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Music and Dance Turns 75!

A series of special performances are planned to honor the School of Music and Dance's past and embrace its future. Read more...

Message from the Dean

Joyce Gattas

Dear Friends,

It's been a busy year in Professional Studies and Fine Arts! With the Campaign for SDSU well under way, I wanted to take some time to share with you all that is happening here at SDSU. As always, our students and faculty have been hard at work on campus and in the community.

Our performing and visual arts students are engaged in creative endeavors and if you can get to campus to see an exhibition, film festival, enjoy some theatre or come for a concert, you will be pleased with the experience. Our professional studies students are working in the community - engaged in internships, mentorships and volunteer activities. Below, you'll read a little bit about the impact they are making.

I hope to see you on campus soon! With so much to offer this semester, we've included just a few highlights at the end of the newsletter. Make sure to mark your calendar!


PSFA Students

Jeffrey Gonzalez

Scholarships Help One Student Pursue International Experience

Jeffrey Gonzalez is a fourth year Hospitality Management student. As part of that program, he had the opportunity to spend six months in Germany last year. In that time, he learned the ins-and-outs of European service, culture and work ethic.

“My study abroad experience wouldn’t have been accomplished if it wasn’t for scholarships,” said Jeffrey. “My current job wouldn’t have been possible, my internship, my friends, and my career; without scholarships I might have not been able to go to college.” Read more...

Kati Donovan

SDSU Scholarship is More than Financial Support for Musical Theatre Student

"By the grace of a scholarship I made it to SDSU," says Kati Donovan.

Kati is a vivacious, bubbly and genuinely appreciative young woman with ambition, grace and talent. She knew from a very young age that acting was in her future, and her focus and determination drove her to the musical theatre program at SDSU. An MFA candidate, Kati was entranced by SDSU’s musical theatre program after receiving an MA in Theatre. Read more...


In the Community

Glen M. Broom Center IMAGINE Dear Harvey 75th Anniversary

On the Mesa

Spirit of Giving

Jack McGrory

Former City Manager Donates to School of Public Affairs

Former San Diego City Manager and long-time SDSU supporter, Jack McGrory has pledged funds to support the School of Public Affairs. The donation will fund a staff position to support undergraduate and graduate students in obtaining internships to promote student development, education and career growth. Additional funds will create internship scholarships for students in the School of Public Affairs. The internship scholarship provides a stipend for students to enter into an internship that otherwise would not provide an income. This will enable all students equal access to professional experience, ensuring they are workforce-ready upon graduation. Read more...



In the News

School of Journalism and Media Studies Get $300K Donation

Platinum Equity Group, former owner of The San Diego Union-Tribune, has donated $300,000 to San Diego State University’s School of Journalism & Media Studies. The gift will create the Platinum Project in Digital News Literacy and will help support instruction in digital and social media for undergraduate SDSU students and for professionals in the community. Read more...




Event Calendar

Tag Project


University Art Gallery
The Tag Project

Through May 3, 2012
The exhibition recreates all 120,000 tags worn by Japanese-American internees during World War II. Displayed by each of the 10 internment camps, the exhibition visually conveys the impact of Executive Order 9066.




Jazz It Up


Concert: Jazz it Up!
April 15 at 6:00 pm
1337 India Street, San Diego
Performances by SDSU Jazz Ensemble and an All-Star Alumni Band featuring faculty soloists, followed by an open jam session.
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Opera Arias


Concert: Opera Arias
May 2 at 7:00 pm
SDSU, Smith Recital Hall
Free to the public
This concert will feature both current student singers and a wealth of returning alumni artists in a festival of operatic favorites.
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Carmina Burana


Concert: "Carmina Burana"
May 8 at 7:00 pm
SDSU, Don Powell Theatre
$15 general public
A scenic, memorable cantata composed by Carl Orff, presented by the SDSU Symphony Orchestra and Combined Choirs.
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