open
- Nov. 23-24: Thanksgiving (campus closed)
- Nov. 25: Aztec football vs. Fresno State (Snapdragon Stadium)
- Nov. 30-Dec. 1: Aztec Unity Project (Noah Homes)
*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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