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Watch Chelsea Best’s Aztec Experience

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Film production major Chelsea Best knew she wanted to follow a creative path, but she had no idea that path would lead her all the way to Cannes. Best was invited to France for the prestigious film festival for her short film Enamored, which she directed, shot and edited. Chelsea is also active on campus as a member of PSFA Civil Core, which encourages volunteerism and participation in college-wide activities, and served as head videographer and projectionist for an SDSU Theatre production.

See Chelsea’s Aztec Experience.

SDSU December News in Brief


Get caught in a ‘Blizzard’

Student with balloon animal at Midnight Study BreakTake a break from studying for finals and join Aztec Nights for the Midnight Study Break and "The Final Blizzard." Come to the Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union from 10 pm to 1 am on December 15 for breakfast, study tips, contests and giveaways. This event is free and open to all SDSU students with a valid Red ID. See photos of a previous Midnight Study Break.



Take action against HIV and AIDS

World AIDS Day Centennial Walk 12/1/16 at 11:00 A.M.

Unite in the fight against HIV this World AIDS Day on December 1, show your support for people living with HIV and commemorate people who have died. Come out to the SDSU Health Promotion table from 11 am to 2:30 pm on Centennial Walkway to learn more about HIV and AIDS and show your support for those living or affected by HIV.



Relieve stress with Baxter

Baxter the dog

If the end of the semester is causing heightened anxiety, the Counseling and Psychological Services (CPS) staff – and Baxter the therapy dog – are here to help. On Tuesday, December 6 from 12:30 to 1:30 pm CPS is hosting a “single serving” event featuring Baxter in the Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union Courtyard. All students are invited to hang with Baxter and learn about strategies to reduce stress and enhance academic success from CPS staff. Learn more about Baxter and the other services CPS offers.



Last call for Coffee Hour

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You have one more chance this year to add a little international flavor to your Friday afternoon on campus. The International Student Center hosts its final International Coffee hour at noon on December 2 – a regular event where students share their culture through performances and presentations. The final International Coffee Hour of the semester will be jointly hosted by students from Syria and Lebanon. Learn more about International Coffee Hour.



Scholarship deadline approaching

Two female and one male student pose in front of trees Students with an interest in national security and global affairs and a desire for a unique – and well-funded – study abroad experience should apply for the Boren Scholarship (for undergrads) before the February 9, 2017 deadline or the Boren Fellowship (for graduates) by January 31, 2017. Funded by the National Security Education Program (NSEP), the Boren Awards provide up to $24,000 to students who study abroad in areas of the world critical to U.S. interests and underrepresented in study abroad. Learn more about the Boren Scholarship requirements and how to apply or read about past recipients.


Consider study abroad over the break

Woman overlooking a green hillside If you’re planning to be in San Diego over Winter Break, but are dreaming of more distant destinations, take the opportunity to speak with a study abroad advisor at the International Student Center Study Abroad Office. With classes out of session, wait times should be short. The office will be open Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, with the exception of days that campus is closed.



Explore event planning as a career

Find Your Niche in San Diego's World-Class Meetings Industry Would you like to pursue a career in the growing field of event planning? Consider taking the Professional Certificate in Meeting and Event Planning program through SDSU’s College of Extended Studies. This program will enhance your future job prospects and help grow your career in the meeting industry. Learn more about this program.



Commuters: give finals a rest

Student with laptop If you're a commuter student, there's a place on campus where you can take a quick break from finals and get in the right mindset for success. Stop by the Commuter Resource Center at the Conrad Prebys Aztecs Student Union for the Commuter Finals Relaxer Series. Enjoy relaxation, refreshments and study skill tips. The Relaxer Series runs from 9-11 am on December 15, 16 and 19, and from 3-8 pm on December 20 and 21. See for more information on the Relaxer Series.



Start planning for Summer Session

Student with laptop We know you’re probably already thinking about summer. In 2017, plan to use this time to get ahead and graduate sooner. Summer Session 2017 offers:

  • More sections, more classes, more online sections – explore the variety of options this summer
  • The chance to save money by graduating sooner
  • The flexibility of online classes
  • The chance to stay on track to graduate and focus on one or two classes at a time



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