SDSU November News in Brief
Complete the SDSU Sexual Violence Prevention Training
It’s the university’s goal to ensure San Diego State is a safe place for everyone. As part of these efforts, all incoming students who were notified via their WebPortal account are required to complete the sexual violence prevention training before the end of their first semester. Failure to complete this training will result in a registration hold for the spring semester. To avoid any delays, go to SDSU’s online training website to complete the training as soon as possible. Have your Red ID number handy to verify completion of the training. It is important that all students are provided with information about what sexual violence is and how to prevent it. By working together, we can end sexual violence and make the San Diego State community safer for everyone. For more information about efforts to end sexual violence on our campus and details about upcoming trainings and events, visit sdsutalks.sdsu.edu.
Explore the International Peace Village
You can have an international interaction without taking a long flight or renewing a passport — a short walk to Montezuma Hall will do. The International Peace Village — part of International Education Week — returns to SDSU for the 59th consecutive year on November 18. Hosted by the International Student Center and the International Student Association, in collaboration with One SDSU Community, the celebration offers students a chance to learn about other countries and express their own cultural identities. Students representing more than 40 nations will host tables and share their cultures through song, dance, artistic expression, traditional attire and lively conversation. Attendees can also make their mark on the festivities by adding their own message of hope to a Peace Banner that will be displayed at the International Student Center once completed. Sign up online to host a table at Peace Village or contact the International Student Center with questions.
Homecoming Week Starts Sunday, November 8
Do you have a ‘San Diego State of Mind?’ We do too, and Homecoming Week is the perfect time to showcase all that Aztec pride! Festivities begin November 8 as SDSU Men’s soccer takes on Oregon State. Events and activities will continue throughout the week with the annual Talent Show, March to the Arch, Homecoming 5k, and the main event: the annual Homecoming Game on Saturday, Nov. 14! Come show your school spirit as Aztec Football takes on Wyoming at 7:30 pm at Qualcomm Stadium.
Check out the full Homecoming event lineup on the SDSU Homecoming website. And be sure to register before noon on Friday, Nov. 13, to participate in the Homecoming 5k on the morning of the big game! Go Aztecs!
Journey to a Shared Humanity Begins November 15
Step outside your comfort zone and “Journey to a Shared Humanity” this month. Hosted by SDSU’s Residential Education department, this tour will open your eyes through a series of 12 vignettes illustrating types of oppression people experience every day, including racism, poverty and domestic violence. Following the tour, professional staff members will be available to help students process and reflect on the experience. Take part and help challenge oppressive attitudes, beliefs and behaviors in society!
Tickets for "Journey to a Shared Humanity" will be available at the door on a first come, first serve basis at Tula Community Center, adjacent to Tenochca Hall, on the following dates:
- November 15 from 2-7 pm
- November 16 from 4-9 pm
- November 17 from 4-9 pm
- November 18 from 4-9 pm
Native Max Founder Kelly Holmes to Speak at SDSU
What is it like to be the editor of the first Native American fashion magazine? Here’s your chance to see through the eyes of Native Max Magazine founder and editor-in-chief Kelly Holmes, who will speak on campus this month. A member of the Lakota tribe, Kelly will explore what inspired her to create Native Max, as a woman and a Native American, at the age of 16. Come listen to Holmes share her experiences in the Aztec Student Union Theatre on Friday, Nov. 6 from 4 to 6 pm. Her visit is being co-hosted by the SDSU School of Journalism and Media Studies, as part of Native American Heritage Month, and One SDSU Community.
Experience Overseas Immersion Without the Cost
There is still time to apply for an unforgettable — and fully funded — summer abroad, but you’d better act fast. The deadline for the Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program for Summer 2016 is November 23. A program of the U.S. Department of State, CLS is an intensive 8 to 10 week language and cultural immersion program for undergraduate and graduate students of all disciplines and majors. The program, which aims to expand the number of Americans studying critical foreign languages, features more than 20 destinations, including China, India, and Kenya, and 14 languages of study. Tuition, airfare and room and board are fully covered, while U.S. academic credit and a stipend are available. Two SDSU students took part in CLS in Summer 2015, studying in Morocco and Oman. If you’d like to be the next Aztec to seize this amazing opportunity, stop by the Study Abroad Office at the International Student Center or visit the CLS scholarship website.
Need Prep for the LSAT, GRE or GMAT?
Aztecs, improve your test-taking skills with Test Prep courses offered by the university’s College of Extended Studies (CES). Gain important test strategies, find out what to expect, and learn more about exams including the CBEST, CSET, GMAT, GRE, and LSAT. Call the College of Extended Studies to register at (619) 594-5152 or visit the CES’ online registration site. Test prep books and materials are included in the registration fee. If you have already taken a Test Prep course at SDSU, CES allows you to repeat the same class at no charge. Pre-registration is required before the class begins in order to ensure there is still space in the class you wish to repeat. The courses are located on campus in the College of Extended Studies in the Gateway Center on Hardy Avenue.
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