Nov. 17, 1997 Vol. II, No. 7

News Briefs

Walkers Raise More Than $21,000 at AIDS Walk
A record 750-member Cal State Northridge team raised more than $21,000 for AIDS Project Los Angeles during the 13th annual AIDS Walk Los Angeles.

"We were the No. 1 team in terms of walkers," said Amy Reichbach, coordinator of the CSUN team. "We raised almost $3,000 more than last year."

The 1997 CSUN team topped by 100 the record 650 participants in the 1996 walk. Out of a field of 800 teams, CSUN placed 14th in total funds raised this year, Reichbach said.

Overall, some 26,000 walkers on Sept. 28 raised about $3 million this year to help APLA continue providing basic, life-sustaining services to men, women and children with HIV and AIDS. Founded in 1982, APLA also works to reduce the incidence of HIV through risk-education and training programs.

Reichbach said CSUN has participated in the walk to some extent for several years, but 1997 was only the fourth year the university had fielded a large team. "This event is an inspiring reminder of our ability to come together to unite in one goal," Reichbach said.

Assistant Athletic Directorfor Development Hired
Michael Rehm, former University of Montana athletics development officer, began his duties as Cal State Northridge's new assistant athletic director for development on Oct. 20.

Rehm will work closely with the Matador Athletic Assn. and CSUN booster clubs, as well as focus on annual giving to athletics. He also will concentrate on major capital projects to dramatically improve CSUN's athletic facilities, said Athletic Director Paul Bubb.

"Northridge is in an important period in its growth as a NCAA Division I program and I'm very excited about the opportunities and challenges ahead for Matador intercollegiate athletics," Rehm said.

Rehm, a former University of Montana distance runner, is a 1993 graduate of that university. He earned a master's degree from UM in 1995. Prior to his stint in the athletic department, Rehm worked as a program specialist marketing the UM to prospective students.

"Michael's experience at Montana, his background as a student athlete and his understanding of the need for private support to build a successful NCAA Division I athletic program will be assets for him here at Cal State Northridge," Bubb said.

Dean, Professoron Trade Mission to Mexico
William Flores, dean of Cal State Northridge's College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, and Shirley Anderson, a CSUN marketing professor, were among 35 Californians who participated in a Oct. 20-23 trade mission to Mexico.

During the trip organized by Assembly Speaker Cruz Bustamante, Flores, Anderson and the other delegates met with Mexican government and industrial leaders, including President Ernesto Zedillo, to discuss trade relations between California and its southern neighbor.

"It was our perspective that trade relations had to be more than just looking at political and social policies," said Flores, one of five higher education representatives in the delegation. "We wanted to make contacts with educators there to develop programs such as the one CSUN is developing with La Paz."

Field and laboratory work conducted at an archaeology site near La Paz has evolved into the establishment of a formal exchange program between CSUN and the Universidad Autonoma de Baja California Sur, Flores said. The trade mission's official host was the United States-Mexico Chamber of Commerce, Pacific Chapter.

November 17, 1997

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