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image: midnight study break logo December 10 2012: Aztec Games, the final episode

Don't Miss Midnight Study Break, December 10!

Midnight Study Break, the Final Episode:

  • Free breakfast!
  • Study tips!
  • Contests!
  • Door prizes!
  • And more!

Feature Stories

Student Profile: Brittany Yary

Photo: Brittany Yary

@State spoke with 23-year-old senior Brittany Yary, who graduates in December with a double major.Yary has accepted a job offer with 3M, and will begin work later this month — just weeks after graduating! Learn about Brittany’s road to success.


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33rd Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day Parade
photo: students marching in the paradeSave the date: Sunday, January 20, 2013
Students,  their families, and student organizations are invited to join the SDSU delegation in the annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Parade. We march as a campus delegation under a unified SDSU banner. Please join us in honoring one of our most prominent civil rights leaders. Celebrate the dream by participating in this annual event. Get details, and check out other multicultural news and events!

Aztecs Astound Food Bank

Image: Fight Hunger this holiday season - bin full of food donations SDSU went above and beyond what it hoped to raise for this year's Aztecs Rock Hunger food drive, raising 107,551 pounds of food for San Diegans in need.The competition ranked donations based on the ratio of pounds collected to student population at participating universities. Second place winner of the competition was Point Loma Nazarene, followed by UCSD and CSU San Marcos. [more]

How Much Are Your Textbooks Worth?

Image: psychology textbooks It doesn't matter where you purchased your books!  SDSU Bookstore will pay you CASH for your books!

When: Buyback starts December 3 and continues through December 14 at 9 campus locations. [more]

Students Wrap Up Chevy Promo Program

image: chevy logo - What Drives Your Life?Aztec Creative Solutions, a student-run marketing agency, received praise from Chevrolet for successfully executing an integrated marketing campaign to promote awareness of several car models, including the All-New Chevrolet Spark. 

"Social Media played a huge role in our campaign, not only did we get over 74,000 impressions on Facebook, but our campaign broke international barriers by reaching 20 countries throughout the world" said Daniel Gaona, Aztec Creative Solutions Advertising Manager.

A.S. Corner: Greenfest 2013

Mark your calendar for GreenFest 2013: March 18 – 21.

GreenFest is a weeklong celebration of sustainability and Aztec pride. Events include a variety of student team competitions, a keynote speaker, a bike brunch, farmers market and much more. Festivities culminate in a concert at the Open Air Theatre. [more]

Meeting and Event Planning Certificate

Whether you are seeking to make a career out of it or just brushing up your skills, consider taking the Professional Certificate in Meeting and Event Planning program through SDSU’s College of Extended Studies.

Students Create Cardboard Lounge Furniture

Photo: kids on cardboard furnitureProfessor David Fobes’ design students created chairs as part of a class project.

21 students created cardboard chairs that could withstand daily interaction with children.

“It’s a classic design problem…design and build a chair that they (students) can sit in for 30 minutes, from a single 4’ x 8’ sheet of 100 pound cardboard,” Fobes said.

Aztec Student Union Update

Photo: construction of student union As the semester progresses towards winter break, work continues on Aztec Student Union. This month, flying tanks invaded, welders became superheroes and a rooftop made surveying campus a little bit easier. [more]

December 2012

Dates and Deadlines

Friday, 12/07: Last day of classes before final examinations.

Friday, 12/07: Last day for reporting results on comprehensive examinations to the Division of Graduate Affairs by department or college.

Saturday, 12/8 to Saturday 12/15: Final examinations.

Friday 12/21: Final day for depositing approved theses at Aztec Shops Montezuma Publishing. (Noon deadline.)

Tuesday, 12/25 to Friday 11/28: Holiday—Winter recess. Faculty/Staff holiday. Campus closed.

Monday 12/31: Campus open. No classes. Last day of fall semester.

Monday 12/31: Last day to apply for a leave of absence for fall semester 2012.

Monday 12/31: Last day for submitting theses for review to Aztec Shops Montezuma Publishing for the current term. (Noon deadline.)

Tuesday 1/1/2013: Holiday—New Year's Day. Faculty/Staff holiday. Campus closed.

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