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Featured Event

Zumbathon!

Thursday, October 04 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm - Matadome in Redwood Hall

Are you ready to ditch your workout and join the party? California State University, Northridge students, faculty, staff, alumni, and public can "Party in Pink" on Thursday, Oct. 4, to raise money for breast cancer awareness.

The Zumbathon is being held in honor of Mary Jane Smith-Waldman, a member of the Cal State Northridge Hall of Fame, a former CSUN volleyball player and an instructor in the University's kinesiology department, who died from breast cancer last year.

All proceeds from the event, which is scheduled to take place from 6 - 8 pm at the CSUN Matadome, the huge athletic gym in Redwood Hall, will go to Susan G. Komen for the Cure, which is dedicated to education and research about causes, treatment and the search for a cure for breast cancer.

Tickets are $10 per person before the event and $15 at the door. Tickets can be purchased at the AS Ticket Office in the University Student Union, by calling (818) 677-2488, or on ticketmaster.com.

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Monday, October 01, 2012

New Club Workshop

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm - MIC Conference Room
http://www.csun.edu/getinvolved

Want to start a new club? We're here to help you make it happen! Your first step is to attend a New Club Workshop where you will learn about the process, responsibilities, benefits and basic requirements needed to establish and maintain University Recognition at CSU, Northridge. To register for any of the New Club Workshops listed below, please visit the Matador Involvement Center (MIC) and sign up at the front desk.

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Wednesday, October 03, 2012

Image for 2012 Film Festival of the Black Panther Party for Self-Defense2012 Film Festival of the Black Panther Party for Self-Defense

Wednesday, October 03 8:15 am - Friday, October 05 2:00 pm - Sala de la Osa Room in the Satellite Student Union

WEDNESDAY, OCT 3:

8:15 am
Legacy of Torture: The War Against the Black Liberation Movement Dir. Andres Alegria, Claude Marks, The Freedom Archives (2005) 28 minutes
This film tells the grave story of eight Panthers who are being re-tried for a crime alleged to have occurred over 30 years ago, based on testimony elicited through torture at the hands of the New Orleans Police Department.
Post-screening Q&A with Hank Jones, former member of the Black Panther Party for Self-Defense

9:30 am
Eyes on the Rainbow Dir. Gloria Rolando (1997) 47 minutes
The life of Assata Shakur, the Black Panther and Black Liberation Army leader who escaped from prison and was given political asylum in Cuba, where she has lived for close to 15 years. Features interviews with Assata in Havana, who tells us about her history and her life in Cuba. Gloria Rolando on Eyes on the Rainbow: In the struggle of the African American people, many women's voices in the past and the present have always called for social justice.  The Eyes of the Rainbow is dedicated to all women who struggle for a better world.
Post-screening Q&A with Hank Jones, former member of the Black Panther Party for Self-Defense

11:00 am
THE KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Emory Douglas, Former Minister of Culture, Black Panther Party for Self-Defense
Emory Douglas was the Minister of Culture for the Black Panther Party from 1967 until the Party disbanded in the 1980s. His art was featured in most issues of the newspaper The Black Panther and has become an iconic representation of the struggles of the Party during the 1960s and 1970s. The San Francisco Chronicle reported that Douglas branded the militant-chic Panther image decades before the concept became commonplace, [inciting] the disenfranchised to action, portraying the poor with genuine empathy, not as victims but as outraged, unapologetic and ready for a fight.

1:00 pm
Students Perform: Chimurenga, Spoken Word performed by Maya Singleton, followed by Open Mic

2:00 pm
41st and Central: The Untold Story of the L.A. Black Panthers Dir. Gregory Everett (2011) 120 minutes
Using exclusive interviews with former Black Panther Party members along with archival footage detailing the history of racism in Los Angeles, including the Watts Uprising, 41st & Central may be the most in-depth study ever of the murders of L.A. Chapter founder Alprentice Bunchy Carter and John Huggins at U.C.L.A. The documentary includes first-hand accounts of the Party's formation as told by the original surviving members and eyewitness accounts of the murders at U.C.L.A.
Post-screening panel discussion with Hank Jones, and Roland Freeman and Wayne Pharr, former Panther members featured in the film

THURSDAY, OCT 4:

11:00 am
Passin' It On: The Black Panthers' Search for Justice Dir. Jon Valadez (2006) 57 minutes
Offering startling insight into the role of the Black Panther Party in a social revolution, and the NYPD and the FBI's devious targeting of one of the organization's most fervent leaders--Dhoruba Bin Wahad (born Richard Moore). Amid a national program of FBI-led oppression against the Panthers, Dhoruba was framed on flimsy evidence of the wounding and grotesque disfigurement of two police officers and sent to prison. After trials and mistrails, incarceration and eventual acquittal 19 years later, a still-impassioned Dhoruba, his attorneys, and other Panthers finally tell this incredible tale.
Post-screening Q&A with Hank Jones, former member of the Black Panther Party for Self-Defense

