Aztec Enews
Alumni Enewsletter
October 2011

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SDSU Homecoming 2011

Aztecs for Life

Event Schedule
Homecoming week is here!  See how Aztecs are celebrating.
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War Memorial Ceremony to Remember Fallen Aztecs

War Memorial on Aztec Green

Annual Tribute Moves to Lower Aztec Green
This year, the SDSU Alumni Association's annual War Memorial ceremony moves to the lower Aztec Green to accommodate construction of the new Aztec student union.
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New Lifetime Member Homecoming Experience

Aztec fans

Join Now for Football Tickets and Great Gifts!
Aztec alums, find out why homecoming is a great time to become a lifetime member of your SDSU Alumni Association!
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Celebrate Homecoming with Marshall Faulk

Aztec for Life Celebration

Get Your Tickets Now
Time is running out to secure your tickets for the fourth annual Marshall Faulk Foundation Aztec for Life Homecoming Celebration this Friday!
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Aztecs Rock Hunger

Aztecs Rock Hunger

Local Universities Gather Food, Donations in Competition
Aztec alumni can help SDSU fight hunger while besting competition from other local universities in a major food drive kicking off during homecoming.
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Directly Speaking

Directly Speaking

Come On Home
In his blog, SDSU Alumni Association Executive Director Jim Herrick explains why he believes there's something different about this year's homecoming celebration.
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The Campaign for SDSU

The Campaign for SDSU

Grand Event Kicks Off Fundraising Effort
The first university-wide fundraising campaign in SDSU history kicks off in spectacular fashion.
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Surviving a Century

Jessop Sundial

Historic Campus Sundial Outlasts 100 Years of Moves and Misfortune
One hundred years ago, noted jeweler Joseph Jessop crafted a sundial as a class gift to the San Diego Normal School.  Forgotten, recovered, stolen and restored, the classic timepiece has survived a tumultuous century to presently occupy a tranquil corner of campus.

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Aztec Bowl Turns 75

Aztec Bowl rededication

Homecoming Week Kicks Off with Rededication Celebration
SDSU's homecoming week kicks off with the restoration of a stolen plaque and the 75th anniversary rededication of historic Aztec Bowl.
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Second Anniversary

Parma Payne Goodall Alumni Center

Parma Payne Goodall Alumni Center Exceeds Expectations
Since opening its doors on October 17, 2009, the Parma Payne Goodall Alumni Center has booked more events than projected and attracted more than 55,000 visitors.
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Win a $50 Costco Cash Card!

Costco 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 Costco cash card.
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Student Scholarships


Deadline October 14
Applications for three student scholarships to be awarded by the SDSU Alumni Association must be submitted by Wednesday, October 14.
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Staying Connected

Facebook Connect

Facebook Change Requires One Step
A recent change may require you to re-allow your Facebook permissions.  You can do it in one easy step!
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Like us on Facebook!


Official Fan page for SDSU Alumni
As our way of saying thanks for liking us on Facebook, you can win prizes and receive special alumni promotions!
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Celebrate Entrepreneurship


Entrepreneurial Management Center's 8th Annual Tournament of Driving Forces
You can enjoy a day of golf while helping young entrepreneurs fulfill their dreams!
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School of Music and Dance

Arabian Nights

SDSU Symphony Orchestra in Concert October 16
Catch the SDSU Symphony Orchestra on stage Sunday, October 16 at Smith Recital Hall.
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360 Tours

360 Tour

Only Four Dates Left for Popular Fall Campus Tours
SDSU Alumni Association lifetime members get a closer look at some of the university's most exciting programs on a 360 Tour of campus.  Reserve your seat now!
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Campus News Sent to You

Subscribe Now for Weekly Email
Now you can receive the latest news from SDSU by subscribing to the SDSUNewsCenter weekly email!

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Chapter News

Business Alumni Network


Business Alumni Network

Cultivating the Workforce of the 21st Century: Will San Diego Lead the Innovation Revolution?
Join three San Diego mayoral candidates and a panel of distinguished leaders and experts from the region’s key industries for an in-depth conversation on taking the lead in the innovation revolution.
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Upcoming Events

War Memorial Silent Vigil
War Memorial Ceremony on Aztec Green
Marshal Faulk's Aztec for Life Event
Homecoming - SDSU vs. TCU
AS Alumni Homecoming 2011 Skybox
Athletic Bands Alumni Homecoming Tailgate
20/30s Alumni and Young Aztec Club Viewing Party and Mixer
18 Cultivating the Workforce of the 21st Century
20/30s Alumni Temecula Wine Tasting
SDSU Legacy Reception

Aztecs vs. CSU Game Viewing
Aztecs vs. UNLV Game Viewing

Campus News

SDSU Ranks Among the Best
International business, other programs and campus diversity were ranked highly by U.S. News and World Report's 2012 guide.

CSU Application Period Opened Oct. 1
Students interested in attending a California State University campus in fall 2012 may apply through Nov. 30.

Teaching LGBT Pride
SDSU is the first California university to offer a degree in lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender studies.

Saving Sea Turtles
An SDSU graduate student helps uncover a hawksbill population once considered extinct in the Pacific Ocean.

Targeting Killer Bacteria
Research into genetically specific therapies to treat antibiotic-resistant bacteria is the target of a new NIH grant.

NSF Awards $4.6M for Earthquake Study
SDSU and the Supercomputer Center at UCSD will simulate activity on the San Andreas and other faults.

Imperial Valley Campus Receives $1.6M Job Creation Grant
The award will create the Renewable Energy Training and Demonstration Center.

Palestinians Frustrated with Peace Talks
ViewPoints: Political science professor Farid Abdel-Nour discusses the Palestinian bid for United Nations’ recognition.

Black Friday Hits Online Poker
ViewPoints: Hospitality and tourism management professor Jeff Voyels talks about illegal online gaming.

Men's Soccer Ranked No. 24 by College Soccer News
In addition, the Aztecs (7-1-2, 2-0 Pac-12) are No. 28 by Top Drawer Soccer and fourth in a Far West Region poll.

Aguilar and Wais Set for Riviera/ITA All-American Championships
San Diego State's nationally ranked women's tennis duo of Alicia Aguilar and Julia Wais are set to compete at the prestigious Riviera/ITA All-American Championships.

Pulgar Advances to Qualifying Draw at ITA All-American
San Diego State men's tennis player Javier Pulgar advanced to the qualifying draw of the men's ITA All-American Championships.

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