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Students leave notes of remembrance of late professor Mohammad Kowsar in Creative Arts Building. (Aya Yoshida/Golden Gate Xpress)

Students honor late theatre professor

Steven Luke January 24, 2018

Late theater arts professor Dr. Mohammad Kowsar died Jan. 14, 2018. While in Tehran, Iran over winter break, he fell from a fifth-story window. Kowsar left an enormous impact on SF State’s campus...

SF State year-long dance class puts on show in McKenna Theater thru March 3

Elissa Torres February 20, 2012

Captivating someone without speaking can be difficult. But for dancers this is their passion, and they'll show off their talents at their annual recital this week. University Dance Theater, an auditioned...

Cornel West (left) and Abul Pitre sit on stage in the McKenna Theatre at SF State. West led a panel discussion with SF State faculty about liberation and social justice on Sept. 29, 2022. (Neal Wong / Golden Gate Xpress)

Acclaimed writer and activist Cornel West leads a discussion on liberation and social justice at SF State

David Blakeley, Staff Reporter September 30, 2022

Minutes before acclaimed writer and activist Cornel West was due to take the stage at McKenna Theatre, the crowd buzzed with excited whispers about the upcoming panel discussion. Over 100 students and...

Students show off new moves in Passion Footprints

Felicia Hyde December 10, 2019

Dancers in white button up blouses and jeans in different shades of blue strutted from sides of the stage to make their way to a rectangular plate of wood. Alternating between rows, students tapped a...

University Dance Theatre goes through a dance to warm up before its opening night on Thursday, April 4th at the Mckenna Theatre. (TRISTENROWEAN/ Golden Gate Xpress)

Choreography strengthens student-teacher unity

Kemi Ike April 9, 2019

University Dance Theatre goes through a dance to warm up before its opening night on Thursday, April 4th at the Mckenna Theatre at SF State. (TRISTEN ROWEAN/ Golden Gate Xpress)   Faculty and...

Paige Carlson-Scardino, middle, choreographs To the Light a dance inspired by the Tubbs Fire that destroyed most of her hometown last year. Carlson-Scardino spent three months choreographing a dance that will be a part of Pulse: The New Moves Student Choreography Showcase hosted inside the McKenna Theater at SF State on Wednesday, Dec. 05, 2018. (David Rodriguez/Golden Gate Xpress)

Performers explore unity in grief

Tahnia Ortega December 12, 2018

Standing stage left, five dancers in somber shades of blue came together in a warm embrace before stepping on stage. The energy within that circle perfectly encompasses choreographer Paige Carlson-Scardino’s...

Edith Sheffer, a senior fellow at the Institute of European Studies at UC Berkeley, speaks during an event covering Hans Aspergers role in the Nazi euthanasia program in McKenna Theater at SF State in San Francisco, Calif., on Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018.  (Aaron Levy-Wollins/Golden Gate Xpress)

Holocaust Lecture Series Begins with conversation on Hans Asperger and Autism

Kirk Stevenson October 9, 2018

The Jewish studies department launched a series of lectures regarding the Holocaust beginning with two by Drs. Edith Sheffer and Herwig Czech on Oct. 4 at McKenna Theatre, moderated by professor Venise...

Brandon brown, left, Nekai Abriol, center, and Mateo McKines, right, dance fiercely during their rehearsals for the Mortals and Angels play at SF State on Thursday, April. 05, 2018. (David Rodriguez/Golden Gate Xpress)

Student choreographer debuts showcase

Kemi Ike April 11, 2018

The University Dance Theater show, “Mortals and Angels,” is a modern dance showcase choreographed by faculty and students of the company. The program consists of eight different performances, but on...

Curtis Penn, director of Project Rebound, works on his computer in Cesar Chavez T-161 at SF State on Monday, May 8, 2017 (Sarahbeth Maney/Xpress).

“Life After Life” documentary shows brighter side of success after prison

Bridget Pocasangre May 11, 2017

SF State’s Project Rebound program and Documentary Film Institute are set to host a screening and panel for “Life After Life,” a documentary that aims to enforce the importance of education and foster...

The Delphi Trio performs a piece by Bolcom during their concert in the McKenna Theatre at SF State on April 7, 2017 in San Francisco, Calif. (Alina Castillo/Xpress)

Delphi Trio performs at SF State

Jennifer Shields April 12, 2017

The SF State Morrison Artist Series offered a free performance by the world-famous Delphi Trio Friday, for an audience of nearly 100. The trio performed at McKenna Theatre as part of an annual showcase...

Epoch performance, With Reservations, in SF States Mckenna Theatre on Saturday, March 4,  2017 (Breanna Reeves/Xpress)

Epoch: Where thought meets movement

Jennifer Shields March 8, 2017

The School of Theatre and Dance showcased an originally choreographed performance that depicts feelings about current events in the United States. The show, titled “Epoch,” symbolizes a distinctive...

Republican nominee Donald Trump is seen on a screen during the political science department’s watch party in the Mckenna Theater on Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2016. (Kin Lee/Xpress)

Poly sci watch party ends in dark mood

Amanda Davis November 9, 2016

Professors and students came into the Political Science Department’s watch party in Mckenna Theatre confident that the 45th president would be democratic candidate, Hillary Clinton. But as the night...

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