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San Diego State University’s business school seeks schmoozer-in-chief
  • San Diego State University’s business school seeks schmoozer-in-chief

San Diego State University’s business school is seeking to hire a schmoozer-in-chief in the form of a full-time “events coordinator.” According to the job posting, “These events are done for the primary purpose of providing important forums for quality interaction with leading campus donors, alumni, elected officials, volunteers, business leaders and faculty and staff.” The new hire will “Independently plan, develop and implement all aspects associated with hosting donors at football and basketball games throughout the season(s),” and “coordinate event/game ticket requests and assignments, pre and post-game receptions.” Adds the announcement, “staffing of all athletic-related events is required.”

Expecting a well-funded 2016 challenge from Republicans to his tenuous hold on California’s 52nd District congressional seat, Scott Peters hasn’t wasted time raising campaign cash. During the first three months of this year, the Democrat raked in $369,488, according to his latest disclosure filing, dated April 15. Some of the funds came from fellow California House member Amerish Babulal “Ami” Bera, a physician from La Palma, who with family members came up with a total of $10,800. Bera is the only Indian-American and Unitarian Universalist in Congress. La Jolla’s Carl J. Eibl, a biotech money maven, gave $5400. Gurtin Fixed Income CEO Bill Gurtin did the same.

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Maybe the business school "events planner" at SDSU can pop over to SDSU's subsidiary inewsource and lend them a hand devising news stories that will mesh with the interests of big donors to the school's Campanile Foundation. Hands wash one another in so many ways at that institution, why not get more bang for the buck?

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