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Mar. 10, 2015
Volume 2, Edition 26
Donald Petrie

Celebrated Filmmaker Donald Petrie Brings His Director’s Chair to His Alma Mater

During his career, acclaimed filmmaker Donald Petrie ’76 (Theatre) has directed the likes of Julia Roberts, Sandra Bullock, Brad Pitt, Gene Hackman, Matthew McConaughey, Jack Lemmon, Walter Matthau and a host of other Hollywood luminaries. Petrie is sharing that expertise and knowledge by teaching two courses at CSUN this semester. Read more about Petrie.

Nury Martinez
CSUN Alumna Nury Martinez’s Rise in L.A. Government
L.A. City Councilwoman Nury Martinez ’96 (Political Science) shares her early political aspirations growing up in Pacoima, and her journey from CSUN to serving Los Angeles. Martinez just won reelection in Area District 6, covering the east San Fernando Valley. Read more about Martinez.
Rainn Wilson
CSUN Welcomes Actor Rainn Wilson
CSUN students enjoyed hearing from Rainn Wilson, star of the NBC television series, The Office, talk about his new project, SoulPancake, and his spiritual journey after college. Read more about Wilson.
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Upcoming Events


WindSync at VPAC

Thu., March 12, 7:30 p.m.

Revolutionary chamber musicians. Read More

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CSUN’s 2015 Envisioning California Lecture

Tue., March 17, 6 p.m.

Los Angeles as a model of urban resilience. Read More

Ravi Sawhney

LACI@CSUN: CEO Speaker Series

Thu., March 19, 3:30 p.m.

Ravi Sawhney ’79, founder & CEO of RKS Design, next in speaker series. Read More


Focus on Faculty & Staff

FYI: Faculty and Staff News

For Your Information this week features the 2015 Envisioning California Lecture, Emergency Personal Preparedness and information about nominating students for the 2015 Outstanding Senior Award and Honors Convocation.

Diamond University Leadership Series, March 16

Join us as we discuss ways staff can use goal-setting strategies similar to those used by athletes to improve performance, life skills and happiness.

Provost Harry Hellenbrand Receives Highest Award from AASCU

CSUN Provost Harry Hellenbrand received one of higher education’s highest honors — the William M. Plater Award for Leadership in Civic Engagement — from the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU), for a career spent building links between K-12 and higher education, fighting for student retention and encouraging diversity in academia.


CSUN in the News

Education Never Stops For L.A.’s Successful Entrepreneurs, says CSUN Business Professor

CBS Los Angeles

CSUN Grad Student Wins Young Adult Book of the Month

Broadway World

CSUN Alumnus Kenneth Gordon Eade Creates Political and Legal Thrillers

Huffington Post

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