Aztec Enews
Alumni Enewsletter
November 2011

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Rivalry Research

Aztec Football

The School We Love to Hate
An SDSU graduate student's research points to one school above all others that stands out as the Aztecs' biggest football rival (and it may not be the one you think).
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Directly Speaking

Directly Speaking

The Pride is in the Prize
Rivalry games are played for more than just pride. In his blog, "Directly Speaking," SDSU Alumni Association Executive Director Jim Herrick talks trophies!
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Veterans Day: Remembering Pearl Harbor

Woody Derby

Veteran Alum Who Survived Historic Attack Served his Country and Continues Serving SDSU
The morning of December 7, 1941, Woody Derby ('61, '66) was reading the Sunday paper in his bunk on the third deck of the USS Nevada in Pearl Harbor's "battleship row."  An alarm sounded for what he thought was a drill, but soon realized the unthinkable was actually happening.
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Paying Tribute

War Memorial Vigil

Second Annual War Memorial Vigil
More than a month before the nation salutes its veterans on November 11, SDSU student veterans and veterans-to-be honored Aztecs lost in military conflicts with a special tribute of their own.
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Looking for Leadership

Veteran Alumni Chapter

Veteran Alumni Chapter Seeks Board Members
The Veteran Alumni Chapter is looking for leaders for its board of directors.
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Aztec Hall of Fame

1958 Aztec Baseball Team

Who's in This Year?
The year was 1958 and the San Diego State baseball team had just beaten Southwestern Oklahoma 23 - 9 to win the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics championship.  That's when catcher Larry Schimpf and his Aztec teammates hatched the idea for a celebration that could only be achieved in complete silence and under the cover of total darkness.

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Sam the Cooking Guy's Soiree

Sam the Cooking Guy

Register Now for December 4 SDSU Event
Sam the Cooking Guy is coming to SDSU and you're invited for an afternoon of laughs, great food and fun!
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Win an Autographed Copy of Sam the Cooking Guy's Recipe Book!

Just a Bunch of Recipes

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 an autographed copy of Sam the Cooking Guy's latest great recipe book.
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Aztec for Life Prize Winner Profile

Anne Panattoni

Anne Panattoni ('76), San Diego, CA
It's no wonder Anne Panattoni is a lifetime member of the SDSU Alumni Association.  The latest Aztec for Life Prize Giveaway winner says the university has played a huge role in her life!
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SDSU Bookstore Holiday Spectacular

SDSU Bookstore Holiday Spectacular

Alumni Association Lifetime Members Get 30% Discounts and More
Just in time for the holidays, SDSU Alumni Association lifetime members are invited to enjoy an exclusive evening of delectable discounts at the SDSU Bookstore!
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MBA Consulting for Businesses

MBA Consulting

Applications Now Accepted for Innovative College of Business Administration Consulting Program
Receive high quality consulting services from SDSU MBA students.
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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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Chapter News

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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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Business Alumni Network

Business Alumni Network

Holiday on the Bay Professional Networking Event
Register now for the Business Alumni Network’s December 1 professional networking event!
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Sam the Cooking Guy

Free Sam the Cooking Guy VIP Package!
Become a life member of the SDSU Alumni Association and receive the Sam the Cooking Guy VIP Package for free! Valued at $125, the package includes admission to Sam's December 4 SDSU Soiree featuring lunch with Sam and other guests, private meet and greet, photo with Sam, an autographed copy of his new cookbook, and a chance to be on stage with Sam for the cooking competition!

Call (619) 594-3406 to join today!

Upcoming Events

Aztecs vs. CSU Game Viewing
Aztec Football Bus Trip to UNLV
Aztecs vs. UNLV Game Viewing

Holiday on the Bay Professional Networking Event
Sam the Cooking Guy's Soiree
Greater Los Angeles Annual Holiday Gathering

Campus News

SDSU in Top 10 for Financial Planning
The College of Business Administration program was recognized in Financial Planning magazine's November issue.

SDSU Continuation Rates at All-Time High
More than 88 percent of freshmen continue to their sophomore year.

Teaching the Zoo Some New Tech Tricks
The SDSU educational technology graduate program helps the San Diego Zoo enhance online learning.

Women Breaking Afghani Language Barriers
SDSU’s Language Acquisition Resource Center helps female soldiers connect with a critical part of Afghan society.

See the Sea Rise
A new website demonstrates how coastal habitats may look with higher sea levels.

Former City Manager Gives $1.2M to Campaign for SDSU
Jack McGrory’s gift will support multiple initiatives and programs, including scholarships.

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Funds SDSU Research
The study will examine anaerobic digestion to treat waste and generate a reliable supply of biogas from the co-digestion of waste and algal biomass.

Debate Team Surpasses Expectations
The SDSU forensic policy debate team won first place at the Golden Gate Season Opener.

Former Men's Soccer Player Joe Corona Called Up to U.S. U-23 Camp
Corona, who earlier this fall was a call-up to the Mexican U-22 National Team, is one of 31 players invited to the training camp in Duisburg, Germany.

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