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Aztecs Rock Hunger

October 2018 Newsletter



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Donate Today!

Everyone needs to eat.

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Homecoming Week is Nearing!

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SDSU Children’s Center

5 Interesting Fun Random Facts

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A.S. Chili Cook-Off

Secrets to Winning!

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15 Questions

Taylor Mosack, Associate Teacher, Child and Family Development

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DONATE TODAY!
Everyone needs to eat.

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Aztecs Rock Hunger, the annual campus-wide food drive coordinated by Associated Students, raises money and collects non-perishable food items for the Jacobs and Cushman San Diego Food Bank. In addition to serving the San Diego community, the Aztecs Rock Hunger donations provide nutritious food, including fresh produce, to the A.S. Food Pantry, which serves students two days a week. Furthermore, 20% of monetary donations go to the SDSU Economic Crisis Response Team to provide short-term and long-term aid quickly to students experiencing food insecurity.

Every dollar you give equals 6 pounds of food!

Aztecs Rock Hunger is now through Sunday, Oct. 21. The goal this year is to collect 700,000 lbs. of food and with YOUR help, we can do it!

There are 5 easy ways to donate:

  • Make a monetary donation:
  • Online virtual food pantry: sdsu.edu/aztecsrockhunger
  • At any on-campus Starbucks or Aztec Market
  • To Aztec Proud — @SDSUaztecproud
  • Venmo: @AztecsRockHunger2018
  • Place non-perishable food in the red bins throughout campus

For more information, visit sdsu.edu/aztecsrockhunger


Homecoming Week is Nearing!

Homecoming Week


Homecoming Week is October 15 - 20. This year's homecoming theme was selected after a campus wide survey — students and staff gave their input and ultimately chose...One City. One Team. One Homecoming.

The week of events kicks off with a spirited competition of chalk art along with felt pennant banner making. On Tuesday, Oct 16, Homecoming is partnering with Aztecs Rock Hunger for the Can Build it event. Students will show their architectural skills by building structures out of canned goods. There will also be opportunities for students to make banners that will be displayed in the Union for the rest of the week.

Wednesday, the Talent Show is back again! Students will sing, dance and perform to win the top accolades. Thursday will see a new event, SDSU Trivia. In “Jeopardy” style, teams will compete to show who knows the most about SDSU.

Friday morning will be dedicated to those who have served SDSU and our country. The TAPs Ceremony will take place at 7:30a.m., followed by the Wreath Laying Ceremony. That evening, NPHC will draw crowds to their step show.

Finally, the culminating day will start with the Homecoming FunRun. Register to run and also support Aztecs Rock Hunger. The Homecoming football game starts at 7:30pm at SDCCU Stadium. Alumni can partake in the The Great Alumni Tailgate from 5 - 7 p.m.

Anyone looking to buy tickets can find more information at homecoming.sdsu.edu.

For up to date event information, be sure to follow @sdsuhomecoming on Instagram and Facebook.


Submitted by Veronica Perondi, A.S. Programs Coordinator


SDSU Children’s Center
5 Interesting Fun Random Facts

Children’s Center

The Children’s Center serves 3 meals a day, which is equal to about 145,200 meals a year.

Chocolate Foutain

Every year on June 29th the Center celebrate International Mud Day, where they intentionally create mud and play with it all day.

Child Care

In a year the Center provides about 411,400 hours of care for the 200+ children they see each day.

NAEYC accredited

For more than 20 years, families have relied on NAEYC Accreditation to ensure the quality of education and care provided by programs for young children. NAEYC has defined 10 standards for early childhood programs that help families make the right choice when they are looking for a childcare center. These standards, and more than 400 related criteria, are based on research on the development and education of young children and were created with input from thousands of experts and educators from around the country. NAEYC Accreditation is the hallmark of a quality institution.

SDSU Children's Center children

As a lab school to SDSU, the Center provides 12,017 hours of internships a year.


Submitted by Michelle Zamora, SDSU Children’s Center Director


A.S. Chili Cook-Off
Secrets to Winning!

A.S. Chili Cook-Off

For half a century, chili cook-offs have been bringing together chefs and hungry citizens alike. The origins of the first Chili Cook-off are hotly debated, almost as hot as some chili itself. But whether it’s the 60th annual chili cook-off, or the 16th, all can agree that it's truly the taste testers who are the true winners.

The A.S. Chili Cook-off is a time-honored tradition of some spicy, but friendly competition within our A.S. family. Dozens of cooking techniques have been displayed over the years, different spices, different meats, beans, no beans. Some are different every year, while others stick to what they know best.

