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Jan. 20, 2015
Volume 2, Edition 19
Vanessa Williams at VPAC.

Vanessa Williams Dazzles Fans and Alumni at VPAC

Broadway, film and television superstar Vanessa Williams lit up the stage at the Valley Performing Arts Center, after a pre-concert reception hosted by the CSUN Black Alumni Association. Read more about the Vanessa Williams concert.

Two CSUN soccer players taken in MLS draft.
Lev-Ari, Rivas Make CSUN History in 2015 MLS SuperDraft
For the first time in CSUN history a pair of Matadors were selected in the same Major League Soccer SuperDraft, as both Sagi Lev-Ari and Edwin Rivas were drafted just a couple picks apart in the second round. Read more about the MLS SuperDraft.
CSUN hosts Armenian Genocide conference on Jan. 31.
CSUN to Host Conference on Armenian Genocide
CSUN’s Armenian Studies Program will host a one-day conference, “The Armenian Genocide: Accounting and Accountability,” on Saturday, Jan. 31. CSUN has the largest number of students of Armenian background outside of Armenia. Read more about the conference.
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Upcoming Events

Matador Men’s Basketball players

Men’s Basketball vs. UC Irvine

Thu., Jan. 22, 7 p.m.

The Matadors take on the Aggies in Big West play. Read More

Tango Bueons Aires

Tango Buenos Aires at VPAC

Fri., Jan. 23, 8 p.m.

One of Argentina’s greatest cultural exports. Read More

California’s Call at Oviatt Library.

Oviatt Special Collections: California’s Call


Come see items highlighting California’s role as a land of hope and promise. Read More


Focus on Alumni & Community

CSUN Professor Finds Barriers to Students’ College Dreams

Money, family obligations and discrimination all play key roles in discouraging high school students from persisting on to and in college, according to a new study by CSUN child and adolescent development professor Virginia Huynh.

Help CSUN Reach 100,000 Likes on Facebook

CSUN is 1,000 likes away from becoming the first CSU campus to reach 100,000 on Facebook. Follow the link to keep up with the latest CSUN news!

AIS Alumni Chapter Dinner

Join the AIS Alumni chapter for dinner and networking on Friday, Jan. 23 at 6:30 p.m. at the Orange Grove Bistro.


CSUN in the News

CSUN Alumna Shares Her Path from Poverty to Rocket Scientist

Christian Science Monitor

CSUN Professor Talks About Impact of New Film ‘Selma’ on Social Justice

Diverse Issues in Higher Education

CSUN Journalism Professor Discusses Leap from the Newsroom to the Classroom



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