Alumni Enewsletter
October 2010

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SDSU Homecoming 2010

Alumni Invited To "Celebrate State"
Make plans now to attend SDSU Homecoming 2010!  Check out the full schedule of events.
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The Aztecs Are Fired Up For Homecoming

Tailgate and Football Game Details
When the Aztecs take on the Air Force Falcons October 16 for this year’s homecoming game, SDSU Alumni Association and Aztec Club members receive special gifts and tailgate meal discounts!
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Standing Together

Afghanistan-Bound Aztec Organizes War Memorial Vigil
Marine Corps Gunnery Sergeant Mark Daemon has a mission to complete before he’s deployed to Afghanistan this month - an all-night vigil before the annual homecoming War Memorial ceremony.
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Trolley Ride and Dine

Aztec for Life Event Set for Homecoming
SDSU Alumni Association lifetime members will attend a sold-out campus gathering with notable Aztecs, trolley ride and dinner in Old Town as part of Homecoming 2010.
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Kick Off Homecoming with Marshall Faulk

Aztec for Life Celebration October 15
Tickets are available for the third annual Marshall Faulk Foundation Aztec for Life Homecoming Celebration October 15.
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Class of '60 Reunion

Registration Deadline October 8
The registration deadline for the class of 1960's 50-year reunion is Friday, October 8.
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First Anniversary

Parma Payne Goodall Alumni Center Celebrates One Year Since 2009 Opening
Since the Parma Payne Goodall Alumni Center opened its doors on October 17, 2009, the campus home to San Diego State’s quarter-million alumni has blown past expectations for its use.
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Directly Speaking

Alumni Center Part of Campus Metamorphosis
SDSU Alumni Association Executive Director, Jim Herrick, looks back at the first year of the Parma Payne Goodall Alumni Center.
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Aztec for Life Prize Winner Profile

Michael Rhea ('68), La Mesa, CA
Aztec for Life Monthly Prize Giveaway winner Michael Rhea had a good reason to enter last month's contest for a beautiful diploma frame from Jostens valued at more than $200.  His diploma bears a famous signature!
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Aztec for Life Monthly Prize Giveaway

Win an Aztec Helmet Wireless Computer Mouse!
It’s great to be an Aztec for life!  By registering at, SDSU Alumni Association lifetime members are eligible to win an Aztec wireless football helmet computer mouse.
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Big Idea: Little Helmets


Inventor Picks SDSU for Prototype Computer Mouse
They're showing up in campus bookstores across the country, but the very first collegiate football wireless computer mouse licensed was an Aztec helmet.
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Scholarships Deadline Approaches


Applications Accepted Through October 11
Applications for two student scholarships to be awarded by the SDSU Alumni Association must be submitted by Monday, October 11.
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Helping Students Who Help Alumni


New Alumni Association Internship Program Wins Many Ways
Robyn Guzman ('10) graduated from San Diego State in May, but has had a difficult time finding permanent employment in today's tough economy.  While she looks for work, she's helping out at the SDSU Alumni Association where a new internship program is also helping her.
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SDSU Fights 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 this month.
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Two Dates Remain for Popular Campus Tours

Only Nine Seats Left for Lifetime Member Fall 360 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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Chapter News

San Diego Asian Film Festival

Alumni Association Members Eligible for Free Tickets
An SDSU alumni mixer is part of the fun at this year’s San Diego Asian Film Festival October 21-28.  Alumni Association members may also score free tickets to films!
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Business Alumni Network

Getting Personal: Building Consumer Loyalty in a Crowded Market
Some of San Diego's top business professionals share their strategies for building consumer loyalty under challenging market conditions at an October 20 event sponsored by SDSU's Business Alumni Network (BAN).

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Greater Los Angeles Area Chapter

SDSU Alumni Discount for "Rock of Ages" at Pantages Theater
Join fellow LA-area Aztecs for a rockin' good time when the hit musical comedy "Rock of Ages" comes to Hollywood’s Pantages Theater.
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Social Work Chapter


September 28 Event Photos
Check out photos from the Social Work Alumni Chapter's September 28 event at the Parma Payne Goodall Alumni Center featuring CSUSM President Karen S. Haynes, Ph.D.

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Upcoming Events

LA and Orange County Aztecs vs. BYU Watch Party
San Diego Aztecs vs. BYU Watch Party
Trolley Ride and Dine
War Memorial Vigil
War Memorial Ceremony on Aztec Green
Golden Aztec Circle Luncheon
SDSU Homecoming
AS Alumni Homecoming Skybox
Athletic Bands Alumni Homecoming Tailgate
20/30s Mixer at Chevy's Mission Valley
Getting Personal: Building Consumer Loyalty in a Crowded Market
San Diego Asian Film Festival and SDSU Alumni Mixer

Campus News

SDSU Accepting Applications for Fall 2011
The application period is open from Oct. 1 to Nov. 30.

New Health Comm Major 1st in California
The newly approved major will be officially offered in fall 2011.

SDSU's Ironman: From Terminal to Triathlete
Clayton Treska is beating the odds, one challenge at a time.

Mapping Cyberspace
A $1.3M National Science Foundation grant will create ways to track the spread of information and ideas on the web.

McMillin Center Kick-Off Draws Hundreds
The center becomes a reality after a $1.5 million donation from the McMillin family.

Entrepreneurs for Peace meet at SDSU
A dozen Palestinian and Israeli agribusiness entrepreneurs encourage cross-border business partnerships.

SDSU Releases Environmental Review for Plaza Linda Verde
Mixed-use housing and retail project aims to revitalize "heart" of College Area.

Aztec Football's 3-1 Start Receiving National Attention
The fast start by the 2010-11 San Diego State football team has caught the eye of

Hoke, Brown preview BYU game on Aztecs Now Online
On this week's edition of Aztecs Now Online, Brady Hoke and Vincent Brown sit down with Mike Costa to discuss the previous win over Utah State and the upcoming matchup with BYU.

SDSU Men's Hoops Featured by Yahoo! Sports
The website has the Aztecs finishing atop the nine-team league and has tabbed sophomore Kawhi Leonard as a first-team all-Mountain West selection.

Kawhi Leonard Earns Spot On John R. Wooden Preseason Top 50 List
Leonard joins Aztec all-time scoring leader Brandon Heath as the only two players recognized by the Wooden Award during Steve Fisher's time at SDSU.

Marquenie Sets MWC Swim Record In 1000 Free
San Diego State freshman swimmer Kelly Marquenie set a new Mountain West Conference and SDSU record in the 1000 freestyle during last Saturday's dual meet against Oregon State at the Aztec Aquaplex.

Alicia Aguilar advances at All-American Championships
San Diego State sophomore Alicia Aguilar advanced in the singles qualifying draw of the Riviera/ITA All-American Championships at the Riviera Tennis Club in Los Angeles on Tuesday. Aguilar was one of three Aztecs to compete on the day.

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