Alumni Enewsletter
December 2010

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Bowl Bound

Aztecs Vs. Navy "A Win - Win for Everybody"
In 33 years with the Football Bowl Association, Poinsettia Bowl Executive Director Bruce Binkowski says he’s never seen a matchup quite like Navy and San Diego State.
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Poinsettia Bowl

Aztec Events Schedule
For Aztec fans, the week of the Poinsettia Bowl is packed with celebrations from Monday, December 20 through the game on Thursday, December 23.  Many events are expected to sell out fast.  Check the official schedule of Aztec Poinsettia Bowl events and make your plans now!
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Where to Stay

SDSU Hotel Partners Offer Special Rates for Aztec Fans
Traveling from out of town for the Poinsettia Bowl?  Check out the list of SDSU hotel partners offering special rates for Aztec fans.
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Bowl Gear is Here!

Aztec Poinsettia Bowl Merchandise Now Available
On Friday the first truckload of Aztec Poinsettia Bowl gear arrived at the campus bookstore.
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Poinsettia Bowl Deal for New Lifetime Members

Join the Alumni Association as a Life Member and Get Free Game and Tailgate Tickets
Become a lifetime member of the SDSU Alumni Association and as your new membership gift, we will give you a free Poinsettia Bowl game ticket and free admission to the pregame tailgate!
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Sign of the Times: "Sold Out!"

Men's Basketball Becoming a Hot Ticket
Twice in one week late-arriving Aztec fans were turned away at the ticket office as the men’s basketball team sold out Viejas Arena.
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Directly Speaking

The Buzz on Campus
Jim Herrick talks about excitement surrounding the Poinsettia Bowl and the 14th-ranked (AP) Aztec men's basketball team in his blog, "Directly Speaking."
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A Creative Catalyst

Alumnus Sculptor Shares His Talent and Experience with SDSU Students, Community
Sculptor Christopher Lee earned two degrees from San Diego State, a place that helped shape his abilities and perspective.  Now he's back on campus returning the favor.
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"The Thrill of My Life"

Composer Conducts "Montezuma Majesty" For the First Time
Almost 50 years after composing it, Ted Lucas returned to San Diego on a rainy November night to conduct "Montezuma Majesty" for the first time.
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Pre-Game Basketball Parties

Events Set for Parma Payne Goodall Alumni Center
Gather with friends before big games!  Alumni Association and Aztec Club members along with season ticket holders are invited to five parties before Aztec men's and women's basketball games.
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Aztec Basketball Alumni Deals

Great Ticket Deals for Alumni Association and Aztec Club Members
SDSU Alumni Association members and Aztec Club members can score great deals on game tickets to selected Aztec basketball games.
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Aztec for Life Prize Winner Profile


Donald Zatyko ('97), San Diego, CA
The latest Aztec for Life Monthly Prize Giveaway winner proves that persistence pays!
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Win a $50 Starbucks Gift Card!


Aztec for Life Monthly Prize Giveaway
It's great to be an Aztec for life!  By registering at, SDSU Alumni Association lifetime members are eligible to win a $50 Starbucks gift card.
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Gift of a Lifetime


Give the Perfect Aztec Gift!
Looking to find the perfect present for a San Diego State graduate?
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Stephen Strasburg 5K Walk and Fun Run With Tony Gwynn

January 15 Event to Benefit Aztec Baseball
Stephen Strasburg and Tony Gwynn team up for Aztec baseball benefit.

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Chapter News

Arts and Letters Alumni


Fusing Wine and Culinary Delights with Art
Combine art with food and wine for an unforgettable evening with Arts and Letters Alumni!
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Greater Los Angeles Area Chapter

SDSU Alumni Discount for "Rock of Ages" at Pantages Theater
This holiday season, give the gift of a great musical experience by reserving your tickets to join fellow LA-area Aztecs when the hit musical comedy "Rock of Ages" comes to Hollywood's Pantages Theater.
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Upcoming Events

20/30s Young Alumni Mixer
Bay Area Aztecs Holiday Party
President Weber's Poinsettia Bowl Alumni Party
Aztec Village - Bowl Style!!
Sixth Annual Poinsettia Bowl - SDSU vs. Navy

Men's Basketball Pre-game Party
Arts and Letters Alumni - Fusing Wine & Culinary Delights With Art
Women's Basketball Pre-game Party

Campus News

SDSU Football Head Coach Brady Hoke Agrees To Contract Extension
The 2010 MWC Coach of the Year's contract will run through 2015.

60,000-Plus Applications Received for Fall 2011
Approximately 7,900 applications were also received for spring 2011.

Musical Extravaganza Showcases Students Dec. 8
The Music and Dance fundraiser supports student scholarships.

Study: Sports Not Enough Daily Activity for Kids
SDSU researchers found that kids participating in youth sports don’t meet minimum exercise recommendations.

Sun Poses Danger Year-Round
UV rays during the winter can be just as extreme and harmful as they are in summer months.

Orthodontists Team for Teen Health Education
The Healthy Smiles program provides nutrition, activity and tobacco avoidance advice during visits.

ViewPoints: Growing Concerns Over Internet Privacy
Journalism and media studies professor John Eger voices concerns about Internet privacy.

No. 14 Aztecs at California Wednesday on Channel 4
No. 14/15 San Diego State travels to Bay Area to face California Wednesday, in search of first 9-0 start in program history.

Malcolm Thomas Named MWC Player of the Week
The award is the first of his career after he helped the Aztecs to a pair of double-digit victories last week.

Swimming Remains Undefeated With 159-134 Win At UNLV
With the win, SDSU improved to 8-0 overall and 7-0 in the Mountain West Conference.

Twelve Aztecs Named to the Phil Steele Postseason All-MWC Team
Six players, including three on the offensive side of the ball, were named to Steele's first team.

Sign up for Entrepreneur Day
Entrepreneur Day, hosted by The Entrepreneurial Management Center (EMC), in collaboration with the Entrepreneur Society (ES), brings together SDSU alumni and student run companies to celebrate our mutual passion for entrepreneurship.

JMS Alumni Event Attracts Large Audience
More than 200 students from the School of Journalism & Media Studies attended the third annual “Pros Come Home” event at the Parma Payne Goodall Alumni Center on campus.

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