Alumni Enewsletter
March 2011

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March to 100

Alumni Association Lifetime Member Madness
In celebration of SDSU Month and the Aztec men's basketball team's involvement in March Madness, the Alumni Association is giving away gifts and prizes looking for 100 new Aztecs for Life in the month of March!
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Basketball Ticket Deal for New Lifetime Members!

Join the Alumni Association as a Life Member and Get 2 Free Tickets to the Aztecs' Final Home Game
The most successful team in Aztec men’s basketball history plays its final SOLD OUT home game this Saturday.  If you haven't seen this amazing team in person and experienced the incredible atmosphere at Viejas arena, this is your LAST CHANCE by becoming a lifetime member of the SDSU Alumni Association.
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March Madness

Aztec Men Enter Post-Season With Historic Record
Coming off a school record 28th win at Wyoming on Tuesday, the Aztec men's basketball team hopes to secure a high seed in the NCAA Tournament this month.  With a good chance for the Aztecs to win their first game ever in the tournament, SDSU alumni and fans are excited about the team's achievements and post-season prospects.
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Aztecs in Las Vegas

Aztecs Party in Las Vegas!
Join your fellow Aztec basketball fans at the Thomas & Mack Center during the Mountain West Conference Basketball Championships in Las Vegas!
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"Helping the Kids Out"

Alums Support Students in Ticket Line
The line for student tickets to the Aztecs vs. BYU game looked like the world's biggest slumber party, with the emphasis on "party."  As students camped out for days, alumni helped ease their ordeal.
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SDSU Month

Show Your Aztec Pride and Win an Apple iPad!
San Diego State observes its ninth annual SDSU Month with a celebration featuring 31 days of special events in March and a contest where you can share your Aztec spirit and win!
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Two Students Chosen for Aztec Warrior


Selection Process Generates Largest Response in Recent Years
One is a film production major who coaches high school soccer.  The other may literally be on his way to becoming a rocket scientist.  Besting the largest group of applicants in years, two students will soon begin training for the role they will share as SDSU's Aztec Warrior.
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Directly Speaking

This Just In:  Sky Not Falling!
SDSU Alumni Association Executive Director, Jim Herrick, talks about March Madness, Membership Madness and alumni support for SDSU in his blog, "Directly Speaking."
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Peace Corps 50th Anniversary Celebration

Event Set for Parma Payne Goodall Alumni Center
Alumni and friends of SDSU are invited to observe the 50th anniversary of the Peace Corps during a celebration set for March 16 at the Parma Payne Goodall Alumni Center.
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Register to Win a $100 Gift Card and Get a T-Shirt!

Aztec for Life Monthly Prize Giveaway
Just by registering for this month’s Aztec for Life Monthly Prize Giveaway, SDSU Alumni Association lifetime members receive an Aztec for Life T-shirt. The Giveaway winner gets a $100 gift card!
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Aztec for Life Prize Winner Profile

Bob Alexander ('69, '83), El Cajon, CA
If there were such a thing as an Aztec for life poster boy, the face of the latest Aztec for Life Prize Giveaway winner, Bob Alexander, would likely be plastered all over it. 
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Latina Aztec Power Lunch Provides Scholarship Opportunity

Third Annual Event Offers Networking Opportunity for All Aztecs
The Latina Aztec Power Lunch, set for March 24 at the Parma Payne Goodall Alumni center, seeks to open doors for SDSU students.
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"The Power of Pixels: Using GIScience to Understand Global Health"

Campus Lecture Open to Public
Geography professor John R. Weeks to deliver 2011 Albert W. Johnson University Research Lecture.
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Entrepreneur Day

Event Features "Entrepreneurial Village"
SDSU students, alumni and the San Diego community are invited to campus March 17 for the SDSU Entrepreneurial Management Center’s second annual Entrepreneur Day.

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Spring Semester 360 Tours


360 Tours

Sign Up Now - Alumni Association Lifetime Members Eligible
For a closer look at some of the university’s most exciting programs, SDSU Alumni Association lifetime members are invited to take a 360 Tour of campus.  Morning and afternoon schedules are now available.
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Chapter News

San Diego Latino Film Festival

Event Includes Movie by Aztec Alum
SDSU is an educational sponsor of this year’s San Diego Latino Film Festival, which includes an alumni mixer prior to the screening of a film by Aztec alum Jon Garano.
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American Indian Alumni Chapter

Annual Powwow Set for March 26
The American Indian Alumni Chapter will sponsor the Iipay Mateyum 40th Annual Powwow this month at a new location on campus next to the Parma Payne Goodall Alumni Center.
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Upcoming Events

20/30s Single Mingle
Men's Basketball Pre-game Party
Aztec Fan Party at MWC Basketball Championships
Latino Film Festival and Alumni Mixer
Peace Corps 50th Anniversary Celebration
Explore SDSU
Latina Aztec Power Lunch III
Iipay Mateyum 40th Annual Powwow

20/30s Alumni Night at Petco Park
An Evening of Excellence honoring President Stephen L. Weber and Mrs. Susan K. Weber

Campus News

SDSU Debuts New TV Show
SDSU Insider gives San Diegans an "inside look" at who and what makes the university tick.

A Search for Missing WWII Soldiers
SDSU Veterans Center intern Derek Abbey searches for the remains of missing soldiers in Palau.

Decades Ago at San Diego State
A look back at President Malcolm Love's calls for campus expansion in 1961.

College of Education Receives National Innovative Tech Award
Faculty will be recognized for developing an online student-teacher mentoring program.

Symphony Orchestra Plays for Young Audiences
The orchestra will give a special performance for San Diego-area elementary school children.

Open Air Theater Construction Kicks Off Campus Revitalization
The renovations mark the beginning of the redevelopment of Aztec Center.

Forum Connects Students with Local Tech Industry
The 2011 Computational Science Curriculum Development Forum takes place March 11.

Living and Learning
Living on campus can be a life-changing experience for students.

No. 9 Aztecs Cruise Past Wyoming, 85-58
For the second time this season San Diego State played Wyoming after losing to BYU. Both times the Aztecs won big.

Making a Case for College Football Reform
This year's SDSU Sports MBA Case Competition focused on reforming college football's postseason structure.

The Fowler Challenge
Ron and Alexis Fowler see the potential on Montezuma Mesa.

Red and Black at Annapolis
The superintendent of the U.S. Naval Academy pays off his friendly wager from the Poinsettia Bowl.

2011 Football Recruiting Class Announced
Twenty-three student-athletes signed National Letters of Intent to join Rocky Long and the Aztecs.

Aztec Swimming & Diving Captures MWC Championship
The San Diego State swimming and diving team captured its first-ever Mountain West Conference championship as it ended BYU's four-year reign as the league title holder.

No. 15 Aztec Men's Golf Holds Off No. 1 UCLA for Tournament Title
The 15th-ranked San Diego State men's golf team claimed its second tournament title of the spring by holding off the nation's No. 1 team, edging UCLA by two strokes Tuesday at the USC Collegiate Invitational.

30 Aztecs Named to Fall 2010 All-MWC Academic Team
The Aztec football team had the largest amount of SDSU honorees with 14 selections, highlighted by D.J. Shields (Bonita, Calif.), who earned a 3.81 grade point average in civil engineering during the fall semester.

Track and Field Sets Two School Records at MWC'S
Junior Shanae Roach and sophomore Marianne Hogan each set a school record to pace the San Diego State track and field team Friday at the 2011 Mountain West Conference Indoor Track and Field Championships.

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