12:30 pm
COINTELPRO 101 Freedom Archives (2011) 60 minutes
COINTELPRO may not be a well-understood acronym but its meaning and continuing impact are absolutely central to understanding the government's history of repression against progressive movements. COINTELPRO is both a formal program of the FBI and a term frequently used to describe a conspiracy among government agencies local, state, and federal, to destroy movements for self-determination and liberation for Black, Brown, Asian, and Indigenous struggles, as well as mount an institutionalized attack against allies of these movements and other progressive organizations.
Post-screening Q&A with Hank Jones, former member of the Black Panther Party for Self-Defense

2:00 pm
Eyes on the Rainbow Dir. Gloria Rolando (1997) 47 minutes (See description above)
Post-screening Q&A with Hank Jones, former member of the Black Panther Party for Self-Defense

FRIDAY, OCT 5:

11:00 am
41st and Central: The Untold Story of the L.A. Black Panthers Dir. Gregory Everett (2011) 120 minutes (See description above)
Post-screening panel discussion with Hank Jones, and Roland Freeman and Wayne Pharr, former Panther members featured in the film

1:00 pm
CLOSING THOUGHTS
Roland Freeman, Hank Jones, and Wayne Pharr, former members of the L.A. Chapter, Black Panther Party for Self-Defense

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New Club Workshop

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm - MIC Conference Room
http://www.csun.edu/getinvolved

Want to start a new club? We're here to help you make it happen! Your first step is to attend a New Club Workshop where you will learn about the process, responsibilities, benefits and basic requirements needed to establish and maintain University Recognition at CSU, Northridge. To register for any of the New Club Workshops listed below, please visit the Matador Involvement Center (MIC) and sign up at the front desk.

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CSUN Preconception Peer Educators First Meeting

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm - Activity Room 1

CSUN Preconception Peer Educators will be holding their first meeting of the Fall 2012 semester on Wednesday, October 3rd at 6:00pm to 7:00pm in Activity Room 1 which is located down the staircase across from the International Students Office. At this meeting students can find out more informationa on CSUN PPE and various upcoming events. Refreshments will be served.

As a Preconception Peer Educator you will have the opportunity to:

  • Learn more about infant mortality and preconception health
  • Educate the community on infant mortality and preconception health
  • Plan campus and community events
  • Receive PPE program certification
  • Be eligible for internship recognition from the Office of Minority Health
  • Network with community-based, civic, fraternal and government organizations

For more information:

Email us at: ppe@my.csun.edu

Join us on facebook: csunppe

Tweet us at: CSUN_PPE

Thursday, October 04, 2012

Zumbathon!

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm - Matadome in Redwood Hall

Are you ready to ditch your workout and join the party? California State University, Northridge students, faculty, staff, alumni, and public can "Party in Pink" on Thursday, Oct. 4, to raise money for breast cancer awareness.

The Zumbathon is being held in honor of Mary Jane Smith-Waldman, a member of the Cal State Northridge Hall of Fame, a former CSUN volleyball player and an instructor in the University's kinesiology department, who died from breast cancer last year.

All proceeds from the event, which is scheduled to take place from 6 - 8 pm at the CSUN Matadome, the huge athletic gym in Redwood Hall, will go to Susan G. Komen for the Cure, which is dedicated to education and research about causes, treatment and the search for a cure for breast cancer.

Tickets are $10 per person before the event and $15 at the door. Tickets can be purchased at the AS Ticket Office in the University Student Union, by calling (818) 677-2488, or on ticketmaster.com.

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Tuesday, October 09, 2012

New Club Workshop

11:00 am - 12:00 pm - MIC Conference Room
http://www.csun.edu/getinvolved

Want to start a new club? We're here to help you make it happen! Your first step is to attend a New Club Workshop where you will learn about the process, responsibilities, benefits and basic requirements needed to establish and maintain University Recognition at CSU, Northridge. To register for any of the New Club Workshops listed below, please visit the Matador Involvement Center (MIC) and sign up at the front desk.

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Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Image for SATELLITESSATELLITES

Wednesday, October 10 7:30 pm - Sunday, October 14 2:00 pm - Experimental Theatre of the Valley Performing Arts Center
http://www.csun.edu/theatre

SATELLITES by Diana Son

Young professionals Nina and Miles seek to ground their new child with the ethnic connections they lacked growing up. But this is New York City, where out-of-orbit characters are about to collide. Directed by Peter Grego. Presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service

Experimental Theatre of the Valley Performing Arts Center

Oct 5-6-7, 10-11-12-13-14   7:30 curtain except Sundays at 2pm.  Box office (818) 677-2488. Very limited late seating, often only at intermission. 

Interpreted performance for the deaf on Wednesday Oct 10.

New Sport Club Workshop

10:30 am - 12:00 pm - AS Support Services Conference Room
http://www.csun.edu/getinvolved

Interested in starting a New Sport Club? Sport Clubs provide structured competition with other universities and recreational clubs in a wide variety of sports with multiple levels of competition (http://www.csunas.org/asrec/sportclubs/clublist.php). By attending a New Sport Club Workshop you will learn about the process, responsibilities, benefits and basic requirements needed to establish a New Sport Club and maintain University Recognition at CSU, Northridge. New Sport Club Workshops are held a monthly basis. To register for any of the New Sport Club Workshops listed, please visit the Matador Involvement Center (MIC) and sign up at the front desk.

