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Alumni Enewsletter
November 2010


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The Forbidden Film


Documentary Maker Seeks Alumni Help Researching Banned Student Movie
In November 1939 a group of San Diego State students headed for the desert to film a parody of the Hollywood classic, "Beau Geste."  Running afoul of a major studio, they were ordered to burn their movie.  It hasn't been seen in public for 70 years - until now.
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50-Year-Old Fight Song Rediscovered


Shelved for Decades, "Montezuma Majesty" Returns to Marching Aztecs' Rotation
Almost 50 years ago, a young San Diego State music student composed a school fight song he titled, "Montezuma Majesty." Decades after it was last regularly performed, the rediscovered tune has found its way back onto the field during Aztec football games.
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Aztec Win Prompts Campus Rally


Fans Welcome Team Home From Victory at Wyoming
Aztecs players and coaches appeared surprised and pleased at the welcome they received outside Viejas Arena following SDSU's 48-38 win over the University of Wyoming Cowboys.
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Directly Speaking


Also Receiving Votes
SDSU Alumni Association Executive Director, Jim Herrick, celebrates the ascendency of Aztec Athletics in his blog, "Directly Speaking."
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Bowl Deal for New Lifetime Members


Join the Alumni Association as a Life Member and Get Free Bowl and Tailgate Tickets
Become a lifetime member of the SDSU Alumni Association and as your new membership gift, we will give you a free game ticket and free admission to the pregame tailgate at whatever bowl the Aztecs play in this year!
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Connections


Pre-Game Basketball Parties


Events Set for Parma Payne Goodall Alumni Center
Alumni Association and Aztec Club members along with season ticket holders are invited to six 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
As the Aztec men's and women's basketball teams begin their highly anticipated seasons, SDSU Alumni Association members and Aztec Club members can score great deals on game tickets during seven special alumni games.
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Basketball 101


Learn Basketball Basics at Nov. 9 Viejas Arena Event
You're invited to have fun learning the basics of basketball from the most successful coach in SDSU women's basketball history!
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Hitting the Road


Alumni Bus Trip for Men's Basketball Sold Out!
The November 13 Aztec men's basketball road trip to Long Beach State University is sold out!
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Aztec for Life Prize Winner Profile

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Patrick Aviles ('09), Newbury Park, CA
First a computer and now an Aztec wireless football helmet mouse.  Aspiring filmmaker and Aztec for Life Monthly Prize Giveaway winner, Patrick Aviles, is growing accustomed to winning things.
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Win a $100 Costco Cash Card!

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Aztec for Life Monthly Prize Giveaway
It’s great to be an Aztec for life!  By registering at SDSUalumni.org, Alumni Association lifetime members are eligible to win a $100 Costco cash card.
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Aztecs for Life Celebrate State

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Notable Alumni Enjoy Trolley Ride and Dinner in Old Town
An Aztec for life celebration that began with a campus trolley station gathering ended with a festive dinner in Old Town.
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Mission Accomplished

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War Memorial Vigil Raises Awareness of Veterans' Sacrifices
From the playing of "Taps" and the lighting of candles at sunset on October 14 through the dawn's early light the next day, dozens of ROTC students, student veterans, alumni veterans and others stood watch at the university's first all-night vigil before the annual homecoming War Memorial ceremony.
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Chapter News


Veteran Alumni Chapter
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Scholarship Dinner Set for December 3
SDSU's Veteran Alumni Chapter will hold its second annual scholarship dinner December 3 at the Parma Payne Goodall Alumni Center.
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Social Work Chapter
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Wine & Cheese Social
All SDSU social work alumni and friends are invited to a casual wine and cheese social November 16!

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Greater Los Angeles Area Chapter
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SDSU Alumni Discount for "Rock of Ages" at Pantages Theater
Reserve your tickets now to join fellow LA-area Aztecs for a rockin' good time when the hit musical comedy "Rock of Ages" comes to Hollywood’s Pantages Theater.
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Campus News

SDSU Rocks Hunger
Aztecs win the San Diego Food Bank food drive competition for the third year in a row.

Naughton Leaves Big Shoes to Fill
The College of Business Administration dean will step down in 2011.

Viewpoints: Waiting for Superman
The head of SDSU's National Center for Urban School Transformation explains what the critically acclaimed film doesn't.

KPBS Takes Top Honors at Local Awards
The radio, Internet and television divisions were recognized at the San Diego Press Club Awards.

Library Debuts Chicana/o Archive Collection
Unidos Por La Causa: The Chicana and Chicano Experience in San Diego opened Oct. 20.

WPA Mural Finds New Home
The second of two nearly 80-year-old murals rediscovered in Hardy Tower was unveiled, Oct. 5, in the SDSU Library.

SDSU Accepting Applications for Fall 2011
The application period is open from Oct. 1 to Nov. 30.

Building Molecules in Classrooms
SDSU professor Andrew Cooksy brings chemistry into classrooms with 3-D software.

ViewPoints: Playing Forever
Geoff Chase, dean of Undergraduate Studies, discusses the importance of sustainability education.

Big Kids, Big Problems
SDSU researchers are out to reverse an epidemic of childhood obesity.

Aztecs Debut at No. 25 in AP Preseason Poll
This is the first time the basketball program has been ranked in school history.

Aztec Football Receives Top-25 Votes for the Second Consecutive Week
The San Diego State football team received votes in both major college football polls on Sunday, remaining in top-25 talks for the second consecutive week.

Upperclass Act
In their last season together as Aztecs, seniors D.J. Gay, Billy White, Malcolm Thomas and junior Tim Shelton evoke memories of SDSU's 1941 championship team.

Aztec Basketball Press Conference Quotes
Head coach Steve Fisher addressed the San Diego media ahead of Monday's (Nov. 8) exhibition game against Point Loma Nazarene.

Beth Burns Press Conference Quotes
Women's basketball head coach Beth Burns addressed the media ahead of Thursday's (Nov. 4) exhibition game against UC San Diego.

Haley Palmer Named MWC Freshman of the Year
Defender Haley Palmer has been named Mountain West Conference Women's Soccer Freshman of the Year


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