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SDSU March News in Brief



greenfest February 26 - March 4, 2017Come show your Aztec pride by celebrating GreenFest from February 26-March 4, where you’ll take part in social and interactive programs to promote sustainable practices and lifestyle changes to make your community a better place. Doors open at 7 pm for the GreenFest Concert on March 3, so get your tickets early! Tickets are $15 with your RedID. $25 for guests. For more information, follow @GreenFestSDSU!



Study abroad this summer

group of students from the summer programWondering how you’re going to spend your summer? Consider studying abroad! Summer programs are affordable, keep you on track to graduate and feature amazing destinations. But you’d better hurry; the deadline for summer programs is March 15. Find a program and destination right for you by attending a study abroad information session and visiting the Aztecs Abroad database.



Scholarship deadlines upcoming

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Deadlines are approaching for two major study abroad scholarships. The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program (March 7) offers grants to U.S. citizen undergraduate students of limited financial means. The Hosteling International Travel Scholarship (March 15) offers $2,000 awards to U.S. residents ages 18-30 with demonstrated financial need.  Review other study abroad scholarships in the Aztecs Abroad database under the Funding link.



The Politics of Harry Potter

SDSU assistant professor in political science, kimberly twist at her desk

Who'd have thought that Harry Potter was the perfect lens through which to examine power and accountability in democratic and authoritarian regimes, the dynamics of group entities and the appeal of populism? Actually, Kimberly Twist did! The SDSU assistant professor in political science created a One-Unit Weekend course around the topic: “The Politics of Harry Potter” is Friday, March 10 and Saturday, March 18 at SDSU. As always, One-Unit Weekend courses are open to the public.



Knockout New Mexico

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Become a part of the men’s basketball team by cheering them on as they take on New Mexico in this basketball viewing party. There will be fun inflatable activities, food and a giant screen to watch the Aztecs knockout New Mexico. 6-9 pm at the Lee & Frank Goldberg Courtyard, Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union.



Open Mic Night

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Do you have a hidden musical talent or enjoy performing? Sign up to perform during Open Mic Nights by sending an E-mail to Even if you don’t want to perform, come and enjoy an evening of student performances!  5-7 pm at the Lee & Frank Goldberg Courtyard, Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union.


Be a peer mentor at the ISC

m4 students from the peer mentor group at the ISC

Help an incoming international freshman have a smooth transition to life at SDSU and in the United States. Sign up to join the International Student Center (ISC) Peer Mentor Program. In addition to making a difference in the life of a fellow Aztec, you can have the added benefits of working on your leadership skills, learning about a different culture and possibly learning another language. Sign up today.


Monday Night Movie

graphic of official movie poster for fantastic beastsSkip the lines at the movie theater and come relax and enjoy the latest blockbuster hit or classic movie for free! Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is at 6:30-10 pm at the Lee & Frank Goldberg Courtyard, Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union.



Apply for your passport

girls at passport office taking applicationsDid you know you can apply for your passport without leaving the SDSU campus? If you’re planning to study abroad or travel internationally during Spring Break or summer, now is the perfect time to visit the SDSU Passport Office. The facility is located at the International Student Center on the west side of campus and is open Tuesday through Saturday from 9 am to 3 pm. No appointment is necessary. Click here for information on the SDSU Passport Office.



Get that one unit you need

Need one unit to graduate? Give us two daysIf you need one more unit to graduate, One-Unit Weekend courses through SDSU’s College of Extended Studies can help. One-Unit Weekend courses allow SDSU undergraduate students to earn extra units for graduation while also learning about the latest hot topics in areas such as public administration and political science. Each course is $221 and meets two or three times for a total of 15 classroom hours. Learn more about one unit weekend courses.



Five dates to know

red circle graphic: Important Campus Dates

  • March 1: Community Service Info Session, Aztec Student Union Room 210, noon.
  • March 3-4: 10th Annual Student Research Symposium, Aztec Student Union.
  • March 4: GreenFest: Good Neighbor Clean Up, Aztec Student Union, 9 am-1 pm.
  • March 10: International Coffee Hour - South Korea, 12-1 pm, ISC Lounge.
  • March 18: Men's baseball vs. UNLV, Tony Gwynn Stadium, 1 pm.

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