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PSFA holds open forum for faculty, staff to discuss updates as SDSU goes virtual

PSFA Dean Peggy Shannon answered questions from faculty and staff on March 11 and March 12 pertaining to the decision for SDSU to go online-only.

by Kaitlyn Little and Jeanette Giovanniello
March 13, 2020
Filed under Coronavirus, News

In light of San Diego State moving classes to a virtual platform after this week, the College of Professional Studies and Fine Arts held open forums with faculty and staff on March 11 and 12.  PSFA Dean Peggy Shannon answered questions and discussed updates about the current coronavirus outbreak...

PSFA pushing classes to virtual platforms, rest of university preparing to follow suit

PSFA pushing classes to virtual platforms, rest of university preparing to follow suit

by Kaitlyn Little and Charlie Vargas
March 10, 2020
Filed under Breaking, Coronavirus, News, Showcase, Video

The College of Professional Studies and Fine Arts is shifting most courses to virtual platforms beginning today, according to an email sent to students. Although, the rest of the university has been slower to adopt this change in light of concerns about the spread of coronavirus. There were scattered repo...

Former PSFA departments find permanent home in Adams Humanities

The departments displaced from the closure of PSFA last year have found a permanent home in Adams Humanities.

by Daniel Guerrero, Senior Staff Writer
November 22, 2019
Filed under News

Displaced departments from the College of Professional Studies and Fine Arts will not return to the PSFA building after an incident earlier this year. The schools of Journalism and Media Studies, Public Affairs and Tourism and Hospitality were relocated during the spring 2019 semester after dange...

PSFA es remplazado con nuevo edificio temporal

by Johann Derek Oribello, Escritor
September 4, 2019
Filed under Mundo Azteca

La Universidad Estatal de San Diego ha comenzado a utilizar cinco nuevos edificios anexos localizados detrás del edificio de Música llamados PSFX, por sus siglas en inglés, el cual fue construido debido al cierre del edificio de Estudios Profesionales y Bellas Artes o PSFA del semestre pasado.  ...

University opens annex buildings to accommodate displaced PSFA faculty, staff

SDSU opened annex buildings, PSFX, to accommodate the faculty and staff displaced by the closure of PSFA.

by Johann Derek Oribello, Staff Writer
September 4, 2019
Filed under News, Showcase

San Diego State has begun using five new Professional Studies and Fine Arts annex buildings, labeled PSFX, behind the Music building in light of the main building’s closure last semester. The addition of the annex serves to accommodate faculty and staff who were forced to vacate the PSFA building...

PSFA to reopen next week, could see another two years of improvements

The PSFA building on the west end of campus will shut down temporarily on March 13 after fumes from construction on the roof reportedly caused some faculty members to become sick.

by Bella Ross, Editor in Chief
May 23, 2019
Filed under News, Showcase

A campus-wide email sent on Wednesday afternoon said the Professional Studies and Fine Arts building – heading into the 10th week of its temporary closure – is set to reopen as early as next week. The building will be functioning far from its normal level of capacity, with most fall 2019 classes...

PSFA debacle prompts de la Torre to improve university communications

PSFA debacle prompts de la Torre to improve university communications

by Bella Ross, News Editor
May 1, 2019
Filed under News

President Adela de la Torre acknowledged what she described as the failure of San Diego State’s communications department to nimbly and transparently respond to issues in a campus-wide email Tuesday, citing the closure of the Professional Studies and Fine Arts building due to noxious odors as one of...

SDSU says communication about PSFA odor issues was a ‘failure,’ building to remain closed

SDSU says communication about PSFA odor issues was a 'failure,' building to remain closed

by Bella Ross, News Editor
April 9, 2019
Filed under News, Showcase, Video

Confusion and annoyance marked the tone of the second open forum about the closure of a campus building on April 8, as former occupants grappled with news that the building will remain closed until at least June 1. San Diego State's Professional Studies and Fine Arts building was initially closed...

The PSFA building closure in a nutshell

The PSFA building closure in a nutshell

April 8, 2019
Filed under Showcase, Video

The Professional Studies and Fine Arts building at San Diego State is closed for the remainder of Spring 2019 semester.

PSFA remains closed due to odor issues, but roof repairs completed

The PSFA building was closed temporarily on March 13 after roof construction resulted in an odor throughout the building. Some faculty members said this odor resulted in health symptoms such as sore throats, itchy eyes, nausea and headaches. Fans were placed throughout the building in an effort to reduce the odor.

by Bella Ross, News Editor
March 22, 2019
Filed under News, Showcase

This story was updated at 11:20 a.m. on March 27 with the most recent information available. The temporary closure of the Professional Studies and Fine Arts building over odor issues from a roof project remains in place even though the construction work has been completed, a university official said. ...

PSFA building set to shut down temporarily after construction fumes led faculty members to fall ill

The PSFA building on the west end of campus will shut down temporarily on March 13 after fumes from construction on the roof reportedly caused some faculty members to become sick.

by Bella Ross and Lauren J. Mapp
March 12, 2019
Filed under News, Showcase

This story was updated at 6:50 p.m. on Tuesday, March 12 with an official statement from the university. The Professional Studies and Fine Arts building will temporarily close for classes beginning Wednesday, March 13, after disruptive fumes led to reports of illnesses among faculty members, accord...

Dangerous fumes force faculty out of PSFA building

Student Success Specialist for PSFA Renee Rodriguez-Merino works in a temporary office space on the fourth floor of Adams Humanities after dangerous fumes in the PSFA building have deemed the area unsafe for faculty.

by David Santillan, Assistant News Editor
March 6, 2019
Filed under News

Fumes from renovations in the Professional Studies and Fine Arts building have prompted at least one department to temporarily relocate their offices to another building on campus. Faculty from the School of Journalism and Media Studies have relocated to the Adams Humanities building due to strong-...