Sept. 15, 2015
Volume 3, Edition 5
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The Long and Winding Road: From Foster Care to CSUN to City Hall

It was an inner fire, a drive to succeed that propelled Lorie Zapf from a San Fernando Valley family ripped apart by alcoholism and siblings dispersed into foster care, to paying her own way through CSUN, to working her way toward earning a seat on the San Diego City Council.


Freshmen Urged to Connect to Campus

Freshmen should not let others define who they are urged author David Levithan, the keynote speaker at CSUN’s Freshman Convocation, an annual event that formally welcomes first-year students to the university.

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Los Angeles River

Center Puts CSUN at Heart of Urban Water Resilience

Despite rising temperatures, Californians this summer cut their water use significantly in an effort to help the state deal with a severe, ongoing drought. CSUN’s new Center for Urban Water Resilience gets to the “how” and “why” — important questions relating to water.

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Upcoming Events

A CSUN women’s volleyball player

Women’s Volleyball vs. UC Irvine

Fri, Sept. 25, 6 p.m.
Come early for the pre-game Fan Fair for free food, music games, prizes and a chance to receive a CSUN limited-edition neon T-shirt at the Matadors’ home opener.

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Linda Ronstadt

Linda Ronstadt: In Conversation with Dan Guerrero at VPAC

Tue, Sept. 29, 8 p.m.
The Grammy-winning singer, one of the most versatile vocalists of the modern era, talks about her book and her life experiences.

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Jeph Loeb

A Conversation with Marvel TV Writer and Producer Jeph Loeb

Thu, Sept. 24, 6:30 p.m.
The Mike Curb College of Arts, Media, and Communication, together with the Department of Cinema and Television Arts present the first speaker in this year’s Commerce of Creativity Distinguished Speakers Series.

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Focus on Alumni & Community


Wanting Moore: CSUN Alumnus Hits Home Run with Dodger Internship

When Adam Moore was finishing up his undergraduate degree and looking toward his post-graduate work, he focused on CSUN, which offers a doctorate in physical therapy and an opportunity to intern with the Los Angeles Dodgers.

CSUN Interdisciplinary Researchers Study Owens Valley History

A team of CSUN anthropology, botany and environmental science professors are studying the environmental and human impacts on Owens Valley plant life throughout the past 50 years.

Alumni & Friends of Armenian Studies Program Annual Banquet, Oct. 11

Proceeds from this event will raise funds to support students, alumni and the Armenian Studies Program.


CSUN in the News


Are You Latino Enough? How (Not) Speaking Spanish Creates Latino Identity Questions

89.3-FM KPCC

KCSN to Open Live Studio at The Village at Westfield

Los Angeles Daily News

VPAC: Educación Artística Para Las Nuevas Generaciones

La Opinion