This Week @ SDSU (3/18)

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Hey Aztecs, I’m back with your weekly dose of what going on around campus for the upcoming week, and man is this week a big one for Aztecs. I’m going to start with some of the maybe lesser known events going around campus and then I am going to dive into GreenFest. Ready Aztecs? Let’s go!

Monday:
Charles Hostler Institute on World Affairs Lecture Series: James Cavallaro (5:00pm-6:40pm, Peterson Gym 242)
Professor Cavallaro has an extensive record in advocacy of human rights and scholarship. Professor Cavallaro is presently the founding director of Stanford Law School’s International Human Rights and Conflict Resolution Clinic.

Tuesday:
Feminist Research Colloquia (12:00pm-2:00pm, Hepner Hall 221)
Sanna Sarromaa:”Pretty or trashy? A research project on beauty ideals among Norwegian teenagers.” This presentation is about her ongoing ethnographic research project among ethnic Norwegian teenage girls. The focus is on girls’ appearance practices involved in face, body and hair beautification.

“Occupy the Page” Symposium (2:00pm-3:15pm, Love Library 430)
On March 20, the symposium “Occupy the Page: Literary Criticism and Activism” will feature poet Alissa Valles and editor/literary critic Dominic Luxford. An Editor’s Panel will be held at 2 p.m. and a reading at 7 p.m.

Friday:
Sci Fi Author Greg Bear (2:00pm-3:30pm, Love Library 108)
Bear is an SDSU alumnus who, with several high school friends, helped found San Diego Comic-Con in the early 1970s. He has published more than 60 works, including such well-known novels as “Forge of God,” “Darwin?s Radio,” and “Quantico,” and has twice received the Hugo Award and is a five-time recipient of the Nebula Award.

Saturday:
Explore SDSU Open House (9:00am-2:00pm)
Explore SDSU Open House is a free all-campus event featuring an information fair, academic program workshops, tours and open houses. This is a great opportunity for future students to explore what life is like as an SDSU Aztec.
We also invite all SDSU alumni back to campus to reconnect with favorite programs and departments, enjoy live entertainment, visit the Alumni Center, and explore campus to see what has changed.

GreenFest!

Monday:
Bike Brunch (10:00am-12:00pm, Campanile Walkway)
GreenFest will be holding this event to promote riding your bike to school and going green in your community. There will be food and drinks available for those students who choose to participate.

Boat Challenge (3:00pm-5:00pm, Aztec Aquaplex)
GreenFest teams compete to build a boat and race across the Aquaplex. This event is promoting the different ways that you can be sustainable in different projects and using reusable materials.

Tuesday:
Sustain Your Roots (12:00pm-2:00pm, Campanile Walkway)
Student organizations will be tabling to promote the different ways that students can go green at home and around their community. This event is all about spreading the word on different ways people are going green around the world.

Aztec Chef Competition (1:00pm-2:00pm, Campanile Walkway)
Chefs compete against each other, using reusable products. Great way to learn some neat ways that going green can translate into cooking with everyday items.

Fashion & Music Awards (7:00pm-10:00pm, ENS Field)
The Fashion show consists of dresses and outfits promoting the three pillars; economic, social, and sustainable. Participants will build their designs out of recyclable materials. GreenFest will also show the Music Video submissions from the music video contest.

Wednesday:
Green Lunch Bag Series (12:00pm-2:00pm, Scripps Cottage)
Speaker series providing an open forum for students, faculty, staff, and professionals to discuss environmental issues.

Keynote Speaker (4pm, Parma Payne Goodall Alumni Center)
Leilani Munter will be our keynote speaker this year at GreenFest. She is a biology graduate turned professional race car driver and environmental activist. Discovery’s Planet Green named Leilani the #1 Eco Athlete in the world.

Thursday:
SDSU Farmers’ Market (10:00am-2:00pm, Campanile Walkway)
The regular farmers’ market that we enjoy every Thursday. Some come out and try something that you wouldn’t be able to usually.

Concert: Macklemore with Ryan Lewis (7:00pm, Open Air Theatre)
To finish off the GreenFest activities we are going thrift shopping! There are still tickets available if you still need one.

We got a lot going on campus this week Aztecs so go and check out something new and as always Aztecs, stay classy.

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