Aug. 18, 2015
Volume 3, Edition 1
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2015 New Student Orientation Welcomes Thousands to CSUN

President Dianne F. Harrison and others welcomed thousands of excited incoming freshmen, transfer and international students to CSUN at New Student Orientation.

Whitney Scott

Faculty Grant Opportunities: Enhancing Student Learning and Engagement

In an effort to enhance student learning and engagement, CSUN’s Judge Julian Beck Learning-Centered Instructional Project grant award winners will explore topics ranging from student smoking to privacy laws during the 2015-16 academic year.

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Clear the Air! CSUN Becomes a Smoke- and Tobacco-Free Campus

Starting Aug. 19, CSUN will become smoke and tobacco free to promote a healthier environment for students, faculty and staff to learn, work and live. CSUN’s new policy aims to clear the air from harmful tobacco smoke within the campus community.

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Upcoming Events

E.T. Movie poster

CSUN Summer Movie Festival: E.T.

Thu, Aug. 20, 6:30 p.m.
Free movie on the Oviatt Library Lawn.

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Women’s Soccer vs. Portland State

Sun, Aug. 23, 1 p.m.
Rock the Red for the home opener!

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Diavolo/Architecture in Motion - L’Espace du Temps at VPAC

Sat, Sept. 19, 8 p.m.
Fierce, athletic and unconventional.

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Focus on Faculty & Staff


President’s Annual Fall Welcome Address, Aug. 20

CSUN President Dianne F. Harrison will give her fourth annual Fall Welcome Address, which will include a review of the campus’ past year’s accomplishments, as well as a look at the year ahead. The event will take place at the Valley Performing Arts Center at 9 a.m., followed by a reception with light refreshments.

Two Additional Information Sessions on CSU Background Check Policy, Aug. 20 and 21

On Aug. 3, the new CSU systemwide policy on background checks became effective, requiring all new employees (and a number of other positions) to complete a background check prior to starting employment. The Office of Human Resources is offering information sessions.

FYI: Faculty and Staff News

For Your Information this week features information and opportunities about the upcoming New Faculty Orientation, the President’s Annual Fall Welcome Address and the Jack Kirby Art Exhibit.


CSUN in the News


CSUN Professor Talks about Watts Riots

Los Angeles Times

Nazarian College Dean Ken Lord Talks Management Analysis

CBS Los Angeles

Holly Robinson & Rodney Peete Support CSUN’s Family-centered Focus

Fox 11 Los Angeles