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CSUN Cohosts White House Initiative Workshop

October 3, 2014

Oviatt Library

On Tuesday, October 7, 2014, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) and California State University, Northridge, with support from the Leona M. And Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust, will co-host a Science, Technology, Education, and Math (STEM) Education Workshop at CSUN. CSUN President Dianne Harrison is scheduled to provide greetings and deliver brief plenary remarks at the event.

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A.S. Hosts Student Success Fee Open Forum

September 15, 2014


On September 22, 2014, Associated Students (A.S.) will host an open forum being held by the California State University Trustee Work Group On Student Success Fees. The open forum will be held from 12 noon to 1:30 p.m. in the Ferman Presentation Room in the lower level of the Oviatt Library.

More details about the meeting are available in the message sent by A.S. President Tiffany Zaich. Read more

Report on Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity Incident

September 5, 2014


A statement from President Harrison reporting on the findings and outcome of the university's investigation into the circumstances surrounding the death of CSUN student Armando Villa is now available and may be read here. Read more

2014 Freshman Convocation

August 26, 2014

Matador statue

President Dianne Harrison presides at the 2014 Freshman Convocation on Thursday, September 4, 2014, at 6 p.m., on the Oviatt Library Lawn
. The keynote speaker will be Drew Magary, author of The Postmortal, the freshman common reading for 2014-15. The second annual Dianne Harrison Leadership Award also will be presented.

For more information, visit the Freshman Convocation website. Read more

President's Third Convocation on August 21, 2014

August 11, 2014

Dr. Dianne F. Harrison

The President's Third Annual Convocation is scheduled for Thursday, August 21, 2014 at 9 a.m., in the main hall of the Valley Performing Arts Center, and will be immediately followed by the welcome back gathering with light refreshments.

Please join President Harrison and her special guests in celebrating the start of the new academic year.

Click here to download a flyer suitable for distribution or posting. Read more

President Harrison to Discuss Sustainability

June 20, 2014

Dr. Dianne F. Harrison

California State University, Northridge President Dianne F. Harrison will take part in a roundtable discussion about campus sustainability at the Commonwealth Club of California in San Francisco on June 25. The event, titled “How Colleges and Universities Are Leading a Nationwide Transformation to Meet Sustainability and Environmental Challenges,” will begin at 5:30 p.m. Click here for more information and information for attending. Read more

David Nazarian College of Business and Economics

March 26, 2014

David Nazarian

On March 26, California State University, Northridge’s College of Business and Economics announced that Mr. David Nazarian ’82 has pledged to help lead a $25 million fundraising drive and launched that effort with a $10 million cash gift. In recognition of his gift and pledge of continued support, CSUN has re-named the College of Business and Economics for Mr. Nazarian. Read more

CSU Chancellor White Visits CSUN

September 13, 2013

Photo of Chancellor Timothy P. White
Dr. Timothy P. White, Chancellor of the California State University, formally visited CSUN on Monday, September 9, 2013, as part of his statewide tour of the 23-campus CSU system.

For details and a photo gallery of Chancellor White's visit, click here.

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Chancellor White to Visit CSUN

August 27, 2013

Photo of Chancellor Timothy P. White
Dr. Timothy P. White, Chancellor of the California State University, will formally visit CSUN on Monday, September 9, 2013. As part of his visit, the Chancellor will participate in a town hall meeting from 12:45 to 1:45 p.m. in the Plaza del Sol Concert Hall.

All members of the campus community are invited to attend. While this event is not ticketed, attendees should plan to arrive early for seating to allow time for venue staff to monitor the seating capacity and so that the town hall may begin promptly at the scheduled time. Please note that in the event the Plaza del Sol fills to capacity, overflow attendees will be directed to the Jack and Florence Ferman Presentation Room in the lower level of the Oviatt Library's west wing, where a live feed of the town hall will be broadcast. A campuswide email with details about the town hall will be distributed shortly. Read more

President's Second Convocation Address

August 22, 2013

Photo from 2013 Convocation Address

President Dianne F. Harrison delivered her second Convocation address to the campus community on Thursday, August 22, 2013, at 9 a.m. at the Valley Performing Arts Center. The video and prepared text of President Harrison's address are now availableRead more

Campus Budget News Website

April 2, 2012


The Campus Budget News website provides up-to-date information to the campus community about California's budget situation and its impact on the Calfornia State University and Cal State Northridge. Read more

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