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Thursday, October 11, 2012

New Club Workshop

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm - MIC Conference Room
http://www.csun.edu/getinvolved

Want to start a new club? We're here to help you make it happen! Your first step is to attend a New Club Workshop where you will learn about the process, responsibilities, benefits and basic requirements needed to establish and maintain University Recognition at CSU, Northridge. To register for any of the New Club Workshops listed below, please visit the Matador Involvement Center (MIC) and sign up at the front desk.

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Sunday, October 14, 2012

Image for Team CSUN at AIDS Walk Los Angeles 2012Team CSUN at AIDS Walk Los Angeles 2012

7:00 am - 3:00 pm - Meet at the G-3 Parking Lot (located on the corner of Nordhoff and Zelzah)
http://www.aidswalk.net/losangeles/

We need YOU to join Team CSUN as we participate in the 28th Annual AIDS Walk Los Angeles!

This is a CSUN Tradition we have been part of for several years, having fundraised more than $40,000 in the last six years alone! Join us in walking, fundraising, and fighting for a cure on this inspiring day. 

To register under Team CSUN, visit the AIDS Walk Los Angeles website, http://www.aidswalk.net/losangeles/ and choose the team name, "CSUN - 0003."

For Students, Faculty, & Staff Members (not affiliated with a club or organization):

*We ask that you fundraise a minimum of $25 for this worthy cause and bring a tube of unused toothpaste as a donation for AIDS Project Los Angeles on the day of the walk.

For Clubs & Organizations:

*We ask that you organize a fundraising event for this worthy cause. Additionally, we ask that

  each individual in your group brings a tube of unused toothpaste as a donation for AIDS

  Project Los Angeles on the day of the walk.

After you have completed the steps above, be sure to take the final step and reserve your seat by visiting http://studentvoice.com/csun/aidswalk2012busregistration. 

Breakfast will also be provided for those who utilize this bus service.

We are looking forward to having you a part of our CSUN Tradition!

Image for Team CSUN at AIDS Walk Los Angeles 2012Team CSUN at AIDS Walk Los Angeles 2012

7:00 am - 3:00 pm - Meet at the G-3 Parking Lot (located on the corner of Nordhoff and Zelzah)
http://www.aidswalk.net/losangeles/

We need YOU to join Team CSUN as we participate in the 28th Annual AIDS Walk Los Angeles!

This is a CSUN Tradition we have been part of for several years, having fundraised more than $40,000 in the last six years alone! Join us in walking, fundraising, and fighting for a cure on this inspiring day. 

To register under Team CSUN, visit the AIDS Walk Los Angeles website, http://www.aidswalk.net/losangeles/ and choose the team name, "CSUN - 0003."

For Students, Faculty, & Staff Members (not affiliated with a club or organization):

*We ask that you fundraise a minimum of $25 for this worthy cause and bring a tube of unused toothpaste as a donation for AIDS Project Los Angeles on the day of the walk.

For Clubs & Organizations:

*We ask that you organize a fundraising event for this worthy cause. Additionally, we ask that

  each individual in your group brings a tube of unused toothpaste as a donation for AIDS

  Project Los Angeles on the day of the walk.

After you have completed the steps above, be sure to take the final step and reserve your seat by visiting http://studentvoice.com/csun/aidswalk2012busregistration. 

Breakfast will also be provided for those who utilize this bus service.

We are looking forward to having you a part of our CSUN Tradition!

Monday, October 15, 2012

New Club Workshop

5:30 pm - 6:30 pm - MIC Conference Room
http://www.csun.edu/getinvolved

Want to start a new club? We're here to help you make it happen! Your first step is to attend a New Club Workshop where you will learn about the process, responsibilities, benefits and basic requirements needed to establish and maintain University Recognition at CSU, Northridge. To register for any of the New Club Workshops listed below, please visit the Matador Involvement Center (MIC) and sign up at the front desk.

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Image for Alpha Omicron Pi Presents Pizza Rev Fundraiser Alpha Omicron Pi Presents Pizza Rev Fundraiser

All Day - 9420 Reseda Blvd, Northridge, CA 91324

Join Alpha Omicron Pi in their Pizza Rev fundraiser ALL DAY on October 15th and October 16.

All proceeds will go to The Arthritis Foundation!

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Wednesday, October 17, 2012

New Club Workshop

2:30 pm - 3:30 pm - MIC Conference Room
http://www.csun.edu/getinvolved

Want to start a new club? We're here to help you make it happen! Your first step is to attend a New Club Workshop where you will learn about the process, responsibilities, benefits and basic requirements needed to establish and maintain University Recognition at CSU, Northridge. To register for any of the New Club Workshops listed below, please visit the Matador Involvement Center (MIC) and sign up at the front desk.

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Image for Alpha Omicron Pi Presents Bake SaleAlpha Omicron Pi Presents Bake Sale

10:00 am - 2:00 pm - Sierra Quad (SQUAD)

Join Alpha Omicron Pi in their bake sale in Sierra Quad from 10am-2pm.

All proceeds will go to The Arthritis Foundation!

