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September 2020 @State

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Love Library Celebrates 50-Year




This year marks the 50th anniversary of Love Library. The library was built during San Diego campus expansion under Malcolm A. Love, the fourth SDSU president. Today, Love Library is still a place where students can study, research, create and collaborate. To commemorate the 50th anniversary, the library will compile a list of your top 50 favorite books! Use the following link to submit your choice!


The library’s 24/7 Area is now open for limited daily hours to current SDSU students, faculty and staff. Computers and self-service printers are available for your use. Visit the library hours website for more information.


Happy birthday to the Malcolm A. Love Library!



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Cultural Centers available virtually


for students


Do you identify with or are you an ally of an historically underserved community? Find programs, resources, academic support and a sense of belonging through one of SDSU’s 10 cultural centers.


The centers provide resources for women, the Black, LGBTQIA+, Asian Pacific Islander and Desi American, Native, Latinx and undocumented student communities.


The centers support student success through a framework that addresses equity, justice and inclusion.


Visit SDSU’s Diversity and Innovation page for more information.

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  • Sept. 8-11: Virtual Global Education Fair.
  • Sept. 9: Cooking with Chefs: Student Org Edition, 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
  • Sept. 10: Get the Scoop, 12 p.m. - 1 p.m.
  • Sept. 10: Live Well Aztecs Fitness Jam, 5 p.m. - 8 p.m.
  • Sept. 11: APIDA Center Welcome Social, arts & crafts night, 5 p.m.
  • Sept. 12: Finding Your Inner Kid with Dance Marathon, 10 p.m. - 2 a.m.
  • Sept. 19: Aztec Nights: In the Studio, 10 p.m. - 2 a.m.
  • Sept. 21: Can You Escape? 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
  • Sept. 22: National Voter Registration Day
  • Sept. 22: Live with a Leader, Noon - 1 p.m.
  • Sept. 25: Drag Bingo & Game Night, 10 p.m. - 2 a.m.

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    *Visit for information about Residence Hall closures and reopenings

Career Services

career services virtual events. april 7: managing your linkedin account, april 9: stress management, april 9: internships 201: finding an internship and april 23: graduating, now what?


Career Services events are virtual for the fall; please go to for more information on events and appointments.

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Explore your interests, jump-start your professional career or earn a little extra dough — check out this month’s featured jobs and internships!

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Welcome Back, Aztecs!

Laugh, dance, play games, make art, bake (no, really) and more as Aztec Nights are here for you all semester long — free for SDSU students with valid RedID!


Meet new friends and catch up with old ones as you enjoy “Finding Your Inner Kid with Dance Marathon,” “Aztec Nights: In the Studio,” “Drag Bingo & Game Night” and other great late-night events.


For info on how to join the action, go to Email if you need accessibility accommodations to fully participate.



Are you on the San Diego campus for the fall semester or do you visit for class?


Stop by the ASK ME! tents with your SDSU-related questions.


The tents will be staffed with trained, masked and socially distanced folks who can answer your questions, refer you to the correct resource and provide follow-up.


The expanded services are designed to reduce foot traffic within buildings.


Register to Vote!

Sept. 22 is National Voter Registration Day!


With Election Day (Nov. 3) two months away, remember to register, vote and let your voice be heard.


You can also get involved with “Rock The Vote 2020” through Associated Students and participate in virtual election events throughout the fall.


Got Health Insurance?

Students have access to Student Health Services if they are living locally this fall (and access to an advice line if not living in the San Diego area), but you will need health insurance to cover services that are not free, services not provided through Student Health Services and potential emergencies.


You can make a phone appointment with a Well-Being & Health Promotion specialist for help in applying for health insurance or visit the W&HP website for more information on obtaining insurance and guidance.


Bringing SDS2U

Open up the university outside the classroom with SDS2U — find free entertainment, connect with others who share your passions or even explore new interests. Find out more about SDS2U.


Bookstore Hours

The SDSU Bookstore is open with limited hours and always open online. Go to for more information.



The Economic Crisis Response Team connects students with resources on and off campus to help them get through immediate food, housing or financial crisis. Request assistance online or email


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“Islamophobia, Racism, and Imperialist Feminism in an Age of Forgetfulness”

Nazia Kazi, Ph.D., an anthropologist and author of the book “Islamophobia, Race, and Global Politics,” will speak in a virtual lecture sponsored by the College of Arts and Letters’ Center for Islamic and Arabic Studies and the Department of Women’s Studies.


Kazi teaches on American racism, empire and ethnography at Stockton University in New Jersey and has written for Truth-Out, The Chronicle of Higher Education and Jacobin. She lives in Philadelphia and is editing a book on anti-Muslim racism.


The public lecture is 4 p.m. Sept. 9. Click here for the Zoom link.


Live Well Aztecs Fitness Jam”

Experience a night of fitness fun! Get moving with a variety of free virtual fitness classes led by Aztec Recreation group fitness instructors! And learn about San Diego State University resources for health and well-being.


Get ready to break a sweat from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sept. 10. Visit the ARC Group Fitness Site closer to the event for details, including the Zoom link.


Aztecs Rock Hunger

The annual Aztecs Rock Hunger campaign runs Sept. 28 to Oct. 18 and needs your support now more than ever!


Aztecs Rock Hunger supports the Jacobs and Cushman San Diego Food Bank and the Associated Students Food Pantry, and 20 percent of monetary donations support the SDSU Economic Crisis Response Team, which has been supporting students at an unprecedented level during COVID-19.


Visit the Aztecs Rock Hunger website for more information about how you can participate or donate.


Virtual Global Education Fair

SDSU International Affairs invites you to learn more about the many global opportunities available during the Virtual Global Education Fair through Sept. 11.


Explore virtual study, virtual internships and virtual (volunteer) opportunities that allow you to remain at home while still engaging the world and preparing yourself for a global future.


Go to the registration link and learn how to invite the world into your home.


Keeping Up with COVID

Sign up for the SDSU COVID-19 Weekly Digest for the latest or go to the COVID-19 site for a comprehensive look. Also note, the university released new COVID-19 guidance for recognized student organizations, and the Interfraternity Council voted to ban social events and recruitment for the fall semester.