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This past month, SDSU said goodbye to a coaching legend, received a new national ranking and opened a new outdoor park-like space. (Photo: Mpu Dinani) This past month, SDSU said goodbye to a coaching legend, received a new national ranking and opened a new outdoor park-like space. (Photo: Mpu Dinani)
 


This Month on NewsCenter

Here are some of SDSU’s top NewsCenter stories from the past month.
By Katie Stanchis
 

April is a busy time at San Diego State University as the campus nears commencement and the conclusion of the spring semester. This past month, SDSU said goodbye to a coaching legend, received a new national ranking and opened a new outdoor park-like space.

Campus Green

Situated next to South Campus Plaza, Campus Green is an urban outdoor space featuring benches, grass and trees. Located at the north end of the site is a landscaped storm water retention basin to catch runoff and act as a natural buffer between the city noises and tranquil nature.

A New National Ranking for SDSU

SDSU was ranked among the top 100 best public universities according to a new ranking released by Business First. SDSU also ranks among the country's best universities for entrepreneurship, study abroad, sustainability, diversity and military veterans.

Steve Fisher Retires as SDSU Men’s Basketball Coach

After 18 seasons at SDSU, 10 Mountain West Conference titles, and 13 postseason appearances, Steve Fisher, SDSU’s all-time winningest coach, announced his retirement. Long-time assistant coach Brian Dutcher has become the program’s 15th head coach.

Casting a Long Shadow on Public Health

John Elder, a distinguished professor and division head of the Health Promotion and Behavioral Science department, received the University Senate’s annual Teaching Excellence Award. This award recognizes honorable contributions SDSU teacher-scholars have made to student education.

Getting Coral Polyps to Settle Down

SDSU doctoral student Amanda Alker received a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship for her work studying coral metamorphosis. Alker works in the lab of SDSU biologist Nick Shikuma, which is a part of SDSU’s Viral Information Institute.

SDSU Men’s Club Volleyball Wins National Championship

SDSU’s men’s club volleyball team, a program of Associated Students, won the National Collegiate Volleyball Federation Division I National Championship to take home the program’s first national championship.