SDSU Imperial Valley News

  • San Diego State University-Imperial Valley’s Planned Parenthood Generation Action Club cut the ribbon on new free menstrual products and condom dispensers in the bathrooms across campus on Monday, Feb. 21, in Calexico.

    SDSU-IV Club Brings Health Products to Campus

    Planned Parenthood Generation Action Club Cuts Ribbon on New Dispensers on All Bathrooms

  • Vannessa Falcon Orta

    Inclusivity Top Goal of SDSU-IV Cross-Cultural Center

    CALEXICO — Though the San Diego State University-Imperial Valley Cross-Cultural Center does not yet have a physical space on campus, it occupies the mind of Vannessa Falcon Orta, who was recently hired to serve as faculty director for the newly created center.

  • Vannessa Falcon Orta

    Cross-Cultural Center gets off the ground at SDSU Imperial Valley

    Jan 2

    Dr. Vannessa Falcón Orta is drawn to the complexity, the challenge, and the uniqueness of life in the U.S.-Mexico borderlands. She will tell you that living in the San Diego-Tijuana border region shaped who she is. Researching the intricacies that isolate and shape individuals living in the U.S.-Mexico transborder region became the basis of her Ph.D. research.

  • Students chatted outside the SDSU Imperial Valley library entrance

    Pilot Shuttle Service Introduced between SDSU, SDSU Imperial Valley

    Oct 6

    To more easily connect SDSU’s two campus locations in San Diego and Imperial Valley and to create more collaborative activities around research, academic and student engagement, a new pilot service has launched to operate three days each week.

  • Lawson Hardrick III

    CSU Trustees' Award Winner Looks to Remove Barriers

    Lawson Hardrick III became a super-motivated SDSU Imperial Valley graduate. Now he’s pursuing a master’s in educational leadership to help inspire others

  • Diane Williams,Katutubo (Native), 2019. Recycled plastic bags, recycled fabrics, banig mats, wire, acrylic ribbons

    MexiCali Biennial

    Calafia: Manifesting the Terrestrial Paradise - The Last Chapter

  • spirit of giving

    Spirit of Giving: Serving the Homeless in Calexico

    Staff and students at SDSU Imperial Valley join local volunteers who serve hot meals every single night and see the faces behind the numbers Staff members and students of San Diego State University Imperial Valley have been involved from the beginning. When Maribel Padilla, an active local volunteer, put out a call in 2014 seeking help with housing the homeless, her friend Norma Aguilar was among the first to respond. Aguilar, student affairs academic advisor and coordinator for the Student Ability Success Center at SDSU Imperial Valley, persuaded the Calexico Unified School District to open up the high school gym and the like-minded volunteers brought in those seeking shelter.

  • English student and her professor

    2019 Outstanding Student and Her Mentor

    Overcoming odds to become outstanding student of the year, Chelsea Castañeda embodies the success students at San Diego State University Imperial Valley can experience when they persevere and make full use of opportunities. She was given the award by faculty in SDSU Imperial Valley who voted for her. Nominees are graduating seniors with a GPA of 3.5 or above. They in turn nominate the professor who had the most influence on them, and she chose Jeanette Shumaker, her English professor, as the most influential faculty member.

  • IVC Freshman Megan Brinkman

    Imperial Valley Freshman Ready for Historical Educational Journeys

    Megan Brinkman and Carlos Fitch share a special enthusiasm and excitement about being admitted to San Diego State University Imperial Valley as freshmen for the fall semester. One’s an Imperial Valley native, the other a recent immigrant. Both are part of a class of 68 full- and part-time freshmen, the first time in nearly a decade the campus has admitted students directly from high school. For Brinkman and Fitch, the educational journey promises to be historic, but for very different reasons.

  • summer research

    Medicine, Migrant Trauma, and Measuring Crime: Summer Research in Imperial Valley

    Faculty and students from San Diego State University Imperial Valley have been actively involved in summer research that took them to different parts of the valley as well as Mexico, Austria and Hungary. Their work helps us better understand the trauma that migrants from troubled regions experience, the cultural beliefs that guide treatment decisions made by cancer patients, and the corruption and organized crime rampant in border regions.