San Diego State University Associated Students

GreenFest 2018

February 2018 Newsletter

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The Greenest GreenFest


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A.S. Elections


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Fun Facts:

Aztec Student Union Board (ASUB)

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15 Questions

Lindsay Gunn, Human Resources Manager

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February 2018

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At Viejas Arena

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The Greenest GreenFest

GreenFest Enviro Show

This year's GreenFest will be the #GreenestOfAllTime. As we are going into the 10th year of the GreenFest concert and celebrating with the SDSU community the values of Diversity, Sustainability and SDSU Pride, the GreenFest Committee has planned a jam-packed week full of events. GreenFest will be February 25 - March 3.

GreenFest week is kicking off with a screening of “An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power” on Sunday, February 25. This film follows Al Gore as he continues his fight for an international climate policy.

Meatless Monday is February 26. In the morning GreenLove will be hosting a Bike and Board Brunch for all those who take alternative modes of transportation to campus. That evening, GreenLove will be educating people on why a meatless diet is beneficial, not just for your body but for the environment, through a fun game of trivia. Attendees will be able to enjoy a variety of plant-based treats.

Tuesday is a day for mindfulness and relaxation with Sunset Yoga on ENS Field.

Wednesday, GreenLove is holding a Green Lunch Bag Series and in the evening, the EnviroFashion Show will highlight students’ creative sustainable fashion designs.

Thursday at the Farmers’ Market, students can get creative with painting their own reusable shopping bags. That evening, SDC will be hosting an International Dance Showcase.

Friday is the big day with the GreenFestival and the Concert. The Festival will have sustainable activities and rides by Global Inheritance and will have a performance stage for student bands. Right after the festival ends, the GreenFest Concert starts. While the opener and headliner will be announced in February, the student concert opener is A.S.'s very own D.Sel (Deion Selma is a UPS Reservations Assistant).

After a week of celebratory and educational events, the GreenFest Committee will be hosting a Community Clean-Up as a way to give back to SDSU Community.

GreenFest Festival
GreenFest Yoga

Submitted by Veronica Perondi, Aztec Student Union Programs Coordinator

A.S. Elections

A.S. Elections

Create your legacy and run as a candidate in the A.S. elections!

There are more than 30 positions to choose from!

Applications are available starting now, and must be submitted in full by Thursday, Feb. 15 at 4 p.m. in the A.S. office.

Current employees may run for office, and if elected, can no longer be employed by A.S. when they are sworn in.

  • A.S. Executive Officers
  • President
  • Executive Vice President
  • Vice President of External Relations
  • Vice President of Financial Affairs
  • Vice President of University Affairs
  • University Council
  • College of Arts and Letters Representative
  • College of Business Representative
  • College of Education Representative
  • College of Engineering Representative
  • College of Health and Human Services Representative
  • College of Professional Studies and Fine Arts Representative
  • College of Sciences Representative
  • Graduate Student Association President
  • Campus Life Council
  • Campus Community Commission Representative
  • Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union Board Representative
  • Community Service Commission Representative
  • Recreation and Wellness Commission Representative
  • Sustainability Commission Representative
  • Student Diversity Commission Representative
  • Student Support Commission Representative
  • Student-at-Large Representative

To learn more about the elections, including the positions that are available, please visit

Submitted by Janice Dils, Government Affairs Manager

Fun Facts:
Aztec Student Union Board (ASUB)

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ASUB is planning 45 individual events this spring semester alone!

Chocolate Foutain

Chocolate Haven, who provided 2 chocolate fountains, went through 40 lbs of chocolate in 1-1/2 hours at the Treat Yourself Aztec Night.

Brown Mustache

ASUB purchased 200 pearl necklaces and 150 mustaches for the Welcome Back Bash.

Mixtape: Nate and Thulani

ASUB Programming Assistants, Nate and Thulani, just dropped their first mixtape, which can be found on SoundCloud.

