This Week @ SDSU! (4/15)

Hey Aztecs,

With the semesters end approaching, we count down the last valuable weeks until summer. Here are the events for the week of April 15th.


Start Up @ State (Aztec Mesa 101, 4:00pm-7:00pm)

This event features a panel of local start-ups that will interact with students in a Question and Answer Format. Following the panel at the Parma Payne Goodall Alumni Center, the companies will be looking for potential new employees or interns.

Charles Hostler Institute on World Affairs Lecture Series: Amos Guiora (Peterson Gym 242, 5:00 – 6:40PM)

Professor Guiora is presently a Professor of Law at the S.J. Quinney College of Law, the University of Utah as well as a Research Associate at Oxford University’s Institute for Ethics, Law and Armed Conflict and a Research Fellow at the International Institute on Counter-Terrorism in Herzlia, Israel.


SDSU Business Alumni Network Presents: The Business of Craft Beer (McMillin Conference Center, 5:00pm-6:00pm)

The SDSU Business Alumni Network presents: The Business of Craft Beer. With more breweries per capita than any other county in America, San Diego’s craft beer community sits on the brink of explosive growth. Can this unique culture of support and collaboration propel the region to the forefront of business? Networking, food and drink will be provided as we hear from a panel of CEO’s from local breweries and professionals in the industry.

Christopher Merrill Reading (LL430, 7:00pm-8:00pm)

Author Christopher Merrill will discuss his work as part of the Spring 2013 Hugh C. Hyde Living Writers Series. Merrill is the author of four books of poetry, including “Watch Fire” and “Brilliant Water”, and numerous nonfiction books such as “Things of the Hidden God: Journey to the Holy Mountain” and “The Grass of Another Country: A Journey Through the World of Soccer.” He serves as the director of the University of Iowa’s International Writing Program.

Discovering Your Life’s Purpose (ENS 280, 7:35 – 8:35PM)

The Shaykh Khalid Yasin has dedicated the last thirty-five years removing misconceptions about Islam and Muslims. He has delivered lectures in more than sixty-one countries worldwide, resulting in nearly 40,000 persons embracing Islam directly from his hands. These figures have been corroborated through many sources. Non-Student attendees should plan to park in PS 4 and will be required to pay for parking. For more info, please contact


Larry McCaffery Lecture (LL108, 2:00pm-3:00pm)

Science fiction critic and editor Larry McCaffery will give a talk about postmodernism and science fiction at the SDSU Library on Thursday, April 18, at 2 p.m. in Room 108. McCaffery is a retired SDSU English professor whose work focuses on postmodern literature and cyberpunk. He is the editor of several anthologies, including “Storming the Reality Studio,” and a collection of interviews with American science fiction authors titled “Across the Wounded Galaxies.”


Appleby Memorial Lecture: U.S. Grant and the Nature of Surrender During the Civil War (Hardy Tower 140, 4:00pm)

Professor Joan Waugh of the UCLA History Department researches and writes about nineteenth-century America, specializing in the Civil War, Reconstruction, and Gilded Age eras. She has published numerous essays and books on Civil War topics, both single authored and edited. In 2013-2014, Dr. Waugh will hold the Stephen and Janet Rogers Distinguished Fellowship in Nineteenth Century American History at the Henry Huntington Library in San Marino, California.


Ex 4 Vets III (USS Midway, 7:00am-11:00am)

Exercising to Support Our Veterans on the flight deck of the USS Midway. This Embrace event, sponsored by both SDSU and AS, will raise money to help support our veterans through pledge collections. Funds raised will go to Embrace’s Healing Our Heroes Home’s program and toward helping homeless vets. Cost: $25 registration fee.

Disability As Diversity (Aztec Mesa 101, 9:00am-5:00pm)

The Student Ability Network (SAN) is a social-based network of individuals connected to the disability culture and experience at SDSU. This day will include various presentations and panel discussions including: Ableism on College Campuses; Life after College; Coming to terms with a Disability; Invisible Disabilities; Gimp 101 – Social Etiquette; Disabilities in the Media; as well as discussions targeting both teachers and students.

The Montys (Hyatt Regency La Jolla 3777 La Jolla Village Drive, 6:00pm-10:00pm)

The Montys are a time-honored tradition at San Diego State University. The award is a symbol of achievement and success presented to distinguished alumni from each of SDSU’s seven academic colleges, Library and Information Access, and SDSU Imperial Valley. In addition, distinguished service awards are given to an exceptional alumni volunteer and an outstanding university employee.

Well that’s it for this week Aztecs, enjoy the sunshine and the summer weather that is fast approaching. Feel free to check out any and all events that are going on this week.

As always Aztecs, stay classy.


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