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Students honor late theatre professor

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

Steven Luke
January 24, 2018
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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 through out his career. Students have lined the halls of the Creative Arts building with thoughts and m...

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

Elissa Torres
February 20, 2012
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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 class, is a year-long commitment for the dancers who are accepted into the performing ensemble. Fr...

Students show off new moves in Passion Footprints

Felicia Hyde
December 10, 2019
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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 contemporary piece to Beyonce’s “Crazy in Love,” soon followed by echoes of bongos. Bodies crawl...

Choreography strengthens student-teacher unity

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)

Kemi Ike
April 9, 2019
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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 students danced intricate movements among vivid colors at the annual University Dance Theatre producti...

Performers explore unity in grief

Paige Carlson-Scardino, middle, choreographs

Tahnia Ortega
December 12, 2018
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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 vision as she uses her personal experience with last year’s devastating Tubbs Fire to explo...

Holocaust Lecture Series Begins with conversation on Hans Asperger and Autism

Edith Sheffer, a senior fellow at the Institute of European Studies at UC Berkeley, speaks during an event covering Hans Asperger's 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)

Kirk Stevenson
October 9, 2018
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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 Wagner of the journalism department. Both lecturers presented the subject and controversy of autism a...

Student choreographer debuts showcase

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)

Kemi Ike
April 11, 2018
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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 opening night only six were debuted at SF State. Out of the six, one was fully choreographed by modern dance...

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

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).

Bridget Pocasangre
May 11, 2017
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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 a better understanding of those formerly incarcerated. The screening takes place 6 p.m. Wednesday i...

Delphi Trio performs at SF State

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)

Jennifer Shields
April 12, 2017
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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 at SF State by the Morrison Artist Series of outstanding ensembles from the Bay Area. The Morri...

Epoch: Where thought meets movement

Epoch performance,

Jennifer Shields
March 8, 2017
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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 period in time or in a person’s life. The performance organized by the University Dance Theatre was ho...

Poly sci watch party ends in dark mood

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)

Amanda Davis
November 9, 2016
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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 continued, the room filled with anger and frustration as Trump gained momentum, eventually winning th...

Students gather for campus watch party

Dr. Joel Kassiola speaks at the 2016 presidential election watch party in McKenna Theater on Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2016.

Amanda Davis
November 8, 2016
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[slideshow_deploy id='74256'] SF State’s Political Science Department is currently hosting a presidential election watch party in Mckenna Theatre. The event includes commentary from four of the department’s professors and live streaming of election results. American Politics professors Marcela Gar...

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