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Image for The Injustice Behind The Death Penalty The Injustice Behind The Death Penalty

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm - Balboa Room (Located in the USU)
http://www.CSUNYoungDemocrats.org

California State University, Northridge Young Democrats Present:

The Injustice Behind The Death Penalty

Juan Melendez spent 17 years on death row for a crime he DID NOT commit.

Where was the justice in his court case?

Have the honor of meeting Juan Melendez and listen to his experience of this injustice.

Taking place in the Balboa Room on October 17, 2012 from 7:00-9:00pm.

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Thursday, October 18, 2012

Image for Alpha Omicron Pi Presents Coach AuctionAlpha Omicron Pi Presents Coach Auction

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm - 9000 Balboa Blvd, Northridge, CA 91325

Mr and Miss CSUN coaches will be auctioned at a Shakey's Fundraiser (Located on Balboa and Nordhoff Street).

All proceeds will go to The Arthritis Foundation!

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Friday, October 19, 2012

Image for Alpha Omicron Pi Presents Mr and Miss CSUN Pageant!Alpha Omicron Pi Presents Mr and Miss CSUN Pageant!

6:30 pm - 11:00 pm - Plaza del Sol Performance Hall (PH)

Members of participating fraternities and sororities will compete in a pageant containing a costume portion, talent portion, and formal wear, and will be judged. Winners will be crowned Mr and Miss CSUN!

All proceeds will go to The Arthritis Foundation!

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Tuesday, October 23, 2012

New Club Workshop

9:30 am - 10:30 am - MIC Conference Room
http://www.csun.edu/getinvolved

Want to start a new club? We're here to help you make it happen! Your first step is to attend a New Club Workshop where you will learn about the process, responsibilities, benefits and basic requirements needed to establish and maintain University Recognition at CSU, Northridge. To register for any of the New Club Workshops listed below, please visit the Matador Involvement Center (MIC) and sign up at the front desk.

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Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Image for Pre-Law Information SessionPre-Law Information Session

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm - Whitsett Room, Sierra Hall 451

The Department of Political Science presents

Pre-Law Information Session featuring

The Honorable Michael Jesic (Judge, L.A. Superior Court and CSUN Alumnus, Political Science, '92)

Ronald Leibow (Partner (ret), Kaye Scholer LLP and CSUN alumnus, Political Science, '62)

Magna Sundstrom (Princeton Review)

This session will address many questions including:

What is it like to be an attorney?

What is law school like?

How do I get into law school?

How do I get through law school?

What courses should I take if I'm considering law school?

and many more...

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Thursday, October 25, 2012

New Club Workshop

11:30 am - 12:30 pm - MIC Conference Room
http://www.csun.edu/getinvolved

Want to start a new club? We're here to help you make it happen! Your first step is to attend a New Club Workshop where you will learn about the process, responsibilities, benefits and basic requirements needed to establish and maintain University Recognition at CSU, Northridge. To register for any of the New Club Workshops listed below, please visit the Matador Involvement Center (MIC) and sign up at the front desk.

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Image for CSUN FASA Presents: SPAHM CSUN FASA Presents: SPAHM

6:00 pm - 9:00 pm - CSUN Northridge Center

Come to CSUN FASA's 15th SPAHM Showcase feature Justin Rivera!

SPAHM stands for Students for Pilipino American History Month which is celebrated every October to help promote the Philippine culture. It unifies both the members of CSUN and the community through Pilipino events.

There is much to learn about the Philippine archipelago but you will have to check out some of CSUN FASA's SPAHM events to truly begin to learn about its rich tapestry of a culture. 

Doors open at 6:00pm and the show starts at 7:00pm.

For more information contact:

Jon Fuller

(310) 612-4268

csunfasa.cultural@gmail.com

or

Alaine Bagamaspad

(818) 233-9423

csunfasa.vp@gmail.com

Image for Speed Dating Volume 1: Love RushSpeed Dating Volume 1: Love Rush

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm - Grand Salon

For the low price of $2 participate in the SweeetttZ event of the semester. Each participant will have 3 minutes to ask a series of questions and when the buzzer sounds ON TO THE NEXT! This event doubles as both social and fundraising. The proceeds will go towards buying food for Community Service with the San Fernando Valley Rescue Mission. Yet it's still fun so come out and enjoy yourself!

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Friday, October 26, 2012

Image for CENDRILLON operaCENDRILLON opera

7:30 pm - 10:30 pm - CSUN Campus Theatre
http://www.csun.edu/theatre

CENDRILLON by Jules Massenet. Libretto by Henri Cain.

This Massenet opera approaches the classic French fairy tale, Cinderella, with a musical sense of humor---wonderfully frothy and liberally spiced with dry Gallic wit.  This is one grand ball you'll not want to miss. Sung in French with English supertitles. Directed by Maurice Godin. Musical direction by David Aks. Presented by the CSUN Dept of Music and CSUN Dept of Theatre.

CSUN Campus Theatre (Nordhoff Hall)

Limited Performances: Oct 26, 28, 31, Nov 2, 4 only.  Curtain time 7:30pm except Sundays at 2pm. Box Office (818) 677-2488. Very limited late seating, often only at intermission.

