Aztec Enews
Alumni Enewsletter
December 2011

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It's Official: Aztec Football to Join Big East

Big East

New League Affiliation Begins in 2013
Big East Conference officials announce and SDSU administrators confirm that SDSU will join the Big East in 2013.  There is no word yet on where other Aztec sports will compete.
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SDSU Headed for New Orleans Bowl

Aztec Football

Aztecs to Face Ragin' Cajuns
SDSU's football team has been invited to the December 17 New Orleans Bowl where the Aztecs will take on the University of Louisiana at Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns.
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Gear Up for the Game!

New Orleans Bowl Gear

New Orleans Bowl Merchandise Now Available
Check out the New Orleans Bowl gear now available through the campus bookstore!
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Directly Speaking

Directly Speaking

Pack Your Bags, Aztecs
In his blog, "Directly Speaking," SDSU Alumni Association Executive Director Jim Herrick points out that both physically and metaphorically, the Aztecs are going places.
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SDSU Wins New Rivalry Trophy

The Old Oil Can

Aztecs Claim Old Oil Can with Defeat of Fresno State
San Diego State's 35 - 28 win over Fresno State December 3 marked the 51st meeting between the schools' football teams.  But it was the first game ever between the two squads where a rivalry trophy was at stake.
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"Bigger and Better"

Strasburg 5K

Stephen Strasburg's Second Annual 5K with Tony Gwynn
Next month, Washington Nationals pitching sensation Stephen Strasburg will return to campus to host the Second Annual Stephen Strasburg 5K Walk and Fun Run with Tony Gwynn.
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Alumni Scholarship Winners

Alumni Scholarship Winners

Three Students Earn Awards
Three SDSU students are furthering their educations with scholarships paid for through the generous donations of Aztec alumni.

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Sam the Cooking Guy

Sam the Cooking Guy

TV Personality Concocts a Recipe for Fun
Sam the Cooking Guy's SDSU visit had alumni and fans laughing and learning.
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Aztec for Life Prize Winner Profile

Just a Bunch of Recipes

Lori House ('82), San Diego, CA
The latest Aztec for Life Prize Giveaway winner says she likes to cook, so she's happy to win an autographed copy of Sam the Cooking Guy's latest great recipe book.
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Dinner and a Movie!

Dinner and a movie

Aztec for Life Monthly Prize Giveaway
It's great to be an Aztec for life! By registering on, SDSU Alumni Association lifetime members are eligible to win a $50 California Pizza Kitchen gift card and two AMC Theatres Gold Experience tickets.
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Gift of a Lifetime

Gift of a Lifetime

Give the Perfect Aztec Gift!
Give your special SDSU alum the gift of a lifetime!
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Tasting Challenge

Tasting Challenge

Event Set for January 18
Test your brew tasting skills while enjoying Aztec men’s basketball in the company of other SDSU alumni!
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Alumni Urged to "Voice Your Choice"

Voice Your Choice

Show Your Love for a Great San Diego
The San Diego Foundation is reaching out to the SDSU community, including Aztec alumni, to help shape the future of the San Diego region.
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Entrepreneur Day

Entrepreneur Day

Plan Now for March 13 Event!
Celebrate SDSU's Entrepreneur Day March 13 by showcasing your own business!
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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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Join the Aztec LinkedIn Network Now!
Step up your professional networking by checking out the Aztec LinkedIn network! 
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Chapter News

Bay Area Aztecs


Aztec fans

Bowl Watching Parties
Join your fellow SDSU alumni in the Bay Area to watch our Aztecs in the New Orleans Bowl!
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CSU News

Budget Cuts

Aztec Action Network

SDSU Expects Additional Reductions in 2012
State budget cuts have already resulted in reduced enrollment and higher student tuition fees at SDSU.  Now additional reductions are expected.
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Aztec Men's Basketball
Become a life member of the SDSU Alumni Association and receive two tickets to the upcoming SDSU vs. UNLV men's basketball game on Saturday, January 14, 2012 and two Aztec Athletic t-shirts.

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Upcoming Events

Greater Los Angeles Annual Holiday Gathering
15 - 18
R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl Travel Package

20/30s Alumni Tasting Challenge and SDSU vs. New Mexico Watch Party
20/30s Alumni Financial Planning Workshop

Campus News

Undergrad Applications Set Record
More than 69,000 freshmen and upper-division transfer students applied for fall 2012 admission.

Black Hole Secrets Revealed
SDSU astronomy professor Jerome Orosz solves riddles of Cygnus X-1.

Squirrels and Snakes Face Off
As part of the national #SciFund Challenge, an SDSU ecology graduate student uses a "Robosquirrel" to help crowdfund $3,500 for their research project.

SDSU Launches Green Degree
The new sustainability degree will explore the cultural values that shape resource use, consumption and governance.

SDSU Top 25 in Nation for Study Abroad
The new Open Doors report ranks SDSU No. 22 nationally and No. 3 in California.

Language Programs for Marines Get $1.8M Grant
SDSU’s Language Acquisition Resource Center is one of five nationally to receive the Department of Defense award.

New VP Builds on Research Successes
Former U.C. Berkeley Assoc. Dean Stephen Welter returns to where his career began.

Student Filmmakers Sparkle at State Festival
Two graduate students in the School of Theatre, Television and Film were honored at the CSU Media Arts Festival.

More Than a Hole in the Ground
Construction of Aztec Student Union progresses to the six-month mark and will soon go vertical.

Chase Tapley Named MW Co-Player of the Week
The award, which is the second of his career, comes after he averaged 20.0 points and 4.0 rebounds per game last week in two games against nationally ranked opponents.

Hillman, Stahovich Named MW Football Players of the Week
Sophomore running back Ronnie Hillman (offense) and senior punter Brian Stahovich (special teams) have been named Mountain West Football Players of the Week for their performances in the team's dramatic come-from-behind victory over Fresno State.

Volleyball Adds Hawai'i Transfer For 2012 Season
Michelle Waber, a 6-3 outside hitter from Wildomar, Calif., redshirted for the Rainbows this past season after playing during her freshman campaign of 2010.

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