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Cassie Weinberg, A.S. Student Leader

SDSU Green Love/ Sustainability Commission Chair

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Scholarships Available!

Attention Students!

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Campus Safety Week

September 2018

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Luis Valenzuela, Graphic Design Specialist

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We are excited to welcome you to the new school year!

A.S. has a very transparent vision for this year...The Year of Heart. We will emphasize leading from the heart. We will show students through our actions that A.S. is here for them, cares about them, and advocates for them. We will be reaching out to students in intentional and direct ways. We will be speaking about this more at upcoming events. We cannot wait to see how you incorporate the Year of Heart into your daily A.S. lives and more! We have so much planned for this year and in partnership and collaboration with you all, we look forward to leaving our heart-print on SDSU.

— Chris and Christina


Cassie Weinberg, A.S. Student Leader
SDSU Green Love/ Sustainability Commission Chair



Cassie Weinberg

Congratulations to SDSU Green Love/ Sustainability Commission Chair Cassie Weinberg for being featured in the most recent MTS Community Impact and Performance report! As an Associated Students student leader she promotes sustainability on campus and leads by example.

Cassie is an emerging leader with San Diego State University’s Associated Students. She just began her first term as chair for the Associated Students’ Sustainability/Green Love Commission, which directs student involvement in programs, services and initiatives designed to promote sustainability. Cassie chooses transit often and encourages other students to make the same choice.

“I've taken the Sycuan Green Line Trolley many times this year, whether I'm going to Fashion Valley or SDCCU Stadium for a football game. As the next Green Love Commissioner, I'm especially passionate about students using public transit rather than driving because of the carbon emissions they can save, as well as alleviating traffic congestion. Students should use public transit because it's an easy way of exploring San Diego without having to rely on Google Maps on the confusing freeways!”

Did you know?

In San Diego, an individual in a two-person household can save enough money taking public transportation, living with one less car, to pay for a year ’s tuition (including books and supplies) at San Diego State University.


Scholarships Available!
Attention Students!

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There are three scholarships currently open and available for SDSU students to apply for on the SDSU Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships. (OFAS) (Link to: http://go.sdsu.edu/student_affairs/financialaid/scholarships.aspx) Simply search for the following scholarships using the Search tool on the OFAS webpage. Please remember to review the eligibility requirements and the description before applying. The scholarship application process is through the Office of the Financial Aid and Scholarships. You are encouraged to apply!


Associated Students Student Body Scholarship

Who can apply: ALL current SDSU STUDENTS
Application period: Now until Friday, 10/12/18, at 3:00pm


Associated Students Study Abroad Scholarship

Who can apply: ALL current SDSU STUDENTS
For those planning on studying abroad in the 2018-2019 academic year, including those studying abroad now
Application period: Now until Friday, 9/28/18, at 3:00pm


Joseph and Patricia Ferrero Endowed Scholarship

Who can apply: Current A.S. part-time employees and current A.S. student government representatives
Application period: Now until Friday, 10/12/18, at 3:00pm


Submitted by Janice Dils, Government Affairs Manager


Campus Safety Week
September 2018

Campus Safety

In December of 2017, the A.S. Campus Safety Subcommittee was started. This task force, made up of students and different University departments, including the University Police Department (UPD), University Senate, Parking & Transportation Services and many within the Division of Student Affairs, focuses on providing awareness for on-campus resources to further ensure student safety. Most importantly, this subcommittee has become a platform for student voices to be heard. It strives to not just inform, but to respond to students’ concerns and needs.

This September, the A.S. Campus Community Commission and the Campus Safety Subcommittee are hosting the second annual Campus Safety Week. This week aims to prepare students for numerous circumstances that pose a threat to today’s generation. With self-defense training, a transportation fair, experienced panels, active shooter response training, and an opportunity to engage with the University Police, students have the opportunity to focus on a variety of safety tips and mindfully move forth with the school year.



List of Campus Safety Week 2018 Events:


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Transportation Day

  • Transportation Fair

  • Tuesday

  • 11am-1pm

  • South Campanile Walkway

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Self-Defense Day

  • Self Defense Fair

  • Wednesday

  • 11am-1pm

  • Hepner Hall
  • Active Shooter Response Training

  • Wednesday

  • 1-2pm

  • Scripps Cottage
  • Self-Defense Instruction

  • Wednesday

  • 2-3pm

  • ENS Field

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Alcohol and Drugs (AOD) Awareness Day