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Image for CENDRILLON operaCENDRILLON opera

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm - CSUN Campus Theatre (NH)
http://www.csun.edu/theatre

CENDRILLON by Jules Massenet. Libretto by Henri Cain.

This Massenet opera approaches the classic French fairy tale, Cinderella, with a musical sense of humor---wonderfully frothy and liberally spiced with dry Gallic wit.  This is one grand ball you'll not want to miss. Sung in French with English supertitles. Directed by Maurice Godin. Musical direction by David Aks.

CSUN Campus Theatre (Nordhoff Hall)

Limited Performances: Oct 26, 28, 31, Nov 2, 4 only.  Curtain time 7:30pm except Sundays at 2pm. Box Office (818) 677-2488. Very limited late seating, often only at intermission.

Monday, October 29, 2012

New Club Workshop

5:30 pm - 6:30 pm - MIC Conference Room
http://www.csun.edu/getinvolved

Want to start a new club? We're here to help you make it happen! Your first step is to attend a New Club Workshop where you will learn about the process, responsibilities, benefits and basic requirements needed to establish and maintain University Recognition at CSU, Northridge. To register for any of the New Club Workshops listed below, please visit the Matador Involvement Center (MIC) and sign up at the front desk.

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Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Image for CENDRILLON operaCENDRILLON opera

7:30 pm - 10:30 pm - CSUN Campus Theatre
http://www.csun.edu/theatre

CENDRILLION by Jules Massenet. Libretto by Henri Cain.

This Massenet opera approaches the classic French fairy tale, Cinderella, with a musical sense of humor---wonderfully frothy and liberally spiced with dry Gallic wit.  This is one grand ball you'll not want to miss. Sung in French with English supertitles. Directed by Maurice Godin. Musical direction by David Aks.

CSUN Campus Theatre (Nordhoff Hall)

Oct 26, 28, 31, Nov 2, 4.  Curtain time 7:30pm except Sundays at 2pm. Box Office (818) 677-2488. Very limited late seating, often only at intermission.

Friday, November 02, 2012

Image for CENDRILLON operaCENDRILLON opera

7:30 pm - 10:30 pm - Campus Theatre
http://www.csun.edu/theatre

CENDRILLION by Jules Massenet. Libretto by Henri Cain.

This Massenet opera approaches the classic French fairy tale, Cinderella, with a musical sense of humor---wonderfully frothy and liberally spiced with dry Gallic wit.  This is one grand ball you'll not want to miss. Sung in French with English supertitles. Directed by Maurice Godin. Musical direction by David Aks.

CSUN Campus Theatre (Nordhoff Hall)

Limited Performances: Oct 26, 28, 31, Nov 2, 4 only.  Curtain time 7:30pm except Sundays at 2pm. Box Office (818) 677-2488. Very limited late seating, often only at intermission.

Sunday, November 04, 2012

Image for CENDRILLON operaCENDRILLON opera

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm - CSUN Campus Theatre
http://www.csun.edu/theatre

CENDRILLION by Jules Massenet. Libretto by Henri Cain.

This Massenet opera approaches the classic French fairy tale, Cinderella, with a musical sense of humor---wonderfully frothy and liberally spiced with dry Gallic wit.  This is one grand ball you'll not want to miss. Sung in French with English supertitles. Directed by Maurice Godin. Musical direction by David Aks.

CSUN Campus Theatre (Nordhoff Hall)

Limited Performances Oct 26, 28, 31, Nov 2, 4 only.  Curtain time 7:30pm except Sundays at 2pm. Box Office (818) 677-2488. Very limited late seating, often only at intermission.

Men's Basketball vs. Cal State Bakersfield

4:00 pm - 6:00 pm - Matadome (MA)
http://www.GoMatadors.com

Men's Basketball hosts Cal State Los Angeles!

Free general admission for students with CSUN I.D! Tickets are limited early arrival suggested.

Come cheer on the Matadors with D.J. MaL-Ski .

Wear RED! Be LOUD! Stand with the Matadors!

Monday, November 05, 2012

Image for 4th Annual Campus Clothing and Food Drive4th Annual Campus Clothing and Food Drive

Monday, November 05 10:00 am - Wednesday, November 14 2:00 pm

November 5th to November 14 marks the 4th Annual CSUN Campus Clothing and Food Drive.

We are reaching out to CSUN departments, clubs, organizations, students, and staff, to help those in need, by donating various clothing, food, toy, and book items during this time period.

You can donate items at any of our drop off bins located at the following centers around campus...

MIC (Matador Involvement Center)

Sierra Hall (1st Floor)

Oviatt Library

Bayramian Hall

Matador Bookstore Complex

USU Welcome Desk

Student Recreation Center

Community Center (DORMS)

On November 14 we will line the Oviatt Library Staircase with all the different items donated to the drive to show the collective impact individuals and groups can make on our community.

At 12pm, we will have a ceremony celebrating the amount of donations we have collected.

All proceeds will be donated to MEND (Meet Each Meet with Dignity), a nonprofit organization in Pacoima, CA that serves over 31,000 individuals per month. You can learn more about MEND at www.mendpoverty.org.