This year, for the 16th annual A.S. Chili Cook-off, A.S. employees will concoct a hauntingly delicious array of chilis for you to taste. As a winner in the past 2 cook-offs (1st place most creative display, 2017 and 1st place chef's choice, 2018) *humble brag* allow me to ladle some advice your way...

- Get creative, bring your bowls of steel, your fiery passion, your sweet Serrano serenade. Pretty much, just spice it up. - Don't forget to test the competition. Know your competitors, try to discover their secret sauce. But mostly, you get to eat chili! - Bring the heat!


Submitted by Veronica Perondi, A.S. Programs Coordinator


15 Questions
Taylor Mosack, Associate Teacher, Child and Family Development

Taylor Mosack, Associate Teacher, Child and Family Development

Taylor Mosack, Associate Teacher, Child and Family Development

  1. What is your name, job title, and major?
    Taylor Mosack, Associate Teacher, Child and Family Development
  2. What A.S. Department do you work in?
    I work at the Children’s Center. I have the incredible opportunity to play a role in shaping young minds for the future.
  3. How long have you worked for A.S.?
    3 years.
  4. What is the last movie you saw?
    “Coco”. Best. Movie. Ever.
  5. What is your favorite dessert?
    Whipped cream from the can. You can take it with you anywhere, and it feels like your childhood relived.
  6. Which three people (living or dead) would you like to have dinner with?
    John McCain, because he was overwhelmingly inspirational, Amy Poehler, because she is an icon, and my Uncle Steve who was kinda young when he passed on, and I have some questions.
  7. Who is your favorite singer/musician, musical group?
    “A Day to Remember” — they are a hardcore band with amazing instrumentals and every song has deeper meaning than most music today.
  8. What do you want to be when you grow up?
    A university professor, teaching Child and Family Development and a mom. Because I would be really good at both.
  9. What type of pets do you have and what are their names?
    I have a Golden Retriever named Kaya. She is the biggest baby, and considers herself a lap dog at 80 pounds.
  10. When you visit the Zoo, which animal do you make sure to see?
    The giraffes! They are my favorite. They look so bizarre and they have tongues that wrap around your hand when you feed them.
  11. What is your favorite subject in school?
    English, because I love to write.
  12. If you could have a superhero power, what would it be?
    Teleportation, because of San Diego traffic. There are other reasons, but mostly traffic.
  13. If you could be any color in a box of Crayola Crayons, what color would you be?
    I think green. It is a useful color for children, for grass, trees, and the greenish ocean. The children could color nature.
  14. What is one of your favorite things to do on the SDSU campus?
    Eat.
  15. Which A.S. staff member has inspired/supported you the most?
    Jane-Ann Carroll. Her empathy, understanding, and willingness to help, is something I aspire to be.

Entertainment
at Viejas Arena & Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre

5 Seconds of Summer

5 Seconds of Summer
WITH: The Aces

October 2, 8:00pm,
Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre
Timbiriche

Timbiriche

October 4, 7:30pm,
Viejas Arena
Interpol

Interpol
WITH: The Kills, Sunflower Bean

October 5, 7:30pm,
Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre
Troye Sivan

Troye Sivan
WITH: Kim Petras, Carlie Hanson

October 25, 7:30pm,
Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre
Hillsong Worship

Hillsong Worship
WITH: Pastor Brian Houston

October 26, 7:00pm,
Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre

Calendar
October 2018

Thru 11/6 - Rock the Vote Continues

as.sdsu.edu/rockthevote

Thru 10/21 - Aztecs Rock Hunger Continues

sdsu.edu/aztecsrockhunger

10/1 - Monday Night Movie

aztecstudentunion.com

10/10 - Nooner

aztecstudentunion.com

10/10 - Sip n’ Paintp

aztecstudentunion.com

10/11 - Live Well Late Night Lights Out Strike Out

arc.sdsu.edu

10/14 - Good Neighbor Clean Up

as.sdsu.edu/ccc

10/15-20 - SDSU Homecoming

homecoming.sdsu.edu

10/22 - Deadline to Register to Vote

as.sdsu.edu/rockthevote

10/23 - Cooking with Chefs

aztecstudentunion.com

10/24 - Green Lunch Bag Series

as.sdsu.edu/greenlove

10/25 - Open Mic Night

aztecstudentunion.com

10/29 - Monday Night Movie

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10/29 - Campus Movie Fest Begins

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