Alumni Enewsletter
February 2011

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Were You a Student Film Star?

Researcher Seeks '50s Films Depicting Campus Life
If you have any information about two films depicting campus life at San Diego State in the 1950s or know anyone who may have been involved in the films, your assistance is requested with an SDSU book project.
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Mapping Fort Zinderneuf

Alumni Join SDSU Professor for Project at Desert Film Set Location
Assisted by a documentary filmmaker who recently rediscovered the site, an SDSU professor and archaeological crew set out to map a desert film set location used by a group of San Diego State students more than 70 years ago.
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Sharing Space

Alumni Center to be Temporary Home for Associated Students
This month the Associated Students offices will move to the Parma Payne Goodall Alumni Center while a new student union is built.
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Camping Out for Tickets

Students Spend All Night in Line for Aztec Basketball
On a rainy Sunday night students begin lining up for the Monday morning distribution of Aztec basketball tickets.
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Directly Speaking

Replacing a President
SDSU Alumni Association Executive Director, Jim Herrick, talks about the search for a new SDSU president in his blog, "Directly Speaking."
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Strasburg 5K

Inaugural Event Draws Large Crowd
On January 15 more than 1,300 runners and walkers turned out for the inaugural Stephen Strasburg 5K Walk and Fun Run With Tony Gwynn.
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Alumni Greet New Football Coach

Rocky Long's First Alumni Crowd at UNLV Pre-Game
Within hours of the news conference introducing him as the Aztecs' new head football coach, Rocky Long appeared before his first large group of SDSU alumni and fans.  The crowd liked what it saw and heard.
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Bye-Bye, BYU!

Aztecs vs. Cougars in Season’s Most Anticipated Game
The February 26 men's basketball game against BYU was sold out much farther in advance than any other game this season.  With the Aztecs set to face the Cougars in their final home contest as conference mates, SDSU fans discuss why the BYU game is a must-see event.
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Downtown Celebration Planned Before BYU Game

February 25 Event Set for Horton Square
On the day before the Aztecs take on BYU, break out your red and black gear and head downtown for a pre-game celebration of SDSU men’s basketball!
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Pre-Game Basketball Parties

Join Your Friends at the Parma Payne Goodall Alumni Center!
Alumni Association and Aztec Club members along with season ticket holders are invited to three exclusive parties before Aztec men’s basketball games.
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Aztec Warrior Auditions

Tryouts Set for February 10 at the Parma Payne Goodall Alumni Center
Know a student who would be a great representative of SDSU as the Aztec Warrior?
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Aztec for Life Prize Winner Profile


Sue Hotz ('66), San Diego, CA
Although they may not know her, many Aztec alumni might recognize the work of the latest Aztec for Life Monthly Prize Giveaway winner.
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Win a Stephen Strasburg Autographed Photo!


Aztec for Life Monthly Prize Giveaway
It's great to be an Aztec for life!  Simply by registering at, SDSU Alumni Association lifetime members are eligible to win a framed photo autographed by Washington Nationals pitcher and Aztec for Life, Stephen Strasburg.
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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.
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Chapter News

BAN Professional Networking Event

Meet Other Aztec Alumni February 10 in Point Loma
The Business Alumni Network (BAN) is sponsoring a networking gathering as its first event of 2011.
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Greater Los Angeles Area Chapter

Join Aztec Alumni for "Rock of Ages" at Pantages Theater
Reserve your tickets now to join fellow LA-area Aztecs for a rockin' good time February 16 when the hit musical comedy "Rock of Ages" comes to Hollywood's Pantages Theater.
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Seminar in Writing and Defending the Dissertation
The Alumni Association's newly formed Community College Leadership Doctoral Education Chapter will present a seminar every doctoral candidate can use.
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Date Change for Arts and Letters Alumni Event


Fusing Wine and Culinary Delights with Art
An unforgettable evening combining art, food and wine with Arts and Letters Alumni is now set for February 24.
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Men's Basketball Pre-game Party
Business Alumni Network Professional Networking Event
Greater LA - Rock of Ages at Pantages Theater
Writing and Defending the Dissertation
Arts and Letters Alumni - Fusing Wine & Culinary Delights with Art
SDSU Pep Rally
20/30s Walk for Wishes to support Make-a-Wish Foundation
Men's Basketball Pre-game Party
Graduate School of Public Health - Jane Austen's EMMA at the Old Globe

Men's Basketball Pre-game Party
Aztec Fan Party at MWC Basketball Championships

Campus News

Board of Trustees Holds First Presidential Search Meeting
The committee's first and only public meeting outlined the process for finding a new SDSU president.

SDSU Celebrates Black History Month
The Office of Intercultural Relations, the Cross Cultural Center and other campus organizations offer various events this February.

SDSU Fundraising Continues at Record Pace
SDSU raised $65 million in 2009-10.

BioScience Center Research Paves Way for Better Vaccines
A new vaccine platform could improve effectiveness and prevent more diseases.

Egypt's Economy to Blame for Protests
Political science professor Ric Epps talks about the uprisings in Egypt and its consequences.

Digital and Social Media Collaborative Launches
The new collaborative will offer experts, workshops and symposia, and promote research in digital and social media.

Lecture Series Explores U.S. Foreign Policy
The semesterlong series will feature foreign policy experts from around the world.

Nursing, Physical Therapy Doctoral Programs in Pipeline
The CSU Board of Trustees will consider planning of new independent doctoral programs at SDSU.

2011 Signing Day Central
San Diego State head coach Rocky Long announced the names of the student-athletes who will sign their National Letters of Intent to play football for the Aztecs next season.

Swimmers Record Dual Meet Wins Over Hawai'i & UCSD
The San Diego State swimming & diving team improved to 18-0 on the season after picking up dual meet victories against Hawai'i (152-144) and UC San Diego (207-86) Saturday afternoon at UCSD's Canyonview Aquatics Center.

SDSU Men's Golf Claims Arizona Intercollegiate Title
The Aztecs posted a two-day, 54-hole total of 7-over 859 in its first tournament since mid-October and has now placed in the top three of all four of its events this season.

SDSU Men's Basketball Press Conference Quotes
SDSU head coach Steve Fisher, and players Kawhi Leonard, D.J. Gay, and Chase Tapley spoke to the media.

SDSU Women's Tennis Improves to 3-0 With Win at UC Irvine
The 58th-ranked San Diego State women's tennis team went on the road and defeated No. 63 UC Irvine, 5-2, Saturday afternoon.

Long Names Andy Ludwig Aztecs' Offensive Coordinator
Andy Ludwig, a finalist for the 2008 FootballScoop Offensive Coordinator of the Year and 2001 finalist for the Frank Boyles Assistant Coach of the Year award, has been named offensive coordinator at San Diego State.

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