Tuesday, November 06, 2012

New Club Workshop

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm - MIC Conference Room
http://www.csun.edu/getinvolved

Want to start a new club? We're here to help you make it happen! Your first step is to attend a New Club Workshop where you will learn about the process, responsibilities, benefits and basic requirements needed to establish and maintain University Recognition at CSU, Northridge. To register for any of the New Club Workshops listed below, please visit the Matador Involvement Center (MIC) and sign up at the front desk.

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Thursday, November 08, 2012

Veterans, the Middle East, and Reflections on Lawrence of Arabia

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Veterans, the Middle East, and Reflections on 'Lawrence of Arabia'

A gallery exhibition of student research and panel of War on Terror veterans
Jerome Richfield 319
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Thursday, November 8

At 7:00 PM, doors will open for the research exhibits
At 7:30 PM, attendees will be seated for the panel of speakers and subsequent discussion

This event is free and open to the public.
Refreshments and food will be provided.

(People whose schedules necessitate that they arrive late or leave early are welcome! We hope you can experience this event.)

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The significance of this film:

This year is the 50th anniversary of Lawrence of Arabia, an epic film that has been considered by many critics one of the greatest ever made. It was the highest grossing motion picture of 1962 and received seven Academy Awards, including Best Picture (Sam Spiegel), Best Director (David Lean), and Best Cinematography (Frederick Young). Earning over $37 million, it grossed twice as much as the next top film.

Peter O'Toole and Omar Sharif became cinematic superstars after the release of the film, both earning nominations for Best Actor and Best Supporting Actor, respectively.

More importantly, however, Lawrence of Arabia, based on the life of British officer T.E. Lawrence, forged some of the most powerful mid-century myths of the Middle East. Set during and after World War I, it depicts in sweeping vistas the wartime trauma and identity crisis of not only whites sent to fight in the Middle East, but also Arabs and Muslims forced into European geopolitics removed from their own history.

The homoerotic relationship between Peter O'Toole and Omar Sharif's characters marked a milestone for queer representations in cinema as well as a harbinger for postcolonial criticism in the decade following.

As we near the tenth anniversary of the invasion of Iraq and the eleventh anniversary of the invasion of Afghanistan by US and allied forces, the film offers us an opportunity to reflect on the evolving relationship of US viewers to the "theater" of war in the Middle East. We will have the opportunity to rekindle our understanding of World War I's role in today's War on Terror.

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The commemoration of this film:

Most importantly, for the 50th anniversary of this film, four veterans of the War on Terror will share their reactions to viewing the film in 2012. They will talk about the ways in which Lawrence of Arabia might be relevant or outdated--and generally, what it feels like to watch it, having served in wars tied to the same region.

Below are our panelists:

VAL REYES is a retired colonel of the US Army, who served in Afghanistan as part of Operation of Enduring Freedom. He was formerly in the social work department at the University of Southern California and now operates a combat trauma center. He has published research on war trauma and remains interested in studying the reintegration process of veterans as they return from war overseas.

JOSEPH LONERGAN is a military police officer of the US Army, who served a tour of active duty at Guantánamo prison, where he had to respond to conflicts surrounding detainees. Now he is stationed at Fort Leavenworth. A graduate of California Lutheran University with a BS in criminal justice, he is currently pursuing an MA in English and planning a career in academia.

JASON FREUDENRICH holds an MA in Rhetoric and Composition from California State Northridge. He is a retired corporal from the US Marine Corps, who served a tour of active duty in Iraq as a Motor T specialist. Presently he teaches writing at Pierce College.

PIERRE MARCOS holds an MA in English from California State Northridge. He is a retired sergeant from the US Marine Corps who did multiple tours in the War on Terror (Iraq) as an infantryman. Presently he teaches English at Chaminade High School and coaches football.

Student Research Gallery:

Students in English 473 (American Literature), English 312 (Film and Literature), and Greco-Roman Mythology (Classics 315) are doing research projects that seek to draw insight from Lawrence of Arabia by relating the cinematic narrative to other war myths rooted in American literary traditions, cinema conventions, as well as ancient narratives.

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The mission of this event:

This is the second of six fiftieth-anniversary celebrations as part of "Myth Goes to the Movies." The first event was "The Music Man" on September 24, which is summarized here:

http://textontrial.blogspot.com/2012/09/the-music-man-and-shirley-jones-50th.html

The third event will be the 50th anniversary of "Dr. No" on December 4 at 4:30 PM in Sierra Hall -- details forthcoming.

Sara Dean, a graduate of CSUN's English MA program, is coordinating the film series with me. Our mission is to open new kinds of transdisciplinary and transcultural discussion by bridging film and mythology. All events involve guest speakers, student research galleries, and discussion of landmark films from 1962-1963. My hope is also to build on this work to develop a World Literature minor at CSUN, analogous to comparative literature. If you have any questions about the film series or the World Literature program, feel free to contact me at the following email: rolopez@csun.edu or at this phone number: 818-677-3415.

Special Thanks:

"Myth Goes to the Movies" would not be possible without generous assistance from the Arthur N. Rupe Foundation in Santa Barbara, California.

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Friday, November 09, 2012

Men's Basketball vs. Pepperdine

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm - Matadome (MA)
http://www.GoMatadors.com

Men's Basketball hosts Pepperdine!

