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  • Arts Day - Energy
  • Electronic Literature Competition
  • Professor Hernández-Avila
  • Energy: Made in Form
  • CIE Center in Italy
  • Electronic Literature Reading

Arts Day - Energy!

A collaboration of Art, Music and Dance

Electronic Literature Competition

We're looking for the best "born-digital" literature by SDSU students. All genres and styles. A cash prize of $250 will be awarded to the best work.

The Energy of Social Transformation:

Contemplative Practice, Healing, and Creativity From the Heart: The Energy of Creativity, Healing, and Social Transformation-A Nimipu/Tejana Feminist Perspective

Energy: Made in Form

Energy: Made in Form is inspired by San Diego State University’s current campus-wide Common Experience theme “Experience Energy”.

Migrations and Energy

"Migrations and Energy" from the point of view of "human energy" and "human potential" not in a strictly scientific way, but through a humanistic and critical thinking approach privileging the "energy of values and social equity."

Electronic Literature Reading

Augmented-Reality Storytelling

    Note: Documents in Portable Document Format (PDF) require Adobe Acrobat Reader 5.0 or higher to view, download Adobe Acrobat Reader.

    Arts Day Energy 

    SDSU School of Art and Design will host a one-day on campus event that will feature interdisciplinary art displays of student and faculty work that investigates Energy as the conceptual theme; this exhibition will be held in common areas of the SDSU campus, such as the main promenade, the Library area, and the Student Union Building courtyard.

    Meet the Faculty Coordinator


    Sarah Elkind, Professor of History



    Sara Elkind portrait
    photo by Parker Bray


    Dear Colleagues:


    Energy. Human energy. Mechanical Energy. Creative Energy.


    Energy means many things in many disciplines; Experience Energy is the theme for this year’s Common Experience. Photo contests, student research symposia, new courses, theatrical performances and other special events on campus offer students an opportunity to expand upon their coursework, and consider the topic of energy from many different perspectives. These events offer faculty an enriching array of activities to supplement courses, a chance to meet new colleagues, and forge interdisciplinary collaboration.


    What does energy mean in your discipline? How do your research, teaching and community activities? We would like to have you join a cross-campus, multidisciplinary coalition of faculty and students interested in energy as a subject in all its possible manifestations. How else can you participate? Go to a performance or exhibition. Send your students to an Experience Energy event. Make the connection in your classes. For more information, come to the CTL Roundtable: Experience Energy, Monday, Sept 21 at noon in the Faculty Staff Club. Registration for the Rountable Event.


    Sarah Elkind, Faculty Coordinator
    Experience Energy Theme