Alumni Enewsletter
October 2009

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Parma Payne Goodall Alumni Center

Long Awaited Alumni Center Opens October 17
In March 2008, more than 300 SDSU alumni, faculty, staff and friends gathered to break ground for the new Parma Payne Goodall Alumni Center.  This month, upwards of 1,000 are expected to celebrate the facility's grand opening.
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What to Look For

Construction at the Parma Payne Goodall Alumni Center

Alumni Center Boasts Special Features
Doors to the new Parma Payne Goodall Alumni Center officially open October 17.  There’s a list of things to know before you go.
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The Man Behind the Building

Steve Nelson ('96)

Alumni Center Construction Manager is Aztec Alum
A construction manager's job is to make sure a building project is done right.  In the case of the Parma Payne Goodall Alumni Center, the job of keeping everything in order, on schedule and within budget belonged to an Aztec alumnus.
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Why We Need an Alumni Center

Parma Payne Goodall Alumni Center

Directly Speaking: By SDSU Alumni Association Executive Director Jim Herrick
Why does San Diego State need an alumni center?  SDSU Alumni Association Executive Director Jim Herrick shares his thoughts in his blog, “Directly Speaking.”
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Sneak Peek of the New Alumni Center
Catch a sneak peek at the new Parma Payne Goodall Alumni Center in a live Web stream October 16!
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From Lawman to Chairman

Bill Kolender

Former Sheriff Serves SDSU in Honorary Post
Bill Kolender ('71) has held many titles in his long career in law enforcement: officer, chief, sheriff.  Now he can add another to the list: chairman.
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Homecoming 2009

Aztec Football

Full Schedule of Events
Make plans now to attend SDSU Homecoming 2009!  Check out the full schedule of events.
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War Memorial Ceremony to Remember Fallen Aztecs

Navy Lt. Florence Bacong Choe ('01). U.S. Navy photo

Tribute to Include Recent SDSU War Dead
The SDSU Alumni Association's annual War Memorial ceremony is a longstanding campus tradition paying tribute to Aztecs who died in service during conflicts involving the United States military.  This year, the event will include the remembrance of an Aztec killed in Afghanistan.
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Orchestra Performs World Premiere

SDSU Symphony

Internationally Renowned Conductor to Lead SDSU Symphony
Sounds of household objects and infant recordings are behind the music to be performed in a world premiere by the SDSU Symphony Orchestra.
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MBA Consulting for Businesses

MBA Students

Applications Now Accepted for Innovative College of Business Administration Consulting Program
The SDSU College of Business Administration's MBA Consulting Program can help your business.  Find out how.
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Win a Visa Gift Card

Visa Gift Card

Aztec for Life Monthly Prize Giveaway
It's great to be an Aztec for life! By registering on our Web site, SDSU Alumni Association lifetime members are eligible to win a $100 Visa gift card.
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Aztec for Life Prize Winner Profile

Dan Ripley ('85, '97)

Daniel Ripley ('85,'97), Jamul, CA
The most recent Aztec for Life Monthly Prize Giveaway winner has more SDSU connections than most alumni.  Believe it or not, four generations of Daniel Ripley's ('85,'97) family have ties to Montezuma Mesa.
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Chapter News

New Alumni Chapter for Aztec Athletes

Aztec Athletics logo

Aztec Athletics Legacy to Sponsor November 7 Event
The SDSU Alumni Association Board of Directors has approved a new chapter called the Aztec Athletics Legacy.  Former student athletes are eligible for membership in the group that is forming now.
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Upcoming Events

War Memorial Ceremony on Aztec Green
Golden Aztec Circle Luncheon
Spirit Line
Homecoming Pep Rally
Parma Payne Goodall Alumni Center Grand Opening
Trolley Station Pep Rally
SDSU Homecoming Football Game vs. BYU
OC Alumni Fall Mixer

Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure
Distinguished Entrepreneur Lecture: Dr. Tina Nova

Campus News

CSU Seeks to Honor World War II Internees
The CSU will confer honorary degrees to students of Japanese descent whose forced relocation interrupted their studies.

Retired Senator: Leaders Ill Prepared to Solve Problems
At the event at SDSU to promote his new book, former Sen. Bob Graham blamed the situation on a lack of civics education and interest.

SDSU Student Receives CSU Trustees Award
Nancy Calderón is dedicated to community and research.

Student Wins Big at San Diego Music Awards
Danny Green, graduate student in the School of Music and Dance, won "Best Jazz Album of the Year."

Aztec Women's Basketball Picked To Win The 2010 Mountain West Conference Title
The Aztecs, who have been ranked 22nd-nationally by two preseason publications, received 25 of the 28 first-place votes and 240 points overall for their first-ever MWC preseason No. 1 selection.

Fisher's Contract Extended
SDSU head basketball coach Steve Fisher's contract has been extended through the 2012-13 season.

Five individuals, one team to be enshrined in Aztec Hall of Fame
Join San Diego State legends - both past and present - in welcoming the Aztec Hall of Fame Class of 2009 at the induction ceremony set for Friday, Nov. 6, in the Aztec Athletics Center.

Women's Studies Launches 40th Anniversary Celebration
SDSU founded the first women's studies program in the nation.

Tanning Facilities Ignore FDA Recommendations
A national study by San Diego State University public health researcher Joni Mayer shows most facilities allowed young tanners more than the FDA-recommended exposure.

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