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Tyler Boden and Dan Cornthwaite celebrate student union fee passing

A Legacy of Leadership: 2000s

by Leonardo Castaneda // March 7, 2014

With the turn of the century, San Diego State began to outgrow itself. By the mid-2000s, it was clear to students that Aztec Center, a long-time campus...

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Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union's Union Theatre

Now playing: Nooner concerts and a theater at the student union

by David Dixon // March 7, 2014

Part of the vision for the Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union was to bring scholars, faculty, staff and administration together to enjoy the performing...

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Norman Brinker was Associated Students president in 1956

A Legacy of Leadership: 1950s

by Leonardo Castaneda // March 7, 2014

Associated Students was formed in 1932, but the modern A.S. as we know it was born in 1955. That’s the year the first mandatory student activity fee...

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The main Lee and Frank Goldberg Courtyard at the Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union

Design with purpose: Form joins function at the student union

by Leonardo Castaneda // March 7, 2014

When San Diego State approached CannonDesign architects to design a student union to replace the more than 40-year-old Aztec Center, it presented them...

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Aztec Shops General Manager Harvey Goodfriend

A Legacy of Leadership: 1970s

by Leonardo Castaneda // March 7, 2014

Looking back at the most important moments in San Diego State history from the late 1950s through the 1990s yields many prominent names. One name in particular...

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Associated Students 1988-89 President Larry Emond in

A Legacy of Leadership: 1980s

by Leonardo Castaneda // March 7, 2014

By the 1980s, the tradition of expanding campus services through student-approved fees was well established at San Diego State. That was how Associated...

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President Malcom A. Love with Miss San Diego Pat Heighton and A.S. President Terry Flanigan

A Legacy of Leadership: 1960s

by Leonardo Castaneda // March 7, 2014

The 1960s were a decade of change and new beginnings for San Diego State. The biggest of all was the opening of the Aztec Center, the student union hoped...

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Ground breaking for the SDSU Student Activity Center in 1995

A Legacy of Leadership: 1990s

by Leonardo Castaneda // March 7, 2014

On May 13, 1998, Associated Students President Carlos Razo passed the gavel to his successor, the same way presidents had transferred leadership since...

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Anthropology Department Chair Seth Mallios

Q&A with Anthropology Department Chair Seth Mallios

by Kelly Hillock // March 7, 2014

The Aztec Center was the original campus living room, fortifying the legacy of our community-oriented campus. Approved for funding in 1963, it opened its...

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A recreation of Mario Torero's original Aztec Center mural

Painting the way: Campus murals as cultural expression

by Elisse Miller // March 7, 2014

Students who wander to the second floor of the Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union can view artistic echoes of the past.  Specifically, tiled photographs...

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The ARC Express at the Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union

‘Weight’ a minute: On-the-go and fun ways to get in shape at the student union

by Caitlin Johnson // March 7, 2014

Spring is a time for new beginnings. A warm wind begins to breathe life into San Diego State, making its way through the grand arched walkways of the Conrad...

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Chief Diversity Officer Aaron Bruce

Home away form home: Finding diversity at the student union

by Adriana Bush // March 7, 2014

Throughout the next couple weeks, thousands of visitors, students, faculty and staff will walk through the new Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union and not...

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