Sept. 22, 2015
Volume 3, Edition 6
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CSUN History Thrives at 2015 Founders’ Day

CSUN’s Class of 1965 and long-serving faculty and staff returned to the campus formerly known as San Fernando Valley State College and were inducted into the university’s 50-Year Club, one of the many festivities at 2015 Founders’ Day.

Paula Abdul, award-winning choreographer and CSUN Alumna talks with President Harrison

Diavolo Soars at Valley Performing Arts Center

With a combination of soaring acrobatics and architecture literally moving synchronistically throughout the stage, Diavolo – Architecture in Motion brought its unique dance choreography to launch the 2015-16 season at CSUN’s Valley Performing Arts Center. The landmark performance drew alumna and dance icon Paula Abdul along with other Los Angeles arts luminaries.

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CSUN to Help Digitize Documents, Oral Histories Relating to WWII Internment of Japanese-Americans

CSUN will help digitize 10,000 documents and 100 oral histories related to the internment of Japanese-Americans during World War II. The CSU Japanese-American Digitization Project is a collaboration between 15 CSU campuses.

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Upcoming Events

CSUN women's volleyball and soccer players

CSUN Athletics Weekend

Sept. 25-27
A game a day, starting with the Friday night Women’s Volleyball opener, featuring Neon Night and pre-game Fan Fair. Saturday volleyball is back in action for Youth Night. And for Sunday, Bring the Noise with CSUN Thunder Sticks for Women’s Soccer.

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Chinese artifact

China Institute: The First Emperor of Qin and His Empire

Sat, Sept. 26, 3:30 p.m.
Shaanxi Normal University professor Wei Cao, one of the leading experts on Chinese archaeology and the Terracotta Warriors, presents research.

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Lisa Fischer

Lisa Fischer & Grand Baton at VPAC

Fri, Oct. 2, 8 p.m.
Grammy Award-winning songstress, who has sung duets with Mick Jagger and toured with Sting.

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Focus on Alumni & Community


Water Rights Activist and Stockholm Water Prize Winner to Visit CSUN, Sept. 24

Rajendra Singh, a world-renowned water conservationist, social rights activist and 2015 recipient of the Stockholm Water Prize, will lecture on his novel approach to water resilience.

In celebration of EOP Month, We Honor The Trailblazers, Sept. 30

The Educational Opportunity Programs (EOP) at CSUN is proud to host the unveiling of a memorial plaque dedicated to the courageous students, faculty and staff who made great sacrifices to fight for justice and inclusion on campus.

Seven CSUN Alumni Among Inaugural LAUSD “Rookie” Teachers of the Year

CSUN alumni took seven — almost a third — of the awards, as the inaugural “LAUSD Rookie Teachers of the Year” for the 2014-15 school year. All seven earned credentials from the renowned teacher-credential program in CSUN’s Michael D. Eisner College of Education, along with their degrees.


CSUN in the News


New Heights at the Valley Performing Arts Center


Review: Diavolo’s ‘L’Espace du Temps’ Resonates in its Metaphysical Convergence at VPAC

Los Angeles Times

CSUN, Bradley Foundation Join Forces to Study LA’s Ethnic Communities

Los Angeles Sentinel