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Painting as Object

Saturday, December 01 - Thursday, December 06 All Day - West Gallery, Art & Design Center

The CSUN Painting Guild presents Painting as Object, a week long art exhibit that represents the diverse talents of students from all over the California State University, Northridge community. Art from over 25 CSUN students and alumni will be on display in the West Gallery from December 1-6, 2012.

For more information contact the CSUN Painting Guild at csun.painting@gmail.com.

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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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Saturday, December 01, 2012

Image for Painting as Object ReceptionPainting as Object Reception

4:00 pm - 7:00 pm - West Gallery, Art & Design Center

The CSUN Painting Guild presents Painting as Object, a week long art exhibit that represents the diverse talents of students from all over the California State University, Northridge community. Art from over 25 CSUN students and alumni will be on display in the West Gallery from December 1-6, 2012.

A reception will be held at the West Gallery on Saturday, December 1, 2012 from 4:00pm - 7:00pm and is open to the public.

For more information contact the CSUN Painting Guild at csun.painting@gmail.com.

Thursday, December 06, 2012

CSUN RTDNA PizzaRev Fundraiser

All Day - PizzaRev (9420 Reseda Blvd)

CSUN's Radio Television Digital News Association is having a fundraiser at PizzaRev on Reseda Blvd ALL DAY on Thursday, December 6th. 15% of purchases will go towards the club.

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