Sitting Piglet

For Barnyard Bash, ASUB brought in a miniature cow named Flower, who only weighed 800 lbs, 1 mama potbelly pig and her piglet, 2 giant bunnies, 1 mama goat and 4 kids, 1 donkey and 1 very shy alpaca.

Submitted by Veronica Perondi, Aztec Student Union Programs Coordinator

15 Questions
Lindsay Gunn, Human Resources Manager

Lindsay Gunn with sons James and Brady

Lindsay and her two boys, James (left) and Brady

  1. What is your name and title?
    Lindsay Gunn, Human Resources Manager
  2. Which A.S. department do you work in?
    Business Services I manage all recruitment, onboarding, leaves of absence and many other areas that allow me to serve our Associated Students employees.
  3. How long have you worked for A.S.?
    Almost 2 years!
  4. What was the last movie you saw? Thumbs up or thumbs down?
    “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle,” Thumbs up! My boys and I really liked it!
  5. If you won $5 million what would you do with it?
    Establish an animal sanctuary with an emphasis on wild horses.
  6. What is your favorite dessert?
    Rainbow Sherbet – It is tart, sweet and refreshing!
  7. What city would you most like to visit or visit again?
    Boston, there is so much history there and the seafood is amazing!
  8. If you had one free hour each day, how would you use it?
    I would take a nap.
  9. Would you rather build a sandcastle or a snowman?
    Sandcastle, I grew up in San Diego going to the beach all the time and I love being out in warm weather.
  10. What is your favorite book?
    “The Art of Racing in the Rain” by Garth Stein. The story is told from the perspective of a dog and the observations of his human family.
  11. What is your favorite sports team or who is your favorite individual athlete?
    Padres! I am a San Diego native and I love baseball, so win or lose they are my team.
  12. What do you want to be when you grow up?
    When I retire and start my second career in life, I would rescue animals. I have always had a deep love for animals and feel a great responsibility for taking care of them.
  13. What type of pets do you have and what are their names?
    I have 2 dogs, both rescues — Hunter, a yellow lab mix and Bella, a mini Australian Shepherd. They are my fur children.
  14. If you could go back or forward in time, where would you go?
    I would go back in time to when I was little so I could spend every day with my grandma again.
  15. What do you like most about working for A.S.?
    I love working at A.S.! I love working with all of our employees and the different departments. There is never a dull moment! I have an awesome HR team I get to work with and my director, Patty Rea is an amazing mentor!

February 2018

2/8 - Open Mic Night

2/9 - National Pizza Day

Pizza Pie

The vast majority of people, in America and around the world, love pizza and eat it on a regular basis. It is very versatile, with a huge assortment of things you can put on it, including meats, vegetables and fruits. With all this variety, there is a pizza for just about everybody.

Pizza Trivia

  • 36% of all pizza orders request pepperoni as a topping
  • 94% of Americans eat pizza regularly
  • The top 5 pizza sales days are:
    1. Super Bowl Sunday
    2. New Year's Eve
    3. Halloween
    4. Thanksgiving Eve
    5. New Year's Day
  • Each person in America eats about 46 slices a year.
  • Over 5 billion pizzas are sold worldwide each year. And about 3 billion of those pizzas are sold in the U.S.
  • The most popular pizza size in the U.S. is 14 inches in diameter.

2/13 - Cooking with Chefs

2/14 - Philanthropy Day

2/14 - Nooner

2/19 - Monday Movie Night, Spiderman: Homecoming

2/21 - Yoga and Yummies

2/25-3/3 - GreenFest

at Viejas Arena

Toby Mac Photo

Toby Mac
WITH: Mandisa, Danny Gokey, Ryan Stevenson, and Finding Favour

Thursday, February 8, 2018, 7p.m., Viejas Arena
Miranda Lambert

Miranda Lambert

Thursday, February 15, 2018, 7p.m., Viejas Arena
Demi Lovato, DJ KHALED

Demi Lovato
WITH: Special Guest DJ KHALED

Monday, February 26, 2018, 7:30p.m., Viejas Arena

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