Free general admission for students with CSUN I.D! Tickets are limited early arrival suggested.

Come cheer on the Matadors with D.J. MaL-Ski .

*This is game two of doubleheader with Women's Basketball, separate ticket required. Game will begin approximately 30 minutes after the conclusion of Women's Basketball.

Wear RED! Be LOUD! Stand with the Matadors!

Monday, November 12, 2012

Men's Basketball vs. Eastern Washington

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm - Matadome (MA)
http://www.GoMatadors.com

Men's Basketball hosts Eastern Washington!

Free general admission for students with CSUN I.D! Tickets are limited early arrival suggested.

Come cheer on the Matadors with D.J. MaL-Ski .

Wear RED! Be LOUD! Stand with the Matadors!

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Image for Trans Awareness Week: My [Partner, Son, Mother...] is TransTrans Awareness Week: My [Partner, Son, Mother...] is Trans

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm - Lake View Terrace D Room (located in the USU)
http://pride.csun.edu

This event will focus less on the coming out and transition process specific to the person who is Trans identified and speak more about the struggles faced by the loved ones around them and how they transitioned with them. It will create an opportunity for the audience to place themselves in the shows of those whose loved ones have come out as Trans and how they dealt with the process.

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Image for Brain ChemistryBrain Chemistry

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm - Whitsett Room, Fourth Floor, Sierra Hall 451

The College of Social and Behavioral Sciences presents

A Richard W. Smith Lecture in Cultural Studies featuring:

Pal Zak on Recent Research on Brain Chemistry:  A Revolution in the Sciences of Good and Evil

Why do human beings engage in courageous acts of compassion but also perpetrate violence?  Could the apparent flip-flopping morality of our species have a hidden explanation?

Paul Zak's new book The Moral Molecule:  The Source of Love and Prosperity is a first-hand account of the discovery of a molecule that makes us moral.  It reveals that compassion is part of our human nature, why loneliness can kill you, and why your neighbor may be a psychopath.

From the laboratory to the jungles of Papua New Guinea, Paul Zak takes you on an amazing journey that reveals what it means to be human.

This event is scheduled for Tuesday, November 13th, at 7:00 p.m. in the Whitsett Room, Sierra Hall 451.  Reservations are requested.

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Student Dance Performances

8:00 pm - 9:45 pm - plaza del Sol Performance Hall (PH)
http://www.csun.edu/hhd/kin

Collaboratoria: Graduate Student and Faculty Dance Performance features new choreography performed by CSUN's top dancers. Event runs til 10pm.

THREE PERFORMANCES:
Tuesday Nov 13th and Wednesday Nov 14th

Tuesday, November 13, Evening Performance: 8:00 pm - 9:45 pm

Wednesday, November 14, Matinee: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

and Wednesday, November 14, Evening Performance: 8:00 pm - 9:45 pm.

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Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Image for Trans Awareness Week: Trans 101Trans Awareness Week: Trans 101

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm - Thousand Oaks Room (located in the USU)
http://pride.csun.edu

A fun, interactive training in which we cover the basics of Trans terminology, do's and don'ts, transphobia, how to be a Trans ally and more.

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New Sport Club Workshop

10:30 am - 12:00 pm - AS Support Services Conference Room
http://www.csun.edu/getinvolved

Interested in starting a New Sport Club? Sport Clubs provide structured competition with other universities and recreational clubs in a wide variety of sports with multiple levels of competition (http://www.csunas.org/asrec/sportclubs/clublist.php). By attending a New Sport Club Workshop you will learn about the process, responsibilities, benefits and basic requirements needed to establish a New Sport Club and maintain University Recognition at CSU, Northridge. New Sport Club Workshops are held a monthly basis. To register for any of the New Sport Club Workshops listed, please visit the Matador Involvement Center (MIC) and sign up at the front desk.

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Student Dance Performance, Matinee

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm - plaza del Sol Performance Hall (PH)
http://www.csun.edu/hhd/kin

Collaboratoria:  Graduate Student and Faculty Dance concert:  A dance performance that features new choreography performed by CSUN's top dancers.

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Guest Speaker CNBC's Jane Wells

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm - Ventura Room (USU)
http://www.facebook.com/CSUNRTDNA?ref=ts

CNBC Report Jane Wells will be coming to the Ventura Room (USU) at 5:00 pm on Wednesday, November 14th to speak to CSUN students about her career in the television news industry. Jane is a business and finance reporter. Come learn more about the television news industry and get some advice to advance your career! Please contact CSUN's Radio Television Digital News Association's president Camilla Rambaldi at C.rambaldi@yahoo.com if you have any questions.

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11/13&14: Student Dance Performances

8:00 pm - 9:45 pm - Plaza del Sol Performance Hall (PH)
http://www.csun.edu/hhd/kin

Collaboratoria: Graduate Student and Faculty Cance Concert: A dance performance that features new choreography performed by CSUN's top dancers.  Event  runs 8-10pm.