  • AOD Awareness Expo

  • Thursday

  • 11am-1pm

  • Lee & Frank Goldberg Courtyard, Aztec Student Union
  • AOD Real Talk

  • Thursday

  • 7-8pm

  • Templo Mayor, Aztec Student Union

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Let’s Talk Safety

  • Coffee with UPD

  • Friday

  • 10am-12pm

  • Cafe Patio, Aztec Student Union

Submitted by Ashley Tejada, A.S. Campus Community Commission Representative


15 Questions
Luis Valenzuela, Graphic Design Specialist

Luis Valenzuela

Luis Valenzuela

  1. What is your name and title?
    My name is Luis Valenzuela and I am the Graphic Design Specialist
  2. Which A.S department do you work in? Describe your job in 25 words or less.
    I work for the A.S Graphics department. “Where the magic happens”, we create a variety of designs including posters, brochures, postcards, flyers, annual reports and others. My main responsibility is to assist in the production of the weekly Daily Aztec publication by creating ads, setting up the master file and maintaining the Daily Aztec website.
  3. How long have you worked for A.S?
    I have been working for Associated Students a little more than six months.
  4. What was the last movie you saw? Thumbs up or thumbs down?
    The last movie I saw was Annihilation, directed by Alex Garland. Very exciting female-led film with dashes of horror and mythology. I am still scratching my head over the psychedelic ending.
  5. If you won $5 million what would you do with it?
    If I won $5 million I would buy my mother a house and I will start a media company.
  6. What is your favorite dessert? And why?
    My favorite dessert has always been cheesecake. Big fan of cheese, it tastes really good and it is always a good idea.
  7. What city would you most like to visit or visit again? and why?
    The city I will visit again is Los Angeles. Before working for A.S. I was living in Los Angeles for more than six years. I felt in love with the city, the arts district, the food and all my friends from college are there. It is always a good time, despite the traffic.
  8. If you had one free hour each day, how would you use it?
    If I had a free hour each day I would be eating lunch with a good friend.
  9. What is your favorite book? And why?
    My favorite book is The Alchemist, by Paulo Coelho. I really love the book and I always recommend it because it has beautiful story about self-discovery. One of my favorite quotes of all times, “There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure.”
  10. Most people don’t know that I like to...
    Most people don’t know that I like to play Chess at a higher level. In my very first job as an Academic Tutor I learned how to play chess in a competitive environment. Until this day I still go to Chess tournaments just for fun.
  11. When you visit the Zoo, which animal do you make sure you see, and why?
    When I visit the Zoo an animal that I must see are lions they are like huge mutant cats. I enjoy seeing the male’s lion unique thick mane of hair around its neck and head and I like how their roar can be heard from miles away.
  12. What was or is your favorite subject in school? And why?
    My favorite subject was Math because when I came to the US I didn’t know how to speak English. Math was a way for me to defend against people who laughed at me because of my lack of English language.
  13. Who is your favorite actor or actress? And why?
    My favorite actor has to be Heath Ledger. He made a complete, bold, terrifying transformation In the Batman movie as the joker. He was the perfect villain, he managed to portray extreme intelligence, ruthless, and more than anything it felt very real which is scary to think about.
  14. If you could be any color in a box Crayola Crayons, what color would you be and why?
    I would be an Orange color because I am always full of energy and happiness. I like to stay positive, creative, determine and I like to encourage others like the sun shining.
  15. What do you like about working for A.S?
    What I like best about my job is that a primary responsibility is to create something by designing. I love that I get to learn new things about the company/business/market/etc. I also enjoy the time with my coworkers and the feedback they provide me. I have the freedom to perform my tasks and responsibilities. I love that everyone shares the same vision and is dedicated to the mission, creating a nice work environment to be in.

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

Leon Bridges

Leon Bridges
WITH: Masego

September 5, 8:00pm,
Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre
Ms. Lauryn Hill

Ms. Lauryn Hill
WITH: Iman Omari, Protoje, Kelea

September 9, 6:30pm,
Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre
Game of Thrones Live Concert Experience

Game of Thrones Live Concert Experience

September 11, 8:00pm,
Viejas Arena
Miguel Photo

Miguel
WITH: DVSN

September 17, 7:30pm,
Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre
Chvrches Photo

Chvrches
WITH: Lo Moon

September 20, 8:00pm,
Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre
J Balvin Photo

J Balvin

September 21, 8:00pm,
Viejas Arena
NEEDTOBREATHE Photo

NEEDTOBREATHE
WITH: JOHNNYSWIM, Forest Blakk

September 21, 7:00pm,
Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre
Florence and the Machine

Florence and the Machine
WITH: Metric

September 23, 7:00pm,
Viejas Arena
Boy George and Culture Club with Thompson Twins' Tom Bailey

Boy George and Culture Club with Thompson Twins' Tom Bailey

September 25, 8:00pm,
Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre
Ben Howard Photo

Ben Howard
WITH: Wye Oak

September 26, 8:00pm,
Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre
Kidz Bop Photo

Kidz Bop

September 29, 6:00pm,
Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre

Calendar
September 2018

9/4-11/6 - Rock the Vote

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9/5 - Get the Scoop

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9/5 - Nooner

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9/5 - S’mores Night with Aztec Adventures

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9/6 - Get the Scoop

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9/7 - Kicking Off Dance Marathon

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9/8 - Master Illusionist & Hyponotist Show

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9/14 - Comedy Night

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9/15 - Treat Yourself

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9/17 - Monday Night Movie

aztecstudentunion.com

9/17-21 - Campus Safety Week

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9/18 - Cooking with Chefs

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9/21 - Fitpalooza

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9/22 - Let’s Glow SDSU

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9/24 - One SDSU: Ruth Carter

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9/26 - Green Lunch Bag Series

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9/27 - Open Mic Night

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9/28-10/21 - Aztecs Rock Hunger

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