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.
Aztecs Rock Hunger is October 18 through November 11. The goal this year is to collect 619,000 lbs. of food for the 619 community and with YOUR help, we can do it!
There are 5 easy ways to donate:
Online virtual food pantry — sdsu.edu/aztecsrockhunger
At any on-campus Starbucks or Aztec Market
Aztec Proud — @SDSUaztecproud
Venmo — @AztecsRockHunger2019
Place non-perishable food items in the red bins throughout campus
The A.S. Campus Program Funding (CPF) Committee allocates a total yearly budget of $110,000 to SDSU recognized Student Organizations for their programming efforts. Through CPF you can request up to $3,000 (allotment for food has increased, per event) to help fund your program/event.
There are a few requirements:
Funding can be used* for facility rental, equipment use, entertainment fees, food, advertising and more.
LEARN MORE about CPF, see if your organization’s event qualifies for funding or begin the application process.
*Certain restrictions may apply.
Almost all A.S. departments and programs have a website or web pages. Each site provides general information and details about special events, programs, etc. Combined with print materials and social media, a website can be a very powerful marketing tool.
Through the use of Google Analytics we can obtain a large amount information about who visits our sites. Here are some samples of the information we can collect:
Over the past 12 months, here are the five web pages with the most visits:
Because of an increase in the number of shows at the Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre and Viejas Arena over the past few month, the number of visits to these two sites have greatly increased.
Why does the A.S. Home Page have fewer visits than the other top 4 sites? For convenience, repeat visitors bookmark a certain web page, so that they can quickly access information on that page. This is often true for pages where the content changes on a regular basis.
Our websites provide visitors valuable information, but they also tell the “A.S. Story.” Each site shows how students play an important role in A.S. and many sites give a glimpse into their A.S. experience. Visit the A.S. home page and click on a link you have never visited before. You will be amazed at what you will find.
Last month, Mission Bay Aquatic Center staff were notified a man had collapsed in the parking lot. Paul Lang, MBAC Instructional & Maintenance Manager, Amanda Grant, MBAC Office & Marketing Coordinator and Kevin Straw, MBAC Director, responded immediately.
Kevin quickly grabbed the emergency oxygen, and Amanda grabbed the Automatic External Defibrillator (AED). A man was on the ground unresponsive with several bystanders nearby. One of the bystanders called 911, while Paul began an initial assessment. A student leaving her MBAC class identified herself as an EMT and offered assistance as well.
The man was breathing occasionally and also seizing. Paul applied the oxygen mask to the man's face and kept him resting on his side during the seizure. The man's breathing was intermittent and the staff could not find a pulse, so they used the AED. The student began chest compressions while Kevin administered rescue breaths. The staff continued with CPR for approximately three to four minutes until an ambulance arrived. When the paramedics arrived, the man had occasional breaths and no consistent pulse. The paramedics continued CPR and loaded the man into the ambulance. As the man was being loaded, he appeared to have a pulse. The ambulance transported the individual to the hospital.
Afterward, a representative from Project Heartbeat came to debrief with the staff and download the data from the AED used during the incident.
As a follow up, San Diego Fire called let the MBAC staff know the victim survived and is doing well. SD Fire said the MBAC team’s quick action likely contributed to the man’s survival. Kudos to the MBAC staff for their quick response and teamwork to assist a community member in need!