There are three performances of this dance concert in the Plaza del Sol Performance Hall:

Tuesday, November 13th 8:00 pm - 9:45 pm

Wednesday, November 14, 2012 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

and

8:00 pm - 9:45 pm

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Image for Trans Awareness Week: Trans 101Trans Awareness Week: Trans 101

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm - Granada Hills Room (located in the USU)
http://pride.csun.edu

A fun, interactive training in which we cover the basics of Trans terminology, do's and don'ts, transphobia, how to be a Trans ally and more.

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Image for Trans Awareness Week: Rites of Passage: Mohammed to MayaTrans Awareness Week: Rites of Passage: Mohammed to Maya

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm - Thousand Oaks Room (located in the USU)
http://pride.csun.edu

This documentary screening details the transition of a Muslim Trans woman and the difficulty she faced when finding her path and identity. The screening will be followed by a Q & A with Maya Jafer, the subject of the documentary.

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New Club Workshop

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm - MIC Conference Room
http://www.csun.edu/getinvolved

Want to start a new club? We're here to help you make it happen! Your first step is to attend a New Club Workshop where you will learn about the process, responsibilities, benefits and basic requirements needed to establish and maintain University Recognition at CSU, Northridge. To register for any of the New Club Workshops listed below, please visit the Matador Involvement Center (MIC) and sign up at the front desk.

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Friday, November 16, 2012

Image for Trans Awareness Week: Transgender and Transcendent: An Evening with Missy ParkerTrans Awareness Week: Transgender and Transcendent: An Evening with Missy Parker

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm - Grand Salon (located in the USU)
http://pride.csun.edu

An evening of music, comedy and reflection hosted by the amazing 4-time Emmy Award Nominated Missy Parker. Missy Parker is a composer and musical director who transitioned at a great emotional and personal cost later in her years and has put together a sort of vaudevillian revue show of this. It is part stand up, part story telling, part musical. It is a show in all intents of the word.

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Image for UBU ROI the playUBU ROI the play

Friday, November 16 7:30 pm - Sunday, November 18 2:00 pm - Experimental Theatre of the Valley Performing Arts Center
http://www.csun.edu/theatre

UBU ROI by Alfred Jarry

More than a century before the Occupy Movement, this young playwright stood up for the 99% with a satirical attack that is at once scatological, crude, funny, and provocative. Championed as the first Absurdist drama.  Directed by Larry Biederman

Experimental Theatre of the Valley Performing Arts Center

Nov 16-17-18, 28-29-30, Dec 1-2 Curtain time is 7:30pm except Sundays at 2pm. Box Office 818-677-2488.  Very limited late seating, often only at intermission.

Interpreted performance for the deaf on Wednesday Nov 28.

Monday, November 19, 2012

New Club Workshop

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm - MIC Conference Room
http://www.csun.edu/getinvolved

Want to start a new club? We're here to help you make it happen! Your first step is to attend a New Club Workshop where you will learn about the process, responsibilities, benefits and basic requirements needed to establish and maintain University Recognition at CSU, Northridge. To register for any of the New Club Workshops listed below, please visit the Matador Involvement Center (MIC) and sign up at the front desk.

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Saturday, November 24, 2012

Image for 29th Annual CSUN Powwow29th Annual CSUN Powwow

10:00 am - 9:00 pm - Chicano House Lawn
http://www.csun.edu/americanindianstudies/

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Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Image for UBU ROI the playUBU ROI the play

Wednesday, November 28 7:30 pm - Sunday, December 02 2:00 pm - Experimental Theatre of the Valley Performing Arts Center
http://www.csun.edu/theatre

UBU ROI by Alfred Jarry

More than a century before the Occupy Movement, this young playwright stood up for the 99% with a satirical attack that is at once scatological, crude, funny, and provocative. Championed as the first Absurdist drama.  Directed by Larry Biederman

Experimental Theatre of the Valley Performing Arts Center

Nov 16-17-18, 28-29-30, Dec 1-2 Curtain time is 7:30pm except Sundays at 2pm. Box Office 818-677-2488.  Very limited late seating, often only at intermission.

Interpreted performance for the deaf on Wednesday Nov 28.

New Club Workshop

2:30 pm - 3:30 pm - MIC Conference Room
http://www.csun.edu/getinvolved

Want to start a new club? We're here to help you make it happen! Your first step is to attend a New Club Workshop where you will learn about the process, responsibilities, benefits and basic requirements needed to establish and maintain University Recognition at CSU, Northridge. To register for any of the New Club Workshops listed below, please visit the Matador Involvement Center (MIC) and sign up at the front desk.

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Thursday, November 29, 2012

Image for Deaf CSUNians Voices Off EventDeaf CSUNians Voices Off Event

7:30 pm - 11:30 pm - Games Room & Student Recreation Center (SRC)

Come join Deaf CSUNians in their "Voices Off" Event taking place Thursday, November 29.

There will be free food and games!

Games Room 7:30pm - 9:30pm.

Rockwall 9:30pm - 11:30pm.

For questions or more information contact (818) 677-4453.

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Friday, November 30, 2012

Image for Interior Deisgn Exhibition Interior Deisgn Exhibition

5:00 pm - 8:00 pm - Sequoia Hall Room 112

Come out from 5:00-8:00pm in Sequoia Hall Room 112 to visit the Interior Design Exhibition hosted by the American Society of Interior Designers.

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